Selma Blair (Abigail Clayton) talks about her character research and what it was like working with the cast and crew of Columbus Circle.
In March, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring Columbus Circle to Blu-ray. This psychological thriller stars Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions) as an agoraphobic heiress forced to deal with the death of her elderly neighbor.
From Universal’s official press release:
“When…[the death] prompts NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello (Giovanni Ribisi, Saving Private Ryan) to launch an investigation…[she] is distressed to find him outside her door, questioning her. Having tried to acquire the now vacant apartment to ensure her privacy, [the heiress] is further upset when new tenants Lillian (Amy Smart, Varsity Blues) and Charlie (Jason Lee, Chasing Amy) move in. [Blair’s character] anxiously monitors her new neighbors from the safety of her front door’s peephole, but her well-ordered world begins to unravel when she finally encounters Lillian and Charlie face-to-face and her sheltered existence becomes threatened in unexpected and terrifying ways.”
Universal’s Blu-ray presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 2.39:1 with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. Further supplementary details have not yet been confirmed.
Columbus Circle is expected to street on March 6th.
Selma plays an heiress who’s been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades and is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
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Lightning Entertainment has sold multiple territories for its thriller “Columbus Circle” and its Stephen Dorff actioner “Brake.”
Deals were announced Sunday at the American Film Market.
“Columbus Circle,” directed by George Gallo and starring Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee and Kevin Pollak, centers on a reclusive young heiress who’s endangered when she’s befriended by the glamorous new owners of the apartment next door. Telemunchen bought all rights to German-speaking markets; Key2media bought TV for Spain; and Fox/Star TV bought pay TV for Pan Asia.
Nonstop bought all Scandinavia rights to “Brake” and BooGee snagged all Korean rights.
BooGee also bought Korean rights to horror-thriller “Bloodwork,” which also sold in Benelux to Three Lines Pictures.
Quality Filmes bought all Latin American rights to action comedy “Cat Run” excluding Brazil, where it sold DVD rights.
Eagle Films acquired all rights for the Middle East for “Brake, “Bloodwork,” “Boy Wonder,” “The Trouble with Bliss,” “Top Cat,” and “Wrath” along with a presale on Andrew Traucki’s “The Jungle.”
Photos from the event show the smiling cast and crew taking questions on stage as well as viewing something precious from proud mama Selma Blair’s cell phone!
American Film Market Columbus Circle Guest Panel (L-R)
Moderator Elliot Kotek, director/ co-writer George Gallo, co-writer/ producer Kevin Pollak, actress Selma Blair, producer Christopher Mallick, and producer Robert Beaumont.
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Thursday’s highlights include an 11 a.m. opening ceremony to celebrate “Hong Kong Day at AFM,” with screenings and events at the Lowes Santa Monica Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave.; a 3 p.m. screening of “Columbus Circle,” co-written and produced by Kevin Pollak and starring Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee, Selma Blair and Amy Smart, followed by a conversation with Pollak, Blair and co-writer/director George Gallo; and a “Thai Night” celebration with Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi and senior Thai government ministers.
The event features screenings of close to 400 movies (27 of which were selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest 2011), a conference series and financing options in venues throughout Santa Monica.
More information can be found at http://www.AmericanFilmMarket.com.
AFM: Panels And Speakers Schedule Set
The American Film Market has released the schedule for its new Industry Conversations program, which will spotlight prominent biz players, is free to attendees and runs November 2-8. AFM begins Wednesday and runs through November 9. Here’s the lineup:
Thursday, 3 November, 2011
“Columbus Circle” – A Conversation with Actor Kevin Pollak (co-writer & producer), Actress Selma Blair, director and co-writer George Gallo; TBD executive from Lightning Entertainment or another Producer.
“Columbus Circle” is a stylish and riveting thriller about a reclusive young heiress, Abigail, who lives a guarded and sheltered life in a luxurious New York penthouse. But when she is befriended by Lillian and Charlie, the glamorous new owners of the apartment next door, Abigail’s safe and secure existence is suddenly threatened. The film stars Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee and Kevin Pollak. (Lightning Entertainment; American Film Market World Premiere).
Flights. Camera. Action. How to make it all happen – A Conversation with Bertram von Munster, Co-creator and Executive Producer, “The Amazing Race.” Hosted by Jack Gonzales, Former Travel Director, Sony Pictures.
Friday, 4 November, 2011
The Producer’s Vision: A Conversation with Colombian Producer Rodrigo Guerrero Rojas, Producer, “Maria Full of Grace,” “Contracorriente (Undertow),” “La Cara Oculta.” Hosted by Bertrand Moullier, Naval Conseil, FIAPF Senior Expert for International Affairs.
With the support of FIAPF – The International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
Saturday, 5 November, 2011
The PGA Presents: A Conversation with Lauren Shuler Donner, Producer, “X-Men” franchise, “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Any Given Sunday,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “St. Elmo’s Fire.” Hosted by William Stuart, President, Aurora Productions.
Sunday, 6 November, 2011
“Summer at Dog Dave’s” – A Conversation with Director/Co-Writer Rob Reiner
A formerly famous western writer attempts to rediscover the talent that made him great in a small rural town. In doing so, he helps a young girl find her wild imagination and helps her mother find love once more. Film stars Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen and Madeline Carroll.
(Voltage Pictures, film is currently in post-production)
Monday, 7 November, 2011
From the Trenches: The Director’s Viewpoint with Jon Amiel, Director, “Creation,” “Entrapment,” “The Man Who Knew Too Little,” “Copycat,” “Sommersby,” “The Core,” and for television “The Tudors,” “The Borgias,” and “The Singing Detective.” Hosted by John Alan Simon, Writer/ Director, “Radio Free Albemuth;” Producer, “The Getaway;” Former Staff Writer, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Member, BAFTA/LA Board of Directors.
Presented by British Academy of Film & Television Arts – Los Angeles.