Open Road Acquires ‘Midnight Sun’, Sets Wide Summer Release

Open Road Acquires ‘Midnight Sun’, Sets Wide Summer Release For Bella Thorne & Patrick Schwarzenegger Pic

Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Midnight Sun, a Scott Speer-directed romantic drama that stars Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle and Quinn Shephard. Open Road committed a seven-figure minimum guarantee and a P&A commitment for a wide release. The distributor has set a wide release for July 14, 2017.

The romantic drama follows 17-year-old Katie Price (Thorne), sheltered since childhood with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger), whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him, and the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance that takes place over the summer.

The picture wasn’t on everyone’s radar, and the deal was done remarkably fast, compared to the time it took to make most deals at Toronto. WME Global and the producer-financier Boies/Schiller set it up as a recruited screening days ago at The Grove in Los Angeles, and it fit nicely between Toronto and AFM — a youth-oriented film with a feeling of mortality, in the vein of The Fault In Our Stars. Open Road moved aggressively to buy it.

The picture is based on the Japanese film Taiyo No Uta, and Eric Kirsten wrote the script. John Rickard, Zack Schiller and Jen Gatien are producers. David Boies, James McGough, Alan Ou, Hiroki Shirota and Speer are executive producers. Katie Silberman and Devin Andre are co-producers. Boies/Schiller financed and produced the film alongside Rickard’s Wrigley Pictures. David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales.

Open Road confirmed the deal. “We were swept off our feet by this romantic film,” Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg said. “The movie had men and women – young and old – in tears, and we could tell immediately how strongly this story, and the fantastic performances by leads Bella and Patrick, would resonate with audiences of all ages.”

Said Schiller: “John developed an incredibly powerful script that immediately spoke to both of us, and we knew that we had to make this film. Bella, Patrick and Rob deliver outstanding performances and Open Road is the perfect home for this project. It’s clear that they are as passionate about this movie as we are.”

Ortenberg negotiated for Open Road along with Elliott Kleinberg and newly minted acquisitions exec Lejo Pet. Thorne is repped by CAA and Thor Bradwell at Thirty Three Management, Schwarzenegger by Management 360, and Riggle by WME and Principato Young. Speer is with WME and Principato Young. WME Global and Sky Moore at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP represented Boies/Schiller in the sale.

Source: Deadline

May 5 | 3rd Annual Imagine Ball Benefit Concert

Sorry, We apologize for not updating the fansite much lately, but things have been busy with work other things getting in the way. I’ve added new pictures of Patrick to the gallery.

Patrick Schwarzenegger attended the 3rd annual Imagine Ball Benefit Concert at Bootsy Bellows on May 5, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

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Gallery Update: Photoshoots

A lot of new/old photoshoots of Patrick have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2011 | Session #1 – Self Assignment
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2012 | Session #1 – Self Assignment
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2013 | Session #1 – Bullet
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2013 | Session #1 – V Man
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2014 | Session #1 – Teen Vogue
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2015 | Session #2 – Teen Vogue

December 4 | GQ 20th Anniversary Men of the Year Party

Patrick Schwarzenegger attends the GQ 20th Anniversary Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. I have added HQ and MQ pictures of Patrick to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Scream Queens 1×10 Promo “Thanksgiving”

Scream Queens 1×10 “Thanksgiving” – Chad takes Chanel to his family home for Thanksgiving, where she meets his brothers, Brad (guest star Chad Michael Murray) and Thad (guest star Patrick Schwarzenegger), as well as his parents (guest stars Alan Thicke and Julia Duffy). However, an uninvited guest throws the holiday into chaos. Meanwhile, Dean Munsch gathers the survivors at Kappa House, but dinner quickly explodes into accusations of who among them is really the killer. Then, the Red Devil carves up a deadly main course as another victim falls in the all-new Thanksgiving episode of SCREAM QUEENS airing Tuesday, Nov. 24th on FOX.

Takes After Dad, Arnold, in Zombie Horror-Comedy ‘Scouts Guide’

Patrick Schwarzenegger Takes After Dad, Arnold, in Zombie Horror-Comedy ‘Scouts Guide’

Patrick Schwarzenegger is stepping into his father’s shoes and he’s wearing them pretty well.

The 22-year-old model and actor appears in the upcoming comedy-horror Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, which required plenty of time in the makeup chair, not dissimilar to Arnold’s experience for 1984’s The Terminator.

“It’s a pretty amazing experience to have them work on you for three, four hours and you come out with these huge gashes,” Patrick says in a behind-the-scenes clip.

ET was with Patrick’s father, Arnold, as he was being transformed into an indestructible cyborg.

“Because I am so good looking, they have to put extra work on my face to make me look ugly,” Arnold joked.

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During an interview with ET in June, Arnold opened up about his son’s burgeoning career.

“My son is a little bit like me,” Arnold told ET while promoting Terminator Genisys. “He gets into this whole career thing and he wants to discover it himself, so I have minimum influence in a way.”

In Scouts Guide, three scouts prepare for their last camp-out but learn the true meaning of survival when a zombie outbreak disrupts their plans. Patrick describes his character as an ” alpha male.”

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“He’s kind of mischievous and up to no good,” Patrick said. “Everything goes awry with an attack of zombies.”

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse hits theaters Oct. 30.

Source: Entertainment Weekly