Film News Roundup: Bella Thorne’s Crime Drama ‘Southland’ Starts Shooting

Variety | 7/26/2019 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, a Bella Thorne crime drama is shooting, Cinepolis is expanding in the US and Bill Duke’s “The Killing Floor” is acquired.

Bella Thorne’s crime drama “Southland” has begun production in Oklahoma with Joshua Caldwell directing from his own script.

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The story follows two young lovers who rob their way across the southland, posting their exploits to social media and gaining fame and followers along the way. The film also stars Jake Manley (“The Order”), Amber Riley (“Glee”) and Michael Sirow.

“I could not have shot ‘Southland’ anywhere but in Oklahoma,” said Caldwell. “Its geographical diversity allows it to stand in for a multitude of other locations, including Florida and Texas, and the land on which this state rests is both haunting and beautiful.”

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“Southland” began principal photography in Guthrie and will continue throughout the month filming in multiple communities in the central Oklahoma region.

Cinepolis has bought Austin-based cinema chain the Moviehouse & Eatery as part of its plans for its U.S. properties to completely become a dine-in cinema chain by 2020.

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Moviehouse & Eatery currently operates five theaters and 47 screens in Texas. The...
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