A new trailer for the United States release of Kidnapping Mr. Heineken has been released by Yahoo Movies. This trailer is entirely different from the Australian trailer, which was basically a shorter cut of the sales reel that was leaked from Cannes. The film releases in the United States on March 6th in theaters and VOD.
Thanks to distributor Becker Film Group, we have a new poster for the release of Kidnapping Mr. Heineken in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, we have added several stills to the gallery featuring our dashing blonde Englishman with Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Mark Van Eeuwen, Thomas Cocquerel, and Jemima West.
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The film releases in Australia and New Zealand on March 12th, and in the United States on March 6th.
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Newly branded Alchemy has acquired Daniel Alfredson’s true-life 80s crime thriller Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess and Sam Worthington. Alchemy will release the film in partnership with Informant Media in theaters and on VOD platforms on March 6, 2015.
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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is based on real events and takes place in the 1980s when a gang abducted the beer magnate, resulting in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. The film has been classified with an R rating for coarse language throughout.
It’s the first deal for Alchemy since it rebranded itself last week and ditched the Millennium Entertainment label. The acquisition of the film is expected to be the first of several upcoming projects with producer Informant Media, which produced “Crazy Heart,” “Hysteria,” “Erased” and “Stuck in Love.”
“Judy Cairo and Michael A Simpson have a taste level and track record that exemplify the kind of producers Alchemy is cultivating creative partnerships with,” said Alchemy CEO Bill Lee “In Kidnapping Mr. Heineken they bring us an elevated caper film that’s sure to please a wide audience. This is the first of what we hope to be many successful endeavours.”
“We’re delighted that this compelling true-life tale attracted the talents of such a world-class group of actors, who give remarkable performances,” said Simpson. “And we’re proud to team with Alchemy on Kidnapping Mr. Heineken. We’re excited about the company’s direction under Bill’s leadership, and we look forward to future partnerships.”
Photographer Sarah Dunn has been kind enough to share two photos of Jim. One on her official site, and the other on her Facebook page. We always appreciate those photographers who share! Sarah Dunn was also responsible for that nice photo of Jim with Gemma Arterton for BAFTA in early 2013.
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A Brighter, Better New Year
Happy, Happy New Year!
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All our best wishes for you from the JSO team. We hope you’ll join us for more fun in 2015!
Another year has come and gone and again we wanted to wish all of you a wonderful holiday!
We look forward to 2015, as we expect to have three releases from Jim. Electric Slide, Kidnapping Freddy Heineken , and London Fields are all rumored to release in the spring.
Best wishes to you all - be safe and have fun! See you next year!
Two new images have surfaced related to the Kidnapping Freddy Heineken film. We have a new still of Jim as Cor Van Hout, thanks to Jim posting it on his Facebook page. Millennium Entertainment has new artwork for the film, but notice that the title has changed from ‘Kidnapping Freddy Heineken’ to ‘Kidnapping Mr. Heineken’.
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We still don’t have a release date for the United States, but other dates are stating to show up on the film’s IMDB page.
- Singapore - March 12, 2015
- Russia - March 19, 2015
- Netherlands - March 26, 2015
- Bulgaria - March 27, 2015
Lastly, thanks to music licensor Tru-Gem Records we have learned that the song Help Pick Up the Pieces by Buddy Stuart is featured in the film. This is a wonderful old heartbreaker of a tune, and we recommend that you give it a listen on Youtube.
Thanks to Osiris Entertainment we now have a trailer for Electric Slide. Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas star as lovers who pull a Bonnie and Clyde-style series of bank robberies in 1980s Los Angeles. Chloe Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Lambert and Vinessa Shaw also star.
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1983 Los Angeles is full of beautiful girls, luxurious mansions, and glamorous parties. Eddie Dodson (Jim Sturgess), a hip and charismatic dealer of antique furniture for the rich and famous, is living the high life. When Eddie meets the cool and aloof Pauline (Isabelle Lucas), the attraction is instant and the two live out each other’s fast-paced fantasies until Eddie’s high-rolling life catches up with him and loan sharks start knocking on his door. To pay off his debts, Eddie and Pauline begin a spree of bank robberies across LA, charming tellers at over 60 banks to hand over the cash. Now the two are not only on the run from loan sharks but also have the police hot on their trail.
Enjoy this new featurette for Stonehearst Asylum with introductory interviews with the main cast! Includes some behind the scenes footage and interviews with Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir Michael Caine and David Thewlis. There is even some insight from director Brad Anderson. We are desperately seeking B-Roll footage (supplemental or alternative footage) that is usually released online for editorial use, but have not found it yet for this release. If you have seen it online or have access, please let us know! Thanks to this clip, we know it is out there somewhere!
It was exactly a year ago that filming was taking place for Kidnapping Freddy Heineken in places like Brussels, Antwerp, and Amsterdam. Production would finish in December in New Orleans, where Jim is currently working on Geostorm. So call it kismet that today we get what appears to be an official trailer for the film. The quality is much better than the showreel that leaked earlier this year, with improved sound and some footage that we didn’t see before.
This trailer was released by the Singapore theater chain Shaw, with a date stamp for the release being March 12, 2015. There has been some movement with release dates lately - a week ago it was announced that the release in the Netherlands had been moved from January 8th to March 26th, and a new date was added for Russia. One thing is for sure - never be confident of release dates this far ahead. So in the meantime, enjoy some blonde Jim Sturgess!
In 1984, four childhood friends decided to pull off what would later be called “the crime of the century”.
Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins is Freddy Heineken, heir and driving force of the Heineken empire and one of the richest men in the world.
Cor van Hout (Jim Sturgess), the enigmatic leader and strategist of the gang of four, unknown to police at the time, leads an audacious plan to kidnap Heineken, resulting in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual.
The majority of the ransom money has to this day never been recovered. Police never revealed the clue that led them to Cor, his best friend Willem (Sam Worthington) and the gang. After they divided the cash, they never met together as a group again.
Love and friendships are tested to the limit in a fast paced edge of your seat thriller… a true story and the ultimate heist movie.