Focus Features and Focus Features International (www.focusfeatures.com) comprise a singular global company. This worldwide studio makes original and daring films that challenge the mainstream to embrace and enjoy voices and visions from around the world that deliver global commercial success. The company operates as Focus Features in North America, and as Focus Features International (FFI) in the rest of the world.
Domestically, the Focus Features slate includes The World’s End, the comedy reuniting director Edgar Wright with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; Closed Circuit, the suspense thriller directed by John Crowley and starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; the true-life dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger, directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Jeremy Renner; the comedic fable The Boxtrolls, the new animated feature from LAIKA, directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable with a voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, and Tracy Morgan; Black Sea, the suspenseful adventure thriller starring Jude Law for Academy Award-wining director Kevin Macdonald; Dallas Buyers Club, the fact-based drama directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto; and Fifty Shades of Grey, the highly anticipated film adaptation of E L James’ #1 bestselling book that is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
In addition to the Focus slate, the FFI slate includes Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin; seven-time Academy Award-nominated writer/director Mike Leigh’s new film, starring Timothy Spall as the painter J.M.W. Turner; the psychological thriller Oculus, directed by Mike Flanagan; Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ruairi Robinson’s thriller The Last Days on Mars, starring Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, and Romola Garai; Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith, with music from The Proclaimers; and the documentary feature about Amy Winehouse directed by Asif Kapadia.