The ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 15th September

A weekly round-up of film news, events and cinema releases.

Some news from the week - 

1. "IT" continues to dominate the box office around the world. The Stephen King adaptation is in Irish cineams now. Read more about the fil on Variety 

2.  Casting Call for Artemis Fowl annouced by Lucy Bevan Casting. LBC is looking for boys aged 9-13, no experience necessary. For more information see IFTN

3. The trailer for new satire "Downsizing" has been released. The film is directed by Alex Payne and stars Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz. For more about the movie, and to see the trailer check out IndieWire

4. Irish Film Board have called for interest in Content London 2017. The event hosts three conferences in November, combining different sectors of the entertainment business. For more information about the event see Scannain

5. The Irish Writers Centre is hiring a new part-time Development Officer - read more about it here.

6. The IFB Announces its Guidelines for Enhanced Production Funding for Female Talent - read more on IFB.

New releases in cinemas this week - 

*denotes an Irish film

American Assassin - Directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton. "A story centered on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp"

Victoria and Abdul - Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Ali Fazal, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and Olivia Williams. "Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim."

mother! - Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer: "Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, dirupting their tranquil existence"

The Jungle Bunch - Directed by David Alaux ands starring Pascal Casanova, Paul Borne and Philippe Bozo "Maurice the penguin, raised by a tigress, fights to maintain justice and order in the jungle with his friends in the face of evil koala Igor"

Animal Crackers - Directed by Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava and Jaime Maestro and starring Emily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone, John Krasinski and Ian McKellan "A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington

We Love...

This newly released full length trailer for "The Disaster Artist" directed and starring James Franco. No word of an Irish release date yet, but early awards season buzz is already surrounding the film.