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Filming underway on Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince

28 September 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen International is reporting that principal photography is now underway on The Happy Prince, a biopic of Oscar Wilde starring Rupert Everett, who also writes and directs.

The Happy Prince “tells the story of the last days of famed playwright Wilde. As he lies on his death bed, the past floods back to him, transporting him to other times and places.”

Everett is joined in the cast of the film by Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Edwin Thomas (Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Emily Watson (War Horse), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) and John Standing (The Elephant Man).

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Tops ‘Magnificent Seven’ at Foreign Box Office

25 September 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bridget Jones's Baby” topped the foreign box office for the second consecutive weekend. The romantic comedy has fizzled in the United States, but overseas crowds seem more inclined to check in on Bridget’s romantic travails and impending offspring.

The film earned $21.9 million from 47 territories, pushing its global gross to $83.6 million. Renée Zellweger ended her six-year hiatus from acting to reprise the title role, with Colin Firth once again returning as Darcy, the frequent object of her desire and disdain. “Bridget Jones’s Baby” opened in eight territories this weekend, including New Zealand, India, Egypt, Italy, and Thailand. It retained its first place ranking in the United Kingdom, where it has made nearly $30 million. The film is backed by Universal, Miramax, StudioCanal, and Working Title, and cost $35 million to produce.

The Magnificent Seven,” Sony and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s remake of the classic Western, snagged second place with $19.2 million. The $90 million »

- Brent Lang

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All sewn up by Anne-Katrin Titze

25 September 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jocelyn Moorhouse with Sue Maslin and Anne-Katrin Titze, on Grey Gardens: "Definitely. I was inspired by that." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Kate Winslet and Judy Davis working together, Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit and Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Pledge, Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, Albert Maysles and David Maysles' Grey Gardens - Jocelyn Moorhouse, director of A Thousand Acres (Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Colin Firth), and Proof (Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe) and The Dressmaker producer Sue Maslin, who reunited with novelist Rosalie Ham, discuss cinematic links and small-town logistics.

Molly (Judy Davis) and Tilly (Kate Winslet), the Dunnages: "You can just see these two great actresses at the height of their power."

"If the dream, according to the interpretation, represents a wish fulfilled, what is the cause of the peculiar and unfamiliar manner in which this fulfillment is expressed? »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Bridget Jones’s Baby Movie Review

24 September 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Bridget Jones’S Baby Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C- Director:  Sharon Maguire Written by: Emma Thompson, Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, based on characters created by Helen Fielding Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 9/13/16 Opens: September 16, 2016 If you’re not the target aud for “Bridget Jones’s Baby” you may be sorely disappointed by a film that caters to people who might be curious about the paternity of the title character.  However there is a possibility that you could go for some of the dialogue in which, despite the movie’s not being a Judd Apatow  [ Read More ]

The post Bridget Jones’s Baby Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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Giveaway – Win Run Of Engagement Passes for Bridget Jones’S Baby in St. Louis and the Soundtrack CD

23 September 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’S Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can »

- Tom Stockman

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Movie Review – Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

23 September 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bridget Jones’s Baby, 2016.

Directed by Sharon Maguire.

Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Sally Phillips, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sarah Solemani and Emma Thompson.

Synopsis:

Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch … she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

After a year of unnecessary sequels I was sceptical going in to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby. The first film is pure brilliance whilst the Edge of Reason was supremely awful. Bridget Jones’s Baby is a worthy successor and the sequel that we deserved.

Bridget is now 43 years old and still single. Instead of the man obsessed loveable wreck from the first film Bridget has taken charge of her life, has a great job, friends and doesn’t need a man. In the opening scene Bridget’s »

- Helen Murdoch

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Rupert Everett, Colin Firth begin filming Oscar Wilde biopic

22 September 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Happy Prince chronicles Wilde in the last days of his life.

Rupert Everett’s long-gestating Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince has commenced principal photography in Bavaria, Germany.

Everett directs from his own screenplay and will star alongside Colin Firth (The King’s Speech).

The cast is rounded out by Edwin Thomas (Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Emily Watson (War Horse), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue), and John Standing (The Elephant Man).

The biopic tells the story of the last days of famed playwright Wilde. As he lies on his death bed, the past floods back to him, transporting him to other times and places.

The project will also shoot in France, Belgium and Italy.

Maze Pictures is producing with Entre Chien et Loup in co-production with Palomar. Beta Cinemas is handling worldwide sales.

The project »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Colin Firth was told to dye hair for Pride and Prejudice as he was 'too ginger'

22 September 2016 1:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Screenwriter Andrew Davies reveals star almost missed out on role of Mr Darcy in BBC drama, which launched his career

Colin Firth almost missed out on the leading role that launched his acting career because his hair was thought to be too ginger.

Firth became a British heartthrob overnight after his portrayal of Mr Darcy in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Related: BBC's The Fall is not misogynistic, insists its writer

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- Press Association

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Past and present by Anne-Katrin Titze

21 September 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Savannah Guthrie, Eric Fellner, Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Sharon Maguire, Helen Fielding Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the Universal Pictures and Working Title Films lunch honouring Bridget Jones’s Baby at Lotos Club, I spoke with Sharon Maguire and Helen Fielding on carrying on the tradition of Jane Austen.

Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby beautifully plays out the contradictory feelings raging inside her. Katharine Hepburn in George Cukor's Pat And Mike comes to mind. She knows what is going on and still can't help it. Mr. Darcy's (Colin Firth) competition, Jack (Patrick Dempsey) is a variation of a Disney prince.

Renée Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth: "Look what that resulted in, you see! Pregnant, two men! That ended well."

Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's inventive birth mother, who co-wrote the screenplay with Emma Thompson and Dan Mazer, knows what she is doing and director Sharon Maguire does too, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Forget Being a Tall Glass of Water, Colin Firth Is Our Cup of Tea

21 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

There are plenty of lovable English actors in Hollywood, but there's just something about Colin Firth that makes him extra dreamy. The 56-year-old first stole our hearts when he played Mr. Darcy in the BBC series Pride and Prejudice, and our obsession only intensified when he starred in movies like Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually, and Mamma Mia!. Aside from being a critically acclaimed actor, Colin is also a devoted husband. He's been married to his wife, Livia Giuggioli, since 1997, and together they have two sons, Luca, 15, and Matteo, 13. Colin is also father to son Will, 26, with ex Meg Tilly. If you can't get enough of him as his beloved character Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jones's Baby, look back at his best moments over the years. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Second Opinion – Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

20 September 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bridget Jones’s Baby, 2016.

Directed by Sharon Maguire.

Starring Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Sarah Solemani, Gemma Jones and Jim Broadbent.

Synopsis:

Bridget’s focus on single life is interrupted when she finds out she’s pregnant, and she’s not sure who the father is.

Fifteen years ago the first Bridget Jones film was released, and the character quickly became an icon for singletons everywhere. Zellweger’s brilliant performance (and her superb English accent) instantly won over any people who doubted that the Texas-born actress could sufficiently portray a British icon. The film was a huge success, garnering an Oscar nomination for Zellweger, and furthering the popularity of co-stars Colin Firth and Hugh Grant as well. A sequel followed three years later which was basically a retread of the same story (“Hmm, is Darcy right for me? Ooh look, Daniel Cleaver! Wait, he’s not very nice. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Sully Wins Box Office Weekend #2 with $22 Million

18 September 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last weekend's box office winner, the hit biopic Sully, squared off against three newcomers in theaters, the horror sequel Blair Witch, the comedy sequel Bridget Jones's Baby and the biopic Snowden. We had predicted that Sully would drop roughly 50% in its second weekend, allowing Blair Witch to take the top spot. That didn't happen, though with Sully dropping much less than expected, triumphing over the three under-performing newcomers to win this weekend with $22 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, Sully dropped just 37.2% this weekend, and its 3,525 theater count was still the widest release of any movie this weekend. This weekend's tally brings its domestic total to $70.5 million, with an addition $23.4 million from overseas territories for a worldwide total of $93.9 million from a $60 million budget. All three newcomers took the second, third and fourth spots at the box office, with Blair Witch taking second with $9.6 million, with a $3,092 per-screen average from 3,121 theaters. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Tops Foreign Box Office, ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Crosses $800 Million

18 September 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bridget Jones’s Baby” did a whole lot of nothing when it bowed domestically this weekend, but audiences overseas are embracing the romantic comedy and are helping to push it toward profitability.

The film debuted to a solid $29.9 million, topping the foreign box office and bringing its global gross to $38.8 million. It opened in first place in 24 territories, including an $11.3 million debut in the United Kingdom, a $4.2 million bow in Australia, a $1.7 million launch in Spain, and a $1.4 million kick-off in Russia. The $35 million production was backed by Universal, Working Title, Studio Canal, and Miramax. It brought back original stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, and threw in a pregnancy angle to the ongoing story of Jones’s romantic travails.

South Korean action film “The Age of Shadows” was runner-up with $21.5 million and “A Chinese Odyssey Part Three: The End” snagged third place with $17.3 million.

“Ben-Hur,” one of the summer’s biggest box office bombs, »

- Brent Lang

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A Brief History of Toronto’s People’s Choice Award and the Oscars

18 September 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” has just won the Toronto Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award, which you probably could have seen coming a mile away. The uplifting musical is exactly the kind of film that appeals across the board en route to claiming an audience prize like this, and it’s guaranteed to be a strong presence in the Oscar season this year.

With Emma Stone’s best actress win for the film in Venice last weekend, this launches the film into the season where it is sure to be a dominant title. And should “La La Land” pick up a best picture nomination in a few months, it will join 14 of 38 People’s Choice winners to do so, including the last four in a row. Five of them went on to win the big prize.

Here’s a quick rundown of those 14 titles, and the other nominations they reaped. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Box Office: ‘Blair Witch,’ ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Fall Flat as ‘Sully’ Soars

18 September 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some things aren’t worth the wait.

Blair Witch” and “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” sequels to films that first hit theaters a generation ago, both stumbled in their debuts this weekend, earning a meagre $9.7 million and $8.2 million, respectively. They were easily overpowered by “Sully,” the Clint Eastwood drama about the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency plane landing that features Tom Hanks as Capt. Chesley Sullenberger. The Warner Bros. release topped the domestic box office for a second consecutive weekend, earning $22 million and pushing its stateside total to $70.5 million.

“It’s just a well-made story,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president. “The word-of-mouth is sensational.”

The weekend’s other wide-release launch, Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” was also over-shadowed by the aeronautical heroics, picking up $8 million from 2,443 locations for a fourth-place finish. The look at Edward Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and got a warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, »

- Brent Lang

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Review: Bridget Jones's Baby

17 September 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Eric Blume

Everyone’s favorite contemporary British heroine is back:  Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is now successful, at her ideal weight, and alas still single.  In Bridget Jones’s Baby, she has two surprising one-night stands with different men:  an American dating guru (Patrick Dempsey) and her former flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).  Then she’s pregnant:  who could the father be?  Will we see misunderstandings and shenanigans along the lines of a typical Three’s Company episode?  Unfortunately, yes…yes, we do.

The original 2001 Bridget Jones’s Diary remains a mini-classic of its kind:  one of the most dignified and intelligent of its genre (romantic comedy), yet it also transcends the genre, truly plumbing some depth (as mainstream movies go) about accepting who you really are, and understanding what love actually is.  It went beyond your typical “boy and girl like each other because they’re in a »

- Eric Blume

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Trapped in an ideal world by Anne-Katrin Titze

16 September 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Fred Schepisi with Mary Schepisi, on casting Andorra: "Clive Owen, Joanna Lumley, Toni Collette, Gillian Anderson, and I can’t say the other names …" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Before the Universal Pictures and Working Title Films Bridget Jones’s Baby lunch with Renée Zellweger, Sharon Maguire, Helen Fielding, Eric Fellner, and Colin Firth at Lotos Club, there was a screening of the film arranged by Peggy Siegal at the Park Avenue Screening Room. When I arrived I noticed director/writer Fred Schepisi with his wife Mary.

Geoffrey Rush with Alexandra and Fred Schepisi for The Eye Of The Storm Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2012, Alexandra Schepisi, Geoffrey Rush and the filmmaker met me at The Regency Hotel in New York for a conversation on The Eye of The Storm. And last year, I saw him at the Monkey Bar reception for Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet with Matthias Schoenaerts, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Box Office: ‘Sully’ Aims to Fly Past ‘Blair Witch,’ ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

16 September 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The second weekend of Tom Hanks’ “Sully” looks to keep its domestic box office crown with about $21 million at 3,525 locations, early estimates showed Friday.

The horror sequel “Blair Witch” is heading for second place with about $17 million at 3,121 sites, including around $7 million for its opening day Friday and $765,000 in Thursday night previews. That’s in line with Lionsgate forecasts for the low-cost project.

Universal’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby” looks likely to finish third with about $13 million at 2,927 screens with an opening day of around $5 million. Open Road’s biopic “Snowden,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is headed for fourth with around $7.3 million at 2,423 sites.

Warner Bros.’ “Sully,” co-financed and co-produced by Village Roadshow, has taken in $45.7 million in its first six days and carries plenty of strong word of mouth, having generated an A CinemaScore on its opening weekend. Should the $21 million estimate hold for the second weekend, it would represent a 40% decline. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Review Roundup: Renee Zellweger’s Third Time As Bridget A Hit With Critics

16 September 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Bridget Jones’s Baby, returning Renee Zellweger as the unlucky in love British singleton, has won over critics ahead of its opening weekend. In the third installment of the Bridget Jones franchise, Bridget is a 43-year-old TV producer, who has been divorced from Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), the former love of her life, for five years. […]

The post ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Review Roundup: Renee Zellweger’s Third Time As Bridget A Hit With Critics appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Film Review: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Offers Labored Attempt at Humor

16 September 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Bridget Jones’s Baby” is the kind of geriatric sequel that makes you retroactively question whether the original film that inspired it was all that good to begin with – it’s less a film than a labored collection of contrived situations involving pregnancy and pratfalls. It’s not painfully unwatchable, but it’s unlikely to inspire anything remotely resembling amusement in its audiences.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Renee Zellweger is back in the role that won her her first Oscar nomination, as a now 43 year- old single woman in London. I only mention her age because the film does, almost incessantly. So this time around after splitting from her on and off again beau, Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth), she’s out to take London by storm. And when I say taking the town by storm, I mean she goes to an English music festival, gets drunk, falls in the mud and has »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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