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Set in 17th century Amsterdam, the period drama follows a young artist (DeHaan) who becomes romantically involved with Sophia (Vikander), a married noblewoman, after being commissioned to paint her portrait by her wealthy merchant husband (Waltz). The lovers decide to invest in the high-stakes tulip market in an attempt to raise funds to run away together. Zach Galifianakis, Matthew Morrison, Tom Hollander and Cara Delevingne also star in the drama.
“You would have been an orphan girl on a stormy sea. Marriage is a safe harbor. Love, honor and obey,” Dench’s character Abbess of St. Ursula, a rescuer of orphan children, instructs Sophia in the beginning of the clip.
The intense first-look trailer follows the evolution of an impassioned romance between the painter and Sophia, whose budding relationship »
- Alyssa Sage
Further signs of progress, it seems, surrounding Sherlock Holmes 3. Notwithstanding the fact that it's been nearly five years since the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, Robert Downey Jr has recently expressed his keenness to return to the series, and even suggested last week that the film could be before the cameras this year.
The latest? A fresh writer has been brought aboard the project, to do some rewrite work.
The previous draft of the movie was penned by Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce. Now, James Coyne has been hired by Warner Bros to do some further work on the Sherlock Holmes 3 screenplay.
It's not just Downey Jr likely to return when this one gets going. »
New in Hollywood never singly comes. Just last week we reported on Robert Downey Jr teasing a new Sherlock Holmes film, which he hopes they'll get to shooting later this year. Now Deadline is reporting that James Coyne has been tapped to pen the script for the sequel, which is set to bring both Rdj and Jude Law back into the detective game.
Coyne's filmography is a relatively short one, but last year he wrote a Treasure Island script Warner Bros, which has yet to be produced. Given that WB is the same studio that's bringing Sherlock Holmes 3 to the big screen, it's safe to say that they're happy with what the writer has given them so far.
This move from WB seems to fall into line with the studio's new strategy. Following the disappointing recent years they've had, they've made recent moves to focus more on tentpole films. »
- Joseph Medina
The story is set in 17th century Amsterdam, with Vikander playing a married woman who begins a passionate affair with an artist (DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together. »
- Dave McNary
Ever since beloved actor Neil Patrick Harris was cast as Count Olaf in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans have been curious about what the actor will look like in full costume. Now that production is under way in Vancouver, the first set photos have arrived, and fans may have to do a double-take, because Nph is barely recognizable as the nefarious Count Olaf. Filming has been under way all this month, but today is the first time we've gotten to see the actor on set.
VanCity Buzz reports that the scene involves Neil Patrick Harris getting out of a vehicle before entering a building to purchase a new disguise. The images also feature a number of other unidentified actors, including two older females dressed in identical costumes, and a man whose oversized coat has two large hooks attached where his hands would be. According to the show's IMDb page, »
Both Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are expected to reprise their roles of Holmes and Watson. Downey suggested last week that filming could begin later this year, but there's no confirmation of that at this time.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
I've got one heck of a soft spot for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes franchise, not only are they immensely entertaining, but the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law is, for lack of a better word, delightful. It's been close to five years since the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows and given the sequels success, I'm a little surprised that... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Exclusive: Screenwriter James Coyne has been tapped to pen a rewrite of Sherlock Holmes 3. This re-kickstarts the threequel to Warner Bros’ franchise, which will return Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie. Ritchie/Wigram Productions, Team Downey, Silver Pictures, Dan Lin and Warner Bros are producing it. It was October 2011 when Deadline broke the news that Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce had been set by the studio to pen the next installment of the series… »
Maybe it's just my experience, but it might tell you something about how rare female-fronted Westerns are that some of my older relatives have asked me if Jane Got A Gun is related to Calamity Jane. As has been reflected in the vast majority of the genre throughout its cinematic history, men are the agents of frontier mythology and the American dream to such a great extent that women's options are next to non-existent.
In this case, the eponymous Jane (Natalie Portman) is quietly devastated when her husband Bill 'Ham' Hammond (Noah Emmerich) rides home after an altercation with the fearsome Bishop boys (led by Ewan McGregor), riddled with bullets and barely alive. Worse still, the gang are following Ham back to Jane, with whom they also have history, and the »
Natalie Portman straps on the pistols in a diverting take on the western
Screenwriter Brian Duffield’s western screenplay, about “a woman whose big victory was going to be in making a stand”, appeared on the “black list” of most promising unproduced scripts in 2011 and was subsequently slated to be directed by Lynne Ramsay. But when Ramsay and original star Jude Law left the project (the specifics of their departure remain unclear), Gavin O’Connor took over the directorial reigns, with Bradley Cooper stepping in to replace Law, only to be replaced again by Ewan McGregor. Sadly, it’s impossible to look at the workaday finished film without wondering what Ramsay might have made of it; while O’Connor handles the (rewritten) material deftly enough, and the production values are sturdily handsome, there’s very little about it that’s remarkable.
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- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
It’s been five years since Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law came together for Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. Since then, both actors have expressed that they’re keen to make a third Sherlock Holmes big screen adventure, and director Guy Ritchie is also on board with the idea. The problem has been scheduling, and just fitting the project in.
But there could now be progress.
Robert Downey Jr is currently doing the interview rounds for Captain America: Civil War, and he’s confirmed that a third Sherlock Holmes big screen adventure is edging closer. “We’re talking about it right now”, he told Shortlist. “I can’t wait. I know Guy Ritchie loves me as much as I love him – and he damn well should. When we’re making those Sherlock movies »
It's been a long time since we've heard about Sherlock Holmes 3, a direct follow up to the blockbuster smash hit Sherlock Holmes, which hit theaters in 2009 under the direction of Guy Ritchie. It was followed in 2011 by Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Now, star Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed that he is returning for the next sequel, and that Guy Ritchie will be back as well. There is no word yet on whether or not Jude Law will reprise his role as Watson, but the assumption is that he'll also return for a third mystery.
Speaking with ShortList.com, Robert Downey Jr. revealed that production is set to start on a third Sherlock Holmes as early as the end of this year. The man has been super busy playing the iconic Marvel superhero Iron Man over the past couple of years, appearing in three standalone movies, two Avengers adventures, »
How can Robert Downey Jr. squeeze a third "Sherlock Holmes" movie into 2016, what with worldwide promotion for "Captain America: Civil War" followed by "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and filming for Marvel's two "Avengers: Infinity War" behemoths? It won't be elementary (here all week!), but Downey is itching to crack another case with director Guy Ritchie and co-star Jude Law.
Here's the conversation from there:
We're talking about it right now. Now. I can't wait.
Do you mean today?
We can do some preliminary stuff. If we could shoot it on Skype, we could have it done in a week. I know Guy Ritchie loves me as much »
- Gina Carbone
He’s out and abut on the worldwide press tour for Captain America: Civil War, but Robert Downey Jr just spilled the beans on when we may see a third film in one of his other popular franchises, Sherlock Holmes.
According to a recent interview with Shortlist magazine, the actor was asked the state of play with the Sherlock movies, in which he stars with Jude Law.
“We’ll attempt to make one this year,” Downey Jr. said. “When we’re making those Sherlock movies it is off the hook. It really a big deal to go and do those movies. I’m tired all the time, but I’m excited about it.”
Guy Ritchie directed the first two movies, and we don’t see why he wouldn’t return to direct a third. No confirmation on that, but this is interesting nonetheless. Drew Pearce, who penned Iron Man 3, »
- Paul Heath
Jane Got A Gun review: Has the troubled production doomed this once promising western?
Jane Got A Gun review
There’s simply no escaping the controversy surrounding the making of Jane Got A Gun. So much news came out so fast as the film struggled to get under production, and although it was shot back in 2013, it is only now that the film has arrived. Originally set up as a vehicle for Lynne Ramsay to direct, she failed to show up on set due to reported unhappiness with not having final cut. She was soon replaced by Warrior director Gavin O’Connor, only for Jude Law to walk from the production as he signed on specifically to work with Ramsay. Jude Law had replaced Michael Fassbender, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Meet the films sequels that might not be dead, but are certainly stuck in some kind of limbo...
Every now and then, a sequel that appears to have been in the cooker for a while – Zoolander 2, Dumb And Dumber To, Anchorman 2 – finally escapes into the wild. But the journey to the screen can be a very lengthy one, and this little lot are still trying to find their way to your local multiplex…
Disney gambled hard on bringing Dick Tracy to the screen in the summer of 1990, backing the vision of director and star Warren Beatty, and hoping to ape the success that Warner Bros had enjoyed the summer before with Batman. Yet whilst Dick Tracy hit, it didn’t hit too hard. The studio adjusted its-then blockbuster strategy accordingly, and it wouldn’t really be until it got to the likes of »
From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut, comes Genius, a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe.
Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. Scott Berg, Genius stars Colin Firth as Perkins, Jude Law as Wolfe, Nicole Kidman as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, Laura Linney as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, Guy Pearce as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway.
- Michelle McCue
Since the mid-1990s, Spanish dramas have blown U.S. shows out of the water on local free-to-air primetime TV. Now Spaniards are plunging into an ever-building format export market.
As a finished product, Spanish TV dramas already boast solid international presence, with Boomerang’s epic drama “The Time in Between” and Diagonal’s historical fiction “Isabel.” Both sold to over 75 countries, and Bambu’s period skeins “Gran Hotel” and “Velvet” were acquired by key international buyers such as Hulu and Netflix.
A recent phenomenon, TV adaptation right sales, particularly to the U.S, suggests a qualitative leap in terms of ambition.
To date, three Spanish drama formats have seen English-language remakes Stateside. Aired in 2014 on CW, sci-fi romance “Star-Crossed” was adapted by CBS Studios from an original idea by Madrid’s Isla Producciones. Also in 2014, Fox remade Filmax’s dramedy “Red Band Society.” More successfully, “The Mysteries of Laura, »
- Emiliano De Pablos
After being pent up and dumbed down in the 1990s and early 2000s, Italian TV drama production is experiencing an unbridled burst of creative energy.
Propelled by pay box Sky, there is a proliferation of high-end Italo skeins in the pipeline, making Italy arguably the next hot territory for high-end TV after Israel and Scandinavia. It allows Italo TV producers to start thinking as big as their moviemaking predecessors.
Three years after Neapolitan mob skein “Gomorrah” bowed on Sky Italy to better ratings than “Game of Thrones,” and went on to make an international splash selling to 120 territories — recently to SundanceTV for the U.S. — at least a dozen Italian shows are heading for global audiences.
The standout in production is Paolo Sorrentino’s English-language “The Young Pope,” (pictured) toplining Jude Law as conservative American pontiff Pius Xiii, and starring Diane Keaton as a nun, her first recurring role in a TV series. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Cannes – Sky group chief exec Jeremy Darroch received Variety’s 2016 Achievement in International Television Award on Monday evening at MipTV, presented by Variety senior international correspondent Leo Barraclough and Reed Midem director of entertainment Jerome Delhaye.
The award was given on the basis on Darroch’s and Sky’s achievement in the recent past. Over a half-hour Q&A, however, Darroch talked implicitly of at least three ways he was seeking to grow Sky in the future: technology, content and consumer offer.
“We’re a growth business, we always were, we always will be,” Darroch told Variety’s Barraclough in an onstage Q&A.
“The challenge for Sky now is all about maintaining growth and looking for new international growth opportunities,” says Guy Bisson at Ampere Analysis. “As with others in the industry, increasingly gaining access to global rights or rights with a wide geographic reach will be key,” he adds. »
- John Hopewell
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