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Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote delayed again

14 minutes ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In what is probably the least surprising piece of news this century, Terry Gilliam has revealed that his latest attempt at bringing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the screen has been delayed, just days before production was set to begin.

“I was supposed to start to be shooting it starting next Monday,” Gilliam told Jonathan Ross (via IndieWire). “It’s been slightly delayed. I had this producer, a Portuguese chap, who claimed he’d get all the money together in time. And a few weeks ago, he proved that he didn’t have the money. So we are still marching forward. It is not dead. I will be dead before the film is.”

Gilliam has long hoped to bring his adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ tale to life, including an abandoned version starring Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort, which was shut down mid-production and chronicled in the 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha, »

- Gary Collinson

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Newswire: Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote delayed again, again, again

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Vulture reports that Terry Gilliam’s long-postponed, probably cursed The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has once again been delayed, owing to a loss of funding. When last we checked in on the project, Adam Driver had signed on to star, replacing a steady stream of other actors—Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, John Hurt—all knocked off the project like the unwanted Cheerios of an angry, omnipotent toddler-God. Meanwhile, Amazon was reportedly interested in helping Gilliam make the movie, although it’s not clear if that deal ever fully solidified. Filming was apparently supposed to start next week—with Driver reportedly still in place—but, according to Gilliam, “I had this producer, a Portuguese chap, who claimed he’d get all the money together in time. And a few weeks ago, he proved that he didn’t have the money.”

Still, the director remains unstoppably confident that the movie will »

- William Hughes

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Terry Gilliam’s Passion Project ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Delayed Just Days Before Production

22 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Terry Gilliam just can’t catch a break! Back in May at the Cannes Film Festival, the director confirmed his long-in-the-works passion project “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” would finally begin production this fall. Casting quickly began to take shape, with the likes of Adam Driver and Michael Palin joining the project as its two leads. Photos even hit the web that proved Gilliam and his team had scouted out all the locations for the new movie. But with production ready to begin this Monday, October 4, unfortunate news has struck again.

During a visit to Jonathan Ross’ BBC Radio 2 talk show, Gilliam confirmed that production on “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” has been delayed for the umpteenth time. Apparently, a producer on the project had lied about getting proper funding together in time for the movie’s October start date.

Read More: Cannes 2016: Terry Gilliam on ‘Continual »

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Pablo Larraín's Jackie to screen at New York Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2016-09-28 14:20:32

28 September 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Natalie Portman as First Lady Jackie Kennedy

The New York Film Festival has announced that it will have a special Us première presentation of Pablo Larraín's Jackie, screenplay by Noah Oppenheim, starring Natalie Portman as First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The film also features Caspar Phillipson as President John F Kennedy and Peter Sarsgaard as Robert Kennedy, with Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Max Casella, John Carroll Lynch, Richard E Grant and Beth Grant leading a formidable cast. Produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel, Jackie is Larraín's first film in English.

Jackie and Neruda director Pablo Larraín Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The No and El Club director has another highlight in this year's festival. Neruda stars Luis Gnecco as Pablo Neruda with Gael García Bernal as a mysterious hambone detective named Óscar Peluchonneau, and Alfredo Castro as Chilean President Gabriel González Videla. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Jonathan Teplitzky to direct biopic of Falklands soldier Simon Weston

27 September 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: $13m project from Salon Pictures will chart story of soldier who suffered severe burns during the Falklands War; Embankment to sell.

The story of Simon Weston, the British army veteran who endured severe burns during the Falklands War, is to be told in an ambitious new film which has Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) attached to direct.

Salon Pictures is producing the feature. 

Weston came back from the brink of death to rebuild his life. He wrote best-selling autobiographies, campaigned tirelessly for charity and is regarded by many as a symbol of Britain’s war in the Falklands.

During the Falklands War in 1982 Weston was a young soldier on the ship Rfa Sir Galahad when an Argentine Skyhawk dropped a 500lb bomb, killing most of his platoon. His fight for survival and recovery took him to a dark abyss.

Teplitzky will direct from a screenplay by Alex Von Tunzelmann (Churchill) with the picture due to shoot »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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John Malkovich Plays Agent Dale Cooper of ‘Twin Peaks’ in First ‘Playing Lynch’ Video — Watch

27 September 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We’ve yet to see any footage of next year’s “Twin Peaks” revival. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite for damn fine coffee with a new project sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation: Playing Lynch, a series of vignettes in which John Malkovich reenacts scenes from the singular filmmaker’s outré body of work. The scenes can be downloaded one by one, with proceeds going to Lynch’s transcendental meditation–inclined foundation. Watch a trailer for the series — as well as the first vignette — below.

Read More: David Lynch on ‘Twin Peaks’ Return: ‘Cable Television Is the New Art-House’

Malkovich plays Agent Dale Cooper of “Twin Peaks” in it, providing a new take on the character made famous by Kyle Maclachlan; he’s also set to reinterpret the same show’s Log Lady in addition to John Merrick (John Hurt) of “Elephant Man,” the Mystery Man (Robert Blake) from “Lost Highway, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Jackie’: New York Film Festival Adds Special U.S. Premiere Of Pablo Larraín’s Oscar Contender

27 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has today announced the addition of Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie” to 54th New York Film Festival as a Special U.S. Premiere Presentation. The film will have its American debut on Thursday, October 13 at Alice Tully Hall. The film is Larraín’s second in the festival, as Nyff is also playing home to his portrait of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, “Neruda.”

Read More: IndieWire’s Movie Podcast: Screen Talk (110): How the Nyff Lineup Will Change the Fall Movie Season

The film is the filmmaker’s first English-language film, and is described by the festival as “a bolt from the blue, a fugue-like study of Jackie Kennedy, brilliantly acted by Natalie Portman. Dramatizing events from just before, during, and after JFK’s assassination, this carefully reconstructed, beautifully visualized film is grounded in Jackie’s interactions with her children, her social secretary (Greta Gerwig), Lbj »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Jackie’ Added to 2016 New York Film Festival

27 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jackie,” the biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy that picked up massive buzz at festivals in Venice and Toronto, has join the lineup of the 2016 New York Film Festival, where Pablo Larrain’s film will screen as a special U.S. premiere presentation.

Centered around a lauded performance by Natalie Portman as the title character and written by Noah Oppenheim, “Jackie” has a cast that also includes Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt and Billy Crudup. The movie — which depicts events before, during and after the assassination of JFK — is Larrain’s first English-language film and the second of his movies set to the play Nyff this year; his Spanish-language film “Neruda,” about the Chilean poet, is part of the festival’s main slate.

Jackie,” produced Juan de Dios Larrain, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel, will screen at Nyff Oct. 13. Fox Searchlight releases the film Dec. 2.

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- Gordon Cox

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Open Road Films Picks Up ‘Home Again,’ Zeitgeist Film Grabs ‘Harold and Lillian’ And More

23 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Exclusive: Zeitgeist Films has announced that it has acquired “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story,” a documentary about two fascinating (and unsung) heroes of 60+ years of Hollywood history. Directed by Daniel Raim and executive produced by Danny DeVito, the film had its premiere in the Cannes Classics section of the Festival.

The film will open in the first quarter of 2017 with a national rollout to follow.

– Open Road Films has acquired all North American rights to the romantic comedy “Home Again,” which will star Reese Witherspoon. The film was written by Hallie Meyers-Shyer and will be directed by Meyers-Shyer in her directorial debut. Nancy Meyers is producing alongside Black Bicycle Entertainment’s Erika Olde, who also financed the film. »

- Kate Erbland

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‘My Name Is Lenny’ wraps as John Hurt is added to the cast

21 September 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

My Name Is Lenny, the forthcoming biopic of legendary East End bare-knuckle fighter Lenny McLean has officially wrapped principal photography in the capital.

The film is based on the true life story of Britain’s most notorious bare-knuckle fighter, Lenny McLean, also known as The Guv’nor. Josh Helman (X-Men: Apocalypse; Mad Max: Fury Road) stars as Britain’s toughest man, with BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell (This Is England: 90; The Aliens) as his wife, Val McLean, and current Ufc Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping (Twin Peaks; xXx: Return of Xander Cage) as his arch rival, Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw.

The big news is that John Hurt also filmed scenes for the movie in an unspecified part.

Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1&2), Jennifer Brooke (Astral), Charley Palmer Rothwell (Legend, Ripper Street) and the current bare knuckle world champion fighter Decca Heggie also appear in supporting roles. »

- Paul Heath

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'Prevenge','The Levelling' directors shortlisted for BFI, Iwc Filmmaker Bursary Award

20 September 2016 6:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A jury featuring John Hurt will decide which film-maker benefits from the $65,000 (£50,000) prize.

A shortlist of four emerging British film-makers has been drawn up for the inaugural $65,000 (£50,000) Iwc Filmmaker Bursary Award, which is presented in association with the BFI.

The award is designed to support a writer/director at the beginning of their career, giving them the financial stability and time to develop future projects.

All four directors have produced their debut feature this year, and each one has been selected to play at this year’s BFI London Film Festival (Lff, Oct 5-16).

The selected directors are:

Alice Lowe, whose debut feature Prevenge recently premiered as the opening film at Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week and will play in Lff’s Laugh strand. She was also the recipient of the inaugural Screen International Horror Rising Star Award in August.

Hope Dickson Leach, whose drama The Levelling premiered in Tiff’s Discovery strand and will European »

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

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Four Young Filmmakers Vie for Generous New British Prize

20 September 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Four young filmmakers will vie for the new Iwc Filmmaker Bursary Award, the most generous prize of its kind in Britain to encourage new film-making talent.

The £50,000 ($65,000) stipend is set to be awarded for the first time during this year’s BFI London Film Festival, the British Film Institute announced Tuesday. The award recognizes a U.K.-based writer or director, with a first or second feature in official selection at the film fest, and is designed to provide financial stability for the recipient to develop his or her creativity and focus on future projects.

“This extraordinary partnership, and the generosity of our friends at Iwc Schaffhausen, is enabling us to support exciting up-and-coming British talent in a truly dynamic way,” said BFI CEO Amanda Nevill. “We have an incredible shortlist of filmmakers and a very difficult decision to make.”

The four finalists from a long-list of 15 entries are: Joseph A. Adesunloye, »

- Robert Mitchell

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John Hurt joins Lenny McLean biopic My Name Is Lenny

19 September 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Salon Pictures has announced that Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor John Hurt has joined the cast of My Name Is Lenny, the upcoming biopic of bare-knuckle fighter Lenny McLean.

X-Men: Apocalypse star Josh Helman leads the cast as The Guv’nor, with Chanel Cresswell (This Is England ’90) playing his wife Val and Ufc Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage) as his arch rival Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw.

Also featuring in the supporting cast of the film are Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Jennifer Brooke (Astral), Charley Palmer Rothwell (Ripper Street) and the current bare knuckle world champion fighter Decca Heggie.

See Also: First look at Josh Helman as Lenny McLean in biopic My Name is Lenny

My Name Is Lenny is directed by Ron Scalpello (Bobby) and chronicles Lenny McLean’s origin as a young street fighter in 1970s East London, the haunting effects of horrific childhood abuse, »

- Gary Collinson

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John Hurt joins boxing drama 'My Name Is Lenny'

19 September 2016 4:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Shooting has wrapped in East London on the Salon Pictures features.

Two-time Oscar nominee John Hurt has joined the cast of My Name Is Lenny, the boxing drama biopic from UK production outfit Salon Pictures.

Wrapping a four-week shoot in London’s East End today (Sept 19), the film tells the story of one of Britain’s most notorious bare-knuckle fighters, Lenny McLean.

Josh Helman stars as the titular Lenny, alongside Nick Moran, Chanel Cresswell, current Ufc Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping and Charlie Palmer Rothwell. Hurt has replaced Michael Gambon in the cast.

Ron Scalpello (Offender) directs from a screenplay written by Paul Van Carter and Martin Askew. Van Carter produces with his fellow Salon Pictures co-founder Nick Taussig, alongside Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures (who are financing the feature) and Jamie McLean, son of the titular Lenny. Salon’s Christopher J Reynolds is an executive producer.

Embankment is handling sales. Lionsgate picked »

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

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Tiff: Us deals for 'The Journey', 'Heal The Living'

16 September 2016 2:27 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.

IFC Films took North American rights to Nick Hamm’s The Journey, which launched in Venice and received its North American premiere in Special Presentations in Toronto and screens again on Saturday.

Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Toby Stephens and Freddie Highmore star in the story about the growing friendship between former political enemies, loyalist firebrand Ian Paisley and former Ira commander Martin McGuinness, over the course of the Irish peace process.

Colin Bateman wrote the screenplay. Piers Tempest, Mark Huffam, Matt Jackson, Im Global CEO Stuart Ford and Hamm produced, while the executive producers are Jo Bamford, Norman Merry, Janine Modder, and Miguel Palos Jr.  

Im Global financed the film with support from North Ireland Screen and Lipsynch Post and handled international sales. IFC Films brokered the deal with CAA and Im Global and plans a mid-2017 theatrical release.

Meanwhile, Cohen »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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IFC Films buys 'The Journey', Cohen takes 'Heal The Living'

16 September 2016 2:27 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.

IFC Films took North American rights to Nick Hamm’s The Journey, which launched in Venice and received its North American premiere in Special Presentations in Toronto and screens again on Saturday.

Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Toby Stephens and Freddie Highmore star in the story about the growing friendship between former political enemies, loyalist firebrand Ian Paisley and former Ira commander Martin McGuinness, over the course of the Irish peace process.

Colin Bateman wrote the screenplay. Piers Tempest, Mark Huffam, Matt Jackson, Im Global CEO Stuart Ford and Hamm produced, while the executive producers are Jo Bamford, Norman Merry, Janine Modder, and Miguel Palos Jr.  

Im Global financed the film with support from North Ireland Screen and Lipsynch Post and handled international sales. IFC Films brokered the deal with CAA and Im Global and plans a mid-2017 theatrical release.

Katell Quillévéré’s Heal »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Timothy Spall-Colm Meaney Drama ‘The Journey’ Sells to IFC

16 September 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Nick Hamm’s political drama “The Journey,” starring Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney, from Im Global.

The Journey” had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival followed by its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this week. The film will have a theatrical release in mid-2017.

The movie focuses on the improbable friendship between Martin McGuinness (played by Meaney) and Ian Paisley (Spall) in a story that follows the two Northern Ireland political titans after the signing of the breakthrough St. Andrews Agreement in 2006. The former sworn enemies grew closer in 2007, becoming known as “The Chuckle Brothers,” when they served in the Northern Ireland Assembly, with Paisley as first minister and McGuinness as his deputy.

Toby Stephens portrays British Prime Minister Tony Blair with Freddie Highmore as a government employee tasked to drive Paisley and McGuiness on their journey. »

- Dave McNary

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Natalie Portman and “Jackie” are the Oscar race’s newest contenders

15 September 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Every once in a blue moon, a hunch of mine seems to pay off. A few times over the past month or so, I’ve listed Jackie as a dark horse Academy Award contender across the board, and not just for Natalie Portman’s turn as the former First Lady. It has a chance to go real far, something that the festival reviews so far have confirmed. Now, they also claim that it’s a little on the unusual side, which makes certain honors harder, but Portman in Best Actress seems like a likely occurrence at least. With Fox Searchlight having acquired it and officially dated it for a December release, it’s in the running, no doubt about that. The question is just how far it can go? Tomorrow when I drop new Oscar predictions, you’ll get a sense, but until then, we can discuss a bit now. »

- Joey Magidson

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"Jackie" Sells to Fox Searchlight. December Gets Yet More Crowded

13 September 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Oscar Race just got a lot more crowded.

Natalie Portman as "Jackie". Photo by William GrayWhile Natalie Portman may be enjoying the lion's share of buzz for playing the title character in Jackie (her best performance yet) if Fox Searchlight plays their Fyc hand correctly the film could be a major player across the Oscar board (Portman and Sarsgard are the only acting possibillities. Greta Gerwig, Max Casella, John Carroll Lynch, John Hurt, and Beth Grant support them well but in extremely limited doses) including especially Costume Design, Director, Screenplay, and Production Design. The Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Original Score are also marvellous but the film is a little out of the box challenging so not everyone is going to respond to it; in its own caged bird way it's as angry as Pablo Larraín's Chilean pictures.

As expected given the festival raves and the film's connections to Darren Aronofsky, »

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“Jackie,” Starring Natalie Portman Enters Oscar Race

13 September 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired Us rights to Jackie, directed by Pablo Larraín (No; Neruda) and written by Noah Oppenheim, from Ld Entertainment. The film stars Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Academy Award nominee John Hurt, and Peter Sarsgaard. Jackie is produced by Juan De Dios Larraín, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin, and Ari Handel. The filmmaking team includes cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine (Rust And Bone), editor Sebastián Sepúlveda (The Club), production designer Jean Rabasse (The Dreamers), costume designer Madeline Fontaine (Amelie) and music by Mica Levi (Under The Skin). The film is scheduled to open on December 9, 2016. Oppenheim?s original script won Best Screenplay at this year?s Venice International Film Festival. “Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie” is a daring, one-of-a-kind cinematic portrayal of a beloved icon. Led by an indelible performance from Natalie Portman »

- HollywoodNews.com

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