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Benedict Cumberbatch is now a beautiful wax figure

2 hours ago | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Benedict Cumberbatch just joined the party at Madame Tussauds: The London museum unveiled a wax statue of the Sherlock Holmes star Tuesday. Kate Winslet, Johnny Depp, Whoopi Goldberg, and Helen Mirren are among the stars already immortalized in wax at the museum, which also has branches in cities including Berlin, Las Vegas, and Tokyo. Cumberbatch stars in historical drama The Imitation Game, in theaters Nov. 21. »

- Ariana Bacle

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Tatiana Maslany of ‘Orphan Black’ to Star Off Broadway in Neil Labute Premiere

4 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tatiana Maslany, the critically adored star of BBC America series “Orphan Black,” will make her New York stage debut this spring in the world premiere of Neil Labute’s “The Way We Get By,” starting performances in May at Second Stage Theater.

She’ll topline the two-hander with Thomas Sadoski, the theater alum (“Other Desert Cities”) who’s a regular on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” in a production helmed by Leigh Silverman, nommed for a Tony earlier this year for the Broadway revival of “Violet.”

Maslany has earned a cult of fans playing about a dozen characters, and counting, in “Orphan Black,” the sci-fi saga about cloning. Two years in a row supporters have taken to the Internet to voice their ire over her perceived snubbing by the Emmys.

In “The Way We Get By,” Maslany will play Beth opposite Sadosky’s Doug, two sexual predators who hook up at »

- Gordon Cox

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Lost Star Joins Bryan Cranston On Trumbo Biopic

20 October 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been 67 years since Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted in the movie-making industry as a result of investigations by the House Un-American Activities Committee of the time, but his story will soon unfold on the big screen with Bryan Cranston in the lead. Directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents) and written by John McNamara (The New Adventures Of Superman), Trumbo has now added rising star Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje to its cast – bringing with him the recognition borne of his previous roles in Lost, Oz, Pompeii and Thor: The Dark World.

Trumbo tells the story of this troubled screenwriter, who was part of the so-called ‘Hollywood Ten’ (made up of screenwriters and directors) that were cited for contempt of Congress in 1947 for refusing to testify to the committee about their alleged involvement with the Communist Party. He was convicted, and served 11 months in Ashland Federal Prison in 1950, leaving him »

- Sarah Myles

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Russian Oscar Entry ‘Leviathan’ Takes Top Prize at London Film Fest

18 October 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It may have received only a screenplay award at Cannes, but Andrei Zvyagintsev’s stinging satirical drama “Leviathan” came out on top at the 58th BFI London Film Festival.

At a lavish awards dinner in Westminster’s Banqueting Hall, the Russian critical favorite was presented with the festival’s sixth annual Best Film prize by this year’s jury president, Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas, who described the vote as a unanimous one. “Its grandeur and themes moved us all in the same way,” he said.

The London award adds fuel to the Sony Picture Classics acquisition’s Oscar campaign. Zvyagintsev’s politically contentious work was unexpectedly selected as Russia’s Best Foreign Language Film submission. Among the films it faces in the foreign Oscar race, incidentally, is last year’s London champ — Polish submission “Ida.”

The Official Competition jury, which also included Variety chief critic Scott Foundas, actor James McAvoy, »

- Guy Lodge

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins Game of Thrones season 5

18 October 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Thor: The Dark World) has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for its fifth season; details of his role are being kept under wraps, but the site reports that he’ll be playing a character called Malko who is not present in George R.R. Martin’s book series.

In addition to his casting in Game of Thrones, Akinnuoye-Agbaje has also signed on to appear in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, which stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Dalton Trumbo, screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who found himself blacklisted during the McCarthy witch-hunts. Also featuring in the cast are Helen Mirren (The Queen), Diane Lane (Man of Steel) and John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis).

Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the Spring, while Trumbo is yet to have a release date set.

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- Gary Collinson

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Casting Net: James Cosmo joins 'Tomorrow;' the Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' rounds out cast

17 October 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Game of ThronesJames Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Inside the Life and Work of Actress Misty Upham

17 October 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The mysterious disappearance and death of Misty Upham thrust this rising actress into the headlines.

The mysterious disappearance and death of Misty Upham thrust this rising actress into the headlines. Though Upham starred in several critically-acclaimed films, she was still cleaning homes when she auditioned for August: Osage County, and many people may now be hearing her name for the first time.

ETonline took a look back at the life and work of an actress who had starred alongside such film greats as Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), Benicio Del Toro (Jimmy P.) and Melissa Leo (Frozen River).

News: Juliette Lewis: Misty Upham's Death Was Not a Suicide

Native American Upbringing: Born on July 6, 1982, in Kalispell, Mont., Misty was raised in Auburn, Wash. -- about 28 miles south of Seattle -- and was a member of the Blackfoot Tribe, the largest Native American tribe in Montana. Misty has said she is the direct descendant of the »

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Joins Cast of 'Game of Thrones' (New Character Not in Novels) + 'Trumbo'

17 October 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A double-shot of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje this afternoon... First, the actor has landed a role in the upcoming 5th season of HBO's hit franchise series "Game of Thrones." Details on the role are not yet public, but, according to THR, it's not a character from the actual novels the series is based on.  And secondly, he's joined the cast of Jay Roach’s feature project on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, titled simply "Trumbo," with Bryan Cranston in the starring role. Helen MirrenDiane LaneJohn Goodman, Peter MackenzieRoger Bart round out the cast. Akinnuoye-Agbaje has »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins Game of Thrones and Dalton Trumbo biopic

17 October 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast in Game of Thrones.

The Thor: The Dark World actor has also signed on for the Dalton Trumbo biopic Trumbo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins the HBO series as a character called Malko, who does not appear in George Rr Martin's novels. No further details have been revealed of the role.

Elsewhere, Jay Roach's film Trumbo tells the tale of the award-winning screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who was blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.

Bryan Cranston will play Trumbo, with Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Peter Mackenzie and Roger Bart also featuring in the movie.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known as Mr Eko in Lost.

Game of Thrones season five and Trumbo will arrive in 2015. »

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Angelina Jolie Receives Honorary Damehood, Meets With Queen Elizabeth

10 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Angelina Jolie met with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday at Buckingham Palace, where she received an honorary damehood.

Angelina Jolie's Honorary Damehood

Jolie's honorary title was announced on Twitter by the British Monarchy’s official handle, which also provided a picture of the momentous event.

"Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when Hm presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read the tweet.

Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when Hm presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood pic.twitter.com/JvdeOwcOnp

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 10, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II presented Jolie with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace.

Receiving the honorary title of dame is the female equivalent of an honorary knighting. Jolie received the honor from the queen because of »

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Ryan Reynolds Already Has the Hot Dad Look Down

6 October 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ryan Reynolds ran errands in New York on Sunday, just one day before he and his wife, Blake Lively, announced her pregnancy through her lifestyle website, Preserve. The news came as a surprise to fans as Blake had been lying low over the past few months. (According to the photo Blake shared of her baby bump with her announcement, she is at least four months along.) However, that doesn't mean that Ryan hasn't been busy - his Summer has been full of work, including filming Woman in Gold with Katie Holmes and Helen Mirren in La in July. Looking toward the future, Ryan is expected to star in Marvel's latest film, Deadpool, which will be released on Feb. 12, 2016. Ryan has not been confirmed for the new flick, but he did play Deadpool in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. If you want more from Ryan, be sure to check out his best »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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Ray Winstone’s BAFTA Talk On Tough Guys, ‘Noah’ & Working With Scorsese

5 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

BAFTA’s latest Life In Pictures conversation featured British screen icon Ray Winstone, who proved a big draw despite the unseasonably warm October afternoon. With no new title to stump for (although he did mention his upcoming childhood-focused autobiography Young Winstone), the veteran instead entertained the crowd with a freewheeling look at his four-decade-long career, which includes prominent roles in films such as Noah, The Departed, and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

While he had plenty of quips about his adventures in Hollywood – including an uncanny Martin Scorsese impression – Winstone spoke passionately about his work in British cinema.

Famous for playing East End tough guys – “My wife asked me why I always walk in a room looking like I’m going to kill someone” – Winstone waxed lyrical about Gary Oldman’s work directing him in the gritty 1997 drama Nil By Mouth.

That film unflinchingly looks at »

- Ali Jaafar, Special To Deadline

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The Callow Way – British Cinema in 2014

5 October 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway begins his new weekly column looking at the state of ‘British’ cinema in 2014…

*high pitched voice* British cinema friends.

According to a report in The Sunday Times, UK cinema audiences were down 8% on last year this summer, with only The Inbetweeners 2 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (both sequels And based on material from elsewhere) performing well. Apparently the reason for this is the good weather, and big sporting events kept people out of the cinema. Given England’s World Cup performance, I’m surprised more people didn’t decide to shut themselves away in dark theatres away from the action, or lack of it, from Roy Hodgson’s team.

Still, it’s not all bad, according to the BFI statistical yearbook for 2014, which looks at the UK film industry in 2013, the film industry has doubled its Gdp in the past twenty years, contributing £2.9 billion »

- Oliver Davis

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Move over, Morse: female TV detectives are on the case now

5 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From Dci Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect to The Killings Sarah Lund and Gillian Anderson in The Fall, female sleuths have transformed crime drama, creating a richer brand of whodunnit

Inside information: four female TV detectives reveal the tricks of the trade

British television changed in 1991, when Dci Jane Tennison (steadying herself outside the door, taking a deep breath, fixing a cool expression on to her face) walked into an incident room filled with a sneering, jeering, sniggering, lewd, matey, loyal band of detectives who were almost all male: a rugby team of lads, incredulous that someone in a skirt was to take charge of a murder investigation, humiliated by having a woman boss. The drama of who killed and mutilated the female victims ran alongside the drama of a woman battling in a mans world: how could Tennison withstand the hostility and outright bullying of her colleagues and bosses, »

- Nicci Gerrard

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Manish Dayal and Industry Entertainment choose to co-produce Stringer

4 October 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Manish Dayal has optioned Anjan Sundaram’s first book Stringer: A Reporter’S Year In The Congo along with Laura Hersh and Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment. Together they will produce and look for a writer and director shortly. Dayal will play Sundaram, a freelance journalist who ventures into the Congo.

At the age of 22, Anjan Sundaram left Yale with his master’s in mathematics and turned down a Goldman Sachs job offer to travel to the Congo to work as a stringer, a freelance journalist…without any previous journalism experience.  Stringer depicts the dangerous 18 months Anjan spent in the Congo, earning fifteen cents for every word that he published.  It is both a coming of age story as well as an inside look at the atrocities occurring in a country largely ignored by the rest of the world.  The memoir was featured on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, »

- Press Releases

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Release Date and Details (Updated)

3 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Touchstone's The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais and starring Academy Award-Winner Helen Mirren, is headed to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD on December 2.

Update: A new The Hundred-Foot Journey home video trailer has been added below.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is executed produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. It explores the initially rocky relationship between an Indian and French restaurant and their proprietors that eventually blossoms into something much more. The film earned a 68% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes over the summer and has grossed over $78 million at the worldwide box office, far beyond its estimated $22 million production budget.

The Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack version of The Hundred-Foot Journey will include the following bonus features:

The Hundred-Foot Journey With Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey - Producers Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey sit down to discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey.  What was it about »

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Release Date and Details

3 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Touchstone's The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais and starring Academy Award-Winner Helen Mirren, is headed to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD on December 2.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is executed produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. It explores the initially rocky relationship between an Indian and French restaurant and their proprietors that eventually blossoms into something much more. The film earned a 68% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes over the summer and has grossed over $78 million at the worldwide box office, far beyond its estimated $22 million production budget.

The Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack version of The Hundred-Foot Journey will include the following bonus features:

The Hundred-Foot Journey With Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey - Producers Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey sit down to discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey.  What was it about the project that brought them together for their first collaboration in 30 years since The Color Purple. »

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Watch: First Trailer for 'Black Sea' Starring Jude Law

2 October 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Black Sea" centers on a rogue submarine captain (Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.Law's international costars include Grigoriy DobryginKonstantin Khabenskiy ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Scoot McNairy ("Argo"), Ben Mendelsohn ("The Place Beyond the Pines"), Michael Smiley ("Kill List") and David Threlfall ("Nowhere Boy"). Macdonald previously directed Channing Tatum in "The Eagle" (2011), Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren in "State of Play" (2009) and Forest Whitaker in "The Last King of Scotland," whose performance as Idi Amin won him an Oscar »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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UK Producers Liza Marshall, Kris Thykier Launch Archery Pictures

29 September 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Former Scott Free London exec Liza Marshall and Kick-Ass and One Chance producer Kris Thykier are partnering in new UK-based production company, Archery Pictures. The pair will work across film and television with Thykier shuttering his PeaPie Films and moving both the staff and development slate over to Archery. He’s currently in post on Woman In Gold with Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, is producing Kasper Barfoed’s Summer of ‘92, and exec producing John WellsBradley Cooper-starrer Adam Jones for The Weinstein Company. Upcoming releases, Stephen Daldry’s Trash, and Asif Kapadia’s Ali & Nino will go out under the PeaPie banner.

Marshall is a respected exec who recently stepped down from her role as head of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London which she established in 2009. Her producing and exec producing credits include Before I Go To Sleep with Nicole Kidman, Welcome To The Punch starring James McAvoy »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Kris Thykier, Liza Marshall launch Archery Pictures

29 September 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Thykier’s Peapie to merge into new company Archery Pictures.

Former Scott Free London head Liza Marshall has joined forces with Kris Thykier in new film and TV production company, Archery Pictures.

Marshall who recently stepped down from her role as head of Scott Free London will become joint managing director of the new company with Thykier, who will shutter his company PeaPie Films, and move his staff and slate across to the new outfit.

Key executives at Archery Pictures will include Pip Williams, senior development and production executive, Mairi Bett, head of physical production, and development executive Kitty Kaletsky.

Marshall established Scott Free London four and half years ago and went on to produce films including Before I Go To Sleep starring Nicole Kidman, Welcome to the Punch starring James McAvoy and the upcoming Get Santa starring Jim Broadbent

Marshall’s television projects include BBC2’s Britain in a Day, Labyrinth and the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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