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Meryl Streep's Suffragette for October international release

15 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Political activist drama Suffragette has been given its international release date.

The movie, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan, will hit screens worldwide this autumn.

Deadline reports that the Focus Features project will enjoy a limited release on October 23, following its September 11 UK opening.

Streep stars the legendary figurehead of the women's suffrage movement, Emmeline Pankhurst, with Mulligan taking the lead role of fellow campaigner Maud.

Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson and Helena Bonham Carter also feature in the film, which is directed by Sarah Gavron and penned by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady).

Based on true events, Suffragette was filmed on location in London last year.

The cast recently posed together with Gavron, Morgan and producers Faye Ward and Alison Owen to mark International Women's Day. »

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Focus Features' 'Suffragette' Gets 2015 Awards Season Release Date

16 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Focus Features, which was reprieved from a weak 2014 slate by Working Title's Oscar-winning "The Theory of Everything," has made a bid to compete in the fall 2015 awards fray by acquiring North American distribution rights from Pathé to British period drama "Suffragette," directed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"). The film will open in select cities on October 23, 2015 with expansions to follow. Focus is also releasing Working Title's true romance "The Danish Girl," directed by Tom Hooper and starring Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as artists Einar and Gerda Wegener. Written by Emmy-winner Abi Morgan ("The Hour," "Shame," "The Iron Lady"), "Suffragette" stars Oscar-race vets Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter as well as Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson. Mulligan also toplines Fox »

- Anne Thompson

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Meryl Streep’s ‘Suffragette’ Set for Awards Season Release on Oct. 23

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has given historical drama “Suffragette,” starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan, an awards-season release date of Oct. 23 in the U.S.

Sarah Gavron directed from a script written by Abi Morgan. Focus acquired the rights earlier this month.

The cast of the U.K.-based film includes Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson.

The story, inspired by the early 20th century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Mulligan’s character, a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace.

Streep is playing Emmeline Pankhurst, a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement.

Producers are Ruby FilmsAlison Owen and Faye Ward. The film’s executive producers are Cameron McCracken, Tessa Ross, Rose Garnett, Nik Bower, James Schamus and Teresa Moneo. »

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Suffragette lands awards slot

16 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Focus Features has set an autumn release date for the anticipated drama starring Carey Mulligan, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep.

The film will open exclusively on October 23 followed by expansion. The slot makes it a strong candidate for a world premiere berth at Toronto, which runs this year from September 10-20, or Telluride, which typically takes place immediately prior to the Canadian festival.

Another option is the increasingly prestigious New York Film Festival, set to run from September 25-October 11. AFI Fest cannot host the world premiere as it takes place this year from November 5-12

Sarah Gavron’s drama is inspired by the early 20th century campaign to secure the vote for women and centres on Maud – played by Mulligan – a working wife and mother who fights for her dignity at home and in the workplace.

The principal Suffragette cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson.

Ruby FilmsAlison Owen and Faye Ward produce »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Meryl Streep’s ‘Suffragette’ Gets Fall Release Date

16 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Focus Features has slated Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, for an October 23 limited release. Inspired by the early-20th century campaign for women’s right to vote, the film sports potentially awards-friendly subject matter — not to mention a certain 19-time Oscar nominee. Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson co-star. Suffragette had a lot of positive buzz following buyers' screenings in the U.S. and London last… »

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Focus Sets Fall Release Date for Meryl Streep's 'Suffragette'

17 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Another 2015 awards hopeful is throwing its hat into the ring. Focus Features announced Friday that it will release Suffragette, a drama about the early women's movement starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, in exclusive engagements on Oct. 23, 2015, with an expansion to follow. Focus is handling North American distribution of the period film, directed by Sarah Gavron from a script by Abi Morgan. The distributor has also picked up rights for Latin America, India, South Korea and most of Eastern Europe, including Russia, with Universal Pictures International managing the release in those foreign territories. Mulligan

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- Gregg Kilday

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‘Big Bang’s Simon Helberg Is Meryl Streep’s Pianist In Stephen Frears-Directed ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

18 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg has just been set to star alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, the Pathe-financed film that Stephen Frears will next direct. It’s a true story and Streep plays the title character, a wealthy woman in high-society NYC in the early 2oth century who used her relationships and her fortune to gain traction as a singer. Trouble was, she couldn’t sing; she was plagued by terrible pitch and rhythm and… »

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Watch: Exclusive ‘Into The Woods’ Easter Egg! Own It May 18th

27 March 2015 5:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Who wants an early Easter bonus feature from the upcoming Home Entertainment release of Disney’s Into The Woods? Well, join us as we head into this entertaining exclusive behind-the-scenes clip before it’s released on May 18th on Blu-ray and DVD.

For those who only know a little, Into The Woods is a modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, entwining  the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The humourous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall directs »

- Dan Bullock

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Week in Review: Vin Diesel assures ‘Furious 7′ will win Best Picture

27 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Don’t you hate that each year Awards Season seems to creep ever earlier in the calendar year? God! Can’t you just go one film festival without speculating whether it will be an Oscar contender, or whether it has the legs to survive such an increasingly long awards season? Geez, I can’t imagine why so many Sundance movies struggle to make a lasting impact over a year later when conversations beating it into the ground start this early!

What movie are we talking about again? Furious 7? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ah ah ha.

Wait, really? And you’re telling me it’s over? Pack it up, we’re going home? The race is completely in the bag? This Best Picture race was done before it started? It would be like if Meryl Streep starred as Jesus and was wrongly trapped as a slave for 12 years? Except it’s Furious 7 »

- Brian Welk

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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

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Mariah Carey Joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke — Watch Video

26 March 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In his first week, James Corden has been waterboarded by Jay Leno, awakened by Meryl Streep and “acted” opposite Tom Hanks. For The Late Late Show‘s new host, singing with Mariah Carey was just another “sweet, sweet fantasy” come true.

RelatedThe Late Late Show With James Corden Premiere: Glad You Stayed Awake?

On Wednesday night’s episode, the British comic invited the five-time Grammy winner to drive with him to work, not only to sing with music royalty, but as a means of gaining access to the coveted carpool lane, thus avoiding L.A.’s heinous traffic jams. »

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‘Harry Potter’ Star Alan Rickman to Feature in BAFTA Interview

26 March 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA.

The April 15 event is part of BAFTA’s “A Life in Pictures” series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Quentin Tarantino. Recordings of previous events in the series are available here.

Rickman began his acting career in theater, where his credits include a Tony nomination for his performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” His feature film debut came in the 1988 alongside Bruce Willis in “Die Hard.” Since then he has appeared in more than 40 films, including the Harry Potter series, “Sweeney Todd” and “Love Actually.”

Rickman was awarded a BAFTA in 1992 for his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Leno, Streep, Handler More on Late Late with James Corden Videos

26 March 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

    TV Rewind: Late Late Show With James Corden is getting better and better, and there’s still Reggie Watts people! Kevin Hart was a shoe salesman and Will Ferrell’s early years involved a brief bank telling gig. Ferrell also attempted stand-up comedy that boasted his haunting yet accurate Star Trek theme song material.Watch the clips and see how long Kevin Hart can take it. Plus Mimi goes on a joyride with James, and Meryl Streep, Chelsea Handler and Jay Leno also cross paths with the Brit chatter. Will Ferrell Sings the Star Trek ThemeJames asks Will Ferrell to perform an early […] »

- April Neale

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BAFTA to host Alan Rickman event

26 March 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Veteran British actor, who recently directed his second feature A Little Chaos, to give on stage interview in London.

Actor Alan Rickman is to discuss his craft and career at a ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ event in London on April 15.

The event, to be held at BAFTA’s HQ in London’s Piccadilly, is the latest in a series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft.

The series has hosted such figures as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Jim Broadbent, David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Dustin Hoffman, Helen Mirren, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.

Rickman began his acting career in theatre, where his credits include a Tony nomination for his performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

His feature film debut came in 1988 alongside Bruce Willis in [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Colin Firth Movie from ‘Theory of Everything’ Director Heads BBC Films’ New Slate

25 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — BBC Films, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary at a party in London today, has revealed its latest slate, which includes new projects from the directors of “The Theory of Everything” and “The Lunchbox,” as well as films by Armando Iannucci and Ricky Gervais.

James Marsh, the director of “The Theory of Everything,” is helming a film recounting the true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, and his attempt to win the first single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968. Pic is produced by Blueprint Pictures; it is written by Scott Z. Burns and stars Colin Firth.

Ritesh Batra, who helmed “The Lunchbox,” will direct an adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel “The Sense of an Ending.” The adaptation is the debut screenplay of playwright Nick Payne, whose play “Constellations” has recently been on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film tells the story of Tony Webster, whose comfortable world »

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BBC Films unveils 25th anniversary slate

25 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ricky Gervais, James Marsh, Armando Iannucci films on slate.

BBC Films has revealed details of its upcoming slate, which includes new projects from Ricky Gervais, Armando Iannucci, James Marsh and Ritesh Batra.

The slate of projects was revealed during an event in London to celebrate the 25th birthday of BBC Films, whose first first theatrical production, Truly Madly Deeply, directed by Anthony Minghella, was released in 1990.

As previously reported, Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) will direct an adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize winning novel The Sense of an Ending.

The adaptation is the debut screenplay of award-winning playwright Nick Payne and tells the story of Tony Webster, whose comfortable world is rocked to its foundations by the emergence of an explosive letter from his careless youth.

David Thompson will produce for Origin Pictures.

Rafe Spall is confirmed for Swallows and Amazons, a reinvention of Arthur Ransome’s classic. Written by Andrea Gibb, the film will »

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

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Royals cast want Meryl Streep to play fairy godmother

25 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Alexandra Park wants Meryl Streep to play her fairy godmother on 'The Royals'. The brunette beauty - who stars as Princess Eleanor opposite Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley and Merritt Patterson on the new E! series - admitted she would love the 65-year-old actress to join the cast as her magical helper. When asked if there was anyone they would like to join them on the show, the cast all agreed the Academy Award-winner was the obvious choice. William exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''Meryl Streep!'' Merritt agreed: ''Streep! Alex and I both go there. If you're going to go big go to the »

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9 franchise-starting young adult films that struggled

25 March 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For every Harry Potter or Hunger Games series, there are those franchises that didn't quite set the world on fire...

Since Insurgent came out, I’ve been thinking about those less fortunate: the franchise wannabes. While Divergent may have succeeded financially, (a film that rode on the coat-tails of the even more lucrative The Hunger Games franchise) there are others who didn’t quite make it into the movie world’s big leagues. These are the franchise-starters that flopped, the films produced with the optimistic hope that they will bring in the readies and kick-start Hollywood’s latest franchise. Worse luck for them, really.

For the sake of simplicity, this list will zero in on Ya franchise-starters, films adapted from a young adult novel or with that audience in mind. There are plenty of more mature films that struggled such as Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, The A-Team »

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Sam Clafin in 'The Riot Club' at Home While It's Still in Theaters

24 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (fantasy-adventure; Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Into the Woods (musical; Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick; rated PG) Unbroken – (Angelina Jolie-directed historical drama; Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson; rated PG-13) The Riot Club (thriller; Sam...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch the Excellent Horror Movie 'It Follows' at Home This Week

24 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (fantasy-adventure; Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Into the Woods (musical; Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick; rated PG) Unbroken – (Angelina Jolie-directed historical drama; Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson; rated PG-13) It Follows (must-see horror...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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