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Finding love these days is just an app away, but the stricter social mores of the mid-1800s had a much more rigid context for passion, and it's against this backdrop that "Effie Gray" unfolds. Today we have an exclusive clip from the period drama. Directed by Richard Laxton ("Burton And Taylor," "An Englishman In New York"), the movie tells the story of the scandalous affair between Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), one that develops when the young woman finds herself locked in a sexless marriage with an art critic (Greg Wise). And in this clip, the emotional toll that comes to bear on John is too much, while Effie has accepted what she must endure. Emma Thompson (who also wrote the script), David Suchet, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters co-star in the movie which opens on April 3rd. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Bruhl star in "Alone in Berlin," an adaptation of Hans Fallada's novel about the true story of working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel who, after their son dies on the battlefield, stage a series of anonymous protests against the Nazi regime. Written by Achim von Borries, who cowrote the marvelous 2003 "Good Bye Lenin!" which also starred Bruhl, the film is directed by Swiss actor/filmmaker Vincent Perez. Former Focus Features head James Schamus is among the film's producers including X Filme’s Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott and Master Movie’s Marco Pacchioni, and FilmWave’s Christian Grass and Paul Trijbits. Thompson also stars in the upcoming period piece "Effie Gray," and has "A Wak in the Woods," "Survivor" and "Adam Jones" coming up. Gleeson will be seen in Ron Howard's December adventure "In the Heart of the Sea" opposite Chris Hemsworth and Cillian. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
In her original screenplay Effie Gray, Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, Effie Gray is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Effie Gray explores the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian Era.
Directed by Richard Laxton, the film stars Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, Robbie Coltrane, James Fox, Riccardo Scamarico, and Derek Jacobi.
Effie Gray opens in St. Louis at AMC Creve Coeur 12, Friday, April 3rd. »
- Movie Geeks
Pic is the English-language adaptation of Hans Fallada’s novel, based on the true story of a working-class couple who conducted a series of anonymous protests against the Nazi regime during World War II. The screenplay was written by Achim von Borries (“Good Bye Lenin!”) and Vincent Perez.
Joining the production team are cinematographer Christophe Beaucarne (“Irina Palm,” “Mr. Nobody”), production designer Jean-Vincent Puzos (“Amour,” “10,000 B.C.”) and editor Francois Gedigier (“On the Road,” “Yves Saint Laurent”).
X Filme’s Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott (“Cloud Atlas,” “Amour”) and Master Movie’s Marco Pacchioni (“Bluesbreaker,” “Bye Bye Blondie”) are producing together with James Schamus (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and FilmWave’s Christian Grass and Paul Trijbits (“Jane Eyre,” “Saving Mr. Banks »
- Leo Barraclough
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
Second World War drama will shoot on location in Berlin, Cologne and Görlitz.
Based on the true story of a working class couple who conducted a series of anonymous protests against the Nazi regime during the Second World War, principal photography will begin tomorrow (March 27) on location in Berlin, Cologne and Görlitz.
French actor Vincent Perez will direct.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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 »
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The Important News We got our first look at Pee-wee Herman in his new movie. Alexandre Desplat will score Star Wars: Rogue One. Josh Gad joined the cast of Beauty and the Beast. And Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline also joined Beauty and the Beast. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in Fraggle Rock. Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella opened bigger than Kenneth Branagh's Thor. Kevin Smith is making Mallrats 2. Eddie Murphy will play Richard Pryor's father. Blue Thunder is being remade. And Little Women is being made again. And Selma and Friday are heading back to theaters again. Mad Max: Fury Road fortunately received an R rating. Jason Voorhees and the Predator are part of the new Mortal Kombat video...
- Christopher Campbell
The acquisition comes just as “Effie Gray,” from production company Sovereign Films and producers Andreas Roald and Donald Rosenfeld, heads toward a U.S. theatrical release from Adopt Films next month. Uphe Content Group will also handle the U.S. domestic ancillary rights to the film.
Co-starring Thompson and a cast that includes Tom Sturridge, Derek Jacobi and Julie Walters, “Effie Gray” is based on the true story of Effie (Fanning) and her marriage to Victorian art critic John Ruskin (played by Greg Wise). Thompson both writes and directs.
“Effie Gray” hits U.S. screens April 3.
- Gordon Cox
Movie News - Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts in Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'. The 55-year-old actress will star in the role that was voiced by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 original animated film, while Kevin Kline has been lined up to play Maurice, Belle's father. What's more, Disney has confirmed the eagerly-awaited movie will feature songs from the original film, as well as new tunes written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The casting of the award-winning actress comes after it was announced former 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson would take on the lead role of Belle in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Disney classic. Emma, 24, could barely contain her excitement about playing the iconic princess in the Bill Condon-directed picture when she broke the news to her fans on her Facebook page. She said: ''I'm finally able to tell you... that »
We have a Beauty (that would be Emma Watson). We have a Beast (that’d be Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens). We also have Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Can we all agree that whoever is casting Disney’s upcoming live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is absolutely Nailing it? We don’t want to step on any toes, but we have a few suggestions for the rest of the cast:
Jean Dujardin as Lumiere
Dujardin was born to play the charming French candelabra. We literally cannot think of anyone who is more perfect for this part. And it’d be a good return to U.S. cinema, after mostly French films following his Oscar win for The Artist.
Gary Oldman as Cogsworth
A couple of actors immediately came to mind Cogsworth -- Nathan Lane has the »
Beauty and the Beast: Another update on Disney's live-action remake of their 1991 animated Best Picture nominee, as a release date for Beauty and the Beast has been set for St. Patrick's Day (March 17), 2017. Also, joining the cast are Emma Thompson, who'll play Mrs. Potts, the teapot, and Kevin Kline, who will play Belle's father. Finally, the movie has been confirmed as a musical, with new versions of songs from the original plus new tunes by Tim Rice and Alan Menken, who will also compose the score. Menken won Oscars for his score and for his and Howard Ashman's song "Beauty and the Beast" from the original. [Variety] Richard Pryor Biopic: Eddie Murphy was once considered for the part of his old friend Richard Pryor in a biopic...
- Christopher Campbell
The remake of the 1991 animated feature opens on St. Patrick's Day 2017.
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- Christopher Campbell
Beauty and the Beast: Another update on Disney's live-action remake of their 1991 animated Best Picture nominee, as a release date for Beauty and the Beast has been set for St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2017. Also, joining the cast are Emma Thompson, who'll play the teapot Mrs. Potts, and Kevin Kline, who will play Belle's father. Finally, the movie has been confirmed as a musical, with new versions of songs from the original plus new tunes by Tim Rice and...
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Disney has announced that Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad have signed on to star in the studio’s upcoming remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast, which is being directed by Bill Condon.
Thompson is set for the role of Mrs. Potts, while Kline will portray Belle’s father Maurice and Josh Gad will play Le Fou, sidekick to the villainous Gaston. The villain himself is being played by Luke Evans, while Dan Stevens will play the Beast alongside Emma Watson as Belle.
Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17th 2017 and is one of several upcoming live-action Disney adaptations, with Cinderella opening in the UK later this month [read our review here] and The Jungle Book and Dumbo also on the horizon.
- Gary Collinson
It's somewhat amazing to realize that the release calendar for March 2017 is now complete with four different tent poles. The next (and potentially final) "Wolverine" is slated for March 3,* Legendary Pictures will bring forth their version of the King of the Apes in "Kong: Skull Island" on March 10, "Divergent" will end its cinematic run with "The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 2" on March 24 and, surprise, Walt Disney Pictures' live action "Beauty and the Beast" will now open on March 17. Can you guess which one will garner the most attention? *A Hugh Jackman movie opening less than two weeks after the Oscars? It didn't work for "Chappie," but, boy that would be an incredibly convenient time for him to host again, wouldn't it? On Monday, Walt Disney Studios confirmed "Beauty's" release date and the impressive cast which had leaked to the press over the past few months. Emma Watson will play Belle, »
- Gregory Ellwood
With Cinderella opening to sizeable business in the Us over the weekend, Disney's continued plan to bring classic animated stories to live action won't be slowing down. We've got a new Jungle Book film coming soon, whilst Tim Burton has been linked with directing Dumbo. And then there's the live action take on 1991's Beauty And The Beast, which will be going before the cameras shortly.
The cast for the film has fallen into place over the last week.
Emma Watson will be playing Belle, whilst Downton Abbey and The Guest star Dan Stevens is to be Beast. Luke Evans will be taking on the role of villainous Gaston, whilst Josh Gad is his sidekick LeFou. Belle's father, Maurice? That role has gone to Kevin Kline, and »
The “Nothing to Lose” remix from the upcoming Empire season finale will be your new favorite song. [E!] The live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts will be released March 17, 2017. Disney is now testing out the Be Our Guest breakfast eatery for a limited time. [Variety/Orlando Sentinel/People] Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder exposes her own sex tape while taping the reunion show. [TMZ] Royals star Elizabeth Hurley plays 51 Questions. [BuzzFeed] Ryan Seacrest Productions launches the game show Babushka, its first international series. [Variety] Paula Deen swears she can make Nick Lachey fart through silk on Big Morning Buzz Live.
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- Taylor Ferber
Hot on the heels on the recent success of their live-action Cinderella adaptation, Disney has now given a release date for the live action version of Beauty and the Beast. Come inside to see when it'll be hitting the big screen.
Cinderella has had a very successful weekend at the box office, and it's slew of positive reviews have only shown that Disney can turn their classic stories into popular new flicks. While Beauty and the Beast has been announced for a while now, with the cast in place, and production ready to go, the House of Mouse has set a March 17, 2017 release date for the film. That's pretty much exactly two years from now.
Disney will release Beauty and the Beast in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. Emma Watson »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Emma Thompson will portray Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Disney announced in a statement released to People. Is there anyone better suited to the role of a doting, wisdom-dispensing mother who has no qualms about using hot tea as a weapon in a crisis? Also joining Thompson in the tale as old as time is Kevin Kline, who will play Belle's father, Maurice. Emma Watson leads the cast as the beauty herself, and Dan Stevens has been cast as her beastly prince. Luke Evans will play Gaston and Josh Gad his minion Le »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
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