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Ben Kingsley and Short Term 12‘s Brie Larson are joining Daniel Radcliffe in Killer Films’ Brooklyn Bridge. The Douglas McGrath-helmed drama is inspired by the true story of Washington Roebling, the civil engineer responsible for overseeing the construction of the iconic NYC bridge. Kingsley will play Roebling’s father, the original designer whose passing leaves Washington in charge of the mammoth project. Larson will play Emily, his charming and shrewd wife. McGrath wrote and directed the project which Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Rose Ganguzza are producing. A spring shoot has been set. Kingsley is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group in the UK, and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder. Larson is repped by the Gersh Agency and Authentic Talent.
- The Deadline Team
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon. Briefly: The excellent Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have been set to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the real-life drama Brooklyn Bridge. The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley has landed a role in writer/director Shane Black’s 1970s-set crime drama The Nice Guys. Model/actress Cara Delevingne has been set to play the female lead in Fox 2000’s upcoming adaptation of the John Green novel Paper Towns. More on the aforementioned casting after the jump. Goldcrest Films announced today that Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have joined the cast of writer/director Douglas McGrath’s (Emma) drama Brooklyn Bridge. Based on true events, Daniel Radcliffe stars as a brilliant but inexperienced engineer who is left to oversee construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father passes away. Though besieged by “calamity, danger and doubt,” Washington finds »
- Adam Chitwood
Patty Clarkson last night in NYCLast night I attended Teen Vogue's Maze Runner screening and though I'll be writing it up for my gig at Towleroad later this week, I must share with you, my devout fellow actressexuals and the only ones who will understand, that I made the night all about Patricia Clarkson.
I didn't even realize she was in the movie until she was there at the reception and I was powerless to stop myself from beelining straight toward her while the other guests of the studio and fans (who presumably won a contest or something?) spent the evening squealing about Dylan O'Brien who plays "Xander" excuse me... "Stiles" on Teen Wolf, the only non-supernatural teen on that very popular show, now officially run by dadaists. (Yes, I still watch it but it doesn't make a lick of sense anymore... not just from episode to episode but within »
- NATHANIEL R
Though it originally aimed to kick off filming last month, Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama about the man who oversaw the building of the famous New York structure, has been moved back to next spring. Yet there is good news on the casting front, with Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson climbing the struts to join the ensemble.Daniel Radcliffe will star as the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling, who inherits the mammoth project when his father (Kingsley) dies from tetanus. Initially overwhelmed by the task and driven by an obsession that threatens his family, Roebling overcomes his demons with the help of his equally talented wife Emily (Larson).The resulting bridge took 14 years and cost $15m and 20 lives to build. It's a chapter in American history that should offer plenty of dramatic grist for writer/director Douglas 'Emma' McGrath's screenplay to explore, as well as the chance to see »
Premieres include Time Out of Mind, Black and White, Love, Rosie.
The Rome Film Festival (Oct 16–25) has announced the first English-language titles for its ninth edition. They include:
Time Out of Mind, Oren MovermanTrash, Stephen DaldryLove, Rosie, Christian DitterBlack and White, Mike BinderStonehearst Asylum, Brad Anderson.
Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a man in dire straits who is forced to find refuge in a homeless shelter. The European premiere will screen in the festival’s Cinema d’Oggi (Cinema Today) section.
Daldry’s anticipated drama Trash, which will have its European premiere in Rome, charts the story of three Brazilian children who make a discovery in a garbage dump that leads to a chase with the authorities. Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen star.
It's a shame that Ben Kingsley never got in on the Harry Potter franchise while the films were still being made, but the actor will get to work with Daniel Radcliffe on another project from across the pond anyway. THR has word from Goldcrest Films, a British production banner, that Kingsley has joined the cast of Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama from Emma and Infamous director Douglas McGrath. The film sees Radcliffe playing smart but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, the man who oversaw the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge, designed by his father, in the second half of the 19th century. More below! Kingsley will play Radcliffe's father, John A. Roebling, who passes away, leaving his son to struggle with this gargantuan task. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, the young Roebling's obsession to get the job done threatens his health and his family until he discovers an improbable »
- Ethan Anderton
Months after appearing in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck (Universal releases this next summer), Screen Daily reports that Brie Larson is rejoining her costar in Douglas McGrath’s Brooklyn Bridge - a “monument” and father/son biopic about the architectural marvel and lifeline between the two biggest cities in the U.S. Also joining the Killer Films’ production, is the dozen plus project slate (in various stages of production) Ben Kingsley. Indie vet Christine Vachon is producing with Rose Ganguzza (both of them had previously worked on Kill Your Darlings — also starring Radcliffe). Production is set for spring 2015.
Gist: This follows a young, inexperienced engineer named Washington Roebling (Radcliffe), who is entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father (Kingsley) passes away. Larson will play his wife, Emily — who would become a pivotal figure in the completion of the fourteen year project.
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- Eric Lavallee
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The Unspeakable Has Happened
The Boxtrolls Cavern
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One Busy Night
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- Movie Geeks
Daniel Radcliffe has been set to play the engineer, Washington Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge in the aptly titled Brooklyn Bridge for several months now. But for the film, which is inspired by the bridge’s real-life construction, key to the actual story were Roebling’s father and wife, who have now also been cast.
Ben Kingsley will play Roebling’s father, John Augustus Roebling, who initially designed the bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Washington took up his father’s position as chief engineer after the elder Roebling passed away. Brie Larson will play his wife, Elizabeth Warren Roebling, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Radcliffe will star as Washington Roebling, a talented but inexperienced young engineer who is left in charge of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 19th century after the death of his father (Kingsley).
His wife (Larson) is drawn into his obsession to realise his father's vision.
Brooklyn Bridge will begin shooting in Spring 2015. »
Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley will join Daniel Radcliffe in writer-director Doug McGrath's period drama “Brooklyn Bridge,” it was announced Tuesday by Goldcrest Films. Christine Vachon of Killer Films is producing with Rose Ganguzza, while Goldcrest's Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are executive producing with Jill Samuels. Also read: Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson Go Drag as Dirty, Mustached Men for Jenny Lewis Music Video Radcliffe stars as Washington Roebling, the brilliant but inexperienced engineer who's left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) dies. The young man becomes obsessed with completing his father's design for the. »
- Jeff Sneider
U.K. banner Goldcrest Films announced Tuesday that Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) would be boarding Killer Films’ upcoming drama Brooklyn Bridge. Written and directed by Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and inspired by true events, Brooklyn Bridge has already snared Daniel Radcliffe for the lead. The Harry Potter star is set to play brilliant but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, who oversaw the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in the second half of the 19th century, based on a design by his father, John A. Roebling. Kingsley will play Roebling Sr., while Larson plays Emily Roebling, the
- Alex Ritman
Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).
- Leo Barraclough
In The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a British mathematician who worked to break the Nazi Enigma code in World War II. The film, directed by Morten Tyldum, also stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.
Tiff’s People’s Choice Award is commonly used as an indicator of the Best Picture winner at the Oscars. 12 Years A Slave, which Cumberbatch also appeared in, won the award last year before taking home the Best Picture Oscar, and other winners include The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire.
The Imitation Game screened at Tiff, inspiring glowing reviews and earning buzz for its lead actor Cumberbatch, who appears to be an early favorite for a Best Actor nominee.
“Dominating it all is Cumberbatch, whose charisma – tellingly »
While the U.K.-based Aardman Animations is still most people’s reference point for stop-motion animation – even if they don’t know the exact names of the people responsible for Wallace and Gromit – American studio Laika has made an impressive run for Aardman’s claymation crown. Between Coraline and ParaNorman, Laika has managed to imitate Aardman’s lovingly handcrafted aesthetic, and the elaborate slapstick of their comedy. But they’ve also managed to distinguish themselves with storytelling and visuals that take ostensible children’s movies into darker, more mature territory than most family-friendly animation.
At first blush, Laika’s latest, The Boxtrolls, seems like the sort of shameless Aardman rip-off one would expect a fledgling stop-motion studio to attempt with their first feature. In reality, it’s more of a “best of both worlds” scenario. From Aardman, Laika has borrowed the mechanized whimsy, and cheese obsessed, dim-witted adults of Wallace and Gromit. »
- Sam Woolf
Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Ben Kingsley) passes away.
Larson, best known for her role in Short Term 12, will play Roebling’s wife.
Pascal Degove, managing director Goldcrest Films, commented: “This is a film that distributors are really excited about. That this enthusiasm is shared by a highly commercial blend of acclaimed contemporary talent and acting royalty is really a testament to Doug’s script and his extraordinary strength as a filmmaker.”
Vachon added: “We knew this was a special project from the »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
The result is a more stylized, theatrical look along with more ambitious storytelling, and sure to be an Oscar contender for best animated feature. Laika previously helmed Oscar nominated animated films "Coraline" and "ParaNorman." Focus takes "The Boxtrolls" wide on September 26. It is directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, and stars Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan. Here's what critics are saying so far. The movie just opened in the UK, and the Brits are more in favor: The Guardian: "The visuals are dazzling, the voices expressive, and the end-credits sequence offers a laugh-out-loud appraisal of the madness of the animators’ labour-intensive craft." Time Out: "It’s no surprise that this digitally animated adventure from the producers of Edward Gorey-esque kids’ fairytales ‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ is an ooky, »
- Bill Desowitz
The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician who cracked the Nazi Enigma code during World War II and was later ruined for being outed as a homosexual, was voted the favorite film by audiences at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Morten Tyldum and co-starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode, The Imitation Game leaped into the Oscar race and was warmly embraced by audiences, who named it the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. It will open in theaters on Nov. 21.
- Jeff Labrecque
Two very fine actors do what they can to enliven a bland cross-cultural bonding exercise in “Learning to Drive,” the story of a brief encounter between a Manhattan literary critic (Patricia Clarkson) and an Indian-American cab driver (Ben Kingsley) who have much to teach each other in matters of life and love. Winner of a runner-up audience prize in Toronto, (“Another Me,” “Map of the Sounds of Tokyo”), and its star duo and easygoing premise should ensure a measure of theatrical interest. Still, as filmmaking goes, “Drive” is pretty pedestrian.
This isn’t the first time Clarkson has played a woman who finds herself drawn to a foreigner, but unlike the Egypt-set “Cairo Time,” “Learning to Drive” unfolds in present-day Manhattan, that mass-transit paradise (or hell) where one can get around easily without getting behind the wheel. But that changes for Clarkson’s Wendy Shields when Ted (Jake Weber), her husband of 21 years, »
- Justin Chang
Little known factoid: I actually don't like hearing about festival awards If I attended said festival. Unless I'm on a jury of course. Invariably it makes you feel like a lightweight no matter how many movies you sat through because it's impossible to have seen everything when 100s of films are on offer. I saw 25 films over 8 days of screening or basically 3 a day (since I had to make time for writing / parties / eating / sleeping) and it looks like I saw only one of the films that won a prize at Tiff.
Here are the awards...
the pray-cry mittens come out again! "I would like to thank the Academy for --er, I mean the people of Toronto!"
People's Choice Award -This is the biggie and the only one that people use as any kind of Oscar barometer. It went to the Weinstein Company's The Imitation Game. That's the only award »
- NATHANIEL R
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