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The U.S. run of Julian Fellowes’ award-winning series Downton Abbey aired its finale in March 2016 after six seasons and now, exactly a year after later, the show’s star Michelle Dockery remains hopeful the doors on the fictional Yorkshire country estate are still open for a film adaptation.
There’s just one problem — getting the entire cast back together.
“I think there is still potential for a Downton film,” the 35-year-old actress told the Associated Press at the New York City screening for her film The Sense of an Ending on Monday. “These things take time. It seems to »
- Dave Quinn
Lionsgate said today that The Commuter, its thriller starring Liam Neeson, has moved from an October bow to January 12. Vera Farmiga co-stars as a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson's character — one that has dire circumstances if he accepts. The film has Hitchcock-ian elements like North by Northwest and Strangers on a Train. Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Banks co-star in the film from… »
It’s a small world after all!
Though the BBC show came to an end in 2015, the cast has remained tight with one another.
- Christina Dugan
Having wrapped principal photgraphy in March, we’ve not go the first image from the upcoming drama The Wife featuring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. Directed by Björn Runge, the film is based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name and sees Close as Joan Castleman and Pryce as her Nobel-prize winning husband; take a look below…
The Wife, with its wise and provocative tone, hinges on a revelation for Joan Castleman, who is married to one of those men who think they own the world… but has no idea how to take care of himself or anyone else. He is also one of America’s pre-eminent novelists, about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature; and the flawlessly gracious Joan, who has spent forty years ignoring her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has decided she’s had enough. The Wife reveals a »
- Amie Cranswick
30 January 2017 4:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Based on Meg Wolitzer's novel and directed by Berlin Silver Bear winner Bjorn Runge (Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth), the film sees six-time Academy Award nominee Close as Joan Castleman, wife of one of America's preeminent novelists (played by Pryce) who is about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. But after decades spent ignoring her own literary talents to focus on his, she finally decides that enough is enough.
Production on the project, which also stars Elizabeth McGovern (Downton »
- Alex Ritman
The first image has been released from movie “The Wife,” starring six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close, whose work has ranged from “Guardians of the Galaxy” through to “Damages,” and Jonathan Pryce, best known for “Game of Thrones” and now starring in “Taboo” alongside Tom Hardy. Embankment Films will be selling the pic at Berlin.
Close plays the eponymous role of Joan Castleman, with Pryce as her Nobel prize-winning husband.
Joan Castleman “is married to one of those men who think they own the world… but has no idea how to take care of himself or anyone else,” according to a statement. “He is also one of America’s pre-eminent novelists, about to receive the Nobel Prize for literature; and the flawlessly gracious Joan, who has spent 40 years ignoring her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has decided she’s had enough.”
- Leo Barraclough
The Downton Abbey cast is still as close as ever.
The cast had a mini reunion at the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday night. Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Lesley Nicoli, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan and more posed together on the red carpet.
And while the show might have wrapped in 2015, the cast still makes sure to stay in touch.
“We bump into one another,” Logan said on People and Entertainment Weekly’s official live pre-show. “We did have a meetup recently. Some of us were all there — 30 of us. We had dinner.”
• People and Entertainment Weekly are hosting the »
- Jodi Guglielmi
7 items from 2017
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