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In spy games, no one can really be trusted.
Here’s the synopsis:
While on vacation, a married couple unwittingly befriends a flamboyant and charismatic Russian named Dima, who – unbeknownst to them – is a kingpin money launderer for the mafia. When Dima confides to his new friends that he plans to escape from the mob, they’re quickly swept into the world of international espionage. The unlikely companions must undertake a perilous journey through Paris, Bern, and London and form an unsettling alliance with a ruthless British MI6 agent in order to save Dima and his family.
- Gig Patta
John le Carré’s work has been adapted into films, TV shows, and radio plays. Just this year, there were two popular le Carré adaptations: the BBC/AMC TV series “The Night Manager,” starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, and then Susanna White’s “Our Kind of Traitor,” starring Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris as an English couple thrust into the world of spies.
While on vacation in Morocco trying to save their marriage, Perry McKendrick (McGregor) and Gail Perkins (Harris) befriend gregarious Russian man Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) who, unbeknownst to them, is a money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail embark on a dangerous journey across Europe, all while working with the ruthless and »
- Vikram Murthi
BMW Films has released a new trailer for the short film “The Escape,” starring Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning and Vera Farmiga, Coming Soon reports. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Elysium”) the short features Owen reprising his role as The Driver, which he first played as a rising star in a series of eight short films between 2001 and 2002.
The new short pays homage to the original as part of the 15th anniversary of the critically-acclaimed BMW Films series, entitled “The Hire.” The shorts starred Owen as a mysterious Driver completing a series of missions, and were directed by filmmakers including Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ang Lee, Joe Carnahan, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, John Woo, John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott.
“The Hire” also starred Hollywood talent including Gary Oldman, »
- Graham Winfrey
The Dominique Moore acting workshops are for young people aged 5-18 who are passionate about acting and would like to learn more.
These one day professional workshops are led by Dominique who has more than 20 years stage and screen experience, gaining her first professional acting job at the age of 9. Dominique will be sharing her expert knowledge to help develop attendees performance skills and give them an insight into the acting industry.
At the end of each workshop, Dominique will hold a Q&A session with each group of young performers and their parents. Every participant will receive 1-1 feedback, a certificate of achievement, a signed photo to take home and will have the opportunity to take a picture with Dominique.
These workshops will also give Dominique the opportunity to spot potential members for a special project launching this Autumn.
When: Sunday 23rd October 2016
Registration / 10.30am
5-11 years / 11.00- »
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
Who can you turn to when you don’t know who to trust?
From master spy novelist John le Carré – best-selling author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and A Most Wanted Man – Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) and Naomie Harris (Skyfall) star in the suspense-filled espionage thriller Our Kind of Traitor, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and On Demand October 18 from Lionsgate. Featuring an international cast including Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Golden Globe®winner Damian Lewis (TV’s “Homeland”), the edge-of-your-seat thriller follows two people whose whole life is turned upside down when they step in to help a stranger. Our Kind of Traitor is written by Hossein Amini and directed by Susanna White.
Now you can own the Blu-ray of Our Kind Of Traitor. We Are Movie Geeks has one copy to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment below »
- Tom Stockman
We’ve got our first look at Janus Metz Pedersen’s new film Borg/McEnroe, which places its focus on the thrilling rivalry between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg which culminated in the 1980 Wimbledon’s Men Singles Final. Shia Labeouf looks the part as McEnroe, with Wallander actor Sverrir Gudnason as Borg. Stellan Skarsgård appears in the film […]
- Jon Lyus
The very first image of Shia Labeouf and Sverrir Gudnason in the forthcoming tennis biopic Borg/McEnroe has found its way online. Labeouf plays John McEnroe and Gudnason plays the role of Bjorn Borg in the film which revolves around the 1980 Wimbledon final.
Here it is (via (Imgur):
The match between McEnroe and Borg is widely deemed to be one of the greatest ever played – a five-set stunner that captivated audiences on Centre Court and around the world on live television.
The film, directed by Janus Metz Pedersen, features a stellar cast that also includes Stellan Skarsgård as Swedish tennis player and coach Lennart Bergelin, Robert Emms as Vitas Gerulaitis and Tuva Novotny as Romanian tennis player, and ex-wife to Borg, Mariana Simionescu.
Both Labeouf and Gudnason, along with their co-stars were snapped at a press conference in Sweden just yesterday where shooting continues.
The film will be released »
- Paul Heath
Shia Labeouf’s next project is the biopic “Borg/McEnroe,” the story about the rivalry between hot-headed tennis star John McEnroe (Labeouf) and Swedish player Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The first image of the upcoming drama has been released which shows the actors dressed as the athletes on a tennis court.
Considered one of the greatest tennis players of his time, McEnroe was known for his tantrums and outbursts during his career and faced off 14 times with Borg, who had a cool and emotionless personality. Back in May, Labeouf told Variety how excited he was for this project and that he deeply identified with his character.
“[McEnroe and I have] everything in common. Passionate. Perfectionist. Narcissistic. I’m a bit of a caricature also,” Shia stated. “You look for parallels in your life, »
- Liz Calvario
Terry Gilliam’s seemingly unyielding persistence looked to have paid off when his long-gestating passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, finally started to display some fleeting signs of life. Breathing new life into the character drama, the esteemed filmmaker cast The Force Awakens breakout Adam Driver, Michael Palin and Olga Kurylenko – Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard appear to be teetering on the verge – while a Cannes presser indicated that production was set to begin sooner rather than later.
You’d be best tempering your excitement, though, for Terry Gilliam has now confirmed that The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has once again been hit with a “slight delay.” But don’t fret, the director has no intention of giving up the goose anytime soon, claiming, “I will be dead before the film is.”
Per The Radio 2 Arts Show:
“I was supposed to start to be shooting it starting next Monday. »
- Michael Briers
Nordic mini-major Sf Studios has tapped Michael Porseryd as CEO for the vertically-integrated centenary company starting in 2017.
Porseryd will replace Frida Westerberg, who stepped in as CEO in June following the polemical exit of Jonas Fors amid accusations of sexism and bullying.
Westerberg will remain at Sf Studios in her previous role of deputy CEO and COO for the company.
A Scandinavian media industry vet, Porseryd previously worked as Nordic CEO for the global production company Endemol where he spearheaded Nordic operations between 2010 and 2015. He also held top management positions at Metronome Film & Television and Mtg.
“I’m extremely pleased and very excited to be entrusted with this opportunity, says Michael Porseryd. Sf Studios has a fantastic legacy of producing and distributing content,” said Porseryd. “I strongly believe in their well-defined strategy where content continues to be core as well as their focus on investing in new distribution channels and »
- Elsa Keslassy
The bad boy of movies is playing the bad boy of tennis. Is this a case of too on the nose casting? What matters of course is if Shia Labeouf can approximate John McEnroe’s look convincingly. Looks like it. The fro helps.
However it seems that Labeouf is trying to reform that bad boy image. To promote Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, which comes out later this month, LeBeouf gave a long interview to Variety. In it he might have come up with the best rebuttal for Jared Leto’s recent shenanigans about being committed to the craft. Labeouf said that he doesn’t think of himself as a method actor anymore:
“The word is getting embarrassing. You don’t hear about female method actors. The whole thing has turned into weird, false masculinity shit.”
Indeed. Could it be that Shia finally said exactly what everyone wants to hear? »
- Murtada Elfadl
Exclusive: Luke Shanahan is directing the dark thriller about a medical student whose twin is abducted.
Adelaide Clemens, whose credits include Parade’s End and The Great Gatsby, has taken on the lead role in Luke Shanahan’s dark thriller Rabbit, which starts shooting today. Clemens replaces the previously reported Abbey Lee in the role.
Shanahan will shoot for five weeks on locations in and around Adelaide, Australia. David Ngo produces the co-production between A Longshot Film and Projector Films. LevelK handles international sales on Shanahan’s feature debut.
Clemens stars as Maude Ashton, a young medical student haunted by visions of her twin sister’s abduction, who discovers a secret society that might be connected to her missing sister.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
Filming has resumed on History Channel series “Knightfall,” following a fire at Barrandov Studio, in Prague, according to Stillking Films, which is providing production services for the A&E Studios project.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Stillking said: “In conjunction with our insurers and Barrandov Construction, we are planning to rebuild the destroyed backlot set as soon as possible and complete filming in Czech Republic.”
“Knightfall,” about the mysterious Knights Templar, was created and is executive produced by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, with “Avengers” star Jeremy Renner also serving as executive producer for production company The Combine.
Barrandov is one of the largest production facilities in Europe, having played host to the likes of “Casino Royale,” “Mission: Impossible” and its later sequel “Ghost Protocol,” “The Bourne Identity” and “Snowpiercer.”
Other productions that are shooting there already or are set to shoot there soon include Albert Einstein biographical series “Genius” for NatGeo, with »
- Leo Barraclough
All stories of revenge end up awry in one way or another.
The film follows a father who seeks out a drug lord who killed his son. As the drug lord’s minions turn up dead one-by-one, the hilarity ensues as the bad guys seek out the mysterious man responsible.
Lrm had a phone interview with Stellan Skarsgard and director Hans Petter Moland earlier this month. The conversation was over the dark humor, working on so many collaborations and filming in the cold, cold Norwegian environment.
In Order Of Disappearance is currently released in limited theaters in select cities across America and also available on VOD today.
Read the full transcript below.
Lrm: Congratualations, gentlemen. This long journey of film festivals have finally came to an end. »
- Gig Patta
I’m fairly certain I’d watch Stellan Skarsgård do anything. Train a puppy to roll over? Sounds amazing. Delicately cook a perfect Frittata? I’ll be in the front row. But Skarsgård is at his absolute best when brutal violence is involved, only because of his endearingly maniacal appreciation of a good genre role. Only a few months ago he was able to play a boisterous European mobster in Our Kind of Traitor, and luckily, Hans Petter Moland’s In Order Of Disappearance gives us another Skarsgård role to love with almost no wait in between. A less cartoonish, grief-driven turn this time around for Skarsgård, but more killer Skarsgårdian goodness nonetheless. I thought August was supposed to be filled with crap? Yet here’s another positive review coming out of what might be a record-breaking high for typical late-summer garbage.
Skarsgård plays Nils Dickman, a Norwegian snow-plower whose »
- Matt Donato
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
If this be the movie jail that Mel Gibson is destined to die in, it could be a whole lot worse. Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine, Assault on Precinct 13), works remarkably well as a grindhouse throwback, sporting a screenplay (from Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff, based on Craig’s novel) that’s better than it has any right to be. »
- The Film Stage
This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with “A Somewhat Gentle Man,” a […]
The post ‘In Order Of Disappearance’ Is A Bitter, Bloody Treat For The Black Of Heart [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Jessica Kiang
A blond, fair-skinned Swedish actor playing a petit-bourgeois Swede of the old school who resurfaces in the Norway of the overnight economic miracle, the ubiquitous Stellan Skarsgard looks as blank in Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s determinedly revisionist In Order of Disappearance as the snow-covered swaths atop the rural roadwork his Nils Dickman rips through at the helm of his commanding danger-signal-yellow snow plough. The 2014 masterwork is only now making its long-awaited U.S. debut. The color matches the baggy waterproof overalls that keep Nils’s sizable frame dry, and is just about the only hue outside of white visible during […] »
- Howard Feinstein
I think it's pretty hard not to completely adore Stellan Skarsgård. From his achingly perfect performances working with Lars Von Trier to comic book blockbusters like Thor to the original Insomnia, he's one of the great actors of this or any generation. Yet audiences, it seems, sometimes take his talents for granted. Sure, he's received a share of plaudits, but for an actor with such range and sensitivity I think he's deserving of being considered in the absolute upper echelon of performers. Perhaps one reason that he doesn't quite get the respect of some of his peers is that he's unafraid to balance doing art house cinema with mainstream action fare. Skarsgård is comfortable as the everyman as he is the tortured soul, and gives dignity...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Stellan Skarsgård has been one of Sweden’s hardest working acting exports for many years, but his recognition in the States may have reached a new high when he was cast as Dr. Erik Selvig in Marvel Studios’ Thor in 2000. Ever since then, the Marvel Universe has been keeping Skarsgård busy, but not enough to have him turn down his good friend, Norwegian filmmaker Hans Peter Moland, when he comes to Skarsgård with a role.
Skarsgård plays Nils, a quiet snowplow driver in the middle of a snow-covered section of Norway in Moland’s new film In Order of Disappearance, his main responsibility being to remove snow from a long strip of road that connects the towns. When Nils’ son turns up dead, he starts going after the men responsible, leading him to an outlandish crime lord known as “The Count,” who is also interested in finding those responsible for taking out his men. »
- Edward Douglas
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