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Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s book set in 1953, when the former prime minister had a stroke
Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: Kbo, set during the summer of 1953 when the then-peacetime prime minister had a stroke, which was kept secret from the world.
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- John Plunkett
Cannes – Paris-based Other Angle Pictures, one of France’s most mainstream sales agents, has closed multiple deals, major territories included, on its flagship Cannes titles “Lives in Secret” and “Blind Date.”
Starring Tim Roth and Kelly Reilly (“True Detective”) and produced by Eliot Jenkins and “Resident Evil’s” Jeremy Bolt, “Lives” has closed Australia (Vendetta) and Latin America (Cdc), of major territories. Directed by Emmy winner John Hay (“Stig of the Dump,” “There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble”), “Lives” also clinched Turkey (Fabula), South Africa (MNet), Poland (Kino Swiat), Middle East (Falcon) and the former Yugoslavia (21 Films). The U.K., France, Belgium and Japan are in advanced talks, said Oliver Albou, who heads up Other Angle with Laurence Schonberg.
Based on true events, “Lives” centers on WWII British intelligence officer Vera Atkins’ interrogation of her Gestapo counterpart over the fate of women spies sent to Occupied France. It is early »
- John Hopewell
If you haven’t heard about the project before, Peter & Wendy is an upcoming ITV television movie based on Peter Pan. We’re told that it “reinterprets this timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original,” connecting the adventures to the modern day children’s hospital Great Ormond Street.
The show – adapted for the screen from J.M. Barrie’s original by The Musketeers writer Adrian Hodges – is now confirmed to star Stanley Tucci as Captain Hook, singer Paloma Faith as Tinker Bell and Laura Fraser as Mrs Darling.
Mr Tucci is of course known for this work in The Hunger Games, The Devil Wears Prada, The Terminal, Transformers: Age Of Extinction and many many more. Paloma Faith appeared in The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, »
’80s-set corporate morality tale A Most Violent Year has been earmarked as one to watch more than most. Echoing Sidney Lumet’s urban thrillers of the ’70s, it brings a fresh sensibility to the genre by casting two of American cinema’s true up and comers – Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.
Looking to the past while paving a way to the future, the talent behind the project is writer/director J.C. Chandor. Thn got the chance to sit down and talk turkey with the man himself. Expecting him to be a serious-minded sort, we were surprised to find Chandor open and talkative about his work, giving detailed insights into everything from his leading lady’s fingernails and getting tributed by Jonah Hill, to the elements that inspired the highly-intriguing end result…
Thn: The setting for the film is very specific and gives the story its title. What came first for you, »
- Steve Palace
Exclusive: Paris-based Other Angle has secured a brace of key sales for Us comedy Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.
The Airplane-style comedy has landed with pan-Middle East distributor Front Row and South Africa’s M-Net ahead of its market premiere in Cannes with director Sam Friedlander and star Mark Feuerstein in attendance.
Armie Hammer has largely been seen in bigger dramas or action adventures such as J. Edgar or The Lone Ranger, so it’s nice to see him taking a crack at other things too. He’s signed on for a role in Stanley Tucci’s The Final Portrait opposite Geoffrey Rush.Tucci is once more on writing and directing duty for the film, which will chronicle the friendship between American art critic James Lord (Hammer) who agrees to sit for a portrait by his friend, noted Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Rush). Unfortunately, though the two knew each other socially, Lord wasn’t quite prepared for the demanding nature of the artist at work and the experience tests their relationship to the limit.The script has been adapted from Lord’s writing on the experience, A Giacometti Portrait. Tucci’s producers are still rounding up the funding, and he should be shooting this year. »
Entertainment One has inked sales on “Spotlight,” including a multiterritory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Pic, about the Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church, stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams.
In addition to Spwa, which will handle Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe outside of the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel and India, eOne has secured sales of the film in Italy (Bim), Portugal (Lusomundo), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), the Baltic States (Estonian Theatrical Distribution), South Africa (Times Media), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Indonesia (Queen), Singapore (Shaw), South Korea (Activers), Taiwan (Caichang), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and airline rights (Eim).
EOne is handling international sales of “Spotlight” in all territories outside of the U.K., Canada, Spain, Benelux and Australia/New Zealand, where the company is distributing the film directly, and in the U.S., where the film is being distributed by Open Road, »
- Leo Barraclough
eOne has licensed a large swathe of the world on its Catholic Church abuse drama including a multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa).
The studio will distribute in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe excluding former Yugoslavia, as well as Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel and India.
Elsewhere eOne closed deals in Italy (Bim), Portugal (Lusomundo), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), Baltic States (Estonian Theatrical Distribution), South Africa (Times Media), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Indonesia (Queen), Singapore (Shaw), South Korea (Activers), Taiwan (Caichang), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and Airlines (Eim).
eOne will directly distribute in the UK, Canada, Spain, Benelux and Australia/New Zealand, while Open Road plans a wide Us release.
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Screenterrier posted details of open casting calls to find Peter, Wendy and Tiger Lily for a new ITV drama based on the classic children's novel Peter Pan by J.M Barrie, now called Peter & Wendy, and the cast has now been announced.
13 year old Hazel Doupe from Ireland, will star in the joint roles of twelve year old Lucy Rose, a patient at modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Wendy Darling, in her re-imagining of Peter Pan story.
Hazel (represented by Macfarlane Chard), who attends Billie Barry Stage School in Dublin, played Sarah in the Rte docu/drama Titanic, Blood and Steel, and starred in Irish thriller Jack Taylor:Shot Down,
Natifa Mai (represented by Identity Agency) has been cast in »
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In this week's most unexpected piece of casting news, Paloma Faith has signed up to play Tinkerbell in ITV's new drama Peter & Wendy.
The singer-songwriter will be joined in the modern day re-imagining of Jm Barrie's Peter Pan by Stanley Tucci, who will play Captain Hook.
ITV's two-hour drama will open in Great Ormond Street Hospital in the present day, with 12-year-old Lucy Rose (Doupe) awaiting treatment for a serious heart condition.
When her mother reads her and the other children the tale of Peter Pan, she falls asleep with thoughts of Neverland racing through her mind. She dreams her own version of the story into existence.
The drama will cut back and forth between Lucy Rose's version of Neverland and the struggles she is facing in hospital each day. »
Bafta winning Faith and Oscar nominee Tucci, star of Sky Atlantic’s Arctic murder mystery Fortitude, will appear alongside Laura Fraser, who played drugs kingpin Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, last seen enjoying a cup of tea in Breaking Bad.
Related: Paloma Faith: ‘The music industry is scared of politics’
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- John Plunkett
Armie Hammer is the latest cast member to be added to Final Portrait, the upcoming biopic from Stanley Tucci in his first major feature as director since 2007’s Blind Date. The Lone Ranger star with join Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, who will take the lead as Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Tucci is working from his own script based on the novel A Giacometti Portrait by the artist’s friend, the American critic James Lord, who in 1960s Paris sat down for 18 days, studying Giacometti as he painted his picture using oils. Gail Egan, Potboiler Productions, Ilann Girard, Fred
- Alex Ritman
Exclusive: Armie Hammer is joining Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait opposite Geoffrey Rush. The film follows the relationship between legendary Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Rush) and American art critic James Lord (Hammer), who decides to sit for a portrait by his friend. He is unprepared, however, for the painter's demanding intensity, and the experience tests their relationship to the core. The script is based on Lord's own work A Giacometti Portrait. Gail Egan of… »
Here’s a look at The Sister Portrait, featuring Katniss and Primrose Everdeen, a commemorative Hunger Games franchise print debuting at the 2015 Festival de Cannes.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown.
Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on »
- Michelle McCue
Title: A Little Chaos Director: Alan Rickman Starring: Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Steven Waddington, Jennifer Ehle. ‘A Little Chaos marks Rickman’s second film after his 1997 directorial debut ‘The Winter Guest.’ The 2014 British period drama is the second collaboration of Rickman and Winslet after their 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ Love blooms amid the Sun King’s gardens in 17th-century Versailles: A Gallehault indeed, the project that engages two talented landscape artists at Louis Xiv’s palace of Versailles. Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet) is a fictional proto-feminist figure of lower-class gardener, who shakes up the ordered world of the king’s landscaper in chief, Maître [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
With a first trailer set to land on May 22nd, Lionsgate has released a brand new ‘Sister Portrait’ poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss joined by Willow Shields’ Prim…
See Also: Poster and teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part »
- Gary Collinson
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is set to become a Broadway musical.
The popular David Frankel-directed film – which starred Anne Hathaway as an aspiring journalist working as the assistant to a high-fashion magazine editor, played by Meryl Streep – will be adapted into a musical by Kevin McCollum, the producer behind the ‘Rent’ stage show.
The Tony Award-winning producer – whose Broadway credits also include ‘Something Rotten!’ and ‘Hand to God” – entered into a deal with Twentieth Century Fox in 2013 to turn their blockbuster films into musicals.
The cast of the musical has still to be confirmed, but members of the original cast have previously suggested they’d be happy to return for a movie sequel and have also been linked to the much-discussed stage production. »
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Fouad Mikati directed Return To Sender from a script by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. Rlj Entertainment chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward negotiated the deal with Voltage and plans a 2015 release.
Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Ron Judkins’ festival favourite and comedic drama Finding Neighbors starring Michael O’Keefe and Catherine Dent. Jon Gerrans negotiated rights with producers Judy Korin and Jennifer Young.
Multi-platform specialist Orion Releasing has picked up North America and MGM Latin America on Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. [link »
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Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for »
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Read More: Orion Releasing Acquires SXSW 2014 Award Winner 'Fort Tilden' Sam Friedlander’s feature film directorial debut "Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant" has been acquired by Orion Releasing, a company focused on multi-platform releases via specialized theatrical runs and premium video on demand services, and Latin American distribution through MGM. Directed by Sam Friedlander and written by Mike Sikowitz, the comedy tells the story of Larry Gaye, a rebellious ladies man who is forced to spring into action when his airline tries to replace human flight attendants with robots. Expert flight attendant Larry has to battle a FlightPal200 (Romijn) to prove why human customer service can never be replicated properly by robots. "Larry Gaye" stars Mark Feuerstein ("Royal Pains") as Larry, and features a stellar ensemble cast including Danny Pudi, Jayma Mays, Rebecca Romijn, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Ian Gomez, Henry »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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