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A bootleg version of this Robin Hood trailer showed up late last night but the swiftness with which Universal took it down from YouTube led me to believe the official version would be online soon and sure enough here it is via Apple along with the first three photos from the film.
Robin Hood is directed by Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe stars as the title character as the film chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin »
- Brad Brevet
The Robin Hood trailer that leaked late last night in a low resolution was officially released by Universal today the way it was meant to be experienced: in high definition.
Robin Hood is from director Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe as the former soldier who steals from the rich to give to the poor. The two collaborated previously on Gladiator and hope to find similar success with a similar gritty approach as the trailer reveals.
The official Robin Hood movie synopsis released by Universal reads as follows: Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. »
The complete lineup for the 23rd edition of the American Film Institute (AFI) Fest presented by Audi has been announced. Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” has already been announced as the opening night gala. The Weinstein Company’s “A Single Man” will have its Us premiere at the festival’s Closing Night Gala. Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” has been selected as the Centerpiece Screening Gala presentation.
The film festival, which will debut it’s groundbreaking “See a Film on Us” initiative featuring complimentary tickets to all films including a limited number of seats at each Gala Presentation, will be headquartered at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel between October 30 and November 5. AFI Fest will then move to Santa Monica for the final two days of screenings presented in association with the American Film Market (Afm).
AFI Fest 2009 will mark the return »
- Allan Ford
If you've ever been to a film festival, you know the age-old dilemma: do I opt for early sneaks of high-profile releases that will roll out all over the country in a few months, or do I try to catch the obscurities that I may never see again? For me, this choice is frequently dictated by reviewing obligations, but even when it is not, I tend to opt for the former, as I am both impatient and -- sadly -- skeptical of the unfamiliar. I don't know what happened to me at Telluride this year, but for some reason I decided to commit to a trilogy of films made for British television at the expense of several higher-profile options that I will now have to see when they hit theaters later this fall.
Let this be a lesson to you. Red Riding -- the trilogy to which I'm referring -- is, »
- Eugene Novikov
Lena Headey is joining the cast of HBO's fantasy pilot "Game of Thrones." She will play Queen Cersei Lannister, wife to King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) and sister of young dwarf brother Tyrion (Peter Dinkladge) and twin brother Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). This is the second queen role for the British actress, who previously stared as Queen Gorgo in the Frank Miller feature film "300." She also recently appeared in Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" as the title character. That show ended after two seasons last spring. The pilot is led by previously cast Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings) as Eddard Stark, who reluctantly leaves his distant castle Winterfell to serve the king. "Game of Thrones" is based on author George R.R. Martin's bestselling "A Song Of Ice And Fire" »
Headey will be playing the role of Cersei Lannister. Cersei is known for being just as smart & cunning as the men who are in power.
Other roles of note that have been cast are:
Peter Dinklage as Cersei’s brother Tyrion. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Cersei’s twin Jaime. Sean Bean as aristocrat Ned Stark. Jennifer Ehle as Ned Starks wife Catelyn Stark Mark Addy as King Robert. I hope this will prove to be a nice break-out role for Lena and if any Game of Thrones fans were also Tscc fans, ya gotta be happy! As you can see, if you haven’t »
- Bruce Simmons
With yet another wonderful addition, the cast for HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is shaping up to be quite impressive. Brought to my attention by the always-tenacious Winter-Is-Coming, in an exclusive reveal by television critic Maureen Ryan from the Chicago Tribune, it has been confirmed that Lena Headey, of 300 and The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame, will be portraying the queen everyone loves to hate—Cersei Lannister. She will be joining Peter Dinklage, Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Jennifer Ehle, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tamzin Merchant, and Iain Glen, as well as a few lesser known and completely unknown actors in the pilot. There are also a few roles that have not been announced yet, including the unconfirmed but heavily rumored casting of Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane. When it comes to producing quality television, HBO is so far above anyone else, that it’s almost laughable. Time »
- Paul Sileo
If you thought you felt a slight shift in the Earth’s axis last night, it wasn’t just the wine talking. That was the planet righting itself from the inequity that had weighed it down since May when Lena Headey left our televisions screens. But now, all is right with the world because the actress has landed a starring role in the new HBO series Game of Thrones.
Lena has been cast in the pilot as Cersei Lannister in the adaptation of the first book in the fantasy series by novelist George R.R. Martin.
The acclaimed, epic A Song of Ice and Fire series is set in a magical kingdom filled with kings, queens, knights, rogues, mercenaries and more in a struggle for love, power and everything in between. Martin has been called “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine.
Lena’s character Cersei is described as “a woman of »
- dorothy snarker
By Josef Adalian
Lena Headley, last seen as the lead character in Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is sticking close to the sci-fi/fantasy realm for her next role.
The Chicago Tribune's Mo Ryan broke the news Tuesday that Headley has joined the cast of HBO's red-hot pilot "Game of Thrones." Her role: Cersei Lannister, "a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her," according to Ryan's scoop.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Lena Headey is the latest casting addition to HBO's Game of Thrones pilot. The British actress, who played Sarah Connor for the show's two seasons as well as Queen Gorga in Zack Snyder's 300, will play Queen Cersei in Thrones.
Cersei is married to King Robert (played by The Full Monty's Mark Addy) and is the twin sister of Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and also the older sister to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). She also has a dark secret that she keeps hidden from the knowledge of her husband: that the father of her three children is her brother Jaime. A fiercely protective mother, she but lives in fear of a prophecy that states each of her offspring will be crowned ruler of the Seven Kingdoms but that they will tragically die within the space of one year and before Cersei herself dies of old age. »
- Patrick Sauriol
Welcome to your Wednesday morning television briefing. The Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan is reporting that former Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Lena Headey has signed on to star in HBO's fantasy drama pilot Game of Thrones, based on the novel series by George R.R. Martin. Headey, who toplined the now-canceled Terminator, would play Cersei Lannister, described by Ryan as "a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her." She joins a cast for the pilot (directed by The Visitor's Tom McCarthy) that includes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Mark Addy, Jennifer Ehle, and a slew of others. Headey's character is the sister of Jamie Lannister (Coster-Waldau) and the wife of King Robert (Addy). (Chicago Tribune's The Watcher) Elsewhere at HBO, the pay cabler has given a series order to period drama Boardwalk Empire from executive producers »
Now that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is done (*sob*damn you, Fox!*sob*), former cast member Lena Headey is moving over to HBO's new series Game of Thrones. I love any shows and movies that focus on royal families, so I'm already sold on this one.
Turns out that this show is actually based on a series of books by author George R. R. Martin (does he really need two Rs in his name?) called "A Song of Fire and Ice". I have never heard of this series, which means that I will head over to Amazon and quickly purchase it. Four of the seven books of the series have been released, with the first one entitled "A Game of Thrones".
Apparently, the books are set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, which had emerged from civil war about 15 years prior to the start of the book. The book »
Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," 300 ) will co-star in HBO's fantasy pilot "Game of Thrones," an adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy book series that chronicles a battle among seven kingdoms and two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne. She will play Queen Cersei of House Lannister, wife of King Robert (Mark Addy) and sister of twin brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and outsider younger brother Tyrion (Peter Dinkladge). The cast of the pilot is led by previously cast Sean Bean as battle-weary Ned Stark, who leaves his home to serve the king. »
Oh boy oh boy. Ok, we know it's TV not movies, but HBO's twisted fantasy A Game Of Thrones pilot has got itself a hell of a cast, with Lena Headey joining the line-up today as the thoroughly unscrupulous Cersei Lannister, a woman who's not the sort you want to trust with your last Rolo.Cersei is a queen who cheats on her husband, has a thing for incest, approves of murder, assassination, conspiracy and treason if it will safeguard her own status and treats her friends and enemies much alike: as tools to be used in her quest for power and safety. She's not much of a mother either, and she kicks small puppies for fun*. It's a role that Headey, with the hard-edges she showed so well in The Sarah Connor Chronicles and 300, should slip right into. Admittedly, Cersei's described as blonde, so there may be wigs / hair dye to get into, »
Actress Lena "300" Headey will co-star in the HBO TV pilot Game of Thrones, an adaptation of author George R.R. Martin's fantasy book series, following a battle among seven kingdoms and two ruling families for control of the 'Iron Throne'. Headey will play 'Queen Cersei of House Lannister', the wife of 'King Robert' (Mark Addy), sister of twin brother 'Jaime Lannister' (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and younger brother 'Tyrion' (Peter Dinkladge). Actor Sean "Sharpes Rifles" Bean will play 'Ned Stark', who leaves his home to serve the king »
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Having Sean Bean as your gruff hero already made HBO’s Game of Thrones fantasy TV series a must-see, then they had to go and cast another favorite of mine, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from New Amsterdam, and as the cherry on top, Lena Headey from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has joined the cast. On the show, which will be based on the series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, THR reports that Headey will play Queen Cersei of House Lannister. Headey’s character is the wife of King Robert (to be played by Mark Addy), and sister of twin brother Jaime Lannister (Coster-Waldau) and outsider younger brother Tyrion (Peter Dinkladge). This is, of course, the second time Headey will be playing a queen onscreen. She was previously Queen Gorgo in Zack Snyder’s Greek actioner “300″. And of course, Headey is coming off the canceled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. »
The pilot is an adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy book series. It examines a battle between "seven kingdoms and two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne."
Headey plays the role of Queen Cersei of House Lannister. She is the wife of King Robert (Mark Addy) and sister of twin brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) as well as outsider younger brother Tyrion (Peter Dinkladge).
All the major roles for HBO's "Game of Thones" pilot have been filled in recent weeks -- except one. I can exclusively reveal that Lena Headey, most recently seen as Sarah Connor in Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," will play Cersei Lannister, a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her. Other cast members include the perfectly cast Peter Dinklage as Cersei's brother Tyrion, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Cersei's twin, Jaime, Sean Bean as aristocrat Ned Stark, Jennifer Ehle as his wife Catelyn Stark and Mark Addy as King »
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Heady has closed a deal to co-star on HBO's fantasy pilot, an adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy book series that chronicles a battle among seven kingdoms and two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne.
She will play Queen Cersei of House Lannister, wife of King Robert (Mark Addy) and sister of twin brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and outsider younger brother Tyrion (Peter Dinkladge).
The casting of Headey, who has a big fan following based on her starring turn in "Terminator," is sure to add to the already strong online interest in HBO's "Games" adaptation.
For the British actress, this is the second queen role in a screen »
- By Nellie Andreeva
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' pilot which is due to commence production at The Paint Hall, Belfast, in October has added more names to its growing cast list. Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam, Black Hawk Down) is the latest to join the previously reported cast including Sean Bean (Eddard Stark), Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon), Kit Harrington (Snow) , Jennifer Ehle (Catelyn Stark), Jack Gleeson (Jeffery Baratheon), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen). »
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