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'A Monster Calls' Felicity Jones to Star in Juan Antonio Bayona's Children's Fantasy Adaptation

18 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Brit "It" woman Felicity Jones ("Breathe In," "The Invisible Woman") has landed a starring role in Spanish helmer Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of the children's fantasy novel "A Monster Calls." Per Deadline, Jones will play the character of Mum, and the production is reportedly courting Liam Neeson to play the part of "the Monster." So what's the set-up of the tale by author Patrick Ness (who is also penning the script)? A young boy retreats into a fantastical world of monsters and other creatures as a way of coping with the illness of his mother and bullying classmates. The film, which is eyeing a fall 2016 release, is a co-production between River Road, Lionsgate, Participant and Focus Features. Next up on Jones' slate is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," James Marsh's "Theory of Everything," and "True Story," opposite James Franco and Jonah Hill. Bayona, who directed 2012's tsunami-drama "The Impossible" and 2007 horror title "The Orphanage, »

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Tribeca: Spacey, Shakespeare, and Sightseeing

21 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tribeca Film Festival Coverage continues. Here's abstew on a Kevin Spacey doc

"That's why the film is called 'Now', it's not just the first word spoken at the beginning of the play, but it was meant to evoke that immediacy of live theatre. It's happening right now, in front of you," director Jeremy Whelehan said to a packed audience at the world premiere of his documentary film Now: In the Wings on a World Stage.

The film chronicles The Bridge Project, a transatlantic theatre company that was a collaboration of the British Old Vic (which for the past 10 years has had two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey at the helm as Artistic Director) and New York's Bam, and the last production the company performed, Richard III. The documentary (which Spacey also produced) goes behind the scenes of director Sam Mendes' production of the Shakespeare work about the deformed, power-hungry king and the year long, »

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Tribeca: Kevin Spacey, 'Richard III' Co-Stars Talk 'House of Cards' Origins in Shakespeare Play

22 April 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Before Kevin Spacey was sharing Frank Underwood's manipulative plots with viewers on House of Cards, he was revealing his evil schemes to crowds around the world as Richard III in the globe-trotting production that serves as the subject of the new documentary Now: In the Wings on a World Stage. In the film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival Monday night, viewers are not only given a backstage pass to the Sam Mendes-directed performances staged by Spacey and his company of actors from both the U.K. and the U.S. but they also learn how each

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- Hilary Lewis

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Tribeca: Kevin Spacey on Why Theater Will Always Trump Film, and how Shakespeare Prepped Him For 'House of Cards'

22 April 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"I am a theater rat," announced Kevin Spacey last night to a Tribeca Film Festival crowd gathered for a festival panel centered on the making of "Now: In The Wings On A World Stage," a documentary chronicling the first trans-Atlantic theater troupe, the Bridge Project Company, as they took "Richard III" around the world. After viewing the film, two things became very clear: 1) "World Stage" is no understatement, as the 20 British and American actors and director Sam Mendes traveled and performed in Greece, Italy, Beijing, Australia, New York, and beyond, and 2) that being a "theater rat" involves grueling work, vivid adventures, pain, passion, humor, and verve. Spacey, director Jeremy Whelehan, and company members Jeremy Bobb, Hadyn Dwynne and Gemma Jones sat down following the film and talked about traveling the world, "House of Cards," and why theater will always trump film for Spacey. Here are fun facts from the event: »

- Taylor Lindsay

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Now: In The Wings On A World Stage Screening at The Tivoli April 29th

22 April 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The documentary Now: In The Wings On A World Stage, chronicling the highly successful world tour of a production of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey, screens Tuesday, April 29th at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater 6350 Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis.

Tickets are $12.50. The Tivoli’s website can be found Here

http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/st.louis/tivolitheatre.htm

Kevin Spacey, director Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in Now: In The Wings On A World Stage. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Richard III. Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immersive »

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New images from the pilot episode of Penny Dreadful

22 April 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Spoiler TV, we’ve got a batch of fifteen images from Showtime’s star-studded Victorian-era thriller Penny Dreadful, which has been created by Skyfall screenwriter John Logan, with Sam Mendes executive producing. Check out the gallery here…

Penny Dreadful is set to premiere on Showtime on May 11th, with a cast that includes Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, Sin City), Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace, Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (Cockneys vs. Zombies, The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). Watch the trailer here.

The post New images from the pilot episode of Penny Dreadful appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Photos from Penny Dreadful

22 April 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re getting close to the premiere of Penny Dreadful and we have a set of photos from the upcoming Showtime horror series from Skyfall‘s John Logan and Sam Mendes:

“In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters — including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light — have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill).

The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, »

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New Stills From The First Ep Of Penny Dreadful: "Night Work"

22 April 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters -- including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light -- have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill). The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed »

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Terror Is In The Eye Of The Beholder In New Penny Dreadful Teaser

21 April 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The jury’s still out on Showtime’s upcoming original series, Penny Dreadful, which has already been put in the unsavory position of going up against major hits like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley. The cast, which includes Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton, is superb, but it’s unclear whether the horror series will debut with enough narrative force to make much of an impression.

Unfortunately, fears that producer Sam Mendes is aiming for style over substance with Penny Dreadful won’t be allayed with the latest trailer, which features ominous voice-over, some creepy shots of the main cast… and little else. Check it out below:

“No matter what secrets you possess, no matter what fears you hold, no matter what darkness you hide, no matter how monstrous your dreams, no matter what hungers you feed… there are others, just like you,” various characters whisper throughout the preview. »

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Watch: Secrets, Fear, Darkness, Dreams & Hunger Emerge In New Trailer For 'Penny Dreadful' Starring Eva Green

21 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Dear cable networks, we know you want to schedule all your hot new shows in the spring because you want to keep them in the brains of Emmy voters, but there are only so many hours in a day, and lord knows we don't have time to pick up on a new series each week. So, good luck to Showtime with putting "Penny Dreadful" on the same night as "Game Of Thrones," "Mad Men, "Turn," "Silicon Valley" and "Veep." Our DVRs are crying. Anyway, a new trailer for the Sam Mendes-produced series is here, and with it providing Eva Green a lead role in something each week, that's pretty much the reason we're (going to attempt) watching this thing. Oh, and the fact that the ambition means if it works it's going to be great and if not... it'll be a mess. Josh Hartnett, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Secrets, Fear, Darkness, Dreams & Hunger Emerge In New Trailer For 'Penny Dreadful' Starring Eva Green

21 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Dear cable networks, we know you want to schedule all your hot new shows in the spring because you want to keep them in the brains of Emmy voters, but there are only so many hours in a day, and lord knows we don't have time to pick up on a new series each week. So, good luck to Showtime with putting "Penny Dreadful" on the same night as "Game Of Thrones," "Mad Men, "Turn," "Silicon Valley" and "Veep." Our DVRs are crying. Anyway, a new trailer for the Sam Mendes-produced series is here, and with it providing Eva Green a lead role in something each week, that's pretty much the reason we're (going to attempt) watching this thing. Oh, and the fact that the ambition means if it works it's going to be great and if not... it'll be a mess. Josh Hartnett, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Penny Dreadful Production Blog and a Reminder the Characters Are Just Like You!

21 April 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With just three weeks to wait until the premiere of "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, the network has released another production blog (this one focusing on British exploration and the search for the Nile) plus another promo!

First up is Production Blog #8, in which author/historian Matthew Sweet discusses the impact of British exploration on Victorian life and how it relates to "Penny Dreadful." That's followed up by a new promo teaser titled "Just Like You."

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, »

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Get Ready for Showtime's Supernatural Chiller 'Penny Dreadful' with Creepy New Trailer (Review)

21 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the more inspired aspects of this year’s SXSW was the newly added Episodic program, a showcase previewing yet-to-debut TV series. Episodic original content has clearly been undergoing a revolution. Indeed, the conversations surrounding small-screen content often eclipse what’s being said about big-screen fare. While, say, Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake” and Sean Durkin’s “Southcliffe” debuted as one-offs in the festival world, expect this new sort of collective programming to catch on -- and fast -- at other major fests.I took a break from scouring the admittedly underwhelming narrative competition film program to check out the first hour-long installment of Showtime’s supernatural period chiller “Penny Dreadful,” starring Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and former 007 Timothy Dalton.  (Watch a new trailer for the series, which hits Showtime May 11, below.)Executive produced by Sam Mendes, all eight episodes are written by “Skyfall” scribe John Logan. »

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Get Ready for Showtime's Supernatural Chiller 'Penny Dreadful' with Creepy New Trailer (Review)

21 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

One of the more inspired aspects of this year’s SXSW was the newly added Episodic program, a showcase previewing yet-to-debut TV series. Episodic original content has clearly been undergoing a revolution. Indeed, the conversations surrounding small-screen content often eclipse what’s being said about big-screen fare. While, say, Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake” and Sean Durkin’s “Southcliffe” debuted as one-offs in the festival world, expect this new sort of collective programming to catch on -- and fast -- at other major fests.I took a break from scouring the admittedly underwhelming narrative competition film program to check out the first hour-long installment of Showtime’s supernatural period chiller “Penny Dreadful,” starring Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and former 007 Timothy Dalton.  (Watch a new trailer for the series, which hits Showtime May 11, below.)Executive produced by Sam Mendes, all eight episodes are written by “Skyfall” scribe John Logan. »

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Meet The Penny Dreadful Gang In New "Just Like You" Promo

20 April 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters -- including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light -- have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill). The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed »

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Meet Penny Dreadful's Sir Malcolm Murray

20 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In order to entice an actor of Timothy Dalton's stature to the small screen, the role of Sir Malcolm Murray in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" must be quite juicy indeed. The network has just released a new promo video in which he and co-star Josh Hartnett discuss the character.

"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

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Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, »

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Watch the New Trailer for Showtime's Penny Dreadful

20 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Showtime has released this new trailer for "Penny Dreadful," starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. The show will premiere on May 11. In "Penny Dreadful," some of literature's most famously terrifying characters . including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula . have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street. »

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Characters Insist They’re ‘Just Like You’ (Exclusive Video)

18 April 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The whole gang has finally come together in all its fearsome glory.

In the new trailer for Showtime’s upcoming horror series “Penny Dreadful,” Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and the rest of the cast insist that their eccentric characters are “just like you.” We’re assuming the same goes for the classic horror characters that roam the streets of Victorian London. The thriller weaves together various horror origin stories.

“No matter what secrets you possess, no matter what fears you hold, no matter what darkness you hide, no wonder how monstrous your dreams, no matter what hungers you feel, there are others just like you,” the actors take turns saying in the promo.

The new TV spot will air this Sunday. “Penny Dreadful,” which is created by writer John Logan and exec produced by Logan, Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, premieres on Showtime May 11.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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Kevin Spacey Q & A: 'House of Cards' Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, Focus of Self-Released Tribeca Doc (Video)

17 April 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's easy to assume that a documentary financed and self-released by Kevin Spacey will be a vanity project. Especially Monday's Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "Now in the Wings on a World Stage," which follows the head of the Old Vic around the world as he stars in 200 performances of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project production of Shakespeare's "Richard III."   But the documentary, which Spacey and rookie director Jeremy Whelehan (his former associate producer on "Beyond the Sea" and Old Vic assistant director) have been tinkering with for two years, is worth waiting for. Sure, Spacey comes off well as the tireless star boss who takes his company on a scenic yacht trip off the coast of Australia during their Sydney tour. Would he have done that if he wasn't filming for posterity? Well, it makes for a great scene.  The doc takes a behind-the-scenes look at how a unique company of 20 actors, »

- Anne Thompson

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Hollywood Stars Michelle Williams, James Franco and Zach Braff Walk the Broadway Boards (Videos)

16 April 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Why is Sam Mendes back in New York with "Cabaret?" Michelle Williams. She's the talk of the town as she makes her Broadway debut as song-and-dance ingenue Sally Bowles opposite Alan Cumming in Roundabout's revival of the dark musical "Cabaret," directed by Mendes, a prolific stage director before foraying into film with his Oscar-winning debut "American Beauty" in 1999. (Watch a clip from "Cabaret" below.) While many Hollywood stars are packing up their bags and moving to television, Williams is not the only young A-lister heading to a new arena: Broadway. Scarlett Johansson won a Featured Actress Tony for her debut role in "A View from the Bridge" in 2010. And this Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time," writes the La Times in a feature on Broadway rookies Williams, Zach Braff and James Franco, as well as a few familiar faces from TV including Chris. »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

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