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'The Witch' producers strike for 'Netherland' TV series

12 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.

The Witch and Obvious Child producers Rooks Nest Entertainment are developing a TV adaptation of Joseph O’Neill’s acclaimed 2008 novel Netherland.

Rooks Nest producers Julia Godzinskaya and Sophie Vickers are producing with first-time writer-producer Francesca Harris, who optioned screen rights to the novel from O’Neill’s La agent.

The project was previously in development as a feature with director Sam Mendes, writer Christopher Hampton and Oprah Winfrey’s production company Harpo Films but Harris and Rooks Nest are changing course on the adaptation which is now being envisaged as a returning series of 13 x 50 min.

Rooks Nest, which expects to bring on another key creative to work alongside Harris on the series, will be heading to Cannes next week for discussions with key financiers.

“There is an incredibly rich character world in the book which will be »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Can You Identify All 131 Oscar Winners (and Two Royals!) in This Amazing Photo?

18 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fun film fact: Since the first Academy Award ceremony in 1929, more than 300 British citizens have been awarded an Oscar in acting, music and technical categories. (The U.S. holds the title for most produced Oscar winners). And to celebrate the enormous filmmaking contributions by U.K. artists, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla hosted an exclusive royal reception for 131 British Oscar winners from the past 45 years inside the Picture Gallery at St. James's Palace on Wednesday. Among the Hollywood icons on the invite list were Sir Michael Caine, Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ben Kingsley, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Can You Identify All 131 Oscar Winners (and Two Royals!) in This Amazing Photo?

18 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fun film fact: Since the first Academy Award ceremony in 1929, more than 300 British citizens have been awarded an Oscar in acting, music and technical categories. (The U.S. holds the title for most produced Oscar winners). And to celebrate the enormous filmmaking contributions by U.K. artists, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla hosted an exclusive royal reception for 131 British Oscar winners from the past 45 years inside the Picture Gallery at St. James's Palace on Wednesday. Among the Hollywood icons on the invite list were Sir Michael Caine, Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ben Kingsley, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Richard Eyre on the Hollow Crown's Henry IV: from the pub to the battlefield

2 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

For the BBC series, Eyre took Shakespeare’s histories out into the country they portrayed, shooting on location to give a broad vision of England

Shakespeare’s history plays are all about contrasts: council chambers and battlefields, city and country, the corridors of power and the world of the streets. High politics and low life. And that’s especially true of Henry IV Parts I and II. Half the time you’re watching England’s rulers sitting in meetings, tearing the country apart; the rest of the time you’re with Hal and Falstaff down the pub. They’re panoptic, these plays, full of so many different kinds of England. All human life is here. The two plays have great similarities, but they’re also in subtly different keys. Part I is brighter and more youthful, the story of Hal and his great rival, Hotspur; Part II is bleaker. Everyone seems to be older. »

- Interview by Andrew Dickson

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New ‘Preacher’ Teaser Trailer: Just What Kind of Preacher Are You?

29 April 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’re only a few short weeks away from seeing AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher. Any fan of the comic book series knows it’s been a long journey for this property. When Preacher was being developed as a film it attracted plenty of talent, but even a director as capable as Sam Mendes couldn’t crack the story. Mendes, however, […]

The post New ‘Preacher’ Teaser Trailer: Just What Kind of Preacher Are You? appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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James Bond director Sam Mendes to lead Venice film festival jury

27 April 2016 9:24 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Spectre director ‘very honoured’ to preside over international panel choosing best film

British film director Sam Mendes will head the jury at the 73rd Venice film festival, organisers have announced.

Mendes, who has directed several blockbusters including James Bond pictures Skyfall and Spectre, said he was “delighted” to be asked to preside over the world’s oldest film festival.

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- Guardian Staff

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Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury

27 April 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Sam Mendes is to head a nine-strong competition jury at the Venice Film Festival (Aug 31-Sept 10), it has been announced.

The British filmmaker took his second feature, Road To Perdition, to the Lido in 2002 where it competed for the coveted Golden Lion.

“I’m very honoured to have been asked by Alberto to lead the International Jury for Venezia 73,” said Mendes of the festival’s artistic director, Alberto Barbera.

“I’ve always had a strong personal connection with Venice; as a student I worked for three months at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection way back in 1984, and my happiest film festival memory is launching Road To Perdition at Venice in 2002.

“I am thoroughly delighted to be coming back to the Lido this year and welcoming a wealth of international filmmaking talent.”

Barbera said: “Sam Mendes’ work is a particularly effective »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Sam Mendes to Lead Venice Film Festival Jury

27 April 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Sam Mendes will head the 73rd Venice Film Festival jury, organizers announced Wednesday. Mendes, the filmmaker behind “American Beauty” and the James Bond movies “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” was chosen as the president of the international jury of the competition by the Biennale di Venezia board of directors, based on a recommendation by the Festival’s director, Alberto Barbera. “I’m very honored to have been asked by Alberto to lead the International Jury for Venezia 73,” said Mendes. “I’ve always had a strong personal connection with Venice; as a student I worked for three months at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection way back. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Sam Mendes will head up Venice Film Festival jury this year

27 April 2016 8:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sam Mendes is set to head to Italy this year to become head of the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

The news was announced Wednesday, just days after the talented British director named his next project, the adaptation of Gay Talese’s article The Voyeur’s Motel. Mendes has a huge body of work, and as well as his film efforts, that include the last two James Bond movies, Skyfall and Spectre, there are the award-winning theatre productions, including his most recent directorial effort, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is in its final year in London’s West End.

The 73rd Venice Film Festival runs from August 31-September 10th.

The post Sam Mendes will head up Venice Film Festival jury this year appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Sam Mendes Named President Of Venice Film Festival Jury

27 April 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

James Bond director Sam Mendes will preside over the 73rd Venice Film Festival jury, it was announced today. The fest runs August 31-September 10. Mendes has precedence with Venice. His Tom Hanks-Paul Newman gangster film, The Road To Perdition, premiered there in 2002. He commented today that he’s “always had a strong personal connection with Venice” having worked as a student at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in 1984, and that his happiest film fest memory is launching… »

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Sam Mendes to Head Venice Film Festival Jury

27 April 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — British film and stage director Sam Mendes will head the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Mendes’ rapport with the Lido dates back to 2002 when he was in the Venice competition with Tom Hanks-starrer “Road to Perdition,” which is the only one of his movies to launch from an international film festival.

Mendes broke out on the global film scene with his smash hit first feature “American Beauty,” followed by mob movie “Perdition,” war drama “Jarhead,” Kate Winslet-starrer “Revolutionary Road,” road comedy “Away We Go” and the two highly successful latest James Bond pictures, “Skyfall,” in 2012, and “Spectre” in 2015.

He will next direct “The Voyeur’s Motel,” based on a soon-to-be-published novel by Gay Talese about a man who spent 35 years spying on his motel guests. Steven Spielberg is producing.

Mendes, whose career started in theatre, most recently directed the Olivier Award-nominated musical adaptation for the »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Watch Now: Showtime Releases Penny Dreadful Season 3 Premiere Episode Online

25 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its premiere on Sunday, May 1st, Showtime has released the Penny Dreadful Season 3 premiere episode online for fans to enjoy early and for free.

“Enjoy this free episode from Showtime. Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) to battle a new evil in the new Season 3 premiere. New episodes Sundays at 10pm Et/Pt beginning 5/1. Order Showtime now! Starring Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, and Timothy Dalton.

This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Dalton). The »

- Derek Anderson

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Remembering 007 Director Guy Hamilton by Revisiting ‘Goldfinger’

21 April 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I seriously doubt that “Goldfinger” was the first Bond movie I saw, but there’s no question it was the one that cemented my love for the franchise — the gold standard against which all subsequent installments would be judged. It’s a good thing I saw it when I was young, too, because in many ways, it’s the hokiest of the series, with self-parody already setting in by the third film — and the first directed by the late Guy Hamilton, who went on to helm three others (“Diamonds Are Forever,” “Live and Let Die” and “The Man with the Golden Gun”).

The film’s pre-credits episode features Bond scuba-diving in to plant a bomb. When he emerges from the water, he’s wearing a “camouflage” helmet featuring a stuffed seagull perched on top — the sort of gag one might expect in a Leslie Nielsen spy-movie send-up, not the real deal. »

- Peter Debruge

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Michelle Williams Joins Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck,’ Gary Oldman to Play Churchill, and More

18 April 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The world may be falling apart, but there’s this much: the wait for Todd Haynes‘ next film will not take us through two presidential elections and whole career arcs for his American contemporaries. With Carol still fresh on our minds, Wonderstruck has added another cast member: joining Julianne Moore is Michelle Williams, who will play the deceased mother of a boy living in Minnesota circa 1977. [Variety]

Based on an illustrated novel by Hugo author Brian Selznick, it also focuses on a girl in New Jersey circa 1927 who ventures to New York to meet her idol, an actress named Lillian Mayhew — presumably Moore’s role. Given the connections between its narrative threads, the film’s already shaping up rather nicely.

Killer Films and Amazon Studios are backing the project.

It’s hardly surprising that a film adaptation of Gay Talese‘s horrifying article The Voyeur’s Motel would move forward within »

- Nick Newman

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Sam Mendes to direct The Voyeur’s Motel

17 April 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has signed on for his first post-Bond offering, with Deadline reporting that he is set to direct an adaptation of Gay Talese’s upcoming non-fiction book The Voyeur’s Motel for DreamWorks.

The book, which is set for publication on July 12th, tells the story of Colorado man Gerald Foos, “a lifelong voyeur who opened a hotel primarily so he could watch guests having sex, through ceiling vents. He fancied himself as an observer of human behavior, but he sometimes did more than observe. Among other things, he was complicit in a murder he caused when he flushed the drugs of a dealer down the toilet and that dealer blamed his girlfriend and strangled her.”

In addition to directing, Mendes will also serve as producer alongside Steven Spielberg.

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- Gary Collinson

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Sam Mendes And Steven Spielberg Check In To The Voyeur’s Motel

15 April 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With MGM poised to place the James Bond franchise on ice at least for the immediate future, much of the core talent that helped reinvigorate the prestigious spy series has moved on to pastures anew. That includes director Sam Mendes who, after helming both Skyfall and the rather underwhelming Spectre, recently checked in to The Voyeur’s Motel.

That’s according to Deadline, revealing that the Oscar-winning filmmaker will helm a big-screen adaptation of Gay Talese’s non-fiction novel. Though it’s still to hit store shelves, Talese’s book has garnered a fair amount of pre-release buzz for its sleazy, real-life narrative.

Revolving around one Gerald Roos, a lonesome figure that took up residence in a small motel with the sole intention of setting up a peep show – peering into neighbouring rooms and, by effect, their intimate sex lives. Here’s the synopsis of Talese’s novel:

On January »

- Michael Briers

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Sam Mendes set to direct Gay Talese's The Voyeur's Motel

15 April 2016 7:33 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Now that Sam Mendes is officially done with the James Bond franchise, he can turn his attention to other projects, and according to Deadline, the filmmaker will helm The Voyeur's Motel, an adaptation of Gay Talese's recently published New Yorker article and upcoming book of the same name. If this ends up being Mende's next feature film directorial effort it'll be his first... Read More »

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Sam Mendes will direct ‘The Voyeur’s Hotel’

15 April 2016 7:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sam Mendes will direct The Voyeur’s Hotel, a new film based on the upcoming book of the same name. Steven Spielberg will produce the film over at Dreamworks.

The planned film is actually based on a New Yorker article by Gay Talese, and will soon his book stores in novel form. The film is Mendes’ first non-Bond movie for seven years.

Here’s the plot of the source material.

The Voyeur’s Hotel is a long and rather unsettling piece in which a Colorado man named Gerald Foos, a lifelong voyeur, opened a hotel primarily so he could watch guests having sex, through ceiling vents. He fancied himself as an observer of human behavior, but he sometimes did more than observe. Among other things, he was complicit in a murder he caused when he flushed the drugs of a dealer down the toilet and that dealer blamed his girlfriend and strangled her. »

- Paul Heath

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Sam Mendes Takes A Peek Into 'The Voyeur's Motel'

15 April 2016 6:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After back-to-back movies guiding James Bond through his latest adventures of international intrigue, it looks like Sam Mendes is eager to return studying the avenues of domestic life. And an upcoming effort will find him detailing a yarn that's just too odd to not be real. Read More: Sam Mendes Talks His Future With 007 Mendes will direct the Steven Spielberg-produced adaptation of Gay Talese's upcoming, non-fiction book "The Voyeur's Motel." Indeed, it will tell the true story of Gerald Roos, who bought a motel for the purpose of spying on his guests having sex, which he did for decades without being caught. Well, there's a sure fire to way to prevent us from ever renting a hotel room again. Here's the book synopsis:  On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Daily | In the Works | Spielberg, De Palma, Mendes

15 April 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"In 1987," begins the Guardian's Catherine Shoard, "Steven Spielberg offered Mark Rylance a part in his new movie, Empire of the Sun. The actor refused…. Nearly 30 years on, the pair are making up for lost time." Following last year's Bridge of Spies, The Bfg will premiere in Cannes. Then came word earlier this week of another collaboration, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara with a screenplay by Tony Kushner. And Now Variety's Dave McNary reports that Rylance is "in talks" to join Simon Pegg, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn in Spielberg's Ready Player One. We're gathering news of more projects in the works, too, from Brian De Palma, Sam Mendes, Warren Beatty, David Lowery, Ramin Bahrani and more. » - David Hudson »

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