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Paddington 2 Is Getting a Wide Release in 2018

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The Weinstein Company has given the long-awaited sequel Paddington 2 a new release date today, setting the movie for January 12, 2018. This puts it in roughly the same frame as the original Paddington movie, which hit theaters on January 16, 2015. As of now, Paddington 2 will go up against Lionsgate's action-thriller The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson and Studio 8's White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey. It will also fall between Insidious 4 on January 5 and Den of Thieves and Horse Soldiers on January 19.

Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company made the move for this slot after Paramount moved its own family-friendly project, Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes from January 12, 2018 to March 23, 2018. For now, Paddington 2 is the only family movie slated for release on that date, which falls over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Of course, release dates shift all the time, but since the original movie found success in that frame, »

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‘Paddington 2’ Lands January Release in U.S. From Weinstein Company

26 May 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has set family comedy sequel “Paddington 2” for a Jan. 12 release in the United States.

Paddington 2” stars Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, and Brendan Gleeson. Ben Whishaw, and Imelda Staunton, who provide the voices of Paddington and Aunt Lucy, also reprise their roles.

The original “Paddington” opened in late 2014 and grossed nearly $270 million worldwide, including $76.2 million in the U.S. and $59.5 million in the U.K. The much-loved talking bear, who comes from Peru and loves marmalade, is based on a series of children’s books by Michael Bond that launched in 1958.


Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson Join Cast of ‘Paddington 2

The sequel follows the bear, who’s happily settled with the Brown family and is a popular member of the local community, as he takes on a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect »

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Cannes Update: Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House” Gets U.S. Distribution

25 May 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

“Viceroy’s House”

“Viceroy’s House” has found a U.S. home. IFC acquired the U.S. rights to the period drama from “Bend It Like Beckham” director Gurinder Chadha at the Cannes market, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The film is currently playing in the UK, but no word on a U.S. release date yet.

Written by Moira Buffini (“Harlots”) and frequent Chadha collaborator Paul Mayeda Berges, “Viceroy’s House” is set during the 1947 Partition — when India’s independence led to the bloody division of its territory. “Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville portrays the viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Gillian Anderson (“The Fall,” “The X-Files”) plays his wife, Lady Edwina Mountbatten. Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter” franchise), Simon Callow (“Outlander”), Manish Dayal (“Halt and Catch Fire”), Huma Qureshi (“Jolly Llb 2”), and Om Puri (“The Hundred-Foot Journey”) round out the rest of the cast. The film made its world premiere at the Berlinale in February.

Bhaji on the Beach,” “Bride & Prejudice,” and “Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging” are among Chadha’s directing credits. Next, she will helm the WWII-set “Song for a Spy.” Penned by Farrukh Dhondy (“Exitz”), the film is set in France and Germany and centers on a female Indian spy.

Chadha is also developing projects for TV via her production company, Bend It TV. She has said she is interested in “great content that is effortlessly diverse” — no matter the medium. “My brand has always had a global reach and represents British storytelling, but from a diverse perspective,” she explained. Chadha recently donated her entire working archive to the British Film Institute’s National Archive.

Cannes Update: Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House” Gets U.S. Distribution was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Cannes: Gurinder Chadha, Paolo Sorrentino, Dany Boon Films Score Deals for Pathe (Exclusive)

24 May 2017 6:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC has picked up Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy House,” starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, from Pathe for U.S. release. The historic drama premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and the deal was announced in Cannes.

Pathe also clinched a raft of deals on Paolo Sorrentino’s anticipated “Loro” and “Dany Boon’s “La Ch’tite Famille,” which, along with Lenny Abrahamson’s “The Little Stranger,” are part of Pathe’s strong slate at Cannes film market.

Sorrentino’s anticipated “Loro”, in which Toni Servillo will star as Italian media tycoon-turned-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, was pre-sold to Germany (Dcm), Spain (Dea Planeta), Benelux (Belga), Poland (Gutek), Greece (Feelgood), Cis (Aone), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Aero films), Ex Yougoslavia(McF), Hungary (Mozinet) and Israel (Lev). Pathé will distribute “Loro” in France and Switzerland. Production will kick off in July.

Meanwhile, “La Ch’tite Famille,” the latest film by French comedy expert Boon, »

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Cannes: IFC Acquires Gurinder Chadha's 'Viceroy's House'

24 May 2017 6:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gurinder Chadha's Viceroy's House, which had its world premiere in Berlin in February and has since been released in the U.K. and other territories, has found a home in the U.S.

IFC picked up the title, starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson and set in India during the tumultuous and deadly partition in 1947. 

The acquisition was among a slew of sales announced by Pathe from the Cannes market.

Elsewhere, Paolo Sorrentino's upcoming Loro, about Silvio Berlusconi, which reunites the Oscar-winning director with La Grande Bellezza lead actor Toni Servillo, sold to Germany (Dcm), Spain (Dea Planeta), Benelux (Belga), Poland (Gutek), Greece (Feelgood), »

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Downton Abbey: Movie Given the Greenlight (Report)

23 May 2017 7:06 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ever since Downton Abbey finished its final season last year, rumors of a movie sequel have circulated. Now, Hollywood Life reports the UK series is finally coming to the big screen.A historical drama, Downton Abbey follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the early 20th century. The cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, and Maggie Smith. The final season finished airing on PBS in the U.S. in 2016.Read More… »

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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator, Star Elizabeth McGovern to Reteam for PBS Movie ‘The Chaperone’

16 May 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Downton Abbey” star Elizabeth McGovern is re-teaming with series creator Julian Fellowes on the period drama “The Chaperone” — PBS and Masterpiece’s first feature film.

Arclight Films is financing and introducing the movie to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which launches on Wednesday.

The Chaperone,” based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, will be scripted by Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star McGovern. It will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.


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McGovern will play a Kansas woman whose life is forever changed in the early 1920s when she chaperones Louise Brooks, a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (played by Julia Goldani Telles), to New York for the summer. Brooks, an icon of the 1920s for popularizing the bob haircut, would go on to star in 25 films, including “Pandora’s Box,”  “Diary of a Lost Girl, »

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Cannes: Noomi Rapace to Headline WestEnd Films’ Action Thriller ‘Close’

15 May 2017 7:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Noomi Rapace is set to star in action thriller “Close,” which WestEnd Films will introduce to worldwide buyers at the Cannes Film Market this week. The London-based international sales and feature film financing company has acquired worldwide sales rights to the film, which is written and directed by British filmmaker Vicky Jewson.

Close” sees the BAFTA-nominated, Swedish actress star as a female bodyguard and counter-terrorist expert who is assigned the job of protecting a young, rich heiress in Bangkok. More used to war zones she is ill-prepared for a VIP babysitting job for a privileged kid who’s not keen on the arrangement either. But when a violent attempted kidnapping forces the pair to go on the run, accused of murder themselves, they must find a way to work together to hunt down the attackers and their corrupt employers.

In visualising and developing the action Jewson used the real life »

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Cannes: C-Films, Mondex Partner for ‘Ingmar Bergman – Legacy of a Defining Genius’

15 May 2017 5:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Germany’s C-Films and France’s Mondex & Cie are partnering to produce ’Ingmar Bergman – Legacy of a Defining Genius,’ a documentary feature portrait of the themes, world and lasting impact of the Swedish director, hailed as of the greatest ever of filmmakers, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, a leading light of the New German Cinema (“The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum”).

Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group (Cmg) will handle international sales on the film, introducing it to buyers at this week’s Cannes Film Market.

Exploring Bergman’s work with his closest collaborators, in front of and behind the camera, as well as a new generation of  filmmakers influenced by him, Von Trotta’s film is scheduled to shoot from Summer 2017, in time for its release to coincide with the centenary of Bergman’s birth next year.

The film is inevitably personal. Living in Paris in 1960s, Bergman’s »

- John Hopewell

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The Link Has Two Faces

14 May 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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Emily Yoshida at Vulture gazes at Ingmar Bergman's Persona but she sees way beyond that, too, to the dream space shared by cinema's curious subgenre of female identity swapping. 

Two women talking: a recipe for witchcraft, an unnatural feedback loop, a cursed redundancy. Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 masterpiece Persona is a landmark for many reasons, but its legacy, which has show no signs of age in the 50 years since it was released in the U.S. and the U.K., is how it stared that anxiety in the face and opened up a loopy, meandering conversation that’s still going on to this day...

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Hugh Bonneville joins Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor, watch the trailer here

12 May 2017 10:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Downton Abbey’s master of the house is heading out on a new journey in an all-new Thomas & Friends feature film adventure, with Hugh Bonneville set to voice the new engine, Merlin (pictured above), in the brand new movie Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor.

“I am delighted to be involved in the latest Thomas & Friends movie,” said Bonneville. “Like so many others I enjoyed the books when I was young, so it’s a real honor to be voicing a new character, Merlin.  To play an engine in one of Thomas’ adventures is a big thrill for a little boy in a grown-up body!  One of the keys to Thomas’ endurance is that young children, who are just beginning to explore their imaginations through storytelling, are drawn into a world they feel they can inhabit an understand.  At their heart these are tales of friendship, adventure and lessons learned from mistakes made, »

- Gary Collinson

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Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville to play Roald Dahl in biopic

12 May 2017 7:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is set to portray the legendary author Roald Dahl in an as-yet-untitled biopic, which will take place in the 1960s and revolve around Dahl’s marriage to actress Patricia Neal.

“I can’t imagine anyone better to give the ambivalent nature of Roald Dahl’s life,” producer Elliot Jenkins told the BBC. “He was such a man of wounded parts below his polished veneer of self-confidence.”

According to the report, the biopic is said to be in the same vein as Saving Mr. Banks, which starred Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins author Pl Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. The role of Oscar-winning actress Neal is yet to be cast. »

- Gary Collinson

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Cannes: Sola Media Boards ‘Lila’s Book’ for Worldwide Sales (Exclusive)

11 May 2017 6:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Germany’s Sola Media has taken worldwide sales rights to animated children’s film “Lila’s Book,” which it will introduce to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. The film is the first feature production from Colombian animation house Fosfenos Media.

Written and directed by Marcela Rincón González and produced by her sister Maritza Rincón González, “Lila’s Book” is a Colombia-Uruguay co-production with Uruguay’s Palero Estudio.

The film tells the story of Lila, a character in a kids’ storybook who falls out of her paper world and becomes trapped when her book is lost. She soon discovers that the only person who can save her is the book’s owner, Ramon, but he has grown up and stopped believing in the fantastical. Lila must convince him that what she says is real so that together they can journey through magical worlds to retrieve Lila’s lost book.

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Hugh Bonneville to star as Roald Dahl in biopic

11 May 2017 4:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Untitled project will chronicle the author’s marriage to actress Patricia Neal.

Hugh Bonneville will play Roald Dahl in a new film exploring the novelist’s marriage to Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal.

London-based outfit Goldcrest Films are financing and will introduce the project to the market at Cannes.

Set at the beginning of the 1960s, the film explores Dahl’s struggles to write some of his most famous works and Neal’s return to acting with Hud (for which she won an Oscar).

An acclaimed British children’s author, Dahl’s works included James And The Giant Peach, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Matilda.

John Hay will direct from his own screenplay which he co-wrote with David Logan. The pair previously collaborated on the Emmy-winning TV drama Lost Christmas.

Currently untitled, their new project is based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s novel An Unquiet Life.

Elliot Jenkins is producing for Atticus Pictures and Pascal Degove will produce »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Cannes: Hugh Bonneville to Play Roald Dahl in New Biopic

11 May 2017 2:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

From lord of the manor to the lord of children's literature.

Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Viceroy's House) is set to play Roald Dahl in an untitled biopic about the famed author of beloved novels such as Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Bfg.

Goldcrest Films, which is financing and co-producing the film alongside overseeing global sales and distribution, is set to introduce the project to buyers in Cannes. Atticus Pictures co-produces. Emmy-winning filmmaker John Hay (Lost Christmas) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with David Logan.

Billed as a bittersweet, comedic and heart-warming story of Academy Award-winning »

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Cannes: Hugh Bonneville to Play Roald Dahl for Goldcrest Films (Exclusive)

11 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey” fame is set to star as beloved children’s author Roald Dahl in an untitled biopic about Dahl and his wife, Patricia Neal, from Goldcrest Films.

Goldcrest, which is financing and co-producing the film as well as overseeing global sales and distribution, will introduce the project to international buyers at the Cannes Film Market. Atticus Pictures co-produces with Goldcrest.

“Personally, I can’t imagine anyone better than Hugh Bonneville to give the ambivalent nature of Roald Dahl’s life,” said producer Elliot Jenkins of Atticus Pictures. “He was such a man of wounded parts below his polished veneer of self-confidence.”

A bittersweet, comedic story focusing on Dahl’s marriage to actress Patricia Neal, the story moves between New York, England and Los Angeles in the early 1960s, a time when Dahl struggled to write some of his most famous works and Neal returned to acting with “Hud, »

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Immersive ‘Downton Abbey’ Exhibition Tour to Begin in Singapore

26 April 2017 4:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions announced Wednesday the June 17 launch of  “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

“Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition” is an immersive experience that allows visitors to journey through the world of Carnival Films’ multi-award-winning show, exploring the high society Crawleys as well as those that served them. The exhibition will also feature other aspects of the post-Edwardian period in which the TV series is set.

“’Downton Abbey’ is a global phenomenon and viewers all around the world continue to ask for more,” said Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios. “’Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ allows this incredible legacy to live on by offering a multi-million dollar museum quality experience that will delight fans, ultimately extending the connection they have with Downton’s compelling characters and storylines.”

Visitors will get to walk through the series’ most recognizable sets, including Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen and the gossip-filled servants’ quarters »

- Erin Nyren

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At Home at Highclere: Entertaining at the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon – digested read

9 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

‘In the autumn, we have people to shoot. I expect you do, too’

Welcome! Strictly entre nous, times have been a bit tight here at Highclere since Downton Abbey stopped filming, so we’re having to let in a lot more riffraff. I’d thought we were scraping the barrel with Hugh Bonneville! So this coffee-table book – available from the Highclere gift shop – will be a wonderful souvenir for those of you who are never going to get an invitation to stay in the private quarters.

Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon

October 1866: Benjamin Disraeli was a Victorian Conservative politician who achieved position rather than being born into it. Oh very dear. Despite him being so common and a terrible chancellor of the exchequer – looking back, it was a bad idea to put someone with no money in charge of the nation’s finances – Henry Howard Molyneux Turnbull Asser Herbert, »

- John Crace

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First-look image from Andy Serkis’ directorial debut Breathe featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

20 March 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stx Entertainment has released a first look image from Breathe, the upcoming feature directorial debut of Andy Serkis, which stars Claire Foy (The Crown) and Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge). Take a look here…

Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life. A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

Breathe is set for a UK release on October 27th, »

- Gary Collinson

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Stx dates first UK release 'Breathe’ starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

17 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First image revealed for Andy Serkis-directed drama.

Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut Breathe will be released in the UK on October 27, 2017, by distributor STXinternational.

The film marks the first UK release for the company, whose international division is headed by former Film4 boss David Kosse.

Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield lead the drama, which tells the story of an adventurous young man who is struck by Polio in his late 20s. Paralysed and only able to breathe with the help of a machine, he defies his doctors, who give him months to live, by travelling the world.

Garfield plays the lead opposite Foy who plays his wife and travel companion.

Supporting cast includes Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander.

Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) produced the film - which is based on the life of his parents - for The Imaginarium Studios, which he runs with Serkis.

Financing comes from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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