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Ordeal by Innocence: Ed Westwick Role Being Recast and Reshot for BBC Series

Ed Westwick is being replaced. Deadline reports the Gossip Girl's role will be recast and reshot for the upcoming BBC TV series Ordeal by Innocence.Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, the mystery drama follows the Argyle family, who discover the person they though murdered the family matriarch didn't and someone else in the family did. The cast also includes Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Matthew Goode, Eleanor Tomlinson, Anthony Boyle, Luke Treadaway, Morven Christie, Crystal Clarke, Ella Purnell, and Alice Eve.Read More…
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Trailer For the New FX Series Trust Based On Events from J. Paul Getty's Life

Fresh off the heels of Ridley Scott's feature thriller All the Money In The World, comes an FX original series called Trust. The series is based on the same real-life events that happened to the Getty family, grandson of oil tycoon and billionaire J. Paul Getty is held hostage for a multimillion-dollar ransom. Only Getty refuses to pay and give in to the kidnappers demands.

The series from the team behind the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire including Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle and Christian Colson. It follows the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the 20th century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Donald Sutherland plays the lion-owning Getty patriarch, with Harris Dickinson as the grandson. Michael Esper
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Danny Boyle’s Getty-Themed TV Series ‘Trust’ Now Has A Trailer

A new trailer for Danny Boyle’s upcoming TV series Trust has arrived online. The series tells the story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, a theme used in Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, which was released in the UK last week.

The series, created by Simon Beaufoy, begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Harris Dickinson plays Getty III, while Michael Esper and Hilary Swank also star as J. Paul Getty Jr. and his wife Gail. Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli co-star, while Donald Sutherland assumes the role of billionaire John Paul Getty.

Trust will arrive on FX on March 25th. Watch the new trailer below.

A rich family. A wealth of problems. Watch the Official Trailer for Trust, FX
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‘Trust’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s FX Series Shows a Scarier, Lion-Owning Version of J. Paul Getty

‘Trust’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s FX Series Shows a Scarier, Lion-Owning Version of J. Paul Getty
Ridley Scott may have beat them to the punch, but FX and director Danny Boyle have plenty more of J. Paul Getty’s story to tell. The network released a trailer for the upcoming series “Trust,” a 10-part limited series of the J. Paul Getty III kidnapping saga that has now spawned two recent dramatized adaptations.

Donald Sutherland stars as the Getty patriarch, acting in the wake of the kidnapping of his grandson (Harris Dickinson, of “Beach Rats” fame). As this first look shows, this version of Getty is far from an idle Scrooge, solely counting his fortune. Even though the younger Getty travels across Europe (where he’s ultimately taken hostage on the Italian leg of his drug-fueled journeys), the elder Getty’s inner circle of partners, mistresses, and advisers (one of the latter played by Brendan Fraser) shows that he’s plenty busy himself.

Hillary Swank co-stars as Getty the Third’s mom,
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BBC replacing Ed Westwick in Ordeal By Innocence after sexual assault allegations

In November, the BBC announced that it had delayed its planned Christmas premiere of the Agatha Christie adaptation Ordeal By Innocence after allegations of rape were made against one of its stars, Ed Westwick.

Well, it seems the Beeb will now go down the All the Money in the World route, and has decided to remove Westwick from the adaptation entirely. The former Gossip Girl star is set to be replaced by Christian Cooke, who will be shooting his scenes this month. Co-stars including Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Anthony Boyle and Alice Eve will join Cooke on location in Scotland for the reshoots.

In addition to removing Westwick from Ordeal By Innocence, the BBC also halted production on the second series of the comedy White Gold, which saw Westwick starring alongside former Inbetweeners Joe Thomas and James Buckley.

Westwick was accused of rape by two women, with a third woman alleging sexual assault.
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Trust: FX Sets March Premiere for Getty Kidnapping Drama Series

Trust us. The new Trust TV show premieres on FX on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The story kicks off with the 1973 kidnapping of Getty heir John Paul Getty III. The series comes from creator Simon Beaufoy, who executive produces with Danny Boyle and Christian Colson. An FX true crime drama, Trust stars Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, Michael Esper, Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli. Read More…
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BBC Is Reshooting Ed Westwick's Role in Ordeal by Innocence With a New Actor

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The BBC announced today that Ed Westwick's role in the upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence has been recast despite the three-part special wrapping filming in September 2017. In the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations lobbied at the British actor late last year, the BBC shelved their intended airing of the drama during the festive period. However, it seems the production will now see the light of day, with actor Christian Cooke taking over the part from Westwick and reshooting scenes with the ensemble cast including Matthew Goode, Bill Nighy, Ella Purnell, Anna Chancellor, and Alice Eve. Also said to be shelved is the second season of the BBC 2 production White Gold, which featured Westwick in the starring role.
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FX Sets Premiere Dates for The Americans, Atlanta and Trust

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Awards circuits favorites The Americans and Atlanta are about to make their return to television with a new entry from FX, Trust.

The Americans will be airing its sixth and final season, so we're ready for just about anything, even if we worry more than ever about the fate of the Jennings family.

Atlanta Season 2 is unconventionally named Atlanta Robbin' Season, and all of the juicy details about it are below along with what to expect from the new drama, Trust.

The Americans will premiere its sixth and final season on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10 Pm Et/Pt on FX. The details of The Americans Season 6 look absolutely scrumptious, see what you think!

After a particularly fraught mission, Philip and Elizabeth decide to end their tour and take their family home to Russia. However, a game-changing development in one of their ongoing cases forces them to abandon those plans for the sake of the motherland.
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BBC to re-shoot Ed Westwick drama with new actor following allegations

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BBC to re-shoot Ed Westwick drama with new actor following allegations
Christian Cooke takes over from Ed Westwick in Mammoth Screen’s Agatha Christie drama.

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The BBC is to air its shelved three-part Agatha Christie drama Ordeal by Innocence with a new actor taking over from Ed Westwick.

Mammoth Screen is to re-shoot scenes with British actor Christian Cooke in the role of Mickey Argyll (reports Broadcast). Cooke’s previous credits include Channel 4 drama The Promise and Film 4 movie Cemetery Junction.

The drama had been completed last year for a Christmas tx, but was pulled following sexual allegations by two women made against Westwick, and replaced in the schedules by The Forge’s two-parter The Miniaturist.

Fellow cast members including Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Anthony Boyle and Alice Eve will join Cooke on location in Scotland to shoot the new scenes.

A revised broadcast date has yet to be announced.

Shot on location in Scotland, the show is being
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BBC to re-shoot Ed Westwick drama following allegations

BBC to re-shoot Ed Westwick drama following allegations
Christian Cooke takes over from Ed Westwick in Mammoth Screen’s Agatha Christie drama.

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The BBC is to air its shelved three-part Agatha Christie drama Ordeal by Innocence with a new actor taking over from Ed Westwick.

Mammoth Screen is to re-shoot scenes with British actor Christian Cooke (pictured) in the role of Mickey Argyll. Cooke’s previous credits include Channel 4 drama The Promise and Film 4 movie Cemetery Junction.

The drama had been completed last year for a Christmas tx, but was pulled following sexual allegations by two women made against Westwick, and replaced in the schedules by The Forge’s two-parter The Miniaturist.

Fellow cast members including Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Anthony Boyle and Alice Eve will join Cooke on location in Scotland to shoot the new scenes.

A revised broadcast date has yet to be announced.

Shot on location in Scotland, the show is being produced by Mammoth Screen in partnership
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BBC to re-shoot Ed Westwick drama

BBC to re-shoot Ed Westwick drama
Christian Cooke takes over from Ed Westwick in Mammoth Screen’s Agatha Christie drama.

Source: BBC

BBC

The BBC is to air its shelved three-part Agatha Christie drama Ordeal by Innocence with a new actor taking over from Ed Westwick.

Mammoth Screen is to re-shoot scenes with British actor Christian Cooke (pictured) in the role of Mickey Argyll. Cooke’s previous credits include Channel 4 drama The Promise and Film 4 movie Cemetery Junction.

The drama had been completed last year for a Christmas tx, but was pulled following sexual allegations by two women made against Westwick, and replaced in the schedules by The Forge’s two-parter The Miniaturist.

Fellow cast members including Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Anthony Boyle and Alice Eve will join Cooke on location in Scotland to shoot the new scenes.

A revised broadcast date has yet to be announced.

Shot on location in Scotland, the show is being produced by Mammoth Screen in partnership
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BBC Drama ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ Recasts Ed Westwick’s Role, Will Reshoot Scenes

Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited are set to reshoot scenes of the BBC drama “Ordeal by Innocence” with Christian Cooke (“The Art of More”) stepping in to replace Ed Westwick, who has been accused of sexual assault by three women.

An adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel, “Ordeal by Innocence” had wrapped in September and was initially scheduled to air Dec. 26 as part of the Christmas lineup on flagship channel BBC One. But the show was pulled in the wake of the accusations made against Westwick, who is best known for his role in “Gossip Girl.”

The three-part series, co-produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited, will reshoot all of Westwick’s scenes later this month in Scotland with Cooke and other cast members including Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Matthew Goode and Eleanor Tomlinson.

The decision to recast and reshoot follows a similar move on director Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” in which
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Ed Westwick's Role Recast in BBC's Agatha Christie Drama 'Ordeal By Innocence'

Ed Westwick has been dropped from the BBC's Agatha Christie drama Ordeal By Innocence, which had already been shot and was originally due to air over Christmas.

The actor — who has three separate sexual assault allegations made against him — is being replaced by Christian Cooke (The Promise, Cemetary Junction), with scenes to be reshot later this month.

The news was announced on Friday by co-producers Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited, adding that a new transmission date would be announced in due course.

Ordeal By Innocence also stars Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Matthew...
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Trailer Watch: A Dying Woman Considers One Last Fling in Joan Carr-Wiggin’s “Love of My Life”

Love of My Life

“I’m happily married and dying — not the best time to start dating [my] ex,” Grace (Anna Chancellor, “This Beautiful Fantastic”) says in the trailer for “Love of My Life.” Too bad no one agrees with her.

Grace is fairly zen when she learns she has a brain tumor. Doctors might be able to surgically remove it, or they might not. No matter what happens, Grace just wants things to remain as normal as possible. That’s when her ex, Richard (John Hannah, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), shows up. He’s convinced himself that he’s the love of Grace’s life and is determined to win her back before it’s too late.

It’s not long before Grace’s husband (James Fleet, “Outlander”), Richard, and an unnamed third party (Greg Wise, “The Crown”) start very politely competing for Grace’s affections.

For her part, Grace maintains that she’s doesn’t want to rekindle any former romances. “Of course you do,” her friend Tamara (Hermione Norris, “Cold Feet”) retorts. “You want one last fling: I want one last fling and I’m not even dying.”

Love of My Life” is written and directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin. Her previous credits include “Happily Ever After” and “If I Were You.” Carr-Wiggin’s next film, “The Bet,” is currently in post-production. The comedy centers on a who woman bets her husband that she’ll inspire the next man she meets to propose.

“When I ask smart, capable young women working on set, ‘Hey, why don’t you think about directing?’ most of them immediately reply, ‘Oh I could never do that.’ Why do they think that? They think that because too many people are saying women can’t do the job,” Carr-Wiggin wrote in a guest post for Women and Hollywood. “Well I’m here to say that they can do it, and we have to fight the propaganda that tells women that directing is not a job for them. So yes, women, it is a job for us.”

Love of My Life” will be available on VOD and DVD October 31.

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Trailer Watch: A Dying Woman Considers One Last Fling in Joan Carr-Wiggin’s “Love of My Life” 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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First look at Samantha Barks, Robert Kazinsky in 'The Revenger'

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First look at Samantha Barks, Robert Kazinsky in 'The Revenger'
Anna Chancellor, Ivan Kaye join comedy now shooting in London.

Screen can reveal the first image from The Revenger: An Unromantic Comedy, the Samantha Barks (Les Misérables) and Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim) starring comedy now shooting in London.

Anna Chancellor (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) and Ivan Kaye (Dark Shadows) have also joined the cast of the project, alongside Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan), Edward Speleers (Alice Through The Looking Glass) and Tony Way (Edge Of Tomorrow).

The film is from writer-director Mark Murphy, who is also producing for his company Solar Productions, alongside Alan Latham for Gsp Studios and Eric Woollard-White.

Gsp jointly financing with Birdbox Finance, Goldfinch Entertainment and Premier Pictures.

Kazinsky stars as a tech entrepreneur who discovers that his dream girl only wants him for his money. In return, he enacts a series of pranks on his fiancé (Barks) to see how far she will go to get her hands on his
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'Kong: Skull Island' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Life (sci-fi thriller; Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds; bonus featurette available; rated R) Wilson (comedy; Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern; rated R) This Beautiful Fantastic (comedy-drama; Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor; rated PG) Everybody Loves Somebody (romantic comedy; Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik; rated PG-13)   Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd). Check with your favorite Digital HD provider to see if the same...

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Love of My Life – cringeworthy comedy-drama

Even Anna Chancellor can’t rescue this dire dramedy about a woman with five days to live

Exactly zero of the jokes land in Joan Carr-Wiggin’s comedy-drama about a woman who finds out she has five days to live. Grace (Anna Chancellor) vows to finally read Middlemarch (out loud, no less) and enjoy her last few days with her teenage daughters and sweet, bumbling husband (The Vicar of Dibley’s James Fleet). Chaos ensues when her Pulitzer-prize winning ex-husband (John Hannah, doing his best Peter Capaldi impression) shows up to “win Grace back”. Yes, the exposition is that blunt.

Unfortunately, even Chancellor, so brilliant and sharp as Lix Storm in BBC2’s newsroom drama The Hour, can’t save this undignified affair, gritting her teeth through writer-director Carr-Wiggin’s cringeworthy script.

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Love of My Life review – deathly Britpack comedy

A creak of British actors are transplanted to Canada where they have terminal cancer, an ex-lover and an awful script to contend with. No one’s finest hour

This creaky curio exiles Brits to Toronto to enact a necromantic tangle: architect Anna Chancellor finds her domestic complacency with ambulant cardigan James Fleet disrupted first by a terminal cancer diagnosis, then the reappearance of her roguish novelist ex John Hannah. Nudging the dial towards bad taste might have been interesting – it’s partly couched as a fight for sexual bragging rights, with Hannah claiming “first dibs on the last fuck”. Director Joan Carr-Wiggin plumps for bookclub cosiness, alas, leaving every sitcom set-up resembling farce without the energy. The actors strive to give it spark and emotional amplitude, but the script barely seems to understand how humans exist hour-by-hour, let alone in moments of mortal crisis.

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First Trailer for 'This Beautiful Fantastic' with Jessica Brown Findlay

"There was nothing normal about the girl. She grew into the oddest of odd balls." Samuel Goldwyn Films has released a trailer for an indie drama titled This Beautiful Fantastic, written and directed by Simon Aboud. Jessica Brown Findlay (seen in Albatross, Winter's Tale, The Riot Club, Victor Frankenstein) stars as Bella Brown, an awkward, shy young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children’s book. Described as a "contemporary fairy tale", she encounters her grumpy next door and works to save a garden most of the time. Also starring Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor & Eileen Davies. This actually looks quite good, it reminds me a bit of Amelie. Have a look. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Simon Aboud's This Beautiful Fantastic, direct from YouTube: Set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in London, Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay) plays a
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Palm Springs Film Review: ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’

Palm Springs Film Review: ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’
There are no puppies, kittens or baby bunnies in “This Beautiful Fantastic.” That said, however, any restraint before the altar of adorableness is abandoned in writer-director Simon Aboud’s sophomore feature. Its heroine is so Amelie-like that she’s clad and coiffed like that pixie queen’s separated-at-birth English Rose twin. This winsome comedy may lack Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s high cinematic style, but it does hit the same general mark — which is to say, a sweet spot for some viewers that might induce sugar shock in others. Those seeking twee will get their fill when Samuel Goldwyn distributes the film Stateside, presumably later this year.

A foundling dumped as a babe in a banana crate — like Moses, but wackier! — on a Hyde Park orphanage stoop, Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay of “Downton Abbey”) grows up “the oddest of the odd,” a misfit whose threadbare social skills and peculiar habits
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