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Watch Mr Holmes trailer: Ian McKellen solves Sherlock's last case

22 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Ian McKellen stars as an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the international trailer for Mr Holmes.

The adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind follows a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes as he makes a trip to Japan.

Having left Baker Street behind years earlier, Sherlock is still obsessed with a single unsolved case that led to his exile in a Sussex farmhouse.

Three-time Academy Award nominee Laura Linney plays Sherlock's caregiver and housekeeper Mrs Munro, while Colin Starkey (Inspector Lewis) is his former partner Dr John Watson.

See Ian McKellen as a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes

Mr Holmes reunites McKellen with director Bill Condon, after previously collaborating on Gods and Monsters.

The movie will be released on June 19 in the UK and July 17 in the Us. »

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Mr. Holmes Clip Sees Ian McKellen Embark On One Final Case

23 March 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Those of you clamouring for blockbuster releases during the summer months are almost spoilt for choice, with the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World and Terminator: Genisys vying for your attention. But those searching far and wide for a more cerebral drama need look no further than Bill Condon’s upcoming Mr. Holmes, which sees Ian McKellen don the hat and cane as Arthur Conan Doyle’s titular, ingenious detective.

Marking the second collaboration between actor and director following the pair’s work on Gods And MonstersMr. Holmes will tell the tale of one Sherlock Holmes from a wholly different and, crucially, more mature angle. Picking up when our sharp-minded protagonist is living at peace by the sea, the film will orbit around McKellen’s sleuth revisiting an unsolved case from yesteryear, with only his housekeeper and her young son to bounce ideas off of.

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- Michael Briers

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Human Nature is the Biggest Mystery in Latest 'Mr. Holmes' Teaser

23 March 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Nearly a couple weeks ago, Mr. Holmes was set for a release in July this summer. And now the new approach to the iconic detective and logical mind has just debuted another international teaser trailer with Ian McKellen taking the spotlight. It doesn't give much away in the vein of the story, and it's edited rather weirdly with a black fade encapsulating the images and narrowing the scope of view, even though those images don't appear that way in the film. It's a very odd choice, especially considering is doesn't add much to the proceedings and isn't meant to hide. Anyway, Alex loved this at Berlin, and I'm excited to see it. Here's the latest international teaser trailer for Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes from YouTube: You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Mr. Holmes right here. Mr. Holmes, or A Slight Trick of the Mind which is »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Ian McKellen Investigates The Mystery Of Human Nature In New Trailer For 'Mr. Holmes'

23 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For those of you lamenting the death of movies for adults that don't feature explosions, this summer Ian McKellen has got your back. He's on the case in "Mr. Holmes" and a new international teaser trailer has dropped for the mystery drama. Reteaming with his "Gods And Monsters" director Bill Condon, and co-starring Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Hattie Morahan, the film chronicles the last mystery of the aging Sherlock Holmes, who at 93 years old, wants to put one last unsolved case to bed. This is one that charmed our critic at the Berlin International Film Festival, who called it "a thoughtful and moving study of age and memory, fiction and reality, fame and privacy." "Mr. Holmes" opens on July 17th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New trailer for Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen

22 March 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new international trailer has arrived online for Mr. Holmes, which is based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind and sees Ian McKellen as a 93-year-old Holmes who is lured out of retirement thanks to a 50-year-0ld unsolved case. Check out the trailer below after the official synopsis…

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, »

- Gary Collinson

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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

18 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »

- Derek Anderson

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Movie News - Emma Thompson to play Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast

17 March 2015 7:44 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts in Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'. The 55-year-old actress will star in the role that was voiced by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 original animated film, while Kevin Kline has been lined up to play Maurice, Belle's father. What's more, Disney has confirmed the eagerly-awaited movie will feature songs from the original film, as well as new tunes written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The casting of the award-winning actress comes after it was announced former 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson would take on the lead role of Belle in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Disney classic. Emma, 24, could barely contain her excitement about playing the iconic princess in the Bill Condon-directed picture when she broke the news to her fans on her Facebook page. She said: ''I'm finally able to tell you... that »

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Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad join Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

17 March 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has announced that Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad have signed on to star in the studio’s upcoming remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast, which is being directed by Bill Condon.

Thompson is set for the role of Mrs. Potts, while Kline will portray Belle’s father Maurice and Josh Gad will play Le Fou, sidekick to the villainous Gaston. The villain himself is being played by Luke Evans, while Dan Stevens will play the Beast alongside Emma Watson as Belle.

Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17th 2017 and is one of several upcoming live-action Disney adaptations, with Cinderella opening in the UK later this month [read our review here] and The Jungle Book and Dumbo also on the horizon.

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- Gary Collinson

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Disney's live action 'Beauty and the Beast' gets a date with destiny

17 March 2015 2:37 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's somewhat amazing to realize that the release calendar for March 2017 is now complete with four different tent poles.  The next (and potentially final) "Wolverine" is slated for March 3,* Legendary Pictures will bring forth their version of the King of the Apes in "Kong: Skull Island" on March 10, "Divergent" will end its cinematic run with "The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 2" on March 24 and, surprise, Walt Disney Pictures' live action "Beauty and the Beast" will now open on March 17.  Can you guess which one will garner the most attention?   *A Hugh Jackman movie opening less than two weeks after the Oscars? It didn't work for "Chappie," but, boy that would be an incredibly convenient time for him to host again, wouldn't it? On Monday, Walt Disney Studios confirmed "Beauty's" release date and the impressive cast which had leaked to the press over the past few months.  Emma Watson will play Belle, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Beauty And The Beast: live action Disney movie set for 2017

16 March 2015 11:28 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are headlining the live action remake of Disney's Beauty And The Beast. It's been confirmed for a 2017 release.

With Cinderella opening to sizeable business in the Us over the weekend, Disney's continued plan to bring classic animated stories to live action won't be slowing down. We've got a new Jungle Book film coming soon, whilst Tim Burton has been linked with directing Dumbo. And then there's the live action take on 1991's Beauty And The Beast, which will be going before the cameras shortly.

The cast for the film has fallen into place over the last week.

Emma Watson will be playing Belle, whilst Downton Abbey and The Guest star Dan Stevens is to be Beast. Luke Evans will be taking on the role of villainous Gaston, whilst Josh Gad is his sidekick LeFou. Belle's father, Maurice? That role has gone to Kevin Kline, and »

- simonbrew

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Disney Sets Beauty & the Beast for Early 2017

16 March 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Hot on the heels on the recent success of their live-action Cinderella adaptation, Disney has now given a release date for the live action version of Beauty and the Beast.  Come inside to see when it'll be hitting the big screen. 

Cinderella has had a very successful weekend at the box office, and it's slew of positive reviews have only shown that Disney can turn their classic stories into popular new flicks.  While Beauty and the Beast has been announced for a while now, with the cast in place, and production ready to go, the House of Mouse has set a March 17, 2017 release date for the film.  That's pretty much exactly two years from now. 

Disney will release Beauty and the Beast in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. Emma Watson »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline Will Be in Beauty and the Beast

16 March 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

With Disney's live-action version of Cinderella hitting theaters this week, we're even more excited to look forward to the next retelling, a live-action Beauty and the Beast. With the perfect casting of Emma Watson as Belle already, Disney has added several new actors to the roster, in addition to a release date and more new info about the movie. Get the scoop on the latest additions, along with the rest of the cast of the film, which will be directed by Bill Condon, and also find out what we're still wondering about the movie! »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Disney Follows Live Action 'Cinderella' with 'Jungle Book,' 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Dumbo' (Video)

16 March 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Emma Thompson recently sang Stephen Sondheim's Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd," a role originated by another great character actress with a somewhat stronger voice, Angela Lansbury, who also voiced Mrs. Potts in the 1991 Disney  animated feature "Beauty and the Beast." Well, Thompson will play Mrs. Potts opposite Emma Watson as Belle, Kevin Kline as her father Maurice, Dan Stevens as the Prince/Beast, and Luke Evans as thick-necked Gaston in Disney's live action reprise of the musical, which won two Oscars for score and song for Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman.  Menken will return to score the live action movie, which will feature fresh recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. which is set for release in 3D on March 17, 2017. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Sets 2017 Release Date, Adds Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline

16 March 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Fresh off the success of Cinderella, Disney is firming up its live-action fairy tale slate. The studio has set a 2017 release date for Beauty and the Beast, which has Bill Condon starring and Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans starring. In addition, a couple new cast members have been revealed — specifically Emma […]

The post ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Sets 2017 Release Date, Adds Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Emma Thompson And Kevin Kline Join Beauty And The Beast; 3D Release Announced For 2017

16 March 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The casting of Disney’s live-action Beauty And The Beast remake has snared two major names for its supporting cast. THR reports that heavy-hitters Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline have now signed on to appear in the adaptation.

The duo join Emma Watson as leading gal Belle, Luke Evans as the villainous Gaston, Dan Stevens as the titular beast and the recently-appointed Josh Gad as Gaston’s sidekick Lefou. Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) is directing from a script by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).

Thompson has been assigned the role of Mrs. Potts – voiced by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 animated caper – while Kline is tapped to play Belle’s father, Maurice. Earlier casting releases have hinted that this upcoming movie will be a straight-up remake of the beloved ’90s version, as opposed to a brand new take based on the source material.

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- Gem Seddon

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Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast dated, Emma Thompson joins

16 March 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has confirmed a release date for its live action version of Beauty and the Beast.

Dreamgirls director Bill Condon's adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1991 Disney animated classic will open on March 17, 2017.

Emma Watson has the lead role as the enchanting Belle, and her Beast will be portrayed by former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.

The arrogant and villainous hunter Gaston is portrayed by Luke Evans, while Frozen's Josh Gad continues his working partnership with Disney as Gaston's servant LeFou.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Emma Thompson is joining the project to play Mrs Potts, the teapot voiced by Angela Lansbury in the animated film.

Kevin Kline has been cast as Belle's eccentric inventor father Maurice as well.

Production on Beauty and the Beast is expected to commence in London in mid-May.

The project will reunite Watson with her Perks of Being a Wallflower screenwriter Stephen Chbosky.

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'Beauty and the Beast,' Arrives in March 2017, Gets Emma Thompson

16 March 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After Cinderella crushed the competition at the box office this past weekend, Disney is sticking with spring releases for their live-action fairytales as the studio has just announced that their new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (which will be getting a 3D release) will arrive in theaters on March 17th 2017. And with that news comes a couple new additions to the cast as well. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) will be playing Mrs. Potts while Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) will be playing the father of Belle (Emma Watson). But we're wondering who will play the bickering duo of Lumiere and Cogsworth in the adaptation. Otherwise, as we've previously reported, Dan Stevens (The Guest) will play The Beast, Luke Evans (The Hobbit) will play Gaston and Josh Gad will play his sidekick Le Fou. There's bound to be more casting announced very soon with some key supporting roles left to be filled. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Gets March 2017 Release

16 March 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney will release Beauty and the Beast in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston. Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice.

Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the film, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

We reported last week that »

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Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline join 'Beauty and the Beast'

16 March 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Disney’s live-action remake will be released in 3D on March 17, 2017.

Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline have joined the cast of Beauty and the Beast.

Disney will release the live-action remake in 3D on March 17, 2017.

Thompson will play Mrs. Potts and Kline will play Belle’s father, Maurice. They join the already-cast Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast/Prince) and Luke Evans (Gaston).

Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated version, will score the film, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice.

Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville FilmsDavid Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of their beloved animations, Cinderella, debuted this weekend to $130m worldwide. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Gets a Release Date as Emma Thompson Joins the Cast!

16 March 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast adds two more to the cast. And they are biggies!

News: 7 Reasons Why Emma Watson Is Perfect as Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast'

On Monday, Disney announced that Emma Thompson will join the cast as Mrs. Potts, most famously voiced by Angela Lansbury in the Oscar-nominated, animated version. The actress is no stranger to the world of Disney, as she played Mary Poppins author and creator P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks.

Also adding Oscar pedigree to the cast is Kevin Kline, who will star as Belle’s father, Maurice.

The two stars join a growing cast, including Emma Watson as Belle, Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the beast, with Luke Evans and Josh Gad playing Gaston and his sidekick Lefou, respectively.

News: Dan Stevens Joins 'Beauty and the Beast' -- But Who's Playing Gaston?

In addition to the casting news, Disney also confirmed »

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