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Jodie Whittaker Announced as the Thirteenth Doctor on Doctor Who

16 July 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Today is a big day for Doctor Who fans, as actress Jodie Whittaker has officially been announced as the Thirteenth Time Lord on the long-running BBC series, with Peter Capaldi making his bow as the 12th Doctor during this year's Christmas special:

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): New York - July 16, 2017 - The BBC and BBC America today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: "I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It's more than an honor to play the Doctor. »

- Derek Anderson

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Jodie Whittaker named first female Doctor Who

16 July 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Broadchurch star becomes 13th actor to lead BBC series.

Jodie Whittaker has been named the 13th actor to play UK television icon Doctor Who.

Whittaker replaces the outgoing Peter Capaldi, and in the process becomes the first woman to lead the long-running BBC series.

First airing in 1964, Doctor Who follows its titular protagonist as he explores the universe in his time-travelling spaceship known as the Tardis.

Other actors to have played the part include David Tennant, Matt Smith, Tom Baker and Christopher Eccleston.

Broadchurch and Adult Life Skills star Whittaker will next be seen in Paddy Considine’s boxing drama Journeyman. »

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

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BBC Reveals First Female 'Doctor Who' Lead

15 July 2017 3:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The BBC on Sunday revealed Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor for hit series Doctor Who

She will be the first female lead for the sci-fi series on the U.K. public broadcaster. Current lead Peter Capaldi will leave his role after this year's Christmas special.

Whittaker, 34, is from Yorkshire, England and has appeared on such shows as Broadchurch and in comedy film Adult Life Skills, which she also executive produced and which got several British Independent Film Awards nominations.

Whittaker recently finished shooting Journeyman, written and directed by Paddy Considine, as well as playing the lead in new BBC drama »

- Georg Szalai

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London Screenings 2017: which films stood out?

23 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Buyers expressed optimism over a handful of titles amid London security concerns.

Despite at least one distributor cancelling their trip to the 13th edition of The Film London London Screenings (19-22 June) due to the recent UK terror attacks, organisers and buyers expressed optimism about this year’s lineup.

In the sweltering heat of one of the hottest months of June in recent memory, distributors watched films represented by British sales agents in the air-conditioned sanctuary of the BFI Southbank.

Around 150 delegates (roughly 125 international buyers and a number of UK distributors, festival directors and programmers) attended the event, which showcases completed films and works in progress. 

Alongside the usual smattering of European buyers, there were several Us distributors in attendance, among then Magnolia, The Weinstein Company, AMC, Film Movement and Screen Media. Buyers also came from as far afield as Taiwan and Brazil.

“It was a concern of mine whether the recent events (in London) would have an »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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'Adult Life Skills' casting exec launches UK company with Nicolas Cage thriller

14 June 2017 1:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Former Des Hamilton exec launches film and TV outfit Lara Manwaring Casting.

UK casting director Lara Manwaring, who has worked on projects including Nymphomaniac, Adult Life Skills and War Machine, has launched new film and TV casting outfit Lara Manwaring Casting.

The first film of the gate for the company will be Nicolas Cage action-thriller Mandy, currently in pre-production and set to shoot this summer in Belgium.

The film is produced by Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision, Xyz FilmsNate Bolotin and Umedia’s Adrian Politowski with finance from Umedia and Piccadilly Pictures.

Manwaring has been at Des Hamilton Casting since 2009, working on projects including Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Channel 4’s Top Boy and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights.

She served as casting associate on Netflix’s upcoming Brad Pitt satire War Machine and the recent BBC 1 three-part drama Gunpowder

As casting »

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

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Film4 secures £25m budget for 2017/18

12 May 2017 5:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Upcoming slate includes new films from Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Lenny Abrahamson and Ben Wheatley.  

Film4 boss Daniel Battsek last night confirmed that the division has secured a £25m budget for 2017/18 for the second year in a row.

The funding boost once again gives the broadcaster a significantly increased war chest on the £15m it was previously allocated and the £10-13m of BBC Films.

The division’s funding was increased to the record £25m in 2016 under the stewardship of former director David Kosse.

Speaking at the company’s annual pre-Cannes bash, Battsek, who took over from Kosse last July, praised outgoing Channel4 boss David Abraham for his commitment to Film4 and lamented the departure of Film4 head of creative Rose Garnett who is departing to lead BBC Films.

Cannes titles

Film4 has backed four of the five UK features heading to Cannes. Three play in Official Selection: Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and Lynne »

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

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UK thriller from 'Harry Brown' writer scores world sales deal

4 May 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns and Mona Lisa’s Cathy Tyson among cast; first-look revealed.

UK-based Moviehouse Entertainment has been appointed to handle world sales for Gary Young’s directorial feature debut Two Graves

Young produced and wrote Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer starrer Harry Brown and most recently co-wrote Adam Randall thriller Level Up.

Also written by Young, Two Graves is being produced by Keith Bell (Harry Brown), Shantelle Rochester-Henry (The Rise Of The Krays) and Lorianne Hall (SoulBoy) and stars I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), David Hayman (Taboo), Josh Herdman (Robin Hood), Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Danielle Harold (EastEnders) and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Roots).

The deal was negotiated by Lorianne Hall for the producers and Moviehouse Entertainment’s Mark Vennis.

Screen can also reveal the first-look at Katie Jarvis in the film.

Set in the Northeast of England, the plot is about a middle-aged, middle class doctor »

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

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Armando Iannucci's 'The Death Of Stalin' gets UK deal

3 May 2017 1:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne boards satirical comedy starring Steve Buscemi.

eOne has struck a deal for UK and Ireland distribution rights to Armando Iannucci’s upcoming feature The Death Of Stalin.

French outfit Gaumont is handling sales on the title, and previously struck a deal for Us rights with IFC.

Based on graphic novel The Death Of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.

Steve Buscemi stars with Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor and Adrian McLoughlin.

Filming took place in England and Ukraine in summer 2016.

The film is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont. Producers are Yann Zenou, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun and Kevin Loader.

Iannucci, Oscar-nominated for his political satire In The Loop, directed and co-wrote »

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

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Blu-ray Review: The Girl With All The Gifts (2017): A Zombie Movie with Few Gifts

30 April 2017 12:42 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) Blu-ray Review, a movie starring Gemma ArtertonPaddy ConsidineGlenn CloseSennia NanuaDominique Tipper, and Anamaria Marinca. Release Date: April 25, 2017 Plot “Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seems to be [...]

Continue reading: Blu-ray Review: The Girl With All The Gifts (2017): A Zombie Movie with Few Gifts »

- Nick DeNitto

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The Girl With All The Gifts Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD April 25th

12 April 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Girl With All The Gifts, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD April 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

Step into a future dystopia when the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Girl with All the Gifts, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD April 25from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Six-time Academy Award® nominee* Glenn Close stars alongside Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine in this story of society’s breakdown after the outbreak of an unprecedented plague. Hailed as “an effective, scary, and emotional zombie movie” by ComingSoon.net, it was shown during Midnight Madness at the2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Based on the critically acclaimed, Edgar Award-winning short story, “Iphigenia in Aulis“ by M. »

- Tom Stockman

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Horror Highlights: Pool Party Massacre, Armed Response, Bethany Q&A, Jenna Coleman to Attend Wizard World Minneapolis

10 April 2017 7:36 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Take a look at the totally killer party in the first trailer for Drew Marvick's Pool Party Massacre. Also in today's Highlights: production details for WWE Studios' and Saban FilmsArmed Response, a cool Q&A with Stefanie Estes from Bethany, and details on Jenna Coleman's upcoming attendance at Wizard World Minneapolis 2017.

Check Out the Trailer for Pool Party Massacre: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Floating Eye Films has released the first trailer and stills for the old school splatterfest Pool Party Massacre. The debut feature from horror fanatic Drew Marvick, Pool Party Massacre is an ultra low-budget 80's-inspired slasher that cuts to the flesh and bone of a group of young friends. With a pounding synth score and a heavy metal soundtrack, Marvick has crafted a loving homage to the body count of 80s B-movies.

Blair Winthorpe, a high-maintenance young socialite, is having »

- Tamika Jones

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The Girl with All the Gifts Gives Them Out on Blu-ray and DVD

2 March 2017 12:02 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that it will release Colm McCarthy’s latest film, The Girl with All the Gifts, on home video this coming April 25. Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, and Anamaria Marinca star. Synopsis: Humanity… Continue Reading →

The post The Girl with All the Gifts Gives Them Out on Blu-ray and DVD appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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‘The Girl With All the Gifts’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

28 February 2017 2:26 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced an April 25th release date for The Girl With All The Gifts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

The Girl With All the Gifts starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine is not your typical post apocalypse zombie thriller. It explores the destiny of a little girl immune to a zombie outbreak and how her escape from a besieged testing facility helps shape the future of the human race.

The firm is based on the critically-acclaimed short story Iphigenia in Aulis by M.R. Carey and premiered during Midnight Madness at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

For its home video release, Lionsgate is including a single bonus feature across all formats: Unwrap the Secret World of The Girl with All the Gifts. High-def audio will be presented in 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.

The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Srp for The Girl with All the Gifts »

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‘The Girl With All the Gifts’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

28 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced an April 25th release date for The Girl With All The Gifts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

The Girl With All the Gifts starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine is not your typical post apocalypse zombie thriller. It explores the destiny of a little girl immune to a zombie outbreak and how her escape from a besieged testing facility helps shape the future of the human race.

The firm is based on the critically-acclaimed short story Iphigenia in Aulis by M.R. Carey and premiered during Midnight Madness at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

For its home video release, Lionsgate is including a single bonus feature across all formats: Unwrap the Secret World of The Girl with All the Gifts. High-def audio will be presented in 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.

The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Srp for The Girl with All the Gifts »

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The Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Release Details & Cover Art

28 February 2017 11:54 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to check out The Girl with All the Gifts since Heather saw it at Fantastic Fest, and if you have yet to see the unconventional zombie film, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release it on Blu-ray (including DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD on April 25th.

Press Release: Starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Girl With All The Gifts, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD April 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

Blu-ray™ Srp: $24.99

DVD Srp: $19.98

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Step into a future dystopia when the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Girl with All the Gifts, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD April 25 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Girl With All The Gifts Review

24 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Girl With All The Gifts is meatier than your average zombie tell-all. Much like how 28 Days Later brought a militant, survivalist perspective to infection-based terror, director Colm McCarthy does cinematic justice to Mike Carey’s novel of the same name. This isn’t an “Omg we’re trapped and have to survive” horror flick (not totally). Jump scares play second-fiddle to a child, her volatile situation and McCarthy’s building towards something bigger. Enjoy a genre watch that has more to offer than decapitations, gore and petty exploitation. This is undead drama with the heartbreak to sustain. Coming-of-age meets flesh-tearing monsters. Why the hell is this being buried in late February?

Young Sennia Nanua stars as Melanie, said girl with said “gifts.” Civilization has been crippled by a fungal disease that turns people into cannibalistic drones (aka zombies), but Melanie represents hope. She’s a hybrid child who harbors infection, »

- Matt Donato

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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

22 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  

This Past Weekend:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop.  Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days. »

- Edward Douglas

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Titan publishing The Death of Stalin to coincide with Armando Iannucci movie

18 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Titan Comcis has announced that it is set to bring Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin’s acclaimed graphic novel The Death of Stalin to a brand new audience this year, to coincide with the release of the upcoming Armando Iannucci movie.

The Death of Stalin is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth. Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke in the middle of the night on March 2nd 1953. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, two days that encapsulated all the insanity, the perversity and the inhumanity of totalitarianism.

The Death of Stalin is set to hit comic shops and bookstores in the Fall. The movie is also slated to arrive later this year, and features an »

- Gary Collinson

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Victoria Film Festival '17 The Girl with All the Gifts Required One More Sacrifice on the Altar: A Film Review

15 February 2017 9:31 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Colm McCarthy. Writers: Mike Carey (novel), Mike Carey (screenplay) Cast: Gemma Arterton, Dominique Tipper, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. The Girl with All the Gifts is one of the best zombie-styled films to come out of the United Kingdom, in quite awhile. Based on Mike Carey's novel, this horror title brings the zombie action back to London, a la 28 Days Later (2001). This time, these fast moving fungal infected freaks are sensitive to smell, mostly. Very similar to the plotline of the PS4 game The Last of Us (2013), in both media spores are the danger of the day, infecting the brain. Helen, played by actress Gemma Arterton, plays the protective parent, this time around. Helen is also very naive, especially when compared with the character Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close). The Girl with All the Gifts asks a few moral questions: which is more important - humanity or the individual? »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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First look image from Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin

14 February 2017 9:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May of last year it was announced that Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) was working on an adaptation of the 2011 graphic novel The Death of Stalin, and now we have our first look at the film with the release of an official still from IFC Films

The Death of Stalin will present a satirical look at the political infighting and chaos in the days following the death of Soviet leader Josef Stalin in 1953, and features a cast that includes Jason IsaacsSteve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine , Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin and Jeffrey Tambor »

- Gary Collinson

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