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10 Character Posters for Disney's Into The Woods

5 November 2014 12:28 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Disney has released ten subtlety animated character posters for their upcoming movie musical Into the Woods. I like what I've seen from the film so far. I especially like the tone. You can check out the trailer right here if you want.

The movie was directed by Rob Marshall and it has a great ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, and Annette Crosbie.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, »

- Joey Paur

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New Into The Woods Character Posters Online

5 November 2014 10:40 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’ve seen stills aplenty and even a trailer for Rob Marshall’s new movie musical Into The Woods, based on the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine stage work. To let you have an even closer look at the characters, a batch of new posters is online. Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward on a mission for Streep's evil harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood, played by newcomer Lilla Crawford.James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Annette Crosbie as Grandma, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Frances de la Tour as the Giant and Tracey Ullman as Jack's mother. »

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Lady in the Van first look

5 November 2014 2:21 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The first image from the Alan Bennett adaptation has been unveiled as well as the release date.

Sony Pictures has released the first official image from TriStar and BBC Films feature The Lady In The Van showing Dame Maggie Smith in character as the eccentric Miss Shepherd.

The big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett’s iconic memoir is directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner.

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

Sony Pictures has also announced that the film will release in cinemas across the UK on Nov 13, 2015.

The first official picture shows Dame Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter), on location in London alongside co-star Alex Jennings (The Queen), who plays Bennett.  

The movie is being filmed on the very street, and in the »

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

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Vicious: Season Two Coming to PBS

31 October 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ITV in the UK re-commissioned Vicious for a second season so PBS has decided to air it next summer.

Here's the press release:

PBS to air second season of Shine International's boisterous sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, summer 2015

- Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen Return in Critically Acclaimed Comedy -

Arlington, Va; October 31, 2014 - PBS and Shine International announced today that the second season of ITV's acclaimed British sitcom Vicious will be coming to PBS in 2015, kicking-off a star-studded summer lineup of British programming on the U.S. network.

Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, Vicious will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides. Joined by friends Violet (Frances de la Tour), Ash (Iwan Rheon), Penelope (Marcia Warren), Mason »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Private Peaceful | Review

31 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Brother to Brother: O’Connor’s Rudimentary Look at Familial Ravages in WWII

His first film since that ill-advised 2001 remake of Sweet November, which sought to rekindle interest in possible on-screen chemistry between Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves, Irish director Pat O’Connor revisits darker, historical themes with Private Peaceful, a WWII tale as told through the eyes of two brothers from Devon. It’s perhaps the most serious subject O’Connor has tackled since some of his more celebrated 80s titles, like the Ira romance thriller Cal (1984) which nabbed Helen Mirren one of her two Best Actress wins at Cannes. And yet, while it’s great to find O’Connor avoiding the type of soapy schmaltz he careened into during his last several features, his dip into the over explored WWII era never manages to register as emotionally, thematically, or narratively resonant.

Private Tommo (George MacKay) sits in a British army cell, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Into The Woods Featurette Shows off a Ton of Footage and Music

23 October 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Disney has released a new featurette for their upcoming fairy tale movie musical, Into the Woods. Not only does it include interviews with the cast and crew talking about the story, but it also gives audiences a ridiculous amount of new footage, some of which features the cast singing. Into the Woods looks like a beautiful movie, and this featurette actually got me really excited to see it. I wasn't sure if I'd like this film, but I'm completely on board now. 

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish »

- Joey Paur

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Things Get Musical In An Into The Woods Featurette

23 October 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The promotional materials for Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods have so far not so much hidden as obscured the idea that the new film, adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical actually contains music itself. The trailers have yet to include any of the songs, but a new featurette lets the cast show off their pipes at last.Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward to confront Meryl Streep's harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood, played by newcomer Lilla Crawford.James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, a furry Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Annette Crosbie as Grandma, »

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Hear Meryl Streep & Anna Kendrick Sing in New 'Into the Woods' Featurette (Video)

23 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We've already gotten a sneak peek at what the actors of "Into the Woods" will look like in their fairytale roles. Now, a new featurette gives audiences their first listen to stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Anna Kendrick singing the musical's iconic tunes.

The clip is interspersed with interviews from stars like Blunt and Streep, who praise director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") and songwriter Stephen Sondheim, and discuss the timeless themes that the film portrays.

"The theme very much is, 'Careful what you wish for,'" says Blunt.

Marshall also explains why "Into the Woods" appeals to such a wide audience.

"It's not just a musical, it's not just a comedy, it's not just a drama -- it's all of those things, interwoven," the director notes.

"Into the Woods" also stars Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, James Corden, Tracy Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lila Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, and Frances de la Tour. »

- Katie Roberts

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New Into The Woods Images Stalk Online

22 October 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

One batch of atmospheric stills from Stephen Sondheim musical adaptation Into The Woods has already emerged online (see lower down the page), alongside a poster and the first teaser trailer. Now here comes Entertainment Weekly with a new set of images in its latest Winter Preview issue. Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward to confront Streep's evil harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood, played by newcomer Lilla Crawford.James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, Johnny Depp (who appears to be on a run of moustache action, between this, Mortdecai and his cameo in Tusk) as the Big Bad Wolf, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, »

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Disney's Into The Woods - New Poster with Creepy Meryl Streep

21 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Disney released a new poster for their upcoming movie musical Into the Woods, which features a ghoulish looking Meryl Streep looking to haunt your nightmares. 

Into the Woods is "a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them."

I've never seen the stage musical that this movie is based on, but I'm familiar with a couple of the songs. It looks like a decent movie, and it has an impressive cast that also includes Emily Blunt, James Corden, »

- Joey Paur

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Into The Woods Poster Stalks Online

16 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’ve already seen several images and a trailer for the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic fairy tale-tweaking musical Into The Woods – the pictures are sitting in a gallery lower down the page and the trailer is lurking at the bottom. Now here comes a poster for the film, putting Meryl Streep’s witch front and centre. Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward to confront Streep's evil harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood, played by newcomer Lilla Crawford.James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, Johnny Depp (who has barely shown up in promos yet) as the Big Bad Wolf, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, »

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'Mr. Holmes' Starring Ian McKellan Lands at Miramax

3 September 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Global film and television studio Miramax announced today that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film. Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey), Mr. Holmes stars Academy Award nominees Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings franchise, X-Men franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages).

The film, based on the novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind" by Mitch Cullin and adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova, Stage Beauty), is currently in post-production.

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Chairman of Miramax, had this to say in his statement.

"Mr. Holmes is a smart, exciting film that has attracted the highest caliber director, cast and producers, and it is a perfect fit for Miramax. We are very pleased to acquire U.S. »

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Miramax acquires Mr Holmes

3 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Miramax will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical release of film directed by Bill Condon and starring Ian Mckellen and Laura Linney

Miramax has acquired all Us distribution rights to Mr Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film.

Directed by Oscar-winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey), Mr Holmes stars Ian McKellen and Laura Linney.

The film, based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin and adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher, is currently in post-production.

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., chairman of Miramax, described the feature as “a smart, exciting film”.

Producers are Anne Carey of Archer Gray Productions and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech, Shame).

Executive producers are Aviv Giladi and Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Christine Langan on behalf of BBC Films, which is also co-financing the film, and [link=nm »

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

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Toronto: Ian McKellen’s ‘Mr. Holmes’ Finds U.S. Distribution

3 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Toronto move, Miramax has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Ian McKellen’s “Mr. Holmes” and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution.

The film, currently in post-production following a seven-week shoot in England, re-teams McKellen with director Bill Condon, a decade and a half after their collaboration on “Gods and Monsters.” Laura Linney also stars.

The film is based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin and adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher.

Producers are Anne Carey (“The American”) of Archer Gray Productions and “The King’s Speech” producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films. Executive producers are Aviv Giladi and Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Christine Langan on behalf of BBC Films, which is also co-financing, and Amy Nauiokas for Archer Gray.

The film is set in 1947 when an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from Japan, »

- Dave McNary

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Toronto: Miramax, Roadside Team On Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes’

3 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Miramax acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Bill Condon-directed Mr. Holmes, and Roadside Attractions will handle the domestic release. The film reunites Condon with his Gods And Monsters star Ian McKellen, who stars with Laura Linney. Pic’s an adaptation of the Mitch Cullin novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind, and Jeffrey Hatcher scripted. Pic’s in post.

Miramax chairman Thomas J. Barrack Jr called Mr Holmes a “‘smart, exciting film that has attracted the highest caliber director, cast and producers, and it is a perfect fit for Miramax.” Said Roadside co-prexy Eric d’Arbeloff: “Bill Condon and Ian McKellen’s collaboration on ‘Gods and Monsters’ continues to inspire us, so we are very excited to join with Miramax in releasing ‘Mr. Holmes,’ their fantastic take on the world’s favorite master sleuth.”

The logline: Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from Japan, where, in search of »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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David Walliams confirms Big School series 2 premiere date

13 August 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big School will return to BBC One later this month.

David Walliams confirmed on Twitter that new episodes will begin airing on Friday, August 29 at 9.30pm.

Walliams co-created the comedy and stars as teacher Mr Church. Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister also feature in the cast.

The series debuted on BBC One in August 2013, and was renewed following the conclusion of its six-episode run.

Charlotte Moore - Controller of BBC One - announced the recommission in December, and predicted that the show could have a "long run", with more series in the planning stages.

Frances de la Tour and Daniel Rigby will reprise their roles from the first series.

Watch a deleted scene from the first series of Big School below: »

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Watch the First Trailer for Disney's Into the Woods!

31 July 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first trailer for director Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, hitting theaters this Christmas and starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie. »

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Look: First Official Images For Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

30 July 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So far we’ve only had a real look at Disney’s version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods via that very early shot of Meryl Streep as the Witch and a slight controversy when it was announced that parts from the original have been rewritten, or will be approached differently.

Saying that, those parts have actually been taken on by Sondheim himself with some major events changed and rumours of a new song instead – if you know the play then click here for full info! Co-written by James Lapine,  Into The Woods is actually one of the few musicals I know well and although I’m also a bit confused by the changes, this is Disney and so although it will be dark, I’m guessing they can’t make it too excessively morbid without losing a huge target audience.

Anyway, as I’m digressing, today we’ve »

- Dan Bullock

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New Photos from Disney's Into the Woods!

30 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released new photos from director Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, hitting theaters this Christmas and starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie. »

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Casting Net: 'Game of Thrones' vet Rose Leslie joins Vin Diesel project

11 July 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Game of Thrones alum Rose Leslie is set to join Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter, a supernatural thriller about a “semi-immortal” witch hunter (Diesel) who teams up with a witch (Leslie) to take down a more evil witch. And, despite being mortal enemies, the witch and the witch hunter also flirt with romance. Breck Eisner is directing the Summit pic, which recently got a polish from Dallas Buyers Club writer Melisa Wallack. [THR]

Gary Oldman, who’s currently starring in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is in talks to star alongside Kevin Costner in Criminal. The movie »

- Lindsey Bahr

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