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3 items from 2017


First-look image of Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley

17 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled a first look image from  the upcoming romantic biographical drama Mary Shelley featuring Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon) as the iconic author of the gothic horror classic Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and tells the story of a young Mary Shelley’s love affair with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, played by Douglas Booth. Also featuring in the cast are Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane, and Joanne Froggatt. »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Image From Mary Shelley Sees Elle Fanning In Title Role

11 February 2017 6:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve been hearing about this project since 2014, when it was titled A Storm In The Stars – but now we finally have the first image from the newly monikered Mary Shelley, with Elle Fanning in the title role, as it’s packaged for sale at the Berlin Film Festival. The gothic biographical drama looks set to unspool the early years of one of Britain’s most famous authors, in a surprisingly timely story of philosophy, feminism, and tragedy.

Directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female film director, Haifaa al-Mansour, Mary Shelley casts Elle Fanning as the young author – before she found fame by penning Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus, in 1818. Shelley’s life was one filled with tragedy – such that it should make any cinematic telling of the tale riveting and moving. She was the daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died while her daughter was »

- Sarah Myles

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Sky Re-Enters ‘Tunnel,’ Wants ‘Gone’ by Lennie James

20 January 2017 4:59 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sky has commissioned two new Sky Original Productions for Sky Atlantic: a third season of “The Tunnel” and the new drama “Gone,” created and written by “Walking Dead” actor Lennie James.

“Gone” will be directed by Nick Murphy and is produced by World Productions (“Line of Duty”). Suranne Jones and Stephen Graham co-star. James is currently starring in “The Walking Dead’s” seventh season on AMC, which is on its mid-season hiatus. Graham can be seen in “Taboo,” alongside Tom Hardy, on BBC One in Britain and on FX in the U.S.

Set on a southeast London housing estate, “Gone” tells the story of Nelson “Nelly” Rowe, a charmer and chancer who is the life and soul of his local bar. When he is falsely accused of a terrible crime, he determines to clear his name and find the real perpetrator. The journey makes him confront his careless past but also offers a chance for »

- Robert Mitchell

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