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The medieval story follows a Scottish warlord who, with the help of his sons, defends their castle from a siege orchestrated by the commander of a cunning and deadly army. This project is just the latest medieval-themed tale to land at Warner Bros., which is developing Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. That project has Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Astrid Berges-Frisbey attached to star and Guy Ritchie set to direct.
William Eubank will direct World Breaker, with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken producing, and Joseph Vicenti and Joshua Horsfield executive producing. No production schedule was given.
William Eubank is also directing Tautona for Warner Bros., from a script he co-wrote with Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones is also producing that project alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. »
Charlotte Le Bon plays a young French woman Zoe who intends to plant a bomb in Paris to make a radical political statement without hurting anyone in the process, but changes her mind at the last moment.
Unfortunately an American pickpocket (Richard Madden) steals her bag and dumps it at a busy Metro stop. When the bomb explodes, he becomes the prime suspect in a terror attack.
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- Garth Franklin
Idris Elba stars in the Paris-set thriller that will see him battle terrorists in the City of Light, in a project from Vendome Pictures and Anonymous Content, scripted by Andrew Baldwin, with James Watkins ("The Woman in Black") attached to direct, from a script penned by Andrew Baldwin (who currently penning "The Bourne Betrayal") and John Hodge ("Trainspotting"), with Philippe Rousselet for Vendome Pictures, and Steve Golin, David Kanter and Bard Dorros for Anonymous Content all producing. After stopping at the Cannes Film Market (Marche Du Film) in May, where Focus Features picked up North American »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Madrid – As both Hollywood agents and indie distributors fight increasingly shy of committing clients and money respectively to movies coming on to the market only part-financed, one of the huge attractions of Studiocanal movies is that, fully financing the net budgets on its projects, the films the Euro film-tv group says it will make it makes.
Also, it has skin in the game, distributing its movies directly in usually all of four key markets, forming its “home” territories: U.K., France, Germany, Australia/New Zealand.
Exhibit A: Idris Elba starrer “Bastille Day,” a Paris-set action thriller produced by Philippe Rousselet’s Vendome Pictures (“Source Code”) and Steve Golin’s Anonymous Content (“Babel,” “True Detective”) directed by James Watkins (“The Woman in Black,” “Eden Lake”), and to be distributed in North America by Focus Features, in one of the highest-profile deals at this May’s Cannes Festival.
Toplining Elba, star of U. »
- John Hopewell
The shoot will continue in Paris for four weeks before moving to London until mid-December.
The story centres on a rogue CIA agent in Paris who teams up with a con artist to thwart a terror attack.
StudioCanal is fully financing the film, handles international sales, and will distribute Bastille Day in its territories: France, UK, Germany, Australia and New-Zealand.
Focus Features acquired »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Second Coming, 2014.
Directed by Debbie Tucker Green.
A London woman is slowly driven mad by suddenly and inexplicably becoming pregnant.
Naming your film after a poorly received Stone Roses album could be a creative risk, but when your protagonist, Jax (Nadine Marshall), suddenly becomes pregnant without conception, you might just be justified. Her story is that of cramped kitchens and overcast council estates, all seen through the slightly shaky camera of British realism. Grounding such a fantastical premise (divine conception) in this gritty tradition gives the film a poetic aesthetic. Unforuntaely, though, the lengthy opening segment is a bit too realistic…i.e. mundane.
Luckily, surprise Idris Elba (Prometheus, Luther) is a wonderful thing. He can pop up anywhere. Be it in Sky TV commercials, DJ spots at swanky Shoreditch parties or in independent British cinema by first-time female directors, the man is immune to overexposure. »
- Oliver Davis
Celebs are raising awareness for ebola and learning how life imitates art.
Hollywood celebrities are stepping up to raise money and awareness to fight the ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa and recently spread to the United States. Stars such as David Beckham, Whoopi Goldberg, and Idris Elba are speaking out and making PSAs to spark a public response to the disease.
"It was specifically about trying to raise money for another care facility in Sierra Leone, and it was an idea based on the fact that West Africa has a long history of dance," the actor said. "It’s obviously something we have to take as seriously as possible."
Some critics believe Hollywood is late to the cause.
"I think there was some of the 'not in my backyard' feeling going on »
On Thursday night, the New York branch of the Paley Center for Media hosted an unprecedented reunion in honor of HBO’s “The Wire,” routinely lauded as one of the greatest shows in TV history. Returning castmates included John Doman, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Michael Kenneth Williams and Seth Gilliam, alongside co-creator and showrunner David Simon.
For nearly two hours the roster recounted tales from the set, as well as reflections on Simon’s creative process — giving each season a new foundation within the complex political and economic structure of Baltimore — and the show’s overall impact in retrospect.
One of the many interesting nuggets of trivia dispensed over the evening was this: “The Wire” was never renewed for a season ahead of time.
“Every season,” said Gilliam — who played Sgt. Ellis Carver — “it was like, ‘Are we coming back? Are we not coming back?’ I think David had a »
- Steve Macfarlane
The cast of The Wire had a whole lot of fun during Thursday's reunion panel at New York's Paley Center for Media. Show co-creator David Simon, executive producer Nina Noble, cast members Michael Kenneth Williams, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Seth Gilliam, Jim True-Frost, John Doman, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, and Jamie Hector took the stage, while surprise guests and cast members Tristan Wilds, J.D. Williams, Bob Wisdom, and Michelle Paress took seats in the audience. The show's Brits, Dominic West and Idris Elba, were both unable to make the panel, but popped their heads in (quite literally) with video messages. HitFix »
- Teresa Jue
With Hollywood bruised from a generally lacklustre summer, audiences may be looking for something a little more outside the box. When it comes to category-defying films Jail Caesar has the potential to plug that gap and have an elephant stand on the plug for good measure. Also known as Stringcaesar (due to the overarching theme of string theory) it started life as a play about the early life of the controversial Roman ruler and features Derek Jacobi and Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Thor: The Dark World). But what gives the project its edge is the setting – Ancient Rome has been transposed to the prison system and many of the actors are inmates. Shot on the hoof by writer/director Paul Schoolman at institutions in South Africa, Canada and Cardiff, the project has the energy of interactive theatre and the look of a Dogme Collective entry.
The tangled plot »
- Steve Palace
New York – The theater at the Paley Center was full tonight, and with good reason – the cast of "The Wire," along producers David Simon and Nina Noble, were present for a discussion and Q&A. HitFix's own Alan Sepinwall acted as moderator and the evening proved incredibly interesting. Anyone who has watched it, knows that "The Wire," which aired for five seasons on HBO, was a special show, and one that has only grown in stature and myth since it went off the air. Sepinwall probably described it best in his book, "The Revolution was Televised." He wrote that people will approach him and say, "I am ready to watch 'The Wire.' And they phrase it like that—like it's a religious obligation they are about to undertake, rather than viewing a modestly rated HBO drama." One look at tonight's audience, even as viewed via the livestream, illustrated just »
- Josh Lasser
Debbie Tucker Green’s feature film debut, "Second Coming," has a premise that, religious or not, will probably pique your interest. That it’s set in present day London and that the family at the centre of the story is black, was another reason for me to get excited. Indeed, it was a delight to see a black family – a Normal – black family, portrayed on screen. No drugs, no knives, no guns… No drama. And therein lies the problem. Jax, played admirably by Nadine Marshall, has a dilemma. A dilemma the proportions of which you don’t really get too many clues about. Her husband, Mark, played by Idris Elba, is as perfect a husband as any woman could want. Her son, Jj (Kai Francis-Lewis) »
- Wendy Okoi-Obuli
Further proving that we are living through the biggest week for superhero-movie news since last week and the week before, Warner Bros. just announced one of the most hilariously aggressive franchise-extension plans in movie history. Between now and 2020, WB plans to release a whopping 13 movies based on DC comic book characters–including two Justice League movies, the long-awaited Wonder Woman film, a movie starring the popular Lego™ Batman character and a movie starring the somewhat less popular Affleck™ Batman character. Now, it's hard to know where this fits into the glorious history of Superhero Franchise announcements. Is this the second »
- Darren Franich
Javier Bardem played the deadpan psychopath Anton Chigurh in "No Country For Old Men" and terrorized James Bond in "Skyfall." Now, he may be turning his evil eye on Johnny Depp. The Oscar winner is reportedly in talks to play the villain in the long-in-the-works "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," in which Depp will reprise his signature role as Captain Jack Sparrow. Plot details are few and far between, but Bardem would be playing a ghost captain looking to avenge his brother's death, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Penelope Cruz, Bardem's real-life wife, appeared in the fourth "Pirates" films, but it's not known whether she will return for the fifth installment. However, Geoffrey Rush is set to return as Captain Barbosa. Orlando Bloom is also hoping to return to the franchise. Shooting will reportedly begin in Australia sometime next year, with Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandbreg ("Kon Tiki") directing. »
- Dave Lewis
Jamie Dornan leaves little to the imagination.
Or, you know, he could just need some more support in the lower regions a la Justin Theroux!
Photos: The Gorgeous 'Fifty Shades' Cast
Either way, the Fifty Shades of Grey star, 32, let it all hang out while doing reshoots for the film in Vancouver on Monday, turning heads in one of his character Christian Grey's well-tailored suits.
.... As if Fifty Shades fans needed even more incentive to see the film out next February.
In August, Fifty Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel praised Dornan's performance as intense billionaire Christian Grey.
"Apparently Jamie is »
We can run, we can hide, but we will never be able to escape celebrity nude photos. Actually, would we even want to? Whether celebrities leak their own photos to show us what they really got goin’ on or claim to be the victims of computer hacking, none of us can deny that once these photos are out there, it’s hard to look away. But why are the headlines always so focused on the ladies?
While Jennifer Lawrence has been the focus of August’s celebrity photo hacking scandal, male celebrities also have experience when it comes to nude leaks. Thanks to cameras, the Internet, and oftentimes, their own stupidity, we have seen a lot more of male stars than they may have bargained for. Of course, while we can never truly say if photos are legit — unless these guys pull a Chris Brown or Kanye West, both of »
- Taylor Ferber
Idris Elba's Shirtless Workout
Elba, 42, took to the social media site Wednesday to post the short clip, writing, “Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding.”
View on Instagram
In Bastille Day, Elba is playing a former CIA agent opposite Charlotte Le Bon, who is playing a young artist who teams up with him on an anti-terrorist mission in France. Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden is also starring in the feature that will be directed by James Watkins from a script by Andrew Baldwin.
Holy hunk alert! Idris Elba recently took to Instagram to share a super-sexy video of himself working out shirtless and sweaty. In the clip, the British hunk wears only sneakers and shorts during a workout on a mat. Elba looks incredibly buff with rock-hard pecs, bulging biceps and big shoulders. Elba's trainer has him do an ab roller-type workout. The 42-year-old actor does several reps in the video and clearly looks exhausted from the intense fitness routine. "Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding," Elba captioned the sexy workout clip. Too hot! It's no secret that Elba has a ripped body. Earlier this summer, he went shirtless and showed off his fine physique in a steamy spread »
Loading Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding. View on Instagram Idris Elba sure makes working out look sexy! The "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" star posted a new video via Instagram on Wednesday, showing him working out for his upcoming movie "Bastille Day." Check out Idris' sweaty gym session above! The 42-year-old looks like he's in incredible shape, and judging from this video, he's going to be even more ripped for his next movie. "Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding.," he captioned the video. The action movie follows an artist and an ex-cia agent as they start an anti-terrorism operation in France. Elba, Richard Madden and Charlotte Le Bon are the only stars listed so far on IMDb. If the movie will have shirtless cameos from Idris, we're definitely in! What do you think about the "Pacific Rim" star's video? Sound off below and click "Launch »
- tooFab Staff
The show will focus on ex-cop Corinne Day, who emigrates to New Zealand with her family and joins the local force.
She works with a maverick Maori detective policing a small town, and stumbles into a network of crime far larger that she ever could have imagined.
Deadline reports that Cross will team up with Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films and Libertine pictures for the project.
Casting and premiere dates for Bay of Plently have yet to be announced.
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