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Focus Features To Release Working Title’s Theory Of Everything

10 April 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Working Title FilmsTheory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).

The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »

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Focus sets Hawking drama for Nov

10 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title FilmsStephen Hawking drama Theory Of Everything will go on limited release through Focus Features on November 7 in the awards season corridor.

James Marsh directs the romance starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking alongside Felicity Jones in the role of his university girlfriend and future wife.

The film in inspired by Jane Hawking’s book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Anthony McCarten adapted the screenplay and serves as producer with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Emily Watson and David Thewlis round out the key cast. The film will expand on November 14 and again on November 21.

Focus Features and Working Title Films previously collaborated on The World’s End, Pride & Prejudice and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as well as Anna Karenina and Atonement.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release the Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom wide on April 17, 2015. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Focus Features books awards slot for Theory

10 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title FilmsStephen Hawking drama Theory Of Everything will go on limited release through Focus Features on November 7 in the awards season corridor.

James Marsh directs the romance starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking alongside Felicity Jones in the role of his university girlfriend and future wife.

The film in inspired by Jane Hawking’s book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Anthony McCarten adapted the screenplay and serves as producer with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Emily Watson and David Thewlis round out the key cast. The film will expand on November 14 and again on November 21.

Focus Features and Working Title Films previously collaborated on The World’s End, Pride & Prejudice and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as well as Anna Karenina and Atonement.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release the Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom wide on April 17, 2015. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Theory of Everything given release date

10 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Working Title’s romantic drama Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has been given a Nov. 7 exclusive engagements domestic release date by Focus Features, CEO Peter Schlessel announced today. Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the film, which explores the excitement of the 1960s for Hawking as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of his brilliant life’s work, Hawking falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde and their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs. The film is inspired by Wilde’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen with the screenplay written by Anthony McCarten, who is the producer on the film with Lisa Bruce (producer of Working Title’s Mary and Martha) and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Redmayne (Les Misérables) will play opposite Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) in the lead roles. »

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Stephen Hawking Biopic ‘Theory of Everything’ Set for Nov. 7 Launch

10 April 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has set the Stephen Hawking biopic, “Theory of Everything,” for an awards-season U.S. release date of Nov. 7.

The romantic drama, directed by James Marsh (“Man on Wire”), stars Eddie Redmayne as the theoretical physicist opposite Felicity Jones, who plays art student Jane Wilde.

The film portrays their relationship, which led Hawking through personal and scientific challenges as well as breakthroughs. Wilde’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” served as inspiration for the film.

Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the screenplay, Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. The cast includes Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

Focus will expand the run on Nov. 14 and 21.

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AMC To Develop Scripted Comedy, Latenight Project with Kevin Smith

26 March 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After striking a vein with scripted dramas like “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead,” then supplementing those series with reality programming, entertainment cabler AMC will now pursue laughs.

The AMC Networks flagship said it had greenlit a pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere.” Written and exec produced by Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner, the comedy series aims to tell the story of two brothers trying to find their place in colonial Boston. Series is set to shoot in the third quarter of this year in consideration for 2015.

AMC also said it would expand its relationship with director Kevin Smith to include the development of a late night project, “Hollywood Babble-On,” starring Smith and Ralph Garman, co-host of a popular. Series will be produced by Wilshire Studios, and exec produced by Smith, Garman and Gary Auerbach.

The development in a genre new to the network comes as AMC enters the first »

- Brian Steinberg

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AMC Sets Projects With John Leguizamo & Wyatt Cenac As Part Of Push In Comedy

26 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: After establishing footprint in drama and reality programming, AMC is focusing on expanding into comedy next. The network’s upfront slate, which will be announced later today, is expected to feature a number of half-hour projects, including two starring, written and executive produced by John Leguizamo and former The Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac. Drawing inspiration from Leguizamo’s real-life three best friends, the untitled John Leguizamo project follows a group of men in Queens, The Bronx and upper Manhattan wrestling with careers, relationships, family, ambition, and getting older. In addition to starring, Leguizamo is co-writing the script with Sal Stabile (Revenge). The two executive produce with Jeff Golenberg and Sam Maydew of Silver Lining Entertainment, which reps Leguizamo alongside UTA and Sloane, Offer. Recently seen in Ride Along, Leguizamo is attached to play Pablo Escobar in the Relativity feature and has his 5th HBO special, Ghetto Klown, coming up. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Sam Worthington & Robin Wright Join Universal’s ‘Everest’ Expedition

24 March 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set Sam Worthington and House Of CardsRobin Wright to the ensemble cast of Everest. They join Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson and Thomas Wright in the Baltasar Kormakur-directed true saga of a disastrous attempt to scale the summit of the world’s highest mountain when they were hit by a fierce snowstorm near the top. Worthington will play Guy Cotter and Wright will play Beck Weather’s wife, Peach. Pic is shooting right now in Nepal on the base of Everest, as well as the Italian Dolomites and Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK. Universal will release the film September 18, 2015 and it’s a co-production between Universal, Working Title and Cross Creek Pictures, in association with Walden Media. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Universal Moves ‘Everest’ to September 2015

21 March 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal and Working Title have moved “Everest” from February 27, 2015 to September 18, 2015.

Pic stars Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin with Baltasar Kormakur directing.

Pic is based on the true life story of two different expeditions that set out to climb Mount Everest, only to be challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Pic is produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormakur.

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Universal moves back Everest 3D

21 March 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal and Cross Creek Pictures’ upcoming adventure starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal has moved from its original February 27 2015 release date.

Everest will now open in 3D and Imax on September 18 2015.

Baltasar Kormákur directs the film inspired by true events about two expeditions racing to scale the world’s highest mountain.

Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M Wright round out the key cast and Mark Medoff and Simon Beaufoy co-wrote the screenplay.

Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson and Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur produce.

The project is being made in association with Walden Media and currently shoots on location in the Nepalese foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps, Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK.

Universal will distribute the film worldwide. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Live-action 'Little Mermaid' flick to be helmed by Sofia Coppola

20 March 2014 2:11 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 20: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola, whose most recent work includes helming 'The Bling Ring', will be directing a live-action 'Little Mermaid' flick, it has been revealed.

According to Deadline.com, the 42-year-old director is currently in talks with Universal Pictures and Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for the film, Contactmusic reported.

The script will supposedly be written by 'Corpse Bride' writer Caroline Thompson. (Ani) »

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Sofia Coppola To Helm ‘The Little Mermaid’

18 March 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Sofia Coppola is negotiating to direct The Little Mermaid, a live-action version of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale for Universal Pictures and Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Caroline Thompson of Edward Scissorhands fame is rewriting the script, about the mermaid willing to make a Faustian bargain to live on land after she falls in love. Previous drafts were done by Fifty Shades Of Grey scribe Kelly Marcel and Shame scribe Abi Morgan, and Joe Wright was at one time eyeing this to direct. The intention is to move quickly. This is a departure for Coppola in that her projects are usually focused on adult themes. She’s got kids and it wouldn’t be shocking if she wanted to please them with a movie they can see and understand. Working Title is currently in production on Everest, the drama about the climbing disaster. The »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Svod Service Mubi Raises $7.5 million in Additional Investment

11 March 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Mubi, the Svod service that specializes in arthouse movies, has raised $7.5 million in additional funding, according to chief exec Efe Cakarel.

Mubi, founded in 2007, will receive $2.4 million in a second round of financing due to close this week, after it raised $5.1 million in November, Cakarel told Bloomberg.

Cakarel, who is a former Goldman Sachs staffer, said that Mubi’s investors include Joe Osnoss and Simon Patterson, co-heads of Silver Lake Management’s European investment biz, Working Title co-chief Eric Fellner, and Pascal Cagni, a former exec at Apple. Venture-capital company Mmc Ventures is also among Mubi’s new investors.

In February, Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of smartphones and televisions, agreed to offer Mubi on its smart televisions and Blu-ray devices.

The number of registered users is 7 million, and its subscriber base has been growing by 3% a week for the past 18 months, Cakarel claimed. Revenue will rise to about $100 million in three years. »

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Phase 4 takes January for Canada

24 February 2014 12:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Phase 4 Films has acquired Canadian rights from StudioCanal to Hossein Amini’s directorial debut Two Faces Of January starring Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac.

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo and Tom Sternberg produced the Patricia Highsmith adaptation about a con artist who accidentally kills a private eye on his tail.

Phase 4 will release the film in autumn. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #109. Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong Biopic

19 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Director: Stephen Frears

Writer: John Hodge

Producers: Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Lee Pace, Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman

He has to be one of the most fascinating real-life, hero and villain protagonists in this media age, and might just make for a great duality character on screen. This picture could be “dope” if Ben Foster delivers like we know he can — and though we’ve beaten up on Philomena helmer Stephen Frears for recent efforts such as Lay the Favorite and Cheri, he nonetheless delivers the goods when bio-elements are concerned.

Gist: This follows the rise of Armstrong, his cancer battle, retirement and exposure by journalist David Walsh.

Release Date: Filming took place midway last year and seeing that Frears has a good rapport with Cannes (having shown Tamara Drewe »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC Two Picks Up Tom Rob Smith Thriller Series ‘London Spy’; EU Admissions Down 4.1% In 2013; More

14 February 2014 9:49 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC Two Acquires Tom Rob Smith Thriller ‘London Spy’ Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith has created a new drama series that’s been picked up by BBC Two. London Spy is a five-part contemporary thriller that sees an innocent young man drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. In the center of London is a street with the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of gay clubbing on the other. A chance romance between two people from opposite sides of that street takes a turn when one of them disappears. The series will shoot this year and air in 2015. Smith is producing; Juliette Howell, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are exec producing for Working Title Television. Polly Hill exec produces for BBC Two. Smith’s Child 44 is being adapted as a feature directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Ridley Scott. The film stars Tom Hardy, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Working Title Teams with ‘Child 44′ Author Tom Rob Smith on BBC’s ‘London Spy’

14 February 2014 8:50 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The BBC has commissioned the five-part miniseries “London Spy,” which was created by “Child 44” author Tom Rob Smith, and is being produced by Working Title Television.

Smith’s “Child 44” trilogy, which was an international bestseller, is being adapted as a feature film, produced by Ridley Scott.

“London Spy” is a contempo thriller in which an innocent, young romantic is drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.

It starts with a chance encounter between Danny, who is gregarious, hedonistic and romantic, and the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex, who works for the British intelligence services.

Just as they realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

The miniseries will shoot this year and airs on BBC Two in 2015.

It is produced by Smith. »

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First Photo from Everest with Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, and Jake Gyllenhaal

13 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Production has started on the thrilling mountain climbing drama Everest. We have our first look at the film featuring Jason Clarke at the head of a team of climbers. The movie is being directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband), and the cast also includes Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie tells the true story of two groups of climbers who attempted to climb the world’s highest mountain during an insane snowstorm.

It will be released in IMAX 3D on February 27th, 2015, and here's the full press release with all of the details on the story. This seems like it will be a pretty intense film. 

Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures, announce the start of principal photography on the Working Title Films production of EverestUniversal Pictures will release Everest in North American theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on February 27, 2015.

Inspired by the incredible »

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"Everest" Begins Production In Nepal

12 February 2014 6:04 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures, announce the start of principal photography on the Working Title Films production of Everest. Universal Pictures will release Everest in North American theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on February 27, 2015.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty), Josh Brolin (True Grit, No Country for Old Men), John Hawkes (Lincoln, Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Jake Gyllenhaal(Source Code, Brokeback Mountain). They are joined by Martin Henderson (The Ring »

- Press Release (Universal Pictures)

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First Look at Jason Clarke in ‘Everest’ in Nepal

12 February 2014 3:09 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Baltasar Kormakur has started shooting “Everest” in the Nepalese foothills of the world’s highest mountain for Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures.

The action-adventure drama will recap the 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left eight climbers dead. Jason Clarke (pictured above) is playing Rob Hall with Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer, Josh Brolin as Beck Weathers and John Hawkes as Doug Hansen.

The film will also shoot in the Italian Alps and at Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K. Universal will release “Everest” in North American theaters in 3D on Feb. 27, 2015.

Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright also star. Producers are Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes.

Jon Krakauer’s bestseller “Into Thin Air” chronicled the commercial expeditions that were caught »

- Dave McNary

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