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Leaked Ghost in the Shell Photos Show Scarlett Johansson and Section 9

24 August 2016 9:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, months after Paramount cast Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, the studio released a first look image of the actress as The Major, known as Major Kusanaga in the original Japanese manga. Fans started to express their displeasure with this casting as production got under way, with Ghost in the Shell becoming part of the expanding conversation about "whitewashing" in Hollywood. As production continues, new photos have surfaced that not only reveal Scarlett Johansson in costume, but several of her co-stars.

The story centers on The Major, a special ops cyborg who leads a counter-cyberterrorist organization called Public Security Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. The Major and her team will set out to stop some of the most dangerous criminals in the world, led by the extremist The Laughing Man, played by Sam Riley. This villain will stop at nothing to destroy the Hanka organization and the man's advancements in cyber technology. »

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Peter Ferdinando joins Sam Rockwell in 'Blue Iguana'

19 July 2016 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hyena star, who recently filmed Ghost In The Shell with Scarlett Johansson, takes villain role in black comedy.

Peter Ferdinando has joined Sam Rockwell and Phoebe Fox in Blue Iguana, a black comedy from writer-director Hadi Hajaig.

The British actor is known for Gerard Johnson’s Tony (2009) and Hyena (2014), and also appeared in Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England (2013) and High-Rise (2015) as well as David Mackenzie’s Starred Up (2013).

Ferdinando will next be seen in big budget productions King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie, and Ghost In The Shell, which stars Scarlett Johansson

He was most recently seen in period golf film Tommy’s Honour, which opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival last month.

Blue Iguana centres on a low level criminal (Rockwell) with no future who is just out of prison. Fox plays a low level lawyer who falls in love with him. The cast also »

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

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Ghost in the Shell Set Photo Shows Scarlett Johansson in Costume

6 July 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, fans got their first look at Scarlett Johansson on the set of Ghost in the Shell, as production began in New Zealand. The image raised quite a bit of controversy, with fans calling out the production for casting Scarlett Johansson as Kusanagi, a character portrayed in the original manga as a Japanese woman. While the controversy has died down somewhat in the months that followed, production still continues, and today we have a new look at the actress in costume, along with director Rupert Sanders.

The photo comes from Production I.G's Twitter, which features the actress and director alongside Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Jamiyama, and Kenji Kawaii. Production I.G. is the production company behind several of the previous Ghost in the Shell adaptations, with Mamoru Oshii directing the animated adaptations Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Ghost in the Shell 2.0, all of »

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Ghost in the Shell Lands Wolverine Star Rila Fukushima

25 May 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans have been clamoring for a live action adaptation of the manga series Ghost in the Shell for a very long time, and they are finally getting it next year. Though the producers of the film have come under fire for some of their casting choices, they are making a step in what seems to be the right direction. Rila Fukushima, who starred alongside Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, has been added to the cast of the film.

The casting news comes from THR, though the report wasn't able to confirm who she will be playing. Scarlett Johansson is playing the character Kusanagi in the film, which is a casting choice that had many people very upset, as the character is supposed to be Asian. Paramount came under heavy fire for the choice and was accused of whitewashing. Things only got worse when it was reported that the studio had »

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Tommy's Honour to open Eiff by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-04-27 15:57:33

27 April 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Peter Mullan plays golfer Tom Morris Photo: Courtesy of Edinburgh Film Festival Edinburgh International Film Festival will open its 70th edition with Jason Connery's Tommy’s Honour, starring Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden, on June 15.

Shot entirely on location in Scotland, the drama is based on the true story of golfing pioneer Tom Morris and his turbulent relationship with his son Tommy. Mullan and Lowden take on the roles of father and son, alongside an ensemble cast including Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Ferdinando and Sam Neill. Key cast will be in attendance on Opening night.

Produced by Bob Last - the former chair for the Centre For The Moving Image, which oversees the Eiff - Tommy’s Honour tells the story of Tom Morris’ relationship with his son Tommy, who showed a remarkable talent of his own and matched his father's sporting achievements. However, father and son clash over the unwritten rules of social class, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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'Tommy's Honour' world premiere to open Edinburgh fest

27 April 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) (June 15-26) has announced that the world premiere of Tommy’s Honour will open the 70th edition of the festival on June 15.

Shot entirely on location in Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the true story of golfing pioneer Tom Morris and his turbulent relationship with his son Tommy.

Peter Mullan (Sunshine on Leith, War Horse) and Jack Lowden (War & Peace) take on the roles of father and son and lead a ensemble cast including Ophelia Lovibond (Man Up), Peter Ferdinando (Hyena) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) in the role of Alexander Boothby. Key cast are set to be in attendance on opening night.

Director Jason Connery said: “It’s so exciting! I remember standing in the middle of a field in Fife during the shoot and saying to Peter and Jack, Tommy’s Honour might get into the Edinburgh International Film Festival »

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

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Listen: Clint Mansell's Full Soundtrack For Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Plus New Images

18 March 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The rise of Clint Mansell's career has been impressive to watch. Breaking out by tuning up the dread in Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem For A Dream," in addition to becoming the director's go-to composer, the artist has logged impressive credits with Park Chan-Wook ("Stoker"), Duncan Jones ("Moon"), Joe Carnahan ("Smokin' Aces"), and more, and this year sees him add another auteur to his belt: Ben Wheatley. Mansell has penned the score for the director's upcoming "High-Rise." Read More: Tiff Review: Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans & Elisabeth Moss Based on J.G. Ballard's book, the starry movie — featuring —Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes — tells a wildly surreal tale of a luxury apartment complex that is soon overcome by disorder and madness. Mansell's score slides right in »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Move Into Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' With The New U.S. Trailer For The Film

15 March 2016 12:23 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It feels like I've been writing about Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise" forever, and frankly, I'm a bit out of things to say. You should know it's the director's most ambitious, starriest effort to date, and yet, it loses none of his surreal, oddball touch that first put him on the map. It's truly a singular vision and if you're looking for a distraction from the upcoming box office blockbuster season, this is what you want to buy a ticket for. Read More: Tiff Review: Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans & Elisabeth Moss J.G. Ballard's novel is brought to life by Tom HiddlestonLuke EvansJeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes, in the tale of a luxury apartment building that descends into utter madness, with the film making a pointed observation about Thatcher-esque politics.  "High-Rise" opens in the U. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 2 Clips And New Photos From Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston And Luke Evans

15 March 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Tom Hiddleston is the famous, hunky center of Ben Wheatley's surreal "High-Rise," the revelation for many might be Luke Evans. The actor gives a performance in the film unlike anything we've seen from him before, and two new clips from the movie highlight his magnetic turn. Read More: Tiff Review: Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans & Elisabeth Moss Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes co-star in the adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel, which finds all the action taking place within the confines of a futuristic development where the inhabitants are separated by class and status. But one man who chooses to break the barriers is Evans' Richard Wilder, and you can see him do just that in these two scenes. "High-Rise" opens in the U.S. via On Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: New Trailer For 'High-Rise' Plus 10-Minute Talk With Director Ben Wheatley

11 March 2016 9:15 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"One thing was certain. Laing would surrender to a logic more powerful than reason." That's the tantalizing voiceover tease in the latest trailer for Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise," which is gearing up to open in the U.K., and Tribeca before landing in stateside cinemas. Read More: Tiff Review: Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans & Elisabeth Moss As you know, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes all star in the adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel in which the inhabitants of a luxury high-rise essentially descend into madness, in what Wheatley turns into a scathing critique of Thatcher-era politics and policies. Meanwhile, over at Vice, the director chats about the architecture, terrorism, his early work, and more. "High-Rise" opens in the U.S. via On Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes on April 28th and in. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: New Clip From Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Plus Hear A Track From Clint Mansell's Score

9 March 2016 9:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Time and again, we've noted that the cast for Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise" —Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes— is pretty killer. However, one name has is slightly less mentioned in the run-up to the release of the movie: Clint Mansell. Read More: Tiff Review: Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans & Elizabeth Moss The composer who has scored such films as "Moon," "Black Swan," "Requiem For A Dream" provides immediately recognizable work. And he brings that unique touch to "High-Rise," and you can get an indication as such with the track "Cine-Camera Cinema" below. But first, you can check out the first clip from the movie, in which Hiddleston's Dr. Robert Laing meets Jeremy Irons, playing the architect of the building that will soon collapse into chaos. "High-Rise" »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Move On Up In New International Red Band Trailer For Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston

4 March 2016 3:27 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and then making stops at San Sebastian, Fantastic Fest, Zurich, and BFI London, and with Tribeca on the horizon, Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise" has been visiting all corners of the festival circuit. But the picture will be coming to the masses very soon, too. Read More: Tiff Review: Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans & Elisabeth Moss  Featuring a fantastic, star-studded ensemble including Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes, the adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel follows one man who moves into a class-divided apartment complex, only to see it collapse into chaos and anarchy. Here's the official synopsis:  Based on J.G. Ballard's novel of the same name, High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Lang, a newcomer to a recently constructed complex in which. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Intricate New Poster For Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise Teases A Psychedelic Trip

16 February 2016 8:59 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Moviegoers in the UK are almost a month out from the release of High-Rise, the latest in a growing line of Ben Wheatley’s psychological thrillers.

If Kill List focused on the unhinged mindset of a former soldier, and Sightseers chronicled the backroads journey of Alice Lowe and Steve Oram’s peculiar couple, then Wheatley’s latest very much places us in the shoes of a relatively sane protagonist: Tom Hiddleston’s successful Dr. Robert Laing, who seeks to start a fresh chapter in his life by taking up residence in the title tower block, only to discover that it’s harboring a dark, unspeakable secret.

Jeremy Irons stars as the seedy architect Anthony Royal, the creator that designed the sky-scraping cesspools in the first place. Ordering the lower class to the bottom and the upper echelons of society, High-Rise quickly descends into a dystopian nightmare of drugs, violence and sex, »

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New Poster And Trailer For Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise Say Goodbye To The Real World

9 February 2016 9:36 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Later this year, moviegoers will be cordially invited to StudioCanal’s High-Rise (otherwise known as Ben Wheatley’s twisted tower of terror), and today’s poster and trailer showcase what happens when Tom Hiddleston’s protagonist bids farewell to the real world.

The actor assumes the role of the intellectual Dr. Robert Laing, who seeks residence in the titular sky-scraper. Held up as the solution to the societal ills of 1970s London, the tower block quickly descends into a cesspool of drugs and violence, with Hiddleston’s Laing caught up somewhere in the middle. Where exactly our protagonist finds himself is of the utmost importance, too, considering that the setup bears semblance to Snowpiercer by relegating the lower class to the bottom floors and upper class to the penthouses.

Less utopian haven and more dystopian nightmare, High-Rise has all the makings of a dark psychological thriller, and considering that Wheatley »

- Michael Briers

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'High-Rise' Trailer Pushes Tom Hiddleston to the Brink of Insanity

9 February 2016 9:08 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While many fans have been looking forward to 2016 for blockbusters such as Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, others have been looking forward to this year for another reason altogether. After being stuck in development for years, the long-awaited adaptation High-Rise will finally hit theaters, with a U.K. release on March 18, with the movie opening at an undetermined date domestically. Today, StudioCanal UK has released a new international trailer and poster, that takes us deeper inside this unique world, created by author J.G. Ballard and brought to life by writer-director Ben Wheatley and star Tom Hiddleston.

The story is set in the year 1975, where, two miles west of London, Dr. Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building's residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, »

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Watch: Luxury, Class & Desperation Clash In The New Trailer For Ben Wheatley’s Unhinged 'High-Rise’

9 February 2016 4:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Okay, in case you’re not dialed in, Ben Wheatley is one of the fastest rising filmmakers in the U.K. and there’s seemingly nothing he can’t do. The filmmaker has hopscotched through all types of genres in just a few short years, often mixing and matching them together for inspired results. “Down Terrace” mixed crime and family drama, “Kill List” blended an assassins movie with spooky horror, “Sightseers” was a hilarious mélange of comedy and serial killers, and “A Field in England” had the distinction of being the only psychedelic psychological thriller set in the mid-17th century during the English Civil War. Wheatley’s really attracted some top talent for his latest film, “High-Rise,” an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dark, psychological social satire of the same name, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes. »

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Latest Batch Of High-Rise Images Tease Ben Wheatley’s Twisted Tower Of Terror

28 January 2016 12:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Tom Hiddleston has a date with destiny in the latest batch of stills for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, which send his Dr. Robert Laing into the depths of the director’s twisted tower of terror.

Adapted from  J.G. Ballard’s acclaimed novel of the same name, Wheatley’s latest looks set to be another bold and psychedelic addition to résumé that is becoming increasingly surreal with each passing release. For the uninitiated, the eye-catching British director also helmed Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England, and his catapulted onto the list of director’s you daren’t take your eye off even in such a short space of time.

As for High-Rise, Hiddleston’s brilliant doctor Laing is the newcomer to a residency that is masking a deep and dark secret. Relegating the lower class to the bottom floors and keeping the upper echelons of society at the tip-top, »

- Michael Briers

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Watch: Tom Hiddleston Veers off the Rails in ‘High-Rise’ Trailer

7 January 2016 3:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hiddleston appears to be losing his grip in a new “High-Rise” trailer released by StudioCanal through the actor’s Twitter feed.

The 75-second trailer, which includes portions of Tangerine Dream’s score from 1983’s “Risky Business,” portrays an increasingly troubled Hiddleston departing from an ordinary life to find himself in the middle of sex and violence.

“What are you doing in there?” a disembodied voice demands at the start and the end of the trailer.

Directed by Ben Wheatley, the thriller stars Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando and Dan Renton Skinner.

The film opens in the U.K. on March 18. Magnolia Picture acquired U.S. rights to “High-Rise” in December but has not set a release date.

High-Rise” documents the outbreak of class warfare in a giant residential apartment block following a series of power outages. J.G. Ballard’s »

- Dave McNary

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Hypnotic New High-Rise Trailer Finds Tom Hiddleston Consumed By Insanity

7 January 2016 9:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tom Hiddleston checks into Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise in today’s new teaser, though any hope of finding a state of happiness in his new home soon come crashing down – and fast.

For Wheatley’s latest dark and brooding entry into a growing résumé of complex dramas, Hiddleston assumes the role of Dr. Robert Laing, a newcomer to the Orwellian microcosm constructed by fictional conglomerate Anthony Royal Architecture. Jeremy Irons plays the part of the title visionary behind the monolithic tower block, who becomes the chief target when the building’s three-tier class structure begins to dissolve.

Lifted from the pages of J.G. Ballard’s acclaimed novel, High-Rise is being adapted to the screen by Amy Jump and presents exactly the kind of multi-faceted material that allows Wheatley to flourish. From today’s trailer alone, we catch glimpses of the director’s unsettling visual style, challenging the macabre tenets that »

- Michael Briers

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Tom Hiddleston Takes A Tumble In Evocative New Poster For High-Rise

5 January 2016 7:53 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Five films into his dark, brooding and critically acclaimed career behind the lens, Ben Wheatley has shot to the top of the list of British directors you daren’t take your eye off. His latest, High-Rise, takes place in the socio-political cauldron of west London circa 1975, all contained within the four concrete walls of a monolithic residential tower block.

Built and sustained by the big wigs at Anthony Royal Architecture, a fictional conglomerate that favors profit over home comforts, these towering eyesores have been explored throughout the course of the film’s less-is-more marketing campaign, with Anthony Royal painting the sky-scrapping abode as a utopian haven. That’s about as far removed from reality as you could imagine.

In today’s teaser for Wheatley’s latest creative effort, Tom Hiddleston is seen taking a tumble from the titular High-Rise building, all set against a frankly hellish London backdrop.

Headlining the drama as Robert Laing, »

- Michael Briers

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