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The new Brit pack: UK actors storm La

27 September 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Watch out, Hollywood, the Brits are in demand. And leading the charge are Kaya Scodelario, Holliday Grainger and Suki Waterhouse

Waterhouse, 22, grew up in London. A model and actor, she stars in the romantic comedy Love, Rosie, out on 22 October, and recently finished filming the sci-fi thriller Insurgent, out next year. Earlier this year, she attended the Oscars and the White House State Dinner with her boyfriend, the actor Bradley Cooper. She lives between Los Angeles and London.

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- Abigail Radnor

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Interviews – Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay & Holliday Grainger Talk The Riot Club

19 September 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Riot Club hits our movie screens today and our friend James Kleinmann got to chat with the cast about the movie directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education). The movie is based on the play Posh by Laura Wade.

Below we have interviews with Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay & Holliday Grainger, and Max Irons who all give their take on the play Posh and how they got involved in the movie adaptation.

Check out all the interviews below. The Riot Club is in cinemas today. You can see our review of the movie here.

The post Interviews – Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay & Holliday Grainger Talk The Riot Club appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- David Sztypuljak

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The Riot Club Review

19 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Inspired by The Bullingdon Club – Oxford University’s exclusive, male-only society for future high-flyers – Laura Wade’s play Posh arrived on the eve of the 2010 general election that saw former Bullingdon members David Cameron and George Osbourne take centre stage in UK government. Director Lone Scherfig’s (An Education, One Day) adaptation of the play, arriving after four years of Conservative rule, should be the scathing destruction of upper-class pomposity we’ve been crying out for. Sadly, The Riot Club never feels clever enough to be a convincing social satire, and is about as subtle as Boris Johnson at a warehouse rave.

The eponymous club is a raucous, ten-man tribute to hedonism; a privileged group of ultra-rich Oxford boys who yearn for the days of a true upper-class, disgusted by the fact that people from all walks of life can get into Oxford nowadays. The film begins with a new »

- Matt Seton

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The Riot Club movie review: bad boys never lose

18 September 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hooray for a good old-fashioned rich-bastard bashing. But they get the last laugh: These guys are the future masters of the universe. Hooray. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read (or seen) the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Hooray for a good old-fashioned rich-bastard bashing. Oh, don’t worry: They don’t have feelings, and even if they did, they wouldn’t care what us poor proles think of them. Anyway, they’ll get the last laugh: One of these guys is probably a future U.K. Prime Minister. Fictionally speaking, of course. Not at all based on the notorious Oxford University secret society the Bullingdon Club (David Cameron is a former member), this is a completely 100-percent made-up tale of Oxford’s Riot Club, a literal old boys club whose overprivileged, underhuman members enjoy »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Casting Round-Up with Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger & Billy Bob Thornton

16 September 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Here's some casting news for you this morning. According to Variety, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) and Holliday Grainger (The Riot Club) have joined Craig Gillespie's (Million Dollar Arm) The Finest Hours. Filming is already underway on the Disney film, and it also stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. The Finest Hours is an adaptation of Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’s 2010 book of the same name, is based on the true story of "a rescue attempt by the »

- Jesse Giroux

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Ben Foster joins Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in The Finest Hours

16 September 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ben Foster has been cast in Disney's Coast Guard film The Finest Hours.

The Ain't Them Bodies Saints actor has joined the Craig Gillespie-directed movie, reports Variety.

Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger will also star in the period piece.

The Finest Hours is based on the true story of a rescue attempt in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson wrote the screenplay based on Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias's 2010 book.

Foster was most recently seen in Lone Survivor and will appear in the upcoming Warcraft movie.

The Finest Hours is currently shooting in Massachusetts. »

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Casting Net: Billy Bob Thornton in talks for 'Our Brand Is Crisis;' more

15 September 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Billy Bob Thornton is in talks for Our Brand Is Crisis. The Warner Bros. political dramedy is being directed by David Gordon Green and already stars Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy. Smokehouse partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce. Bullock will executive produce. Our Brand Is Crisis is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by James Carville and Stan Greenberg, former consultants to President Clinton. Bullock will play a retired American political consultant, “Calamity” Jane Bodine. Details regarding Thornton’s potential role are unknown at this time. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Ben Foster Boards The Finest Hours

15 September 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As he kicks off shooting, director Craig Gillespie is gathering the remainder of the ship crew needed for real-life rescue tale The Finest Hours. Variety reports that Ben Foster and Holliday Granger will be part of the film.The drama will tell the true story of two oil tankers caught in a massive Nor’easter storm off the New England coast in 1952. The ships split in two and their crews were thrown into the raging seas. The coast guard was called out and had to attempt a rescue in tempestuous waves.Chris Pine and Casey Affleck will be part of the crew on deck while Kyle Gallner has landed the key role of the main rescue boat’s engineer, a young sailor with a lot to prove on the mission. There’s no word yet on which roles Foster and Grainger are taking, though we’d bet good money Foster will be setting sail. »

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Casting: Thornton, Mann, Foster, Arthur

15 September 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Our Brand Is Crisis

Billy Bob Thornton ("Fargo") is in talks to join Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy in David Gordon Green's political dramedy "Our Brand Is Crisis" for Warner Bros. Pictures. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the film which begins shooting this Fall..

The film is a narrative adaptation of the 2005 doco about the use of American political campaign strategies in Bolivia by President Clinton's former consultants. Bullock plays a retired American political consultant who often quotes famous people to help hammer home her talking points. [Source: The Wrap]

Vacation

Leslie Mann ("The Other Woman") is in negotiations to join the cast of the "Vacation" reboot at New Line. The film follows the now grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he, his parents and his sister took when he was young.

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- Garth Franklin

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Coast Guard Drama 'The Finest Hours' Casts Ben Foster

15 September 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ben Foster has signed on to star alongside Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger in Disney's The Finest Hours.

The plot is based on the true story of a 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission, following one of the worst storms ever to hit the East Coast, which literally ripped an oil tanker in half. Facing sub-zero temperatures and waves as high as 70 feet, four Coast Guard members set off in a lifeboat to rescue over 30 crew members who were stranded in the sinking vessel. The mission is still considered to be the greatest 'small boat rescue" in Coast Guard history. No details were given for Ben Foster's character.

Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) is directing from a script by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), which was adapted from the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Production is currently under way.

Ben Foster most recently starred »

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Ben Foster Joins Chris Pine in Disney’s ‘Finest Hours’ (Exclusive)

15 September 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Foster has joined the cast of Disney’s “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine.

The pic also Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger with Craig Gillespie directing.

The film is based on a true story revolving around a rescue attempt by the Coast Guard in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the script from Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’s 2010 book.

Production is currently under way in Massachusetts.

The UTA-repped Foster was last seen in Universal’s “Lone Survivor” and can be seen next in the untitled Lance Armstrong pic where he portrays the cyclist, followed by Legendary’s adaptation of “Warcraft.”

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- Justin Kroll

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The Riot Club review: A poison pen letter to the British establishment

14 September 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director Lone Scherfig; Screenwriter Laura Wade; Starring: Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay; Running time: 107 mins; Certificate: 15

As timely as Laura Wade's acidic satirical drama Posh might have felt when it premiered at the Royal Court in 2010, its impact has been augmented in the four years of Coalition government that have followed, as Britain has come to be ruled entirely by the 1%. In adapting her own play for the screen, Wade has necessarily expanded its scope and thus diluted its bite, but this amorality tale about a barely-fictionalised Oxford drinking society still rings unpleasantly true.

"Filthy. Rich. Spoiled. Rotten," runs the spot-on tagline for Lone Scherfig's big screen adaptation, which centres on two Oxford freshers who are recruited to join the highly exclusive Riot Club, and become seduced and corrupted by its single-minded pursuit of hedonism. Miles (Max Irons) considers himself an outsider »

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Toronto: Sam Claflin-Max Irons’ Drama ‘Riot Club’ Gets U.S. Distribution

10 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig’s “The Riot Club,” starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger.

The world premiere of the drama, set at Oxford University, will take place Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival.

The Riot Club” was produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures with the support of the BFI Film Fund, Film4 and Pinewood.

Irons and Claflin play first-year students determined to join a secret society called The Riot Club.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco of IFC with Thorsten Schumacher of HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

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- Dave McNary

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IFC takes Riot Club for Us

10 September 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British elite drama starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin received its world premiere in Toronto at the weekend.

IFC Films has acquired Us rights to Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club. The film received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday (Sept 6).

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, svp of acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Thorsten Schumacher of HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Review: The Riot ClubQ&A: Lone Scherfig, The Riot Club

Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, described the feature as “a darkly gleeful expose of the British elite”.

Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

The film, with a screenplay by playwright Laura Wade, also stars Douglas Booth »

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

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Production Begins on The Finest Hours, Starring Chris Pine

10 September 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Production is set to begin in September on the new Walt Disney Studios film The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Star Trek), Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Ocean’s Thirteen), and Holliday Grainger (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde).

The thriller, which will be directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm, Lars and the Real Girl) and produced by Jim Whitaker (Cinderella Man) and Dorothy Aufiero (The Fighter), will shoot on location in Quincy and Chatham, Massachusetts. “We are thrilled to be able to film The Finest Hours on location in Massachusetts, and are grateful to the Massachusetts Film Office for all their support,” says Aufiero.

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod, literally ripping it in half. »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Toronto: IFC Films Picks Up U.S. Rights to Lone Scherfig's 'The Riot Club'

10 September 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club. The film, written by playwright Laura Wade, stars Sam Clafin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger. Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening. The film was produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures with the support of the BFI Film Fund, Film4 and Pinewood. The

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- Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit

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Disney's 'The Finest Hours,' Starring Chris Pine, Begins Production This Month

10 September 2014 12:04 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Disney's Coast Guard thriller The Finest Hours is starting production later this month. The period piece, which is being directed by Craig Gillespie, has some serious talent attached to it, including Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger.

Gillespie, who directed Million Dollar Arm and Lars and the Real Girl, took over for R.I.P.D. director Robert Schwentke; he's set to direct one of the Divergent sequels.

The Finest Hours, based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Touglas, is set in 1952 and focuses on four Coast Guard members that use a lifeboat in a desperate attempt to rescue 30 sailors who are stranded in freezing water after a horrible storm stroked their oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod. The script was written by Oscar nominees Paul Tamsay, Eric Johnson, and Scott Silver.

The film will be released in the U.S. in Fall 2015.

Source: TheWrap »

- Laura Frances

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Douglas Booth Talks The Riot Club, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and More at Tiff 2014

9 September 2014 6:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the many films to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was The Riot Club.  Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) from screenwriter Laura Wade’s adaptation of her critically-acclaimed play, Posh, the film follows two Oxford University freshmen who begin the initiation process to join the infamous and highly selective Riot Club.  As the story progresses and the rambunctious initiation comes to a close, issues of class and social status come to a head from the point of view of the young, rich, and spoiled-rotten.  The Riot Club stars Max Irons, Sam ClaflinDouglas Booth, Holliday Granger, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Natalie Dormer.  For more on the movie, read Adam's review from Tiff. Shortly after the film's premiere, I landed an exclusive video interview with Douglas Booth.  He talked about what the last year has been like for him, the experience of making The Riot Club, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Casting Net: Orlando Bloom may be back on board for 'Pirates 5'

9 September 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• After taking a break from the franchise, Orlando Bloom has revealed that he has been in discussions to return as blacksmith-turned-pirate Will Turner in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Johnny Depp has already signed on to reprise his Oscar-nominated performance as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth film of the Disney series, which seems to be what has sealed the deal for Bloom. Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are taking the commands of the ship from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). The film is scheduled for a July 2017 release date. »

- Jake Perlman

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Casting: Gallner, Brooks, Cox, Malek, Davalos

9 September 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Finest Hours

Kyle Gallner ("Veronica Mars") and Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") have joined the cast of Craig Gillespie's true-disaster feature "The Finest Hours" for Disney Pictures. The story chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when two oil tankers collided off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952.

Gallner plays the rescue-boat's engineman, a man who feels he has a lot to prove. Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Josh Stewart and Graham McTavish also star in the film which begins production this month in Massachusetts. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Game Brain Project

Albert Brooks and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are in talks to join Peter Landesman's upcoming feature about football concussions at Sony Pictures. Will Smith and Alec Baldwin lead the cast for the Ridley Scott-produced film based on the GQ article "Game Brain".

Brooks will play Cyril Wecht, the chief forensic pathologist who mentors forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith) and »

- Garth Franklin

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