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6 items from 2017


The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon heading to the big screen

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Olivier Award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon – which tells the story of legendary British rock band The Kinks – is set for a big screen adaptation, with Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) reportedly approached to direct.

The film will be scripted by Joe Penhall (Mindhunter) and will explore how Ray Davies, his brother Dave, bass guitarist Pete Quaife and drummer Mick Avory formed The Kinks, the band behind hits such as ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Tired of Waiting for You’ and ‘Lola’, as well as the sibling rivalry between Ray and Dave.

Sunny Afternoon is said to be in the early stages of development, and producers Francois Ivernel, Charles de Rosen and Sonia Friedman are currently working on securing the story and music rights. There’s no word yet if any of the cast of the West End musical -including John Dagleish and George Maguire, who »

- Gary Collinson

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Ralph Fiennes to Direct, David Hare to Write Biopic of Ballet Dancer Rudolf Nureyev

20 February 2017 3:09 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ralph Fiennes will direct The White Crow, a biographical drama about Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

The new project by Fiennes, whose previous directorial efforts are Coriolanus and The Invisible Woman, will be based on Julie Kavanagh's book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.

David Hare, nominated for Oscars in the best screenplay category for The Hours and The Reader, will write the script.

The White Crow is being developed by the BBC Films and produced by Oscar-nominated Gabrielle Tana through Magnolia Mae Productions, with Francois Ivernel through the French branch of his company Montebello Productions.

"This is a story of an uncompromising »

- Vladimir Kozlov ,Nick Holdsworth

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Ralph Fiennes Directing Rudolph Nureyev Drama ‘The White Crow’ – Berlin

3 February 2017 8:27 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ralph Fiennes is set to direct The White Crow, about the life of legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev. It's based on the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh. The Hours scribe David Hare adapts the script while Gabrielle Tana will produce through Magnolia Mae Productions together with Francois Ivernel's Montebellow Productions. Nureyev was a renowned ballet dancer and choreographer in the 1950s who went on to become the director of the Paris Opera… »

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Ralph Fiennes to Direct Rudolf Nureyev Movie ‘The White Crow’

3 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ralph Fiennes is to direct “The White Crow,” written by David Hare, which centers on the life of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. HanWay Films is handling world sales and will introduce the project to buyers in Berlin.

The film is based on Julie Kavanagh’s book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life,” which “delves into the most cinematic, cultural and politically charged chapter of [the life of Nureyev], a fearless, explosive personality both on and off the stage,” according to a statement.

Fiennes said: “This is a story of an uncompromising spirit, of homeland and ideologies that restrict, and of friendship. It is, equally, a tale about the life and ballet culture he left behind in Russia.”

The film is being produced by Gabrielle Tana, who was nominated for an Academy Award for “Philomena,” through Magnolia Mae Productions, and Francois Ivernel through Montebello Productions.

Russian dancer Oleg Ivenko will play Nureyev and Adele Exarchopoulos »

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Ralph Fiennes’ Rudolf Nureyev drama sets cast, shoot, sales deal

3 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Adèle Exarchopoulos and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin will star in The White Crow; HanWay to handle world sales.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour star Adèle Exarchopoulos, Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova (Good Bye Lenin!) and dancers Sergei Polunin and Oleg Ivenko are to star in Ralph FiennesRudolf Nureyev drama The White Crow.

After an extensive search the production has settled on Russian dancer Ivenko to play iconic dancer Nureyev in the feature, which Fiennes will look to shoot on location in St Petersburg and Paris, including the iconic Mariinsky Theatre and the Palais Garnier, in summer 2017.

David Hare’s (The Hours) script, based on the biography Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh, charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite Kgb efforts to stop him.

The script’s finale is set at Le Bourget airport in Paris and traces the dramatic day of the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Ralph Fiennes’ Rudolf Nureyev biopic sets cast, shoot, sales deal

3 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Adèle Exarchopoulos and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin will star in The White Crow; HanWay to handle world sales.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour star Adèle Exarchopoulos, Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova (Good Bye Lenin!) and dancers Sergei Polunin and Oleg Ivenko are to star in Ralph FiennesRudolf Nureyev biopic The White Crow.

After an extensive search the production has settled on Russian dancer Ivenko to play Nureyev in the feature, which Fiennes will look to shoot on location in St Petersburg and Paris, including the iconic Mariinsky Theatre and the Palais Garnier, in summer 2017.

David Hare’s (The Hours) script, based on the biography Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh, charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite Kgb efforts to stop him.

The script’s finale is set at Le Bourget airport in Paris and traces the dramatic day of the defection.

The »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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