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10 items from 2017


Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, Gugu Mbatha-Raw to star in 'Farming'

5 May 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

HanWay Films to introduce coming-of-age drama to Cannes buyers.

Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in Farming, which HanWay Films will introduce to international buyers in Cannes.

Nigerian-British writer Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje makes his feature directorial debut based on his upbringing in a white working class foster family in 1980s Britain, where he became the head of a white skinhead gang.

Production is scheduled to begin in August in the UK and Nigeria. Wme Global represents Us rights.

Farming is based on Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Annenberg Award-winning screenplay developed with the Sundance Film Institute.

Idris, star of John Singelton’s upcoming FX series Snowfall, will play the lead. Beckinsale will portray his foster mother, a stern, loving, and self-serving woman who takes huge pride in her foster children.

Mbatha-Raw is the teacher who offers the youngster a chance of redemption.

Throughout the 1960s and the 1980s tens of thousands of Nigerian children were farmed out to »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Damson Idris Land ‘Farming’ Drama

5 May 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Damson Idris are starring in the British drama “Farming” with shooting said to start this August in the U.K. and Nigeria.

Nigerian-British writer and director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is directing from his own screenplay based on his autobiographical story, “Farming.” The script was developed in the Sundance Film Institute and chronicles Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own coming-of-age story growing up fostered by a white working class family in the U.K.

Idris, star of John Singelton’s upcoming FX series “Snowfall,” will play the lead. Beckinsale will portray his foster mother, a stern, hard-loving, and, at times, self-serving woman.

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Michael London and Janice Williams, who teamed on “Trumbo,” are producing through Groundswell Productions together with Francois Ivernel (“The Queen”) through Montebello Productions, Charles de RosenMiranda Ballesteros, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. HanWay Films »

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Ralph Fiennes Spreads Wings Over ‘The White Crow,’ Taking Key Role

3 May 2017 5:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ralph Fiennes will do double duty on his third film as director, “The White Crow,” additionally taking on the key role of Rudolf Nureyev’s teacher and mentor. The twice Oscar-nominated actor will join the international cast which has also added French actors Laurent Lafitte and Raphael Personnaz, French actress Calypso Valois and rising German star Louis Hofmann.

Fiennes will play Nureyev’s mentor Pushkin who helped launch the dancer’s international career beyond St Petersburg. In his role as director Fiennes has also newly enlisted “Jackie” costume designer Madeline Fontaine, director of photography Mike Eley and composer Ilan Eshkeri for his production team.

The biopic of the legendary Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer, which tells the story of story of his defection to the West, “The White Crow” is written by David Hare. Russian dancer and film newcomer Oleg Ivenko had previously been announced to play Nureyev with French actress Adele Exarchopoulos, »

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Ralph Fiennes joins cast of his Nureyev drama 'The White Crow'

3 May 2017 4:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Laurent Lafitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Louis Hofmann also board project.

Ralph Fiennes has joined the cast of The White Crow, his project about Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

Fiennes will play Nureyev’s teacher and mentor, Pushkin, who helped launch Nureyev’s career out of St Petersburg, and will also direct the feature.

As previously reported, professional dancer Oleg Ivenko will play the lead role of Nureyev, while fellow dancer Sergei Polunin, Blue Is The Warmest Colour star Adèle Exarchopoulos and Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova are among the cast.

The production has now also attached Elle star Laurent Lafitte, The French Minister star Raphaël Personnaz, Personal Shopper actor Calypso Valois and Land Of Mine star Louis Hofmann ahead of its summer 2017 shoot in St Petersburg and Paris, with locations including the Mariinsky Theatre and the Palais Garnier.

Two-time Oscar-nominee David Hare (The Hours, The Reader) has adapted the screenplay from Julie Kavanagh’s book Rudolf Nureyev, which »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon heading to the big screen

26 April 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | 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 »

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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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