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Playwrights chosen for new screenwriting scheme

11 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Origin Pictures, Paines Plough, BBC Films launch writing scheme

Origin Pictures is teaming with theatre company Paines Plough on a scheme to develop playwrights’ screen-writing skills.

Origin, producers of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and TV series Jamaica Inn, is launching the scheme with backing from its BFI Vision Award and in collaboration with BBC Films.

The partnership will support four playwrights in their writing across film and theatre over six months through workshops, mentoring and editorial support.

The selected writers are Alia Bano, Stacey Gregg, Ali Taylor and Alexandra Wood.

Bano won the Charles Wintour Award in 2009 for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for her play Shades, which ran at the Royal Court that year. Her play Gap was commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for their Connections 2011 season.

Wood, whose plays include The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court), The Lion’s Mouth (Rough Cuts/Royal Court), Unbroken (Gate Theatre), Decade (co-writer/Headlong »

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

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‘Woman In Gold’ Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds & Daniel Bruhl Begins Filming

3 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve received news that the legendary Weinstein Company, together with BBC Films and Origin Pictures have announced that principal photography on Woman In Gold (they’ve dropped ‘The’) begun on 23rd May for 8 weeks on location in the UK, Austria and the U.S.

The absolute all-star cast includes Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Antje Traue (Man Of Steel), Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Jonathan Pryce. Your official words below give you a little more insight to the project:

Woman In Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt »

- Dan Bullock

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Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Pryce Join ‘The Woman In Gold’

31 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

News just in that Downton Abbey‘s Elizabeth McGovern and G.I. Joe’s (among many great works) Jonathan Pryce are now officially onboard with My Week With Marilyn’s director Simon Curtis for his Holocaust drama. The film will focus on:

The true story of a Holocaust survivor who sets out to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Gustav Klimt’s famous painting, ‘The Lady In Gold’. She teams with a plucky young lawyer in a major battle to sue the government.” This will be the  screenwriting debut of playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell and it seems as if the film will be shooting for eight weeks in the UK, Austria as well the U.S.

Despite Campbell and Curtis’ relatively new introductions to the silver screen, the names attached to the project alone are bound to bring in hordes of interest among cinema-goers.

The Woman In Gold »

- Matthew Ceo

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Weinstein Co's 'Woman in Gold' Starts Filming with Mirren and All-Star Cast in Austria, UK, and Us

30 May 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Recovering art pilfered by Nazis is trending on the big screen. The Weinstein Company, UK's BBC Films and Australia's Origin Pictures are starting principal photography on true story "Woman in Gold." The film stars Helen Mirren as Jewish refugee Maria Altmann who, along with her young lawyer, went head-to-head with the Austrian government in order to take back a series of Gustav Klimt paintings that had been stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II.  One of these paintings inspires the film's title: Klimt's fin-de-siecle "The Lady in Gold," which is worth over $130 million. Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn") is directing, and playwright-turned-screenwriter Alexi Kaye Campbell ("Bracken Moor") penned the script. TWC handled international sales at Cannes and will release the film in the Us; executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Also in the stellar cast are Ryan Reynolds ("Captives"), Elizabeth McGovern ("Downton Abbey"), Charles. »

- Katelyn Trott and Beth Hanna

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Woman In Gold begins shoot

30 May 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Katie Holmes, Max Irons and Charles Dance among the new additions to the true story starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl.

Principal photography has begun on Woman in Gold and will run for eight weeks on location in the UK, Austria and the Us.

The true story of a Jewish refugee who took on a government to recover art treasures that belonged to her family - produced by Origin Pictures, BBC Films and The Weinstein Company - will be directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn).

The all-star cast includes Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), Ryan Reynolds (Captives) and Daniel Brühl (Rush).

New additions to the cast include Katie Holmes (The Giver), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Antje Traue (Man of Steel), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run), and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise). 

Making his screenwriting debut is playwright »

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

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Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern Join ‘Woman in Gold’

30 May 2014 2:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “The White Queen” star Max Irons, “Game of Thrones” thesp Charles Dance, and Elizabeth McGovern from “Downton Abbey” have joined the cast of “Woman in Gold,” which is being produced by The Weinstein Company, BBC Films and Origin Pictures.

Other cast additions include Antje Traue (“Man of Steel”), Moritz Bleibtreu (“Kill Your Friends”) and Jonathan Pryce (“Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise).

Principal photography on “Woman in Gold” began on May 23 for eight weeks on location in the U.K., Austria and the U.S.

The cast includes Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes and Tatiana Maslany. The director is Simon Curtis, who helmed the Oscar-nominated “My Week With Marilyn.”

Playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell penned the screenplay. The film is being produced by David Thompson for Origin Pictures and Kris Thykier, executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for The Weinstein Company, and BBC FilmsChristine Langan.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Katie Holmes Joins 'The Woman in Gold'

29 May 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Katie Holmes has signed on to star in the upcoming true story drama The Woman in Gold, alongside Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, who signed on back in April.

The plot is set in the year 1998, when Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) enlists the help of her lawyer grandson (Ryan Reynolds) to sue the Austrian government. The lawsuit was an attempt to retrieve multiple Gustav Klimt paintings that were stolen from her family by the Nazis. Daniel Br&#252hl is playing the other attorney on the opposite side of the case, although it isn't clear what role Katie Holmes may have.

Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) is directing from a script by Alexi Kaye Campbell, although no production schedule was disclosed. Worldview Entertainment, BBC Films and The Weinstein Company are producing.

Katie Holmes will next be seen in The Giver, which hits theaters August 15.

The Woman in Gold »

- MovieWeb

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Ryan Reynolds Joins 'The Woman in Gold'

4 April 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ryan Reynolds has boarded Simon Curtis's upcoming biopic The Woman in Gold. Daniel Br&#252hl is also in talks to join the project.

Helen Mirren stars in this biography of Maria Altmann, who was a Jewish WWII survivor that took action against the Austrian government to retrieve multiple stolen Gustav Klimt paintings. Ryan Reynolds is portraying her attorney with Daniel Br&#252hl up for the role of the attorney on the opposite side of the case.

Simon Curtis is directing from a script provided by Alexi Kaye Campbell. He is best known for helming My Week with Marilyn. David Thompson, Kris Thykier and The Weinstein Company are producing.

Production is slated to begin this May. »

- MovieWeb

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The Monuments Woman? Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds to fight for WWII loot in 'Woman in Gold'

4 April 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A story of noble heroes battling to protect priceless artworks stolen from their rightful owners during the Second World War? It sounded like Oscar bait when George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" first turned up on the horizon, and we all know how that turned out. Might it turn out any better with Helen Mirren and Harvey Weinstein leading the charge? The Oscar-winning actress has signed on for The Weinstein Company's "Woman in Gold," the true-life tale of Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann, who entered a legal battle with the Austrian government to retrieve a number of Gustav Klimt paintings taken from her family during the war. Ryan Reynolds is committed to play the lawyer who takes on her case; Daniel Brühl is in talks to play the opposition. TV-trained British director Simon Curtis, who steered Michelle Williams to an Oscar nomination in the Weinsteins' "My Week With Marilyn," is on board, »

- Guy Lodge

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Ryan Reynolds joins Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold

4 April 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Reynolds has been cast in Woman in Gold.

Daniel Brühl has also entered talks to join the Helen Mirren-starring film, reports Deadline.

The Simon Curtis-directed biopic is based on the life of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who launched a legal battle in the 1980s to reclaim five paintings by Gustav Klimt which were stolen by the Nazis.

These included The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which alone is priced at over $130 million (£78 million).

The film was previously titled The Golden Lady.

Reynolds will take on the role of Altmann's attorney, who takes on the case despite his ignorance about art.

Brühl is in line for the role of his adversary.

Reynolds's upcoming films include Mississippi Grind, The Captive and Selfless.

Brühl was most recently seen in Rush, A Most Wanted Man and The Fifth Estate.

Alexi Kaye Campbell is working on the screenplay about Altmann, »

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Helen Mirren Set to Reclaim Art Stolen by Nazis in 'The Woman in Gold'; Weinsteins On Board

21 February 2014 9:37 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Recovering art pilfered by Nazis is trending on the big screen. The Weinstein Company is on board period drama "The Woman in Gold"; the film is set to star Helen Mirren as Jewish refugee Maria Altmann who, along with her young lawyer, went head-to-head with the Austrian government in order to take back a series of Gustav Klimt paintings that had been stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. One of these paintings inspires the film's title: Klimt's "The Lady in Gold," which is worth over $130 million. Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn") will helm, and playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell ("Bracken Moor") has penned the script. The production is eyeing a start later this year. TWC is handling international sales (with sights set on Cannes) and Us distribution. »

- Beth Hanna

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TWC boards Woman in Gold

21 February 2014 5:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Helen Mirren attached to star in Simon Curtis’s period drama.

TWC has boarded prestige drama The Woman in Gold, the Origin Pictures-BBC Films period drama ripped from the headlines about a Jewish refugee who took on a government to recover art treasures that belonged to her family.

According to ScreenDaily sources, TWC will handle international sales, Us distribution and has been across the production of the project.

Helen Mirren is attached to play Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, with her young lawyer Randol Schoenberg, took on the Austrian government to reclaim a haul of prized Gustav Klimt paintings that were stolen from her family by the Nazis during the Second World War.

The haul includes Klimt’s The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, itself worth more than $130m.

Simon Curtis will direct the Maria Altmann story, written by acclaimed playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell. The production is aiming to shoot later this year »

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

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Helen Mirren in talks for art drama The Golden Lady

17 February 2014 3:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Helen Mirren has entered early talks for The Golden Lady.

The actress is in line to star in the film, based on a true story, from My Week with Marilyn director Simon Curtis, reports the Daily Mail.

Mirren will take on the role of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who launched a legal battle in the 1980s to reclaim five paintings by Gustav Klimt which were stolen by the Nazis.

These included The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which alone is priced at over $130 million (£78 million).

Mirren accepted the BAFTA Fellowship at the 67th British Academy Film Awards last night.

The Queen star said last week that she feels "attached to [Elizabeth I] in some invisible way".

Alexi Kaye Campbell is working on the screenplay about Altmann, who died in 2011 at the age of 94. »

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Casting: Mirren, Flynn, Snow, Alba

14 February 2014 8:44 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Golden Lady

Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in Simon Curtis' "The Golden Lady". Alexi Kaye Campbell penned the script.

Mirren would play Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family, including one painting said to be worth over $130 million dollars. [Source: Daily Mail]

Freddie Mercury

Johnny Flynn ("Song One") has been cast as Queen drummer Roger Taylor in Dexter Fletcher's upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic starring Ben Whishaw stars as the famed singer. [Source: Daily Mail]

Pitch Perfect 2

Universal Pictures has signed a deal for "Pitch Perfect" co-star Brittany Snow to return for the Elizabeth Banks-directed sequel.

In the first film, Snow played Chloe Beale - the kinder co-leader of the Bellas who undergoes surgery and discovers she can sing at a substantially lower pitch. [Source: Deadline]

The Veil

Jessica Alba is in talks to »

- Garth Franklin

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Helen Mirren in Early Talks for The Golden Lady; Jessica Alba in Negotiations for The Veil; Brittany Snow Returns for Pitch Perfect 2

14 February 2014 4:04 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's a look at today's latest movie casting news: Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in The Golden Lady, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Simon Curtis. Jessica Alba is in negotiations to star opposite Thomas Jane in Phil Joanou's horror-thriller, The Veil, scripted by Robert Ben Garant. Brittany Snow is set to reprise her role in Elizabeth Banks' singing sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Fiona Dourif (True Blood) will star in writer-director Stuart Sauvarin's indie psychological thriller, Origami Fox. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from Daily Mail (via The Playlist) is word that Mirren is in talks to star in The Golden Lady as "Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family," among them Gustav Klimt's "The Lady In Gold, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Helen Mirren To Star In Stolen Art Drama 'The Golden Lady,' Johnny Flynn To Play Queen Drummer & More

14 February 2014 2:04 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If the box office results for "The Monuments Men" prove anything, it's that there's a mature audience eager for stories about art being recovered from the Nazis. And it certainly doesn't hurt if there's some recognizable faces in there, and another project is brewing with a veteran star bringing a major piece of art back to its rightful owner. Baz Bamigboye reports that Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in "The Golden Lady." In the story penned by Alexi Kaye Campbell, and set to be directed by Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn"), the actress will play "Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family," among them Gustav Klimt's "The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," itself worth over $130 million dollars. An elderly lady fighting for her family's legacy and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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