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Matthew Morrison was photographed rehearsing Monday night, with Laura Michael Kelly and other members of the Finding Neverland cast, for the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Matthew Morrison Parade Rehearsal Morrison, who plays J.M. Barrie in the Broadway play, was clad in a red devil onesie for the rehearsal of the Finding Neverland song […]
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- Chelsea Regan
Tom Hardy's FX/BBC One show Taboo has begun production in London. The eight-episode series created by Peaky Blinders' Steven Knight stars Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney, a man who returns to London after spending ten years in Africa in 1814, right as the U.S. and the U.K. are at war. He wants to avenge his father's death, so he decides to go up against Jonathan Pryce, who plays Sir Stuart Strange, the head of the East India Company and enemy No. 1. Also joining the cast is House of Cards' Michael Kelly, who will play an American doctor named Dumbarton, Game of Thrones' Oona Chaplin, and David Hayman. But you may breathe a sigh of relief that a television show about the War of 1812 is finally getting made. »
- E. Alex Jung
The eight-part drama series has been created by Steven Knight, who previously worked with Hardy on TV series Peaky Blinders and feature Locke, and isdirected by Kristoffer Nyholm (Danish TV series The Killing, The Enfield Haunting) for BBC One and FX.
Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations – Britain and America.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The eight-episode drama revolves around a man who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to find he’s been left a mysterious legacy by his father that puts him in a face-off agains the powerful East India Company. The series is derived from an original story by Hardy and his father Chips Hardy. Chips Hardy is a consulting producer.
(Pictured: Michael Kelly)
- Variety Staff
Eight-part event drama Taboo begins shooting this week in London for BBC One and FX with an international cast including Michael Kelly and Jonathan Pryce now set to star alongside Tom Hardy. The series reunites Hardy with his Peaky Blinders and Locke collaborator Steven Knight who created the period adventure based on an original story by Hardy and his father Chips. Ridley Scott's Scott Free London and Hardy's Hardy Son & Baker are producing with Sonar Entertainment… »
“House of Cards” actor Michael Kelly and “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Jonathan Pryce have joined the cast of Tom Hardy‘s FX drama “Taboo.” Other cast members joining the series are Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”) and David Hayman (“Macbeth”). Jessie Buckley, Ashley Walters, Jefferson Hall, Leo Bill, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Dixon, Jason Watkins and Nicholas Woodeson will also star. The eight-episode series, which was commissioned by BBC One, was created by Steven Knight and is being directed by Kristoffer Nyholm. The series will also air in the U.K. Also Read: Tom Hardy Event TV Series Lands Director »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Tom Hardy‘s next small-screen project is shaping up nicely.
Taboo, an eight-episode collaboration between FX and BBC One, stars Hardy as James Delaney, a man who returns to 1814 London after spending 10 years in Africa. Upon learning he’s been left a “mysterious legacy by his father,” James finds himself at odds with the East India Company and becomes entangled in a “dangerous game between two warring nations — Britain and America.”
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Tom Hardy stars as James Keziah Delaney, a man who returns to 1814 London after ten years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Dr iven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company and engaged in a dangerous game between Britain and America.
Also in regular roles are Michael Kelly ("House of Cards") as the American doctor Dumbarton, Jonathan Pryce ("Brazil") as the villain and East India Company head Sir Stuart Strange, Oona Chaplin ("Game of Thrones") as James' half-sister Zilpha Geary, and David Hayman ("Macbeth") as James' man-servant Brace,
Also involved are Jessie Buckley as 'Lorna Bow' who lays claim to James' father's will. »
- Garth Franklin
Back in July 2012, Lionsgate confirmed that Suzanne Collins' final Hunger Games novel will be split into a two-part movie. The decision, which came just months after The Hunger Games franchise launched, angered many fans of the books, and it seems that strategy may have backfired. Box Office Mojo reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 took the top spot at the box office with $101 million, the lowest opening weekend of all four movies.
The $101 million opening weekend is far lower than many box office projections, many of which predicted the franchise finale would earn around $120 million. The Hunger Games opened in 2012 with $152.5 million, followed by 2013's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which opened with a franchise-high $158 million, and last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 with $121.8 million. The franchise has taken in $2.2 billion worldwide since opening just three years ago, and while The Hunger Games: Mockingjay »
A decade ago it would have been difficult to imagine Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman sharing top billing for a movie; however, in 2015, it’s hardly a surprise that the pair of iconic 90s stars – alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor – are stuck in a tepid remake of 2009’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-winner El Secreto de sus Ojos (which translates to the English title Secret In Their Eyes).
For those unfamiliar with the original, it takes place in a world of departmental obstacles and corruptive cover-ups and follows a man named Ray (Ejiofor), who enlists the help of Claire (Kidman) to seek justice for their colleague Jess (Roberts) after her daughter’s dead body is melodramatically discovered in a dumpster.
Set amongst a team of counter-terrorism investigators, the plot alternately unfolds in 2002 – in the aftermath of the murder and paranoid wake of the 9/11 attacks – and in the present day, 2015 – as Ray asks Claire, »
- Zachary Shevich
Foregoing the emotion at the core of Juan José Campanella’s Oscar-winning drama The Secret in Their Eyes, Billy Ray’s cold procedural remake (titled Secret in Their Eyes, evidently taking advice from Justin Timberlake’s Sean Parker) walks the walk, transplanting the story to a post-9/11 Los Angeles from 1970’s Argentina. The motivations are somewhat different this time around. Instead of writing a novel, Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) returns to his old stomping grounds to pay a visit to the one that got away: both his work crush Claire (Nicole Kidman) and a murder suspect whom he thinks he’s located.
The murder in question occurs adjacent to a mosque under surveillance by the joint counter terrorism task force. This partnership between the local FBI field office, in 2002, is led by a prosecutor with political ambition named Morales (Alfred Molina). The women raped and murdered is Carolyn Cobb (Zoe Graham »
- John Fink
The Secret In Their Eyes is a tightly-plotted murder-revenge thriller that unfolds in leisurely, satisfying detail, cramming a whole miniseries’ worth of events into its two-hour running time. A remake of the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name (from a novel by Eduardo Sacheri), The Secret In Their Eyes is an old-fashioned movie-movie with an A-list cast that’s hardly groundbreaking, but engrossing and substantial enough to recommend
Jumping back and forth between 2002 and current day, The Secret In Their Eyes makes its way through several genres; equal parts murder mystery, adult romance, buddy cop movie, and a discourse on national security and the death penalty. The plot hinges on the murder of the teenage daughter of a federal investigator and a co-worker’s 13 year quest to find justice. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Ray, a La-based G-man in 2002 on post-9/11 counter-terrorism duty, assigned to investigate chatter at local mosques. »
- Tom Stockman
Written and Directed by Billy Ray
Thrillers that contain no thrills aren’t exactly a rarity in Hollywood. It comes as no surprise, then, that Secret in Their Eyes fails to quicken a pulse. More surprising is its complete inability to establish tone, mood, or any sense of escalating tension. Everyone, including writer-director Billy Ray and leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor, does acceptable work, but there’s just no pop here. The bar was simply set too high with Campanella’s 2009 Oscar Winner, making this tepid remake feel both ill-advised and ill-conceived.
“Passion always wins,” is an ironic mantra for Secret in Their Eyes considering what a dispassionate film it truly is. Perhaps a more accurate theme would be, “The past determines the present.” Every character seems doomed to travel »
- J.R. Kinnard
The word “remake” is a dirty word to critics, but it doesn’t always have to be the case. Once in a while, something even becomes an awards player, like when Martin Scorsese took Infernal Affairs, remade it as The Departed, and won the Oscar for Best Picture, along with his first Academy Award for Best Director. It doesn’t happen often, but it has happened. This week, another remake hoping to appeal to the Academy, namely the remake of The Secret in their Eyes (which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Feature, incidentally). This time just called Secret in their Eyes, it’s out on Friday and would love to be the next incarnation of The Departed… The film is, as previously mentioned, a remake of the Oscar winning original. It centers around the 13 year obsession over the murder of a government agent’s daughter. The agent, along with her former colleagues, »
- Joey Magidson
Long-buried truths are exhumed, and a foreign-language Oscar winner gets a clever but workmanlike Hollywood retooling, in “Secret in Their Eyes,” a time-shuffling tale of murder, corruption, paranoia and the many varieties of obses sion. Neatly swapping in post-9/11 counterterrorism for late-’70s Argentinean political upheaval, writer-director Billy Ray’s thriller-procedural plays like a serviceable feat of narrative surgery, though it does boast one masterstroke in the reworking of a key role, played here by Julia Roberts with a piercing restraint that silences any lingering doubt that she was born to be more than just America’s sweetheart. This second major release from Stx Entertainment (after the recent sleeper hit “The Gift”) should parlay its cast names, including Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, into solid year-end counterprogramming.
- Justin Chang
Sony's Spectre has helped breathe new life into the sagging box office since opening on November 6, which has taken in $128.9 million in its first two weeks of release. As successful as this run has been, 007's reign at the top will come to an end this weekend with the release of Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, which, according to the projections from Pro.BoxOffice.com, is aiming to bring in $123 million in its opening weekend. Movies of this size and scope often have the weekend to itself, with no other studios trying to compete with a guaranteed blockbuster, but The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will go up against Sony Pictures' The Night Before and Stx Entertainment's Secret in Their Eyes, neither of which stand a chance of taking home the top spot.
If The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 does hit these projections, it will be the »
“It widens the palette for people to go back and forth on,” Roberts said at the film’s premiere Wednesday at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. “It makes them think, ‘No, I wouldn’t do that. Wait, no, I would do that.’ You never have a person where you think, ‘Oh, I’m with them.’ Everyone’s performance is so compelling that you really do shift your allegiance the whole movie.”
“Secret in Their Eyes,” based on the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film directed by Juan Jose Campanella, begins with the murder of the daughter of Julia Roberts’ character Jess, an FBI investigator. The film alternates between flashes of Jess’ partner Ray, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, searching for the killer immediately following the murder and 13 years after the fact. »
- Jacob Bryant
Opening in theaters on November 20 is Secret In Their Eyes.
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), the film is based on El Secreto de Sus Ojos, the 2010 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, directed by Juan Jose Campanella.
From Stx Entertainment, Secret In Their Eyes stars Academy Award winners Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours), and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave). A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Weaving past and present, Secret In Their Eyes is a gripping mystery that asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?
- Michelle McCue
It’s perhaps appropriate that a film called “Truth” is gearing up for this year’s awards race, with other movies on the circuit already weathering the usual criticisms regarding the dramatization of real-life events.
At the Telluride Film Festival, “Steve Jobs” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin got out in front of the fact that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn’t necessarily present things accurately. “Art isn’t about what happened,” Sorkin said at the time. “You can see a very good piece of journalism about him.” The goal, he said, was to make a “painting” rather than a “photograph.”
Last season, Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was blindsided by criticisms over accuracy late in the year, kicking off a cycle of pieces that didn’t help its chances. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” took its share of knocks as well. We’re also three years removed from the unprecedented Congressional takedown of »
- Kristopher Tapley
"Everest" is now in theaters, giving everyone IMAX and 3D enhanced vertigo, at least until "The Walk" opens. And while the mountain climbing drama has earned mix reviews, it has received a scathing notice from someone intimate with the true story tale: author Jon Krakauer, who was on the climb, and recounted the adventure in his book "Into Thin Air." While the movie isn't based on his work, Krakauer is nonetheless displeased with the results, and in particular, how his character (played by Michael Kelly) is portrayed. **Mild Spoilers Ahead** “It’s total bull,” he told The Los Angeles Times. “Anyone who goes to that movie and wants a fact-based account should read ‘Into Thin Air.' " In particular, he's peeved at a scene in the film in which he's asked to help rescue Jason Clarke's Rob Hall, but declines because he's snow blind. “I never had that conversation, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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