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Stake Out "Embrace Of The Vampire"

12 July 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage and images from director Anne Goursaud's restored 1995 horror feature "Embrace Of The Vampire", starring Alyssa Milano, available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment

The film was released alongside the new "Embrace Of The Vampire" reboot, also available on Blu-ray.

Goursaud's original feature stars Milano, Martin Kemp, Jennifer Tilly and Charlotte Lewis:

"...'Charlotte' (Milano) is a beautiful college freshman nearing her 18th birthday. 

"Charlotte's boyfriend 'Chris' would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isn't sure if she's ready.

"Meanwhile, Charlotte finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor (Kemp). What Charlotte doesn't know is that she's the reincarnation of a Transylvanian princess ... "

Bessai's "Embrace of the Vampire", available from Anchor Bay Films in a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack October 15, 2013, stars Sharon Hinnendael, Victor Webster, C.C. Sheffield, Tiio Horn and Robert Moloney:

"...'Charlotte' (Hinnendale) is a timid and sheltered »

- Michael Stevens

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Martin Kemp shooting Age of Kill

1 July 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography has started on UK action-thriller Age Of Kill, from director Neil Jones and writer Simon Cluett.

Jones’ sophomore film stars Martin Kemp (The Krays) as a sniper forced to murder six random people in six hours to save his kidnapped daughter, played by Dani Dyer (Vendetta). He later realises the murders are part of a political coup and attempts to unmask the kidnappers.

The cast also features Phil Davis, April Pearson, Anouska Mond, Nick Moran, Tony Denham, Donna Air and Patrick Bergin.

“We have assembled a fantastic cast to do justice to Simon’s script: a fast-paced page-turner, which feels much more like an American picture than your standard British film,” said Jones.

The film is being produced by indie Richwater Films along with Anchor Bay UK. Jones will produce the film, alongside Luke Fairbrass and Richwater’s Jonathan Sothcott.

Simon Cluett’s fast-paced, edgy script never lets up and Neil Jones’ vision for the »

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Tom Hardy as Ron and Reggie Kray in Legend: First picture

13 June 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first photo of Tom Hardy in Brian Helgeland's Legend has been unveiled.

Brian Helgeland's thriller will see the Bronson star play both Ron and Reggie Kray, the twin brothers who ruled over London's East End criminal underworld in the '50s and '60s.

Emily Browning also features in the cast of the film as Frances Shea, Reggie's estranged wife who died in 1967.

An inquest ruled that she committed suicide, however a former lover of Reggie claimed that Ron killed Frances in a jealous rage.

The gangsters' exploits were previously explored in 1990's The Krays. Spandau Ballet stars Martin and Gary Kemp played the roles of Reggie and Ronnie respectively.

David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri round out the supporting cast for Legend, which is shooting in London now. »

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First Look at Tom Hardy as Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Brian Helgeland’s Legend

13 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was revealed earlier this year that Tom Hardy has been cast in Legend, the upcoming Kray Twins movie from writer and director Brian Helgeland (Payback, 42). Now, with filming underway, the first official image of The Dark Knight Rises and Inception star as both Ronald and Reginald Kray has been released.

The well-known gangsters caused chaos during the 50s and 60s, and it should be fascinating to see how Tom Hardy differentiates both of the twin brothers from each other through his dual performance. It’s also clear just from the image above that they’ll be portrayed very differently.

Will Tom Hardy finally gain some major awards recognition? We’ll have to wait and see!

One of the last major movies to focus on the Kray Twins starred Gary and Martin Kemp from Spandau Balle, but having just the one actor play them should bring something very different to this particular project. »

- Josh Wilding

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Briefs: Tom Hardy Plays Kray, Andrew Rannells Is The New “Hedwig,” And Jake Gyllenhaal Will Bring His Star Power To “Constellations”

12 June 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Dave Franco (above), who is 29, Robyn is 35, Jason Mewes is 40, and Jim Nabors is 84.

Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut this fall in Constellations

Andrew Rannells will replace Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig starting in August. Nph “will sign off on August 17. Rannells will take over the role for a limited run starting three days later.”

Countdown To The Fosters: Maia Mitchell, David Lambert and Teri Polo Preview Season 2!

Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and generations of fans of Ruby Dee, who has passed away at the age of 91.

Below you can see Anderson show remarkable restraint and composure as he dismantles a smirking asshat.

Here’s a first look at Tom Hardy as infamous London gangster twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Ronnie was bisexual) in Legend. Remember the 1990 version The Krays, with the Spandau Ballet brothers?

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First Look At Tom Hardy As The Kray Twins In ‘Legend’

12 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Is there anything better in this world than Tom Hardy? How about Two?

Yes, Hardy’s latest flick Legend has started shooting, and Working Title have been ever so kind to release the first image of Hardy as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The film, written and directed by La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland, is an adaptation of John Pearson’s The Profession Of Violence, and focuses on the rise and fall of the twins in the 1950s and 1960s. The film also co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri.

Of course this isn’t the first time The Kray Twins have been tackled on screen, Gary and Martin Kemp played the London gangsters back in 1990 (Yes, it doesn’t sound good on paper but it’s actually pretty decent!)

Legend is currently filming in the UK, but has no release date as of yet. »

- Lucy Cave

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First Photo Of Tom Hardy As Both Ron And Reggie Kray

12 June 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Image: Greg WilliamsAnything Gary and Martin Kemp can do, Tom Hardy can do one better. And no, we don’t mean belting out a rendition of Gold. Hardy has taken on the task of playing not one but two Kray brothers in the new film Legend, which charts an incident in their nefarious rise to power. It’s now shooting and the first picture of Hardy has been revealed.La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland is once more in a historical crime arena, adapting John Pearson’s book The Progression Of Violence. Legend dips into the dark underbelly of the swinging ‘60s, when sharp-suited gangsters warred for turf and control, and innocent people were caught in the middle of the conflict, although criminals like Ron and Reggie Kray liked to claim they only went after the competition.Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christoph Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri fill »

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Oz buyers lament TV's impact on film production

25 May 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian distributors have returned from Cannes lamenting the scarcity of .buzz. titles but happy to have bought a handful of Us, UK and foreign films.

According to some buyers, international sales agents are finding it tough to package films with marketable talent because many of the actors they want are working in high-end TV.

.I heard many times from sales agents that access to bankable talent is becoming harder as the film industry is facing tougher competition from the world of TV,. Icon CEO Greg Hughes tells If.

That quandary is confirmed by Natalie Brenner, head of sales at UK .based Metro International Entertainment. .There seem to be a lot of films struggling to attract meaningful names and as shooting dates get pushed back or projects put on hold,. says Brenner, who had a fruitful Cannes with Nina, the biopic of tortured singer Nina Simone starring Zoe Saldana, which Entertainment One will release in Australia, »

- Don Groves

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Leo Gregory and Martin Kemp on British gangster flick Top Dog

22 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Top Dog is a feisty crime drama written by Green Street writer Dougie Brimson, the film charts the fall of reformed bad boy Billy Evans (Leo Gregory), who leads a strong cast including Dannielle Brent and Lorraine Stanley.

The film is the second feature from director Martin Kemp, who takes care to ensure that his film has heart, as well as a good old-fashioned fight. We sat with the director himself, alongside Leo Gregory, to discuss their work on the production.

Top Dog is in cinemas from Friday 23rd May and out to own on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 26th May through Universal Pictures. Read our review here.

The post The HeyUGuys Interview: Leo Gregory and Martin Kemp on British gangster flick Top Dog appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Film Review: 'Top Dog'

21 May 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★☆☆☆☆Adapted from the novel by Green Street (2005) scribe Dougie Brimson, Top Dog (2014) is the latest offering from Jonathan Sothcott's Richwater Films, who seem intent on burying British independent cinema under a mountain of cockney gangster flicks and inferior horrors. Unfortunately for anyone with even a modicum of taste, there's undoubtedly a certain demographic that will lap up football hooligan dramas, and wouldn't give "a monkey's" if some jumped-up reviewer gives Martin Kemp's Top Dog a critical hiding. Good for them. Ignorance is famously bliss, whilst the rest of us that unfortunately chose the rocky path of knowledge have to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous filmmaking.

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Top Dog Review

21 May 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Crime dramas, crime thrillers, gangster films. They often get a bad rap – and it’s not hard to see why when there’s a constant stream of poorly made, low budget films being spurned out with the same boring plot where someone shoots someone because he ‘mugged off’ wotshisname / stole the drugs / snitched on so-and-so. So it’s something of a relief when something comes along that’s been made with a little more effort, which is where Martin Kemp’s Top Dog comes into play.

Top Dog was brought to life by Green Street writer Dougie Brimson and lead actor Leo Gregory, who plays bad-boy-turned-good Billy Evans. Evans makes the fatal faux pas of trying to protect his family from a local gang who are charging them protection money – so far, so ordinary. But director Kemp is evidently keen on attempting to present something a little different. There is »

- Nia Childs

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Cannes 2014: Screen's dailies

20 May 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Read Screen International’s latest daily magazine from the 67th Cannes Film Festival here.

Click on the pages below to read the digital editions…

Features - Honouring the Spirit of Sarajevo, David Robert Mitchell (It Follows)

Reviews - Maps to the Stars, Foxcatcher, Force Majeure, A Girl at my Door, Love at First Fight

Deals - Winter Sleep wakes up Cannes buyers, Glacier mints $100m fund, Little Introduces Debut Slate from Genesius, Visit strikes Critics Week Deals, Rumble Fish arrives with Dealer, First Paris Coproduction Village Readies Projects, Mad to cross borders with 10 Arab Features, Almeida’s film scoops Doc Alliance prize,

Features - Dean Dublois (How to train Your Dragon 2), Jonas Cuaron (Forsaken), On the Frontline, Call of the Capitol (Film London’s 10th anniversary - promotional features)

Reviews - The Wonders, The Homesman, It Follows, The Salvation, A Hard Day, Self Made, The Go-Go Boys

Deals - Sorrentino’s Youth Draws a Crowd, Hanway »

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Spandau Ballet on Soul Boys of the Western World: 'There's a misconception that we sat around talking about Nietzsche' - video interview

19 May 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Spandau Ballet members Tony Hadley, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman tell Henry Barnes at the 2014 Cannes film festival about walking the line between art and fame, and how Thatcher-era politics influenced their band. Meanwhile director George Hencken explains why she wanted to make Soul Boys of the Western World, a documentary about the 80s new romantic band, despite never being a fan of their music Continue reading »

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Cannes Day Two: Travel Chaos, Russian-Ukrainian Cooperation and Surveillance

15 May 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

It’s day two of Cannes and initial reviews are starting to come in. Some items of related interest: • Thanks to an ongoing nationwide government worker strike over a four-year proposed pay freeze, travel to and from the festival is tricky, what with extensive flight delays and cancellations. Among those caught in the turmoil: the band Spandau Ballet, the subjects of a documentary set to premiere tomorrow. • At the Russian Pavilion, events kicked off with a showcase for Ukrainian-Russian co-productions. A tricky proposition given the current political climate, but producers Natalya Mokritskaya and Mila Rozanova were there to show […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Metrodome takes Spandau Ballet doc

15 May 2014 12:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK distributor nabs music doc from Metro International.

UK distributor Metrodome Distribution has picked up Spandau Ballet doc Soul Boys of the Western World from Metro International.

The SXSW title, which documents the story of the iconic ‘80s band through newsreel footage and new video content from the band’s personal archives, is directed by George Hencken.

The deal was negotiated by Metro International head of sales Natalie Brenner on behalf of the producers Scott Millaney and Steve Dagger.

Band members Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Steve Norman and Martin Kemp are in Cannes for a marche screening of the film on Friday.

The film is scheduled for an October 2014 theatrical release in the UK.

Managing director of Metrodome, Jezz Vernon, commented: “It would have been enough to have drawn together the career beats of Spandau Ballet, but George Hencken has made a genuinely special piece of film making, which pushes the medium and transports you back »

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

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Highland Group Sets Sail with Anchor Bay UK at Cannes

13 May 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some quick sales news has hit our desks coming out of Cannes 2014. The Highland Group has joined forces with Anchor Bay UK to work together on several titles including the long talked about World War Dead. Read on for details.

From The Press Release

Highland Film Group has joined forces with Anchor Bay UK to introduce three genre titles to international buyers at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes. The slate of UK produced titles includes World War Dead, We Still Kill The Old Way, and Age Of Kill.

World War Dead stars Ray Panthaki (28 Days Later), Wendy Glenn (You’re Next) and Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil) and is about a TV documentary team travelling to the Somme to uncover new mysteries in relation to World War I. However, what they unearth is far from a new story, but an army of the undead and a brand new war. »

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Cannes: Highland takes Anchor Bay trio

11 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Highland Film Group has teamed up with Anchor Bay UK to handle sales on three genre titles on the Croisette.

The films are World War Dead, We Still Kill The Old Way, and Age Of Kill.

World War Dead stars Ray Panthaki, Wendy Glenn and Kacey Barnfield in the tale of a TV documentary crew who uncover an undead army while shooting on the site of the notorious Wwi battle the Somme.

Revenge thriller We Still Kill The Old Way from director Sacha Bennett follows a group of London gangsters on a vigilante killing spree when one of their own ends up dead. Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Nicky Henson, Adele Silva and Dani Dyer lead the cast.

Age Of Kill centres on a disgraced black ops sniper with six hours to eliminate six targets in order to prevent the death of his kidnapped son. Martin Kemp stars and Jonathan Sothcott is the producer.

“We couldn »

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Highland to sell Anchor Bay UK trio in Cannes

11 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Highland Film Group has teamed up with Anchor Bay UK to handle sales on three genre titles on the Croisette.

The films are World War Dead, We Still Kill The Old Way, and Age Of Kill.

World War Dead stars Ray Panthaki, Wendy Glenn and Kacey Barnfield in the tale of a TV documentary crew who uncover an undead army while shooting on the site of the notorious Wwi battle the Somme.

Revenge thriller We Still Kill The Old Way from director Sacha Bennett follows a group of London gangsters on a vigilante killing spree when one of their own ends up dead. Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Nicky Henson, Adele Silva and Dani Dyer lead the cast.

Age Of Kill centres on a disgraced black ops sniper with six hours to eliminate six targets in order to prevent the death of his kidnapped son. Martin Kemp stars and Jonathan Sothcott is the producer.

“We couldn »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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British festival prize for Aussie director

11 May 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

John V. Soto was named best director at the British Independent Film Festival on Saturday for his crime thriller The Reckoning.

That film.s composer Thomas Rouch took the award for best music at the festival held at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, where The Reckoning had its world premiere.

Soto was one of three nominees for best director together with Martin Kemp for Top Dog (the tale of a London bad boy who gets in over his head after he joins a dangerous criminal gang) and Floris Ramaekers for Sleeping Dogs (the story of one woman on the rocky road between happiness and tragedy). The Reckoning stars Jonathan Lapaglia as a troubled detective who hunts two runaway teenagers who hold video footage that identifies a cop killer. The supporting cast includes Luke Hemsworth, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Viva Bianca and Alex Williams.

The thriller is due to open on 8-10 screens in Sydney, »

- Don Groves

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Bob Hoskins dies, aged 71: Tributes pour in for Long Good Friday star

30 April 2014 5:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bob Hoskins passed away earlier today (April 30) at the age of 71.

The British actor was known for his starring roles in a variety of films and TV dramas, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Hook, The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa.

Stars of stage, screen and beyond have paid tribute to the respected actor. A selection of messages are presented below:

Bob Hoskins was an acting great and a wonderful, kind man. I am truly saddened by his passing. My deepest sympathy to his loved ones.

— christina ricci (@ChristinaRicci) April 30, 2014

Oh no, Bob Hoskins. Gone? That's awful news. The Long Good Friday one of the best British movies of the modern era. A marvellous man.

Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) April 30, 2014

Just heard the very sad news Bob Hoskins has died. He was one of the best. I feel honoured to have met & worked with him. Rip Bob. Xx

Vicky McClure (@Vicky »

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