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10 items from 2015


StudioCanal, HanWay board 'Swallows and Amazons'

14 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Iconic UK book series sails to production with Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald in lead roles.

StudioCanal has snapped up UK rights to the upcoming feature version of UK classic book series Swallows and Amazons from HanWay Films, which has launched world sales at Cannes.

Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald has newly joined the Harbour Pictures’ (Calendar Girls) production alongside Rafe Spall (Get Santa) who will lead the cast as the enigmatic Captain Flint.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Jamaica Inn) will direct from a screenplay by Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie). 

Production on the film version will begin in the Lake District this summer. BBC Films and the BFI developed the project and are on-board for production finance. 

The film is set over an idyllic English summer holiday where the Walker children and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, run amok in their boats against the impressive backdrop of the Lake District. But when the Walker’s uncle Jim is revealed »

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

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Michael Sheen To Travel In High Places

7 April 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There is a film about a real-life person requiring a leading man! You just know the bright red Biopic Phone in Michael Sheen’s house has been ringing off the hook. And so it is that Sheen has snagged the job of playing mountaineer George Mallory for In High Places.Joining Sheen in the film are Kelly Macdonald, playing Mallory’s wife Ruth and Sherlock’s Andrew Scott, who is set as fellow climber Noel Odell. James McEachen is directing the film from his own script, which will chronicle the full story of the 1920s explorer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Everest. “I have been fascinated by George Mallory for as long as I can remember,” McEachen says in a statement picked up by Screen International. “That led directly to my own Himalayan climbs in the '90’s, including leading an expedition to 27,766 foot Makalu »

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Michael Sheen to play Everest climber George Mallory

7 April 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Frost/Nixon star to be joined by Andrew Scott and Kelly Macdonald in a biopic of the 1920s British mountaineer.

Michael Sheen has signed on to play British climber George Mallory in upcoming biopic In High Places, billed as the first film to tell the full story of the tragic 1920s mountaineer.

Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) is attached to play Mallory’s wife, Ruth, while Andrew Scott, best known for playing the villainous Moriarty in BBC drama series Sherlock, will play his friend and fellow climber Noel Odell.

Writer/director James McEachen is due to begin shooting this September. Locations include South Tyrol, India, London and Cologne.

Mallory took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s.

During the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition, Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew “Sandy” Irvine both disappeared. They were last seen when they were about 800 feet from the summit. His body was »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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7 alternative Disney Princesses from Star Wars, Pretty Woman and more

27 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A classic fairy tale is brought back to life this month with the release of Disney's new live-action Cinderella movie. Downton Abbey's Lily James is the latest star to become a Disney Princess, donning the glass slippers to take on the title role for director Kenneth Branagh.

Though Cinderella is very much a princess in the traditional mould, the ever-expanding Disney tendrils mean that new female characters are being inducted into the studio's roster all the time. The House of Mouse now owns Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar, and when you add the studio's Touchstone Pictures arm into the mix there's a wealth of memorable movies out there.

Everyone knows about Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora and the rest, but Digital Spy wants to highlight those who are part of the extended Disney Princess family. Read on to see our alternative choices below...

1. Princess Leia (Star Wars)

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Vet PR Guys Craig Bankey & Kevin McLaughlin Form Main Stage Firm

6 March 2015 11:47 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: After spending the past seven years as an account executive at Bwr on both coasts, Kevin McLaughlin has joined Craig Bankey in Main Stage Public Relations, a bicoastal firm. Bankey will maintain his presence in L.A., and McLaughlin — who started in talent public relations at The Dart Group (now called 42West) — will continue to represent his clients out of NYC. Both have good lists. Bankey's clients include Matthew Goode, Djimon Hounsou, Kelly Macdonald… »

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Vet PR Guys Craig Bankey & Kevin McLaughlin Form Main Stage Firm

6 March 2015 11:47 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: After spending the past seven years as an account executive at Bwr on both coasts, Kevin McLaughlin has joined Craig Bankey in Main Stage Public Relations, a bicoastal firm. Bankey will maintain his presence in L.A., and McLaughlin — who started in talent public relations at The Dart Group (now called 42West) — will continue to represent his clients out of NYC. Both have good lists. Bankey's clients include Matthew Goode, Djimon Hounsou, Kelly Macdonald… »

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Birdman and Eddie Redmayne take home SAG Awards

26 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amongst this years Screen Actors Guild Award winners are Eddie Redmayne, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Birdman, which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Orange Is the New Black, whose star Uzo Uduba claimed the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category.

Redmayne, dedicated his award to sufferers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als), the illness which Hawking himself suffers from. He also went on to congratulate fellow actors such as Bradley Cooper, David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall.

Unsurprisingly it was Julianne Moore who took the award for best female leading role for her performance as an aging academic experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer disease in Still Alice.

It has been a big weekend for Birdman, which not only won best ensemble »

- Alfie Nobes

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2015 SAG Awards winners and nominees

25 January 2015 4:14 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Screen Actors Guild handed out the 21st annual SAG Awards Sunday night live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of all the nominees and winners as they are announced. And be sure to re-live our live blog of the show here! Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) **Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features)** - Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) **Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics)** - Winner Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl »

- Kristopher Tapley

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"Trainspotting 2" In The Works

20 January 2015 11:38 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, a sequel to "Trainspotting" is on track for development, with a new screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer John Hodge

Boyle intends to reunite the first film's original cast of Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald.

"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2', if John can produce a decent enough script. I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back. 

"I think they’ll want to know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to »

- Michael Stevens

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‘Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season’ DVD Review

10 January 2015 3:19 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

When a season is proclaimed as the final of a series there are certain freedoms it is given, and high expectations from its audience.  With Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season we see the conclusion to the story of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson (Steve  Buscemi) in some episodes that are easily the best the show has offered over the years.

Season five of Boardwalk Empire starts six years after the events of the fourth and it’s now 1931.  To close the stories and look to the future of the mob we see the fates of not only Nucky, but also Al Capone (Stephen Graham), Nucky’s brother Eli (Shea Whigham), Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams) and a few of the other characters that have made it to the end of the show, or at least into this season.

With the skipping of years this season it is easy for the »

- Paul Metcalf

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