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5 HBO Shows You Must Watch if You Haven’t Yet

4 August 2015 4:52 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

HBO has been known the last decade or so for their incredible original programming. Lately, they seem to have some of the best television series congregated on one channel during any given year. Out of five new shows they put out, three will likely be amazing. Whether they have a good eye for ordering new shows, or they have had insanely good luck, I am happy and hope whatever they are doing continues.

If you are a poor soul, who hasn’t had a chance to watch the shows below, take a day to marathon them. Binge watch them. Whatever you want to call it. Do it. These are the best shows HBO has given us.

(These are not in any particular order.)

Boardwalk Empire

Creator: Terence Winter. Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael ShannonShea WhighamMichael StuhlbargStephen GrahamVincent PiazzaMichael Kenneth WilliamsJack HustonGretchen Mol. »

- Sarah Sommer

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Trainspotting 2: Robert Carlyle thinks the internet porn revolution means we need a hefty rewrite

16 July 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rumours of a Trainspotting movie sequel have been getting louder in recent years, but Robert Carlyle has predicted big differences from Irvine Welsh's 2002 follow-up novel Porno.

The actor played Francis Begbie in Danny Boyle's 1996 adaptation of Welsh's bestselling 1993 novel and would return if the long-awaited sequel happens.

"One of the difficulties of just adapting Porno is that so much of it is to do with internet porn, which has moved on a lot since the book was written - or so I understand - so it would require a hefty rewrite," Carlyle told ShortList.

"It's also difficult getting all our ships aligned at the same time. What I would say is that it's closer than it's ever been."

Asked where Begbie would be today if the film doesn't directly follow the plot of Porno, Carlyle added: "Oh jail. Jail or dead. That's what's interesting. Where are these guys 20 years later? »

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‘Sherlock’s’ Moriarty, Andrew Scott, Joins Cast of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ (Exclusive)

29 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Andrew Scott, who is Jim Moriarty in “Sherlock” and is soon to be seen as Denbigh in James Bond movie “Spectre,” has joined the cast of Philippa Lowthorpe’s feature film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s adventure story “Swallows and Amazons.” Scott, whose other movie credits include “Pride,” will play a secret agent — by the name of Lazlow — in pursuit of the reclusive and enigmatic Jim Turner (Rafe Spall), inspired by Ransome’s own life as a spy.

In the novel “Swallows and Amazons,” Ransome based the character of Turner on himself as a novelist. The filmmakers behind this new adaptation have been inspired by Ransome’s secret life as an agent for the British intelligence service MI6, and based Turner on Ransome the spy. The truth about Ransome’s role as a secret agent, whose code name was S.76, was revealed 10 years ago when the British government released »

- Leo Barraclough

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Swallows and Amazons casting news

24 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Filming is finally underway on the new Harbour Pictures/BBC Films adaptation of Arthur Ransome's classic novel Swallows and Amazons, after a long period in development.

(Pictured left are the The Walker children from the 1960s BBC adaptation – Simon West, Stephen Grendon, Suzanna Hamilton and Sophie Neville.)

The team at Shaheen Baig Casting have discovered six young newcomers to take on the roles of the Walker and Blackett children in the Lake District set adventure.

Dane Hughes will play John Walker, Orla Hill (a pupil at Anna Fiorentini Drama School who appeared in Song for Marion) will play Susan Walker, and Bobby McColloch as Roger Walker, with Lily and Alfie Allen's half-sister 8 year old Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, the daughter of actors Keith Allen and Tamzin Malleson playing the the youngest, Tatty Walker.

The two Blackett sisters are to be played by Seren Hawkes as Nancy, and Hannah Jayne Thorp as Peggy. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Gwendoline Christie, Harry Enfield join 'Swallows and Amazons'

24 June 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography underway in the UK on book adaptation.

Cast and crew have set sail for the big-screen adaptation of the film update of Arthur Ransome classic Swallows and Amazons.

Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead) and Harry Enfield (Kevin and Perry Go Large) have joined Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald in Philippa Lowthorpe’s (Call the Midwife) feature debut, adapted by Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie).

The Walker and Blackett children will be played by Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, Seren Hawkes and Hannah Jayne Thorp.

Principal photography got underway in the Lake District on June 21.

Nick Barton of Harbour Pictures Productions, Nick O’Hagan, and BBC FilmsJoe Oppenheimer, are producers.

Swallows and Amazons follows four children dreaming of an escape from the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast »

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

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Rafe Spall And Gwendoline Christie Join Swallows And Amazons

23 June 2015 10:15 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Kids young and old will probably have a dusty copy of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows And Amazons somewhere to hand. The childhood classic is wending its way to the big screen in a production that has just added Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie, Jessica Hynes, Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald and, more surprisingly, Harry Enfield to its ranks.Ransome’s 1930 tome is set in the summer of 1929, and finds the Walker children (John, Susan, Titty and Roger) staying at a farm in the Lake District, during the school holidays. They sail a borrowed dinghy named Swallow and meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail a dinghy named Amazon. The Walkers camp on an island in the lake while the Blacketts live in their house nearby.But there’s menace at large. A dark presence on the island - the Blacketts’ mean uncle James Turner, Aka 'Captain Flint’ - tests »

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Ewan McGregor has no more bad blood with Danny Boyle and is up for Trainspotting 2

22 June 2015 3:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ewan McGregor has said that he still wants to make a Trainspotting sequel with Danny Boyle.

The Scottish actor revealed that he was definitely "up for it", and that there was no longer any "bad blood" between him and Boyle after a high-profile fallout in the late 1990s.

Boyle and McGregor are thought to have fallen out after the actor was dropped for the lead role in The Beach in favour of Leonardo DiCaprio.

"It might be the film that brings me back [to Scotland]," he said at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. "I would be up for it, I've said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don't if it's happening yet. I've not seen a script and I don't know if there is one.

"It's been a long, long time. I just think I've changed my opinion about it. We've all moved on »

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Ricky Gervais comedy adds America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga to the cast

7 June 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The cast of Ricky Gervais's Netflix original film Special Correspondents keeps growing, as America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga have become the latest names to be added.

Netflix posted the first photo of the full cast on Friday (June 5).

Gervais, writer and director of the satirical comedy, also stars alongside Eric Bana, who plays a struggling radio journalist who begins to fake frontline war reports.

Benjamin Bratt plays Bana's TV anchor nemesis, while Kelly Macdonald features as Bana's colleague Claire Makepeace, who has a crush on Gervais's character Finch.

Kevin Pollak and Raúl Castillo also have roles in the comedy, which will complete filming in New York City on July 3.

Special Correspondents is expected to air on Netflix next year. »

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Vera Farmiga Joins Ricky Gervais' Special Correspondents

7 June 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite being at work on his latest film, Special Correspondents, Ricky Gervais took a moment out for a cast photo showing off his new ensemble. And with that, brought word that Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Lake, Kevin Pollak, Mimi Kuzyk, Raúl Castillo, Meghan Heffern, Ari Cohen and Benjamin Bratt are on board. Gervais has written and is directing the film, which finds Bana as a Manhattan-based radio journalist who enjoys privileged status but has slowly being undoing himself thanks to arrogance and his decadent lifestyle. When his bosses decide they’ve had enough, he volunteers to report from the front lines of a conflict – only to fake the dispatches from his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of the Big Apple, aided and abetted by his technician sidekick, played by Gervais.Filming has been underway since last month in Toronto and will finish in New »

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First cast photo for Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy Special Correspondents

7 June 2015 3:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to The Wrap, we’ve got a first look photo of the cast for Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original movie Special Correspondents, which sees Gervais starring alongside Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), Bill Lake (The Hurricane), Meghan Heffern (Chloe), Ari Cohen (Gangland Undercover) and Mimi Kuzyk (The Day After Tomorrow)…

Special Correspondents sees Bana as “a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan.” It is set to land on Netflix some time next year.


- Gary Collinson

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Ricky Gervais Is Making A Movie For Netflix, Check Out The Killer Cast

5 June 2015 7:32 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Once again, Ricky Gervais is teaming up with Netflix, for a movie this time instead of an episodic offering, like his last outing, the comedy Derek. This project with the streaming service giant is titled Special Correspondents, and the comedy has put together an incredible cast, which just unveiled its first cast photo. A satirical comedy about a struggling radio journalist from New York who lives a spoiled, over-the-top lifestyle and may lose his job, the story follows him as he fakes a reports from the front lines while hiding out a Manhattan eatery. Joining Gervais are Eric Bana, who plays the aforementioned journalist, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollack, America Ferrara, Raul Castillo, and Benjamin Bratt. In addition to his on screen acting duties, Gervais also wrote and is directing Special Correspondents for Netflix. The picture is currently filming in Toronto, where they have been in the process of »

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America Ferrera, Vera Farmiga Cast in Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Film ‘Special Correspondents’

5 June 2015 7:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga will co-star in Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original film “Special Correspondents,” alongside the comedian and previously announced Eric BanaKelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Raúl Castillo and Benjamin Bratt round out the ensemble, which was revealed in the first cast photo, released by Netflix Friday (see above).

Gervais wrote and is directing the satirical comedy flick for Netflix, in which he’ll also star.

Bana stars as a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and lavish lifestyle hinder his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front line war reports from his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the city.

Special Correspondents” hails from Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment. Gervais, Chris Coen, Aaron L. Gilbert, Manuel Munz and Larry Sanitsky will produce.

Principal photography began May 19 in Toronto, and will wrap in New York City on July 3. “Special Correspondents” is set to be released »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Comedy ‘Special Correspondents’ Unveils First Cast Photo (Exclusive)

5 June 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has unveiled the first photo of the complete cast of Ricky Gervais‘ original movie “Special Correspondents,” which debuts exclusively on TheWrap. Eric Bana stars as a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Manhattan. Gervais co-stars alongside Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”), Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”), Kevin Pollak (“The Usual Suspects”), America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Raúl Castillo (“Looking”) and Benjamin Bratt (“Law & Order”). Also Read: 'Boardwalk Empire's' Kelly Macdonald Joins. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Cannes: Kidman, Weisz, Blunt titles head to Middle East

4 June 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Front Row strikes Cannes deals with HanWay, Protagonist, Embankment.

Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has finalised a raft of Cannes deals with Embankment, HanWay, Protagonist, Cmg, Visit Films and Fox International Productions.

As announced during Cannes, Front Row also picked up Jacques Audiard’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Dheepan from Celluloid Dreams.

Front Row continued a long-standing relationship by securing deals across Protagonist’s slate including Pete Travis’ Middle East-set action-drama Snatchback, which is set to star and be produced by Rachel Weisz, heavy-metal drama Lords of Chaos and Taika Waititi’s comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople.

From HanWay Films, Front Row secured John Cameron Mitchell’s Romeo and Juliet-style alien punk story How To Talk To Girls At Parties, set to star Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas, Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson; family-adventure film Swallows and Amazons with Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald; and Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour’s Mary Shelley drama A Storm »

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

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Kelly Macdonald joins cast of Ricky Gervais' Netflix film Special Correspondents

30 May 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ricky Gervais' Netflix movie Special Correspondents has added Kelly Macdonald to its cast.

The Boardwalk Empire actress has signed up for one of the female leads, according to The Wrap.

Gervais has written the script and is set to direct the satire of the social media-focused modern news culture through fictional accounts of a war reporter; he is also understood to have a supporting role.

The film has already cast Eric Bana and Benjamin Bratt to roles.

Bana plays Frank, a New York radio journalist who files fake reports of a South American war all from the comfort of his own Manhattan apartment.

Bratt co-stars as Bana's TV anchor nemesis in the film.

It is understood Macdonald will play a colleague of Bana's called Claire Makepeace who has a crush on Gervais' character Finch.

She then becomes known as the face of the radio station the three work at »

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‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Kelly Macdonald Joins Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Movie ‘Special Correspondents’ (Exclusive)

30 May 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Boardwalk Empire” alum Kelly Macdonald has been cast as one of the female leads in Ricky Gervais‘ Netflix movie “Special Correspondents,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Gervais is writing and directing the satirical comedy, which he’ll also produce with Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios and Chris Coen of Unanimous Entertainment as well as Manuel Munz. Eric Bana stars as Frank, an arrogant New York-based radio journalist whose decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he decides to fake frontline war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant. »

- Jeff Sneider

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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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