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Duncan Kenworthy talks his under-the-radar strategy for 'The Pass'

16 March 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

How the Love Actually producer guided the gay-footballers chamber piece from Royal Court sell-out to BFI Flare opening-night film.

Last night (Mar 16), The Pass opened the 30th edition of the BFI’s long-running Lgbt film festival - now called Flare - at the Odeon Leicester Square.

As well as being the first Flare opener to premiere at Odeon’s flagship cinema in 10 years, it also marked a return for Duncan Kenworthy, producer of Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually and The Eagle among others, who has premiered four films at the venue.

For Kenworthy, opening BFI Flare with The Pass was an optimal result for a film he self-funded and produced entirely under the radar, with the understanding that if it wasn’t a creative success, he could decide not to unveil it to the wider world. Fortunately, reviews for the Ben A. Williams-directed adaptation of John Donnelly’s play about gay footballers »

- matt.mueller@screendaily.com (Matt Mueller)

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Visual Index: Best Shots from Ghostbusters (1984)

8 March 2016 8:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With the new riff on the ol' Ghostbusters property nearly upon us, what better time to look back at the original comedy smash? While the film's comic tone and dialogue are well remembered its visuals are less often discussed. The film was shot by the Hungarian cinematographer László Kovács. He logged a lot of quality time in the romantic comedy genre (What's Up Doc?, My Best Friend's Wedding, Say Anything...) but made his name in the 70s on scrappy, famous and/or ambitious pictures like Five Easy Pieces, Shampoo, New York New York, and Paper Moon.

Without further ado, let's see what the Hit Me With Your Best Shot club thought of the look of this picture and what slimy memories this revisit stirred up...

Ghostbusters

Directed by Ivan Reitman. Cinematography by László Kovács

Starring: (in order of billing) Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver,

Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Saoirse Ronan to star in On Chesil Beach

18 February 2016 4:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan has signed to to appear in an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, where she’ll play the female lead Florence.

McEwan’s novel is set in England in 1962 and “tells the story of Florence and husband, Edward, starting with the unspoken expectation of their marital duties that looms on their wedding night. Little did either party know at the time, but those unsuppressed anxieties will continue to plague their lives for years after ‘I do.'”

On Chesil Beach is being directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown), with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (Carol) producing.

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- Amie Cranswick

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On Chesil Beach adaptation confirms Saoirse Ronan in lead role

17 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The impressive Saoirse Ronan, who’s gathering all the deserved plaudits with every new movie she releases, has been confirmed by Number 9 Films to star in their Autumn production of On Chesil Beach. It’s based on Ian McEwan’s novel which was selected for the Booker Prize shortlist in 2007.

Set in England in 1962, the film will star Ronan (who is currently excelling in Brooklyn) as Florence and will be directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown). The story is that of two young lovers and how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, it’s a really good book that shows how a life can be changed – by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

Number 9 Films, the team behind Youth and the award-winning Carol, producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley had this to say:

“It’s an extremely exciting prospect »

- Dan Bullock

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Saoirse Ronan Boards On Chesil Beach

17 February 2016 12:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off her Oscar-nominated turn in immigration drama Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan has signed on to topline On Chesil Beach, a long-gestating adaptation of the Ian McEwan-penned novella.

Given her past success with McEwan, the actress is a resoundingly logical choice for the lead role. At 13, Ronan became one of the youngest Best Supporting Actress nominees of all time for her performance in Atonement, another McEwan adaptation that was up for seven Academy Award nominations in total back in 2008.

This time around, she’ll play Florence, a young woman celebrating her wedding to Edward, with whom she’s entirely smitten, on the Dorset coast. Over the course of their wedding night, in 1962, the pair grow increasingly aware of their newfound duties as husband and wife.

Dominic Cooke, director of The Hollow Crown, will be at the helm for the intimate two-hander, which rolls cameras this fall. No distributor is currently attached, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Saoirse Ronan To Star In Long Developing Adaptation Of Ian McEwan's 'On Chesil Beach'

17 February 2016 10:54 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For several years, Hollywood has been trying to get a big screen version of Ian McEwan's "On Chesil Beach" made. The project has bounced around between studios like Focus Features and StudioCanal, and filmmakers like Sam Mendes and Mike Newell have been attached to direct. Finally, production is going forward with a less well known director and a big name actress in the lead. Read More: The Best Performances By The 2016 Oscar Nominees Variety reports that "Brooklyn" star and two-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan has joined the movie. Number 9 Films (“Carol,” “Youth”) are backing the project that will be directed by Dominic Cooke ("The Hollow Crown") for a story that follows two young lovers on their wedding night in 1962. Here's the book synopsis:  In 1962, Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties weighs over them. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Saoirse Ronan to star in On Chesil Beach

17 February 2016 10:46 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

21 year old Saoirse Ronan, who was nominated for an Oscar for her breakthrough role as 13 year old Briony Tallis in the 2007 adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement, is set to star in the new film of his Booker-shortlisted novel On Chesil Beach.

She will play Florence, a young and talented violinist who dreams of a career on the concert stage. Casting of her lover, the earnest young history student Edward, is yet to be announced.

Saoirse (represented by Macfarlane Chard in the UK and Ireland) is also currently Oscar nominated for her role in 1950s-set romance Brooklyn at the Academy Awards which take place next week.

Set in England in 1962, On Chesil Beach follows Florence, one half of two young lovers, in the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears on their honeymoon, shape the rest of their lives. It is a tender story that shows how »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Saoirse Ronan to star in 'On Chesil Beach' for 'Carol' producer

17 February 2016 10:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film based on Ian McEwan novel to be produced by Number 9 Films.

Number 9 Films, the team behind the award winning Carol, today announced an Autumn production of On Chesil Beach, based on Ian McEwan’s novel which was selected for the Booker Prize shortlist, 2007.

Set in England in 1962, On Chesil Beach stars Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Atonement) in the lead role as Florence and will be directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown).

The story centres on a newly-married couple from drastically different backgrounds who are spending their honeymoon in a small hotel on the Dorset coast. During the course of an evening, both reflect upon their upbringing and the prospect of their futures.

Producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films said: “It’s an extremely exciting prospect to be reunited with Saoirse Ronan on such a beautiful and heartbreaking project.”

Upcoming releases for Number 9 Films in 2016/17 include Jane Goldman’s adaptation »

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

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Saoirse Ronan to star in 'On Chesil Beach' from 'Carol' producer

17 February 2016 10:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film based on Ian McEwan novel to be produced by Number 9 Films.

Number 9 Films, the team behind the award winning Carol, today announced an Autumn production of On Chesil Beach, based on Ian McEwan’s novel which was selected for the Booker Prize shortlist, 2007.

Set in England in 1962, On Chesil Beach stars Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Atonement) in the lead role as Florence and will be directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown).

The story centres on a newly-married couple from drastically different backgrounds who are spending their honeymoon in a small hotel on the Dorset coast. During the course of an evening, both reflect upon their upbringing and the prospect of their futures.

Producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films said: “It’s an extremely exciting prospect to be reunited with Saoirse Ronan on such a beautiful and heartbreaking project.”

Upcoming releases for Number 9 Films in 2016/17 include Jane Goldman’s adaptation »

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

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Saoirse Ronan to star in adaptation of Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach

17 February 2016 10:05 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ronan, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 2007 adaptation of McEwan’s Atonement, is to star in film of author’s Booker-shortlisted novel

Saoirse Ronan, Oscar nominated for her role in 50s-set romance Brooklyn at the Academy Awards next week, is to star in an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s 2007 book, On Chesil Beach.

The novel, which was shortlisted for the Booker prize, takes place in 1962, during a young couple’s honeymoon in Dorset. It will mark Ronan’s second McEwan adaptation before the age of 22, following Joe Wright’s Atonement, which won Ronan her first Oscar nomination.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Saoirse Ronan To Walk "On Chesil Beach"

17 February 2016 9:21 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Saoirse Ronan is set to star in "On Chesil Beach" for Number 9 Films based on the 2007 novel by Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan whose novel "Atonement" led to the acclaimed film adaptation that launched Ronan's career.

Set in the UK in 1962, the story sees a young and talented violinist named Florence (Ronan) dream of a career on a concert stage and the perfect life she will create with an earnest young history student.

We then follow the precise depiction of two young lovers in this touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives.

Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley will produce. Dominic Cooke ("The Hollow Crown") will direct and filming begins in the Fall.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Saorise Ronan to Star in ‘On Chesil Beach’

17 February 2016 8:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saoirse Ronan is set to topline “On Chesil Beach,” based on the 2007 tome by Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan.

Pic is produced by Number 9 FilmsElizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, the team behind Oscar-nominated “Carol” and “Youth.”

Dominic Cooke, who has recently helmed TV mini-series “The Hollow Crown” starring Tom Hiddleston, will direct the project. It is skedded to lense in Autumn this year.

Ronan, who is also up for best actress at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in 1950s-set Irish immigrant story “Brooklyn,” will play the lead role of Florence in “Chesil Beach.”

The story is set in Blighty in 1962 and sees a young and talented violinist (Florence) dream of a career on a concert stage and the perfect life she will create with an earnest young history student (Edward). It follows the precise depiction of two young lovers to the touching story of how »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Saoirse Ronan Boards ‘On Chesil Beach’ For ‘Carol’ Producer Number 9 Films

17 February 2016 8:55 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Best Actress Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan will star in On Chesil Beach for Number 9 FilmsElizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley. Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown) will make his feature directorial debut with the adaptation of the acclaimed Ian McEwan novel. This is another classy project for Number 9, which is coming off the back of Todd HaynesCarol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and have several good-looking projects in the pipeline. For the… »

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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in February

1 February 2016 10:32 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

February may be the shortest month of the year, but the major streaming sites certainly haven't used that as an excuse to slack off. Perhaps motivated by the imminent Leap Day, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are unleashing an absolute blizzard of new titles over the next four weeks — from a martial-arts sequel 16 years in the making, to a note-perfect new comedy series that's arriving just in time to cure (or inflame) those post-Valentine's Day blues. Here are our top 10 picks for what to watch in the next 29 days. 

11.22.63 (Hulu, »

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Growing Up Golden: How Saoirse Ronan Broke the Child Star Jinx with Her Second Oscar Nomination

14 January 2016 7:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Saoirse Ronan is going where few former child starlets have gone before her: back to the Oscars for first time since she was 13. The Irish actress was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in the period drama Brooklyn on Thursday, and she's considered by many critics to be a serious contender in a category that includes the likes of Brie Larson and Cate Blanchett. And while Ronan is only 21, this isn't her first trip to the rodeo. The actress shot to stardom back in 2007 for her turn as Briony Tallis in the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's 2001 novel Atonement. »

- Mike Miller

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