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WW2 thriller 'The Last Witness' starring Alex Pettyfer sells to Us, UK (exclusive)

WW2 thriller 'The Last Witness' starring Alex Pettyfer sells to Us, UK (exclusive)
Talulah Riley and Michael Gambon co-star.

UK sales outfit Gfm has closed two key deals on its Second World War political thriller The Last Witness, with eOne picking up Us rights and Signature Films taking the film for the UK.

Piotr Szkopiak’s film stars Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), Talulah Riley (Westworld) and Michael Gambon (Gosford Park), The Last Witness follows a journalist who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy concerning the execution of 22,000 Polish military and civilians by Stalin’s secret police. Carol Harding produced.

The deal was struck by Gfm’s Fred Hedman Dylan Wilcox for eOne and Elizabeth Williams for Signature, which has also picked up UK rights from Gfm to the animated feature Here Comes The Grump, voiced by Ian McShane, Lily Collins and Toby Kebbell. Producers are Anima Studios, Mexico and Prime Focus.
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Sue Barton, Publicity Executive for Columbia and Robert Altman, Dies at 79

Former Columbia Pictures publicity executive Sue Barton died Jan. 5 in Monterey, Calif. of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 79.

Born in Butte, Montana, Barton was a top model in the 1960s. She moved to London in the 1970s, joining Carolyn Pfeiffer Lt. as a public relations associate, where she worked with clients including Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Seymour, Ian McShane and directors Norman Jewison and Robert Altman.

She returned to Los Angeles to handle publicity for Altman, who cast her fittingly as a publicist named Sue Barton in “Nashville.”

During her tenure at Columbia Pictures, she oversaw campaigns for films including “Tootsie” and “Gandhi.” She moved to Universal and MGM as a marketing executive before returning to Columbia Pictures/Sony as Sr. VP of Marketing, East Coast in the early 1990s.

She was married to screenwriter-agent-producer Richard Gregson and to the late actor Billy Kirkland.

She worked with Tippi Hedren at the Shambala Preserve for many
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John Wick 3 Will Begin Shooting Earlier Than Expected

John Wick is gearing up for more action very soon. According to a new report, John Wick 3 is set to begin filming this April. It's unclear at the present time where filming will initially commence, but the movie is expected to film in various locations during production, including New York City, Montreal and possibly Russia and Spain. The movie is in pre-production right now, with director Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first John Wick and went solo for John Wick: Chapter 2, returning to helm the final installment of the trilogy. Though it was initially believed to be shooting on March 1, that got pushed out, now the production table is being pulled back in.

As it stands, the plot for John Wick: Chapter 3 is being kept under wraps and it's not difficult to imagine that the creative team will want to keep it that way for as long as possible.
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‘American Gods’ Hires New Showrunner Ahead of Season 2

American Gods is one of the most interesting new television series to come along in quite some time. The main reason that it is so interesting is because it has excellent writing and the concept is different from virtually anything else that is currently on television. It’s classified as a mythological drama, and anyone that has seen the show would probably agree with that concept. It places the viewer in a fantasy world that makes them feel like they are watching a show that is part detective drama and part mythology. Starring Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle, among other notable

American Gods’ Hires New Showrunner Ahead of Season 2
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Movie Review: Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

The new animated film Bilal: A New Breed of Hero is one of those films that looks terribly unoriginal and predictable at first glance. Especially when one views the film’s trailer, which unfortunately markets it as little more than a Saturday morning animated show that feels destined to bombard you with religious messages, regardless of whether you are amenable to them or not. But, something remarkable happens along the way, the film proves to be rather entertaining and not as “preachy” as the trailers promised. Sure, that element is still present—so, if that kind of thing really bothers you, then this probably isn’t the film for you—but the practice is not nearly as omnipresent as one might expect. In the end, Bilal: A New Breed of Hero turns out to be an entertaining and surprisingly energetic animated adventure.

The story of Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
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American Gods: Season Two; Showrunner Hired, Starz Series Episodes May Be Cut

American Gods has a new leader. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jesse Alexander has been named as showrunner for season two of the Starz TV show.Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, the fantasy drama centers on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a former inmate who is drawn into a secret world where gods and magic are real. The cast also includes Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, and Orlando Jones.Read More…
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‘American Gods’ Season 2 Enlists Jesse Alexander as New Showrunner

‘American Gods’ Season 2 Enlists Jesse Alexander as New Showrunner
American Gods” Season 2 is moving forward with Jesse Alexander set to take over as showrunner, Variety has confirmed.

Alexander takes over the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel from Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who exited the series in November. Fuller and Green, who were the creators and executive producers on the series, are said to have departed over issues with producer FremantleMedia over budget and creative direction.

Alexander, who will work alongside Gaiman on Season 2, previously worked alongside fuller on the shows “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Hannibal,” the former of which Fuller also exited after clashing with CBS. Alexander’s other credits include “Lost,” “Alias,” and “Heroes.”

American Gods” tells the story of a conflict between new and old mythological figured. The series stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, an ex-con who finds himself in a tug-of-war between America’s old gods like Odin (Ian McShane) and Media, played by [link
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Hellboy to feel less ‘popcorn-y’ and more like Logan, according to David Harbour

While we wait for a trailer to officially release for the upcoming Hellboy reboot, we can leave it to star David Harbour to drop us a few juicy morsels from time to time. The actor has spoken about the film in the past, promising something much darker than we are used to with the character. Today, speaking with THR, the actor dropped a few hints as to what we can expect from the film, and Hellboy himself:

“This was something that I couldn’t pass up because I love those [Mike] Mignola comics. And the mythos we are in now, I feel like two strains are running. They are making these kind of popcorn-y, somewhat two-dimensional comic book movies and then there is this strain like Logan and Deadpool. That is what I am drawn to in the genre. I would love to do a Hellboy where you love him, but
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David Harbour says friends told him not to take Hellboy role

David Harbour has revealed that friends of his tried to convince him not to take on the role of Hellboy.

Harbour is looking forward to appearing in the rebooted Hellboy movie under the direction of Neil Marshall but the Stranger Things star apparently has some “prominent nerd” friends that didn’t think it was such a good idea.

The film will see Harbour take up the role after Ron Perlman portrayed the character twice in 2004 and 2008. Speaking with Hollywood Reporter, Harbour recalled the advice he received:

“I was approached by some very prominent nerds whom I know very well, and I respect their opinions because they’re friends of mine, who were like, ‘Dude, step away from the Hellboy. Step away,’” Harbour recalled.

The casting decision was quite polarised upon announcement with many fans desiring one more film to complete the Perlman/del Toro trilogy. The commotion and ‘advice’ obviously
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Video Movie Review: Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero (2018): Saudi Arabia’s First Animated Film Is A Good Start

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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Review Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Video Movie Review, a Barajoun Entertainment movie directed by Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal and starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain, Jacob Latimore, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Fred Tatasciore, Cynthia McWilliams, Jon Curry, Dave B. Mitchell and Michael Gross. In [...]

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Ian McShane discusses his role as Professor Broom in Hellboy reboot

With the Hellboy reboot now in post-production ahead of its release next January, actor Ian McShane – who is set to take on the role of Professor Broom, head of the B.P.R.D. and Hellboy’s adoptive father – has been chatting to Fandom about the movie, and his character’s relationship with David Harbour’s titular hero.

“You don’t start with the birth of Hellboy, but the relationship between [Hellboy and Broom] is quite crusty. Does he trust his father? [Hellboy asks], ‘Why didn’t you kill me? I’m a monster.’ It’s a little bit of a psychological battle against Hellboy. There’s one important moment in [the film] when [Hellboy] sort of thinks he’s fighting his own people, the outsiders. So, he’s being used by the insiders, which is me, if you like.”

The character of Professor Broom was played by the late John Hurt in Guillermo del Toro’s two films,
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Ian McShane Offers New Details on Hellboy's Relationship With Broom in New Film

The new theatrical incarnation of Hellboy, starring David Harbour is going to be a lot different from what fans have become accustomed to with Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman's initial films. The new one is set to have a hard-r rating and will be jam-packed full of witches and demons. But we're now learning that the changes don't stop there.

Actor Ian McShane was cast in the reboot as Hellboy's adopted father, Professor Broom. McShane recently spoke with Fandom and revealed that Broom and Hellboy will have a much different relationship than in the previous films, and a lot of that comes from where the movie chooses to begin their story.

“You don’t start with the birth of Hellboy… but the relationship between [Hellboy and Broom] is quite crusty. Does he trust his father? [Hellboy asks], ‘Why didn’t you kill me? I’m a monster.’ It’s a little bit of a psychological battle against Hellboy.
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Ian McShane says Hellboy & Professor Broom will have a "crusty" relationship

  • JoBlo
Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and Professor Broom (John Hurt) had a pretty solid, father-son dynamic in the first Hellboy movie, but the reboot starring David Harbour and Ian McShane is going down a different route. According to McShane, the relationship between the two characters is much more strained, hinting there's a sort of “psychological battle” going on. While speaking to... Read More...
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Ian McShane Vows To Bring His Own Twist To Hellboy’s Professor Broom

Whether it’s the omnipresent Mr. Wednesday on American Gods or Winston, owner of The Contential (John Wick HQ), Ian McShane typically brings with him a sense of gravitas and grandeur that few other actors can replicate.

It’s the reason why his Brother Ray resonated with Game of Thrones viewers, despite being killed off after only one episode – such is the brutal, unforgiving nature of Westeros.

But with Hellboy, he’ll be bringing his own twist to Professor Broom (Aka Trevor Bruttenholm), founder of Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense and the adoptive father of Hellboy himself. Originally portrayed by the late, great John Hurt across Guillermo del Toro’s films, Ian McShane spoke to Fandom about how his own particular rendition of Broom differs from what has come before.

You don’t start with the birth of Hellboy… but the relationship between [Hellboy and Broom] is quite crusty. Does he trust his father?
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John Wick: Chapter 3 Director Confirmed and Info on The Returning Cast

John Wick: Chapter 3 is inching closer to production! We have some new information on the film thanks to That Hashtag Show. We already know that Keanu Reeves will be back to kick some ass as he fights to survive the army of assassins that will be out to kill him.

We've now learned that John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski will return for this next chapter of the franchise and that he will start shooting it on March 1st in New York City with additional filming possibly taking place in Spain and Russia.

As far as the rest of the cast goes, it's being reported that Common will return as Cassian, Laurence Fishburne will be back as the Bowery King, and Ruby Rose set to return as Ares. you can bet your ass that Ian McShane will return as well.

There's also going to be a few new characters introduced including the main antagonist,
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Hellboy: Ian McShane Reveals Key Character Details

After a couple takes via Guillermo del Toro, fans are eager to see how director Neil Marshall shapes his Hellboy reboot starring Stranger ThingsDavid Harbour in the titular role. However, one other big aspect of the lore is Professor Broom, Hellboy’s adoptive father, who will be played by American Gods’ Ian McShane. In a recent interview, McShane revealed that this new movie will explore a different dynamic between the duo.

Related: David Harbour’s Hellboy ‘May or May Not’ Sing in Reboot
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Trailer Explores Heroism

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Synopsis: 1,400 years ago, Bilal, a seven-year-old boy, with a dream of becoming a great warrior, is abducted into slavery with his sister and taken to a land far away from his home and thrown into a world where corruption and injustice rule all. Throughout his life he undergoes many hardships, through which he discovers an inner strength he did not realize he possessed. Through these experiences, Bilal comes to realize that if he is brave enough to raise his voice and choose his own path – everything becomes possible. It is through his courage, that he frees himself and ultimately his community; it is through the power of his voice and faith that his lifelong dream of freedom comes true. Bilal grows into a man who will inspire the world.

Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero – Main Trailer

Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero

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The story “Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero
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John Wick 3 gets a director, returning cast members and a villain, new details on The Continental spinoff series

With a summer 2019 release date locked in and pre-production moving full steam ahead towards a March 1st production start date, That Hashtag Show is reporting that Chad Stahelski has officially signed on to direct the third instalment of the John Wick series, while the outlet also offers some details on returning cast members joining Keanu Reeves’ titular assassin.

According to the site, John Wick 3 will see the return of Cassian (Common), the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) and Ares (Ruby Rose), while Hiroyuki Sanada (47 Ronin, The Wolverine) will portray the new villain, said to be the head of a Japanese crime syndicate. Stahelski is also said to be casting a new female role, searching for an actress in her late 20s to early 40s.

With production kicking off in a few short weeks, expect some official confirmation and further casting news on John Wick 3 very soon.

Meanwhile, following the news that
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Win Advance Passes to See Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero

Enter here for your chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of the new animated film, Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero.

For your chance to receive a pair of complimentary passes to see the new film Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero at the AMC Forum 30 on Tuesday, January 30th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

About The Film

Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero: Fourteen hundred years ago, Bilal, a seven-year-old boy, with a dream of becoming a great warrior, is abducted into slavery with his sister and taken to a land far away from his home and thrown into a world where corruption and injustice rule all. Throughout his life he undergoes many hardships,
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Neil Marshall's "Hellboy"

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Sneak Peek new images from director Neil Marshall's "Hellboy", based on the Dark Horse Comics' character, starring David Harbour, Milla Jovovich and Ian McShane, opening January 11, 2019:

"...'Hellboy' comes to England, where he must defeat the consort of 'Merlin' and 'Nimue the Blood Queen'. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, in a fate he desperately tries to turn away..."

Click the images to enlarge...
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