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It’s always interesting to see actors get involved with different levels of movie making and both Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell hold a great presence in the big movies and the smaller ones, the latter applying to this first trailer for Miss Julie.
Directed by Liv Ullmann (Faithless, Persona) and co-starring the excellent Samantha Morton, this first look is full of a sensual nature that’s simmering around boiling point, Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle between a man and a woman, a struggle for power and dominance shown through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion – And already looks miles more intelligent than the likes of 50 Shades…
Set on a country estate in Ireland in the 1880s and over the course of one midsummer night, Miss Julie and John, her father’s valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. As things turn seductive and savage, »
- Dan Bullock
Directed by actress Liv Ullmann, the former muse of Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman, Miss Julie is adapted from the 1888 play by August Strindberg. Don’t let the sordid story of servants and their mistress fool you into thinking this is a “Downton Abbey”-esque romance. It’s more of an uncomfortable look at the mind games and lusty desires that exist between classes in 1890 Ireland.
When the master of the house is away, his daughter Julie will play mistress to her father’s valet John (Farrell) and his fiancé the cook Kathleen (Morton), beginning a game of psychological undoing. Filmed and treated as if it were a play unfolding on the stage, the trio are the only actors to appear in the film, save for a flashback sequence.
- Rachel West
Miss Julie has released a new trailer.
His fiancée (Morton) watches on as the relationship spirals out of control.
Ullmann's last directorial outing was 2000's Faithless.
Miss Julie will be released on December 5 in the Us. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
"...in 1890, in Fermanagh, during the course of a midsummer night, 'Julie' (Chastain), the daughter of the Count, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, attempts to seduce her father's valet, 'Jean' (Farrell).
"The affair quickly goes to some dark places, with power and class playing a key role..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Miss Julie"...
- Michael Stevens
Following the trailer that heralded its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival a couple of months ago, here's a Miss Julie promo for the rest of us. Jessica Chastain takes the title role in Liv Ullmann's adaptation of the August Strindberg play. Collin Farrell and Samantha Morton make up the other two points in the psychologically fraught love triangle.Strindberg wrote the play in 1888, but while Ulllmann's film keeps to that period, the location has been changed from Sweden to Northern Ireland. The drama plots the events of a single night on the estate of an aristocrat. Chastain Miss Julie is the Count's daughter, who in an upstairs-downstairs tryst that would probably make Downton Abbey explode, first toys with but gradually falls for footman Jean (Farrell). Their mind-gamey shenanigans tale place under the baleful gaze of the cook, Christine (Morton) who also happens to be Jean's fiancee.If »
After a string of international previews, clips and images, the first U.S. trailer for Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie has finally surfaced online. The period drama is Ullman’s third jaunt behind the camera after a lengthy acting stint that included a long-time working relationship with Ingmar Bergman. This of course begs the question, will the influence of her mentor be detected in her latest piece?
Based on August Strindberg’s play of the same name, the film revolves around the relationship between lofty high-society lass Julie (Jessica Chastain) and a lackey in her father’s employ named John (Colin Farrell). The idea of the pair romantically connected via a series of dialogue-heavy scenes is one that intrigues.
Farrell’s got a hefty command of his emotions in this new preview, and Chastain is as impressive as ever with her aristocratic schtick. Backing up the pair as devil’s »
- Gem Seddon
The U.S. trailer for director Liv Ullmann’s adaptation of the August Strindberg stage play Miss Julie has been released online. The film stars Jessica Chastain as a daring young woman who strikes up a flirtation with an overwhelmed valet (Colin Farrell) right under the nose of his fiancée (Samantha Morton). Ullmann’s adaptation is simplistic in nature, as it merely revolves around these three characters and the emotions at play. The film premiered at Tiff to a so-so response, but it looks to be a swell acting showcase for this trio of incredibly talented performers. Check out the new Miss Julie trailer after the jump, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Chastain and Ullmann from Tiff. Miss Julie opens in theaters on December 5th. Via Vanity Fair.
- Adam Chitwood
Here are two films from the Chicago International Film Festival that couldn’t be more different.
First up I was Miss Julie, based on the play of the same title by August Strindber, directed by Liv Ullmann and stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, and a pug. The general plot is simple, but the drama and themes, are rich and complex as it focuses on a single night where the daughter of a wealthy aristocrat seduces on of her servants. I’m not just saying this because of Ullmann’s legendary collaborations, but the film really does feel like a modern Ingmar Bergman film, particularly Through a Glass Darkly and Cries and Whispers. It is a highly emotional film about the dichotomy between sex and love and the pressures of class based societies. It is also an excellent actor’s showcase, with three powerful performances.
The next film I »
- Max Molinaro
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announces that the movie, television and merchandise rights for John Carter have reverted back to the company. Walt Disney Pictures held the rights and produced the movie John Carter in 2012. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure.
"John Carter of Mars was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as Superman, Star Wars and Avatar. Edgar Rice Burroughs was the Master of Adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a world-wide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops. Along with a new Tarzan film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have John Carter of Mars become another major »
Disney has lost the film rights to John Carter of Mars.
The property has reverted to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc, which is already planning to find a new studio to bring the classic pulp property to the screen, reports Film Divider.
"We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote," said company president James Sullos. "This adventure never stops."
Disney shelved plans for sequels to its 2012 film John Carter after a disappointing performance at the box office.
Warner Bros is currently developing a film based on another classic Burroughs property, Tarzan. »
Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind world premiered last month at Tiff and had its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival and now IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the pic. Written and directed by Moverman, the film stars Richard Gere as George, a desperate man who is thrust onto New York City’s gritty and unforgiving streets. He seeks refuge at an intake center for homeless men at Bellevue, and through a series of events, begins to repair the relationship with his estranged daughter. Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Michael Kenneth Williams, Yul Vazquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, and Steve Buscemi also star. Gere is producing with Blackbird Films’ Lawrence Inglee, Caroline Kaplan, Edward Walson, Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Mohammed Al Turki, Zak Tucker, Cold Iron Pictures’ Amanda Marshall and Eva Maria Daniels are exec producers. »
- The Deadline Team
The casting directors searched local Gloucestershire schools to find boys with authentic accents and spotted Archie, who they described as "an exciting new discovery", despite the fact that he has no previous acting experience.
Archie will star as Laurie know as 'Lol' in the story which chronicles his journey from boy to man, first love, loss and family upheaval. Lol’s boyhood escapades take place in a rural world as yet untouched by electricity and cars - a place suspended between history and modernity.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Emma Curtis »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
Samantha Morton is to star in 'Cider With Rosie'. The Golden Globe award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress has been cast as Annie Lee in the upcoming BBC One adaptation of Laurie Lee's classic novel of the same name. She said: ''I am thrilled to have taken on the role of Annie Lee in BBC One's 'Cider With Rosie' as it is one of my favourite books.'' The drama is to be directed by Call the Midwife's Philippa Lowthorpe and adapted by Ben Vanstone and will air on the channel next year as part of its season of classic 20th century literature. Starring »
The adaptation will air on BBC One in 2015, as part of the channel's classic 20th Century literature season. »
On screen, the parents of seriously ill children are often (probably quite accurately) portrayed as unsung heroes, battling the system, denying themselves, and doing everything they can to protect their kids. In The Harvest, the long overdue return to cinema from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director John McNaughton, it’d be easy to initially mistake Samantha Morton’s character, Katherine, for one of these parents. But it soon becomes clear just how completely off the mark this impression is.
The film focuses on Katherine’s relationship with her pre-teen son, Andy (Charlie Tahan). Andy is sick. He’s so sick, he can’t walk. He needs a cocktail of specialised drugs, which Katherine, a doctor, breaks the law to obtain for him. At first, her overprotectiveness seems understandable, if a little intense. But things get worse. Andy mustn’t have friends: friends might infect him. He mustn’t ever go outside. »
- Becki Hawkes
Ulmann wrote Miss Julie based on the play by August Strindberg about a troubled noblewoman in late 19th century Ireland who over the course of one midsummer night attempts to seduce her father’s valet.
Wrekin Hill negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and has set a December theatrical release. Wild Bunch handles international sales. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The deal comes three weeks after the drama, directed by Liv Ullmann, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film is set during the course of a midsummer night in Ireland in 1890 with Chastain portraying an unsettled daughter of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, who encourages her father’s valet (Farrell) to seduce her. The valet is already engaged to the cook, played by Morton.
- Dave McNary
Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Liv Ullmann's “Miss Julie,” which stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton, it was announced Friday by Wrekin Hill president and CEO Chris Ball. “Miss Julie” premiered earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. Wrekin Hill will release the film in theaters in December 2014. Ullmann adapted the play by August Strindberg, and the film was produced by Synnøve Hørsdal, Oliver Dungey, and Teun Hilte. “Miss Julie” is set during the course of a midsummer night in Ireland in 1890. It centers around the unsettled daughter (Chastain) of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, »
- Jeff Sneider
The Last Panthers originated as an idea from French journalist Jerome Pierrat and the screenplay has been written by Jack Thorne, whose film and TV credits include Skins, This is England, A Long Way Down, Glue and The Fades.
Filming will start on 27th October with the four key shooting locations in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro.
Worldwide distribution is being handled by StudioCanal-owned Tandem and BSkyB’s international division, Sky Vision »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
London – Samantha Morton, John Hurt and Tahar Rahim will topline the cast of six-part crime drama “The Last Panthers,” which has been greenlit by U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB and French counterpart Canal Plus.
The series opens with a diamond heist before plunging into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and crooked moneymen — “banksters” — now rules.
Morton plays Naomi, a British loss adjustor charged with recovering the stolen diamonds whatever the cost, while Hurt is Tom, her nefarious boss. Also in pursuit is a French-Algerian policeman Khalil, played by Rahim.
The series is produced by Peter Carlton of Warp Films, and Caroline Benjo and Jimmy Desmarais of Haut et Court. It is based on an idea by French journalist Jerome Pierrat, and the screenplay is from Jack Thorne (“Skins”).
- Leo Barraclough
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