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Mark Rylance Teases the Opening of Christopher Nolan’s “Pure” and “Simple” War Drama ‘Dunkirk’

19 July 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Known for his densely plotted features — from his break-out film Memento through his Dark Knight trilogy and even his sci-fi spectacles — perhaps Christopher Nolan is paring things down a bit on the page for World War II drama Dunkirk, which is currently in production. In a new interview from star Mark Rylance, he discusses the film’s “simple” and “pure” approach, as well as teasing the opening.

“Chris is the most serious and interesting filmmaker. Every great filmmaker at some moment makes a war film. But Chris’ script-writing is so brilliant that I think he has the potential to make a very, very powerful and simple, pure war film about a miraculous loss. I think it has the potential to be just a marvelous film,” Rylance tells Empire. “With some of those old war films you used to get a lot of build-up, you play the guessing game: who’s »

- Jordan Raup

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Mark Rylance praises Christopher Nolan’s “pure war film” Dunkirk

19 July 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fan favourite filmmaker Christopher Nolan is currently hard at work on production of Dunkirk, a World War II epic which chronicles Operation Dynamo – the 1940 evacuation of 330,000 Allied soldiers surrounded by advancing German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk.

During an appearance on the Empire Podcast (via Collider), Oscar-winning Mark Rylance has offered some praise for his director on the film, stating that be believes Nolan is crafting something very special.

“Chris is the most serious and interesting filmmaker. Every great filmmaker at some moment makes a war film. But Chris’ script-writing is so brilliant that I think he has the potential to make a very, very powerful and simple, pure war film about a miraculous loss. I think it has the potential to be just a marvelous film. With some of those old war films you used to get a lot of build-up, you play the guessing game: who’s »

- Gary Collinson

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Rylance Teases Chris Nolan's "Dunkirk"

18 July 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While next summer will be filled with the usual tentpoles made up of franchises and sequels, one of the biggest original works will be the latest effort from 'Dark Knight' trilogy director Christopher Nolan with the WW2 film "Dunkirk".

"Bridge of Spies" award winner Mark Rylance is one of the large ensemble assembled for the film and he tells Empire that Nolan is set to do something quite different from other films in the genre:

"Chris is the most serious and interesting filmmaker. Every great filmmaker at some moment makes a war film. But Chris' script-writing is so brilliant that I think he has the potential to make a very, very powerful and simple, pure war film about a miraculous loss. I think it has the potential to be just a marvelous film.

With some of those old war films you used to get a lot of build-up, you play »

- Garth Franklin

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Mark Rylance Champions Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk As A “Pure, Powerful” War Movie

18 July 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Be it the pulse-pounding action of The Dark Knight trilogy or the mystical realism found in The Prestige, few would argue that Christopher Nolan’s movies hold the innate ability to visually enthral an audience, regardless of whether you’re a fan of the narrative content at the heart of the story.

Come 2017, that’s a trend that the filmmaker will look to uphold with Dunkirk, his WWII epic that chronicles the death-defying tale known as Operation Dynamo.

Currently lensing across northern France and parts of England, Dunkirk has piqued our curiosity for its awe-inspiring set photos, showcasing a huge infantry peppered across a ruined, war-torn beach – not to mention those reports suggesting Nolan and his team could be staging an action sequence that could well involve crashing a $5 million vintage WWII plane all in the name of pure, immersive cinema.

Unsurprisingly, Nolan’s latest will include a handful of IMAX sequences, »

- Michael Briers

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Christopher Nolan rejects CGI and will use real battleships for ‘Dunkirk’

14 July 2016 4:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dunkirk film: Real battleships to be used on Christopher Nolan’s next film: Director decides against the use of CGI.

The Dunkirk film continues to shoot in northern France.

The Dunkirk film will star Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Nurphy and Harry Styles.

Christopher Nolan has refused to go for all out CGI for his next film, the World War II epic that will be Dunkirk, and will use real battleships for some scenes in the film, which is now shooting.

Of course, this news shouldn’t surprise you as Nolan hasn’t really used that much CGI in most of his big Hollywood movies that kicked off with Batman Begins all of the way back in 2006.

French nautical magazine Presse Océan, is reporting that Nolan is planning to use the French T-47 Class Destroyer, Maillé-Brézé for his WWII Dunkirk film, which will be towed to Saint-Nazaire in »

- Paul Heath

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Cillian Murphy Takes on Nazi Germany in ‘Anthropoid’

11 July 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

In projects like “28 Days Later...,” “Sunshine,” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” Cillian Murphy has proven himself through the years as an astounding and versatile talent. But he’s yet to receive the recognition he deserves. With the upcoming Nazi thriller “Anthropoid,” he may get his shot at the gold!  Historical dramas have often fared well with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and with the pedigree of talent attached to writer-director Sean Ellis’ forthcoming true World War II story, this project is shaping up to be a contender across the board. Murphy and Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) star as Josef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, respectively, both of whom are Czechoslovakian operatives who are tasked with assassinating Hitler’s right-hand man, Reinhard Heydrich, in 1942 Prague. It’s the sort of resistance move that would change the war within their German-occupied Czechoslovakia and beyond. The feature »

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‘Anthropoid’ Resonates With Czech Audience at Karlovy Vary

9 July 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The last time anyone filmed a fact-based story of Czech war heroes the Czech Republic was still part of Czechoslovakia and the East bloc was still under Soviet occupation.

This week Czech audiences at the Karlovy Vary fest fought to hold back tears as they watched Sean Ellis’ portrait of a Czech and a Slovak who pulled off the highest-level Nazi assassination of World War II.

Just why no Czech producer has been willing to tackle the story of how British-trained Czechoslovak paratroopers Jan Kubis and Jozef Gabcik took down Reichsprotekor Reinhard Heydrich in 1942, no one can say.

But Czech producer David Ondricek, who worked with French and American producers to complete the “Anthropoid,” Sean Ellis’s moving story of that killing and its aftermath, says the project gained strength from being an international production — just as the secret mission was.

And this time around, the historical accuracy and involvement »

- Will Tizard

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The 16 Most Shocking TV Moments of 2016 (So Far)

6 July 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows. 

“11.22.63”

The Clothespin

Time-jumping Jake (James Franco) may have been a man of the modern world, but even he was not ready to hear about Sadie’s (Sarah Gadon) wedding day deflowering by her ex-husband Johnny (T.R. Knight) that involved him having a clothespin clipped down between his legs and raping her. Wait, what? While we put a pin in that moment (aka, hit pause) so we could frantically Google “clothespin penis,” it dawned on us just how twisted Johnny actually was and how it was just a taste of the sadism to come. (Hanh Nguyen)

The Americans

The Americans” Says Goodbye to Two Favorites

The Americans” is always shocking when you least expect it, and never was that better exemplified than in Season 4 — first when Nina’s luck finally ran out in Episode 4, and soon after when we said goodbye to Martha in »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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The 16 Most Shocking TV Moments of 2016 (So Far)

6 July 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows. 

“11.22.63”

The Clothespin

Time-jumping Jake (James Franco) may have been a man of the modern world, but even he was not ready to hear about Sadie’s (Sarah Gadon) wedding day deflowering by her ex-husband Johnny (T.R. Knight) that involved him having a clothespin clipped down between his legs and raping her. Wait, what? While we put a pin in that moment (aka, hit pause) so we could frantically Google “clothespin penis,” it dawned on us just how twisted Johnny actually was and how it was just a taste of the sadism to come. (Hanh Nguyen)

The Americans

The Americans” Says Goodbye to Two Favorites

The Americans” is always shocking when you least expect it, and never was that better exemplified than in Season 4 — first when Nina’s luck finally ran out in Episode 4, and soon after when we said goodbye to Martha in »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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Karlovy Vary Review: ‘Anthropoid’ Muddles An Incredible World War II Story

2 July 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The sheer infinity of World War II stories has proven to be one of cinema’s most renewable sources of inspiration, and — like a puzzle that slowly reveals its with the addition of every new piece — each movie made about that extraordinary period of time has the effect of enhancing them all. But with so many stories to tell, it’s unsurprising that even some of the most remarkable ones have been overlooked (if only, as is often the case, because there doesn’t seem to be much money in telling them).

Sean Ellis’ “Anthropoid” may not be a particularly compelling piece of drama, but it earns its place in the pantheon of World War II movies by virtue of the urgency with which it reaches into the pages of Czech history books, retrieves an enormously pivotal episode from them, and renders it for all to see on the silver screen. »

- David Ehrlich

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Jamie Dornan, Willem Dafoe open 51st Karlovy Vary

1 July 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

War thriller Anthropoid opens film festival in Czech Republic.

Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan and Us actor Willem Dafoe walked the red carpet at the opening of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) (July 1-9) tonight.

Dornan, who was met by a legion of fans in the picturesque spa town in the Czech Republic, attended the festival with the world premiere of opening film Anthropoid alongside co-stars Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon and local actress Anna Geislerová as well as director Sean Ellis (Metro Manila).

The Second World War thriller stars Dornan and Cillian Murphy as Czech soldiers who plotted to assassinate senior Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich. The film shot in Prague and Barrandov Studios.

At the opening ceremony, Dornan said: “We realise what an important story this is to Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic. We felt a huge amount of pressure to tell the story in an appropriate way and honour the men »

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

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Slow Burn ‘Anthropoid’ Starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan Proves Too Much Historical Detail Can Be Deadly [Karlovy Vary Review]

1 July 2016 2:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s somewhat remarkable that 70 years after the Nazi surrender there are still compelling stories to tell set during World War II.  The fact the horrific conflict has become a contemporary equivalent of the Greek myths in today’s narrative culture is a subject for another day, but it is somewhat shocking that the true events […]

The post Slow BurnAnthropoid’ Starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan Proves Too Much Historical Detail Can Be Deadly [Karlovy Vary Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Jamie Dornan’s ‘Anthropoid’ Opens Karlovy Vary With a Bang

1 July 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival got off to a dazzling start on Friday with a titillatingly impressive stage number, a prize for Willem Dafoe, and the world premiere of “Anthropoid,” Sean Ellis’ World War II thriller set in Czechoslovakia.

Presenting his competition pic, which stars Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy and Toby Jones, Ellis said his story of two soldiers who return to their native Czechoslovakia on a secret mission to assassinate a high-ranking Nazi official had been a 15-year-long obsession.

“It’s been a long journey to bring it all the way home to the Czech Republic tonight for you,” Ellis said. “It’s a great honor. I dedicate this film to the men and women of the former Czechoslovakia who stood up against tyranny with indomitable spirit and sacrificed everything for what they believed.”

Dornan added: “We realized what an important story this is to the Czech Republic and »

- Ed Meza

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‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ Trailer: Falling Into A Coma Is Only the Beginning In Twisted New Thriller

27 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Depending on how you look at it, young Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth) is either very, very lucky or tremendously unlucky. Having survived eight near-death accidents — one for each year of his life, a pretty terrible way to demarcate life-threatening injuries — Louis falls (literally) into another terrible accident when he tumbles of a steep cliff and right into a coma. On his ninth birthday. Something’s not right here, right?

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Based on Liz Jensen’s bestselling novel of the same name, Alexandre Aja’s newest film attempts to unravel the mystery of little Louis Drax while he sleeps off his latest mishap in said coma, unable to wake up to the real world because, well, who could possibly blame him? Louis’ story is made all the more complicated by the introduction of scads of other suspicious characters, from his »

- Kate Erbland

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Opens Its Doors to Central European and World Cinema

24 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Once again the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival is set to open its doors and host the most important event for the cinema community in Central Europe. For eight days the film industry and film lovers will experience a busy program of screenings, workshops and parties.

On July 1, festival president Jiri Bartoska, together with artistic director Karel Och, will welcome attendees at the gala opening in the Grand Hall of the Hotel Thermal. The celebration will include the world premiere of Sean Ellis’ “Anthropoid,” and will be attended by the film’s stars — Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, and their Czech colleague Anna Geislerova.

The film’s story concerns a key moment in World War II — and a fateful one in what is now the Czech Republic — the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the No. 3 man in Nazi Germany, by Czechoslovak members of the British commandos. The U.K./France/Czech co-production will debut Aug. »

- Jakub Zika

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Tom Hardy To Star As War Photojournalist Don McCullin In New Drama

22 June 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tom Hardy will channel his inner artist in his upcoming project. According to Deadline, The “Mad Max: Fury Road” actor will portray legendary British war photographer Don McCullin in a new project produced by Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

The yet untitled film is being adapted by Gregory Burke from McCullin’s autobiography “Unreasonable Behaviour,” which chronicles the photographer’s journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in wartime London to finding success as one of the most sought after war photojournalists.

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Hardy and Dean Baker of Hardy, Son & Baker will also serve as producers with McCullin and Mark George as executive producers.

McCullin’s work is monumental. He worked as an overseas correspondence for the Sunday Times Magazine and traveled to Biafra in 1968, photographed the victims of the African AIDS epidemic and risked his life covering the wars in Vietnam, »

- Liz Calvario

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Willem Dafoe & Charlie Kaufman to Receive Honorary Awards from Karlovy Vary

21 June 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Willem Dafoe and Charlie Kaufman are set to be honored next month at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is presenting them with the Crystal Globe and President’s Award, respectively. In addition to his prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema, Dafoe will be toasted at the Czech Republic’s leading festival with screenings of Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”; Kaufman’s “Anomalisa” will also be shown.

Read More: 2016 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Unveils Lineup

Past recipients of the Crystal Globe, which is the highest prize given out in the Czech spa town, include Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Helen Mirren and Miloš Forman. Dafoe has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, once for “Platoon” and again for “Shadow the Vampire.” Kaufman won Best Original Screenplay for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy Fight Nazis in ‘Anthropoid’ Trailer

17 June 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy fight for their lives as underground operatives against the Nazis in Bleecker Street’s first trailer for the World War II thriller “Anthropoid.”

“Us being noticed gets us all shot,” Murphy’s character explains to his colleagues.

Bleecker Street recently nabbed U.S. rights to the drama from Ld Entertainment during the Cannes Film Festival. The movie is based on “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czech operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich in May of 1942.

Heydrich, the main architect behind Adolf Hitler’s Final Solution, was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. He was also the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia.

The film follows two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December of 1941. They must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, »

- Dave McNary

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Anthropoid Trailer Stars Cillian Murphy And Jamie Dornan As World War II Assassins

17 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first trailer for World War II thriller Anthropoid has arrived online, starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan as two Czech operatives tasked with the assassination of an SS officer.

With the movie set to arrive later this summer, it’s a wonder why we’ve heard so little about it until now – especially with a trailer that’s this intriguing. Cashback director Sean Ellis sits at the helm of this espionage pic, whose title refers to a specific mission where two operatives set about hunting down one of Hitler’s highest-ranking officials, SS Reinhard Heydrich. While the cinematic canon includes a lot of World War II thrillers, and many that involve espionage, Anthropoid looks like it’s planning to pack quite a punch thanks to the performances of its strong acting line-up.

Speaking of the cast, Murphy and Dornan are joined by a stellar support roster that includes Toby Jones, »

- Gem Seddon

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First trailer for World War II drama Anthropoid starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan

17 June 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival next month,  the first trailer and poster have arrived online for writer-director Sean Ellis’ upcoming World War II thriller Anthropoid which stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan; take a look below…

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Based on the true story of two Czechoslovak soldiers sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1942. SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich was the Reich’s number three and main architect for the ‘Final Solution’.

Anthropoid is set for release on August 12th in the States and features a cast that also includes Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones and Harry Lloyd.

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- Amie Cranswick

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