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Lionsgate takes Their Finest Hour And A Half for UK

13 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Gemma Arterton, the romantic wartime comedy will shoot this summer.

Lionsgate UK has taken UK distribution rights to Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest Hour And A Half.

Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy head up the cast of the romantic comedy about a young woman screenwriter during the Blitz in London, which is set to start shooting late summer. It is an adaptation of Lissa Evans’s 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction nominated novel.

Hanway are handling worldwide sales in Cannes.

BBC Films has developed and will co-finance the project, which is being produced by Stephen Woolley for Number 9 Films and Amanda Posey for Wildgaze Films.

Zygi Kamasa, Lionsgate UK CEO, who will executive produce together with BBC FilmsChristine Langan, said: “A project such as this with a visionary director, established producing team and impressive British cast cements the fact that British cinema is thriving and we’re thrilled »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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Cannes: Lionsgate Takes U.K. Rights to Lone Scherfig’s ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’

13 May 2015 5:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Lionsgate has taken U.K. rights to “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” which Lone Scherfig (“The Riot Club,” “An Education”) will direct. The pic will star Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.

The romantic comedy, which is set in the early 1940s, combines the quick-fire repartee of a screwball battle of the sexes infused with the reality of filmmaking under threat of invasion and London in the Blitz. It’s a witty and warm-hearted portrayal of a young woman screenwriter finding her way in matters of life, death and the heart.

BBC Films has developed and will co-finance the film, which is being produced by Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films, led by Stephen Woolley (“Carol”) and Amanda Posey (“Brooklyn,” “An Education”). It has been adapted for the screen by Gaby Chiappe from Lissa Evans’s novel. Zygi Kamasa of Lionsgate U.K. and Christine Langan and »

- Leo Barraclough

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Lionsgate Acquires UK Rights On ‘Their Finest Hour And A Half’ From Hanway Films – Cannes

13 May 2015 4:39 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Lionsgate has moved quickly to snap up UK rights to Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest Hour And A HalfGemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) star in a screwball comedy battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz. BBC Films developed and co-finances the film, which is being… »

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Carey Mulligan Just Says No, Goes Full Feminist with 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Suffragette'

4 May 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Like other intelligent women, she'd rather tread the boards than take yet another cookie-cutter role hanging on the arm of a fully-rounded leading man. She listened when her London agent Tor Befrage told her that she was in a good enough place to be able to turn down anything that she didn't feel she had to do because she couldn't bear the idea of someone else doing it. "I like taking time off," she tells me in a phone interview on her day off from her Broadway hit "Skylight," for which she and Bill Nighy both scored Tony nominations. Will Bathsheba earn her another Oscar nod? Reviews are strong, box office still to be determined.  While she took the plum role of Daisy opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann's lavishly appointed "The Great Gatsby" and worked for Oliver Stone on "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," Mulligan doesn't like most »

- Anne Thompson

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray and DVD Release Date and Details

29 April 2015 7:57 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Fox Home Entertainment has tapped into a love for the color pink on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray and DVD cover art. You'll first spot this eye-popping artwork on store shelves when the sequel arrives on its July 14, 2015 release date.

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel return in the sequel to the charming original film that brought total strangers together under the most unusual of circumstances. Made for only $10 million, the sequel has gone on to earn over $81 million at the worldwide box office.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD editions are standalone releases and will not include a Digital HD copy. They will come with a nice selection of bonus features are outlined below.

Story

Cast

Returning to the Marigold Hotel

Blossoming Relationships

The Marigold Wedding

Filming in India

Gallery

Here's that pink The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for your viewing pleasure. Or is that displeasure? »

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Toby Jones talks Dad's Army movie remake: "It was really nerve-wracking"

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Toby Jones may be a BAFTA-nominated and critically-acclaimed actor, but even he found starring in the movie remake of Dad's Army "really nerve-wracking".

The Hunger Games star plays Captain Mainwaring in the big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom alongside Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon.

Speaking at a press event for his forthcoming Fox mystery mini-series Wayward Pines, Jones told Digital Spy and others that the film is a good mix of the old and new.

"It was fun," he explained. "It was really nerve-wracking. It was one of those jobs where you go, 'No, that's a terrible idea, I don't want anything to do with that, thank you very much'."

However, Jones added: "They sent [Hamish McColl's] script - it was really good. I thought it balanced honouring the old by putting them in a new situation.

"And when I saw who else was cast in it, I thought, 'That's exactly the »

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Toby Jones talks Dad's Army movie remake: "It was really nerve-wracking"

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Toby Jones may be a BAFTA-nominated and critically-acclaimed actor, but even he found starring in the movie remake of Dad's Army "really nerve-wracking".

The Hunger Games star plays Captain Mainwaring in the big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom alongside Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon.

Speaking at a press event for his forthcoming Fox mystery mini-series Wayward Pines, Jones told Digital Spy and others that the film is a good mix of the old and new.

"It was fun," he explained. "It was really nerve-wracking. It was one of those jobs where you go, 'No, that's a terrible idea, I don't want anything to do with that, thank you very much'."

However, Jones added: "They sent [Hamish McColl's] script - it was really good. I thought it balanced honouring the old by putting them in a new situation.

"And when I saw who else was cast in it, I thought, 'That's exactly the »

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Toby Jones talks Dad's Army movie remake: "It was really nerve-wracking"

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Toby Jones may be a BAFTA-nominated and critically-acclaimed actor, but even he found starring in the movie remake of Dad's Army "really nerve-wracking".

The Hunger Games star plays Captain Mainwaring in the big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom alongside Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon.

Speaking at a press event for his forthcoming Fox mystery mini-series Wayward Pines, Jones told Digital Spy and others that the film is a good mix of the old and new.

"It was fun," he explained. "It was really nerve-wracking. It was one of those jobs where you go, 'No, that's a terrible idea, I don't want anything to do with that, thank you very much'."

However, Jones added: "They sent [Hamish McColl's] script - it was really good. I thought it balanced honouring the old by putting them in a new situation.

"And when I saw who else was cast in it, I thought, 'That's exactly the »

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Details for the Blu-ray release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel announced

29 April 2015 2:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced the official details for the Blu-ray and DVD release of the hit sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, set for June 29th in the UK.

Pre-order The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Here.

Directed by John Madden, the comedy sequel stars Judi Dench (Skyfall), Maggie Smith (Quartet), Bill Nighy (Pride), Dev Patel (Chappie), and Richard Gere (Chicago).

Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast — including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel — returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort…as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he’ll need »

- Scott J. Davis

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Tony Awards: Hollywood Falls for Broadway, But Some Get Tony Cold Shoulder

28 April 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

While stars Helen Mirren (Peter Morgan's "The Audience"), Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivolo and Patricia Clarkson (revival "The Elephant Man"), Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan (revival "Skylight"), Elisabeth Moss (revival "The Heidi Chronicles"), Ruth Wilson ("Constellation") and Ken Watanabe (musical revival "The King and I") all scored Tony nominations, others were snubbed.  Not adored by awards voters were Harvey Weinstein's much-publicized movie-to-play "Finding Neverland" and Movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal (“Constellations"), Mia Farrow ("Love Letters"), Glenn Close and Bob Balaban  ("A Delicate Balance") and James Earl Jones ("You Can’t Take It With You"). “Doctor Zhivago" and "Honeymoon in Vegas" starring Tony Danza also came up empty-handed, while "Gigi" got one nod, but not best musical revival. Director Bill »

- Anne Thompson

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Tony Award Nominations: Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren, Elisabeth Moss (Complete List)

28 April 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Tony Award nominations were unveiled on Tuesday morning, with “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” leading the way with 12 nods apiece. “Something Rotten!” was nominated in 10 categories, “The King and I” had nine and “Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2” pulled eight. As also announced around 8:30 a.m. Et, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will emcee the evening. The former is also nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for “On the Twentieth Century.” Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren and “Mad Men’s” Elisabeth Moss were among the first wave of names called. Other Hollywood notables include Ruth Wilson, Bill Nighy and. »

- Tony Maglio

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And the 69th Annual Tony Award Nominees Are...

28 April 2015 5:59 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The nominations for the 69th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday by Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis, recognizing the best of the 2014–15 Broadway season. “Fun Home” and “Something Rotten!” dominated the musical categories, while “Hand to God,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and the revival of “You Can’t Take It With You” were among the most recognized plays. Notable acting nominees include Elisabeth Moss (“The Heidi Chronicles”), Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, and Matthew Beard (“Skylight”), Micah Stock (“It’s Only a Play”), Ben Miles (“Wolf Hall”) and Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola (“The Elephant Man”) in the play categories, as well as musical theater stars Tony Yazbek (“On the Town”), Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone (“Fun Home”), Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara (“The King and I”) and Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Karl (“On the Twentieth Century”).  The winners will be crowned June 7 at »

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Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy lead cast for Their Finest Hour and a Half

15 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Gemma Arterton (The Voices), Sam Claflin (Love, Rosie) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) are set to star in new romantic comedy, Their Finest Hour and a Half, to be directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education).

BBC Films has developed the project, which it also co-finances, and is based on Lissa Evans’ 2009 novel which is set in World War II London in the early 1940’s. The film is “a romantic comedy imbued with the screwball repartee of classic Hollywood of the time, Their Finest Hour and a Half is a battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz.”

BBC Films Head Christine Langan said: “Gaby Chiappe’s skillful adaptation of Lissa Evans’s brilliantly comic and moving wartime novel is a stunning film debut”.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Arterton, Claflin, Nighy join 'Their Finest Hour And A Half'

14 April 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lone Scherfig to direct BBC Films’ wartime romcom; HanWay to handle worldwide sales.

Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Tamara Drewe) has signed on to star as a young screenwriter in a romantic comedy set in wartime London, Their Finest Hour And A Half.

The film, directed by Lone Scherfig (The Riot Club, An Education), will also star Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Marigold Hotel, Pride), it was announced today.

BBC Films developed and will co-finance the feature, which is being produced by Oscar-nominated Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films, led by Stephen Woolley (Carol, Made in Dagenham) and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn, An Education). 

It has been adapted for the screen by Gaby Chiappe - whose script appeared on the 2014 Brit List - from Lissa Evans’s comic and 2009 novel. 

Executive producers are Christine Langan and Ed Wethered of BBC Films, which featured the film on its 25th anniversary slate.

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

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Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin to Star in Lone Scherfig’s ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’

14 April 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace,” “Tamara Drewe”), Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) and Bill Nighy (“The Second Best Marigold Hotel,” “Pride”) are set to star in romantic comedy “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” which Lone Scherfig (“The Riot Club,” “One Day,” “An Education”) will direct.

BBC Films developed and will co-finance the film, which is being produced by Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films, led by Stephen Woolley (“Carol,” “Made in Dagenham”) and Amanda Posey (“Brooklyn,” “An Education”). It has been adapted for the screen by Gaby Chiappe from Lissa Evans’s comic 2009 novel. Christine Langan and Ed Wethered of BBC Films will exec produce.

HanWay Films has boarded worldwide sales rights. The film is set for a late summer shoot.

A romantic comedy with a difference set in the early 1940s, the film combines the quick-fire repartee of a screwball battle of the sexes infused »

- Leo Barraclough

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Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin And Bill Nighy Set For ‘Their Finest Hour And A Half’

14 April 2015 5:51 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Gemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) are set to star in Their Finest Hour And A Half, with Lone Scherfig (An Education) directing. BBC Films developed and co-finances the film, which is being produced by Oscar-nominated producers Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films, led by Stephen Woolley (Made In Dagenham) and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn). Gaby Chiappe has adapted Lissa… »

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Tonys Best Actor showdown: Bradley Cooper vs. Jake Gyllenhaal vs ...

10 April 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

An unknown could defeat a field of superstars in the competitive Best Actor (Play) category at this year’s Tonys. Who do you think will win this competitive category? Make the best predictions in our Tony nominations contest and you could win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.  -Break- Three of the frontrunners in this race are a recent graduate of Juilliard (Alex Sharp in “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”), an award winner in a transfer from Off-Broadway (Steven Boyer in “Hand to God"), and a British performer dominating a two-evening historical drama (Ben Miles in “Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2”). Their main competition comes from high-profile film stars like Bradley Cooper (“The Elephant Man”), Bill Nighy (“Skylight”), John Lithgow (“A Delicate Balance”), and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Constellations”). Hugh Jackman (&..." »

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Frankenstein: First Look at Xavier Samuel in Modern Retelling

9 April 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of those evergreen stories of creation, loss, and humanity, amongst numerous other weighty themes. In fact, there's rarely a year when at least one new re-telling of the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster is distributed either in theaters or VOD. Last year brought us the execrable I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as the suspiciously gorgeous monster and Bill Nighy as his Lucifer-esque nemesis; that's not even mentioning all the gargoyles involved in that movie. And this year, we'll see the release of Bernard Rose's Frankenstein, which updates the story to modern times and casts Xavier Samuel (Twilight, Fury) as a teenaged monster brought into the world by a pair of conflicted scientists, played by Carrie-Ann Moss and Danny Huston. The press release says that Frankenstein: is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. »

- Chris Cabin

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12 Broadway Shows with Hollywood Connections in 2015

3 April 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

All the world is a stage. But what is on that stage these days, at least when it comes to the Great White Way, is increasingly likely to be either based on a movie, boast a movie star as the headliner or both. “The Audience” recently opened on Broadway to solid reviews as Helen Mirren once again stepping into the sensible shoes of Elizabeth II, the role that won her a 2006 Oscar in “The Queen,” which was also written by Peter Morgan. Directed by Stephen Daldry (“The Hours” and “Billy Elliot,” both the film and musical), the play offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on Her Majesty’s private meetings with a parade of prime ministers through the years. Watch: Helen Mirren on Playing the Queen Again, and How Al Pacino Inspires Her April 2, David Hare’s “Skylight” – also directed by Daldry -- officially arrives with Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy as »

- Susan Wloszczyna

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Easter TV movie guide: Friday April 3 - Easy A, Fast Five, Valkyrie

3 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hocus Pocus – 1.15pm, Film4

Cast a spell over your Easter celebrations with this black comedy from Disney, staring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy as three witches resurrected on Halloween by a group of children, only to cause havoc in a quest for immortality.

The Mummy – 6.35pm, ITV2

Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah star as adventurous archaeologists who accidentally awaken the 3,000 year old Imhotep in this rei-magining of the classic Universal monster movie.

Easy A – 9pm, E4

Channel your inner John Hughes with this '80s-at-heart high school comedy starring Emma Stone as isolated teen Olive, who lies about her sexual exploits in a bid to get noticed without considering the consequences.

Fast Five – 9pm, Film4

This fifth outing for the Fast gang goes up a gear as Torretto (Vin Diesel) and co put together a plan to steel $100 million from a Brazilian drug lord that will set them for life. »

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