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Captain America star Chris Evans is the next big name to appear on the BBC’s CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Evans follows in the footsteps of Tom Hardy, James McAvoy, Rosamund Pike and Damian Lewis who have all appeared recently on the show.
When Superheroes don’t get their way, when they’re sad, when they’re mad, when they’ve had a bad day…they Could super-tantrum, they Could but they Don’T, because Real Superheroes just Wouldn’T they Won’T! All kids have trouble getting a grip on their emotions, sometimes even young superheroes! But what do they do when they’re having a bad day? Colorful action-packed illustrations and a dynamite rhyming text reveal the many ways superheroes (and ordinary children, too) can resist »
- Paul Heath
Network: AmazonEpisodes: Ongoing (half-hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: April 15, 2016 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Rasmus Hardiker, David Menkin, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Angel Coulby, Kayvan Novak, Rosamund Pike, David Graham, Sandra Dickinson, Andres Williams, Chris Jarman, Adjoa Andoh, Teresa Gallagher, Rhys Darby, Jack Whitehall, and Taj Atwal.TV show description:A remake of the 1960 television series, the Thunderbirds Are Go! TV show is a futuristic animated British-Australasian sci-fi series. The action centers on the secret organization, International Rescue.International Rescue has its headquarters on Tracy Island, a hidden base in the South Pacific. While the team members' identities aren't the stuff of general knowledge, their heroism is. Even the sneaky strategies of "The Hood," an enigmatic international criminal, are no match for their courage »
Colvin worked in many conflict zones during her career, travelling to places like Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, where she in fact lost her left eye in 2001.
She wore a distinctive eye patch ever since that incident until she was later killed in 2012 by a rocket attack while covering the Syrian civil war for the Sunday Times.
Production for the film is set to get underway in the UK and the Middle East this October.
The film will be directed by Matthew Heineman who has recently received Oscar and Emmy nominations for this documentary Cartel Land.
Pike recently completed work on Scott Cooper »
- Samuel Brace
by Robert Balkovich
I'm generally a bit underwhelmed when high profile biopics are announced. Even if the subject is interesting, the pictures are often formulaic and neutered. That being said, news just dropped that insanely badass and heroic war reporter Marie Colvin's (Rip) life will be adapted for the silver screen staring none of than English rose/portrayer of one of the most terrifying movie characters this side of Leatherface, Rosamund Pike. Sounds quite exciting »
- Robert Balkovich
Rosamund Pike is set to portray another real-life figure. The Oscar-nominated actress will play American war reporter Marie Colvin in an untitled film, Deadline reports. Pike was last seen in Amma Asante’s politically-charged biographical interracial romance “A United Kingdom” playing Ruth Williams, the white, British wife of King Seretse Khama of Botswana.
Colvin “worked in conflict zones including Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka, where she lost her left eye in 2001,” the source writes. She “wore a distinctive eye patch after that, [and] died in early 2012 during a rocket attack covering the civil war in Syria for the U.K.’s Sunday Times.”
Slated to begin production in October in the UK and Middle East, the pic is based on “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” a 2012 Vanity Fair article written by Marie Brenner. Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”) penned the script, and Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”) will direct.
According to Deadline, the feature is being “produced by Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Kamala Films’ Marissa McMahon, as well as Denver & Delilah Films” with Erica Lee serving as exec producer. The source doesn’t mention Charlize Theron, who was initially reported to be producing the project. She’s still listed on the film’s IMDb page.
The Marie Colvin film isn’t the only high-profile project in the works about a woman documenting international conflict. Jennifer Lawrence will play Lynsey Addario in an upcoming adaptation of Addario’s best-selling memoir “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” and Kate Winslet is set to portray American photographer Lee Miller in an as-yet-untitled movie. Miller’s photos documented the events and effects of WWII, including the London Blitz and concentration camps.
You can still catch “A United Kingdom” in theaters.
Rosamund Pike Signs on to Play War Reporter Marie Colvin was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
“Cartel Land” helmer Matthew Heineman is directing the movie.
Colvin covered every major conflict across the world — from Chechnya to Sri Lanka, where she lost the sight in her left eye in 2001. Colvin died in 2012 during a rocket attack while covering the siege of Homs in Syria for the U.K.’s Sunday Times
The drama has financing from Riverstone/Ingenious and will be sold by Bloom at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Rosamund Pike has been set to portray Marie Colvin in the untitled film about the American reporter who worked in conflict zones including Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, where she lost her left eye in 2001. Colvin, who wore a distinctive eye patch after that, died in early 2012 during a rocket attack covering the civil war in Syria for the U.K.'s Sunday Times. Production begins in October in the U.K. and Middle East. Arash Amel wrote… »
Author: Zehra Phelan
After the box office success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Blumhouse is upping the stakes on their next project thriller, Only You, by securing Golden Globe nominated actor David Oyelowo to star and also take a seat in the executive producer’s chair.
Only You, which is to be written and directed by the man who wrote Paramount’s Rings, Jacob Estes has been reported to be a thriller which includes time travel but as yet no official plot line has been released for the project. Joining Oyelowo in the executive producer spots are Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno and Jay Martin and will see Jason Blum as producer.
- Zehra Phelan
After his Jean Dujardin-led crime thriller The Connection served as a break-out, director Cédric Jimenez is back with a higher-profile follow-up with quite the ensemble. Led by Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska, The Man with the Iron Heart is a World War II thriller and the first trailer has arrived.
Hailing from France, where it’s using the unfortunate original title of HHhH when it arrives this summer, the first trailer shows the story already captured in last year’s Anthropoid, following two young recruits who set out to kill a top Nazi leader. While it doesn’t look to reinvent the genre, the preview sells an intense-looking thriller with a strong cast.
1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the »
- Jordan Raup
Lior Ashkenazi on being Micha Eshel: "He's enjoying himself because it's Manhattan, it's New York, you know." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
On the opening night in New York at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Lior Ashkenazi, star of the Oscar-nominated Footnote and brilliant foil to Richard Gere's Norman in Joseph Cedar's Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer, spoke with me following the screening about the rehearsal process, his point of view on politicians, a Gene Kelly kind of freedom, and how he transformed from being the "sexy guy" to becoming two Prime Ministers.
Lior's upcoming films include José Padilha's Entebbe with Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl, where he portrays Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and next Julie Delpy's My Zoe with Gemma Arterton, Richard Armitage, and Brühl.
"Richard was leading the whole thing. He was getting down on his knees, trying to »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Following last week’s poster for HHhH [take a look here], the first trailer has arrived online for Cedric Jimenez’s upcoming biographical WWII thriller. Previously titled The Man with the Iron Heart, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Laurent Binet and stars Jason Clarke as Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich alongside Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska; watch it below…
“1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the “Final Solution”.”
HHhH is expected to be released later this year.
- Amie Cranswick
"Promise me you'll get out alive." An international trailer has debuted for a WWII thriller titled HHhH, or also The Man With The Iron Heart, since no one really knows what HHhH means. The film tells the story of the assassination plot of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, in May, 1942, when the Third Reich is at the peak of its power. This is the same mission known as "Anthropoid" that the other film titled Anthropoid is based on - they are the same exact stories, different films. This one also features an impressive international cast including Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor, Noah Jupe, Adam Nagaitis, Enzo Cilenti, Oscar Kennedy, and Mia Wasikowska. This was finished a few years ago, but has been kept in the can ever since, perhaps to distance itself from the other Anthropoid film. Check it out. Here's the first international trailer (+ poster) for Cédric Jimenez's HHhH, »
- Alex Billington
World War II’s Operation Anthropoid has always seemed to be tailor-made for the cinema. Not only is ‘anthropoid’ a really cool sounding word, but a mission to assassinate a high-ranking Nazi that concludes with just lobbing an anti-tank grenade at his car sounds intrinsically awesome. And so we come to HHhH, the English-language debut of French director Cédric Jimenez which dramatizes the mission and whose international trailer has just been released.
Starring Jack O’Connell, Jack Raynor, Rosamund Pike, Jason Clarke and Mia Wasikowska, this preview makes the film look like a slightly less stylized Inglourious Basterds, featuring an exciting looking church-based firefight, lots of behind-the-scenes Nazi villainy, and oodles of apocalyptic fascist speech-making. As far as Naziploitation films go it doesn’t look half bad, though it’s hamstrung by what is, in my opinion, one of the worst titles for a movie I’ve ever seen. Not only is HHhH essentially un-Googleable, »
- David James
Operation Anthropoid, in which a team of Czechoslovak British-trained paratroopers assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich during World War II, has been Hollywood movie bait dating back to the 1940s. The story was last depicted on the big screen as recently as 2016, when Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan starred in “Anthrophoid,” but it looks like we’ll be getting another version of the story in the coming months.
Read More: Weinstein Company Picks Up U.S. Rights to Nazi Thriller ‘HHhH’
“HHhH,” based on the international bestseller of the same name by Laurent Binet, marks the English-language debut of French director Cédric Jimenez (“The Connection”). Rising talents Jack O’Connell and Jack Raynor play the two paratroopers whose high stakes mission resulted in Heydrich’s assassination. Jason Clarke is playing the Nazi Officer, while Rosamund Pike and Mia Wasikowska round out the cast
The Weinstein Company picked up U.S. distribution »
- Zack Sharf
If there has been a theme so far to the Donald Trump presidency, it’s been resistance. And it makes the timing right for “HHhH,” which details a WWII operation with the goal of taking down a ruthless Nazi leader.
Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2017
Starring Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska, based on the novel by Laurent Binet, and directed by Cédric Jimenez, the film will tell the true story of the plot to assassinate Head of the SS, Reinhard Heydrich.
- Kevin Jagernauth
A new poster has arrived online for the upcoming biographical WWII thriller HHhH (aka The Man with the Iron Heart). Directed by Cedric Jimenez, the film is based on Laurent Binet’s novel of the same name and stars Jason Clarke as Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich alongside Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska; take a look below…
“1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the “Final Solution”.” »
- Amie Cranswick
Let’s take a few minutes to reflect on what could have been.
After two years of speculation, it seems like the question of who will be the seventh actor to take on the iconic role in the long-running film series will have to go on the back burner. Last Monday, the New York Post gossip section published an article citing multiple sources that reported that current Bond actor Daniel Craig is in the final stages of negotiating a return to his most iconic role. If true, it would mark a pretty serious change of tune for Craig, who, in an oft quoted Time Out interview from October 2015, responded to the question of his returning to do another Bond movie thusly: “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All »
- Ciara Wardlow
Next week, the Cannes Film Festival lineup will be unveiled, and there are many ways cinephiles have been predicting which films might hit the Croisette. Sometimes, it’s a simple matter of knowing which auteur has a big new project in the can, but other times, it’s worth paying attention to the release schedule of French distributors because sometimes films coming out in May or June manage to nab a slot or two. So, perhaps we’ll be seeing “HHhH” walking the red carpet.
- Kevin Jagernauth
BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) is calling for emerging British talent to put their names forward for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits in partnership with Burberry, an annual new talent initiative that identifies showcases and supports the next generation of British creative talent in film, TV and games.
A jury of experts from film, television and games will select up to 20 on-screen and off-screen talented newcomers to take part in a year-long mentoring and guidance programme. The chosen 2017 Breakthrough Brits will each receive a bespoke programme of career development support, including one-to-one mentoring, guidance sessions and networking opportunities, as well as free access to BAFTA events for 12 months. The selected honourees will be revealed at a reception at the global Burberry flagship, 121 Regent Street, later this year.
Actor David Oyelowo, who mentored Breakthrough Brits in 2016, said of the initiative: “Encouragement and advocacy are essential to any and every artist’s development. »
- Paul Heath
Author: Zehra Phelan
Back in January, we reported on Katherine Heigl’s trip down the psychotic women road in the upcoming Unforgettable alongside Rosario Dawson and we can now share with you the final trailer for the thriller before its April 21st release.
The release of this film hasn’t exactly been shouted from the rooftops and we have a couple of ideas why. It probably isn’t very good, but mostly because there could very well be yet another backlash from hardcore feminists and women’s groups for the depiction of a woman going all fatal attraction bonkers on her ex-husband’s new lady friend. It’s a storyline which has seen Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl fake her own death in order to get her own back on her cheating husband and Ali Larter in Obsessed drugging Idris Elba in order to rape him.
However, men have had »
- Zehra Phelan
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