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'Moana' soars to top of UK social media buzz charts

2 December 2016 4:48 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Disney animation scored more social media buzz than Amma Asante race drama A United Kingdom, which premiered last week.

Moana, the latest Disney animated musical offering, topped this week’s UK social media buzz chart, according to marketing firm Way To Blue.

The Pacific Island-set film, featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and newcomer Auli’I Cravalho, amassed 6,800 comments across social media, news, forums and blogs this week.

Of those commenters, 11% expressed intent to view.

The second buzziest title of the week was Amma Asante’s drama A United Kingdom, which premiered last week in the UK and will premiere in the Us in February. The feature, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, garnered almost 3,500 social media comments, 196 of which expressed intent to view.

A United Kingdom beat out opener The Edge of Seventeen, which amassed 2,876 comments, and fellow holdover Bad Santa 2, with 1,677 comments.

No other title this week recorded a signiciant number of comments, but social »

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A United Kingdom movie review: a love that changed the world

25 November 2016 10:29 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Insistent chemistry between David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike fuels a true story of passionate romance with an urgent message about love as radical and political. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast; desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Here is a story to drive bigots crazy. And it’s even true.

In 1947, Seretse Khama was a young man from the British protectorate of Bechuanaland in southern Africa studying in London when he met Ruth Williams, a young English woman. They fell in love, and that upset all sorts of people for all sorts of reasons. He was black, and she was white, and both their families took issue with their romance for the usual stupid irrational reasons. But the governments of both countries also freaked out. Seretse was heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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A United Kingdom Review [Lff 2016]

24 November 2016 8:14 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Much like her last one, Amma Asante’s newest feature is purposefully subversive. The director’s sophomore effort, 2013’s Belle, took the English period drama and swapped the generic pretty white debutante out for a young black woman, while A United Kingdom, Asante’s latest based-on-fact tale, is a historical romantic epic that keeps the standard porcelain beauty but makes the dashing leading man a black African.

The very title of the film is subversive, a reference to poor, troubled Bechuanaland, the home of David Oyelowo’s Seretse Khama, rather than misty old colonial-era Great Britain, where Seretse first meets Rosamund Pike’s Ruth Williams. Early scenes set in 1940s post-war London deliberately toy with conventions, as law student and secret royal Seretse begins a whirlwind romance with Ruth, a local clerk, with neither initially acknowledging their color at a time when interracial relations were a major taboo.

When the »

- Brogan Morris

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A United Kingdom review

24 November 2016 6:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Amma Asante follows up the excellent Belle with another terrific drama...

Amma Asante is no stranger when it comes to mixing the personal and political. As with her second feature, 2013’s Austenesque period piece Belle, Asante dusts off and illuminates another historic humanist story, earnestly transporting it to a global platform with a vividly crafted Hollywood sheen. A 1947 post-war London sees insurance clerk Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) and imminent heir of Bechuanaland (modern day Botswana) Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) daringly lock eyes in amongst a swirl of tepid jazz music and smoke at a local missionary society dance. Their connection is instant and intimate yet also exceedingly dangerous.

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Adapted from Susan Williams’ novel Colour Bar, A United Kingdom initially rushes the whirlwind yearlong courtship which is interspersed with fractured familial relations (on both sides) and vulgar societal racism. »

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Win an “Inspiring Stories” Prize Bundle with ‘A United Kingdom’

23 November 2016 10:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Based on the incredible true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, A United Kingdom stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike and comes to UK cinemas 25th November.

To celebrate the moving love story A United Kingdom we’re giving 1 reader the chance to win a signed film poster, a copy of the book “Colour Bar”, which inspired the film, and an “Inspiring Stories” DVD bundle which includes Mandela, Selma and Suffragette. Two runners up will also bag themselves a copy of Colour Bar.

To be in with a chance to win all you need to do is answer the following question correctly.

Who plays the role of Seretse Khama in A United Kingdom?

Jack Davenport Tom Felton David Oyelowo 

A United Kingdom is based on extraordinary true events.

In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. The attraction was immediate: she was captivated »

- Paul Heath

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Rosamund Pike: ‘I'm happy being No 2. The guy's usually No 1'

23 November 2016 9:52 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Things exploded for her after Gone Girl. So where are all the meaty lead roles? As A United Kingdom is released, Rosamund Pike talks nails, nans and nappies

There is a wonderful photograph of Seretse and Ruth Khama sitting together on a rocky hill above the plains of what would later be renamed Botswana, with Seretse as its first president. You can’t see his eyes behind his aviator sunglasses, but you can see a slightly pained look in Ruth’s, as well as a defiance in her clasped hands. The marriage, less than two years earlier, of a white British woman to the heir to the leadership of Bechuanaland’s largest tribe was opposed by just about everyone – their families, Seretse’s Bamangwato people, the British government (which held Bechuanaland as a protectorate) and the South African government, which couldn’t countenance an interracial couple leading its neighbouring country. »

- Emine Saner

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Exclusive Interviews: Director Amma Asante and star David Oyelowo discuss A United Kingdom

23 November 2016 1:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this Friday, we’ve spoken to director Amma Asante and star David Oyelowo about their new film A United Kingdom, which tells the true story of the relationship between Seretse Khama (Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). Take a look at the interviews below, along with the official synopsis for the film…

See Also: Read our review of A United Kingdom here

A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

A United Kingdom is set for release on November 25th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lrm Exclusive Interview: David Graham for Amazon’s Thunderbirds Are Go

22 November 2016 9:21 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The Thunderbirds are back.

Season Two of the revived Amazon’s Thunderbirds Are Go continues the adventures of the family of heroes, International Rescue. The series highlights the five brave Tracy brothers and their covert operative Kayo and how they pilot their remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles to perform near-impossible rescue mission, from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space.

Produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures with Weta Workshop, the series is made with a mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets—paying tribute to the old fans of the shows and attracting a new generation to the Thunderbirds.

Lrm had a phone interview earlier this month with voice actor David Graham, who is reprising his role as Agent Parker from the original series. We had an extensive talk over the show—both the original and the new show. It was also fun to reminisce »

- Gig Patta

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‘A United Kingdom’ clips: The drama arrives in UK cinemas Friday

21 November 2016 3:27 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A United Kingdom clips: Ama Asante directs this superb love story set in both the UK and Bechuanaland in 1948. The film will be released in UK cinemas from Friday.

Watch the new A United Kingdom clips below.

It debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival before taking a huge bow by opening the London Film Festival just a couple of weeks later, and finally A United Kingdom is released nationwide this coming Friday, 25th November. Ahead of the release, we have two new A United Kingdom clips to share, which you can view below.

The film tells the incredible true story of an interracial marriage that shaped a nation and inspired the world. Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, the film tells the incredible true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of »

- Paul Heath

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Film Interviews: Director Amma Asante on A United Kingdom

17 November 2016 4:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Playing as the opening film for this year’s London Film Festival Amma Asante’s compelling A United Kingdom is one of the year’s best films. Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo lead the film along with Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Jack DavenportJack Lowden and Jessica Oyelowo. We have interviews with Oyelowo and Pike already published, which you […]

The post Film Interviews: Director Amma Asante on A United Kingdom appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Film Interviews: Rosamund Pike talks about her role in A United Kingdom

16 November 2016 4:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Rosamund Pike appears alongside David Oyelowo in Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom which enters UK cinemas on the 25th of November. Hayley Donaghy sat down with Pike, whose profile has risen considerably since her roles in Jack Reacher and David Fincher’s Gone Girl, to talk about this important new film. Oyelowo and Pike are supported […]

The post Film Interviews: Rosamund Pike talks about her role in A United Kingdom appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Interview: David Oyelowo on appearing in Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom

15 November 2016 8:46 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The BAFTA award nominee came to global attention with his role as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s Selma. As well as his role in Disney’s Queen of Katwe 2016 saw David Oyelowo in another leading role. He appears opposite Rosamund Pike in Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom which is out in the […]

The post Interview: David Oyelowo on appearing in Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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"Thunderbirds Are Go !"

4 November 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ footage from the "Thunderbirds Are Go!", the Amazon TV series, updating Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's 1960's 'super-marionation' characters:

"...fifty years after its TV debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast...

"...led by Rosamund Pike ('Gone Girl') as 'Lady Penelope'...

"...and David Graham reprising his role as chauffeur/ 'International Rescue' agent 'Parker'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Thunderbirds Are Go!"...

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- Michael Stevens

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The Second Season Of Thunderbirds Are Go Hits Amazon This Week

1 November 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The first season of Thunderbirds Are Go is available on Amazon Prime and the second season is set to hit November 4th. Thunderbirds Are Go is a reinvention of the classic Thunderbirds, using a mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets, and features the world's most famous family of heroes, International Rescue. The Amazon exclusive follows the Tracy brothers and their covert operative Kayo as they pilot their cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles through near-impossible rescue missions ranging from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space. Season two will continue to follow the team during their rescue adventures and Kayo's connection to International Rescue's arch nemesis, The Hood, will be revealed. Returning for Season two are Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and David Graham, who is reprising his role as International Rescue Agent Parker from the original Thunderbirds series. Thunderbirds Are Go - In season two, the everyday »

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Second Season Of Thunderbirds Are Go Hits Amazon This Week

1 November 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The first season of Thunderbirds Are Go is available on Amazon Prime and the second season is set to hit November 4th. Thunderbirds Are Go is a reinvention of the classic Thunderbirds using a mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets and features the world's most famous family of heroes, International Rescue. The Amazon exclusive follows the Tracy brothers and their covert operative Kayo as they pilot their cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles through near-impossible rescue missions ranging from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space. Season two will continue to follow the team during their rescue adventures and Kayo's connection to International Rescue's arch nemesis The Hood will be revealed. Returning for Season two are Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and David Graham, who is reprising his role as International Rescue Agent Parker from the original Thunderbirds series. Thunderbirds Are Go - In season two, the everyday »

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Amma Asante's wartime race drama 'Where Hands Touch' begins in Belgium

31 October 2016 11:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, Tom Sweet join drama sold by Protagonist.

Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Christopher Eccleston (28 Days Later) and Tom Sweet (The Childhood of A Leader) have joined the cast of A United Kingdom director Amma Asante’s next film Where Hands Touch, alongside the previously announced Amandla Stenberg (As You Are) and George Mackay (Pride).

Set in Berlin in 1944, Where Hands Touch follows a bi-racial German teenager (Stenberg) who begins a friendship with a member of the Hitler youth (MacKay).

Asante wrote and will direct the project, which commenced shoot in Belgium this week.

Charlie Hanson (David Brent: Life on the Road) is producing with Remi Adefarasin (Elizabeth) on board as DoP. The film is a Tantrum Films / Pinewood Pictures Production, co-produced with UMedia and financed by BFI, Isle of Man, Head Gear and British Film Company.

World Sales are handled by Protagonist Pictures.

On the latest casting additions, Asante said: “I »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Hannah Farrell Promoted at David Thompson’s Origin Pictures

28 October 2016 3:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hannah Farrell is to step up to the role of head of film and television at David Thompson’s Origin Pictures, whose credits include “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren. She replaces Ed Rubin, who is leaving the company for a new role elsewhere, which is expected to be announced next week.

The company’s latest movie, “The Sense of an Ending,” will be released by CBS in the U.S. and Studiocanal in the U.K. early next year. Based on Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize-winning novel, adapted by Nick Payne and directed by Ritesh Batra, the film stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer, and was financed by FilmNation and BBC Films.

Past film productions include “X + Y,” starring Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall, Asa Butterfield and Eddie Marsan; “What We Did on Holiday,” starring Billy Connolly, David Tennant and Rosamund Pike; “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Bruna Papandrea to deliver keynote at Screen Forever

26 October 2016 7:32 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Bruna Papandrea.

Bruna Papandrea has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers for Screen Forever 2016, taking place in Melbourne from November 15-17.

Papandrea runs her own film and television production company, Make Movies. She recently departed lit-focussed production company Pacific Standard, which she launched in 2012 with Reese Witherspoon.

Pacific Standard acquired and adapted Wild by Cheryl Strayed (the film starred Witherspoon and was directed by Jean Marc Vallee) and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike).

Papandrea and Witherspoon also executive produced limited series Big Little Lies starring Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern for HBO, based on the novel by Aussie Liane Moriarty and set for a February 2017 debut..

Prior to Pacific Standard, Papandrea, who was born in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth, was president of Michael London.s Groundswell Productions, and served as a producer at »

- Harry Windsor

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New posters and clip for A United Kingdom starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike

25 October 2016 10:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a month to go until its release, Pathe has debuted three new posters for Amma Asante’s romantic drama A United Kingdom featuring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, along with a clip entitled ‘I am His Heir’ which sees Seretse (Oyelowo) explain to Ruth (Pike) the nature of his position in his homeland; take a look below…

A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

A United Kingdom is set for release on November 25th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Afm: Kristen Figeroid Heads Bloom’s International Sales-Distribution

20 October 2016 7:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-American Film Market move, sales-financing company Bloom has hired veteran executive Kristen Figeroid as president of international sales and distribution.

She replaces Gabrielle Stewart, who has moved back to London. Figeroid, who had worked at Sierra/Affinity, will report to Bloom chief Alex Walton and will oversee the international licensing and distribution of Bloom’s film slate.

Bloom’s slate includes Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles,” starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike; Martin Zandvliet’s “The Outsider,” starring Jared Leto; Federico D’ Alessandro’s “Tau,” starring Maika Monroe and Ed Skrein; Danny Strong’s “Rebel in the Rye,” starring Nicholas Hoult; George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore; and Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s “Woodshock,” starring Kirsten Dunst.

The company recently announced Paul Weitz’s “Bel Canto,” starring Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Demián Bichir, which began selling at the Toronto Film Festival.

“Kristen comes with great experience, »

- Dave McNary

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