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9 items from 2017


Ian McKellen and Gabriel Byrne to star in Hamlet Revenant

17 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet has added two more leading actors to its cast, with Ian McKellen and Gabriel Byrne set to star in Hamlet Revenant.

The two stars will join Mikkel Boe Følsgaard in the leading role, as well as Newcomer Maria Boda who is set to play Ophelia.

The film will detail the dark, violent, and psychological elements that the classic play is known for; charting a quest for revenge and descent into madness.

Set to begin production later this year, the cast also includes French actors Lambert Wilson and Dominique Pinon, and British actor Lex Shrapnel.

Ian McKellen of course needs no introduction, a veteran of the stage, and known for his roles as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in the X-Men franchise.

Gabriel Byrne is a Golden Globe winning actor for his performance in the HBO show In Treatment, and »

- Samuel Brace

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TrustNordisk boards 'Hamlet Revenant' with Ian McKellen and Gabriel Byrne

17 May 2017 5:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ken McMullen directs this modern update of Shakespeare’s most famous play.

TrustNordisk has boarded sales for Ken McMullen’s Hamlet Revenant, which will star Mikkel Boe Folsgaard as a contemporary Hamlet and Maria Boda asOphelia, alongside an all-star cast including Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne, Connie Nielsen, Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon and Lex Shrapnel.

The film will begin shooting later this year.

France’s Albatros Films produces in co-production with Germany’s Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion, Italy’s Filmexport Group, Denmark’s SequoiaPictures and Zdf in co-operation with Arte with the support of ArtKoCo.

London-based Ken McMullen has credits including Arrows of Time, Partition, Lucky Man and Zina.

The screenplay by McMullen, adapted from Shakespeare’s most famous play, is set in present times and will “brings to the surface the violence anddestructive instincts that haunt the human psyche,” the filmmakers said. They added the film would have a “haunting and atmospheric visual aesthetic.”

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McKellen: Playing The Part »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Cannes: Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne Join Cast of ‘Hamlet Revenant’

17 May 2017 4:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-nominated actor Ian McKellen has joined the international cast of Ken McMullen’s “Hamlet Revenant,” which Danish sales company TrustNordisk has boarded for worldwide sales. Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne and “Gladiator” star Connie Nielsen have also been announced for the film, to be presented to buyers in Cannes.

An original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the film explores the violence and destructive instincts that haunt the human psyche through the story of a man caught in a vortex of revenge, doubt and madness. It is scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2017.

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard will head the international cast playing the Danish prince. The actor is best known for his lead role, opposite Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, in Nikolaj Arcel’s Oscar-nominated “A Royal Affair.” Newcomer Maria Boda is set to play Ophelia. The cast also includes French actors Lambert Wilson and Dominique Pinon and British actor Lex Shrapnel. »

- Robert Mitchell

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Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne & Connie Nielsen To Star In ‘Hamlet Revenant’ – Cannes

17 May 2017 2:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne and Connie Nielsen are set to star in Hamlet Revenant, directed by Ken McMullen. Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon and Lex Shrapnel also join the cast for the title, which TrustNordisk is shopping to buyers along the Croisette. Story is an adaptation of Shakespeare's iconic play Hamlet and follows a character caught amidst treasonous political upheavals, family crisis, sexual tensions and ambiguous friendships: a vortex of… »

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Here in my car by Anne-Katrin Titze

16 May 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Claude Lelouch on Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby and his own La Bonne Année as films to watch to cheer you up: "Very good choices!" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up for tomorrow's opening night screening of Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantômes D'Ismaël) starring Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard with Louis Garrel and Alba Rohrwacher, and a score by Grégoire Hetzel. Claude Lelouch with Un Homme Et Une Femme, starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, in 1966 had won Palme d'Or honours and with Pierre Uytterhoeven, a Best Screenplay Oscar.

Mr and Mrs Gallois (Charles Denner and Judith Magre) with Simon (Jean‑Louis Trintignant) in Le Voyou: "One must learn how to detect cheaters."

Driving with Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, and Audrey Dana in Roman De Gare, Abbas Kiarostami and cars, Un + Une in India with Jean Dujardin and Elsa Zylberstein, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Cannes: Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne, Connie Nielsen Join 'Hamlet Revenant'

15 May 2017 11:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne and Connie Nielsen have signed on to star in Hamlet Revenant, a new adaptation of the iconic Shakespeare play, which British artist and filmmaker Ken McMullen will direct.

Danish actor Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, best known for his break-out performance as a real-life Danish king in the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair, and more recently seen in this year's Danish Oscar nominee Land of Mine, will play Hamlet in the new version, which is set to begin shooting in the second half of 2017. Newcomer Maria Boda will play Ophelia. The cast also includes Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon »

- Scott Roxborough

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‘Alien’ Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best

15 May 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The genius of the “Alien” franchise — and the temptation to continue it ad infinitum — is that each of its installments has been so markedly different. From the ominously sparse thriller that first introduced the world to the Xenomorphs, to the steroidal orgy of muscles and machine guns and alien mucus that James Cameron fashioned out of its sequel, to the fascinatingly garbled industrial sludge of “Alien 3,” and so on… this series has proven to be as endlessly adaptable as the extraterrestrial monster that inspired its title.

So, when people complain that “Alien: Covenant” isn’t an “Alien” movie, it’s hard to know what they mean. Apart from strong women, two-mouthed nightmares, and the dark promise of outer space, there isn’t much that runs through this series and ties it together as a stylistically coherent whole. On the contrary, the saga is defined by its flair for change, »

- David Ehrlich

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‘Somewhere Beautiful’ Clip: Ambitious Homage to Atom Egoyan’s ‘Calendar’ Bakes Up Something Tasty — Watch

19 April 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Somewhere Beautiful,” Albert Kodagolian’s tribute to Atom Egoyan’s classic “Calendar,” is a movie with layers, that’s for sure.

Shot on 16mm and 35mm film, Kodagolian split filming time between Argentina and Los Angeles, telling two different, intimate stories about human connection.

Read More: ‘The Little Hours’ Red Band Trailer: Aubrey Plaza and Alison Brie Are Nuns Gone Wild in Jeff Baena’s Sundance Comedy

In South America, the story revolves around a love triangle and a photographer’s doomed relationship. In California, Kodagolian creates an alternate reality of his own life when he films himself caring for his two-year-old daughter as his marriage collapses. Egoyan was deeply involved in the making of the film, creating a collaborative relationship with Kodagolian throughout.

French film star Dominique Pinon stars in the film, along with Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Pablo Cedron, Maria Alche, and Robyn Buck.

Somewhere Beautiful” opens in »

- Allison Picurro

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The observer by Anne-Katrin Titze

30 March 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Claude Lelouch with Anne-Katrin Titze on Quentin Tarantino and Le Voyou: "He told me if he hadn't seen that film he wouldn't have made Pulp Fiction." Photo: Sylvie Sergent

On the afternoon of the Focus on French Cinema screenings at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York of Un + Une (One Plus One) with Jean Dujardin, Elsa Zylberstein, Christophe Lambert and Alice Pol, and Un Homme Et Une Femme (A Man And A Woman), starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, I met with the director/screenwriter Claude Lelouch at his hotel.

Disguises in La Bonne Année (Happy New Year) with Lino Ventura and Charles Gérard, kidnapping in Le Voyou (The Crook) with Trintignant and Christine Lelouch, traveling with Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, and Audrey Dana in Roman De Gare (Crossed Tracks), influencing Terrence Malick, Abbas Kiarostami and cars, Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby, Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, dogs versus cats, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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