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New Us Trailer for 'Churchill' Movie Featuring Brian Cox as Churchill

12 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Try acting like a hero, Winston, and then maybe people will believe that you are one." Cohen Media Group has debuted a new Us trailer for one of the other Winston Churchill movies in the works. This one is called simply Churchill, from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky. Brian Cox stars as Churchill in the film, which examines a narrow frame of time in 1944 around D-Day and the decisions he was burdened with. The cast includes John Slattery, Miranda Richardson, Ella Purnell, James Purefoy, Richard Durden, and Julian Wadham. This is a very powerful trailer, with a number of strikingly bold shots of Churchill. There's great cinematography, a moving score, it seems like this might actually be worth watching when it opens. We're not sure when the other Churchill film will arrive, but this one hits theaters this June. Here's the new official Us trailer (+ poster) for Jonathan Teplitzky's Churchill, »

- Alex Billington

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Hap and Leonard: SundanceTV Teases Season Two Finale

13 April 2017 3:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

4/13 Update: Cancellation cancelled. Sundance TV has issued a correction.  The Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo TV show is not ending with the season two finale episode, "No Mo' Mojo." The Hap and Leonard TV season two finale airs on SundanceTV on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt.In final episode of the season, SundanceTV says Hap (James Purefoy) and Leonard (Michael Kenneth Williams) will find the missing piece "hidden in plain sight." As the investigation comes full circle, the guys will seek revenge for past transgressions. Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo also stars Brian Dennehy, Irma P. Hall, Dohn Norwood, Tiffany Mack, and Cranston Johnson.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Barcelona Film Festival Opens with ‘Norman’

13 April 2017 5:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona– A new event in major city, the Barcelona-Sant Jordi Intl. Film Festival (Bcn Film Fest) will launch April 21 at the Verdi cinema theaters, a legendary Mecca for local film-goers situated in Barcelona’s bustling inner-city neighborhood of Gràcia.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” directed by Joseph Cedar whose credits include “Footnote,” which won a best screenplay plaudit at Cannes 2011, will open the fest. Star Richard Gere and Cedar will present the movie at the event.

Among competition contenders, the Bcn Film Fest will world premiere “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”). Sold by Embankment Films, and starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson and James Purefoy, “Churchill” depicts the historic U.K. leader on May 23, 1944, as tensions rose in the prelude to the allies’ D-Day invasion of Normandy.

A passion project of Verdi founder Enric Pérez, Bcn Film Fest lineup will focus on history, »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Tributes pour in for Tim Pigott-Smith

7 April 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bafta-winning star of stage and screen died on Friday.

Colleagues, friends and admirers have paid tribute to Pigott-Smith, the Bafta-winning star of classic TV series The Jewel In The Crown, who has died aged 70.

“Today a great actor left the stage,” Kevin Spacey tweeted. “But more than that, a great man. A friend & one of the kindest I’ve ever known. Rip Tim Pigott-Smith.”

Many people took to Twitter in remembrance.

Miranda Hart said: “So saddened by the news of Tim Pigott-Smith. What a fun, lovely, kind, brilliant gent. Was part of one of my fav Miranda eps. Oh we laughed.”

“So shocked to hear Tim Pigott-Smith has died,” Rupert Evans said. A great actor and family man. He played my father 3 times. He will be so missed.”

Rory Bremner said: “Shocked & saddened to hear Tim Pigott-Smith has died. Lovely man- great grace, voice, presence, timing, sense of humour. Great actor too »

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Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo Preview: Cool Hand Leonard

4 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

If you've been watching Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo, and we hope you have, you know our favorite 80's duo has gotten themselves into yet another scrape without even lifting a finger.

When Leonard's uncle died, leaving him a house, it could have been good fortune. 

Not when Hap (James Purefoy) and Leonard (Michael Kenneth Williams) are involved.

Not only was a decomposed body of a small child found under the floorboards the house, but when Hap and Leonard did the right thing, it didn't matter.

Forces are always against these good guys, matter how hard they try to be the men they are and want to continue to be.

They got a good look at the body. But when they called in the authorities, the body that was retrieved...

Well, let's just say it wasn't the same as it looked when it was first discovered.

Detectives don't always get it right, »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Watch: Brian Cox as Churchill in First Trailer for New 'Churchill' Film

25 March 2017 2:39 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We must launch now." Lionsgate UK has released a trailer for the new Winston Churchill film titled simply Churchill, from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky. Brian Cox stars as Churchill in the film, joining a shortlist of talented actors who have played the prominent politician - including Albert Finney, Richard Burton, David Ryall, and Brendan Gleeson. There's also another totally different Churchill film due out this year, starring Gary Oldman. This particular film is described as a "ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day." The cast includes John Slattery, Miranda Richardson, Ella Purnell, James Purefoy, Richard Durden, and Julian Wadham. This definitely looks intriguing, with some strong moments, but I'm much more interested in seeing Gary Oldman's film more. Take a look below. Here's the first official trailer for Jonathan Teplitzky's Churchill film, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube: June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive »

- Alex Billington

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‘Altered Carbon’ Casts Adam Busch; ‘The Chi’ Adds Jahking Guillory

21 March 2017 3:34 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Men at Work alum Adam Busch is set for a heavily recurring role opposite James Purefoy on Altered Carbon, Netflix's futuristic drama series conceived, written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis. Based on Richard Morgan's award-winning 2002 cyberpunk sci-fi novel, Altered Carbon, from Skydance Television, is set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next. Busch will play Mickey, a brilliant… »

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Brian Cox Becomes The British Bulldog In Gripping First Trailer For Churchill

21 March 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Codenamed Operation Neptune, the Normandy landings of World War II have gone on to inspire storytellers in the vein of Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan) and Darryl F. Zanuck, who was part of the creative team behind wartime epic The Longest Day.

It’s not hard to locate a film built around the infamous D-day landings, then, but it becomes more difficult to find a character-driven drama that sheds light on the politics behind the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France. Enter ChurchillJonathan Teplitzky’s (The Railway Man) star-studded biopic that places the great Brian Cox in the shoes of the tenacious British Bulldog. Shackled with depression and a startling loss of confidence, by June 1944, Winston Churchill is “a shadow of the hero” he once was, and all of this feeds his reservations about shipping over a million soldiers to the European theater of war.

Wrestling Europe from the ironclad »

- Michael Briers

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‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Brian Dennehy Tackles an All-Too-Real Issue in New Clip — Watch

21 March 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“For far too long, our community has been divided,” declares Brian Dennehy in this exclusive clip from the upcoming episode of “Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo.” Currently in its second season, the SundanceTV original series looks to draw parallels between its storyline and current events.

Evoking far too many memories of recent police shootings, the upcoming episode of  the SundanceTV original series aims to tackle the all-too real issue as seen in this exclusive clip from the episode “Ticking Mojo.” The clip features the wealthy and powerful Sheriff Valentine Otis (Brian Dennehy) as he eulogizes a young boy in front of the African community he is supposed to protect, much to the chagrin of a mistrusting Hap (James Purefoy).

Read More: ‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Sundance TV Favorite Returns This March — First Look

Adapted from the second book in Joe R. Landsdale’s popular “Hap and Leonard” series, »

- Juan Diaz

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‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Brian Dennehy Tackles an All-Too-Real Issue in New Clip — Watch

21 March 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“For far too long, our community has been divided,” declares Brian Dennehy in this exclusive clip from the upcoming episode of “Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo.” Currently in its second season, the SundanceTV original series looks to draw parallels between its storyline and current events.

Evoking far too many memories of recent police shootings, the upcoming episode of  the SundanceTV original series aims to tackle the all-too real issue as seen in this exclusive clip from the episode “Ticking Mojo.” The clip features the wealthy and powerful Sheriff Valentine Otis (Brian Dennehy) as he eulogizes a young boy in front of the African community he is supposed to protect, much to the chagrin of a mistrusting Hap (James Purefoy).

Read More: ‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Sundance TV Favorite Returns This March — First Look

Adapted from the second book in Joe R. Landsdale’s popular “Hap and Leonard” series, »

- Juan Diaz

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Brian Cox Prepares for D-Day in First Trailer for ‘Churchill’

21 March 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As is so often the case in cinema, when one drama about a particular subject or figure comes along, another one arrives soon after. Before Joe Wright’s Gary Oldman-led drama Darkest Hour hits theaters later this year, another historical drama about Winston Churchill will arrive this summer. In the aptly-named Churchill, Brian Cox portrays the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the first trailer has now landed.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), this drama takes place specifically right before D-Day and follows Churchill’s internal battle in making the decision to send troops to certain death. Scripted by Alex von Tunzelmann, Cox certainly seems fitting for the part, so this should be a worthy warm-up to Wright’s film, and even another WWII film this summer: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Also starring Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, and Ella Purnell, »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Churchill’ Trailer: Brian Cox Is Obsessed with Accomplishing Historical Greatness in New D-Day Drama — Watch

21 March 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lionsgate has released the UK trailer for its upcoming historical drama/thriller “Churchill.” The film about the legendary British Primer Minister hails from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”), from a screenplay by British author/historian Alex von Tunzelmann. Brian Cox toplines the film.

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Here is the plot summary: In June 1944, allied Forces stand on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as the architect of carnage.

Read More: ‘The Sweet Life’ Trailer: Chris Messina and Abigail Spencer’s Melancholic Road Trip Turns Into a Touching Love Affair »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Brian Cox’s Churchill film gets a sumptuous trailer and a June release date

21 March 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

As with Deep Impact and Armageddon, White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen there are to be two films released in 2017 focusing on Winston Churchill. Joe Wright is following up his gaze into the Black Mirror with Darkest Hour, which looks at the fight against Hitler in the early days of World War II. An almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman is our Churchill in Wright’s film, alongside Lily James, Rogue One’s Ben Mendelsohn and the late John Hurt in his last filmed role.

Lionsgate have Brian Cox as their Prime Minister in the new film from The Railway Man director Jonathan Teplitzky. Unambiguously titled Churchill, the film sees Cox lead a cast which includes Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden, Julian Wadham and James Purefoy.

In contrast to Darkest Hour this take on Churchill’s life finds its feet on the days approaching the D-Day landings. »

- Jon Lyus

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First trailer for Churchill starring Brian Cox as the legendary British Prime Minister

21 March 2017 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for Churchill, the upcoming biopic of the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, which is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) and sees Brian Cox leading the cast alongside Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden, Julian Wadman and James Purefoy. Take a look at the trailer here…

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, »

- Gary Collinson

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First look images from Churchill starring Brian Cox

16 March 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted three first look images for the upcoming biographical drama Churchill featuring Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, Miranda Richardson as his wife Clementine, and John Slattery as future Us President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film follows Winston Churchill in the 48 hours leading up to D-Day; take a look below…

May 23rd, 1944: as tensions mount in the 48-hours preceding D-Day, the now-beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill, played by Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, X-Men 2, Zodiac, War & Peace, Troy), must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army. With the entire War effort ultimately hinging on this decision, the stakes have never been higher. As the Wartime leader clashes with his generals, tension builds with the Americans, and Churchill must wrestle his inner-demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.

Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth »

- Amie Cranswick

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Hap and Leonard’s James Purefoy talks mojo, Hollywood sexism and worlds lesser known

15 March 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

For two seasons on HBO’s Rome, James Purefoy melted hearts and solidified his English hunk status as the fated Mark Antony in white-hot scenes opposite another fierce English actor, Polly Walker. American audiences became hooked on Purefoy and the people who watched the series lived for the fiery and compelling scenes between these two actors. After Rome was wrapped, Purefoy went contemporary in his American television character roles, first playing billionaire Teddy Rist in NBC’s The Philanthropist where he struck up a fortuitous friendship with co-star Michael Kenneth Williams. Williams later grabbed the memorable role of crime kingpin Chalky White...read more »

- April Neale

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James Purefoy on the Relevance and Urbanization of Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo, Brotherly Love and Taking Risks

15 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Tonight when Hap and Leonard returns to Sundance, you'll once again see James Purefoy affecting his East Texan accent in his East Texan wardrobe, playing Hap Collins, best friend (more of a brother, really) to Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams).

What kind of shenanigans do they find themselves in during Hap and Leonard Season 2? Let's just say things get very real very fast, and these near-brothers come very close to losing each other.

In a discussion that examines the unexpected relevance of Mucho Mojo and how entertainment can be a lens through the past or future what we're experiencing today, Mr. Purefoy engagingly supported his show, the social issues of modern society, the power of good authors and the benefit of fear. 

TV Fanatic: So let's talk Hap and Leonard.

James Purefoy: Go on. Do you want to or are you being forced to? [laughs]

No! I'm not being forced at all. »

- Carissa Pavlica

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The Americans Season 5 Episode 2 Review: Pests

14 March 2017 11:44 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Another episode of The Americans, another hour my imagination runs wild.

While there are gripping circumstances on The Americans Season 5 Episode 2, it's what my mind conjures up at bizarre times that surprises me the most. 

Somehow, I manage to read more into every action. Will it really be only a conversation with Paige? Is Renee interested in Stan or does she want something more? The mind is a terrible thing.

In an interview I had with James Purefoy that goes live March 15, he talked about good writing utilizing the past and future as a lens into the present.

The Americans is certainly a good example of that at the moment, as not even the best writers could have imagined a scenario that their series would be shot and in the can with material so reflective of the current mood between the Us and Russia.

And yet, here we are, often »

- Carissa Pavlica

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The best TV shows this week: the Wire's Michael K Williams stars in a swamp noir

3 March 2017 4:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From new Williams-led comedy Hap and Leonard to the return of Judd Apatow’s sassy comedy Love, here’s your must-watch list

Charismatic Wire alumnus Michael K Williams stars alongside James Purefoy and Christina Hendricks in this adaptation of Joe R Lansdale’s Texas-set novels. The scenario – two charming burn-outs, one femme fatale and one missing bounty – offers narrative thrills but also context for a smart, funny odd-couple bromance. Tuesday 7 March, 9pm, AMC

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- The Guide

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Altered Carbon: Tamara Taylor (Bones) Joins Futuristic Drama from Netflix

15 February 2017 8:57 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Tamara Taylor is headed to Netflix. Deadline reports the Bones star has joined the streaming platform's upcoming series Altered Carbon.Based on Richard Morgan’s novel, the sci-fi drama "is set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next." The cast also includes James Purefoy.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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