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Oscar-nominated Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, has a new trailer for its anticipated March 27 Us release. Scherfig is a Dogme 95-er and Oscar-nominated for her film An Education (2009). Although most of Scherfig’s eight films are romantic comedies, The Riot Club is darker material. In the film, young Oxford University students join a “Riot Club” and exercise their darkest thoughts about “poor people”; probably murder ensues. The cast is a chorus of rising Britons led by Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay, as well as Sam Claflin, Max Irons, and Douglas Booth. The film is an adaptation by Laura Wade of her own West End play, Posh.
Behind the camera Scherfig has been a creative and detailed director since her breakthrough film Italian for Beginners (2000), which won the Silver Berlin Bear in 2001. Watch the new trailer for The Riot Club below:
- Max Wood
yt id="Es-jm4iDRRQ" width="500" I could have seen The Riot Club at the Toronto Film Festival last year, but I feel like it's a film I've seen too many times before. Am I wrong or are you seeing something different herec Filthy. Rich. Spoiled. Rotten. A band of overprivileged rich boys run wild in this savagely funny satire of money, sex and power. In the elite realm of Oxford University, no society is more exclusive than The Riot Club, the ultra-selective fraternity for Britain's most privileged sons. When he's recruited to join, down-to-earth first-year student Miles (Max Irons) is at first amused--but he's about to get a taste of upper-crust entitlement at its ugliest when a hedonistic night of drinking and drugs spins out of control. Based on the play "Posh" by Laura Wade. Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day) Starring: Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Natalie Dormer, »
- Brad Brevet
The Riot Club Trailer. Lone Scherfig‘s The Riot Club (2014) movie trailer stars Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Harry Lloyd. The Riot Club‘s plot synopsis: “Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two [...]
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- Rollo Tomasi
If you're not familiar with writer/directer Lone Scherfig (An Education), it looks like this next film might be a solid entry point. The Riot Club focuses on a couple of Oxford students who are invited to join an infamous secret society called . . . The Riot Club! Elitism and hell-raising are top priorities until something goes wrong. JoBlo's own Chris Bumbray reviewed the film at Tiff (you can check it out here) and said that "The Riot Club wound up being one of the »
- Sean Wist
Filthy. Rich. Spoilt. Rotten. IFC Films has recently unveiled the official Us trailer for Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club, which will be getting released in March after initially premiering at Tiff 2014 last year. This debaucherous drama delves into the lives of the elite members of Oxford University's "Riot Club", based on the real-life Bullingdon Club, though I'm sure they want nothing to do with this. The young and beautiful cast of Riot Club includes Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, Natalie Dormer, Holliday Grainger, Olly Alexander, Tom Hollander and Sam Reid. As much as I am fond of director Lone Scherfig, I'm not any more interested in this than I was after the first trailer. Give it a shot. Here's the full trailer for Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club, officially from IFC Films (via The Film Stage): Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, »
- Alex Billington
IFC Films has dropped a new trailer today for Lone Scherfig’s latest, The Riot Club. Based on Laura Wade’s West End play, Posh, the film follows the story of a young man at Oxford University as he attempts to gain acceptance into an exclusive, elitist fraternity. Think Neighbors through a stereotypical English lens.
The movie stars Max Irons as Miles Richards, whose every desire hinges upon joining the privileged group. The main bulk of the trailer serves to build up the prestige of the club, so as to possibly provide reason for why anyone would wish to be a member. Around the midway point it seems to veer into spoiler territory, but nevertheless, that first minute ought to entice potential viewers. While it’s yet to open in the U.S., the film did make its North American debut at last year’s Tiff, where it landed a crop of encouraging reviews. »
- Gem Seddon
Following up the Carey Mulligan-led An Education and the Anne Hathaway-led One Day, director Lone Scherfig is returning this year with The Riot Club. Adapted from Laura Wade‘s hit West End play, the project follows a group of Oxford University students who try to join the titular club, a dark and dangerous, but alluring upper-class group. We’ve now a […] »
- Leonard Pearce
I have to admit, I'm a little surprised to see the R rating for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, not due to del Toro, but because I didn't think a major studio would allow for an R-rated fantasy feature, as PG-13 seemed to be the highest bar they'd allow. Kudos to them for allowing del Toro to do his thing. I'm not even more interested in this pic starring Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston. We also have an R-rating for Scott Cooper's Whitey Bulger feature Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and another for Eli Roth's Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves. Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club hasn't enjoyed top marks on the festival circuit, but IFC will bring it to us later this year as an R-rated feature and just in the nick of time Paramount gets The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water a PG-rating. »
- Brad Brevet
Exclusive: He helped crack the almost uncrackable Enigma Code in the Morten Tyldum directed Oscar nominee and now he’s taking a big crack at Hollywood with some heavyweight help. Having signed with agency, Matthew Beard will now be joining fellow The Imitation Game actor Benedict Cumberbatch at UTA. Having also recently also signed up with Perri Kipperman at Kipperman Management, the BAFTA and recent SAG Awards nominee will continue to repped by Troika in the UK.
It’s been a busy year for Beard with the acclaim being heaped upon the drama based on Alan Turning and the great minds of Bletchley Park in the forefront of the Oscar race. Beard plays real life mathematician and codebreaker Peter Hilton in the Weinstein Company distributed film. The actor also saw Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club debut at the Toronto Film Festival last year. His various other credits over the »
- Dominic Patten
London — BBC Films, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 8.
Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt and Tessa Ross. Last year’s recipient was Peter Greenaway.
Nik Powell, chairman of BAFTA’s film committee, said: “I cannot think of a more deserving institution for this award than BBC Films, unbelievably in its 25th year and with more than 250 predominantly British films in its catalog. With a wide range of films from populist British box office hits like ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie’ and an enviable collection of ground-breaking films, I hope that this award will be not simply a recognition of past and present achievements, »
- Leo Barraclough
McKay will start at Soda in April and manage the core distribution team, working across acquisitions, partnerships and business development.
The London-based exec, an 12 year-StudioCanal [previously Optimum in the UK] veteran who is currently head of theatrical sales, was recently responsible for booking recent box office hits Paddington and The Imitation Game.
Last year, the company merged with Canadian film and TV outfit Thunderbird Films to grow their business in the UK and build a distribution division in North America.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Ava DuVernay's snub in the Best Director category for "Selma" at this morning's Oscar nominations is disappointing, but not unprecedented. Prior to DuVernay, eight different women were denied Best Director nominations for movies that garnered Best Picture nominations. They are: 1. Randa Haines, "Children of a Lesser God" (1986) 2. Barbra Streisand, "Prince of Tides" (1991) 3. Valerie Faris (co-director with Jonathan Dayton), "Little Miss Sunshine" (2007) 4. Loveleen Tandan (Danny Boyle's co-director in India; he won the award), "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) 5. Lone Scherfig, "An Education" (2009) 6. Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids are All Right" (2010) 7. Debra Granik, "Winter's Bone" (2010) 8. Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty" (2013) Meanwhile, only four women have actually earned nominations for Best Director in the history of the ceremony: Lina Wertmüller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for "Lost in Translation" (2003), and Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker" (2009). Bigelow is the only woman to win the award. »
- Louis Virtel
Rising stars Ben Schnetzer (“Pride”) and Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”) are nearing deals to play brothers in “Goat,” an adaptation of Brad Land’s acclaimed memoir that Andrew Neel will direct for Killer Films and James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions, TheWrap has learned.
Reeling from a terrifying assault, 19-year-old Brad Land (Schnetzer) enrolls in college with his charismatic younger brother (Jonas) and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests the boy and »
- Jeff Sneider
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