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Movie Review: The Journey

15 hours ago | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Nick Hamm’s The Journey is not a typical biopic or historical drama. Many of these films fail with the viewer immediately questioning the movie’s verisimilitude and taking to the internet, The Journey makes it clear in the prologue that it is not concerned with the truth, so much as it is setting out to tell a good story.

The Journey takes place during the St. Andrews Peace Talks, which were held in Scotland by the British and Irish governments, along with political leaders from opposing sides of civil war-torn Northern Ireland to come to an agreement and bring peace to the region. Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) and Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney) are fierce political rivals, however when Paisley must take his leave from the talks to attend his own fiftieth wedding anniversary, McGuinness offers to travel with him as an act of good faith. As the two of them travel to the airport, »

- Rocco Tenaglia

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‘Black Sails’ Season 4 Blu-ray and DVD Release Date and Details

23 June 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The anchor is readying to drop one last time as the Starz pirate hit Black Sails will make its final voyage to Blu-ray and DVD later this summer.

Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has announced an August 29th release date for Black Sails Season 4 on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray edition will come packed with a Digital HD copy.

Black Sails stars Toby StephensLuke ArnoldToby SchmitzHannah NewJessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper and Ray Stevenson. Set in and around Nassau, the series chronicles events leading up to the famous novel, Treasure Island, and the legend of Long John Silver.

Over forty minutes of bonus features will be split among five featurettes:

“Inside the World of ‘Black Sails’” Featurette

“Creating the World” Featurette

“Roundtable: Women in Piracy” Featurette

“Roundtable: The Legends of Treasure Island” Featurette

“Roundtable: Fearless Fans” Featurette

Pre-order Black Sails Season 4 for a discounted price at Amazon.

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The Journey – Filmmaker Nick Hamm Discusses His New Film

23 June 2017 6:23 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We are Ireland. We are inevitable.”

Each summer, while the multiplexes are filled with the big spectacles and epic blockbusters, the little gems that grip us with their humor, their tragedy and their humanity, manage to find their ways into the cinemas. This year it’s The Journey, the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history.

In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region.

Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division. Freddie Highmore, Toby Stephens, Catherine McCormack and John Hurt co-star. (Review)

I recently spoke with the director of The Journey, award winning director Nick Hamm. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Hamm directed cult-classic The Hole (2001), starring Thora Birch and Keira Knightley, in her feature film debut. He also helmed Lionsgate’s thriller Godsend (2004), starring Robert DeNiro, Rebecca Romijn and Greg Kinnear.

Hamm later produced and directed the 80’s U2-centric comedy, Killing Bono (2011) for Paramount Pictures and Northern Ireland Screen, starring Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan and Pete Postelwaite.

During our discussion about his latest movie, the British director and I talked about the film’s mixture of tension and humor, the human story and the message of The Journey.

We Are Movie Geeks: The Journey is a good story that should be told – the type that audiences don’t see anymore. It opened in 2016 in Toronto and then Venice, and finally had its premiere at the Belfast Film Festival in May 2017. What was the crowd’s reaction and how was it received?

Nick Hamm: That was a really extraordinary event. I’ve seen it now with thousands of people watching the movie and if you’re going to see a movie like this, you really need to take it back to Northern Ireland to see what they make of it. In the end, that’s where the authenticity of the film is. It is important to us. The event was attended by nearly a thousand people and political leaders from both sides of the community came so we had politicians from Sinn Féin and politicians from the Democratic Unionist Party (Dup). It was a very emotional and momentous event because in many respects it reminded people of something that they had achieved and had risked losing.

We Are Movie Geeks: It is such an interesting script by writer Colin Bateman, one that is funny, sad, and dramatic. Tell me about lead actors Timothy Spall (Paisley) and Colm Meaney (McGuinness – who died recently in March) and the casting. Their characters became known as ”the Chuckle Brothers”. Both actors were very impressive to watch.

Nick Hamm: What underscores everything is the fact that Colin’s script is so good and when that happens, you attract really good actors. Both Tim and Colm were fantastic partners on the film. Tim had to transform himself – he’s playing a six foot five, Northern Irish politician when in reality he’s a five foot nine London actor. We did some prosthetics on his chin and a little aging on his hair, along with the false teeth. The hair and makeup was done by Polly McKay. Tim became the character of Paisley which was fascinating to watch and he’s one of those actors that totally transforms himself.

Colm is one of Ireland’s best actors. What was important was to find somebody who could give McGuinness sympathy.  This is a man whose background is well documented.  What do you do?  You start by making him human, you give him a life and a backstory.  When you put someone like Colm Meany in that role, Colm transforms himself for that.  He understands the culture from where that character comes, he understands the basis of that character’s ideology and he understands how that character ticks.  If you have that and you are a good actor – which he is, then you have a good combination. It was great to watch him.

We Are Movie Geeks: I was very pleased to see the late John Hurt in the film in what was one of his final roles.

Nick Hamm: We all knew that John was very sick while he was doing the film. When we offered him the movie, he wanted to work until the end and play the part. It was real tribute to have him involved as a part of the film.

We Are Movie Geeks: Irish writer Seamus Heaney, although not a political animal was an artist like yourself. He was affected by “The Troubles” when his cousin Colum was killed as a result of the war – Heaney moved from Northern Ireland to Southern Ireland after that. Has it affected you in any way and was this a partial reason why you made the film?

Nick Hamm: It hasn’t affected me personally but I knew people who were. Growing up I was in school in Northern Ireland and I knew people who had real problems. I could see it with my own eyes, the difficulties back then, and it was an intense situation. The vast portion of the people in Northern Ireland went on about their daily life unaffected by it. The real heroes were the people who got on with their daily lives in that situation.

The Journey for me shows how a unique political friendship was achieved at the personal cost of both men. Both men were vilified by their respective communities, but it was one of the most unique political friendships that I had ever witnessed. For two people who were so antagonistic towards each other, who ultimately came to respect each other, and became friends with each other, is why I made the movie and to tell their story.

We Are Movie Geeks: Despite technically being set in Scotland, and on a plane, The Journey was filmed in Northern Ireland. There’s no green screen and it was filmed on the road with your director of photography Greg Gardiner. What was the approach when you took it out of the plane and into the car?

Nick Hamm: This device protected the claustrophobia that the film so demanded while allowing a political version of a road movie to take place.  We decided to not be frightened by the tyranny of the car but rather embrace it and enjoy the conceit.  Greg and I had discussed and ultimately rejected the idea of green-screen or back-projection very early. We filmed on the road, creating a ‘mobile studio’; our own little cinematic microcosm

We Are Movie Geeks: There is one scene in particular, where McGuiness and Paisley let down their defenses somewhat, set inside a church and then out in the cemetery, that has real depth.

Nick Hamm: I think in the cemetery scene when Colm breaks down, everyone expects Paisley to be sympathetic and wrap his arms around him, but he rebuffs him and shows him no pity or sympathy. Every scene was like a boxing match with each character winning a round.

We Are Movie Geeks: I appreciated the sound editing and especially the score from Stephen Warbeck who first became known for the music for “Prime Suspect” and won an Academy Award for his score for Shakespeare in Love. It is a really nice score.

Nick Hamm: It was something quite new for him and he really had a go at it.

We Are Movie Geeks: Did you speak to the families and to some of the individuals involved? And what was their reaction?

Nick Hamm: I met McGuiness before he died. The whole film came together very quickly from the start.. From the script to the financing, it was out in about two and a half years. It’s been a very quick process and very rare for an independent film. I did sit with McGuiness before we started filming about his friendship with Paisley and it was fascinating to hear him speak how important the relationship was and how important it was that they maintained contact up to its logical conclusion. I did talk to Paisley’s family and to his son. We wanted to reassure them we were not riding roughshod over the history. But at the same time it was important to be creatively independent. We did not share the screenplay with them at any stage. In the end both families really loved the movie.

Plus Sinn Féin and the Dup (Democratic Unionist Party) really liked the film, which is almost unheard of, both parties liking the same thing never mind the same movie. The most important thing for us was that the story was balanced.

We Are Movie Geeks: Brexit is seemingly in the news all the time now. As a result, checkpoints could be set up again to control borders. The timing of the film and its release couldn’t be more relevant. Will it cause a major headache between Northern Ireland and Ireland? Will it hinder Ireland’s reunification?

Nick Hamm: The question needs to be asked and it’s a dreadful situation. The idea that there will be a border back in Ireland again, I don’t think anybody wants that. I know for a fact that the Dup doesn’t want that and it would be suicide for both the economy and the welfare of the people to start putting border checks back up. That border in Ireland runs through people’s fields and farms. It was never designed to be a hard border, which it was during “The Troubles”. It would be an unmitigated tragedy to go back to that.

We Are Movie Geeks: Speaking of Indie Films, what are your thoughts on how people see films? Many are leaving the cinemas in favor of watching a film at home or on the computers with the advent of Netflix and Hulu, etc.

Nick Hamm: I like that at the beginning of a movie’s life that it has a public screening. I think the ways a film is distributed these days is really fascinating. I don’t distinguish between how and where a movie is watched. It’s changing so quickly, in five years-time it’ll change all again. Even the act of going to a movie theater is going to change. As long as they keep putting out these huge blockbuster films, in the cinemas is the best way to watch them. However some films work better on a smaller screen. I think screen size some people can get very worked up about.

We Are Movie Geeks: What’s your next project?

Nick Hamm: We are going to do the DeLorean story, Driven. It’s through the eyes of the guy who gave him up to the FBI. We’re hoping to shoot in September in Puerto Rico. The script is from The Journey’s Colin Bateman. Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace and Timothy Olyphant are in the picture.

Synopsis:

Driven is the turbo-charged story about the FBI sting operation to entrap maverick car designer John DeLorean.

Sudeikis stars as Jim Hoffman, a con artist-turned-informer for the FBI in the war on drugs. Olyphant plays his handler, determined to snare the world-famous but enigmatic DeLorean (Pace) — desperate for cash to finance his dream of designing the ultimate car of the future — in a drug deal that would become the most lurid celebrity scandal of the 1980s.

From IFC Films, see The Journey in theaters now.

The post The Journey – Filmmaker Nick Hamm Discusses His New Film appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks. »

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The Journey (2016) – Review

15 June 2017 4:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

Is it possible to whittle away at an “unmovable rock” in the political arena? Especially when there’s a 40 year history of bloody conflict forming an unbreakable shell around that formidable boulder? Well, how about forcing him into a trip with his enemy? That’s just what happens in this new film, in which its makers wish to be a “fly on the wall” during a remarkable day that changed the course of a country. It’s a “what if” look at a seminal time just 11 years ago when two opposing leaders try to find common ground during The Journey.

 

The year is 2006, and “the troubles” have rocked Ireland for over four decades. British Prime Minister Tony Blair (Toby Stephens) has organized a political conference dealing with the problems at an estate in Scotland. Unfortunately the opposing forces refuse to sit in the same room, let alone talk face to face. »

- Jim Batts

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The Top Five Mustaches on Television Right Now

15 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Some of our most beloved television characters are adorned with mustaches. Thomas Magnum of the popular series “Magnum P.I.” made the ladies swoon as did Gomez Addams of “The Addams Family” played by Raul Julia. These gentlemen set the standard for what a mustache can do for a man’s sex appeal. We grow so accustomed to seeing them with facial hair that some are barely recognizable without them. In honor of the characters who have the most outstanding ‘staches, we’ve put together a collection of the top five mustaches on television right now. 1. Captain Flint Toby Stephens plays the

The Top Five Mustaches on Television Right Now »

- Nat Berman

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Black Sails: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five on Starz?

6 June 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchAye maties, I hear ye askin', "Will me favorite sink or swim?" Has the Black Sails TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Black Sails season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the premium cable channel, Black Sails begins roughly 20 years prior to the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island novel and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The fourth season finds the pirates at war in the West Indies. The shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier, but the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately and destructively it will fight back. The »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Tony awards: who are the best and worst onscreen Blairs?

8 May 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From The Queen to The Journey and even The Simpsons, Labour’s divisive former Pm has figured frequently in film and TV over the years. Here’s how his fictional counterparts have fared

New Northern Ireland peace process movie The Journey pushes Toby Stephens into the crowded pantheon of actors who have pretended to be Tony Blair; a dominant public figure whose rise, fall and endlessly disputed motives make him attractive to performers who want to show they can both mimic a familiar persona and push past it to reveal the real man. In his parallel life on screen, Blair has been at best a complex antihero and, more often, a tragicomic villain in vengeful what-if fantasies. If the former Pm ever dreamed of being a shining idol in film or TV, he has been repeatedly disappointed …

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The Tony awards: who are the best and worst onscreen Blairs?

8 May 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From The Queen to The Journey and even The Simpsons, Labour’s divisive former Pm has figured frequently in film and TV over the years. Here’s how his fictional counterparts have fared

New Northern Ireland peace process movie The Journey pushes Toby Stephens into the crowded pantheon of actors who have pretended to be Tony Blair; a dominant public figure whose rise, fall and endlessly disputed motives make him attractive to performers who want to show they can both mimic a familiar persona and push past it to reveal the real man. In his parallel life on screen, Blair has been at best a complex antihero and, more often, a tragicomic villain in vengeful what-if fantasies. If the former Pm ever dreamed of being a shining idol in film or TV, he has been repeatedly disappointed …

Related: The Journey review – Northern Ireland history lesson recast as bromance

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- Jack Seale

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Movie Review – The Journey (2016)

4 May 2017 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Journey, 2016.

Directed by Nick Hamm.

Starring Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Toby Stephens, John Hurt and Freddie Highmore.

Synopsis:

In the middle of the Northern Ireland power sharing discussions of 2006, Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness find themselves sharing a car to the airport.  The two are sworn enemies, on a political and personal level, but on this journey they take a huge leap of faith and change the course of their country forever.

The death of Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness at the start of the year has given Nick Hamm’s The Journey a topicality it could never have expected.  But there’s a reference in the film that makes what we’re watching, and its historical background, even more relevant.  McGuinness (Colm Meaney) tells Paisley (Timothy Spall) to his face that, during The Troubles, he was the most popular politician in Europe – “and the most extreme. »

- Freda Cooper

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The Journey Review

2 May 2017 11:35 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Hannah Woodhead

The Journey might well be described as a project that’s close to home for director Nick Hamm. He grew up in Belfast, and has chosen to revisit the territory for his eighth feature film, which depicts the relationship between life-long political enemies Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness towards the end of The Troubles in 2006. Taking some poetic license but based in fact, the film imagines a journey the two politicians make from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport in order to catch a plane, and what they might have discussed along the way.

The premise is a familiar one, likely inspired by Stephen Frears’ The Queen and Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech, but this time the execution is unfortunately poor, and the film suffers from its meandering pace. It also seems somehow afraid of its source material, tiptoeing around the atrocities that occurred in Northern Ireland »

- Hannah Woodhead

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Exclusive first look at the UK poster of Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney in The Journey

7 April 2017 7:46 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

We are pleased to launch an exclusive first look at Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney in the UK poster for The Journey – the story of two of Northern Ireland’s political forces, loyalist Ian Paisley and former Ira Commander Martin McGuinness, forced together over the final peace agreement, who reluctantly begin to form a bond.

Related: Timothy Spall on playing David Irving in Denial

The poster in which Spall looks uncannily like how Ben Stiller would look in his dotage depicts both men in their stature of power yet divided by the title, a reference to the division of Ireland as it stands, in both its political and religious beliefs.

The Hole and Killing Bono director, Nick Hamm, takes the helm to bring to life a script from screenwriter and former journalist, Colin Bateman. Joining Meaney and Spall is somewhat of a stellar cast with Toby Stephens (Believe, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Black Sails: Starz Series Creators Discuss the Series Finale

3 April 2017 7:01 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!Black Sails pillaged and plundered for the last time this past weekend. Recently, creators Robert Levine and Jonathan E. Steinberg spoke with Deadline about the Starz series' finale.The adventure drama is set roughly 20 years prior to the events depicted in the Treasure Island novel and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The cast also includes Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Ray Stevenson, Luke Roberts, and Zethu Diomo.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Black Sails' Creator Breaks Down Emotional Series Finale Ending

2 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[This story contains spoilers from Sunday's series finale of Starz's Black Sails.]

In the end, Black Sails proved to be truly about a story.

Not a story of pirates saving their paradise, or finding buried treasure, or even fighting a massive battle against those who threatened their lifestyle. Instead, it was a story about two legendary men, their opposing world views and the bond they shared that became poisoned over time. Black Sails was a story about Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and "Long" John Silver (Luke Arnold).

After four seasons of an unlikely partnership-turned-friendship, the two men were at odds »

- Sydney Bucksbaum

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Watch the trailer for The Journey starring Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney as Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness

31 March 2017 3:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new trailer has debuted for the upcoming political drama The Journey. Directed by Nick Hamm, the film tell the true story of two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum who formed an unlikely partnership and went on to change the course of history. It stars Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney as Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness alongside Freddie Highmore, Toby Stephens, John Hurt, Ian Beattie, Catherine McCormack, and Ian McElhinney; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our review of The Journey here

The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness »

- Amie Cranswick

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Lost in Space Remake Adds Raza Jaffrey

30 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Code Black and Smash alum Raza Jaffrey has boarded Netflix’s Lost in Space remake.

RelatedLost In Space: Toby Stephens to Star as John Robinson in Netflix Reboot

The Legendary TV-produced drama, which was ordered to series last June and is set to premiere in 2018, will take its cues from the original ’60s series and follow the Robinson clan as they are forced to come together in a time of crisis, stranded light years from their intended destination.

Toby Stephens (Black Sails) and Molly Parker (Deadwood) play parents/scientists John and Maureen Robinson, while Taylor Russell (Falling Skies »

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Official Trailer for 'The Journey' Starring Timothy Spall & Colm Meaney

30 March 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I know it will take a miracle for these two to work things out." IFC Films has debuted a trailer for an indie drama titled The Journey, telling a fictional account of "an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside" where two opposing politicians realize they're more alike than different. Set in 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, Timothy Spall plays the British loyalist Ian Paisley, and Colm Meaney plays former Ira leader Martin McGuinness dedicated to reunification. The cast includes Toby Stephens as Tony Blair, plus Freddie Highmore, Catherine McCormack, Ian Beattie, and John Hurt in one of his final roles. I'm interested in this to see the two different perspectives and what insight each gains from each other, but also for the powerful performances from these fine actors. Here's the first official trailer for Nick Hamm's The Journey, direct from YouTube (via Tmb): »

- Alex Billington

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Swen enters UK distribution with Venice title 'The Journey'

3 March 2017 3:41 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Expanding Swen Group strikes deal with Im Global for Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ drama starring Timothy Spall.

The Swen Group has acquired UK and Ireland rights to Venice and Toronto drama The Journey from Im Global.

The acquisition will mark the first UK release for the growing distributor, which recently expanded into Us distribution.

The company, known for its acquisitions in Latin America, is understood to be finalising deals for The Journey in other major European territories and is eyeing further acquisitions for the UK and Us.

Swen will partner with Shear Entertainment on the UK theatrical release, which is earmarked for June 30.

The deal was brokered by Michael Rothstein on behalf of Im Global and Swen Group founder Murray Lipnik.

The Journey, starring Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney, charts a fictional meeting between adversarial Northern Ireland politicians Ian Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness.

The film was »

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

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Hulu acquires streaming rights to 'Black Sails'

22 February 2017 11:04 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.

In a deal with Lionsgate, Hulu has acquired the subscription streaming rights to the Starz Original series.

All episodes from previous seasons of Black Sails will be available to stream on Hulu starting on Wednesday. Hulu has also secured rights to the fourth and final season when it becomes available.

Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper, Ray Stevenson and Luke Roberts star in the series, which takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island, and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint.

Black Sails has garnered a strong fan following, averaging 3.6m multiplatform viewers per episode.

The series has also been nominated for multiple Emmys and won in 2014 and 2016 for outstanding sound editing and in 2014 for outstanding special and visual effects in a supporting role.

It was also nominated for the 2016 GLAAD Awards for outstanding »

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Hulu Acquires Starz’s ‘Black Sails’

22 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz’s hit pirate drama series Black Sails is heading to Hulu. As part of its deal with Lionsgate, Hulu has acquired subscription streaming rights to Seasons 1-3 of the original series starting today, as well as the fourth and final season following the finale. Black Sails takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island, and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The 10-episode fourth season, which focuses… »

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Exclusive interview with Chris Larkin, Capt. Berringer in Black Sails

6 February 2017 3:18 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

One of the most exciting newcomers to appear on Starz series Black Sails is Chris Larkin, a British veteran of stage and screen who is bonafide thespian royalty — the son of Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Robert Stephens. He also happens to be lead actor Toby Stephens’ older brother. Larkin may be related to Stephens by blood, but in Season 4 of Starz’ swashbuckling ripped-from-the-history-books drama, he is squarely at odds with Stephens’ rogue yet erudite and educated pirate leader Captain Flint. Larkin portrays Captain Berringer, Woodes Rogers’ Royal Navy right hand who doesn’t take any nonsense from pirates and...read more »

- April Neale

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