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‘It’ Producer Says Tilda Swinton Was Eyed to Play Pennywise the Clown

11 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Skarsgard is going to be your biggest nightmare come September, when he appears as Pennywise the Clown in the highly anticipated Stephen King adaptation “It.” But a producer on the film said Tilda Swinton was in the running to play the iconic monster. “I swear to God,” producer Barbara Muschietti told Playlist. “We had a slot to shoot the movie and she wasn’t available, so she didn’t even audition. But of course, we all thought about her.” Skarsgard came in and was eventually cast in the role, and he has since said that he’s scared the child actors on set. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘It’: Tilda Swinton Was Considered to Play Pennywise the Clown, but the Evil Force That Is Her Schedule Wouldn’t Allow It

12 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s a bit of dream casting that literally ended up being too good to be true: Tilda Swinton as Pennywise the Clown in “It.” Nerdist has the news that the chameleonic Oscar winner, seen recently (and controversially) in “Doctor Strange” and well known for her roles in such films as “Michael Clayton” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” was considered for the terrifying part — but “she wasn’t available.”

Read More‘It’ New Trailer: Pennywise the Clown is Here to Give You Very Disturbing Nightmares

That’s according to producer Barbara Muschietti, who fielded questions about this new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel alongside her brother Andrés (who directed it). One reporter asked whether Swinton was approached, apparently as a joke; to everyone’s surprise, Barbara answered in the affirmative.

“No, no I swear to God,” she went on, explaining that the cinematic siblings did »

- Michael Nordine

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Tilda Swinton Was Eyed For Pennywise In ‘It’

13 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s an unwritten but widely acknowledged rule that a movie is instantly better the moment Tilda Swinton shows up. The tremendously talented actress can do it all. There is no character too broad, or portrayal too subdued that she can’t handle. So, it’s really not all that surprising that the Oscar winner was considered for a key role in the highly anticipated “It.”

Producer Barbara Muschietti has revealed that Swinton was someone they eyed to play Pennywise — yes, the evil clown — in “It.” No, seriously.

Continue reading Tilda Swinton Was Eyed For Pennywise In ‘It’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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It Set Visit: Everything You Need to Know About the New Film!

14 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

You may have just learned that Tilda Swinton was considered for the role of Pennywise - and maybe didn't get it only because of scheduling conflicts - but there's more good stuff to glean from our visit to the Toronto set of It (which was in September of 2016). Below you'll find some cool quotes and factoids about the new adaptation, which comes from Mama director Andres Muschietti and his sister-producing partner... Read More »

- Eric Walkuski

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It: Tilda Swinton Was Actually Considered for Pennywise

15 hours ago | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

It director Andrés Muschietti reveals that Oscar-winning actor Tilda Swinton was actually considered for the role of Pennywise. »

- Sean K. Cureton

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‘It’ New Trailer: Pennywise the Clown is Here to Give You Very Disturbing Nightmares

17 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“It” is just over one month away from opening in theaters, and Warner Brothers has released the official trailer just in time to guarantee hundreds of nightmares before it premieres. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, “It” is coming to the big screen for the first time as a two-part horror epic. The last screen adaptation was the 1990 television miniseries.

Read MoreThe ‘It’ Trailer Is Already Making It Harder to Be a Professional Clown

“Mama” director Andrés Muschietti is behind the camera for the adaptation, which follows a group of young outcasts in 1989 Maine as they discover a shape-shifting entity that forces them to confront their personal demons. Bill Skarsgård of “Hemlock Grove” is donning the makeup to play Pennywise the Clown opposite a cast that includes “Stranger Things” breakout Finn WolfhardJaeden Lieberher, and Jack Dylan Grazer.

Part one of the two-part “It” is titled “The Losers’ Club, »

- Zack Sharf

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Midnight, Texas Adds UnREAL Actress as Tilda Swinton-esque 'Angel Warrior'

26 July 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Life in the town of Midnight is about to get even more UnREAL.

Breeda Wool, best known for playing Faith in the aforementioned Lifetime drama’s first season, will appear in an upcoming episode of NBC’s Midnight, Texas, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedMidnight, Texas: Will You Stick With NBC’s Spirited Supernatural Drama?

Wool will play Bowie, a “regal, formidable angel warrior,” described as a cross between Tilda Swinton and Game of Thrones‘ Brienne of Tarth — and, you know, an angel. As you probably guessed, she has quite a history with Jason Lewis’ angelic Joe; as his former mentor, »

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Fall TV 2017: Your Handy Calendar of 100+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

25 July 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hopefully your DVR is savoring its summer vacation, resting its gears and what not, because TVLine is about to drop on you more than 100 premiere dates for the Fall TV season.

RelatedFall TV Grid: What’s on When? And Versus What?

Yes, it is time for our famously handy calendar (and it is an actual calendar) of season and series launches, taking flight with Fox’s The Orville and the return of Outlander before going absolutely bonkers the week of Sept. 25, where nearly 60 (!) premieres await you.

PhotosTV Stars Go Back to Work: First Photos From Arrow, Once, Blindspot and More »

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Brad Pitt Makes Surprise Appearance at Frank Ocean's Fyf Performance

23 July 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Brad Pitt gave Frank Ocean fans a big surprise on Saturday night.

The 53-year-old actor made an amazing cameo during Ocean's set at Fyf Fest. During Ocean's performance of "Close To You," Pitt held up a phone to his ear and pretended to have a conversation.

Related: Brad Pitt Has Never Looked Hotter While Grabbing Iced Coffee in La

Pitt wasn't the only big name in attendance on Saturday -- director Spike Jonze apparently filmed the whole thing.

Related: Brad Pitt Hangs Out With Bradley Cooper and Tilda Swinton at the Glastonbury Festival

While Pitt and Ocean might seem like an unlikely pair, the actor has been a big fan of the singer for years. In fact, Pitt credited Ocean's music for inspiring him post-divorce.

"I find this young man so special," Pitt told GQ Style in May. "Talk about getting to the raw truth. He's painfully honest. He's very, very special »

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International Newswire: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Drives Back Opposition in France

19 July 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s roundup, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” drives back the opposition in an early sortie into mainland Europe, fresh research points to a surge in online video consumption driven by a rise in viewing on mobile devices, and Latin America witnesses an innovation in windowing with the launch of TV series “The Cockfighter.”

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Acclaimed by most — but not all — French critics, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” swept away the competition at its first early afternoon screenings in Paris, as it made its commercial bow in one of its first major territories abroad. Tickets sold — 3,145 at 35 locations in the French capital — were nearly three times those for No. 2 release, Sony Pictures Releasing’s “Baby Driver,” according to website cbo-boxoffice.com.

Results were under half those of “Despicable Me 3,” the best first-session Paris bow of this year with 7,359 admissions. But “Dunkirk,” released by Warner Bros., came in seventh-best for the year, despite »

- John Hopewell and Leo Barraclough

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International Newswire: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Drives Back Opposition in France

19 July 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” drives back the opposition in an early sortie into mainland Europe, fresh research points to a surge in online video consumption driven by a rise in viewing on mobile devices, and Latin America witnesses an innovation in windowing with the launch of TV series “The Cockfighter.”

Box Office

Acclaimed by most — but not all — French critics, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” swept away the competition at its first early afternoon screenings in Paris, as it made its commercial bow in one of its first major territories abroad. Tickets sold — 3,145 at 35 locations in the French capital — were nearly three times those for No. 2 release, Sony Pictures Releasing’s “Baby Driver,” according to website cbo-boxoffice.com.

Results were under half those of “Despicable Me 3,” the best first-session Paris bow of this year with 7,359 admissions. But “Dunkirk,” released by Warner Bros., came in seventh-best for the year, despite »

- John Hopewell and Leo Barraclough

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BFI announces details of £50,000 bursary for emerging filmmakers

19 July 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Award will be handed out at 2017 Luminous fundraising gala.

The BFI has announced details of its £50,000 ($65,165) bursary, which will be presented at their 2017 Luminous fundraising gala on 3 October 2017.

The bursary will be awarded to an emerging UK-based writer and/or director premiering their first or second feature at the London Film Festival (Lff).

The jury of director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Amanda Nevill (CEO, BFI) and Christoph Grainger-Herr (CEO of Iwc Schaffhausen) will select a winner from a shortlist of three filmmakers.

A panel including Clare Stewart (director of the Lff) and Ben Roberts (director of the BFI Film Fund) will draw up the shortlist.

The inaugural bursary in 2016 was won by Hope Dickson Leach for her debut The Levelling (pictured), which received a theatrical release this May.

Hope Dickson Leach said: “This last year has been a wild ride. Promoting my debut film as well as exploring future opportunities is all-encompassing, and having »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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BFI announce details of £50,000 bursary for emerging filmmakers

19 July 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Award will be handed out at 2017 Luminous fundraising gala.

The BFI has announced details of its £50,000 ($65,165) bursary, which will be presented at their 2017 Luminous fundraising gala on 3 October 2017.

The bursary will be awarded to an emerging UK-based writer and/or director premiering their first or second feature at the London Film Festival (Lff).

The jury of director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Amanda Nevill (CEO, BFI) and Christoph Grainger-Herr (CEO of Iwc Schaffhausen) will select a winner from a shortlist of three filmmakers.

A panel including Clare Stewart (director of the Lff) and Ben Roberts (director of the BFI Film Fund) will draw up the shortlist.

The inaugural bursary in 2016 was won by Hope Dickson Leach for her debut The Levelling (pictured), which received a theatrical release this May.

Hope Dickson Leach said: “This last year has been a wild ride. Promoting my debut film as well as exploring future opportunities is all-encompassing, and having »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Soundtracking: "A Bigger Splash"

19 July 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

This week, Chris Feil's series on music in the movies sits poolside with last year's steamer...

Confession: Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash has been something of a minor addiction for yours truly in the year since its stateside release. And it’s key use of “Emotional Rescue” by The Rolling Stones has put that track into heavy nonstop rotation as well. I mean how can you not fall in immediately love with a film that casts Tilda Swinton as a rock star named Marianne Lane. It is sensory overload, all mouthwatering cuisine and eye contact between actor and camera. But not least of its horny senses is its rock and roll soundscape, subtly infused throughout to appealing effect.

In Splash, the lasting impact of great music is just like to great sex for its lingering spell. Its cues and references are scattered throughout, recalling the visages of Bowie and »

- Chris Feil

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Have Your Say: Is Dario Argento's Suspiria Vastly Overrated?

18 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Dario Argento's occult thriller Suspiria turns forty this year, and despite its age it is very much in the news. Synapse's cinematographer-approved restoration will have its grand reveal at Fantasia in August, while a separate Italian restoration is currently already doing the rounds. And after a decade of false starts, this year a remake will finally be released, directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth. There's more: because the original has an anniversary, several labels see fit to re-release the film on disc. For an example, just check the stunning Leatherbook Edition released in Germany this month. With all that attention lavished on it, you can rightfully call Suspiria a beloved title. But is it a...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Jodie Whittaker Becomes the First Female “Doctor Who” Lead

17 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Jodie Whittaker in “Doctor Who” promo

After decades on the air and 12 Doctors, a female actor has finally been cast as Doctor Who. The BBC has revealed that Jodie Whittaker will take on the iconic role after the series’ current star, Peter Capaldi, says goodbye to the sci-fi show in this year’s Christmas special.

“The BBC had on Friday announced that it would unveil the new Doctor after the men’s Wimbledon final, taking fans by surprise,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. “Among the various names thrown out by bookies as contenders for the ‘Doctor Who’ lead role have been the likes of ‘Fleabag’ creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Death in Paradise’ actor Kris Marshall, and even Tilda Swinton.”

Broadchurch,” “Adult Life Skills,” and “Venus” are among Whittaker’s previous credits.

Whittaker steps into the role as showrunner Steven Moffat exits. Moffat has spoken about the pressure he received from different types of fans — those advocating against a woman Doctor and those advocating for one. “One saying, ‘It would never work.’ What do you mean, it would never fucking work?” he asked. “How the hell would you know that? The other one, ‘It’s absolutely necessary it happens now.’ No it’s not! It’s not necessary! It may never happen! Don’t be silly. There are no absolutes.” It may have taken years and years for a woman to take charge of the Tardis, but fortunately the moment has — finally — come. Also, is it really so “silly” to want to see a woman have the opportunity to take on one of the most beloved characters of all time? It bears noting that it was “Doctor Who’s” new writer and executive producer, Chis Chibnall, who decided to cast Whittaker. The pair previously worked together on “Broadchurch.”

“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice,” emphasized Chibnall. “Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength, and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Whittaker said, “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey — with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet,” commented Whittaker. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Online reaction to Whittaker’s casting has been mixed, and predictably so — there’s plenty of sexist rants but also inspiring tributes. The Mary Sue has collected some of the the best and worst reactions to the news. Check out this vid of a young girl watching the promo revealing Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor:

My daughter watching the #DoctorWho announcement. #doctor13 #DoctorWho13 https://t.co/eX0w1rW4E9

 — @Jenny_Trout

Earlier this year Pearl Mackie made herstory as the first openly gay companion on the time traveling series.

Check out Whittaker’s big debut in the “Doctor Who” promo below.

https://medium.com/media/c18b7ba6c95fead0366ca962abe05c44/href

Jodie Whittaker Becomes the First Female “Doctor Who” Lead was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Remembering Unusual Post-wwii Novel That Led to 2 Movie Adaptations: One 'Straight,' One 'Gay'

16 July 2017 9:20 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Crime novel The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. While her husband is away during World War II, housewife Lucia Holley – the sort of “Everywoman” who looks great in a two-piece bathing suit – does whatever it takes to protect the feeling of “normality” in her bourgeois, suburban household. The Blank Wall is a classic depiction of an attempted cover-up being much more serious than the actual crime. Sound bites: Remembering the classic crime novel 'The Blank Wall' and its two movie adaptations – 'The Reckless Moment' & 'The Deep End' Crime novel writer Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (1889–1955) is not a name familiar to many, and yet Raymond Chandler described her as “the top suspense writer of them all. She doesn't pour it on and make you feel irritated. Her characters are wonderful; and she has a sort of inner calm which I find very attractive.” Holding has been identified as “The Godmother of Noir” and, more »

- Anthony Slide

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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Cast As First Female Doctor!

16 July 2017 3:16 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

For years, fans have been asking for a female Doctor in the sci-fi series Doctor Who. After all, the Doctor is just an alien, so the actual sex that he respawns as is kind of a non-issue. Yet despite this fact, for decades, his regenerations have exclusively led to male-looking counterparts. Prior to the announcement that Peter Capaldi would take on the mantle as the 12th Doctor, many hoped that that would the one that would shepherd in a female Doctor. Obviously, that wasn’t the case, though Capaldi brought a great deal to the character, and that certainly can’t be overlooked.

However, this December’s Christmas special will make way for some great changes. For starters, longtime showrunner Steven Moffat will be stepping down and passing on the reins to Broadchurch showrunner Chris Chibnall. This would seem to be an even more perfect time to change things up »

- Joseph Medina

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Jodie Whittaker Responds to First Female 'Doctor Who' Outcry

16 July 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jodie Whittaker has responded to the outcry following her casting as the "13th Doctor" on Doctor Who, making her the first actress to hold the iconic role.

"I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender," Whittaker said in a BBC interview after her casting was revealed. "Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change."

Immediately following the announcement, the news of Whittaker's Doctor Who was met with similar skepticism and uproar as the all-female Ghostbusters faced. However, »

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Jodie Whittaker cast as the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who

16 July 2017 9:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After months of speculation finally today, at the close of the Wimbledon, it has been revealed by the BBC that the Thirteenth Doctor will be played by the actress Jodie Whittaker.  Millions will already know Whittaker from the hugely successful crime drama Broadchurch, which also starred former Time Lord David Tennant.

Numerous guesses had been made at who may be taking up the mantle of the 13th incarnation of the most famous Time Lord, with Kris Marshall thought to have been the favourite after suddenly departing Death in Paradise.  However, names including Olivia Coleman (also from Broadchurch), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange) were also strongly tipped, before Whittaker’s name suddenly appeared yesterday and became the firm favourite to win the coveted role.

See Also: 13 Questions for the 13th Doctor

See Also: Why Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor Is the Hero We Need Right Now

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- Villordsutch

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