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Yahoo in pre-theatre One Chance release

21 July 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Yahoo will platform the drama in an exclusive slot before The Weinstein Company releases the film theatrically in the Us on August 29.

James Corden stars as Paul Potts, a bullied British shop assistant who went on to win Britain’s Got Talent.

Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper, Valeria Billelo and Alexandra Roach round out the key cast.

“Every day we help Yahoo users find inspiring and entertaining content,” said Yahoo chief marketing officer Karhy Savitt.  “We are excited to bring One Chance, a fresh and emotionally compelling film to Yahoo Screen, thanks to our new partnership with the Weinstein Company.”

One Chance premiered at Toronto last year. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Weinstein Company To Release One Chance On Yahoo Screen Before It Hits Theaters

21 July 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On the night of June 9th 2007, a new television reality show called ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ went on air in the UK. On its first ever broadcast, a shy, unassuming man opened his mouth to sing the famous operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, delivering a beautiful, stirring rendition that would change his life from that moment forward.

Swept up in the contagious emotion of Giacomo Puccini’s stunning aria, and the unlikely figure with crooked teeth and diluted confidence who had crooned it for them, the show’s three judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan – stared in awe at what they had just witnessed, while the audience of 2,000 at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff erupted in a standing ovation.

Britain was instantly won over by Paul Potts, who was then working as a manager at the Port Talbot branch of The Carphone Warehouse, and followed him on his »

- Michelle McCue

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The Weinstein Co. to Debut ‘One Chance’ on Yahoo Before It Hits Theaters

21 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fresh off making waves with the VOD release of “Snowpiercer,” the Weinstein Company is toying with the distribution model once more by pre-releasing a film on the Internet. The indiedistrib will debut “One Chance,” the true story of a “Britain’s Got Talent” winner, exclusively on Yahoo Screen 10 days before releasing it theatrically.

It’s not clear what the reaction will be from exhibitors, but companies that release pictures simultaneously on demand and in theaters are sometimes banned from showing their film in certain theaters.

One Chance” has already played musical chairs with release dates. It had originally been scheduled for release on Feb. 7 before being moved back to March 14 and pushed yet again to Aug. 29. A new date hasn’t been announced, but it will likely be in theaters in September or October.

Some films that have played around with their distribution model have been rewarded for their boldness. »

- Brent Lang

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Paddington Finds His Voice

18 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Paddington Bear has a new voice. The filmmakers determined the voice of Colin Firth (Mamma Mia!, Nanny McPhee) sounded too grown up for such a young stuffed bear. So, they searched for a new voice for the traveler from Peru and landed on Ben Whishaw, who plays Q in the new James Bond movies and played doomed poet John Keats in Bright Star. Luckily, Paddington is still on track to charm us, scheduled to open now on Christmas Day.Nov. 15, 2013 - Paddington will be in theaters next Christmas, the release date is set for Dec. 12, 2014.

Sept. 13, 2013 - Paddington Bear, the polite and proper stuffed animal from Peru, will get his chance at movie stardom thanks to David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter movies. Colin Firth, who won an Academy Award for playing King George VI in The King's Speech, will be the voice of Paddington in this »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Ben Whishaw replaces Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington

17 July 2014 11:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A month ago Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) dropped out of Paul King’s adaptation of the beloved children’s book Paddington, saying that he no longer felt that his voice fit the part. His departure came just a few months before the iconic British bear’s winter release date, meaning King and co. needed to find a new voice actor quickly.

According to The Daily Mail, they’ve found their replacement: Skyfall and Cloud Atlas actor Ben Whishaw.

Producer David Heyman noted that Firth’s voice was “ultimately, too mature” for the part of Paddington, so Whishaw, who’s twenty years younger than Firth, should fit the bill nicely.

Whishaw told the Daily Mail that he had “no relationship to Paddington whatsoever” before being asked “quite out of the blue” to audition for the part, but in the grand scheme of »

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Ben Whishaw Replaces Colin Firth as the Voice of 'Paddington'

17 July 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Exactly one month after Colin Firth parted ways with The Weinstein Company's live-action/CGI hybrid project Paddington, the studio has brought in Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) to replace him.

Colin Firth's departure from the project was amicable, revealing in a statement last month that the bear, "simply doesn't have my voice." The project is still on track to make its December 25 domestic release date, although there may be a bit more of a time crunch for its international release, since Paddington is scheduled to open in the U.K. on November 28, which is just over four months away.

Based on the beloved novels by Michael Bond, Paddington follows the adventures of this talking Peruvian bear, who journeys to London to experience city life for the first time, where he is taken in by a family while catching the eye of a museum taxidermist. Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville »

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Casting Net: Ben Whishaw replaces Colin Firth in 'Paddington'

17 July 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) will replace Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear in the Weinstein Company’s Paddington, based on the popular children’s literature character. Firth departed the live-action/CGI-hybrid project in June. Producer David Heyman told the Daily Mail, which broke Thursday’s news, that Firth’s voice was “too mature” for the part; the film needed a slightly younger voice for the beloved bear who arrives in England from Peru. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi will also lend their voices to the film. [The Wrap]

Christina Chong has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Ben Whishaw Replaces Colin Firth as Voice of ‘Paddington’

17 July 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Whishaw has replaced Colin Firth as the movie voice of Paddington, the accident-prone young bear in the upcoming live-action film of the same name.

Firth left Paddington last month, asserting that he was unable to find the right voice. The film, produced by “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.

Whishaw played Q in “Skyfall” and is expected to reprise that role in the 24th Bond film.

Trailers released so far have not included a speaking voice for Paddington.

Paddington” follows the comic misadventures of the bear from darkest Peru who’s found at Paddington Station and adopted by a London family. StudioCanal financed and is distributing in the U.K., France and Germany; TWC is distributing in the U.S. with a Christmas release date.

The Daily Mail first reported the news about Whishaw. »

- Dave McNary

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Justin and the Knights of Valor Blu-ray Review

13 July 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Justin and the Knights of Valor Director: Manuel Sicilia Starring: Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, Charles Dance, Rupert EverettAlfred MolinaJulie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan Running time: 96 min, Rated PG, Available 07.08.14 Special Features: None Justin (Freddy Highmore) is a geeky redheaded teenager who aspires to become a knight like his legendary grandfather, Sir Roland. Justin’s father on the other hand wants him to stick to his studies and to become a lawyer since knights were banished by the queen and replaced by lawyers to keep the peace and make rules everyday that make the townspeople confused and miserable.  Justin is determined to follow his grandfather’s  [ Read More ]

The post Justin and the Knights of Valor Blu-ray Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Julie Walters set for Coronation Street role

29 June 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Julie Walters is set to land her dream 'Coronation Street' role. The 'Harry Potter' and 'Mamma Mia' actress has reportedly been in line for a part on the soap ''for quite a while'', and it is said show bosses are just trying to figure out the ''right'' way to work her into storylines. An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ''Julie's appearance has been on the cards for quite a while. It's been a matter of finding the right role for her. ''The producers love her and it is a case of when her work schedule slows down and finding the right »

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Pride Trailer And Poster Feature Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West & Paddy Considine

28 June 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, and Paddy Considine, the first trailer for Pride is here.

In their Cannes 2014 review, HeyUGuys‘ Jo-Ann Titmarsh wrote: “A feel-good movie about the 1984 miners’ strike, Thatcherism and the scourge of Aids is a tough nut, but with Pride Matthew Warchus has cracked it. Garnering an ovation on its premiere here in Cannes, Pride can certainly feel proud of itself.”

The screenplay is from Stephen Beresford, whose debut stage play, The Last of the Haussmans (starring Julie Walters), was a critical and commercial hit at the National Theatre in 2012.

It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) is on strike.  At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners.  But there is a problem.  The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. »

- Michelle McCue

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Billy Connolly, Mary Berry, Sheridan Smith for Who Do You Think You Are?

27 June 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Billy Connolly, Mary Berry and Sheridan Smith will take part in the 10th series of Who Do You Think You Are?

The family history series will celebrate its 10th anniversary and its 100th episode in the upcoming series on BBC One this summer.

Brian Blessed, Julie Walters, Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll and Reggie Yates will also appear.

Tamzin Outhwaite, Martin Shaw and Twiggy complete the lineup of stars for its 10th series.

A one-hour special will also accompany the series, looking back at some of its most surprising discoveries, including Jeremy Paxman and Jk Rowling.

Maxine Watson, BBC Commissioning Editor of Documentaries, said: "Since its launch in 2004, audiences have savoured the often unexpected and emotional journeys into family history.

"As we celebrate 10 fantastic years in 2014, another 10 famous faces discover more about themselves through their past. The new series promises to continue to deliver BBC One audiences the laughter, »

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Sinitta to meet with X Factor bosses

26 June 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Julie Walters is set to land her dream 'Coronation Street' role. The 'Harry Potter' and 'Mamma Mia' actress has reportedly been in line for a part on the soap ''for quite a while'', and it is said show bosses are just trying to figure out the ''right'' way to work her into storylines. An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ''Julie's appearance has been on the cards for quite a while. It's been a matter of finding the right role for her. ''The producers love her and it is a case of when her work schedule slows down and finding the right »

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Colin Firth Exits ‘Paddington’

17 June 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

After the “Paddington” trailer barely (or bearly) released in theaters this week, the Paddington bear is without a voice.

StudioiCanal had confirmed that actor Colin Firth will no longer voice the lovable bear due to “conscious uncoupling” that took place during the recording process.

In a statement to Empire Magazine, Firth stated, “After a period of denial we've chosen conscious uncoupling. I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him."

Director Paul King added, “Colin Firth has been a joy to collaborate with and I cannot thank him enough for his contribution to Paddington. We love the voice and we love the bear - but as our young bear came into being we agreed that the two didn’t seem to fit. »

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Colin Firth Drops Out of 'Paddington'

17 June 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just six months until Paddington is released on Christmas Day, Colin Firth, who was set to voice the title character, has parted was with the live-action/CGI hybrid project. Here's what the actor had to say about his departure in a statement.

"After a period of denial, we've chosen 'conscious uncoupling.' It's been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn't have my voice. I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him."

The parting of ways was amicable between the actor, TWC-Dimension and director Paul King, who said that a replacement will be announced in the next few weeks. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a statement, »

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Colin Firth Drops Out of ‘Paddington’

17 June 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Colin Firth has ditched “Paddington.”

TWC-Dimension confirmed that Firth will no longer voice the talking, accident-prone young bear Paddington, with the British thesp asserting that he was unable to find the right voice. The film, produced by “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.

Trailers released so far have not included a voice for Paddington.

Paddington” follows the comic misadventures of the bear from darkest Peru who’s found at Paddington Station and adopted by a London family. StudioCanal financed and is distributing in the U.K., France and Germany; TWC is distributing in the U.S.with a Christmas released date.

Firth, in a statement to Entertainment Weekly, said, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice. I »

- Dave McNary

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Colin Firth Drops Out Of "Paddington"

17 June 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The launch of the first trailer for "Paddington," the part live-action/part-cg animated Paddington Bear movie the other day, surprised many.

Gone was the gentle but mannered tone of the books and TV series, replaced by wild slapstick and toilet humor. It was also surprising not to hear any voice work from actor Colin Firth in the role.

EW has an explanation for the latter - seems Colin Firth has dropped out late in the game. Firth himself says that "After a period of denial, we've chosen 'conscious uncoupling'".

The decision was mutual apparently: "Its been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn't have my voice. I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for »

- Garth Franklin

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Colin Firth Will No Longer Provide the Voice of Paddington

17 June 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The recent trailer for Paddington made the movie look fairly awful, but I was still curious to hear what he would sound like with Colin Firth.  It looks like I'll never have the answer.  According to EW, Firth, who was set to provide the voice of Paddington Bear, has decided to leave the production.  "After a period of denial," says Firth, "we’ve chosen 'conscious uncoupling.'"  After seeing Paddington in action, Firth says he's "come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice."  I assumed his vocal performance would bring a level of dignity to the character, and that apparently no longer fits with the earwax-tasting, toilet-dunking Paddington we saw in the trailer.  Firth did add that "I’m pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him." Although finding a replacement and re-recording the lines will be a bit of a headache, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Hot Trailer: ‘Paddington’

16 June 2014 1:13 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Well, this made me chuckle on a Monday morning. After a tease in March, Studiocanal has released a new trailer for the David Heyman-produced Paddington. The video below provides the first full look at the CGI bear with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. The UK’s Framestore, whose credits include Heyman’s Gravity, is handling VFX. Colin Firth voices Paddington while Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent play the live action roles. Paul King (Come Fly With Me, The Mighty Boosh) directs. The Weinstein Co’s TWC-Dimension is […] »

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'Paddington' Poster Introduces Paddington Bear to the Real World

13 June 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A new Paddington poster promises it will rise to the standards set forth by the Harry Potter franchise, as both share the same producers. Paddington Bear is making quite the name for himself these past couple of days, with a well received trailer and a series of creepy new photos. Now the bear, with his infamous jelly-stained jacket and red hat, is introducing himself to the real world in a glorious one-sheet that should make fans happy. Sure, it looks like the second coming of 2010's Yogi Bear...But so what? Families will surely make the movie a hit when it arrives in theaters this Christmas.

Paddington comes to theaters December 12th, 2014 and stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Samuel Joslin, George Newton. The film is directed by Paul King. »

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