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• Charlize Theron is set to produce and potentially star in Everything Nice, an adaptation of Ellen Shanman’s novel about an ad exec who gets fired, moves back in with her widowed father, starts a flirtation with an old flame, and ends up teaching life skills to sixth-grade girls. One True Thing and Admission scribe Karen Croner is penning the script for Universal. [Deadline]
• Uma Thurman is in negotiations to join Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in the comedy American Ultra for director Nima Nourizadeh. The film follows a stoner who gets targeted by a sinister government operation. Thurman will play »
- Lindsey Bahr
Fresh off working with Ron Howard on “In the Heart of the Sea,” British actor Osy Ikhile has landed a supporting role alongside Nicholas Hoult in Owen Harris’ dark comedy “Kill Your Friends,” TheWrap has learned. Hoult stars as an A&R man during the Britpop music wave of the late '90s, who is willing to do whatever it takes to find the next big hit. Also read: Osy Ikhile, Ben Whishaw Set Sail for Ron Howard's ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ (Exclusive) The indie movie, which is based on the novel by John Niven, co-stars Jim Piddock »
- Jeff Sneider
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer(s): Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou (both featured in pic above)
Co-Producers: Haut et Court, Faliro House and Lemming Films
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
One of the most exciting filmmakers to emerge on the global film scene over the past five years has been Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek director, whose last two films, Dogtooth (2009) and Alps (2011) were incredibly strange, original, and undoubtedly haunting in their depictions of worlds severely off kilter (his influence can already be seen in other emerging filmmakers from his native country with 2013’s Miss Violence from Alexandros Avranas bearing a striking resemblance to the bizarre drama of Lanthimos. Several months back, funding was announced from several »
- Nicholas Bell
First commercial project to be shot in Palace of Westminster as Streep takes on role of Emmeline Pankhurst in Suffragette
Suffragette, from Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron and The Iron Lady screenwriter Abi Morgan, which features Streep as famed historical campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst, stars Mulligan as an early member of her Women's Social and Political Union. MPs have approved plans to film in the Palace of Westminster, a move which will bring in revenue and save producers the high cost of mocking up the chamber elsewhere.
"This unique location promises to attract more production to the capital, and by working with the industry and our partners, we will help ensure it can get the most out of filming, »
- Ben Child
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam's science-fiction opus, The Zero Theorem. The partners will release the film to theaters across the Us in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Monty Python and The Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, »
Screenwriter John Logan continues to tease the story of his highly-anticipated 007 adventure Bond 24, reiterating in a new interview that this movie continues the same themes that were introduced in Skyfall. While he wouldn't get into specifics, the writer also teased that S.P.E.C.T.R.E. may come into play, and that this follow-up might end up being a two-part movie after all.
Back in November, we reported that MGM won back the rights to Blofield and the evil S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organization, which lead many fans to speculate whether or not they will be included in this sequel. While the writer wouldn't confirm or deny that Blofield or S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will be featured in this story, he did talk about using the previous movies and Ian Fleming's novels as an inspiration.
"There might be (a presence of S. »
Computer genius Qohen struggles to name things that bring him joy, while Swinton's character pushes him to elaborate on his feelings.
The movie centres around Qohen as he is hired to discover the meaning of existence (or lack thereof), but his work becomes more confused when he falls in love.
The movie is Gilliam's first since 2009 fantasy The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
The Zero Theorem will open on March 14 in the UK. Watch a trailer for it below: »
Whishaw, who played Q in the latest James Bond film Skyfall, will co-star with Billie Piper in Foxtrot, the first TV drama by acclaimed playwright Polly Stenham, about an ill-fated heist by an all-girl gang.
Perry will appear in The Dog Thrower, a near silent 30-minute comedy written and directed by Jon Ronson with a soundtrack by Belle and Sebastian. Delevingne will make her TV acting debut alongside Sylvia Syms in Timeless, written by Tim Firth, about a young woman whose fiance is serving in Afghanistan.
Other stars appearing in the latest Playhouse season include Jo Brand, who will star in Damned, »
- John Plunkett
Cara Delevingne will make her TV acting debut in a one-off Sky Arts drama called Timeless.
The model will have a lead role in the Playhouse Presents production, which tells the story of two women separated from their partners by war.
The description of the drama is as follows:
"Alice and Chloe may be generations apart but both share the pain of having been separated from their partners by war. Chloe's soldier fiancé is serving a term of duty in Afghanistan when an army official arrives at Alice's door.
The new series of Playhouse Presents, Sky's comedy and drama strand, returns in May on Sky Arts.
Other talent signed up »
The Friends star will team up with comic Tim Key and Fresh Meat's Kimberley Nixon for the one-off feature, which follows the story of a nervous young man (Key) who attempts to become popular by copying a charismatic man who is throwing his dog in the air in front of a crowd.
Scottish indie stars Belle and Sebastian are producing the soundtrack.
The Dog Thrower was written by Jon Ronson and will air on May 1 on Sky Arts.
Perry is currently working in the Us on a TV remake of The Odd Couple.
Playhouse Presents is a Sky Arts drama and comedy strand, which pushes original and innovative UK writing.
According to Ralph Fiennes, production on the 24th instalment of the James Bond franchise will begin shooting this October ahead of its release in the UK on October 23rd and in North America on November 6th. "It’s meant to start shooting in October," Fiennes tells MTV News. "I haven’t read a script yet, so I can’t tell you much. They’d probably swear me to secrecy anyway."
So far, virtually nothing is known about Bond 24, apart from the fact that the film will reunite Daniel Craig with Skyfall director Sam Mendes, screenwriter John Logan and co-stars Fiennes (M) and Ben Whishaw (Q). Meanwhile both Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Rory Kinnear (Tanner) are also expected to reprise their roles, while there's been speculation as to whether 007's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld will make his return to the iconic spy series.
- Gary Collinson
Among the many, many, many sequels arriving in theaters next year is American Beauty director Sam Mendes’ second outing in the James Bond franchise: a project that is currently dubbed James Bond 24 but will hopefully acquire a more catchy-sounding title before release.
At this point in time, everyone involved in the next James Bond movie is being extremely coy about it, with screenwriter John Logan joking (at least, we think he was joking) that if he gave anything away, “Sam would rappel through the window and kill me.” It does, however, look like James Bond 24 will return to the franchise’s roots a little more, with Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) both reinstated during ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Ralph Fiennes, whose next movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opens in theaters March 7, revealed during a recent interview that the highly-anticipated Bond 24 begins shooting this October. Here's what he had to say, explaining that he hasn't read the script yet.
"It's meant to start shooting in October. I haven't read a script yet, so I can't tell you much. They'd probably swear me to secrecy anyway."
The actor will reprise his role from Skyfall as Gareth Mallory, who takes over as the new "M" at MI6, replacing Judi Dench's unnamed character. Daniel Craig is coming back as James Bond, with Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw returning as Moneypenny and gadget maker Q.
No other cast members have been confirmed, but we reported in October that Kate Upton and Helen Flanagan were in contention to play the new "Bond girl." We also reported in November that MGM won back »
February 23rd, 2014, 2:33pm– BhLoWklIMAAFjZg Tonight, Rupert Grint is attending the annual WhatsOnStage Awards taking place at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. It is a very special night since Rupert is nominated in the Best Newcomer of the Year category for his portrayal of Sweets in Mojo. Mojo is nominated for Best Play Revival, Ben Whishaw for Best Actor in a Play and Daniel Mays for Best Supporting Actor in a Play. You can see the first pictures of Rupert arriving (thanks to Mugglenet) – we will be updating our gallery here as the pictures start to trickle in. Stay tuned for more updates – we will be bringing you all the news from tonight’s show, as well as whether Rupert wins this prestigious award voted for by the public. - See more at: http://www.rupert-grint.us/#sthash.77e4AKKU.dpuf »
Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson are set to join the Sarah Gavron's "Suffragette". Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West and Meryl Streep also star in the film which begins shooting this coming Monday in the UK.
Carey Mulligan plays a foot soldier of the early feminist movement who becomes radicalized and turns to violence as a route to change. [Source: Screen]
Mortensen plays an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Carey Mulligan stars as a young feminist who engages in violent acts to bring about more change. Meryl Streep is playing political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in a minor but important role, with Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West set to co-star. No details were given for Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson's characters.
Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) is directing from a screenplay by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Invisible Woman). Ruby Films' Faye Ward and Alison Owen are producing, alongside executive producers Cameron McCracken, Tessa Ross and Katherine Butler. Production is scheduled to begin February 24 in the U.K.
When you.re making a movie that features one of the most important women of the last century or so, you don.t want to fill that role with an unproven actress, or worse, an actress who has proven herself to be lawbreaking garbage. For the role of world-renowned activist Emmeline Pankhurst, Ruby Film.s upcoming drama Suffragette won out by landing awards magnet Meryl Streep, who is one of three new cast members joining the film, along with The Guard.s Brendan Gleeson and Skyfall.s Ben Whishaw. Big feminism-driven dramas don.t always capture my attention, but this one sounds as good as it gets. Suffragette stars Carey Mulligan as a woman named Maude, who is a worker bee in the growing feminism movement of the early 20th century. She turns radical and starts looking to violence as a way to further the cause. According to ScreenDaily, Streep »
Exclusive: Cast rounds out on Ruby Films-Pathe drama about women’s suffrage movement.
Oscar-nominated Mulligan stars as Maude, a “foot soldier of the early feminist movement” who becomes radicalized and turns to violence as a route to change.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Just one day after Screen Daily reported that Meryl Streep has joined Carey Mulligan in Sarah ( Brick Lane ) Gavron's Suffragette , they have added two more names to the cast list with Ben Whishaw ( Skyfall ) and Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter") joining the mix. Based on a screenplay by Abi Morgan ( The Iron Lady ), the film tells the story of Maude (Mulligan), a young woman who becomes involved in the early feminist movement and whose peaceful efforts to violence in order to make change. Streep has a smaller role playing Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. Filming is to begin on Monday, February 24 with the rest of the cast including Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West. There is no word on whom Whishaw or Gleeson will be »
British Film Institute renames the event to reflect more diverse understanding of identity
It was launched in 1986, a progressive move just as the Conservative government's section 28 was about to come on to the statute book, and is one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the world.
But the London Lesbian and Gay film festival has decided it is time for a change to make the event more inclusive and reflect a more diverse understanding of identity and have rebranded the event BFI Flare: London Lgbt festival.
Clare Stewart, the BFI's head of cinemas and festivals, said the name change reflected the increasing diversity of films and audiences. "We're all feeling very excited and very wedded, but I'm sure there's going to be a lot of debate and we would expect and welcome that."
The festival programmer, Brian Robinson, said there was now a generation to whom "lesbian »
- Mark Brown
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