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In this week’s Fmtv Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron details – specifically the involvement of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye; an update on the next Bond movie’s (the 24th, if you’re counting) villain; what has officially become the highest grossing movie in the Us this Summer?; and which superhero duo took part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this week (donate at www.alsa.org/donate, by the way)? Clue: it wasn’t Bananaman.
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- Oliver Davis
The Weinstein Co. just sent over the above first look at Nicole Kidman in the upcoming live-action/CG-hybrid feature Paddington, the new movie based on the beloved fictional character from children's literature created by Michael Bond in 1958, along with a new teaser poster for the film at the bottom of this post. Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck -- "Please look after this bear. Thank you." -- and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of »
- Brad Brevet
The latest poster has been released for Paddington, the rather charming looking Christmas movie which blends a CGI Paddington Bear with a live-action setting and a cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi (if you missed the first trailer, it can be found by clicking here).
For those of you wondering who it is voicing Paddington, it was recently revealed that Skyfall star Ben Whishaw had taken over from Colin Firth (The King’s Speech). It was a decision which both Firth and the movie’s director and producers all agreed with after realising that the beloved bear would be better off with a younger voice!
Along with a lovely new poster, we also have a first look at Nicole Kidman in Paddington as a sinister taxidermist who will seemingly be the one to set her sights on the sandwich loving bear in the movie. »
- Josh Wilding
London-based Protagonist Pictures is restructuring as it stretches to fit increased ambitions. The company has had a strong year with Sundance and Berlin hits Frank and ’71, and a number of films in the pipeline. Part of the ramp up includes key appointments just ahead of bringing three titles to Toronto. 3311 Productions’ Eddie Vaisman is joining the company as head of production and acquisitions, U.S., kickstarting its U.S. business. He’ll look to strengthen Protagonist’s Stateside profile and build up its finance and production activities. Vaisman’s credits include producing In A World…, an exec producing Michael Polish’s Big Sur and the upcoming Ad Inexplorata with Mark Strong. He previously worked at Sony-based Avenue Pictures and in 2004 started out at Kathryn Bigelow’s Paramount-based First Light. In another hire, Vanessa Saal will join the company as head of sales. She’s moving over from Studiocanal where she was Svp of international sales. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Posters for a trio of fall releases have landed online. Briefly: The Judge – The first The Judge poster puts Robert Downey Jr. in a precarious position, as he’s forced to defend his father (Robert Duvall)—a judge—in the court of law. The film marks director David Dobkin’s first foray into drama and I’m curious to see how it comes together when I catch its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. The tagline is…interesting. The pic opens in theaters on October 10th. Foxcatcher – The previous poster for Bennett Miller’s highly anticipated drama focused on Channing Tatum’s Olympic wrestler character, but this new poster is all about the transformed Steve Carell as eccentric millionaire John du Pont. This is another film that will be screening at Tiff before its theatrical bow on November 14th. Paddington – A new poster for the live-action »
- Adam Chitwood
Having survived the wholesale replacement of his voice – with Ben Whishaw taking over for Colin Firth when his film’s team decided to go in a younger direction with the character – Paddington Bear is now headed for our cinemas with all due speed. To remind us of that fact, and even though this new image carries the Us release date (we see the film November 28), here is the latest poster for his new cinematic outing, courtesy of Moviefone. The furry friend with the marmalade fetish is hitting screens thanks to Bunny And The Bull director Paul King, marshalling a script he wrote via a mix of live-action and CG. The story sees Paddington come to stay with the Browns, led by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins. There, while he’s good-natured, his inquisitive inclinations lead him into trouble more than once.And that’s not his biggest problem, either. The »
The Weinstein Company has released a new Paddington image from director Paul King’s (The Mighty Boosh) upcoming film about the lovable bear. The story centers on said bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who is lost at Paddington Station in London, adopted by a kind family, and then sets out in search of an explorer who inspired his aunt years before. The first trailer revealed the tomfoolery that ensues, and while the pic had a bit of a creative shakeup when Colin Firth opted to step down from main voicing duties, I still remain hopeful that Paddington will be an adorable family friendly adventure comedy. Today’s new image reveals Nicole Kidman’s character, who happens to be the antagonist of the pic—a sinister, seductive taxidermist. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Paddington image. The live-action cast also includes Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, »
- Adam Chitwood
While Bond 24 is rumored to be a direct continuation of Skyfall, we know that Javier Bardem will not be returning as main villain Raoul Silva (if you've seen the movie, you know why). Now, a new report indicates that this sequel is looking to bring back the type of villain that was prevalent in the 60s and 70s entries in the franchise.
According to mi6, Bond 24 is looking to cast a giant brute of a henchman that will tower over Daniel Craig. This character, named Hinx, is said to be in the same vein as Jaws, introduced in 1979's Moonraker and played Richard Kiel, and Oddjob, who appeared in the 1964 installment Goldfinger and was played by Harold Sakata.
Here is mi6's description of the character:
Casting has begun for the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed on someone extremely physically fit and over 6′ 2″. Whoever wins the »
It seems that Sam Mendes is looking to bring back the classic henchman character for Daniel Craig’s next outing in Bond 24, with MI6-hq reporting that casting is underway for the main assassin, who is described as a physically imposing henchman in the vein of iconic Bond villains Oddjob (Harold Sakata) and Jaws (Richard Kiel).
According to the site, the character is going by the working name of ‘Hinx’ and will have several altercations with Craig’s 007, along with a driving sequence. The casting breakdown suggest they are looking for a male between 30-45 with an “unusual” look, and possibly from a sports background.
The currently untitled Bond 24 is set for release on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States, with Craig joined by returning stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q).
The post Bond 24 seeking an iconic, »
- Gary Collinson
UK industry representatives arrive in Sarajevo as part of CineLink Partner Country initiative
Sarajevo’s CineLink Partner Country Initiative has been running for more than a decade, systematically strengthening the working relationship between the Southeast European film industry and its international counterparts.
This year’s Partner Country is the UK, and a delegation of around 20 British producers, sales agents, distributors, agents and festival representatives will be present at CineLink for four intensive days of meeting regional film makers and promoting the possibilities of cooperation with the UK.
As an introduction for the producers from Southeast Europe attending the festival, Isabel Davis, the head of international film fund at the BFI, held a presentation of its recently established minority co-production fund.
“The UK has had a good, long-standing relationship with this festival and this region, and it felt very timely to come here as a partner country,” Davis said.
“While the UK is very talent-driven and actually getting »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vladan Petkovic)
This Christmas Day, an adorable little bear named Paddington will hop off that shelf in your childhood bedroom and leap onto the big screen for a holiday adventure the whole family will enjoy. Check out this exclusive poster premiere for the movie below, then get in line behind us for a bear hug from that little guy. Click poster to enlarge Starring Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, the movie will track the bear's timeless story across the streets of London as he searches for a family to call his own. For more, check out the trailer for Paddington below. The film snuggles up inside theaters on December 25.
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The telemovie will be part of the second series of "The Hollow Crown," following on from 2012's successful four telemovie adaptations of Shakespeare's historical plays. That series, starring the likes of Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw, adapted "Richard II," "Henry IV Part 1," "Henry IV Part 2" and "Henry V".
"The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" will adapt the other famed historical tetralogy of Shakespeare - the three parts of "Henry VI" and "Richard III". One difference this time out is that the telemovies will be trilogy with "Henry VI" being shrunk from a three-part play into a two-part telemovie.
- Garth Franklin
Factory 25 has acquired North American rights to the comedy Hellaware, Michael M Bilandic’s comedy inspired by the New York art scene and the band Insane Clown Posse. The story of a photographer who becomes seduced by success stars Keith Poulson and Sophia Takal and will open theatrically on September 26, three days after digital launch. »
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When EW visited the London shoot of Paddington last year, everyone seemed thrilled that King’s Speech Oscar winner Colin Firth was voicing the film’s titular, marmalade-loving bear. “What we liked about Colin is that he’s got a bearish voice, he’s got a sense of humor, and he presents the very best of British,” explained producer David Heyman (of Gravity and the Harry Potter series). “We wanted that.”
And then they didn’t. In June of this year, my colleague Anthony Breznican broke the news that Firth was leaving the project. Last month, it was announced that »
- Clark Collis
Now that Bond 24 is back on track, and will start shooting in December, following a short delay due to script issues, the focus has returned to casting this action-packed sequel. A new report claims that Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color) is the top choice for the female lead, opposite Daniel Craig as 007.
While no specific character details have surfaced, Schmoes Know reports that the actress may be playing Miranda Frost, a character originally portrayed by Rosamund Pike in Pierce Brosnan's last James Bond adventure, 2002's Die Another Day. Here's what a casting breakdown revealed about the character.
"Lead Female (30-40) Attractive, sophisticated, cool and calm secret agent."
This version of Miranda Frost is said to be much different than Rosamund Pike's incarnation, but it still isn't clear if this is the role that Léa Seydoux is being pursued for. In Die Another Day, »
Just last week, Baz Bamigboye over at The Daily Mail reported that John Logan, who co-wrote Skyfall back in 2012, had been moved aside from his work on Bond 24 so that franchise veterans Robert Wade and Neal Purvis (The World Is Not Enough, Casino Royale) could come in and help add some much needed “thrills” to the script.
Directed again by Sam Mendes, it is rumoured that the original version of Bond 24 wasn’t up to scratch, and that the work that the Bond veterans are currently doing on it will be “substantially different” to what has been contributed by Logan. However, whatever issues with the script there may be, the producers are still set for filming, which is set to go ahead in November or December this year.
Of course, with filming set to begin before the year is out, it also means that casting rumours are sure »
- Scott Davis
Lilting is the touching debut feature by Cambodian born director Hong Khaou. Ben Whishaw plays Richard, who has lost his long term partner Kai (Andrew Leung) in accident. Kai was incredibly close to his Cambodian Chinese mother, who is unable to speak English and so is completed isolated without him. In attempt to feel close to Kai, and to honour him, Richard reaches out to Kai’s mother Junn (Pei-pei Cheng), in the hope that he also bring her some comfort. Junn was unaware of their relationship, firmly believing that they were just best friends, and initially greets Richard’s attempts at a friendship with some suspicion. But as their relationship blossoms, what plays out is a gentle, if somewhat challenging piece.
Grief is a subject covered often in cinema, and director Hong Khaou certainly attempts to explore the subject in an interesting way. Flashbacks see Richard and Kai in intimate moments, »
- Nia Childs
Andrew Pulver and our special guest, Hollywood Reporter writer Leslie Felperin, join Henry Barnes for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week our team are peering through their fingers at a naked Gérard Depardieu in Abel Ferrera's 'Dsk-inspired' drama Welcome to New York; digging in the lint with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in bleak blue collar comedy God's Pocket; mooning over lost love with Ben Whishaw in Lilting; and watching director Eddie Martin pull a sweet narrative flip with his skateboarding documentary / murder mystery All This Mayhem
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- Henry Barnes, Leslie Felperin, Andrew Pulver, Richard Sprenger, Tom Silverstone, Phil Maynard and Leah Green
The path to James Bond 24 seems to have cleared up over the last week or two, so much so that the casting rumour mill is back in force. This time, it's the female leads for the Skyfall follow-up that are under the microscope, as it's been revealed that Lea Seydoux is apparently the top choice to star alongside Daniel Craig.
Seydoux, best known for her work in Blue Is The Warmest Colour, which remains an astonishing piece of work.
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Hindsight is fun. While it’s hard to spot patterns, coincidences or ironies while events are happening, hindsight (plus internet search engines) can reveal all of the above.
As series eight of Doctor Who approaches then, we thought it might be fun to dig back through the show’s official press bumf to see what was happening behind the scenes in the run-up to Peter Capaldi being announced as the next Doctor. When did the search for Matt Smith’s successor start in earnest? Who first suggested Peter Capaldi? Who knew he’d won the role, and when? What did he get up to in the months he knew, but couldn’t tell? And who had to tell a few porkies in order to keep the secret safe? »
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