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A brief glimpse (via 2 new clips) at Fox Searchight's upcoming period drama Belle, directed by Amma Asante, which is set for release in the USA on May 2, 2014. The period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, which made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode. The story takes place in the 1780s, and is based on a true story - specifically, the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th-century »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Go behind the scenes with this brand new sneak peak at Fox Searchight's upcoming period drama Belle, directed by Amma Asante, set for release on May 2, 2014. The period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall. It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode. The story takes place in the 1780s, and is based on a true story - specifically, the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Watch a brand new clip and go behind the scenes in this first featurette from director Amma Asante’s Belle. The upcoming film stars Gugu Mbatha Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Sarah Gadon, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, James Norton, Matthew Goode And Emily Watson.
Check out the latest photos from the groundbreaking movie Here.
Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.
While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, »
- Michelle McCue
Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.
Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in 18th century England.
“The power of Gugu, for me, is that she is able to reach inside the character and allow anyone to understand Dido’s unique experience,” says the director. “What she wants is equality. It’s »
- Michelle McCue
ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at new photos from Belle , the romantic drama directed by Amma Asante and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode. Opening on May 2nd, Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her »
• The original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace, will star as a CIA Agent in Unlocked. Mikael Hafstrom (Escape Plan) is set to direct the thriller, in which Rapace’s character gets tricked into supplying info to the wrong side and ends up at the center of a potentially devastating biological attack on London. Peter O’Brien’s 2008 Black List script was recently let go from Warner Bros. (which picked it up in 2010) and is being produced as an indie. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
David Oyelowo is set to play Martin Luther King Jr., with Tom Wilkinson starring as U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in this drama that details the 1965 march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol of Montgomery where African-American citizens tried to secure their voting rights, only to be beaten back by the police. It took three attempts for the rally to get off the ground, because the marcher's numbers kept increasing each time. Coretta Scott King, who married Martin Luther King Jr. in 1956, was a part of the march with her husband during the Selma Voting Rights Movement.
Carmen Ejogo, who starred in musical drama Sparkle, is in talks to play Coretta Scott King in Selma, the Martin Luther King Jr. drama about the historic civic rights marches. David Oyelowo is on board to play Martin Luther King Jr. in the film, while Tom Wilkinson will play President Lyndon B. Johnson. Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere) is directing. Photos: March on Washington at 50: Obama, Oprah, Foxx, Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Selma details the attempts of black marchers to walk from Selma to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, in 1965 in order to gain voting rights, only
- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit
Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Belle was celebrated with a luncheon hosted by the British Ambassador to the United Nations, Mark Lyall Grant, with Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief of W Magazine, Dr. Amanda Foreman, Tamron Hall, Faye Wattleton and Alek Wek, at La Grenouille in New York. Amma Asante's Belle stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Sam Reid, James Norton, and Emily Watson. Among those attending the lunch following the screening were designers Olivier Theyskens and Yigal Azrouel.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
June is going to be a quieter month than usual this year, what with the World Cup competing for cinemagoers' attention. But that absence of superheroes and action blockbusters leaves room for films like Belle, the 18th century story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.Belle was raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), but faced prejudice and an uncertain social status. Adding yet another layer of complexity to her situation, her great-uncle was the Lord Chief Justice at a time when many cases involving slavery - and the abolition of same - were coming to the courts.Matthew Goode plays Belle's father, with Sam Reid as an idealistic vicar's son. The film also stars Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Sarah Gadon. Belle hits UK cinemas on June 13, directed by »
The Grand Budapest Hotel doesn't actually take place in Budapest; rather, it's set in Zubrowka, a fictional European country dreamed up by Wes Anderson. If you'd like to know more about the setting, as well as the bygone era between the wars when the film takes place, you're in luck: Anderson's team has put together a new vignette, exclusive to Vulture, that conscripts The Grand Budapest Hotel's Tom Wilkinson for a lecture on Zubrowka and progress that culminates with a very necessary lyric sheet for Zubrowka's national anthem ("The spirit of Zubrowka will not be abated/Your glory and grandeur will forever be stated!"). It's all in support of The Society of the Crossed Keys, a brand-new book of Anderson-selected writings from the Austrian author Stefan Zweig, whose life and work inspired The Grand Budapest Hotel. Study up: This will all be on the next test. »
- Kyle Buchanan
The struggle to make a film about any part of civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s life has been a difficult one, with several projects trying to find traction only to vanish back into limbo again. Paramount’s planned film about the Selma campaign has finally gotten some traction, with Tom Wilkinson eyed as President Lyndon B. Johnson.Selma has been headed to screens for years now, with the likes of Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman attached at one time or another. The current team boasts writer/director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo, who will be bringing Mlk to life.Set in 1965, the drama takes its name from the Alabama town that played host to a historic civil rights march; a march that was often disrupted by violence and ugly racism, yet one that marked a turning point for African-Americans in their struggle for equality. King was joined »
Michael Chiklis is joining the cast of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the fourth season of their anthology series. Chiklis will be playing the father to Evan Peters' character and ex-husband to Kathy Bates' character.
Set in Florida 1950, Jessica Lange plays a German ex-Pat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country. Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts also star. [Source: The Live Feed]
Hand of God
Delany will play Crystal Harris, the protective wife of Judge Pernell (Ron Perlman) who has a high-end call girl on the side. He then experiences a religious awakening when he suspects that God is speaking to him through his ventilator-bound son. »
- Garth Franklin
President Johnson gave a historic speech about voting rights one week after violence erupted in Selma, Alabama.
Watch a trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel below: »
• Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is in final talks to join the Adam Sandler comedy Pixels, about aliens versed in only 1980s video games who appropriate those strategies for their attack on Earth. A group of video game experts are called upon to defeat the threat. Chris Columbus is directing the pic. Josh Gad and Kevin James also star. [The Wrap]
• Mel Gibson is in talks to star in Blood Father, which the report describes as a “Taken-style action thriller.” The film is about an ex-con who is trying to protect his 16-year-old daughter from drug dealers who are out to kill her. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Here's the day's latest casting news: Peter Dinklage is in final negotiations to join Chris Columbus' Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad. The Hunger Games' Dayo Okeniyi has landed the role of Miles Dyson's son in Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis starring Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke. Tom Wilkinson is being eyed to play President Lyndon B. Johnson in Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. movie, Selma. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from The Wrap is news that Dinklage is in final negotiations to star in Pixels as the final male lead. The picture is a feature-length adaptation of Patrick Jean's short film which depicted popular 1980s video game characters attacking New York City. In the movie, the heroes are a group of video game experts recruited by the government to combat the threat. Tim Herlihy »
- Dave Trumbore
There's quite a lot of firepower already stacked up behind Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma." Brad Pitt and Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing (hot off a Best Picture Oscar win for "12 Years a Slave") along with Oprah Winfrey, and today, a new actor has been announced for the cast. The Wrap reports that Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson ("In the Bedroom," "Michael Clayton") is in early talks to play President Lyndon B. Johnson in the film, which will star David Oyelowo ("Lee Daniels' The Butler") as King in the story of the landmark 1965 voting rights campaign. This is one of three Mlk films that have been in the works, the others being "Memphis" (penned by Paul Greengrass with Scott Rudin producing) and an Oliver Stone/Jamie Foxx project set up at DreamWorks that has the backing of the King family. Those projects were very slowly coming together, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson is being eyed to play President Lyndon B. Johnson alongside David Oyelowo in Ava DuVernay's Mlk movie “Selma,” an individual familiar with the Paramount project told TheWrap. Paramount had no comment, while a representative for Wilkinson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Oprah Winfrey is producing with Brad Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, as well as Christian Coulson and Pathe's Cameron McCracken. Also read: Oprah Winfrey Joins Brad Pitt as Producer of Mlk Drama ‘Selma’ The drama follows Mlk's landmark 1965 voting rights campaign, which is regarded as the peak. »
- Jeff Sneider
Tom Wilkinson is the choice to play President Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, the drama about the historic civil rights marches that has Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt among its producers. David Oyelowo is portraying Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie, which Ava DuVernay will direct. Selma details the three attempts of black marchers to walk from Selma to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, in 1965 in order to gain voting rights. The first two times they were beaten back by police, and by the third time it had become a national crusade. Wilkinson has the offer, but it is unclear
- Borys Kit
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson’s eighth feature film and one of his best, chronicles the bittersweet adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel in a fictional country between wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who became his loyal and devoted friend. A timeless tale of friendship and honor as well as a kinetic caper in constant motion, the film features an impressive ensemble cast that includes F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson. At the film’s recent press day in Los Angeles, Anderson and production designer Adam Stockhausen spoke about how the project first emerged, their collaboration on the vision for the film, how they created a lush cinematic world to invite the audience into, Viennese »
- Sheila Roberts
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