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Why Gotham Nominee 'Under the Skin' Took a Decade to Make (Videos)

23 October 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

UK music video star Jonathan Glazer took a decade to follow up his first two films, 2000's paeon to kinetic violence, "Sexy Beast," which earned raves and gave Sir Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone careers as villains, and 2004's reincarnation drama "Birth," starring Nicole Kidman, which met a more mixed reaction. (For his part, Toh's Ryan Lattanzio defends it.)  So what took Glazer so long to finish the visually stunning "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alluring alien trawling for human specimens in the foggy crags of Scotland? The director insisted on making his own the film adaptation of Michael Faber's 2001 novel brought to him by longtime producer Jim Wilson--while testing his ideas on various music videos and commercials. Over the years he worked his way through various writers including Milo Addica and then ad writer Walter Campbell, who moved from two characters (Brad Pitt was going to play one) and a. »

- Anne Thompson

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Ray Winstone to star in The Trials of Jimmy Rose

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

Ray Winstone is to star in 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose'. The 57-year-old actor will take on the role of the titular character alongside his 'Sexy Beast' co-star Amanda Redman as his wife Jackie in the upcoming ITV drama. 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose' tells the story of the notorious armed robber who, because of his life of crime, has spent more time in prison than with his wife Jackie, their children Jason and Julie and grandchildren Elliot, Ellie and India. During his latest stretch in prison Jimmy's family have moved on with their lives after years of him taking »

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Ray Winstone: 'Jack Nicholson and I just didn't click on The Departed'

8 October 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ray Winstone has revealed he and Jack Nicholson didn't get on when the pair filmed The Departed.

The actor played right hand man Arnold 'Frenchy' French to Nicholson's Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning 2006 film.

He said: "Me and Jack did not seem to get on too well. Maybe he was going through a funny time. Everyone else loves him to death - I just wanted him to be a great guy.

"We just did not click... on the film it works and all that, you know? I'll probably meet him tomorrow and he'll be as good as gold, you know? It happens sometimes, you know."

Winstone was speaking at a BAFTA Life In Pictures event held in his honour, and he also described how he persuaded Scorsese to give him the role of Frenchy.

"I went to see Marty in the Dorchester Hotel," he recalled. "It was Sunday morning, »

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Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman to star in new ITV robbery drama

8 October 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman will star in new ITV drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose.

The series will tell the story of armed robber Jimmy Rose (Winstone), whose lifetime of crime has had its costs.

His wife Jackie (Redman) battles with thoughts that she no longer loves her husband, while their adult children decide to cut Jimmy out of their lives.

The three-part series follows Jimmy as he is released from prison and tries to adapt to his family's new take on his lifestyle.

Winstone said: "Alan Whiting has created and written a gift of a role. I'm excited to be playing him and to be working with the great Amanda Redman. She's such a fine actress, and together with Adrian Shergold and the production team, I'm sure we'll be able to bring Jimmy and Jackie to life."

The Trials of Jimmy Rose also features Marion Bailey, Sue Anderson and Paul Jesson, »

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Emily Barrington: I watched 24 instead of revising

7 October 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ray Winstone is to star in 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose'. The 57-year-old actor will take on the role of the titular character alongside his 'Sexy Beast' co-star Amanda Redman as his wife Jackie in the upcoming ITV drama. 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose' tells the story of the notorious armed robber who, because of his life of crime, has spent more time in prison than with his wife Jackie, their children Jason and Julie and grandchildren Elliot, Ellie and India. During his latest stretch in prison Jimmy's family have moved on with their lives after years of him taking »

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Blind Ambition: Why Jeff Berg’s Resolution Was Doomed From the Start

6 October 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monday’s surprise announcement of the closure of Jeff Berg’s Resolution amounts to a classic example of Hollywood hubris trumping reality.

Former ICM chief Jeff Berg launched Resolution less than two years ago on the heels of his bitter breakup from ICM, the agency where he spent nearly 40 years until finding himself on the losing end of a power struggle with Chris Silbermann. His failed attempt to maintain his status as a top Hollywood power broker eerily echoes Michael Ovitz’s rise and quick fall with Artists Management Group more than a decade ago.

Berg founded Resolution as a talent and literary agency in early 2013 with much fanfare. He chose luxurious offices in a ritzy Century City building and went on a hiring spree of veteran film, TV and music agents at eyebrow-raising salaries — some at $1 million annually. On Monday, Berg informed the staff–which numbers between 40 and 50 — that »

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Jeff Berg’s Resolution Agency to Close

6 October 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Former ICM chairman-ceo Jeff Berg has closed his talent and literary agency Resolution — less than two years after launching.

Berg, the chairman of Resolution, told his staff of about 40 on Monday that he was shuttering the agency, promised that he would help them find new jobs and blamed the closure on Chinese investor Bison Capital Holdings.

Berg had opened the agency with a flourish in January 2013 in lavish offices in Century City and moved aggressively to hire agents, who were paid around $200,000 to $300,000, with some getting seven figure salaries.

The downfall came seven months after Resolution’s announcement in March that Beijing-based Bison had taken a stake in Resolution Talent and Literary Agency, the first time that a Chinese company had invested in an American talent agency.

Berg was not available for comment but insiders have said that Bison simply failed to provide the promised funding, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty at Resolution, »

- Dave McNary

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Ray Winstone’s BAFTA Talk On Tough Guys, ‘Noah’ & Working With Scorsese

5 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

BAFTA’s latest Life In Pictures conversation featured British screen icon Ray Winstone, who proved a big draw despite the unseasonably warm October afternoon. With no new title to stump for (although he did mention his upcoming childhood-focused autobiography Young Winstone), the veteran instead entertained the crowd with a freewheeling look at his four-decade-long career, which includes prominent roles in films such as Noah, The Departed, and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

While he had plenty of quips about his adventures in Hollywood – including an uncanny Martin Scorsese impression – Winstone spoke passionately about his work in British cinema.

Famous for playing East End tough guys – “My wife asked me why I always walk in a room looking like I’m going to kill someone” – Winstone waxed lyrical about Gary Oldman’s work directing him in the gritty 1997 drama Nil By Mouth.

That film unflinchingly looks at »

- Ali Jaafar, Special To Deadline

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Ray Winstone Talks Speedos, Maneuvering Scorsese and First-Time Directors

5 October 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The U.K.’s most famous cinematic hardman, Ray Winstone, reflected on his life and career at a special BAFTA Life In Pictures event held in London on Sunday. In a good-humored Q&A, the actor spoke humbly about his first theatrical steps, revealing that his breakthrough debut role as a teenager in Scum, Alan Clarke’s gritty and violent 1977 drama about life in a British young offenders’ prison, had "nothing to do with acting." "It was the way I walked down a corridor," he said, adding that his leading role of Carlin had been written for a

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‘The Killer’ Movie: Alex Holmes Set To Adapt For Pierre Morel, Studiocanal

30 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Studiocanal has hired Alex Holmes to adapt The Killer for Pierre Morel to direct. This comes after Studiocanal acquired rights to Tom Wood’s critically acclaimed Victor The Assassin book franchise, with Morel attached along with The Picture Company to produce with Sentient Entertainment. Studiocanal and Morel collaborated on The Gunman, the action thriller starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone that Open Road Films will release in February. They are hoping to hatch a franchise with Wood’s six-book series. The Killer is the first book in that series. It centers on Victor, a mysterious, quick-witted and charismatic gun for hire whose conscience begins to catch up with him and as a result puts him at odds with his employers.

Holmes comes out of the UK and is an up-and-coming director-writer who just adapted Ex-Pats for CBS Films and who helmed the Lance Armstrong docu Stop At Nothing, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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20, 000 Days on Earth Review

19 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

20,000 Days on Earth is a film concerning places. Geographical ones, figurative ones, emotional states, frames of mind – you name it, it’s explored in this fine, formally inventive documentary about husky art figure Nick Cave. Except, it’s not really about him; although he occupies every moment of the movie either physically, through voiceover, or with his sheer, commanding presence, 20,000 Days on Earth uses its star as a multi-faceted lens, malleable to its ulterior motives, which is to get at something greater than just a single man.

But that single man has many talents, and as an accomplished musician, screenwriter, author, composer, and actor, Nick Cave is a busy one, too. In a sequence that sets the scene for the introspective yet preternatural quality of the film, Cave narrates his waking from slumber, drifting straight out of bed and into his study, intoning with a sort of quizzical portent – and »

- Gary Green

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Nick Cave, Terry Gilliam, Kevin Smith Films Among 14 Specialty Debuts

18 September 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Films from notables Nick Cave, Kevin Smith and Terry Gilliam, and another featuring Downton Abbey vet Dan Stevens are helping fill this weekend’s box office, despite studio blockbuster debuts for The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave You.

In all, 14 specialty films are debuting this weekend, at the front edge of awards season and the time of year when “serious” films hit the screens left and right. We have The Guest, with Stevens; The Zero Theorem by Gilliam; Smith’s TuskTracks, the latest from the producers of The King’s Speech; and Cave’s doc 20,000 Days On Earth. 

And, like a TV informercial, there’s more: the doc Pump, boundary-jumper Stop The Pounding Heart; and Swim Little Fish Swim. Just to fill out the marquees, we also have Tribeca-winning doc Keep On Keepin’ On; Flamenco, Flamenco; Hector And The Search For Happiness;  Iceman; Hollidaysburg; and Not Cool. »

- Brian Brooks

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Beyond Fright Review: 20,000 Days On Earth

16 September 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Documentaries on famous people, whether they be actors, filmmakers or musicians, can be an interesting experience. While the idea of a documentary is one of feeling like you have a complete inside look into someone’s life, their stories, and their experiences, the truth of it all is that you’re in reality just seeing what they put in front of you, in front of the camera filming them. Sure a lot of what is in said documentaries tend to be somewhat truthful, the fact of the matter is, that even in documentaries, everybody plays a part: the part that they want you to believe.

The Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard-directed 20,000 Days On Earth does in a somewhat fictional way, what many documentaries set out to do: really give you great insight into what is going on inside of the subject’s head, mind and soul. Instead of pretending to »

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Watch Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave behind the scenes in 20,000 Days on Earth

15 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One of the most unlikely collaborations in pop history came in 1995, when Kylie Minogue appeared on Nick Cave's Murder Ballad 'Where The Wild Roses Grow'.

The pair remained friends and have reunited, Minogue appearing in Cave's upcoming film 20,000 Days on Earth.

"Kylie, we just on the off chance, we got her to sing this song. It became this kind of minor hit in its day," Cave said.

"She came in this beam of light into our lives for a short time.

"It was a beautiful thing to be sitting with her in this way driving around in this car. it was great."

Other guests in Cave's car during the movie include Ray Winstone and former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld.

A special screening of 20,000 Days on Earth takes place on Wednesday (September 17) at The Barbican.

It will be beamed into 150 cinemas across the UK followed by a unique »

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The Essential Movies & TV to Stream This Week – September 15th 2014

15 September 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?

Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.

So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »

- Chris Holt

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20,000 Days on Earth review: Nick Cave comes out of the darkness

15 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Directors: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard; Screenwriters: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and Nick Cave; Starring: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue Running time: 97 mins; Certificate: 15

Nick Cave isn't one to do things like everyone else, so it's no surprise that 20,000 Days on Earth isn't your bog standard rock doc. There's a lot of talking, a lot of music and a smattering of archive in this collaboration with Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, but it's pieced together in a fittingly arch, self-conscious style that fits Cave like a dark black glove.

The film is ostensibly a day in the life of Nick Cave - his 20,000th day. (It's not.) In lieu of the usual talking heads, Cave instead wakes up in bed with his wife, before trudging out to see "his psychiatrist" (real-life psychoanalyst Darian Leader), have a catch-up lunch and chat with Bad Seed Warren Ellis, and »

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Nick Cave - 20,000 Days on Earth

13 September 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

"I wake, I write, I eat, I write, I watch TV..." so says rock icon Nick Cave in his opening narration voiceover. And in doing so lays out the template of this exceptional documentary. Of course, if you know the artist Cave, you will know that his life isn't quite that simple. And while the film plays like a day in the life of Nick, from the opening scene of him waking up in bed next to his wife Susie to final crescendo of an evening performance of an absolutely riveting live version of "Higgs Boson Blues" from his last album, it is everything in between that really explores and exposes the artist as a work in progress.

Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard started out filming what was supposed to be an Epk for Nick's latest album Push The Sky Away but ended up with this truly revelatory film. »

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BAFTA to host Ray Winstone event

3 September 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British star of Sexy Beast and Noah to talk on stage about his screen career.

British tough-guy actor Ray Winstone is to discuss his craft and career at a BAFTA A Life In Pictures event on Oct 5. The event will take place at BAFTA’s headquarters in London’s Piccadilly.

Winstone’s association with BAFTA goes back to 1980 when he was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer for one of his earliest roles in drama That Summer!.

The actor first made an impact in 1977 playing a young offender in the controversial television drama Scum. He went on to star in British cult classics Quadrophenia, Nil By Mouth (for which he received his second BAFTA nomination), The War Zone and Sexy Beast.

The past decade has seen Winstone star in Hollywood blockbusters including The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Beowolf and more recently Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

His TV work has included BAFTA-winning Great Expectations, Emmy-winning Henry VIII »

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King Arthur

1 September 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

It's a knight to remember as Clive Owen heads the round table in Antoine 'Training Day' Fuqua's rousing reinvention of the legend of King Arthur. Ray Winstone, Ioan Gruffudd and Hugh Dancy assist their liege while Keira Knightley's woad-daubed Guinevere fights by his side like the love child of Lara Croft and Braveheart. Stephen Dillane conjures up a good Merlin and the stunning battle on ice is a standout set-piece. »

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Films that contributed to a change in the law

28 August 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From fizzy drink sizes to video nasties to employment law, we look at the films that had an impact on legislation as well as culture...

Some films appear in the cinema, entertain their audience, make their money, and then dutifully shuffle off into the mists of history, only to be wheeled out now and again on TV. But occasionally, one comes along that has a lasting impact, and every so often, a movie has at least some influence on an eventual change in the law.

Here, we're going to look at a few examples of that, as we examine a selection of films that have had an impact more lasting than how much they made at the box office...

Scum

Originally conceived as a BBC Play For Today, Alan Clarke's Scum was pulled by the corporation from its broadcast schedules. Undeterred, Clarke and writer Roy Minton reworked it as a film, »

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