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Mary, Queen Of Scots First Look Photo From Film Starring Saoirse Ronan And Margot Robbie

17 August 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

photograph by John Mathieson

Filming has begun on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I.

Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will release Mary, Queen of Scots in the Us and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film internationally.

The producers of Mary, Queen of Scots are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Misérables.

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for “House of Cards”, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography My Heart is My »

- Michelle Hannett

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Ian McShane Brings Intensity & Legitimacy To Hellboy Reboot

2 August 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ian McShane is a revered and accomplished British actor whose career dates back to the early 1960s. His breakout role came in 2000, when he played the amoral, serpentine mob boss, Teddy Bass, in Sexy Beast, a brutal crime thriller that also starred Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley (in one of his most thoroughly entertaining roles). American audiences probably knew him best as the infamous (and quasi-historical) Al Swearengen in David Milch's classic anti-Western Deadwood -- a role now firmly entrenched in American pop culture.

McShane is undoubtedly one of the greatest character actors working today, he's played everything from pirate to hitman to martial arts tiger to the Norse God Odin himself, all with one thing in common: they're all take-no-shit, total badasses! THR's announcement of McShane joining Neil Marshall's Hellboy reboot is absolutely huge news, which vaults this film to the top of my must-see movies of »

- David Kozlowski

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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Critic's Picks: A July To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

2 July 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Scum At Cinefamily | 611 N Fairfax Ave.

Beginning Friday, a new Dcp restoration of British director Alan Clarke’s harrowing 1979 film Scum comes to Cinefamily for a well-deserved weeklong run. Set in an anonymous British borstal, a youth detention center for only the most violent and unrepentant of young men, Scum follows the arrival and uneasy integration of three new inmates played by Ray Winstone, Julian Firth and Alrick Riley. In short, brutal order, sides are taken and the tenuous dynamic collapses, and through a series of gripping set pieces Clarke presents an unflinching vision of damaged masculinity at »

- Jordan Cronk

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Boxing drama 'Jawbone' punches for Us deal

19 June 2017 4:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Grindstone nabs UK drama with Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane.

Sales outfit Independent and Us buyer Grindstone Entertainment Group have closed a deal for all North American rights on Johnny Harris and Thomas Napper’s UK boxing drama Jawbone.

The film will be distributed through Lionsgate Home Entertainment in the territory.

The deal was negotiated by Grindstone’s head of acquisitions Stan Wertlieb and Independent’s head of sales Nada Cirjanic.

Jawbone marks the writing debut of Snow White And The Huntsman and This Is England actor Johnny Harris, who also stars in the film alongside Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane, with Thomas Napper making his feature directional debut.

In the movie, a former youth boxing champion (Harris) returns to his childhood boxing club in the hope of rekindling past glory after hitting rock bottom.

Music comes from Paul Weller, former frontman of The Jam. Former boxers »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Ice: Audience Network Series Renewed for Season Two

16 June 2017 8:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

At&T Audience Network is sticking with Ice. Recently, the network announced the TV show has been renewed for a second season.From Antoine Fuqua and Robert Munic, the drama “follows the Green Family as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade.” The cast includes Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Ray Winstone, and Raymond J. Barry. Season one premiered in November 2016.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Review: ‘Scum’ is an Unflinching Powerhouse of Brute Force

14 June 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Though released nearly four decades ago, the impact of British director Alan Clarke’s stripped-down, visually matter-of-fact-yet-enrapturing “prison” drama Scum can still be felt in ripples throughout modern cinema, from the dirt-caked musings of the excellent Starred Up, to the philosophical discussion posed between a beaten Bobby Sands and stubborn priest in Steve McQueen’s Hunger. Shrouded in controversy upon its release, Scum has sat for years under the sort of “banned film” title that lends to a certain morbid fascination, which itself overlooks potential (or inherent) cinematic value. But Scum lives up to its title to this day, its manic energy balanced with an assured and naked openness that creates a searing level of realism and, as such, savagery.

Scum is set in a juvenile-offender institution that is more akin to youthful hell than a chance at redemption for its sordid inmates, who struggle, fall, and brawl in the »

- Mike Mazzanti

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White Gold: banter, larks and ladies in Thatcher’s Britain

3 June 2017 1:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Inbetweeners alumni reunite for a laddish 80s comedy that is a bewildering throwback to an era best forgotten

Rejoice! For the gods of television have bestowed upon us a show devoted to the male rogue who loves nothing more than to escape “her indoors”, make money and get lathered with his mates.

Well, it’s about time. It’s not as if the geezerish white man has received much screen time in the past. Sure, we’ve had Alfie, Arthur Daley, Del Boy, Phil’n’Grant, Danny Baldwin, Bobby Axelrod and pretty much anyone played by Dennis Waterman and Ray Winstone. But truly, these characters have barely scratched the surface of this poor marginalised creature. And besides, it would be wrong to let Guy Ritchie, a man who’s just reimagined King Arthur as Gaz from Geordie Shore, carry the burden of the testosterone-addled gobshite all by himself.

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- Fiona Sturges

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Jawbone review – British boxing drama packs plenty of punch

14 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Johnny Harris is excellent as a fighter struggling to overcome alcoholism in Thomas Napper’s debut as director

The familiar boxing movie trajectory doesn’t lessen the forceful punch of this underdog story. Written by and starring Johnny Harris, this is a strikingly accomplished portrait of a booze-sick broken soul hauling himself back up from rock bottom. It’s a feature debut from a director who has clearly made sure he’s at fighting weight: Thomas Napper honed his skills taking charge of second units for Joe Wright.

There’s a level of technical polish here that elevates this lean little story. Sound design bleeds into a satisfyingly textured score by Paul Weller. The exemplary cinematography by Tat Radcliffe favours the kind of intimacy that lets us see the pain seeping through Jimmy McCabe’s (Harris’s) skin along with the vodka sweats. In the ring, the disorienting duck and »

- Wendy Ide

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Hatton Garden Heist Pic Gets Studiocanal Backing

12 May 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Studiocanal is now set to fully finance Night In Hatton Garden, the drama that James Marsh is directing. The film is set to begin production next week, and the cast is now set: Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Gambon, and Francesca Annis are starring, and Working Title’s Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner are producing with Michelle Wright, and Ali Jafaar. Based on a script by Joe Penhall and using source material from… »

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Jawbone Review

12 May 2017 5:57 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Lily Taylor

With the resurgence in boxing films over the last couple of years, sparked by the return of the Rocky franchise with Creed, we’ve also seen Southpaw, Hands of Stone and Bleed For This. By now we are familiar with the redemption arcs and comeback stories, so much so it’s become a breeze predicting the plot points and action beats when watching a boxing flick. However director Thomas Napper certainly makes an attempt for originality with his debut feature Jawbone. Written by and starring Johnny Harris, Jawbone is a contemporary, gritty, British boxing drama, and whilst you’d be right not to feel blown away by this film; it should in no way be overlooked.

Jawbone follows the story of Jimmy McCabe (Harris), who has hit rock bottom after the death of his mother, struggling with alcoholism and homelessness. Unable to regain control of his life »

- Lily Taylor

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New clip for British boxing drama ‘Jawbone’; In UK cinemas now

12 May 2017 3:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Vertigo Releasing have provided The Hollywood News with a brand new clip from Jawbone, their stunning new British boxing drama that arrives in UK cinemas from today, Friday 12th May.

Written by and starring Johnny Harris (London To Brighton, This is England 86,88,90, Monsters: Dark Continent) alongside powerful performances from Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane, Jawbone is the moving, raw story of one man fighting addiction and a system that has turned its back, and finding a path to redemption though a return to amateur boxing, and the last circle of people who will still believe in him. Utterly authentic, with the cast trained and choreographed extensively by legendary boxing promoters Barry and Shane McGuigan, and shot in a unique stripped-back British-Noir style, Jawbone is accompanied on screen by an atmospheric new score by Paul Weller.

We loved this film and just last night posted our very positive review. »

- Paul Heath

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August Premiere Date for At&T Audience Network’s Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

11 May 2017 1:25 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Brady Hartsfield lives to kill, and he promises to strike again in Mr. Mercedes, an upcoming series based on Stephen King's book of the same name (the first entry in a trilogy). The series will be released on the At&T Audience Network from Sonar Entertainment this summer, with an official premiere date and image revealed.

Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Wednesday, August 9th on the At&T Audience Network. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details, and check out an image of Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield and a promo video for the series below:

Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- The new At&T* Audience Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch it exclusively on Audience Network through Directv, At&T U-verse, and Directv Now.

"Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. »

- Derek Anderson

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Jawbone review: Dir. Thomas Napper (2017)

11 May 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jawbone review: Johnny Harris leads the cast and scripts this ultra-gritty British drama which truly is one of the stand-out British films of the year so far.

Jawbone review by Paul Heath.

If Ken Loach were to make a boxing film, I think it would look a lot like Jawbone. Grounded in gritty reality, the film is fiercely engaging, raw and hard-hitting from the outset.

The story revolves around Johnny Harris’ Jimmy McCabe, a down on his luck, out of work and about-to-homeless south Londoner who returns to the boxing club where he spent his youth to find some kind of solace, and, at the same time pull his life back together. There, he is encounters old mentor, club owner Bill (Ray Winstone) who reluctantly agrees to help him, just so long as he stays on the straight and narrow, and off the booze. Jimmy is almost immediately offered a »

- Paul Heath

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Movie Review – Jawbone (2017)

11 May 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jawbone, 2017.

Directed by Thomas Napper.

Starring Johnny Harris, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley.

Synopsis:

Boxer Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris) has hit rock bottom. A former youth boxing champion he agrees to an unlicensed fight up north, much to the disapproval of former friends Bill (Ray Winstone) and Eddie (Michael Smiley). When he begins training at Bill’s boxing club, Eddie reluctantly agrees to accompany Jimmy north to the fight and be his corner-man.

Together with The Pyramid Texts, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki and Jawbone cast the fighter of the squared ring has a rejuvenated figure, at least in the square frame of the screen. Unlike the black and white aesthetic of its compatriots, Jawbone is vivid for its colour, in as much as it refuses to pull its punches in the violence unleashed between the ropes.

Howard Hawks lamented the fact that one shouldn »

- Gary Collinson

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Jawbone Premiere Interviews: Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley, Johnny Harris & more

9 May 2017 4:36 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Last night the boxing drama Jawbone held its Premiere at the BFI Southbank with cast members Michael Smiley, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone and the director Thomas Napper. They were joined by the writer and star of the film Johnny Harris.

Also attending the premiere were Line of Duty star Vicky McClure, the wonderful bearded Nick Frost as well as Paul Weller, who contributed to the film’s soundtrack. Boxing consultants Barry and Shane McGuigan walked the red carpet too.

Scott Davis and Collin Hart were on the red carpet – here’s how they got on.

Jawbone Premiere Interviews

Jawbone will be released in UK cinemas on 12 May.

 

A brutal, poignant, and authentic movie inspired by the world of amateur boxing, with a lost soul fighting for his life at its bloody beating heart.

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris), is a man desperately in search of hope, »

- Jon Lyus

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Johnny Harris on Jawbone: ‘The film was always going to be about boxing and addiction’

4 May 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Having made his name playing menacing monsters in This is England and London to Brighton, the actor has written a raw drama starring Ray Winstone and Ian McShane, inspired by his earlier life

We’re in the middle of the interview when a stranger approaches Johnny Harris. Sorry to interrupt, he says, it’s just that he has got a script he wants Harris to read. It’s mad seeing him here, he says, because he wrote it with him in mind. Harris nods, says: “Oh, lovely, nice one.” He promises he will talk to him about it later. He’s just doing this at the moment.

We’re in the bar of a Soho theatre, the kind of place a working actor will get recognised. Elsewhere, it depends what Harris has been in lately. When he was on TV playing the monstrous and abusive father Mick in Shane Meadows’ This Is England, »

- Danny Leigh

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Johnny Harris on Jawbone: ‘The film was always going to be about boxing and addiction’

4 May 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Having made his name playing menacing monsters in This is England and London to Brighton, the actor has written a raw drama starring Ray Winstone and Ian McShane, inspired by his earlier life

We’re in the middle of the interview when a stranger approaches Johnny Harris. Sorry to interrupt, he says, it’s just that he has got a script he wants Harris to read. It’s mad seeing him here, he says, because he wrote it with him in mind. Harris nods, says: “Oh, lovely, nice one.” He promises he will talk to him about it later. He’s just doing this at the moment.

We’re in the bar of a Soho theatre, the kind of place a working actor will get recognised. Elsewhere, it depends what Harris has been in lately. When he was on TV playing the monstrous and abusive father Mick in Shane Meadows’ This Is England, »

- Danny Leigh

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Martin Scorsese and Ben Wheatley on 'Free Fire,' Gunfights and Crime Flicks

24 April 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Stop us if you've heard this one before: A group of criminals meet up for a gun deal. It goes bad – very bad. And the rest of the story, you ask? "Doesn't matter!" Martin Scorsese exclaims, laughing. "You don't need it. We're beyond that now." The burly, bearded man sitting next to him – British director Ben Wheatley – wholeheartedly agrees. "There's only, like, 12 characters in this movie anyway," he adds. "There are no twists, because it's either going to be that one or that one or that one. So what's the point? »

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