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Timothy Spall & Kenneth Cranham To Star In ITV ‘Hatton Garden’ Series

Timothy Spall and Olivier award-winner Kenneth Cranham are set to star in Hatton Garden, a four-part drama from ITV about the audacious 2015 burglary in London's diamond district. Spall, Cranham and Brian F. O'Byrne will play leading roles while David Hayman, Alex Norton, Ian Puleston-Davies, Geoff Bell and Nasser Memarzia will also star. The 4×60 drama tells the inside story of how an elderly gang of career criminals pulled off the heist which was considered in a class…
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ITV Making ‘Hatton Garden’ Heist Drama

The 2015 heist in London’s diamond district by a group of grizzled thieves is already the subject of multiple movie projects. Now ITV is giving the notorious caper the small-screen treatment by greenlighting drama series “Hatton Garden.”

The robbery is proving irresistible for film and TV producers, with Studiocanal’s “Night in Hatton Garden,” Ronnie Thompson’s “The Hatton Garden Job,” and Working Title also reportedly working up a project about the raid, in which a gang of retired petty criminals looted the contents of the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Company.

ITV’s series will consist of four parts and comes from Jeff Pope, a writer who specializes in dramatizing real-life events.

Timothy Spall, Kenneth Cranham, and Brian F. O’Byrne will play the aging robbers. David Hayman, Alex Norton, Ian Puleston-Davies, Geoff Bell, and Nasser Memarzia will also star. Terry Winsor (“Essex Boys”) will co-write the series, and Paul Whittington (“Cilla”) will direct.

The
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Movie Review – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2017.

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Annabelle Wallis, Hermione Corfield, Katie McGrath, Millie Brady, Georgina Campbell, Poppy Delevingne, Eline Powell, Kamil Lemieszewski, Michael McElhatton, Mikael Persbrandt, David Beckham, Freddie Fox, Peter Ferdinando, Geoff Bell, Neil Maskell, Tom Wu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Eric Bana.

Synopsis:

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

It’s guaranteed that whatever your expectations are for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, it’s nothing in comparison to what’s actually in store. Just another reason marketing should be ignored, as to whether a movie looks good or bad isn’t necessarily always the issue, but more so
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Exclusive: Director Simon Rumley talks Once Upon A Time In London

Now shooting on location in London is the Simon Rumley-directed Once Upon A Time In London, a period crime movie focussing on the story of Jack ‘Spot’ Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London’s Underworld. The film boasts an impressive British cast, including Leo Gregory, Terry Stone, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter.

We caught up with Simon for a chat about the highly anticipated film.

Q: Simon, thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Can you give us a little idea about the story behind Once Upon A Time In London and what we can expect to see come the end of the year?

Simon: It’s the true life story of two London based gangsters; Billy Hill and Jack Spot Comer. Set before and after the Second World War,
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Take a first look at the in-production British film ‘Once Upon A Time In London’

The very first images from the in-production Once Upon A Time In London have hit the web. The British gangster saga is now shooting in and around London, England and boasts an impressive cast that includes Leo Gregory, Terry Stone, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter.

The film will tell the story of notorious criminals Billy Hill (Gregory) and Jack Comer (Stone), who were active in London’s organised crime scene from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Will Gilbey and Terry Stone.

In a recent interview with Screen Daily at the start of production this past week, Rumley revealed more about the plot:

“The story of Jack ‘Spot’ Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London
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‘Mine’ Review: Armie Hammer Can’t Save This Misguided ‘Buried’ Knockoff

‘Mine’ Review: Armie Hammer Can’t Save This Misguided ‘Buried’ Knockoff
Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro’s war-set thriller doesn’t unveil its grand conceit until about 20 minutes in, using nearly all of its first act to set up pieces it will inevitably knock back down and introducing character traits it will dismantle during the rest of its mostly interminable runtime. Set in the sprawling desert of North Africa, the film opens three months into Marine Mike Stevens’ (Armie Hammer) latest tour of duty, hiding out on the top of a salt flat along with his best pal Tommy Madison (Tom Cullen, saddled with a “thick-accented Southerner soldier” stereotype that gives him little to work with beyond drawing out his r’s), waiting for a long-promised target.

While it’s clear from the jump that Mike isn’t here to play games — “I’m not here to play games, man,” he actually tells Tommy at one point — the second there’s
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Simon Rumley to helm gangster thriller ‘Once Upon a Time in London’

Simon Rumley (director of Red, White & Blue, Fashionista & Crowhurst) has begun a six week shoot on the brutal gangster thriller Once Upon a Time in London – for Gateway Films – which dramatises the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone), charting the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.

Director and co-writer Simon Rumley commented:

Having spent the last decade or so writing and directing thematically disparate but collectively extreme dramas, it makes absolute sense for me to progress to the gangster genre where love, lust, greed, paranoia, betrayal and violence are every day occurrences. The story of Jack Spot Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London’s Underworld has remained one of Britain’s most dynamic,
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Drake to Star in London-Based Crime Series ‘Top Boy’ — Report

Drake to Star in London-Based Crime Series ‘Top Boy’ — Report
Drake is set to star in the London-based series “Top Boy.” As reported by Daily Mirror, producers of the crime drama/thriller are developing a major role for the Canadian rapper, who acquired the rights to the show after it was dropped by UK’s Channel 4.

“We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him,” Ashley Walters, who plays Dushane in the series, told the Daily Mirror. “He loves acting, of course he wanted a part. He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it.” Back in October 2015, it was Walters who revealed that Drake was interested in acquiring the rights to “Top Boy” after Channel 4 decided to kill the series.

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Gangster drama 'Once Upon A Time In London' kicks off UK shoot

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Gangster drama 'Once Upon A Time In London' kicks off UK shoot
Simon Rumley directs story of notorious criminals Billy Hill and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer.

Once Upon A Time In London, a British gangster drama from director Simon Rumley (The ABCs Of Death), has begun a six-week shoot in the English capital.

The film will tell the story of notorious criminals Billy Hill (played by Leo Gregory, pictured) and Jack Comer (Terry Stone), who were active in London’s organised crime scene from the 1920s to the 1950s.

An eclectic cast has been lined up for the feature, including Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter.

Joining them are comedian Simon Munnery, boxers Frank Buglioni, a current British light heavyweight belt holder, Joe Egan, footballer Jamie O’Hara, singers Nadia Forde and Jj Hamblett (from band Union J), and magician Ali Cook.

Gateway Films (Anuvahood, The Messenger) is the lead production outfit on the project
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Mine Movie Review

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Mine Movie Review
Mine Director: Fabio Guaglione, Fabio Resinaro Written by: Fabio Guaglione, Fabio Resinaro Cast: Armie Hammer, Tom Cullen, Annabelle Wallis, Juliet Aubrey, Geoff Bell, Clint Dyer Opens: April 7, 2017 The movies are a perfect medium for the projection of war stories. That’s a no-brainer. Arguably the most exciting recent feature in that area, Clint Eastwood’s […]

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Official Trailer for 'Mine' Starring Armie Hammer as a Stranded Soldier

"What if every step could be your last?" Well Go has debuted a trailer for an indie drama titled Mine, about a Us soldier stranded in the desert after his mission goes awry. I'm surprised we haven't heard about this film before? This is the first I've come across it at all. Armie Hammer stars as Mike, a Us soldier on an assassination mission in the Middle East. He ends up stranded standing on top of a mine in the desert for over two days, struggling to survive amidst the elements. The full cast includes Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen, Juliet Aubrey, Geoff Bell and Clint Dyer. This looks surprisingly quite good, not as bland or as cheesy as expected from the description. Hammer is a talented guy, and I'm intrigued to see him in this role. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Fabio Guaglione & Fabio Resinaro's Mine, direct from
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Armie Hammer Is Under Fire In Gripping First Trailer For Mine

Spare a thought for Armie Hammer. The towering actor is just coming off Ben Wheatley’s star-studded Free Fire, a pulse-pounding action-comedy in which he plays Ord, a shady arms dealer that is thrust into the middle of a full-blown firefight once things go south. But for Hammer, it’s out of the frying pan and into the freezer – or should that be desert? – for Mine, Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro’s wartime thriller that centers on a U.S. soldier left stranded under the scorching desert sun.

Without any sign of rescue for the next 52 hours, up above you’ll see how Mine transforms into a gritty survival movie, as Armie Hammer’s haggard lead struggles to cope in one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet. To make matters worse, enemy forces begin to swarm in on his location, and it doesn’t take long before Hammer
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Suffragette – The Review

By Cate Marquis

In the years just before World War I at the start of the 20th century, British women had been campaigning peacefully for the right to vote for about 50 years, to no avail. When aristocrat Emmeline Pankhurst, along with her daughters, joined this struggle and formed the Women’s Social and Political Union (Wspu), all that changed. The label “suffragettes” originated as an insult but the Wspu embraced the term as they took to the streets in violent protest to force government to give women the vote.

This nearly-forgotten struggle is the subject of Suffragette. The bold, emotionally-raw and worthy drama focuses more narrowly on a particular moment in that movement for women’s suffrage in Britain. While Emmeline Pankhurst, played by Meryl Streep, is a character in this story, the real focus of Suffragette is on some of her followers, “foot soldiers” in this fight – Maud (Carey Mulligan
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Lff 2015: ‘Suffragette’ Review

Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Natalie Press, Brendan Gleeson, Geoff Bell | Written by Abi Morgan | Directed by Sarah Gavron

Two of the most violent and disturbing films of the last year are both period dramas about voting rights. The first is Selma, the story of the march to that town during the civil rights movement in 1960s America. The second is Suffragette, a rousing, anger-inducing account of working-class British women’s battle for the right to vote. The reason the violence in these films is so much more effective than that of the average disaster movie or tentpole superhero flick is that it’s borne out of reality. When police beat a crowd of women into submission for voicing their protest at a heartless parliamentary ruling or a suffragette turns up to a meeting covered in bruises, it doesn’t feel like fiction.
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[Lff Review] Suffragette

Directed by a woman, written by a woman, and with a cast led by women, Suffragette opens the London Film Festival with the smashing of glass ceilings and shop windows. Even the recent ire of the Twitterati – who criticized the film’s publicity line of “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” – hardly dims the film’s credentials as a progressive move in women’s filmmaking. This is an urgent, persuasive, if cloyingly conventional history lesson with a story that Hollywood’s barely touched on before.

For not all Suffragettes weren’t the genteel women of conventional Brit period dramas – nor indeed were they twee characters like Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins. Suffragette is about the working-class experience of Carey Mulligan’s laundry worker, Maud, whose interest in the movement was piqued just as the Suffragette movement was becoming militant.

Set in Bethnal Green – a part of East
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Suffragette review: Carey Mulligan gives an awards-worthy performance

Suffragette review: Carey Mulligan gives an awards-worthy performance
Respectable cast, worthy topic, period setting: you might mistake Suffragette for a feel-good Oscar botherer. But this is not another King's Speech or Chariots of Fire - this is a fiery, fierce and raw retelling of the Edwardian suffrage movement. Expect no old-fashioned whimsy; your cockles will not be warmed.

Suffragette isn't an entirely heartless history lesson, however, thanks to the sensible decision to centre the story on a fictional young woman from 1910s London, Maud Watts, an east London laundry worker played by the ever-excellent Carey Mulligan. By not focusing on real-life women, history doesn't get in the way of the message, or the emotions behind it.

The great Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep) does make an appearance, but it's just that: an appearance. With her role nothing more than a cameo, Streep is left to deliver an empowering and somewhat anachronistic speech before being bundled off into a hansom cab.
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Trailer for British crime thriller North v South

Last week we brought you an exclusive clip from Steven Nesbit’s hard-hitting British thriller North v South [watch it here], and now ahead of its release later this month we have the official trailer; check it out here…

The rival criminal underworlds from the North and South of the UK have a long history of hostility but an unspoken, grudging understanding keeps them from all out gang-warfare. It s a fine line that must never be crossed, and if it is, all hell will break loose.

North v South is on general release from October 16th, with a cast that includes Brad Moore, Bernard Hill, Steven Berkoff, Freema Agyeman, Elliott Tittensor, Charlotte Hope, Keith Allen, Geoff Bell, Steve Evets and Greta Scacchi.
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Exclusive clip from hard-hitting British thriller North v South

To celebrate the upcoming release of Steven Nesbit’s hard-hitting British thriller North v South – which had its World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival and is set for general release later this month – we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, which you can watch below…

The rival criminal underworlds from the North and South of the UK have a long history of hostility but an unspoken, grudging understanding keeps them from all out gang-warfare. It s a fine line that must never be crossed, and if it is, all hell will break loose.

North v South is on general release from October 16th, with a cast that includes Brad Moore, Bernard Hill, Steven Berkoff, Freema Agyeman, Elliott Tittensor, Charlotte Hope, Keith Allen, Geoff Bell, Steve Evets and Greta Scacchi.
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Telluride Film Review: ‘Suffragette’

Telluride Film Review: ‘Suffragette’
“Deeds, not words,” goes the refrain of “Suffragette,” a stolidly well-meaning tribute to the handful of brave women who realized that polite, law-abiding protests weren’t going to get them very far in the battle for voting rights in early 20th-century Britain. But while it boasts no shortage of dramatic activity as it lays bare the challenges and consequences of civil disobedience, this collaboration between director Sarah Gavron and screenwriter Abi Morgan doesn’t exactly uphold that mantra, insofar as it never seems to deviate from a neatly pre-packaged script of its own. As a lowly wife and mother slowly grabbing hold of her difficult destiny, Carey Mulligan gives an affecting, skillfully modulated performance that lends a certain coherence to this assemblage of real-life incidents, composite characters, noble sentiments, stirring speeches and impeccable production values — all marshaled in service of a picture whose politics prove rather more commendable than its artistry.
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'Suffragette', 'Legend', 'Masterminds' and More in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Today's ratings bulletin is a mixed bag beginning with an R-rating for Oliver Hirschbiegel's new movie 13 Minutes, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year and will be released by Sony Classics later this year. The pic, also known as Elser, seems to be getting much higher marks than the Downfall director's Hollywood outing, Invasion, way back in 2007 and the all-but-ignored Diana a couple years ago. Next is Legend which gets an R-rating as we would expect as Tom Hardy takes on the dual role of playing London's most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray. Two PG-13 ratings of note, one for Masterminds and the other for Suffragette. The first is a comedy, the other is an awards season contender. I've listed the two ensemble casts below... I'm pretty sure you'll be able to match them up appropriately: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis,
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