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Richard Gere to receive Karlovy Vary honour

22 June 2015 4:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to open with Gere-starrer Time Out Of Mind. Other guests include Harvey Keitel, 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan and George A. Romero.

Us actor Richard Gere is to receive the highest honour of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) during its 50th anniversary edition, which runs July 3-11.

Gere, star of American Gigalo, Pretty Woman and Chicago, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the festival in the Czech spa town.

Previous winners include Helen Mirren, John Travolta and last year’s recipient Mel Gibson.

This year’s Kviff will open with Time Out Of Mind, starring Gere who will present the film alongside director Oren Moverman and co-star Jena Malone. The psychological drama follows a man seeking a way to reach his estranged daughter.

The festival will also screen Gere’s latest film, Andrew Renzi’s drama Franny, the story of a philanthropist who gets involved in the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Richard Gere to Receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

22 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event, is to honor Richard Gere. The actor will receive the festival’s highest award, the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema.

The festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will open with Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind,” in which Gere plays a homeless person in today’s New York, whose only hope in an otherwise desperate existence is to try to find reconciliation with his long estranged daughter. Gere will be joined on the red carpet by Moverman and actress Jena Malone, who plays Johanna Mason in the “Hunger Games” franchise.

Among Gere’s standout movies cited by the festival include his breakthrough performances in Paul Schrader’s “American Gigolo” and Taylor Hackford’s “An Officer and a Gentleman,” which brought him his first nomination for a Golden Globe »

- Leo Barraclough

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Brand New Testament’

17 May 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the beginning, things went a bit differently than the Good Book would have us believe — or at least, that’s the playful conceit behind Jaco Van Dormael’s “The Brand New Testament,” an irreverent (but otherwise harmless) ontological satire that puts a cartoonish spin on the Christian origin story. Incidentally, Van Dormael has volunteered an alternate creation myth of some kind in all four of his features (which also include “Toto the Hero,” “The Eighth Day” and “Mr. Nobody”), only this time, the Belgian idea-meister goes as far as to target God directly, “outing” Him as kind of a jerk who lives in Brussels and sits at His personal computer, conjuring natural disasters as a way of staving off boredom. When his daughter rebels and decides to simultaneously enlighten everyone on earth, all hell breaks loose, and the narrative starts to lose its thread, unspooling zany consequences that ought to convert skeptical distributors worldwide. »

- Peter Debruge

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Ld Entertainment boards ‘Anthropoid’

14 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Charlotte Le Bon has joined Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy on the WWII story that Altitude is selling in Cannes.

Sean Ellis directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Anthony Frewin about the true events surrounding the crack team sent to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich.

Principal photography is scheduled to commence on July 13 in Prague.

“We are delighted that Ld Entertainment has come on board Anthropoid as we move towards principal photography in under nine weeks’ time,” said Mike Runagall, managing director of Altitude Film Sales.

“With the film fully financed and pre-production well advanced we will be shortly announcing the final casting for the film.”

Sean Ellis is an outstanding talent who will bring an exciting and original approach to this incredible story,” said Ld Entertainment owner Mickey Liddell, who joins the producer roster.

“We are so thrilled to be working with him and are very excited to see him recreate the terrifying world of occupied »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ld Entertainment Boards Jamie Dornan-Cillian Murphy Starrer ‘Anthropoid’ – Cannes

14 May 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Mickey Liddell's Ld Entertainment has boarded as a financier and producer on Sean Ellis’ Anthropoid, starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Of Grey) and Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders).  Also joining the previously announced cast is Charlotte Le Bon (Yves Saint Laurent). Ellis (Metro Manila) also co-wrote the script with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).  Principal photography will begin on July 13 in Prague. The film tells the story of how the Allied… »

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Altitude in ‘Tall Grass’ for Cannes

6 May 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Vincenzo Natali will direct Toronto-based Copperheart Entertainment’s adaptation of the novella In The Tall Grass.

Altitude Film Sales managing director Mike Runagall and his team will kick off pre-sales next week on the story of a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they respond to a boy’s cries for help.

Natali adapted the screenplay from the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, which first appeared as a story in Esquire. Paradigm represents Us rights to the project.

Steve Hoban of Copperheart, which is producing in association with Mosaic Media, serves as producer and Gloria Fan is executive producer. Principal photography is scheduled for September in the Toronto area.

“Who would think that grass could be frightening,” said Natali, whose director credits include Splice, Cube and TV’s Hannibal. “Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way.

“They »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Altitude Cannes-bound with ‘In The Tall Grass’

6 May 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Vincenzo Natali will direct Toronto-based Copperheart Entertainment’s adaptation of the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.

Altitude Film Sales managing director Mike Runagall and his team will kick off pre-sales next week on In The Tall Grass, about a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they answer a boy’s cries for help.

Paradigm represents Us rights to the project, which first appeared as a story in Esquire. Natali adapted the screenplay.

Steve Hoban of Copperheart, which is producing in association with Mosaic Media, serves as producer. Production is earmarked for September in the Toronto region.

Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller, Rob Ree and M Riley are executive producers alongside Gloria Fan and Copperheart’s Mark Smith.

“Who would think that grass could be frightening,” said Natali, whose director credits include Splice, Cube and TV’s Hannibal. “Trust [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike join ‘Hhhh’

6 May 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The A-list cast on FilmNation’s Nazi thriller is taking shape as it emerged that Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska have come on board.

FilmNation will be meeting with buyers on the Croisette to discuss Hhhh, a second Heydrich assassination story in the market alongside Altitude’s Anthropoid, which sees Sean Ellis lining up to direct Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy.

Cedric Jimenez will direct Hhhh, about the rapid rise and stunning assassination of the ‘Final Solution’ architect Reinhard Heydrich.

Principal photography is scheduled for early August in Prague and Budapest. Legende Films, Adama Pictures, Echo Lake Entertainment and FilmNation are financing. Wme Global handles Us rights.

Clarke will play Heydrich, who became the highest ranking Nazi killed during WWII when he was slain by paratroopers in 1942. The actor stars as John Connor in summer tentpole Terminator: Genisys and will be seen in September release Everest.

Pike, an Oscar »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Arterton, Considine, Close join 'She Who Brings Gifts'

23 March 2015 2:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy’s adaptation of M.R. Carey’s best-selling novel.

Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine have joined the cast of She Who Brings Gifts.

Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy’s adaptation of M.R. Carey’s best-selling novel The Girl With All The Gifts, which Carey has adapted for the screen.

She Who Brings Gifts was on last year’s Brit List, a compendium of scripts set up as a complement to the Us Black List.

The film marks the first major feature for Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Doctor Who director McCarthy, and is due to shoot in the UK in May.

Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont will produce the film, which has been developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund.

Gatin commented: “It’s hugely exciting to combine Mike Carey’s truly original script and Colm McCarthy’s dynamic yet sensitive style, with such a »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Close, Arterton, Considine join 'She Who Brings Gifts'

23 March 2015 2:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy’s adaptation of M.R. Carey’s best-selling novel.

Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine have joined the cast of She Who Brings Gifts.

Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy’s adaptation of M.R. Carey’s best-selling novel The Girl With All The Gifts, which Carey has adapted for the screen.

She Who Brings Gifts was one of last year’s Brit List selected screenplays.

The film marks the first major feature for Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Doctor Who director McCarthy, and the film is due to shoot in the UK in May.

Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont will produce the film, which has been developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund.

Gatin commented: “It’s hugely exciting to combine Mike Carey’s truly original script and Colm McCarthy’s dynamic yet sensitive style, with such a terrific cast.”

She Who Brings »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close to Star in ‘She Who Brings Gifts’

23 March 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are to star in “She Who Brings Gifts,” which Altitude Film Sales has boarded. Pic is adapted by M.R. Carey from his novel “The Girl With All the Gifts.”

Colm McCarthy, helmer of British TV shows including “Peaky Blinders,” “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who” and “The Tudors,” will direct the film, which is his first major feature.

Arterton, whose credits include “Tamara Drewe” and “The Disappearance of Alice Creed,” is starring in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Voices,” following her West End musical stage debut in “Made in Dagenham.” Considine was recently seen in BAFTA-winning British pic “Pride,” and is soon to be seen in “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender. Close is soon to be seen in Tim Blake Nelson’s “Anesthesia” and Bjorn Runge’s “The Wife.” She just completed a starring run on Broadway in “A Delicate Balance.”

“The Girl With All the »

- Leo Barraclough

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Movie News - Jamie Dornan to star in Anthropoid

5 March 2015 11:37 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Jamie Dornan will star in Anthropoid. The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor will star opposite Cillian Murphy in the World War II thriller, which tells the story of the attempted assassination of prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich by two British-trained soldiers from Czechoslovakia's army-in-exile. British filmmaker Sean Ellis will direct from a script he has co-written with Anthony Frewin and is looking forward to bringing the tale to the big screen. He said: ''I feel incredibly proud to bring the story of Anthropoid to the big screen. ''I have been fascinated by the story for the last 14 years and find it immensely humbling to explore the bravery of the men and women of the Czech resistance who sacrificed themselves for the freedom of their country while dealing a blow into the heart of Nazi Germany. ''In the Czech Republic, it is a story of great »

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Jamie Dornan joins Cillian Murphy in World War II thriller Anthropoid

3 March 2015 2:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has signed on to hunt Nazis alongside Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) in the World War II thriller Anthropoid.

The project, which is being directed by Sean Ellis (Metro Manila), will tell the story of the operation to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, a.k.a. The Butcher of Prague, and will follow two Czech soldiers as they parachute in their Nazi-occupied homeland in order to pull off the hit.

Production on Anthropoid is set to get underway this July.

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- Gary Collinson

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Jamie Dornan & Cillian Murphy will try to assassinate a Nazi in Anthropoid

3 March 2015 12:33 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been announced that Fifty Shades Of Grey actor Jamie Dornan will star opposite Cillian Murphy in Anthropoid, a World War II thriller from Cashback director Sean Ellis. Dornan and Murphy will play a pair of Czech soldiers who were involved with the 1942 assassination of high ranking Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich, also known as "The Butcher of Prague." Sean Ellis co-wrote the script with novelist and former Stanley Kubrick assistant Anthony Frewin, and the »

- Jesse Giroux

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Jamie Dornan Heads To Anthropoid

2 March 2015 4:29 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Anthropoid sounds like it should be a B-movie horror thriller with a giant, human-like, yet mutated monster roaring towards the camera. Instead, it’s a World War II thriller set to star Jamie Dornan and Cillian MurphySean Ellis wrote the script with Anthony Frewin and will direct the real-life story about the attempted assassination of a prominent Nazi official. The title refers to the codename for the Allied operation to take down Reinhard Heydrich, the high-ranking SS officer who helped oversee the Holocaust. Seen as the number three Nazi – behind Hitler and Himmler – he was naturally a target for assassination.The men chosen for the task were Czechoslovakian army soldiers in exile, recruited and trained by British forces to parachute into their homeland and target the man known as The Butcher Of Prague. “I feel incredibly proud to bring the story of Anthropoid to the big screen,” says Ellis. »

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Jamie Dornan's First Post-Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Role Revealed!

2 March 2015 11:33 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jamie Dornan is still reeling from his Fifty Shades of Grey success, and he's already got another film lined up! E! News can confirm that the hunky star will star alongside Cillian Murphy in Anthropoid, a film about the 1942 assassination attempt on infamous SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. The actor is set to play a Czechoslovakian soldier who is involved in the plot in the Sean Ellis-directed film. Ellis is well-known for his work on Metro Manila. The future flick is named after the real-life Operation Anthropoid in which two Czech paratroopers attacked Heydrich's car in Prague during the Nazi occupation. And while the attack didn't kill Heydrich at the time, he did pass away several »

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Will Try to Kill a Nazi in WWII Thriller ‘Anthropoid’

2 March 2015 10:56 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan is striking while the iron is hot, so to speak, as he has signed on to star opposite Cillian Murphy in the World War II thriller “Anthropoid,” it was announced Monday. Sean Ellis (“Cashback”) will direct the film, which examines the assassination attempt on Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich, aka “The Butcher of Prague,” who many believed would succeed Adolf Hitler. Dornan and Murphy will play a pair of Czech soldiers tasked with the deadly mission. Also Read: ‘Fifty Shades’ Sequel? Universal Not Talking but There Are 245 Million Reasons to Say Yes Ellis co-wrote the. »

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Jamie Dornan to Lead World War II Thriller ‘Anthropoid’

2 March 2015 10:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and “Peaky Blinders” thesp Cillian Murphy will lead the cast of World War II movie “Anthropoid,” which Sean Ellis will direct.

The pic is about an assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, an SS general who led the Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia, and gained the nickname “The Butcher of Prague.” Two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army in exile are trained by British forces, and parachuted into their homeland with the assignment, code-named Anthropoid, to kill Heydrich.

Screenplay is by Ellis, who is best known for crime drama “Metro Manila,” and Anthony Frewin, Stanley Kubrick’s former assistant and now a novelist.

Pic is being produced by Leonard Glowinski (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) for 22h22, Anita Overland (“Rush”) and Chris Curling (“The Last Station”). Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek are co-producing for Lucky Man Films.

Altitude Film Sales is handling international sales. »

- Leo Barraclough

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Jamie Dornan Joins WWII Film 'Anthropoid'

2 March 2015 9:35 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Irish actor Jamie Dornan, currently on the big screen in "Fifty Shades of Grey" and on Netflix's moody crime drama "The Fall," has yet another project on his busy horizon. Dornan is set to star opposite Cillian Murphy in Oscar-nominated director Sean Ellis' ("Cashback," "Metro Manila") World War II picture "Anthropoid" about the real-life assassination attempt on SS general and Holocaust engineer Reinhard Heydrich. The film follows two Czech paratroopers tasked with taking out Reinhard, known in their homeland as "The Butcher of Prague." This year, Dornan will also shoot Netflix-acquired historical drama "Jadotville" as a Un commander who fell under siege in the Congo in 1961. The film debuts on the streaming service in 2016. Dornan also has roles in two films currently in post: an untitled John Wells chef comedy and Alexandre Aja's mystery-thriller "The 9th Life of Louis Drax." And of course, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan to star in war drama Anthropoid

2 March 2015 7:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jamie Dornan is to star in wartime drama Anthropoid.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actor will appear alongside Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy in the Sean Ellis film.

Dornan will play a Czechoslovakian soldier who plots to assassinate the SS officer Reinhard Heydrich as part of Operation Anthropoid.

Ellis has co-written the film with Anthony Frewin, with filming due to begin in July.

Speaking to Screen Daily, Ellis said: "I feel incredibly proud to bring the story of Anthropoid to the big screen. In the Czech Republic, it is a story of great national pride, and it's time to tell the world that story."

Dornan will reprise his role as Christian Grey in the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, despite recent unsubstantiated claims that the 32-year-old actor would be pulling out of the movie franchise.

Watch Digital Spy's interview with Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan below: »

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