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Hollywood Agencies Work With European Counterparts as Global Talent Pool Grows

31 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The popularity of foreign talent in Hollywood movies and TV series has sparked a shakeup at U.S. agencies, incentivizing them to team up with their counterparts across the globe. Most non-American stars now have two or three agents worldwide who work together on everything from reading scripts to negotiating contracts. And most important, they are willing to split commissions.

“The world of acting has gotten much smaller,” says UTA’s Theresa Peters. “When a film gets made, whatever the language, casting agents are able to cast the net wider” because of Skype and

digital auditions. From UTA’s Beverly Hills base, Peters reps foreign talent such as Sweden’s Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”), Denmark’s Pilou Asbaek (“Ben-Hur”), France’s Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet”) and Charlotte Le Bon (“The Hundred-Foot Journey”), a Canadian who now lives in France.

Michael Douglas recently noted that Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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First Image Of Jamie Dornan And Cillian Murphy In Anthropoid

29 July 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After first hearing about it in March, we now have the initial look at Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy in director Sean Ellis’s World War II thriller Anthropoid. Ellis wrote the script with Anthony Frewin and is directing 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 (Dornan and Murphy), recruited and trained by British forces to parachute into their homeland and target the man known as The Butcher Of Prague. Already aboard alongside the leading pair are Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerová, with the cast swelling before production began to include Toby Jones, »

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Check Out Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy as WWII Paratroopers in 'Anthropoid'

29 July 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The first image is up from writer/director/cinematographer Sean Ellis' ("Metro Manila," "Cashback") "Anthropoid," now filming in Czech Republic. Set in 1941, the World War II picture stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan and centers on 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." Read More: Netflix War Drama 'Jadotville' Lines Up Macho Cast "Anthropoid" is written by Ellis and Anthony Frewin ("Colour Me Kubrick") and produced by 22h22's Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland, Chris Curling, Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek. »

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Here's a first look at Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy's war drama Anthropoid

29 July 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jamie Dornan's latest role couldn't be more different to Christian Grey. The actor and Cillian Murphy have been pictured filming war drama Anthropoid in Prague.

Dornan will star in the film as a Czechoslovakian soldier who plots to assassinate the SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, who was nicknamed The Butcher of Prague.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actor and Murphy (Peaky Blinders) are joined in the cast by Charlotte Le Bon (Yves Saint Laurent), Anna Geislerová (Something Like Happiness), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) and Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class).

Director Sean Ellis said of the film: "This has been a 14 year journey to get Anthropoid to the screen. I'm incredibly proud and happy to finally tell this important story about Czech resistance during World War II."

Filming for Anthropoid began earlier this month in Prague, with the film set for release at some »

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First look at Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy in 'Anthropoid'

29 July 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner and Alena Mihulová join Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Anna Geislerová and Charlotte Le Bon in Sean Ellis’ Second World War thriller.

Principal photography has begun in the Czech Republic on Anthropoid, a Second World War thriller starring Jamie Dornan (50 Shades Of Grey) and Cillian Murphy (Inception) from Metro Manila director Sean Ellis.

New cast members to sign up to the production include Toby Jones (Infamous), Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything), Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class, Son of Rambow), Alena Mihulova and Sam Keeley.

They join Dornan, Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon (Yves Saint Laurent) and Anna Geislerová (Something Like Happiness).

The film is based on the true story of two Czech soldiers - played by Dornan and Murphy - sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1941.

SS General Reinhard Heydrich was second only to Himmler and Hitler in the Third Reich’s hierarchy and main architect for the ‘Final Solution »

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

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First Image Released of Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy in ‘Anthropoid’

29 July 2015 4:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – The first image has been released from the World War II movie “Anthropoid,” which is headlined by “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. Director Sean Ellis is shooting the film on location in the Czech Republic.

New cast members to sign up to the production include Toby Jones (“Infamous,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Harry Lloyd (“The Theory of Everything,” “Game of Thrones”), Bill Milner (“X-Men: First Class,” “Son of Rambow”), Alena Mihulova (“Krava,” “Nevinnost”) and Sam Keeley (“Adam Jones,” “Jadotville”). They join the previously announced cast members Charlotte Le Bon (“Yves Saint Laurent,” “Bastille Day”) and Anna Geislerova (“Something Like Happiness,” “Zelary”).

The movie is set in 1941, when Czechoslovakia was occupied by Nazi forces, governed by SS General Reinhard Heydrich, nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague.” His reign of terror against the Czech resistance led Allied authorities in London to hatch a mission to assassinate him. »

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Jamie Dornan talks war movie 'Anthropoid'

10 July 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fifty Shades of Grey star joined by director Sean Ellis at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Irish star Jamie Dornan has revealed how he was “blown away” by the script to Sean Ellis’ upcoming Second World War film Anthropoid and cooly brushed off any comparisons to his role in blockbuster erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey.

As the film prepares to shoot in Czech Republic over the coming weeks, Ells and Dornan – alongside Czech actress Anna Geislerová and producers Pete Shilaimon and David Ondříček – attended the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) (July 3-11) to discuss the film.

Dornan is joined by Cillian Murphy in the lead roles of Czech resistance fighters Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík, in the story of Operation Anthropoid – the assassination of the Third Reich’s Reinhard Heydrich, which brought terrible reprisals on the Czech people but also gave new hope to the resistance against Nazi occupation.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan on Playing Anti-Nazi Hero in ‘Anthropoid’

10 July 2015 1:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic — “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan was among the guests at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival Thursday, where he presented his next movie project “Anthropoid,” which begins filming in the Czech Republic next month. He was joined by the movie’s director Sean Ellis, who previously helmed critically-lauded crime drama “Metro Manila.”

Dornan plays Jan Kubis, one of two real-life Czechoslovak resistance fighters who assassinated leading Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Holocaust, during World War II. The role of the other assassin involved in the killing, code-named Operation Anthropoid, is to be played by Cillian Murphy.

“These were just normal guys who were fighting for something they fiercely believed in,” Dornan said at a press conference. “A lot of that work, thankfully, is done for me on the page (of the script by Ellis and Anthony Frewin). All the human flaws »

- Leo Barraclough

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Fifty shades of Czech by Richard Mowe - 2015-07-09 16:35:16

9 July 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Anthropoid film team (from left) Jamie Dornan, Sean Ellis and Czech actress Aňa Geislerová Details of the shoot of new film Anthropoid, featuring Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan as well as Cillian Murphy and Charlotte Le Bon, was unveiled to the media today (July 9) at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Directed by Sean Ellis (The Brøken, Metro Manila), Anthropoid has its roots in Czech history, dealing with the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, protector of Bohemia and Moravia during the Third Reich.

Jamie Dornan plays a Czech war hero in Anthropoid now shooting on location Photo: Film Servis Karlovy Vary Dornan and Murphy play two parachutists Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík who are sent to try to save him. The incident led to an intensification of German repression as well as inspiring further resistance efforts during the Second World War. Operation Anthropoid helped to strengthen feelings of national self-confidence, »

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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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