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‘Sherlock’s’ Moriarty, Andrew Scott, Joins Cast of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ (Exclusive)

29 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Andrew Scott, who is Jim Moriarty in “Sherlock” and is soon to be seen as Denbigh in James Bond movie “Spectre,” has joined the cast of Philippa Lowthorpe’s feature film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s adventure story “Swallows and Amazons.” Scott, whose other movie credits include “Pride,” will play a secret agent — by the name of Lazlow — in pursuit of the reclusive and enigmatic Jim Turner (Rafe Spall), inspired by Ransome’s own life as a spy.

In the novel “Swallows and Amazons,” Ransome based the character of Turner on himself as a novelist. The filmmakers behind this new adaptation have been inspired by Ransome’s secret life as an agent for the British intelligence service MI6, and based Turner on Ransome the spy. The truth about Ransome’s role as a secret agent, whose code name was S.76, was revealed 10 years ago when the British government released »

- Leo Barraclough

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Casting: Smith, Magnussen, Scott, Gunn, Yuan

29 June 2015 6:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Passing Season

"Sense8" and "Stargate Universe" hunk Brian J. Smith has signed on to star in Gabriel Long's indie drama "The Passing Season" which begins shooting this week in Rhode Island.

In the script by Long and Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Smith will play a pro hockey player whose career comes to an abrupt end. He returns to his hometown, reconnects with a group of high school friends. [Source: Deadline]

Snowfall

Billy Magnussen has scored one of the lead roles in John Singleton's drugs drama series "Snowfall" for FX. The story is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s and its ultimate impact on the culture.

Magnussen will play one of three characters on a violent collision course. His is a wealthy family's black sheep who risks everything to become a player in the burgeoning cocaine trade. Filming begins this Summer. [Source: Deadline]

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- Garth Franklin

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Swallows and Amazons casting news

24 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Filming is finally underway on the new Harbour Pictures/BBC Films adaptation of Arthur Ransome's classic novel Swallows and Amazons, after a long period in development.

(Pictured left are the The Walker children from the 1960s BBC adaptation – Simon West, Stephen Grendon, Suzanna Hamilton and Sophie Neville.)

The team at Shaheen Baig Casting have discovered six young newcomers to take on the roles of the Walker and Blackett children in the Lake District set adventure.

Dane Hughes will play John Walker, Orla Hill (a pupil at Anna Fiorentini Drama School who appeared in Song for Marion) will play Susan Walker, and Bobby McColloch as Roger Walker, with Lily and Alfie Allen's half-sister 8 year old Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, the daughter of actors Keith Allen and Tamzin Malleson playing the the youngest, Tatty Walker.

The two Blackett sisters are to be played by Seren Hawkes as Nancy, and Hannah Jayne Thorp as Peggy. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Gwendoline Christie, Harry Enfield join 'Swallows and Amazons'

24 June 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography underway in the UK on book adaptation.

Cast and crew have set sail for the big-screen adaptation of the film update of Arthur Ransome classic Swallows and Amazons.

Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead) and Harry Enfield (Kevin and Perry Go Large) have joined Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald in Philippa Lowthorpe’s (Call the Midwife) feature debut, adapted by Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie).

The Walker and Blackett children will be played by Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, Seren Hawkes and Hannah Jayne Thorp.

Principal photography got underway in the Lake District on June 21.

Nick Barton of Harbour Pictures Productions, Nick O’Hagan, and BBC FilmsJoe Oppenheimer, are producers.

Swallows and Amazons follows four children dreaming of an escape from the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast »

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

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Rafe Spall And Gwendoline Christie Join Swallows And Amazons

23 June 2015 10:15 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Kids young and old will probably have a dusty copy of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows And Amazons somewhere to hand. The childhood classic is wending its way to the big screen in a production that has just added Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie, Jessica Hynes, Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald and, more surprisingly, Harry Enfield to its ranks.Ransome’s 1930 tome is set in the summer of 1929, and finds the Walker children (John, Susan, Titty and Roger) staying at a farm in the Lake District, during the school holidays. They sail a borrowed dinghy named Swallow and meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail a dinghy named Amazon. The Walkers camp on an island in the lake while the Blacketts live in their house nearby.But there’s menace at large. A dark presence on the island - the Blacketts’ mean uncle James Turner, Aka 'Captain Flint’ - tests »

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Sons of Liberty Blu-ray Review

5 June 2015 6:34 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Sons of Liberty Lionsgate / The History Channel Director: Kari Skogland Writer: David C. White; Stephen David; Kirk Ellis ;Zachary Herrmann; Jordan Rosenblum Cast: Ben Barnes, Marton Csokas, Ryan Eggold, Henry Thomas, Michael Raymond-James, Rafe Spall, Jason O’Mara,Dean Norris, Emily Berrington Running Time: 270 minutes (3 part miniseries); Unrated (Violence, mild language, mild sexuality) Special Features: 3 behind the scenes featurettes – Lensing Liberty; Men of Independence; The Choreography of War Available on DVD, VOD, Blu-Ray on May 26th The Sons of Liberty were a group of American colonists that created the 13 colonies to protect rights and fight taxation from the English crown. This miniseries tells the stories  [ Read More ]

The post Sons of Liberty Blu-ray Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Cannes: Kidman, Weisz, Blunt titles head to Middle East

4 June 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Front Row strikes Cannes deals with HanWay, Protagonist, Embankment.

Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has finalised a raft of Cannes deals with Embankment, HanWay, Protagonist, Cmg, Visit Films and Fox International Productions.

As announced during Cannes, Front Row also picked up Jacques Audiard’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Dheepan from Celluloid Dreams.

Front Row continued a long-standing relationship by securing deals across Protagonist’s slate including Pete Travis’ Middle East-set action-drama Snatchback, which is set to star and be produced by Rachel Weisz, heavy-metal drama Lords of Chaos and Taika Waititi’s comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople.

From HanWay Films, Front Row secured John Cameron Mitchell’s Romeo and Juliet-style alien punk story How To Talk To Girls At Parties, set to star Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas, Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson; family-adventure film Swallows and Amazons with Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald; and Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour’s Mary Shelley drama A Storm »

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

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 25 - 31

25 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

TV Worth Watching

"Critics' Choice Television Awards" (Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m.)

FX's final season of "Justified" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" have the most nominations going into this year's live show, which is hosted by Cat Deeley. A one-hour red carpet special will air before the awards are handed out. Check out the nominations. Hopefully there will be some memorable/juicy moments and speeches.

"Game of Thrones" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)

If you're not into awards shows, or you just want something to cut to during commericals or boring speeches, "Game of Thrones" will be airing Season 5, Episode 8, "Hardhome" on May 31. In this episode, Arya will make progress in her training, Sansa will confront an old friend, Cersei will "struggle," and Jon will »

- Gina Carbone

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Watch: Dean Norris on 'Badass' Ben Franklin in Exclusive 'Sons of Liberty' Video

19 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: At Funny or Die, Dean Norris Presents His Vision of How 'Breaking Bad' Should End If Dean Norris — the man who played Hank Schrader on "Breaking Bad" — wants to give you a history lesson, you better sit up and pay attention. In the clip above, Norris tells us what he learned about Benjamin Franklin while preparing to play him in History's miniseries "Sons of Liberty." So listen up! Director Kari Skogland and co-star Rafe Spall also chime in to discuss the famous American inventor, calling him "inspiring" (Skogland) and a "badass" (Spall) and discussing his lesser-known proclivities. Norris himself shows his admiration for the man's incredible mind as well as his human side. The exclusive clip is only part of a larger special feature soon to be featured on the "Sons of Liberty" Blu-ray. The six-hour event series aired earlier this year on History and »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: Dean Norris on 'Badass' Ben Franklin in Exclusive 'Sons of Liberty' Video

19 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Watch: At Funny or Die, Dean Norris Presents His Vision of How 'Breaking Bad' Should End If Dean Norris — the man who played Hank Schrader on "Breaking Bad" — wants to give you a history lesson, you better sit up and pay attention. In the clip above, Norris tells us what he learned about Benjamin Franklin while preparing to play him in History's miniseries "Sons of Liberty." So listen up! Director Kari Skogland and co-star Rafe Spall also chime in to discuss the famous American inventor, calling him "inspiring" (Skogland) and a "badass" (Spall) and discussing his lesser-known proclivities. Norris himself shows his admiration for the man's incredible mind as well as his human side. The exclusive clip is only part of a larger special feature soon to be featured on the "Sons of Liberty" Blu-ray. The six-hour event series aired earlier this year on History and »

- Ben Travers

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StudioCanal, HanWay board 'Swallows and Amazons'

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

Exclusive: Iconic UK book series sails to production with Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald in lead roles.

StudioCanal has snapped up UK rights to the upcoming feature version of UK classic book series Swallows and Amazons from HanWay Films, which has launched world sales at Cannes.

Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald has newly joined the Harbour Pictures’ (Calendar Girls) production alongside Rafe Spall (Get Santa) who will lead the cast as the enigmatic Captain Flint.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Jamaica Inn) will direct from a screenplay by Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie). 

Production on the film version will begin in the Lake District this summer. BBC Films and the BFI developed the project and are on-board for production finance. 

The film is set over an idyllic English summer holiday where the Walker children and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, run amok in their boats against the impressive backdrop of the Lake District. But when the Walker’s uncle Jim is revealed »

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

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Mad Men season 7 episode 12 review: Lost Horizon

10 May 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mad Men fans can’t complain they’re not getting closure as it continues its parade of bittersweet goodbyes…

This review contains spoilers.

7.12 Lost Horizon

One thing’s certain about Mad Men’s last season: no-one’ll be able to say fans didn’t get closure. We’re not going to be left bereft and shocked by the sudden departure of these characters. They’re all getting their exits, and we in turn, are getting our bittersweet goodbyes.

First of all, a goodbye to the firm itself. In the space of a month, Scp had been gutted, its swish operation transformed into an uninhabited wasteland. Offices won in tooth-and-nail battles had been deserted, their victors swallowed up into the gargantuan McCann Erickson or sloughed off and discarded. Wires hung from ceilings. A violent splatter of coffee was left unmopped on the kitchen floor. The monolithic computer that was ushered in »

- louisamellor

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The Big Short begins filming, cast officially announced

22 April 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have today announced the start of production on The Big Short, their A-list ensemble piece that is currently filming in New Orleans.

Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay is directing the film which stars Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Brad Pitt (Fury), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Ryan Gosling (Drive), as well as newly announced additions Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter).

McKay re-wrote the film from a previous script from Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), which is based on bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The book tells the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Tracy Letts (Homeland), Hamish Linklater (The Newsroom), John Magaro (Unbroken »

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Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt To Star in The Big Short

21 April 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

New movie alert! Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment has announced that “The Big Short,” a movie written and directed by Adam McKay of “Anchorman” franchise and “The Other Guys” fame, will begin filming in New Orleans. Also announced were several big names associated with the film. Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt will star in the film as well as Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei. Also starring in the film are Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, Byron Mann, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock. McKay based the script for “The Big Short” on another script by Charles Randolph (“Love and Other Drugs”)  [ Read More ]

The post Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt To Star in The Big Short appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Marisa Tomei Joins The Big Short

21 April 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We've already had a couple of 'another actor joins big ensemble movie' stories this morning, and this one will be no different. Apart from the names and the film, obviously. This time it's Adam McKay's financial drama The Big Short, and the actress in question is Marisa Tomei. She joins the already-aboard Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Melissa LeoAnchorman director McKay has been developing this one for a while now, working up something very different from his usual comedy brand. It's based on Moneyball author Michael Lewis’ book, subtitled 'Inside The Doomsday Machine', and follows several key people who had roles in creative the toxic credit bubble that sent the financial markets into panic mode over the last decade. Also announced as having just signed up are Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock, although »

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Pitt, Carell and Gosling are making 'The Big Short' for Paramount

21 April 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Via press release Paramount announced today that Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling have joined director Adam McCay's The Big Short

From Paramount:

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for “The Big Short,” with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”). The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. “The Big Short” is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, »

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The Big Short Starts Shooting With Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt

21 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Writer/director Adam McKay is not only funny, but he's passionate about the economic disparity that plagues this country. Aside from the fact that I love most of his movies, I love his political outrage, which I find to be well-honed and persistent but in a way that's not irritating and actually has a chance of reaching people beyond the converted. So while The Big Short looks like it will be markedly less humorous than his other films (on purpose, it's a drama), I'm betting he nails it. And he'll have a lot of great help too. We reported earlier that Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale were onboard the film, and provided a more recent update that Steve Carell had joined the team. Now comes the news that The Big Short has started shooting and that Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei have joined the cast. McKay and Charles Randolph »

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Brad Pitt, Christian Bale to star in ‘The Big Short’

21 April 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brad Pitt will act in his second Michael Lewis adaption after Moneyball alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei.

Production is underway in New Orleans on the Plan B, Paramount and New Regency non-fiction adaptation about investors who ‘shorted’ the market at the time of the housing bubble prior to the 2008 financial collapse.  

Adam McKay directs The Big Short, based on his screenplay from a script by Charles Randolph. The full title of Lewis’ non-fiction bestseller is The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine.

Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock round out the key cast.

Pitt, partner Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B are producing the film. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Big Short’ has a rather large cast of big name actors

21 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There’s nothing short about the list of big name actors in the cast for the upcoming movie by Anchorman helmer Adam McKay.

Deadline reported on Tuesday that Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt are set to join Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei in McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The book tells the story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

This is McKay’s first dive into large-scale drama after making a name for himself with comedy hits such as Anchorman, The Other Guys, and Step Brothers. He most recently worked with Marvel and Paul Rudd on the script for Ant-Man, which just released its second trailer, and is rumored to be on the shortlist »

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Marisa Tomei Joins Star-Studded Financial Drama The Big Short

21 April 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Early reports linking Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell to roles in The Big Short began in January this year, and were finally been verified this morning. Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have ended negotiations with the star-studded ensemble who are all confirmed to appear in the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling book.

The non-fiction narrative tells the story of several key players responsible for the 2008 marketing crash, and how their individual actions had major consequences on the stock market. Anchorman helmer Adam McKay is directing this one to the big screen based on a script by Charles Randolph. Despite the dry subject matter, the injection of several A-list names hints at a production geared towards award-savvy audiences.

Gosling, Bale and Carell topline as three figures in the investment world whose decisions saw them profit from the catastrophe. Pitt, who will do double-duty while producing for Plan B, »

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