4 items from 2015
War of the Planet of the Apes
Judy Greer is set to return as Cornelia, the chimpanzee wife of apes leader Caesar, in 20th Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes". Karin Konoval is also returning as Maurice, the orangutan with a gentle soul.
Production began last week with Matt Reeves directing and Andy Serkis returning as Caesar. "Archer" regular Greer is coming off a summer in which she appeared in four major films - "Jurassic World," "Ant-Man," "Tomorrowland" and "Entourage". [Source: Heat Vision]
Like A Virgin
The story follows the character of Mary, who is visited by the Angel Gabriel while off her head following a night out. Gabriel tells her that she has been chosen by God to give birth to the next Messiah. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Having nurtured a string of short projects into development and before the cameras, actress-cum-director Catherine Shepherd is ready to graduate into the league of feature films, with her directorial debut coming in the form of Like a Virgin. Blending elements of drama, comedy and religion, the picture has barely made it off the drawing board, though according to Deadline, it’s already secured Gemma Arterton to star.
Centring on a promiscuous singleton called Mary (Arterton), Shepherd’s first foray behind the lens will follow our protagonist as she indulges in alcohol-fuelled trips into town. Getting drunk and hooking up with strangers, Mary embraces her hollow life with both hands, burning the candles at both ends. That all comes to a grinding halt though, when the angel Gabriel descends from heaven and informs that, much to her surprise, Arterton’s lead will carry and give birth to the next messiah.
- Michael Briers
After working on several short projects, actress Catherine Shepherd is headed into the feature director’s chair for the first time on a new film called Like A Virgin, and she’s recruited Gemma Arterton to star. Arterton will play Mary, a young woman who enjoys frequent nights out on the town, getting blind drunk and hooking up. But while still sozzled one raucous night, she gets a surprise visitor – no, not the local constabulary, but the Angel Gabriel who, in true Biblical style, informs her that she’s been chosen to birth the next Messiah. Which, somewhat understandably, comes as a bit of a shock. The big question is whether a girl who hasn’t seemed ready to grow up herself is prepared to carry and raise the next saviour of the world? Shepherd, who has also written the script, developed the film with the BFI.Arterton, last seen in The Voices, »
Exclusive: Gemma Arterton has been set to star in Catherine Shepherd’s directorial debut Like A Virgin. Kate Ogborn produces the feature project, which has been developed with the BFI. The story follows the character of Mary, who is visited by the Angel Gabriel while off her head following a night out. Gabriel tells her that she has been chosen by God to give birth to the next Messiah. The film looks at what happens when a girl who isn’t ready to grow up is chosen to save… »
4 items from 2015
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