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Shoot underway in Chile on crowd-funded action-comedy from Con Air director.
Kurylenko will play Sheila Enry wife of Banderas’ Turk Enry, an ageing rock star and reformed sex addict married to a supermodel who is abducted by pirates on holiday in Chile.
Producers are Jib Polhemus (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and Harry Stourton (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) with screenplay by Mark Haskell Smith (TV series Star Trek Voyager) and Toby Davies (The Mitchell and Webb Look).
Director West said: “‘I’m delighted Olga has joined Antonio and the rest of the cast. Her talents in both action and comedy make her the perfect ‘Sheila’. I’m excited »
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Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor and Adrian McLoughlin also star in the film which is shooting in England and Ukraine.
Based on Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin's graphic novel about true events, the action set in the days following Stalin's collapse. His core team of ministers tussle for control - some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They're all just desperately trying to remain alive. Iannucci says in a statemwnt:
"'The Death of Stalin' has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin's Terror. So I'm really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can »
- Garth Franklin
Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin, a feature adaptation of Fabien-Nury's acclaimed graphic novel that follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime following his death in 1953 after 30 years of iron-fisted rule, has started production. Starring Adrian McLoughlin as Stalin, the film has added Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs and Paul Whitehouse to the already announced cast featuring Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Michael… »
Based on graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.
The film stars Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Paddy Considine (Macbeth), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) with Adrian McLoughlin (Thunderpants) as Stalin.
The Death of Stalin is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
“Homeland” star Rupert Friend has joined the cast of “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s movie “The Death of Stalin,” which toplines “Boardwalk Empire’s” Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale (“Into the Woods,” “My Week with Marilyn”), and Paddy Considine (“Macbeth,” “The World’s End”). Pic is shooting in England and Ukraine.
Also in the ensemble cast are Jason Isaacs (“Fury,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion,” “Quantum of Solace”), Michael Palin (“Life of Brian,” “A Fish Called Wanda”), Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman,” “Oblivion”), Paul Whitehouse (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” “Arrested Development”) with Adrian McLoughlin (“Thunderpants”) as Stalin.
Iannucci said: “‘The Death of Stalin’ has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin’s Terror. So I’m really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can give us all these things and more. »
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Never give up on your dreams, people. If Terry Gilliam can go through a cancelled production and more than fifteen years’ worth of failed attempts… well, hopefully you don’t have to, too, but just know that such struggles can be overcome. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, in its newest and (seemingly) most resilient form, is moving forward with Adam Driver, Michael Palin, and Olga Kurylenko — so much so that the director and producer Paulo Branco recently attended Cannes for the purpose of officially announcing its development. (Which still isn’t the furthest a production has gone, but…)
What would initially seem a dry presentation — you have to love that static camera! — quickly becomes revealing, from details of production’s start (October) to when it might premiere (Cannes 2017) to why his (thus-far-announced) cast makes for the a perfect choices. (Short story: Driver is the only actor to read Cervantes’ text, »
- Nick Newman
Supernatural Horror Film Mara From ‘Insidious’ And ‘Paranormal Activity’ Producer Completes Principal Photography Olga Kurylenko And Javier Botet Star The Solution Entertainment Group in Cannes to complete worldwide sales The supernatural horror film Mara starring Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace, Oblivion) and Javier Botet (Mama, Crimson Peak, Universal’s upcoming The Mummy) completed principal photography this …
The post Mara Principal Photography Completes – New Details first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »
Cannes — Paris-based Mondex & Cie has boarded “33 Days,” starring Antonio Banderas as Picasso and recounting the painter’s emotional turmoil as he worked on “Guernica,” his reaction to the Nazi Luftwaffe blitzkrieg destruction of the Basque town in 1937.
Move comes as Mondex & Cie, headed by Guy Amon and Stephane Sorlat, is moving into TV drama production with its first project, “Revolving Doors.”
Lead-produced by Spain’s Numerica Films, with Mondex on board as its French co-producer “Picasso” takes a large step towards production, scheduled for fall 2016. Mondex and Numerica have opened conversations with various sales companies, said Sorlat.
A portrait of genius at work and in love, “33 Days” captures Picasso reacting to The Times correspondent George Steer’s eye-witness account of the Guernica bombing, dropping another idea for a mural commissioned for the 1937 Paris World Fair and embarking with energy on Guernica.
A rapacious womanizer, Picasso is meanwhile abandoning placid longterm lover Marie-Therese Walter, »
- John Hopewell
Earlier this week we brought you the news that Michael Palin (Monty Python) and Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) have signed on to appear in Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and now The Tracking Board is reporting that Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) has also signed on for the long-gestating film.
Gilliam has been trying to get the project off the ground since 1998, which includes an abandoned version from 2000 which would have starred Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp. According to the site, Gilliam has been hinting that Depp could make a cameo appearance in this latest effort.
Production on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is slated to get underway in the fall ahead of a release next year.
- Gary Collinson
Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace") is set to join Adam Driver and Michael Palin in Terry Gilliam's long in the works "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" at Alfama Films. Paolo Branco is also aboard as producer which aims to begin shooting in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands in October.
Gilliam co-wrote the script with Tony Grisoni. Palin is set to play Don Quixote and Driver is an advertising executive who is mistaken by Quixote for his friend Sancho Panza. The film is set entirely in the present day. [Source: Deadline]
Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") has signed on to star alongside Danish actors Claes Bang and Christopher Laesso in "Force Majeure" director Ruben Ostlund's darkly humorous drama "The Square" which deals with responsibility for other individuals in public spaces. The film will be shot from June to October in Sweden and Berlin for a 2017 release. »
- Garth Franklin
Terry Gilliam is giving The Man Who Killed Don Quixote another shot, adding former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko to a cast that includes Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Adam Driver and the director’s Monty Python buddy Michael Palin. Producer Paolo Branco is also aboard through his production banner Alfama Films. Gilliam was in Cannes to tub-thump the project, which he hopes will begin production in October through the end of the year. The European co-production will aim to… »
Around 20 years after he last, unsuccessfully, tried to get the film made, Terry Gilliam is finally getting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote before the cameras. The film has fresh funding, with its $19m budget allowing shooting to take place across Portugal, the Canary Islands and Spain.
What’s more, Gilliam has revealed that the film will finally start shooting in October.
The first attempt to film Don Quixote is almost a legend in film history itself. Work first started nearly two decades ago, but production had to be abandoned after filming had begun, when lead actor Jean Rochefort fell ill. The story of the failed production is told compelling in the documentary Lost In La Mancha, a film we heartily recommend.
Things look much more positive this time around, »
Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace) is to join Terry Gilliam’s upcoming Don Quixote film alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Adam Driver, the director has revealed at a Cannes press conference today.
Writer-director Gilliam (Brazil) and producer Paolo Branco (Cosmopolis) announced the official start of production for the long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote after a 16-year delay since Gilliam’s first attempt at the film.
Production is set to begin in October for 11 weeks – five in Spain, four in Portugal and two in the Canary Islands. Pre-production will begin in June and production will wrap before Christmas.
Gilliam, who co-wrote the script with Tony Grisoni, anticipates post-production to start early 2016 with an aim to have the finished film in Cannes next year.
Branco confirmed a budget of €17m, half the size »
Adam Driver is developing a wonderfully eclectic resume. While most movie fans will now forever know him as Star Wars’ Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, he’s also made sure to push his acting talents with roles in a variety of smaller films, including Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, Midnight Special, and While We’re Young. Clearly no project is too intimidating for the actor, because Adam Driver has now signed on to replace Johnny Depp in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote film, which the director has been trying to get made for nearly 20 years. Variety has revealed that filming on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will begin in October with Adam Driver taking on the role of Toby Grisoni, while The Quantum Of Solace’s Olga Kurylenko will play the wife of Toby’s boss. Terry Gilliam admitted that replacing »
Casting on Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating drama The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally beginning to pick up speed, with The Hollywood Reporter today bringing word that Olga Kurylenko has signed a deal to join both Adam Driver and Michael Palin in the film.
In attendance at the Cannes Film Festival, Gilliam solicited questions about Don Quixote, revealing that he’s finally ready to build a cast around The Force Awakens‘ Adam Driver after all these years.
“It’s a funny thing along the way there have been so many version of this story in my mind and it changes with each cast. Finally we have the perfect cast. Driver is the guy I’ve been looking for all these years. Thank god for Star Wars, Adam Driver is bankable!”
- Michael Briers
Updated: After nearly two decades of missteps and mishaps, filming on the latest iteration of Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is due to start in October, with former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko added to a new cast that includes Adam Driver and Michael Palin.
Gilliam announced Wednesday that preparation on his pet project would begin next month and would be shot in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, to be finished by Christmas. Portuguese producer Paulo Branco signed up earlier this year on the film, which is budgeted at $19 million.
“I want to get this film out of my life so I can get on with the rest of my life,” a jovial and relaxed-looking Gilliam said at a press conference in Cannes.
He told Variety that the film kept nagging at him despite his having completed other movies in the interim, such as 2013’s “The Zero Theorem. »
- Henry Chu
Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) is assembling an all-star cast for his next feature film project, The Death of Stalin, which is based upon Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin’s 2011 graphic novel and explores the political infighting in the days following the death of the Soviet leader in 1953.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Dalton, Toby Kebbel, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough are all in advanced negotiations to join the satire. Buscemi is set to play Stalin’s successor Nikita Khrushchev, with Tambor portraying Georgy Malenkov and Dalton as Georgy Zhukov.
The Death of Stalin will mark Iannucci’s second feature film following 2009’s In the Loop, a spinoff from the BBC series The Thick of It.
- Gary Collinson
American stars to play Soviet leader’s successors Georgy Malenkov and Nikita Khrushchev in film about power struggle that followed dictator’s death
Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Timothy Dalton, Olga Kurylenko, Toby Kebbel, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough will all join the cast of Armando Iannucci’s political satire The Death of Stalin, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Related: Armando Iannucci: 'What the BBC needs to do is to bite the bullet'
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- Ben Child
Our huge excitement for James Gray‘s next feature, The Lost City of Z, can partly be explained by this great filmmaker’s less-than-prolific output. You can imagine, then, how nice it is to hear yet another title — and possibly his most interesting endeavor yet — is soon to roll cameras.
For years, there’s been talk of a sci-fi feature known as To the Stars. As co-written by Gray and Ethan Gross, it concerns “an odyssey through the Solar System,” in which astronauts — using “a technology of space travel that would be believable today” — are tasked with bringing a “renegade” one of their own back to Earth. It’s supposedly inspired by both Heart of Darkness — by extension, probably Apocalypse Now, too; it’s a Gray favorite and touchstone for The Lost City of Z — and the emotional trauma endured by men who walked on the moon, a subject the »
- Nick Newman
Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Dalton, Toby Kebbel, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough are in advanced negotiations to join "The Death of Stalin" for Gaumont and Quad Films.
Armando Iannucci's first post-"Veep" feature, the story is adapted from the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin. Iannucci is producing alongside David Schneider and Ian Martin ("In the Loop," "Veep").
The action is set during the chaotic days of political infighting that followed the 1953 death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Buscemi will play Nikita Khrushchev, while Tambor will star as Georgy Malenkov and Dalton as Georgy Zhukov.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
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