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Jim Broadbent cast in London Spy

17 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jim Broadbent is to star in 'London Spy'. The 'Harry Potter' actor has signed up to star in the five-part series created by 'Child 44' author Tom Rob Smith, which tells the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds. Starring alongside Jim will be 'Restless' actress Charlotte Rampling, 'James Bond' star Ben Whishaw and newcomer Edward Holcroft. Whishaw will star as Danny - a hedonistic and romantic party boy - who falls for Secret Intelligence Service employee Alex (Holcroft), who goes missing just as the pair begin to realise they are perfect for one another. Tom said of »

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Ben Whishaw Recruited for BBC America Miniseries ‘London Spy’

17 October 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

BBC America will launch new five-part miniseries, “London Spy,” created by best-selling author Tom Rob Smith and co-produced by BBC Two and Working Title Television. The thriller will star Ben Whishaw, known for his previous roles in “Skyfall” and the BBC drama “The Hour,” as Danny — an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. He is joined by Jim Broadbent, who won an Academy Award in 2002 for his role in “Iris.” Also read: Ben Whishaw to Replace Colin Firth as Voice of ‘Paddington’ Also starring in the project are British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE, whose recent role in. »

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BBC America Co-Producing ‘London Spy’ Miniseries with Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent

17 October 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC America will co-produce a five-part miniseries, “London Spy,” starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft, the cabler announced Friday.

Co-produced by BBC Two and produced by Working Title Television, “London Spy” centers around a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess. Danny (Whishaw) — gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift — falls for the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex (Holcroft). Just as the two of them realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

The series was created by “Child 44″ author Tom Rob Smith and is directed by Jakob Verbruggen. “’London Spy’ has gathered an exceptional cast and a visionary director. »

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Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling join BBC Two thriller London Spy

16 October 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling are to star in London Spy.

The pair will appear alongside Ben Whishaw and Edward Holcroft in the new BBC Two espionage thriller.

The five-part series - from Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith - will begin filming in London next month.

Whishaw will play Danny, described as an "innocent, young romantic" who gets caught up in a world of espionage and conspiracy.

The series will be set on a London street that houses the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of the gay clubbing scene on the other.

Whishaw's Danny falls for the antisocial Alex after a chance encounter, but when Alex suddenly disappears he must decide whether he has what it takes to find out what happened to him.

Author Smith said: "Ben Whishaw is quite simply one of the best actors in the country. It's an extraordinary privilege, »

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Zoe Lucker thinks Jake Wood will win 'Strictly Come Dancing'

16 October 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jim Broadbent is to star in 'London Spy'. The 'Harry Potter' actor has signed up to star in the five-part series created by 'Child 44' author Tom Rob Smith, which tells the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds. Starring alongside Jim will be 'Restless' actress Charlotte Rampling, 'James Bond' star Ben Whishaw and newcomer Edward Holcroft. Whishaw will star as Danny - a hedonistic and romantic party boy - who falls for Secret Intelligence Service employee Alex (Holcroft), who goes missing just as the pair begin to realise they are perfect for one another. Tom said of »

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2015

2 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Next year’s full to bursting with potentially brilliant geek films, so to help, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2015…

Compiling a list of next year's most exciting films is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions we've had to ask ourselves as we drew up the long-list of our most anticipated films of 2015. In an attempt to limit the number of sequels which can fill up a list such as this, we've left out something like Fast & Furious 7, even though we're fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun. With but two significant exceptions, we've excluded some of the films we were looking forward to this year that have been delayed until the next, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service and Frankenstein. 

What we're left with, we hope, is a fairly broad selection of action and comedy, »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Bifa Joint Directors Stepping Down; Ben Whishaw Toplines ‘London Spy'; More

23 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Long-standing and admired directors of the British Independent Film Awards, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, will jointly step down from their posts at the end of this year. The org announced the surprising news today; their departures will follow the 17th awards ceremony to be held on December 7. The BIFAs were founded by Raindance in 1998 and run under the Raindance umbrella until 2006, when Collinson and von Fishcer became joint directors. They have produced the show since 2001. The awards now will  return to Raindance, and the new structure is to be defined later in the year. The BIFAs are akin to the Indie Spirit Awards and have become an important feature on the awards season trail in the UK. “It has been a tough decision to move on from Bifa, but we are ready to take on new challenges and excited about embarking on a fresh chapter in our careers, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Casting: Whishaw, Connolly, Reiser, Fugit, Mackie

19 September 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

London Spy

Ben Whishaw ("Cloud Atlas," "Skyfall") has been cast as the lead in the upcoming five-episode drama "London Spy" for BBC Two and Working Title Television. "Child 44" author Tom Rob Smith is penning the series.

Whishaw plays Danny, a hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage. He falls for the anti-social Alex who suddenly disappears.

Fantasly Life

Kevin Connolly ("Entourage") is attached to star in the office comedy "Fantasy Life" which Fox has given a put-pilot commitment. The potential series is an adaption of Espn analyst Matthew Berry's best-selling book of the same name.

Connolly would play a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream job working in the fantasy sports department at a major sports network.

Untitled Concussion Movie

Paul Reiser has signed on for a role in the Peter Landesman-directed, Will Smith-led untitled football concussion movie at Scott Free and Sony Pictures. »

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Ben Whishaw to star in BBC Two’s London Spy

19 September 2014 12:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Skyfall’s Q Ben Whishaw will show off his own secret agent skills in London Spy…

Ben Whishaw is probably best known nowadays as the man who sat in the National Gallery with James Bond and disappointed him with a ‘hardly Christmas’ offering of a gun and a radio.

He has tackled lots of other interesting roles though, including several central parts in Cloud Atlas and a recurring role in BBC drama The Hour. He has also just finished a run with Judi Dench on the West End and has recently replaced Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear.

Now, the BBC want him back, and have offered him a chance to use a few guns and radios of his own in their new five-part BBC Two drama London Spy.

Whishaw will play the eponymous London spy, real-name Danny, described as "a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into »

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Tom Hardy’s Child 44 Lands April Release Date

15 July 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anyone who read and enjoyed Tom Rob Smith’s period thriller novel Child 44, set in Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union, was likely thrilled when Locke star Tom Hardy landed the lead role of disgraced Mgb agent Leo Demidov, who investigates a long string of grisly child murders. Physically, it was pretty damn perfect casting, and it also fueled fans’ hopes that director Daniel Espinosa wouldn’t be toning down the book’s violent, disturbing content. After all, Hardy has built his career playing complex, disturbed individuals (see his stellar work in Bronson).

Now, we finally know when we’ll find out whether Hardy nailed the role – and more importantly, whether the other main storytelling strengths of Child 44 have survived the trip to the big screen, as Summit has just set the thriller to open on April 17th, 2015.

Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman also star in Child 44 along with Gary Oldman, »

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Lionsgate Slots Tom Hardy Russia Thriller for Spring

15 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

What does it signify that Lionsgate and Summit are slotting director Daniel Espinosa's "Child 44" for spring release (April 17, 2015)? Given that Tom Hardy--probably the most exciting young actor working today--is not yet a guaranteed box office draw (see "Warriors," "Locke"), Lionsgate may have wanted to use the award season as a springboard for a complex World War II period thriller set in Stalinist Russia that is by no means a guaranteed commercial hit. (What is these days?)  In the foreign-financed film, adapted by Richard Price from Tom Rob Smith's 2008 bestseller, Hardy plays hard-ass Mgb agent Leo Domidov, who's tough on traitors (one is played byJason Clarke), at least until he and his wife (Noomi Rapace) fall under suspicion by his boss (Vincent Cassel) and careerist colleague (Joel Kinnaman). Meanwhile Domidov convinces a reluctant rural cop (Gary Oldman) to help investigate an actual serial child killer--who is of no. »

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Release date confirmed for Child 44

14 July 2014 10:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman headline the adaptation of Child 44, which now has a release date...

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Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed and popular novel Child 44 has long since been picked up for a movie adaptation. So long, in fact, that production has now wrapped on the project, with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel all in the cast.

The film is in post-production now, with director Daniel Espinosa - he of Safe House fame - shaping his final cut. And now we know when we can expect the movie. Summit Entertainment has given Child 44 a release date of April 17th 2015 in the Us. No UK date has thus far been announced.

Nonetheless, an April date suggests confidence in the project. It goes up against Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 and Selfless, starring Ryan Reynolds.

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Child 44 Starring Tom Hardy Opens April 17, 2015; Mark Neveldine’s The Vatican Tapes Scheduled February 27, 2015

14 July 2014 8:32 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Two new release dates were announced today: Summit scheduled Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman for release on April 17, 2015. Director Mark Neveldine (Crank) announced his next feature The Vatican Tapes opens February 27, 2015. More on both projects after the jump. Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directed the adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith novel, Child 44.  Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Josef Altin, Sam Spruell, Ned Dennehy, Dev Patel, and Nikolaj Lie Kaas co-star.  Here's the official synopsis: Based on the first novel in author Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling trilogy, Child 44 tells the story of a man fighting to reclaim his humanity from a system that requires him to sacrifice it in order to survive. Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, John Patrick Amedori, Cas Anvar, and Alex Sparrow star in The Vatican Tapes.  The story centers »

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Hardy, Oldman-Led "Child 44" Set For April 2015

14 July 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has taken them some time to select one, but Summit Entertainment has finally announced an April 17th 2015 release date for Daniel Espinosa's much anticipated adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's novel "Child 44".

Set in Stalinst Russia in the 1950s, where the official decree of the state is that "there is no crime," Tom Hardy plays a disgraced Mgb agent investigating a series of child murders. He soon finds himself the target of his own government when he learns the elusive killer may have connections to the highest levels of the party.

Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, and Vincent Cassel also star in the film which Richard Price wrote and which Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan produced. Shot late Summer last year, there was hope the film might get a late 2014 release.

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Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace Thriller ‘Child 44' Gets Release Date

14 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Child 44,” the movie thriller starring Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy, was set for an April 17, 2015, release by Summit Entertainment on Monday. Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) directs “Child 44,” which is based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith and adapted by Richard Price. Jason Clarke (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Vincent Cassel co-star in the suspense drama from Scott Free Productions and Worldview Entertainment. Also read: Why ‘Dawn of Planet of Apes’ Reviews Mattered — and ‘Transformers’ Didn't at Box Office (Video) “Child 44” is set in Stalinist Russia. It tells the tale of a. »

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Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace Thriller ‘Child 44′ Gets April 2015 Date

14 July 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Summit has set an April 17, 2015 release date for Child 44, the thriller from Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House) starring Tom Hardy as Leo Demidov, a Russian secret police officer in 1950s Stalinist Russia who’s framed for treason and sent to a remote outpost, where he uncovers a series of mysterious murders tied to a government conspiracy. Swedish thesps turned Hollywood stars Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman also star along with Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel. Script is adapted by Richard Price from the novel by Tom Rob Smith. The Scott Free and Worldview […] »

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Tom Hardy's 'Child 44' Gets Spring 2015 Release Date

14 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate has issued an April 17, 2015 release date for the upcoming thriller Child 44.

The adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's novel will go up against the Disney documentary Monkey Kingdom, Sony's comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Focus Features' Selfless on April 17.

Tom Hardy stars as Leo Demidov, a member of the secret police in Stalinist Russia who is framed by a colleague and sent to a remote outpost. He discovers a string of grisly and mysterious murders as he vows to stop a dangerous serial killer. Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke and Paddy Considine round out the supporting cast.

Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Richard Price (Ransom), with Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro producing.

Child 44 comes to theaters April 17th, 2015 and stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman. The »

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Czech Republic Sees Jump in Foreign Production Spending as Incentives Grow

8 July 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Czech film bizzers are reporting a healthy jump in foreign productions and a new “more business-like” approach to the country’s production incentives, which have been boosted by  300 million korunas ($14.8 million) annually for the next two years. Foreign pics that have shot in the country include Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer,” which screens at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on Friday.

The Audiovisual Producers Assn., the main Czech industry org, reported at the Karlovy Vary festival that international shoots spent more than $140 million last year, a significant jump from the 2012 total of $87.7 million. The numbers have been arcing up steadily and increasingly since the incentives law was passed in 2010.

Now, with the Czech parliament’s approval of the higher annual cap on the 20% cash-back incentives of $39.6 million, it’s looking like the political deadlock that has jammed progress has been broken, according to Apa managing director Katerina Weissova.

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Lionsgate, Nordisk extend pact

6 May 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lionsgate has expanded its output deal with the Scandinavian partner on the back of Divergent’s $250m global success.

The deal encompasses a pipeline of Lionsgate and Summit titles including the next two instalments of The Hunger Games franchise (Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the next Divergent entries (Insurgent and Allegiant Parts 1 & 2).

Also included are Now You See Me 2, potential tentpole Gods Of Egypt, currently filming in Australia, and Daniel Espinosa’s crime thriller Child 44, based on the bestselling novel by Tom Rob Smith and produced by Ridley Scott.

Lionsgate and Summit have enjoyed a tremendous relationship with Nordisk over the years, partnering on nearly 200 films, including the launch of the Twilight, Hunger Games and Divergent franchises,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman

“We’re delighted to celebrate the renewal of our output deal with our strongest and most diverse slate ever, and we look forward to expanding our partnership with Nordisk on the »

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Kudos Co-Founder Stephen Garrett to Step Down

2 April 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Stephen Garrett, chairman and co-founder of Shine Group-owned production company Kudos and executive chairman of Shine Pictures, is to leave later this year.

Garrett became chairman of Kudos in 2011, nearly 20 years after he co-founded the company. With Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone, he was responsible for building one of the U.K.’s most successful independent production companies. Kudos has produced many hit shows, including “Life on Mars,” “Hustle” and “Spooks,” which is known as “Mi-5″ in the U.S.

Productions under Garrett’s stewardship as executive chairman, Shine Pictures, have included “Eastern Promises,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and “Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day.” Recently announced projects include crime thriller “Blowback,” from author Gregory Burke, and the adaptation of bestseller “The Farm” by Tom Rob Smith, in association with BBC Films.

These and future projects will be led solely at Shine Pictures by head of film, Ollie Madden, »

- Leo Barraclough

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