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Jai Courtney Puckers Up For "Last Kiss"

7 July 2015 7:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jai Courtney ("Terminator Genisys," "Divergent") will star opposite Lily James and Christopher Plummer in the early WW2-set spy thriller "The Kaiser's Last Kiss" for Egoli Tossell Film.

David Leveaux will make his feature debut on the film, an adaptation of the Alan Judd novel which is set in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is exiled former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm and the Dutch resistance works covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser's household.

In this environment a love affair ignites between a German officer (Courtney) and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with devastating consequences as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent behind the potentially disastrous defection of their former Emperor.

Simon Burke penned the script while Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing. Filming begins this Summer.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Jai Courtney Puckering Up For The Kaiser’s Last Kiss With Lily James

7 July 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite the fact that he’s proven lethal to nearly every project he’s participated in to date, from A Good Day to Die Hard to Terminator Genisys, Jai Courtney is inexplicably still landing plum roles left and right. Now, he’s signed on to lead drama The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, opposite the genuinely talented Lily James and Christopher Plummer.

Written by Simon Burke and based on Alan Judd’s book, the film is set in early WWII in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. The Dutch resistance covertly allies itself with Winston Churchill in order to undermine the Nazis by planting an agent in the home of former German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm (Plummer), who has been living in exile there since 1917.

James plays a young Jewish Dutch woman who embarks on a torrid, treacherous love affair with a German officer (Courtney), which becomes of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jai Courtney Joins The Kaiser’S Last Kiss Alongside Lily James And Christopher Plummer

7 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film has tapped Jai Courtney to star opposite Lily James (Cinderella, Wrath Of The Titans) in The Kaiser’S Last Kiss which will be directed by David Leveaux. The film will also star Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Last Station, Remember) as the Kaiser.

The Kaiser’S Last Kiss takes place around the 1940 invasion of Holland which brings the Nazis face to face with their former monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) – exiled to the Netherlands since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill in inserting an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer (Courtney) and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with consequences that neither they nor the Kaiser himself could have foreseen. As the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent, »

- Michelle McCue

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Jai Courtney Joins Lily James in ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’

7 July 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film has signed Jai Courtney to star opposite Lily James and Christopher Plummer in the historical drama “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss.”

David Leveaux is directing from a script by Simon Burke, based on the novel by Alan Judd. Lotus Entertainment began selling international markets at Cannes with James and Plummer attached.

Production companies are Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises. Producers are Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt; Bill Haber and Phil Geier are exec producing.

James will play an agent in the World War II Dutch resistance, which works covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the home of the Kaiser, who will be played by Plummer. A dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer — played by Courtney — and the agent as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent to block the potentially disastrous defection of their former emperor to England. »

- Dave McNary

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Jai Courtney To Star Opposite Lily James In ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’

7 July 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jai Courtney will star opposite Lily James and Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. Film House Germany's Egoli Tossell Film is producing. Five-time Tony-nominated theatre director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War II, in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the… »

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Lotus Entertainment goes on ‘Parents Weekend’

1 June 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson’s company will finance and handle international sales after acquiring Peter Scott’s spec R-rated comedy screenplay.

Film 360’s Daniel Rappaport and Ben Forkner will produce with Industry Entertainment’s Andrew Deane and Michael Botti.

Will Speck and Josh Gordon will serve as executive producers alongside Seibel, Johnson and Ara Keshishian.

The project centres on a couple who visit their freshman son at during parent’s weekend and enjoy the university experience they never had.

Scott (pictured) is the author of two books, Well Groomed and There’s A Spouse In My House: A Humorous Journey Through The First Years Of Marriage. 

Lotus Entertainment’s slate includes: David Leveaux’s The Kaiser’s Last Kiss starring Lily James and Christopher Plummer; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For A King starring Tom Hanks; Scott HicksFallen; Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort; and Tanya Wexler’s [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lily James to star in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss with Christopher Plummer

12 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With her starring role in this year’s hugely successfully Cinderella for Disney, actress Lily James has continued her climb up the Hollywood ladder by joining the WWII drama The Kaiser’s Last Kiss.

James will star in the drama alongside Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners), with five-time Tony nominated director David Leveaux helming the film, which is based the novel by Alan Judd. Here’s the synopsis for the book from Amazon…

“A fictionalised account of the Kaiser Wilhelm’s last years in Nazi-occupied Holland. It is 1940 and the exiled Kaiser is living in Holland, at his palace Huis Doorn.The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser’s Dutch staff are replaced by SS guards, led by young, eager Untersturmfuhrer Krebbs, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper.”

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- Scott J. Davis

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‘Cinderella’s’ Lily James, Christopher Plummer to Star in ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’

11 May 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lily James (“Cinderella”) and Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”) are set to star in “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” for Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film, which has tapped David Leveaux to direct the movie. Written by Simon Burke and based on the novel by Alan Judd, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” is an Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises production. Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing, while Bill Haber and Phil Geier are executive producing. Lotus Entertainment will introduce the project to foreign buyers at Cannes. In “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” notions of duty and love of country are tested against. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Cannes: Lily James Starring in Thriller ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’

11 May 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Cannes move, “Cinderella” star Lily James has come on board spy thriller “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” opposite Christopher Plummer as the titular Kaiser.

Egoli Tossell Film has tapped David Leveaux to direct from a script by Simon Burke, based on the novel by Alan Judd. Lotus Entertainment will begin selling international markets at Cannes.

Production companies are Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises. Producers are Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt; Bill Haber and Phil Geier are exec producing.

James will play an agent in the World War II Dutch resistance, which is working covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and the agent as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent to block the potentially disastrous defection of their former emperor to England.

Plummer will next be seen in Atom Egoyan’s “Remember, »

- Dave McNary

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Lily James To Star In ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’ With Christopher Plummer – Cannes

11 May 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Rising star Lily James (Cinderella) is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser's Last Kiss. Five-time Tony-nominated theatre director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War II, in the aftemath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm, living in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston… »

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Casting: Neeson, Vikander, James, Blair, Cornish

11 May 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A Willing Patriot

Liam Neeson is in final negotiations to star in Martin Zandvliet's terrorist-themed thriller "A Willing Patriot" at MadRiver Pictures. Jason Keller penned the script and will produce with Marc Butan.

Neeson will portray a C.I.A. agent who engages in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a sinister terrorist planning an imminent attack. He'll risk everything, including his own life, to stop his foe and avenge his mysterious past. [Source: THR]

The Circle

Alicia Vikander ("Ex Machina") is set to star in the tech world drama-thriller "The Circle" based on Dave Eggers' 2013 novel.

The story centers on a recent college graduate (Vikander) who lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man (Tom Hanks). [Source: THR]

The Kaiser’s Last Kiss

Lily James ("Cinderella") is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer in David Leveaux's spy thriller "The Kaiser »

- Garth Franklin

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