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Fans who are clamoring for a fifth season of the Luther TV series on BBC America and BBC One can get in line behind the man himself. While promoting Star Trek Beyond, Luther star Idris Elba told ITV's This Morning correspondent, Alison Hammond, that he would like to make another series (season) of Luther.Watch the segment, below. The fourth season Luther cast includes: Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Ruth Wilson, Laura Haddock, John Heffernan, and Patrick Malahide.Read More… »
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- Laura Berger
Principal photography has commenced on Dark River, the new feature film from The Selfish Giant and The Arbor writer-director Clio Barnard, who has assembled a cast that includes Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones) and Sean Bean (The Martian). Here’s the official synopsis…
Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she is confronted by a brother (Mark Stanley) she barely recognises, worn down by years of trying to keep the farm going, who is naturally hostile to her arrival and her claim over the tenancy. Their dispute unearths traumatic memories for Alice, memories which have remained dormant for years but which now threaten both of their futures.
“Dark River is a visceral, haunting and lyrical story and we »
- Gary Collinson
After a three-year gap, acclaimed director Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant) is currently in the middle of shooting her third feature, Dark River, and with a new report from Film4 comes more updates about the film. The story follows Alice (Ruth Wilson) who, after 15-years, returns to her home village to claim tenancy over her now-passed father’s home. However, her brother (Mark Stanley), rugged from years of tending their farm, isn’t so keen on the idea. Their clash causes old trauma to surface for Alice, threatening both their lives in the process.
Barnard is re-teaming with multiple behind-the-scenes collaborators including production designer Helen Scott, who worked on both of Barnard’s previous features, and editor Nick Fenton (The Double, Submarine). Until more news breaks, watch a trailer for Barnard’s previous acclaimed drama, The Selfish Giant, following the official synopsis of Dark River, which also stars Sean Bean. »
- Mike Mazzanti
The film is backed by Film4, the BFI Film Fund, Screen Yorkshire and the Wellcome Trust and was developed by Film4, the BFI and the Wellcome Trust. Protagonist Pictures is handling world sales. Shooting will take place on location in Yorkshire for five weeks.
In Dark River, following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.
Once there she is confronted by a brother ([link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The sales outfit has revealed further sales on its Cannes slate.
Adding to the multi-territory deal closed at the festival with Focus/Universal, the final territory, Canada, has now sold to Elevation Pictures.
Previously, deals were closes with Diaphana for France, Cineart for Benelux, Sun Distribution for Latin America, Lev/Shani for Israel, Gutek for Poland, Front Row Entertainment for the Middle East, T Cast for Korea, Kurmaca for Turkey, McF for Former Yugoslavian territories and Iqiyi for China.
Protagonist has also »
British shows have never been more popular in the U.S. than they are now. Thanks to the explosion of online streaming sites, Americans can get their fix of British TV in a way that would have been difficult even 10 years ago.
Here are a few British TV shows that really struck a chord with American audiences.
1. 'The Office (UK)' (2001 - 2003)
Before Michael Scott, there was David Brent. Hilarious, cringe-worthy, and frankly brilliant, "The Office" was just two seasons and a Christmas special of some of the best comedy ever made. You can't compare the original to the American remake, simply because both are hilarious -- yet very different -- shows. No one who ever saw Brent's insane Comic Relief day dance will ever forget it. The 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series -- Musical or Comedy was well-deserved, and Brent's portrayal kicked off a stellar career for Ricky Gervais. »
- Ferozan Aziz
London — Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey,” which competed at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize, has now sold out. Protagonist Pictures, which was handling international sales on the film, has also revealed deals on other pics on its Cannes slate.
Further to the multi-territory deal closed at Cannes with Focus/Universal, the final remaining territory, Canada, sold to Elevation Pictures. Previously announced were sales to Diaphana for France, Cineart for Benelux, Sun Distribution for Latin America, Lev/Shani for Israel, Gutek for Poland, Front Row Entertainment for the Middle East, T Cast for Korea, Kurmaca for Turkey, McF for Former Yugoslavian territories and Iqiyi for China.
Clio Barnard’s “Dark River,” her follow-up to the 2013 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title “The Selfish Giant,” pre-sold to Ad Vitam for France, September Film for Benelux, Strada for Greece, and Front Row Entertainment for the Middle East. The film, which will star Ruth Wilson, »
- Leo Barraclough
Last year, Viola Davis made history as the first African-American woman to win the lead actress prize, and she could well repeat this year for her searing work on “How to Get Away With Murder.” With the exception of Elisabeth Moss, whose “Mad Men” ended its on-air run last year, Davis’ competition is likely to be the same: Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).
Or, voters could choose to recognize Julianna Margulies, who has already won twice for “The Good Wife” — most recently in 2014 — yet wasn’t even nominated last year. With the series finale still fresh in voter’s minds, they would be wise to reward Margulies for her seven seasons of remarkable work. Along those lines, Michelle Dockery, nominated in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for “Downton Abbey,” could slip back in now that the show has ended.
Or perhaps voters »
- Variety Staff
A bitter dispute between a brother and sister over the tenancy of their family farm, a once beautiful but now neglected smallholding on the Yorkshire moors, unearths traumatic memories, which have remained dormant for years,
Young Alice – Age 13-16 Do You Know Any Yorkshire Teens Who Look Like Our Lead Actress, Ruth Wilson? No Acting Experience Necessary
Young John – Age 16-18 Do You Know Any Yorkshire Teens Who Look Like Our Lead Actor Mark Stanley? No Acting Experience Necessary.
Shoot dates - 20th June - 23rd July in Yorkshire
(you don't have to be available for all those dates)
If You Are An Actor, Please Leave It To Your Agent To Suggest You On Spotlight!
Otherwise If you are interested, please contact Amy »
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Today brings new images from a batch of films likely arriving this fall, the majority coming from A24. First up, perhaps our most-anticipated of the group is John Cameron Mitchell‘s adaptation of the Neil Gaman short story How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Led by Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp (seen in the first still above), the cast also includes Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas.
One can see the synopsis below, followed by the first image from the Zoe Kazan-led horror feature There Are Monsters, from The Strangers director Bryan Bertino, as well as Ben Wheatley‘s star-studded actioner Free Fire, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The only one not in the hands of A24 is James Franco‘s adaptation of Steve Erickson‘s Zeroville, which features the cast of Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride.
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- Leonard Pearce
Amazon has confirmed that "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes' new period drama series "Doctor Thorne" series will be added to its lineup of Amazon Original Series with the premiere scheduled to air May 20th. Tom Hollander, Ian McShane, Alison Brie,, Rebecca Front and Richard McCabe star. [Source: Amazon]
YouTube star Bart Baker, a popular musical parody comedian, has joined the cast of the road trip comedy "Fml" at Digital Riot Media. Jason Nash is directing from his own script. Brandon Calvillo, Busy Philipps, Andy Daly, Jennifer Irwin, Greg Cromer and Manon Mathews also star in the film which is currently shooting.
The story follows a 40-something man (Nash) as he treks across the United States with a nineteen-year-old (Calvillo) to gain a million followers; allowing the man to take care of his family and the kid to land the girl of his dreams. Baker plays Swagg, an overnight social media millionaire, »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Sean Bean and Mark Stanley are in talks to join Clio Barnard’s Dark River opposite Ruth Wilson. The film is Barnard’s anticipated next feature after The Selfish Giant. It marks a welcome return for Bean to indie Brit filmmaking after a number high-profile roles in big-budget and fantasy-inflected fare such as Game Of Thrones, Jupiter Ascending and The Martian. Stanley has some impressive credits on his filmography, too, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens… »
Edge of Nowhere
Insomniac Games have announced a June 6th release date for "Edge of Nowhere," its upcoming third-person Vr adventure game that plays like a variation of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness". The story follows a man searching for his long, lost fiance in the cold and dangerous expanse of Antarctica. Reality is called into question as he succumbs to moments of utter madness while facing a slew of horrifying creatures and natural hazards.
Morgan and Andrew Jacobs ("Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones") play characters working for a senior community center. Their lives are turned upside down when they find themselves fighting to stay alive against a group of psycho, bloodthirsty cowboys from the local rodeo. [Source: Variety]
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- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: The Affair star Ruth Wilson is in advanced negotiations to join Clio Barnard’s feature Dark River. The actress, who won the Golden Globe for her bravura work on Showtime infidelity melodrama The Affair, will play the female lead. The producers are casting the male lead role. Wilson’s career has been on the ascendancy ever since her delicious turn as sociopath Alice Morgan opposite Idris Elba on the TV drama Luther. Since then, she has had roles in Saul Dibb’s Su… »
The film’s cast also includes Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston and Liana Liberato. Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis of Mockingbird Pictures will produce along with Karina Miller, who is also financing through her company Sparkhouse Media. Miller heads Sparkhouse with her husband and financier, Talal AlAbbar.
Additionally, Ambie Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have come on board to finance the film and are co-executive producers. The project marks the start of a broader strategic relationship between Ambi and Sparkhouse Media that will see the two companies co-finance and co-produce a slate of films together.
Ambi Distribution is handling global sales and will be introducing the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Nothing excites us more than »
- Dave McNary
Idris Elba will reprise his role as Luther in a one-off parody episode of the hit BBC series for Sport Relief - a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries. "This year, for Sport Relief, Luther will be appearing in a totally different light. I am so proud to be lending my support to this cause again," Elba said. "I hope that you will enjoy the different side of Luther." For the "Luther" parody, Elba will reunite with co-star Ruth Wilson, who plays nemesis Alice Morgan in the BBC One crime drama. The pair will be joined by Lenny Henry, former England footballers Rio Ferdinand and Ian Wright, boxer David Haye, Olympians Denise Lewis and Louis Smith and actress Cecilia Noble. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Idris Elba will reprise his role as Luther in a one-off parody episode of the hit BBC series for Sport Relief - a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries. "This year, for Sport Relief, Luther will be appearing in a totally different light. I am so proud to be lending my support to this cause again," Elba said. "I hope that you will enjoy the different side of Luther." For the "Luther" parody, Elba will reunite with co-star Ruth Wilson, who plays nemesis Alice Morgan in the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Netflix holds worldwide Svod rights to the project that Rob Paris’ of Paris Films produces with Robert Menzies of Canada’s Zed Filmworks. The two companies finance alongside Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The film follows a young nurse (Wilson) who has to care for a reclusive horror author (Harry) who decides to live out the final chapter of her life in a 19th century farmhouse that holds its own spooky secrets.
Paris is producing the project with Menzies, while Ghossein is exec producing.
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