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Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.
The film features a who’s who of UK actors – Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Harriet Walter (The Young Victoria), Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Billy Howle (The Seagull), Freya Mavor (The White Queen) and Joe Alywn ( Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk).
It was announced in June that Rampling would star alongside Alicia Vikander »
- Michelle McCue
Fond also backs two TV serires and Lisa Langseth’s new feature.
In its June round of funding, Nordisk Film & TV Fond supported seven new projects, including its largest ever production grant for a documentary, $118,000 (Nok 1m), to Mads Brügger’s [pictured] Cold Case Dag Hammerskjöld.
The Danish documentary is produced by Peter Engel of Wingman Media, in co-production with Norway’s Piraya Film, Sweden’s Laika Film and Belgium’s Associate Producers. Again with his unique style also on camera The Ambassador director Brugger reopens the case of legendary former Un Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld who died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia in 1961.
Dr handles world sales on the film, which will be delivered in 2017.
The Fond also supported these projects in its latest round:
A Modern Man (documentary) $56,000 $231,000 (Nok 500,000) Produced by Danish Documentary and directed by Eva Mulvad, this film is an existential journey with violinist and model Charlie Siem. Rides Upon the »
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Paramount and The Film Arcade have announced a September 23rd release date for "Goat," Andrew Neel's fraternity drama which was a hit at Sundance. Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer star in the film which will open on September 23rd in New York, Los Angeles, and other select U.S. cities along with a digital and on demand release on that date. [Source: EW]
David Goyer is set to direct a remake of Baran bo Odar's German film "Who Am I". The story follows a man who falls in with a group of hackers in Berlin who attempt to gain notoriety by disrupting the public order. Dan Wiedenhaupt ("The Solutrean") is penning the script for the remake. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
There, she’ll join Eva Green and Alicia Vikander, who is also attached to produce the feature via her newfound Vikarious Productions. Plans are in place for Langseth to fire up production in early August, when the director’s English-language debut will set up shop in the German Alps. Charting the story of two sisters in conflict – played here by Vikander and Green – Euphoria follows their meandering journey through mainland Europe toward a mysterious destination.
Elsewhere, Alicia Vikander has also emerged as an early frontrunner to join one of two competing Agatha Christie movies at Sony and Paramount. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that Vikander has become attached to Sony’s nascent feature film, while Paramount is hosting talks with Emma Stone. As opposed to adaptations of Christie’s literary work, »
- Michael Briers
Coming off of one of last year’s best performances in 45 Years, Charlotte Rampling has just signed on to writer-director Lisa Langseth‘s latest drama Euphoria, which will be her English-language debut. Deadline reports Rampling will join cast members Eva Green and Langseth-regular Alicia Vikander, who is also producing through her new company Vikarious. The story focuses on two sisters (Green and Vikander), traveling towards an unknown destination in Europe while in conflict. No more information is currently known about the film, which has plans to shoot in the German Alps this August.
In related news, two Agatha Christie films are in the works from Sony and Paramount, with their eyes on Alicia Vikander and Emma Stone, respectively, THR reports. The projects will not be adaptations of Christie’s work, but instead examinations of her life. Sony’s project, titled Agatha Christie, would focus on the titular character (Vikander) crossing »
- Mike Mazzanti
In a career spanning 50 years, Rampling’s credits include “Georgy Girl,” Luchino Visconti’s “The Damned,” Liliana Cavani’s “The Night Porter,” “The Wings of a Dove” and “Swimming Pool.” Rampling’s recent TV credits includes “Broadchurch” and “London Spy.” Forthcoming film titles include “The Sense of an Ending,” in which she co-stars with Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer and Jim Broadbent. She has been honored with a career César, the European Film Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, France’s Légion d’honneur and a British OBE.
The cinematographer on “Euphoria” will be Rob Hardy, who teams up with Vikander for a third time following “Ex Machina” and “Testament of Youth.” The film is set to start shooting in early August in the German Alps. »
- Leo Barraclough
Drama marks the first project from Vikander’s outfit, Vikarious Productions.
Charlotte Rampling is to join the cast of Euphoria, alongside previously announced stars Alicia Vikander and Eva Green. Rampling was Oscar-nominated for her leading role in 45 Years, for which she won the Silver Bear at Berlin in 2015.
The film is set to start shooting in early August in the German Alps.
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The intensity of Michael Shannon‘s onscreen presence and the overwhelming (sometimes too-overwhelming) authorial control wielded by Guillermo del Toro may very well be a match made in Heaven. We should soon have a sense of their compatibility: the latter is looking to cast the former in his Fox Searchlight-backed Cold War romance, supposedly titled The Shape of Water, which has secured Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins. [The Wrap]
Here’s the synopsis that came in last week:
We’re hearing that the fairytale, set in 1963, centers around Elisa (Hawkins), a mute janitor working at a lab where an amphibious man is being held captive. When Elisa falls in love with the creature, she devises a plan to help him escape with the assistance of her neighbor (Jenkins). The world outside of the lab, however, may prove to be more dangerous for the amphibious man than Elisa could have anticipated. »
- Nick Newman
Alicia Vikander’s impressive career takes a step into producing today, now that Deadline reports the Oscar-winning Swede has established Vikarious Productions as her own banner with the first project teeing up a sibling act with Penny Dreadful stalwart, Eva Green.
Entitled Euphoria, the company’s maiden voyage will have Vikander and Green play “sisters in conflict” as they hop from one European destination to the next. Adding to the Swedish blood fuelling Vikander’s latest is writer-director Lisa Langseth, who is poised to make her English-language debut with the family drama.
Reflecting on the decision to make her first foray into the world of producing, Alicia Vikander released the following statement to Deadline:
“Euphoria is Lisa’s third film as writer and director. I have worked with her on each of them and I jumped at the chance to do so again. It’s a uniquely European approach, enabling »
- Michael Briers
Vikarious Productions’ first feature will be Euphoria, starring Vikander alongside Eva Green.
The story follows two sisters (Vikander and Green) in conflict as they travel through Europe towards a mysterious destination.
The project will shoot in the German Alps in early August and will mark the English-language directorial debut of Swedish writer-director Lisa Langseth, who previously cast Vikander in Swedish-language titles Pure and Hotell.
Christine Ruppert will co-produce for German outfit Dancing Camel, while also involved are Sveriges Television, Svensk Filmindustri, Reel Ventures and Filmregionen Stockholm-Mälardalen in association with Wild Bunch Germany and Dorian Media Limited.
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Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and her London-based agent Charles Collier of Tavistock Wood have launched production firm Vikarious Productions. The company's first film is Euphoria, a production with Sweden's B-Reel Films, that will start shooting in the German Alps in early August. It is the English-language directorial debut of award-winning Swedish writer/director Lisa Langseth, who previously collaborated with Vikander on two Swedish-language titles, Pure and Hotell. Vikander, who won this year’s best supporting actress Oscar for The Danish Girl, will star in it with Eva Green (Casino Royale) as sisters in conflict traveling
- Georg Szalai
The company’s first film, “Euphoria,” a production with Sweden’s B-Reel Films, will start shooting in the German Alps in early August. The pic is the English-language directorial debut of Swedish writer/director Lisa Langseth, who previously collaborated with Vikander on two Swedish-language titles, “Pure” and “Hotel.” Vikander will star opposite Eva Green (“Casino Royale,” Tim Burton’s forthcoming “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), as sisters in conflict travelling through Europe toward a mystery destination.
Vikander said: “It is a profound story about the journey of two estranged sisters, full of suffering but also full of joy, and squaring up to very important subject matter. It also has compelling female voices and is packed to the rafters with »
- Leo Barraclough
European Film Promotion (Efp) has selected 20 emerging European producers for the 17th edition of its Producers on the Move networking initiative, which will be held during the Cannes Film Festival between May 14-17.
The participating producers will take part in a programme of round-table project presentations, one-on-one speed dating pitches and case studies of successful projects.
The 2016 selection includes the UK’s Lucas Ochoa, producer on Andrea Arnold’s Cannes competition entry American Honey. Ochoa has had winning films at the Sundance Film Festival for four years in a row including Robert Egger’s multi-award winning The Witch and this year’s Michal Marczak documentary All These Sleepless Night.
Poland’s Klaudia Smieja, an executive producer on Icelandic hit Rams, has also been selected. Her additional »
13 items from 2016
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