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Christopher Plummer in a New Trailer for 'All the Money in the World'

"He's my son and I'll stop at nothing to bring him home." Get you first look at the new casting. Sony has released a brand new, 30-second TV spot for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, a crime thriller set in the 1970s about a massive kidnapping plot arranged by a left-wing paramilitary organization in Italy. Just four weeks ago, Kevin Spacey was outed in multiple sexual harassment accusations, so Sony decided to recast his character completely at the last minute. Christopher Plummer stepped in to reshoot his scenes playing oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, and this new spot features footage of him already. He actually looks pretty damn good. All the Money in the World also co-stars Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Andrew Buchan, Olivia Grant, Teresa Mahoney, Romain Duris, and Charlie Shotwell. This still seems worth seeing even without thinking about the recasting.
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Kevin Spacey Gets Replaced in New, Completed Ridley Scott Movie

Kevin Spacey Gets Replaced in New, Completed Ridley Scott Movie
With just over a month left until All the Money in the World is set to arrive in theaters on December 22, the cast and crew have unanimously agreed to remove Kevin Spacey from their finished film. The production has recast Christopher Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty, with reshoots to start immediately. Despite this shocking move, in the wake of widespread sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey, director Ridley Scott still plans on keeping the December 22 release date intact for this biopic.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are coming back for the reshoots, after director Ridley Scott, along with producers Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas from Imperative Entertainment, and Sony Pictures decided to remove all of Kevin Spacey's scenes from the film. The move also comes just days after the studio and filmmakers decided to pull All the Money in the World from AFI Fest, where it
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Trailer for Ridley Scott's 70's Crime Film 'All the Money in the World'

"We look like you, but we're not like you. It's like we're from another planet." Sony Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, a crime thriller set in the 1970s about a massive kidnapping plot arranged by a left-wing paramilitary organization in Italy. With this now scheduled to open in December, it means (believe it or not!) we're getting two new Ridley Scott movies this year, the other being Alien: Covenant. All the Money in the World stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Andrew Buchan, Olivia Grant, Teresa Mahoney, Romain Duris, and Charlie Shotwell. Ridley Scott always pulls together some of the best casts. This looks so damn good, a nice change from his recent sci-fi, and I dig the setting in Italy in the 70s. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Ridley Scott
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Indian Summers: UK TV Show Cancelled; No Season Three

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UK Channel 4 has cancelled the Indian Summers TV show after two seasons. A British drama set in Simla (Shimla) in northern India, the first season of Indian Summers aired on PBS in the Us, from September to November 2015. PBS has not yet announced the premiere date for the second and final season of Indian Summers. It is expected to air stateside in 2016, though. Masterpiece PBS co-produces the series, and PBS released a season two preview, back in December.

Indian Summers stars Julie Walters, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth, and Lillete Dubey. The cast also includes Alexander Cobb, Craig Parkinson, Fiona Glascott, Amber Rose Revah, Aysha Kala, Olivia Grant, and Edward
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Soda Pictures acquires Craig Fairbrass thriller 'Breakdown'

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Distributor to handle theatrical and home ent in the UK.

Distributor Soda Pictures has acquired British thriller Breakdown for theatrical and home entertainment distribution in the UK.

The action thriller stars Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier as a professional contract killer who is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers who turn against him.

It marks the debut feature from British writer-director Jonnie Malachi, who developed the film with production companies Screen 360, Impact Entertainment and Red Rock Entertainment.

The cast also includes Emmett J Scanlan (Guardians of the Galaxy) James Cosmo (Game of Thrones,), Mem Ferder (Pusher), Olivia Grant (Stardust), Tamer Hassan (The Business), Bruce Payne (Passenger 57) and Amanda Wass (The Seasoning House).

Producer is Luke Fairbrass of Impact Entertainment with executive producers Gary Collins, Jack Fairbrass and Craig Fairbrass.

The deal was negotiated between Luke Fairbrass and Soda Pictures’ acquisitions manager Frances Harvey.

Breakdown will receive its UK premiere on Jan
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Watch the trailer for Breakdown starring Craig Fairbrass and James Cosmo

A new trailer has arrived online for writer-director Jonnie Malachi’s upcoming thriller Breakdown, which stars Craig Fairbrass and James Cosmo. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Loving father. Faithful husband. Professional contract killer.

Haunted by visions of his violent past, hitman Alfie (Craig Fairbrass) spirals out of control. His work compromised as he reaches breaking point, he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers.

Breakdown is set for release on January 15th and features a cast that also includes Emmett J Scanlan, Mem Ferda and Olivia Grant.
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Bravo’s ‘True Fiction’ & ‘My So Called Wife’ Pilots Set Cast

Bravo Media and Universal Cable Prods have announced the cast for hour-long scripted dark comedy pilots True Fiction (working title) and My So Called Wife (working title). True Fiction from Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban, centers on a once best-selling novelist turned prestigious East Coast college professor (Olivia Grant) who has been struggling with her much anticipated, and embarrassingly belated follow-up book. But the sudden death of her most arrogant and hated…
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TV Review: ‘Indian Summers’

TV Review: ‘Indian Summers’
PBS’ hunt for another “Downton Abbey” has perhaps been overblown — how often, honestly, does a phenomenon like that come along? — but if “Indian Summers” is any indication, it’ll be great fun watching the network try. Picturesque, wonderfully soapy and set against a rich historical backdrop of British colonialism in the 1930s, the series builds in intensity over its nine episodes, the main drawback being that it doesn’t end so much as run out of time. Still, that amounts to a quibble given the likelihood of more “Summers,” which, in tone and topic, brings to mind David Lean’s “A Passage to India.”

Writer Paul Rutman starts in a fascinating locale, an Indian retreat in the shadow of the Himalayas, where the British come to frolic and fornicate as if they were college students on spring break. It’s 1932, and while Mahatma Gandhi, discretely off screen, is staging a
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2015 Fall preview: Weekends

With numerous fall shows making their premiere over the next few weeks, it can be difficult to decide what to watch and what to skip. However, Popoptiq has provided a handy guide for viewers, with my look at the Monday lineup here, and TV editor Kate Kulzick’s look at the Tuesday lineup here, as well as the Wednesday and Thursday lineup here. With only a few shows premiering on the last day of the week and the weekend, the ones that shall be doing so are listed below, with their potential strengths and drawbacks.

Blood & Oil

Created by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne

Premieres Sunday, Sept 27th at 9 pm Et on ABC

Oil rigs and the land they’re on is the focus of Blood & Oil, one of ABC’s new fall series. Don Johnson returns to tv as the head of the Briggs company, a man who has
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Indian Summers returning for a second series in 2016

Indian Summers will return for a second series in 2016, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The ten-part second series will be set in 1935, three years after the events of the current series.

Series creator Paul Ruman said that he was pleased with the response to the show, and was thrilled to be able to reunite the cast.

"Our story moves forward three years, to a Viceroy's last summer, a political gamble to stifle Independence and a great reckoning for Ralph, Alice and Aafrin," he continued.

"I am so grateful to Channel 4 for trusting us to continue our journey through the last years of the British Raj. I feel like the luckiest writer in the world."

The period drama is set in the backdrop of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India. It follows the decline of the British Empire and the beginnings of modern India, told from both sides.

Henry Lloyd-Hughes,
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BAFTAs Line Up Starry 2015 Presenters and Attendees

BAFTAs Line Up Starry 2015 Presenters and Attendees
Hosted by comedian Stephen Fry, this Sunday's BAFTA awards will be broadcast on BBC One from London's Royal Opera House. These awards offer some clue to where the British contingent of Oscar voters are leaning. The British Academy will roll out the red carpet for nominated attendees including Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Ethan Hawke, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Julianne Moore, Edward Norton, Jack O’Connell, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Ruffalo, Rene Russo, Jk Simmons, Imelda Staunton and Reese Witherspoon. Many of these folks will be flying back to La tout suite to resume Oscar chores. Read More: BAFTA Noms 2015: Shocks, Snubs, Surprises Presenters confirmed to date include Hayley Atwell, David Beckham, John Boyega, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Phoebe Fox, Martin Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Holliday Grainger, Olivia Grant, Sally Hawkins,...
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The Exquisitely Beautiful Copenhagen Casts Love and a City in a New Light

The Exquisitely Beautiful Copenhagen Casts Love and a City in a New Light
A flighty Peter Pan meets his grounded Wendy in Copenhagen, Mark Raso's tender romance about the sliding scale of maturity. William (Gethin Anthony) arrives in the Danish capital already frustrated: Traveling companion Jeremy (Sebastian Armesto) is more focused on pleasing girlfriend Jennifer (Olivia Grant) than accompanying his needy best friend on a tour of European bars and hostels. Left to his own devices, William begins tracking down his grandfather in hopes that it will illuminate a family history of abandonment. He finds an eager guide in Effy (Frederikke Dahl Hansen), who's as calm and perceptive as William is rash and inconsiderate. She's also half his age, a fact that escapes the self-centered 28-year-old for an inordinate amount of time. William is a familiar ...
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Level 33 Acquires Slamdance Winner ‘Copenhagen’ Starring ‘Game Of Thrones’ Gethin Anthony

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Level 33 Acquires Slamdance Winner ‘Copenhagen’ Starring ‘Game Of Thrones’ Gethin Anthony
Exclusive: Level 33 Entertainment has snapped up North American rights to romance-adventure Copenhagen, starring Game of ThronesGethin Anthony and Danish actress Frederikke Dahl Hansen (Rebounce, You and Me Forever). A limited theatrical run and VOD release has been set for October 3. Mark Raso wrote and directed the film about 28-year-old William (Anthony), who finds himself in Copenhagen while traveling through Europe and links up with local girl Effy (Hansen) on a mission to find his grandfather, only to discover Effy is half his age. Sebastian Armesto, Tamzin Merchant, and Olivia Grant also star in the Slamdance Audience Award winner, produced by Mauro Mueller and Mette Thygesen. Deal was negotiated by Steven C. Beer of Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. on behalf of the producers. Raso is repped by Wme and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.
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Drafthouse acquires Amira & Sam

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Drafthouse acquires Amira & Sam
The distributor has acquired Us rights to Sean Mullin’s romance starring Martin Starr, Paul Wesley and newcomer Dina Shihabi. Separately, The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution have taken Love, Rosie and Level 33 has acquired Copenhagen.

Amira & Sam (pictured) premiered recently at the Seattle International Film festival and takes place in New York and charts the romance between an Army veteran and the niece of his Iraqi translator.

The film marks the feature directorial debut of West Point graduate and Army veteran Mullin of Five By Eight Productions.

Terry Leonard of Strongman and Erich Lochner and Matt Miller of Vanishing Angle produced Amira & Sam. Executive producers are James Ponsoldt, Meg Montagnino-Jarrett and Peter Sobiloff from Hole in One Productions.

Drafthouse plans an early 2015 limited theatrical and digital launch after negotiating the deal with Preferred Content, UTA Independent Film Group and Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers.

The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution have teamed
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Julie Walters cast in Channel 4's Indian Summers drama

Julie Walters has been cast in Channel 4's upcoming drama Indian Summers.

The comic actress is one of several casting announcements for the 10-part period drama, the channel confirmed today.

Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Jemima West (The Mortal Instruments) and Nikesh Patel (Bedlam) have also joined the cast.

Roshan Seth (A Passage to India), Lillete Dubey (Monsoon Wedding), Alexander Cobb (Mr Selfridge), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), Fiona Glascott (Episodes), Amber Rose Revah (What Remains), Aysha Kala (Shameless), Olivia Grant (Legacy) and Edward Hogg (The Borgias) complete the cast.

Indian Summers will be set in 1932, in the backdrop of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India. It will follow the decline of the British Empire and the beginnings of modern India, told from both sides.

Filming will begin in the summer, to be broadcast on Channel 4 in 2015.

Channel 4 said in a statement: "As Indian Summers begins,
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Actor Mem Ferda to cameo in thriller feature 'Breakdown'

Actor Mem Ferda has been tapped to cameo in the upcoming action thriller Breakdown. Check out the official details below.

British and Turkish actor Mem Ferda is set to co-star in the new action thriller Breakdown. The movie also centrally stars Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier). Fairbrass plays a professional contract killer. Alfie (Fairbrass) is traumatized by visions of his violent past as he tries to defend his family from murderous employers. Currently, Breakdown is being shot on location in and in the surrounding areas of London and Essex.

Breakdown is written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Jonnie Malachi. Also, the cast includes James Cosmo (“Game of Thrones”), Emmett Scanlan (The Fall), Mem Ferda (Pusher), Olivia Grant (Mr. Nice), and Tamer Hassan (The Business). Luke Fairbrass is producing this feature through production house Screen 360.

Actor Mem Ferda plays the role of Hakan Abaci. Hakan is a self made,
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Mem Ferda Joins the Cast of Jonnie Malachi’s Breakdown

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Today's Indie Beat brings come casting news on the upcoming action flick Breakdown, which has already begun shooting and follows the struggles of a contract killer trying to protect his family. Come inside to learn more about the film and what role Ferda will play in it!

Here at Cinelinx we like to talk about all aspects of filmmaking and movie news. To that end, we have Indie Beat where we highlight some of the latest news, trailers, and PR releases from the indie filmmaker scene. So if you're an independent filmmaker and want some coverage on our site, be sure to drop us a line at jordan@cinelinx.com .

British and Turkish actor Mem Ferda is set to co-star in the new action thriller Breakdown. The movie also centrally stars Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier). Fairbrass plays a professional contract killer. Alfie (Fairbrass) is traumatized by visions of
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A Hitman Haunted by His Past in British Crime Thriller Breakdown

New British thriller 'Breakdown' marks the directorial debut of writer/director Jonnie Malachi. The movie is currently shooting on location in and around London and Essex and stars Craig Fairbrass ('Devil's Playground'), 'Game of Thrones' star James Cosmo, Emmett Scanlan ('The Fall'), Olivia Grant ('Mr. Nice'), Tamer Hassan ('The Business') and Brit/Turkish actor Mem Ferda ('Pusher') as Turkish gang boss Hakan Abaci. Luke Fairbrass is producing through his Screen 360 production company. 'Breakdown' revolves around a professional contract killer (Fairbrass), haunted by visions of his violent past, spirals out of control. His work compromised as he reaches breaking point, he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers....
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Mem Ferda to Co-star in Jonnie Malachi's Thriller - Breakdown

Actor Mem Ferda of The Devil's Double fame has signed onto Jonnie Malachi's film, Breakdown. This thriller involves a contract killer who is double-crossed by his vicious employers. Breakdown has already announced casting appearances from Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier), James Cosmo ("Game of Thrones"), Emmett Scanlan (The Fall), Olivia Grant and Tamer Hassan. This title is currently in the shooting phase and fans of thrillers can preview Breakdown here. In the story, Fairbrass plays Alfie, the contract killer. Alfie is haunted by his violent past, which threatens to derail his current life. Forced to face his memories, Alfie will turn on his employers to find his freedom. Ferda is pleased to announce his participation in this exciting title. Ferda is impressed with the script and with his well written character, Hakan: "I am thrilled to be a part of this highly charged and strong no nonsense thriller.
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Craig Fairbrass and Mem Ferda Team Up in New Action Thriller Breakdown

Breakdown, which stars British Actor Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier), is about as a professional contract killer who is compromised by visions of his violent past. It is currently being shot on location in and around London and Essex.

The film was written and is Directed by Jonnie Malachi and includes an all-star cast inclusing James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Emmett Scanlan (The Fall), Olivia Grant (Mr. Nice), and Tamer Hassan (The Business).

It has also signed British-­‐Turkish actor Mem Ferda (The Devil’s Double, Pusher) in a strong cameo role. In a recent interview Mem commented, "I am thrilled to be working with Craig, he is a remarkable actor and it’s about time we were seen on screen together."

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