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Kim Basinger and Bella Heathcote have also recently joined the cast, with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan returning to reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Grey, respectively. James Foley is taking over directing reins from Sam Taylor-Johnson.
In the book, Hyde plays Steele’s new boss, an assistant news editor who falls for her and begins pursuing her, much to Grey’s dislike. Hyde will appear in both “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”
Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are also returning to the cast, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing along with author E.L. James and Marcus Viscidi. Niall Leonard and James are penning the script.
Universal is planning to shoot “Fifty Shades Darker” and the final pic, »
- Justin Kroll
The zombie apocalypse works as comic foil and conversation starter as well as horror story of the moment. The gore factor is continually being upped by ever more imaginative splatters and gruesome depictions of deterioration from “The Walking Dead” and the crop of zombie media shuffling in its wake. And, much like the vampire fatigue of years past, the zombie may be overstaying its welcome. Zombies aren’t my favorite monster, but I enjoyed “Zombieland” enough to own it, I still think “Shaun of the Dead” is hilarious, and I watch “The Walking Dead.” So, if anyone is to blame, it’s me, because I’ve done it to myself.
I scored tickets for an advance screening of “Pride + Prejudice + Zombies”, and figured, as much as I like genre mashups, I was willing to see what could become of a romance of manners and the monster du jour. I wasn’t ambivalent, »
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.
Directed by Burr Steers and starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Suki Waterhouse, along with Matt Smith and Charles Dance, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is released by Lionsgate across the UK and Ireland today…
- Phil Wheat
Having already caught up with lead female stars of Burr Steers Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Lily James and Bella Heathcote – it was now time to speak to the leading men, as we had the pleasure of discussing this unique project with Jack Huston and Douglas Booth. The pair discuss their preparation for the
- Stefan Pape
Adding zombies to the world created by Jane Austen is not something that should work, but it’s something that most certainly has. We caught up with the lead stars of the Burr Steers endeavour, Lily James and Bella Heathcote, to discuss the production. The pair admit they were unsure at first, but tell us what
- Stefan Pape
If the Fifty Shades franchise was placed on a temporary hiatus in 2015 – backroom drama likely didn’t help matters – then Universal is ready to fire up production once again with plans to shoot both Fifty Shades Darker and its sequel Fifty Shades Freed back-to-back.
What that means is the studio’s erotic adaptation is fast becoming a hive of activity, now that Kim Basinger and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies actress Bella Heathcote have been enlisted for next year’s Darker. But make no mistake, Universal is playing the long game with its lucrative franchise, as evidenced by today’s casting of Arielle Kebbel in Fifty Shades Freed.
Best known for her role opposite Dwayne Johnson in HBO’s Ballers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Kebbel has joined the threequel as Gia Matteo, a beautiful architect and, surprise, former flame to Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey. Drawing jealously from »
- Michael Briers
The hit animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 ended the first month of 2016 on a high note at the box office, taking in $48 million in its opening weekend. In the first frame of February, this adventure will face three new movies, Universal's Hail, Caesar!, Sony's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Lionsgate's The Choice. As expected, none of these new releases could beat Kung Fu Panda 3, which won for a second weekend in a row with an estimated $21 million.
The animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 currently has a solid 80% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it opened in 3,955 theaters, which will still make it the widest release in theaters this weekend, by a long-shot. Kung Fu Panda 3 marks the return of one of the most successful animated franchises in the world, with its biggest comedy adventure yet. When Po's (Jack Black) long-lost panda father (Bryan Cranston) suddenly reappears, »
Following on from the news of Kim Basinger’s casting, Deadline is reporting that Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) has signed on to appear in Universal’s upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker.
Heathcote is set to play Leila, a former lover of Christian Grey, who bears the scars to prove it. Heathcote and Basinger will join the returning Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) in the cast of the film, which is being directed by James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross).
- Gary Collinson
Heathcote will play Leila, a woman who had been in a relationship with Jamie Dornan's emotionally and psychically scarred Christian Grey.
This casting follows the recent announcement that Kim Basinger will play Grey's first lover. James Foley is set to direct the next two installments of the E.L. James adaptation which premiere Valentine's Day weekend in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Written and Directed by Burr Steers.
Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.
Slow motion takes over as the Bennet sisters begin unsheathing various types of blades hidden underneath their elaborate Victorian-era appropriate garments (in what is a rather titillating shot), but most crucially, seems to promise that the ludicrous movie titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will live up to the level of absurd, stupid entertainment promised. That one quick scene offers essentially everything one could want coming into something so ridiculous; beautiful women dressed to kill that know their way around daggers and swords, »
- Robert Kojder
Whether you loved it, hated it, or would rather just pretend it didn’t exist, Fifty Shades of Grey was a box office hit. Costing just $40 million to make, the movie – which starred Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey – ended up grossing $569 million worldwide earlier this year.
- Josh Wilding
Australian actress Bella Heathcote has been cast as Leila in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie sequel, Fifty Shades Darker. E.L. James, author of the erotic romance books that inspired the film series, confirmed the news on Twitter Friday. The Fifty Shades trilogy is about the Bdsm-themed relationship between timid college graduate Anastastia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, and psychologically damaged, handsome billionaire businessman Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan. Leila is one of Grey's "ex-subs," or ex-submissive lovers. The character resembles Steele and stalks her after suffering a mental breakdown. Find out five »
Casting is beginning to heat up on the set of Universal’s erotic sequel Fifty Shades Darker, with news emerging that Australian actress Bella Heathcote has been cast in the role of Leila, one of Christian Grey’s former flames that looks set to put his relationship with Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele to the sword.
Word of Heathcote’s casting arrives by way of Deadline, confirming that the star will join a cast that currently boasts Jamie Dornan as the manipulative billionaire, Johnson and, as we learned recently, Kim Basinger as Bdsm expert Elena Lincoln. Behind the lens, James Foley is attached to direct both next year’s sequel and 2018’s trilogy-capper, Fifty Shades Freed, with screenwriter Niall Leonard by his side to adapt both installments of E.L. James’ worldwide record-breaker.
Shouldering a particular brand of expectation, Universal’s will no doubt he hoping that Foley’s Fifty Shades Darker »
- Michael Briers
Bella Heathcote is the latest lady to join the cast of Fifty Shades Darker as one of Christian Grey's former flames. The Dark Shadows actress will play Leila, a woman who had been in a relationship with Jamie Dornan's Christian, who is scarred both emotionally and psychically. This casting follows the announcement that Kim Basinger will play Grey's Mrs. Robinson-esque first lover. James Foley is set to direct the next two installments of the E.L. James adaptation Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed from screenplays by Niall Leonard. The first film in the franchise, Fifty Shades of
- Mia Galuppo
Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are also returning to the cast, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing along with James and Marcus Viscidi. Niall Leonard and “Fifty Shades” author E.L. James are penning the script.
The first installment in the series was a massive hit, grossing $560 million worldwide, including $166 million domestically. Heathcote can currently be seen in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” opposite Lily James and Sam Riley. She’s also in Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon, »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Bella Heathcote has been set to join the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment of the trilogy based on E L James' worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades Of Grey book series. Heathcote, who starred in Dark Shadows, opens today in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. James Foley is directing both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed with Niall Leonard adapting the screenplay for the next two films. Heathcote joins Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who… »
Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Director: Burr Steers Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Douglas Booth, Sally Philips, Charles Dance, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, Lena Headey. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s classic novel, based on the best-seller by Seth Grahame-Smith. A mysterious plague has fallen upon the 19th century England. The land is overrun with the undead altering the genteel Victorian social mores, and turning the bucolic English countryside into a war zone. Director Burr Steers instills irony in a film that quotes the original novel by the book…with a touch of wacky spook. The [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Expectations are modest for the trio of openers, with “Zombies” and “Caesar” forecast to finish the Super Bowl weekend with around $10 million each at the domestic box office, and “The Choice” likely to take in around $8 million.
“Hail, Caesar!,” Clooney’s fourth movie with the Coen brothers, has received strong critical support with a 78% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, portraying Hollywood studio life in the 1950s, opens at 2,231 sites on Friday.
- Dave McNary
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” bites, according to the majority of critics. The horror movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith‘s literary adaptation of Jane Austen‘s classic novel has garnered a disappointing 43 percent “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Reviews argue the production starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Suki Waterhouse and Bella Heathcote didn’t master the “modern genre mashup.” TheWrap’s own film critic, Alonso Duralde, wrote “this movie is so crushing mainly because it was made by obviously smart people who are trying to dumb themselves down, and there’s nothing more excruciating than that. Let’s hope that »
- TheWrap Staff
To this day I am still surprised how mainstream zombies have become. Currently there are four television shows and more movies churned out in the last decade than any one person could ever hope to watch. With more titles than a herd of Walkers, filmmakers need to insure their title can stand out from the pack. Along shambles Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hoping to bite a piece out of the box office. But is it memorable?
A mysterious plague has ravaged 19th Century England. Mr. Bennett (Charles Dance) has been training his five daughters their whole life for combat. But Mrs. Bennett (Sally Phillips) is worried about her daughter’s future and wants to marry them all off to wealthy suitors. Daughter Elizabeth (Lily James) lays eyes on Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) at a party and seems quite taken with him. Of course it can’t be that easy »
- Jeremy Jones
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