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Purefoy, Barnard Spin Mozart Tale "Interlude"

10 February 2016 11:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard and Samantha Barks have joined the cast of John Stephenson's "Interlude in Prague". Brian Ashby penned the screenplay

Set in the Czech capital in 1787, the true story tale follows a few turbulent months in the short life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart which influenced the creation of his opera "Don Giovanni". Mozart is brought to the Bohemian city by the vain aristocrat Baron Saloka who is also a psycopath and serial rapist.

Mozart sets about creating a new opera at the Nostitz Theater, but his unconventional presence soon unleashes a series of dramatic and tragic events including a love affair with a beautiful soprano and ultimately murder.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Berlin: Mozart Drama ‘Interlude in Prague’ to Star James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard

10 February 2016 8:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin — A bevy of British talent is set to lead the cast in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart drama “Interlude in Prague,” including James Purefoy (“Solomon Kane,” “John Carter,” “Ironclad”), Aneurin Barnard (“The White Queen,” “The Truth About Emanuel,” “Ironclad”) and “Les Miserables” star Samantha Barks. London-based Carnaby will handle worldwide rights for the film, which will be presented to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Directed by John Stephenson (“Animal Farm,” “Five Children and It”) with a screenplay by Brian Ashby, “Interlude in Prague” is produced by Productive International’s Huw Penallt Jones (“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “The Edge of Love,” “Cold Mountain,” “Chaos”) along with Hannah Leader (“Lucky Number Slevin,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) with cinematography by Michael Brewster (“Five Children and It,” “Animal Farm”), production design by Oscar winner Luciana Arrighi (“Only You,” “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “Jakob the Liar”) and Hybrid’s »

- Leo Barraclough

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27 British films to look out for in 2016

7 January 2016 1:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…

While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.

2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.

A Street Cat Named Bob (dir. »

- louisamellor

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Samantha Barks strikes for musical

5 January 2016 3:59 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Les Miserables star attached to period musical Strike!

Samantha Barks, best known for her role in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, is attached to star in a feature version of Canadian stage musical Strike!, a Romeo and Juliet style love story set against the 1919 general strike in Winnipeg.

The stage musical’s co-writers, Danny Schur and Rick Chafe, have co-written the script and will produce, with Joseph Novak (Snake River) set to direct.

Currently in development, composer Schur is aiming for a summer 2016 shoot on the production, which also has Alan Doyle (Robin Hood) and Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page attached.

Barks is due to play Rebecca Almazoff, the lead female role in the period drama, which follows the illicit love affair between a Catholic man and Jewish woman during the strike.

The British actress, a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow, recently played in war-romance Bitter Harvest and drama A Hundred Streets but Strike! could be her »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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