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[caption id="attachment_49969" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bear Grylls: Mission Survive TV show cancelled by ITV after second series; no season three. Image via ITV.[/caption]
Mission aborted. The Bear Grylls: Mission Survive TV show has been cancelled by ITV after its second season. Digital Spy reports ITV has confirmed it is done with the survivalist competition. Chin up, Bear Grylls fans. ITV has, "... a number of projects with Bear in the pipeline." When announced, we will let you know.
DJ/model Vogue Williams won the first season of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. Alex Scott, right-back for Arsenal in the Fa Women's Super League and the England women's national football team, won the second series. Also competing in season two were: Samantha Barks, Michelle Collins, Jason Gardiner, Chelsee Healey, Neil Morrissey, and Stuart Pearce MBE.
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The film gets its market premiere screening today [May 11] and is based on Jim Dent’s novel Courage Beyond The Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story.
Eckhart stars as the coach of the University Of Texas American Football team whose star player is diagnosed with bone cancer.
The film opened in the Us last November through Clarius Entertainment under the title My All American and Universal handles ancillary rights.
The film screens today [May 11] and on Tuesday  in Cannes and the producers are in talks for a Us »
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London — Variety has been given exclusive access to the first-look images for “Interlude in Prague,” which is shooting in the Czech capital. The film, which portrays a few turbulent months in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, stars Aneurin Barnard, James Purefoy and Samantha Barks.
Barnard, whose credits include “The White Queen” and “War & Peace,” plays the composer at a time when has been brought to Prague by the vain and self-obsessed Baron Saloka. The evil aristocrat is played by Purefoy, who was serial killer Joe Carroll in Fox’s “The Following,” and is a slave owner in the “Roots” reboot.
Rising star Morfydd Clark, who appeared recently in Whit Stillman’s “Love and Friendship,” plays the beautiful soprano Zuzanna Luptak, who is betrothed to Saloka but falls in love with Mozart. Saloka, a psychopath, sexual predator and serial rapist, develops an overwhelming hatred that results in callous brutality and murder. »
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The six-week shoot will take place in several Czech locations, including Libochovice Castle, the Nostitz Theater, Chateau Jemniste and the town of Ploskovice.
The cast also includes rising star Morfydd Clark, who plays Zuzanna Luptac, an 18-year-old soprano who has a passionate affair with Mozart (Barnard), but is forced to marry another man. Clark’s credits include Whit Stillman’s “Love & Friendship.”
- Leo Barraclough
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.
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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 »
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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.
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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.
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.
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8 items from 2016
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