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Douglas Booth to play Nikki Sixx in Motley Crue biopic The Dirt

Deadline is reporting that Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent, The Limehouse Golem) is in talks to star as Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx in The Dirt, a biopic of the American heavy metal band.

The Dirt is based upon the bestselling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, penned by band members Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss, and is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass).

The long-gestating biopic will detail the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs. Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn of Lbi Entertainment are producing the film with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, while band members Neil, Lee, Mars and Sixx are also on board as co-producers.

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Loving Vincent – Review

Dr. Gauchet (Jerome Flynn) in Loving Vincent. Painting by Kat Knutsen. Copyright © Loving Vincent

The strikingly beautiful animated film Loving Vincent is described as “the world’s first fully oil painted feature film.” That description means a group of artists hand-painted the images that fill this stunningly beautiful film. This intriguing, ambitious film goes a step further and puts animated actors into Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, which are used as the setting to explore the artist’s life and work through a mystery tale investigating his death. The result is not only gorgeous but an appealing fact-and-fiction tale through which the film recounts the famous artist’s life and art.

Van Gogh paintings are brought to life so that the actors, rotoscoped and then painted, move around in them, an amazing and pleasing effect. Loving Vincent employed a team of 125 artists over six years to hand-paint in oil recreations
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IFC Acquires Elle Fanning-Starrer 'Mary Shelley'

IFC Acquires Elle Fanning-Starrer 'Mary Shelley'
IFC has picked up Mary Shelley, the period romance from Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour that first bowed in Toronto.

Starring Elle Fanning (The Beguiled) together with Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent), Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Tom Sturridge (Far from the Madding Crowd) and Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse), Mary Shelley tells the story of the acclaimed gothic novelist's whirlwind – and scandalous – romance with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. When tragedy strikes and the couple lose their baby daughter, Mary strikes back, finding the courage and bravery to transform her pain into the world’s first...
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Elle Fanning’s ‘Mary Shelley’ Biopic Bought by IFC

Elle Fanning’s ‘Mary Shelley’ Biopic Bought by IFC
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Haifaa Al-Mansour’s biopic “Mary Shelley,” starring Elle Fanning.

The movie, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, also stars Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”), Tom Sturridge, and Ben Hardy.

Based on a screenplay by Emma Jensen, “Mary Shelley” was produced by Amy Baer through Gidden Media together with Ruth Coady and Alan Moloney from Parallel Films. The story centers on teenager Mary Wollstonecraft finding a kindred spirit in poet Percy Shelley. When tragedy strikes and the couple lose their baby daughter, Mary writes the world’s first science fiction novel, “Frankenstein.”

The deal was negotiated between IFC Films and the UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers together with HanWay Films.

In addition to the previously announced deals in the U.K. (Curzon) and Canada (Search Engine), HanWay Films has also closed deals with Pyramide (France), Prokino (Germany and Austria), Notorious (Italy
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‘Loving Vincent’ Breaks Out in Italy

‘Loving Vincent’ Breaks Out in Italy
Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s “Loving Vincent,” a Vincent van Gogh biopic using the painter’s hallmark impasto style, has broken out in Italy to a standout near $1.3 million on a three-day “event” run.

In its latest festival berth, “Loving Vincent” closes the 54th Antalya Intl. Film Festival on Oct. 27.

Bowing on Oct. 16, a Monday, as part of a Nexo Digital season of Great Art to Cinemas movies, the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, which was distributed by Adler Entertainment, punched 120,000 admissions over its initial three-day run this week.

Figure is more than double the daily box office of “Blade Runner 2049,” Cinema Management Group, the film’s sales agent said in a statement. Nexo Digital called the box office “the most-watched film event ever in Italy.”

In further early openings, “Loving Vincent” was first released in the U.S. on Sept, 22, handled by Good Deed Entertainment, running up nearly
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Movie Review – Loving Vincent (2017)

Loving Vincent, 2017.

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

Featuring the Voice Talents of Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, Helen McRory, Holly Earl, Aidan Turner, Josh Burdett, Eleanor Tomlinson, John Sessions, James Greene, Martin Herdman, Bill Thomas, and Robert Gulaczyk.

Synopsis:

A feature film about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh.

It is indisputable that Loving Vincent is one of the most ambitious cinematic undertakings of the decade, perhaps all time. Touted by the crew via text before the opening credits begin, this is the world’s first animated feature entirely composed of oil paintings (65,000+ individual pieces) specifically visually reminiscent of the timeless work of its subject Vincent van Gogh. This far into cinema’s existence it’s hard to create something wholly unique and original, but this is assuredly the closest in ages to which those words apply. Technically, the paintings are
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Exclusive Interview – Douglas Booth on Loving Vincent

Scott Bates chats with Douglas Booth about Loving Vincent

Scott Bates: First I want to ask you about the style of the film – it’s the first feature film to be fully hand-painted, how involved were you in the actual creative process, in respects to the animation, etc?

Douglas Booth: None of it other than the acting. I was brought on board – it took seven years to make this movie, from conception to the final product, I got brought in two years ago. They got a casting director and they said “We have these Van Gogh paintings, who looks like them?” and then they approached me, they approached Saoirse Ronan, Helen McRory, Chris O’Dowd, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, and we came on and we shot it in about three and a half, four weeks, very quickly, didn’t have much money, in three studios and a little bit in Poland.
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Loving Vincent Movie Review

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Loving Vincent Movie Review
Loving Vincent Gde/Breakthru Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Written by: Jacek Dehnel, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, John Sessions, Helen McCory Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 9/19/17 Opens: September 22, 2017w Stand next to a […]

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Tiff Review: ‘Mary Shelley’ Doesn’t Breath Life into the ‘Frankenstein’ Author’s Story

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With just about 15 minutes or so left in its 120-minute running time, Mary Shelley comes alive. We’ve dispensed with the rote upbringing, finally moved past the surprisingly dull courtship and long-term companionship with Percy Shelley, and suffered various societal and economic indignities. Now, at last, we have arrived at the moment of conception — the birth of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Little time, sadly, is spent on the actual writing of the book. But watching what came after — a sour-grapes-ish judgment from Percy, rejection from publishers, and, finally, “anonymous” authorship and critical and commercial success — is utterly fascinating. A scene set in her father’s bookstore featuring beard-y gentlemen praising the text leads to an appropriate romantic reunion, and then … Mary Shelley is over, save some end notes explaining the author’s fate.

The problem with Haifaa Al Mansour’s follow-up to the lovely Wadjda — noteworthy as the first
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Michael Stuhlbarg Joins Kevin Spacey in Netflix's Gore Vidal Biopic

Michael Stuhlbarg Joins Kevin Spacey in Netflix's Gore Vidal Biopic
Michael Stuhlbarg, Freya Mavor and Nikolai Kinski have joined the cast of Netflix's Gore Vidal biopic starring Kevin Spacey.

Michael Hoffman is directing the film from a screenplay co-written with Jay Parini, based on Parini's 2015 biography Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal. The film focuses on the period in 1982 following Gore’s loss in the California Senate primary election. He retreats to his Italian home La Rondinaia in a Bacchanalian attempt to circumvent his writer’s block and sense of ennui. Douglas Booth and Griffin Dunne are also featured in the cast.

Stuhlbarg will play Gore’s longtime companion Howard;...
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Netflix Bio ‘Gore’ Adds Michael Stuhlbarg To Cast

Michael Stuhlbarg, Freya Mavor and Nikolai Kinski have joined the cast of Gore, Netflix’s upcoming bio of author Gore Vidal starring Kevin Spacey in the title role. The newcomers follow the previously announced Griffin Dunne and Douglas Booth to the project. Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire) will play Howard, Gore's longtime companion; Booth and Mavor (The Sense of an Ending) will be a young couple whose Amalfi Coast vacation is derailed by Gore's attentions; and Dunne and…
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Netflix Bio ‘Gore’ Adds Michael Stuhlbarg To Cast

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Netflix Bio ‘Gore’ Adds Michael Stuhlbarg To Cast
Michael Stuhlbarg, Freya Mavor and Nikolai Kinski have joined the cast of Gore, Netflix’s upcoming bio of author Gore Vidal starring Kevin Spacey in the title role. The newcomers follow the previously announced Griffin Dunne and Douglas Booth to the project. Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire) will play Howard, Gore's longtime companion; Booth and Mavor (The Sense of an Ending) will be a young couple whose Amalfi Coast vacation is derailed by Gore's attentions; and Dunne and…
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Mary Shelley’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Mary Shelley’
Haifaa Al-Mansour became the toast of the international film community in 2012 when her first feature, “Wadjda,” became not only the first feature film from a female Saudi director, but also the first feature to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, period. But what often went missing from the media coverage of the time was the fact that even aside from all those historic firsts, “Wadjda” was first and foremost simply a wonderful film, announcing a talented new director with a unique vision. For her second feature, “Mary Shelley,” Al-Mansour makes an admirably bold left turn into British period biopic, tackling the early life of the “Frankenstein” author, and unfortunately much of her style is diluted in the attempt. Impressively shot and suffused with a righteous feminist fire, the film is undercut by a confused and clunky script and a fundamental lack of thematic focus, turning an extraordinary story into didactic and disjointed melodrama.

It
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Toronto Film Festival: 12 Hot Titles Likely to Spark Bidding Wars

Toronto Film Festival: 12 Hot Titles Likely to Spark Bidding Wars
The Toronto Film Festival isn’t just an essential stop for Oscar hopefuls. There’s also an active film market that results in plenty of all-night bidding wars. This year, studios and distributors will make the trek across the border, on the hunt for films that can be arthouse hits or awards winners. Here are 12 films that will have companies breaking out their checkbooks.

Hostiles (pictured above)

Sales Agent: WME, CAA (U.S.), Bloom (International)

Director: Scott Cooper

Cast: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster

Why Buyers Are Circling: This Western tops the list of distributors making the trip up North, because Bale is one of the few actors who can draw crowds. His last effort with Cooper, the gritty crime drama “Out of the Furnace,” was more admired than watched, but Bale’s involvement guarantees that screenings will be packed. Strong reviews out of Telluride, where it bowed last weekend, will
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‘The Limehouse Golem’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid, Maria Valverde, Henry Goodman, Eddie Marsan | Written by Jane Goldman | Directed by Juan Carlos Medina

If you know your mythical creatures, the title (and, indeed, the IMDb synopsis) of this period horror movie might give you unreasonable expectations for its content. However, instead of the monster from Jewish folklore, the Limehouse Golem here is essentially a nick-name for a (fictional) Jack the Ripper-like slasher terrorising the East End of Victorian London.

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina (his English language debut after 2012′s Painless) and adapted from a 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd (Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem), The Limehouse Golem opens with former music hall star Elizabeth “Little Lizzie” Cree (Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke) being arrested for the murder of her husband, failed journalist John Cree (Sam Reid). That brings her to the attention
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‘Loving Vincent’ Review: The World’s First Oil-Painted Feature is a Truly Insane Vincent van Gogh Tribute — Telluride

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‘Loving Vincent’ Review: The World’s First Oil-Painted Feature is a Truly Insane Vincent van Gogh Tribute — Telluride
Vladimir Nakobov’s 1938 novel “Laughter in the Dark” begins with its rich and horny (but happily married) hero arriving at the vision that will ultimately ruin his life. A retired art critic with cinematic aspirations, old Albinus is struck by the idea of taking a famous painter, “preferably of the Dutch School,” and animating one of his signature works into the stuff of motion pictures. Film technology was still in its infancy, and it made anything seem possible. What if someone could use it to breathe new life into a static canvas, adding new dimensions to the artist’s vision and illustrating what might have happened in the moments before and after the one that was immortalized in oil?

Albinus, to his credit, recognized the unique challenges that might be involved in such an endeavor. “It would entail a delicacy of work calling for novel improvements in the method of animation,
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Movie Review – The Limehouse Golem (2017)

The Limehouse Golem, 2017.

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina.

Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan, Daniel Mays, and Sam Reid.

Synopsis:

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.

Karl Marx being a suspect in a series of grizzly, oft-fetishistic murders is but a passing fancy in Juan Carlos Medina’s rollicking The Limehouse Golem. Other passing fancies include a bald, tattooed Eddie Marsan beckoning to be sexually humiliated whilst heartthrob Douglas Booth dressed to the nines, covered in makeup sings a vaudeville ditty. It’s fantastically camp and brazenly silly, a grandiose burlesque show dripping in human innards and spliced skin.

Bill Nighy is John Kildare, a veteran detective tasked with tracking and taking down the “Limehouse Golem,” a serial killer known for his grizzly murders.
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Hand-Painted Animated Film ‘Loving Vincent’ Added to 2017 View Conference Lineup

Hand-Painted Animated Film ‘Loving Vincent’ Added to 2017 View Conference Lineup
A talk about creating “Loving Vincent,” the hand-painted animated film about the life and mysterious death of artist Vincent Van Gogh has been added to the lineup for the 2017 edition of the View Conference in Turin, Italy.

Investor Steve Muench and “Loving Vincent” painters/animators Biserka Petrovic and Adam Maciejewski will discuss how a team of 120 oil painters came together to re-create Van Gogh’s paintings to create the 90-minute film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

More than 100 of Van Gogh’s paintings were re-imagined for “Loving Vincent,” which was the Audience Prize winner at June’s Annecy animation film festival.

The film stars Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Chris O’Dowd and Saoirse Ronan, whose live-action performances have been painted over in oil in the style of the troubled artist.

Loving Vincent” opens in the U.S. next month in New York and Los Angeles, and later in the year in various other
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Douglas Booth Boards Netflix’s ‘Gore’ Biopic Opposite Kevin Spacey

Exclusive: British actor Douglas Booth has joined Netflix’s Gore, starring opposite Kevin Spacey who plays the eponymous Gore Vidal. The Last Station helmer Michael Hoffman is directing Gore, which is filming in Italy and also stars Griffin Dunne in the story of the legendary writer. Douglas plays Jamie, a young British writer whose work catches Vidal’s eye. The titular character spent large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the Italian capital…
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Douglas Booth Boards Netflix’s ‘Gore’ Biopic Opposite Kevin Spacey

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Exclusive: British actor Douglas Booth has joined Netflix’s Gore, starring opposite Kevin Spacey who plays the eponymous Gore Vidal. The Last Station helmer Michael Hoffman is directing Gore, which is filming in Italy and also stars Griffin Dunne in the story of the legendary writer. Douglas plays Jamie, a young British writer whose work catches Vidal’s eye. The titular character spent large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the Italian capital…
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