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World War II rom-com Their Finest gets a U.S. trailer

2 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stx Entertainment has released a new U.S. trailer for the upcoming WWII romantic comedy Their Finest., which is directed by Lone Scherfig and stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.

Their Finest is set for release on April 7th in the States and on April 21st in the UK and »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Their Finest’ Trailer and Exclusive Photos: Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy in ‘An Education’ Director’s Latest — Watch

23 February 2017 3:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, “An Education” director Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest” is set to be released in April. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy star in the film, an adaptation of Lissa Evans’ “Their Finest Hour and a Half.” Avail yourself of the new trailer and four exclusive photos below.

Read More: ‘Their Finest’ Is A Feminist Rom-Com That Lets Down Its Ladies — Tiff Review

Here’s the premise: “With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry as a ‘slop’ scriptwriter charged with bringing ‘a woman’s touch’ to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to »

- Michael Nordine

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New Us Trailer for Lone Scherfig's 'Their Finest' with Gemma Arterton

23 February 2017 3:03 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"People like films, because stories are structure. And when things turn bad, it's still part of a plan." Stx Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer for the film Their Finest, the latest feature from writer/director Lone Scherfig, of the films The Riot Club, One Day and An Education (one of my favorites). The film is a WWII-set comedy about an awkward British team that attempts to boost morale by making a propaganda film. Gemma Arterton stars as a writer, along with an impressive ensemble cast including Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan and Helen McCrory. This has screened at numerous film festivals and looks immensely charming and uplifting, which may be exactly what we need right now. Enjoy. Here's the official Us trailer (+ the UK poster) for Lone Scherfig's Their Finest, direct from »

- Alex Billington

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Their Finest trailer, starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy

23 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Feb 24, 2017

An Education director Lone Scherfig turns her attention to another female-centric historical drama...

Lone Scherfig, the Danish director behind An Education, has another female-centric period drama coming out. It's called Their Finest and it is filled with actors you probably love.

Gemma Arterton plays Catrin Cole, a young woman hired as a scriptwriter by the British Ministry of Information during World War II. The job? To add a 'woman's touch' to one of the propaganda films the Ministry is making to boost morale. 

Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Me Before You) plays the cynical producer of the film and Billy Nighy (who, let's face it, needs no filmography introduction) plays the aging actor who stars in the film, which tells the story of Dunkirk. 

The film is described as a 'dramedy', which seems like a relatively novel approach to a WWII-era film. Scherfig has proven herself adept »

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Gemma Arterton And Sam Claflin Star In Their Finest

23 February 2017 2:02 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo courtesy of Stx Entertainment. Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 Stx Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Photo Credit Ð Nicola Dove

For historical film buffs, 2017 is turning out to feature a treasure trove of WWII films focused on the arduous battle Great Britain faced during the war.

Christopher Nolan’s action thriller Dunkirk is due in theaters July 21, 2017, while Focus Features will release director Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, on November 24th, 2017.

Now comes the latest film Their Finest. Check out the new trailer below starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy.

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose »

- Michelle McCue

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Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin Make Movies in U.S. Trailer for WWII Drama ‘Their Finest’

23 February 2017 1:34 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After finding a sweet spot with period dramas, An Education director Lone Scherfig is back with another. Her latest film, Their Finest, combines both filmmaking and war to tell the true story of a British film crew who set out to boost morale after the Blitzkreig by creating a propaganda film. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, and Jeremy Irons, the film premiered at Tiff and stopped by Sundance, and now the U.S. trailer has landed ahead of an April release.

We said in our review, “Ticking off multiple points on the big crowd-pleaser checklist, Their Finest is a romantic dramedy about patriotism set during World War II, with a nice splash of girl-power sentiment thrown in as well. And it has Bill Nighy. Can’t do a middle-brow British prestige picture without that guy nowadays. Whenever it hits theaters (likely around the holidays »

- Leonard Pearce

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Gemma Arterton Creates Movie Magic In New Trailer For Lone Scherfig’s ‘Their Finest’

23 February 2017 9:37 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Entering the Trump years, if there’s any silver lining to be taken from his rule, it’s how the public has been galvanized to act, coming together to stand up for everything from healthcare to refugees to Lgbt rights. So perhaps the timing is perfect for Lone Scherfig‘s “Their Finest.”

Read More: Lone Scherfig’s ‘Their Finest’ Starring Gemma Arterton & Bill Nighy Is A Charming Feminist Love Letter To Filmmaking [Tiff Review]

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, and Richard E.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy feature on new poster for Their Finest

21 February 2017 11:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A UK poster has arrived online for director Lone Scherfig’s upcoming romantic comedy Their Finest featuring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy; take a look below…

See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.

Their Finest is set for release on April 7th in the States and on April 21st in the UK and features a cast that also includes Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Wonderfully cheery new poster for Their Finest with Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin

21 February 2017 2:46 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Director Lone Scherfig’s An Education was a wonderful example of a movie adaptation capturing the chaos and colour of a deeply personal coming of age novel. Her latest film goes a little further back in time to the early 1940s and a Britain plunged into the darkness of war. Their Finest tells the story of a British film crew making a propaganda film following the hell of the Blitzkrieg.

The film is based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, and has bright shining stars Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin falling in love while all around them falls apart. Scherfig and Claflin previously collaborated on 2014’s The Riot Club. Arterton recently lead the powerful post-apocalyptic zombie fest The Girl with All the Gifts.

Gemma Arterton & Sam Claflin in Their Finest

The film’s supporting cast includes Bill Nighy Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, »

- Jon Lyus

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Red Carpet Pda That's Way Too Cute to Handle

7 February 2017 7:30 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Hollywood is practically filled to the brim with celebrity couples; some of them have just ignited new romances, while others have been together for years and years. Regardless of how long they've been together, we can never seem to get enough of all the Pda. We even love getting a glimpse of adorable British couples like Laura Haddock and Sam Claflin! Keep scrolling to see adorable couple moments that have happened at premieres, award shows, and more. Related:2017 Is Off to a Great Start For These Engaged Celebrity Couples2017 Will Be Extra Exciting For These Pregnant Stars »

- Ryan Roschke

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Goteborg: ‘An Education’s’ Lone Scherfig on ‘Their Finest,’ the U.K. Film Industry, Entering Other Worlds

4 February 2017 3:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg, Sweden — “Lone Scherfig is one of the very best Nordic filmmakers of her generation. Skillfully, with curiosity, she has experimented with different aesthetic expressions, but it is always with wit and sharpness she portrays the complexity, passion and darkness in people’s lives,” said Goteborg Fest artistic director Jonas Holmberg, presenting the 207 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award to the Danish writer-director.

The prize-winner was honored with a three-film howcase of three films: 2000 Danish breakthrough, “Italian for Beginners”; her 2014 U.K. drama-thriller “The Riot Club”; and the Swedish premiere of her latest U.K. romantic dramedy, “Their Finest,” starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, opening this spring.

A film student from Paris’ Sorbonne University and the University of Copenhagen, Scherfig graduated from Copenhagen’s Danish National Film School in 1984; her feature debut was the comedy, “The Birthday Trip” (1990). After several TV series and the children’s film “On Our Own »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Britt Robertson Loves Dr. Phil, and More Tidbits From The Space Between Us Set

2 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Britt Robertson and Asa Butterfield come from two different worlds - at least they do in the new movie The Space Between Us. Coming out on Friday, the sci-fi romance tells the tale of Tulsa (Robertson) and Gardner (Butterfield), teens who begin a friendship online. What Tulsa doesn't know is that Gardner is from Mars. (Now is the time for any "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus" jokes you want to toss out.) We visited the film's Albuquerque set back in October 2015 and chatted with the down-to-Earth actors . . . see what I did there? Because it's a movie about space. Here's what we learned from the budding* superstars! Robertson loves Dr. Phil: "Today I watched a really crazy episode of Dr. Phil that I recorded yesterday. It was about the Subway guy, Jared, and the tapes. They play all the recordings of when he was speaking to this »

- Maggie Pehanick

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First look at Sam Claflin in Wwi drama 'Journey's End'

2 February 2017 2:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in Saul Dibb’s adaptation.

Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in World War One drama Journey’s End, of which Metro International will show first footage at next week’s Efm in Berlin.

Director Saul Dibb’s adaptation of R.C Sheriff’s classic play about trench warfare follows young recruit Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) who pulls strings to join his childhood friend and hero Captain Stanhope (Claflin) on the front line.

However, a much-changed Stanhope is horrified by Raleigh’s arrival given that they are anticipating a massive German advance.

Also starring are Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, and Tom Sturridge

Simon Reade’s screenplay also draw’s on Sheriff’s novel co-written with author Vernon Bartlett. Guy de Beaujeu is producing with Reade through their production company, Fluidity Films.

The production is financed by the BFI, Fluidity Films, British »

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

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‘Their Finest’ Director Lone Scherfig Discusses Her Film About Filmmaking Itself – Sundance Studio

1 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Lone Scherfig's Their Finest is a film that delights in film itself. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, the director's follow-up to 2014's The Riot Club is a WWII comedy, chronicling a British movie crew as they attempt to boost morale through propaganda films. Though the film is based on a novel by Lissa Evans, the Danish filmmaker made sure to immerse herself in the subject… »

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World War II rom-com Their Finest gets a new trailer

1 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

An international trailer has arrived online for the upcoming adaptation of Their Finest.  Directed by Lone Scherfig, the romantic comedy stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.

Their Finest is set for release on April 7th in the States and on April 21st in the UK and features a cast that also includes Jack Huston, »

- Amie Cranswick

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John Hurt Remembered by Mel Brooks, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright and More

28 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beloved British actor Sir John Hurt passed away at the age of 77 after battling pancreatic cancer. The two-time Oscar nominee had over 200 acting credits to his name, including “Alien,” “V for Vendetta,” “The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” franchise, and most recently Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie.”

Following the announcement of his death on Friday, his Hollywood peers and friends paid tribute to him on social media, sending their condolences and remembering the great times they’ve had together, as well as his incredible filmography.

Read More: John Hurt, ‘Alien’ and ‘The Elephant Man’ Star, Dies At 77

Mel Brooks, who worked with Hurt on “The Elephant Man” and “Spaceballs,” tweeted that he was “a truly magnificent talent” and that “he will sorely be missed.”

It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. »

- Liz Calvario

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My Cousin Rachel: first trailer and poster

25 January 2017 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 26, 2017

Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin star in My Cousin Rachel, based on Daphne du Maurier’s book. Here’s the first trailer…

Heading into cinemas in June is My Cousin Rachel, an adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier. This one stars Rachel Weisz in the role of Rachel, with Sam Claflin co-starring as Philip. It’s been directed by Roger Michell, best known still for Notting Hill, but also Changing Lanes, Titanic Town and Venus, amongst others.

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We’ve got a trailer, poster and synopsis for My Cousin Rachel, and here’s a taste as to what’s in store…

Here’s the synopsis…

A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he »

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‘My Cousin Rachel’ Trailer: Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin Navigate Romance, Revenge, Period Costumes

25 January 2017 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I’d be lying if I said I was familiar with the work of Daphne du Maurier, the English author and playwright who wrote the book upon which director Roger Michell‘s new film My Cousin Rachel is based. However, I am familiar with several film adaptations of her work and it’s quite the track record – her […]

The post ‘My Cousin Rachel’ Trailer: Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin Navigate Romance, Revenge, Period Costumes appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Rachel Weisz in Trailer for Roger Michell's New Film 'My Cousin Rachel'

25 January 2017 2:35 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"How easy it must be for a woman like your cousin Rachel to twist you around her little finger..." Fox Searchlight has unveiled a trailer for the upcoming romantic drama My Cousin Rachel, adapted from Daphne Du Maurier's novel of the same name. My Cousin Rachel stars Rachel Weisz as the cousin of a young Englishman, who falls for her as he attempts to seek revenge on her for supposedly murdering his guardian. Sam Claflin co-stars, along with Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, Andrew Knott, and Poppy Lee Friar. This is a very powerful trailer with a very mood song in it that is designed to provoke emotions and pull viewers in. I'm curious, but not really sure what to expect, it seems a bit too romantic for my tastes. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Roger Michell's My Cousin Rachel, direct from YouTube: A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel »

- Alex Billington

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Coming Distractions: Rachel Weisz plays a wicked game in this trailer for My Cousin Rachel

25 January 2017 1:25 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel is a mystery-filled romance, with upper-class British people wondering just how trustworthy other upper-class British people are when one of their own becomes hopelessly infatuated with his cousin, a woman who may or may not have murdered her previous beau. This trailer for Roger Michell’s adaptation of the book leans harder on the romance angle than anything else, but the cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” and all of the yelling going on make it pretty clear that there’s some heavy stuff going on behind the sweeping vistas and outdoor sex. The film stars Rachel Weisz as the eponymous Rachel, as well as Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, and Iain Glen.

My Cousin Rachel will be in theaters on July 14, 2017.

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- Sam Barsanti

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