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What's It About? Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman who wants to find the son she gave birth to as a teen sent to live in a convent; Steve Coogan co-stars as the posh journalist who wants to write a story about her journey.
Why We're In: Based on a true story about Philomena Lee's travels to find her long-lost son, this is a sweet drama with moments of levity, thanks to the chemistry between Coogan and Dench.
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What's It About? Ah, yes. Another tale by Lars von Trier about tormented love, sex, and religion! Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson play newlyweds who are forced into some rather extreme circumstances after he's paralyzed while working on an oil rig.
Why We're In: This tragic tale gets the full Criterion treatment, including select »
- Jenni Miller
Karate Kid 2 lands a director; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to reunite in a new movie; Jeremy Irvine will star in Stonewall; Matt Damon eyes The Martian; the Game of Thrones showrunners peg their next project; and Chloe Moretz joins The 5th Wave.
Eisner is probably best known for delivering the 2010 horror film The Crazies starring Timothy Olyphant. Not exactly a 1-to-1 comparison between that film and The Karate Kid, but apparently Sony thinks Eisner is a good fit to helm their sequel.
Since the first Karate Kid ...
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- Anthony Taormina
The Weinstein Co. launched The Railway Man in four cinemas in New York and Los Angeles last Friday, posting solid but not spectacular figures. One Us film commentator said Jonathan Teplitzky.s drama, which stars Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine and Nicole Kidman, opened well enough to guarantee it will expand throughout the Us; it.s scheduled to bow in the top 10 markets next Friday and thereafter go much wider. The 3-day gross was $US61,845 for a per-screen average of $15,461. The best of the new limited releases was Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch.s vampire film starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, which raked in $88,000 at four theatres; it opens in Oz on Thursday via Madman Entertainment. Thompson on Hollywood.s Anne Thompson reckoned The Railway Man.s figures show it has the potential of .becoming a higher-than-average general release film.. Thompson added, .Its subject matter - a British WWII »
- Don Groves
“The Railway Man,” which is rated “R” and opens in Chicago on April 18, 2014, also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid, Ben Aldridge, Akos Armont, Tom Hobbs, Bryan Probets, Tom Stokes, Tanroh Ishida and Jeffrey Daunton from director Jonathan Teplitzky and writers Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson. Note: You must be 17+ to attend this “R”-rated screening.
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- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The King speaks. Often in motion pictures, in point of fact. Colin Firth has been a mainstay in British and Hollywood cinema since his terrific debut opposite Rupert Everett in the boy's school classic Another Country (1984). But it's not all stiff homoerotic upper-class Brit movies (though there's a fair share of that). He seems to have no ego whatsoever working in large ensembles, occasionally headlining, and (we assume) gets along with everyone given how often he returns to the same co-stars and directors (multiple films with Kidman and Everett and Egoyan and more). This year Us audiences are getting not one not two but Six Colin Firth films: Gambit (released a couple of years ago in the UK), Atom Egoyan's Devils Knot, Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, and three (!!!) with Nicole Kidman: Paddington (he's the voice of the bear), the thriller Before I Sleep and the »
- NATHANIEL R
Roland Emmerich is known for helming such massive Hollywood movies as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. But for his follow-up to the box office dud that was White House Down, Emmerich is scaling back to tell a true and transgressive story from American history. Yahoo reports Emmerich is working on Stonewall, a docudrama about the June 28, 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which proved a starting point for the gay rights movement. While the equality movement is still a hot button issue in the U.S., English actor Jeremy Irvine isn't afraid to take it on, and as such has become the first actor to sign on to Stonewall, which will be penned by Brothers and Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz. Irvine is best known for his film debut as Albert Narracott, the young soldier at the center of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated drama War Horse. »
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and based on the autobiography of Eric Lomax, the man behind the nickname of the title character, The Railway Man is yet another traditionally told period piece, elevated due to a wonderfully effective story and strong lead performances from Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine. We're first introduced to Lomax (Firth) as a middle-aged British Army veteran of World War II. He's obviously a quiet man, but there are no visible physical or emotional scars, and for the time being his life is about to take a turn for the better. A chance meeting with a woman, Patti (Nicole Kidman), aboard a train results in love at first sight. The two eventually marry and find a house together, but the horrors of war can't elude him forever. It's never quite clear if Eric told Patti about his time in the British Army, but she's soon made well »
- Brad Brevet
Director Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man opens in select theaters today and we've got an exclusive featurette on the building of the Thai-Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, as depicted in the film. Based on a remarkable autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful tale of survival, love and redemption. Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida and Hiroyuki Sanada co-star. »
"War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine has scored the lead role in Roland Emmerich's "Stonewall". The story chronicles the events around the 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The resulting clashes sparked a massive push in the gay rights movement around the world.
Irvine will play a young man whose political awakening forms our conduit into these groundbreaking events. Filming begins later this year. [Source: The Guardian]
The Septembers Of Shiraz
Adrien Brody is set to join Salma Hayek and Shoreh Aghdashloo in Wayne Blair's thriller "The Septembers Of Shiraz" for Millennium Films. Based on the Dalia Sofer best-seller, filming begins June 9th in Bulgaria and Israel.
The true story tale follows a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in Iran, and their journey to overcome and ultimately escape from the deadly tyranny that swept their country and threatened to extinguish their lives. »
- Garth Franklin
Jeremy Irvine - video interview
The historical drama, titled Stonewall, is a passion project for Roland Emmerich, the film-maker behind big-budget apocalyptic action movies such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Emmerich, who is gay, will tell the story of the 1969 riots at Stonewall Inn, in New York City's Greenwich Village, a mafia-owned bar popular with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The story will be told through the prism of one young man's political awakening, reports Deadline. The screenplay is by Jon Robin Baitz.
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- Ben Child
Scripted by Jon Robin Baitz, the film is based on a true story which explores the 1969 police raid on New York’s Stonewall Hotel, specifically targeting its sizable gay and transgender crowd. Irvine’s character is that of a young man discovering himself against the backdrop of the raid and the ensuing civil rights movement.
Emmerich is also working on the sequel to Independence Day, but he’s not taking a break from either project. The epic director plans to shoot Stonewall while in pre-production for the sequel to Independence Day, which is set to hit theaters July 1, 2016.
- Laura Frances
The film will chronicle the 1969 riots following a raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Irvine will take the lead as a young man who discovers his love for politics during the controversial times that sparked the gay liberation movement, Deadline reports.
Watch a trailer for The Railway Man below: »
Roland Emmerich will direct Jeremy Irvine in "Stonewall"Roland Emmerich is a size queen. I had the world's shortest interview with him while he was promoting Anonymous, a rare trip away from the ginormous epic blockbuster spectacles he prefers to make. But that was, in its own peculiar academic-enraging way, also supersized with CGI and a lusty embrace of conspiracy theories. In fact he ended our interview defending the size of his pictures.
It has to be big or I don't like it."
My mind raced back to that interview today when the news broke that Emmerich plans to make a drama about the Stonewall riots which poured gasoline on the then tiny embers of the gay rights movement. He'll film Stonewall before embarking on the long gestating Independence Day sequels. Young beauty Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man) has the lead role as a man who has a »
- NATHANIEL R
“War Horse” star Jeremy Irvine has landed the lead role in Roland Emmerich's intimate indie “Stonewall,” which chronicles the gay rights movement, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Story concerns the June 1969 police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which was a popular hangout for gays and transgender New Yorkers. The incident, which led to politicized riots, has a historic place amongst the history of the gay rights movement. Also read: Michael B. Jordan Eyed to Star in ‘Independence Day’ Sequel (Exclusive) Irvine will play Danny Winters, a Pennsylvania native who is cast out of his town and. »
- Jeff Sneider
• Brie Larson (Short Term 12) is set to star as Ma in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 best-seller Room about a kidnapped woman living in captivity with her 5-year-old son. Donohue wrote the script for director Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did, Frank). Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the book an A- and wrote: “Though the story’s chilling circumstances reflect the horrors endured by tabloid-famous abductees, Donoghue avoids all sensationalism. Instead, she gracefully distills what it means to be a mother — and what it’s like for a child whose entire world measures just 11 x 11.” [Deadline]
• Matt Damon is being eyed to star in The Martian, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Roland Emmerich tends to be associated with big, explosive blockbusters, and he’s currently plotting a return to his biggest, most explosive blockbuster of all with two Independence Day sequels. Before he does that, however, he’s going to take a detour into something completely different. The director’s next feature will be Stonewall, a relatively small drama […]
- Angie Han
Jeremy Irvine is a British actor who always seems to be on the cusp of breaking out internationally, but doesn’t quite manage to do so. The actor snagged the male lead in the big-screen version of War Horse and a 2012 adaptation of Great Expectations, and is drawing rave reviews for a supporting role in this April’s The Railway Man, also starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Thankfully, his anonymity could soon change, as Irvine is now joining the cast of Stonewall, a new film from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich.
Although Emmerich’s career is most synonymous with laying the world to apocalyptic destruction (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), the director has also made historical dramas like The Patriot and Anonymous. Stonewall will be a passion project for Emmerich, who is openly gay and an activist for Lgbt rights.
The title pays reference to the Stonewall Inn, a gay »
- Jordan Adler
Last year, while out promoting White House Down, Roland Emmerich let slip to us that he was looking to squeeze a small project in before diving deeply into making his long-planned Independence Day sequel. With the world of ID-4 still keeping one foot in development, Emmerich has locked in Stonewall as his next film, hiring Jeremy Irvine to star.With a script from playwright Jon Robin Baitz, Stonewall will chronicle the events around the June 28, 1969 police raid on the Mafia-owned Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The resulting clashes sparked a massive push in the gay rights movement, not only in the United States but also around the world. “It’s about these crazy kids in New York, and a country bumpkin who gets into their gang,” Emmerich told us. “And at the end they start this riot and change the world.” Irvine will play a young man »
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The plot is based on the true story of the June 28, 1969 raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, a mafia-owned establishment that was a gathering place of homosexuals and transgenders of that area. The raid set off a violent series of riots and demonstrations and became a touchstone for the gay rights movement that is recognized still to this day. The plot centers on a young man (Jeremy Irvine) who must come to terms with his own political ideals in the face of this event.
Jon Robin Baitz (People I Know) wrote the screenplay, with Roland Emmerich producing alongside Michael Fossatt and Marc Frydman. Kirstin Winkler and Adam Press are serving as executive producers. Roland Emmerich plans to shoot Stonewall while continuing to prep for his highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel Independence Day »
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