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The Weinstein Co. has revealed the first poster for Adam Jones (originally titled Chef), starring Bradley Cooper in the title role as a Parisian chef who loses his job and relocates to London, where he starts building a team to create the greatest restaurant of all time. If we're being honest, the poster does very little, merely featuring its title star in nothing more than a publicity shot. Directed by John Wells (August: Osage County) and written by Steven Knight the film features a stacked cast that reunites Cooper with his American Sniper co-star Sienna Miller along with the likes of Omar Sy, Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey), Lily James (Cinderella), Uma Thurman and Matthew Rhys. readmore postid="170181" Here's the official synopsis followed by the poster. The film is slated for an Oct. 2 release and will likely enjoy a Toronto Film Festival premiere. »
- Brad Brevet
Cannes — Harvey Weinstein appears to be in a good place. The Weinstein Company is, after all, coming off three-straight hits with "The Imitation Game," "Paddington" and "Woman in Gold." Thursday evening the industry titan held court for his annual Cannes preview, noting that he loved this year's slate while insisting that that's not always the case. The highlight of the evening was intended to be the first footage screened of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," but this pundit was much more impressed with Garth Davis' "Lion." Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, "Lion" chronicles how, thanks to his inherent curiosity, a 5-year-old boy is separated from his family in India. Now, 25 years later, Saroo (Dev Patel) has grown up after being raised by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and begins a search for the biological family he believes is still waiting for him to come home. »
- Gregory Ellwood
As the Cannes market opens for business, Film House Germany's Egoli Tossell has tapped Leveaux to helm "The Kaiser's Last Kiss" starring Lily James ("Cinderella," "Downton Abbey") and Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer. Written by Simon Burke and based on the novel by Alan Judd, the film will pivot on the 1940 invasion of Holland that brings the Nazis face to face with their former monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm, who was exiled to the Netherlands in 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill in inserting an agent into the Kaiser's household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and a young Jewish Dutch woman with consequences that neither they nor the Kaiser himself could have foreseen. "The Kaiser's Last Kiss" is an Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises production. Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing and Bill Haber and Phil Geier are executive producing. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
James will star in the drama alongside Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners), with five-time Tony nominated director David Leveaux helming the film, which is based the novel by Alan Judd. Here’s the synopsis for the book from Amazon…
“A fictionalised account of the Kaiser Wilhelm’s last years in Nazi-occupied Holland. It is 1940 and the exiled Kaiser is living in Holland, at his palace Huis Doorn.The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser’s Dutch staff are replaced by SS guards, led by young, eager Untersturmfuhrer Krebbs, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper.”
- Scott J. Davis
The stars have aligned on several late-breaking projects in Cannes as Sierra/Affinity brings a Liam Neeson spy thriller and Lotus Entertainment boards a WWII thriller with Lily James and Christopher Plummer.
MadRiver fully finances and will produce while CAA, which packaged and arranged financing, expects to announce wide Us distribution during Cannes.
Lotus Entertainment will commence talks with international buyers on The Kaiser’s Last Kiss from Film House Germany-owned Egoli Tossell Film starring James and Plummer.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Lily James (“Cinderella”) and Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”) are set to star in “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” for Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film, which has tapped David Leveaux to direct the movie. Written by Simon Burke and based on the novel by Alan Judd, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” is an Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises production. Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing, while Bill Haber and Phil Geier are executive producing. Lotus Entertainment will introduce the project to foreign buyers at Cannes. In “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” notions of duty and love of country are tested against. »
- Jeff Sneider
James will play an agent in the World War II Dutch resistance, which is working covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and the agent as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent to block the potentially disastrous defection of their former emperor to England.
- Dave McNary
Rising star Lily James (Cinderella) is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser's Last Kiss. Five-time Tony-nominated theatre director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War II, in the aftemath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm, living in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston… »
Neeson will portray a C.I.A. agent who engages in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a sinister terrorist planning an imminent attack. He'll risk everything, including his own life, to stop his foe and avenge his mysterious past. [Source: THR]
The story centers on a recent college graduate (Vikander) who lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man (Tom Hanks). [Source: THR]
The Kaiser’s Last Kiss
- Garth Franklin
She joins the cast as the female lead alongside Ansel Elgort, according to Empire.
The film follows a young getaway driver (Elgort) who carries out his jobs with his own musical soundtrack, but finds himself threatened when he is forced to work for a crime boss on a failed job.
James' role in the movie hasn't been announced yet.
Edgar Wright.s latest project about a young driver in the midst of a bank robbery gone wrong of course called for a love interest, and who better to fill those glass slippers than Cinderella herself, Lily James. Now, as Wright bounces back from his Ant-Man fiasco, he puts Ansel Elgort in the driver.s seat, and hopefully Lily James lovingly watching from the side. Negotiations of Lily James. casting are ongoing, but they come right as Cinderella crosses the $500 million mark just this week in the global box office, according to Variety. The young actress. recognition in the big budget Disney live-action film, alongside her breakout performance in the British hit series Downton Abbey has paved the way to more opportunities including a War and Peace mini-series and a starring role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Wright looks to cast James as the female lead, a waitress in »
We’re just a week removed from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and already people are moving on to talk about the next one. Captain America: Civil War is the next chapter (after Ant-Man) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this one, (really, you guys) is the one you’ve been waiting for, not the one that came out seven days ago, whatever it was called.
The film involves a rift between the Avengers, particularly Captain America and Iron Man, and how Cap leads the new Avengers to deal with some political strife. We already know that it’s set to include a cameo with Spider-man, but now several other cast members were announced this week. First, Emily VanCamp, who appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will be reprising her role. Second is Paul Rudd, who after being introduced in Ant-Man will make an appearance in Civil War as well. »
- Brian Welk
As Edgar Wright puts his latest project, Baby Driver, into high gear, he ropes in another up-and-coming young performer to come along for the ride. Cinderella star Lily James joins Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) for the former Ant-Man director's new rock 'n' roll car chase action comedy. James will play a diner waitress and Elgort's titular character's love interest. Baby Driver follows a mute driver (Elgort) with an ear condition which forces him to listen to music constantly to drown out the continuous ringing inside his ears. He serves as the driver for a group of bank robbers on the run when a heist turns sour. Production is scheduled to start this fall in New Orleans, from a screenplay also written by Wright. Elgort joined the film back in January. Rumors stated Emma Stone as the top choice for the part earlier this year, but it looks as though James won out. »
- Will Ashton
“Cinderella” has crossed the $500 million mark worldwide, and so Lily James is using that momentum to land herself a new gig. Edgar Wright has cast James opposite Ansel Elgort in “Baby Driver,” Wright’s follow-up to 2013’s “The World’s End.” Penned by Wright, the movie focuses on a burgeoning getaway driver (Elgort) who endangers himself and the life of his love interest (James) when he fails to complete a heist for a crime boss. [The Wrap] Director Antonio Campos (“Simon Killer”) has a new film in the works titled “Christine,” and he’s bagged Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall in the lead roles. It’s a drama about a Florida newscaster (Rebecca Hall) who methodically plans her suicide to occur on camera. Michael C. Hall stars as a co-worker who develops a crush on the news anchor. The supporting cast includes Maria Dizzia (“Orange Is The New Black”), writer/actor »
- Edward Davis
Edgar Wright has picked up another promising young talent for his next film. Lily James will join Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver, a thriller previously described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.” And with her casting comes some juicy new plot details on the movie. Get all the latest news about Baby Driver after the […]
- Angie Han
Baby Driver – directed by Ant-man evacuee Edgar Wright – sees Ansel Elgort up to his neck in trouble when he’s forced to work as a getaway driver for an underworld nasty. James is reportedly playing the woman he loves, who inevitably gets caught up in the rubber-burning mayhem.
Though she’s known for period fare like Downton Abbey, James has taken contemporary roles, most notably in sports feature Fast Girls. Wright’s latest should find her consolidating her rising star status and proving she can do more than waft about in impossibly tiny corsets. However before she does so, she’ll be appearing in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Produced by Working Title and Big Talk in association with TriStar, Baby Driver marks something of a departure for the helmer, »
- Steve Palace
Edgar Wright's next film is set to be Baby Driver, which already has The Fault In Our Stars' Ansel Elgort on board in the lead role. Elgort will star as a getaway driver, one who relies on music soundtrack that he believes to be peerless.
The Hollywood Reporter has dug up just a little bit more detail on Elgort's character in the film, saying that he "is set to star as a young mute man who has an ear condition that forces him to constantly listen to music in order to drown out the constant ringing in his ears. His character is a driver for a group of bank robbers who goes on the run after a heist goes bad".
The cast has grown now too, with the news that Lily James - »
Cinderella star Lily James is in talk to join Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) in Edgar Wright's Baby Driver. Wright will direct and write the film starring Elgort as a getaway driver who relies on his own personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. James will play his love interest, a diner waitress. While I think we're all still recovering from losing Wright's vision of Ant-Man (and we're going to have to get over that someday), the prospect of a new all-out Edgar Wright film is extremely exciting. In addition to the casting news, we've learned a bit of new story information. THR has an updated synopsis: Ansel Elgort is set to star as a young mute man who has an ear condition that forces him to constantly listen to music in order to drown out the constant ringing in his ears. His character is »
- Haleigh Foutch
With Ansel Elgort in place for one of the leads in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, another main role has gone to Cinderella’s Lily James.Baby Driver will chronicle the high-speed, musically influenced life of a young getaway driver (Elgort), who grooves to his personal soundtrack on jobs to keep him at the top of his game (think Drive meets Wright's stylish filmmaking). But when he’s coerced into working for a crime boss on a doomed heist, his entire world is put into danger. James, who has seen her star rise faster thanks to Downton Abbey and now her success with the latest Disney live-action fairy tale, is on board to play a still-unknown other key role in the movie.Wright has had this one idling in the back of his brain for several years now, but put it aside to focus on developing and preparing to shoot Ant-Man for Marvel. »
“Cinderella” star Lily James is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Ansel Elgort in Edgar Wright‘s “Baby Driver,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Elgort will play a skilled getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss on a doomed heist that threatens his life and freedom, as well as his love interest, who will be played by James. Sony’s TriStar label is co-financing “Baby Driver” with Mrc and will handle worldwide distribution. Also Read: 'Cinderella' Dances Past $500 Million at Global Box Office for Disney Working Title’s »
- Jeff Sneider
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