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‘The Exception’ reaction video [Tiff ’16]

15 September 2016 4:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

You won’t have heard about The Exception as yet as the film is awaiting a release following its premiere at Tiff (which is actually today). The film stars Jai Courtney and Lily James, but Christopher Plummer steals the show as a dethroned Kaiser who is hoping for a call to return to power.

The story revolves around German SS officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Courtney) who is positioned in rural Holland to protect Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) because the SS believe that the Dutch resistance have planted a spy in the vicinity of his home. However, things go awry when Brandt falls for a young Jewish woman who is working as one of Willhelm’s housemaids.

Read our review over here and check out Paul and Stefan’s video reaction from Tiff below.

The post ‘The Exception’ reaction video [Tiff ’16] appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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‘The Exception’ review [Tiff ’16]

14 September 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Exception review: David Leveaux makes his feature directorial debut with this romance/ drama set at the height of World War II.

The Exception review, Paul Heath, Toronto International Film Festival 2016.

Jai Courtney turns leading man for this World War II spy romance that puts him opposite acting heavyweights Christopher Plummer, Eddie Marsan and leading lady Lily James.

The story revolves around German SS officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Courtney) who is positioned in rural Holland to protect Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) because the SS believe that the Dutch resistance have planted a spy in the vicinity of his home. However, things go awry when Brandt falls for a young Jewish woman who is working as one of Willhelm’s housemaids.

The Exception won’t surprise you with its basic plot beats, TV-movie-like look and predictable outcomes, but will mostly please throughout. The film’s biggest asset is its well-written dialogue, »

- Paul Heath

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Hottest Titles for Acquisition at the Toronto Film Festival

7 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While Toronto does not have an official market like Cannes and Berlin, industry execs use the Canadian festival to introduce new films to the global indie market that are not screening in the festival. Of course, many titles, including those in the Gala section, are looking for U.S. distribution as well.

All I See Is You

Director: Marc Forster

Key cast: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

Logline: A blind woman and her loving husband seem to have the perfect relationship, until she gets an operation that enables her to see. (Tiff Special Presentation)

Sales: Wme (U.S.); Sierra Affinity (international)

The Bleeder

Director: Philippe Falardeau

Key cast:Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts

Logline: The true-life story of Chuck Wepner, a liquor salesman who went 15 rounds in the 1975 heavyweight world championship against Muhammad Ali. (Tiff Special Presentation)

Sales: UTA and Nu Image/Millennium Films (U.S.)/ Nu Image/Millennium Films (international)

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- Variety Staff

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Gary Oldman And Kristin Scott Thomas To Star As Winston And Clementine Churchill In Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

Winston Churchill

Continuing creative collaborations that began over a decade ago, premier specialty label Focus Features is reteaming with both Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies, and director Joe Wright on Darkest Hour. Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film as part of the company’s renewed global initiative; Focus will release Darkest HOURdomestically on November 24th, 2017 in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film around the world, beginning with the U.K. on December 29th, 2017.

Production on Darkest Hour begins this fall.

Mr. Wright will direct Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. »

- Michelle McCue

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Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill biopic gets sets starry cast, release dates

6 September 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Focus Features-Working Title production Darkest Hour to star Gary Oldman as Churchill.

Focus Features is joining Working Title production Darkest Hour, from director Joe Wright, and has set a November 2017 release date for the prestige project.

Gary Oldman will star as Churchill in the biopic which will chart the story of the early days of Churchill’s premiership when he had to decide between a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for his ideals in the face of a host of pressures.

Joining Oldman are John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, whom Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister; Lily James (Cinderella) as Churchill’s personal secretary; Golden Globe Award nominee Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI; and Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife, Clementine.

Production on Darkest Hour is set to begin this fall.

Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film and will release in the Us on November »

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

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Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill biopic sets starry cast, release dates

6 September 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Focus Features-Working Title production Darkest Hour to star Gary Oldman as Churchill.

Focus Features is joining Working Title production Darkest Hour, from director Joe Wright, and has set a November 2017 release date for the prestige project.

Gary Oldman will star as Churchill in the biopic which will chart the story of the early days of Churchill’s premiership when he had to decide between a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for his ideals in the face of a host of pressures.

Joining Oldman are John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, whom Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister; Lily James (Cinderella) as Churchill’s personal secretary; Golden Globe Award nominee Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI; and Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife, Clementine.

Production on Darkest Hour is set to begin this fall.

Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film and will release in the Us on November »

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

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Gary Oldman to play Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Sep 7, 2016

Joe Wright's World War II drama Darkest Hour finds its prime minister...

Gary Oldman will play Winston Churchill in the upcoming World War II film Darkest Hour, it's been confirmed.

The film is being made by Focus Features and Working Title Films. Oldman was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role as George Smiley in Focus and Working Title’s espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Oldman has been attached to play Churchill since April.

The film will be directed by Joe Wright. Wright directed the films Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and Anna Karenina for Working Title and Focus.

The screenplay was written by Anthony McCarten, who also wrote Working Title’s The Theory of Everything.

Darkest Hour will focus on Churchill’s early days in office in 1940 when the British Empire was the only country that stood against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers. »

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John Hurt, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas join Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour, synopsis released

6 September 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April it was announced that Gary Oldman is set to play British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and now it has been announced that Focus Features and Working Title that the Joe Wright-directed drama is set for release on November 24th in the U.S., followed by a U.K. release on December 29th.

Oldman will be joined in the cast by John Hurt (The Last Panthers) as Neville Chamberlain, Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Churchill’s personal secretary, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as King George VI, and Kristin Scott Thomas (Suite Francaise) as Churchill’s wife, Clementine.

“Everyone at Focus is proud to be the longtime home to Joe Wright and our partners at Working Title, and thrilled to once again be working with the gifted Anthony McCarten and the legendary Gary Oldman,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “Darkest Hour »

- Gary Collinson

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Gary Oldman’s Winston Churchill Film ‘Darkest Hour’ Gets Release Date, Rounds Out Cast

6 September 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has set a Nov. 24, 2017, release date for Gary Oldman’s “Darkest Hour” in the U.S.

Universal Pictures International is handling international distribution, starting with the U.K. on Dec. 29, 2017.

Oldman has been attached to play British Prime Minister Winston Churchill since April. Production is set to begin this fall.

The cast includes John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, whom Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister; Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) as Churchill’s personal secretary; Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI; and Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife, Clementine.

Joe Wright is directing “Darkest Hour,” derived from Churchill’s phrase to describe the period of World War II between the fall of France in June 1940 and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union a year later in 1941, when the British Empire stood alone against Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers in Europe. During that period, the United Kingdom was »

- Dave McNary

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Downton Abbey’s Lily James Intense, (Topless!) in Burberry Ads (pics, video)

24 August 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Lily James, the British actress best known for her role in the PBS series Downton Abbey, is tantalizing topless in a new campaign for Burberry. (Photo: Mario Testino for Burberry)

Lily James, the British actress best known in the United States for her role in the PBS series “Downton Abbey,” is making inroads into fashion ...Read MoreDownton Abbey’s Lily James Intense, (Topless!) in Burberry Ads (pics, video) was first posted on August 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm.

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- Keith Girard

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Lily James Goes Topless For Burberry’s New Fragrance Campaign

22 August 2016 3:32 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Following in the footsteps of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, actress Lily James stars in Burberry’s new women’s fragrance campaign, My Burberry Black. Speaking of her collaboration with the brand, which sees her go topless for their ad, the 27-year-old “Cinderella” star says, “I was really shocked that they asked me and really excited. I […] »

- Cat Williams

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Edgar Wright Live Tweets ‘Scott Pilgrim’ for Fans, Exposing Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

14 August 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” remains beloved by its cult fanbase six years after its initial release, making it little surprise that a great many of them took to Twitter to live-tweet the film when it aired on Channel 4 in the UK on Friday night. More unexpected — though perhaps not by much, given his relationship with his fans — is that co-writer/director Edgar Wright joined in as well.

Read More: Edgar Wright Lists His 1,000 Favorite Films Of All-Time: ‘Metropolis,’ ‘Annie Hall’ & More

“‘Scott Pilgrim’ is on @Channel4 right now,” he tweeted. “If you All switch on, they might show it as much as @itv2 shows ‘Hot Fuzz’. Do it!” This quickly turned into an impromptu question-and-answer session between filmmaker and audience, with Wright offering thoughts on his actors (Mae Whitman was “a total badass”; Brie Larson’s Oscar win for “Room” was “a retroactive nod” for her role in »

- Michael Nordine

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Tops our list of Cineplex Events in August

2 August 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Raiders of the Lost Ark Tops our list of Cineplex Events in AugustRaiders of the Lost Ark Tops our list of Cineplex Events in AugustJenny Bullough8/2/2016 1:21:00 Pm

Think Cineplex only shows new movies? Far from it! Every month, a carefully curated selection of classic movies and cultural events are brought to cinemas to broaden your theatre-going options. This month, a classic blockbuster returns to the big screen, Romeo and Juliet play out their famously tragic love story, and Andre Rieu returns to dazzle us with his annual Maastricht concert, recorded live!

Here’s a peek at our top picks for upcoming Cineplex Events in August:

Raiders of the Lost Ark – August 7, 17, 22 

The Classic Film Series brings the iconic adventurer Indiana Jones back to the big screen and we couldn’t be more excited! Those of us who are old enough to have seen Indy battle the Nazis for »

- Jenny Bullough

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Edgar Wright Lists His 1,000 Favorite Films Of All-Time: ‘Metropolis,’ ‘Annie Hall’ & More

27 July 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Edgar Wright is a multifaceted director, writer and producer known for his films “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” among others. If you’ve ever wondered what movies he watches and what are his favorites, now you’re in luck!

Wright created a list of his 1,000 favorite films. Yes, one-thousand movies! The list, compiled by Mubi, is composed chronologically starting with Robert Wiene’s 1920 film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” It’s unknown how long it took the filmmaker to create this catalog of classics, but it’s pretty interesting to see what’s on it.

The list has a variety of titles that would be a great place to start if you’re a film fanatic and want to do some research on classic cinema. It contains features from Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen and many other great helmers. The list ends with »

- Liz Calvario

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DVD Review – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

27 June 2016 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, 2016.

Directed by Burr Steers.

Starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Sally Phillips, Bella Heathcote, Millie Brady, Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Lena Headey and Matt Smith.

Synopsis:

In 19th century England five sisters try to cope with the social pressures of the day, all the while fighting off hordes of marauding zombies.

Despite being based on a book – or two books, if you count Jane Austen’s original Pride & Prejudice – it is no doubt the inexplicable success of TV period drama Downton Abbey that will lend a hand to this film finding an audience outside of the zombie fanboys. Yes, inevitably when something becomes popular it will then be cross-pollenated with a genre from the opposite end of the spectrum and… Ta Da! You now have a film based around two popular genres, in this case zombies and costume drama, so how could it fail? »

- Amie Cranswick

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Why Kenneth Branagh Loves Mysteries, from ‘Wallander’ to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (Emmy Watch)

26 June 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kenneth Branagh fell into his love affair with the “Wallander” mysteries by Swedish author Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015) for “the sheer pleasure of the reading,” he told me over the phone. “It was novel by novel. I’m not usually a kind of completist in this regard, but each novel did send me to the next one, and I did read them in order, and I did find myself drawn in, hypnotically. I didn’t feel I’d met anyone quite like this before or this landscape.”

The novels are set in Sweden, in and around the town of Ystad, 35 miles south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Skåne. And that’s where the PBS Mystery series (four seasons, from 2009 through 2016) is also filmed. “It’s vast and flat,” said Branagh. “It has a strong regional dialect. It’s a curious, forgotten, unfashionable pocket of land. Over 60 percent »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Kenneth Branagh Loves Mysteries, from ‘Wallander’ to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (Emmy Watch)

26 June 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Kenneth Branagh fell into his love affair with the “Wallander” mysteries by Swedish author Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015) for “the sheer pleasure of the reading,” he told me over the phone. “It was novel by novel. I’m not usually a kind of completist in this regard, but each novel did send me to the next one, and I did read them in order, and I did find myself drawn in, hypnotically. I didn’t feel I’d met anyone quite like this before or this landscape.”

The novels are set in Sweden, in and around the town of Ystad, 35 miles south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Skåne. And that’s where the PBS Mystery series (four seasons, from 2009 through 2016) is also filmed. “It’s vast and flat,” said Branagh. “It has a strong regional dialect. It’s a curious, forgotten, unfashionable pocket of land. Over 60 percent »

- Anne Thompson

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Judi Dench to Star in Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ for Working Title

17 June 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Judi Dench will star as Queen Victoria and Stephen Frears will direct Working Title Films’ “Victoria and Abdul,” to which Focus Features will hold worldwide rights.

The movie is slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release. Focus will release the movie in the U.S., and Universal Pictures Intl. will distribute the film around the world. “Victoria and Abdul” is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.

The screenplay is by Lee Hall, based on Shrabani Basu’s book “Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.” Hall was Oscar nominated for “Billy Elliot.”

“Victoria and Abdul” was developed by Beeban Kidron and Hall at Cross Street Films with BBC Films, and is being produced by Kidron, Tracey Seaward (“The Queen”), and Working Title’s co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Bevan and Fellner have produced several Working Title movies for Focus release, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Kourtney Kardashian Sports Same Crop Top as Lily James -- Who Wore It Better?!

15 June 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kourtney Kardashian sported the same Erdem crop top as Lily James -- so, who wore it better?! »

- toofab.com

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I'm linking out... ♫ I want the world to know, gotta blog it so...

10 June 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Guardian Carrie Fisher is doing an advice column? What happy potentially hilarious news

Salon They're prepping a Rumi biopic and the filmmakers want Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr for the leading roles of Rumi and his mentor Shams. Those were real people and Persian muslims. Here we go again with Hollywood's tone deaf casting imperatives... (sigh)

Coming Soon Jennifer Lawrence to star in a movie about Elizabeth Holmes, once estimated to be worth $4.5 billion and now nothing. Adam McKay to direct so we're guessing he got a taste for Oscar with The Big Short and wants more.

MTV Teo Bugbee looks at the career of James Wan from Saw (2004) to The Conjurer 2 (2016)

Village Voice Angelica Jade Bastién on the female gaze of American Psycho

Pajiba gets vicious with a list of 'female equivalents of Sam Worthington' (i.e. generically attractive & completely unmemorable but they keep getting big roles) including Zoey Deutch, »

- NATHANIEL R

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