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Michiel Huisman To Star Opposite Lily James In Guernsey

29 November 2016 8:22 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Michiel Huisman, who was last seen by Dany’s side as the fiercely loyal Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones, has landed a role opposite Lily James in post-wwii drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lifting inspiration from Annie Barros and Mary Ann Shaffer’s novel of the same name, Guernsey chronicles the story of Juliet Ashton (James), a reporter who decides to shed light on the famous Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed on Guernsey Island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy during the throes of World War II.

A haven of peace and tranquility during wartime, Ashton’s curiosity is piqued when she receives a letter from a local resident named Dawsey Adams (Huisman). He’s a farmer on the island and, following a series of exchanges between Lily James’ writer and the titular book society, »

- Michael Briers

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'Game of Thrones' Star Michiel Huisman Joins Lily James in 'Guernsey' (Exclusive)

28 November 2016 11:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman will star opposite Lily James in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

The story is set in the aftermath of World War II and follows journalist Juliet Ashton (James), who decides to write about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed on Guernsey Island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy during wartime. It begins when she receives a letter from a resident named Dawsey (Huisman), a farmer on the island. She starts writing letters to the book club, and eventually travels to the island »

- Rebecca Ford

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‘Shaun the Sheep 2,’ ‘Madame,’ ‘Guernsey’ Proved Hot Afm Sellers for Studiocanal (Exclusive)

17 November 2016 12:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – One of the rare European companies to have scored a large volume of pre-sales at this year’s Afm, Studiocanal fared best with Aardman Animations’ stop-motion feature “Shaun the Sheep 2,” Amanda Sthers’ Paris-based dramedy “Madame” and Mike Newell’s adaptation of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”

Richard Starzak’s “Shaun the Sheep 2,” the sequel to the Oscar-nominated feature based on the British Wallace and Gromit spinoff series, pre-sold in many territories even though it is still in very early stages and is expected to be released no sooner than in 2019.

Deals were closed for Italia (Koch Media), Svensk (Scandinavia), Switzerland (Impuls”), Baltics (Acme), Iceland (Myndform), Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (Fabula), Greece (Spentzos), Lebanon (Salim Ramia), Taiwan (Caichang), Eim for airlines, Ex-Yugoslavia (Blitz), Poland (Monolith), Israel (Lev), Czech Republic (Bohemia), Benelux (eOne), Singapore (Shaw), India (Pictureworks) and Hong Kong (Edko).

On top of earning an Oscar nomination, “Shaun the Sheep Movie »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Exclusive: 'Beauty and the Beast' Director on Seeing Emma Watson in Belle’s Yellow Gown and Creating a Disney Cinematic Universe

14 November 2016 7:03 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's a tale as old as time, but it's never looked quite so shiny and new before. Ahead of Monday's release of the Beauty and the Beast trailer, Et got on the phone with Bill Condon, the director behind such varied projects as Dreamgirls and both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, to discuss what it was like seeing Emma Watson in Belle’s yellow dress for the first time, what it took to bring the Beast to life, and whether there might ever be a shared cinematic universe where all the Disney princesses team up, Avengers-style.

Watch: Thrilling First 'Beauty and the Beast' Trailer Drops With Emma Watson and Dan Stevens

Et: How much leeway do you feel you can take, creatively, with a story like this?

Bill Condon: This was not a case of some other retellings of fairytales where you're coming at it from a different angle or wanting to reinvent »

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The Burberry Christmas advert: soon all feature films will be made by brands

12 November 2016 12:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Domhnall Gleeson, Dominic West and Lily James star in the clothing brand’s Downton-ish ad. But does it spell a dark future for the movie industry?

Burberry’s latest advert looks like something Julian Fellowes would watch on his laptop without any pants on. It is a lavish three-minute trailer for a period drama that will never be made. Directed by Asif Kapadia and starring Sienna Miller, Domhnall Gleeson, Dominic West and Lily James, it tells the story of the company’s founder Thomas Burberry as he kits out various figures from history: Ernest Shackleton, Betty Dawson (based on pilot Betty Kirby-Green) and first world war soldiers.

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- Edward Tew

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Stephen Dillane Cast In Darkest Hour As Filming Gets Underway

9 November 2016 9:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Filming on Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour is now officially underway in the United Kingdom – but not before Game of Thrones star Stephen Dillane joins the cast.

Joe Wright, director of Hanna, Anna Karenina and Pan, has been appointed at the helm, directing from a script produced by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything). Eyeing a release late next year, a near unrecognizable Gary Oldman will take point as the former British Prime Minister, who found himself between a rock and a very, very hard place as Nazi Germany reached the peak of its power during World War II.

Soon after France had fallen, Darkest Hour recounts the proposed peace treaty with Nazi Germany, before Churchill dug in his heels, vowing to “go on to the end,” fighting the opposing Axis forces in France, on the beaches, on the European hills, and everywhere in between. It’s a remarkable period of history, »

- Michael Briers

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First Look At Gary Oldman As Winston Churchill In Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour

8 November 2016 3:32 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill for director Joe Wright in Darkest Hour, which has begun production in the U.K. Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the Working Title Films production as part of the company’s renewed global initiative.

Focus will release Darkest Hour domestically on November 24th, 2017 in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film globally, beginning with the U.K. on December 29th, 2017.

The original screenplay of Darkest Hour is by Anthony McCarten, an Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner as screenwriter of Focus and Working Title’s Best Picture Oscar nominee The Theory of Everything. Mr. McCarten and Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner Lisa Bruce (The Theory of Everything) are producing Darkest Hour with Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and BAFTA Award winner Douglas Urbanski (Nil by Mouth), reteaming with Focus and Working Title following Tinker, »

- Michelle McCue

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Working Title, Focus Reveal Creative Team Behind ‘Darkest Hour’

8 November 2016 8:46 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, has started to shoot in the U.K. Production company Working Title Films and distributor Focus Features have revealed details of the behind-the-camera talent, many of whom are Oscar winners or nominees.

The creative team includes costume designer Jacqueline Durran, an Academy Award winner for her work on Wright’s “Anna Karenina”; production designer Sarah Greenwood, who has received Oscar nominations for three previous movies directed by Wright (“Anna Karenina,” “Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”); and composer Dario Marianelli, an Oscar winner for scoring Wright’s “Atonement.”

Also on the production team are director of photography Bruno Delbonnel, a four-time Oscar nominee; editor Valerio Bonelli (“Florence Foster Jenkins”); make-up and hair designer Ivana Primorac, who has collaborated with Wright on four previous movies including “Hanna”; and two-time Academy Award nominee Kazuhiro Tsuji, who will be prosthetics designer on “Darkest Hour. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Darkest Hour goes into production by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-11-08 15:55:55

8 November 2016 7:55 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

First-look image of Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Photo: Jack English/Universal Pictures UK production has begun on Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, which features an original screenplay by The Theory Of Everything screenwriter Anthony McCarten.

The cast will also include Stephen Dillane, John Hurt, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Working Title's synopsis of the film reads: "Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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UK shoot underway on Gary Oldman-starring Churchill biopic

8 November 2016 7:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joe Wright is directing Darkest Hour for Working Title and Focus Features.

Production is underway on Darkest Hour, the Gary Oldman-starring drama about Winston Churchill’s election to parliament against the backdrop of Nazi Germany’s spread across Europe.

Joe Wright is directing the film, which is a Working Title Films production. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will distribute in the Us and Universal Pictures International will distribute globally.

BAFTA-winning screenwriter Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything) has penned the screenplay and will produce alongside Lisa Bruce (The Theory Of Everything) with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title and Douglas Urbanski (Tinker Tailor Solider Spy).

Joining Oscar-nominee Oldman in the cast are Stephen Dillane, John Hurt, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Darkest Hour is set for a Us release on November 27, 2017, followed by a UK release on December 29, 2017.

Working Title made history in 2016 by becoming the first British film company »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Lily James Is a Sucker for Dudes in Plaid Shirts: ‘I’d Always Find Them Rather Attractive’

5 November 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The consummately British Lily James is a major muse to the consummately British Burberry brand. She serves as the face of its latest fragrance, My Burberry Black, and just starred in the new holiday film The Tale of Thomas Burberry. And like any Brit worth her trenchcoat and wellies, she has plenty of memories of the brand going way back.

James says she can’t remember the first Burberry outfit she ever wore, but does remember the first item that ever caught her attention. “When I was younger I remember seeing the boys wearing those Burberry shirts,” she tells PeopleStyle »

- Colleen Kratofil

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Gary Oldman Is Unrecognizable as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s ‘Darkest Hour’

4 November 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gary Oldman will appear in three films by the end of 2016 — “Man Down,” “Criminal” and “The Space Between Us” — but all in co-starring roles. By this time next year, he will star in a Winston Churchill biopic directed by Joe Wright. The film follows Churchill’s struggle to stand firm against Nazi Germany as an invasion of Great Britain is imminent. Written by Anthony McCarten (“The Theory of Everything”), it will co-star John Hurt (“The Elephant Man”), Lily James (“Downton Abbey”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Mississippi Grind”) and Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”). Check out a first look from the film below featuring an unrecognizable Oldman as Churchill, courtesy of The Film Stage.

Read More: Gary Oldman Doesn’t Think ‘Spotlight’ Had The “Pedigree” Of A Best Picture Oscar Winner

The film will be Joe Wright’s seventh feature. He first garnered acclaim with his 2005 adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” which received four Oscar nominations, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Jem Cohen’s New Documentary, William Friedkin Follows an Exorcist, Modern ‘Roman Holiday’ Excursion & More

4 November 2016 7:26 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Jem Cohen‘s (Museum Hours, Counting) new documentary, World Without End (No Reported Incidents), will be released in the U.S. by Grasshopper Film early next year. From the press release:

Quite close to London, but for many, a million miles away, Southend-on-Sea is a town along the Thames estuary. Jem Cohen’s new documentary, World Without End (No Reported Incidents), is a portrait of this place – everyday streets, everyday birds, unflagging tides, mud, and sky. But it is also about humanity and history, about prize-winning Indian curries, an encyclopedic universe of hats, and a nearly lost world of proto-punk music.

William Friedkin recently shadowed an Italian exorcist, »

- Nick Newman

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First Look At Gary Oldman As Sir Winston Churchill In Darkest Hour

4 November 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Although the film comes out next Focus Features has released the first look at Gary Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill in the film Darkest Hour. The film is being directed by Joe Wright (AtonementHanna) and co-stars Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Check out the photo below, which looks damn good and its so hard to even recognize that is Gary Oldman underneath all that prosthetic. What do you think? Sound off below.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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First look at Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

4 November 2016 3:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has released a first look image of Gary Oldman as British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill from the upcoming drama Darkest Hour from acclaimed director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice).

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Darkest Hour is set for release on December 29th 2017, and also stars John Hurt (The Last Panthers) as Neville Chamberlain, Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Churchill’s personal secretary, »

- Gary Collinson

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First look at Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’

4 November 2016 1:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Joe Wright’s next film Darkest Hour will follows Winston Churchill as he leads a charge against Hitler’s army in the early days of World War II. The film features an all-star cast including Gary Oldman as Britain’s former Prime Minister, as well as Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas and John Hurt.

Via the Daily Mail we have our very first look at Oldman as Churchill in the film and the resemblance is uncanny.

Here’s the plot of the film.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, »

- Paul Heath

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Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver put back to August

4 November 2016 12:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Nov 4, 2016

Edgar Wright's first film as director since 2010's Scott Pilgrim Vs The World moves a little further away...

News that was greeted with a Darth Vader-esque “nooooooooooo” in these parts, there’s been a release date delay to Edgar Wright’s new movie, Baby Driver.

Comfortably one of our most look forward to features of 2017, the film is a story of a mute getaway driver who works to music. The soundtrack album already promises to be something very special.

Wright has recruited a cast that includes Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Elza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey and Jon Bernthal. He’s penned the script himself, and the film was all set to land in March 2017.

However, presumably fearing a box office battle against Disney’s Beauty And The Beast retelling, Sony has now moved the film back five months. Instead, it’ll land on August 11th 2017 in the Us, »

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First Look: Gary Oldman Thoroughly Transforms into Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’

3 November 2016 8:44 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For an actor who has worked with directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley and Tony Scott, Thomas Alfredson, Christopher Nolan, Robert Zemeckis, and more, it’s somewhat remarkable that Gary Oldman has only once been nominated for an Academy Award (deservedly so, for his fantastic performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Unless something goes awry, we’d imagine he has a strong chance once again next season for a new biopic.

Production recently began on Darkest Hour, a new Winston Churchill biopic with Oldman in the lead role. Directed by Atonement and Anna Karenina‘s Joe Wright (who just helmed Black Mirror‘s “Nosedive”), the first look has now arrived of Oldman playing the British Prime Minister, and his transformation is staggering.

Scripted by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) the cast also includes John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain, whom Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister; Lily James as Churchill »

- Jordan Raup

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Sony Shuffles Release Slate; Jumanji And Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver Among Those Postponed

3 November 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Nikolaj Arcel’s big-screen rendition of The Dark Tower wasn’t the only new release to be affected by Sony’s reshuffling effort, as we now have word that both Jumanji and Edgar Wright’s caper Baby Driver are among those postponed.

First up, the studio’s Jumanji sequel – one which stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan – has been pushed back to December 22, 2017, where Sony believes Jake Kasdan’s romp will thrive in a family-friendly corridor. The action-adventure pic had previously been on course to release in July.

It’s a similar story for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. Once slated to open opposite Beauty and the Beast on March 17, the star-studded drama has relocated to August 11, 2017, the very same corridor in which Sony’s Sausage Party found success earlier this year. Will lightning strike twice? Jamie Foxx, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, »

- Michael Briers

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Hannah Minghella Re-Ups as Sony TriStar Pictures President

2 November 2016 4:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TriStar Pictures President Hannah Minghella has renewed her contract with the Sony film label, a key retention for the regime of studio Chairman Tom Rothman.

Minghella was named president in August 2015 of TriStar, the Sony Pictures Entertainment unit that produces literary and prestige pictures. TriStar has been an active buyer of acclaimed literary properties and filmmaker-driven projects.

TriStar’s upcoming films include “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, which will be released next week; “T2: Trainspotting,” from director Danny Boyle, due in February; “Baby Driver,” due in March from writer-director Edgar Wright, and starring Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort, Lily James and Eiza Gonzalez, and set for release in March.

The retention of Minghella comes at a time when other executives at Sony have complained to management about what they say is Rothman’s abrasive, micro-managing style. Variety recently reported than more »

- James Rainey

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