Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan, and Ben Daniels have been added to the cast of “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss.” They join a cast that includes Lily James (“Cinderella”), above, Jai Courtney (“Suicide Squad”) and Christopher Plummer as Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The fictitious look at the former German leader’s last days finds the man who helped ignite World War I exiled in the Netherlands as a new global battle rages. Following Germany’s 1940 invasion of Holland, the Kaiser becomes embroiled in an elaborate work of espionage by the Dutch resistance.
In addition to the new cast members, Silver Reel has come on board to finance the picture. Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film put the picture together.
McTeer is an Oscar nominee for “Albert Nobbs” and “Tubleweeds.” She is represented by Curtis Brown Group and Mgmt Entertainment. Marsan has etched memorable supporting roles in “Sherlock Holmes” and on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan. »
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David Leveaux directs the previously announced Lily James, Jai Courtney and Christopher Plummer, the star of Film House Germany / Egoli Tossell Film’s Remember that went down well in Venice and receives its North American premiere tonight [Sept 12].
Silver Reel has come on to finance the film, which has begun shooting in Belgium.
Umedia co-produces the Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises production and handles the Belgian financing, service production and effects.
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Romeo and Juliet and The Entertainer, also from The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season, will be screened live as well.
Dench will star as Paulina and Branagh will play Leontes in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, which will be broadcast live from London's Garrick theatre at 7pm on November 25.
He will then direct John Osborneʼs The Entertainer from August 20 until November 12.
Broadcast dates for Romeo and Juliet and The Entertainer have yet to be revealed. Watch a trailer for the three productions below.
Branagh said: "In 2015, where theatre making and film making meet is exciting, the cinema »
Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) and Ben Daniels (Locke) have joined Lily James, Jai Courtney and Christopher Plummer in the David Leveaux directed The Kaiser’s Last Kiss from Film House Germany's Egoli Tossell Films. Written by Simon Burke and based on the novel by Alan Judd, the project is also an Ostar Enterprises production. Silver Reel is financing the film. Bill Haber, Phil Geier, Claudia Bluemhuber, Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel executive producing. Lotus… »
Picturehouse Entertainment is partnering with The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company to bring three productions from the latter’s Plays at the Garrick season to the big screen.
The first production will be The Winter’s Tale, starring Branagh and Judi Dench, which will be distributed by Picturehouse to more than 1300 cinemas globally.
This will be followed by Romeo And Juliet, starring Lily James, Richard Madden and Dereck Jacobi and John Osborne’s 1957 play The Entertainer, also starring Branagh, with dates for both screenings to be announced in November.
Kenneth Branagh said: “In 2015, where theatre making and film making meet is exciting. The cinema broadcasts of our plays hope to experiment boldly. We have a team of people who are experienced in both worlds. The potential »
For Lily James, playing the titular character in Cinderella was a dream come true. Watching the actress—and her character—realize her dream was a moving experience for the cast and crew. When Cinderella made her debut at the ball and danced with Prince Charming (Richard Madden), even her Evil Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) got emotional. "When Richard and Lily began to dance, it made me just want to weep. You just don't see that!" Blanchett said in a behind-the-scenes featurette, which fans can see in full when the movie is released on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere Sept. 15. "You don't see those grand, romantic moments where you say, 'Yes!' There's a couple of »
Deadline is exclusively reporting that Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) is in talks to join the cast of Edgar Wright’s new film Baby Driver. Foxx is set to play a crime boss, who “coerces a young, talented getaway driver to work for him”.
Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars) and Lily James (Cinderella) have already signed up for the film, with Elgort playing the driver in question, “who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. He must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.”
Baby Driver is set for release on March 17th, 2017.
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Already for his next film, director writer/director Edgar Wright has hired Lily James and Ansel Elgort. Elgort will be taking what's effectively the title role in Baby Driver, the story of a mute getaway driver who relies on his music to be able to drive to the best of his abilities.
It's more a music-driven film than a musical from what we understand, and it's currently scheduled for release on March 17th 2017.
Now we learn that Jamie Foxx is in talks to join the film too. He's set to take on the role of the crime boss who gets the Baby Driver himself to work for him. No further details of the role are thus far known.
Wright is penning the script and directing this one, and we'd »
The details surrounding Foxx’s role are being kept under wraps. Edgar Wright is writing and directing the pic.
Working Title principals Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan are producing along with Nira Park through her Big Talk Productions. “Baby Driver” will see a 50/50 financing split between Mrc and TriStar, with TriStar handling worldwide distribution.
The story follows a young, talented getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a heist goes awry.
Production is expected to start later this year with Sony recently announcing that the film will bow on Mar. 17, 2017.
Foxx is currently filming the action thriller “Sleepless Night,” which revolves around a cop searching »
- Justin Kroll
With the movie due out in 2017, Edgar Wright is slowly bringing together the cast of Baby Driver, an original film about a mute getaway driver who uses music to maximise his driving in what is being described as Wright’s version of a musical (with no doubt some bad ass car chases thrown in). The director is already known for his visually distinctive movies, can you imagine him trying his hand at a musical? Anyway, already in place are The Fault in our Stars' Ansel Elgort as the titular driver and Lily James as the female lead. Now, another name has being added to the cast, with Jamie Foxx taking on the role of a crime lord who coerces our hero to work for him. Wright and Foxx are both extremely talented individuals, and while I would never has thought of pairing the two together before, I am beyond »
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Sidelined by the "Ant-Man" debacle, we've had to wait a little longer than we would've liked for Edgar Wright's next movie. It has been a couple of years since his apocalypse comedy "The World's End," but the good news is that he's back with a new movie, and more excitingly, one that (hopefully) won't require a creative compromise of his vision. Deadline reports that Jamie Foxx has joined Ansel Elgort and Lily James in "Baby Driver." The music-driven movie follows a getaway driver (Elgort), who works for Foxx's character, who has to deal with the consequences when a heist goes wrong. Sounds like the sort of lean, mean genre premise that Wright can really put his stamp on, so color me very, very curious. But everyone will have to be a bit patient. "Baby Driver" isn't due in cinemas until March 17, 2017, but here's looking to Wright coming roaring back. »
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Jamie Foxx has been curiously absent from the big screen following a turn in last year’s musical Annie. The Oscar-winner could be playing it safe though, after a string of roles in underperforming sequels like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Rio 2, and Horrible Bosses 2. Choosing to be selective over his upcoming projects during that period out of the spotlight, Foxx has zoned in on a potential return to his former glory, as Deadline reports that he’s currently engaged in talks to co-star in Baby Driver.
Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Ansel Elgort scored the titular role a while back as a music-obsessed getaway driver who assists a criminal kingpin on snatch-and-grab missions. If you hadn’t guessed, Foxx’s people are working to land him the role of Elgort’s mentor who encourages him to risk his life out on the streets. Together with Lily James »
- Gem Seddon
Having found his Baby Driver leads in Ansel Elgort and Lily James, Edgar Wright has looked for someone to bring a little menace into their lives. Jamie Foxx is now in talks to do just that. Elgort is playing a talented young getaway driver who uses his personal soundtrack to be the best in the business. But then a doomed heist throws a spanner into the works of his life, putting him at risk as well as the people he loves. Foxx, assuming he locks in the role, will be a crime boss who coerces Elgort to work for him. We’re guessing he won’t be best pleased when things go wrong.This is a project that Wright has been working on for years, tooling on the script in between other projects. He’s now gearing up to direct for Working Title, Mrc and Sony’s TriStar, with the latter company handling distribution. »
Baby Driver has just picked up an Oscar winner. Jamie Foxx is in talks to board the Edgar Wright project, described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.” He joins Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Lily James (Cinderella). Get all the details on the Jamie Foxx Baby Driver casting after the jump. Deadline broke the […]
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Exclusive: Jamie Foxx is in talks to board Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver opposite Lily James and Ansel Elgort. The film follows a crime boss who coerces a young, talented getaway driver to work for him. Elgort pays the driver, who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. He must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Wright will write and direct, with his longtime collaborators, Working Title co-chiefs Eric Fellner and… »
Foxx would play a crime boss who coerces a young, talented getaway driver (Elgort) to work for him. When the doomed heist threatens the driver's life, love and freedom, he must face the truth.
Source: Deadline »
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The producer joins writer Andrew Davies and BBC executives to talk about literary adaptation.
Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning producer of Shakespeare In Love and founder of The Weinstein Company alongside brother Bob, has joined the ‘War And Peace’ panel taking place at Mipcom, the global market for entertainment content to be held in Cannes, France, October 5-8.
The panel, which focuses on the business strategy and creative process behind forthcoming BBC television epic War And Peace, includes the series’ writer Andrew Davies (The Three Musketeers) alongside Weinstein, who is an exec producer on the series, Simon Vaughan, CEO of production company LookoutPoint, and BBC executives Faith Penhale and Ben Donald.
The session will also feature a preview of six-part series, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel starring Paul Dano, Gillian Anderson, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea. It is scheduled to air on the BBC in late 2015/early 2016. »
“Kill the Messenger” director Michael Cuesta is helming the pic from the script by Matt Billingsley. The story is based on actual events, following a young CIA agent as he struggles to maintain his sense of morality while navigating dangerous conditions in 1980s Beirut.
Black Label Media is financing with Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill and Molly Smith producing. Jon Schumacher and Ellen H. Schwartz will exec produce. CAA is repping domestic rights. Principal photography begins in Los Angeles on Nov. 2.
Following his breakthrough performance in “The Fault in Our Stars,” Elgort has become one of Hollywood’s hot upcoming actors; in the “Divergent” series, he appears as Shailene Woodley’s brother. The franchise’s most recent installment, “Allegiant: Part 1,” is slated for a March 2016 release.
Elgort is also »
- Justin Kroll
Dismaland Castle and Big Little Mermaid suffering from split-personality disorder. Dismaland: Banksy and more than 50 other artists create bemusement theme park Who gives a damn about the cheap thrills to be offered by the Star Wars-themed expansion of Disneyland when you can relish the thought-provoking wonders of Dismaland? The artist Banksy, whose 2010 documentary feature Exit Through the Gift Shop was nominated for an Academy Award, has come up with his latest revolutionary artwork: a theme park for the bemusement of the whole family! Or perhaps not quite the whole family. Banksy calls his 2.5-acre art show a “family theme park unsuitable for small children.” Another Dismaland plus. Its construction shrouded in secrecy, Dismaland opened today, Aug. 20, '15, on the sea front at Weston-super-Mare, in Somerset, southwest England. While the theme park was being built, locals believed that the work going on at the derelict Tropicana “lido” – shut down in »
- Andre Soares
By now, it seems like a perennial contender for Oscars is none other than Bradley Cooper. He’s on quite the run of late, between his collaborations with David O. Russell, the stunning success that was American Sniper, and just being one of our most charismatic A-list stars. Later this year, he’ll look to again appeal to Academy voters, not just with a supporting turn for Russell in Joy, but also in the culinary comedy/drama Burnt, which has taken a bit to develop. Cooper has helped shepherd it to the screen (it’s now test screening, leading to some early reactions to his performance), and judging from the recent Trailer that dropped (which you can see at the end of the piece), this is going to be one intense flick. If things break the right way for it, you could also see it becoming another Oscar vehicle for Cooper. »
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