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Tony winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry is in talks to helm Universal's screen adaptation of the mega-hit musical "Wicked," according to Deadline.com. Previously, directors Ryan Murphy, Rob Marshall, J.J. Abrams, and James Mangold were rumored to be the front-runners.Daldry won Tony Awards for directing "Billy Elliot" and "An Inspector Calls," and was nominated for an Academy Award three times, for "The Hours," "The Reader," and "Billy Elliot." He recently directed the film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."Inspired by Gregory Maguire's novel, "Wicked" is a prequel to the iconic "The Wizard of Oz," highlighting the hitherto untold relationship between the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and her improbable friend, Glinda. The book is by Winnie Holzman, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. "Wicked" opened in 2003 and walked off with three Tonys.Still running after nine years, it continues to fill houses on Broadway and. »
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Production is set to begin next week on the untitled international suspense thriller starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall, and Working Title has announced a few additions to the cast. Julia Stiles, Jim Broadbent, Ciarán Hinds, Riz Ahmed, Kenneth Cranham, and Anne-Marie Duff have been added to the cast, with John Crowley (Boy A) set to direct. The story centers on two ex-lovers who “find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they are joined together on the defense team in a terrorism trial.” Not much else is known plot-wise, but Crowley has assembled a fine international cast and I’m looking forward to seeing how the suspense thriller plays out. Hit the jump to read the full press release. Here’s the press release: New York, April 11th, 2012 – Production begins next week in the U.K. on Focus Features and Working Title Films’ untitled international suspense thriller »
- Adam Chitwood
Production begins next week in the U.K. on Focus Features and Working Title's latest collaboration: an untitled suspense thriller that stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall and Jim Broadbent. And there's plenty of reason to pay attention, apart from the boutique studios with discerning film taste and these three stars.
Directed by John Crowley ("Is Anybody There"), the filmmaker was arguably the first person to give Andrew Garfield a lead role in 2008's underappreciated drama "Boy A" (before then all he had done was British TV) so that's still a feather in his cap years later, especially considering how far Garfield has come. Featuring an original screenplay by Steven Knight (Academy Award nominee for "Dirty Pretty Things," "Eastern Promises"), a rich crop of talent has just been added to the cast, including Ciarán Hinds ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," "The Debt"), Julia Stiles ("Dexter," the "Bourne" franchise), Riz Ahmed ("Four Lions »
- Edward Davis
Production begins next week in the U.K. on Focus Features and Working Title Films. untitled international suspense thriller starring Eric Bana (of Focus. Hanna) and Golden Globe Award nominee Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town) for director John Crowley (Boy A). The original screenplay is by Steven Knight, Academy Award nominee for Dirty Pretty Things and Bifa Award nominee for Focus. Eastern Promises.
Rounding out the cast are British Independent Film Award nominee Riz Ahmed (Four Lions); Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris); Olivier Award nominee Kenneth Cranham (An Inspector Calls); BAFTA Award nominee Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy); in his fifth film for Focus, Ciarán Hinds (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy); and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Julia Stiles (Dexter). Adriano Goldman (Focus. Jane Eyre) is the feature.s cinematographer; Jim Clay and Natalie Ward, both of Focus. The Debt, are the production designer and costume designer, respectively. »
- Michelle McCue
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