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Rival Christie Biopics Seek Vikander, Stone

22 June 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures wants Alicia Vikander and Paramount Pictures is after Emma Stone with both being lined up to play mystery author Agatha Christie in rival biopics currently in the works at both studios.

Both projects are set during her early career. Sony's version with Vikander follows a proto-feminist Christie uninterested in a traditional wife role and finds her life intersecting with the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle and Winston Churchill. Paramount's version with Stone looks into the famed eleven days where the author went missing in 1926.

The projects are not to be confused with adaptations of her work such as the recent "And Then There Were None" mini-series, the upcoming "Witness for the Prosecution" mini-series, and Kenneth Branagh's new film adaptation of "Murder on the Orient Express" at 20th Century Fox which begins shooting in November.

The two studios require approval from the Christie estate before receiving a green light, »

- Garth Franklin

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Americas Briefs: Ischia Global Film and Music Festival to screen 'Ghostbusters'

21 June 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Production wraps in Canada on ‘The Stakelander’; and more…

Upcoming Hollywood releases Ghostbusters, The Legend Of Tarzan, and Mr. Church will screen at the 14th Ischia Global Film and Music Festival, which runs from July 10-17.  

“We are truly pleased and excited that our friends at Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros Italy have chosen to screen three of their most important summer releases at Ischia Global,” said festival founder Pascal Vicedomini.

The festival will honour Bruce Beresford with the Ischia Legend Award. Beresford directs the Cinelou films production Mr. Church.

Revolution has acquired from Dallas-based Tango Films worldwide rights to five titles produced by Gk Films: Hugo, The Tourist, Edge Of Darkness, The Rum Diary, and The Young Victoria.The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers will present their annual Nalip Latino Media Awards on June 26 at the Nalip Media Summit in Hollywood. Oscar-winning director Juan José Campanella, who won the »

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BBC Commissions Agatha Christie Drama ‘The Witness for the Prosecution’

20 June 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The BBC has commissioned a TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s crime drama “The Witness for the Prosecution” from writer Sarah Phelps, who also adapted Christie’s “And Then There Were None” and J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy.”

The two-parter will be directed by Julian Jarrold (“The Crown,” “Appropriate Adult”) and is produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Prods., and co-produced by Acorn Media Enterprises and A+E Studios. Streaming platform Acorn TV will air the show in the U.S. Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Prods also produced “And Then There Were None,” which garnered an audience of more than 8 million for the BBC and aired on Lifetime in the U.S.

“The Witness for the Prosecution” is set in 1920s London. “A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse,” the BBC said in a statement. “The victim is the »

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BBC Plans New Christie's "Witness" Mini-Series

20 June 2016 7:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

BBC One has ordered a new two-part TV mini-series adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic "Witness For The Prosecution" which Mammoth Screen, Acorn Media Enterprises/Acorn TV and A+E Studios will produce.

Adapted by Sarah Phelps ("And Then There Were None") and directed by Julian Jarrold ("The Girl"), the work was first published as a short story in 1925 and later became a stage play and the famed 1957 Billy Wilder-directed film starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich.

The story is set in 1920s London where a brutal murder of a glamorous young heiress where all the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young man to whom the heiress left her fortune. He maintains that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

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- Garth Franklin

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BBC, Acorn, A+E Call ‘Witness For The Prosecution’; Dudamel Books Vienna – Global Briefs

20 June 2016 4:20 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC One has ordered an adaptation of Agatha Christie classic The Witness For The Prosecution. The two-part drama is adapted by Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None, The Casual Vacancy), directed by Julian Jarrold (The Crown, The Girl) and co-produced by Mammoth Screen (Poldark) and Agatha Christie Productions in association with Acorn Media Enterprises/Acorn TV and A+E Studios. The order comes following last year's three-part Christie thriller And Then There Were None… »

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Castle season 8 episode 17 review: Death Wish

18 April 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Rick goes off the fantasy deep-end in this week's left-field Aladdin-themed episode of Castle...

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8.17 Death Wish

If last week’s episode, Heartbreaker, was an excellent example of one of my favorite types of Castle episodes, then this week’s Death Wish, is one of my least favorite. And that’s because it invalidates an important part of who Rick Castle is.

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell where Nathan Fillion ends and Rick Castle begins. And that’s been entirely intentional. The role of Castle was designed, let’s face it, to take the larger-than-geek-life charisma of Fillion and deliver it to a more mainstream audience without diminishing what we geeks love about Nathan.

Whether you’ve seen him on a stage at a panel, giving an interview, or had an autograph or photograph session with Fillion, you’re likely to report the »

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Castle season 8 episode 16 review: Heartbreaker

11 April 2016 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Castle's talented actors continue to be its best draw, as this Esposito-focused episode shows...

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8.16 Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker is one of my favorite kinds of Castle episodes—if you ignore the first two minutes.

As I have made it abundantly clear in my reviews, the strength of this show is its actors. Time and again, they save episodes that would otherwise be damned by uneven writing and misjudged instincts on the part of the new showrunners. Their individual skills and the chemistry they exude as a group is what keeps us holding on even when it seems like the show is spiralling downward.

So any episode which tightly focuses in on one of their characters is almost always a joy to watch, and Heartbreaker, which put Javier Esposito in the limelight, is no exception.

It seems that nine years ago—or not long before we met Esposito, »

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Castle season 8 episode 15 review: Fidelis Ad Mortem

4 April 2016 1:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Castle and Beckett's relationship remaining a secret is a stretch too far in the latest episode of Castle...

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8.15 Fidelis Ad Mortem

The term “deconstruction” tends to be one that confuses a lot of people and with good reason. If you look at the word itself, you might think, as most people do, that it means to pull something apart piece by piece—to analyse it, really.

When theorists use the term, however, they are talking about something else. When they throw it out there, they aren’t really talking about what the reader or viewer is doing when they look at a text, but what the text does to itself. Jacques Derrida, who coined the term, spent forty years of his life trying to define it, so it’s complex, but Richard Rorty sums it up nicely when he said, that it is »

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‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Ben Affleck’s Got the Cool Car, But Wonder Woman Steals the Show

22 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Critics covering early screenings of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” have been subjected to demands for secrecy rarely seen since visitors to the set of Billy Wilder‘s “Witness for the Prosecution” had to sign pledges to keep their mouths shut. The invitation e-mail asked that no plot secrets or surprises be revealed, and statements to that effect had to be signed at the screening itself, which opened with two announcements, one from director Zack Snyder himself (in a filmed introduction). I mention all of this because, seriously, does anyone go into a movie called “Batman v Superman” expecting any genuine surprises? »

- Alonso Duralde

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Castle season 8 episodes 13 & 14 review: And Justice For All & The G.D.S.

15 March 2016 1:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Castle enacts another Firefly reunion as Summer Glau appears in season 8 of the Nathan Fillion-led detective show...

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8.13 And Justice For All & 8.14 The G.D.S.

I'm playing a little catch-up this week, after a bout of flu, and Castle had two interesting if flawed episodes to get me through at least some of the Nyquil-infused twilight.

And Justice For All is one of the sub-genres of Castle that I both love and hate. As an American, I appreciate anytime a show that doesn’t have to takes on a political issue and does something enlightening with it. And a few months ago, the topic of illegal immigrants being extorted to avoid deportation, and a sitting judge making kickbacks off funnelling those immigrants who cannot afford the payments into the private prison industry, was one that might have seemed, in my country, like »

- louisamellor

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Barney Thomson | Review

12 March 2016 3:30 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Demon Bumbler: Carlyle’s Serial Killer Comedy Hit or Miss

Actor Robert Carlyle directs his feature debut Barney Thomson from a first-time screenplay by producer and Ad Richard Cowan, an adaptation of novel by Douglas Lindsay. Released in the UK last year with The Legend of appearing as part of the title, the Us release divorces itself from such a lofty claim, reducing it instead to merely the name of its title character, hoping the star wattage of supporting players such as Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone will drive audiences to the film. A Glasgow set serial killer comedy, mild comparisons to another famed murderous barber, Sweeney Todd, the famed demon of Fleet Street, are completely superficial. Mildly amusing, Carlyle squanders the film’s focus, allowing his more flamboyant co-stars to score more perversely entertaining heights.

Opportunity has yet to present itself to the continually downtrodden Barney Thomson (Carlyle), a »

- Nicholas Bell

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Castle season 8 episode 12 review: Blame Game

28 February 2016 6:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Castle channels 1997 film Cube with a puzzle-solving extravaganza in this week's season 8 episode...

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8.12 Blame Game

What do you get when you combine the film Cube (1997) with the television shows Criminal Minds and Star Trek: The Next Generation? Evidently, this week’s episode of Castle, The Blame Game.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, Cube is about a group of strangers who wake up in a fairly featureless room alone with a small portal in each of the walls. Through each of the portals is another room just like the one they are in, except that that room may be equipped with a deadly trap, some of which can be outwitted, almost all of which can be avoided if you’re smart enough. The strangers band together and try to find a way out, but not before turning on each other. »

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Castle season 8 episodes 10 & 11 review: Witness For The Prosecution & Dead Red

22 February 2016 2:15 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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After a disappointing first half to Castle season 8, things are looking up. Could Castle finally be getting its old groove back?

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8.10 Witness For The Prosecution & 8.11 Dead Red

Last week, we Castle diehards finally caught a real break. Not only did we get back-to-back episodes, but the episodes we got were largely what we love about the show: a good mystery, a little spice, and most importantly, the gang together and firing on all cylinders… even when they don’t.

The “when they don’t” come in early in Witness For The Prosecution when we find out that Rick witnessed a murder a few months before and is set to testify as the one eyewitness in what seems a slamdunk case. It’s the morning of, and Beckett is in her familiar role of trying to rein Castle in, explaining to him that his »

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Castle Season 8 Episode 10 Review: Nice Room, Except for the Elephant

15 February 2016 5:47 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Castle season 8 episode 10 promised to take viewers to a place they’d never been before: inside a courtroom prosecution. The episode being on a Sunday night is also a totally new thing.  Is new better?  Well, until the ratings for Castle “Witness for the Prosecution” come in there’s no way to tell if Castle would benefit from a different time slot.  As for the format change, it drags in things down the beginning – and a little in the middle – but overall the court scenes end up not creating that big of a change.   Although there are things

Castle Season 8 Episode 10 Review: Nice Room, Except for the Elephant »

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'Castle' Recap: Locksat's Partner Crosses Paths with Beckett

14 February 2016 4:59 PM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

This episode of Castle has been a long-awaited one. First, because it reunites Nathan Fillion with some of his One Life to Live co-stars (which is exciting?), and second, because it finally gets back to the Locksat case. "Witness for the Prosecution" reminds us of what little we know of the case so far, namely that Locksat is working with Competent Public Defender Caleb Brown. It's a good thing we get this reminder because Caleb has suddenly become the defense attorney on a case in which Castle is the star witness.

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From Castle, With Love, Are New Episodes Two Days in a Row!

13 February 2016 5:02 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

This Valentine’s/President’s Day weekend Castle viewers will get a double-dose of the show with Castle 8 x 10 “Witness for the Prosecution” airing Sunday  at 10pm Est while Castle 8 x 11 “Dead Red” will run in its normal Monday night timeslot.  What’s Sunday’s episode all about? Here’s the ABC plot synopsis: Castle finally gets his day in court when he takes the stand as the key witness to a murder from five months ago. But when new information suddenly arises, he and Beckett must race against the clock to prevent a miscarriage of justice. Castle 8 x 10, “Witness

From Castle, With Love, Are New Episodes Two Days in a Row! »

- Joy D'Angelo

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Sunday Castle Sneak Peek: Can Rick Get Some Love in the Courtroom?

12 February 2016 7:25 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC’s Castle might not know it’s airing on Valentine’s Day — this Sunday’s special outing was only recently scheduled — but love nonetheless is in the air as Rick (Nathan Fillion) prepares to testify in a big case.

RelatedCastle ‘Spinoff’ Buzz: ABC Boss Hints at ‘Ideas’ to Extend Show’s Run

In “Witness for the Prosecution” (airing Sunday at 10/9, leading out of a special Bachelor broadcast), the long-running ABC drama makes a rare trip to the courtroom for a trial of one of Kate & Co.’s cases. In the exclusive sneak peek above, Kate (Stana Katic) warns »

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New Castle Season 8,Episode 10 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

8 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Castle" episode 10 of season 8. The episode is entitled, "Witness for The Prosecution," and it turns out that we're going to see some really drama-filled and high intense stuff go down as a new development in a murder case, has Castle and Beckett racing against the clock in an effort to make sure it works out the way it's supposed to, and more! In the new, 10th episode press release: Castle Is The Key Witness In A Murder Case, On ABC's "Castle." Press release number 2: Castle is going to finally get his day in court when he takes the stand as the key witness to a murder from five months ago. But when new information suddenly arises, he and Beckett are going to have to race against time to stop a miscarriage of justice. Guest stars feature: Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, »

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Castle Photos: Rick Takes the Stand, Kate's Face-Off and a Oltl Reunion

31 January 2016 12:09 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With the return of Season 8 now just over a week away, ABC’s Castle has released a bevy of photos from its next two episodes.

RelatedCastle to Return a Week Later Than Planned, But Adds Sunday Outing

In Episode 9, “Tone Deaf” (airing Feb. 8), when a body is found in the theater of Martha’s latest show, Castle and Beckett’s investigation leads them into the unexpectedly dangerous world of competitive a capella — though as seen in the slideshow below, Alexis tags along as Rick uncovers what looks like an “underground” sing-off a la Pitch Perfect.

RelatedCastle ‘Spinoff’ Buzz: ABC Boss »

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Castle to Return a Week Later Than Planned, But Adds Sunday Outing

19 January 2016 11:11 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC’s Castle will return from the holiday break a week later than planned. But that’s hardly the most interesting scheduling news at hand.

RelatedCastle Heads to [Spoiler] for First Time Ever: ‘A Treat for Longtime Fans’

Season 8 will now resume on Monday, Feb. 8, TVLine has confirmed, with the competitive a cappella-themed episode “Tone Death.” (Filling the procedural’s time slot on Feb. 1 is a bonus edition of The Bachelor‘s live aftershow.)

To then get back on schedule, Castle will air on Sunday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — leading out of a special telecast of The Bachelor. That episode, “Witness for the Prosecution, »

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