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Martin Freeman Is Interested In Joining Star Wars

Martin Freeman says he’s definitely interested in appearing in a Star Wars movie, if he was given the opportunity of course. In the U.K., Freeman was initially known for playing Tim Canterbury on the original version of The Office, but it wasn’t until he played Dr. John Watson in BBC’s Sherlock TV series that he garnered worldwide fame and recognition. Plus, playing Bilbo Baggins in New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy must have helped a bit. And now, he has brought his acting skills to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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New Shot of Martin Freeman Carrying a Precious ‘Cargo’ Away From a Pandemic

New Shot of Martin Freeman Carrying a Precious ‘Cargo’ Away From a Pandemic
Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Captain America: Civil War, “Sherlock”) stars in Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling’s forthcoming UK zombie pandemic thriller Cargo as “…a father who, stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic and, infected himself, desperately seeks a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.” An updated synopsis also adds […]
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Andy Serkis & Martin Freeman Interview: Black Panther

Martin Freeman has paved his way through geekdom, having acquired recognition as Dr. John Watson in BBC’s Sherlock before being swept up into the Shire as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy. He’s also starred in the sci-fi comedy The World’s End and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. After appearing as Everett K. Ross in Captain America: Civil War, he will be reprising the role in the upcoming Marvel’s Black Panther.
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It star Jaeden Lieberher cast in Hammer horror film The Lodge

After battling Pennywise in last year’s box office smash It, young actor Jaeden Lieberher is set for a return to the horror genre, with Variety reporting that he has been cast in The Lodge.

The English-language debut of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), The Lodge “tells the story of a soon-to-be-stepmom snowed in with her fiance’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from the woman’s strict religious childhood.”

The Lodge is being produced by Hammer Films and FilmNation Entertainment, and production is now underway on Montreal with a cast that also includes Riley Keough (American Honey), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Lia McHugh (American Woman).

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'It' Star Jaeden Lieberher Joins Horror Film 'The Lodge' (Exclusive)

'It' Star Jaeden Lieberher Joins Horror Film 'The Lodge' (Exclusive)
Jaeden Lieberher, most recently seen battling clowns in last year's box-office smash It remake, has joined The Lodge, the English-language debut from Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, directors of the acclaimed Austrian horror pic Goodnight Mommy.

Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Lia McHugh (American Woman) have also boarded the film, while Riley Keough was announced as being cast in the film last year. 

The Lodge, which started production Wednesday in Montreal, tells the story of a soon-to-be-stepmom snowed in with her fiance's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and...
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Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night Podcast Drops First Preview

Marvel has dropped a teaser trailer for Wolverine: The Long Night, a scripted podcast starring The Hobbit star Richard Armitage as the X-Men’s Wolverine. The teaser, which is available to listen to on Stitcher’s website, teases a murder mystery that appears to lead back to Logan.

The trailer opens with a man recalling an encounter with Wolverine. He describes Logan as a wild man with a bloody face who runs through the woods with wolves. The teaser then cuts to a flurry of other voices, which refer to Wolverine’s claws and the body of a young girl who was discovered cut “in ribbons” on a hiking trail. It also provides the first clip of Armitage in his role as Logan.
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Peter Jackson’s ‘Braindead’ Named As The Most Violent Film Of All Time

Peter Jackson’s 1990s low-budget movie Braindead has been named the most violent movie of all time in a new poll by British film magazine Total Film. The horror movie beat off the likes of Irreversible, Salo, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Oldboy, Antichrist, Natural Born Killers, Cannibal Holocaust and Hostel 2 to top the poll.

The film, released Stateside as Dead Alive, revolves around overprotective mother Vera Cosgrove (Elizabeth Moody), who is spying on her grown son, Lionel (Timothy Balme), as he visits the zoo with the lovely Paquita (Diana Peñalver). There, he is accidentally bitten by the fearsome Sumatran rat-monkey. When the bite turns his beloved mother into a zombie, Lionel tries to keep her locked safely in the basement, but her repeated escapes turn most of the neighbors into the walking dead, who then crash a high-society party thrown by Lionel’s boorish Uncle Les (Ian Watkin
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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Meet the Amazing Cast

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Marvel StudiosBlack Panther: Meet the Amazing CastMarvel Studios’ Black Panther: Meet the Amazing CastJenny Bullough1/29/2018 2:06:00 Pm

We’re counting down the days until Black Panther finally arrives in theatres on Feb. 16th! We confess, we’ve been excited to see this movie ever since it was announced, and the stars attached are filling us with even more anticipation. The only superhero movie with a cast more stacked than this one is the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

We’re pretty certain that you’ll recognize most of the stars in this movie, but you might not remember from where. To save you the trouble of googling once the credits roll, we’re giving you a rundown of what prior film and TV work you might know the key cast members from.

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther / King T’Challa

Boseman seems to be making a career out of playing icons,
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure star Dylan O'Brien on the final installment

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure star Dylan O'Brien on the final installmentMaze Runner: The Death Cure star Dylan O'Brien on the final installmentBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine1/24/2018 12:17:00 Pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure finally comes out this month.

It almost didn’t. Ever. At all.

While the third chapter in the movie franchise based on James Dashner’s dystopian Young Adult novels was filming in the B.C. interior in March of 2016, its star Dylan O’Brien was severely injured when he accidentally got pulled off of a moving vehicle, then hit by another one. The now 26-year-old actor suffered a concussion and enough facial damage to require reconstructive surgery. So, naturally, there were questions whether the movie could be finished, and whether O’Brien would ever be able to work again.

Happily, the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. The tall, handsome actor recovered well
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Find out more about The Mercy from stars Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz in new trailer

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Author: Zehra Phelan

A new trailer has arrived from Studiocanal for The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

Related: The Mercy First Trailer

The film follows Donald Crowhurst (Firth) on a dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Directed by The Theory of Everything’s James Marsh the film stars David Thewlis (Anomalisa, The Theory of Everything) and Ken Stott (‘War & Peace’, The Hobbit), alongside Firth and Weisz.

The Mercy Official Synopsis

Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history
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Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary

The announcement has been made that Peter Jackson will be making a documentary about the First World War, which makes sense because 2018 will see the centenary of its conclusion. Some people will be excited because Jackson was the director of not just The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies but also a number of other well-known movies as well, meaning that he brings considerable expertise and experience to this latest project. However, it should be noted that some information has been released about what interested individuals can expect from the documentary, which sounds rather interesting. For example,

Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary
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New UK Trailer Lands For Colin Firth & Rachel Weisz Film ‘The Mercy’

StudioCanal has released a brand new trailer, complete with cast interviews for the upcoming Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz-starring drama The Mercy.

Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (Rachel Weisz, The Light Between Oceans, The Lobster) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

Co-starring David Thewlis (Anomalisa, The Theory of Everything) and Ken Stott (‘War & Peace’, The Hobbit), and produced by Blueprint Pictures (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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Luke Evans: Everything You Need to Know About the Hunky Star of The Alienist

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Luke Evans: Everything You Need to Know About the Hunky Star of The Alienist
Last year, Luke Evans stole the show as Beauty and the Beast‘s buff baddie, villain Gaston — and now, he’s smoking up the small screen.

The Welsh-born actor stars in TNT’s lush new period drama, The Alienist, a 10-episode miniseries premiering Monday. Based on Caleb Carr’s best-selling 1994 novel and set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, the series chronicles Evans and his costars Daniel Brühl and Dakota Fanning as their characters join forces to form a sort of extrajudicial Justice League, attempting to solve a string of gruesome child murders by employing criminal psychology.

Here’s everything you need to know about Evans,
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Peter Jackson is Directing a World War I Documentary in a Way That's Never Been Done Before

Peter Jackson has a pretty awesome new and unexpected film project that he's working on. It's not a crazy epic fantasy adventure like The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. He is directing a feature-length documentary about World War I to celebrate the centennial of the war’s end. He is going about this in a very cool way.

He has been digging around for footage from the Great War in the archives of the BBC and London's Imperial War Museum for footage and material to work with. The filmmaker is taking that old historical footage and restoring it in a way that has never been done with historical footage before.

The Imperial War Museum approached Jackson a couple of years ago to see what could be done with their archive footage and with today's filmmaking technology he will bring this old ruined grainy footage back to life in in clear and crisp HD.
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Peter Jackson Is Directing a World War I Documentary

We may be used to Peter Jackson presenting some epic high fantasy wars to the big screen, but the director will be switching his attention to Wwi for a new documentary. Jackson’s last directorial effort was The Hobbit trilogy, a three-part adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel and prequels to his own Lord of the Rings trilogy. While Jackson’s second Legendarium film project was not as well received as his Oscar-winning first, the New Zealand director is still a hot name in the filmmaking world.
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Peter Jackson Making World War I Feature Documentary

Peter Jackson Making World War I Feature Documentary
Director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) is making a documentary film about World War I that will premiere at the London Film Festival this fall and also air on the BBC.

The documentary, which doesn't have a title yet, will use original, archive footage from Britain's Imperial War Museums and audio from the BBC archives.

"The film will be broadcast on BBC One following a U.K.-wide premiere as part of the BFI London Film Festival in 2018," the filmmaker and his partners said Monday in unveiling the project. "The BBC will accompany the film with a ‘making-of’...
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That Time Ian McKellan Broke Down on the Set of “The Hobbit”

Anyone ever hear about that time that Ian McKellan broke down in tears on the set of The Hobbit? To start with he wasn’t all that keyed in on the idea of returning as Gandalf, but really no one else could have done it even half as convincingly as he could. Despite the fact that the character is a part of classic literature no one has managed to bring him to life like McKellan has. And yet strangely enough it wasn’t a particularly emotional moment in the film that brought him to tears, but something else that you might have

That Time Ian McKellan Broke Down on the Set of “The Hobbit
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Learn What Inspired Andy Serkis’ Gollum + More London Events

How’s 2018 treating you so far? Hopefully, you’re thriving and ready to enjoy even more of what this great city has to offer. Here are our top tips to help you make the most of the forthcoming week, actors! Hear about the inspiration behind Andy Serkis’ most memorable performances.Actor Andy Serkis explains why ‘The Red Shoes’, Powell & Pressburger’s 1948 classic, means so much to him. He’ll also chat about how the film informed his own performances in films like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’. (Tickets: £7.50) Ever wonder what goes into designing a set for the stage? Book now to see stage designers Chloe Lamford and Tom Scutt talk about their work at the Royal Court and Donmar Warehouse on Jan. 31. This is a rare chance to discover the thinking behind their often radical set designs. (Tickets: £7) Watch monologues for charity.Fancy an afternoon of
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Ghost Stories: here’s the first full trailer

Simon Brew Jan 12, 2018

Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s West End hit Ghost Stories is coming to the big screen. And here's the trailer...

Exciting times ahead chums, with the impending release of the screen adaptation of Ghost Stories. Based on the hugely successful West End play, the film is arriving on cinema screens in April (having been shepherded there by its original creators), off the back of its very successful premiere at last year’s London Film Festival. And the full trailer and synopsis have been released.

Here, then, is the trailer…

And here’s the synopsis…

Based on Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s original Olivier nominated stage production, the same team have co-written and directed this adaptation for the big screen.

Starring: Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Andy Nyman also leads the cast, reprising his role as Professor Goodman alongside Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland,
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Hear Kendrick Lamar's Ferocious New Song in 'Black Panther' Trailer

Hear Kendrick Lamar's Ferocious New Song in 'Black Panther' Trailer
Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples rap over a ruthless electronic beat in the new trailer for Black Panther. Lamar oversaw the film's soundtrack along with his label-head, Tde's Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. The new song is punctuates the onslaught of explosions and gunfire in the trailer.

The Black Panther teaser opens with the actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) questioning the existence of the film's hero: "You're telling me that the king of a third-world country runs around in a bullet-proof cat suit?" The rest of the trailer serves to quiet Freeman's doubts,
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