9 items from 2017
Carey will play the role of the young Anastasia. Set in 1917, “Anastasia” is a re-telling of the classic story in which Anastasia Romanov escapes through a portal when her family is being threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988, befriended by a young American girl.
Producers on “Anastasia: Once Upon a Time” are Armando Gutierrez, Eli Lipnik, Peter Lees and Bret Jones. Blake Harris will direct from his screenplay. The original concept for the story came from Gutierrez and Harris.
Carey’s scenes in “Wonder Woman” are set on the island of Themyscira, home to the Amazon race of warrior women created by the gods of Mount Olympus. Her mother Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) forbids Diana from training as a warrior, »
- Dave McNary
Flickering Myth have got images and plot details from British psychological thriller Winter Ridge, which you check out below. The film stars Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones, Les Misérables), Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Olwen Catherine Kelly (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) alongside Matt Hookings, Justin McDonald and Michael McKell.
Here’s the press release:
The film stars Matt Hookings, Justin McDonald and Michael McKell as the team of detectives on the hunt for a serial killer who appears to be preying on the elderly. The shoot, which ran for a three week period, took place around Lynton and Lynmouth, overseen by director Dom Lenoir, producer Nancy Bressolles (The Rise of the Krays) and Producer/VFX Producer Chris Hardman who has worked on films such as “Avatar” and “Spectre”.
“It was the dramatic nature of the story and the detective genre that first attracted me »
- Luke Owen
Author: Zehra Phelan
Back at the end of March, HeyUGuys were invited back over to Belfast to visit the set of Disney’s The Lodge during the filming of the second season of the hit Disney Channel TV show. We had the pleasure of a complete tour of the set of the show that garnered the Disney Channel their highest rated series debut in the past four years as well as time with members of the cast for a chat.
Related: The Lodge Series 1 set visit, interviews and news
At the end of the first series, The Lodge left us on a major cliffhanger, Skye (Sophie Simnett) found herself torn, having to choose between Ben (Luke Newton) and Sean (Thomas Doherty) with both boys receiving that all important text, Danielle (Bethan Wright) let her jealousy subside for a brief second to persuade her mother to let the outside gig go »
- Zehra Phelan
The Crown may have led the nominations going in to BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards, but the Netflix series ended the night empty handed, losing out on Best Drama Series to Happy Valley, which also saw Sarah Lancashire named Best Leading Actress.
Damilola, Our Loved Boy also picked up two awards in Best Single Drama and Best Supporting Actress (Wunmi Mosaku), while Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) were named Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.
Check out a full list of winners here…
Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)
- Gary Collinson
Netflix’s “The Crown” lost out in all the categories it was nominated in at BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards, which were handed out Sunday night. The Netflix show had gone into the night a favorite after scoring five nominations in four categories, the most nominations of any show this year.
“The Crown” lost out to BBC crime drama “Happy Valley” in best drama category, while Claire Foy was beaten by “Happy Valley” star Sarah Lancashire in the leading actress category. John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby all lost out in supporting categories.
Foy came away empty-handed for a second consecutive year in the leading actress category, having been nominated last year for “Wolf Hall” but losing to “Doctor Foster’s” Suranne Jones. In her acceptance speech, Lancashire acknowledged Foy, a Golden Globe winner for her role as a young Queen Elizabeth II, saying: “Claire Foy, you’ve given me my best 10 hours under a »
- Robert Mitchell
BritBox, the streaming child of British media giants BBC Worldwide and ITV, has officially launched stateside.
For $6.99 a month, Americans get access to a plethora of past BBC and ITV-produced series — but the service will also be home to various fresh episodes of British soaps and dramas as little as 24 hours after their U.K. broadcast, including “EastEnders,” “Emmerdale,” “Holby City,” and “Casualty,” to start with. BritBox will feature the U.S. series premiere of dramas “New Blood,” from writer Anthony Horowitz, and “Tutankhamun” from writer Guy Burt, as well as the season premieres of drama favorites “Cold Feet” and “Silent Witness.”
Classic British comedies “Are You Being Served?,” “Fawlty Towers,” and the previously announced “Keeping Up Appearances” are exclusives to BritBox. “Blackadder” with Rowan Atkinson, the original version of “The Office” with Ricky Gervais, “Gavin & Stacey” with James Corden, and cult darling “Absolutely Fabulous” with Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, will »
- Oriana Schwindt
Author: David Sztypuljak
I think it’s fair to say that The Lodge holds a special place in our (or maybe my!) heart(s). The show quickly became the highest rated debut show on The Disney Channel in four years and has made household names of the cast which includes Sophie Simnett (who you may have also seen recently in the immensely powerful movie Mum’s List), Jade Alleyne, Thomas Doherty, Luke Newton, Jayden Revri, Joshua Sinclair-Evans and Bethan Wright.
Related: See our The Lodge cast interviews here
Following the announcement late last year that the show would get a second season, Disney have today sent over info on Season 2 which has begun production back at The Lodge in Northern Ireland with all our favourites set to return alongside series newcomer Mia Jenkins who has appeared in both Casualty and Eastenders.
Along with the announcement Disney have furnished us with »
- David Sztypuljak
In the aftermath of a brutal war between the living dead and the strictly living, a zombie safari offers a unique type of therapy and closure for traumatized survivors, but as our exclusive clip from the new horror film The ReZort shows, a new battle may just be beginning within the shores of the eerie island attraction.
Today, Content Media released The ReZort on digital platforms in the Us, and as a special treat for Daily Dead readers, they provided us with the exclusive clip below. (Fear The Walking Dead fans will especially want to keep an eye out for Dougray Scott as Archer.)
We also have the official press release with full details, and in case you missed it, check out this image gallery from The ReZort.
- Derek Anderson
The theatrical and VOD / Digital HD release of Dagen Merrill's Atomica from Syfy Films is slated for mid-March, and casting as well as a synopsis for the film kicks off today's Horror Highlights. Also: info on The Bye Bye Man soundtrack from the Newton Brothers, images and release details for the zombie film The ReZort, and a trailer for Hostage to the Devil.
Atomica Release Details & Still: Press Release: "New York, NY -- January 11, 2017 -- Syfy Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated sci-fi thriller Atomica, in theaters on March 17, 2017, and on VOD and Digital HD on March 21, 2017. The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell. The cast includes Dominic Monaghan (the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Pet”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan, »
- Tamika Jones
9 items from 2017
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