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Moore unveils Song of the Sea footage

Moore unveils Song of the Sea footage
Feature scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2014.

Award-winning Irish director Tomm Moore unveiled extensive footage from his upcoming feature Song of the Sea at a Work in Progress session of the Annecy Animation Film Festival on Friday (June 14).

Like Moore’s previous film - Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells - the picture takes inspiration from Irish folklore, centring on the legend of the Selkies, mythological creatures that are part seal, part human.

The storyline revolves around brother and sister Ben and Saoirse, who are forced to leave their coastal home to live with their grandmother in the city following their mother’s mysterious disappearance.

When they decide to runaway and return home by sea, the voyage takes an unexpected turn - leading them into a fantastical marine world - where it becomes clear there is more to Ben’s silent sister Saoirse than meets the eye.

The $7.5m (€5.6m) film is a five-way co-production between
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Jim Sheridan's 'Into The West' Re-Boot Buzz

  • IFTN
Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan (Dream House, My Left Foot) is to set write an updated version of his 1992 film 'Into The West'. Sheridan received Irish Film Board funding to the tune of €50,000 for the project in late November in order to develop it. International trades are buzzing that the film's original producer Tim Palmer is to return and that Sheridan will direct the film this time around. The updated version of the film will be set in the Us but with similar themes to the 1992 version.
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David Kelly – Irish Character Actor Dead at 82

Best known to mainstream audiences as ‘Uncle Joe’ in Tim Burton’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and to arthouse snobs as the naked old guy on the motorcycle in the 1998 hit Waking Ned Devine, David Kelly’s been acting for 60 years. Other interesting credits include a bit in Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man (1956), the Fawlty Towers TV show, Mike Newell’s Into The West (1992), and Stardust (2007). Kelly died Sunday at age 82. The cause of death has not been announced.

From The Washington Post:

Irish character actor David Kelly, who played Grandpa Joe in .Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. and motorcycled naked in .Waking Ned Devine,. has died. He was 82. His family and friends said Kelly died Sunday in Dublin after an acting career on stage, film, TV and radio that spanned a half-century. His cause of death was not announced. Kelly was best known in Ireland for his 1980 depiction
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Irish Actor David Kelly Dies at Age 82

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Actor David Kelly, who played Charlie's Grandpa Joe in 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday at the age of 82 in Dublin after a short illness. Called the "grand old man of Irish acting" by the Irish Times, Kelly had a career that spanned 50 years and included work on television, movies, and on the stage.

The actor starred in a broad range of movies including Stardust, Waking Ned Devine, and Into the West. Ned Devine garnered the actor a SAG nomination and was also the movie he jokingly credited for making him a sex symbol, due to the fact that he was featured nude on a motorcycle. His television roles included the Irish mini-series Strumpet City, as well as a small but memorable part in the series Fawlty Towers.

Kelly was the recipient of the Irish Film and Television Academy lifetime achievement award in 2005, and was nominated for
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Irish acting legend David Kelly passes away at 82 - Videos (IrishCentral)

Irish acting legend David Kelly passes away at 82 - Videos (IrishCentral)
Dublin actor David Kelly passed away on Sunday following a short illness. He was 82-years-old. For over 50 years, working right up until last year, Kelly worked in theater, television, and film. His most famous role was in the 1980s Rte series “Strumpet City”. A piece of work he also singled out as one of his favorite. His role as O’Reilly the builder in 1975 made him recognizable all over the world. According to the Irish Times he often remarked on how those nine minutes in John Cleese’s comedy made him recognizable. Born in Dublin, 11th July 1929, he started acting at the age of eight in the Gaiety Theatre. His friend, Director of the Gate Theater, Michael Colgan, speaking to Rte, also remarked on what an excellent artist Kelly was. He was a trained calligrapher and a talented watercolour artist. In the 1960s and 70s he played eccentric characters in
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David Kelly obituary

David Kelly obituary
The distinctive and beguiling Irish actor David Kelly, who has died aged 82, was as familiar a face in British television sitcoms as he was on the stage in Dublin, where he was particularly associated with the Gate theatre. But he was perhaps best known in recent years for playing Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), an engaging performance that was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Film and Television Academy; Johnny Depp, who played Willy Wonka, paid a touching tribute on a video link from Hollywood to Dublin.

Kelly was a tall and flamboyant figure who was often cast as a comic, eccentric Irishman, notably as Albert Riddle, an incompetent, one-armed dish-washer in the late 1970s British sitcom Robin's Nest; he
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David Kelly obituary

Irish stage and screen actor who was a familiar face in many British TV sitcoms

The distinctive and beguiling Irish actor David Kelly, who has died aged 82, was as familiar a face in British television sitcoms as he was on the stage in Dublin, where he was particularly associated with the Gate theatre. But he was perhaps best known in recent years for playing Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), an engaging performance that was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Film and Television Academy; Johnny Depp, who played Willy Wonka, paid a touching tribute on a video link from Hollywood to Dublin.

Kelly was a tall and flamboyant figure who was often cast as a comic, eccentric Irishman, notably as Albert Riddle, an incompetent, one-armed dish-washer in the late 1970s British sitcom Robin's Nest; he
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Daily Briefing. Clips from Miguel Gomes's "Tabu"

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With special thanks going out to Adrian Martin, we begin with a bit of viewing, not-so-strategically embedded here throughout today's Briefing. The buzz leading up to tomorrow's world premiere of Miguel Gomes's Tabu at the Berlinale has been next-to-unprecedented, at least to this Berlinale veteran. Critic.de has posted three clips, and yes, they are extraordinarily promising. Hopes are high.

Reading. "It seems likely that digital projection has, in unintended and unexpected ways, put the history of film in jeopardy." David Bordwell explains.

New York. "Chicago-born Andrea Callard, among the first wave of Tribeca artist-settlers in the early 70s, loved to find the country in the city," writes Melissa Anderson in the Voice. "Several of her Super 8 short films from that period on view at her Maysles tribute (which also includes slide shows of her hand-colored print collages) reveal nature's splendor in the most unlikely places." Through Sunday.
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David Kelly 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Grandpa Dies -- Dead at 82

  • TMZ
David Kelly -- the Irish actor who played Grandpa Joe Bucket in the 2005 Tim Burton remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" -- has died.Kelly -- also famous for his naked motorcycle ride in the 1998 film "Waking Ned Devine" -- died after a short illness.Kelly's list of film credits also includes "The Italian Job" in 1969, "Into The West,"  "Laws of Attraction," "Stardust," and "Agent Cody Banks 2" (classic).He was married to actress Laurie Morton and had two children.
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Amy Adams to star in and produce movie of Steve Martin’s novel ‘Object of Beauty’ (IrishCentral)

Leap Year’ starlet Amy Adams is certainly keeping herself busy amongst some of Hollywood’s finest. Adams will be working double duty on her newest project, ‘Object of Beauty,’ an adaptation of the Steve Martin novel which she will be both producing and starring in. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Adams will co-produce the new film alongside Maven Pictures producers Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray. The film, based on Steve Martin’s novel, follows a young female art entrepreneur’s life for 15 years while she travels the world, opens her own gallery and becomes romantically involved with men throughout her journeys. ____________ Read More: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and more come together for “Avengers” Super Bowl trailer – Video Ridley Scott could direct Cormac McCarthy’s “The Counselor” – Videos Jim Sheridan to remake “Into the West” in the United States - Video ____________ “We couldn’t be happier to be working with
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Ridley Scott could direct Cormac McCarthy’s “The Counselor” – Videos (IrishCentral)

Ridley Scott is in talks to direct Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Cormac McCarthy’s script “The Counceler” Scott, famous for the cult-classic series of sci-fi “Alien” movies, has just completed the much anticipated 3D space movie “Promoetheus” starring Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce. Deadline reports that he has been in direct talks with the Irish writer about directing the script. This isn’t the first time McCarthy has had his text come to life in film. It was his novels that were behind the movies “No Country for Old Men”, “The Road” and “All the Pretty Horses” (see the trailers below). In fact Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, who have signed on for “The Counselor” were the producers behind “The Road” (Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall). _____________ Read More: Jim Sheridan to remake “Into the West” in the United States - Video Finding their roots - top Hollywood
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Jim Sheridan to remake “Into the West” in the United States - Video (IrishCentral)

In 1992 Jim Sheridan wrote and directed the movie “Into the West”, the story of two Dublin boys trying to escape poverty in the city and their adventures with a mystical horse called Tir na nOg. Now he is planning a remake set in the United States. According to Screen Daily Sheridan plans to write and direct the movie and Tim Palmer who produced the original is also on board. Currently there have been no announcements about the cast. The original movie started Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson and Ellen Barkin. The project will be partially funded by the Irish Film Board with a $50,000 grant. ________________________ Read More: Read more Jim Sheridan related stories on IrishCentral Robert Pattinson behind-the-scenes in ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn- Part 2’ birth scene bloopers – Video Gisele Bundchen had to console husband Tom Brady after his team lost the Super Bowl last night _______________________ The IMDb synopsis describes the plot of
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Movie News Wrap Up: February 4th 2012

  • Screen Rant
This Week:

Catherine Keener signs up to Duty as Tom Hanks first mate; Katherine Heigl is Face Blind; Jim Sheridan moves out of his Dream House and Into The West; has Hugh Grant dumped Renee Zellweger and dropped Bridget Jones’ Baby? Meanwhile, Josh Duhamel and Bruce Willis fight Fire With Fire.

1. Catherine Keener has signed on to play Tom Hanks’ wife in Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips. The film, based on Richard Phillips’ true-life book A Captain’s Duty, charts his story after he was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009.

Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey will produce the film, which was written by Billy Ray, the writer behind Shattered Glass – not Achy Breaky Heart.

Source: Variety

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2. Katherine Heigl will star-in and produce the thriller Face Blind.

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Jim Sheridan Remakes "Into the West"

  • Dark Horizons
Filmmaker Jim Sheridan ("In The Name Of The Father," "Brothers") is penning and is attached to direct a reimagining of the cult 1992 Irish fantasy feature "Into The West" reports Screen Daily.

Mike Newell helmed the original feature about two young boys who escape the poverty of their Dublin council estate on adventure ‘into the west’ to find a mystical horse recently stolen from them. Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson and David Kelly starred.

Tim Palmer, who produced the original, is onboard this version which will shift the action to a United States setting.
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Jim Sheridan Reimagining Mike Newell’s ‘Into the West’; Trades Ireland for the United States

  • The Film Stage
New reports suggest that Jim Sheridan will be writing and directing a reimagining of Mike Newell‘s 1992 directorial effort Into the West. The big change? Sheridan is switching out the original’s Ireland setting for that of the United States, while keeping many of the same themes as Newell’s original. While that probably sounds like a completely random thing for Sheridan to be doing, it turns out that he was one of the writers of the 1992 original in the first place so it’s more like he’s revisiting old material. [Screen Daily (via The Playlist)]

The 1992 original, which starred Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin among others, followed two boys who run away from Dublin and venture into the countryside to recapture a white stallion given to them by their nomadic grandfather. There is no word on where Sheridan will set the story now that it has a North American setting, but just for fun,
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Jim Sheridan doing an update on Into The West

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We’ll forget about Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Dream House can be left forgotten too. More recently Jim Sheridan had success with Brothers and now the director is going back into the west (sorry). The original movie hit the big screen back in 1992 with the likes of Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney, as well as a host of other incredible talent. Jim Sheridan is looking to do an update to the movie for an American audience with a reimaging set in a new Us setting. And by all accounts, the Irish Film Board have granted the project 50K! How the story is going to get an American slant is beyond me, but then again, I’m not the Oscar nominee that Sheridan is. The original trailer for Into The West is below, so you can get an idea of what might be coming your way stateside!
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Director Jim Sheridan to Write and Direct a Remake of 'Into the West'

Back in 1992, before venturing into a different kind of fantasy with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, director Mike Newell went Into the West for the story of two young boys who escape the poverty of their Dublin council estate on adventure ‘into the west’ to find a mystical horse recently stolen from them. Now it sounds like a remake is in order as Screen Daily reports director Jim Sheridan, who most recently struck out with Dream House, has been lined up to write and direct an update of the film with original producer Tim Palmer also involved. The story will be reimagined with the same themes, but in a United States setting. For those cult fans the series has, it should help that Tim Palmer is involved, but American remakes can be worrisome. However, Ireland seems to have faith as the Irish Film Board recently granted its top
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Jim Sheridan Headed Back Into The West

Jim Sheridan Headed Back Into The West
If you were Jim Sheridan, and your recent cinematic output included the critcally-mauled likes of Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and Dream House (as well as the much better received Brothers), we wouldn't blame you for wistfully wanting to re-visit a better time in your career. But digging up a film you wrote back in the 1990s seems like an odd idea. Still, Sheridan's going for it, developing a new take on Into The West.The original, which Mike Newell brought to cinemas in 1992, saw the likes of Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin and Brendan Gleeson in the tale of two young boys who escape the grit and grime of their Dublin council estate by heading out on an adventure to recover the mystical horse stolen from their pop (Byrne), once known as King Of The Travellers. At the time, we said, "its heady mix of Irish myth and gritty realism
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Jim Sheridan to Remake Into The West

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Jim Sheridan is planning to go forward in his career by looking back at it.  Screen Daily reports that Sheridan is set to direct a remake of Into the West.  Sheridan co-wrote Mike Newell's 1992 Irish film about "two young boys two young boys who escape the poverty of their Dublin council estate on adventure 'into the west' to find a mystical horse recently stolen from them."  Gabriel Byrne played the boys' father, and the film co-starred Ellen Barkin, Colm Meaney, and Brendan Gleeson.  The new movie "will re-imagine the earlier film's themes in a new Us setting." I'm not necessarily against Sheridan, but his work has seriously gone downhill since 2002's In America.  He even asked that his name be removed from his last film, Dream House.  Perhaps going back to one of his 90s films will break his current slump.
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Ellen Barkin Photo: Governors Awards 2011

Ellen Barkin Actress Ellen Barkin attends the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] Best Actor Oscar nominee James Earl Jones (for The Great White Hope, 1970) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree; makeup artist Dick Smith (The Cardinal, Poltergeist III), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Among Ellen Barkin's movies are Paul Newman's Harry & Son, Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law, Blake Edwards' Switch, Mike Newell's Into the West, and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Among Barkin's recent film appearances are those in Shit Year, The Chameleon, Operation: Endgame, Twelve, and Another Happy Day.
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