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Afm: Liam Neeson drama 'The Trainer' snapped up by eOne

5 November 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne secures UK/Ire and Australia pre-buy with HanWay for Liam Neeson-Neil Jordan project.

Entertainment One (eOne) has swooped on UK/Ire and Australia rights to Liam Neeson drama The Trainer, which is being sold by HanWay Films at the Afm.

The hot market project, set to shoot next year, will reteam the Schindler’s List star with his Michael Collins director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). Additional casting is underway.

The deal is one of he most high profile to take place so far at this year’s Afm.

In The Trainer Neeson will play John Moore, a premier race horse trainer in the west of Ireland, who becomes beset by tragedy. When a teenage refugee comes into his life the two bond over horse Allabelle.

Script comes from David Donohue, James Villemaire and Todd Komarnicki (Sully). Producers are Arthur Lappin, Todd Komarnicki, Robin Gurland and Gregory O’Connor.

The film has »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Gareth Evans to Direct ‘Apostle’; Neil Jordan and Liam Neeson Team for ‘The Trainer’

2 November 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Update: Dan Stevens will lead Apostle, according to Variety.

Gareth Evans‘ years-long silence — filmmaking-wise; I don’t know what the guy does with his life — may be coming to an end, as a THR article informs us the Raid helmer’s collaborating with Xyz Films and Severn Screen on Apostle. A period thriller, it concerns “a mysterious man who travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister” who’s been “kidnapped by a religious cult, which is demanding a ransom for her return” — presumably leading to a bit of ass-kicking, or so I think when “it soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man.”

The Raid circa some very different time and place is a thrilling proposition, though it may be preferable to see Evans expand his canvas a bit. Apostle seems primed for just that shift.

Meanwhile, Deadline inform us »

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Newswire: Liam Neeson will have a particular set of equestrian skills in The Trainer

2 November 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After years of focusing on rescuing his fictional family members from bad guys, Liam Neeson is taking yet another step back into the world of prestige drama. Deadline reports that Neeson will star in The Trainer, a new movie from The Crying Game director Neil Jordan. Neeson will play a walled-off man in Ireland whose life is upended by a teenaged refugee named Nadya and a horse. The equine, called Allabelle, “is about to prove that they may all have one race left inside of them,” according to Deadline. Neeson and Jordan have worked together before on films including Breakfast On Pluto and Michael Collins.

This year sees Neeson in two non-action roles. He appears in Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated Silence, which follows persecuted priests in Japan, and in A Monster Calls, about a boy who takes lessons from a talking tree monster—yes, Neeson—while his mother dies »

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Afm: HanWay boards Glenn Close comedy 'Wilde Wedding'

2 November 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: HanWay boards Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Minnie Driver comedy.

HanWay Films has boarded international sales rights to rom-com The Wilde Wedding, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, MinnIe Driver, Jack Davenport and Yael Stone.

The film, currently in post-production, is written and directed by Damian Harris (Deceived) and produced by Moneyball executive producer Andrew Karsch.

Close plays a celebrated actress preparing for her wedding to a renowned English writer (Patrick Stewart) in the presence of both of their families. At the upstate New York wedding, both families get to know each other, leading to surprising results for each generation.

CAA represents domestic rights on the film.

New HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart, formerly of Bloom, said: “The Wilde Wedding is a funny, poignant and utterly delicious meringue of a film! It’s a delight to see Glenn Close and John Malkovich reunited, as they were so memorable in Dangerous Liaisons, and we’re sure »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Liam Neeson reuniting with Neil Jordan for The Trainer

1 November 2016 3:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Liam Neeson has signed on to appear in The Trainer, which will reunite him with his High SpiritsMichael Collins and Breakfast on Pluto director Neil Jordan, who is helming the project from a script by David Donohue, James Villemaire and Todd Komarnicki (Sully).

The official synopsis for The Trainer reads:

John Moore (Neeson) is a premier race-horse trainer in the west of Ireland, who beset by tragedy, loses everything he cherishes, and almost forgets how to live. Into his life comes a teenage refugee, Nadya, who has fled her own horrors, and now finds herself in a confounding new world. Their only connection, to themselves, and ultimately to their own hearts, is a horse called Allabelle. Who is about to prove they may all still have one race left inside of them.”

Filming on The Trainer will get underway in Ireland in the summer. »

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Liam Neeson, Neil Jordan team on 'The Trainer'

1 November 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

HanWay to commence sales on drama from Sully writer at the Afm.

Liam Neeson is to star in drama The Trainer for director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game).

Neeson will play John Moore, a premier race horse trainer in the west of Ireland, who becomes beset by tragedy. When a teenage refugee comes into his life the two bond over horse Allabelle.

Script comes from David Donohue, James Villemaire and Todd Komarnicki (Sully).

The film is produced by Arthur Lappin, Todd Komarnicki, Robin Gurland and Gregory O’Connor.

Neeson and Jordan previously collaborated on prestige biopic Michael Collins.

The film was developed with the support of the Irish Film Board and is set to commence principal photography in Ireland next summer. 

CAA is arranging financing for the film and represents its domestic distribution rights. HanWay will be introducing the film to buyers at the Afm. 

The new look HanWay, whose sales team will be led by Gabrielle »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Liam Neeson Saddles Up For Neil Jordan Horse Pic ‘The Trainer’

1 November 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Liam Neeson has signed on to star in horse-training drama The Trainer, directed by Neil Jordan and written by David Donohue, James Villemaire and Sully scribe Todd Komarnicki. HanWay Films is launching the title to buyers at the American Film Market this week. Red-hot actor Neeson, whose past collaborations with fellow Irishman Jordan include Michael Collins, will star as John Moore, a premier horse trainer in the west of Ireland who, beset by tragedy, loses… »

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Michael Collins

19 March 2016 12:05 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

On the centennial of the Easter Uprising and just a few days past St. Patrick's Day, Whv present's Neil Jordan's biopic epic of Ireland's most beloved patriotic hero -- a militant who stood up to the English occupiers. It's the role that should have cemented Liam Neeson's stardom. Michael Collins Blu-ray The Warner Archive Collection 1996 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 132 min. / Street Date March 22, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Alan Rickman, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Charles Dance, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Ian McElhinney. Cinematography Chris Menges Film Editors J. Patrick Duffner, Tony Lawson Original Music Elliott Goldenthal Produced by Stephen Wooley Written and Directed by Neil Jordan

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Irish politics must be in ascendance, as this St. Patrick's Day Warner Bros. has bumped its Irish patriot biopic up to Blu-ray status. A DVD of it came out only a year before. It's »

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Alan Rickman Finale: ‘Eye In The Sky’ Helmer Gavin Hood Toasts A Great Actor

11 March 2016 1:57 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In his very first film, Alan Rickman’s intelligence and droll humor created the prototype for a decade’s worth of blockbuster action film villains with his turn as Hans Gruber in 1988’s Die Hard. He brought that confidence and style to a startling range of characters, from the caddish philanderer who broke Emma Thompson’s heart in Love Actually, to Harry Potter‘s Professor Snape, to Irish leader Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins. Why, the British actor even played Ronald… »

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Win a 20th anniversary edition of ‘Michael Collins’ on Blu-Ray

10 March 2016 2:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Neil Jordan’s award-winning historical epic Michael Collins – out now on Blu-ray and DVD – we have a Blu-ray to giveaway. The Oscar®* and BAFTA nominated film stars Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Julia Roberts and Alan Rickman in a thrilling biopic that won Liam Neeson the Best Actor prize at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for his towering title role as the Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins. To be in with a shot, all that you have to do is follow the directions in the box below, and continue to ‘like’ The Hollywood News Facebook page. We’ll be picking one of winner from random after the end date of the competition, which is 25th March, 2016 at 12pm midday.

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Order today: http://po.st/MCollinsAmazon T&Cs – Prize for 1x winner is a Michael Collins Blu-ray The winner will »

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Giveaway – Win Michael Collins 20th Anniversary Edition

5 March 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Neil Jordan’s award-winning historical epic Michael Collins – on Blu-ray and DVD 7th March – we have a Blu-ray to giveaway.

The Oscar® and BAFTA nominated film stars Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Julia Roberts and Alan Rickman in a thrilling biopic that won Liam Neeson the Best Actor prize at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for his towering title role as the Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins.

Order today via Amazon UK.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, March 20th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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Liam Neeson to be honoured by Irish Academy

22 February 2016 9:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Star of Taken and Schindler’s List to receive honorary award at the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards in April.

Actor Liam Neeson is to receive the Irish Academy Award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cinema’ at the 2016 annual Ifta Film & Drama Awards, taking place in Dublin on April 9. Irish president Michael D Higgins will present the honour at the ceremony.

The Irish actor has a career spanning 30 years and more than 80 films, working with filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Christopher Nolan.

Oscar-nominated for his lead role in Spielberg’s Holocaust drama Schindler’s List, Neeson just completed work on Scorsese’s new movie, Silence.

Neeson has also portrayed depicted real-life characters such as Michael Collins and Alfred Kinsey and has starred in blockbuster franchises such as Star Wars, Batman and Taken.

Alongside his work in blockbusters, Neeson has also made at least seven Irish movies over the years and lent his »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Aidan Quinn attending 20th Anniversary of Michael Collins

16 February 2016 2:08 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Aidan Quinn will attend the 20th Anniversary celebration of Michael CollinsAidan Quinn played Harry Boland in Neil Jordan’s definitive film charting Ireland’s struggle for independence. "I'm thrilled to be a part of honoring this remarkable film,” said Aidan Quinn. “It was an absolute privilege to work on and with, this extraordinary group and remains one of my favorite film making experiences." The film will have its 20th Anniversary Premiere on Saturday, February 20th at The Savoy Cinema on O’Connell Street, also attended by Neil Jordan and Cinematographer Chris Menges, followed by an on stage Q&A hosted by Harry McGee. The celebration will also be attended by some of the extras who took part in the film. Michael Collins will be available for the first time on Blu Ray from March 4th in a 20th Anniversary Edition re-mastered with the addition of a new specially recorded »

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Were You an extra in Michael Collins

10 February 2016 1:53 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Neil Jordan’s definitive film of Ireland’s struggle for independence, Michael Collins, The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is calling on all extras to share their stories for a chance to take part in a reunion event on February 20th in Dublin. The huge scale of the production impacted on everyday life in Dublin in 1995 where the city’s historic landmarks and over 4000 extras played a vital part in breathing life into key scenes. Adiff would like to hear and see the many stories and images that people hold dear from the experience as part of a living history project and a celebration of the role of many citizens in the making of a modern historical classic and the biggest Irish film ever at the Irish box office. Speaking of her selection of the film, Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “I’m thrilled »

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Neil Jordan's Michael Collins to celebrate 20th Anniversary

23 January 2016 12:54 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its release in Irish Cinemas and the Centenary of the 1916 Rising, Audi Dublin International Film Festival will host a special event screening of Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins, the definitive film of Ireland’s struggle for independence. The film will have its 20th Anniversary Premiere on Saturday, February 20th at The Savoy Cinema on O’Connell Street, attended by Neil Jordan and Cinematographer Chris Menges, followed by an on stage Q&A hosted by Harry McGee. The celebration will also be attended by some of the 4000 extras who took part in the film. Speaking of her selection of the film, Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “I’m thrilled to be able to programme Michael Collins in the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Everyone remembers the excitement in Dublin when it was being filmed and so many people were part of it as extras. The »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Actor Alan Rickman Dies At Age 69

14 January 2016 7:31 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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The world has lost British great, Alan Rickman. The actor sadly died at the age of 69.

From the AP:

Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer.

Born to a working-class London family in 1946 and trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman was often cast as the bad guy; with his rich, languid voice he could invest evil with wicked, irresistible relish.

His breakout role was as scheming French aristocrat the Vicomte de Valmont in an acclaimed 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Christopher Hampton’s “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.”

Film roles included the psychopathic villain Hans Gruber who tormented Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” in 1988; a deceased lover who consoles his bereaved partner in 1990’s “Truly Madly Deeply”; the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” in 1991; and a wayward husband in 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually. »

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R.I.P. Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

14 January 2016 7:17 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the movie world celebrated the finest in the year's achievements with the Oscar nominations unveiled this morning, underpinning it all was a sense of sadness as acclaimed and beloved British actor Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69. The actor first earned attention for his work on the stage, breaking out with this Tony-nominated turn as Valmont in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." Hollywood followed, and two years later, Rickman took the role of a lifetime as Hans Gruber in "Die Hard," crafting one of the big screen's all time best villains. Roles in "Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves" and "Rasputin" also brought him attention, but Rickman reached a new generation of fans thanks to his performance as Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" franchise. But it's really the range of his roles that truly made Rickman stand out. His performances in "Michael Collins," "Truly Madly Deeply," "Love Actually, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard' and 'Harry Potter' Actor, Dead at 69

14 January 2016 6:59 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Alan Rickman, the British actor who portrayed likable villains in films like Die Hard and the Harry Potter series, has passed away. "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends," his family wrote in a statement confirming the actor's death, the BBC reports.

Rickman's acting career began on the stage with a stint in the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as well as roles on numerous BBC productions. In 1987, a RSC production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses came to Broadway, »

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Rickman Dies: Harry Potter Actor Won Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA

14 January 2016 6:32 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Alan Rickman. Alan Rickman dead at 69: Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' movies Alan Rickman, best known for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, died of cancer on Jan. 14, '16. Rickman (born on Feb. 21, 1946, in London) was 69. Rickman first played Professor Severus Snape – who looks like a villain, walks like a villain, and talks like a villain, but who turns out to be anything but – in Chris Columbus' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). One of many British stage and screen stars featured in the franchise toplining Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, Rickman would remain part of the Harry Potter gang until the final installment, David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). Alan Rickman movies Beginning with the Bruce Willis actioner Die Hard (1988), in which he plays the leader of a criminal gang, Alan Rickman was featured in nearly 50 movies. »

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Actor Alan Rickman has died aged 69

14 January 2016 6:11 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

British actor Alan Rickman has died. His death has been confirmed this afternoon in a statement from his family which read: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends." A veteran of stage and screen, he was much beloved by audiences around the world, bringing his towering presence and hypnotic, silken voice to so many great roles. He will perhaps be best remembered for his performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Eamon De Valera in Michael Collins, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and of course as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. Born in Acton, West London in 1946, he came to acting at the relatively late age of 26, when he received a scholarship to Rada, kick starting a career in stage and screen that would span nearly four decades. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Clare Daly)

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