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'Full Monty' director, 'Marigold Hotel' writer team with Monumental for 'Alex Woods'

23 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.

The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel writer Ol Parker (both pictured) are teaming up on a feature adaptation of UK novel The Universe Versus Alex Woods.

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward’s UK film and TV outfit Monumental are producing the feature, which has been developed with BBC Films.

The team is currently in discussion with cast and is aiming for a summer shoot on the project, which could be Monumental’s first feature to go into production.

UK writer Gavin Extence’s debut novel, a poignant mystery-comedy, charts the story of a teenage science nerd who is hit by a meteorite, strikes up a friendship with a pot-smoking Vietnam veteran and who may or may not be involved in his death.

The novel was nominated for the National Book Award in 2013.

The film would mark Cattaneo »

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

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Working Title boss: Netflix and Amazon series pose challenge to film business

20 March 2017 5:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film production is becoming “more difficult” for Working Title due to boom in high-end series, says Tim Bevan.

Working Title co-chairman Tim Bevan has said that the rise of big-budget “super TV” series such as Netflix’s The Crown represents a challenge to his company’s film business.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme yesterday (Mar 19), Bevan commented: “With Netflix and Amazon coming into the market place aggressively, it is a new form. It’s a form that actors, directors and writers are finding very attractive.”

Asked whether he believed the rise of high-end series backed by those SVoD players was negatively impacting the film industry, Bevan responded: “The area of the film business that Working Title works in, which is quality medium budget movies, $15m-$25m movies, has certainly been impacted by this.”

“They’re telling similar stories, but also it has become competitive, particularly for acting talent; these films have been squeezed by the »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Working Title boss: 'super TV' poses challenge to film business

20 March 2017 5:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film production is becoming “more difficult” for Working Title due to boom in high-end series, says Tim Bevan.

Working Title co-chairman Tim Bevan has said that the rise of big-budget “super TV” series such as Netflix’s The Crown represents a challenge to his company’s film business.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme yesterday (Mar 19), Bevan commented: “With Netflix and Amazon coming into the market place aggressively, it is a new form. It’s a form that actors, directors and writers are finding very attractive.”

Asked whether he believed the rise of high-end series backed by those SVoD players was negatively impacting the film industry, Bevan responded: “The area of the film business that Working Title works in, which is quality medium budget movies, $15m-$25m movies, has certainly been impacted by this.”

“They’re telling similar stories, but also it has become competitive, particularly for acting talent; these films have been squeezed by the »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Stx dates first UK release 'Breathe’ starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

17 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First image revealed for Andy Serkis-directed drama.

Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut Breathe will be released in the UK on October 27, 2017, by distributor STXinternational.

The film marks the first UK release for the company, whose international division is headed by former Film4 boss David Kosse.

Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield lead the drama, which tells the story of an adventurous young man who is struck by Polio in his late 20s. Paralysed and only able to breathe with the help of a machine, he defies his doctors, who give him months to live, by travelling the world.

Garfield plays the lead opposite Foy who plays his wife and travel companion.

Supporting cast includes Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander.

Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) produced the film - which is based on the life of his parents - for The Imaginarium Studios, which he runs with Serkis.

Financing comes from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling go head to head in trailer for The Sense of an Ending

6 March 2017 2:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

British author Julian Barnes’ 2011 Man Booker prize-winning novel, The Sense of an Ending, has followed suit of many a novel and obtained itself a film adaptation that contains a stellar cast of British talent. With its release in just over a month a new trailer and poster has been released which we can all enjoy today.

Related: Charlotte Rampling on 45 Years.

BAFTA award nominated Ritesh Batra, who is best known for his debut feature film, The Lunchbox, takes the helm on this very British affair which features performances from some of the greatest long-standing and most celebrated British actors today; Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Bridget Jones), swinging sixties icon Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) best known for her art house work, Dame Harriet Walter (Atonement, The Young Victoria), and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey).  Also on the cast of exceptional talent is Matthew Goode and Emily Mortimer.

The trailer features »

- Zehra Phelan

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Sally Phillips To Host UK Casting Directors Association’s Inaugural Awards Ceremony

28 February 2017 10:14 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Britain's Casting Directors Association is launching an awards ceremony geared specifically towards honoring the work of the casting director. The inaugural event, dubbed the Casting Awards, will take place in London on March 17, 2017, and is set to be hosted by comic actress and writer Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones Diary, Smack the Pony). An independent panel of industry judges, including United Agents' Gabe Blair, Apa chief exec Steve Davies and TV and commercials… »

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Sally Phillips To Host UK Casting Directors Association’s Inaugural Awards Ceremony

28 February 2017 10:14 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Britain's Casting Directors Association is launching an awards ceremony geared specifically towards honoring the work of the casting director. The inaugural event, dubbed the Casting Awards, will take place in London on March 17, 2017, and is set to be hosted by comic actress and writer Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones Diary, Smack the Pony). An independent panel of industry judges, including United Agents' Gabe Blair, Apa chief exec Steve Davies and TV and commercials… »

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Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa

27 February 2017 4:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anyone who’s seen “Mary Poppins” knows what a bad Cockney accent sounds like. But for the first time, British actors have ranked Dick Van Dyke’s “mockney” as the worst attempt at a U.K. accent in a pool of the highest grossing films’ leads.

Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors from both the U.K. and U.S. to vote on a five-point scale on how convincing the accents were for leading parts in blockbusters grossing over $100 million.

For the United States accent, American Actors UK awarded British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor a 4.5/5 for his work as Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave.” Tied for second are the DC superheros; Christian Bale as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman both garnered 4.2/5 scores.

Best in show for the Americans attempting the over-the-pond accents, awarded by British Actors in La, are Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Renée Zellweger. Streep’s »

- Dani Levy

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Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired List

20 February 2017 6:38 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListLong Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListScott Goodyer2/20/2017 9:38:00 Am

We can not be more excited about Danny Boyle's highly anticipated sequel Trainspotting 2 coming to Cineplex theatres next month!

The original 1996 movie, based on Irvine Welch's 1993 novel, defined a drug generation in the UK. With an electrifying soundtrack, a memorable group of characters and filled with moments that contributed to the pop culture of the cinema world, Trainspotting was definitely one of a kind. Not to mention a talent of a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremne and Kelly Macdonald.

Well, 20 years later... the original crew is back as Renton (McGregor) returns to his home town after "choosing life" and abandoning his misfit friends. In honour of T2: Trainspotting, we have compiled our own little list of long awaited sequels.

Read the list below and check out »

- Scott Goodyer

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New Halloween Movie Slated for October 19th, 2018, David Gordon Green to Direct

9 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

John Carpenter just gave Michael Myers fans a huge reason to mark their calendars by announcing an October 19th, 2018 release date for Blumhouse and Miramax's new Halloween movie, which will be directed by David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) from a screenplay he's writing with Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, Eastbound & Down).

In addition to executive producing the new Halloween film, Carpenter might also help guide the franchise he began back in 1978 by providing the music for the film. Green and McBride will also be executive producing the anticipated project, along with Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. We have the official press release below with full details, including Carpenter's initial announcement of Green and McBride's involvement:

Press Release (via HalloweenMovies.com): Los Angeles, February 9, 2017 – John Carpenter announced today via his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarpenterTheMasterofHorror/) that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express »

- Derek Anderson

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Richard E. Grant & More Join Melissa McCarthy In ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

30 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Richard E. Grant is set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? He is joined by Jane Curtin (The Heat), Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’ Baby), Anna Deavere Smith (Black-ish) and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein). The Diary Of A Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller is at the helm, directing from a script by Nicole Holofcener  and Jeff Whitty. Based on Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name, the film follows best-selling celebrity… »

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DVD Review – Urban Hymn (2015)

30 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Urban Hymn, 2015.

Directed by Michael Caton-Jones.

Starring Shirley Henderson, Letitia Wright, Isabella Laughland, Steven Mackintosh, and Ian Hart.

Synopsis :

Set against a backdrop of the 2011 UK summer riots, a determined social worker encourages a young offender to develop her singing talent.

Urban Hymn is a drama certainly singing from a worthy enough song sheet. The film details the sort of youthful (and not so youthful) rage, delinquent activity and anti-social lawlessness that marked much of the UK riots of summer 2011.  It aims to bring a clear sense that this sort of rage needs to be understood and the disenfranchised need to be inspired to do something more productive with their time other than looting and robbing. It’s only partially successful in this, getting bogged down by a fairly old-fashioned style of formatting and direction. Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, Doc Hollywood) is an experienced director, but this picture has a fairly flat-footed delivery when, »

- Robert W Monk

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Bridget Jones’s Baby; Deepwater Horizon; War on Everyone and more – review

29 January 2017 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Comforts, catastrophes and chills in a week dominated by Renée Zellweger’s return as the klutzy singleton and Mark Walhlberg’s heroics in the Mexican Gulf

At a time when nearly every day brings news – or just a Donald Trump tweet, really – that augurs ill for the future, it’s hard to overstate the virtues of stubbornly refusing to move forward. Bridget Jones’s Baby (Universal, 15) is the cinematic equivalent of burying one’s head in the sand, except the sand turns out to be a plumped-up down pillow big enough to envelop one’s entire body.

Twelve years have passed since we left Helen Fielding’s bumbling singleton at the abysmal edge of reason, but it’s the time-swallowing continuity that comforts here. The jokes, it turns out, are much the same, whether they’re about being alone and panicked in your 30s or being alone and panicked in your 40s, »

- Guy Lodge

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Richard Curtis To Receive WGA West’s Top Humanitarian Award

24 January 2017 12:06 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Richard Curtis, one of the industry's greatest humanitarians and one of its most gifted writers of romantic comedies, will be this year's recipient of the WGA West's Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his charitable and humanitarian endeavors. His writing credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually – which he also directed – and Bridget Jones' Diary. His charitable efforts include serving as vice-chair of Comic Relief, which he co-founded in 1985… »

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Richard Curtis To Receive WGA West’s Top Humanitarian Award

24 January 2017 12:06 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Richard Curtis, one of the industry's greatest humanitarians and one of its most gifted writers of romantic comedies, will be this year's recipient of the WGA West's Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his charitable and humanitarian endeavors. His writing credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually – which he also directed – and Bridget Jones' Diary. His charitable efforts include serving as vice-chair of Comic Relief, which he co-founded in 1985… »

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Richard Curtis Honored by Writers Guild With Valentine Davies Award

24 January 2017 10:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Curtis has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, charitable initiatives and world service.

Curtis’ screenplay credits include “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “War Hose” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” He will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Feb. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“The Valentine Davies Award is given to that Wgaw member whose contributions to the entertainment industry and the community-at-large have brought dignity and honor to writers everywhere.” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman.

“We can think of no better recipient than Richard Curtis. He is not only one of our best screenwriters but a man who has used his gifts and his position to combat poverty and injustice. Curtis is an exemplar of empathy. His work resonates strongly on the screen, and his charitable efforts have »

- Dave McNary

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Whole Truth Blu-ray – Stars Keanu Reeves

17 January 2017 2:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Witness the tense legal thriller The Whole Truth when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD January 17 from Lionsgate. Keanu Reeves stars as a defense attorney trying to clear a teen in the brutal stabbing of his father. Rounding out the acclaimed cast are Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso, and Jim Belushi. The Whole Truth Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.

Now you can own the The Whole Truth Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment below and answer the following question: what is your favorite movie starring Keanu Reeves? (mine is The River’S Edge)

It’s so easy! Good Luck!

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1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.  No P.O. Boxes.  No Duplicate Addresses. »

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Number of women directors fell in 2016, study finds

12 January 2017 9:03 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

There was a drop in the number of women working on high profile Hollywood films, despite ongoing diversity debate.

Women directed only 7% of the 250 top grossing films in the Us, falling from 9% in 2015.

The damning figures come from a report by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.

The report, entitled ‘The Celluloid Ceiling’ also shows that in 2016, women comprised 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films, a decline of two percentage points from 2015.

Only 24% of all producers for the top 250 films were women, (fall of 2%); 17% of editors (falling from 23% in 2015) and 5% of cinematographers (a decrease of 1%).

The number of women writers was up two percentage points, to 13%.

Some more statistics from the study:

92% of films had no women directors77% had no women writers58% had no women executive producers34% had no women producers79% had no women editors96% had »

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Invite Culebras Into Your Home This February with From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3 on Blu-ray / DVD

9 January 2017 11:26 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Neck-chomping culebras will make house calls this February when Entertainment One unleashes the third season of El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the cover art and sizable list of bonus features for the ravenous release.

Press Release: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three

Street Date: February 7, 2017

Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.99/$38.99

The Loaded 3-Disc Set Features All 10 Unedited Episodes and Exclusive Extras from the Recently-Wrapped Third Season of the Action-Packed, Horror-Filled Series Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González and Guest Stars Including Ana de la Reguara and Tom Savini

Program Synopsis:

This February, home audiences will be whisked deep into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge exploding in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three. Across 10 new horror-packed episodes, Miramax and El Rey's fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns on loaded blu-ray and DVD, »

- Derek Anderson

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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

2 January 2017 4:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A total of 145 scores were recently announced as being eligible for this year’s Academy Award, with everything from perceived frontrunner “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz) and “Jackie” (Mica Levi) to outliers like “Sausage Party” and “Elle.” The final five will be nominated on January 24. In the meantime, avail yourself of this Spotify playlist featuring selections from 110 of the eligible scores — as well as the full list of every eligible score.

Read More: Oscar Best Score Contenders: The Inside Story of Creating 5 Diverse Frontrunners

Read More: Oscars 2017: Listen to 70 Songs Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love, »

- Michael Nordine

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