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Hugh Grant: "I have pretty much hated any film I have been in"

9 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hugh Grant has said that he dislikes the majority of the films he has appeared in.

The actor, who plays the lead in upcoming romantic comedy The Rewrite, told The Mirror that he turns down the majority of work he is offered now.

Hugh Grant: Nobody wanted me in Four Weddings

Grant, who has had roles in films including Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones' Diary, said: "I have pretty much hated any other film I've ever been in. But I liked this one.

"Nowadays I pretty much turn everything down anyway, because I just feel too old. Certainly for romantic comedy and certainly for showbusiness in general. Occasionally, they wheel me out."

The actor, who was speaking at the world premiere of The Rewrite, added that he does not consider his new film to be strictly a romantic comedy.

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Rodrigo Santoro Helps Take Latinos Into the Mainstream (Exclusive)

9 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rio De Janeiro — One of Latin America’s highest-profile actors in Hollywood and beyond, Brazil’s Rodrigo Santoro, a memorable Xerxes in “30,” has hardly stopped.

But the parts he’s played of late not only underscore the illustrious thesping company he keeps, but just how far Latinos have come in sloughing off Latino type-casting.

Santoro wrapped two weeks ago his first TV series, playing an outlaw on the pilot for HBO’s “Westworld,” helmed by Jonathan Nolan for Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, and a series inspired in concept by the Yul Brynner movie classic.

He features in Steven Bernstein’s “brilliantly written” “Dominion,” produced by Richard Gladstein, with Rhys Ifans as Welsh bard Dylan Thomas, living out his last day on earth, and John Malkovich as his doctor, shot over the summer in Montreal. Santoro plays “a mysterious character who will reveal himself.” Santoro’s character is called Carlos, »

- John Hopewell

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Dad's Army film cast revealed; Universal takes world rights

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed and Universal Pictures International has acquired worldwide rights.  

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small English village toward the end of the Second World War.

His softly-spoken right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

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

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Dad's Army film cast revealed

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed.

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small village toward the end of the Second World War.

His right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known to international audiences for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Harry Potter »

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

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Full Cast Revealed For The Dad’s Army Movie!

8 October 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Growing up, one of my favourite things to do was sit at my grandparents house and tuck down for an episode of the brilliant BBC sitcom Dad’s Army on a Saturday night. Week in. Week out. I think it was one of the first shows that I watched religiously, from beginning to end content lay, and absolutely loved sharing the many laughs contained throughout with my Grandad.

A new film is in the works, and today the full cast for it was revealed. Bill Nighy will head up a 2015 version of Dad’S Army as Wilson, along with Catherine Zeta Jones (Rose), Toby Jones (Manwaring), The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison (Pike), Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as (Walker), Bill Paterson (Fraser), Sarah Lancashire , Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie.

Shooting on the project is set to start this month in Yorkshire, England. »

- Paul Heath

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Universal Picks Up 'Dad's Army' With Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy

8 October 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oliver Parker will direct a British cast in a feature film based on characters from popular British TV comedy Dad's Army, including Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually), Catherine Zeta Jones (Side Effects, Chicago, The Legend of Zorro) and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Universal Pictures International, through its division Universal Pictures International Production has acquired worldwide rights to the film. The feature film is written by Hamish McColl, directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Rebornand produced by Damian Jones. It is Universal Pictures presentation of a DJ Films production. The

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- Georg Szalai

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Richard Curtis inspired by Tom Waits and Mariah Carey

6 October 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tony Curtis has identified Tom Waits and Mariah Carey as influences on Notting Hill and Love Actually.

A Waits track was influential in the development of Notting Hill, the filmmaker revealed.

"There's a version of 'Downtown Train' by Tom Waits performed by Everything But the Girl," he said at Cheltenham Literature Festival (via Gloucestershire Echo).

"When I was writing Notting Hill, that was all I listened too. There was something I sensed in the background and in the tone and in the mood of that song which is what I wanted to reach at the best moment of the film.

"Songs have always been an incredibly important bit of the inspiration for me."

Curtis also revealed Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' inspired Love Actually.

He said that the song "seems to me to completely say how you want to feel about how extraordinary Christmas is".

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Richard Curtis: 'Love Actually was a catastrophe'

5 October 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Richard Curtis has spoken about his 2003 film Love Actually, calling it a "catastrophe".

The writer and director revealed that he was disappointed with the film and wishes he'd had longer to work on it.

According to the Radio Times, Curtis spoke at the Cheltenham Literature Festival yesterday (October 4), saying: "The only nightmare scenario that I've been caught in was Love Actually, which worked at the read-through, and when we finished the film and I watched it edited, it was...a catastrophe."

He added that the film was difficult to manage because it was so vast in scale.

"Because there were 12 stories, [finding the right order] was like three-dimensional chess. And that was enormously difficult to finish or get right," he said.

The writer and director went on to say that he wished he'd had more time to work on the film, saying: "You could have played with it for all time – but it had to be out by Christmas. »

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British cinema celebrated with new bank of film trivia to coincide with the 58th BFI London Film Festival

25 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the 58th BFI London Film Festival, American Express has teamed up with some of Britain’s most influential movie bloggers – including us – to produce a new bank of film trivia celebrating British cinemas rich history.

“There’s so much to celebrate about British film, from iconic locations, multi-award winning production and creative teams to some of the world’s best loved stars,” states Melissa Weber, Vice President Brand and Communications, American Express “People love talking about film and this list should fuel some great discussion, enabling people across the country to get into the spirit of this year’s Film Festival.”

A selection of the facts have been turned into Vine videos to be hosted on Twitter via @AmexUK, using #BritFilmTrivia and will be calling for enthusiasts to trade their favourite facts. Meanwhile, a video has been released with Alex Zane, which you can see below, along with a selection of the trivia… »

- Gary Collinson

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Colin Firth Is A Total Badass In The New Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer

23 September 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Normally we're used to Colin Firth starring in films that are either politely funny (like Bridget Jones' Diary or Love Actually) or blisteringly dramatic (such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or, more recently, Devil's Knot.) However, there comes a time in an actor's career when they decide it's time to switch things up a bit and get a little more action-y. Which means that the trailer to Kingsman: The Secret Service marks Colin Firth's entry into the "later career badass" phase that Liam Neeson has been occupying as of late. 20th Century Fox's official YouTube channel dropped the latest trailer to Matthew Vaughn's latest directorial venture into the world of comic books last night, and it's even more stylish than the first trailer we received earlier this year. Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of Harry Hart (Firth,) a top spy for a secret branch of »

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The Maze Runner Sprints To The Top Of The Us Box Office

21 September 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Liam Neeson may have delivered a joking promise to his former Love Actually co-star and current Maze Runner actor Thomas Brodie Sangster that his new thriller A Walk Among The Tombstones would outrun the teen novel adaptation, but it’s Neeson left puffing along in second place. The film based on James Dashner’s book crossed the finish line first at the Us box office this weekend.The Maze Runner, helped by opening on nearly a thousand more screens, much more promotion and a youth audience-friendly cast, took the top spot with $32.5 million, which given that the studio is already deep into pre-production on the sequel, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (now dated for Sep 18, 2015), must come as a relief to 20th Century Fox. It might not compare to the runaway successes such as Twilight or The Hunger Games (it opened to a lower figure than Divergent), but it’s a »

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Learn How To Survive the Apocalypse with Dylan O’Brien and the Guys from The Maze Runner

20 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

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This weekend welcomes the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic film The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner. Aside from stating the obvious (it’s filled with buff guys and testosterone galore), it’s time you get to know these leading men a little bit better.

Of course, lead Dylan O’Brien (MTV’s Teen Wolf) is fantastic eye candy, proving he’s one of the main reasons girls everywhere will swarm to the theaters this weekend. But don’t overlook his supporting castmates. After all, Will Poulter did watch Jennifer Aniston strip in We’re the Millers. Game of Thrones fans, you’ll recognize Thomas Sangster from his time as Jojen Reed (or even from his work as Sam in Love Actually). Sangster told VH1 he enjoyed playing Maze Runner‘s Newt so much, he doesn’t really miss Got. “I had a great time doing it, »

- Taylor Ferber

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Another John Green story is headed to the big screen

19 September 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

John Green fans rejoice: more of The Fault in Our Stars author’s material is heading to the big screen. Universal has optioned the rights to Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances, a short story collection Green wrote with fellow Ya writers Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The book consists of three, interrelated stories, all taking place at Christmastime. Johnson wrote the first story, The Jubilee Express; Green wrote the second, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle; and Myracle the third, The Patron Saint of Pigs. The stories feature new romances, cheerleaders, and trips to Waffle House. This could end up »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Close to Chaos: All your favourite dystopian movies in one supercut

19 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

With the recent trend of female-led dystopian films based on Young Adult novels doing so well at the box office –like The Hunger Games and Divergent – it was only a matter of time before the boys jumped onto the bandwagon.

The Maze Runner's Dylan O’Brien (“Teen Wolf”), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, “Game of Thrones”) and Will Poulter (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) join JLaw and Shailene as the newest teenaged heroes to bring down a corrupt system – or at least try to.

Overriding the system isn’t just a game for the under-25 set, however. Dystopian films have embraced the idea of rebellion for decades, churning out classics like The Matrix and The Terminator. In recent years, movies like Looper,V for VendettaI Am Legend, and Snowpiercer have won over audiences and critics alike.

Check out the below supercut of all our »

- Sasha James

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The 17 Worst Ways to Be Killed by Liam Neeson

18 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Liam Neeson doesn't look like the kind of man who'd want to kill you. With that charming Irish brogue and those sad eyes, he seems more in the mood for a cozy night indoors with popcorn and Love Actually than the type to go on a murderous rampage. But as his filmography has proven time and again — especially since 2008's Taken turned him into a brooding, soulful action hero — his seemingly calm demeanor is likely what makes him such an efficient, creative killing machine. (If not quite as effective or creative as Jason Statham.) Here's a reminder of the best ways that Neeson, out this weekend in A Walk Among the Tombstones, can kill you. »

- Laura Reineke

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Box Office Preview: ‘Maze Runner’ To Put ‘Tombstones’ In Ground; ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Debuts

18 September 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Three new pictures bow this weekend with Fox’s sci-fi action thriller The Maze Runner leading the way. It opens tonight at 10 Pm, having already made a strong bow overseas to heavily outpace Divergent and gross $8.5M so far. After this weekend’s bow in the states, the picture will likely have grossed its production budget back — said to be around $35M+ but they got a tax incentive from shooting in Louisiana which brought the net cost down. That’s not including marketing and distribution costs, but this should be yet another profitable film for Fox (which has been on a roll). CGI was also handled out of the U.S. (in Vancouver) through a company called Method. Here’s the thing, Divergent was heavily skewed female so the question is will the boys come out for Fox the same way girls (who tend to go to movies in packs) came out for March 2014 release? »

- Anita Busch

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Toronto: Sex Fetish Comedy to Shock Audiences with Rape Scene

4 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Australian comedy “The Little Death” begins with a shot of a woman in bed asking her boyfriend a startling question. “I want you to rape me,” she says. He’s horrified, but she explains that it’s a fantasy she’s long harbored and outlines specific instructions for him. This leads to a scene later in the story that’s so alarming it caused audiences to walk out of the movie’s premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June.

The film’s writer-director-star Josh Lawson is prepared for a similar response when “The Little Death” screens at the Toronto Film Festival this week. Lawson, the actor who plays Doug on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” got the idea for his movie — a series of six vignettes (a la “Love Actually”) about couples with various sexual fetishes — from a dinner party conversation several years ago.

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- Ramin Setoodeh

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Weinsteins Board Dustin Hoffman Starrer ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’

2 September 2014 1:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The Weinstein Company has taken all non-theatrical rights in the U.S. to Red Arrow Intl.’s “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” which stars Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Dearbhla Walsh (“Little Dorrit”) directed the 90-minute film, which was commissioned by the BBC and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones (“The Girl in the Café”) at Red Arrow’s Endor Prods.

Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Love Actually”) and Paul Mayhew-Archer (“The Vicar of Dibley”) adapted Roald Dahl’s story, which centers on Mr. Hoppy (Hoffman) and his ingenious plot to win the heart of his neighbor, Mrs. Silver (Dench), involving a cryptic riddle and more than a hundred tortoises.

TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein commented: “Roald Dahl is one of the most revered children’s authors in history, so needless to say we’re delighted to be on board with this project. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench will »

- Leo Barraclough

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New Trailer For Trash Looks Like A Brazilian Slumdog Millionaire

27 August 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If your film is named Trash, it better be pretty great, or it will instantly be fodder for reviewers upon release. The good news is that Stephen Daldry’s latest effort, starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and three newcomers who could have a bright future in Hollywood, looks terrific, a mix of gritty slum story and inspirational drama. In other words, this could be the new Slumdog Millionaire and it already comes from a director who has danced with Oscar nominations before.

Trash could also easily be up for foreign language film at this year’s Academy Awards, since 80 percent of it is in Portuguese (the rest is in English). The film is based off a best-selling novel by Andy Mulligan, which follows three kids living in a Rio slum who find a wallet filled with money and valuables connecting to officials in power. When the police show up to »

- Jordan Adler

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Trailer for Trash

27 August 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Coming from director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Reader), I have a strong feeling Trash is going to feature heavily when the upcoming Oscar race goes into full swing. Adapted from Andy Mulligan's novel of the same name by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), the movie follows three boys (Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, and Gabriel Weinstein) who survive in the slums of Rio picking through trash. When they find a wallet sought after by some very bad man, they are propelled on the adventure of their young lives, uncovering a dangerous conspiracy along the way. Also starring Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, Trash does show the promise of a compelling, and the young actors at the heart of the story will no doubt tug at audiences heart strings. Released: 30th January 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ ? (U.S.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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