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Last year, Loach announced that the project will most likely be his final film.
Jimmy's Hall stars Barry Ward (Songs for Amy), Simone Kirby (Season of the Witch), Jim Norton (American History X), Francis Magee (Layer Cake), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Brian F O'Byrne (Million Dollar Baby).
Set in 1932, the film is centred around Jimmy Gralton, who returns to Ireland from New York after a decade away, having previously built a dance hall in the rural town.
Loach won the Cannes Palme d'Or in 2006 for The Wind that Shakes the Barley and won a career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994. »
This Week in TV:
Vikings earns a season 3 renewal from History; the El Rey Network green lights From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series for season 2; AMC announces a season 4 renewal for Comic Book Men, as well two new Kevin Smith projects; ABC cancels Once Upon a Time in Wonderland after just one season; and FremantleMedia teams up with Corona Pictures for a Birds of Prey adaptation penned by J.J. Connolly (Layer Cake).
Just four episodes into its second season, Vikings received a season 3 renewal from History earlier this week.
The channel’s first – and currently only – original series will begin production on season 3 this summer ...
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- Daniel Johnson
24: Live Another Day
While there's no CTU this season, photos of the sets being used in the event series have gone online. Locations being used include CIA's London black site, a Presidential residence, and Chloe's "hacker hub" which is in an abandoned restaurant. Click here for the full gallery.
Set in uncharted Africa in the 17th century, the series traces three generations of a family as they battle to secure their fortune, battling colonial empires, privateers, settled African nations and the wilderness itself. [Source: THR]
"The Walking Dead" closes out its fourth season next Sunday with the separated characters descending upon the mysterious 'Terminus', a place that apparently promises sanctuary but could well turn out to be a trap. As 'Terminus' isn't in the comics, »
- Garth Franklin
London — Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia Intl. have confirmed that author and screenwriter J.J. Connolly is lined up to write the TV adaption of the first three novels of Wilbur Smith’s Courtney series. The adaptation, “Birds of Prey,” will mark the first time that a Wilbur Smith novel has been made for TV.
Connolly, best known for authoring British crime thriller “Layer Cake,” and penning the screenplay that brought it to the big screen, has already begun working on the project. His appointment has been endorsed by Smith after the two met earlier in the year to discuss Connolly’s plans for the adaptation.
The story, which is set in Africa in the 17th century, chronicles three generations of the Courtney family as they battle to secure the clan’s fortunes in a land where sea-faring empires, privateers and African tribes fight for control of the land and its treasures. »
- Leo Barraclough
Author and screenwriter J.J. Connolly (Layer Cake) has signed on to adapt Wilbur Smith's best-selling Birds of Prey adventure novels as a TV series for Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia International. The novels -- Birds of Prey, Monsoon and Blue Horizon -- are swashbuckling tales set in uncharted Africa in the 17th century. The series traces three generations of the Courtney family as they battle to secure their fortune in Africa, battling colonial empires, privateers, settled African nations and the African wilderness itself. Story: ABC Family Orders Three Drama Pilots Smith's adventure novels have previously been made into TV miniseries, including
- Scott Roxborough
Exclusive: In a further foray into scripted programming, FremantleMedia is teaming with the UK’s Corona Pictures for a drama/adventure series project based on best-selling author Wilbur Smith’s Birds Of Prey. Layer Cake scribe Jj Connolly has been set to pen the adaptation of the first three novels in Smith’s Courtney Family Adventures series that begins with Birds Of Prey and includes Monsoon and Blue Horizon. All told, Smith’s 34 books have sold over 120 million copies worldwide. The swashbuckling Courtney novels are set against a backdrop of the uncharted Africa of the 17th century, which offers the promise of the adventure of a lifetime and tantalizing riches. The stories chronicle the lives of the eponymous family as they battle to secure the clan’s fortunes in a place where sea-faring empires, privateers, wild animals and settled African tribes and nations fight it out for control of the land and its treasures. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Sienna Miller is in talks to join Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. The Layer Cake star has edged out Jaimie Alexander (Thor: The Dark World) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) for the female lead alongside Bradley Cooper (American Hustle). Cooper will star as Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who had the most confirmed sniper kills in Us military history. Miller will play his wife, who is left to manage their family’s home life while her husband is abroad.
Previously, American Sniper was to be directed by Steven Spielberg, who subsequently dropped out of the project before Clint Eastwood came on board. American Sniper enters production in April, while Miller will next be seen in this year's Foxcatcher alongside Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), and Steve Carell (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues). »
- Gary Collinson
As production begins on the new pilot Constantine - from executive producers Daniel Cerone & David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall - NBC, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are today releasing the first official image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.
Here's what executive producer David S. Goyer had to say about this new version of the popular character in a statement.
"I've been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics' covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat."
Constantine follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.
NBC has released the first promotional image from its "Constantine" pilot, and of course we have a look at it right here for you. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts!
From the Press Release:
As production begins on the new pilot "Constantine" — from executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall — NBC, Warner Bros. Television, and DC Entertainment are today releasing the first official image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.
“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” said executive producer David S. Goyer.
- Debi Moore
Great news today, kids. In fact, two pieces of great news, both about the NBC pilot Constantine. As I continually warn, when I report about pilots it’s always with the concern that hopes are being raised only to be dashed; that the pilot gets made but never picked up.
Well the two pieces of great news are one and the same: NBC, Warner Bros. Television, and DC Entertainment have released the first look at Matt Ryan as Constantine. The fact that they are publicly talking about the pilot gives me great hope that the series will be picked up, and that is great news. The other great news is the exceptionally cool pic:
Here’s NBC‘s press release:
First Official Image Revealed Of Matt Ryan As Occult Detective John Constantine Production Begins on New NBC New Pilot from Warner Bros. Television, Based Upon Characters Published by DC Entertainment »
- Erin Willard
NBC has released the first official imagine of the new star of "Constantine" and he looks precious little like Keanu Reeves. The latest adaptation of the popular DC Comics occult series features Matt Ryan, who you might know from "Layer Cake" and "Torchwood," but you don't know as the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons. Don't make that mistake! John Constantine first debuted as a supporting character in DC's "Swamp Thing" series in 1985 and went on to be the centerpiece of his own "Hellblazer" and "Constantine" lines. When he isn't being played by Reeves, the character is a former Liverpool con-man who now helps defend our world against supernatural beasties and whatnot. David S. Goyer is producing the new "Constantine" and cracked the story with Daniel Cerone ("Dexter"), who wrote the script. Neil Marshall ("Game of Thrones," "The Descent") is directing the pilot, a Warner Brothers TV production. "I’ve been »
- Daniel Fienberg
NBC has released your first look at star Matt Ryan (“Layer Cake”) from their upcoming “Constantine” TV show, based on the D.C. comic book “Hellblazer.” The character was previously portrayed by a very non-British Keanu Reeves in the movie of the same name directed by Francis Lawrence, but this time around they’re giving you an honest to goodness Brit in the role. Ryan will star as the titular demon hunter, one John Constantine, a man “struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.” The show co-stars Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrineau, and Charles Halford. Neil Marshall (of “The Descent” and “Doomsday” fame) is directing the pilot, with “Man of Steel” and “Batman Begins” guy David S. Goyer having adapted the show from the comic originally created by Daniel Cerone. »
I Am Rogue caught up with NBC's Constantine pilot showrunner David S. Goyer to discuss where the project currently stands. In what will surely please comic book fans, Goyer revealed that Matt Ryan's (Layer Cake) Constantine will be true to the source material. Said Goyer, "We start shooting next week. Shooting the pilot. We only have four series regulars but we've cast them all now. I'm proud to say that Constantine is actually being played by a British guy. Matt Ryan and he is going to have blond hair." When asked if Ryan's version of the fan favorite comic book character will smoke, Goyer shared, "That's a tricky one on network TV. We're negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the source material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting. »
“Please look after this Bear. Thank You.” For those of us who grew up reading the Paddington Books, get ready for the little bear to make his debut on the big screen.
Set for Oscar Season 2014 and a December release date, here’s the first teaser for the forthcoming family adventure Paddington.
The first ever live action film inspired by Bond’s best-selling books, will star BAFTA Award- nominee Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Iris, Notting hill) as Mr Brown, Academy Award-winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man, Bridget Jones’s Diary) as the voice of Paddington Bear and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Rabbit Hole, Moulin Rouge) as the evil taxidermist determined to wreak her revenge. The cast are joined »
- Michelle McCue
NBC has found their John Constantine for their television adaptation of the DC comic, and it's Matt Ryan. No, not "Matty Ice," the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. This Matt Ryan is a Welsh actor, probably best known for playing Mick Rawson in television's Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and for voicing Edward Kenway in the video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The actor has also appeared in several movies, such as Layer Cake, Flypaper, and »
- Jesse Giroux
News Louisa Mellor 23 Feb 2014 - 09:44
One of the prayers of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer fans has been answered in NBC's choice of John Constantine for its forthcoming series: the actor in question is from the UK. Specifically, the Welsh bit.
Matt Ryan, announced this weekend to be donning Constantine's mac in the new pilot, kicked off his acting career with a small role in 2004's Layer Cake, before going on to appear in The Tudors and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. He also provided the voice of Edward Kenway in Assassin's Creed IV.
Ryan will appear as occult detective/conman/magician Constantine in the David S. Goyer-produced pilot, written by The Mentalist's Daniel Cerone and directed by The Descent's Neil Marshall. According to Deadline, that pilot has the following premise: »
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
Best Actor Nominees
Previously Best Known For:
Bruce Wayne/Batman – Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy
Patrick Bateman – American Psycho
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Interesting Fact: If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience isn't confused
Previously Best Known For:
Freeman Lowell – Silent Running
Asa Watts – The Cowboys
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
The DC television universe is looking to expand with NBC's Constantine pilot, a project that sees Matt Ryan (Layer Cake) finalizing a deal to play the lead role of John Constantine. For those who are unfamiliar with the character from the comics or the 2005 film starring Keanu Reeves, Constantine is "an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond." Ryan's John Constantine is described as "a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager." The plot, co-written by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, sees the daughter of a late friend targeted by demons, forcing Constantine to step in to save her. (Via Deadline) »
- Dave Trumbore
While DC seem unable to compete with Marvel on the big screen, they continue to assert their dominance in the world of television with Arrow and upcoming adaptations Gotham, iZombie, The Flash and Constantine. The latter will air on NBC, and it has now been revealed that the role of John Constantine will be filled by Welsh actor Matt Ryan. Keanu Reeves previously played the character in the 2005 movie.
Ryan has appeared in Criminal Minds, Vikings and Layer Cake, but is perhaps best known for providing the voice and movements of Edward Kenway in Ubisoft’s hit video game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Constantine centers on master of the occult John Constantine, a man who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
John is described »
- Josh Wilding
(Cbr) It looks like NBC may have filled a certain occult anti-hero's trenchcoat. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is close to casting Matt Ryan as the title character in "Constantine," a Warner Bros. Television drama based on DC Comics' John Constantine. Ryan, who is originally from Wales, has previously appeared in such films as "Layer Cake," "Armistice" and "Flypaper," as well as the TV shows "The Tudors," "Criminal Minds" and its spinoff, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior." He also voiced the lead character Edward Kenway in the video game "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag." According to THR, Daniel Cerone ("Dexter") will pen »
- JK Parkin, Comic Book Resources
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