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La La Land director Damien Chazelle will direct a new musical TV series called The Eddy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama will center around a club in modern-day Paris, its owner, the house band and "the volatile city that surrounds them."
British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne will write The Eddy. Thorne is known for co-writing the This Is England spin-off series with Shane Meadows and creating the supernatural BBC show The Fades. He's also written for the hit teen drama Skins and the original British version of »
Four-part drama “National Treasure,” starring Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough, has been picked up by a host of broadcasters and platforms, distributor All3Media Intl. said Monday.
The show follows Paul Finchley (Coltrane), an aging, beloved comedian, after he is arrested following an allegation of rape dating back to the ’90s. It focuses on both “the investigation, from arrest through to verdict, and the effect the case has on his family, going behind the headlines to look at the human and emotional impact when a whole life is called into question,” according to a statement.
It was produced by The Forge for the U.K.’s Channel 4, and was showcased as a Hulu original in the U.S. this month.
It has now been acquired by Super Channel for Canada, ABC for Australia and Tvnz for New Zealand. In Europe, the show has been picked up by Comunidad Filmin (Spain), Hrt (Croatia), Nrk (Norway »
- Leo Barraclough
The four-part drama, which aired on Channel 4 in the U.K. and premiered in the U.S. on Hulu this month, has sold across most of Europe, as well as Australia and Canada.
Coltrane stars as an aging, beloved British comedian — a "national treasure" — who is arrested and accused of a rape dating back to the 1990s. Walters plays his wife, Riseborough their daughter. Written by Jack Thorne (This Is England) and executive produced by George Faber (Shameless) »
- Scott Roxborough
James McAvoy is giving a little bit of insight into his personal life.
"My life has changed massively," he said when asked about life at home. "At the same time, so much has stayed the same. One of the things that's stayed the same is that I still don't talk about my personal life, really."
The X-Men star and Suffragette actress called it quits in May 2016 and broke the news in a joint statement to Et, saying, "It is with tremendous sadness that we have come to the decision to divorce."
"Me and Anne-Marie, when we were together, it was our policy not to speak about each other in public," McAvoy continued. "We rarely broke that and if we did, it was for »
After keeping a low profile since announcing his split in May, James McAvoy is finally opening up about life post-divorce.
“My life has changed massively,” the X-Men star revealed in an interview with Mr Porter. “At the same time, so much has stayed the same,” he added.
McAvoy and his wife, Anne-Marie Duff, announced their split last spring after nine years of marriage. They met while working on the British television show Shameless, on which Duff played McAvoy’s character’s love interest. The couple married in a quiet ceremony on Oct. 18, 2006, and have one child together; son Brendan, born »
Filming under way on Entertainment One’s 1970s-set comedy drama.
Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz) and Stephen Graham (This Is England) co-star in the film, which features music by ex-Longpigs frontman and Mercury award-nominated solo artist Richard Hawley and Grammy Award winner Corinne Bailey Rae.
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