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Dennis Kelly penned the story in which Law plays a submarine captain who gets laid off by a salvage company.
Looking for money and payback, he accepts a gig from a shadowy backer to hunt for a stolen and sunken submarine at the bottom of the Black Sea said to be loaded with gold.
Assembling a crew of Russian and English sailors to help him, the captain begins to realise how dangerous a situation he has put himself in.
The project is Macdonald's next feature, while he and Charles Steel are producing.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: As distributors line their coffers with big films for Cannes, Focus Features has grabbed one, acquiring worldwide rights to Black Sea, an adventure thriller that Kevin Macdonald will direct with Jude Law starring. It’s contemporary, and Law will play a submarine captain who is laid off by a salvage company and makes a deal with a shadowy backer to look for a storied sunken sub reputed to be loaded with gold at the bottom of the Black Sea. Since this find would get him even with his ex-bosses, he puts together a crew of English and Russian sailors for the task, taking off to uncharted depths with his motley crew. The closer they get to the prize, the riskier it becomes to trust one another. Law just starred for Focus Features in Anna Karenina. Film 4 developed, co-produced and is co-financing Black Sea with Focus, and Macdonald has committed to make it next. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Only at Sundance would a 9 Am Egyptian screening of a climbing doc --Nick Ryan's "The Summit"-- fill to capacity, bulging with some 80 press, estimated one theater manager. It shows the power of a trusted critic who tips Sundance goers via early reviews, in this case a rave from the Lat's Ken Turan. The crowd was riveted by the unfolding mystery of how 11 climbers perished on their way down from a successful ascent to the summit of K2, the victims of bad luck, poorly executed planning, and avalanches. In the tradition of Kevin Macdonald's "Touching the Void," the filmmaker combined 45% archive footage and 20% gripping reenactments using CG--along with interviews--to seamlessly blend a thrilling doc about the lure and elation of climbing K2, which straddles the Himalayas between Pakistan and China, and the terrible dangers even for the strongest experienced climbers. One in four doesn't survive the descent down the mountain. »
- Anne Thompson
We’ve been hanging out at the BAFTA HQ this morning, for the announcement of the 2013 Ee Rising Star Award! Previous winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia Labeouf, Noel Clarke, Kristen Stewart and Tom Hardy. We’ve got more images coming later of all the nominees but for the moment, here’s that official announcement:
Today at BAFTA’s HQ, Pippa Harris, the chair of the award jury and Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, announced the hotly anticipated nominations for the Ee Rising Star Award 2013. The nominations represent five actors and actresses who are destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema. The award celebrates actors and actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and who have the potential to be cinema stars of the future. The nominees for 2013 are:
- Dan Bullock
It’s a new year and the movie awards season is getting started with BAFTA using the first day of the first full working week to reveal the nominees for the 2013 BAFTA Awards ceremony. This is the first year that Ee are sponsors which no doubt means we can expect some changes in colour schemes!
This year’s judging panel included jury chair Pippa Harris, Deputy Chairman of BAFTA’s Film Committee and producing partner of Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, Jarhead), British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void, Marley), film critic Mark Kermode, casting director Nina Gold (The King’s Speech, The Iron Lady, Prometheus) and film publicist Kate Lee, as well as leading film and entertainment journalists.
The Ee Rising Star Award honours a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and has begun to capture »
- David Sztypuljak
5 items from 2013
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