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The Made in Dagenham director will tackle Exclusive Media's action comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film will centre around a group of feisty retirees struggling to help a friend on the brink of losing their home.
They hatch a plan to rob the bank that refused to give her financial aid.
Daylight Robbery is currently casting and will shoot in 2014. »
Pic centers on a group of feisty retirees struck by the pension crisis, who hatch a plan to steal millions after the bank refuses to help their friend, leaving her on the brink of losing her home.
The pic will be produced by Exclusive Media in association with James Gay-Rees of Playmaker Films, who produced “The Quiet Ones,” which will be released by Lionsgate in the U.S. next year. Exclusive Media is fully financing the film.
Cole’s credits include the Golden Globe nominated “Saving Grace,” starring Brenda Blethyn and Martin Clunes, which won the Sundance Film Festival audience award; the BAFTA nommed “Made in Dagenham,” starring Bob Hoskins and Sally Hawkins; and the romantic comedy “A Lot Like Love,” starring Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher.
- Leo Barraclough
The Calendar Girls' team of Nigel Cole and Tim Firth are set to reunite for the Daylight Robbery action comedy which Cole will direct, reports Variety. The film tells of a group of retired folks who are hit by the pension crisis and come up with a scheme to steal millions from a bank after the financial institution refuses to help their friend, who hangs on the edge of losing her home. Exclusive Media fully finances, and also produces Daylight Robbery in association with Playmaker Films' James Gay-Rees (The Quiet Ones). Other than Calendar Girls, Cole's credits include A Lot Like Love, Saving Grace, TV's Into the Wild and Peak Practice. »
Taryn Manning is no stranger to broken-down characters. And if you've seen Orange Is the New Black (and if you haven't, hurry up!), you know exactly who she plays. Manning fully embodies Tiffany Doggett (known as "Pennsatucky" by her prisonmates), a Christ-fearing former meth head who preaches from the prison's makeshift pulpit and performs God's miracles in the cafeteria. Manning's own miracle is being able to convincingly pull off Pennsatucky's teeth — truly a Montana Meth Project dream. We talked to Manning about Doggett's perfect smile, her own attempt to sneak in some (flattering) makeup, and what it's like to be typecast. This isn’t the first time you’ve played a character who has looked ... downtrodden. There’s 8 Mile, Hustle and Flow, Crazy/Beautiful, and A Lot Like Love, in which you play Ashton Kutcher’s sister — who wears a midriff-baring wedding dress. Basically, you’ve played some messed-up characters. »
- Lindsey Weber
Lionsgate has upped Taryn Manning to a series regular for the second season of its Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. Netflix last month ordered a second season of the prison dramedy, in which Manning plays Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett on the show – a meth addict who is the youngest of six children born to drug and alcohol addicted parents in rural Virginia. Manning, who’s repped by Apa, Oren Segal of Radius Entertainment, and Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson Llp, recently completed shooting Low Down, from writer/producer Jeff Preiss, opposite John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Ezra Miller, Glenn Close, Tim Daly, Peter Dinklage and Flea. Credits for Manning include guest gigs on Hawaii Five-o and Sons Of Anarchy; film-wise, her credits include Love Ranch, Hustle & Flow, Cold Mountain, 8 Mile, A Lot Like Love, White Oleander, Crazy/Beautiful and Crossroads. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Tell us your favourite lines and reviews from the much-loved film critic, who died this week
To say that film Roger Ebert, who has died from cancer aged 70, had a way with words would be an understatement. In a career spanning five decades, the Chicago Sun-Times film reviewer won a huge international following thanks to his brilliant, often acerbic, but always engaging criticism. Admirers have been sharing some of their favourite lines of his on Twitter with the hashtag #EbertQuotes – below are a few highlights, but what else would you add? Are there any Ebert film reviews that stand out for you as favourites?
For the uninitiated, there's a wealth of Roger Ebert quotes here and here, and for a mnore comprehensive look at his work visit rogerebert.suntimes.com.
"To say that George Lucas cannot write a love scene is an understatement; greeting cards have expressed more passion." #EbertQuotes
— Lo! »
No one loved movies like Roger Ebert. But perhaps more importantly, no one panned movies like Roger Ebert. He turned taking the piss out of a reprehensible film into an art form, leaving you giggling days later.
While we're heartbroken at his passing, we'll always remember him for his big heart, his humanity, his passion, his fortitude, and, most of all, his incredible wit in the face of so many terrible, terrible cinematic train wrecks.
Here are a few of the funniest Ebert take downs of movies. Let us know which one's your favorite.
"I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."
"The movie Ed Wood, about the worst director of all time, »
- Carol Hartsell
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