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First look at Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel in Good Omens

As production continues on Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, the studio has released the first picture of Mad Men star Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel. The series is currently filming in the UK for a 2019 premiere date. Hamm will be starring opposite Michael Sheen (Passengers) as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant (Doctor Who) as the demon Crowley. Check it out below…

“I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago,” Jon Hamm said. “I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

“Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed,” Gaiman said. “We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act.
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Good Omens casts its Beelzebub and Horsemen

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens has just filled out several more of its cast.

The series has found three of four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as well as the ultimate demon Beelzebub for the Amazon and BBC Two series. Anna Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane) will star as Beelzebub while Mireille Enos (The Killing) will play War, Lourdes Faberes (Knightfall) as Pollution and Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) as Famine.

On Martin’s casting, Gaiman said “We already have a stellar cast, and now Anna Maxwell Martin will be the Beelzebub of our dreams. Well, nightmares.”

“A script this clever, this smart, this current is very rare,” said Enos. “How could I turn down playing one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse??? Especially with the incredible group who’s come together to make it. It’s going to be Fun!”

“It’s a gift for
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‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Review: Dir: Simon Curtis (2017)

Goodbye Christopher Robin review: Simon Curtis directs this exceptionally well-executed drama led by Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.

Goodbye Christopher Robin review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Goodbye Christopher Robin review

There’s are strange subsets of genres within the movie industry, one of them being the biopic of British authors. We’ve had Finding Neverland, Becoming Jane, and Miss Potter. Such tales always have an uphill climb, as they need to blur facts and intertwine the moments for which they are famous. They can also be highly enlightening (if all the information presented can be trusted), or at least a fascinating examination of fame. Goodbye Christopher Robin works on all accounts, offering a beautiful emotional insight into the world behind a classic character, while also being surprisingly relevant to the world of fame today.

A warning should probably precede Simon Curtis’ third cinematic true story adaptation. A warning that if
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'Catwoman' Covers "Elle"

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Take another look @ revealing images, plus footage of 'Catwoman' actress Anne Hathaway in "Elle" (UK) magazine:

Following several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series "Get Real". She came to prominence after playing 'Mia Thermopolis' in the Disney film "The Princess Diaries" (2001) and in its 2004 sequel.

Since then, Hathaway has starred in dramatic films including "Havoc" and "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). She starred in "The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and "Becoming Jane" (2007).

In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married", also earning an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress'. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits "Valentine's Day", "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland", and "Love and Other Drugs", winning an Emmy Award for her voice-over performance on "The Simpsons".

In 2011, Hathaway had a voice role in the animated film "Rio", followed by her performance as 'Selina Kyle', aka 'Catwoman' in "The Dark Knight Rises ", followed by
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and 10 Other Adaptations That Jane Austen Never Would Have Anticipated

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and 10 Other Adaptations That Jane Austen Never Would Have Anticipated
The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has been told again and again onscreen, and each adaptation has in its own way addressed themes of class, social etiquette and romance that Jane Austen wove into the 1813 classic, Pride and Prejudice. But now Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, in theaters Feb. 5, introduces a whole new slew of themes: the undead, for example, and martial arts and lots and lots of blood and gore. The film has Cinderella star Lily James playing Elizabeth, who in this version just happens to be leading a small army of sword-toting society women in
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Time Machine: Woman in Red Hathaway on Red Carpet - Updated Film List

Anne Hathaway: Oscar Host's Red Dress outshone Oscars' Red Carpet. Anne Hathaway Oscar host: Red dress one of countless outfits Blast from the Past: Pictured above is Oscar host Anne Hathaway sporting a blindingly bright white smile while on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. But wait. In the photo, Hathaway is wearing a blindingly bright red gown. Wasn't her dress of a metallic blue hue? Actually, no. It was beige (with patterns). Wait. Come to think of it, she actually wore a tux, not a dress. Or maybe it was all of the above. And more. How could that be? Well, the color, texture, format, and type of Anne Hathaway's outfits varied according to which 15 minutes of the Oscar telecast you watched on Sunday night, Feb. 27. Hathaway, a Best Actress nominee for Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married in early
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Bel Powley Stars In A Royal Night Out Trailer

Every girl deserves a “girls night out” – even the future Queen of England.

A Royal Night Out is a charming, Cinderella in reverse type film that follows one evening in the lives of princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor on V-e Night, May 8th, 1945, respectively played by Sarah Gadon (Maps to the Stars, Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Bel Powley (Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch 2015, The Diary of a Teenage Girl).

Premiering at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, A Royal Night Out will open in New York City and Los Angeles on December 4th, 2015 and additional cities throughout December.

As the whole of London is on the streets to celebrate the official end of World War II in Europe, it is known that the young princesses, aged 19 and 14, slipped out of the palace to join the communal euphoria, returning to Buckingham Palace just after midnight.

Directed by UK director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane,
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First Look: 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' Breakout Bel Powley Readies for 'A Royal Night Out' (Trailer)

First Look: 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' Breakout Bel Powley Readies for 'A Royal Night Out' (Trailer)
As Minnie Goetze, the young cartoonist in the midst of a sexual awakening in Marielle Heller's "The Diary of a Teenage Girl," British breakout Bel Powley wowed audiences at Sundance with her exuberance and intelligence—and it seems she wowed casting directors, too. Powley next stars in "A Royal Night Out," due in New York and Los Angeles Dec. 4. (Check out a making-of featurette below.) The films features Powley and Sarah Gadon ("Maps to the Stars") as princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor, who sneak out of the palace on May 8, 1945 to celebrate the end of World War II in Europe amid the masses thronging in the streets. Directed by Julian Jarrold ("Becoming Jane," "Brideshead Revisted"), the film co-stars Rupert Everett and Emily Watson. Read More: "'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Doesn't Judge Its Characters, Played by Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgard (Q&A)" Powley—not to
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Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson to Star in Ecosse Films’ ‘Hampstead’

Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson to Star in Ecosse Films’ ‘Hampstead’
London — Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson (“Calvary”) are attached to star in “Hampstead,” which has been developed and is being produced by London-based production company Ecosse Films. Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder’s Cornerstone Films will handle international sales, including North America, and will introduce the project to buyers at the American Film Market.

Inspired by a true story, “Hampstead” is a “charming and funny life-affirming tale” about how love can be found in the most unexpected places and that age is no barrier to second chances. The film will be directed by Joel Hopkins (“Last Chance Harvey”), from a screenplay by Robert Festinger (“In the Bedroom”). It is produced by Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae from Ecosse Films (“Nowhere Boy,” “Becoming Jane”). “Hampstead” will start pre-production early 2016, and will be filmed in and around Hampstead in central London.

The story takes place in Hampstead Village, London, which is well-known
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A Royal Night Out DVD Review

Director: Julian Jarrold

Cast: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson

Certificate: 12

Running Time: 97 minutes

8th May 1945 – the Second World War is declared as won. The public take to the streets to celebrate, with both the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret allowed out to join in. But what does director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) think could’ve gone on that night…

Sarah Gadon (Maps To The Stars) and Bel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) star as Elizabeth and Margaret, the rambunctious daughters of the King and Queen of England. Determined to join in with the fun, Margaret manages to coerce her older sister into persuading their parents to let them out for in the night incognito, telling their father that they’d be able to gather an honest opinion from the public of what they think of his celebration speech.

However, as soon as they leave
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Film Review: 'A Royal Night Out'

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★★☆☆☆ Though its genesis is based in large part on the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Ve Day, the arrival of A Royal Night Out (2015) has been granted an even higher level of prescience now that Princess Charlotte has been introduced to the royal fold. Directed by Julian Jarrold, whose previous forays into period storytelling include Becoming Jane (2007) and the stodgy Evelyn Waugh adaptation Brideshead Revisited (2008), his latest is an innocuous and overly frothy trifle that heavily coasts on a universal adoration for the monarchy, and little else. Acting as something of an unofficial bookend to 2010's The King's Speech, A Royal Night Out is set on the momentous night of 8 May, 1945.
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A Royal Night Out movie review: princess hijinks

A bit of House of Windsor fan fiction: cute but slight, though the re-creation of London’s citywide Ve Day celebrations is kind of amazing. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It is true that on the night of Victory in Europe in 1945, 19-year-old Princess Elizabeth (now the reigning monarch) and her 14-year-old sister, Margaret, did go out into public anonymously to join the citywide celebrations in the streets of London. What they actually did once free of palace constraints isn’t known, and so A Royal Night Out is basically House of Windsor fan fiction, though we can presume that the cajoling that Elizabeth (the always wonderful Sarah Gadon: Dracula Untold) and Margaret (a sweetly cheeky Bel Powley) had to do to convince Mom and Dad — aka Queen Elizabeth (Emily Watson: Testament of
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A Royal Night Out review: The Queen in a rom-com? We are not amused

A Royal Night Out review: The Queen in a rom-com? We are not amused
Director: Julian Jarrold; Screenwriter: Trevor De Silva; Starring: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley , Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett; Running time: 97 mins; Certificate: 12A

Her Majesty the Queen may very well be amused by A Royal Night Out, only because it deviates so far from what might plausibly have happened on Ve night, 1945, when she and Princess Margaret celebrated the end of the war in Europe among the commoners on the streets of London. Director Julian Jarrold makes no bones about the fact-less, fancy-freeness of it all, turning a royal anecdote into a screwball comedy of sorts, but where's the punchline?

Up-and-coming Canadian actress Sarah Gadon is a dead ringer for the future monarch "Lilibet" and she imbues her with the requisite youthful whimsy as she yearns to be among the people on this most special night - before the burden of having to rule over them. But Jarrold (Kinky Boots,
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Film Review: ‘A Royal Night Out’

Film Review: ‘A Royal Night Out’
“Why have a ballroom with no balls?” trilled Princess Anna in Disney’s 2013 smash “Frozen,” voicing the social (and perhaps sexual) yearnings of any number of repressed, restless princesses in the fairy-tale universe — as well as, if the delightful “A Royal Night Out” is to be believed, the young Queen Elizabeth II herself. Imagining the alternately raucous and romantic exploits of the future English monarch and her sister Margaret as they are let loose upon London for one wild night of Victory in Europe celebrations, Julian Jarrold’s brightly performed exercise in speculative history scores as a frothier, more feminine bookend to “The King’s Speech” — though it’s no less engaging or accomplished. With public interest in British princessdom at a convenient high due to a certain new arrival, this glossy Lionsgate release (less coincidentally timed to capitalize on Ve Day’s 70th anniversary) should ride a dual wave of topicality to royal B.
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Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ Being Adapted for Television

Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ Being Adapted for Television
Like Full House and Coach before it, Truman Capote‘s In Cold Blood is also getting resurrected for the small screen. The Weinstein Co. has just picked up the rights to the true-crime masterpiece, with the intention of adapting it into an event miniseries. Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski will produce, while Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) will […]

The post Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ Being Adapted for Television appeared first on /Film.
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Capote's "In Cold Blood" Comes To TV

The Weinstein Company and Gary Oldman's Flying Studios company are planning a TV series adaptation of Truman Capote's acclaimed 1966 true crime novel "In Cold Blood".

The original work centers on the 1959 murders of the Clutters, a Kansas farming family and the effect their deaths had on the community and the men who were convicted of the crime.

Kevin Hood ("Becoming Jane") is set to write the project which Oldman and Douglas Urbanski will produce. There is no network currently attached to the project.

Source: The Live Feed
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Weinstein Company Locks Up Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ for Miniseries

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Weinstein Company Locks Up Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ for Miniseries
The Weinstein Company has secured rights to Truman Capote’s American masterpiece “In Cold Blood,” and plans to bring the crime story to television as a miniseries event. Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski’s Flying Studios (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) will produce, with “Becoming Jane” screenwriter Kevin Hood on board to adapt Capote’s book. “In Cold Blood” was published in 1966, a blockbuster true-crime account that first ran as a four-part serial in The New Yorker. It centers on the murders of Kansas farming family the Clutters that subsequently rocked their community and ultimately the nation. “Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ has been riveting.
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TWC plots ‘In Cold Blood’ TV series

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TWC plots ‘In Cold Blood’ TV series
The Weinstein Company (TWC) has optioned television rights to Truman Capote’s 1966 bestseller with Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski’s Flying Studios on board to produce.

TWC envisions the enterprise as “an epic television event series”. Becoming Jane and Grange Hill screenwriter Kevin Hood is attached to script the programme.

In Cold Blood first appeared as a four-part serial in The New Yorker before Random House published it. Capote’s (pictured) book went on to becomes the second highest selling true-crime book.

The story follows the 1959 murders of a Kansas farming family and the impact on both the surrounding community and the men who were eventually convicted.

Twv svp of scripted TV Marc Velez, vice-president of scripted TV Megan Spanjian and creative executive Lauren O’Connor will oversee the project for TWC.

The company’s evp of business and legal affairs Sarah Sobel brokered the deal with Apa.
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Watch: First Trailer For 'A Royal Night Out' Starring Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, And More

A movie that for a long time seemed stuck in development with folks like Dakota Fanning, Juno Temple, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine, and Jeremy Irvine attached at various points, "A Royal Night Out" eventually rolled in front of cameras with a no less promising ensemble of actors. And the result looks like a pretty frothy little period piece that's a bit of spirited fun. Julian Jarrold ("Kinky Boots," "Becoming Jane," "Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974") directs Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, and Jack Reynor in this comedy that takes place just at the close of World War II, and follows the teenage Princess Margaret and the future queen of England, Elizabeth II as they are granted one night from Buckingham Palace to join a celebrating London. And of course, comedic misadventure follows as they step out of the royal world they've always known
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'Catwoman' Covers "Elle"

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Take another look @ images, plus footage of 'Catwoman' actress Anne Hathaway in the November 2014 issue of "Elle" (UK) magazine:

Following several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series "Get Real". She came to prominence after playing 'Mia Thermopolis' in the Disney film "The Princess Diaries" (2001) and in its 2004 sequel.

Since then, Hathaway has starred in dramatic films including "Havoc" and "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). She starred in "The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and "Becoming Jane" (2007).

In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married", also earning an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress'. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits "Valentine's Day", "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland", and "Love and Other Drugs", winning an Emmy Award for her voice-over performance on "The Simpsons".

In 2011, Hathaway had a voice role in the animated film "Rio", followed by her performance as 'Selina Kyle', aka 'Catwoman' in "The Dark Knight Rises
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