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Judi Dench to Star in Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ for Working Title

17 June 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Judi Dench will star as Queen Victoria and Stephen Frears will direct Working Title Films’ “Victoria and Abdul,” to which Focus Features will hold worldwide rights.

The movie is slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release. Focus will release the movie in the U.S., and Universal Pictures Intl. will distribute the film around the world. “Victoria and Abdul” is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.

The screenplay is by Lee Hall, based on Shrabani Basu’s book “Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.” Hall was Oscar nominated for “Billy Elliot.”

“Victoria and Abdul” was developed by Beeban Kidron and Hall at Cross Street Films with BBC Films, and is being produced by Kidron, Tracey Seaward (“The Queen”), and Working Title’s co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Bevan and Fellner have produced several Working Title movies for Focus release, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Trailer: McKellen, Hopkins In "The Dresser"

24 March 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Starz has debuted the first trailer for "The Dresser," its upcoming telemovie adaptation of Ronald Harwood's acclaimed play which will premiere on the cable network on May 30th.

Richard Eyre ("Notes on a Scandal," "Iris") directs and Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen star in the film which is set on one night in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear".

With the curtain call coming and the leading man nowhere to be found, it's up to his dresser to keep the production alive. Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire, Edward Fox and Vanessa Kirby also star.

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- Garth Franklin

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Juno Temple: 'I’ve finally hit puberty on camera. Woo-hoo!'

18 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

She played a child in Atonement, a rebel in St Trinian’s – and has now finally come of age in Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl. She talks about famous friends, on-screen nudity and being a ‘quirky weirdo’

Juno Temple sits down in a Los Angeles coffee shop, a bundle of energy in a comfy tracksuit, headphones around her neck and waves of blond hair piled on her head like a pineapple. She orders an almond milk latte, and apologises in advance for any strange scratching that may occur, because she was bitten by mosquitoes during the night. “And there’s one bite on my back that is so bad, I had to scratch it with a fork to reach it. I was really getting my Baloo the bear on.” A fork? “Well, a plastic one – I wasn’t aiming for actual bloodshed. I once used a fork to comb my hair, »

- Sophie Heawood

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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 2

9 February 2016 7:09 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.

Best Actor Nominees

Bryan Cranston - as Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo

Age: 59

Previously Best Known For:

Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.

Matt Damon - as Mark Watney, The Martian

Age: 45

Previously Best Known For:

Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting

Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio - as Hugh Glass, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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IFC Midnight to play 'Road Games' in North America

3 February 2016 8:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: IFC hitches a ride with Film4 Frightfest suspense thriller.

IFC Midnight has finalized a deal for North American rights to writer-director Abner Pastoll’s suspense-thriller Road Games.

The Film4 FrightFest title stars Andrew Simpson (Notes On A Scandal), Joséphine de La Baume (Kiss Of The Damned), Frédéric Pierrot (The Returned) and Barbara Crampton (You’re Next).

The UK-France co-production was produced by Junyoung Jang (The Host) of London-based February Films and Guillaume Benski (A Long Way From Home) at Superbe Films in Paris. Executive producers are Backup Media, Trigger Films and McMc.

The story focuses on hitchhikers Jack and Véronique who take refuge with a mysterious older couple in rural France with frightening results.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for IFC Midnight with Simon Crowe at Sc Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Sc Films International is handling international sales at Berlin.

The film has to date been picked up by Bounty (Australia/Nz), IFC »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Anthony Hopkins: 'Every day I think about quitting'

8 January 2016 11:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor discussed the nature of the industry alongside his co-star in The Dresser, Ian McKellen, during the project’s panel in California

It’s hard to believe, but it’s taken over half a century into the careers of Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Anthony Hopkins for the revered duo to collaborate. The pair co-lead the new Starz and BBC movie The Dresser, which aired in the UK late last year, and premieres in the Us this summer. The actors were joined by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal) and executive producer Colin Callender at the film’s Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour panel in Pasadena, California, on Friday.

Related: Ian McKellen: 'I’m like a carpenter who can be relied on to make a good chair'

Related: The week in TV: The Dresser; Catastrophe; Detectorists; Homeland; Jekyll and Hyde

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- Nigel M Smith in Los Angeles

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Anthony Hopkins: 'Every day I think about quitting'

8 January 2016 11:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor discussed the nature of the industry alongside his co-star in The Dresser, Ian McKellen, during the project’s panel in California

It’s hard to believe, but it’s taken over half a century into the careers of Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Anthony Hopkins for the revered duo to collaborate. The pair co-lead the new Starz and BBC movie The Dresser, which aired in the UK late last year, and premieres in the Us this summer. The actors were joined by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal) and executive producer Colin Callender at the film’s Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour panel in Pasadena, California, on Friday.

Related: Ian McKellen: 'I’m like a carpenter who can be relied on to make a good chair'

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- Nigel M Smith in Los Angeles

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Cate Blanchett to Be Honored by Costume Designers Guild

6 January 2016 12:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cate Blanchett will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The guild said the award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.

“Blanchett is being honored for her unparalleled talent as much as for her status within the costume design community,” the guild said. “Her appreciation for the artistry of costume design and her collaboration with the Costume Designers has made her an icon both on and off the screen.”

Blanchett won an Academy Award for best actress for “Blue Jasmine” and for best supporting actress for “The Aviator.” She was nominated for four other Oscars for “Elizabeth,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There.” Her credits include “Cinderella,” “Veroica Guerin,” “Bandits,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley, »

- Dave McNary

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