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Sam Riley To Join Ghost In The Shell?

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Deadline are reporting that Sam Riley is in talks for a major role in Rupert Sanders’ (Snow White and the Huntsman) upcoming live-action version of anime classic Ghost in the Shell.

He would join Scarlett Johansson, who is already lined up in the lead role of a cyborg special ops agent (named Major Motoko Kusanagi in the source material) working in counter-cyberterorrism in the near future.

Riley could either be playing one of the male protagonist roles, or the 1995 animated feature’s antagonist (itself taken from the original manga), the Puppet Master – an elusive hacker deemed to be a threat to national security.

Anyone who’s seen and enjoyed the underrated indie sci-fi Franklyn can attest to the actor’s proclivity for inhabiting morbid, dystopian sci-fi landscapes. Although Riley isn’t a lock as yet as no deal has been made and “the situation is still fluid”, he would
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Eva Green Facts: 27 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Sin City' Star

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Eva Green never let her role as a Bond Girl typecast her, and, today, the actress is working more than ever.

After getting her start in an erotic Bertolucci film and breaking out in 2005's "Casino Royale," Green has played one captivating role after another. She was a standout in Tim Burton's poorly received "Dark Shadows" (2012) opposite Johnny Depp and is currently earning rave reviews for her mysterious and supernaturally-charged Vanessa in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful." This summer, she can be found as the sexy and manipulative Ava in Frank Miller's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."

From her famous relatives to her connection to President Nicolas Sarkozy, here are 27 things you probably don't know about Eva Green.

1. Eva Gaëlle Green was born July 6, 1980 in Paris, France to Marlène Jobert, a French actress, and Walter Green, a dentist.

2. Her last name is pronounced "grain" and is derived from the Swedish word "gren,
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Movies You May Have Missed - Franklyn (2008)

Flickering Myth's writing team pick out those hidden gems you might have missed; next up is Robert D. Spake with...

Franklyn, 2008.

Directed by Gerald McMorrow.

Starring Eva Green, Ryan Phillipe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, James Faulkner and Art Malik.

Synopsis:

Franklyn is a thought-provoking film split into two narratives. One is set in contemporary London, the other in the grim metropolis of Meanwhile City, where there’s a strict authoritarian regime that has an iron grip on the city, and a masked man called Preest seeks to destabilise their ruthless control of the population. The two narratives reflect and explore agonising truths about human existence and even though they’re set in two separate worlds they blend with each other seamlessly.

Meanwhile City is a beautiful rendition of gothic architecture, and that world is drenched in paranoia and fear as we follow the vigilante Preest on his quest to free
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Sam Riley To Star In Ian Softley's Adaptation Of Sir Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe'; Will Be Shot In 65mm

Sam Riley To Star In Ian Softley's Adaptation Of Sir Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe'; Will Be Shot In 65mm
Ever since transitioning from a music career with indie band 10,000 Things, Brit actor Sam Riley has carved out a fairly interesting CV which originated with an outstanding debut in Anton Corbijn's acclaimed Ian Curtis biography "Control" that lead to a run of flops that included sci-fier "Franklyn," action remake "13" and literary adaptation "Brighton Rock." He appears to be heading back in the right direction this year, though, starring as Sal Paradise in Walter Salles' long developing "On The Road" as well as working with Neil Jordan on mother-daughter vampire tale "Byzantium" and starring opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney's "Maleficent." Riley has now also lined up an upcoming teaming with Iain Softley ("Backbeat," "K-pax") for an adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's classic historical novel "Ivanhoe," in which he'll play the titular character....
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Sal Paradise Character Poster For ‘On The Road’ Released

Released in September the marketing campaign for Walter Sallas On The Road, based on Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel of the same name, is gathering pace, well maybe more meandering over to us every now and then.

In recent weeks we’ve had the release of character posters for all the main protagonists (you can view these here) but we now have our Sal Paradise (Sam Riley – Control, Franklyn) portrait to add to the collection. Given On The Road’S largely auto-biographical structure Riley isn’t a bad likeness for author Jack Kerouac, regardless the poster’s great and I for one can’t wait for the film.

What do you think? Can Sallas continue where he left off with The Motorcycle Diaries? Check out the new poster and trailer below, and let us know.

On The Road also stars Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Kirsten Dunst and is released 21st September.
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13 (2010) Movie Review

It’s always kind of weird when a director decides to remake his or her own movie in another language. If you’ve already tackled the material in your native tongue, why in the world would you want to rework the material for those unfortunate individuals who simply refuse to read subtitles? It boggles the mind. Sadly, Géla Babluani’s “13″ — an adaptation of his critically-acclaimed thriller “13 Tzameti” — loses something in translation, due in part to some unintentionally cheesy melodrama courtesy of veteran actors Jason Statham and Ray Winstone, both of whom look bored out of their skulls. And I honestly can’t blame them. Much to my surprise, “13″ is an exceptional bore, a shadow of the original film on which it’s based. No wonder it sat on the shelf for so long. Sam Riley (“Franklyn”) stars as Vince, a struggling electrician who finds himself in a bit of a financial pickle.
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Sam Riley on Brighton Rock and His Arduous Trip On the Road

Sam Riley on Brighton Rock and His Arduous Trip On the Road
Back in 2007, Sam Riley burst on the scene with a starmaking performance in the critically acclaimed film Control. Poised to be the latest hot British import to invade U.S. shores, Riley followed Control up with two intriguing-on-paper titles -- Franklyn with Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green and 13 opposite Ray Winstone, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgaard. The rest, as they say, is history -- though maybe not the kind Riley initially envisioned.
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Eva Green interview: Playing evil

Eva Green rose to fame as the Bond girl who won the heart of 007 in Casino Royale. Now she's back in more familiar territory as the elemental, mysterious Morgan in Camelot, she tells Elizabeth Day – dabbling in witchcraft and reinventing nudity

It is a sunny, blue-sky day when I meet the actress Eva Green. The London streets are peppered with cherry blossom and the heady scent of fake tan hangs thickly above the city like ozone. It is a day for white linen and flowing dresses and flip-flops. But when Green arrives, it is clear that she is not embracing the joys of spring time. Her tiny frame is swathed in black and dark grey and she is wearing a heavy coat over a lace blouse, jeans and boots. The pale flawlessness of her face is accentuated by jet-black hair and smudged eye-shadow the colour of coal dust. The overall
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Eva Green interview: Playing evil

Eva Green rose to fame as the Bond girl who won the heart of 007 in Casino Royale. Now she's back in more familiar territory as the elemental, mysterious Morgan in Camelot, she tells Elizabeth Day – dabbling in witchcraft and reinventing nudity

It is a sunny, blue-sky day when I meet the actress Eva Green. The London streets are peppered with cherry blossom and the heady scent of fake tan hangs thickly above the city like ozone. It is a day for white linen and flowing dresses and flip-flops. But when Green arrives, it is clear that she is not embracing the joys of spring time. Her tiny frame is swathed in black and dark grey and she is wearing a heavy coat over a lace blouse, jeans and boots. The pale flawlessness of her face is accentuated by jet-black hair and smudged eye-shadow the colour of coal dust. The overall
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Cracks Trailer: Everyone Loves Eva Green

2011 is looking very much like the comeback year for Eva Green. Though she has been working, no film from the actress has hit theaters since 2008s Franklyn. This year we've already seen a trailer for Perfect Sense, which was shown at this year's Sundance Film Festival and she took her first studio role in nearly four years, signing on for a major part in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. Now we have yet another trailer for an Eva Green film, this one coming from all the way back in 2009. Yahoo! has premiered the first look at Cracks, a movie directed by Jordan Scott and starring Green, Imogen Poots, Juno Temple and María Valverde. A period piece set in the 1930s, the film is about an elite boarding school where all the young girls have a crush on their swim instructor, Ms. G. But when a new student arrives from Spain
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First Look: Garrett Hedlund & Kristen Stewart in 'On the Road' Movie

Stepping away from the worlds of Tron and Twilight, actors Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart are hoping on the Jack Kerouac caravan next for On the Road, the Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) directed adaptation of Kerouac's 1957 book. While filming is now complete, we haven't seen much from the adaptation yet, but Comme Au Cinema (via ComingSoon) has finally posted some photos, and they're quite intriguing to see. Hedlund plays Dean Moriarty, a fictionalized version of Neal Cassady, and Stewart plays his sweetheart Marylou. Above is also Sam Riley (Franklyn) as Sal Paradise, Kerouac's fictional alter-ego. On the Road tells the story of Sal Paradise, who sets off on a cross country journey expressing the restless energy and desire for freedom that makes people rush out to see the world. Hedlund plays Sal's friend Dean, who inspires him to see America, while Stewart plays his on-again-off-again wife Marylou. Viggo Mortensen
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'Perfect Sense' trailer: In search of... Eva Green

'Perfect Sense' trailer: In search of... Eva Green
Since becoming James Bond in 2006′s Casino Royale, Daniel Craig has starred in big-budget remakes (The Invasion), potential franchise starters (The Golden Compass), Oscar bait (Defiance), and summer tent-poles (the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens). During the same period, Eva Green, the elegant and sensuous actress who matched Craig’s 007 note for note as Vesper Lynd in Royale, has been hard to find. It’s almost Rachel McAdams post-Wedding Crashers all over again — both were overnight “It” Girls who didn’t seem so interested in the concept.

So it was a welcome surprise to see Green in the trailer for Perfect Sense,
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Sam Riley shot to fame as the doomed Ian Curtis in Control. Now he's playing creepy Pinkie in Brighton Rock

Sam Riley talks about his teenage breakdown, failed rock career and finding happiness in Germany

There's a darkness in Sam Riley that's unmistakable on the screen in Control and is there again in Brighton Rock. In Control he captured perfectly the sensitive, strung-out and oddly charismatic Ian Curtis, the Joy Division singer who killed himself at 23. And now, in Rowan Joffe's ambitious, noirish adaptation of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock, Riley allows Pinkie a self- contained melancholy, a froideur and creepiness that almost makes you celebrate his brutal demise. For an actor with no formal training and with only a handful of films to his name, Riley relies purely on instinct – and he is proving to be scarily good at playing vulnerable young men uneasy with life.

And yet here is Riley in early January, a few days short of his 31st birthday, chatty and friendly – a little nervous,
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Brighton Rock and Mod: Trailer Hits

A trailer for Brighton Rock has arrived online. Remake, reimagining – whatever you choose to call it, director Rowan Joffe’s new vision sees the 1938 crime novel by Graham Greene updated to the 1960s. This means Mods, Rockers, skinny suits and selvedge turn-ups. Thankfully this two minute preview does not run away with the notion.

The Brighton Rock we all know and love was made in 1947, directed by John Boulting and starred Richard Attenborough as vicious local hood Pinkie Brown. Now we have Rowan Joffe (writer of The American) and Sam Riley (Franklyn, Control) in their place. Graham Greene’s book is a grim morality tale set against the backdrop of costal gang violence in post-War Britain. Boulting’s version is a noir classic with a memorable ending (co-scriptwriter Greene’s invention) that chills on every viewing.

It is impossible to deduce from two minutes what Joffe, Riley and co have brought to the table,
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Malachai "Return To The Ugly Side"

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Malachai
Malachai is the most bizarre band I know of from the UK, and possibly the strangest act on a label in the Western hemisphere. I first stumbled on them watching the unreleased (in the Us) Eva Green Ryan, Phillippe, Sam Riley film "Franklyn," which is pretty strange in itself. They had a captivating song in it called "Fading World," which also appeared in a British commercial about climate change. Back then their name was Malakai and there were no images of the duo, known only as Scott and Gee, other than ones in which their faces were obscured, often by monkey masks.

In the past year they've changed their name, released "The Ugly Side of Love" on Domino, and cooked some chicken with mixed herbs and spices. Their music is equally ineffable, vintage yet modern, a combination of 1960's pop, early 70's psyche, hip hop and a bit of Bristol UK turntablism.
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First clip from Rowan Joffe's Brighton Rock adaptation

Graham Greene’s thriller “Brighton Rock” has seen many different lives since its publishing in 1938. It was first a stage play, later a film (titled Young Scarface for its North American release) staring Richard Attenborough (who reprised his role for the film as he had played the same character years earlier in a stage production) and now it sees life on the big screen yet again.

Adapted from the novel by screenwriter Rowan Joffe (he also wrote the screenplays for 28 Weeks Later and the recently released The American), Brighton Rock also marks Joffe’s feature film directing career. Greene’s story is one of mystery and murder. Fred Hale (played in this new version Sean Harris), arrives in Brighton on an assignment, terrified because he once betrayed the leader of a gang which is now controlled by a teenage sociopath known as Pinkie Brown (played here by the fantastic Sam Riley
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Sam Riley To Play Christopher Marlowe

Sam Riley, who is your agent? Manager? Because they should get a raise. Or maybe you are really just that good. Because in what feels like two days, the once band mate (of the Leeds-based 10,000 Things) was starring in the indie hit Control as doomed rocker Ian Curtis, then alongside Eva Green and Ryan Philippe in Franklyn and now is starring in an American action thriller (13), a British action thriller featuring Helen Mirren (Brighton Rock) and Walter SallesOn The Road playing Jack Kerouac, or Sal Paradise.

And here’s one more envy-inducing role: that of Christopher Marlowe, the successful poet who wrote alongside William Shakespeare and was killed in a bar room brawl. Marlowe was rumored to also be a spy for the queen, which the Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange) novel, A Dead Man In Deptford, readily embraces. Television director Nick Copus will take on the adaptation from a script by Michael Elias.
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Sam Riley Will Play Christopher Marlowe

Since his award winning success playing Ian Curtis in Control, West Yorkshire born Sam Riley has only had one film released (last year's Franklyn). All that looks set to change with the news (via The Hollywood Reporter) that he has accepted the role of the Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe in A Dead Man In Deptford. James Purefoy, Ray Winstone, Ed Speleers and Adam Sinclair will also feature in the film adapted from a novel by A Clockwork Orange writer Anthony Burgess.

Marlowe - one of the originators of blank verse drama and Shakespeare's greatest contemporary - was something of a shady characters and rumours since his death (he was murdered during a brawl in Deptford 1593) have pointed towards him being, among other things, a government spy, a heretic and a homosexual.

Riley is currently in Toronto for the first presentation of his latest film - an all-star remake of the
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Ten Actors and Ten Directors That Could Take Over ‘Bourne 4’

Universal is pushing for The Bourne Legacy to be released in 2012 no matter what. I know what you are thinking. How the hell could they pull it off without Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass?! I’m with you, but here at Tfs we want to consider the possibilities of this franchise. Here are twenty choices that wouldn’t (completely) screw up the franchise.

10. Zac Efron

Efron’s got the acting chops for something like this. With a few push-ups and maybe a haircut, this young stud could fill the Bourne void just as quickly as if he were 17…again. – Dan M.

9. Ryan Phillipe

The general consensus around the block seems to be that Mr. Phillippe’s career is on the permanent down slope. Even a co-starring job (MacGruber) looks like a failed comeback. But a comeback from what? The young thespian’s been grinding out solid performances in less solid flicks (Franklyn,
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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Going Postal! Chuck season 3 in the UK! Paul Cornell's brilliant Pulse pilot! FlashForward and Fringe finales! Movies! It's quite a week of viewing ahead...

The highlight of the bank holiday weekend is a real treat, indeed. Sky will be airing its third venture to the platter-shaped world of the imagination and skilful word play of Sir Terry Prachett, with the eagerly anticipated adaptation of a Discworld favourite of many, Going Postal.

Starring Richard Coyle (Coupling, Strange, Franklyn, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time) and Claire Foy (also starring in the BBC pilot of horror-drama Pulse), the first part airs Sunday 30th May at 6:00pm on Sky1, and Part 2 follows on Monday, May 31st at 6:00pm. Both parts will be shown again on Sky1 and Sky2, so check your local schedules for the best time to catch it. We'll have a review shortly after the first showing
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