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Simon Beaufoy adapting In the Skin of a Lion

23 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is set to adapt Michael Ondaatje’s 1987 novel In the Skin of a Lion for Serendipity Point Films, Film4 and Potboiler Films.

The novel explores the lives of immigrants who played a large role in the building of the city of Toronto in the early 1900s and focuses on romance and class conflict amidst the clash between immigrant workers and the ruling elite.

It also introduces the characters of Hana and David Caravaggio from Ondaatje’s 1992 novel The English Patient, which was adapted for the screen by Anthony Minghella in 1996 and won nine Academy Awards. »

- Gary Collinson

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Video: Battle of the Sexes – Trailer

22 June 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Emma Stone and Steve Carell go head-to-head in the trailer for true-life tennis tale Battle of the Sexes, based on the match between World Number 1 Billie Jean King and Ex-men’s champ Bobby Riggs in 1973.

Both look on top form in this comedy drama from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine (2006) written by Slumdog Millionaire (2008) scribe, Simon Beaufoy. Battle of the Sexes is in UK cinemas from 2oth October 2017.

Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. »

- Tom Batt

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New trailer debuts for Oscar hopeful Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell

22 June 2017 5:04 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Fox Searchlight Pictures have today debuted a brand new trailer for their upcoming comedy-drama Battle of the Sexes, which you can view in the player below.

Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, the filmmakers behind Little Miss Sunshine, the film tells the true story of the match between tennis greats Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) from the 1970’s that was dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes”. The film is produced by Danny Boyle (T2 Trainspotting), amongst others, and is written by Simon Beaufoy, the Academy Award Winning writer of Slumdog Millionaire.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle Of The Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

The film also stars Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Sarah Silverman (The Book of Henry), Bill Pullman (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and is set to open in UK cinemas on October 20th.

The post New trailer debuts for Oscar hopeful Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Scott Davis

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Maui Film Festival Draws Film Fans and Stars to Hawaii

21 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In an ever-more crowded calendar of summer film festivals, the Maui event stands out for its popularity. It celebrates its 18th anniversary this year and offers both casual fans and ardent cineastes from around the world a compelling mixture of sun, sand and cinema.

“What sets us apart from other film festivals is location, location, location,” says festival founder and director Barry Rivers. “We have the incredible natural beauty of Maui, ranging from mountains to jungle to beaches, and the spectacular ocean. All that serves as a backdrop to the festival. And most of the venues are outside, including our Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, and our Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema on Wailea Beach at the Four Seasons.”

The latter venue will host this year’s Short Film Showcase. “It’s free,” adds Rivers. “Where else can you sit under the stars on a balmy night on a beautiful beach and watch a great movie for free?”

Rivers says he’s particularly thrilled with this year’s film program. “We’ve got a great collection of indie films, including our opening night dramedy ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton, and directed by Miguel Arteta, which has been getting great reviews.”

The festival will close with a diverse slate, including “Holy [un]Holy River,” about India’s Ganges, and “The Trip to Spain,” the third in the popular road trip series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, again directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Adds Rivers, “We’ll also show some terrific surf films, which people really love out here, including ‘The Big Wave Project — A Band of Brothers.’”

Screening on the second night, and five years in the making, the film was directed by Tim Boynton and features many of the biggest names in the big-wave surfing world.

Also screening is “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the local surfing legend, and “Proximity” which features eight of the world’s best surfers.

“We’ve also got a few films that speak to matters of the spirit, and address how people spend their time on the planet, such as ‘Given’ and ‘Heal,’” he says.

Other highlights include various filmmaker panels, Q&A sessions, honoree events and private VIP soirees, as well as open-to-all themed culinary celebrations. “We have three taste events, starting on opening night with a Taste of Summer, and our launch party, with cocktails, dinner and live music. On Friday we do Taste of Chocolate, and on Saturday we do Taste of Wailea, which will feature about 13 local chefs from all the local resorts and hotels.”

While the festival has come a very long way since the early days, Rivers says, it hasn’t been without challenges. “We’re so far from the mainland, it’s a bit like the early space shots – you need double or triple redundancies built in, just in case.”

Pictured above: “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the surfing legend who grew up in Hawaii.

Mauii Film Festival Honorees:

Karen Gillan

Rising Star

The Scottish actress’ big breakthrough came in 2009 when she landed the role of Amy Pond in “Doctor Who.” She then snagged the role of Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and stars in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” out in December. She has also completed production on her feature film directorial debut, “The Party’s Just Beginning,” which she also wrote and in which she stars.

Freida Pinto

Shining Star

Since arriving on the international scene in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” the Indian actress has successfully fought typecasting. She’s currently playing a radical activist opposite Idris Elba in Showtime’s limited series “Guerrilla,” set in1970s London and directed by John Ridley. Pinto also stars in Warners Bros.’ “Jungle Book,” out in 2018.

Connie Britton

Navigator Award

The four-time Emmy nominee and star of “Beatriz at Dinner,” which is screening at the Maui fest, is supremely versatile, with credits including “Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville,” “American Horror Story” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Britton recently shot “Land of Steady Habits,” written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, and “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.”

Pierce Brosnan


The Irish-born star got his big break in the 1980s TV hit “Remington Steele” before moving into films and showcasing his range in both spy thrillers (“The Fourth Protocol”) and comedies (“Mrs. Doubtfire”). But Brosnan also played the iconic James Bond in four films, and his resume is eclectic: “Dante’s Peak,” “The Matador,” “Mamma Mia!” and his current project, AMC’s “The Son.”

Related storiesPierce Brosnan, Freida Pinto, Connie Britton Added to Maui HonoreesMaui Film Festival Announces Karen Gillan as Rising Star Award RecipientPierce Brosnan Writes Tribute to Roger Moore: 'We Fell in Love With a Magnificent Actor' »

- Iain Blair

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Scribe Simon Beaufoy To Adapt ‘In The Skin Of A Lion’

19 June 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy is set to adapt a feature film based on Michael Ondaatje's Giller Prize-winning novel In The Skin of A Lion for Serendipity Point Films, Potboiler Productions and Film4. The story, which will be produced by Serendipity's Robert Lantos and Potboiler's Andrea Calderwood, is an epic tale of romance and class conflict, where love soars above tragedy as a city is built amidst the clash between its immigrant workers and the ruling… »

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Simon Beaufoy to Adapt ‘In the Skin of a Lion’ From ‘English Patient’ Author

19 June 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has signed on to adapt the immigrant story “In the Skin of a Lion” as a movie for Serendipity Point Films, UK’s Film4 and Potboiler Films.

Serendipity’s Robert Lantos (“Barney’s Version,” “Eastern Promises”) and Potboiler’s Andrea Calderwood (“A Most Wanted Man,” “The Last King of Scotland”) will produce.

The project is based on Michael Ondaatje’s 1987 novel about the lives of immigrants who played a large role in the building of the city of Toronto in the early 1900s. The story focuses on romance and class conflict amidst the clash between immigrant workers and the ruling elite.

“In the Heart of a Lion” introduced the characters Hana and David Caravaggio, who were also in Ondaatje’s 1992 novel “The English Patient.” The Anthony Minghella adaptation of the novel won nine Academy Awards, including best picture and best supporting actress for Juliette Binoche in the role of Hana. »

- Dave McNary

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Serendipity Point, Film4, Potboiler team on 'In The Skin Of A Lion'

19 June 2017 12:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Simon Beaufoy to adapt screenplay about immigrant workers in Toronto.

Serendipity Point Films, Film4 and Potboiler Productions are partnering on a feature version of Michael Ondaatje’s novel In The Skin Of A Lion.

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire writer whose credits include 127 Hours and The Full Monty, will adapt the screenplay.

Serendipity’s Robert Lantos and Potboiler’s Andrea Calderwood are on board as producers on Ondaatje’s sweeping 1987 saga of love and class. 

In The Skin Of A Lion takes place in Toronto in the early 1900s and chronicles the lives and loves of immigrant workers who built the city.

The book set the scene for Ondaatje’s The English Patient, which is regarded as a sequel of sorts. The late Anthony Minghella adapted that novel, which famously went on to win nine Oscars .

Serendipity Point’s recent productions include Barney’s Version and the drama Remember starring Christopher Plummer.

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Ar Rahman to celebrate 25 Years in music with the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” concert in London

13 June 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Here’s some exciting news! Academy Award (Oscar) two-time winner and five-time nominee, Grammy two-time winner, BAFTA, and Golden Globe winner, the legendary Ar Rahman, returns to the Sse Arena Wembley on Saturday 8th July 2017 after seven years with the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” concert.“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” will chronicle Ar Rahman’s musical journey from past to present to future celebrating 25 years of creating his incredible music.

Discussing the forthcoming UK show, Ar Rahman says, “From Roja to Rockstar, Kaatru Veliyidai and more, it has been an incredible musical journey over these last 25 years. I’ve been immensely blessed to have the love and support of my fans, music lovers, friends and well-wishers. It continues to inspire and motivate me. Come, join me on the 8th of July at Wembley, London! Accompanying me is an amazingly talented and energetic team of singers and musicians.”

Popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music, »

- Stacey Yount

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Win T2 Trainspotting on Blu-ray

9 June 2017 9:10 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

First there was an opportunity… then there was a betrayal. T2 Trainspotting is available now on DVD, Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD. To celebrate, we have three copies of the film on Blu-ray to giveaway to three lucky winners!

Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed, but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him. Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-­destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Starring Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge), Ewen Bremner(Trainspotting, Wonder Woman), Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Dark Shadows) and Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later), T2 Trainspotting reunites Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) with the original cast »

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Susan B Landau, Film and TV Producer and Manager, Dies at 65

7 June 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Susan B. Landau, a film and TV producer and manager, has died at the age of 65. Landau’s brother Paul confirmed that she passed away on May 31 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following a brief illness. A producer known for film and television, Landau also served as a manager for “Slumdog Millionaire” writer Simon Beaufoy, “Wayne’s World 2” director Stephen Surjik and “The Originals” co-executive producer Christopher Hollier, among others. Also Read: Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer and Wife of Monty Hall, Dies at 90 She earned an Emmy nomination in 1987 for the TV special “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color:. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Susan B. Landau Dies: ‘Cool Runnings’ Producer Was 65

7 June 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Susan B. Landau, a producer whose credits include 1993’s Cool Runnings, the 2000 TV-movie reunion Mary and Rhoda, and 1999’s An Ideal Husband, died May 31 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following a brief illness. She was 65. Her death was confirmed by her twin brother Paul Landau. Landau, who also managed (Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, Wayne’s World 2 director Stephen Surjik, The Originals co-executive producer Christopher Hollier), was the… »

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Susan B. Landau Dies: ‘Cool Runnings’ Producer Was 65

7 June 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Susan B. Landau, a producer whose credits include 1993’s Cool Runnings, the 2000 TV-movie reunion Mary and Rhoda, and 1999’s An Ideal Husband, died May 31 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following a brief illness. She was 65. Her death was confirmed by her twin brother Paul Landau. Landau, who also managed (Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, Wayne’s World 2 director Stephen Surjik, The Originals co-executive producer Christopher Hollier), was the… »

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Producer and Manager Susan Landau Dies at 65

7 June 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Producer and manager Susan B. Landau, whose clients included writer Simon Beaufoy and director Stephen Surjik, died May 31 in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to her family. She was 65.

Landau managed creatives including “Slumdog Millionaire” Oscar winner Beaufoy, “Wayne’s World 2” director Surjik, and “The Originals” co-executive producer Christopher Hollier.

Her own producing credits included the 1990 film “Mr. Destiny,” the 1993 “Cool Runnings,” and the 1999 “An Ideal Husband.”

She earned an Emmy nomination for “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color: Young Harry Houdini,” and an Ace Award for the 1993 “Tiger Town.”

“In a town sometimes overrun with sequels and reruns, Susan was a true original,” Beaufoy said in a statement. “To be represented by Susan was to become family. And as part of Susan’s family, there was nothing on earth she would not do for you. Fiercely loyal, paint-strippingly honest, she was also the kindest, most generous »

- Pat Saperstein

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Riz Ahmed Ripped Danny Boyle’s Shirt During His ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Audition

2 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Riz Ahmed told Elisabeth Moss that the worst audition he ever had was for “Slumdog Millionaire,” when he got so aggressive that he ripped director Danny Boyle’s shirt.

The Night Of” star explained during an interview with Moss for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” that he originally auditioned for Jamal Malik, the lead role that eventually went to Dev Patel. Boyle, however, asked him to read for Salim Malik, Jamal’s older brother who is a bit rougher. He was practicing a particularly angry scene with Boyle when things got slightly out of hand.

Danny says, ‘You know what Riz, you can do whatever you want, you can get up in my face,'” Ahmed said. “I was like ‘okay, okay, I’m all g’d up.’ He goes, ‘action!,’ and before you know it, I’ve got Danny Boyle up against the wall, I’m, like, screaming in his face, spitting »

- Erin Nyren

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TVLine Items: Brendan Fraser Boards FX's Trust, Preacher Trailer and More

1 June 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

FX has a lot of Trust in Brendan Fraser.

The actor has joined the network’s forthcoming limited series about the 1973 kidnapping of Getty oil fortune heir John Paul Getty III (played by newcomer Harris Dickinson).

RelatedHilary Swank Boards FX’s Trust

Fraser will portray J. Paul Getty’s eccentric private investigator and master fixer James Fletcher Chace, who hails from Texas. The ten-episode drama — which is executive-produced by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and premieres in January — also stars Donald Sutherland (as J. Paul Getty) and Hilary Swank (as J. Paul Getty III’s mother Gail).

Fraser’s TV credits include The Affair, »

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Ar Rahman On New Projects, Rise Of Indian Film & Fest Seduction – Cannes Studio

21 May 2017 1:10 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is attending his first Cannes Film Festival, promoting two new projects. The first is Sangamithra, a Tamil-language historical drama in which a princess wants to take revenge, he tells me in the video above. The prolific artist has done the music for 160 films, working across 25 years. Think Lion, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, I, Million Dollar Arm, Ok Jaanu and more. Choosing projects comes down to, “When I find something exciting and… »

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A.R. Rahman, Jayan Ravi, Arya Board Indian Epic 'Sangamithra' (Exclusive)

17 May 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Indian stars Jayam Ravi (Thillalangadi, Thani Oruvan), Arya (Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Vettai), and Shruti Haasan (Gabbar Is Back, Welcome Back) are set to appear in Sundar C.’s (Aranmanai, Anbe Sivam) latest directorial venture, Sangamithra, coming from Thenandal Studios Limited.

Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) has also boarded the project as composer.

The film will be officially launched Thursday at the Marche du Film's opening night in Cannes, which the cast, director, production designer, producers and Rahman will attend.

Set in the 8th century Ad, Sangamithra, is a heartfelt tale of the trials and tribulations of Sangamithra and her journey to save her kingdom. As an »

- Alex Ritman

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15-love! Trailer arrives for Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell

17 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

The first trailer for the hugely anticipated dramedy biopic Battle of the Sexes has arrived and you can view it in the player below.

The film chronicles the story of famous tennis match from the early 1970s which saw Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs take on Billie Jean King in one of the biggest and most-watched sporting events ever broadcast on television. Academy Award Winner Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman) stars as King, the famous tennis player who had to struggle with the fight for equal pay as well as her own personal demons with her sexuality.

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, Despicable Me 3) plays Riggs, a former champion who is desperate to reclaim his “crown” and become a star once again. The film, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks, is set for a prime Awards season spot later this year.

Here’s the »

- Scott Davis

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Battle Of The Sexes: the brand new trailer

16 May 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Jun 26, 2017

Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Battle Of The Sexes. And a new trailer has landed...


A brand new trailer has landed for Battle Of The Sexes, following the debut trailer last month. And here it is...


In 1973, it really was hailed as the battle of the sexes: a tennis match between a woman in her prime who won several grand slams and a slew of titles against an old tennis champ who, despite being more than 25 years older than her, claimed he could still beat her because men are naturally better. 

The tennis exhibition match with a grand prize of $100,000 in the middle is still one of the sport’s most viewed events and made Billie Jean King a feminist legend when she put a cork in the mouth of self-admitted chauvinist named Bobby Riggs. And it is the subject of the »

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Freida Pinto Excels As an Activist In Showtime’s ‘Guerrilla’

13 May 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Freida Pinto discusses Showtime’s ‘Guerrilla,’ working with Oscar-winner John Ridley, and his depiction of the Black Panther movement. Freida Pinto’s latest project finds her far away from the Mumbai slums of Slumdog Millionaire. »

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