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Guy Ritchie honoured by Raindance by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-08-10 15:08:35

10 August 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Guy Ritchie will receive Auteur Award Photo: Courtesy of Raindance Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie - whose live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin starts shooting later this year - will receive the second Raindance Auteur Award, in recognition of his achievements in filmmaking and ongoing contribution to the film industry.

The award will be presented by Raindance Festival founder Elliot Grove on August 15 at an evening to celebrate the festival's 25th anniversary.

Ritchie's career - which began as a runner - has seen him helm hits including Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and RocknRolla.

Grove said: “We could not be more thrilled that Guy Ritchie will be the recipient of this year’s Raindance Auteur Award.

“Guy has always been a great supporter of ours, having attended Raindance back in the early 90s. Guy has gone onto become a prominent figure in film, breathing new life into the British »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Guy Ritchie to receive Raindance Film Festival auteur award

10 August 2017 4:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lock, Stock director to follow in the footsteps of Ken Loach.

Guy Ritchie will receive the annual auteur award at the Raindance Film Festival (Sept 20 – Oct 1).

The award will be presented to Ritchie on August 15 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove at an event to mark the festival’s 25th anniversary.

The auteur award is for Ritchie’s achievements in filmmaking and ongoing contribution to the film industry. Last year’s recipient was Ken Loach.

Ritchie’s films include Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, RocknRolla, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the Sherlock Holmes films. His next project is a live-action version of Aladdin for Disney.

The 25th Raindance Film Festival will take place from September 20th – October 1st in London’s West End and will screen over 200 feature films, documentaries, web series, music videos and virtual reality experiences.

Elliot Grove said: “Guy has always been a great supporter of ours, having attended »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Guy Ritchie to Receive Raindance Auteur Award

10 August 2017 3:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

From I, Daniel Blake to King Arthur.

Guy Ritchie is set to receive the Raindance Film Festival's annual auteur award, following in the footsteps of Ken Loach, who was honored by the U.K. independent film festival last year. 

The director, who premiered his debut hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels at Raindance in 1999 and went on to helm Snatch, RocknRolla, the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and this year's box-office disappointment King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, is currently prepping Disney's live-action Aladdin, to be shot at Pinewood later this year.

"Guy has always been a great »

- Alex Ritman

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Is Tom Hardy Being Considered For The Role Of Jafar In Disney's Aladdin Remake?

12 June 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Following Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast, Disney has live-action remakes of its animated classics planned out farther than their Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. We're talking remakes for decades! The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, The Lion King, and Mulan are all in the works, and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Perhaps the most interesting project in the bunch is Aladdin, with Guy Ritchie set to direct. 

Ritchie is known for his less than family-friendly fare such as Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and RocknRolla, though he has recently been specializing in PG-13 potential-franchise films, including both Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and one of this summer's many flops/critical disappointments, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Take this news with a grain of salt, as you should all news that comes from "a source" that isn't identified, »

- Nick Doll

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Will Tom Hardy take the role of Jafar in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin’?

12 June 2017 3:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He appeared in the rather underrated Guy Ritchie movie RockNRolla as Handsome Bob, and now Tom Hardy is being rumoured to star in the British director’s upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. A source spoke to The Sun newspaper in the UK, who report that Ritchie is keen on reuniting with Ritchie for him to take on the role of the evil Jafar in his film, which kicks off shooting this summer. More on the Tom Hardy Aladdin news below.

Tom Hardy Aladdin news update: Will he play Jafar? Tom Hardy Aladdin rumours surface. Will the British actor play Jafar in the planned Disney remake? “Guy is a huge fan of Tom’s work and securing him would be a major coup. There have been conversations and, although nothing is set in stone and things are subject to change, he’s certainly one of Guy’s favoured choices. »

- Paul Heath

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Rumour: Tom Hardy wanted for Jafar role in Disney’s Aladdin

10 June 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

You’ll need your pinch of salt at the ready for this one as it comes by way of the British tabloid The Sun, with the paper reporting that Guy Ritchie is looking to reunite with his RocknRolla star Tom Hardy on the live-action Aladdin movie and is hoping to cast him as the villain Jafar.

“Guy is a huge fan of Tom’s work and securing him would be a major coup,” claims the paper’s ‘source’. “There have been conversations and, although nothing is set in stone and things are subject to change, he’s certainly one of Guy’s favoured choices. It just depends on schedules whether he’ll be able to sign up.”

The report follows a previous rumour from The Sun which suggests that Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall is wanted for the role of Jasmine. As yet however there’s been no official casting news, »

- Gary Collinson

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Tom Hardy Wanted as Jafar in Disney's Aladdin Live-Action Remake?

10 June 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sources are saying that Tom Hardy is in talks to portray Jafar in Guy Ritchie's Aladdin remake. It was already a big surprise when Disney announced Richie's involvement in this live-action update of the beloved animated movie, and there are apparently a lot more surprises in store. Currently Will Smith is also rumored to be in the remake, possibly playing the http://movieweb.com/aladdin-disney-remake-2018-kevin-hart-genie-character/Genie. Ritchie was recently asked about the possibility of Smith's involvement, but the filmmaker just smiled and said that he can't reveal much before saying, "I love Will Smith very much. It would make me very happy to be making it with him."

Which leads us to today's new rumor. The UK paper TheSun is reporting that Richie has been in talks with Hardy to play the villain Jafar in the upcoming movie. According to a source close to The Sun (no pun »

- MovieWeb

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Is Tom Hardy Being Eyed For Jafar In The Aladdin Remake?

10 June 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tom Hardy’s in high demand these days, and why wouldn’t he be? He’s without a doubt one of the most talented, electrifying and downright incredible actors in Hollywood, absolutely knocking it out of the park no matter which role he finds himself in. Recently, The Dark Knight Rises star signed on to play Venom for Sony, which will no doubt be a darker and more mature outing for him, but it seems he’s looking to balance that out now with something a bit more kid friendly.

According to The Sun, director Guy Ritchie wants Hardy to play Jafar in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. The two have worked together before, back in the hugely underrated 2008 crime comedy RocknRolla, so they do have history and that can definitely help make this a reality. From what we understand, the pair have had conversations about the project but at this point, »

- Matt Joseph

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Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ is Flawed, But Energetic Fantasy

18 May 2017 8:25 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In the middle of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — writer-director Guy Ritchie’s attempted blend of cockney wit found in the films that made his career with fantasy epics like the Lord of the Rings trilogy — star Charlie Hunnam states, “I’ll talk. I’m happy to talk. But there is no…way…that I am fighting.” Then his piercing blue eyes look at the man in front of him, right before he delivers a punch to their throat. This clear discrepancy between words and action functions in a few ways. First, it is a showcase of Hunnam’s endless charm and great timing, a set of skills that is crucial to the proceedings. Simultaneously, it serves as an apt summary of the film’s tonal balancing act — one that sometimes makes for a disjointed and self-serious bit of cliche, yet at other times creates a firecracker of energy and cool. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Snatched, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 make Tanner's What to Watch weekend preview

12 May 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Snatched, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 make Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewSnatched, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 make Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen5/12/2017 2:28:00 Pm

This weekend in theatres, we have Snatched, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2!

Just in time for Mother's Day, Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer star as mother and daughter in the new comedy Snatched! The duo decide to head down to South America on a little bonding trip and things don't exactly go as planned. Fun fact: this marks Goldie Hawn's return to the big screen after a 15 year hiatus. What a great movie to check out this weekend with that special mom in your life!

Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla) returns to the directing chair with his version of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. »

- Tanner Zipchen

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Guy Ritchie Isn’t Going to Be Making Another ‘Snatch’ Any Time Soon

11 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Guy Ritchie doesn’t make movies the way he used to. His breakout feature, 2000’s wild crime comedy “Snatch,” was made for $10 million over the course of less than a year. As Ritchie has moved away from such indie-minded features and firmly into the blockbuster world, that part of moviemaking has been lost to him. He’s a blockbuster guy now, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still pushing for his own creative vision.

“When I made ‘Snatch,’ it was a year from beginning to end,” he said in a recent interview. “Three months to write it, two months to shoot it, three months to edit it, bosh! This is three years later, this movie.”

He was talking about “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” Ritchie’s bombastic big screen take on the early years of Arthurian legend, starring Charlie Hunnam as the man who would be king. »

- Kate Erbland

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'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Review: Welcome to a King-Sized Pile of Crap

10 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Director Guy Ritchie can turn London crime dramas into cinematic lightning – think of his breakthrough movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000) and RocknRolla (2008). But apply his fast cuts and jagged pacing to the Arthurian legend and you get, well, a brutal, bleedin' mess. That about sums up King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, an epic bore that believes if you make a movie long and loud and repetitive enough, audiences will conclude it's saying something profound. Wrong.

Ritchie's take on the once and future king is more a »

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Review

9 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword brings cockney swagger to British folklore, but in a very “Guy Ritchie” way that doesn’t jive with medieval hooliganism. Despite how those Monty Python boys once jested, Camelot ’tis not a silly place – in fact, it’s dreadfully serious and tonally ajar. Ritchie desperately wants to make a knights-and-mages RocknRolla, but stays too stern despite video-gamer digitization. How can such overwhelming mysticism be so pedestrian and drab? Maybe it’s the two-hour-plus running time? Or maybe the lack of evolved gangster coloring? Either way, “Ritchieisms” feel restricted by tight period bindings. All that, and I don’t see Charlie Hunnam as a fitting muse for Ritchie’s more charismatic tastes. Excalibur and all.

Mr. Hunnam stars as a young Arthur, heir to the throne of Camelot but convinced he’s a whore’s bastard son. He experiences life on the »

- Matt Donato

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UK poster for My Name Is Lenny starring Josh Helman as Lenny McLean

24 April 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has released a new UK poster for My Name Is Lenny, the upcoming biopic of bareknuckle righter Lenny McLean, played by Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Apocalypse). Check it out here…

See Also: First look at Josh Helman as Lenny McLean in biopic My Name is Lenny

My Name Is Lenny chronicles Lenny McLean’s origin as a young street fighter in 1970s East End London, the haunting effects of horrific childhood abuse, and his bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw across three unlicensed boxing matches, culminating in Lenny taking the championship title of “The Guv’nor”.

Josh Helman (X-Men: Apocalypse; Mad Max: Fury Road) stars as Britain’s toughest man, with BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell (This Is England: 90; The Aliens) as his wife, Val McLean, and current Ufc middleweight champion Michael Bisping (Twin Peaks; xXx: Return of Xander Cage) as his arch rival, Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw. »

- Gary Collinson

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King Arthur Trailer #3 Explores the Legend of the Sword

20 February 2017 10:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guy Ritchie is mostly known for doing smaller, personal and very stylized movies, such as Snatch and RocknRolla. However, he has done some big studio movies, such as both of the Robert Downy Jr., Sherlock Holmes movies, as well as the recent movie adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Now he is dipping his toes into the world of medieval legends with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and a new trailer for the movie has just arrived online.

Warner Bros. has just released the latest trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword which gives us a new look at this very different take on the classic tale. The movie is said to be the first in a planned six-movie series, assuming this first one does well enough to warrant a sequel. With a reported budget of $102 million, it will have to bring in some pretty serious cash at »

- MovieWeb

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