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Naomie Harris has always maintained a certain degree of accidental balances throughout her decade-long film acting career. For every giant blockbuster like “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” or “Skyfall,” there have been such tiny indies as “The First Grader,” “Explicit Ills,” and this year’s breakout “Moonlight.” And for every Hollywood venture, like next month’s “Collateral Beauty,” there is an equal and opposite reaction on her own side of the Atlantic, with her filmography full of such fundamentally British fare as this year’s “Our Kind of Traitor” and her filmic breakthrough “28 Days Later.”
As the recipient of the Variety Award at the BIFAs, designed to honor an actor or producer who has “helped to focus the international spotlight on Britain,” Harris says she never found she had to take any particular steps to champion her homeland’s industry.
“I can’t say I’m conscious of trying to do that, »
- Andrew Barker
London — Mark Webber (“Green Room”), Rachel Hurd-Wood (“An American Haunting”) and Lorant Deutsch (“The Visitors: Bastille Day”) have signed on to star in chiller “Labirintus,” which is directed by “The Howling” and “Gremlins” helmer Joe Dante. Goldcrest Films is handling international sales.
“Labirintus” tells the story of a paranormal investigator (Webber), psychiatric researcher (Hurd-Wood) and engineer (Deutsch) who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within the dark twisting catacombs beneath Buda Castle. When supernatural forces confound and torment the group they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.
Written by Alan Campbell, “Labirintus” is produced by Fabrice Lambot of France’s Metaluna Prods., Lucy Mukerjee-Brown of Mukerjee-Brown Prods., Elizabeth Stanley of Elizabeth Stanley Pictures and Jean-Charles Levy of Forecast Pictures. Nick Quested and Pascal Degove, »
- Leo Barraclough
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