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New images from Mary, Queen of Scots featuring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie

EW has revealed two images from the upcoming historical drama Mary, Queen of Scots giving us a new look at Saoirse Ronan as the titular character and our first official look at Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I; take a look here…

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion,
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How ‘Downsizing’ Dp Phedon Papamichael, Director Alexander Payne Stayed Intimate With the Actors

How ‘Downsizing’ Dp Phedon Papamichael, Director Alexander Payne Stayed Intimate With the Actors
Downsizing,” one of the opening night films at the Camerimage film festival, is the fourth collaboration between director Alexander Payne and cinematographer Phedon Papamichael. Unlike the other three – “Sideways,” “The Descendants” and “Nebraska” – this new mix of comedy, drama and sci-fi uses plenty of visual effects to tell the story of a future in which many people miniaturize themselves in order to enjoy a better life.

Papamichael, who introduced the film, shot on Arri Alexa cameras using older Panavision lenses. Here he reveals how he and Payne were able to maintain the director’s signature style even on a large-scale movie.

Alexander Payne is known for actor-focused, intimate films. “Downsizing” is a bigger movie with lots of visual effects. Was that a big change for him?

It was definitely an adjustment for Alexander. When he and I shoot, we don’t really storyboard or do shot lists, we just bring in actors and see how they move
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George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” Goes for Dark Laughs with Faint Success

Ah, awards season; are we back at that special time of year already? As 2017 starts to wrap up, the major studios are getting their prestige titles prepped and ready to go, hoping to lure in both strong box office and, more importantly, critical/awards recognition. But there’s always a few titles that fall below expectations. And then there are the titles that really fall below expectations. One that’s already hit that point is Suburbicon – directed by George Clooney, primarily written by the Coen Brothers and starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac – and its disappointments are especially staggering. But what is it in this specific film that betrays such a sharp concept?

As a colorful film strip, featuring one of composer Alexandre Desplat’s manipulatively playful contributions that further establishes him as one of music’s best living composers, that opens the film declares, the titular Suburbicon,
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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir

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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir
Like those talented pop singers who keep making valiant stabs at being actors — and vice versa — George Clooney can’t seem to stay away from the director’s chair. His filmmaking career started promisingly enough with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (helped greatly by its Charlie Kaufman screenplay), but since then it’s been a parade of adequacies (“Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Ides of March”), mediocrity (“Leatherheads”) and downright catastrophe (“The Monuments Men”). Clooney’s directorial legacy won’t get any help from “Suburbicon,” a garish and overblown crime melodrama that combines clumsy noir with lame jabs at 1950s suburban conformity.
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George Clooney George Clooney Recipient Of 46th AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that actor, director, writer and producer George Clooney will be the recipient of the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Clooney at a Gala Tribute on June 7, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA. The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute special will return for its sixth year with Turner Broadcasting to air on TNT, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Audi and Vizio return as Official Sponsors of the event.

George Clooney is America’s leading man,” said Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees. “Director, producer, writer and actor — a modern-day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for ensuring art’s impact echoes beyond the screen. AFI is proud to present him
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George Clooney to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

George Clooney to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
George Clooney will be the 46th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award.

The award, announced on Thursday, will be presented to Clooney on June 7 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast subsequently by Turner Broadcasting on TNT, followed by encore presentations on Turner Classic Movies.

George Clooney is America’s leading man,” said Howard Stringer, chairman of the American Film Institute Board of Trustees. “Director, producer, writer, and actor — a modern-day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for ensuring art’s impact echoes beyond the screen. AFI is proud to present him with its 46th Life Achievement Award.”

Clooney has won a best actor Academy Award for his role in “Syriana” and a best picture Oscar as a producer on “Argo.” He’s also received best actor Oscar nominations for “Michael Clayton,” “Up in the Air,” and “The Descendants”; directing and screenplay nods for “Good Night, and
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The Essential Ryan Gosling Films

Continuing in the build up to Blade Runner 2049 [read our review here], Tom Jolliffe takes a look at the essential Ryan Gosling

In the past decade, Ryan Gosling has seen something of a transformation. He’s developed into an actor who can be relied upon to deliver a note worthy performance. He’s gone from being a romantic leading man to someone of diverse and dramatic range. An actor able to do quiet intensity as well as something more theatrical.

Blade Runner 2049 will see Gosling take a step into not only blockbuster territory but an iconic film world with a 35 year legacy. He’s never been one to do something lightly, and the step into the mega budget film arena was only ever going to be carefully chosen. It goes without saying though, that the combination of a returning Ford, Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins probably made this one a no brainer,
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The First: Sean Penn is heading to Mars in new sci-fi series

Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2017

Sean Penn is set to star in a space exploration series on Channel 4 called The First, from the creator of House Of Cards...

Sean Penn, the controversial, two-time-Oscar-winning actor who first achieved notable acclaim for playing one-liner-spouting stoner Jeff Spicoli, is about to do something that he’s never done in his storied acting career: headline a television series, specifically, streaming series The First for Channel 4 and Hulu.

Penn, like an increasing amount of A-list actors, will take the television plunge in this new project, which was given a straight-to-series order by the streaming outlet back in May - a space exploration-themed story set in a near-future that will follow humanity’s first mission to colonise Mars.

Interestingly, the visionary behind the series is not one typically associated with the space/sci-fi/adventure genre. Beau Willimon, who is best known as the creator, writer and
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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir

  • The Wrap
‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Overplays His Hand With Grotesque ’50s Noir
Like those talented pop singers who keep making valiant stabs at being actors — and vice versa — George Clooney can’t seem to stay away from the director’s chair. His filmmaking career started promisingly enough with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (helped greatly by its Charlie Kaufman screenplay), but since then it’s been a parade of adequacies (“Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Ides of March”), mediocrity (“Leatherheads”) and downright catastrophe (“The Monuments Men”). Clooney’s directorial legacy won’t get any help from “Suburbicon,” a garish and overblown crime melodrama that combines clumsy noir with lame jabs at 1950s suburban conformity.
See full article at The Wrap »

First look at Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary, Queen of Scots

Following a first look at Saoirse Ronan as the title character in the upcoming historical drama Mary, Queen of Scots [check it out here], we now have a first look at Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I; take a look here courtesy of Yahoo! Movies…

First Look: New photo of Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in #MaryQueenofScots https://t.co/G64PR5om2z pic.twitter.com/ZbBNvCd6EC

— Yahoo Movies (@YahooMovies) August 21, 2017

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.
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‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: There Goes The Neighborhood

For many of us, the fall is a time to celebrate two things: pumpkin spice lattes and Oscar-fodder films. And this upcoming autumn is no different: pumpkin spice is primed for its yearly rebirth and we have got a slew of fantastic movies set to be released. Among those films vying for Oscar consideration, there is one particular release utterly chock-full of household names: Paramount Pictures’ crime comedy “Suburbicon.”

Let’s start with the director because you might be familiar with his work both in front of and behind the camera: George Clooney (“The Ides of March,” “The Monuments Men”).

Continue reading ‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: There Goes The Neighborhood at The Playlist.
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First Look at Saoirse Ronan in ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’

Focus Features and Working Title have announced that filming is now underway in England and Scotland on the historical drama Mary, Queen of Scots, also revealing the first image of Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan in the title role. Scripted by The Ides of March screenwriter and former House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon, the film is based on the biography My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots and follows the young Mary’s claim to the English throne and how it threatened Elizabeth I’s sovereignty. Josie Rourke, artistic director for the Donmar Warehouse, makes …
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Here’s Your First Look At Saoirse Ronan In ‘Mary, Queen Of Scots’

Filming has officially started on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. See Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen Of Scots below.

Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen Of Scots – The film is now in-production

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for House of Cards, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography ‘My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.’

Joining the cast are Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England is Mine), Joe Alwyn (The Sense of an Ending, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, Line of Duty) and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey,
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First Look at Saoirse Ronan in Mary, Queen of Scots

First Look at Saoirse Ronan in Mary, Queen of Scots
Filming has begun on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will release Mary, Queen of Scots in the Us and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film internationally.

The producers of Mary, Queen of Scots are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Mis&#233rables.

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for House of Cards, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy's acclaimed biography My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.
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First look at Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots

With principal photography now underway, Focus Features has released a first look image of Saoirse Ronan in the title role in Working Title Films’ Mary, Queen of Scots.

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
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First Look Image of Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots released as filming commences

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Author: Zehra Phelan

As filming begins on Josie Rourke’s Mary, Queen of Scots, a first look image of Saoirse Ronan as the fated Queen of Scotland has been released.

The adaptation of John Guy’s acclaimed biography My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots. Will see Ronan joined by Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie as Mary’s cousin and murderer, Elizabeth I. Joining the ladies on the cast are Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England is Mine), Joe Alwyn (The Sense of an Ending, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, “Line of Duty”) and Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”, Me Before You). Also featuring in the cast are David Tennant (“Doctor Who”, “Broadchurch”) and Guy Pearce (Memento, La Confidential, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France
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Mary, Queen Of Scots First Look Photo From Film Starring Saoirse Ronan And Margot Robbie

photograph by John Mathieson

Filming has begun on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I.

Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will release Mary, Queen of Scots in the Us and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film internationally.

The producers of Mary, Queen of Scots are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Misérables.

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for “House of Cards”, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography My Heart is My
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‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ First Look: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Fight to Be Queen

‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ First Look: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Fight to Be Queen
Playing royal queens is often a one-way ticket to awards season. Just ask Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, and Claire Foy. So will Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie be next? The two actresses have officially started filming “Mary, Queen of Scots” on location in England and Scotland, and Focus Features is marking the occasion with a first look at Ronan as the title character.

Read More:‘Lady Bird’ First Look: Greta Gerwig Makes Her Directorial Debut With A Rebellious Saoirse Ronan

“Mary, Queen of Scots” is the feature directorial debut of Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse. “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon wrote the script based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography “My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots.” The screenwriter earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2012 for co-writing George Clooney’s “The Ides of March.”

The period
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George Clooney boards Amazon doc series 'Art Of Political Murder'

UK indie Rise Films is producing the series with Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures.

George Clooney is set to narrate and exec produce a political crime documentary series for Amazon produced by UK indie Rise Films.

Screen sister publication Broadcast has learnt that the SVoD service is on the brink of ordering a six-part series based on non-fiction book The Art Of Political Murder.

Ocean’s Eleven star Clooney is co-producing the series through Smokehouse Pictures, his indie that is responsible for political feature films including The Ides of March and Argo.

Teddy Leifer’s Rise Films has produced a raft of high-end feature documentaries including The Invisible War and Who Is Dayani Cristal?, but is best known in the UK for producing three series of ITV2 Roman comedy Plebs.

It is the most significant Amazon order for a British indie since W Chump & Sons secured Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour.

The Art Of
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George Clooney boards Amazon doc series 'The Art Of Political Murder'

UK indie Rise Films is producing the series with Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures.

George Clooney is set to narrate and exec produce a political crime documentary series for Amazon produced by UK indie Rise Films.

Screen sister publication Broadcast has learnt that the SVoD service is on the brink of ordering a six-part series based on non-fiction book The Art Of Political Murder.

Ocean’s Eleven star Clooney is co-producing the series through Smokehouse Pictures, his indie that is responsible for political feature films including The Ides of March and Argo.

Teddy Leifer’s Rise Films has produced a raft of high-end feature documentaries including The Invisible War and Who Is Dayani Cristal?, but is best known in the UK for producing three series of ITV2 Roman comedy Plebs.

It is the most significant Amazon order for a British indie since W Chump & Sons secured Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour.

The Art Of
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