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It looks like Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival – with David Lynch and Mark Frost at the helm – is starting to come together. Following the news that Amanda Seyfried has nabbed a role in the show, we’ve now heard of another new addition to the cast - Peter Sarsgaard has signed up for a part.
TV Line broke the news, reporting that Sarsgaard has been cast in ‘an unspecified recurring role.’ That, um, doesn’t give us much to go on, speculation-wise.
Mr Sarsgaard, of course, has an extensive body of work behind him. A few highlights include Jarhead, Dead Man Walking and An Education. Soon he’ll be seen in Black Mass with Johnny Depp and in Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven.
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Carey Mulligan is the sort of actress who — mercifully — complicates “cute.” Her eyes are somehow as dewy as they are world-weary; her mouth has a tendency to go rogue mid-grin and transform into a vaguely impish smirk. Even with a perfect pixie cut (and a vocal cameo on a Belle & Sebastian album, to boot), Mulligan projects something tougher than twee. The characters she’s known for (Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, most notably) convey a complicated, expertly modulated blend of innocence and experience, joie de vivre and ennui. “I feel old,” sighs 16-year-old Jenny in An Education, the 2009 role for which Mulligan earned an Oscar nomination. “But not very wise.”Over the past decade, though — ever since she made her screen debut playing Keira Knightley’s sister in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice — the Westminster, England–born Mulligan has orchestrated her career with »
- Lindsay Zoladz
Oscar-nominated star of An Education suggests Hollywood is generally uninterested in telling vital stories about the lives of women
Carey Mulligan has expressed disbelief that the story of women’s rights activists in the forthcoming drama Suffragette has never been told before on the big screen, and attacked the “sexist film industry” which could not find a place for the story.
Related: The dark side of Carey Mulligan
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- Ben Child
Recent additions to the film’s cast include Jack Huston (Ben-Hur) and Jake Lacey (Carol). The ensemble also includes Sam Claflin, Richard E. Grant, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Rachael Stirling and Henry Goodman.
Set in the early 1940s, the story centres on a young, female screenwriter working in London under threat of invasion during The Blitz.
The film was developed and financed by BBC Films, Wales Screen and Pinewood Films. Producers are Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films, led by Stephen Woolley (Carol, Made in Dagenham) and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn, An Education).
International sales are being handled by Hanway Film. The film is »
It started shooting just las tweek, but today we can bring you our first look at Lone Sherfig‘s Their Finest Hour and a Half, a brand new WWII movie starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy. The film is described as a screwball battle of the sexes infused with the reality of filmmaking under threat of invasion and London in the Blitz.
Here’s the first official image of Arterton and Nighy in the film.
Shooting began last week in London on Their Finest Hour And A Half, a romantic comedy with a difference set in the early 1940’s. Their Finest Hour And A Half combines the quick-fire repartee of a screwball battle of the sexes infused with »
- Paul Heath
Shooting started in London last week on romantic comedy Their Finest Hour And A Half from An Education helmer Lone Scherfig. Starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy, the first still from the production is above while Jack Huston and Jake Lacy have now joined the cast. Also aboard are Sam Claflin, Richard E. Grant, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Rachael Stirling and Henry Goodman. The 1940s set film is a screwball battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a… »
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Daniel Brühl, the German star of A Most Wanted Man, Rush and Marvel’s forthcoming Captain America: Civil War, is set to become a partner at Hamburg/Berlin-based production company Amusement Park Film.
Brühl will join forces with Malte Grunert and Klaus Dohle as a producer with the aim of finding, developing and producing material across both film and television. Their focus will be on English-language products.
Brühl and Grunert are both attending the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) this coming week with their own projects.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
To mark the release of Far From The Madding Crowd on 31st August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Carey Mulligan (Pride & Prejudice, An Education) stars as a headstrong Victorian beauty in this sweeping romantic drama, based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene, an independent
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There are two good reasons to make what might otherwise seem an inessential new biopic of Ronnie and Reggie Kray — and both of them, as it happens, take the formidable form of Tom Hardy. Playing both the infamously savage Cockney crime lords in a dazzling feat of thespian self-splicing to rival Jeremy Irons in “Dead Ringers,” Hardy’s inspired twin turn elevates and complicates the otherwise straightforward terrain of “Legend,” in which U.S. writer-helmer Brian Helgeland gives London’s East End gangland a slightly touristic candy-coating of Swinging ’60s glamor. While Helgeland’s script lacks the wit and grit of his Oscar-winning job on “L.A. Confidential,” this lengthy, engrossing underworld saga creditably attempts to work a female perspective — that of Reggie’s innocent wife, Frances — into these laddish proceedings. If the Hardy Boys’ film-swallowing contribution ultimately thwarts the effort, that can’t be helped.
Given an enduring local fascination with the Brothers Kray, »
- Guy Lodge
The Academy has a bad habit of forgetting movies that open early in the year. Of the 17 best picture nominees for the last two Oscars, only one (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) had a release date that was before September. But as the ceremony continues to grasp for new energy, following a ratings slide with this year’s show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, one big improvement would be if the telecast tried to recognize movies from throughout the year. Here are 13 films—from the both indies and studios—that opened this summer that deserve to be celebrated on the Oscars stage.
1. “Inside Out”
For Your Consideration: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
With the expanded best picture race, Pixar’s box office juggernaut ($344 million so far) set inside a young girl’s head—amidst a sea of conflicting emotions like Joy, Sadness and Fear—will probably be nominated in the top category, »
- Ramin Setoodeh, Jenelle Riley and Brent Lang
20th Century Fox
To celebrate the release of Far From The Madding Crowd, available now on Blu-Ray and DVD, we have 3 Blu-Rays to give away.
Carey Mulligan (Pride & Prejudice, An Education) stars as a headstrong Victorian beauty in this sweeping romantic drama, based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman who attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer; a dashing soldier; and a prosperous, older bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience.
Breath-taking Dorset scenery sets the scene for a tale of wild passion and broken hearts. As the seasons change from the golden glow of summer to the desolation of bitter winter, twists of fate and fortune appear at every turn, when Far From the Madding Crowd arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD this August.
To be in with a chance of winning, »
- Laura Holmes
The 42nd Telluride Film Festival is about to get underway in southwest Colorado. A box canyon provides a jaw-dropping setting for a fest jammed packed with premieres, retrospectives and classics over Labor Day weekend. This is my 10th year attending and my 9th year working for the festival. The production team works meticulously in the month before the showings to spring theaters out of the local schools, hockey rink, park, Masonic Temple and library. The intricate decoration and state of the art tech involved in the preparation lead the festival to be lovingly referred to as “Show.”
Telluride is a small and friendly town that provides an intimate arena for intense discussion about film. In recent years, higher profile selections in the program have gone on to Academy award winning renown. These movies have garnered Telluride attention on the film festival circuit but not changed the close-knit community who work »
- Lane Scarberry
Of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were. As such, below I’ve made up a list of ten actors or actresses who’ve previously been nominated for Oscars but have yet to win one who are in contention this year. I’ve more or less ranked them by how due they are, and just to be fair, I’ve excluded anyone who has already won a prize elsewhere (sorry Matt Damon, for example), or any of the myriad contenders who are seeking their first ever nomination by the Academy. Take a look below and I hope you enjoy! Here now are the ten actors and actresses most due for their »
- Joey Magidson
Jimmy McGovern – 29 September
Tickets are still available for the prestigious BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series event taking place in London in September and October. Now in its sixth year, the series celebrates screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers. Thn have had the pleasure in the past of attending and it’s a wonderful insight into their talent and the process.
BAFTA and Oscar-nominated writer and novelist Nick Hornby (An Education, Wild) starts the season on Wednesday 23 September at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, but unfortunately he’s sold out but there’s still time for you to book and see Screenwriter and playwright Andrew Bovell (Lantana, A Most Wanted Man), who takes to the stage at BAFTA on Friday 25 September.
Nancy Meyers – 26 September
- Dan Bullock
Haugesund, Norway — Hosted in the middle of summertime in a cool-weathered small Norwegian town, the Haugesund Film Festival’s New Nordic Films has beefed up its program significantly in order to lure jaded industryites for few days before the start of fall festivals’ Tsunami.
New Nordic Films has indeed broadened its scope year after year to firm up its position as one of Scandinavia’s top two confabs — along with Goteborg’s market. Aside from presenting 22 completed movies, including 16 market premieres, New Nordic Films will showcase 11 pics in post in the Works in Progress section, while the co-production forum will introduce participants to 24 projects in development, including seven genre titles – pitched as part of the Nordic Genre Boost sidebar, an event co-hosted by the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Among the productions presented in the Works In Progress section, some of the most anticipated titles are Greenlandic helmer Pipaluk K. Jørgensen’s romance drama “Anori, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery have joined Jim Broadbent in the film adaptation of The Sense Of An Ending, Julian Barnes’ 2011 Man Booker Prize winning novel.
Broadbent will play divorced retiree Tony Webster, who learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways.
Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self.
Also joining the cast are rising British actors Billy Howle, soon to appear opposite Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan in the big screen adaptation of Chekov’s The Seagull; Freya Mavor (Sunshine on Leith, The White Queen); and Joe Alwyn; recently cast as the eponymous star in Ang Lee’s upcoming »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
London — “Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Emily Mortimer have joined the cast of “The Sense of an Ending,” which stars the previously announced Jim Broadbent.
Rampling’s recent credits include “45 Years,” for which she won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, while Mortimer appeared in Martin Scorsese’s movies “Hugo” and “Shutter Island,” and Aaron Sorkin’s TV drama “The Newsroom.” Walter has been in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Babel” and Joe Wright’s “Atonement.”
Playwright Nick Payne wrote the screenplay, which was adapted from the 2011 Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes. The film is directed by Ritesh Batra, who helmed BAFTA-nominated “The Lunchbox.” It starts to shoot on Aug. 16. Shooting takes place over seven weeks on location in London and Bristol.
- Leo Barraclough
High School Musical director Kenny Ortega is returning to the Disney Channel with the all-new original TV movie Descendants, which brings some awfully wicked offspring to life. The first 6-minutes have debuted online, with Kenny Ortega introducing the movie and the wild thrills it contains. Here, we get to meet the teenage son of Belle and Beast, who rule over the fantasy kingdom of Auradon. All of the fairytale kingdoms have come together as one, for a story about what happens after 'happily ever after'.
Kenny Ortega describes Disney's Descendants as a modern fairy tale. As he puts it, it's a 'Once Upon a Now' story that will surely resonate with today's youth, as well as their parents alike. This opening prologue springs from the interface of an iPad, telling how Beast became president of Auradon, booting all of the villains and their sidekicks off to the Isle of the Lost. »
BAFTA has rounded out its Screenwriters' Lecture Series which takes place this fall. This is a great program that brings prolific and award-winning writers to London to chat about their craft, and the industry in general. Last year, Paul Greengrass and Steven Knight were among the talent. This year, British writers Nick Hornby (An Education, Wild) and Jimmy McGovern (Accused, The Street); Australian Andrew Bovell (Lantana, A Most Wanted Man); and Americans Nancy Meyers (Pr… »
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