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‘Dunkirk’ Cast: Where You’ve Seen Christopher Nolan’s Ensemble Before

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‘Dunkirk’ Cast: Where You’ve Seen Christopher Nolan’s Ensemble Before
Dunkirk” is finally upon us after months of anticipation, and it’s clear the long wait has been worth it. IndieWire has named the WWII epic the best movie Christopher Nolan has ever made and a certain Oscar contender in the months ahead. As audiences nationwide get to discover why the film is such a monumental war epic, questions as to who exactly is in the cast are bound to come up.

Read More: ‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Unlike Nolan’s recent star-driven efforts like “Inception” and “Interstellar,” “Dunkirk” features an eclectic mix of relative newcomers, Oscar winners and the director’s reliable collaborators. Getting a blend of known and unknown talent was crucial for Nolan, as including too many stars would’ve distracted from the urgent nature of the story. In following mostly fresh faces, Nolan is
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Kaleidoscope, Head Gear ink multi-movie deal with Jonathan English

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Kaleidoscope, Head Gear ink multi-movie deal with Jonathan English
Exclusive: UK seller/distributor teams with financier to back director’s company Balkanic.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (Kfd) has signed a multi-picture deal with financier, Head Gear Films, and director, Jonathan English’s (Ironclad) new production outfit, Balkanic.

Under the deal, Kfd will handle all-rights worldwide, with features being released in the UK by Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

Head Gear will fully finance the films. English will write and produce, and also direct the first feature, Drago: a car chase thriller set across the Balkans. Paul Hyett (Howl) is attached to direct the second project, Blood Feud.

Kaleidoscope’s Spencer Pollard and Michael Chapman, together with Head Gear’s Phil Hunt and Compton Ross, will serve as executive producers.

Drago is due to go into production in 2017 and is scheduled for release in 2018.

Head Gear recently helped close finance on Amma Asante’s Where Hands Touch, and has previously backed movies including Black Mass, War On Everyone and [link
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Exclusive interview with actor Vladimir Kulich

david j. moore chats with actor Vladimir Kulich about The 13th Warrior, Ironclad, The Equalizer and his new projects Grave Walkers and Savage Dog

Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers
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Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'

Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'
Exclusive: Mfi clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.

Gaga Corporation has taken Japanese rights to UK director Jonathan English’s Athens-set action-thriller Dias, following its launch at the market.

The film, which is due to shoot in Athens this September, revolves around Athen’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias.

As previously announced, Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) also sold the production to Koch at the beginning of the market.

The film revolves around the city’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, consisting of four-person squads travelling two-by-two on high-powered vehicles. The force was created in 2010 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

The story will follow energetic young recruit Theo, who quickly becomes a pivotal member of the force as it presses on with its work of eradicating the city of violent crime gangs but in the end becomes their target too.[p
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Koch takes Jonathan English's 'Dias'

Koch takes Jonathan English's 'Dias'
Exclusive: Athens-set thriller will shoot in September.

Koch Films Gmbh takes German-speaking rights on UK director Jonathan English’s [pictured] Athens-set action-thriller Dias, which is due to shoot in the Greek capital in September.

Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) is handling sales on the picture about Athen’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, which was created in 2012 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

“There are lots of reasons to be intrigued by Dias: First and foremost, it’s a fast paced, straightforward action film with cops on motorbikes, chasing their enemies in the streets of Athens,” said Koch Films director of acquisitions Moritz Peters.

The production marks a change of scene for English whose last two films Ironclad and sequel Ironclad: Battle For Blood, were set against the backdrop of medieval England.

It is a $4.5m (€4m) co-production between Athens-based View Master Films and Germany
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Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'

Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'
Exclusive: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.

Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) will kick-start sales at Cannes on UK director Jonathan English’s Athens-set action-thriller Dias, which is due to shoot in the Greek capital in September.

The film revolves around the city’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, consisting of four-person squads travelling two-by-two on high-powered vehicles. The force was created in 2010 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

The story will follow energetic young recruit Theo, who quickly becomes a pivotal member of the force as it presses on with its work of eradicating the city of violent crime gangs but in the end becomes their target too.

“I was in Athens in 2013 and I saw the Dias units fly through the city,” said English
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Berlin: Mozart Drama ‘Interlude in Prague’ to Star James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard

Berlin: Mozart Drama ‘Interlude in Prague’ to Star James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard
Berlin — A bevy of British talent is set to lead the cast in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart drama “Interlude in Prague,” including James Purefoy (“Solomon Kane,” “John Carter,” “Ironclad”), Aneurin Barnard (“The White Queen,” “The Truth About Emanuel,” “Ironclad”) and “Les Miserables” star Samantha Barks. London-based Carnaby will handle worldwide rights for the film, which will be presented to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Directed by John Stephenson (“Animal Farm,” “Five Children and It”) with a screenplay by Brian Ashby, “Interlude in Prague” is produced by Productive International’s Huw Penallt Jones (“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “The Edge of Love,” “Cold Mountain,” “Chaos”) along with Hannah Leader (“Lucky Number Slevin,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) with cinematography by Michael Brewster (“Five Children and It,” “Animal Farm”), production design by Oscar winner Luciana Arrighi (“Only You,” “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “Jakob the Liar”) and Hybrid’s
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Composer Lorne Balfe’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – Music from the Motion Picture Available Jan. 15

Paramount Music will release the 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – Music from the Motion Picture digitally on January 15, 2016. The album features the film’s original score by Lorne Balfe (Terminator Genisys, Penguins Of Madagascar).

“The film is really about the soldiers’ ordeal and how they coped with the situation at hand,” said Balfe. “Michael (Bay) does a great job keeping the film from becoming political. The film is really here to honor the soldiers and the men and women who ultimately had to step up and do everything they could to save as many people as possible.”

From director Michael Bay, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi is the gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.
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Exclusive: Watch the first 5 minutes of action packed ‘Momentum’ starring Olga Kurylenko & James Purefoy

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Here’s an exclusive look at the first five minutes of the action packed ‘Momentum’ which stars Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and James Purefoy (Ironclad) and Morgan Freeman. In the opening 5 minutes, we get to see a bank heist by what looks like futuristic beings with rather funky face masks. It’s a great teaser

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Benattar/Thomas board Jayson Rothwell’s 'Shotgun Love'

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Benattar/Thomas board Jayson Rothwell’s 'Shotgun Love'
Exclusive: Script from Zodiac: Year Of The Snake and The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman writer.

La-based production outfit Benattar/Thomas Productions are in development on writer Jayson Rothwell’s action-thriller script Shotgun Love.

Producers Nigel Thomas (The Numbers Station) and Rick Benattar (Ironclad) are aiming for a 2016 shoot on the project.

The story centres on a former black-ops agent who is hired by a ruthless lawyer to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend from a cartel, only to discover she does not want to be rescued and is on a secret mission to infiltrate the gang in order to avenge her family.

La-based writer Rothwell recently completed work on the reboot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for Fox and Davis Entertainment while action script Zodiac: Year of the Snake was this month acquired by Le Vision Pictures USA.

Fledgling production team Benattar/Thomas, whose titles The Fixer and The Last Heist will be distributed by XLrator Media, recently
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Benattar/Thomas aim for Iraq war book 'Sniper One'

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Exclusive: La production outfit takes rights to Iraq war story.

Fledgling La-based film and TV production outfit Benattar/Thomas Productions, headed by UK executive Nigel Thomas (Killing Bono) and Us producer Rick Benattar (Ironclad), has bought rights to Iraq war book Sniper One.

The producers are aiming to move the film into production in 2016.

Written by former British soldier Sgt. Dan Mills, the account tells the true story of a British sniper unit sent into Iraq only to find themselves engaged in a full scale combat operation against overwhelming odds.

The men were besieged for six months, vastly outnumbered and with little help of rescue.

The book was brought to Benattar/Thomas by Tom Hopper, best known for his role as Billy Bones in Black Sails, who recently starred in the Benattar/Thomas feature The Fixer, which just wrapped principal photography in Ireland.

Hopper will serve as co-producer on the project as will Dan Mills.

Thomas [pictured
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Benattar/Thomas aim for Iraq war novel Sniper One

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Exclusive: La production outfit takes rights to Iraq war story.

Fledgling La-based film and TV production outfit Benattar/Thomas Productions, headed by UK executive Nigel Thomas (Killing Bono) and Us producer Rick Benattar (Ironclad), has bought rights to Iraq war novel Sniper One.

The producers are aiming to move the film into production in 2016.

Written by former British soldier Sgt. Dan Mills, the novel tells the true story of a British sniper unit sent into Iraq only to find themselves engaged in a full scale combat operation against overwhelming odds.

The men were besieged for six months, vastly outnumbered and with little help of rescue.

The book was brought to Benattar/Thomas by Tom Hopper, best known for his role as Billy Bones in Black Sails, who recently starred in the Benattar/Thomas feature The Fixer, which just wrapped principal photography in Ireland.

Hopper will serve as co-producer on the project as will Dan Mills.

Thomas [pictu
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XLrator acquires North American rights to ‘Admiral’

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XLrator Media has acquired North American rights from Arclight Films to the Dutch historical epic that premiered in Berlin earlier this year.

The distributor will release Admiral via its Turbo action label in early 2016.

Roel Reiné directed and Klaas de Jong produced the 17th century-set story that takes place during the Anglo-Dutch naval wars and centres on Holland’s Admiral Michiel de Ruyter. Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer and Frank Lammers star.

“Admiral is a dazzling film of epic proportions with larger-than-life naval battles that haven’t been seen since Master And Commander,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

“Audiences will be blown away by the amazing cinematography and action set-pieces, coupled with stunning performances from the entire cast. As proven by the huge success of the Game Of Thrones series and our own recent Ironclad films, action fans have a huge appetite for exciting content based on historical facts and themes.

“Admiral is a unique
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Essential launches in Cannes

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Former Molinare exec, Ironclad producer launch UK company.

Former Molinare head of business Richard Conway and producer Andrew Curtis (Ironclad, The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson) are in Cannes with new UK-based production outfit Essential Film and Development.

Backed by Mike Campbell, the entrepreneur behind Strand Vci and Mvp Home Entertainment, the company is looking to take a minimum of three medium to large budget features into production within the next three years.

According to company owners, the outfit has both development funds and access to production funding via interests in China.

The first film on the slate is underdog drama What’s Going On, written by Nick Bain & Cordel DeBardeLaben. Essential is hoping to shoot the film in France and Canada in 2016 with packaging currently underway.

Conway said: “Development funding these days is rare but particularly rare when they come with a clear path to independent production funding. Mike’s ambitions are very much aligned with our
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Alchemy takes werewolf thriller 'Howl' for Us

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Alchemy takes werewolf thriller 'Howl' for Us
Exclusive: Metrodome inks Us deal on werewolf thriller.

Alchemy has picked up Us rights from Metrodome International to werewolf thriller Howl.

The deal was negotiated by Caroline Couret-Delègue of Metrodome and Samantha Fabin from Alchemy.

The Paul Hyett-directed (The Seasoning House)​ feature, starring Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), Shauna Macdonald (Ripper Street) and Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers), tells the story of a midnight train stranded in a forest and attacked by a terrifying pack of werewolves.

Special makeup effects guru Hyett has worked on titles including The Descent, The Woman in Black and Ironclad.

The film is produced by Ed King and Martin Gentles for Starchild Productions. Script comes from Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler (Me & My Monsters). Lee Brazier executive produces for Av Pictures.

Metrodome International will screen the film to the international market for the first time in Cannes.

Also on the sales agent’s Cannes slate is supernatural horror Thea, currently in production
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The Following season 3 episode 7 review: The Hunt

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If we wanted a sensible police drama, we wouldn't be watching The Following. Where has all the craziness gone, asks Ron?

This review contains spoilers.

1.7 The Hunt

One of the best things about The Following is that it is set in a world with an infinite supply of serial killers. That's also one of the worst things about The Following, as it lends itself to laziness. Whenever one of the killers we know is in trouble, well, we just have that person turn to someone in his network of murderer pals to help him solve his problem. When it's someone like Arthur Strauss reaching out to one of his many students, it makes sense. We've seen Strauss at work training other killers, we know he's got hundreds of students committing thousands of murders, and it makes sense that they'd be willing to stick their neck out to help the man
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Wasikowska’s ‘Madame Bovary’ Sells; Solution Boards Radcliffe Thriller, XLrator Pacts With Rnr — Berlin Briefs

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Mia Wasikowska’s Madame Bovary Sells For Radiant Films

Radiant Films International has completed multiple sales deals in territories worldwide for Madame Bovary starring Mia Wasikowska including all French-speaking rights to Jour2Fête and Italy to Paco Pictures. Additional sales include Benelux to A-Film, Scandinavia to Svensk Filmindustri and Portugal to Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais, Latin America to Swen, Australia to Transmission Films, South Korea to Noori Pictures, Turkey to Aqua Pinema, Middle East to Gulf Film, Greece to Odeon and Iceland to Myndform. Radiant is handling all foreign sales on the project which they are actively selling at Efm.

The Solution Boards Tokyo Vice Starring Daniel Radcliffe

The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international rights to Tokyo Vice, produced by John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions. The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson will exec produce and present to buyers at the Efm. UTA is representing Us rights. Adam Kassan is also producing.
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XLrator, Rnr ink production deal

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XLrator, Rnr ink production deal
Exclusive: XLrator Media will co-produce, release in the Us and oversee international distribution on three action-thrillers.

XLrator will co-produce, release in the Us and oversee international distribution on the slate.

Gordon is one of a small coterie of savvy low-overhead players in Us distribution who want to build a sustainable model for films and avoid ‘statement buys’ that are liable to run out of steam after the first window.

The move comes hot on the heels of a similar pact on sci-fi thrillers that XLrator struck with New Artists Alliance.

Michael Hurst’s time-travel story Paradox kicks off the Rnr slate and will commence shooting in spring for a 2016 release.

Rick Benattar, who runs Rnr with Nigel Thomas and Robert Menzies, produced Ironclad and Ironclad: Battle For Blood, both of which XLrator released in North America.

“We see this as an opportunity to expand our relationship with our existing partners like Netflix and Amazon and with some
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The Essential Films and TV to Stream – September 8th 2014

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After last week’s news about Netflix securing The Blacklist for a record fee, a similar story came to light this week concerning the pre Batman prequel series Gotham. Now rather than getting it day and date after Us broadcast as per Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn, Gotham’s entire run will just arrive on Netflix after it’s finished its TV broadcast. Worse news is that this means you have to wait for Channel 5 to get their finger out and schedule it on one of their three channels and then muck it around the schedule just to confuse you further and for it to finish its run there. Kind of takes the wind out the sails doesn’t it? I wouldn’t expect to see Gotham on Netflix until this time next year at best but we will see.

In better news David Wain’s relatively well
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"Ironclad" Spurts Its Way Into Ignominy

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Mercy's for Picts!

Ironclad: Battle for Blood picks up where the original, bizarrely well-cast Ironclad (2011) left off and goes in another, astonishingly similar direction. Guy (Tom Austen), the battle-scarred Aeneas of the Rochester siege, has given up on the idea of honor and now beats people to death for money. Even when his cousin, Hubert (Tom Rhys Harries), needs him to help defend his family's castle against marauding Scots, he still demands to get paid. Guy also brings along his buddy Berenger (David Caves), a sadistic executioner (Andy Beckwith), and a lunatic murderess (Twinnie Lee Moore). This film bears such a striking likeness to the plot developments in Ironclad but without the vague political implications that it's almost as if they went to Jonathan English and asked if he could do roughly the same thing but with less money. His answer was "Yes, yes I can. But only if I
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