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Lionsgate Takes U.K. Rights to Michael Caine Swinging 60s Feature Documentary ‘My Generation’

Lionsgate Takes U.K. Rights to Michael Caine Swinging 60s Feature Documentary ‘My Generation’
Lionsgate has snapped up the U.K. rights to “My Generation,” the upcoming documentary about the 1960s and with contributions from Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Marianne Faithfull, and David Bailey. Michael Caine will narrate the feature documentary and appear in it. Simon Fuller is among the producers.

IM Global is behind “My Generation” and has global rights. The documentary will be released next year in the U.K. and uses film clips, archive, and music from the era to tell the story of the decade and the cultural revolution that took place. A key resource was a collection of footage and rushes the producers found that belonged to 1960s filmmaker Peter Whitehead. Filming has wrapped on the project.

“I am so pleased to hear that Lionsgate has picked up ‘My Generation,’” Caine said. “I had a wonderful experience with them on ‘Harry Brown’ and am so happy to be working with them again. ‘My Generation ’was such
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‘My Generation’: Lionsgate UK Tunes Into Michael Caine’s Starry 60s London Doc

‘My Generation’: Lionsgate UK Tunes Into Michael Caine’s Starry 60s London Doc
Following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and a sold out performance at the recent London Film Festival, the Michael Caine-produced and -narrated 1960s Britain documentary My Generation has been acquired by Lionsgate UK. An early 2018 theatrical release is planned. The company previously handled Caine-starrer Harry Brown. My Generation, which received an eight-minute standing ovation in Venice, is directed by David Batty and also produced by Simon Fuller
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On my radar: Jack O’Connell’s cultural highlights

The actor on a book of ancient wisdom, the effortless cool of Fat White Family, hurling, asparagus and Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake

Born in Alvaston, Derby, in 1990, Jack O’Connell made his film debut in 2006 as reluctant neo-Nazi Pukey in Shane Meadows’s This Is England, before landing the part of Cook in Skins. Following turns in Starred Up and Harry Brown – for which Michael Caine labelled him a “star of the future” – he was cast as the lead in Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film Unbroken, about a second world war bombardier and Olympic athlete who ends up in a prisoner-of-war camp. In 2015 he won the Ee rising star award at the Baftas, and the following year appeared in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. O’Connell stars opposite Sienna Miller in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at London’s Apollo theatre from 13 July.

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On my radar: Jack O’Connell’s cultural highlights

The actor on a book of ancient wisdom, the effortless cool of Fat White Family, hurling, asparagus and Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake

Born in Alvaston, Derby, in 1990, Jack O’Connell made his film debut in 2006 as reluctant neo-Nazi Pukey in Shane Meadows’s This Is England, before landing the part of Cook in Skins. Following turns in Starred Up and Harry Brown – for which Michael Caine labelled him a “star of the future” – he was cast as the lead in Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film Unbroken, about a second world war bombardier and Olympic athlete who ends up in a prisoner-of-war camp. In 2015 he won the Ee rising star award at the Baftas, and the following year appeared in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. O’Connell stars opposite Sienna Miller in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at London’s Apollo theatre from 13 July.

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UK thriller from 'Harry Brown' writer scores world sales deal

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UK thriller from 'Harry Brown' writer scores world sales deal
Exclusive: I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns and Mona Lisa’s Cathy Tyson among cast; first-look revealed.

UK-based Moviehouse Entertainment has been appointed to handle world sales for Gary Young’s directorial feature debut Two Graves.

Young produced and wrote Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer starrer Harry Brown and most recently co-wrote Adam Randall thriller Level Up.

Also written by Young, Two Graves is being produced by Keith Bell (Harry Brown), Shantelle Rochester-Henry (The Rise Of The Krays) and Lorianne Hall (SoulBoy) and stars I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), David Hayman (Taboo), Josh Herdman (Robin Hood), Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Danielle Harold (EastEnders) and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Roots).

The deal was negotiated by Lorianne Hall for the producers and Moviehouse Entertainment’s Mark Vennis.

Screen can also reveal the first-look at Katie Jarvis in the film.

Set in the Northeast of England, the plot is about a middle-aged, middle class doctor
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Raising Caine: Sir Michael Going On In Style

Tony Black on screen legend Michael Caine

His recent political leanings aside, Sir Michael Caine remains one of the surviving legends of British and indeed American cinema of the last fifty years, and this weekend’s Going in Style–a heist caper directed by none other than ScrubsZach Braff–sees him share top billing with fellow aged legend Morgan Freeman for what seems the first time in a while. Over recent years the iconic British figure–known for his slick Cockney accent which bore fruit with numerous catchphrases in more than one seminal British film–has become more widely known to audiences as a character actor, heavily used in Christopher Nolan’s body of work since appearing as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins.

So began a certain career resurgence for the man born Maurice Micklewhite under the sound of bow bells, but as Sir Michael–now into his 80’s
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Always in Style – The Forgotten Roles of Michael Caine

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Author: Zehra Phelan

“You’re were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off” is and will always be Michael Caine’s most iconic line of all time, uttered in the 1969 British Caper The Italian Job. With a career spanning a hefty 64 years between 1953 and 2017, Caine hits our screens yet again this week starring opposite Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin in Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 heist comedy directed by Zach Braff. It tells the story of a trio of retirees who plan to rob a bank after their pensions are cancelled, proving he isn’t quite ready to hang up his acting shoes to start drawing his own pension.

At the tender age of 84 the man previously known as Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, now known as Sir Michael Caine after being knighted by the queen in 2000, has starred in a staggering 125 films in his career to date. His
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'I, Daniel Blake' star joins debut feature from 'Harry Brown' writer

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'I, Daniel Blake' star joins debut feature from 'Harry Brown' writer
Exclusive: Cast For Two Graves also includes Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson, Katie Jarvis and Josh Herdman.

Gary Young, writer of Harry Brown, will make his feature directorial debut with neo-noir thriller Two Graves.

I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns [pictured] has joined the cast, which also includes Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), David Hayman (Taboo), Josh Herdman (Robin Hood), Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Danielle Harold (EastEnders), and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Roots).

The film will mark Johns’ second feature after BAFTA winner I, Daniel Blake, for which he won a Bifa award for best actor.

The thriller, set in the Northeast of England, will start shooting on March 29 for a 24-day shoot.

The plot is about a middle-aged, middle class doctor of pathology (Tyson) who captures and tortures the young man she believes murdered her son, leading to further tragedy. A twentysomething addict helps her. Johns plays a shipyard nightwatchman.

Young, who writes and directs the original story, said: “I am absolutely
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'I, Daniel Blake' star Dave Johns joins debut feature from 'Harry Brown' writer

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'I, Daniel Blake' star Dave Johns joins debut feature from 'Harry Brown' writer
Exclusive: Cast For Two Graves also includes Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson, Katie Jarvis and Josh Herdman.

Gary Young, writer of Harry Brown, will make his feature directorial debut with neo-noir thriller Two Graves.

I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns [pictured] has joined the cast, which also includes Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), David Hayman (Taboo), Josh Herdman (Robin Hood), Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Danielle Harold (EastEnders), and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Roots).

The thriller, set in the Northeast of England, will start shooting on March 29 for a 24-day shoot.

The plot is about a middle-aged, middle class doctor of pathology (Tyson) who captures and tortures the young man she believes murdered her son, leading to further tragedy. A twentysomething addict helps her. Johns plays a shipyard nightwatchman.

Young, who writes and directs the original story, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that we’ve put together such an amazing cast. Cathy Tyson, Katie Jarvis and Dave Johns, are amazing
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Martin Phipps And Ruth Barrett Victoria Original Soundtrack Available Now

Dubois Records, in cooperation with Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece will release the Victoria – Original Soundtrack digitally on all music streaming platforms to coincide with the Us release of the television series on PBS this coming weekend. The album features the limited series’ original score by multi-bafta and Ivor Novello winning composer Martin Phipps (Woman In Gold, The Keeping Room) and Ruth Barrett (City Of Tiny Lights, Whitechapel) with vocals from the Mediaeval Baebes. Victoria was first aired on ITV in the UK on August 28, 2016.

Phipps says: “The idea was to give Victoria a dynamic voice, an explosive theme through which we could rejoice in her strength & courage. The Mediaeval Baebes were the perfect sound for this. With one foot in the classical world & one in the commercial, they gave Victoria the mixture of refinement & attitude I was after.”

Barrett says: “I started composing from episode 2, weaving in some of Martin
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Ian McShane on His First Movie Role and Breaking Into the Business

Ian McShane on His First Movie Role and Breaking Into the Business
Decades before “Lovejoy” and “Deadwood,” Ian McShane was first mentioned in Variety at age 19, when he was cast in “The Wild and the Willing” (later renamed “Young and Willing”), a film about university students. It starred Paul Rogers, Virginia Maskell, and five unknown actors, including McShane and his best friend from drama school, John Hurt. Hurt and McShane are friends to this day, after making their joint film and stage debuts together. A few months after that May 30, 1962, mention, Variety reported that McShane was recording singles from the movie. Perhaps the producers were seizing on the young actor’s brilliant voice, which would go on to filthily embody Al Swearengen in “Deadwood.” McShane will next be featured on Dr. Dre’s upcoming “Vital Signs” and Starz’s “American Gods.”

Tell me about your first two mentions in Variety. I was surprised to see that they’re two soundtrack mentions!

I made what they used to call a
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Ian McShane on His First Movie Role and Breaking Into the Business

Ian McShane on His First Movie Role and Breaking Into the Business
Decades before “Lovejoy” and “Deadwood,” Ian McShane was first mentioned in Variety at age 19, when he was cast in “The Wild and the Willing” (later renamed “Young and Willing”), a film about university students. It starred Paul Rogers, Virginia Maskell, and five unknown actors, including McShane and his best friend from drama school, John Hurt. Hurt and McShane are friends to this day, after making their joint film and stage debuts together. A few months after that May 30, 1962, mention, Variety reported that McShane was recording singles from the movie. Perhaps the producers were seizing on the young actor’s brilliant voice, which would go on to filthily embody Al Swearengen in “Deadwood.” McShane will next be featured on Dr. Dre’s upcoming “Vital Signs” and Starz’s “American Gods.”

Tell me about your first two mentions in Variety. I was surprised to see that they’re two soundtrack mentions!

I
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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Fox Trap Poster & Stills, Mondo’s The Greasy Strangler Items, Pandorica Q&A, Let’S Be Evil, The Truncated Nightmare Hour: Live!

Just when they thought they were safe... revenge pays them a visit. Fox Trap will be released in the Us and UK on DVD and Digital in February of 2017, and we have the exclusive reveal of the film's poster and several stills. Also in today's Highlights: Mondo's The Greasy Strangler items, a Q&A with Pandorica director Tom Paton, UK release details for Let's Be Evil, and info on The Truncated Nightmare Hour: Live! podcast.

Exclusive Fox Trap Poster and Stills: "After a terrible accident leaving a young girl disabled, eight years later the group responsible are invited to a remote manor house in the countryside for a class reunion. Little do they know, they are being targeted by a masked maniac hell bent on revenge.

The cast includes Klariza Clayton (Harry Brown, Blood Money, Skins), Scott Chambers (Chicken, Hush, The Hippopotamus), Alex Sawyer (House of Anubis), Kate Greer, Becky Fletcher,
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Pet Acquired by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films

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A kidnapper gets more than he bargained for in Pet. Starring Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, and Jennette McCurdy, the psychological horror film has been acquired by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films, with Us theatrical, VOD, and DVD release dates slated for December.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (October 4, 2016) – Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that they have acquired the psychological thriller Pet, directed by Carles Torrens and written by Jeremy Slater. The film stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost, The Lord Of The Rings Series), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Lost Girl), and Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). Pet had its World Premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film in U.S. theaters and on demand on December 2, 2016, and it will be available on DVD on December 27.

In the vein of Hard Candy and Gone Girl, Pet
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[Review] Level Up

You watch enough hero-backed-into-a-corner action films like Crank, Taken, or The Equalizer and you start to find your mind drifting away from the sheer monotony of their progression. Their characters are built to survive these situations no matter how dire because people want to see the good guy win. They want to see him risk everything, travel in the murky areas of morality, and be the badass society doesn’t allow them to be, but that ultimate victory is key because escapism only works when your surrogate onscreen walks away. How else could there be a sequel? But what happens when a Joe Schmo is thrust into proving his mettle through the same type of scenario? What would those films look like through a Shaun of the Dead filter?

The answer arrives in the form of Adam Randall‘s Level Up, a high-concept thriller wherein slacker Matt (Josh Bowman) is
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‘Xoxo’: Pete Tong Joins Netflix’s Edm Movie as Music Supervisor, Ensuring the Bass Drops Properly

‘Xoxo’: Pete Tong Joins Netflix’s Edm Movie as Music Supervisor, Ensuring the Bass Drops Properly
Netflix’s ever-expanding slate of original movies continues to grow with “Xoxo,” the story of six strangers whose lives intersect at at an electronic-music festival. (Timely!) With Dylan Meyer and Christopher Louie already announced as writer and director, respectively, the Edm drama has just tapped Pete Tong to oversee the music lest the bass not get dropped properly. Where was he when “We Are Your Friends” needed him?

Read More: Netflix’s Binge Scale Reveals Which Shows Viewers Watch for More Than Two Hours at a Time

A multi-multi-hyphenate — DJ, artist, BBC1 radio host, founder of the Ffrr record label, executive, co-founder of the International Music Summit, MBE — Tong is also co-producing “Xoxo.” His previous credits in capacity of music supervisor include “Harry Brown,” “The Beach,” “24 Hour Party People” and “It’s All Gone Pete Tong.”

Read More: How First-Time Director Max Joseph Got Zac Efron to Star in ‘We Are Your Friends
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The Keeping Room review – intriguing, absorbing American civil war drama

This beautifully photographed film is a slow burner about two sisters who come into traumatic conflict with two renegade Union soldiers

Daniel Barber is the British film-maker who directed the urban thriller Harry Brown in 2009, with Michael Caine as a pensioner who takes on local thugs. His latest film (from 2014, getting a belated UK release) is a siege drama set towards the bitter end of the American civil war, written for the screen by the smart first-timer Julia Hart. Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld play two sisters in the south, Augusta and Louise, whose menfolk have all been killed; they live with their slave, Mad – a very good performance from Muna Otaru. These women are to come into traumatic conflict with two renegade Union soldiers, Moses (Sam Worthington) and Henry (Kyle Soller), crazed and bored with the horror of war. This is an intriguing slow burner of a film, whose pace sometimes decelerates to an almost Bergmanesque adagio: it’s beautifully photographed by the German cinematographer Martin Ruhe. However, I felt it didn’t come fully to dramatic life, and nothing in it quite lived up to its fascinating and shocking opening. Its two most charismatic performers, Otaru and Steinfeld, are the ones with the least to do. A serious and absorbing piece of work, nonetheless.

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Round-Up: The Purge: Election Year TV Spot, Raising Cain Blu-ray, Blood Money Trailer

A new TV spot has been released for The Purge: Election Year, an upcoming flick from Universal Pictures. Also in this round-up: release details for Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Raising Cain and a trailer for Blood Money.

The Purge: Election Year: “Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent.
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Round-Up: Pieces Fright Rags Shirt, Fallout 4 Add-Ons, Horror Movie A Day: The Book, Road Games Trailer, Fox Trap, Still Indiegogo

Inspired by the 1982 slasher directed by Juan Piquer Simón, the Pieces shirts from Fright Rags are back and available to order now. Also: details on the new add-ons for Fallout 4, release info for Horror Movie A Day: The Book, a Road Games trailer, new Fox Trap images, and Indiegogo details for Still.

Fright Rags' Pieces Shirt: From Fright Rags: “Pieces is Back! Official Pieces shirts are In-stock and Ready To Ship! Only at Fright-Rags.com

Available in Guys (S-5X), Girls (S-2X) and Hoodies (S-3X). Art by Justin Osbourn.

Shop Now! : https://www.fright-rags.com/collections/pieces”

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Fallout 4 Add-Ons: Press Release: "Since Fallout 4 launched, we’ve been blown away by your support for the game. It stands as our most successful title ever and that couldn’t have happened without you. It’s been truly inspiring, the stories, images, and experiences that you’ve created. And
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New L.A.-based Talent Agency Elsewhere Works Inks Hot Spanish, Belgian Scribes

New L.A.-based Talent Agency Elsewhere Works Inks Hot Spanish, Belgian Scribes
Spanish TV writers Cristobal Garrido and Adolfo Valor, known for high-concept English-language sci-fi drama “The Refugees,” and Belgian scribe Thomas Gunzig, who co-penned Jaco Van Dormael’s standout black comedy “The Brand new Testament,” have signed with Los Angeles-based Elsewhere Works.

The recently launched talent agency works with European writers and directors and represents them on the U.S. market.

Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox recently acquired English-language remake rights to Garrido and Valor’s unconventional comedy “Ghost Graduation.”

The Refugees,” which was co-produced by BBC Worldwide and Atresmedia, is about the impact on a small rural community of millions of refugees travelling back in time from the future travel to seek shelter in the present. Skein recently aired on laSexta in Spain and was nominated for Best European Series at the prestigious Prix Europa.

Gunzig (pictured) is considered instrumental to the success of wacky “The Brand New Testament,
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