Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman have quite the cinematic partnership. Whether it’s Cold War dramas in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or venturing into the superhero mainstream for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the acting duo have tinkered and tailored in a variety of genres. For their latest outing, Hardy and Oldman will circle back to the Cold War for Daniel Espinosa’s adaptation, Child 44.
Lifted from the pages of Tom Rob Smith’s novel, the thriller centers on a search for sinister serial killer circa 1953. As we alluded to before, Tom Hardy will play the part of Leo Demidov, a well-respected agent who loses his badge and honor when he stands by his wife (Noomi Rapace) as she comes under question for being a traitor. With a cast list that also boasts Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel, Child 44 is certainly one »
- Michael Briers
A Booker Prize-winning pair of novels about the middle-aged manager of Henry VIII’s court doesn’t sound like the next hit literary property for the stage and screen, but “Wolf Hall” has so far turned conventional wisdom on its head.
Hilary Mantel’s 2009 hit novel — which sold nearly 3 million copies in the U.K. and U.S. — and sequel “Bring Up the Bodies” (2012) have already been adapted into a critically acclaimed hit by Mike Poulton at London’s Royal Shakespeare Company, and its current Broadway transfer has grossed almost $2 million in previews since March 20; it opened April 9.
Three months earlier, nearly 4 million British viewers watched the six-part series’ first episode Jan. 21 on BBC Two, the highbrow channel’s biggest audience for a drama series in a decade.
The April 5 PBS debut of the series, starring Mark Rylance as the king’s right-hand man, statesman Thomas Cromwell, along with Damien »
- Leo Barraclough
Pan is set for release on July 17th 2015, with Joe Wright (Atonement) directing a cast that includes Levi Miller (The Spectacular Now), Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Amanda Seyfried (A Million Ways to Die in the West), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Jack Charles (Mystery Road), Taejoo Na (The Kick), Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall), Lewis MacDougall and Leni Zieglmeier.
- Gary Collinson
Cannes – Deepening yet further its impressive TV talent base in Scandinavia, European film-tv mini-major Studiocanal has inked a first-look pact with Spark TV, the Stockholm-based TV production company created by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” director Tomas Alfredson and producing partner Piodor Gustafsson. Alfredson’s credits also include cult vampire tale “Let the Right One In.”
Founded in December, Spark TV is a subsid of Another Park Film, the film-tv production house launched in September 2012 by Gustafsson and Alfredson. First-look pact will see Spark TV and Studiocanal co-developing TV series and mini-series in both English and Swedish.
“Some series could be local, since Scandinavian series travel very well. Others can be English-language and potentially with a main partner sometimes outside Scandinavia,” said Studiocanal chairman-ceo Olivier Courson.
“We aim in Europe to back both local and international series,” Courson added, instancing the move by the U.K’s Red Production Company, producer of high-rating British drama, »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
The Weinstein Company has secured rights to Truman Capote’s American masterpiece “In Cold Blood,” and plans to bring the crime story to television as a miniseries event. Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski’s Flying Studios (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) will produce, with “Becoming Jane” screenwriter Kevin Hood on board to adapt Capote’s book. “In Cold Blood” was published in 1966, a blockbuster true-crime account that first ran as a four-part serial in The New Yorker. It centers on the murders of Kansas farming family the Clutters that subsequently rocked their community and ultimately the nation. “Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ has been riveting. »
- Matt Donnelly
After letting the sky fall when it crum-balled to the tune of a billion dollars at the global box office, Spectre may be the most anticipated James Bond movie since the last one. Daniel Craig's fourth feature as 007 won't arrive in UK cinemas until October, but the response to the teaser trailer released over the weekend has been very positive.
Four is hardly a magic number for Bond actors. Sean Connery's fourth outing was the less-than-stellar Thunderball, Roger Moore's was the all-too-interstellar Moonraker and Pierce Brosnan closed out his four-movie tenure with the infamously poor Die Another Day.
That makes Craig the fourth actor to rack up four turns as Bond, and if you're superstitious about this sort of thing, maybe that's why this looks to be the combo breaker. »
Mark Strong (August 5, 1963-) is an English film and television actor. He’s known for his work on the television series Our Friends in the North, which featured many breakout performances, and films including Tristan & Isolde, Body of Lies, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass, Robin Hood, Green Lantern, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, The […]
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- Ryan McDonnell
Swedish horror Let The Right One In has already been subjected to the Hollywood treatment, but that’s not going to stop its exsanguination in favor of another remake. For this latest iteration, currently in development at A&E, the network has tapped Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and writer Brandon Boyce to revamp the movie a second time.
A&E snagged the rights from Hammer Films Productions – who produced the original movie based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best-selling novel – in a bidding frenzy. The network nearly lost out to Showtime, whose slate already boasts the genre-tastic Penny Dreadful. All’s fair in love and (bidding) war.
Like all other previous versions of the property, the series will revolve about a bullied teen boy who befriends a young girl – who turns out to be a century-old vampire unable to restrain her bloodlust.
The first adaptation sprung up in the »
- Gem Seddon
In 20 years at Polygram, Universal and Working Title, in both London and Los Angeles, David Livingstone mastered the art of selling quirky British movies to a global audience. He drove the campaigns for everything from “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Trainspotting” to “Billy Elliot” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”
So it’s only fitting that, having decided in 2012 to quit as president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Working Title Films in order to strike out on his own as a producer, Livingstone should be rewarded with the Bafta for outstanding British debut, alongside writer Stephen Beresford, for “Pride,” the true-life story of others who left their comfort zone for the greater good — gay activists who help raise money for striking miners in ’80s Britain.
A stage musical version of the movie and a biopic about Judy Garland are next for Livingstone, who admits that launching his production company, »
- Adam Dawtrey
Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon
Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.
Brady Corbet’s [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Maud Le Rest)
Eggsy’s Game: Vaughn’s Hyperviolent Reinterpretation of the Super Spy Caper
While a release in February doesn’t speak highly of Twentieth Century Fox’s hopes for the beginning of a new, lucrative franchise, it seems the studio is attempting a bit of reverse psychology with its release of Matthew Vaughn’s clumsily titled Kingsman: The Secret Service. Bringing back farfetched ridiculousness to the super spy genre, Vaughn is going for a dirty, sexy, funny version of the antics usually on display in James Bond (and it features two cast members from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy….though comparison with that title ends there). Viciously, even shockingly violent at times for a studio feature, there’s a certain amount of refreshment to be had from Vaughn’s decidedly adult treatment of material that was originally the comic book “The Secret Service.” But its inescapable layers of self-awareness, paired with its »
- Nicholas Bell
Slow-burning stories of emotional and political intricacy need time to develop – and they’re all the better for it
While the main terrors of getting older are physical and professional, there is one cultural dread – the fear that a once-loved entertainment will lose its appeal, like a country that disappoints on revisiting. Each time Smiley’s People comes around, I hesitate to watch, just in case its greatness has faded. But its latest repeat run – which concluded on Tuesday night on BBC4 – has confirmed that this 1982 adaptation of John le Carré’s 1979 novel is among the most beautiful and enduring achievements of TV drama.
Although slightly less celebrated than an earlier book and BBC serial featuring the spy George Smiley, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – partly because that novel has had a recent lavish movie makeover – Smiley’s People is slightly the better of the two small-screen le Carrés, mainly because Alec Guinness, »
- Mark Lawson
After dozens of advanced screenings nationwide over the past month, Matthew Vaughn’s spy comedy “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is finally hitting Us theaters this weekend (read our A- review here) and a new espionage-themed supercut has arrived online to get you in the sneaky mood. Titled “For Your Eyes Only” and edited by Cineplex Movies, the three-minute supercut focuses mostly on modern spy movies, which means less “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” and more “Salt.” Some of the movies that make appearances include both the Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner “Bourne” flicks, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” the “Mission: Impossible” series, every iteration of James Bond (minus George Lazenby, or at least he wasn’t easily spotted), “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The American” and, perplexingly, the Nazi-Tom Cruise-with-an-eyepatch-starring “Valkyrie,” which in our opinion is far closer to a war thriller than a spy one, covert operations. »
- Cain Rodriguez
Dominic West (Pride), David Tennant (What We Did On Our Holiday) and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac) are to star in Glasgow-set drama-thriller I Feel Fine, which writer-director Lynne Ramsay and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy producer Robyn Slovo are executive-producing.
Set in the unforgiving streets of 1980s Glasgow the film will chart the story of teenager Jonny White who becomes embroiled in crime and drug addiction.
When a bounty is placed on his head for a crime he didn’t commit, White must get to the safe haven of rehab in order to stay »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
With his posh accent and perfect manners, Colin Firth always seemed like the ideal casting for a dapper British spy. We caught a glimpse of this in his turn as the “Tailor” in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011. Firth trades in Tinker Tailor’s Gary Oldman for Michael Caine as his spy superior, adding a little bit of punk and circumstance to the genre with Kingsman: The Secret Service and newcomer Taran Egerton.
Egerton has called Firth “badass” more than once in his interviews leading up to the film’s release date, and just from the trailers alone, we can’t help but agree that Firth’s Kingsman tongue-in-cheek, gun-toting, ass-kicking role looks nothing like anything the former Mr. Darcy has ever done.
Kingsman: The Secret Service hits theatres on February 13, and also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong – another Tinker Tailor addition – Star Wars’ Mark Hamill, and Jack Davenport from Pirates of the Caribbean. »
- Sasha James
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Mission: Impossible III) is set to take the lead in spy thriller Damascus Cover, producers said Monday. Production starts this week in Morocco. Rhys Meyers was announced alongside fellow castmembers Olivia Thirlby (Juno, No Strings Attached), John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien), Igal Naor (Green Zone, Munich) and Navid Negahban (Homeland). The film is being produced by U.K.-based Big Book Media, while Carnaby International will launch global sales in Berlin. Read more Roland Emmerich Gay-Rights Drama 'Stonewall' Gets International Sales Firm Directed by Daniel Berk, whose previous outing as director was
- Alex Ritman
Benedict Cumberbatch has received nominations at all of the major awards ceremonies for portraying Alan Turing – the British mathematician who helped end World War II by cracking the enigma code, but was eventually driven to suicide by the U.K.’s archaic laws against homosexuality and nearly scrubbed from history books – in The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch On […]
- Chelsea Regan
Have you checked out the new offerings on Netflix this month? The whole series of Friends was added a couple weeks ago, but there are new options being added throughout the month, like controversial comedy The Interview, which was just announced as Netflix's latest get. And this week, you can now see the new season of The Fall, starring Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan, and Benedict Cumberbatch in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. See what else is new in January! »
In the movie, Hardy plays Leo Demidov, a member of the Soviet military police in 1950’s Moscow. After his colleague’s son is found dead, Demidov becomes convinced the child was murdered. He investigates, only to be told by a superior (played by Vincent Cassel) that “murder is strictly a capitalist disease.”
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With his investigation effectively shut down, Hardy’s character can only sit by and watch »
- Joe Otterson
Tom Hardy rejoins forces with Gary Oldman for their fourth collaboration after The Dark Knight Rises, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Lawless, in murder mystery Child 44. The film sees a hunt for a prolific serial killer in Soviet Russia, where many claim murder just doesn’t happen. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, who graduated to Hollywood with his 2010 hit Safe House, the film looks incredibly tense, with the cold landscape adding to the atmosphere of the film.
We love a bit of Gary Oldman, especially when putting on an accent, and the duo of Oldman and Hardy hasn’t let us down before. Joining them are the likes of Charles Dance, Noomi Rapace, and Vincent Cassel, as well as Oldman’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes co-star Jason Clarke. It’s quite the international cast and we can’t wait to see Tom Rob Smith’s novel hit the big screen. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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