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Molinare wins post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

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Molinare to handle post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cast revealed for Dad’s Army remake movie

8 October 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler?

The cast has been revealed for the big screen remake of classic British comedy Dad’s Army including a couple of oscar winners and nominees.

Taking on the role of Captain Mainwaring will be Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) alongside Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as his right-hand man Wilson. Also joining them will be Tom Courtnay (Quartet) as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as Godfrey, Danny Mays (Frankenstein) as Walker, Bill Paterson (The Killing Fields) as Fraser and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as the young and naive Pike. Also joining the cast is Sarah Lancashire (Coronation Street), Alison Steadman (Life is Sweet), Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen) and Annete Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) as well as Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as journalist Rose Winters.

Here’s the synopsis…

Set in 1944 as the Second World War reaches its climax, »

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Dad's Army film cast revealed; Universal takes world rights

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed and Universal Pictures International has acquired worldwide rights.  

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small English village toward the end of the Second World War.

His softly-spoken right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

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Dad's Army film cast revealed

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed.

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small village toward the end of the Second World War.

His right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known to international audiences for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Harry Potter »

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Full Cast Revealed For The Dad’s Army Movie!

8 October 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Growing up, one of my favourite things to do was sit at my grandparents house and tuck down for an episode of the brilliant BBC sitcom Dad’s Army on a Saturday night. Week in. Week out. I think it was one of the first shows that I watched religiously, from beginning to end content lay, and absolutely loved sharing the many laughs contained throughout with my Grandad.

A new film is in the works, and today the full cast for it was revealed. Bill Nighy will head up a 2015 version of Dad’S Army as Wilson, along with Catherine Zeta Jones (Rose), Toby Jones (Manwaring), The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison (Pike), Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as (Walker), Bill Paterson (Fraser), Sarah Lancashire , Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie.

Shooting on the project is set to start this month in Yorkshire, England. »

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Universal Picks Up 'Dad's Army' With Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy

8 October 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oliver Parker will direct a British cast in a feature film based on characters from popular British TV comedy Dad's Army, including Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually), Catherine Zeta Jones (Side Effects, Chicago, The Legend of Zorro) and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Universal Pictures International, through its division Universal Pictures International Production has acquired worldwide rights to the film. The feature film is written by Hamish McColl, directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Rebornand produced by Damian Jones. It is Universal Pictures presentation of a DJ Films production. The

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Rashida Jones, 'Marigold Hotel' Writer Team for Couples Drama at ABC (Exclusive)

26 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's Le Train Train banner is picking up right where it left off last development season. The Warner Bros. Television-based shingle has sold its second project this season, teaming with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel writer Ol Parker for a drama set up at ABC, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.  Receiving a hefty put-pilot commitment from the network, the untitled entry is described as a serialized drama that follows the lives of individuals and couples dealing with love in interrelated tales all set within and around a half-century-old bookstore in Pioneer

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FilmTrack Signs Deals With Participant Media, Open Road Films (Exclusive)

17 September 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media and Open Road Films have tapped FilmTrack to manage their content rights and other media assets.

FilmTrack offers cloud-based technology that allows television and film companies to more easily track licensing and royalty information. The platform enables companies to see where they’ve pre-sold rights to a particular project, monitor what pieces of content are available for sale in certain regions, and track what they’re owed on a particular licensing pact.

“With any company there comes a tipping point in which Excel or some other homegrown product can’t support the complexity of the business they’re in,” said FilmTrack CEO Jason Kassin. “That’s when they find us. We help them grow their businesses more efficiently.”

Open Road’s films include “The Nut Job,” “Chef” and “Homefront.” Participant has interests in books, digital, television and movies and has backed such projects as “Lincoln,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel »

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Get A Behind The Scenes Look At The Pride Movie

16 September 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Audiences will have their sense of humanity refreshed.”

Actors Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West, director Matthew Warchus and the filmmakers of Pride discuss the background of this emotional story in the new featurette.

Critics are already cheering the film. “Breakout British hit is a warm, witty triumph,” says Digital Spy.

The Hollywood News writes, “Pride really is a thing of beauty.”

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story.

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

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Movie Review – The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

5 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hundred-Foot Journey, 2014.

Directed by Lasse Hallström.

Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon.

Synopsis:

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.

If we based our pre-conceived notions of India and France on those in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, all French women would be impossibly attractive who forage for mushrooms and all Indian men would reach climax as they smelled turmeric. Like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gone before, The Hundred-Foot Journey exists to feign off boredom on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It’s not going to change the world, in fact it will inevitably be found in the bargain bin of your local Asda within the year.

Having moved from India after his mother was burnt to death following a (coincidental) political uprising, Hassan and his »

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Farewell Party’

4 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home construct a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help a terminally ill pal in “The Farewell Party,” a poignant, provocative dramedy from Israeli helmers Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. with dignity. Theatrical returns in Israel should be, er, out of this world, while offshore, positive word of mouth should smooth the way for this compassionate handling of inherently depressing material.

The opening scene cleverly riffs on the underlying theme of who has the right to play God, as retired inventor Yehezkel (Ze’ev Revah) phones an ailing nonagenarian, and speaking through a device that infuses his voice with a celestial grandeur, claims to be the Almighty and tells her not to give up on life. It’s typical of the kindly Yehezkel, who, with his inveterate tinkering, tries to come up with new and original ways to improve the lives of his neighbors and his pretty, »

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Kudos pacts with Honour producer

1 September 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kudos is planning to produce more drama series told from a British Asian perspective after expanding a partnership with Parti Productions.

The Broadchurch producer is building on a deal struck to develop Sathnam Sanghera’s novel Marriage Material for the BBC with feature film producer Nisha Parti’s company in September.   

The Shine Group indie and Parti now plan to nurture Asian talent on and off screen and develop projects for UK and international broadcasters.  

In addition to Marriage Material, which follows a Sikh family living in Wolverhampton in the 1960s, the companies are developing a TV adaptation of Sanghera’s The Boy With The Topknot, set in the Midlands town during the 1980s.

Kudos chief executive Jane Featherstone said that Parti had a wealth of knowledge of film trends and a keen eye for fresh talent. “She has the ability to identify and conceptualise content that speaks to a diverse audience,” she added.

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Review: Dark Israeli comedy 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in assisted dying

28 August 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Venice - When high schoolers Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash) successfully fix up a couple of single teachers in Amy Heckerling's seminal teen hit "Clueless", the pampered girls coo "Old people can be so sweet!" as the targets of their matchmaking begin to enjoy a tentative romance. The joke is on the naive teens; we're laughing at their blithely patronizing attitude towards their elders. Would that all films were as smart as Heckerling's Jane Austen revamp. There are far too many films that play aging for the wrong sort of laughs. They usually fall into two camps. For some, the idea of older people falling in love and having sex is seen is adorable and/or amazing. It's the same attitude that Dr Samuel Johnson brought to the table when discussing female preachers: "A woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is »

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Q&A: The Executives Behind Fox Searchlight’s Long Run of Success

19 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s hard to survive as an independent label at a major studio. Paramount Vantage and Warner Independent are gone; Universal PicturesFocus Features has been retooled. Miramax is a shell of its former self. But Fox Searchlight, now in its 20th year, endures. The division that has backed such critical and commercial hits as “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” has had a particularly enviable past few months, picking up the best picture Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” and scoring an arthouse breakout with “The Grand Budapest Hotel” ($171 million global gross, and counting). Fox Searchlight co-presidents Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley and president of production Claudia Lewis sat down with Variety to talk about their film strategy, the rise of video-on-demand, and how they keep top movies running through the pipeline without the division spinning off the financial rails.

Do you try to find movies that appeal to Oscar voters? »

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Elderly action heroes and Hollywood age issues

14 August 2014 12:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The arrival of The Expendables 3 leads James to the conclusion that, when it comes to being an action hero, age is just a number...

"All I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth taking into account. At 73 I have learned a little... a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am 80, I shall have made still more progress. At 90 I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at 100 I shall certainly have reached a marvellous stage; and when I am 110, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive." - Hokusai, the Japanese artist who painted the famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' and kept on creating astounding art until his death at the age of 88.

"I'm too old for this shit." - Roger Murtaugh, the Lapd homicide detective played by Danny Glover »

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CBS Films’ Pride To Have North American Premiere At Toronto Film Festival

12 August 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

CBS Films has announced that Pride will have its North American Premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Inspired by a true story and in the vein of Full Monthy and Billy Elliot, Pride follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story.  It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.  Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.  As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford, the film stars Bill Nighy »

- Michelle McCue

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Win The Love Punch on DVD

11 August 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The Love Punch on 18th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Written and directed by Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey) this cheerful film stars a cast of iconic British comedy greats; BAFTA winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks, Nanny McPhee), as loving mother Kate; Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day, Mamma Mia!), as businessman Richard; Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as dotty Penelope; and Timothy Spall (Enchanted, Harry Potter) as neighbour and friend Jerry.

Richard and Kate are a divorced couple whom their best friends and neighbours, Jerry and Penelope, would love to see get back together. As Richard is about to retire, he learns that his company is under investigation. Thanks to an unscrupulous financier at the bank, his pension fund has now been siphoned away. Richard vows to fix the situation and persuades Kate »

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The Second Best Marigold Hotel trailer and a very handsome Richard Gere

10 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Following the global blockbuster hit from 2012, the loveable cast reunites for the upcoming comedy The Second Best Marigold Hotel which releases in theaters across North America on March 6, 2015. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai and the rest of the gang are back together along with Richard Gere who joins the fun for an all-new adventure set in India. Oscar-nominated director John Madden returns as well.

Synopsis

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig »

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