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It takes an incredible amount of talent and determination to become a successful actor. Some experienced actors have also become successful behind the camera, but this is usually only after many years of performing. Very few are able to see success both in front of and behind the camera early in their career. A notable example of such exceptional talent is the highly gifted Craig Roberts. Despite only being 26 years of age, Roberts has established himself as someone who can contribute to productions in many ways. He is perhaps best known for his work in Submarine and Red Oaks.
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Craig Roberts »
- Timothy Hickey
Robert Pattinson, Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade are due to star in British filmmaker Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago) next film The Souvenir, which will be executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese will serve as executive producer on the romantic mystery alongside his Sikelia Productions partner Emma Tillinger Koskoff.
The Souvenir, developed with the BFI and backed by BBC Films, will be made in two parts, the first feature set to shoot this summer and the second in summer 2018. »
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Today, in tandem with the historic release of Chelsea Manning from a maximum-security U.S. military prison, Pulse Films CEO Thomas Benski announces the production of Xy Chelsea. With exclusive rights to Chelsea Manning's story, global content studio Pulse has had unique access to her team for two years to make the film. Director Tim Travers Hawkins (1000 Voices) will be filming with Chelsea later today as she walks free and begins to tell her story and reveal herself to the world in her journey through life beyond incarceration. The ambitious documentary, co-financed by the British Film Institute (BFI) and First Look Media's Topic & Field of Vision, continues Pulse Films' reputation for creating major cultural works that go beyond the headlines.
Later today, Chelsea Manning will celebrate her release from maximum-security U.S. military prison. In doing so, the embattled former U.S. Army intelligence analyst will enter a very different world than the one she left when she was sentenced to 35 years in an all-men’s, maximum-security, military prison for convictions related to leaking documents back in 2010.
She will also enter a world as the subject of a brand new documentary. Billed as “the journey of her fight for survival and dignity, and her transition from prisoner to a free woman,” Manning and her life will be the focus of a new feature from Pulse Films.
Pulse Films CEO Thomas Benski today announced the production of the documentary “Xy Chelsea,” complete with exclusive rights to Chelsea Manning’s story, Pulse has reportedly enjoyed “unique access to her team for two years to make the film.”
Read More: ‘Risk’ Takes On »
- Kate Erbland
Pulse Films, the film’s producer, has been granted unique access to Manning and the filmmakers have already spent two years shooting the project, will be on hand May 17, cameras in tow, when Manning is released from a maximum-security U.S. military prison. They will be presenting footage to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival in hopes of securing a worldwide deal. Josh Braun from Submarine will launching worldwide sales at Cannes.
In 2010, Manning, a trans woman, was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-men’s military prison for leaking information about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including highly embarrassing diplomatic cables and videos of airstrikes. Manning’s sentences was the longest »
- Brent Lang
There's mixed news for fans of the Red Oaks TV show from Amazon. The streaming service has announced that the comedy has been renewed for a third season but there won't be a fourth. The final season will be filmed and released later this year. The previous seasons of Red Oaks have had 10 episodes apiece and have been released in October and November.Here are some excerpts from the press release:Red Oaks creators Joe Gangemi and Greg Jacobs commented: "We've always hoped to send these characters off to their futures with a third and final season, so we're thrilled that Amazon has given us the opportunity to do so."Set in the 1980s, Red Oaks explores the comic misadventures of the misfit staffers and clueless members of a country club in suburban New Jersey. Starring Craig Roberts (Submarine: The »
Author: Zehra Phelan
Wheatley, whose films such as Sightseers and High-Rise have won critical acclaim will join the tour, appearing for special Q&A’s with appearances from the cast at select screenings – but of course, that all remains hush-hush right now. Be prepared as any member of the tremendous cast, including Sharlto Copley (Hardcore Henry), Armie Hammer (Nocturnal Animals), the new Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Anthropoid), Jack Reynor (Sing Street), Babou Ceesay (Eye in the Sky), Enzo Cilenti (Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy), Sam Riley (Maleficent), Michael Smiley (The Lobster) and Noah Taylor (Submarine).
Why not have a read through the cities below to see if you can spot your hometown, »
- Zehra Phelan
Louisa Mellor Jun 21, 2017
The first episode of the revived Crystal Maze has been given a handsome slot in Channel 4's schedules and will debut on Friday the 23rd of June at 9pm.
Here's a trailer for the celebrity special which will kick off the new series, followed by an announcement Tweet from earlier in the month...
It's really happening. Watch the trailer for the first @StandUp2C celebrity special, Friday 23rd June at 9pm on @Channel4. #CrystalMaze pic.twitter.com/DSn2nXLfC5
— The Crystal Maze (@TheCrystalMaze) June 19, 2017
"Grab... The... Crystal...%uD83D%uDC8E"
The #CrystalMaze returns with a @StandUp2C celeb special.
Fri 23rd June, 9pm @TheCrystalMaze pic.twitter.com/5Fk5UZYW5k
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) June 8, 2017
The Crystal Maze: first official picture
Feast your eyes on this:
Using Den of Geek's renowned fashion nous, we can tell you that Mr Ayoade is sporting a hot raspberry corduroy suit which has been paired with a natty white lace-up ankle boot and an entomologically themed shirt. With a collar. He's probably wearing socks too, but you'll have to imagine those. Stripes, maybe?
You may also notice that Ayoade is standing in front of the new-look Crystal Dome with fancy light displays running around its facets that are almost as snazzy as his outfit. Magic.
The Crystal Maze will return for a new series
The series was commissioned following the overwhelmingly positive response to last year's Stand Up To Cancer celebrity edition (and no doubt, the ongoing success of the ace Crystal Maze Experience in London and soon, Manchester).
Presenting this time around will be new Maze Master Richard Ayoade, confirmed to be taking over from Stephen Merchant. Well-loved for Gadget Man, The It Crowd, The Mighty Boosh and directing feature films The Double and Submarine, Ayoade is a mighty fine choice.
The new series will be filmed at a purpose-built 30,000 square foot maze in Bristol created by the original Crystal Maze designer James Dillon.
A forbidden affair that ruined the lives of a man and a young girl is explored by both parties once again in the first trailer for Una. Rooney Mara stars as the title character, with Ben Mendelsohn starring as Ray, the man she ran away with 15 years ago, before their affair came to a sudden end. As you can see in this trailer, the re-emergence of Una threatens to destroy the new life that Ray has built for himself in the years following the affair.
Una, based on David Harrower's play 'Blackbird', follows a young woman's journey to reclaim her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una (Rooney Mara) ran away with an older man, Ray (Ben Mendelsohn), a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt »
9 items from 2017
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