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'Churchill' shoot begins; cast revealed

24 May 2016 3:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.

Salon Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun in Scotland on its new feature film, Churchill.

Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy) plays the Second World War leader in the 48-hours preceding D-Day in May 1944, when Churchill had to prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army.

The cast is rounded out with Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth) as wife Clemmie Churchill, with John Slattery (Mad Men) as General Eisenhower, James Purefoy (Rome) as King George VI, and rising-star Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tarzan) joining the cast as Churchill’s secretary.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), the film is written by British historian and author Alex von Tunzelmann in her feature debut.

Churchill was developed with the assistance of the BFI. Producers are [link »

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

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Maxine Peake, Martin Freeman's 'Funny Cow' snapped up by eOne

10 May 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne pre-buys UK rights to 70s-set feature on eve of Cannes Marché.

Entertainment One (eOne) has pre-bought UK rights to comedy-drama Funny Cow from Moviehouse Entertainment.

Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything) will to star in the 1970s-set feature about the rise of a working class comedienne.

After struggling to free herself from an abusive home life, Peake’s character, known as ‘Funny Cow’, finds herself drawn to the stand-up circuit of Northern England’s working men’s clubs. 

The film is also due to star Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), John Hannah (The Mummy), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) and Tony Pitts (War Horse) with production expected to begin in October 2016 in Belfast.

Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint) directs from a script by Peaky Blinders actor-writer Pitts. Kevin Proctor of Pow Films will produce alongside Mark Vennis of Moviehouse.

The deal was negotiated by Ashanti McIntosh for eOne and Mark Vennis for Moviehouse Entertainment

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Maxine Peake-Martin Freeman comedy-drama snapped up by eOne

10 May 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne pre-buys UK rights to 70s-set feature on eve of Cannes Marché.

Entertainment One (eOne) has pre-bought UK rights to comedy-drama Funny Cow from Moviehouse Entertainment.

Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything) will to star in the 70s-set feature about the rise of a working class comedienne.

After struggling to free herself from an abusive home life, Peake’s character, known as ‘Funny Cow’, finds herself drawn to the stand-up circuit of Northern England’s working men’s clubs. 

The film is also due to star Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), John Hannah (The Mummy), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) and Tony Pitts (War Horse) with production expected to begin in October 2016 in Belfast.

Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint) directs from a script by Peaky Blinders actor-writer Pitts. Kevin Proctor of Pow Films will produce alongside Mark Vennis of Moviehouse.

The deal was negotiated by Ashanti McIntosh for eOne and Mark Vennis for Moviehouse Entertainment

McIntosh commented: »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Exclusive interview with I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham: “Hiddleston looked just like Hank Williams”

7 May 2016 11:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the eagerly anticipated release this week of I Saw The Light, the biopic of legendary country musician Hank Williams, Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis sat down with its director Marc Abraham to talk about the film and all things Tom Hiddleston.

I Saw The Light marks the sophomore directorial effort from Abraham, who is a renowned producer of such films as Children of Men, The Commitments and Air Force One, and it was his love of Williams that made him grab the opportunity to direct with both hands to make a slightly different biopic:

“I loved Hank Williams’ music from the early times so I was really interested in it…I never wanted to make a cradle to grave movie and it’s interesting that many people didn’t understand what I was doing and say ‘Why didn’t you show him as a little boy?’… What I »

- Scott J. Davis

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First look image from Paddy Considine’s Journeyman

5 May 2016 2:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having wrapped production in April, Cornerstone Films has released a first look image from Journeyman, the second directorial feature from Paddy Considine, which is described as a “powerful and beautiful story about loss and, ultimately, triumph. It’s about our identity, and how in life we sometimes have to dig deep into our soul to discover who we really are.”

Journeyman tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton. As he approaches the end of his career he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game, to secure a home and future with his wife and baby daughter. After a titanic fight with the brash and controversial Andre Bryte, Matty collapses on his living room floor, a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. Awaking from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to »

- Gary Collinson

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From Clooney to Spielberg, 5 Big Questions About Summer Box Office

1 May 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the movie business operates on its own calendar. The foreign release of “Captain America: Civil War” this weekend and its domestic debut in five days kicks off Hollywood’s busiest season and signals that it’s popcorn movie time again.

The next four months will bring sequels aplenty, costumed vigilantes, and the destruction of several major cities. If movie studios have gamed out their major releases correctly, then they stand to profit handsomely from new Avengers, X-Men, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek installments. If not, they could be left holding a “R.I.P.D.”

Here are five burning questions that audiences will help answer at the multiplexes this summer.

1.) Does star power still matter?

George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling are just a few of the A-listers who are betting that their names above the title still mean something. »

- Brent Lang

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Scream Factory to Release Session 9 on Blu-ray this Summer

28 April 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of Brad Anderson’s cult horror film Session 9 will be thrilled to know that Scream Factory will release the unsettling movie on Blu-ray this August.

Scream Factory will check into the Danvers State Mental Hospital on August 16th when they release Session 9 on Blu-ray.

Session 9 is admired by many horror fans for its palpable sense of paranoia, spot-on performances, claustrophobic setting, and downright eerie atmosphere.

Bonus features are currently being worked on, and although they haven’t been revealed yet, we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers posted on any updates regarding this anticipated release. Below, we have Scream Factory’s official announcement and a look at the Blu-ray cover art:

From Scream Factory: “Our “Summer of Fear” line-up continues to grow with the announce of Session 9! Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist) this underrated 2001 chiller will be coming to Blu-ray for »

- Derek Anderson

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'Tommy's Honour' world premiere to open Edinburgh fest

27 April 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) (June 15-26) has announced that the world premiere of Tommy’s Honour will open the 70th edition of the festival on June 15.

Shot entirely on location in Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the true story of golfing pioneer Tom Morris and his turbulent relationship with his son Tommy.

Peter Mullan (Sunshine on Leith, War Horse) and Jack Lowden (War & Peace) take on the roles of father and son and lead a ensemble cast including Ophelia Lovibond (Man Up), Peter Ferdinando (Hyena) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) in the role of Alexander Boothby. Key cast are set to be in attendance on opening night.

Director Jason Connery said: “It’s so exciting! I remember standing in the middle of a field in Fife during the shoot and saying to Peter and Jack, Tommy’s Honour might get into the Edinburgh International Film Festival »

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

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Tom Hiddleston Soars With a Busy Career, Smart Fan Base and Daring Choices

19 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the space of one month Tom Hiddleston can be seen as a legendary crooner, a suave British spy and the tenant of a high-tech building who spirals into madness. “I’ve been working nonstop for two years, and there’s a compression of those last two years into one month,” he says. “But in an industry that’s feast or famine, I’ve got no complaints.”

For now, it’s full-on feast for the actor, who has already established a wide fan base not just for his films, but his charm – he always seems to be having the best time, whether making a surprise appearance at Comic-Con or singing with Stephen Colbert. In addition to the miniseries “The Night Manager” on AMC, the actor can be seen in theaters in “I Saw the Light,” Marc Abraham’s faithful biopic of Hank Williams. Later this month, he’ll head an »

- Jenelle Riley

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Bridge of Spies; Tangerine; Horse Money; The Night Before; My Beautiful Broken Brain – review

27 March 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Mark Rylance’s Russian spy is worthy of an Oscar, while Sean Baker’s snapshot of La’s underclass, filmed on an iPhone, oozes attitude

Just as many of us, for all our rebellious inclinations to the contrary, eventually morph into versions of our parents, so has Steven Spielberg – brash movie brat of the 1970s, inventor of the blockbuster – begun to emulate the golden age classicists who preceded him. The muscular, arrow-backed John Ford-isms that felt a little strained in War Horse and Lincoln, however, reach more satisfying fruition (and join sprightly nudges to Hawks and Hitchcock) in Bridge of Spies (Fox, 12), a rare feelgood cold war thriller that roars and rouses in most of the right places, though not necessarily the obvious ones.

Liberally based on the story of James Donovan, an American insurance lawyer improbably recruited as a go-between in Us-Soviet Pow negotiations, it’s a more terse, »

- Guy Lodge

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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression

25 March 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for the director. "I saw him in War Horse, and thought he looked a lot like Hank Williams," I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham said of Hiddleston. "And my casting director said, 'You've got to make sure he can do the accent,' and over a three-hour dinner [HIddleston] showed me his imitation of Owen Wilson." He immediately »

- Jeffrey Slonim, @jeffreyjslo

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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression

25 March 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for the director. "I saw him in War Horse, and thought he looked a lot like Hank Williams," I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham said of Hiddleston. "And my casting director said, 'You've got to make sure he can do the accent,' and over a three-hour dinner [HIddleston] showed me his imitation of Owen Wilson." He immediately »

- Jeffrey Slonim, @jeffreyjslo

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Corin Hardy Interview for ‘The Hallow’

14 March 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Corin Hardy

Out now to download The Hallow is one of the best horror films of 2015 that you probably didn’t see. A début film directed by Corin Hardy, the story follows English couple Adam and Clare as the relocate to Ireland with their baby son only to discover that the natives, human and otherwise, are less than welcoming.

The Hallow features some stunning performances, which coupled with a fantastic fable and creepy practical effects, combine to create a horror film with heart and emotion. We loved it when it was released theatrically and can’t wait for the DVD release on 21st March, and as such were over the moon when we were granted time with Hardy to discuss the project.

Hardy is a long-time fan of film, spending a big portion of his childhood creating super-8 movies with his friends. As he grew up he embraced his passion »

- Kat Hughes

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Best Picture and Better Picture: Movies That Should Have Won the Oscar but Didn’t

19 February 2016 3:34 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t.

Whenever the Best Picture winner is announced at the Oscars, sometimes we say, “Yeah, that deserved to win,” but then again, sometimes we say, “Huh? Are they kidding me?!” There are a lot of backstage politics and extenuating factors in Hollywood that can determine which film wins the big trophy. The worthiest film doesn’t always take the statue home. Going back over the 88-year history of the Academy Awards, we look at which films didn’t really deserve to win and the ones which rightfully should have won.

The Best Pictures and the Better Pictures:

 

1927-8: The Winner-Wings

What should have won: Sunrise (Sunrise was given a special award for Artistic Quality of Production, but it »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Paddy Considine Starts Shooting His Next Directorial Effort 'Journeyman' In March

12 February 2016 7:33 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cornerstone Films announced this week that multi-talented writer, director, and actor Paddy Considine has found his next filmmaking gig, the boxing drama “Journeyman.” Considine directed the excellent and underrated BAFTA-Award winning “Tyrannosaur,” and his second feature continues his collaboration with producing partner Diarmid Scrimshaw of Inflammable Films. Currently in pre-production and shooting in early March, Considine wrote the screenplay, will direct it and will also star. Jodie Whittaker (“One Day”), Faraz Ayub (“Honor”), Tony Pitts (“War Horse”) and Paul Popplewell (“’71”) will form the main members of the supporting cast. Here’s the official synopsis: Journeyman is a powerful and beautiful story about loss and, ultimately, triumph. It's about our identity, and how in life we sometimes have to dig deep into our soul to discover who we really are. Matty Burton is the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Now, coming towards the end of his career, »

- Edward Davis

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TrustNordisk picks up Ole Bornedal drama

12 February 2016 2:58 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shooting will begin on the Ulrich Thomsen-starring film next week in Denmark.

Scandinavian outfit TrustNordisk will handle international sales on The Possession director Ole Bornedal’s as-of-yet untitled next feature, which will commence shooting on location in Copenhagen and Aalborg next week.

Starring Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration), Nicolas Bro (War Horse), Lene Maria Christensen (A Family) and Mia Lyhne (Borgen), the film will tell the story of two tradesmen who, following an argument, drunkenly hire two hitmen to take out their wives.

The film is produced by Jonas Allen and Peter Bose for Miso Film in co-production with 4Fiction and Nordisk Film with support from the Danish Film Institute, Dr and West Danish Film Fund. 

Nordisk Film will be handling domestic distribution, which is pencilled in for December 25 2016. »

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Paddy Considine boxing drama gets sales deal

10 February 2016 3:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cornerstone boards Journeyman, which will also star Jodie Whittaker.

Paddy Considine is re-teaming with producer Diarmid Scrimshaw on his second feature as a director, boxing drama Journeyman.

The project is being financed by Film4 [who announced a funding increase to $36m last night] with the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and the Wellcome Trust. Studiocanal is on-board to handle the UK release, while Cornerstone will oversee international sales.

Considine, who has also penned the project’s script, will star alongside Jodie Whittaker (One Day), Faraz Ayub (Honour), Tony Pitts (War Horse) and Paul Popplewell (’71).

The plot follows Matty Burton (Considine), the middleweight boxing champion of the world, who begins to suffer from memory loss and personality changes after a devastating punch in a bout leaves him in a coma.

Pre-production is underway and shooting will begin in early March in the North of England.

Considine’s debut feature Tyrannosaur won him a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut, as well as three BIFAs including for star Olivia Colman.  

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Paddy Considine to direct and star in boxing drama

10 February 2016 3:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film4, BFI, Screen Yorkshire and Wellcome Trust are backing Journeyman, which will also star Jodie Whittaker.

Paddy Considine is re-teaming with producer Diarmid Scrimshaw on his second feature as a director, boxing drama Journeyman.

The project is being financed by Film4 [who announced a funding increase to $36m last night] with the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and the Wellcome Trust. Studiocanal is on-board to handle the UK release, while Cornerstone will oversee international sales.

Considine, who has also penned the project’s script, will star alongside Jodie Whittaker (One Day), Faraz Ayub (Honour), Tony Pitts (War Horse) and Paul Popplewell (’71).

The plot follows Matty Burton (Considine), the middleweight boxing champion of the world, who begins to suffer from memory loss and personality changes after a devastating punch in a bout leaves him in a coma.

Pre-production is underway and shooting will begin in early March in the North of England.

Considine’s debut feature Tyrannosaur won him a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut, as well as »

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Berlin: Paddy Considine, Diarmid Scrimshaw Reteam on ‘Journeyman’

9 February 2016 11:37 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin — Writer-director-actor Paddy Considine is continuing his collaboration with his “Tyrannosaur” producing partner Diarmid Scrimshaw of Inflammable Films on “Journeyman,” which is being financed by Film4, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and the Wellcome Trust. Studiocanal is on board to handle the U.K. release and Cornerstone Films will oversee international sales and distribution.

Considine and Scrimshaw won a BAFTA for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

for “Tyrannosaur” in 2012.

Journeyman” is in pre-production and will start shooting in the North of England in early March. Considine is not only writing and directing the film but also starring, alongside Jodie Whittaker (“One Day”), Faraz Ayub (“Honour”), Tony Pitts (“War Horse”) and Paul Popplewell (“’71″).

The film centers on Matty Burton, the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Now, coming toward the end of his career, he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mel Gibson’s Son Milo Gibson Joins Jennifer Garner in ‘Tribes of Palos Verdes’

2 February 2016 2:26 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After working with his father, Mel Gibson, on the upcoming WWII movie “Hacksaw Ridge,” Milo Gibson is riding a wave of career momentum that has carried him to a key supporting role opposite Maika Monroe and Jennifer Garner in “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” TheWrap has learned. Emmett and Brendan Malloy are directing the coming-of-age drama from a script by Karen Croner, who adapted Joy Nicholson’s debut Ya novel. Croner is producing with Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”) of The Firm, whose Jeff Kwatinetz will executive produce with Kevin McKeon. Monroe (“It Follows”) and Cody Fern (“War Horse”) star as two teenagers. »

- Jeff Sneider

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