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Andrew Haigh's next film to be 'Lean on Pete'

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Exclusive: Film4 backs development of Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up; Tristan Goligher to produce.

Andrew Haigh is to write and direct an adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel Lean on Pete as his next film project.

Haigh will reunite with his usual producer Tristan Goligher of The Bureau. Film4 has supported development and the film is set to shoot later in 2016.

Lean on Pete is about Charley Thompson, a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life and ends up homeless in Portland, Oregon, where his best friend is a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. He sets off an a perilous journey to find his only known relative who once lived 1,000 miles away in Wyoming.

Haigh, a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow, told Screen: “When reading the novel you can not help but care for Charley. Whatever he is faced with he keeps moving forward; he keeps running, working, driving
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DVD: Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Specials

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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 11, 2012

Price: DVD $24.98

Studio: Warner Home Video

If there’s one thing we’re grateful for, it’s more Absolutely Fabulous. For the TV show’s 20th birthday, Edina (Jennifer Saunders, Shrek 2) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley, Late Bloomers) returned for three new specials.

Aired in 2011 and 2012, the new Absolutely Fabulous BBC specials find the fashionistas playing their own part in the 2012 London Olympics, Eddy setting her sights on changing the career of a very big fish and one of the characters having a life-changing experience.

Also returning to the British comedy were Eddy’s bookish daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha, TV’s Cranford), Eddy’s off the wall assistant (Jane Horrocks, TV’s The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard) and Eddy’s cunning mother Mrs. Monsoon (June Whitfield, TV’s Last of the Summer Wine).

The 20-year-old television show, which was created by British comedian Saunders, originally aired
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Film Feature: The 15th Annual EU Film Festival Arrives at Chicago’s Siskel Center

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Chicago – One of the annual gems of the Chicago movie scene is the Siskel Film Center’s unmissable European Union Film Festival. It provides local movie buffs with the opportunity to sample some of the finest achievements in world cinema. For many of the festival selections, their EU appearance will function as their sole screening in the Windy City.

This year’s edition, running from March 2nd through the 29th, includes high profile films from world renowned filmmakers like Andrea Arnold (“Wuthering Heights”), Bruce Dumont (“Hors Satan”), Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (“The Fairy”), Abdellatif Kechiche (“Black Venus”) and John Landis (“Burke & Hare”). Moviegoers will have the opportunity to see the latest work from some of the world’s most acclaimed and beloved actors, including Léa Seydoux (“Belle Épine”), Tahir Rahim (“Free Men”), Colm Meaney (“Parked”), Noomi Rapace (“Beyond”), Andy Serkis (“Burke & Hare”), Isabella Rossellini (“Late Bloomers”) and Ewan McGregor
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Joanna Lumley: 'Patsy is a strong woman. She has to be. She hasn't eaten since 1973'

Bond girl, fashion icon, renowned stage actor, Gurkha champion: Joanna Lumley has had a wonderful career. But it is her portrayal of Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous that is stamped on the nation's consciousness. She talks about the new episodes of the show

Perhaps, in retrospect, it was a mistake to mention Eleanor of Aquitaine's nipples to Joanna Lumley. And yet it seemed irresistible. After all, in the 1968 film version of James Goldman's Broadway play The Lion in Winter, Katharine Hepburn makes great play of them during Eleanor's so-called desolation monologue.

Picture the scene: it's Christmas, 1183, at the Château de Chinon. Eleanor, who has been imprisoned by her husband King Henry II of England (Peter O'Toole) since 1173, to be let out only for the holidays, has spent most of the action sparring with him and his hotsy-totsy mistress, or taunting her sons, compost-smelling John, historically neglible Geoffrey and future Lionheart,
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Hurt, Rossellini join 'Late Bloomers'

Hurt, Rossellini join 'Late Bloomers'
Paris -- William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini have teamed up to star in French director Julie Gavras' sexagenarian romantic comedy "Late Bloomers," the film's co-producer, Gallic distributor and international sales agent Gaumont said Friday.

Written by Gavras and Olivier Dazat, "Late Bloomers" is produced by Sylvie Pialat for Les Films du Worso and Bertrand Faivre in a co-production with Gaumont, The Bureau's Tristan Goligher and Be-Films' Christophe Louis in Belgium.

Hurt and Rossellini play an aging couple who react to their senior status in different ways. The film also co-stars U.K talents Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Joanna Jumley and Simon Callow.

The film shoots on location starting March 19 in and around London for six weeks through late April. Gaumont will handle distribution in France plus international sales.
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