7 items from 2016
The British actor is known for Gerard Johnson’s Tony (2009) and Hyena (2014), and also appeared in Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England (2013) and High-Rise (2015) as well as David Mackenzie’s Starred Up (2013).
He was most recently seen in period golf film Tommy’s Honour, which opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival last month.
Blue Iguana centres on a low level criminal (Rockwell) with no future who is just out of prison. Fox plays a low level lawyer who falls in love with him. The cast also »
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Exclusive: Woman In Black 2 star joins comedy, which is set to shoot this month.
The project, which will be financed by UK Film Studio Productions, will start principal photography in London this month.
The black comedy centres on a low level criminal (Rockwell) with no future who is just out of prison. Fox will play a low level lawyer who falls in love with him. The cast also includes comedy actor Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation, House Of Lies).
Fox, a Screen International Star Of Tomorrow in 2011, is perhaps best known for her role in horror sequel The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (2014) but was more recently seen in »
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Ben Schwartz is prolific. Best known for his work as an actor, in projects such as House Of Lies, BoJack Horseman, Parks And Recreation, and Turbo, he is also a writer (Robot Chicken, The Oscars), a producer (Funny Or Die Presents…, Bronx World Travellers), and director (CollegeHumor Originals). He is also the proud owner of a Primetime Emmy Award for writing music and lyrics for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. But now, he has really hit the big time, because he’s about to star in Blue Iguana with Sam Rockwell.
Soon to be written, directed and produced by Hadi Hajaig (Cleanskin), Blue Iguana is characterized as a dark comedy thriller that’s also a love story. Plot details remain scarce, but the synopsis, as outlined on IMDb, gives some indication of what to expect.
“He’s a low level criminal with no future and just out of prison. She’s a low level lawyer never noticed by others – a lost soul without a life. Their anger and hostility makes them serious criminals. Love happens in the strangest of places.”
Blue Iguana happens in London shortly, and has Sam Rockwell locked in for the lead role – the “low level criminal with no future.” The nature of the role now associated with Ben Schwartz is not currently known, but it is probably a safe bet that he will be playing something akin to “Best Friend No 1.”
If his friendship is with Sam Rockwell, this promises some excellent comedy, as the respective style of the two actors certainly would seem to complement each other – Rockwell with his laid back, mildly irritated delivery, and Ben Schwartz with his trademark self-assured swagger.
The big question is, who will play the “low level lawyer never noticed by others?” This is the key role at this point, as the actress concerned will need to go toe-to-toe with the comedic skill of both Rockwell and Schwartz. My first choice would be Kathryn Hahn – simply because she would be able to play anger and hostility opposite Sam Rockwell with hilarious conviction. Alternatively, I think it’s about time Charlyne Yi got a shot at a lead role. Her measured delivery and deadpan comedy style would serve this role, and this cast, well. Whichever actress lands the part, we should hear the announcement soon, as cameras are set to roll on Blue Iguana in July. »
- Sarah Myles
Exclusive: Ben Schwartz has joined Sam Rockwell in Blue Iguana, a comedy feature from writer-director Hadi Hajaig, who last helmed the Charlotte Rampling-Sean Bean thriller Cleanskin. The project, which will be financed by UK Film Studio Productions, will start principal photography in London in July. Hajaig also produces with 3 Arts Entertainment's Tom Lassally, who is also working on the Edge of Tomorrow sequel at Warner Bros. An offbeat story about lying, stealing and… »
The story follow a down-on-their-luck blue-collar couple young who discover a serial killer's film reels and take a chance to capture him for the major reward - they soon end up in his crosshairs. Filming begins in Ottowa in late May. [Source: Deadline]
The White Princess
Jodie Comer ("Doctor Foster") has scored the title role in Starz's "The White Princess," the sequel to the acclaimed historical TV drama "The White Queen". Based on Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War novels, this continues the story of the beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville – the White Queen – the young princess Elizabeth.
Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her »
- Garth Franklin
I thought about starting this with some note about living in a world where literature is increasingly unappreciated — but nobody really needs that so I’ll instead just relate The Wrap‘s story that Ramin Bahrani is looking to follow 99 Homes with an adaptation of Ray Bradbury‘s perennial sci-fi classic Fahrenheit 451. The project has been in WB’s pipeline for some time, in semi-recent years attracting the likes of Mel Gibson and Frank Darabont with its dystopian future and central figure, Guy Montag, a “fireman” whose main task is to burn the written word.
Unadaptable this text is not, judging solely by François Truffaut’s great adaptation. While that one’s a bit more off-kilter than what I expect HBO Films and Warner Bros. to deliver — unless they’re really putting their chips down here — Bahrani’s eye for social issues of this current day should make him »
- Nick Newman
Exclusive: Sam Rockwell has signed to star in Blue Iguana, a comedy feature from writer-director Hadi Hajaig, who last helmed the Charlotte Rampling-Sean Bean thriller Cleanskin. The project, which will be financed by UK Film Studio Productions, will start principal photography in London in July. Hajaig also produces with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Tom Lassally, who is also working on the Edge of Tomorrow sequel at Warner Bros. An offbeat story about lying, stealing and… »
7 items from 2016
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