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'Brooklyn' Becoming a TV Series, Without Saoirse Ronan

14 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Academy Award-nominated film "Brooklyn" is getting made into a TV series, without Oscar-nominated star Saoirse Ronan.

Variety reports that the BBC is adapting the movie for television, and that the series will revolve around Julie Walters' character, landlady Ma Kehoe, and a mix of Irish, British, and American young women living at her boarding house.

In the film, Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Ronan) is living at the house when she meets and falls in love with Tony (Emory Cohen). But a family emergency takes her back to Ireland, and Eilis becomes torn between home she grew up in and the home she's made for herself in New York.

For her performance as the strict, sharp-tongued Ma, Walters was nominated as a supporting actress for a BAFTA award.

"Brooklyn" received much critical acclaim, and with "Downton Abbey" finished, perhaps this might be BBC's next great period drama.

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The Lady In The Van – The Review

19 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Maggie Smith brings an irresistible irascible charm to her role as a homeless woman who parks her van the driveway of playwright Alan Bennett and then stays for 15 years, in The Lady In The Van. Although this is a far different character from her role as the Dowager Countess, “Downton Abbey” fans will delight in finding a similar comic brilliance in Smith’s Miss Shepard, with the same sense of her own importance and an iron determination to have her own way. The quirky and charming The Lady In The Van showcases Smith’s considerable skill in dominating every scene – in fact, the whole film.

Nicholas Hytner, who also directed History Boys, brings a lot of dry, self-deprecating British humor to this screen adaptation of Bennett’s partly biographical play. Although the story is narrated by and told from the point of view of playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings), it is Smith’s eccentric, »

- Cate Marquis

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Maybe a Few Other Things

19 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Zombie films are second only to slashers when it comes to the sheer volume of horror titles released each year, but as popular as they are very few of them seem to make it into theaters. The handful that avoid the direct-to-dvd fate typically feature something extra in the form of a big star (World War Z), a genre lean towards comedy (Zombieland), or an existing franchise (Resident Evil: Retribution). Pride and Prejudice and Zombies checks off one of those boxes — possibly even two if you consider the literary works of Jane Austen to be something of a highbrow franchise. Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James, Downton Abbey) and her four sisters are proper young Victorian ladies trained in both the fine arts and the martial arts — the better to charm the living and decapitate the living dead — and while their father (Charles Dance) is focused on teaching them survival skills their mom’s (Sally Phillips) primary concern is »

- Rob Hunter

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Movie Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

20 hours ago | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

To this day I am still surprised how mainstream zombies have become. Currently there are four television shows and more movies churned out in the last decade than any one person could ever hope to watch. With more titles than a herd of Walkers, filmmakers need to insure their title can stand out from the pack. Along shambles Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hoping to bite a piece out of the box office. But is it memorable?

A mysterious plague has ravaged 19th Century England. Mr. Bennett (Charles Dance) has been training his five daughters their whole life for combat. But Mrs. Bennett (Sally Phillips) is worried about her daughter’s future and wants to marry them all off to wealthy suitors. Daughter Elizabeth (Lily James) lays eyes on Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) at a party and seems quite taken with him. Of course it can’t be that easy »

- Jeremy Jones

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Legion TV Series; Dan Stevens to topline Marvel’s new show

5 February 2016 12:11 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Legion TV Series: Dan Stevens cast as the lead in the upcoming Marvel show.

He delighted in his movie outing The Guest, and on the long-running British TV show Downton Abbey, but now it looks like Dan Stevens is heading to the world of Marvel after being cast in the Legion TV series.

The Legion TV series will be a spin-off from the X-Men comics, and will produced by Fargo showrunner Noah HawleyAubrey Plaza and Jean Smart have also joined the cast with Rachel Keller, and shooting is expected to begin next month.

The Hollywood Reporter reports the Legion TV series casting news, and adds a little detail behind the character that Stevens will play.

David Haller, a man who may be more than human and who has struggled with mental illness since his teenage years. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. »

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'X-Men' TV Series 'Legion' Casts Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza

4 February 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The X-Men franchise arguably has the best casting of all the superhero properties, and now that fact is carrying over to the small screen. Legion, a TV series set to debut on the FX network later this year, is locking in starring roles ahead of next month's production start, and the latest additions look like an all-star team borrowing from past and present television favorites.  Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens, who you should also know from the movie The Guest, is playing the lead, David Haller. In the comics Haller, aka Legion, is the son of Professor X, but the show will not actually be tied to the X-Men movies. Here he's just a mentally ill mutant antihero with multiple personalities and different powers to go with each identity. Joining him are Parks and...

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Let My People Link

4 February 2016 5:09 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Daily Beast the Coen Bros on diversity vs the Oscars. But they don't take kindly to complaints about Hail, Caesar!'s whiteness

Decider Joe Reid ranks the top 50 performances in Coen Bros movies. Much to argue with but also to agree with. The #1 is indisputable.

i09 Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) signed as the male lead of X-Men spinoff tv series Legion who may or may not be insane

Variety Jake Gyllenhaal's Boston Marathon bombing movie is a go  

Decider "Let My People F***" amusing piece on the conservative sexual morality of the Duplass Brothers filmography 

IndieWire Viggo Mortensen's new film Captain Fantastic, which sounds intriguing, will open on July 8th. It co-stars Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, and George Mackay (who played the young photographer in Pride)

Theater Mania Mark Rylance, fresh off his Oscar nomination, returns to the New York stage with Nice Fish (and possibly Farinelli »

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Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens lands lead role as Professor X’s son in X-Men TV series Legion

4 February 2016 4:37 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Fox announced two X-Men TV shows last year, and while we haven’t heard much about Hellfire, but Noah Hawley’s (Fargo) Legion is shaping up very nicely so far. Following the news that Rachel Keller had been cast, the lead has now been revealed by Marvel. That will be Dan Stevens (The Guest), and he’s set

The post Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens lands lead role as Professor X’s son in X-Men TV series Legion appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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Dan Stevens & Aubrey Plaza Join Marvel TV Series 'Legion'

4 February 2016 1:56 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With a firm grip on Netflix and ABC, Marvel is now taking their television imprint to FX with "Legion." The project was first announced last fall, with "Fargo" creator Noah Hawley writing and executive producing the series. Now the show has landed some interesting talent for the lead cast. Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey," "The Guest"), Aubrey Plaza ("Parks & Recreation"), Jean Smart, and Rachel Keller will star in the show that is only described as "the story of a troubled young man." Aren't they all in these comics based shows? Here are the character breakdowns:  Read More: Aubrey Plaza Is Capable Of Anything In This Exclusive Clip From Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle' David (Dan Stevens) - Diagnosed as schizophrenic at a young age, David is a haunted man, trying to find his way back to sanity, but he's getting tired and is about to give up when he »

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Dan Stevens & Aubrey Plaza Join Marvel TV Series 'Legion'

4 February 2016 1:56 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With a firm grip on Netflix and ABC, Marvel is now taking their television imprint to FX with "Legion." The project was first announced last fall, with "Fargo" creator Noah Hawley writing and executive producing the series. Now the show has landed some interesting talent for the lead cast. Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey," "The Guest"), Aubrey Plaza ("Parks & Recreation"), Jean Smart, and Rachel Keller will star in the show that is only described as "the story of a troubled young man." Aren't they all in these comics based shows? Here are the character breakdowns:  Read More: Aubrey Plaza Is Capable Of Anything In This Exclusive Clip From Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle' David (Dan Stevens) - Diagnosed as schizophrenic at a young age, David is a haunted man, trying to find his way back to sanity, but he's getting tired and is about to give up when he »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Aubrey Plaza and Dan Stevens Join FX’s Mysterious, X-Men-Adjacent Legion

4 February 2016 12:49 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Marvel's building a little kingdom for itself on Netflix, with its ever-expanding network of New York–based superhero shows, but it seems we'll finally see a few other of its superheroes, or something superhero-adjacent, on old-fashioned TV. Today, FX announced that Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), and Jean Smart (Fargo), have joined the cast of Legion, the first of two X-Men shows Fox has in development. Legion follows the schizophrenic David Haller (Stevens), who, in Marvel's comics, is the super-powered son of Professor X, though FX's release is stripped of any direct mention of Haller's parentage or the X-Men. Plaza will play Haller's friend Lenny, an optimist who,"despite a life of drugs and alcohol abuse, knows that any day now her life is gonna turn around," while Smart will play a therapist with "unconventional" methods. Per FX's description, "David is a haunted man, trying to »

- Jackson McHenry

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Dan Stevens Joins New X-Men Show, Legion, Alongside Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart

4 February 2016 11:55 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dan Stevens is getting ready to return to TV in a role that will find him hated and feared. That's an X-Men reference. The Downton Abbey veteran has signed on to star in FX's Legion pilot, based on the character from Marvel's X-Men comic books. Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza and Fargo veterans Jean Smart and Rachel Keller join the Stevens in the project from Fargo's TV mastermind Noah Hawley. In Legion, Stevens will play David, a diagnosed schizophrenic who is described as a "haunted man" and is in the process of "trying to find his way back to sanity." He's about to give up until he meets the girl of his dreams. Plaza plays Lenny, David's pal, who has a past with »

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Watch Emilia Clarke And Sam Claflin In Lovely Me Before You Trailer

4 February 2016 11:55 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ Me Before You stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games” series), under the direction of Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut.

Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…

Get the tissues ready before you watch the first trailer.

Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a »

- Michelle McCue

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FX’s Legion Recruits Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart And Downton Abbey Actor Dan Stevens

4 February 2016 11:44 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Noah Hawley’s X-Men offshoot Legion has cast the net far and wide in its search of an ensemble cast, and today The Hollywood Reporter brings word of three starry new additions in the form of Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens.

They join a lineup that already boasts Fargo alum Rachel Keller, with the show’s primary focus orbiting around a troubled mutant by the name of David Haller. Indeed, it is Stevens who will step into the shoes of the schizophrenic Haller. Mercurial and plagued by vivid hallucinations, Stevens’ lead “has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.”

Plaza, meanwhile, has joined the cast as Lenny, dear friend to Haller who always harbors a »

- Michael Briers

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‘Downton Abbey’ alumni to star in latest X-Men spin-off ’Legion’ on FX

4 February 2016 11:31 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We are Legion. The complex X-Men character is headed to FX to star in his own show. The son of Professor Charles Xavier and British ambassador to Israel Gabrielle Haller, Legion — birth name David Charles Haller — is an interesting mutant. When your father is one of the most powerful telepaths in the world, you can expect to inherit some of that. But without a mentor, things can quickly get out of hand. First reported by The Hollywood Reporter FX has found their Legion in Dan Stevens. Fans of the costume drama Downton Abbey will recognize the actor as the late Matthew Crawley. Casting Stevens implies Legion will focus on the character’s adult life, either glossing over his tumultuous teen years or utilize flashbacks. Diagnosed as schizophrenic at a young age, David is a haunted man, trying to find his way back to sanity, but he's getting tired and is »

- Donna Dickens

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Dan Stevens to Lead FX’s X-Men Spinoff ‘Legion’

4 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Cousin Matthew is going to be a superhero. Downton Abbey alum and The Guest star Dan Stevens has just been cast to lead FX’s X-Men spinoff Legion, alongside Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza and Fargo‘s Jean Smart. The trio join Fargo breakout Rachel Keller, who was cast last month.  Variety reports Stevens will play main character David Haller, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a […]

The post Dan Stevens to Lead FX’s X-Men Spinoff ‘Legion’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Legion: Dan Stevens to Play Charles Xavier's Son; Aubrey Plaza Also Cast

4 February 2016 11:20 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Matthew Crawley lives!

Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) has booked his first major TV gig since departing the PBS drama: a leading role on FX’s upcoming Marvel series Legion.

RelatedA Supergirl/The Flash Crossover Is Happening! Find Out How and When

Legion follows David Haller (Stevens), the schizophrenic son of X-Men head Charles Xavier. Confined to a mental institution for much of his life, David finally finds a source of hope in a fellow patient, who leads him to believe that the “crazy” visions he’s been experiencing might actually be real.

Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) will also star as David’s friend Lenny, »

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Dan Stevens to Topline FX’s ‘Legion’ Pilot with Aubrey Plaza & Jean Smart

4 February 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX’s “Legion” pilot has found its leading man in Dan Stevens, Variety has learned.

The “Downton Abbey” and “The Guest” alum will star alongside Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart in Noah Hawley’s Marvel project, and previously announced cast member Rachel Keller.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this March.

Stevens will star as David, a haunted man who was diagnosed as schizophrenic at a young age, and he’s trying to find his way back to sanity, but he’s getting tired and is about to give up when he meets the girl of his dreams.

Plaza has been cast as David’s (Stevens) friend Lenny. Despite a life of drugs and alcohol abuse, she knows that any day now her life is gonna turn around, which gives her the likeable energy of the impossible optimist despite her rough demeanor.

Smart will play Melanie, a nurturing, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Legion’: Dan Stevens To Play The Lead In FX Marvel Pilot, Aubrey Plaza & Jean Smart Co-Star

4 February 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Downton Abbey heartthrob Dan Stevens is returning to television as a superhero, signing on for the title role in Legion, FX's X-Men-universe pilot from Fargo creator Noah Hawley. Co-starring in the pilot, from Marvel TV and FX Prods., are Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart, joining previously cast Rachel Keller. Legion introduces the story of David Haller (Stevens), based on the Marvel comics character Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Since he was a teenager… »

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Dan Stevens Leads X-Men Series "Legion"

4 February 2016 9:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Guest" and "Downton Abbey" hunk Dan Stevens has scored the lead role in FX's "Legion," the upcoming TV series based on Marvel's "X-Men" spin-off comic and produced by "Fargo" showrunner Noah Hawley.

Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart have also hopped onboard the previously announced Rachel Keller on the project which is scheduled to begin production in March.

Stevens will play David, a haunted man diagnosed as a schizophrenic at a young age. Trying to find a way back to sanity and on the verge of suicide, he meets the girl of his dreams and soon discovers he may be more than human.

In the comics the character is Professor Charles Xavier's mutant son. It has previously been said the series will Not be connected to the "X-Men" universe of the films including May's "X-Men: Apocalypse".

Plaza will play his friend Lenny, a woman with a rough demeanor and a »

- Garth Franklin

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