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Trailer Watch: Lily James Wants to Write About “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Juliet Ashton’s (Lily James, “Cinderella”) career is off to a frustrating start in the trailer for “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” As a journalist, she’s not getting the stories she wants. As an author, she’s not getting the audience she wants. In fact, her first book only sold 28 copies worldwide. But a letter from Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”) might mark an end to her career woes.

“Finally, I’ll have something serious to write,” Juliet exclaims when Dawsey informs her of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club that was formed in resistance to the Nazis during World War II. But getting permission to write the story of the club is easier said than done.

While the surviving members are warm towards Juliet, they don’t want her writing about them or their founder,
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Lily James stars in first trailer for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Author: Zehra Phelan

The first trailer for the film with an extremely long title, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been released by Studiocanal.

The feature is based on Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ best-selling novel. Directed by Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell; the film stars Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Starring alongside James is Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) and Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Boat That Rocked) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The Bfg, The Best
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Catch Lily James In First Trailer For ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

The first trailer for the upcoming British film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from director Mike Newell and starring Lily James, has arrived. The film, based on the book of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, arrives in cinemas on APril 20th, 2018.

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

>Directed by Mike Newell, the film also stars Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) and Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Boat That Rocked) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The Bfg, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

Catch the first trailer below.
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NBC Orders Comedy Pilot From Aseem Batra, Amy Poehler

NBC has ordered a pilot for a single-camera comedy that hails from Aseem Batra.

The untitled single-camera project shows one woman’s hilarious unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all. Batra will write and executive produce with Amy Poehler also executive producing via her PaperKite productions banner. Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment will also executive produce, with Julie Anne Robinson executive producing and directing via her CannyLads Productions. Josh Maurer will also executive produce. Kelly Pancho of CannyLads will produce as will Kim Lessing. Orli Auslender will serve as a consulting producer. Universal Television will produce with PaperKite, CannyLads, and 3 Arts. Batra, Poehler, and Robinson are currently under overall deals with Universal TV.

Batra is a co-executive producer and writer on the NBC comedy “Marlon.” Her previous credits include “Scrubs,” in which she also made a handful of onscreen appearances, “The Cleveland Show,” and “Uncle Buck.”

Batra is repped
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NBC Orders Comedy Pilot From Amy Poehler, Aseem Batra

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NBC has picked up another comedy pilot, this time from executive producer Amy Poehler and writer Aseem Batra. The untitled project, a single-camera comedy from Universal Television, “shows one woman’s hilarious unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all.” Batra, an alum of “Scrubs,” “The Cleveland Show” and NBC’s “Marlon,” will serve as writer and executive producer. The project is inspired by the book “I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything.” by Orli Auslander Also Read: 'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes' 'The Gilded Age' Finally Gets Series Order at NBC Poehler will also executive produce through her Paperkite...
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BBC Buys Into Award-Winning U.K. Drama Producer Sid Gentle Films

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the U.K. pubcaster, has acquired a majority stake in Sid Gentle Films, the noted drama producer behind a raft of scripted shows. The deal hands Worldwide a majority stake in the company with an option to step-up its investment at a later date.

Sally Woodward Gentle, a former creative director at “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival, founded Sid Gentle in 2013 with with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin. Since then it has made several big-ticket series including “The Durrells” for ITV and Masterpiece, “SS-gb” for the BBC, Neil Gaiman’s “Likely Stories” for Sky, and the upcoming BBC America Phoebe Waller-Bridge drama “Killing Eve” (pictured).

The London-based producer is working with top-tier writing talent including Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, Simon Nye, William Boyd, Jesse Armstrong and Amelia Bullmore.

Woodward Gentle said that Worldwide, which distributes several Sid Gentle shows, is the ideal partner as the company moves to the next phase
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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes’ ‘The Gilded Age’ Finally Gets Series Order at NBC

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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes’ ‘The Gilded Age’ Finally Gets Series Order at NBC
Julian Fellowes is about to fill your life with upstairs/downstairs drama once more, as the “Downton Abbey” creator’s new period drama “The Gilded Age” has finally been given a series order at NBC. The show, which was first put into development in 2012, has received a 10-episode order from the Peacock for a 2019 debut. Fellowes will write and executive produce along with “Downton Abbey” vet Gareth Neame, for Universal Television. Here is the network’s official description of the series: The Gilded Age in 1880s New York City was a period of immense social upheaval, of huge fortunes made and lost, and...
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NBC Orders Drama ‘Gilded Age’ From ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator to Series

The long-gestating NBC drama “The Gilded Age” is moving forward with a series order, the network announced Wednesday.

Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes will write and executive produce the series, with “Downton Abbey” executive producer Gareth Neame also executive producing. The series has received a 10-episode order and is scheduled to debut in 2019. The series will be produced by Universal Television. The series was first put in development at NBC back in 2012.

The Gilded Age in 1880s New York City was a period of immense social upheaval, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of palaces that spanned the length of Fifth Avenue. In the series, Marian Brook is the wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family who will embark on infiltrating the wealthy neighboring family dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish and available son Larry, and his ambitious wife Bertha, whose “new money” is a barrier to acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt
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'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes' 'Gilded Age' Drama Picked Up to Series at NBC

'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes' 'Gilded Age' Drama Picked Up to Series at NBC
Following a years-long development process, NBC is moving forward with The Gilded Age, a period drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

The series — which was first put in development in 2012 — has received a 10-episode order for a 2019 debut. It will be produced by Fellowes and writer/exec producer Gareth Neame for Universal Television.

Here's NBC's description of the series: The Gilded Age in 1880s New York City was a period of immense social upheaval, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of palaces that spanned the length of Fifth Avenue. In the series, Marian Brook is...
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‘Another Period’ Star Riki Lindhome on Getting Political, Strong Female Leads

‘Another Period’ Star Riki Lindhome on Getting Political, Strong Female Leads
Riki Lindhome gained exposure as half of the comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates before hosting the Nerdist podcast “Making It.” She stars alongside Natasha Leggero in Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” which returns for season three Jan. 23. Lindhome and Leggero co-created the series, which they describe as a period sitcom at the intersection of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Downton Abbey.”

Where did you draw inspiration for the third season of “Another Period”?

We continually draw inspiration from “The Real Housewives,” because if you take whatever they do and put it in the Gilded Age, it becomes funny. Also the current political climate has been a big part of the new season.

Has the Donald Trump/post-Harvey Weinstein era changed the show’s direction?

In our writers room during the election, we were planning this one political thing, then the election went a different way than we thought and we had to start over. As
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2018 SAG Awards TV predictions: Complete racetrack odds in all 9 categories

The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place Sunday, January 21, in a live ceremony airing on TNT and TBS (8/7c) hosted by Kristen Bell — the show’s first host ever. While it’s just the latest stop on the long Oscar campaign for films, it’s the final major awards show of the season for TV folk until the Emmys in September.

SAG doesn’t have perfect correlation with the Emmys, partially due to the fact that the former doesn’t feature supporting TV categories and because SAG voters love repeat winners more than anyone. SAG’s top award, for ensemble, has also honored a handful of casts whose shows have not won a series award at the Emmys, including three-time champs “Orange Is the New Black” and Downton Abbey,” and two-time champ “Boardwalk Empire.”

Stranger Things” and “Glow” are the most nominated shows with four each in a field dominated by Netflix,
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SAG Awards predictions head-scratcher: Can ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ win drama without having the biggest cast?

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SAG Awards predictions head-scratcher: Can ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ win drama without having the biggest cast?
When it comes to the SAG Awards, size often matters. The most massive casts often run off with the ensemble prizes, which explains how “Lost” found victory at the 2005 ceremony, and how “Downton Abbey” (2012) was able to take down two-time champ “Boardwalk Empire” (2010-2011). This year, however, Gold Derby’s SAG TV predictions favor Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” to prevail despite having the second-smallest cast. Are we crazy for going against bigger ensembles?

“The Handmaid’s Tale” boasts 10 cast members on the voting ballot, ahead of only Netflix’s “The Crown” at five. Comparatively, the other nominated dramas each feature more than a dozen actors: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” at 30, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” at 17 and NBC’s “This Is Us” at 13. In recent years “Game of Thrones” and “Downton Abbey” always had the biggest casts, with “Downton” beating the HBO fantasy series in 2014 and 2015.

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‘Victoria’ Review: The Romance Is Still Alive In a Bloated But Breezy Second Season

To deliver the next chapter in the life of one of England’s most influential monarchs, PBS’ “Victoria” is leaning into its soapier side. Although Queen Victoria led a fascinating life, creator Daisy Goodwin doesn’t seem content with merely dramatizing historical events. Instead, in Season 2 she adds a layer of “Downton Abbey”-lite shenanigans downstairs, along with a series of manufactured romances for good measure. What results is too much story and not enough impact.

Beyond this narrative bloat, the series feels too neatly turned out in both story and characterizations, while eschewing subtlety and depth. This makes for curiously bland melodrama, but at least it’s saved by some gorgeous visuals and notable performances.

Anchoring the series, Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes are back as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the royal pair who couldn’t keep their hands off each other after a brief period of trying to deny their feelings.
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SundanceTV Renews ‘Liar’ For Season 2

SundanceTV Renews ‘Liar’ For Season 2
SundanceTV has renewed drama series “Liar” for a second season to air in 2019.

The psychological drama stars “Downton Abbey” alum Joanne Froggatt as a woman who becomes entangled in dangerous and volatile situation after a seemingly innocuous date goes awry. Ioan Gruffudd co-stars.

The series was created by brothers Harry and Jack Williams. It’s produced by the pair’s Two Brothers Pictures, ITV and All3media International.

“‘Liar’ is a series that epitomizes our strategy of partnering with absolutely first-rate talent, and it does not get better than our dream cast of Joanne and Ioan, along with the esteemed and talented Jack and Harry Williams,” said Jan Diedrichsen, general manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now.

The creators indicated that Season 2 would mark the conclusion of the series, which also airs on the U.K.’s ITV.

“We are pleased that this story will return for its final chapter, and we can’t wait to be reunited with the
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‘Liar’ Renewed for Season 2 at SundanceTV

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The thrills will continue over on SundanceTV, as the network announced Saturday its drama “Liar” has been renewed for a second season. Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) and Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”) are both returning for Season 2 of the psychological drama, which will premiere in 2019. The installment will again be penned and executive produced by series creators Jack Williams and Harry Williams of Two Brothers Pictures (“The Missing,” “Fleabag”) and co-produced with ITV and all3media International. “We are pleased that this story will return for its final chapter, and we can’t wait to be reunited with the brilliant Joanne and Ioan,” said the...
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Dave Johns gathers his wrestling troops to save the local pub in trailer for Walk Like A Panther

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Author: Zehra Phelan

20th Century Fox has graced us with a first look trailer for British Comedy, Walk Like A Panther.

Taking on the aesthetic of a 21st century Full Monty but with ageing wrestlers taking on one last battle to save their local hang out… The Half Nelson Pub.

Written and directed by Dan Cadan, who makes his feature film debut, the film has a stellar British cast of BAFTA Award nominee Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, “Boardwalk Empire”), British Independent Film Award winner Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Jill Halfpenny (“Humans,” “EastEnders”).

The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “Dci Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is
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Downton Abbey movie could shoot this summer

It could be a big year for Downton Abbey fans, as the Mail on Sunday is reporting that production on the long-rumoured feature film is slated to get underway this summer.

The paper reports that some interior shooting is slated to take place at various locations including Highclere Castle in Berkshire, which is scheduled to close in the first week of June. Meanwhile, actress Phyllis Logan – who portrayed the character of housekeeper Mrs. Hughes, has revealed that the producers have been in touch with the cast about clearing dates in their diaries.

“Everyone’s been asked what’s going on between this date and that date,” said Logan. “So we just hope that all the elements – because there are so many – come together. To have a last hurrah with all the characters, going back to the castle and seeing all the old muckers will be fantastic. I’m certainly up for it…
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The Best Original Screenplay Oscar Winners of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Her’ to ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

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The Best Original Screenplay Oscar Winners of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Her’ to ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’
Compare the movies that have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards to those that have taken home Best Original Screenplay and you’ll find that, as often as not, the latter is the more impressive list. Sometimes they overlap, but when they don’t — “Pulp Fiction” and “Forrest Gump,” “Talk to Her” and “Chicago,” “Melvin and Howard” and “Ordinary People” — it almost feels like a tacit admission that the Academy is throwing a bone to the film that’ll be more fondly remembered than the ultimate winner.

It only makes sense, then, that any number of great filmmakers have been honored in this category without ever winning Best Director or Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze. These wordsmiths are worth celebrating, and these are the best — and worst — of them since 2000.

17. “Crash” (2005)

It likely comes as little surprise that Paul Haggis’ surprise Best Picture winner takes last place on this list,
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Will There be a “Downton Abbey” Movie in 2018?

Recently, rumors have been flying that there will be a “Downton Abbey” movie and fans couldn’t be more excited. Since the conclusion of the ITV period drama in December of 2015, a movie creation has been discussed, but now, it is something that is actually “in the works.” Created by Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey is considered a historical drama, turned into a television series. It was co-produced by Masterpiece and Carnival Films. This show, which has since become an unparalleled hit, originally aired on ITV back in September of 2010. While the series was set at the fictional Yorkshire estate,

Will There be a “Downton Abbey” Movie in 2018?
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Win A Family Four Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of Paddington 2 In St. Louis

Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Reuniting many of the original film’s cast while welcoming those in new roles, Paddington 2 stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard,” “Into the Storm,” “In Bruges”), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot,
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