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Sam Heughan : I”m ‘Batman'

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With actor Ben Affleck looking for another shot at playing 'Batman', following 2 critically-failed films as the 'Caped Crusader', "Outlander" star Sam Heughan would like to remind fans he played the 'Caped Crusader' for Warners "Batman Live: Arena Tour" a few years back and is more than ready to play the DC Comics' superhero again :

Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and a 2003 nominee for the 'Laurence Olivier Award' for 'Most Promising Performance'.

In 2012, he originated the role of 'Batman' in the DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of "Batman Live," an international tour which opened at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and went on to tour in South America and throughout Europe.

In 2010, Heughan was nominated for a British Soap Award for 'Villain of the Year' for his role as 'Scott Neilson' in the
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Graham Greene’s last novel to get film adaptation by William Boyd

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Graham Greene’s last novel to get film adaptation by William Boyd
Chaplin writer to adapt novel for Wild Tales and Mad To Be Normal producers.

Bad Penny Productions has picked up rights to Graham Greene’s last published novel The Captain And The Enemy, which is being adapted for the big screen by screenwriter and novelist William Boyd (Chaplin).

The novel tells the story of a young boy named Victor Baxter taken away from his boarding school by a stranger to live in London. The mysterious stranger is simply known as “the Captain”.

In London Victor companions a sweet but withdrawn woman named Liza, serving as her conduit to the outside world. When Victor reaches manhood, he finally learns the secrets of the Captain.

The thriller includes smuggling, jewel theft and international espionage and culminates in a dramatic showdown in Panama.

In addition to Bad Penny’s Phin Glynn (Mad To Be Normal), other producers are Victor Glynn (That Good Night) and Axel Kuschevatzky (Wild Tales).

The film will
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Zadie Smith’s Nw: another example of TV's love affair with London

From Any Human Heart to Capital to Smith’s new adaptation … why are novels set in London more likely to make it to the screen?

Zadie Smith’s novel Nw has four narrative centres, two women and two men. In BBC2’s 90-minute adaptation tonight, however, the latter are reduced to fleetingly glimpsed plot devices in the story of Leah (Phoebe Fox) and Natalie (Nikki Amuka-Bird, below left, with Smith), childhood friends who fall out as each jeopardises her marriage and wellbeing in a city zone where privilege and poverty collide.

Related: Nw by Zadie Smith – review

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Supergirl's Melissa Benoist is teaming up with Outlander's Sam Heughan for love story Oxford

Supergirl's Melissa Benoist is teaming up with Outlander's Sam Heughan for love story Oxford
Melissa Benoist and Sam Heughan are teaming up for love story Oxford.

The Supergirl actress and Outlander lead will star in the romance set at Oxford University, reports Deadline.

Benoist will play a student who arrives at Oxford and falls in love with her arrogant teaching assistant (Heughan).

When she discovers he is privately fighting terminal cancer, the pair decide to make the most of his days and travel the world together.

Allison Burnett wrote Oxford's script, while Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing.

Benoist has appeared in projects such as Glee, Whiplash and The Longest Ride. Supergirl will premiere in October on CBS.

As well as Outlander, Heughan has popped up in Doctors, A Princess for Christmas and Any Human Heart.
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis May 22-24 – Great Line-Up of Movie Guests

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes.
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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?
Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went
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Hayley Atwell's "Hunger"

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Sneak Peek new images of Brit actress Hayley Atwell ("Agent Carter") in a recent issue of "Hunger" magazine:

Atwell's first feature film role was in the 2007 feature "Cassandra's Dream", followed by the 2008 film "The Duchess" and "Brideshead Revisited".

She appeared in the AMC 2009 miniseries "The Prisoner" and in 2010, she starred in the UK Channel 4 adaptation of author William Boyd's novel "Any Human Heart".

Atwell played 'Agent Peggy Carter' in Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The First Avenger", then voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game "Captain America: Super Soldier". She reprised the role in the 2013 short film "Agent Carter", the 2014 film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the TV series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Atwell will continue in the 'Marvel Cinematic Unverse' as 'Peggy Carter' in ABC's "Agent Carter" and will reprise the character again in the 2015 release "Avengers: Age of Ultron".

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Kris Thykier, Liza Marshall launch Archery Pictures

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Thykier’s Peapie to merge into new company Archery Pictures.

Former Scott Free London head Liza Marshall has joined forces with Kris Thykier in new film and TV production company, Archery Pictures.

Marshall who recently stepped down from her role as head of Scott Free London will become joint managing director of the new company with Thykier, who will shutter his company PeaPie Films, and move his staff and slate across to the new outfit.

Key executives at Archery Pictures will include Pip Williams, senior development and production executive, Mairi Bett, head of physical production, and development executive Kitty Kaletsky.

Marshall established Scott Free London four and half years ago and went on to produce films including Before I Go To Sleep starring Nicole Kidman, Welcome to the Punch starring James McAvoy and the upcoming Get Santa starring Jim Broadbent.

Marshall’s television projects include BBC2’s Britain in a Day, Labyrinth and the
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Sheridan Smith to star in new ITV drama Black Work

Sheridan Smith will star in new ITV drama Black Work.

The Cilla actress will play Jo Gillespie in the "riveting thriller" from writer Matt Charman.

The three-part story follows Smith's character as she sets out to discover who murdered her husband Ryan, an undercover policeman who was shot dead in mysterious circumstances.

Jo, who also works as a police officer, must face the difficult truth about her marriage as she continues with her investigation. She is wracked with guilt following her attachment to one of Ryan's colleagues.

The drama will also explore Jo's strained relationships with her daughter and stepson in the wake of Ryan's death.

Charman said: "Sheridan Smith is a dream to write for because as an actress there's really nothing she can't do.

"And Black Work is a story that pushes her to the limit - it makes her character Jo Gillespie doubt herself, her family, her friends,
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Carnival’s Sally Woodward Gentle Launches Yucaipa-Backed UK Production Company

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Sally Woodward Gentle was most recently creative director at Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films. Now striking out on her own, the exec has launched production company Sid Gentle Films with financial backing from Ron Burkle‘s global investment firm The Yucaipa Companies. Sid Gentle is eyeing scripted drama, TV movies and miniseries as well as indie features. The company is already in development on a Neal Purvis/Robert Wade-penned project for the BBC, and a supernatural thriller from Ben Court and Caroline Ip, also for the BBC. Former Carnival exec Henrietta Colvin is also joining Sid Gentle Films as head of development. Lee Morris, who’s currently producing Da Vinci’s Demons, will come aboard as managing director in the New Year. Woodward Gentle’s producing credits include Channel 4′s BAFTA award-winning Any Human Heart, ITV drama series Whitechapel and Helena Bonham Carter drama Enid. She is also
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5 Things You Don't Know About Sam Claflin

5 Things You Don't Know About Sam Claflin
He was tapped to play Finnick Odair in the much-anticipated Hunger Games: Catching Fire and also appeared as the prince alongside Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart in last year's Snow White and the Huntsman. Here are five things you probably don't know about Sam Claflin.

1. Born Samuel George Claflin on June 27, 1986, in Ipswich, England -- his father is a financial officer and his mother a classroom assistant.

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2. Made his screen debut in the 2010 television miniseries The Pillars of the Earth.

3. While growing up he developed into a good soccer player, but his career was halted when he broke his ankle as a teenager and he decided not to move forward.

Related: Sam Claflin: I Hope Finnick Fans Like Me

4. Has green eyes, but wore blue contacts while portraying Logan Mountstuart in the British television series Any Human Heart.

5. Loves shopping and fashion and has said that one of the things
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William Boyd's Bond: it's not just casual sex. What 007 wants is a relationship

Solo, by William Boyd, is latest novel to follow in Ian Fleming's footsteps, which charts spy 'recklessly motivated by revenge'

We may have got James Bond slightly wrong. Yes, he is a prodigious drinker, heavy smoker and consummate killer, but when it comes to his womanising, the author of his new incarnation believes that the spy was more honourable than some think. "It seems to me he wants a relationship," said William Boyd. "It is not just casual sex."

Boyd was speaking at the launch of his new Bond book, Solo, at which he was asked who his favourite Bond girl was. "I'm not too keen on the expression 'Bond girl' because I think Bond has relationships with women," he said. Having said that, he named the character Honeychile Rider – "nothing to do with Ursula Andress playing her in the movie … I think she is a very interesting Bond woman".

Boyd should know,
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Boyd on Bond

Join William Boyd for a discussion of his new James Bond novel Solo at the Royal Institution on Monday 28 October

Date: Monday 28 October

Time: 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Venue: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4Bs*

Tickets: £12

In a break from our usual format, William Boyd will join us for a special James Bond Book Club. He will talk to John Mullan about the genius of Ian Fleming and the enduring appeal of his iconic spy. He'll also introduce his new novel, Solo, the latest addition to the Bond series, set in 1969. Details of the plot are being kept tightly under wraps, but we are promised the essential Bond elements – cocktails, fast cars, sharp suits - in a tale spanning three continents as the veteran spy (he's 45) embarks on an unauthorized mission during a trip to America.

William Boyd is the author of eleven novels,
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"Batman Vs Superman" Updates

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Speculation continues as to who will take on the role of 'Batman' in director Zack Snyder's developing 2015 feature "Batman Vs Superman", playing against "Man Of Steel" actor Henry Cavill.

Some industry trades have suggested that Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") will play an older bagged-out 'Caped Crusader', even though Morgan's headlining series "Magic City" was recently cancelled after a 2-season run.

Another actor in consideration to play the 'Caped Crusader' is 6' 3" Sam Heughan.

Heughan played 'Bruce Wayne/Batman' in Warners' "Batman Live: Arena Tour" and recently snagged the coveted role of long-haired Scottish warrior 'Jamie Fraser' in the upcoming Starz TV series "Outlander", adapting the New York Times best-selling book series.

Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and a 2003 nominee for the 'Laurence Olivier Award' for 'Most Promising Performance'.

In 2012, he originated the role of 'Batman' in the DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of "Batman Live,
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Starz Casts Scot as Jamie Fraser in Ronald D. Moore’s Upcoming Outlander Series

Fans of the time traveling book series Outlander have been waiting with bated breath for this casting news, and now we have it. Starz today announced that Scottish actor (you can hear the fans’ sighs of relief already) Sam Heughan will be playing Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser in its upcoming adaptation of Diana Gabaldon‘s popular series.

It’S Official! Sam Heughan Cast As Jamie Fraser In Starz & Sony Pictures TV’S “Outlander” New Original Series Based on Diana Gabaldon’s International Best-Selling Novels From “Battlestar Galactica” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Beverly Hills, Calif., July 9, 2013 – Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has announced today that Sam Heughan will play the role of Jamie Fraser in the original series “Outlander,” adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which will premiere on Starz in 2014. The chivalrous young Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser, has been adored worldwide by fans of the
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'Outlander' casting: Jamie Fraser to be played by Sam Heughan

Starz announced on Tuesday (July 9) that Sam Heughan will play the male lead, Jamie Fraser, in "Outlander." Adapted from a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, the TV series will premiere in 2014.

Heughan's character of Jamie is a Scottish warrior living in the mid-18th century. He begins a passionate affair with Claire Randall, a combat nurse from 1945 England who is mysteriously transported back in time to 1743. The character of Jamie is described as "intelligent, principled, and, by 18th century standards, educated and worldly, with a tenderness and compassion that stands out in contrast to his contemporaries." A man with a price on his head, Jamie wants nothing more than to return to his family's farm.

"Oh. My. God. That man is a Scot to the bone and Jamie Fraser to the heart," author Diana Gabaldon said of the casting choice. "Having seen Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie,
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Gillian Anderson: The Fall girl who never bowed to Hollywood demands

Given her big break in The X-Files despite studio objections, Gillian Anderson has enjoyed a slow-burning career with her latest BBC role paving the way for more television success

Steely, but with an underlying softness. A woman to make men weak, but also a feminist who values female company. Engaging, but ultimately a little cool and enigmatic. All could apply equally to Gillian Anderson or Dsi Stella Gibson, the detective she plays in the BBC2 drama The Fall.

If they're a good fit for each other, it's no coincidence. Allan Cubitt, the creator of the series, started writing the screenplay in 2010 with Anderson in mind, long before she had been approached. "I just thought she was the best person to play the part as I had conceived it," he says. He sent her the first three scripts, which she liked, "so episodes four and five were written knowing she was interested.
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Doctor Who fans make my life a misery, says John Simm

The Village star says he is sick of overzealous attention from fans of Time Lord over his role as the Master in sci-fi show

The actor John Simm has admitted that he is fed up with the attention he gets from Doctor Who fans.

The star of The Village and Life On Mars played the Master in five episodes of the BBC1 sci-fi programme.

He told the Radio Times: "I do get a lot of Doctor Who. God almighty, I'll be so happy when that's gone from my life. They're lovely, I'm sure, but I won't miss it."

He added: "It's great to be into something, but for goodness' sake, really? I'm not the Master, I'm not that evil Time Lord who rules the galaxy, I'm just in Tesco with my kids. Leave me alone!"

The father of two said that he hated attending award ceremonies – and not because he
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Hayley Atwell ITV police drama 'Life of Crime': First look trailer

Hayley Atwell stars in ITV's new police drama Life of Crime, which launches in May.

Atwell (The Duchess, Any Human Heart) is cast as risk-taking police officer Denise Woods and the show explores her career over three decades in the Met.

The crime drama unravels across three episodes, which are based in 1985, with the backdrop of the Brixton riots, 1997 and 2013.

Declan Croghan (Waking the Dead, Ripper Street) wrote the series.

Life of Crime starts on Friday, May 10 at 9pm on ITV.
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'Solo' revealed as title of William Boyd James Bond book

William Boyd has revealed the name of his new official James Bond novel.

Solo will be the title of the 1969-set spy adventure, which will take 007 across Europe, Africa and the USA. Boyd, who announced the title at this year's London Book Fair, said that he has had "tremendous fun" penning the story.

"Mark my words, I've undertaken writing this very seriously," he said, adding: "No gimmicks, this is a real spy story."

The announcement comes 60 years since the publication of Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel Casino Royale.

The Fleming estate has continued to publish 007 novels, recruiting writers including Sebastian Faulks (Devil May Care) and Jeffrey Deaver (Carte Blanche) to continue the British spy's story. Bond movie producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have kept the character's screen adventures separate from the literary continuity.

Boyd's highly-acclaimed novels include A Good Man in Africa, Any Human Heart and Cold War espionage thriller Restless.
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