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Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson Join Max Irons & Glenn Close For Agatha Christie’s ‘Crooked House’

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Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson Join Max Irons & Glenn Close For Agatha Christie’s ‘Crooked House’
Exclusive: Agatha Christie is finally headed back to the big screen. Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Stefanie Martini, Terence Stamp and Honor Kneafsey are joining Max Irons and Glenn Close to star in an upcoming adaptation of Christie's whodunit Crooked House, which has started shooting in and around London. Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key) will direct the ensemble cast from a script written by Downton Abbey and Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes, Tim Rose
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Review: Charlize Theron's Relentlessly Grim And Dour 'Dark Places'

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Everyone enjoys a brief opening paragraph, so why don't we spend it listing all the things that "Dark Places," from director Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah's Key"), gets right. Its cast is undoubtedly committed, particularly a convincingly grimy Charlize Theron, and an enjoyably off-the-leash Chloe Grace Moretz, though it feels like they signed on to different films, and continued under that misapprehension all the way through shooting. Christina Hendricks is decent in a frumpy role that is sold from under her by the film's last-act twists. Nicholas Hoult, alongside his "Mad Max: Fury Road" co-star, has little to do (zero mouth-spraying), while Tye Sheridan again proves he's unsurpassable in the surly, misunderstood adolescent stakes, though even his talents cannot convince us he'll grow up to be Corey Stoll. The Barry Ackroyd photography is unobjectionably gritty. Eyelines match. It's all screamingly competent. Read More: Watch: Charlize Theron, Nicholas...
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Charlize Theron relives a gruesome family tragedy in Gillian Flynn's Dark Places trailer

Charlize Theron relives a gruesome family tragedy in Gillian Flynn's Dark Places trailer
Charlize Theron is forced to solve a horrific family mystery in the trailer for Dark Places.

The thriller is a film adaptation of a novel by Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn, with Sarah's Key director Gilles Paquet-Brenner behind the lens.

Libby Day (Theron) has been haunted by the murder of her mother and sisters for her entire life, especially since her brother (Tye Sheridan) was convicted of the massacre.

Now an adult, Libby is contacted by a group of amateur investigators known as the The Kill Club, who believe that a satanic cult could actually have been responsible for the murders.

Theron spoke about the troubling subject matter of Dark Places earlier in the year, revealing that it brought back memories of her own mother Gerda shooting and killing her abusive father Charles in an act of self-defence back in 1991.

"I did experience a very traumatic experience, an event, in my life.
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Watch: Charlize Theron Goes To ‘Dark Places’ In New U.S. Trailer And Clips For The Gillian Flynn Thriller

Eagle-eyed readers will know that the much anticipated “Dark Places,” which made our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2015 list earlier this year, was already released in France earlier this spring —the film features a starry cast including Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult and Chloe Moretz. Read More: Review: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens & More Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (the author and screenwriter behind David Fincher's “Gone Girl”), this thriller centers on a woman (Theron) who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child and is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah's Key"), the movie co-stars Drea de Matteo, Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan. Due in stateside theaters August 7th, the first official U.S.
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Watch: Charlize Theron Has Meanness Inside Her In New International Trailer For 'Dark Places'

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On paper, an ensemble cast including  Charlize TheronCorey StollTye SheridanChloë Grace MoretzNicholas HoultSterling Jerins and Christina Hendricks starring in an adaptation of a best-selling thriller by "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn seems like a guaranteed success. But somewhere along the way it seems enthusiasm has waned for "Dark Places." It is already screening overseas and continues to roll out internationally, and today a new trailer has arrived. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' Starring Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Hoult Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah's Key") directs the tale that follows Libby Day (Theron), who witnesses her family get murdered as a youngster and testifies against her brother when he is tried for the crime. 25 years later, Libby is brought before the secretive, crime-solving Kill Club who want to...
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First Dark Places Clip Introduces Charlize Theron to “The Kill Club”

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At this point I have no real idea why Dark Places doesn't have a domestic release date in place (the film opens in France this weekend). It's got a stellar cast and is based on the quite good book by Gillian Flynn. While the material isn't up to the level of Gone Girl's insightful skewering of the cool girl syndrome, it's a highly functional crime thriller. I haven't seen director Gilles Paquet-Brenner's film Sarah's Key, but it was well reviewed. And in general I think it's poor form to speculate on a film's quality in these distribution situations because they often have little to do with each other. So what's the deal? Don't ask me. I thought the trailer was serviceable, and this new clip is very much in that vein. Functional, without hitting that Gone Girl level of quality. It makes the interesting choice to introduce the
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Trailer for Charlize Theron's Dark Places Thriller

Today we have an international trailer for the upcoming "Dark Places" mystery thriller, starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks and Drea de Matteo. Check it out below. Plot: Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas." She survived and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club . a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes . locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She'll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club . for a fee. As Libby's search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started . on the run from a killer.
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'Dark Places' International Trailer with Charlize Theron

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'Dark Places' International Trailer with Charlize Theron
25 years after the murder of her family, a young woman is forced to re-live that tragedy all over again in the international trailer for Dark Places. The thriller does not have a domestic release date in place at this time, but Mars Distribution will release it in France on April 8, with other international territories set to follow. The story is adapted from the best-selling novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.

Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Charlize Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby's mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to
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Watch: First Trailer For Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' Starring Charlize Theron, Chloë Moretz, And Nicholas Hoult

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So... what happened? Even before we got our first look at David Fincher's "Gone Girl," in late 2013 that other Gillian Flynn adaptation, "Dark Places," released its first image. And then a deafening silence followed. Along the way, cult/arthouse distributors A24 picked up the movie, and it was pretty much assumed that "Gone Girl" and "Dark Places" would stay out of each other's way. We didn't expect that the picture would suddenly open up overseas with little in the way of advance fanfare, but that's right, in just one month "Dark Places" arrives in France. And the first trailer is here. Featuring a pretty terrific ensemble of Charlize TheronCorey StollTye SheridanChloë Grace MoretzNicholas HoultSterling Jerins and Christina Hendricks with Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah's Key") directing, the story follows Libby Day (Theron), who as a teenager...
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First Poster for New Gillian Flynn Adaptation 'Dark Places' Starring Charlize Theron

Gillian Flynn's name is no longer just a name on the list of New York Times best selling authors, she is now a name that generates feature film interest thanks to her work with David Fincher, adapting her very own Gone Girl for the screen and next up is Dark Places, an adaptation of her 2009 novel with Charlize Theron starring. The film was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key) who also adapted the novel for the screen, centering on a woman (Theron) who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Christina Hendricks, Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Drea de Matteo and Corey Stoll co-star. No word on a domestic release date, though it has had an MPAA rating since last May. That really doesn't bode too well for the film's quality,
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Deneuve is César Award Record-Tier; Stewart Among Rare Anglophone Nominees in Last Four Decades

Catherine Deneuve: César Award Besst Actress Record-Tier (photo: Catherine Deneuve in 'In the Courtyard / Dans la cour') (See previous post: "Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve Make César Award History.") Catherine Deneuve has received 12 Best Actress César nominations to date. Deneuve's nods were for the following movies (year of film's release): Pierre Salvadori's In the Courtyard / Dans la Cour (2014). Emmanuelle Bercot's On My Way / Elle s'en va (2013). François Ozon's Potiche (2010). Nicole Garcia's Place Vendôme (1998). André Téchiné's Thieves / Les voleurs (1996). André Téchiné's My Favorite Season / Ma saison préférée (1993). Régis Wargnier's Indochine (1992). François Dupeyron's Strange Place for an Encounter / Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre (1988). Jean-Pierre Mocky's Agent trouble (1987). André Téchiné's Hotel America / Hôtel des Amériques (1981). François Truffaut's The Last Metro / Le dernier métro (1980). Jean-Paul Rappeneau's Le sauvage (1975). Additionally, Catherine Deneuve was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category
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A24/DirecTV scoop up Charlize Theron pic 'Dark Places' from 'Gone Girl' author

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A24/DirecTV scoop up Charlize Theron pic 'Dark Places' from 'Gone Girl' author
A24 may finally be in the Oscar business with "A Most Violent Year" this season, but the indie distributor is stepping things up even more by getting into the Gillian Flynn business. The company is has just announced the co-acquisition (along with DirecTV) of Gilles Paquet-Brenner's adaptation of the "Gone Girl" author's "Dark Places," starring Charlize Theron. In the film, Theron plays a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child and is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. The novel predates Flynn's mega-best-seller "Gone Girl," but it was very well received in its own right and landed at #15 on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover fiction in May of 2009. Paquet-Brenner — who also directed 2010's "Sarah's Key" — penned the adaptation himself. The A24/DirecTV partnership has seen the release other films like "Enemy,
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Kristin Scott Thomas Partly Retires

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Kristin Scott Thomas, one of film's most acclaimed and prolific actresses, says that she's essentially retiring from screen acting after three decades and sixty five films.

In a lengthy interview with The Guardian, the 53-year-old actress says this decision came about suddenly in September: "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film. I realised I've done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages, and I just suddenly thought, I can't do it any more. I'm bored by it. So I'm stopping."

She goes on to say: "The kinds of films that I do are usually quite rapidly put together, and it always seems to be a little bit of a shambles. I like filming, but what I don't like is having to rearrange things and rewrite scenes. I just can't be bothered. I'm often asked to do something because I'm going to
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From 'Addicted' to 'Gone Girl' to 'X-Men': 40 Books Adapted into Movies in 2014

It's rare when a film adaptation lives up the book it was based on so with that in mind I have compiled a list of 40 books that have been adapted for the big screen that we can expect to see in theaters this year. This includes two books from Gillian Flynn, young adult adaptations of work by Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and James Dashner, a short story from Dennis Lehane, a Nick Hornby adaptation, and an adaptation written by Nick Hornby, a new John le Carre adaptation and a prequel to the stories written by Tom Clancy as well as a couple comics and graphic novel adaptations from the likes of Frank Miller and Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Alexander O. Smith. I've added everything I could think of and while I'm sure I missed a few, please forgive me and hopefully you'll find something that appeals to your taste on the list.
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First Look at Johnny Depp in Mortdecai and Charlize Theron in Dark Places

Today we have the first photo of Johnny Depp in the upcoming "Mortdecai" crime drama, and a shot of Charlize Theron in the "Dark Places" mystery thriller. Check everything out below. Mortdecai: Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai (Depp), searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold. Film is directed by David Koepp (Secret Window) and co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn. Dark Places: A woman (Theron) who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. The movie is directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key) and co-stars Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Hoult and Christina Hendricks. Mortdecai: (click to enlarge) Dark Places: (click to enlarge)
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First Look at Charlize Theron in Adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places'

Over the weekend, Exclusive Media sent over the following first look picture of Charlize Theron in Dark Places, the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name. Theron stars opposite Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks and Drea de Matteo in the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of seven, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. The film was written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key) and has been selling rights around the world during the American Film Market (Afm), though it has yet to land a domestic distributor. I would think, with David Fincher currently working on adapting Flynn's Gone Girl with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike this might be one to
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First Look: Charlize Theron In Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places'

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So, just how hot is "Dark Places," the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller? Well, it has been working Afm hard, selling distribution rights pretty much everywhere and the movie has yet to land a U.S. home, but given the material and cast, it likely won't be long now. And here's a first look, which always helps in getting that conversation. In this image from the movie, Charlize Theron busts out the trucker cap and leather jacket and is going grimy. She leads an impressive cast that includes Corey StollTye SheridanChloe Grace MoretzNicholas HoultSterling Jerins and Christina Hendricks with Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah's Key") calling the shots behind the camera. Here's the official synopsis: The sole survivor of a home invasion where she famously witnessed the death of her mother and sisters, Libby Day (Theron) lives with the knowledge that her testimony as a 7-year-old
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Drea de Matteo Joins the Cast of Dark Places

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Drea de Matteo Joins the Cast of Dark Places
Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominee Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) has joined the all-star cast of drama Dark Places, it was announced today by co-financiers and co-producers Exclusive Media.

Currently shooting on location in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dark Places is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel and stars Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, Monster), Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, X-Men: First Class, Jack the Giant Slayer), Chloe Moretz (upcoming Carrie, Hugo, Kick-Ass), Emmy Award nominated actress Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris, House of Cards), and Tye Sheridan (upcoming Joe, Mud, The Tree of Life).

Drea de Matteo, who will play Krissi Cates, is best known for playing Adriana in HBO's five time Golden Globe winning TV series The Sopranos, earning her a Golden Globe Nomination and winning her an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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"Dark Places" Begins Filming In Louisiana

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"Dark Places," the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel starring Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, Monster), Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, X-Men: First Class, Jack the Giant Slayer), Chloe Moretz (upcoming Carrie, Hugo, Kick-Ass), Emmy Award nominated actress Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris, House of Cards), and Tye Sheridan (upcoming Joe, Mud, The Tree of Life), commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.

"Dark Places" is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key), and is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with Stéphane Marsil of Hugo Films, Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and A.J. Dix; and Mandalay's Cathy Schulman and Matthew Rhodes. Exclusive Media's Matt Jackson will produce, with the company's Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust and Alexis Brunner Executive Producing.
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Dark Places Begins Production in Louisiana

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Dark Places Begins Production in Louisiana
Dark Places, the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel starring Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, Monster), Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, X-Men: First Class, Jack the Giant Slayer), Chloe Moretz (upcoming Carrie, Hugo, Kick-Ass), Emmy Award nominated actress Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris, House of Cards), and Tye Sheridan (upcoming Joe, Mud, The Tree of Life), commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Dark Places is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key), and is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with St&#233phane Marsil of Hugo Films, Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and A.J. Dix; and Mandalay's Cathy Schulman and Matthew Rhodes. Exclusive Media's Matt Jackson will produce, with the company's Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust and Alexis Brunner Executive Producing.
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