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‘Get Out’ Star Daniel Kaluuya Joins Viola Davis in Steve McQueen Heist Movie ‘Widows’

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Daniel Kaluuya, the star of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” has joined the cast of Steve McQueen’s heist movie “Widows,” opposite Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Erivo.

McQueen is directing from a script he’s co-writing with “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn. Emile Sherman and Iain Canning of See-Saw Films, which produced “Lion,” are producing along with McQueen. Film4 is co-financing.

“Widows” is based on the 1983 British mini-series about a caper terribly gone wrong. The story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job.

Canning and Sherman teamed with McQueen on “Shame,” and also produced the best picture Oscar winner “The King’s Speech.” The movie marks McQueen’s first feature since he won the best picture Academy Award for “12 Years a Slave” in 2014.

Get Out” has been over-performing at the box office »

- Dave McNary

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How Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’ Turned Horrific Material Into a Universally Beloved Survival Story: Awards Season Flashback

21 February 2017 12:02 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and past winners On Demand. Today’s flashback winner is “12 Years a Slave.”]

At this point, hardly anyone would mistake Steve McQueen — the British-born, Amsterdam-based African-American director of “12 Years a Slave” — with the late “Bullitt” star of the same name. The living McQueen started out as an acclaimed experimental shorts filmmaker before landing critical acclaim with his 2007 directorial debut “Hunger,” a spare, haunting portrait of an Ira fighter on a hunger strike during the late 1970’s; he followed that up with another unsettling treatment of male physicality in crisis, the sex addiction drama “Shame.” Both movies starred Michael Fassbender as deeply troubled souls, and “12 Years a Slave” is no exception, though it has much bigger aims than personal strife: The true story of Solomon Northup, a free African American in the 19th century kidnapped and sold into slavery, the movie features Chiwetel Ejiofor at the center of a remarkably poignant and tense story that many have deemed the most compelling treatment of the American slavery experience to date. »

- Eric Kohn

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BBC Films: who’s in the running for the top job?

14 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen considers potential runners and riders.

The BBC is likely to announce its new head of film within the next two weeks, according to sources close to the process.

Scroll down for potential candidates and the original job spec

That timetable should come as a relief to those under consideration for the role and to wider industry who will want to begin building or growing their relationship with the new boss.

The job, which is considered one of the UK’s most prestigious posts, became vacant in autumn 2016 following the departure of long-time chief Christine Langan. BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer has been serving as acting head of film since then.

The incoming head of film is expected to have an annual war chest of around £12m for production, cementing BBC Films’ position as one the three mainstays of public funding in the UK along with the BFI and Film4.

The organisation advertised the position (as ‘director »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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First look: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle in 'On Chesil Beach'

10 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: First look at Brooklyn star in drama from Carol producers.

Screen can reveal the first image of Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan and 2015 Screen Star Of Tomorrow Billy Howle (Sense Of An Ending) in anticipated drama On Chesil Beach.

The 1960’s-set story charts how a blissful honeymoon is ruined by a misunderstanding between nervous virgin newlyweds.

Currently in post-production, Dominic Cooke’s (The Hollow Crown) feature debut is adapted by Ian McEwan from his 2007 Booker Prize-shortlisted novel.

Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films produce. Lionsgate will release in the UK.

Rocket Science handles international sales and has previously sold the film to territories including Australia (Transmission), Canada (Elevation), France (Mars) and Japan (Tohokushinsha).

DoP is Sean Bobbitt, known for his work on 12 Years A Slave, Hunger and Shame.

Backing comes from BBC Films, which also developed the film, the Fyzz Facility and Lipsync Post with soundtrack services from Universal Music. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Elizabeth Debicki to Co-Star With Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 5:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth Debicki is in talks to co-star opposite Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in the New Regency heist thriller “Widows,” directed by Steve McQueen.

Moonlight” actor Andre Holland is also on board. “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn will write the script with McQueen.

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Moonlight’ Star Andre Holland Joins Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ (Exclusive)

Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job. Debicki would play one of the widows.

The film will be produced by McQueen, and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films, who teamed with McQueen on “Shame” and also produced the best picture Oscar-winner “The King’s Speech.” Film4 is co-financing with New Regency.

The movie marks McQueen’s first feature since winning the best picture Academy Award »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Moonlight’ Star Andre Holland Joins Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ (Exclusive)

13 January 2017 11:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Andre Holland is in negotiations to join Viola Davis in the New Regency’s heist thriller “Widows,” directed by Steve McQueen.

Cynthia Erivo, known for Broadway’s “The Color Purple” revival, is also on board.

Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn will write the script with McQueen.

Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job.

The film will be produced by McQueen, and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films, who teamed with McQueen on “Shame” and also produced the best picture Oscar-winner “The King’s Speech.” Film4 is co-financing with New Regency.

The movie marks McQueen’s first feature since winning the best picture Academy Award for “12 Years a Slave” in 2014.

Besides ending his run on Cinemax’s “The Knick,” Holland had himself a »

- Justin Kroll

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