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Futures | 'War Horse' Breakout Jeremy Irvine

22 December 2011 8:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Age: 21 Hometown: Cambridgeshire, England Why He's On Our Radar: Plucked from obscurity, Jeremy Irvine is now set for stardom thanks to some director named Steven Spielberg. With "War Horse," the good looking Irvine joins the likes of Drew Barrymore and Christian Bale, two actors who launched their careers by appearing in Spielberg films. In the legendary director's wartime family epic, Irvine stars as Albert Narracott, a boy who develops a special bond with a thoroughbred named Joey that stands the challenging test of World War I. In a cast filled with luminaries (Emily Watson and Peter Mullan star as his parents), Irvine more than holds his own.  What's Next: Having Spielberg on his resume obviously helped the young soon-to-be star. Next year, he'll be appreading in "Great Expectations" opposite Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter and the heartfelt drama "Now Is Good" starring Dakota Fanning. Irvine is soon to »

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Interview: Jeremy Irvine Discusses His Feature Film Debut in Spielberg's 'War Horse'

20 December 2011 1:11 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the last major films to come out this year will be Steven Spielberg's War Horse, based on the best-selling young adult novel and the Tony award-winning play, but the film is a completely different animal than either the book or the play. Unlike the play, which features some of the most creative and delightful puppets to grace a Broadway stage since Julie Taymor's The Lion King debuted back in 1997, Spielberg's epic features actual horses. Hundreds of them. While an argument can definitely be made as to who the actual lead actor in the film is, a strong case can certainly be made for the titular horse, the lead human actor in the film is someone you may not have heard of considering War Horse serves as his feature film debut. However, with War Horse in the bag Jeremy Irvine is continuing on with his film career »

- Bill Cody

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Critics Circle Young British Performer of the Year

20 December 2011 10:08 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

The London Critics’ Circle has announced the nominees for its 32nd  Film Awards, including five fantastic young actors all nominated for the Young British Performer of the year, and all previously featured on Screenterrier.

The five nominees for Young British Performer of the Year are:

19 year old John Boyega for his role as Moses in 'Attack the Block'. John has been out in the Us this year filming on Spike Lee's TV pilot Da Brick.

20 year old Jeremy Irvine  for his role in Steven Spielberg’s  'War Horse'. Jeremy will also star as Pip in next year's film adaptation of Great Expectations, and recently filmed Now Is Good alongside Dakota Fanning.

20 year old Yasmin Paige for her role as Jordana in 'Submarine'. Familiar to TV audiences for her roles in The Sarah Jane Adventures and Ballet Shoes, Yasmin starred alongside fellow nominee Craig Roberts »

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Interview: ‘War Horse’ Star Jeremy Irvine Talks Steven Spielberg, ‘Great Expectations’, and His Dream Role

14 December 2011 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Unknown Brit actor Jeremy Irvine got the kind of big-screen debut you generally only see on, well, the big screen when Steven Spielberg plucked him out of hundreds of applicants to lead the cast of his sweeping epic War Horse. But it's plain hard work that's already allowed the young star to spin that high-profile start into an enviable career. Though War Horse won't hit theaters until later this month, Irvine's already wrapped the cancer drama Now is Good with Dakota Fanning and is now playing literary icon Pip in Mike Newell's Great Expectations, opposite the likes of Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. Once that's finished, he's set to play a younger version of Colin Firth in The Railway Man, about a World War II Pow. Not too shabby for a guy who, as he himself puts it, "literally had to learn everything from scratch" while shooting War Horse last year. »

- Angie Han

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Did Helena Bonham Carter Reveal A Major Spoiler for Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows?

12 December 2011 1:14 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Warning! Potentially Major Spoiler! Access Hollywood: Helena Bonham Carter honored at BAFTAs Helena Bonham Carter talks with Access about receiving the British Artist of the Year at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards, but she is most excited to meet Helen Mirren who is presenting the award to her. Also, she discusses her upcoming projects, “Great Expectations” and Dark Shadows.” MTV also caught up with the actress at the same event. She talked about the film version of the classic 1960's television soap opera, Dark Shadows. Helena is playing the role of Dr. Julia Hoffman. A character in the television show that practiced psychology and treated rare blood disorders. Her main story arc in the show was that she treats Barnabas Collins, trying to cure him of his vampirism. Helena Bonham Carter talked briefly about her version. She said, "“I did love playing her. I mean, she’s an alcoholic psychiatrist, »

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News Shorts: December 12th 2011

12 December 2011 8:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Heaps of brand new photos from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Adventures of Tintin, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Carnage and Contraband.

A new photo of Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess in Upside Down, David Walliams in Great Expectations

Posters for Perfect Sense, Casa De Mi Padre, Safe House, The Vow, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, W.E..

Set photos of Gemma Arterton in Hastings shooting Neil Jordan's vampire movie Byzantium, and some beautiful backstage photos showing off the period recreation on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master

"One of the year's best films, "Drive", was based on a 2005 novel by James Sallis. Now Sallis has penned a sequel novel "Driven" which is set six years on and could be out as early as April…" (full details)

"Nick Frost says that at least a first draft »

- Garth Franklin

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News Shorts: November 13th 2011

13 November 2011 10:46 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Concept art of what Bradley Cooper would've looked like in The Crow reboot, the first photo of Jeremy Irvine as Pip in Great Expectations, the Batwing on an NYC skyscraper rooftop on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, and the first photo from the new "Toy Story" short Small Fry.

Posters for Underworld: Awakening, Carnage, Goon, The Flowers of War, Coriolanus, Beauty and the Beast 3D, Think Like a Man, Red Tails, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Texas Killing Fields, Contraband, and four character posters for Snow White and the Huntsman.

"Activision has announced that "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" has set the record for the biggest entertainment launch of all time in any medium with 6.5 million copies sold and more than $400 million in revenue garnered from North America and the United Kingdom alone in the first 24 hours of release…" (The Guardian)

"Lionsgate has announced that the trailer for »

- Garth Franklin

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Lionsgate Team With Keith Lemon

9 November 2011 3:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lionsgate today announced that they would be teaming with TV’s Keith Lemon (also known as Leigh Francis) to produce it first UK comedy – Keith Lemon: The Movie.

Keith follows the lead of fellow TV presenter Keith Chegwin, who features in his own movie, Kill Keith, released this Friday.

Francis is best known for his creation of Avid Merrion and Bo’ Selecta, but has played keith Lemon for a number of years now, and is a prominent figure on UK TV screens.

Lionsgate had this to say on the project:

London, UK (November 9 2011) – Lionsgate UK is venturing into comedy for the first time to produce a new feature film with “Celebrity Juice’s” ever popular host and international ladies’ man Keith Lemon with producing partners Belfast-based Generator Entertainment. Production starts shooting on location in Belfast on November 17, 2011, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.  Verne Troyer is confirmed to star alongside Keith Lemon. »

- Tom Fordy

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Newell Replaces Mendes On "Beach"

7 November 2011 10:32 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Director Mike Newell ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Prince of Persia") is set to replace Sam Mendes ("American Beauty," "Revolutionary Road") at the helm of the film adaptation of "Atonement" author Ian McEwan‘s 2007 novel "On Chesil Beach" for Studio Canal reports Screen Daily.

Mendes was working on the film a few years ago and filming was a month away from kicking off last year when Focus Features withdrew their funding on the film and production was put on ice.

With Mendes now committed to the next James Bond feature "Skyfall" for much of the next year, he's now staying onboard in a producing capacity while Newell takes the reins one he wraps up filming his new adaptation of Dickens' "Great Expectations".

Set in the UK in the 60's, the story revolves around two repressed virgins in their early 20's whose futile attempt at lovemaking leads to doubt and recriminations. »

- Garth Franklin

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Morning Meme: Chris Colfer Talks About Losing It, Jenna Elfman Gets "Shameless," and Tricia Helfer Tortures Hot Men

7 November 2011 3:53 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I won't spoil tomorrow night's virginity episode of Glee by telling you what Chris Colfer said about it, but I will tell you what he thinks about the possibility of a Kurt/Karofsky romance. "I think it’s a great idea. I think people love Kurt and Blaine so much that they would never stray from that. But maybe if Blaine and Kurt take a break that would be a great alternative. I would like to see that happen."

They are preparing for backlash from the Parents Television Council over the episode, but Colfer does think that the experience will be good for Klaine. "I’m assuming they’ll be much happier. They’ll probably be a lot more tired."

This is what the voice of reason on homosexuality sounds like in Nigeria.

Thanks to a "crisis" in British animation (it doesn't get tax breaks like live action productions), the »

- Ed Kennedy

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Mike Newell Directing Ian McEwan Adaptation ‘On Chesil Beach’; Sam Mendes Now Producing

6 November 2011 4:43 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It was less than eighteen months ago when it looked like Sam Mendes would delay — or completely abandon — the next Bond film for an adaptation of Ian McEwan‘s On Chesil Beach, a choice that would be a direct result of the spy franchise’s financial problems. Skyfall is now shooting and Beach has been on hold for more than a year, an effective switching of places for the two projects.

But it lives on. ScreenDaily (via ThePlaylist) informs us that the directorial reigns are being passed to Mike Newell; Mendes is still onboard, this time as a producer with StudioCanal, Neal Street Productions, and BBC Films. This could certainly be in a worse place, but if there are any particularly unfortunate developments here, it’s the apparent scrapping of previous casting. Carey Mulligan would have starred for Mendes, but ThePlaylist says that they’re “seemingly starting over on the casting front. »

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News Shorts: November 5th 2011

5 November 2011 9:39 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Heaps of new stills from Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, the first photo of Bill Murray in Hyde Park on the Hudson, the first photo of Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, and an interactive cast photo from The Hunger Games.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luis Guzman, Johnny Knoxville and Jaimie Alexander on the set of The Last Stand; Emma Stone and Sean Penn shooting Gangster Squad; and both Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara shooting scenes for Terrence Malick's Lawless.

Posters for Shame, We Bought a Zoo, The Darkest Hour, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Safe House, six character posters for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the logo for Evil Dead.

"New film release dates - "Perfect Sense" on February 10th 2012, "Butter" on March 16th 2012, "The Apparition" on August 24th 2012, "7500" and "The Possession" on August 31st 2012, "Dirty Dancing" on July 26th 2013…" (full details)

"Relativity Media’s "Snow White" movie starring Lily Collins, »

- Garth Franklin

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Daily Briefing. Manohla Dargis on the Avant-Garde in La

5 November 2011 12:05 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"[A]lmost as long as there's been a Hollywood in Los Angeles, there has been an off-Hollywood too, the provenance of those toiling at the edge and far outside the mainstream," writes Manohla Dargis in a historical overview for the New York Times. "It's possible to follow one thread in the off-Hollywood story, its histories, productions and personalities in Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980, a six-month series coordinated by Filmforum, the longest-running avant-garde film organization in Los Angeles, and one of several moving-image programs in Pacific Standard Time. (Another, La Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, was coordinated by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, where it runs until Dec 17.) An initiative of the Getty Institute, Pacific Standard Time is a sprawling collaboration of more than 60 Southern California cultural institutions that aims, as a Getty news release puts it, 'to tell the birth of the Los Angeles art scene »

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First images of Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations

5 November 2011 9:28 AM, PDT | | See recent Filmonic news »

Here is our first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in the new adaptation of Great Expectations. Usually when we see Helena Bonham Carter in abnormal clothing it’s in a Tim Burton movie, but on this occasion Mike Newall (Prince of Persia, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is directing. The movie, [...]

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Link Time - See Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham

4 November 2011 2:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Get a first look at Helena Bonham Carter in Great Expectations - Movieline Ranking the Harry Potter movies from best to worst - Rotten Tomatoes One of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars has agreed to a sequel - Moviefone See who just joined Two and a Half Men - The Hollywood Reporter Find out when Treme will end - Aol TV 9 favorite movie stoners - NextMovie Learn about Elijah Wood's serial killer role - /Film See which TV show Megan Mullally is joining as a series regular - Zap2It Why the Breaking Dawn sex scene had to be toned down - TrèsSugar »

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First Look At Helena Bonham Carter As Miss Havisham In Great Expectations

4 November 2011 7:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Given that her type is something like "crazy Victorian witch woman," it's amazing how many roles Helena Bonham Carter turns out to be perfect for. She's the perfect Bellatrix LeStrange in Harry Potter, the perfect Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, the perfect Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and now perfect as yet another character snagged from literature, Great Expectations' Miss Havisham. Deadline has posted the first images of Bonham Carter in the new adaptation of the Dickens novel, from former Harry Potter director Mike newell no less. Check them out below or in super high res at Deadline: Yup, that's what Miss Havisham looks like all right. In case you somehow missed Great Expectations in 10th grade English, Miss Havisham is the spectral sort-of villain of the piece, a woman jilted on her wedding day who then adopts a young girl, Estella, and teaches her to break »

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10 Images That Come to Mind When Looking at Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham

4 November 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Helena Bonham Carter's upcoming turn as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell's adaptation of Dickens's Great Expectations is going to be a decadent one: In new photos from the film (set to debut in fall 2012), the Oscar nominee is fully made up as the manipulative spinster from the literary classic, and she's wearing an original design by costumer Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Though Carter appears younger than other actresses who've played Miss Havisham, the photos are just as crazy you'd expect. And sinister. And they call to mind 10 images that I thought I'd long repressed. Here they are -- some are less hallucinogenic than others. »

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X-Men versus The X Factor

1 November 2011 10:41 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Mutants from the new X-Men movie took on the X Factor when they met contenders from the ITV talent show.

Actors dressed as Azazel and Mystique faced off against X Factor hopefuls Johnny Robinson and band The Risk, whose members include Coventry singer Charlie Healy.

The event in central London was staged as part of the promotion for the UK launch of X-Men: First Class on DVD and Blu-ray yesterday.

The hit prequel, directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Jonathan Ross's screenwriter wife Jane Goldman, is set amid the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s.

It reveals how Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) first met and assembled a team to stop supremacist Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) and his nefarous Hellfire Club from triggering nuclear armageddon.

The film also features Nicholas Hoult as the young Beast and Jennifer Lawrence as the younger Mystique, »

- David Bentley

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Jeremy Irvine Cast as Young Colin Firth in The Railway Man

31 October 2011 8:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Railway Man was one of the first projects Colin Firth signed on to after he won the Best Actor Oscar for The King's Speech.  Earlier today we received the first synopsis for The Railway Man, based on the memoir of World War II Pow Eric Lomax: "What if all your life, all you had ever wanted was a chance at revenge? If the moment came – would you take it? What if love gave you a different choice?" The key part for this casting notice is the phrase "all your life."  Firth is a great actor, with the Oscar to prove it, but the role of Young Colin Firth is beyond even his range.  That part will instead go to Jeremy Irvine, the young star poised for a breakout as the lead in Steven Spielberg's Christmas offering War Horse.  More after the jump. Actually, it may be more »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham-Carter offered roles in Akira

24 October 2011 12:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With speculation surrounding the casting of the leads, offers have been made to Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham-Carter to appear in Akira. But who will they play?

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Following last week’s news that the live action remake of Akira had been green lit, we've been now been given some indication of who would be likely to feature in the film. It was rumoured last week that Garrett Hedlund is the frontrunner for either Tetsuo or Kaneda, and it's now been revealed that Gary Oldman has been offered the role of the Colonel, and Helena Bonham Carter has bee approached for the role of Lady Miyako.

The fact that the film is to have a western cast, with a New Manhattan rather than Neo-Tokyo setting has caused a significant amount of controversy, but it’s a good sign, perhaps, that actors such as »

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