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Film4, the movie arm of Britain’s Channel 4, has optioned the rights to Booker Prize-winning author Graham Swift’s 2016 novel “Mothering Sunday” for development with Number 9 Films’ Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, who most recently teamed with Film4 on “Carol.”
The story starts on March 30, 1924, which is Mothering Sunday. “How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never-to-be forgotten day, will her future unfold?” according to a statement.
“Beginning with an intimate assignation and opening to embrace decades, ‘Mothering Sunday’ has at its heart both the »
- Leo Barraclough
Rising star Blake Jenner has joined the cast of Bart Layton’s “American Animals.” The actor was one of five new cast additions announced Thursday. Young actors Barry Keoghan and Jared Abrahamson will also join the heist film, alongside veteran character actors Ann Dowd and Udo Kier.
“American Animals” is Layton’s first film since his BAFTA-winning documentary “The Imposter” and marks his first foray into narrative feature film. It is based on the true story of four young men who mistook their lives for a movie and attempted one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history. Evan Peters also stars.
Layton also wrote the film which is a Raw production, co-financed and developed by Film4 and AI Film. It is produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger and Mary Jane Skalski. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.
The film is expected to begin principal photography later this year in the U. »
- Robert Mitchell
3 February 2017 12:23 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
God is – finally – getting the feature documentary treatment.
Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars, described as an unflinching and deeply personal journey into the life of one of music's all-time legends, is in the works, with Lili Fini Zanuck, director of 1991's Rush and the Oscar-winning producer of Driving Miss Daisy, directing.
Altitude Film Sales has boarded the project for international sales and will be showing the first footage to buyers in »
- Alex Ritman
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