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Exclusive: Singer co-stars in movie produced by Birdman and Tulip Fever executive Molly Connners.
Currently in post-production, the under-the-radar contemporary feature follows the rivalry between a family-run medical practice and a local mob boss caught up in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud racket.
Twigs will co-star opposite rising UK actor Barney Harris, whose first roles include appearances in Ang Lee’s upcoming awards hopeful Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and hit UK TV series The Hollow Crown.
Currently in post-production, the film marks the feature debut of Russian-American writer-director David Gutnik who previously lived in the film’s eponymous Brooklyn neighbourhood and whose previous credits as editor include Four and Heartlock.
DoP is acclaimed »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
“The Dresser” was not only intensely personal for Anthony Hopkins in returning to his bittersweet theatrical roots, but also for costume designer Fotini Dimou (“Ripley’s Game”) — the real dresser, so to speak.
The World War II-set backstage drama about the symbiotic relationship between an aging English actor, Sir (Hopkins), and his personal assistant, Norman (Ian McKellen), brilliantly explores the tension between approval and rejection.
“Dressers were like personal assistants and looked after the stars in every way,” explained Dimou. “And what I researched is how these companies used to work. They didn’t have designers as such but what they had was a wardrobe mistress or master or the chief dresser, the role that Norman plays, who provides the costumes for the actor/manager, who ran the company.”
- Bill Desowitz
Exclusive: Woman In Black 2 star joins comedy, which is set to shoot this month.
The project, which will be financed by UK Film Studio Productions, will start principal photography in London this month.
The black comedy centres on a low level criminal (Rockwell) with no future who is just out of prison. Fox will play a low level lawyer who falls in love with him. The cast also includes comedy actor Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation, House Of Lies).
Fox, a Screen International Star Of Tomorrow in 2011, is perhaps best known for her role in horror sequel The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (2014) but was more recently seen in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
HBO releases the first trailer for Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” Cinemax sets premiere date for marine driven “Quarry,” Frances Conroy joins the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Mist” and more in Thursday’s TV news roundup.
Cinemax has confirmed the premiere date for the eight-episode season of “Quarry,” which tells the story of a marine who returns home from Vietnam in 1972 to find himself rejected by those he loves and demonized by the public. The series, which stars Logan Marshall-Green as marine Mac Conway, will premiere on September 9 at 10 p.m. on Cinemax.
PBS has announced its Fall TV schedule, which will includes “Churchill’s Secret” featuring Michael Gambon on September 11 at 8 p.m.; “Hamilton’s America,” which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look of the creation of Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” on October 21 at 9 p.m.;”Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” on October 25 at 9.m.; “Anne of Green Gables »
- Maria Cavassuto
Britain doesn’t have to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but our friends across the pond are nevertheless faced with a hugely significant political decision of their own. Thursday’s vote on Brexit — the colloquial name given to the United Kingdom’s upcoming vote on whether or not to remain in the European Union — is a divisive issue, of course, with the husband of slain MP Jo Cox saying that the 41-year-old politician was murdered because of her strong political beliefs. The Economist currently tracks the polls at 44 percent in favor of remaining (or “bremaining”), 43 percent hoping to leave (“brexit”) and 11 percent undecided.
Read More: ‘A United Kingdom’ to Open BFI London Film Festival, Boosting Awards Chances
The divide doesn’t appear to be as sharp in the film industry, however, with more than 250 British celebrities (Patrick Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Steve McQueen »
- Michael Nordine
Written by Kiera Cass, “The Selection” is a 2012 book about America Singer, one of 35 women chosen to compete for a prince’s affections. The protagonist is torn between the opulence of royal life, and a secret relationship she was involved in before the competition started. Scribe Katie Lovejoy adapted the book to screenplay.
The deal comes on the heels of Sharrock’s helming the romantic drama “Me Before You,” which stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. The film has over-performed at the box office. With a budget of $20 million, its domestic totals have already topped $41 million, prompting »
- Justin Kroll
To mark the release of The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses on 20th June, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Following the original, BAFTA-winning ‘The Hollow Crown’ series in 2012, The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses returns featuring a stellar on-screen ensemble cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi […]
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London — London’s Almeida Theatre will broadcast artistic director Rupert Goold’s production of “Richard III,” with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to movie theaters around the world on July 21.
Almeida Theatre Live will give worldwide audiences the opportunity to see plays from the stage at the Almeida’s London home for the first time. Almeida and distributor Picturehouse Entertainment are partnering to broadcast “Richard III,” produced by Illuminations.
The production will be filmed using multiple cameras around the stage and auditorium, with John Wyver as producer. Wyver currently produces the RSC Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon international broadcasts, and with Illuminations he previously worked on filmed versions for the BBC of “Hamlet” with David Tennant and “Macbeth” with Patrick Stewart, which was directed by Goold. For the screen, Goold also directed “Richard II” for the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown” series. »
- Leo Barraclough
Warner Bros. was counting on two powerful men to storm the box office this year with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but the studio just might find a bigger profit with a much smaller film — one that was written, directed, and produced by women and has a female lead.
“Me Before You,” the romantic drama that hits theaters June 3, is an intimate tearjerker strategically placed into a summer schedule full of blockbusters.
The film stars Emilia Clarke — best known as Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones” — as Louisa Clark, a working-class Brit who takes a job caring for the paralyzed Will Traynor (Sam Claflin, from the “Hunger Games” movies). Despite his initial resistance and their class differences, the two forge a unique bond and end up making signifcant changes in each other’s lives.
The gambit may sound familiar. Such counterprogramming took off two years ago when “The Fault in Our Stars »
- Jenelle Riley
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And so, at the very last, the mighty Hollow Crown had a decent, and decently dull, head to sit on, at least until the next Henry, and then Wolf Hall could get going. But it can have sat on no head more preposterously fascinating, of course, than that of Richard III, via Shakespeare’s depiction of whom the BBC last night drew a solid line beneath its latest triumph.
Here was thrilling and unpatronising Shakespeare acted in blazing fashion for the BBC
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- Euan Ferguson
Exclusive: Production underway in Africa on drama from Searching For Sugar Man executive.
Production is underway on commercials director Juergen Bollmeyer’s debut feature 3 Way Junction, starring Tom Sturridge (The Hollow Crown, Far From The Madding Crowd), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 & 2) and Tommy Flanagan (Sons Of Anarchy).
The five-week shoot will include South Africa and Namibia.
Bollmeyer, who has directed adverts for Toyota, BMW and Coca-Cola, won a Cannes Silver Lion in 2014.
Inspired by real events, 3 Way Junction follows a London architect who travels to the grand dunes of the Namibian Desert to escape. But when he finds himself stranded alone, desperately waiting for a ride that never comes, he must embark on a bitter rite of passage.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Shakespeare’s historical plays have a reputation for being dull … but star-led miniseries The Wars Of The Roses opts for sex and scandal instead
On watching the opening scenes of BBC miniseries The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses, I only wished somebody had told me before how much better than their reputation Shakespeare’s history plays are. The so-called Henriad is considered the driest part of a body of work already thought of as rigidly inaccessible. On the face of it, the petty infighting of Henry VI’s court and the lead-up to the Wars of the Roses aren’t as juicy as the Tumblr cheesecake of Romeo + Juliet, or Lady Macbeth’s Top Household Stain Removal Tips. But do either of those plays have half-a-dozen fat old men, gathered in ye olde gardene and plucking roses from a briar in a pompous show of political allegiance, which »
- Filipa Jodelka
News that the BBC has followed 2012’s The Hollow Crown by commissioning a second series, based on the Henry VI plays and to be screened as part of the current Shakespeare season, has sent Bardolaters into a frenzy. Dench! Gambon! Him out of Downton Abbey! Benedict Cumberbatch as history’s most swoonsome Richard III! But does anyone actually know the Henry VI plays? Most of us are on nodding terms with Falstaff and Hal, and even David Cameron is able to spout the French-bashing bits from Henry V. But theatres rarely stage the first tetralogy. They haven’t been seen on the Beeb since the woebegone Complete Works series of the late 1970s and early 80s. Navigating the Henry VI plays, with their multiplying Warwicks and Worcesters, »
- Andrew Dickson
For the BBC series, Eyre took Shakespeare’s histories out into the country they portrayed, shooting on location to give a broad vision of England
Shakespeare’s history plays are all about contrasts: council chambers and battlefields, city and country, the corridors of power and the world of the streets. High politics and low life. And that’s especially true of Henry IV Parts I and II. Half the time you’re watching England’s rulers sitting in meetings, tearing the country apart; the rest of the time you’re with Hal and Falstaff down the pub. They’re panoptic, these plays, full of so many different kinds of England. All human life is here. The two plays have great similarities, but they’re also in subtly different keys. Part I is brighter and more youthful, the story of Hal and his great rival, Hotspur; Part II is bleaker. Everyone seems to be older. »
- Interview by Andrew Dickson
The stories have been told and retold, but there's a reason filmmakers keep coming back to the Bard — the stories are just damn good stuff. And Benedict Cumberbatch, no stranger to Shakespeare himself, takes center stage in the latest BBC production "The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses," and he slides into the upcoming event series with ease. Read More: Despots, Demagogues & Dictators: 10 Films To Prepare You For The Rise Of Donald Trump Tackling "Richard Iiii," and following "The Hollow Crown" starring Tom Hiddleston, this effort lines up a great cast around Cumberbatch including Judi Dench, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Okonedo, and Tom Sturridge, in what looks like a sumptuous and gritty look at the battle for the English throne. "The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses" will hit BBC Two later this year. Watch below.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The stories have been told and retold, but there's a reason filmmakers keep coming back to the Bard — the stories are just damn good stuff. And Benedict Cumberbatch, no stranger to Shakespeare himself, takes center stage in the latest BBC production "The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses," and he slides into the upcoming event series with ease. Read More: Despots, Demagogues & Dictators: 10 Films To Prepare You For The Rise Of Donald Trump Tackling "Richard Iiii," and following "The Hollow Crown" starring Tom Hiddleston, this effort lines up a great cast around Cumberbatch including Judi Dench, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Okonedo, and Tom Sturridge, in what looks like a sumptuous and gritty look at the battle for the English throne. "The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses" will hit BBC Two later this year. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The BBC has released the official trailer for "The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses," their upcoming second batch of Shakespeare telemovie adaptations. Ben Whishaw, Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons starred in the 2012 first season which adapted the Henriad - "Richard II," both parts of "Henry IV" and "Henry V".
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Judi Dench, Keeley Hawes, Sally Hawkins, Michael Gambon and Sophie Okonedo lead this second batch of three telemovies which adapts "Henry VI, Part I" as the first film, the second and third parts of "Henry VI" into the second film, and "Richard III" into the third. All three films hit BBC Two later this year.
- Garth Franklin
The BBC has released a trailer for the second cycle of its historical drama series The Hollow Crown, subtitled The Wars of the Roses. An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III and Henry VI Parts I, II and III, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as King Richard III alongside Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, Andrew Scott, Michael Gambon, Anton Lesser, Keeley Hawes, Sally Hawkins and Tom Sturridge; take a look below…
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is set to premiere on May 7th.
- Amie Cranswick
McEwan’s novel is set in England in 1962 and “tells the story of Florence and husband, Edward, starting with the unspoken expectation of their marital duties that looms on their wedding night. Little did either party know at the time, but those unsuppressed anxieties will continue to plague their lives for years after ‘I do.'”
- Amie Cranswick
The impressive Saoirse Ronan, who’s gathering all the deserved plaudits with every new movie she releases, has been confirmed by Number 9 Films to star in their Autumn production of On Chesil Beach. It’s based on Ian McEwan’s novel which was selected for the Booker Prize shortlist in 2007.
Set in England in 1962, the film will star Ronan (who is currently excelling in Brooklyn) as Florence and will be directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown). The story is that of two young lovers and how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, it’s a really good book that shows how a life can be changed – by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
“It’s an extremely exciting prospect »
- Dan Bullock
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