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Just as Cannes kicks off, Lionsgate UK is showing its increased support for British films and filmmakers picking up the theatrical distribution rights to six new titles – the drama Locke, the comedy Born To Be King, The Keeping Room, Horns, the family comedy What We Did On Our Holiday and the love story Love, Rosie. Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Lionsgate UK, says:
“We are delighted to be adding these titles to our already strong and diverse slate. It is fantastic to be welcoming back filmmakers and forging new relationships as part of our ongoing support and investment in British films and British talent.”
Produced by Paul Webster and Guy Heeley, Locke is written and directed by Academy Award nominated Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Hummingbird). Starring Tom Hardy, Tom Holland, Ruth Wilson, Alice Lowe and Olivia Colman, the film is about one man’s life unravelling in a tension-fuelled ninety minute race against time. »
- David Agnew
“King” is about a film extra who bears a striking resemblance to a movie star.
Lionsgate also acquired “Locke,” which is penned-helmed by Steven Knight (“Dirty Pretty Things”), and stars Tom Hardy and Tom Holland. The film is about one man’s life unravelling in a tension-fuelled 90 minute race against time. Paul Webster and Guy Heeley produce.
Another pickup is Daniel Radcliffe-starrer “Horns,” which was adapted by Keith Bunin from Joe Hill’s novel. Alexandre Aja (“Piranha 3D”) helms. Radcliffe plays a young man who awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples following his girlfriend’s mysterious death.
- Leo Barraclough
The Cannes Film Festival doesn’t begin in earnest until tomorrow, when The Great Gatsby opens the prestigious 12-day cinematic showcase and the shiniest of celebrities descend on the luxurious Mediterranean resort, but the Cannes film market is already revving on all cylinders. Warner Bros. is reportedly on the verge of acquiring the U.S. rights to How to Catch a Monster, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut that he’ll also star in, along with Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan, and Christina Hendricks. The fantasy film is still in production, but as Deadline originally reported, the weight of Warner Bros. will »
- Jeff Labrecque
Bad news for Olivia Wilde fans – she’s no longer attached to star in the Civil War era dramatic thriller The Keeping Room. Still, nothing to worry about, she will have a decent replacement, because we’ve learned that Brit Marling is set to star opposite previously announced Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie who are set to play female leads. So, as we previously reported, Daniel Barber is on board to direct the movie which will revolve around two sisters and an African-American slave who are forced to defend their Southern home from soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army. As you already...
Before going off to Romania to shoot his next film, The Keeping Room, about a Civil War soldier who has broken off from the Union Army encounters a group of women who have been left to fend for themselves, Collider got the opportunity to chat with actor Sam Worthington about the surf drama Drift, opening later this year. While we will post what he had to say about that film in June, we did want to share what he had to say about some of his other upcoming projects. During the interview, he talked about how different his character in The Keeping Room is, how working with director David Ayer on the action thriller Ten was the best experience, what it was like to work with someone as iconic as Arnold Schwarzenegger, that James Cameron will start shooting the Avatar sequels whenever he’s ready, and how he doesn’t »
- Christina Radish
• Things are about to get animated for Jon Hamm. The Mad Men actor will lend his voice to Minions, Universal’s spinoff of their Despicable Me movies that is capitalizing on the little yellow creatures that stole the show in the first film in 2010 (Despicable Me 2 comes out this summer). Hamm will voice the inventor Herb Overkill, husband of stylish super-villain Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). His previous voice acting work includes such TV shows as Robot Chicken and Archer. [Deadline]
- Emily Rome
Terminator: Salvation star Sam Worthington is set to star in a Civil War era film called The Keeping Room. He joins the previously cast actors Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, and Nicole Beharie in the movie, which is set to be helmed by Harry Brown director Daniel Barber.
Worthington will play a Civil War soldier in the story "who has broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army and encounters women who have been left to fend for themselves."
I haven't really cared for any of Worthington's films since Avatar. Maybe it's a good thing he's doing these smaller films. They might be better for him in the long run as an actor. »
- Joey Paur
Written by Julia Hart, the film centres around two Southern sisters and a slave who have been left alone in the closing days of the war.
They are forced to mount their own defence against a band of soldiers that has broken off from the main Union Army.
Marling has replaced Olivia Wilde, who was previously attached to the project.
The Keeping Room has not set a release date. »
With Clash and Wrath Of The Titans, Avatar and its future sequels, and his recent work with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the action thriller Ten, it's fair to say that Sam Worthington gravitates towards big, blockbuster-type projects. But there's at least one smaller-scale indie flick on the horizon for the Aussie actor, in the form of American Civil War drama The Keeping Room. He's just signed up for the film which will co-star Brit Marling (Another Earth) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). Daniel Barber (Harry Brown) is the director.The story takes place towards the end of the North vs. South conflict. Worthington plays a Union soldier who has become separated from his unit, and finds his way to a commune of women who are fending for themselves while the men are off whistling Dixie (or Battle Cry Of Freedom, depending on preference).This all sounds very familiar. In fact, Deadline's »
Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Beharie and Brit Marling star in this drama that tells the story of two sisters and one African American slave late in the Civil War. The three women are forced to defend their home after all the men have left for war. Sam Worthington is playing a soldier, who encounters the women after breaking off from the Union Army.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in June.
While it is doubtful the phrase .Academy Award winner Sam Worthington. is going to sincerely come out of someone.s mouth anytime soon, the guy definitely has an enviable career, mixing gigantic budget affairs like Avatar and Wrath of the Titans with low-budget flicks like Texas Killing Fields. Put him in anything, and he.ll be serviceable. So why not a Civil War thriller? Deadline reports he's the latest to join The Keeping Room, the second film from Harry Brown director Daniel Barber - and I think it.s safe to call him the male lead. He joins Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Nicole Beharie (42) in the film, which was written by Julia Hart. In The Keeping Room, Worthington will play a soldier in the last days of the Civil War who breaks off from the impending Union Army and stumbles upon a group »
Set in the dying days of the Civil War, Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie star as three Southern women forced to defend their home from a band of civil war soldiers who have broken off from the fast approaching Union Army. Worthington plays one of the soldiers.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this evening. First up, Deadline reports that Sam Worthington has joined the cast of the Civil War drama The Keeping Room. Set in the final days of the Civil War, the story centers on three southern women—two sisters and one African American slave—who are forced to defend their home against an onslaught of soldiers who have broken off from the approaching Union Army. Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Nicole Beharie (Shame) are set to star as the female leads, with Marling filling the elder sister role that was previously occupied by Olivia Wilde. Daniel Barber (Harry Brown) is directing from a script by Julia Hart, and production is set to get underway in June. Details regarding Worthington’s character aren’t given, but the actor most recently wrapped David Ayer’s thriller Ten. »
- Adam Chitwood
It's always the same: you wait ages for a Brit Marling story and then two come along at once. Alongside the news elsewhere this morning about The Keeping Room, Marling will be re-teaming with her Another Earth honcho Mike Cahill for the oddly titled and entirely unpunctuated I Origins.Like the excellent Another Earth, I Origins is an indie sci-fi tale, this time revolving around a scientist on the brink of a big discovery. His results, if proved correct, will be of historical significance, but depend on a young girl in India who is somehow the only person in the world who can verify them. The thrust of the film is reportedly the bringing together of international strangers with unlikely connections.Quite where the sci-fi fits into that plot remains to be seen (presumably it's our man's world-rocking theory). We might reasonably expect mumblecore musing rather than FX spectacle, however. »
Exclusive: Sam Worthington is now set to star in The Keeping Room alongside Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie. Harry Brown helmer Daniel Barber will direct. Wind Dancer Films will finance and produce with Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content. The script was written by Julia Hart. Set in the dying days of the Civil War, Worthington plays a soldier who has broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army and encounters women who have been left to fend for themselves. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in June. Worthington, who most recently wrapped the David Ayer-directed Ten with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mireille Enos, and who certainly has an Avatar sequel in his future, is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Sam Worthington has joined the cast of The Keeping Room , Deadline reports. The Avatar star will appear opposite Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Beharie and Brit Marling (who replaces the formerly-attached Olivia Wilde). Written by Julia Hart and to be directed by Daniel Barber ( Harry Brown ), The Keeping Room tells the story of three Southern women . two sisters and one African American slave . who, left without men in the dying days of the Civil War, are forced to defend their home from the onslaught of a band of soldiers who have broken off from the fast approaching Union Army. Jordan Horowitz of Gilbert Films and Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Judd Payne and Dete Meserve of Wind Dancer will produce. Gary Gilbert of Gilbert Films and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content will »
Olivia Wilde was originally attached to star but she is no longer involved with the project which follows three Southern women forced to defend their home from a band of civil war soldiers who have broken off from the fast approaching Union Army.
Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie co-star in the project. Julia Hart penned the 2012 Black List script, while Jordan Horowitz Judd Payne, Matt Williams, David McFadzean and Dete Meserve will produce.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Olivia Wilde has dropped out of Daniel Barber’s The Keeping Room (apparently that title is being changed) and replacing her in the Civil War-era dramatic thriller will be up and coming actress Brit Marling, who is starting to make quite the name for herself. Co-starring Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie, the film will see Marling and Steinfeld play sisters who, “along with an African-American slave (Beharie), are forced to defend their Southern home from soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.”
It’s unknown why Wilde had to drop out but it’s most likely due to scheduling conflicts. Personally, whatever the reason is, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m just thrilled to see Marling in another film. After breaking out with the indie darling Another Earth, the young actress has been taking Hollywood by storm. She was terrific in the recently released Robert Redford film, »
- Matt Joseph
Brit Marling has been having a pretty good day. First the new trailer for her upcoming thriller The East arrived online, in preparation for its May 31st release date, and now there's news that she has landed a brand new role alongside one of the most talented up-and-coming actresses in Hollywood. The Wrap has learned that the indie star, who has made quite the impression on the Sundance crowd over the last few years, has signed on to join True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld in director Daniel Barber's newest film, formerly known as The Keeping Room. According to the site, the role Marling will play originally belonged to Olivia Wilde, however, the Tron Legacy actress was forced to drop out for unspecified reasons. Based on a script written by Julia Hart that was featured on the 2012 Black List (the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood »
Olivia Wilde has deserted her post in Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room,” the Civil War era dramatic thriller in which she was set to star opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie. Wilde and Steinfeld were to play sisters who, along with an African-American slave (Beharie), are forced to defend their Southern home from soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army. Thankfully, another solid actress has snapped up Wilde’s role -- Brit Marling will fill in on the now-untitled project.No word on why the switch occurred, but shooting dates on Wilde’s comedy “Relanxious” in which she will star opposite fiancée Jason Sudeikis have been pushed back, so it’s possible that there was a scheduling conflict here. Or, maybe she just had second thoughts about the material -- we’d be lying if we said we didn’t have doubts ourselves.At least we »
- Tess Hofmann
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