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UK Trailer and Quad Poster for The Grand Seduction with Brendan Gleeson & Taylor Kitsch

13 June 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Returning behind the camera for the first time in almost a decade, Don McKellar took The Grand Seduction to Tiff last year, where it was received with warm reviews.

Led by Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, the comedy will be released in the UK and Ireland at the tail-end of the summer, and eOne has now launched the trailer for our shores, along with the UK quad poster.

Brendan Gleeson is Murray, a once proud fisherman who now, along with his former colleagues in the harbour of Tickle Head are out of work and forced to live off welfare.  Prohibited from fishing enough to make a living and the community spirit having faded a long time ago, the Mayor comes up with a dazzling plan – a giant corporation need a location to build a factory and Tickle Head could be just the right place. But there’s just one problem – in order to qualify, »

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Director Don McKellar Talks The Grand Seduction, Drawing on the Amazing Landscape, Authenticity of the Locals, and What the Cast Brought to the Film

28 May 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In Don McKellar’s charming character-driven comedy, The Grand Seduction, a small Newfoundland fishing village facing hard times pulls out all the stops to find a town doctor needed to land a lucrative factory contract that would mean jobs for everyone.  Long-time resident Murray French (Brendan Gleeson) comes up with a scheme to seduce a big city doctor (Taylor Kitsch) into staying after he arrives for his one month trial residence.  Opening May 30th, the film is directed from a screenplay by Mike Dowse and Ken Scott and features a terrific cast that includes Gordon Pinsent, Mark Critch and Mary Walsh. In an exclusive interview, McKellar talked about the appeal of the script, what the cast brought to the film, the challenge of finding the right tone, how D.P. Doug Koch and Production Designer Guy Lalande drew on the amazing landscape to create the distinct look of the film, »

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Kim Cattrall: I dont want to play someones wife and become a joke about plastic surgery

7 April 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sex In The City star says new show Sensitive Skin proves 'women my age have very much to say'

10 years on from the last TV episode of Sex In The City, star Kim Cattrall hopes her new show Sensitive Skin will encourage broadcasters to commission more shows with strong roles for older women.

I believe that women my age have very much to say, and unfortunately this business doesnt recognise that, most of the time, said Cattrall, speaking at the Miptv television industry conference in Cannes. I believe that this show, this story, deserves a life.

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Kim Cattrall Set To Deliver Keynote And Promote ‘Sensitive Skin’ At MipTV

12 March 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– “Sex and The City” star Kim Cattrall will be making the trip to the French Riviera-set MipTV confab to promote her new show  ”Sensitive Skin” and deliver a keynote.

Tricon Films & Television will be launching international sales of the series, starring Cattrall and Don McKellar, at next month’s MipTV.

Based on the acclaimed BBC program of the same name, the bittersweet comedy skein is exec produced by Cattrall, along with McKellar, who also directs all six episodes, Bob Martin, who penned the series.

“Skin” toplines Cattrall as a woman of a certain age and McKellar as her long-time husband. After selling their comfortable family home, the couple move downtown to an ultra-modern condo in a conscious effort to change their lives, keep relevant, and begin again.

It’s produced by Rhombus Media in association Baby Cow Productions, Bell Media’s The Movie Network, and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central. »

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Film Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’

14 January 2014 5:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Life was better in the good ol’ days” is the message behind “The Grand Seduction,” when work gave men pride, environmentalism hadn’t entered the language, and isolated communities were bulwarks against troubling multiculturalism. Adapted from the French-Canadian pic “Seducing Dr. Lewis,” about a depressed town that needs to convince a doctor to take up residence so a factory can move in, this is middlebrow comedy at its blandest, upholding a viewpoint worthy of the Tea Party’s gold seal. An anticipated late-May home release will likely see good returns, but further south, appeal will be limited to blue-rinsers.

The action has been seamlessly transposed from the original’s Quebec to the fictional Newfoundland harbor of Tickle Head, a once-happy place of hard-working fishermen. “Life was a thing of beauty,” opines Murray (Brendan Gleeson) in voiceover, recalling an idyllic childhood that went to pot when the bottom fell out of the fisheries market. »

- Jay Weissberg

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