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Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde in Full UK Trailer for 'The Happy Prince'

"I can make you happy." "Yes, you can." Lionsgate UK has released the trailer for Rupert Everett's film The Happy Prince, which he not only wrote and directed (and produced), but he also stars in it. Everett plays the infamous, talented writer Oscar Wilde, who was exiled from London at the end of the 1800s after it was discovered that he is gay. He spends most of his time in Paris, drunkenly making a fool of himself. The film's cast includes Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Tom Wilkinson, and Anna Chancellor. This premiered at Sundance and played at Berlinale, but unfortunately it's an awful film, not only forgettable but the kind of film you want to scrub from your memory as soon as it's over. So boring and the filmmaking is very bad. I do not recommend this unless you're a really big Oscar Wilde fan.
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First trailer for Rupert Everett’s directorial debut The Happy Prince

Lionsgate has debuted the first poster and trailer for Rupert Everett’s feature debut The Happy Prince. The biographical drama stars Everett as author, poet, and playwright Oscar Wilde alongside Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson; take a look below…

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself.
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Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince debuts its first trailer

Following on from its UK premiere at BFI Flare: London Lgbtq+ Film Festival, Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince – which focuses on the final years of Oscar Wilde, and the ghosts that haunted him – has debuted its trailer.

Written, directed by and also starring Everett, British actors including Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas (Endeavour) make up the cast.

Also in trailers – Elle Fanning is the woman behind Frankenstein in trailer for Mary Shelley

The film opens in the UK June 15th. Here’s the first trailer.

The Happy Prince Official Synopsis

The film opens in Paris, where Wilde, by now in his forties, penniless and in poor health, is still reeling after being imprisoned in England for his love affair with Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas (Morgan). Out of prison but a pariah, Wilde swings between grief and a determination to wrest whatever pleasure and beauty he
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Trailer & Poster Arrive For Rupert Everett’s ‘The Happy Prince’

Lionsgate UK has released the new trailer and poster for Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde film The Happy Prince. The film arrives in cinemas this June after premiering at various film festivals to huge acclaim during the early part of the year. As well as the new trailer, we also have the new UK quad poster for the feature.

The film had its UK premiere on 28 March as part of the BFI Flare: London Lgbtq+ Film Festival, following world and European premieres at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. The final years of Oscar Wilde, and the ghosts that haunted him, are vividly evoked in Everett’s directorial debut.

The film features a stellar supporting cast of British actors including Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas (Endeavour).

Related: The Happy Prince review [Berlinale]

Building from his own 2012 lauded stage portrayal of Wilde in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss,
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Paul Thomas Anderson Is Filming Adam Sandler’s Upcoming Netflix Special

Paul Thomas Anderson Is Filming Adam Sandler’s Upcoming Netflix Special
Update (4:22 Pm Et): A source close to the production confirms the following:

Steven Brill is directing and Paul Thomas Anderson filmed a portion of Adam’s stand-up set in Los Angeles on April 10.”



After more than a decade of waiting for a reunion, “Punch-Drunk Love” fans may soon have their wish. On April 10, Adam Sandler filmed a new Netflix special in at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, and the man behind the camera that evening was his former (and now future) collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson.

A sharp-eyed Twitter user spotted Anderson filming the marquee outside the theater, where he appears to be shooting on film:

Paul Thomas Anderson pic.twitter.com/45l15HzdkI

— xfurnx (@unfunzine) April 11, 2018

It’s the first time the two have officially worked together since the 2002 film, which starred Sandler, Emily Watson, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. (Anderson’s representatives could not comment in
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Playground Entertainment to adapt The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Playground Entertainment, the company behind the likes of Wolf Hall, The White Queen and Howards End, has won the film and TV rights to Imogen Hermes Gowar’s historical fantasy novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, Deadline has revealed.

The book revolves around Jonah Hancock, “a prosperous merchant and widower, whose Captain returns having sold Hancock’s ship and cargo in exchange for an extraordinary creature; a mermaid. This mermaid becomes the subject of great curiosity and forges an encounter between Hancock and the desirable courtesan, Angelica Neal.”

“In the tradition of Wolf Hall and Howards End we at Playground are very excited to bring to the screen Imogen’s remarkable debut novel,” states Colin Calldender of Playground. “We are honoured that she has entrusted us with her gloriously enthralling original story.”

“We instantly fell in love with Imogen’s extraordinary and spellbinding novel,” adds Playground’s UK creative director Melissa Gallant.
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Here’s Your First Look At Anthony Hopkins & Florence Pugh In ‘King Lear’

BBC Two, Amazon Prime Video, Golden Globe®, BAFTA®, and Rts® Award-winning drama producer Playground and Olivier® and Tony® Award-winning producer Sonia Friedman Productions have shared a first look image from BAFTA® and Olivier® Award-winning director Richard Eyre’s adaptation of King Lear. King Lear will premiere on BBC Two this Spring.

Set in the fictional present, King Lear sees Academy® Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Dresser, Nixon, Silence of the Lambs) as the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Academy® Award and BAFTA® Award winner Emma Thompson (The Children Act, The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility) stars as his oldest daughter Goneril. Academy® Award nominee and BAFTA® Award winner Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, Genius) stars as his middle daughter Regan, and BAFTA® nominee Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, Marcella) as Cordelia, the youngest of Lear’s children.

Academy® Award and BAFTA® Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris,
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First Look: Anthony Hopkins Stars as King Lear in BBC/Amazon Adaptation

The BBC and Amazon have unveiled the first image from their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, starring Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins as the eponymous ruler and Emma Thompson as his oldest daughter Goneril.

The TV movie — set in the fictional present and due to hit screens this spring — comes from Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment and Sonia Friedman Productions, with Richard Eyre directing.

The first look, released Thursday, shows Hopkins alongside rising star Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, Fighting With My Family) as Cordelia, the youngest of Lear's children. Emily Watson (Theory of Everything, Genius) stars as his middle daughter,...
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First look at Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh in BBC's 'King Lear'

First look at Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh in BBC's 'King Lear'
The adaptation by BAFTA-winning director Richard Eyre premieres this spring.

The first image from BBC Two’s King Lear, directed by Richard Eyre (Notes On A Scandal), has been revealed, showing Anthony Hopkins’ Lear embracing his youngest daughter Cordelia (Florence Pugh).

This contemporary version of Shakespeare’s play will have the eponymous monarch controlling a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Alongside Hopkins and Pugh are Emma Thompson (The Remains Of The Day) and Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves) as Goneril and Regan, Jim Broadbent (Iris) as the Earl of Gloucester, Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as Edgar and John Macmillan (Hanna) as Edmund.
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First look at Anthony Hopkins and Florence Pugh in King Lear

BBC Two has released a first look image of Anthony Hopkins and Florence Pugh in the upcoming TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

The modern reimagining of the tragedy takes place in the fictional present, and sees Hopkins as the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Emma Thompson (The Children Act, The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility) stars as his oldest daughter Goneril, with Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, Genius) as his middle daughter Regan, and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, Marcella) as Cordelia, the youngest of Lear’s children.

Jim Broadbent (Iris, Game of Thrones) is the Earl of Gloucester, with Andrew Scott (Sherlock, The Hollow Crown) as his loyal son Edgar and John Macmillan (Hanna, Chewing Gum) as his illegitimate son Edmund. Jim Carter (Downton Abbey, Cranford) is the Earl of Kent, with Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers, Thor: The Dark World) as Oswald,
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Saoirse Ronan featured on UK poster for On Chesil Beach

Lionsgate has released a new UK poster for On Chesil Beach, the upcoming romantic drama which sees Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) leading a cast that includes Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Adrian Scarborough (Vera Drake), Emily Watson (Testament of Youth) and Samuel West (Darkest Hour).

See Also: Watch the trailer for On Chesil Beach here

And here’s a selection of stills from the film…

It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.

From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their
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Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson join HBO’s Chernobyl

HBO and Sky have announced that Stellan Skarsgard (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything) have joined Jared Harris (Mad Men) in the cast of Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries detailing the devastating 1986 nuclear power plant disaster.

Skarsgard is set to play Boris Shcherbina, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and head of the Bureau for Fuel and Energy of the Ussr, with Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist investigating the cause of the disaster to ensure it can never happen again.

The miniseries is being directed by Johan Renck from a script by Craig Mazin, and promises to tell “a tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction, of human failure and human nobility [focusing] on the heartbreaking scope of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened, and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of
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Tribeca Unveils 2018 TV Lineup With ‘Westworld,’ ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ and New ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Doc — Watch

Last year, Tribeca was one of the first places to bring “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the TV world. Time will tell what the biggest story out of the 2018 festival will be, but there’s plenty to look forward to.

Tribeca unveiled a mammoth 2018 TV program, covering established series with network homes, all the way to pilots that have yet to be distributed. Some of the for-sure big stops in this year’s Tribeca guide: a screening of the “Westworld” Season 2 premiere, the first look at the upcoming Pablo Picasso season of “Genius,” and the debut North American look at Amazon’s TV adaptation of “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” starring Natalie Dormer.

Also in the mix out in New York next month? Surprise new episodes of “The Staircase,” the legendary French godfather of true crime TV. Netflix will also make their presence felt with a preview of their new Bobby
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TVLine Items: Game Night Renewed, Preacher Casts Allfather and More

TVLine Items: Game Night Renewed, Preacher Casts Allfather and More
Start brainstorming which celebrity showdowns you want to see on the next season of Hollywood Game Night.

NBC has renewed the Jane Lynch-hosted game show for a 13-episode sixth season, bringing back the supersized backyard games as well as introducing new challenges. A premiere date was not announced.

A special edition of Hollywood Game Night will air on Thursday, May 24 as part of NBC’s annual Red Nose Day fundraiser.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Season 3 of AMC’s Preacher has cast Jonny Coyne (The Blacklist, Once Upon a time in Wonderland) in the recurring role of Allfather D’Aronique,
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Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson Cast in HBO, Sky Miniseries ‘Chernobyl’

Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson Cast in HBO, Sky Miniseries ‘Chernobyl’
Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson have signed on to star in “Chernobyl,” the HBO and Sky nuclear disaster miniseries. The five-parter will dramatize the tragedy that took place at the titular nuclear plant in 1986 and the subsequent investigation.

Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) will play Boris Shcherbina, head of the Bureau for Fuel and Energy of the Soviet Union and leader of a government commission investigating the disaster. Watson will star as Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the scientific mystery of what led to the accident.

The project reunites the pair after they worked together on 1996 movie “Breaking the Waves.
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Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard Join Jared Harris in HBO's 'Chernobyl' Miniseries

Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard Join Jared Harris in HBO's 'Chernobyl' Miniseries
Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgard are headed to Chernobyl.

The Breaking the Waves stars have boarded the five-part miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine with Mad Men star Jared Harris, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Chernobyl will see Watson play the role of a Soviet nuclear physicist looking to solving the mystery beyond the natural disaster, while Skarsgard will perform the role of a Soviet-era bureaucrat in the energy ministry. Watson and Skarsgard co-starred in Lars Von Trier's 1996 drama Breaking the Waves, which earned Watson a best actress Oscar nomination.

Harris was earlier announced to...
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‘Chernobyl’: Stellan Skarsgård & Emily Watson To Star In HBO & Sky’s Miniseries

Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Emily Watson (The Dresser) are set to star opposite Jared Harris in HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, a co-production between HBO and Sky. Written by Craig Mazin, the five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — the April 26, 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then- Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic — and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed…
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Films from Ava DuVernay, Amma Asante, and Julie Dash to Screen at Ebertfest

Asante’s “Belle

Three trailblazing directors are set to attend Ebertfest 2018. Ava DuVernay, Amma Asante, and Julie Dash will be screening films at the fest, a press release has announced. Co-founded by and hosted by Chaz Ebert, the Champaign, Il-based fest, also known as the Roger Ebert Film Festival, is celebrating its 25th year.

Ebertfest’s full slate hasn’t been announced yet, but we know that the program includes DuVernay’s “13th,” an Oscar-nominated doc exploring the relationship between slavery and mass-incarceration, Asante’s “Belle,” an interracial romance set in the 18th century, and Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust,” a drama that follows three generations of Gullah women. The latter marks the first film directed by a black woman to get a wide theatrical release.

“What an honor to have these Three Queens of Cinema grace our festival,” said Ebert. “Ava DuVernay first met Roger outside of the
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Oscars spotlight: Could Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy (‘Thoroughbreds’) be a modern-day ‘Thelma and Louise’?

“Thoroughbreds” opened March 9 to strong reviews (76 on MetaCritic, 86% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes). The black comedy is especially noteworthy for the lead performances by Anya Taylor-Joy as Lily, a teenage girl full of resentment, and Olivia Cooke as Amanda, her friend who doesn’t feel anything. Together they plot to kill Lily’s domineering stepfather Mark (Paul Sparks). Could these youthful offenders be a modern-day “Thelma and Louise” at the Oscars?

Cooke’s star has been on the rise in recent years, starting with a breakthrough role on “Bates Motel” (2013-2017) as Emma, a friend of a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Then she co-starred as the title dying girl in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (2015). So playing sociopathic Amanda is a significant departure, and it’s a deceptively challenging role. Expressing a lack of emotions is the opposite of what actors are typically asked to do,
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Win movie merchandise with Monster Family

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Monster Family is in cinemas and on Sky Cinema now. To celebrate the release of the film, Sky Cinema is giving away a fun filled pack, that includes a T-shirt, colouring book, fidget spinner, pencil case and more!

This truly global family adventure features an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Nick Frost (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who).

Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats.

When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy,
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