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Saoirse Ronan-Margot Robbie’s ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Pushed Back to December

Saoirse Ronan-Margot Robbie’s ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Pushed Back to December
Focus Features has moved its awards-season contender “Mary, Queen of Scots,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, back five weeks from Nov. 2 to Dec. 7.

Ronan is starring in the title role opposite Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke is making her feature directorial debut on the movie, directing from a script by Beau Willimon. The project is based on John Guy’s biography “My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.”

Producers are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward. The trio all received best picture Academy Award nominations for “Les Misérables.” Other cast members include Guy Pearce, David Tennant, Jack Lowden (“Dunkirk”), Joe Alwyn, Martin Compston, and Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”).

The story is set during the 16th century when Mary Stuart became Queen of France at 16, was widowed two years later, and returned to her native Scotland to reclaim her throne.
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Gets Early December Release From Focus Features

‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Gets Early December Release From Focus Features
Focus Features announced Wednesday that it is giving Josie Rourke’s Elizabethan biopic “Mary Queen of Scots” a December 7 release, right in the middle of awards season.

The film stars two of this year’s Best Actress Oscar nominees, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, who will respectively play Mary Stuart and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. It follows Mary after her husband, the French monarch Francis II, dies when she is 18. Defying demands that she remarry, she returns to her native Scotland to become Queen there, only to find that it has fallen under Elizabeth’s rule. In a world dominated by men, the two cousins vie for control of England’s throne, setting off a chain reaction of rebellion and conspiracy.
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Saoirse Ronan drama 'Mary Queen Of Scots' moves to December

Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke directs Working Title drama based on book by John Guy.

Focus Features has scheduled a December 7 limited release in North America for its Saoirse Ronan period drama Mary Queen Of Scots.

The Working Title production had initially been set for November 2.

Ronan, who earned her second lead actress Oscar nod this year for Lady Bird after one for Brooklyn in 2016, stars as the 16th century British monarch.

Oscar-nominated Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle round out the key cast alongside David Tennant,
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Danny Boyle comedy gets Universal release date close to 'Bond 25'

Danny Boyle comedy gets Universal release date close to 'Bond 25'
Lily James, Himesh Patel, Kate McKinnon to star.

Universal Pictures has set a September 13 2019 release date for Danny Boyle’s comedy for Working Title that sets up intriguing proximity to Bond 25.

Boyle has been linked to the next James Bond film, which Eon Productions and MGM have set to open on November 8 2019 through an as-yet-unannounced distributor.

Boyle’s rumoured involvement as director on Bond 25 is still to be confirmed, although if as seems likely he will take the reins, the filmmaker is looking at an extremely busy production schedule over the next 18 months.

Bond star Daniel Craig did
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Danny Boyle’s Kate McKinnon Comedy Gets Fall 2019 Release

Danny Boyle’s Kate McKinnon Comedy Gets Fall 2019 Release
Universal Studios has set a Sept. 13, 2019, release date for its untitled comedy with director Danny Boyle and stars Kate McKinnon, Lily James, and Himesh Patel.

Boyle will be directing from a script he co-wrote with Richard Curtis. The Irish writer-director said last month that he’s also been working on script for the 25th James Bond movie with plans to shoot the comedy first, followed by the 007 film at the end of the year.

The McKinnon comedy will be produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce, while Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers. Most plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be music-themed and set in the 1960s or ’70s.

The McKinnon comedy is the first title to be dated for Sept. 13, 2019. It opens a week after the launch
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Ed Sheeran in negotiations to star in Danny Boyle’s untitled musical comedy

The British superstar musician, Ed Sheeran, is currently said by a British tabloid to be in talks to star in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis’s upcoming untitled musical comedy.

Based on the music of The Beatles, the project has a script by Love Actually’s Richard Curtis. If casting plans go well – Himesh Patel, the actor who played Tamwar Masood in EastEnders, has been cast to play the up-and-coming musician, Also on board is The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie star Lily James and potentially Kate McKinnon – executives are looking to film this summer. Boyle has made it no secret that he wanted to be involved in a musical, only stating last year that it is the purest form of cinema.

As well as featuring musical material from The Beatles’ vast catalogue of hits, new music will also be written for the film which Sheeran is also said to be involved with.
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Johnny English Strikes Again Trailer: The Accidental Spy Is Back

The trailer for Johnny English Strikes Again has arrived. While it was known that the third movie in the Johnny English trilogy was happening, a teaser for the movie, recapping the events of the first two installments, arrived online yesretday somewhat unexpectedly. Now, the studio has released the first full-length trailer, which reveals Rowan Atkinson's return as the accidental super spy.

Johnny English 3, based on this trailer, looks to be exactly what you would expect. It's full of ham-fisted gags, riffs on the James Bond franchise and lots of gadgets gone wrong. The trailer actually opens up looking like a more serious spy movie. For the briefest of moments, one could actually be fooled into thinking this was a trailer for a more traditional adventure. Quickly, we realize it's Johnny English up to his same old shtick. This time around though, Rowan Atkinson is joined by an actual Bond
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Kate McKinnon and Lily James Team for New Danny Boyle Comedy

Kate McKinnon and Lily James Team for New Danny Boyle Comedy
With the current season of Saturday Night Live winding down, star Kate McKinnon has found a new movie to shoot over her summer hiatus. The actress has entered negotiations to star in an Untitled Danny Boyle Comedy that will put her alongside Lily James. Universal Pictures is eyeing a summer production start for this untitled project, so we could be getting more casting updates in the very near future.

While Universal is keeping any specific plot details under wraps, the story is said to be musically-themed and set in either the 1960s or 1970s. Kate McKinnon has been set to play a talent agent, while Lily James is playing a school teacher. Danny Boyle (T2 Trainspotting) is slated to direct from a script by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), although the studio has yet to set a release date at this time. Universal Pictures will be distributing and producing alongside Working Title FIlms.
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Kate McKinnon in Talks to Join Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Comedy (Exclusive)

Kate McKinnon in Talks to Join Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Comedy (Exclusive)
Saturday Night Live” standout Kate McKinnon is in negotiations to join the cast of Universal and Working Title’s untitled comedy from director Danny Boyle and scribe Richard Curtis, sources tell Variety.

If a deal closes, McKinnon would join Lily James and Himesh Patel, who are set to star with Boyle directing and Curtis writing the script.

Curtis and Boyle will also produce the film. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier are executive producers.

Most plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be music-themed and set in the 1960s or ’70s. Details of McKinnon’s character are also currently unknown.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Speculation about Boyle’s next project, now that he’s finished the FX limited series “Trust,” had run rampant recently,
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Kate McKinnon in Talks to Join Lily James in Danny Boyle Comedy

Kate McKinnon in Talks to Join Lily James in Danny Boyle Comedy
Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is in negotiations to join Lily James in Danny Boyle’s untitled comedy for Universal and Working Title.

Richard Curtis wrote the script, which is keeping its logline close to the vest. It is known to be musically themed and set in the 1960s or '70s. McKinnon will play a talent agent. James is playing a teacher.

Universal is eyeing a summer shoot for the project.

Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce.

McKinnon next stars in The Spy Who Dumped...
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Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis’ Comedy

Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis’ Comedy
Baby Driver” actress Lily James is in talks to star in the untitled Danny Boyle comedy for Working Title and Universal, sources confirmed.

Boyle is directing from a script by “Love Actually” writer-director Richard Curtis. Curtis and Boyle will also produce the film.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier are executive producers.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Variety recently revealed that Boyle is high on MGM’s list to direct the next James Bond pic, starring Daniel Craig. James’ commitment seems to confirm that no matter what happens with “Bond 25,” this will likely be Boyle’s next movie.

Boyle most recently directed “Steve Jobs” for Universal and also has the John Paul Getty FX series “Trust” bowing this spring. Curtis most recently wrote and directed “About Time” for Universal.
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Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle Comedy (Exclusive)

Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle Comedy (Exclusive)
Lily James, who appeared in Baby Driver and Darkest Hour, is in negotiations to star in Danny Boyle’s untitled comedy for Universal and Working Title.

The actress is the first castmember to board the project, whose details are being kept under lock and key, but it is known to be musically themed and set in the 1960s or '70s. It is understood that the role, a teacher, calls for her to sing.

Richard Curtis wrote the script, and Universal is eyeing a summer shoot.

Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis...
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Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis team up for Working Title comedy

Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis team up for Working Title comedy
British pair also to produce alongside Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Working Title is set to produce an untitled comedy to be directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) and written by Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Love, Actually). The project is currently in development at Universal.

There are no plot details as yet about the story, which will be produced by Boyle and Curtis alongside Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, with Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew.

Executive producers are Nick Angel and Lee Brazier, with Exec VP of production Erik Baiers overseeing the project for Universal.
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Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis Team On Music-Themed Comedy For Universal, Working Title

Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis Team On Music-Themed Comedy For Universal, Working Title
Here’s a hot one. Deadline has learned that Danny Boyle is teaming up with fellow UK stalwart Richard Curtis on a music-themed comedy feature for Universal Pictures and UK powerhouse Working Title. Currently in development at Universal, the project is being written by Love Actually scribe Curtis with Slumdog Millionaire helmer Boyle on board to direct. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the as-yet untitled movie alongside Matt Wilkinson (The Call Up)…
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Universal Teams With Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis on Untitled Comedy

Universal Pictures is developing an untitled comedy directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and written by “Love, Actually” scribe Richard Curtis for Working Title Films to produce.

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier are executive producers.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.

Variety recently revealed that Boyle was high on MGM’s list to direct the next James Bond pic, starring Daniel Craig. Deadline Hollywood confirmed that report and added that Boyle and his screenwriting partner, John Hodge, were writing a standalone Bond story, and that MGM would decide after the script was turned in if they would go in that direction.

As of right now, it’s unknown if that will have any effect on the Working Title project,
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Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis Team for Universal Comedy

Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis Team for Universal Comedy
Director Danny Boyle and Love Actually screenwriter Richard Curtis have teamed up for an untitled comedy just set up at Universal.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce.

Details are being kept under lock and key but it is known to be musically themed and have a setting of the 1960s or 1970s.

Universal is eying a shoot for as early as summer depending if casting can come together.

Rumors swirled in February that Boyle was a candidate to direct the new James Bond movie, but...
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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards winners: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ wins Best Picture, but voters spread the wealth

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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards winners: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ wins Best Picture, but voters spread the wealth
Call Me by Your Name” came out on top at the 16th Annual Gold Derby Film Awards when winners were announced on March 1, 2018. It won Best Picture in a competitive field of 10 films that also included “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “The Florida Project,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Scroll down for the complete list of winners, which were decided by more than 1,000 Gold Derby users who voted for their favorites in our predictions center. And watch our complete presentation of the winners in the video above.

The win for “Call Me by Your Name” wasn’t necessarily surprising. It wasn’t the most nominated film of the year (that was “Shape of Water” with 14), but with 11 bids the intimate character-driven romance drastically over-performed relative to its showings at previous events including the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards,
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How 'Darkest Hour' Producers Finally Found a Winston Churchill Story "Worthy of Turning Into a Film"

Darkest Hour, the World War II thriller set during a five-week period when the fate of Europe, if not the world, hung in the balance, saw Eric Fellner of powerhouse U.K.-based banner Working Title (which he runs with fellow nominated producer Tim Bevan) reunite with several old — and not so old — friends. First came the script from Anthony McCarten, who penned the Oscar-nominated screenplay for 2014’s The Theory of Everything. Then director Joe Wright, who helmed Atonement (a best picture nominee in 2007), was brought on board. But the cherry on top was Gary Oldman, who hadn’t just...
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‘Radioactive’: Sam Riley & More Board Marie Curie Biopic Led By Rosamund Pike

‘Radioactive’: Sam Riley & More Board Marie Curie Biopic Led By Rosamund Pike
Radioactive, the Marie Curie biopic that’s being helmed by Oscar nominated Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi, has rounded out cast. Joining Rosamund Pike, who’s playing Curie, are Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard, Anya Taylor Joy and Simon Russell Beale. Studiocanal and Amazon Studios are co-financing. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Shoebox Films' Paul Webster are producing. As Deadline earlier revealed, the film is based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren…
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Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard join Marie Curie biopic 'Radioactive'

Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard join Marie Curie biopic 'Radioactive'
Simon Russell Beale also joins Studiocanal project, which will star Rosamund Pike.

Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard and Simon Russell Beale have joined Rosamund Pike in Radioactive, Marjane Satrapi’s biopic of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie.

Principal photography is getting underway in Budapest this week.

Director Satrapi was Oscar-nominated for her 2007 feature Persepolis. Producers on Radioactive are Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with Shoebox FilmsPaul Webster. The screenplay was written by Jack Thorne, adapted from Laura Redniss’ graphic novel.

Amazon Studios has come onboard as a co-financier and will also distribute in the Us.

Studiocanal will distribute in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

During the recent European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin, Studiocanal also inked deals on the title with Impuls Pictures in Switzerland, Ab Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia, Lusomundo in Portugal, Gussi in Latin America, Kino in Japan, Huayi Brothers in China, Golden Scene in Hong Kong
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