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U.K. Greenlit: The ‘Men in Black’ Spin-Off + Untitled Beatles Project are Casting and Filming in the U.K.

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis ProjectThe as yet untitled Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis project, potentially using the music of The Beatles, potentially starring Himesh Patel, and definitely starring Lily James is gearing up to shoot in April. The project now has casting director Gail Stevens on board. “The Secret Garden”The new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden” is shooting in May on location. Written by Jack Thorne, it will be directed by Marc Munden. The casting director is Karen Lindsay-Stewart. “Bad Move”“Bad Move,” the comedy series starring Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman, is shooting a second season in Yorkshire this summer with casting director Catherine Willis attached. “Men in Black
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Global Road TV Developing ‘The Dark Beneath’ Docu-Style Supernatural Drama With Marc Munden Set To Direct

Global Road Television (formerly Im Global Television) is readying The Dark Beneath, a serialized documentary-style drama from Guy Busick (Stan Against Evil) and R. Christopher Murphy, with Marc Munden (Utopia) attached to direct the potential pilot and executive produce. The pitch is about to be taken out, targeting cable networks and digital platforms. Written and executive produced by Busick and Murphy, The Dark Beneath is about a documentary filmmaker whose…
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Longtime Studiocanal Production Exec Jenny Borgars Moves to Pathé

Jenny Borgars, who has been Studiocanal’s U.K. head of production since 2008, is joining Pathé as deputy managing director.

Danny Perkins, Studiocanal’s U.K. CEO, will fill in for Borgars, acting as head of U.K. production effective immediately.

In her new role, Borgars will report to Pathé Productions’ managing director Cameron McCracken. “Jenny has been a friend for many years and I am delighted to be welcoming her into the Pathé family,” McCracken said. “She will be working alongside me on all aspects of our U.K. business – from development and production through to distribution and international sales.”

Borgars said she was “a huge fan” of Pathé. “I love the films they make and the stamp of quality they bring to everything they do,” said Borgars.

During her tenure at Studiocanal, Borgars exec-produced such films as “Alan Partridge” and “Macbeth.”

Pathé’s roster includes Lenny Abrahamson’s “The Little Stranger,” now in post-production,
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Studiocanal's UK head of production Jenny Borgars to join Pathe (exclusive)

Long-time Studiocanal exec worked on Legend and Macbeth.

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Jenny Borgars

Jenny Borgars, Studiocanal’s long-time UK head of production, is to join Pathe, Screen can reveal.

Borgars, one of the UK’s most established production executives, will join in May as deputy managing director and report to Pathe Productions MD Cameron McCracken.

Studiocanal’s UK CEO Danny Perkins will take on the role of acting head of UK production at the company for now.

Borgars has been at Studiocanal since 2008 and has been intrinsic to the firm’s production push. Her name has figured in recent years when senior production roles at public funding bodies have been in the offing.

Prior to joining Studiocanal, Borgars was head of film at Left Bank Pictures and for seven years served as head of the development fund at the UK Film Council.

She has executive producer credits on some 19 films, ranging from box-office
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Marc Munden to direct new adaptation of The Secret Garden

Heyday Films and StudioCanal are teaming up for a new adaptation of Frances Hogson Burnett’s classic 1911 book The Secret Garden, which has Marc Munden (National Treasure, Utopia) set to direct from a script by Jack Thorne (The Scouting Book for Boys, Wonder).

The Secret Garden follows Mary Lennox, a sickly 10-year-old orphan who is set to live with her uncle after her parents die during a cholera outbreak in India. As she begins to explore her uncle’s estate, Mary hears of a secret walled garden, which she soon discovers has magical properties.

The new movie is described as “a fresh take” on the classic story, and continues the partnership between Harry Potter producer David Heyman’s Heyday Films and StudioCanal, which has recently scored a major critical and commercial hit with Paddington 2.

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Marc Munden To Helm ‘The Secret Garden’ For David Heyman & Studiocanal

Marc Munden To Helm ‘The Secret Garden’ For David Heyman & Studiocanal
Exclusive: Heyday Films and Studiocanal’s new take on the classic children’s novel The Secret Garden has found its director. Marc Munden will helm from a script penned by Jack Thorne. Shooting starts in the spring with Studiocanal fully financing. David Heyman will produce via his Heyday banner with the company’s Rosie Alison producing alongside him. The picture will be out to cast soon. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 book, the story centers on Mary Lennox, a…
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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Crazy Diamond Review

Villordsutch reviews Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: “Crazy Diamond”…

This week’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams takes its inspiration from the story originally titled “Sales Pitch”, which was published way back in 1954 within Future magazine, now here delivered in 2017 under the new moniker of “Crazy Diamond”. This reimagined version has been written by Tony Grisoni (The Young Pope, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and is directed by Marc Munden (National Treasure, Utopia).

In a world of genetic-splicing and chimeras, where the food you eat is sold to you with barely a shelf life of a day and it’s illegal, if not impossible, to grow your own food, Ed Morris (Steve Buscemi) longs to escape this world with his wife via the open sea. However, this isn’t that simple due to the controlling nature of this new world and the pull factors woven around them.
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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode 4 review: Crazy Diamond

Louisa Mellor Oct 8, 2017

Crazy’s the right word for it. Electric Dreams delivers its most unusual, packed episode yet…

This review contains spoilers.

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1.4 Crazy Diamond

Forty-four novels, one hundred and twenty-one short stories, six published volumes of correspondence… nobody could ever say Philip K. Dick lacked for ideas. The same goes for this week’s Electric Dreams, which is, to use a technical term, chocka. There’s environmental collapse, a dystopian level of state control, widespread infertility, implanted consciousnesses, maritime-themed sci-fi architecture, Julia Davis, a gang of piratic teddy boys, Syd Barrett, and a race of chimeric pig-people.

And that’s before the plot even kicks in. Crazy Diamond has packed its hour of screen-time to the rafters.
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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: 7 reasons to get excited

Rob Leane Jun 30, 2017

Channel 4 and Amazon are bringing us a Phillip K Dick anthology series that's worth getting excited about...

Philip K. Dick’s writing has been translated to the screen numerous times, with most of the results being brilliant in their own ways: Blade Runner remains one of the best-loved sci-fi films of all time; Minority Report stands out as one of the best Tom Cruise movies; Total Recall, the first one, has cult classic status; and The Man In The High Castle has really captured imaginations over the last couple of years.

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Now, Amazon and Channel 4 are teaming up to offer fans an unprecedented number of Dick-adapted stories all at once. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is an anthology series, arriving this autumn, which gives short stories from the iconic author a Black Mirror sort of treatment.
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Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear Enter ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’

Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear Enter ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’
Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear and Mireille Enos are the latest stars announced to join the cast of Channel 4 and Amazon Prime’s upcoming anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.”

Buscemi, who won Golden Globe and SAG awards for his lead role on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will take the lead role in an episode entitled “Crazy Diamond.” Buscemi plays an average man who decides to help a gorgeous, synthetic woman when she approaches him with an illegal plan that could change his life completely. The comic film noir episode is written by Tony Grisoni and directed by Marc Munden.

Kinnear and Enos will play the parents of young lead Jack Gore in a sci-fi episode entitled “Father Thing,” which sees the world under attack as aliens quietly invade our homes. Charlie (Gore) must make the most difficult decisions imaginable to protect his mother (Enos) and the human race, as
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‘National Treasure’ Review: Hulu Drama About Rape Scandal Is More Than Just a Timely Cosby-esque Tale

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‘National Treasure’ Review: Hulu Drama About Rape Scandal Is More Than Just a Timely Cosby-esque Tale
You spend a lot of time looking at Robbie Coltrane’s face when you watch “National Treasure.”

The camera lingers on it often over the course of the four-hour miniseries, now available on Hulu, letting every conflicted emotion and moment of vulnerability play across his wide friendly features. It’s an intimacy that proves compelling at the beginning of the series, but by the end will leave you shaken. Because the more we learn about him, the less we trust.

Read More: ‘National Treasure’ Sneak Peek: Robbie Coltrane’s Innocence is Questioned by Julie Walters in New Hulu Series

Originally airing on Channel 4 in the UK last year, “National Treasure” tracks the story of a fictional scandal that feels awfully real. Paul (Coltrane) is one half of a beloved British comedy team who now hosts his own show and enjoys the adulation that comes with decades in the public eye as an entertainer…
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‘National Treasure’ Sneak Peek: Robbie Coltrane’s Innocence is Questioned by Julie Walters in New Hulu Series

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Hulu released an exclusive clip from its upcoming miniseries “National Treasure,” a show revolving around a famed comedic performer, played by Robbie Coltrane (“Harry Potter“), whose life is turned upside down when he is accused of a sexual abuse scandal. Two-time Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Brooklyn“) also stars in the series as Coltrane’s wife, while Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman“) plays their daughter. Hulu has also unveiled a dramatic new poster for the series.

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The clip, titled “The Search,” comes from the show’s first episode and reveals an intense and intimate conversation between Coltrane and Walters. Paul Finchley (Coltrane) has already been swept up in the scandal, while his wife is starting to feel the pressure alongside her husband. The scene promises stellar performance from the two actors, and adds a layer of mystery
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TV Review: ‘National Treasure’ on Hulu, With Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters

TV Review: ‘National Treasure’ on Hulu, With Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters
To clear up any potential confusion at the outset, Hulu’s “National Treasure” has nothing to do with the adventure film franchise of the same name. The streaming service’s new offering is a concentrated jolt of meticulously crafted British drama, which, in four episodes, tells the story of a disgraced celebrity and the scandal that envelops his family.

Over the course of that handful of installments, which arrive on Hulu all at once, “National Treasure” manages to build more suspense and have greater impact than many dramas that chew up far more airtime. Thanks in part to a uniformly phenomenal cast, it makes intelligent and unsentimental observations about the costs of fame and the routine concessions made to celebrity.

Robbie Coltrane plays Paul Finchley, a beloved comedian and TV star accused of rape. Not long after he’s questioned by the police, a single accusation turns into multiple allegations, and
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Movie News: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Sci-Fi 'Sovereign'; 'Pitch Perfect 3' Casting Buzz

Sovereign: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden) will star in Sovereign, described as a sci-fi thriller. Gordon-Levitt will play a man who heads to a space station in search of his estranged wife after she and her fellow crew members disappear. Jack Thorne is writing a new draft of the screenplay and Marc Munden is set to direct; both are British TV veterans. [Deadline]   Starfall: Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger; The Wolfman, above with Emily Blunt) will direct sci-fi action movie Starfall. Few details have been offered about the plot, beyond the setting on a space station. The project is budgeted at $100 million and will be filmed in China. [Deadline]   Pitch Perfect 3: Anna Camp will reprise her role as Aubrey Posen in Pitch Perfect 3. She...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Set to Star in the Sci-Fi Thriller Sovereign

In my opinion, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the most talented young actors working in Hollywood right now. He's a very likable guy who tends to make great films. His next film project is a sci-fi thriller called Sovereign.

According to THR, the actor will take on the role of a man "who travels up to a space station to find his estranged wife and the crew of the station, all of whom have gone missing." We don't really have much more information than that.

The movie is being produced by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things), and it will be directed by Marc Munden, who has helmed several TV series such as Black Sails, Utopia, and Quantico. The script for the film comes from Jack Thorne, the playwright behind the recently released Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Sovereign sounds like it could turn out to be a great film project.
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News Briefs: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Sci-fi Movie 'Sovereign'

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Sovereign: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden) will star in Sovereign, described as a sci-fi thriller. Gordon-Levitt will play a man who heads to a space station in search of his estranged wife after she and her fellow crew members disappear. Jack Thorne is writing a new draft of the screenplay and Marc Munden is set to direct; both are British TV veterans. [Deadline]   Starfall: Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger; The Wolfman, above with Emily Blunt) will direct...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in sci-fi thriller, Sovereign

Nick Harley Oct 19, 2016

Writer Jack Thorne and director Marc Munden move from the TV drama National Treasure to sci-fi movie Sovereign...

Sovereign, the upcoming science fiction thriller from director Marc Munden, has found its star in Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Gordon-Levitt has signed on to the project from director Munden, who directed the recent Channel 4 TV miniseries National Treasure. Jack Thorne, who penned lots of things we love - including the aforementioned National Treasure, the TV series The Fades, and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - has written the latest take on the screenplay.

The script for Sovereign from a draft by Geoff Tock and Gregory Weidman, and will see Gordon-Levitt as a man grasping with the dissolution of his marriage while he struggles to locate the crew of a space station, which includes his wife, after they mysteriously vanish.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Eyes ‘Truevine’ and ‘Captain Planet’; Joseph Gordon-Levitt Takes Sci-Fi Picture ‘Sovereign’

Some big things are happening in Leonardo DiCaprio‘s realm. First, Deadline tells us his company, Appian Way, has partnered with Paramount for Truevine, an adaptation of Beth Macy‘s non-fiction tome — subtitled Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest; A True Story of the Jim Crow South — concerning George and Willie Muse, two black brothers who were kidnapped in 1899 and put on display in traveling freak shows across the Jim Crow-dominated south.

It’s positioned as a starring role for DiCaprio, which, given the description, is a bit odd, but there may be a role in the form of (and this would sound so much funnier if the story weren’t so upsetting) “a white man [who] offered them a piece of candy.” A cousin-of-sorts to Django Unchained‘s Calvin (ahem) Candie, perhaps?

The other property Appian Way’s been eyeing is probably much easier to digest as entertainment,
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Newswire: Joseph Gordon-Levitt will also play a lonely space man

It’s a good day for handsome, lonely dudes floating around in space, just waiting for someone to rescue them with an Eva mission of love. Hot on the announcement of Aaron Paul’s new movie Android—about an astronaut who tries to build robot doubles of his lost loved ones—Deadline reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has also signed on for a film about a man who goes searching for love among the stars.

Gordon-Levitt will star in Sovereign, from director Marc Munden, who’s probably best known for his work on British TV series like Utopia and the recent Channel 4 mini-series National Treasure. The new film is being described as a sci-fi thriller, and will see the Looper star play a man searching for his estranged wife on an abandoned space station. That sounds like a pretty meaty set-up for some space-based psychological scares, even if part of
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Sovereign’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Sovereign’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come on board the science-fiction thriller “Sovereign,” to be directed by British filmmaker Marc Munden.

Producers are Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen through their 21 Laps Entertainment company. Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is financing the project and will oversee international sales.

Munden will direct from a script that’s being re-written by Jack Thorne from a draft by Geoff Tock and Gregory Weidman. Gordon-Levitt will portray a man whose marriage has disintegrated and seeks to locate his wife and the crew of a space station after they disappear.

Executive producers are Meyer and Marc Schaberg of Sierra/Affinity along with Kelly McCormick and Gordon-Levitt.

Gordon-Levitt stars in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as the whistleblower Edward Snowden. He’s in development on “Fraggle Rock” at New Regency and Universal’s “In Sight.”

Munden’s credits include Channel 4’s TV mini-series “National Treasure,” starring Robbie Coltrane,
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