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Four years removed from his award-worthy turn as Alan Turing in Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, and finally, Benedict Cumberbatch has made the laborious journey back to meaningful acting. With three McU appearances during the interim, Cumberbatch, who has said that his only two bucket list roles are Hamlet and Patrick Melrose, having fulfilled the former in 2015, gives perhaps his strongest performance to date as the titular drug addict.

Written by David Nicholls (Starter for 10), with Edward Berger (The Terror) at the helm, Showtime and Sky Atlantic’s five-part miniseries, Patrick Melrose, adapted from the semi-autobiographical novels penned by Edward St. Aubyn, is a harrowing, if not familiar diamorphine-driven drama elevated through distressingly believable thespianism.

Each chapter of Patrick Melrose is formed around a single entry in Aubyn’s roman à clef anthology, comprised of Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope,
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The 5 Biggest Indie Auteurs at the Box Office: Wes Anderson, PTA, and More

The 5 Biggest Indie Auteurs at the Box Office: Wes Anderson, PTA, and More
Where studio distributors have tentpole titles, specialized releasing has platform princes. These filmmakers are intellectual property: They will never produce blockbusters, at least not in the traditional sense, but their names trigger a passionate, arthouse fanbase eager to devour their work. And in the kingdom ruled by per-theater averages, Wes Anderson is the crown prince.

Dozens of directors have found massive success with a platform release: Clint Eastwood, Darren Aronofsky, Jason Reitman, Tom Hooper, Steven Spielberg, the Coen Brothers, Richard Linklater, and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Other directors to achieve over $100,000 per-theater averages in the last decade include Kevin Smith, Damian Chazelle, Morten Tyldum, Terence Malick, Lee Daniels, Luca Guadagnino, and Barry Jenkins. (Among women, Kathryn Bigelow came closest with “Zero Dark Thirty.”)

However, Anderson is among the few whose work consistently thrives not only in its initial limited release, but also expands to find a larger audience. That’s rare; in my film-buying days,
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Alicia Vikander to star in Morten Tyldum’s psychological thriller, The Marsh King’s Daughter

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

The newest Lara Croft actress, Alicia Vikander, has signed up to star in Morten Tyldum’s (The Imitation Game, Passengers) psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter.

The feature is based on the best-selling novel by Karen Dionne, Vikander will play a woman living a seemingly ordinary life but us hiding a dark secret within that her father is the infamous ‘Marsh King’ – a man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years.

After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, she is forced to face her demons when her father unexpectedly escapes from prison.

The script has been adapted by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”). The Marsh King’s Daughter” is produced by Black Bear PicturesTeddy Schwarzman, who is also financing the film, and Keith Redmon of Anonymous Content, along with Tyldum and Smith. Anonymous Content’s
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Alicia Vikander Set To Star in The Upcoming Thriller The Marsh King's Daughter

Alicia Vikander is such a talented young actress and her career in Hollywood has exploded since she starred in Ex Machina. The next film that we'll see her in is the awesome looking new adaptation of Tomb Raider. She now has a new film project to jump on board called The Marsh King's Daughter.

The film will be an adaptation of the novel by Karen Dionne. The script for the film was written by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) and this is the story description, for what seems like an intense thriller:

Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction,
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Alicia Vikander to headline The Marsh King’s Daughter

Alicia Vikander has signed on to star in Passengers director Morten Tyldum’s adaptation of best-selling novel The Marsh King’s Daughter.

The story focuses on Helena, a woman hiding a terrible secret that she’s forced to confront when her father, who kept her captive since birth, escapes from prison. The Tomb Raider actress will play the role of Helena.

The screenplay has been adapted by Elle Smith and The Revenant co-writer Mark L. Smith, and will be produced by Black Bear PicturesTeddy Schwarzman, and Keith Redmon from Anonymous Content, along with Tyldum and Smith. Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros and Alicia Vikander are executive producing.

The Marsh King’s Daughter will go before cameras this summer and be released by Stx International on an as yet unconfirmed date. Vikander can be seen next in Tomb Raider (16th March) and Wim Wender’s Submergence (18th May), alongside James McAvoy.
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Alicia Vikander to Topline Adaptation of “The Marsh King’s Daughter”

Vikander in “Tomb Raider”: Warner Bros.

Alicia Vikander is expanding her ass-kicking résumé. The star of the upcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot is set to topline an adaptation of “The Marsh King’s Daughter,” a best-selling thriller from Karen Dionne. Deadline reports that Black Bear Pictures will produce and finance the pic.

Published in 2017, “The Marsh King’s Daughter” centers on Helena Petterier, a happily married mother of two who runs her own business. Lurking beneath the surface of her ideal-seeming life is a huge secret: her mother was kidnapped as a teen, and she was born in captivity. Her mother’s tormentor is her biological father, who raised Helena in a remote cabin alongside her mother until he was caught and sent to jail. When he escapes from prison and kills two guards, Helena is convinced that she’s the only one who can take him down using survival
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Alicia Vikander to star in 'The Marsh King's Daughter' for Stx International

Alicia Vikander to star in 'The Marsh King's Daughter' for Stx International
Psychological thriller adapted from Karen Dionne’s best-selling novel.

Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider, The Danish Girl) will star in The Marsh King’s Daughter, a psychological thriller directed by Oscar nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game).

Stx International is handling distribution rights outside North America and will introduce the project to buyers at this week’s Efm in Berlin. Stx will distribute the film directly in the UK and Ireland.

Based on Karen Dionne’s best-selling novel, the film follows a young girl who has a dark secret about her incarcerated father.

Director Tyldum’s credits also include Headhunters and Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

President of Stx International David Kosse said: “The Marsh King’s Daughter is one of the most hypnotic thrillers you’ll ever experience, much in the vein ofThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, and who better than Morten Tyldum to direct this psychologically gripping story into a complex
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Alicia Vikander to Star in Thriller ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’

Alicia Vikander to Star in Thriller ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’
Alicia Vikander is set to star in Morten Tyldum’s upcoming psychological thriller “The Marsh King’s Daughter.”

The project is based on the best-selling novel by Karen Dionne. Vikander will play Helena, a woman living a seemingly ordinary life, but hiding a dark secret within: that her father is the infamous “Marsh King,” the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, Helena is forced to face her demons when her father unexpectedly escapes from prison.

The script has been adapted by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”). “The Marsh King’s Daughter” is produced by Black Bear PicturesTeddy Schwarzman, who is also financing the film, and Keith Redmon of Anonymous Content, along with Tyldum and Smith. Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros and Vikander are executive producing.

“The Marsh King’s Daughter” is scheduled to begin principal photography this summer
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Alicia Vikander set to star in Morten Tyldum's The Marsh King's Daughter

  • JoBlo
After raiding some tombs as Lara Croft for Roar Uthaug's Tomb Raider, Alicia Vikander will star in the Morten Tyldum-directed dramatic thriller The Marsh King's Daughter. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Karen Dionne, the Black Bear pictures flick will be scripted for the big screen by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant). Deadline, who exclusively reported the news... Read More...
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Alicia Vikander to Star in Morten Tyldum's 'Marsh King's Daughter' Film

Alicia Vikander to Star in Morten Tyldum's 'Marsh King's Daughter' Film
Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander is set to take the lead role in Morten Tyldum's adaptation of Karen Dionne's The Marsh King’s Daughter dramatic thriller.

Black Bear Pictures is financing the book-to-movie adaptation, reteaming Tyldum and Teddy Schwarzman after their box-office success with The Imitation Game. The Marsh King's Daughter portrays a woman who risks everything to find her dangerous father, who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future.

Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith adapted novel for the movie adaptation, which is set to be produced in summer 2018. Producer credits are shared by Schwarzman, Keith Redmon,...
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Alicia Vikander To Star In Morten Tyldum-Directed Thriller ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’; STXintl Handling In Berlin

Exclusive: In what shapes up to be one of the hot titles in the upcoming Berlin sales market, Black Bear Pictures will finance and produce with Anonymous Content the Morten Tyldum-directed dramatic thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter. Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander has come attached to play the lead role. STXinternational has closed a deal to handle international territories at Berlin. Pic is an adaptation of the international bestseller by Karen Dionne that was published…
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2018 DGA Awards winner is Oscar frontrunner for Best Director

On Feb. 3, the Directors Guild of America will reveal its pick for the best film helmer of the year at the 70th annual edition of its awards. The five DGA nominees are: Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”).

All but McDonagh are in contention at the Academy Awards. If one of the four double nominees wins with the guild, they are all but certain to take home the Oscar on March 4 as well. The DGA aligned itself with the Academy Awards calendar in 1950. Since then all but seven of its winners for Best Director have repeated at the Oscars.

Although the DGA does an outstanding job at anointing the eventual Oscar winner, it is less sure-footed at previewing the five Oscar nominees. In its first 15 years, there were anywhere from four to 18 DGA nominees.
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Super Bowl Promo and Premiere Date Revealed!!

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Super Bowl Sunday is a day of football, sure, but it's also a day of other entertainment when movie and television studios put together their best cuts of what lies ahead.

To wit:

John Krasinski is taking over the role of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan already played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine. Not a bad set of shoes to step into, right?

On Labor Day weekend, Prime Video is bringing best-selling author Tom Clancy’s legendary character Jack Ryan to television for the first time — Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will premiere on August 31.

In anticipation of the premiere, Prime Video will air its first-ever Super Bowl ad featuring the series, which can be previewed here.

“Given the colossal scope and scale of the series coupled with the popularity of Tom Clancy's novels, we knew Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan would be a natural
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‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Trailer: John Krasinski Takes Charge in Amazon’s Big Super Bowl Ad — Watch

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Amazon has released the trailer for “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” the latest take on the spy novelist’s best-known character. After being played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine, the CIA agent will now be portrayed by John Krasinski. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Jack Ryan’: Amazon’s TV Series Is Inspired by the Harrison Ford Movies, Debuts in 2018

Here’s the synopsis for the series, which was created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland: “‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ follows an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.”

Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman, and Amir El-Masry co-star in the series. Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game,
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TV Review: J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams in ‘Counterpart’ on Starz

TV Review: J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams in ‘Counterpart’ on Starz
“Counterpart” is quite likely to appeal to fans of a few different genres. A smartly constructed and atmospheric spy thriller, “Counterpart’s” first allegiance is to hushed conversations, dangerous secrets, and the kind of shadowy alleys and darkened hallways traversed by secret agents.

But “Counterpart” is also a work of speculative fiction, and it uses its graceful and well-modulated sci-fi elements to ask thoughtful questions about missed opportunities, identity, and what happens when people get unexpected chances to remake their lives.

And if that weren’t enough, “Counterpart” is also a handsome, character-driven serial for adults. It avoids many of the traps of the Prestige Drama category: It’s brisk, sardonic, and has moments of bittersweet sadness, but it’s not enamored of predictable grimness or uninspired transgression. And whatever genre you gravitate to, “Counterpart” is made immensely enjoyable by excellent performances from J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams, among others.

As the drama
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‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale

‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale
A few weeks ago, we called it “crazypants.” Next month, there’s a good chance your uncle may call it “That Show with the Two J.K. Simmonses.” But for right now, “Counterpart” is a show on the verge of giving audiences a first full look at its twisty new premise. Starz announced today that the “Counterpart” pilot will air after the “Outlander” Season 3 finale on December 10, and released a fresh trailer for the series to go along with it.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Season 3: Ronald D. Moore on the Show’s Evolution and the Klingon Connection

The show follows the increasingly convoluted life of Howard Silk (Simmons). Working as a dutiful (and blissfully unaware) low-level employee at a nondescript firm, Silk gets drawn into a strange metaphysical tug-of-war when he gets an unexpected visit from…himself. As both versions of Howard get caught up in a fight to cover
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The Last Word on ‘Passengers’

I’m David Baruffi, and as always, I have the Last Word…., on ‘Passengers‘.

I can see why there’s been a lot of negative criticism against Morten Tyldem‘s latest, ‘Passengers‘, but…- there’s something here. There really is, and I’m not sure people are necessarily reading the film right. Every negative, and most positive reviews I see, seem to be focusing in on the romance aspect of the movie, as though this is some, sprawling romantic epic, colliding with an incredible-looking stylized sci-fi film. It looks like ‘2001: A Space Odyssey‘ but it feels like ‘Titanic‘, or tries to kinda thing. As somebody who’s never thought ‘Titanic‘ was any good to begin with, I didn’t see the romance like that at all.

Let’s start at the beginning. In the future, a company has started colonizing a new planet and now there’s some
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Paramount TV & Anonymous Content Acquire ‘Black Viking’ Norwegian Novel For TV Series Produced By Morten Tyldum

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the rights to 2013 novel The Black Viking by Icelandic author Bergsveinn Birgisson to adapt as a television series, with The Imitation Game and Passengers helmer Morten Tyldum attached to direct and executive produce. Brigisson, who lives in Norway, holds a Ph.D. in Nordic studies from the University of Bergen. The Black Viking, which currently is being sold at the Frankfurt Book Fair, is the result of his search…
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‘The Snowman’ Review: Michael Fassbender Thriller Melts in a Pool of Slushy Writing

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‘The Snowman’ Review: Michael Fassbender Thriller Melts in a Pool of Slushy Writing
Harry Hole is Norway’s most famous detective, as created in a long-running series of best-selling books by author Jo Nesbø. Following on, very slowly, from the successful 2011 adaptation of Nesbo’s novel “Headhunters” (from director Morten Tyldum, who would go on to make “The Imitation Game” and “Passengers”), the first English-language film version of Nesbø’s work now arrives in the shape of “The Snowman.” Michael Fassbender plays the maverick, alcoholic, chain-smoking Oslo cop, probably hoping, along with producers Working Title, that this could be the start of long-running franchise, something to get him out of the X-Men costume,
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‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Trailer: John Krasinski Brings the Action in First Full Spot for Amazon Series

‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Trailer: John Krasinski Brings the Action in First Full Spot for Amazon Series
Jack Ryan may not be quite the international figure James Bond has become, but the analyst-turned-field agent has taken on almost as many forms over the years. After first appearing in the pages of Tom Clancy’s “The Hunt for Red October” in 1984, Alec Baldwin originated the onscreen character in the 1990 film. Then came the Harrison Ford era of “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger,” before Ben Affleck (“The Sum of All Fears”) and Chris Pine (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”) stepped in for solo stints.

Now, it’s John Krasinski’s turn, and the former “Office” star is looking to leave a lasting mark in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”

Read More:‘Jack Ryan’: Amazon’s TV Series Is Inspired by the Harrison Ford Movies, Debuts in 2018

Unveiled during the upcoming Amazon series’ New York Comic-Con panel, the first trailer finds Krasinski furthering his action star bonafides. Though
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