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Acorn TV Lands New Season of Hit British Cop Drama ‘Line of Duty’ for the U.S.

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Acorn TV Lands New Season of Hit British Cop Drama ‘Line of Duty’ for the U.S.
The eagerly-anticipated fifth season of hit British crime drama “Line of Duty” will bow on the Acorn TV streaming service in the U.S. The cop series was created by Jed Mercurio and is produced by World Productions – the same team behind the recent U.K. smash ratings hit “Bodyguard,” which is now on Netflix in the U.S. and international markets.

Line of Duty” has previously premiered on Hulu in the U.S., but Acorn TV has snagged the rights to launch the new season. It also has the first 3 seasons of the show on its streaming platform and will add season 4 on Nov. 26. The 6-episode fifth season is currently in production in the U.K. It will bow on Acorn TV in 2019 and likely go out a day after the U.K. transmission on the BBC.

Each season of “Line of Duty” follows a new case for the
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Acorn TV Nabs U.S. Premiere Of ‘Line Of Duty’ S5 Away From Hulu; Cop Drama Created By ‘Bodyguard’s Jed Mercurio

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U.S. streaming service Acorn TV has nabbed the fifth season of British cop drama Line of Duty, created and written by Bodyguard’s Jed Mercurio. Previous seasons of the BBC drama have premiered on Hulu in the U.S.

The Svod platform will have the exclusive premiere of the six-part series after striking a deal with distributor Kew Media. It will air it in line with its BBC One premiere in early 2019.

Produced by Bodyguard indie World Productions, the series follows police anti-corruption division AC-12. It stars Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar, while Boardwalk Empire star Stephen Graham has joined the show for season five. Graham plays a pivotal figure in a deadly organized crime group, alongside Broken star Lisa McQueen, that is known to have links to corrupt police officers and suspected to be under direct command of the shadowy figure known only as ‘H’.

Filming is now underway in Belfast,
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New Trailer Released For Mary Queen Of Scots with Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan

We have a new trailer for you to watch for the upcoming film Mary Queen of Scots. The movie stars Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan and this trailer teases what it is that led to Mary Stuart being executed by her sister Elizabeth I.

The story follows Mary Stuart (Ronan), the Queen of France, who at the age of 18, defied pressure to remarry following her husband’s death and instead returned to her native Scotland to reclaim her throne. This move ends up pitting her against Elizabeth I (Robbie), who rules over both England and Scotland, and the two fiercely engage in a battle for the throne.

As you’ll see, both actresses give incredible performances in this film. Here's the synopsis:

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns
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Second Trailer for 'Mary Queen of Scots' Pitting Robbie Against Ronan

"I may command armies, but tell my cousin I pray for peace." Focus Features has debuted a second official trailer for Josie Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots, telling the story of the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. She was Queen of France at 16, then widowed at 18, deciding to return to Scotland without a husband, where she has to carefully compete with her cousin - Queen Elizabeth I of England, ruling over Scotland and England at the time. Saoirse Ronan plays Mary, Margot Robbie plays Elizabeth, with a superb ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Brendan Coyle, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and James McArdle. The first trailer was a passionate introduction, and this one is even more powerful. This is definitely worth a watch. Here's the second official trailer (+ new poster) for Josie Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots, from YouTube
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New trailer for Mary, Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie

Following yesterday’s poster for Mary, Queen of Scots, Universal pictures has released a new international trailer for director Josie Rourke’s historical drama which stars Saoirse Ronan as the titular monarch and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I alongside Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce; watch it below…

“Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.
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'On The Basis Of Sex', 'Mary Queen Of Scots' to bookend AFI Fest

Focus Features throws two more into awards season.

AFI Fest presented by Audi has given world premieres slots to two potential awards season contenders, opening selection On The Basis Of Sex starring Felicity Jones as pioneering attorney and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and closing night entry and historical drama Mary Queen Of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

Focus Features handles both selections and will release Mary Queen Of Scots on December 7, and On The Basis Of Sex on December 25 to commemorate Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court, and

AFI alumna Mimi Leder directed The
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Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie Stirring in New ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer (see!)

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, probably two of Hollywood’s hottest actresses at the moment, put together a stirring performance as British royalty in “Mary Queen of Scots,”, back when it meant something to be king or queen of England. The film also stars Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant and Guy Pearce.
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‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie Revisit The Legend

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‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie Revisit The Legend
Here is the first trailer for Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan as the young monarch and Margot Robbie as her rival Queen Elizabeth I.

The logline: The charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan) had a turbulent life. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Jack Lowden,
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Mary Queen of Scots Trailer Takes Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie to War

Mary Queen of Scots Trailer Takes Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie to War
The first trailer for Mary Queen of Scots has arrived. It's getting to that point in the year where we're going to start getting wind of more and more movies that are going to be awards season hopefuls. A period piece historical drama with two majorly talented actresses who have become increasingly big favorites with The Academy has awards season written all over it. Such is the case with Mary Queen of Scots and the first trailer definitely feels like the kind of thing that could generate a lot of buzz later this year.

Saoirse Ronan stars as the titular Mary, with Margot Robbie playing her sister in arms turned foe, Elizabeth I. The movie is based on the book Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by author John Guy. This trailer heavily focuses on their relationship that's going to anchor the drama in this movie. Though,
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First trailer for Mary, Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie

Following yesterday’s character posters [take a look here], Focus Features has debuted the first trailer for director Josie Rourke’s historical drama Mary, Queen of Scots. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the titular monarch and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I alongside Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce; watch it here…

“Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.
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First Mary Queen Of Scots Trailer, Starring Saoirse Ronan And Margot Robbie, Packs A Powerful Punch

Check out the first trailer for Mary Queen Of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The film is directed by Josie Rourke (artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse).

Mary Queen Of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
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Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan Go To War in Mary Queen Of Scots Trailer

The first trailer for Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan's film Mary Queen of Scots has arrived and this looks like a great movie! It looks like both actresses are going to give incredible performances.

Saoirse Ronan is playing Mary Stuart, the Queen of France who, at the age of 18, defied pressure to remarry following her husband’s death and instead returned to her native Scotland to reclaim her throne. This is where she comes up against Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), who rules over both England and Scotland, and the two fiercely engage in a battle for the throne. Here's the synopsis:

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer Pits Saoirse Ronan Against Margot Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth I (Video)

‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer Pits Saoirse Ronan Against Margot Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth I (Video)
Saoirse Ronan faces off against Margot Robbie in the first trailer for Focus Features’ “Mary Queen of Scots,” an historical biopic that has all the makings of returning both stars to the Oscar race — in the same movie this time.

British stage veteran Josie Rourke directs the film, which explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie).

Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

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Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie in First 'Mary Queen of Scots' Trailer

"Do not play into their hands - our hatred is precisely what they hope for...!" Focus Features has finally debuted the first official trailer for period drama Mary Queen of Scots, telling the story of the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. She was Queen of France at 16 and then widowed at 18, deciding to return home to Scotland without a husband, where she has to carefully compete with her cousin - Queen Elizabeth I of England, ruling over Scotland and England at the time. Saoirse Ronan plays Mary, Margot Robbie plays Elizabeth, with a superb ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Brendan Coyle, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and James McArdle. This is quite a powerful first trailer, pitting these two fierce women against each other. They both look to be giving extraordinary performances, which will make for a very exciting film to watch.
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Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie Reign in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer

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Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie Reign in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer
Yes, queens. Focus Features released the trailer Wednesday for “Mary Queen of Scots,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The royal period drama features the pair of A-listers battling for the English throne amid complex family ties.

Directed by Josie Rourke and set in the 1500s, “Mary Queen of Scots” is based on the true story of two ruling monarchs — and cousins — who both believe they are the rightful heirs to the English crown. Ronan plays the titular Scottish queen on a mission to overthrow the presiding English monarchy, while Robbie portrays Elizabeth I, fighting to maintain her spot on the English throne.

Amid her attempted coup, Mary, Queen of Scots is sentenced to multiple years in prison and, eventually, execution. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, “Mary Queen of Scots” will hit theaters Dec. 7.

The film also stars Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston,
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‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Are Royal Rivals in Star-Studded Period Drama

‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Are Royal Rivals in Star-Studded Period Drama
Prepare yourself for a literally royal rumble. In “Mary, Queen of Scots,” last year’s big Oscar contenders Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie face off as two of history’s most compelling queens in a tale of intrigue and desire that hasn’t lost its shine, even nearly five centuries after the events it follows first unspooled.

The period drama explores the turbulent life of Ronan’s Mary Stuart, who became Queen of France at age 16 and widowed at 18. Robbie plays Mary’s biggest rival, her cousin Elizabeth I. Each young Queen is fearful and fascinated by the other, but their loyalty to their countries is threatened when Mary asserts her claim to the English throne.

Even independent of her run-ins with Elizabeth, Mary’s life was a wild one, marked by bad marriages, literal explosions, and a tangled family tree that all but guaranteed that she’d spend her
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Battle for Power

Coming off the heels of her third Oscar nomination for Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan is trading in her Catholic school uniform for a corset in Mary Queen of Scots. In acclaimed theater director Josie Rourke’s directorial debut, Ronan plays the real-life queen of Scotland, while fellow Oscar nominee from last year, Margot Robbie, takes on the role of Mary’s cousin and nemesis Queen Elizabeth I.

Mary Queen of Scots is penned by House of Cards creator Beau Williamon, and if his hit Netflix TV show, now entering its final season, gives any indication of what Mary Queen of Scots will be like, expect lots of sex, political power play, and intrigue. Also starring Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, with David Tennant, and Guy Pearce, Focus Features will be releasing the film on December 7th, and
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Two Posters For Mary Queen Of Scots Arrive Ahead Of First Trailer On Thursday

Focus Features has released two striking new posters for Mary Queen Of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The portrait posters are actually quite stunning.

The first trailer will be released on Thursday.

Focus Features will release Working Title’s Mary Queen Of Scots on Friday, December 7, 2018 – limited in North America. Count on this film being in the awards season, Oscar mix.

From director Josie Rourke (artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse), the film explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to
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Moviehouse boosts Cannes slate with 'A War Story' (exclusive)

John Laing’s film follows journalist Peter Arnett in his pursuit of an interview with the then little-known Osama bin Laden.

UK outfit Moviehouse Entertainment has added New Zealand drama A War Story to its Cannes sales slate.

Directed by John Laing and produced by James Heyward and Chris Hampson, the film stars John Leigh (The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers) as Pulitzer Prize-winning CNN reporter Peter Arnett, who embarks on a life-defining pursuit for an interview with the then little-known Osama bin Laden.

The deal was negotiated by A War Story executive producer Grant Bradley, who commented: “We
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How Felicity Jones Transformed Herself Into Ruth Bader Ginsburg for ‘On the Basis of Sex’

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How Felicity Jones Transformed Herself Into Ruth Bader Ginsburg for ‘On the Basis of Sex’
Felicity Jones refused to break character while portraying Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex.”

“I was a crazy person,” Jones said. In order to perfect Ginsburg’s distinctive Brooklyn-inflected accent, Jones, the English star behind “Theory of Everything” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” only spoke in the jurist’s voice while on the set.

“I was full Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Jones said while presenting footage of the film at Focus Features CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“On the Basis of Sex” deals with on of Ginsburg’s earliest cases, Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld. It used the example of a widower denied his wife’s survivor benefits under Social Security to illustrate gender disparities under the law. The film went into the production in the midst of a sexual harassment crisis in Hollywood, as industry figures such as Harvey Weinstein,
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