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New trailer for The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn

Ahead of its release this May, a new trailer has arrived online for The Professor and the Madman, director Farhad Safinia’s upcoming adaptation of Simon Winchester’s book The Surgeon of Crowthorne. The biographical drama stars Mel Gibson as the titular Professor, James Murray who in 1857 began to compile the Oxford English dictionary with the help of asylum inmate William Minor (Sean Penn); watch it here…

Based on the best-selling novel, The Professor And The Madman tells the true tale of madness, genius, and obsession that led two remarkable men to leave their imprint on history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The Professor and the Madman is set for release on May 10th and features a cast that also includes Natalie Dormer (Game of thrones), Ioan Gruffudd (Forever), Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie), Laurence Fox (Lewis) and Jennifer Ehle
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Sean Penn is sent to Broadmoor in new trailer for ‘The Professor and the Madman’

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The new trailer for biographical drama ‘The Professor and the Madman’ has finally come to light featuring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson.

Directed by Farad Safinia, Gibson plays Professor James Murray, who in 1857 set about compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Penn plays Dr. W.C. Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries but also was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

Natalie Dormer, Steve Coogan, Jeremy Irvine, Ioan Gruffudd and Jennifer Ehle also star.

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The film is released in select cinemas & On-Demand, May 10th

The Professor and the Madman Synopsis

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr William Minor.

The post Sean
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Another 'The Professor and the Madman' Trailer with Gibson & Penn

"The language is developing faster than our progress." Vertical Entertainment has debuted another new official trailer for Farhad Safinia's film The Professor and the Madman, which will actually be getting a release in theaters this May. In the film, Mel Gibson stars as James Murray, a professor at Oxford who is hired to work on compiling the very first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. During the course of his fastidious work, he receives over 10,000 entries from a patient and convincted murderer at the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, a man known as Dr. William Chester Minor, played by Sean Penn. The cast also includes Steve Coogan, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Ehle, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Irvine, Aidan McArdle, Brendan Patricks, and Adam Fergus. Not that sure this will be worth seeing. Here's the second official trailer for Farhad Safinia's The Professor and the Madman, from YouTube: You can
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Taron Egerton Isn't a Household Name Yet - but Rocketman Might Change That

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Taron Egerton Isn't a Household Name Yet - but Rocketman Might Change That
Elton John's musical biopic Rocketman is only a few months away from its theatrical release date, and if the first full-length trailer is anything to go by, it's going to be a wacky, wild ride. The film, which is produced by John himself, tracks the pop icon's rise from an ordinary youth to an international music sensation and showman. Although actor Taron Egerton, who plays John, has been around Hollywood for a few years now, he's still not quite an A-list name. Here's what you need to know about the young Welsh actor who earned John's personal approval for the role.

For the most part, Egerton's career has been in very British movies. After graduating with his acting degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he snagged a couple of roles on British television. From there, his film career really kicked off in 2014, when he starred in two
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‘The Professor and the Madman’ Trailer: Mel Gibson and Sean Penn Craft the Oxford English Dictionary

In a bit of against-type casting, The Professor and The Madman stars Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, but Gibson is, in fact, not playing the latter character. Rather, in the story of crafting the Oxford English Dictionary, he plays Professor James Murray, who took up the challenge only to discover that one man (Penn), convicted for murder and at an asylum for the criminally insane, submitted over 10,000 words.

Although production on the film began back in 2016, it was caught up in legal troubles, and now with Apocalypto co-screenwriter Farhad Safinia, who helmed the film, taking his name off the project (now credited to the fictitious P.B. Shemran), it’s finally seeing the light of day. The film will be arriving in other countries this spring, though Vertical Entertainment has not yet announced a U.S. release date. The first international trailer has now arrived for the adaptation of Simon Winchester’s novel.
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Mel Gibson & Sean Penn in Trailer for 'The Professor and the Madman'

"When I read, I can fly out of this place on the backs of books..." The first official trailer has debuted for a film titled The Professor and the Madman, a drama from Iranian filmmaker Farhad Safinia, who wrote the screenplay for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. In Safinia's The Professor and the Madman, Mel Gibson stars as James Murray, a professor at Oxford who is hired to work on compiling the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. During the course of his fastidious work, he receives over 10,000 entries from a patient and convincted murderer at the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, a man known as Dr. William Chester Minor, played by Sean Penn. The cast also includes Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Ehle, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Irvine, Aidan McArdle, Brendan Patricks, and Adam Fergus. We've all been curious to see what the footage looks like, considering Penn and Gibson are odd picks,
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Taron Egerton Isn't a Household Name Yet - but Rocketman Might Change That

Elton John's musical biopic Rocketman is only a few months away from its theatrical release date, and if the first full-length trailer is anything to go by, it's going to be a wacky, wild ride. The film, which is produced by John himself, tracks the pop icon's rise from an ordinary youth to an international music sensation and showman. Although actor Taron Egerton, who plays John, has been around Hollywood for a few years now, he's still not quite an A-list name. Here's what you need to know about the young Welsh actor who earned John's personal approval for the role.

For the most part, Egerton's career has been in very British movies. After graduating with his acting degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he snagged a couple of roles on British television. From there, his film career really kicked off in 2014, when he starred in two
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Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are The Professor and the Madman on new poster

A new poster has arrived online for the upcoming biographical drama The Professor and the Madman featuring Mel Gibson as Professor James Murray and Sean Penn as Dr. W. C. Minor, two key figures in the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Professor and the Madman here

Although the film is yet to receive an official synopsis, the blurb for the book reads:

The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
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Trailer for Mel Gibson and Sean Penn's Oxford Dictionary Movie The Professor And The Madman

You might not think that the creation of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary would be exciting or interesting. But this new movie, The Professor and The Madman, tells this story, and it actually actually looks really good!

Mel Gibson takes on the role of Professor James Murray, who begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century. He ends up receiving over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum , Dr William Minor, who is played by Sean Penn.

The film is said to delve into the “madness, genius and two obsessive men who changed the course of literary history.”

The movie comes from screenwriter Farhad Safinia (Apocalypto), and he will make his feature directing debut on the film. The movie also stars Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Ioan Gruffudd (San Andreas), Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia! Here
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The Professor and the Madman Trailer: Mel Gibson and Sean Penn Create the Dictionary

The Professor and the Madman Trailer: Mel Gibson and Sean Penn Create the Dictionary
Some people read the dictionary for fun. It's true. And boy, do we have a movie for them. The Professor and the Madman tracks the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, and it's a fascinating look into a book most people simply take for granted. Or at least never really think about its creation.

Mel Gibson is teaming up with Sean Penn for this stirring new drama. The movie has been delayed for over two years, due to legal issues swirling around its production and release. Now, we get our first look at all the intense preparation it took in creating the dictionary, and it's harrowing to say the least.

The Professor and the Madman doesn't have a concrete release date just yet. Vertical Entertainment has picked the movie up for distribution, so it shouldn't be long before that's announced though. The story is based on the book of the same name,
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Sean Penn and Mel Gibson star in trailer for ‘The Professor and the Madman’

  • HeyUGuys
The first trailer for biographical drama ‘The Professor and the Madman’ has finally come to light featuring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson.

Directed by Farad Safinia, Gibson plays Professor James Murray, who in 1857 set about compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Penn plays Dr. W.C. Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries but also was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

Natalie Dormer, Steve Coogan, Jeremy Irvine, Ioan Gruffudd and Jennifer Ehle also star.

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The film is set for a June 2019 release.

The Professor and the Madman Synopsis

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr William Minor.

The
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Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in trailer for The Professor and the Madman

The first trailer has been released for director Farhad Safinia’s biographical drama The Professor and the Madman. Based on Simon Winchester’s book The Surgeon of Crowthorne, the film stars Mel Gibson as Lexicographer Professor James Murray who in 1857 began to compile the Oxford English dictionary with the help of asylum inmate William Minor, played by Sean Penn; watch the trailer here…

The Professor and the Madman features a cast that also includes Natalie Dormer (Game of thrones), Ioan Gruffudd (Forever), Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie), Laurence Fox (Lewis) and Jennifer Ehle (The Miseducation of Cameron Post).

The post Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in trailer for The Professor and the Madman appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Mel Gibson’s The Professor and the Madman gets an international poster, U.S. release confirmed after legal dispute

After a legal dispute between star Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions and production company Voltage, Deadline is reporting that the period drama The Professor and the Madman will receive a theatrical release in the U.S. later this year courtesy of Voltage Pictures. An international poster for the film, which details the origins of the Oxford International Dictionary, has also been released featuring Gibson and co-star Sean Penn.

The film, directed by Apocalypto co-writer Farhad Safinia, ran into trouble back in 2017, with Gibson and Safinia getting into a dispute with Voltage CEO Nicolas Chartier over shooting locations, budget and schedule, which reportedly saw the duo walking off the set. Gibson’s Icon then filed against Voltage in an effort to prevent the movie from being screened to potential distributors, but a judge dismissed the suit last year. According to Deadline, Gibson will not play any part in the film’s promotion.
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Bourne series Treadstone adds five to its cast

After securing Brian J. Smith (Sense8) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) for the lead roles back in November, USA Network has now filled out the supporting cast of its Jason Bourne spinoff series Treadstone with five new additions.

Set to join Smith and Irvine in the cast of the show are Omar Metwally (The Affair), Tracy Ifeachor (The Originals), Han Hyo-joo (The Beauty Inside), Gabriell Scharnitzky (The Game) and Emilia Schule (Berlin Station). Per Deadline, here are the official character descriptions:

Metwally will play Mr. Edwards, a CIA agent who was ostracized by his colleagues after making a decision that left a fellow operative dead. His willingness to make the hard choice positions him as the most qualified agent for a stealth mission.

Ifeachor will portray Tara Coleman, an investigative journalist who has turned her back on her career after getting too close to a dangerous truth. Now she must
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TV News Roundup: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Renewed for Season 16 at Fox

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TV News Roundup: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Renewed for Season 16 at Fox
In today’s TV News Roundup, “So You Think You Can Dance” gets renewed and DeWanda Wise and Jessica Williams enter”The Twilight Zone.”

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Netflix’s new Ricky Gervais series “After Life” is set to launch March 8 with co-stars Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Tony Way, David Bradley and Ashley Jensen. “After Life” follows Tony (Gervais) who decides to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he wants after his wife Lisa (Godliman) dies. Other cast members include Penelope Wilton, David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Kerry Godliman, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, Tim Plester and Diane Morgan. In addition to executive producing, Gervais created, wrote and directed the series alongside producer Charlie Hanson and fellow executive producer Duncan Hayes.

Conan O’Brien‘s late-night talk show “Conan” is set to return with guest Tom Hanks Jan. 22 at 11 p.m. on TBS. The premiere, which marks O’Brien’s ninth
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‘Bourne’ Drama Series ‘Treadstone’ Rounds Out Cast: Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, More

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USA Network has rounded out the cast for its straight-to series drama Treadstone, an offshoot from Universal’s Bourne franchise. The Affair star Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor (Quantico), Hyo Joo Han (W: Two Worlds), Gabrielle Scharnitzky (The Game) and Emilia Schüle (Berlin Station) join previously announced Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith as series regulars in the drama from Heroes creator Tim Kring and Universal Cable Productions.

Written by Kring, Treadstone explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone — a covert program that uses behavior-modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.

Metwally will play Mr. Edwards, a CIA agent who was ostracized by his colleagues after making a decision that left a fellow operative dead. His willingness to make the
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #145. Paradise Hills – Alice Waddington

Paradise Hills

Producer and editor Alice Waddington makes her directorial debut with the fantasy/sci-fi film Paradise Hills, a Us-Spanish co-production which she wrote alongside Brian DeLeeuw and director Nacho Vigalondo (of Timecrimes and Colossal fame). Produced by Adrian Guerra and Nuria Vilas, Waddington has assembled a notable cast with Milla Jovovich, Emma Roberts, Awkwafina, Eliza Gonzalez, Jeremy Irvine and French actor Arnaud Valois in a narrative which sounds comparable to Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s 2004 debut Innocence.

Gist: A wayward girl is sent to the reform school Paradise Hills only to discover the high-class façade holds sinister secrets.…
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2019 Sundance Film Festival Announces Initial Lineup of 112 Films, Including Their Midnight Slate, the Zac Efron Ted Bundy Movie, the Latest from Emma Roberts, and More

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for a new year of the Sundance Film Festival, but we’re now less than two months away, and this writer is extremely excited to head to Park City once again, especially after digging into Sundance’s initial lineup announcement today. Not only does their Midnight slate look insanely great, but there are a ton of films running in Sundance’s other programming tracks that I am beyond excited to see in January.

Some of the highlights from today’s lineup announcement include Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile which chronicles the life of Ted Bundy (played by Zac Efron) through the experiences of his girlfriend; Paradise Hills, which stars Emma Roberts, Milla Jovovich, and Awkwafina; Relive from producer Jason Blum; Dan Gilroy’s Buzzsaw; and the Alien-themed documentary Memory. I’ve gone ahead and broken down all the titles
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Bourne TV series Treadstone casts Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith

Back in April, it was announced that USA Network is working on a TV spinoff of the Jason Bourne franchise entitled Treadstone, and now comes word that Brian J. Smith (Sense8) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) have been cast in the lead roles.

Treadstone “explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone — a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins.”

Deadline reports that Smith will play Doug McKenna, an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long buried truths about himself; Irvine meanwhile is J. Randolph Bentley, a spy who is dispatched by the CIA to eliminate a key target but instead finds himself embroiled in an international conspiracy.

Treadstone has been created by Tim Kring (Heroes) and has a full season order from USA Network. Production is slated to get
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‘Bourne’ Spin-Off Series ‘Treadstone’ Casts Two Leads As Production Is Set To Begin In 2019

The latest ‘Bourne Identity’ spin-off “Treadstone” has found its two leads. And no, neither of them are Matt Damon or Jeremy Renner.

Deadline reports that Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith have been cast as two of the leads for the upcoming action-thriller TV series “Treadstone.” Irvine is probably best known for his role in “War Horse,” but was recently seen in the musical hit ‘Mamma Mia 2.’ Smith is no stranger to TV, having worked on the recently-finished Netflix series “Sense8” and the upcoming “World on Fire.” He’ll also be seen in the upcoming “L.A.

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