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Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge To Perform ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ On Broadway

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge To Perform ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ On Broadway
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will reprise their sold-out Off Broadway double-bill of solo one-act plays Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway this summer, producers announced today.

Originally presented in February at the Public Theater to strong reviews, Sea Wall/A Life will begin performances on Friday, July 26 at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre, with an opening night set for Thursday, August 8. The strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, September 29.

“This gorgeous, soul-stirring evening of theater deserves to be seen by as many people as possible,” said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “I’m so proud that Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal’s brilliant performances will live on at the Hudson.”

Written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, with both directed by Carrie Cracknell, the double bill will be produced on Broadway by Nine Stories, Ambassador Theatre Group, Seaview Productions, Benjamin Lowy Productions,
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Tom Sturridge Can Hear The Sobs: The Actor Talks About Off Broadway’s Heart-Wrenching ‘Sea Wall’ – Deadline Q&A

Tom Sturridge Can Hear The Sobs: The Actor Talks About Off Broadway’s Heart-Wrenching ‘Sea Wall’ – Deadline Q&A
On nights when Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal perform the two monologues that make up the Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed Off Broadway double bill Sea Wall/A Life, the British half of the duo silently takes his place on stage as the audience finds its seats. Before the actor says a word, the presence of his character Alex is felt, and a weighty presence it is. Alex will later tell the audience – the play, written by Simon Stephens, is performed by Sturridge as if in intimate conversation with this room of strangers – that people often make a startling observation about him:

There’s a hole running through the centre of my stomach. You must have all felt a bit awkward because you can probably see it. Even in this light. Mostly people chose not to talk about it. Some people tell me that they’re sorry but that yes,
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‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Review: Tom Sturridge & Jake Gyllenhaal Deliver Powerhouse Performances Off Broadway

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‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Review: Tom Sturridge & Jake Gyllenhaal Deliver Powerhouse Performances Off Broadway
In the Public Theater’s double bill Sea Wall/A Life, Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal deliver scorching performances that can stand alongside anything on the New York stage so far this season. The pair – also currently co-starring in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw – might owe their fame to movies, but here again they stake their claim on the stage.

None of which will come as a surprise to anyone who saw Gyllenhaal in his previous collaboration with playwright Nick Payne, nor those who saw Sturridge in 2017’s unsettling 1984. But these performances at the Public are vital enough to seem like a big wave we didn’t see coming.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell with an unfailing feel for detail – a shuffle of papers here, a switch of a light there – the production is divided into halves: Sturridge in Sea Wall first, followed by Gyllenhaal in A Life, monologues connected only by theme and mood.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Star In Sea Wall / A Life; Previews Begin In February

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of Sea Wall A LIFEwith a Joseph Papp Free Preview performanceon Friday, February 1. Written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne respectively, and directed by Carrie Cracknell, Sea Wall A Life will run through Sunday, March 31 in The Public's Newman Theater with an official press opening on Thursday, February 14. Sea Wall A Life features Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridgein their Public Theater debuts.
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It director signs on for H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine from producer Leonardo DiCaprio

Having wrapped filming on It: Chapter Two, director Andy Muschietti is wasting little time in filling out his upcoming slate. Earlier this week he signed on to direct the manga adaptation Attack on Titan for Warner Bros., and now comes word that he has also boarded a new take on H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine at the same studio.

Muschietti has written a treatments for the new film, which he’ll also produce with sister and regular collaborator Barbara Muschietti, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson of Appian Way. Arnold Leibovit is executive producing, having done so on the 2002 movie adaptation from director Simon Wells and starring Guy Pearce.

First published in 1895, The Time Machine tells the story of an inventor who creates a device capable of transporting a person through time; journeying some 800,000 years into the future, the time traveller discovers that mankind has evolved into two
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‘Wanderlust’ Review: Toni Collette’s Dominance of 2018 Continues in a Smart Netflix Series That’s Honest About Sex

‘Wanderlust’ Review: Toni Collette’s Dominance of 2018 Continues in a Smart Netflix Series That’s Honest About Sex
Toni Collette is having an extraordinary year. The “Sixth Sense” and “United States of Tara” star is garnering well-deserved awards buzz for her “Hereditary” performance, and just as Oscar season ramps up, here comes another powerful reminder of her acting prowess. “Wanderlust” is a Netflix and BBC co-production that has nothing to do with David Wain’s 2012 film of the same name that starred Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux, though this six-part drama series also studies an onscreen couple who’s looking to keep their relationship afloat.

Equal parts empathetic and searing, creator Nick Payne treats his characters honestly and, in turn, crafts a first season both heartening and tragic. Collette is its center, guiding the ship through turbulent emotional seas with assurance. There’s plenty to admire about “Wanderlust,” but it easily could have drifted into the vast unknown of Netflix’s content ocean without her precise,
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"Wanderlust" On Netflix

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"Wanderlust" is the 6-episode Brit dramatic TV series, set in Manchester, England, written by Nick Payne and directed by Luke Snellin, as a BBC One co-production, starring Luke Snellin, Lucy Tcherniak, Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton, Royce Pierreson and William Ash, streaming all episodes October 19, 2018 on Netflix:

"...a therapist tries to save her marriage after a cycling accident, causing her to reassess her relationship..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Wanderlust"...
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Wanderlust finale review – overly theatrical, but unashamedly tender

Nick Payne’s six-part examination of middle-aged marriage and sex came to a satisfying conclusion, if not exactly a mindblowing climax

‘We were out of scourers,” says Alan to his lover turned partner Claire – the woman for whom he has left his wife, Joy, the inevitable consequence of the open relationship Joy encouraged in the first place. And, just like that, the shine on their sexy new relationship has gone. A Brillo pad will do that. “Alan, what the fuck?” says Claire, appalled at how he has tidied up her studenty flat with its cigarette ends and used teabags on the side. Teacher Alan (Steven Macintosh) – remember from last week? – is the man who alphabetised his VHS collection, and now he is missing running the vacuum under his kids’ legs and doing companionable washing-up with his therapist wife (Toni Collette). He and Claire (Zawe Ashton) were never going to work
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Tuesday’s best TV – Wanderlust; A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad

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Nick Payne’s relationship drama comes to a satisfying end, while Nick Green charts the emergence of Syria’s dictator

9pm, BBC One

The ends meet in a well plotted, if not unexpected, finale to Nick Payne’s relationship drama, which sees Joy and Alan come to terms with recent events as their children embark on their own life changes. The time has come for Joy to follow her instincts and make a final decision about her future. It is a satisfying, romantic episode filled with resonant reminders of the silly domestic details that keep us linked in relationships, including old texts we treasure and familiar phrases we cherish. Mike Bradley
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Why Killing Eve is keeping our love of TV adaptations alive

Based on Luke Jennings’ novella series, Killing Eve has delivered a body blow in the battle between TV adaptations and original drama

This autumn’s rich array of TV drama has pitted original fare against adaptations. On one side, Bodyguard, Black Earth Rising, Press, Strangers; on the other, Vanity Fair, Trust (derived from Getty dynasty biographies), A Discovery of Witches (from novels by Deborah Harkness), Wanderlust (from its writer Nick Payne’s stage play). Until last weekend the original team seemed well ahead in acclaim, but then the ecstatic reviews for Killing Eve pulled their opponents level.

Given her prominence in advance publicity for the show and critics’ raves, you could be forgiven for assuming that Phoebe Waller-Bridge came up with the serial assassin Villanelle and her titular would-be nemesis in BBC3’s Killing Eve. In fact they originated in ebook singles by Observer dance critic Luke Jennings, who had
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Broadway: ‘The Affair’s Ruth Wilson, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal On Board For Glenda Jackson’s ‘King Lear’

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Broadway: ‘The Affair’s Ruth Wilson, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal On Board For Glenda Jackson’s ‘King Lear’
The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson, Game of ThronesPedro Pascal and Tony Award-winner Jayne Houdyshell will join Glenda Jackson in Broadway’s upcoming King Lear – starring, as previously reported, Jackson in the title role.

The additional casting – which also includes Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O’Sullivan and John Douglas Thompson – was announced today by producer Scott Rudin.

Directed by Sam Gold and featuring an original score by Philip Glass, King Lear begins previews Thursday, February 28, 2019 and will open Thursday, April 4 at the Golden Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7.

Others in the cast include Sean Carvajal, Dion Johnstone, Russell Harvard and Matthew Maher, with additional casting to be announced.

Jackson gave a critically lauded 2016 portrayal of Lear at London’s The Old Vic, though the Broadway production will be entirely new, with a creative team that includes scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth,
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H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine coming to the small screen

With filming underway on a BBC adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Deadline is reporting that Sky Television and House Productions are to adapt another of the authors novels, by developing a small screen iteration of The Time Machine.

The project is in the “very early stages of development”, with Nick Payne (Wanderlust) on scripting duties, and Kibwe Tavares (Noughts & Crosses) set to direct.

First published in 1895, The Time Machine last found its way onto the screen in the form of the 2002 Guy Pearce flop, which was directed by Wells’ grandson, Simon. It tells the story of an English scientist hosting a dinner party, who posits that time is a fourth dimension, and that he has built a machine which allows him to travel through it.

The show will probably find a home on Sky Atlantic, home of the network’s other big-budget TV productions, such as Riviera and Tin Star.
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A Television Adaptation Of The Time Machine Is In Development

H.G. Wells classic novel The Time Machine is getting yet another adaptation as Deadline reports Sky is taking a shot at making a version in a BBC-backed production. Apparently, things are in the "very early stages," of development, but the ultimate goal is for this television project to air on the international network Sky Atlantic

The Time Machine, which was published in 1895, and the story follows an "English scientist living in Victorian England who recounts that time is simply a fourth dimension and demonstrates to his dinner guests how to travel through it."

The project is being developed by Nick Payne (Wanderlust) and director Kibwe Tavares (Noughts & Crosses).

No word on an American channel that could pick up the adaptation, but I'm sure if the project starts to pull some Hollywood talent, that decision will be made sooner than later. Are you excited to see yet another rendition of The Time Machine,
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Sky Takes Another Crack At Time Travel With Adaptation Of H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’

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Exclusive: Sky is taking another crack at time-travel after the pay-tv giant began developing a remake of H.G. Wells’ classic novella The Time Machine with Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell’s House Productions.

The BBC Worldwide-backed production company is developing the project with Nick Payne, the British playwright who recently wrote Toni Collette-fronted BBC drama Wanderlust, and director Kibwe Tavares, who has been involved in Mammoth Screen’s adaptation of Noughts & Crosses for the BBC. I understand that the project in the “very early stages of development.”

The drama would likely air on its Sky Atlantic channel, which is looking for more big-budget originals to air alongside dramas such as Riviera and Tin Star as well as its imported shows from HBO and Showtime.

The Time Machine, which was published in 1895, follows an English scientist living in Victorian England who recounts that time is simply a fourth
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The 10 best new TV dramas coming this autumn

Keeley Hawes as home secretary, Suranne Jones as the ‘first modern lesbian’, and Les Misérables returned to its literary roots… just some of the highlights of the new season

• Insiders’ TV: writers and producers on their favourite new shows

Buzz is growing for this boldly unconventional family drama, the first arrival from the BBC’s impressive autumn slate. The terrific Toni Collette – star of the film Muriel’s Wedding and now a potential Oscar dark horse for her performance in Hereditary – and Steven Mackintosh star as a long-married couple from Manchester trying to reignite their relationship by, ahem, revolutionary means. Created by award-winning playwright Nick Payne, loosely based on his 2010 stage production of the same name, it has an infectious soundtrack and is warmly funny and surprisingly sexy. Altogether now: you’re terrible, Muriel.

Expected: late August, BBC One
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‘Wanderlust’: First Look At BBC One & Netflix’s Toni Collette-Fronted Relationship Drama

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The BBC and Netflix have revealed the first glimpse at Toni Collette-fronted relationship drama Wanderlust.

The six-part series, which airs later this year, explores the relationships of a multi-generational family. It is produced by Doctor Foster producer Drama Republic.

Wanderlust looks at how people build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable. Collette plays Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark alive with her husband after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.

The show is written by British playwright Nick Payne (Constellations), in his TV debut, and directed by Luke Snellin (The A Word). Lucy Tcherniak (The End of the F***ing World) will helm the second block of the series.

Wanderlust was filmed in Manchester,
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Public Theater Announces Season With Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge, Bob Dylan Musical

Public Theater Announces Season With Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge, Bob Dylan Musical
A new musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan and productions starring Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will be among the 2018-19 offerings of Off Broadway’s Public Theater.

The West End hit Girl From the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson and featuring music from Dylan’s songbook, will make its North American premiere in September, with an American cast. (The photo above was taken at the Old Vic Theatre in London last July).

Also in September, Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid makes its New York premiere starring Glenn Close as the mother of Joan of Arc.

Gyllenhaal and Sturridge also are set to appear in a double bill of solo shows beginning in January. Sturridge will perform Simon Stephens’ Sea Wall, a monologue “about love and the human need to know the unknowable,” while Gyllenhaal stars in Nick Payne’s A Life,
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Bob Dylan Musical Girl From The North Country, Mother Of The Maid & More Coming to the Public Theater in 2018-19 Season

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2018-19 Season at their landmark home on 425 Lafayette Street. The iconic New York destination, which includes five theaters and Joe's Pub, as well as The Library restaurant, has been home to over 50 years of revolutionary theater, and continues this season with new work by Emerging Writers Group alum and 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Patricia Ione Lloyd, Public Studio alumni Hansol Jung and Jordan E. Cooper, Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks, Conor McPherson, Simon Stephens, Nick Payne, Jane Anderson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Luis Alfaro, as well as the continuation of year-round and community engagement programming Mobile Unit, Public Works, Under the Radar Festival, Public Studio, Public Forum, Public Shakespeare Initiative, Emerging Writers Group, and the beloved Free Shakespeare in the Park.
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Toni Collette to lead the cast of the BBC and Netflix’s Wanderlust

The BBC and Netflix have announced that Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense) is set to lead the cast of the upcoming Netflix series Wanderlust, where she will star alongside Steven Mackintosh (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Royce Pierreson (Line of Duty).

The series, created by Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense of an Ending, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) and directed by Luke Snellin (The A Word, Our Girl, My Mad Fat Diary), follows Joy Richards (Toni Collette) a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark with her husband alive after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.

“I am honoured and thrilled to work with Nick Payne’s wonderful words on Wanderlust,” stated Collette. “It is
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Dame Judi Dench + Netflix Projects Filming Now in the U.K.

Actors of United Kingdom: Salutations! Here’s the freshest scoop on an exciting array of projects filming near and across the home nations. This info is piping hot, so roll up your sleeves and prepare for a helping of juicy industry details! Two words: Toni Collette. That’s right, she back and this time for BBC and Netflix’s newest joint effort, “Wanderlust.” This exciting eight-part series, written by Nick Payne and directed by Luke Snellin, explores the validity and value of monogamy. Filming is currently underway in Manchester and casting for this project is being handled by Sam Jones. Where there’s a Dame, there’s a camera. And Dame Judi Dench is among the cast of Trevor Nunn’s newest venture, “Red Joan.” Production for this project is in full swing and we’ve heard they’ll be bringing the shoot to Cambridge very soon––our sources tell
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