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John Boyega and Letitia Wright to get up close and personal in sci-fi love story ‘Hold Back The Stars’

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‘Star Wars’ John Boyega and ‘Black Panther’s’ Letitia Wright have been cast in Mike Cahill’s sci-fi love story ‘Hold Back The Stars’.

Adapted from Katie Khan’s novel of the same name the story focuses on a man and a woman who revisit memories of their love affair on a utopian Earth while they are trapped in the vast void of space with only 90 minutes of oxygen.

Mike Cahill will take the helm on a script by Christy Hall. The film will be produced by Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps.

The book was originally only published in 2017 and takes place after the catastrophic destruction of the Middle East and the United States, Europe has become a utopia and, every three years, the European population must rotate into different multicultural communities, living as individuals responsible for their own actions. While living in this paradise, Max meets Carys and immediately feels a spark of attraction.
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Hot Package: John Boyega, Letitia Wright To Star In Mike Cahill-Directed Sci-Fi ‘Hold Back The Stars’

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Exclusive: After a slowdown for the elections, the business is kicking back into high gear before the holidays. A hot package creating buzz around town today is one that is built around the Katie Khan science fiction novel Hold Back the Stars. Star Wars‘ John Boyega and Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright are attached to star in what is being called Romeo & Juliet meets Gravity. Mike Cahill will direct a script by Christy Hall. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing.

Published last year by Simon & Schuster, the book revolves around a man and a woman who revisit memories of their love affair on a utopian Earth while they are trapped in the vast void of space with only 90 minutes of oxygen left.

Boyega reprises Finn in the Jj Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode IX, and is lending his voice to the miniseries adaptation of Watership Down. Wright was Emmy-nominated
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Kingsman 3 expands the series beyond Taron Egerton’s character

  • HeyUGuys
If you think ‘Kingsman’ you instantly think Taron Egerton. However, the actor who has recently been shooting Elton John biopic, ‘Rocketman’ won’t be returning to the franchise for its third film.

During the promotional tour for his next film ‘Robin Hood’ which hits cinemas on the 21st of November. The British actor revealed to Yahoo that he won’t be returning to the role of Eggsy but hasn’t ruled out a return in future instalments.

“I don’t know how hot off the press this is, and I think I’m allowed to say it, but I’m not in the next Kingsman movie. That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again. I was with Matthew [Vaughn] as little as a few days ago, we’re still very much in business together, but his next journey in that world doesn’t involve me. His idea
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The BBC’s Watership Down adds Taron Egerton, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan and Peter Capaldi

The BBC and Netflix’s upcoming animated Watership Down adaptation has extended its already hugely impressive cast, with Taron Egerton, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan and Peter Capaldi all signing on to the two-part Christmas special, while Sam Smith is set to perform the original theme song ‘Fire to Fire’.

The new additions join a previously announced cast that includes James McAvoy, Daniel Kaluuya, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Olivia Colman, Gemma Arterton, Tom Wilkinson, Miles Jupp, Freddie Fox, Mackenzie Crook, Anne-Marie Duff, and Rory Kinnear.

“It’s a real testament to the caliber of this adaptation of ‘Watership Down’ that it has attracted such an exciting roll call of names to bring these much loved characters to life,” states Ben Irving, Executive Producer for BBC One. “Now — in Sam Smith — we have one of the world’s most successful recording artists, with the perfect new song to serve as the series’ theme.
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First Look at BBC's CG Animated Adaptation of The Traumatizing Kids' Story Watership Down

The BBC has teamed up with Netflix for a new CG animated adaptation of the classic kids book Watership Down that ended up traumatized lots of kids. Especially that first animated adaptation that was made in 1978. Damn! In case you need a reminder here’s a video featuring some of the most brutal clips:

Thanks to RadioTimes, we have our first look at the new version of the series that features several of the main characters, including Hazel (James McAvoy), his little brother Fiver (Nicolas Hoult), Strawberry (Olivia Colman), and Clover (Gemma Arterton).

The series will consist of four hourlong episodes. I have no idea if they will lighten things up with this new adaptation or if they plan on keeping it dark and disturbing. We’ll just have to wait until we see a trailer. In the meantime, check out the synopsis and photos:

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England,
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‘Watership Down’ First Photos Unveiled as Rosamund Pike and More Join Voice Cast

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‘Watership Down’ First Photos Unveiled as Rosamund Pike and More Join Voice Cast
A few more rabbits just moved into “Watership Down.” Rosamund Pike, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Chan, and Taron Egerton are all lending their voices to BBC and Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Richard Adams’ enduring novel, which was previously made into a notoriously upsetting movie in 1978. The four new cast members are joining the previously announced James McAvoy, Daniel Kaluuya, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Olivia Colman, and Tom Wilkinson; also involved is Sam Smith, who’s performing an original song called “Fire to Fire” for the soundtrack.

“It’s a real testament to the caliber of this adaptation of ‘Watership Down’ that it has attracted such an exciting roll call of names to bring these much loved characters to life,” said Ben Irving, Executive Producer for BBC One. “Now — in Sam Smith — we have one of the world’s most successful recording artists, with the perfect new
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Sam Smith Records Theme Song for BBC and Netflix’s ‘Watership Down’; Peter Capaldi Joins All-Star Cast

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Sam Smith Records Theme Song for BBC and Netflix’s ‘Watership Down’; Peter Capaldi Joins All-Star Cast
Peter Capaldi has joined the all-star voice cast for the BBC and Netflix adaptation of “Watership Down,” and Sam Smith is recording the theme song for the animated miniseries.

News had already leaked about other voice cast members, including James McAvoy, John Boyega, Olivia Colman, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Daniel Kaluuya, and Taron Egerton. The BBC has now confirmed these and the addition of former “Doctor Who” star Capaldi. Sam Smith’s musical input, and the first images from the series, were also revealed Thursday. The series’ director is Noam Murro (“300: Rise of the Empire”).

Richard Adams’ classic book was first published in 1972 and tells the story of a group of rabbits fighting for survival as their habitat is threatened. A 1978 animated movie adaptation was well-received and featured the Simon and Garfunkel song “Bright Eyes,” which was a No. 1 single in the U.K.

Smith has written and recorded “Fire on Fire,
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‘Watership Down’: Rosamund Pike, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Chan & Taron Egerton Join Cast As First Images Revealed

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‘Watership Down’: Rosamund Pike, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Chan & Taron Egerton Join Cast As First Images Revealed
A Private War star Rosamund Pike, Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, Crazy Rich Asians’ Gemma Chan and Kingsman’s Taron Egerton have joined the voice cast of the BBC and Netflix’s adaptation of Watership Down.

It comes as the first images of the show are revealed. The quartet join the likes of James McAvoy, Daniel Kaluuya, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega and Gemma Arterton, which is produced by 42 and Biscuit Entertainment.

Pike will play The Black Rabbit Of Inlé, Capaldi plays seagull Kehaar, Egerton joins as El-Ahrairah and Chan plays Dewdrop.

Elsewhere, Miles Jupp, Freddie Fox, Mackenzie Crook, Olivia Colman, Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear, Tom Wilkinson, Jason Watkins, Craig Parkinson, Henry Goodman, Lee Ingleby, Charlotte Spencer and Daniel Rigby round out the A-list cast.

Adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell (My Mad Fat Diary), Watership Down uses Richard Adams’ bestselling novel as its source to bring a
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Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike Join Animated Netflix/BBC Miniseries 'Watership Down'

Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike Join Animated Netflix/BBC Miniseries 'Watership Down'
Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton and former Doctor Who Peter Capaldi have joined the voice cast of the BBC and Netflix's animated miniseries Watership Down.

The latest adaptation of Richard Adams' classic allegorical bunny adventure novel will be a CGI series, with John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley previously announced as voicing a group of rabbits, led by the brave Hazel (McAvoy) and visionary Fiver (Hoult). Written by Tom Bidwell, the series also will feature the vocal talents of Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Freddie Fox (Pride), Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Miles Jupp (The Thick of It) ...
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13 Scariest Scenes in Non-Horror Movies

Paul Bradshaw Oct 30, 2018

Because it’s so much worse when you don't see it coming…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

You know what you’re in for when you go and see a horror movie. Scary films usually have scary titles and scary posters so everyone knows that they’re going to get jumped, spooked or grossed-out for the next two hours. If you don't like horror movies, it’s pretty easy to avoid them.

But that’s not always the case. It might be a kid’s movie, an indie drama, an action blockbuster or a sweet family comedy, but you’re never completely safe from horror when you go to the cinema. Here we round up the scariest scenes in films that generally weren’t meant to be scary – the unintentional horror moments that caught us off guard.

Trainspotting (1996)

The baby on the ceiling

If
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Rob Lowe Heads to Britain for ITV Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill’

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Rob Lowe Heads to Britain for ITV Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill’
Rob Lowe is going across the pond for his latest starring role.

The former “West Wing” star will play a high-flying U.S. cop who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force in the ITV crime drama “Wild Bill,” TheWrap has learned.

The six-episode series is produced by 42 and Anonymous Content and ITV Studios label, Shiver. It marks the first time the three have collaborated to produce a drama series for ITV, according to a statement from the U.K. network.

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Along with playing the titular role of Bill Hixon, Lowe will also act as an executive producer on “Wild Bill” alongside Eleanor Moran on behalf of 42, and Tim Carter, managing director of ITV Studios label Shiver. Writers Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble, creator David Griffiths, Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington and Keith Redmon from
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Rob Lowe to Star in Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill,’ ITV Orders Miniseries

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Rob Lowe to Star in Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill,’ ITV Orders Miniseries
Rob Lowe is to star in and exec produce six-part crime drama “Wild Bill” for British broadcaster ITV. The miniseries is produced by 42, Shiver and Anonymous Content.

Lowe will play high-flying U.S. cop Bill Hixon, who is appointed chief of police in East Lincolnshire, a rural part of Eastern England.

When Hixon arrives in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?

The drama is the first time 42 Anonymous Content and ITV Studios label Shiver have collaborated to produce a drama series for ITV.

Wild Bill” is created by David Griffiths, Kyle Killen, and Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble, and will be written by lead writers and showrunners Keeble and Appleton.
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Rob Lowe To Star In ITV Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill’ From Anonymous Content, 42 & Shiver

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Rob Lowe To Star In ITV Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill’ From Anonymous Content, 42 & Shiver
Rob Lowe is to star in British crime drama Wild Bill for ITV produced by Traitors and Watership Down producer 42, Maniac producer Anonymous Content and Shiver.

Lowe will play high-flying Us cop, Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force in the six-part series.

Wild Bill is created by David Griffiths (The Hunted), Kyle Killen (Halo) and Silent Witness writers Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble and will be written by Keeble and Appleton, who will showrun the series.

Commissioned by Polly Hill, ITV’s Head of Drama, the show will follow Lowe’s Hixon as he lands in Lincolnshire with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey, hoping to flee their recent painful past.

With a first class degree in Criminology, a Masters in Psychopathology and a Doctorate in Statistical Mapping, Hixon is impressively qualified to tackle the county’s crime figures with his graphs, charts, algorithms and a tapestry of digits.
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Rob Lowe to Star in ITV Crime Drama 'Wild Bill'

Rob Lowe to Star in ITV Crime Drama 'Wild Bill'
Rob Lowe is set to play a high-flying U.S. cop relocated to a small British port town in Wild Bill, a new six-part crime drama for ITV.

Announced Friday by ITV's head of drama Polly Hill, the six-part series — the first collaboration for 42 (Ironbark, Watership Down), Anonymous Content (Mr. Robot, Maniac) and ITV Studios label Shiver — will also be exec produced by the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor.

Wild Bill will see Lowe play Bill Hixon, a U.S. police chief who lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14-year-old daughter Kelsey in tow hoping they can ...
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Jet Trash Trailer: Cult Novel Adaptation Sees September Release

Based on Simon Lewis' 90's cult novel "Go", Charles Henri Belleville's Jet Trash tells the story of two friends who cross a London gangster forcing them to flee England. Hiding out on a beach in Southern India, living a slacker life of sex, drugs and parties, trouble eventually comes to paradise when Vix, a beautiful girl from Lee's past, turns up. Jet Trash hits DVD and digital next week, September4, 2018. The film stars Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) and Robert Sheehan (Geostorm) as well as Craig Parkinson (Watership Down), Osy Ikhile (Mission Impossible V) and Jasper Paakkonen. Check out the trailer below....

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Action Thriller Jet Trash Crash Lands in September [Trailer]

Action thriller Jet Trash is coming to home entertainment platforms this September. This dramatic title, starring Sofia Boutella and Robert Sheehan (Geostorm), has already had a successful limited theatrical run, playing in seventeen cities.

The film also stars Craig Parkinson (Watership Down), Osy Ikhile (Mission Impossible 5) and Jasper Paakkonen. And, the film involves two gangsters on the run. They flee England for India, only to find the same problems hounding them, on the other side of the world. The official home release details, for Jet Trash, ar
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Characters Face Their Troubled Pasts in Action Thriller Jet Trash (Out Sept. 4th)

Jet Trash is an upcoming action thriller, from director Charles Henri Belleville and distributor Indican Pictures. In Jet Trash, two gangsters are on the run, in India. Here, their past catches up to them. Jet Trash stars: Sofia Boutella, Robert Sheehan (Geostorm), Craig Parkinson (Watership Down) and Osy Ikhile. To release this September 4th on home entertainment formats, a preview of the upcoming release, for Jet Trash, is hosted here. The trailer and promotional materials show Lee (Sheehan) and Sol (Ikhile) enjoying life. But, their tranquil holiday can last only so long, when Vix (Boutella) re-enters their lives. A former friend, Vix knows both of their pasts. And now, both gangsters will have to face their former criminal lives, in the exotic locale of India. Jet Trash will be available on DVD and Digital platforms this September 4th. Pre-orders are available now. And, Jet Trash promises an action thriller like no other.
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Ben Kingsley to Star in Epix Drama Series ‘Our Lady, Ltd’

  • Variety
Sir Ben Kingsley is set to star in a drama series that has been given the greenlight at Epix, Variety has learned.

The series–currently titled “Our Lady, Ltd”–is described as a modern noir drama that follows James, a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects. Epix has ordered a 10-episode first season, with shooting set to begin this fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a 2019 launch.

The series is expected to commence principal photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico this fall with an eye towards a 2019 premiere on Epix. Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris serve as executive producers and showrunners, with Conrad also directing six episodes. Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will also executive produce. The series will be produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.
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42 Bolsters Production Ranks With Erica Steinberg, Charlie Morrison & Tom Williams

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Exclusive: Ambitious La and London-based management and production outfit 42 is bolstering its production ranks with a trio of key hires.

Former Cohen Media Group and Miramax exec Erica Steinberg is joining as Senior Vice President, Film, and former Red Wagon Entertainment exec Charlie Morrison is newly on board as Vice President, Film.

Both will be based in 42’s Los Angeles office — where they join TV exec Tara Tucker — and start this month.

Meanwhile, former Ecosse exec Tom Williams has been hired as Development Executive, based in London, also starting this month.

Steinberg most recently served as Senior Vice President of Production at Cohen Media Group where she developed Andrew Bovell’s adaptation of Stoner, and Operation Mincemeat, which has John Madden attached to direct. She is an exec producer on Christoph Waltz’s Georgetown, currently in post.

She started out at Miramax where she was exec producer on the Kill
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‘The Darkest Minds’ Film Review: Ya Tale Delivers Its Allegories With Crisp Efficiency

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‘The Darkest Minds’ Film Review: Ya Tale Delivers Its Allegories With Crisp Efficiency
Originality is overrated. A film like “The Darkest Minds,” in which children have superpowers and the government is out to get them, looks a heck of a lot like other superhero movies and Ya adaptations, and it’s loaded with a ton of on-the-nose metaphors for youthful oppression.

But if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. These factors don’t keep “The Darkest Minds” from greatness; only the film’s middle-of-the-road presentation does that.

The Ya genre, especially in its leaner, cinematic form, generally lives and dies on the power of its allegories. No matter how broad, or even ridiculous, the stories become, if they reflect genuine adolescent emotions and tangible, real-world issues, they can more or less get away with anything.

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