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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Roger Michell's 'Silent Heart' remake

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Roger Michell's 'Silent Heart' remake
Family drama will start shooting this August in London.

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska are set to star in a remake of the 2014 Danish film Silent Heart for Millennium Films.

The project, titled Blackbird, is directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and written by the original film’s screenwriter Christian Torpe.

Producers are Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi. Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger for Millennium.

The film, which starts shooting this August in London, centres on three generations of a family who gather over a weekend. The
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake
Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to star in “Blackbird,” a remake of Bille August’s Danish-language “Silent Heart,” with Roger Michell directing.

Millennium Films is producing the movie. Producers are Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Mitchell will direct from a script by “Silent Heart” screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting is planned for August in London.

Keaton will play a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

In “Silent Heart,” released in 2014, the mother was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and was planning to pursue euthanasia with the help of her husband at the end of the weekend. But the decision became difficult to handle for the daughters and brought old conflicts to the surface.
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Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’

The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices

“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I’m probably going to know about as much as I’m ever going to know on a working level. There’s a liberty in that.” It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since the Irish comic first shuffled on to the stage, cigarette and drink at the ready, and appeared not to know what on earth he was doing there. In 1996, aged 24, he became the youngest person to win the Perrier comedy award at the Edinburgh festival, and embarked on his first UK tour the year after. TV and film opportunities followed, often playing various iterations of his rumpled, grumpy
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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’

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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’
Jeff Goldblum has returned to one of his most successful roles with Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Goldblum first played the character in the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park” back in 1993. The actor has had a highly successful career in film, television and theater for over 40 years.

Goldblum’s film career started in a particularly auspicious manner since his first four films were all highly regarded works of the early 1970s: “Death Wish”, “California Split”, “Nashville” and “Next Stop, Greenwich Village.” He continued to work in film and television for the next four decades and even returned to Broadway a few times, most notably in the highly regarded Martin McDonough play “The Pillowman.”

Along the way Goldblum has picked up a number of award nominations including an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for “Little Surprises.” He received an Emmy nomination for a guest
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‘Set It Up’ Proves a Rom-Com Heroine Can Fall in Love and Still Be Great At Her Job

‘Set It Up’ Proves a Rom-Com Heroine Can Fall in Love and Still Be Great At Her Job
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

It’s only fitting that Claire Scanlon’s charming romantic comedy “Set It Up” primarily takes place in an office building. Its lead characters are initially bound together by their tough gigs as overworked assistants, and the film is as much about one character’s love affair with her job as it is with her actual paramour. While “Set It Up” is built on a strong foundation of classic rom-com tropes (from the meet-cutes to the misunderstandings), it also winks at the genre, folding in some smart subversions along the way. The best one: that fledgling journalist Harper (Zoey Deutch) is equally compelled by her career and her budding romance with Charlie (Glen Powell).

Few rom-coms have managed to successfully build a love story that also has the space for either of its leads — especially the
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Hugh Grant and His New Wife Anna Eberstein Are "Best Friends" (Exclusive)

Actor Hugh Grant famously left his bride at the altar in Four Weddings and a Funeral, but the star — a seemingly confirmed bachelor in real life — flipped the script when he married his girlfriend of six years, Anna Eberstein, 39, in a surprise civil ceremony on May 25. As they exited the London registry office, the couple beamed with happiness and Anna held their little daughter on her hip. "Hugh loves Anna and wants to spend the rest of his life with her," an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly. "Anna is the one person who has managed to change him." Just a few years ago, the Notting Hill actor, 57, recorded a video where he said he doesn't believe in marriage. "[I am] not a massive believer in marriage," he said. The actor later told Howard Stern in an interview that marriage brings out "possessiveness, ownership, and jealousy." But with the 2011 birth of his first child,
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Kew Media adds six to Cannes slate, including 'Nothing Like A Dame'

New titles also include African elephant and rhino genocide doc The Last Animals.

Distributor Kew Media Group has filled out its slate ahead of next month’s Cannes Film Festival and acquired worldwide sales rights to six new titles. The films will be making their festival market debut at the Marche du Film.

The titles include Nothing Like A Dame, a conversation piece between four renowned British actresses – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Playwright and Maggie Smith. Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and produced by Sally Angel and Karen Steyn, the film sees the four ladies discuss their careers
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Kew Media Beefs Up Non-Fiction Slate With Six Movies Including Judi Dench Doc ‘Nothing Like A Dame’

Kew Media Group has picked up international rights to six non-fiction films for Cannes including documentary Nothing Like A Dame, about the lives and careers of Brit actresses Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith. Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and produced by Sally Angel (Night Will Fall) and Karen Steyn (Looking For Audrey), executive producers are Sally Angel and Debbie Manners for Field Day and Anthony Wall for the BBC. Also new to the…
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Danny Boyle's Lily James-Kate McKinnon Comedy Lands Fall 2019 Release

Danny Boyle's Lily James-Kate McKinnon Comedy Lands Fall 2019 Release
Director Danny Boyle's untitled comedy starring Lily James and Kate McKinnon will hit theaters in the U.S. on Sept. 13, 2019, Universal announced Monday.

Working Title is producing the film, written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill). The cast, which is still being rounded out, also includes Himesh Patel.

Richard Curtis wrote the script, which is keeping its logline close to the vest. It is known to be musically themed and set in the 1960s or '70s. McKinnon will play a talent agent. James is playing a teacher.

Universal is eyeing a summer shoot for the project.

Working Title's...
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‘My Cousin Rachel’ Director Roger Michel & Producer Kevin Loader Board Psychological Thriller ‘Little Darlings’

‘My Cousin Rachel’ Director Roger Michel & Producer Kevin Loader Board Psychological Thriller ‘Little Darlings’
Exclusive: My Cousin Rachel director Roger Michel and producer Kevin Loader are teaming up under their Free Range Films banner on a feature adaptation of upcoming UK novel Little Darlings, which they have optioned from Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency. Notting Hill director Michel will write and direct the feature adaptation, which is currently in development, while The Death Of Stalin and The Lady In The Van producer Loader will produce. The debut novel…
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Kate McKinnon and Lily James Team for New Danny Boyle Comedy

Kate McKinnon and Lily James Team for New Danny Boyle Comedy
With the current season of Saturday Night Live winding down, star Kate McKinnon has found a new movie to shoot over her summer hiatus. The actress has entered negotiations to star in an Untitled Danny Boyle Comedy that will put her alongside Lily James. Universal Pictures is eyeing a summer production start for this untitled project, so we could be getting more casting updates in the very near future.

While Universal is keeping any specific plot details under wraps, the story is said to be musically-themed and set in either the 1960s or 1970s. Kate McKinnon has been set to play a talent agent, while Lily James is playing a school teacher. Danny Boyle (T2 Trainspotting) is slated to direct from a script by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), although the studio has yet to set a release date at this time. Universal Pictures will be distributing and producing alongside Working Title FIlms.
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First Newcastle International Film Festival reveals line-up of 40 features

Last remaining 35mm print of Tyneside classic Get Carter will open the event.

The inaugural Newcastle International Film Festival has revealed a line-up of more than 200 films, with the event set to run March 29 to April 1.

The festival will host 40 features, 140 shorts, including works by filmamkers from the North East. There will also be workshops, Q&A sessions and events across the city of Newcastle.

Get Carter, starring Michael Caine in an early role, will open the festival at the Tyneside Cinema on March 29. The only remaining 35mm print of one of the most renowned Newcastle-shot films will screen
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iZombie Stars Preview Rom-Com Brain — Plus: Watch Liv Meet Her Soulmate

iZombie Stars Preview Rom-Com Brain — Plus: Watch Liv Meet Her Soulmate
Every season on iZombie, there’s one brain that stands out above the rest. This year’s memorable noggin comes during this Monday’s episode (The CW, 9/8c) when the undead heroine feeds off a hopeless romantic. Suddenly, the medical examiner’s life becomes a romantic comedy movie, complete with meet-cutes set to a popular ’90s love song.

“It’s one of my favorite [episodes]. It’s a two-parter episode, so we get a lot of” this particular brain and its accompanying movie tropes, star Rose McIver previewed during TVLine’s set visit. “We see things in slow motion… It makes
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Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis team up for Working Title comedy

Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis team up for Working Title comedy
British pair also to produce alongside Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Working Title is set to produce an untitled comedy to be directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) and written by Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Love, Actually). The project is currently in development at Universal.

There are no plot details as yet about the story, which will be produced by Boyle and Curtis alongside Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, with Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew.

Executive producers are Nick Angel and Lee Brazier, with Exec VP of production Erik Baiers overseeing the project for Universal.
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Notting Hill Star Emma Chambers’ Death at 53 May Have Been a Heart Attack

Notting Hill Star Emma Chambers’ Death at 53 May Have Been a Heart Attack
Notting Hill star Emma Chambers died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 53, says BBC executive Producer Jon Plowman.

Plowman told UK’s Radio 4: “It’s no age to have a heart attack, as I understand it.”

Chamber’s agent John Grant confirmed the actress’ death on Saturday, claiming natural causes.

“We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers,” Grant told Entertainment Weekly. “Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed.
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Emma Chambers obituary

Actor who played Alice in the TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in the film Notting Hill

The Vicar of Dibley, conceived by the writer Richard Curtis, began in 1994, the year in which the first female Church of England priests were ordained. The TV sitcom starred Dawn French as Geraldine Granger, the incoming vicar facing a mixture of bewilderment and prejudice in the sleepy fictional Oxfordshire village of the programme’s title, but Emma Chambers, who has died unexpectedly aged 53, proved to be a scene-stealer as Alice Tinker, the St Barnabas church verger scripted as dim but lovable.

“Just like Alice I am vulnerable, emotional and caring, but I am not thick,” Chambers once said. “I think she is gorgeously naive, like a child, and that is one thing I am not – I am a cynical old bitch!”

Continue reading...
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Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood Star, Dies at 54

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Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor has died of a heart attack at age 54, the BBC reports. According to the BBC, the actress died in Dubai, where she was to attend a family wedding. Sridevi made her first Bollywood film in 1978, eventually starring in more than 150 films including “Mr. India” and “Sadma.” Also Read: Emma Chambers, 'Notting Hill' Actress, Dies at 53 Sridevi went on hiatus from acting following the 1997 release of “Judaai,” but returned to the industry with the 2012 offering “English Vinglish.” As news of Sridevi’s death spread on Saturday, fans rushed to social media to express their condolences, including...
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Hugh Grant Mourns Death of Notting Hill Co-Star Emma Chambers

Hugh Grant Mourns Death of Notting Hill Co-Star Emma Chambers
Following the news that his Notting Hill co-star Emma Chambers had died at the age of 53, Hugh Grant took to Twitter to express his sadness over the loss. On Saturday morning, the British actor wrote, "Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news." Chambers' agent John Grant said in a statement to The Guardian on Saturday, "We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers. Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many and will be greatly missed." Chambers was best known in the States for her role...
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'Notting Hill' Actress Emma Chambers Dies at 53

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Emma Chambers -- best known for her role as Honey in the rom-com "Notting Hill" -- has died from natural causes ... according to her agent. The English actress appeared alongside Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in the hit 1999 film, and was a star on the long-running British comedy, "The Vicar of Dibley," for which she won a British Comedy Award. According to her agent, John Grant, Chambers passed away Wednesday. He says ... "Over the years,
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Hugh Grant Reacts to ‘Notting Hill’ Actress Emma Chambers’ Death: ‘Very Sad News’

  • The Wrap
Hugh Grant Reacts to ‘Notting Hill’ Actress Emma Chambers’ Death: ‘Very Sad News’
Notting Hill” star Hugh Grant mourned the death of his castmate Emma Chambers on Saturday, remembering Chambers as a “hilarious and very warm person” and calling her death “very sad news.” “Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news,” Grant wrote on Twitter. Chambers was 53. Also Read: Emma Chambers, 'Notting Hill' Actress, Dies at 53 In the 1999 film, Chambers played Honey, the sister of Grant’s William Thacker and a hyper-enthusiastic fan of Hollywood star Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), who becomes romantically entangled with William. Chambers’ agent, John Grant, told the BBC that...
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