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Ascension: A Tom Hooper Profile (Part 2)

Following his Academy Award nomination for Best Director on The King's Speech, Trevor Hogg profiles the career of British filmmaker Tom Hooper in the second of a two part feature... read part one here.

Expecting to do a film about Katharine Graham, the legendary publisher of The Washington Post, British director Tom Hooper found his cinematic agenda changed; for his third outing with HBO, he was given the task of helming a nine-hour miniseries about John Adams, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. “When HBO entrusts you with $100 million to tell that kind of story and they are bringing it out at the time of the primaries in the election race, let’s just say there’s a little bit of pressure to perform,” admitted the London native. “This is the creation story and in a country that has such an incredibly strong film tradition it’s been overlooked.
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Cillian Murphy & Thandie Newton Begin 'Retreat'

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Irish production company Ripple World Pictures began shooting this week in Wales on the British psychological thriller 'Retreat' starring Cillian Murphy (Inception, Perrier's Bounty, The Dark Knight), Thandie Newton (2012, RocknRolla, Crash) and Jamie Bell (Defiance, Jumper, Billy Elliot) in co-production with the UK's Magnet Films. 'Retreat' is the debut feature of British director Carl Tibbetts who co-wrote the screenplay with Janice Hallett. Gary Sinyor (Leon the Pig Farmer) of Magnet Films is producing the feature with Dominic Wright (Lapland Odyssey) and Jacqueline Kerrin (Parked) of Ripple Exec Producing alongside David Frost and Michael Rosenberg (In Your Dreams) also of Magnet Films. Sony Entertainment have UK, Irish and German rights. Quickfire Films and Sc Films are handling international sales.
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