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Game Of Thrones Actor Richard Madden is Reportedly Wanted as The Next James Bond

It doesn’t look like James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli isn’t going to waste any time casting a new actor in the role of Bond when Daniel Craig is finally done. According to a new report, executive producer Barbara Broccoli is looking to offer Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden the role following Craig’s departure. Broccoli is said to be very impressed by Madden’s performance in the BBC thriller Bodyguard.

According to The Sun, an unnamed source close to Broccoli, said Madden is a "serious" candidate for the role. "Not only is he on top of Barbara's list," said the source, "but she is preparing to offer the role."

If this is the direction that they are looking to take in terms of casting for the franchise, then they are obviously looking to go younger. I think the actor looks like he is a decent choice for a young version of Bond.
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Seven Iconic 007 Aston Martins In Central London For "Global James Bond Day", 5 October

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Aston Martin:

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· Seven Iconic Aston Martin James Bond cars will be in central London to celebrate ‘Global James Bond Day’ this Friday · A chance to win a year-long Sky Q package and a 55” Ultra High Definition TV

3 October 2018, London, UK: Aston Martin Lagonda (Aml) has teamed up with Eon Productions and Sky to celebrate Global James Bond Day on Friday 5 October, launching a prize draw for fans, giving them a chance to win a wide screen television and Sky Q package.

Aston Martin cars are driven by James Bond in eleven of the 007 films; Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), The Living Daylights (1971), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

Throughout Friday, four iconic Aston Martins from the 007 films, the DB10, V8 Vantage,
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Eva Green Joins BBC’s ‘The Luminaries’ Adaptation

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Eva Green Joins BBC’s ‘The Luminaries’ Adaptation
Eva Green (“Casino Royale”) and Eve Hewson (“The Knick”) will star in “The Luminaries,” the TV adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s award-winning novel. Marton Csokas (“Into the Badlands”) has also been cast in the upcoming six-parter, which will air on BBC Two in the U.K. and Tvnz in New Zealand.

The novel is set on New Zealand’s South Island against the backdrop of the 1860s gold rush. The series will start filming in New Zealand in November. Catton’s novel won the Man Booker prize in 2013, making her the youngest-ever recipient of the prestigious literary award.

The author has adapted her book for TV with Claire McCarthy (“Ophelia”), who helms the series. Working Title’s TV division is on production duty, and its founders, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, are executive producers.

“Eleanor has written a series of brilliant screenplays,” Green said. “I loved her original novel and
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‘Polar’: Deadmau5 Looks The Part For Scoring Jonas Akerlund’s Dark Horse Comics Adaptation

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‘Polar’: Deadmau5 Looks The Part For Scoring Jonas Akerlund’s Dark Horse Comics Adaptation
The Canadian music producer known as Deadmau5 is making his first foray into film scoring with Polar, a noir-tinged project by director Jonas Akerlund that arrives next year from Netflix and Constantin Film.

The action film is an adaptation of Polar: Came From the Cold, the webcomic by writer-artist Victor Santos that was published in 2013 as a 160-page graphic novel from Dark Horse Entertainment, the Oregon comics publisher that has a track record of delivering source material for Hollywood hits — among them Jim Carrey’s breakthrough comedy The Mask, the Hellboy films, the Zack Snyder-directed epic 300, and the ultra-bleak Sin City franchise.

To celebrate the project’s confluence of music, film and comics, Polar creator Santos provided Deadline with an illustration that presents Deadmau5 in his quirky mouse-masked stage persona (see it in full below), but melds it with the graphic novel’s wintry menace, as well as an eye-patch and high-caliber firepower.
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Cary Joji Fukunaga Can Bring the Human Factor Back to James Bond

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In case you hadn’t noticed, the filmmakers chosen in recent years to direct James Bond films represent a serious break with the past. The new way all started when the series’ overseers — who tend to weigh these decisions as if they were matters of state — chose Marc Forster, the acclaimed director of “Monster’s Ball” and “Finding Neverland,” to direct “Quantum of Solace.” The trend continued when Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of “American Beauty,” was chosen to make “Skyfall,” and Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director of “Slumdog Millionaire,” was chosen to helm Bond 25 (even though he left before he began).

Now, with the choice of Cary Joji Fukunaga, the trend continues. Fukunaga has no Oscars under his belt, but he is, by any standard, an audacious and celebrated filmmaker. His first feature, “Sin Nombre,” took the best director prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He followed that
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Cary Fukunaga to Direct ‘Bond 25’

Cary Fukunaga will direct Bond 25, the 25th installment of the beloved franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film’s producers, Eon, also announced that production would begin March 2019 and the film would arrive in theaters February 14th, 2020 (the original release date was October 25th, 2019). Bond 25 will reportedly be the last 007 movie to star Daniel Craig, who has portrayed the famous spy since 2006’s Casino Royale.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” Eon’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli tweeted. “His versatility and innovation make him
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Daniel Craig's Final James Bond Movie, 'Bond 25', Has Found Its Director At Last

British agent James Bond has made a habit out of saving the world, having done so numerous times over the past 56 years. But for a time it seemed like no one could save agent 007 himself in what had seemingly become a never-ending quest to find a director for what will be actor Daniel Craig's fifth and final turn in the role. That quest is finally at an end. Bond 25, which is the working title until an official one is given to it (probably early next year), will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who is best known for directing the critically acclaimed Netflix film Beasts of No Nation and season one of HBO's True Detective. A brief official statement was issued by producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Daniel Craig (the first for a Bond actor to be featured in that behind the scenes role). "We
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Best movies to learn card games and tricks

Playing cards isn’t only an enjoyable activity in itself, but also provides a great fodder for some of the most entertaining movies. The suspense that is built in card games rivals those of blockbuster movies and the tricks of skillful players add another layer of enjoyment to the experience. While it is rarely possible to pick up a game from a movie without any prior experience, there are some films that allow viewers to discover a new side to a familiar game or find out about tricks and strategies previously unknown. This article lists some of the best movies about card games that might prove useful for the audience in terms of advancing the playing skills (full list available here).

Rounders 1998

Rounders centers around a young poker player played by Matt Damon, whose success in the game allows him to pay for his education. After losing a game to a famous Russian gangster,
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‘Casino Royale’ Scribes Neal Purvis & Robert Wade Turning ‘Bond 25’ Treatment Into Script

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Screenwriter Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who’ve been aboard the 007 franchise as story writers since 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, are now turning their approved Bond 25 treatment into a script with the departure of Danny Boyle from the project.

This was to be expected after Boyle fell off. Purvis and Wade are reportedly taking elements from their treatment and Boyle’s script and working them into a new movie.

A search is still underway by Eon and MGM for a new director and Deadline has heard that such names as Edgar Wright, Yann Demange, and David Mackenzie’s names have been floated. The pic’s release date remains unchanged for Nov. 8 next year, however, many believe that will change once a new helmer emerges. Purvis and Wade wrote the screenplay for Die Another Day, the final Pierce Brosnan Bond, and have been the credited scribes throughout the
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Bond 25: Neal Purvis and Robert Wade Return to Write New Script

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As MGM and Eon Productions continue their search for Danny Boyle’s replacement as director of the 25th Bond movie, the studios have tapped Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to return to the series and pen a new script for the next installment.

The duo has been on the Daniel Craig James Bond pics since he was first introduced in “Casino Royale,” and had penned an approved treatment for Bond 25 prior to Boyle coming aboard. With Boyle’s script being tossed, the two will now turn that treatment into a script, even as producers meet with directing candidates to replace Boyle.

MGM had no comment on the news.

Sources had previously told Variety that this option was very much being considered, given the trust that Purvis and Wade have garnered with all parties involved, including Craig. Insiders also add that even after the writing duo turns in a draft,
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‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’ Film Review: A Troubled, Barely-Seen Comedy and Its Erratic Star

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‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’ Film Review: A Troubled, Barely-Seen Comedy and Its Erratic Star
Peter Medak’s new documentary “The Ghost of Peter Sellers,” about the catastrophic production of the actor’s failed 1973 pirate comedy “Ghost in the Noonday Sun,” begins with a little back-patting.

Medak, who also directed the classic films “The Ruling Class” and “The Changeling,” says he’s fairly certain that no filmmaker has ever made a movie about the making of his own movie before. “It’s incredible,” he remarks. And also “completely insane.”

That statement isn’t strictly true. Richard Rush made a documentary about his Oscar-nominated drama “The Stunt Man” called “The Sinister Saga of Making ‘The Stunt Man,'” and Richard Stanley catalogued his catastrophic production of “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (which was eventually finished by John Frankenheimer) in “Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s ‘Island of Dr. Moreau.'” But it’s always intriguing, regardless, to look back at what was, what could have been,
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'Before the Frost' ('For Frosten'): Film Review | Tiff 2018

'Before the Frost' ('For Frosten'): Film Review | Tiff 2018
A tour-de-force performance from veteran Danish actor Jesper Christensen (Melancholia, Casino Royale) fully anchors Before the Frost (For Frosten), an immersive rural period piece that has the feel of a dreary, rain-sodden 19th century novel. The fifth feature from writer-director Michael Noer, whose Papillon remake from 2017 failed to impress, this weighty return to form follows a struggling paterfamilias trying to keep food on the table in a relentless and godforsaken part of backwoods Denmark. Premiering in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section, the film may not be the easiest sell outside of Scandinavia, but its intensely played study of agrarian hardship is ...
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Liev Schreiber & Matthew Stillman Launch Illuminated Content From ‘Ray Donovan’s New Gotham Base

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Exclusive: As his Showtime series Ray Donovan moves to New York for its sixth season, Liev Schreiber has joined up with Matthew Stillman to launch Illuminated Content, a Gotham-based venture to develop, produce and finance TV and movie projects. Former Maven Pictures producer Hardy Justice will head up development and production at the company’s offices in New York. The aim is to generate three to four projects per year across various platforms, with Illuminated Content producing and co-financing.

The company will allow Schreiber and Stillman to accelerate the entrepreneurial ambitions they have built on separate tracks. Operating around his Ray Donovan schedule — where he is producer and has directed several pivotal episodes — Schreiber has methodically been broadening his canvas. Schreiber made his feature directorial debut on an adaptation of the Jonathan Safran Foer bestseller Everything is Illuminated and most recently starred, co-wrote, and produced Chuck, the indie drama about the life of Chuck Wepner,
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Daniel Craig to Star in Rian Johnson’s New Film

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Daniel Craig to Star in Rian Johnson’s New Film
Both known for their major franchises, Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson are teaming up on an indie.

Craig will star as a detective in Johnson’s murder mystery “Knives Out,” with Johnson producing and directing from his own script.

Production is expected to start in November before Craig shoots the 25th James Bond movie, which has seen its schedule thrown into uncertainty due to the recent departure of director Danny Boyle. Johnson, who is producing with partner Ram Bergman, will make “Knives Out” before starting to shoot an untitled new “Star Wars” trilogy for Disney and Lucasfilm, first announced last year. Johnson’s last film was 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide.

“Knives Out” will be financed through a new company that Johnson and Bergman are launching as the Toronto Film Festival gets underway this week. CAA Media Finance will represent the film’s North American distribution rights,
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Do Gambling Movies Portray Reality?

Hollywood has something of a fascination with gambling. It’s easy to see why too. Every emotion imaginable is on display at some point around the blackjack, slot machine, or poker table. A big win at the felt can catapult a character into a new life. Likewise, a crushing defeat can force someone down a new life path. Joy, heartbreak, anger, excitement, and apprehension – you name it, gambling can be responsible for it!

Some movies that involve gambling try to be as realistic as possible, others prefer to ramp up the suspense by creating some completely unrealistic scenarios. Meanwhile, some toe the middle ground between these two extremes.

Some Certainly Portray Reality

Some movies attempt to portray a completely realistic gambling experience. Many of these are biographical or based on real events that are so gripping that they barely need Hollywood embellishment.

21

21 (2008) tells the tale of the infamous MIT card
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First look: Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip in 'The Crown'

First look: Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip in 'The Crown'
Menzies replaces Matt Smith for next two series’ of Netflix drama.

Netflix has released the first image of Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in series three of The Crown.

The image was released on the show’s twitter account with the caption ‘Ambition’.

The upcoming series sees the major roles in The Crown recast – with Menzies replacing Matt Smith, Olivia Colman replacing Claire Foy as Elizabeth II, and Helena Bonham Carter playing Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

The new cast will star in seasons three and four of the period drama, produced by Left Bank Pictures.

Menzies’ previous roles include Outlander,
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Assassin, Agent and Art Thief: Pierce Brosnan’s vast filmography

Cameron Frew looks back over the career of Pierce Brosnan

“So when you’re near me, darling can’t you hear me, S.O.S.” If you were to ask any movie fan in the 90s if they thought they’d hear Pierce Brosnan, aka James Bond utter those iconic Abba words on film, they’d probably laugh in your face. But over 20 years later, the versatile Irishman is famed for more than having a licence to kill. In the past three years he’s ferried Owen Wilson out of a coup-ridden foreign country, went up against none other than Jackie Chan in Netflix’s The Foreigner, and is due returning to the small screen for a second season of oil-driven, acclaimed western The Son. He may never quite escape the Bond facade – but Brosnan is always a worthwhile performer. Saying that, look deeper into his filmography and there is
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James Bond 25: Everything You Need To Know

One of the longest-running franchises in cinematic history, famed spy 007 will return in the upcoming Bond 25. The film sees Daniel Craig (who has been in the role since 2006's Casino Royale) return to the fold. After the divisiveness of Spectre, many thought the series would enter a new era, but Craig is hoping to end his tenure on a high note with another exciting mission. Here's all you need to know about the sequel.

James Bond 25Release Date: November 9, 2019Cast: Daniel CraigDirector: N/AWriter: N/A

Last Update: August 21, 2018
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James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 Is Being Reproduced with Gadgets and All

If you were to make a list of the coolest cars in movie history, the James Bond driven Aston Martin DB5, which first appeared in 1964's Goldfinger, would unquestionably be right near the top of that list. Unfortunately, these cars have been notoriously difficult to obtain over the years, given their status as collector's items, thanks to the Bond franchise. Now, however, Aston Martin has announced that they're reintroducing the DB5 for a special, limited run. To top it all off, this version will include many of the fancy spy gadgets, straight from Q Branch.

The company has announced that a very limited series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions will be created for some very lucky (and wealthy) customers by Aston Martin Works and Eon Productions. The new line of DB5s will be based on James Bond's legendary car from the 1964 classic and will be built at Newport Pagnell,
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7 Best Gambling Films Ever

Money, glamour, red carpets, glitter balls and lots of controversy – it’s all about the casino floor of course!

Casinos, like Hollywood celebs, are considered desirable and exciting places to be seen. Never more so than in a high action movie blockbuster.

We have looked at the best films of all-time and chosen a selection that have the very best casino jackpots – the crème de la crème of casino movies! See if you agree:

Casino (1995)

No list would be complete without the Golden Globe winning film, Casino by Martin Scorsese, starring acting legend Robert De Niro.

The film follows Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein, a mob-connected casino boss operating in Las Vegas. Surprisingly the film is based on a true story, which is told in the novel Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas, and follows the life of Frank Rosenthal, who is portrayed as Rothstein in the film.

Casino Royale (2006)

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