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Production Is Underway On Bill Condon’s ‘The Good Liar’

Principal photography begins today on location in London, on the New Line Cinema drama The Good Liar, pairing Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen on the big screen for the first time. Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Gods and Monsters will direct and produce from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr. Holmes), based on the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Searle.

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

The Good Liar also stars Russell Tovey (TV’s “Quantico”) and Jim Carter (TV’s “Downton Abbey”).

Condon produces alongside producer Greg Yolen. Serving as executive producers are Jack Morrissey,
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2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards: Behind the scenes at these precursor prizes

2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards: Behind the scenes at these precursor prizes
Low-key is the phrase which comes to mind when attending the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards on April 22, especially when compared to the BAFTA Film Awards several months back. Low-key, undoubtedly more relaxed but yet, just as classy. It’s also looser, so to speak.

It’s currently 22 degrees Celsius here in a rather sticky in London – that’s roughly 72 Fahrenheit to you guys over in America. And it is not a good day to be wearing a suit. We’re used to complaining about rain, so it’s tricky for us Brits to adjust and complain about heat. But we manage.

Everyone still manages to look glamorous despite the heat, with tonight’s nominees clad in their best frocks, gowns, suits and the occasional kilt. I’ve just seen “Game of Thrones'” Hannah Murray (Gilly) step out of her car in a gold dress and she looks lovely. Gold
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Angelina Jolie Wows Viewers as She Expertly Pilots a Plane Over Namibia

Angelina Jolie Wows Viewers as She Expertly Pilots a Plane Over Namibia
Angelina Jolie is going to great heights for her latest conservationist project.

The actress, environmentalist and all-around Renaissance woman, 42, impressed fans around the world this week when she was filmed nonchalantly piloting and landing a small plane over the Namibian desert in the ITV special The Queen’s Green Planet.

For the new documentary, which she appeared in with Queen Elizabeth and Sir David Attenborough, Jolie spent time in the African nation highlighting forest conservation.

“For us to come here and say to the children, ‘This is why it’s important to plant a tree,’ that’s the biggest message I can teach my kids,
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Jimmy Kimmel Tricks Strangers With Ridiculously Made up Royal Baby Names — Watch!

It's safe to say Prince William and Kate Middleton won't be giving their third royal child any of these baby names. On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the late night talk show host aired another segment of "Lie Witness News," this time featuring a "reporter" interviewing people on Hollywood Boulevard about the name the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose for their baby. Even though Kate has yet to give birth, and the royal family hasn't confirmed a name, fans were quick to believe the soon-to-be parents-of-three had actually chosen one of these ridiculous monikers for their newest prince or princess. The first fake name was the lengthy "Treacle T. Winterbottom," and one woman thought it was great. "I think that Treacle T is a good way to be! Baby T!" she exclaimed. Another girl believed that the couple had actually decided to go with Thomas — but used
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‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day

‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day
Following the success of “The Disaster Artist,” James Franco will star in the sci-fi thriller “Future World,” which he co-directed. Using a color palette and costume design that bears an uncanny resemblance to both the original “Mad Max” as well as 2016’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Future World” features car chases, cyborgs, and at least one reference to “the perfect woman.” Commence eye roll.

The movie stars Suki Waterhouse as a cyborg assassin known as a “synthetic,” who is coveted by the likes of Franco, Milla Jovovich, and Snoop Dogg for her powers. Though it’s unclear exactly what’s going on, she begins to malfunction and goes renegade in an effort to save a potential love interest. The film also stars Lucy Liu as a character known only as “The Queen.

Future World” is co-directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung, the cinematographer who lensed Franco’s previous directorial efforts, “In Dubious Battle,
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‘The Queen’s Green Planet’: First-Look At Conservation Doc Featuring Angelina Jolie & David Attenborough

Angelina Jolie is to star in a landmark documentary about the conservation efforts of The Queen. One-off doc The Queen's Green Planet, which will air on British broadcaster ITV, features a unique conversation between Her Majesty and Planet Earth's David Attenborough. The network has offered the first glimpse of the doc, above, which features Queen Elizabeth and Attenborough talking as they walk around her garden at Buckingham Palace. The film, produced by ITN Productions
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‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day

‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day
Following the success of “The Disaster Artist,” James Franco will star in the sci-fi thriller “Future World,” which he co-directed. Using a color palette and costume design that bears an uncanny resemblance to both the original “Mad Max” as well as 2016’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Future World” features car chases, cyborgs, and at least one reference to “the perfect woman.” Commence eye roll.

The movie stars Suki Waterhouse as a cyborg assassin known as a “synthetic,” who is coveted by the likes of Franco, Milla Jovovich, and Snoop Dogg for her powers. Though it’s unclear exactly what’s going on, she begins to malfunction and goes renegade in an effort to save a potential love interest. The film also stars Lucy Liu as a character known only as “The Queen.

Future World” is co-directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung, the cinematographer who lensed Franco’s previous directorial efforts, “In Dubious Battle,
See full article at Indiewire »

Offset Meets WWE's Charlotte Flair, Shows Off His 'Ric Flair Drip'

  • TMZ
Before Offset took the field for Quavo's charity football game in Georgia, the Migos Mc was stylin', profilin' and Drippin' with Ric Flair on the sidelines ... and TMZ Sports has the video.  Wooooo!!! Fyi, Offset Loves The Nature Boy -- and his track paying tribute to Naitch's swag, "Ric Flair Drip," has been blowin' up. Flair's got love for Offset, too ... so, he crashed "Huncho Day" at Berkmar High and got the rap star
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Helen Mirren Wants Stunt Performers to Be Eligible for Oscars

Helen Mirren Wants Stunt Performers to Be Eligible for Oscars
Dame Helen Mirren wishes the “craftsmen” of the stunt world could join her in the Academy Award winner’s circle. “There really should be an Oscar for stunt work,” she told the UK site Female First. “These guys are incredible and they’re so careful and so professional. And they’re artists. They do amazing things.”

This decade, Mirren has shaken up her 50-year career with roles in a pair of action films — “Red” and “The Fate of the Furious” — an opportunity she credits to winning her own gold statuette for “The Queen” in 2007. She’d had the desire to kick literal onscreen ass for quite some time: “I put it out there and then I begged. That was one of the wonderful advantages of winning an Oscar. I got to be in action movies!” Her tentpole collaborators Robert Schwentke and F. Gary Gray “love having Oscar winners in their action movies,
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5 More Actresses Who Could Replace Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars 9

5 More Actresses Who Could Replace Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars 9
The Last Jedi landed like a meteor this past December. And it went on to become the most profitable movie of 2017, earning $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. The Rian Johnson directed space opera offered staggering reveals that have divided an entire fanbase of devotees. Some absolutely love it. Even more seem to hate it. But a strange thing has happened for its home video debut. A new petition was launched. And suddenly some fans decided they needed to see General Leia's arc finished. Now, they are calling for Meryl Streep to come in and finish the role.

If Carrie Fisher were to get recast, this seems like the pure fantasy choice. Meryl Streep is the greatest actress of the last forty years. She doesn't look anything like Carrie Fisher and is taller at 5'6". But think of the buzz her casting would generate. Streep has never done science fiction.
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Queen Elizabeth Will Ring in Her 92nd Birthday With a Star-Studded Concert — Get the Details!

British monarch Queen Elizabeth may be in her 90s, but that doesn't mean she's giving up on having fun! In fact, the Queen is gearing up to ring in her milestone 92nd birthday on April 21 with a star-studded concert, Buckingham Palace has revealed. The live music event will reportedly include performances by Sting, Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Craig David, Shaggy, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Anne Marie, and Shawn Mendes and is set to take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, April 21. Queen Elizabeth and singer Kylie Minogue. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) According to the Buckingham Palace statement, "many members of the royal family" will attend the Queen's birthday concert though it is not known at this time which royals specifically. (Here's hoping our favorites Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle are in the stands!) Tickets will also allegedly be available for public purchase. The fun
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The Royal Family Has Some Pretty Interesting Nicknames — Find out Who Goes By "Cabbage!"

The British royals go by many names. Queen Elizabeth, for example, isn't just Her Majesty — she's also Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith. But what about pet names and other informal appellations? Buckingham Palace isn't exactly forthcoming on the topic, but we've rounded up the nicknames of some of the highest-profile royals. Scroll down to read more about royal nicknames! Queen Elizabeth (Photo Credit: Getty Images) When she was a little girl, the future Queen of England called herself Tillabet, according to Hello!. As the years went on, that nickname morphed into Lilibet. So what about "Cabbage"? In the 2006 film The Queen, Prince Philip gets into bed next to Elizabeth and says, "Move over, cabbage." Screenwriter Peter Morgan said he heard "on very good authority" that is indeed the duke's nickname for his wife, and biographer Robert Lacey corroborated that claim, as The Sunday Times reported. Princess Diana
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Co-founder at 'The Crown' production company Left Bank stands down

  • ScreenDaily
Marigo Kehoe leaves to pursue transatlantic opportunities.

Left Bank Pictures co-founder Marigo Kehoe has stepped down after 11 years with The Crown producer.

The executive, who served as managing director, is leaving the Sony Pictures Television-owned business to pursue other interests in the Us and UK.

Kehoe formed the indie in 2007 with chief executive Andy Harries.

The pair previously worked at Granada, where Kehoe was head of production for drama, comedy, factual drama and film, with credits including Life Begins, Longford, The Street, The Deal and Dirty Filthy Love.

Kehoe’s film credits include Pierrepoint and The Queen.

Left Bank
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‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge

‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge
Earlier this month the star of a network television sitcom, Allison Janney, won an Oscar. In fact, she had to cut her appearances at post-Oscar parties short because she had to be at work on the CBS show “Mom” the next day. While this has happened before, Janney’s victory for “I Tonya” and the lack of media attention to a sitcom star winning a movie award just shows how the television and film worlds have merged to an extent that actors now move freely in between both venues.

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Until fairly recently you were either a television actor or a film actor. You pretty much did one or the other. It was even common for young actors to stipulate that they would only audition for film. Some actors such as Bruce Willis were able to parlay their TV stardom into movie careers,
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The Ghosts of ‘Winchester’ Are Coming to Your Home in April

The horror film, Winchester, which was inspired by the story of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, is coming to Digital and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The film which stars Helen Mirren will available on Digital April 17 and will be released on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 1. Below are all the details on the release including special features, program information and pricing.

The Winchester Mansion’s sinister secrets are revealed in Winchester, arriving on Digital April 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand May 1 from Lionsgate. Directed by The Spierig Brothers (Jigsaw, Predestination) and co-written by Tom Vaughan and The Spierig Brothers, Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006) stars as the infamous and eccentric heiress Sarah Winchester, who stops at nothing to protect her family from the evil spirits haunting them. The hair-raising thriller
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Enter the ‘Winchester’ Mansion On Home Video

The Winchester Mansion’s sinister secrets are revealed in Winchester, arriving on Digital April 17th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand May 1st from Lionsgate. Directed by The Spierig Brothers (Jigsaw, Predestination) and co-written by Tom Vaughan and The Spierig Brothers, Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006) stars as the infamous and eccentric […]
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Winchester Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD Release Details & Cover Art

Did you enter the Winchester Mansion in theaters earlier this year? If you have yet to enter the confines of what some believe to be one of the most haunted locations in the world, then you can now mark your calendars for the April 17th digital debut and May 1st Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand release of The Spierig Brothers' new haunted house movie, Winchester, starring Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, and Jason Clarke:

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (March 13, 2018) – The Winchester Mansion’s sinister secrets are revealed in Winchester, arriving on Digital April 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand May 1 from Lionsgate. Directed by The Spierig Brothers (Jigsaw, Predestination) and co-written by Tom Vaughan and The Spierig Brothers, Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006) stars as the infamous and eccentric heiress Sarah Winchester, who stops at nothing to protect
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Eight will wait: 56 percent of you don’t think Allison Janney will win an Oscar and Emmy in the same year [Poll Results]

Eight will wait: 56 percent of you don’t think Allison Janney will win an Oscar and Emmy in the same year [Poll Results]
Allison Janney may have to make do with her Oscar and seven Emmys for now: 56 percent of you don’t believe she’ll win film’s and TV’s highest honors in the same year.

The “Mom” star is seeking to join Liza Minnelli (“Cabaret,” “Liza with a ‘Z’”), Helen Hunt (“As Good as It Gets,” “Mad About You”) and Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Prime Suspect: The Final Act”) in the rare Oscar-Emmy double club after her Oscar win Sunday for “I, Tonya.” Janney moved up from comedy supporting to lead last year at the Emmys for “Mom,” but didn’t win. And even with six-time reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) out this year, you don’t believe that will be enough to get her to the podium.

See Will Allison Janney win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year? [Poll]

However, 42 percent of you think she’ll win Emmy No.
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Will Allison Janney win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year? [Poll]

Will Allison Janney win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year? [Poll]
Now that she’s got the Oscar in the bag for “I, Tonya,” Allison Janney is halfway to a rare double: winning an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year. The seven-time Emmy champ, who was back on the set of her sitcom “Mom” on Monday with her new friend in tow, would be the fourth person to accept the awards in a calendar year.

Liza Minnelli first accomplished it, winning the Best Actress Oscar for “Cabaret” and as a producer on Best Variety Special Emmy champ “Liza with a ‘Z’ in 1973. Twenty-five years later, Helen Hunt claimed Best Actress for “As Good as It Gets” at the Oscars and the third of her four straight Best Comedy Actress for “Mad About You.” Helen Mirren was the most recent to win the combo, taking the Best Actress Oscar for “The Queen” and Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actress for
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Meryl Streep (‘The Post’) loses at Oscars for 18th time, crushing her own record

Meryl Streep (‘The Post’) loses at Oscars for 18th time, crushing her own record
Over the past four decades Meryl Streep has amassed 21 Oscar nominations, more than any performer in Academy Awards history. She won three of those races, making her a member of the exclusive three-timers club of which there are only two other living members: Daniel Day-Lewis and Jack Nicholson. However, there’s a unique downside to Queen Meryl’s Oscar reign. After losing Best Actress for “The Post” Sunday night to Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Streep now has 18 Oscar failures on her hands, extending her record as the biggest acting loser of all time.

SEE2018 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 90th Academy Awards [Updating Live]

Streep’s losses straddle 39 years, including 15 as Best Actress and 3 as Best Supporting Actress. Her first loss for “The Deer Hunter” (1978) happened four decades ago, setting the stage for a remarkable Oscar trajectory full of a few ups and many, many downs.
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