Emily Watson, David Thewlis Join ‘The Theory Of Everything’
Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox, Simon McBurney, Maxine Peake and Harry Lloyd have joined the cast of Working Title’s The Theory Of Everything, which has begun shooting in the UK. The film follows the story of physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), the arts student he fell in love with while studying at Cambridge in the 1960s and later became his wife. James Marsh is directing the Anthony McCarten-scripted film, which is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten.
BBC Expected To Announce Discovery Of Lost ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes
The BBC is expected to end months of speculation by announcing this week that several early episodes of Doctor Who that were thought to be lost have been returned to the pubcaster. More than 100 early episodes featuring stars William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton are missing, and the BBC destroyed the original transmission tapes. But prints made for foreign broadcasters sometimes turn up, including all four installments of the Troughton adventure The Tomb of the Cybermen, which were found in Hong Kong in 1991. The latest discovery as Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
DramaFever Announces Deals With Asia’s Fuji TV, Hwa & Dam Pictures
U.S. online video service DramaFever has announced a syndication deal with Japan’s Fuji TV and a co-production pact with South Korea’s Hwa & Dam Pictures. DramaFever has licensed Fuji TV library titles including Switch Girl, Future Diary, and Last Cinderella for exclusive online distribution rights and syndication rights to third-party platforms such as Hulu and Netflix. The companies also will simultaneously broadcast the worldwide premiere of Japanese drama Clinic On The Sea on October 18. The SK co-prod deal is for Heirs, a 20-episode romantic drama series premiering this week internationally. Korean TV network SBS will premiere the first episode October 9, and SBS and DramaFever will show two consecutive episodes a week for the rest of the show’s run.