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Timothy Spall And Colm Meaney In ‘The Journey’: First Look

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Colm Meaney stars in Nick Hamm's The Journey as Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness opposite Timothy Spall as the late Sir Ian Paisley. The film is a fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland — firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and  Republican stalwart McGuinness— who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of modern history. It… Read


Matt Charman And Nina Jacobson Close Deal With Fox 2000 On ‘Wilderness’

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EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter Matt Charman and Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson have closed a deal with Fox 2000 for Wilderness. The logline, which is believed to have a particularly original take and does have YA elements, is being kept closely under wraps. It is high concept enough for Fox to have moved so pre-emptively and decisively. Jacobson initially brought the idea to Charman, who fleshed it out enough for her to pitch- successfully- to Fox execs. Brad Simpson (World… Read


CAA Signs Belgian Writer-Directors Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Directors Bilall Fallah (L) and Adil El Arbi perform a beatboxing show after the "Black" screening during 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Scotiabank Theatre on September 13, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Brian de Rivera Simon/WireImage)

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed hot talents Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The Belgian writer-directors’ Black premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and won the Discovery award.  The film is about a 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels who must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. El Arbi is a Brussels-based filmmaker of Moroccan heritage. He studied at the Luca School of Arts in Brussels. He… Read


BBC’s ‘Great British Bake-Off’ Scores Delicious Ratings, Positive Vibes

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The finale of the BBC’s cooking show Great British Bake-Off has become the most-watched TV program of the year, with an average audience of 13.4 million people and a peak audience of 14.5 million, according to overnight figures. Nadiya Hussain, a 30-year-old veiled woman from Leeds, won the top prize, earning praise from judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry for her lemon drizzle wedding cake. The show, a perennial ratings winner for the BBC, has found itself an unlikely… Read


Daniel Craig Says He’s Done With Bond; Is The Search Now On For New 007?

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Maybe he had one too many martinis but Daniel Craig was in full-on truth mode when he seemed to indicate in an interview with the UK’s Time Out that his time as Britain’s favorite spy was over. When asked if the actor, who plays the iconic James Bond for a fourth time in the upcoming Spectre, would do another 007 film, the answer was salty, to say the least. “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” said Craig. “No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm… Read


‘Game Of Thrones’ Adds Melanie Liburd As A Red Priestess

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EXCLUSIVE: Up-and-coming Brit actress Melanie Liburd has been cast as a Red Priestess in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Liburd, who has appeared in The Grinder, Strike Back, Dracula and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is repped by the UK’s Identity Agency Group, Talent Works in the U.S. and Silver Lining Entertainment. Liburd’s casting would seem to indicate a new direction for the character, or at the very least a new incarnation. One Red Woman or Red Priestess had previously… Read


Graphic Novel ‘Stryx’ Getting Live-Action Adaptation With Element 8, Grid & John Harrison


EXCLUSIVE: LA-based Element 8 Entertainment and GRID/AT-Anim are partnering to develop a live-action TV adaptation of best-selling French graphic novel The Call Of The Stryx and have brought writer-director John Harrison onboard. Harrison’s credits include the Emmy-winning adaptation of iconic sci-fi work Dune and he recently created, wrote and directed Residue for Netflix. Harrison has also worked extensively with George A. Romero on his Tales From The Darkside, and… Read


Flemish Director Robin Pront Signs With WME & Anonymous Content

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EXCLUSIVE: Young Flemish director Robin Pront has signed with WME and Anonymous Content following the world premiere of his debut feature The Ardennes at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is about two bandit brothers — one fresh from prison, the other eager to escape their criminal past — who form a potentially explosive love triangle with the ex-con's ex-girlfriend. (Check out the trailer bel0w.) The film was sold to one of France's leading art house distributors… Read


Relativity And Ryan Kavanaugh Face Challenges In Keeping International Partners On-Board

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EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kavanaugh may yet get his beloved Relativity back- at least its film operations- but even if the bankruptcy judge does approve the deal, the flame haired mogul has some major making-up to do with his international partners. A significant element of Relativity’s business model has always been its output deals with foreign distributors. Those deals, Kavanaugh has always argued, allowed Relativity to offset the majority of the risk on those offshore shoulders… Read


Hilary Swank Moves To WME

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EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank has joined WME. This is a big get for the agency, with the versatile actress capable of moving between multiple genres and ready to return to the heights of a career that saw her win two Best Actress Oscars by the age of 30. Swank joins from CAA. Her most recent film, The Homesman in which she starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones, John Lithgow, James Spader and Meryl Streep premiered at Cannes last year. Swank memorably… Read


Tom Hiddleston Becomes Founding BFI Ambassador

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Tom Hiddleston has been appointed the BFI’s first official Ambassador. The title will see The Avengers star advocate for British film and the BFI's vital work in building the next generation of film talent and film lovers in the UK. Hiddleston has balanced a career in studio tentpoles such as Thor and The Avengers with edgier British fare such as Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea and Ben Wheatley’s High Rise, which receives its European premiere at the BFI London Film… Read


Fox International and Keshet Strike Global Deal For ‘False Flag’ – Mipcom


Fox International Channels has closed a global deal with Keshet International for exclusive first-window rights to Keshet’s Hebrew-language drama False Flag. This follows on from the existing format rights deal the two groups have on the show, whose English-language adaptation is in development at Fox International Studios. The acquisition of the Hebrew-language series firms up Fox International as the exclusive broadcaster across its 127-country footprint. The show… Read