Friday, February 23, 2018

PERIOD SET THURSDAY: DELICATE 'ON CHESIL BEACH' TRAILER WITH SAOIRSE RONAN, EMILY WATSON, BILLY HOWLE! SAM RILEY, ANEURIN BARNARD JOIN ROSAMUND PIKE AS MARIE CURIE IN 'RADIOACTIVE'

MARIE CURIE 'RADIOACTIVE'
BIOPIC CASTS ANEURIN BARNARD, SAM RILEY, ANYA TAYLOR JOY
Aneurin Barnard will be scientist Langevin
Earlier this winter I informed you that Rosamund Pike will play Marie Curie in the biopic titled RADIOACTIVE and now 'Deadline' reports that Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard, Miniaturist star Anya Taylor Joy and Simon Russell Beale have joined the cast too!
RADIO ACTIVE will follow the Nobel Prize winner Curie when she meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley) in 1893. The pair go on to marry, raise two daughters and change the face of science forever by jointly winning the Nobel for the discovery of radium in 1903. After the death of her husband, Curie continues her research and invites scandal when she has an affair with another prominent scientist, Paul Langevin (Aneurin Barnard). However, it
Anya Taylor Joy will play Marie Curie's daughter in the movie
is Marie’s commitment to science which prevails, and the responsibility that comes with discoveries that change the world. Anya Taylor Joy will be Curie’s daughter, Irene, while Simon Russell Beale is Professor Lippmann of the Université de Paris who collides with Marie.

  'ON CHESIL BEACH' TRAILER
 STARRING SAOIRSE RONAN, BILLY HOWLE AND EMILY WATSON
The movie should hit cinemas in US this May
You can also see tons of familiar faces in the first trailer for delicate new drama ON CHESIL BEACH which is out in cinemas this June! Adapted by Ian McEwan from his best selling novel, the drama centres on a young couple (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle) of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars  also Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.
 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

SF WEDNESDAY: 'LOST IN SPACE' NETFLIX SF SERIES REMAKE TEASER WITH TOBY STEPHENS! AMAZON TO TURN IAIN BANKS' SF SAGA 'CONSIDER PHLEBAS' INTO TV SERIES!

  'CONSIDER PHLEBAS'
 AMAZON TO TURN IAIN BANKS' SF SAGA INTO A TV SERIES
Amazon is working on a number of sf series
 Amazon is planning to turn sf classic saga Culture into a TV series starting with the first book CONSIDER PHLEBAS from Iain Banks set in an interstellar utopian society, the Culture, which has humanoids, aliens, and advanced artificial intelligences living in Socialist habitats spread across the Milky Way galaxy until a war starts with the Idirans, a deeply religious, warlike race intent on dominating the entire galaxy. The series will follow Horza, a rogue agent tasked by the Idirans with the impossible mission of recovering a missing Culture ‘Mind,’ an artificial intelligence many thousands of times smarter than any human, something that could hold the key to wiping out the Culture altogether.

  'LOST IN SPACE' REMAKE
 FIRST TEASER AND PHOTOS FOR NETFLIX NEW SF SERIES
Netflix has revealed the first teaser and April 13th as the launch date for new LOST IN SPACE sf series starring Toby Stephens! Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is
Tobey Stephens leads the cast as the head of the Robinson family
among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en
The first season starting this April will have ten episodes
route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light-years from their original destination. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find
Ignacio Serricchio is a charming contractor lost in space!
themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but
Molly Parker plays mother of the Robinson family!
inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BRILLIANT TRAILERS AND POSTERS FOR 'FINDING YOUR FEET' WITH TIMOTHY SPALL, CELIA IMRIE, IMELDA STAUNTON, JOANNA LUMLEY, 'I KILL GIANTS' FANTASY DRAMA WITH ZOE SALDANA, IMOGEN POOTS

  'FINDING YOUR FEET'
WITH IMELDA STAUNTON, TIMOTHY SPALL AND CELIA IMRIE
You may find Finding Your Feet in UK cinemas this wekend
While Hollywood is sleeping or watching overhyped superhero flicks, I will be showing you a bunch of trailers and posters for smaller films in upcoming few days, starting with deeply entertaining and marvellously uplifting comedy movie FINDING YOUR FEET which is hitting European cinemas this weekend and then throughout March with Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley in the amazing thespian cast!
On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgemental snob (outstanding Imelda Staunton) discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best
Everyone deserves a second chance with a push in the right direction
friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister (brilliant Celia Imrie) who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.



  'I KILL GIANTS' TRAILER
ZOE SALDANA & IMOGEN POOTS
I Kill Giants is based on a comic book of the same name
Meanwhile, something less funny coming out this March in US cinemas and April in Europe, is I KILL GIANTS based on J.M. Ken Nimura and Joe Kelly's 2008 graphic novel in which little Madison Wolfe plays a girl named Barbara Thorson who struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters. Check out the truly magnificent trailer below for the movie which also stars Imogen Poots, Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Ehle!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

1ST PHOTOS FROM 'RED JOAN' WITH JUDI DENCH AS KGB'S LONGEST SERVING BRITISH SPY! '7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE' TRUE EVENTS TRAILER WITH ROSAMUND PIKE, DANIEL BRUHL

  FIRST  'RED JOAN' PICS
WITH JUDI DENCH AS KGB'S LONGEST SERVING BRITISH SPY
First pictures have been released of Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson in RED JOAN! They both play English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British
Judi Dench plays older Red Joan in the movie
government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enables
Sophie Cookson plays younger Red Joan in the movie
them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century. Tom Hughes also stars in the movie which does not have a release date!

  '7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE' TRAILER
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
The movie is out this March
In the trailer department, check out the first trailer and a new poster for 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, an action movie based on true events out this April in cinemas starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Nonso Anozie as Idi Amin.
In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.

Monday, February 19, 2018

LAVISH 1ST PHOTOS AND TEASER FOR NEW EPIC TV SAGA 'MEHMED THE CONQUEROR OF THE WORLD' WITH KENAN IMIRZALIOGLU AS SULTAN MEHMED II!

  MEHMED THE CONQUEROR
1ST PHOTOS AND TRAILER  FROM NEW EPIC TV SERIES
Kenan Imirzalioglu plays the title role!
Two years after the spectacular Magnificent Century epic series ended with its Kosem Sultana spin-off, we are finally getting another lavish historical saga from Turkey! First teaser and first photos were released last week for MEHMED: CONQUEROR OF THE WORLD (Mehmed bir cihan fatihi) which will see Turkish superstar Kenan İmirzalıoğlu playing the famous Ottoman sultan who invaded Constantinople and brought Turks onto European ground back in the 15th century!
Mehmed was a ruthless warrior

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
Known for his bloody conquest of Constantinople (today's Istanbul) when he was only 21 back in 1453, Sultan Mehmed is both the most famous and the most infamous of all Turkish rulers who ended Eastern Roman Empire with his invasion. He was known for extreme cruelty and even his stepmother Serbian princess Mara, known also as Despina Mara, who not only raised him after his mother died at the court of his father Sultan Murad, but also secured his way to the throne and then became his official Valida Sultana (Mother Sultana), could not handle his impulsive nature and outbursts of cruelty. He did not stop at Istanbul, and during 30 years of rule he spread the territory of Ottoman Empire all over Anadolia and also in Europe as far as Bosnia and Serbia. He also strengthened Ottoman navy which he used to end up the two month long siege of Constantinople by transporting 80 of his war ships overland in order to surround the city both by sea and land. After he took over Constantinople he also conquered Despotate of Morea, the Empire of Trebizond and Serbia which he thought he had a claim on through his stepmother Despina Mara. He also conquered most of the Black Sea coast and Wallachia (although Vlad Dracula gave him tons of trouble there LOL). He also led war against Venice. According to most historical evidence he was bisexual and very aggressive and cruel to his lovers, both male and female ones. He even allegedly raped the little 14 year old son of the Constantinople general in front of him before beheading the whole family. One of the Wallachian princes was his lover too.

THE REST OF THE CAST
The series, which is expected to start airing sometime this year (I've heard possibly this spring) on Turkish Kanal D will also have a cast consisting of Selin Demiratar as his consort Sultana Hatice although I hear she's been replaced in the meantime by Büşra Develi Mehmed so I guess we shall have to wait and see, Seda Bakan as another of his wives Sultana Chichek, Ertan Saban as Byzantine emperor Constantine and others.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

JOSH O'CONNOR JOINS 'HOPE GAPS' WITH BILL NIGHY, ANNETTE BENING! TONI COLLETTE TO HAVE 'SEA FEVER'! ANJELICA HUSTON, THOMAS KRETSCHMANN, NOAH SCHNAPP IN 'WAITING FOR ANYA'

  JOSH O'CONNOR
 JOINS ANNETTE BENING AND BILL NIGHY IN 'HOPE GAP'
A bunch of casting news today, beginning with Josh O'Connor whom we adored in The Durrells and God's Own Country, and who has now joined Bill
Josh O'Connor will play the son of the family
Nighy and Annette Bening in HOPE GAP from Gladiator writer William Nicholson who now also directs.
As 'Screen Daily' reports, Josh will play Jamie, the son of married couple Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy). When Jamie comes to visit for the weekend at their seaside home, Edward informs him that he plans to leave Grace. HOPE GAPS tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, anger and resolution.Beside the third season of Durrells, which should start soon at ITV, we shall also watch Josh O'Connor in BBC's Les Miserables mini series as Marius Pontmercy!

  WW2 'WAITING FOR ANYA' 
 MOVIE CASTS ANJELICA HUSTON AND THOMAS KRETSCHMANN
Thomas Kretschmann will also star
Meanwhile, Goldfinch Studious is set to produce World War 2 drama WAITING FOR ANYA which will star Anjelica Huston, Thomas Kretschmann and little Noah Schnapp. In the big screen adaptation of a book written in 1990 by Michael Morpurgo, who is also famous for War Horse, Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp will play a young shepherd, Jo, from Lescun in Southern France, who took part in smuggling Jewish children across the border into Spain during the war. As 'Deadline' writes, Anjelica Huston will play a widow named Horcada in the film.


  TONI COLLETTE
TO GET A 'SEA FEVER'
Toni has another horror Hereditary out this summer
If you're more in the mood for action and thrillers, Australian star Toni Collette will lead Neasa Hardiman directed SEA FEVER in which the story is  set on a fishing trawler off the Irish West Coast. Toni Collette will portray the captain of the ship who fights to keep her crew alive when the vessel is infested with a deadly parasite. Hermione Corfied is also in the cast and she will play a marine biology student on board.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

KATHY BATES JOINS TOM HUGHES, LAURA HADDOCK, DIANA AGRON IN ROBERT GRAVES 'LAUREATE' BIOPIC! GERARD BUTLER TO LEAD 'AFTERBURN' FUTURISTIC ADVENTURE!

  'LAUREATE' ROBERT GRAVES
FILM GETS KATHY BATES, TOM HUGHES, LAURA HADDOCK, DIANA
Laura has just had her 2nd child with Sam Claflin
AGRON
And even more movies about famous authors after yesterday's news! Although her lovely sitcom Disjointed has just been cancelled after just one season over at Netflix, Kathy Bates will not stay out of work! She has just been cast in period set drama THE LAUREATE  which will follow the life of British poet Robert Graves! And she will be in a stunning company as the cast will also include Tom Hughes, our dearest Laura Haddock and Diana Agron!

THE STORY OF THE MOVIE 
Set against the glamorous backdrop of Britain's roaring '20s, THE LAUREATE tells the story of young British War Poet Robert Graves (Tom Hughes), who is married with four children when he meets and becomes romantically involved with Laura Riding (Diana Agron), a writer from America. Defying the conventions of polite society, Riding moves in with Graves and his wife (Laura Haddock will play his wife
Victoria's Hughes will play poet Robert Graves
Nancy Nicholson who was a painter and fabric designer) living as a ménage a trois. Then with the arrival of strappingly handsome Irish poet Geoffrey Phibbs, the arrangement becomes a ménage a quatre. But soon tensions and rivalries become so fraught that Graves is a suspect for attempted murder. Kathy Bates will be Graves’ meddling mother who fears Riding will ruin the seemingly idyllic marriage as tensions in the household rise.

  GERARD BUTLER
TO GO ON A FUTURISTIC HUNT FOR TREASURES IN 'AFTERBURN'
This has been Gerard Butler's passion project for years
Deadline reports today that Jung Byung Gil will direct futuristic action adventure AFTERBURN with Gerard Butler! Five years after a solar flare disrupts all technology in Europe, a treasure hunter (Gerard Butler) goes to France to retrieve the Mona Lisa. Paired with a strong willed weapons expert with her own agenda, the two search for the famed painting and encounter unexpected enemies along the way. As the movie is being eyed as a potential start of a whole franchise,  the future story lines might see him searching for such treasures as England’s Crown Jewels, the Star of India, or China’s Imperial Treasures.

Friday, February 16, 2018

DEV PATEL TAKES THE LEAD IN 'THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD'! THEODOR GEISEL GETS HIS 'DR SEUSS' BIOPIC!

  DAVID PATEL 
 TAKES THE LEAD IN 'PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD'
Dev's last big role was in Oscar nominated Lion
Only a week or two ago your trusted spy informed you that Armando Iannucci will direct the big screen version of THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD based on Charles Dickens’ semi autobiographical chronicle of the life of the iconic title character, and now it has been announced by 'Variety' that Dev Patel will take the role of the titular hero. The story follows Copperfield as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, all the while on a journey full of life, colour and humanity. Dickens actually modelled the character after himself. The shooting should begin later this year with casting already under way!

  'SEUSS' BIOPIC
ON BELOVED CHILDREN'S WRITER
Dr Seuss wrote more than 60 books for kids
Speaking of films inspired by the lives of famous writers, beside the one in which Dan Stevens plays Dickens himself, the one about the author of Winnie the Pooh played by Ewan McGregor and the one in which Nicholas Hoult will portray Tolkien, we are now getting SEUSS, inspired by the life of Theodor Geisel. As 'Deadline' reports it will follow him in the 1920s as he struggles to find his voice as a writer before meeting his muse and future wife in Helen Palmer, who propels him into becoming Dr. Suess. Thirty years later, a sudden illness cripples Helen and Geisel’s career falters, until she ultimately inspires him to fulfil his destiny and create the iconic children’s book The Cat in the Hat. Wonder's Stephen Chbosky will direct.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

ROLAND EMMERICH TO DIRECT 'MAYA LORD' 16TH CENTURY EPIC ADVENTURE! FINN WITTROCK, JESSIE BUCKLEY JOIN RENEE ZELLWEGER IN 'JUDY' GARLAND BIOPIC

  'MAYA LORD'
ROLAND EMMERICH TO DIRECT MAYAN EMPIRE ADVENTURE 
Roland Emmerich is directing Maya Lord
Some four years ago the spy informed you that Roland Emmerich got movie rights on MAYA LORD from John Coe Robbins and now it seems the production of the movie set in the 16th century is moving on! It will follow a solider, Guerrero, and a priest, Aguilar, who survive a violent shipwreck in the Yucatan Peninsula where they get captured by a fierce Mayan tribe. With no hope for escape, the brilliant and pragmatic adventurer Gonzalo Guerrero chooses to adopt the Mayan culture as his own, while the uncompromising Father Aguilar holds fast to his Christian faith. The conquistadors arrive and test the will of both men as they take different warring paths!

  'JUDY' GARLAND BIOPIC
FINN WITTROCK, JESSIE BUCKLEY JOIN RENEE ZELLWEGER
Finn Wittrock will play Judy's fifth husband
Deadline reports that Judy Garland biopic is getting new cast: Finn Wittrock will play her fifth husband Mickey Deans, while Jessie Buckley will be her assistant in JUDY which will see Renee Zellweger playing the famous actress in winter 1968, 30 years after The Wizard Of Oz. When she arrives in Swinging London to prepare for a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town, she battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on
Jessie Buckley will play in the movie which will also feature Judy's songs
 a courtship with Deans. And yet Garland is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DELIGHTFUL TRAILERS FOR 'BOOKSHOP' WITH BILL NIGHY, EMILY MORTIMER, 'GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY' WITH MATTHEW GOODE, MICHIEL HUISMAN, GLEN POWELL, JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY, 'BREAKER UPPERERS' COMEDY

  'THE BOOKSHOP' TRAILER
EMILY MORTIMER & BILL NIGHY
We have a bunch of delightful trailers for you, starting with the one for THE BOOKSHOP based on Penelope Fitzgerald's book! It is set in 1959,
Mike Newell is directing the movie!
Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop - the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the
The Bookshop has only been shown in Spain so far.
figure of Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town's stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson)! 



  'THE GUERNSEY' TRAILER
FROM LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY IS HERE!
First trailer has also just been released for another adaptation THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY which is out this April starring Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Michiel
Michiel Huisman has become one of most popular romantic leads
Huisman, Glen Powell, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton and Lily James. A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book
Matthew Goode in Guernsey movie
catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. 



  'THE BREAKER UPPERERS'
MAY WE BREAK UP FOR YOU?
There is also a rather hilarious trailer for New Zealand comedy THE BREAKER UPPERERS produced by Thor's Taika Waititi. Out in Australia this May, it follows two women who discovered they were being two-
The movie was produced by Thor Ragnarok's director
timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical, they became fast friends and formed THE BREAKER UPPERERS, a small time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they’re in their late 30s and business is booming, and
The film will be offered to distributors this year at Berlin
they keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel (Madeleine Sami) develops a conscience and their friendship is put to the test.