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P&P NewsBits: Keira Knightley to attend TIFF 2011, 'Neverland' gets Syfy premiere date, 'The Pillars of the Earth' coming to Reelz Channel, and more!

Here's this week's quick news round up of various film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailers, release dates, festival news, etc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors (, , Donald Sutherland, , P&P 1995's Colin Firth, and P&P director Joe Wright), all in one post!

Again, let's start with...

Keira Keira Knightley To Promote “A Dangerous Method” at TIFF 2011
Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen have been confirmed to attend the 36th Toronto International Film Festial (TIFF) which runs through September 8th – 18th. They will both be promoting “A Dangerous Method”. [via Hollywood Reporter]

Also, Apple's iTunes Movie Trailers has the exclusive new U.S. official trailer for A Dangerous Method, which you can watch either on iTune's website or below...

More KK (and others) film news after the cut...

Speaking of A Dangerous Method, here's an early Venice ‘11 Review: Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’ An Insightful Look At Sexuality & The Mind (via The Playlist)
Syfy Announces “Neverland” Premiere Date
The four-hour movie Neverland, starring Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, will premiere on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 9/8c each night. [via TV Guide]

Keira Lends Support to Truth Aid at The Box
Keira Knightley and Coldplay’s Guy Berryman will host a glittering star-studded dinner at The Box London in aid of human-rights charity Truth Aid – a worthy cause that creates awareness on gender-based violence in Ethiopia. [source: Harper's Bazaar]

Olivia Williams: Keira will be a great Anna
Olivia Williams has described her Anna Karenina co-star Keira Knightley as a "phenomenal actress". The pair will appear together in the upcoming adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel which is directed by British filmmaker Joe Wright and which will star Aaron Johnson and Jude Law. Olivia said Keira would have no problem taking on the challenging title role.

She added: "In some films you're on your own but in a Joe Wright film you're not on your own, it's a genuinely collaborative event and I think that she's a phenomenal actress with or without this incredible ensemble behind her." [via The Press Association]

The Pillars of the Earth Miniseries Coming to ReelzChannel
The Emmy-nominated The Pillars of the Earth will air on ReelzChannel starting Sunday, December 4. Based on Ken Follet's best selling novel, the nine-part miniseries is a sweeping epic set in 12th-century England that features stellar performances from Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, and Donald Sutherland.
Follet's sensuous story — set against a backdrop of war, religious strife, and power struggles — was an Oprah Book Club selection and has sold nearly 19 million copies worldwide. Three-time DGA award-winner Sergio Mimica-Gezzan directed the miniseries. Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, Sam Clafin, and Eddie Redmayne also star.

Pillars is getting the old-school miniseries treatment, with episodes airing on consecutive days. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system.
Episodes 1 and 2 on Sunday, December 4
Episode 1 at 8PM ET and at 8PM PT
Episode 2 at 9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Encore episodes 1 and 2 on Monday, December 5
Episode 1 at 8PM ET and at 8PM PT
Episode 2 at 9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Episode 3 on Tuesday, December 6
8PM ET and at 8PM PT
9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Episode 4 on Wednesday, December 7
8PM ET and at 8PM PT
9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Episode 5 on Thursday, December 8
8PM ET and at 8PM PT
9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Episode 6 on Friday, December 9
8PM ET and at 8PM PT
9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Episode 7 on Saturday, December 10
8PM ET and at 8PM PT
9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Episodes 8 and 9 on Sunday, December 11
Episode 8 at 8PM ET and at 8PM PT
Episode 9 at 9PM ET and at 9PM PT
Encore episodes 8 and 9 on Monday, December 12
Episode 8 at 8PM ET and at 8PM PT
Episode 9 at 9PM ET and at 9PM PT
[source: Reelz Channel]

Speaking of Donald Sutherland, the teaser trailer for his upcoming film,
The Hunger Games was shown at the recent MTV Music Awards. You can watch the Video: Hunger Games Official Teaser Trailer. Donald Sutherland's not featured on the teaser though....

Speaking of Matthew Macfadyen...
Watch the following:

    Dame Judi Dench makes a `significant` donation towards famine relief efforts in Africa

    Actress Dame Judi Dench has made a 'significant' donation towards the famine relief efforts in Africa.

    The actress is supporting ShelterBox's campaign to send aid to the people suffering from the famine in countries such as Somalia and Ethiopia. [via Critics and Monsters]

    Also...Judi Dench Backing Cancer Awareness Campaign

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Quad Poster
    A brand new international quad poster has been released for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which will be released in U.K. theaters on September 16, and in North American theaters on November 18. Take a look at this British poster below which features Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, and Colin Firth. [via MovieWeb]

    TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Kicked Back to December 9th
    Over the weekend, Deadline‘s Pete Hammond reported that Focus Features wants to give Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy a serious awards season push.  That’s not the tragic part.  The tragic part is that they’re moving the film back from November 18th to December 9th in order to do so.  [via Collider]

    Oldman to cast Firth in new film?
    Gary Oldman has revealed plans to return behind the camera, directing Colin Firth in a new project. [via Press Association]

    'Bridget Jones's Diary' Will Have Third Chapter
    Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the long-gestating third "Bridget Jones's Diary" movie is finally a go. No further details regarding the Working Title Films production—including whether stars Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth or Hugh Grant will return—were available. [via MTV's Hollywood Crush]

    Venice film festival: British stars descend on city
    The biggest contingent of British stars for years, including Colin Firth, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Jude Law will spearhead the British presence as the world's oldest film festival gets under way. [via UK's The Telegraph]
    And last, but not least, check out these interesting articles about Joe Wright...
    Portrait of the artist: Joe Wright, film director [via UK's The Guardian] and  My Secret Life: Joe Wright, film director, 39 [via The Independent]



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