Here's this week's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailers, release dates, festival news, etc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors (Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander and Tamzin Merchant), all in one post!
Rosamund Pike and Josh Duhamel will star in “French Window,”described as an erotic psychological thriller, according to Screen Daily.
Duhamel, Pike open Window
EXCLUSIVE: Panorama Media has launched sales in Cannes on French Window, an erotic psychological thriller with Josh Duhamel in late negotiations to star opposite Rosamund Pike.
The two will play a young couple who embark on a home exchange with a couple in Paris but miss their flight, leading them to spy on their French houseguests, with “fascination and attraction [escalating] into a deadly game of cat and mouse.” CAA packaged and handles US sales. Joe Ahearne will direct the film that is said to be in the vein of “Match Point” and “Closer.”
Paul Thomas Anderson continues to cast his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel "Inherent Vice," as Martin Short and Jena Malone are the latest additions to the star-studded ensemble, TheWrap has learned.
Short and Malone are expected to join Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Reese Witherspoon in the soft-boiled crime film, which follows a pot-smoking private detective named Doc Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates a missing persons case that may have larger implications.
Malone will play a former drug addict who asks Sportello for help, while Short's small role is being kept under wraps. Read full article.
In other MOVIE NEWS with P&P (2005) actors starring/co-starring...
Cannes: The Weinstein Co. Pays $6M for Stephen Frears' 'Philomena'
TheWrap.Coens’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ To Tour Canada With Mongrel Media
Based on a real story, the film stars Judi Dench (left) as Philomena Lee, an Irish woman who searches for her son that she was forced to give up for adoption as a teenager.
The film is based on BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith's 2009 book, "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee." British comedian Steve Coogan also stars in the film, which he co-wrote with Jeff Pope. He plays a journalist who helps Lee search for her son.
Buyers saw the reel at Cannes, where Pathe and BBC Films were representing the film. Deadline, which first reported news of the ongoing talks, said that the Weinsteins became the exclusive bidders after Focus Features dropped out.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Written and directed by Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen, and produced by Scott Rudin, and Joel andWatch: Hot Trailer: Universal's 'About Time'
Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett
Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the basket houses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for music mogul Bud Grossman—and back again. Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS —in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with Oscar and Grammy Award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett.
And last, but not least (as episode 1 of Murder on the Home Front starring Tamzin Merchant aired last Thursday May 9th and last night May 16th, episode 2 aired in UK's ITV channel). Here's Tamzin's interview via RadioTimes.com...
Murder on the Home Front: Tamzin Merchant - 'playing a strong female character is such a gift'
Tamzin Merchant and Patrick Kennedy star in Murder on the Home Front - a new detective drama from ITV based on Molly Lefebure's memoirs and set in London during World War II as the city came under siege from the Blitz. The pair play Dr Lennox Collins and his plucky young assistant Molly Cooper who are thrown together at the scene of a gruesome crime and tasked with tracking down a dangerous serial killer. But the police force's disregard for forensic science and the government's determination to uphold the city's morale besets their audacious efforts to bring the culprit to justice.
RadioTimes.com caught up with Tamzin to hear all about gory prosthetics, subverting Blitz spirit and why Murder on the Home Front is different from all other detective dramas...
What can you tell us about your character, Molly Cooper?
When we meet Molly at the very beginning of the story, she's actually a journalist and reporter for a newspaper in London but she's got this fascination with crime scenes and wants to be a crime writer. Then she and Dr Lennox Collins get thrown together and she starts working for him as his secretary.
It doesn't take her long to ditch her career in journalism, then...
I think at that time people were making snap decisions because no one really knew if they were going to die that day or not. She changes her life pretty quickly but at the time that's what people were doing.
He's got this burning passion for discovering the truth about these bodies and what they can tell people. He's got this cutting edge approach of doing things that Molly finds really fascinating - anyone who's passionate about what they do is fascinating - so I think that's what attracts her to work with him. And obviously he believes she can do big things. Women at that time weren't necessarily believed in but he thinks Molly is capable of doing what he asks and she finds that challenging and intriguing. A lot of the time, even though women were proving themselves equal to men, people still didn't think of them as capable in the workplace.
It sounds like a pretty intense relationship - will we see any romance blossom between the two?
Well, I think that would be telling!
Your character, Molly, is based on real-life pathology assistant, Molly Lefebure...
Yes, I always love playing people who have actually been alive as opposed to fictional and Molly was such a brilliant character and such a strong women.
Molly sadly passed away in February aged 93 - did you get a chance to meet her in the lead-up to playing her?
No I didn't! I was hoping that when the show came out maybe she'd come to a screening so I'm sad not to have - she sounds amazing. I loved reading her book. It actually made me feel like I had met her because her narrative voice is like you're talking to her. You don't usually get that when playing a character - you have to find her on her own, but when you've actually got the voice leading you into her life, that's really cool. I hope she would have approved of the show. Read full article.