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P&P NewsBits: Judi Dench joined cast of BBC Two's 'Richard III', New 'Laggies' stills featuring Keira Knightley, New 'Homeland' Season 4 trailer, and more!

Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...

Here's this weekend's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors: Keira KnightleyRosamund PikeKelly ReillyDonald Sutherland
Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Tom HollanderRupert Friend, , and director Joe Wright)all in one post!

First up...

Edinburgh: Judi Dench & More Join Benedict Cumberbatch In BBC Two’s ‘Richard III’ via Deadline
BBC Two is working on three filmed adaptations of Shakespeare’s History plays that include Richard III and Henry VI in two parts. In April, Benedict Cumberbatch joined Richard III and today BBC Two confirms that Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside his titular king

Judi Dench and Tom Hollander reunites in Tulip Fever film
Speaking of Judi Dench, she and former P&P co-star Tom Hollander are co-starring in an upcoming film titled Tulip Fever, which was adapted from Pride & Prejudice 2005's screenwriter Deborah Moggach's novel of the same title. Keira Knightley was previously attached to star in this movie before she was cast as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice movie, but the film was cancelled just when it was about to start filming...
“Pride and Prejudice” is due to start shooting on July 19th. Strangely enough, Kiera Knightley is starring in that, too (she’s one of the Tulip Fever stars). via Deborah Moggach's news archive on her website
Deborah Moggach herself said this on her website news archive dated January 2004...
Despite being just about to shoot, the film of Tulip Fever has been cancelled due to the surprise move of the Inland Revenue to close a tax loophole used by film financiers. This literally happened overnight, costing scores of jobs and the loss of 12,000 rare tulips specially planted to flower during filming (somehow this was the worst thing of all). Such a waste of all that effort – six years of it – and talent (Jude Law was to star, Tom Stoppard had written the screenplay, John Madden was to direct it…) Too depressing for words. Still, the novel will always be there, and maybe they can rescue the film at a later date. “Pride and Prejudice” should also be shooting this summer. Working Title are producing it. No idea about cast at this stage. Read more.
Also, according to Deborah Moggach's recent post about the filming of Tulip Fever on her website, after nearly 20 years, the film is finally happening and has wrapped filming earlier this month in the UK. It's slated for a 2015 theatrical release.
The cast includes Judi Dench, Tom Hollander, Christoph Waltz (as Cornelis) and Alicia Vikander and Dane deHaan as the young lovers. Willem and Maria are played by Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger. I had a tiny part as Card Player No 2. It was strange and wonderful to be dressed up in costume and step into my own story, with props guys filling my clay pipe and a parrot wrangler feeding peanuts to a tame macaw.  The whole film looks like a Vermeer painting come to life, but it’s also terrifically earthy and funny. And nail-bitingly, tumultuously dramatic.  I think it’s going to be a bit of a hit. Read more here.
Recently, Tulip Fever wraps filming in UK...
The book was Moggach’s first historical novel, and she has described is as her “love-letter to Dutch painting and that lost world of serene and dreamy domestic interiors.”The film, which was in gestation for around ten years, but finally made with the backing of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, used some beautiful locations for filming including Norwich Cathedral, Holkham (north Norfolk) Kentwell Hall (Essex).
And an interesting article about Judi Dench's daughter: to compare me to mum is ridiculous via Telegraph.co.uk

New stills of Keira Knightley in Laggies
In Theaters October October 24th


Also, Keira Knightley on TIFF 2014 Guest List (via Keira Knightley fan)
It has been reported today (August 21st) that Keira is due to attend the Toronto International Film Festival, which is taking place from September 4 – 14. With both The Imitation Game and Laggies having premieres at the event...


Laggies (Lynn Shelton)

Premiere Status: International Premiere

Runtime: 100 minutes

Premiere: Wed, Sep 10 9:30pm


The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum)

Premiere Status: Canadian Premiere

Runtime: 113 minutes

Premiere: Tue, Sep 9 6:00pm

And Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, & More Cover 'Interview' September 2014 on Separate Covers! via Just Jared
For more info., visit Interview website here.

New Homeland Season 4 trailer featuring Rupert Friend 
Showtime has released a new Homeland Season 4 trailerHomeland returns to Showtime with back-to-back episodes on October 5th.


More news briefs...

The cast of Downton Abbey embraced 'water bottle-gate' today by posing for a picture to promote the work of international charity WaterAid.

A publicity still released this week hit the headlines when a plastic water bottle was spotted in the corner of the picture. The official photograph of The Earl and Lady Edith was cropped and used during the launch of the new season, but it was when an un-cropped version of the image worked its way onto the internet that it sparked a global press frenzy. 
The Autumn campaign launches fully on September 2
Hunger Games star Jena Malone features and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Celebrates individuality by challenging the convention of dressing normal 

  • Joe Wright's PAN movie cast & crew participated in Ice Bucket Challenge!
2014 is evidently the summer of the Ice Bucket Challenge -- an effort to raise money and awareness for ALS -- and the trend has very clearly spread to movie sets. (via Cinema Blend)

Hugh Jackman accepted Russell Crowe's challenge by including the cast & crew of Joe Wright's upcoming film Pan.
@RealHughJackman: #ALSIceBucketChallenge @RussellCrowe @WMEFoundation @RickyGervais http://t.co/ANtuxfgtjz
Watch their video below...


Hugh Jackman shaved his head for his Pan role, what's a little bit of ice water for a good cause? The Pan cast challenged Tom Cruise and the entire cast of Mission: Impossible 5, Oscar Isaac and the cast of Star Wars, and talent agency William Morris Endeavor. Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible 5 director Chris McQuarrie accepted the challenge, and in absence of the rest of the cast, Cruise and the director took multiple buckets of water.

Also ongoing is the filming of Pan, which is in production in the U.K. Joe Wright's live-action take on the classic story will star Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried. Pan is expected to arrive in theaters July 2015. 

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