Here's today'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: Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Kelly Reilly, Rupert Friend, Tamzin Merchant, Tom Hollander, Carey Mulligan, Brenda Blethyn, Penelope Wilton, Jena Malone, and Claudie Blakley), all in one post!
(in random order...)
Fall Preview: Keira Knightley debuts in Broadway with “Thérèse Raquin”
via The New Yorker
Movie stars crash-landing on Broadway seems de rigueur, but last season “Fun Home” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” led the pack without famous names. This fall, star vehicles are back, with a trio of celebrities making Broadway débuts. Clive Owen headlines the Roundabout’s production of “Old Times,” Harold Pinter’s enigmatic drama from 1971, opposite Eve Best (previews begin Sept. 17, at the American Airlines Theatre). At Studio 54, Keira Knightley is the haunted heroine of “Thérèse Raquin,” Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of the Émile Zola novel (Oct. 1). And, at the Broadhurst, Bruce Willis plays a writer with an overeager fan in “Misery,” based on the Stephen King book and William Goldman’s screenplay for the 1990 movie, with Laurie Metcalf in the role made famous by Kathy Bates (Oct. 22).
Keira Knightley Reveals Daughter’s Name, Calls Motherhood a ‘Primal Love’
(photo by Paola Kudacki for ELLE)
Three months after delivering a daughter, Keira Knightley has revealed her baby girl’s name: Edie.
The Imitation Game actress, 30, who had initially kept mum about motherhood following the baby’s birth in May, opened up to Elle for its 30th anniversary issue about the wonder of the mother-baby bond.
“The love thing is astonishing,” she tells the magazine. “It’s a very primal, primal love. That’s quite extraordinary.”
Broadway welcomes big stars this fall
via USA Today
Thérèse Raquin (previews begin Oct. 1, opens Oct. 29)
Broadway newbie Keira Knightley plays the tortured title character in Emile Zola's tragedy of longing, betrayal and guilt, presented here in a new adaptation by Helen Edmundson, commissioned by the Roundabout Theatre Company. Gabriel Ebert, Matt Ryan and Judith Light co-star.
Old Times (previews begin Sept. 17, opens Oct. 6)
American Airlines Theatre
Clive Owen stars in a Roundabout Theatre Company staging of Harold Pinter's look at the mysteries of love and memory. Acclaimed actor and Pinter veteran Douglas Hodge directs a cast that also includes Eve Best and Kelly Reilly, with original music provided by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
Tom Hollander co-stars as Prime Minister in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation with Tom Cruise!
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation with Tom Cruise! How did I did I not know this until now?! This movie was one of my must-see movies this summer, but since I haven't seen it yet...of course, I didn't know. Now, I know after seeing this movie in Tom's IMDB filmography list. It would've been a nice surprise, wouldn't it? Well, I'm very much looking forward to seeing this movie now! It was released in U.S. Theaters last July 31st and according to Box Office Mojo, it opened and debut at #1 on its American Box office debut with $55.5 million! Then, retains on top at US Box office with $28.5 million on its second week! It's currently at #2 in its Domestic Box Office for two weeks in a row with a total of $157.5 million as of August 23rd, 2015 and $231 million with Foreign and $438.8 million worldwide, thus far.
FYI: This is the second movie that Tom Hollander co-starred with Tom Cruise (who also co-starred with Rosamund Pike in Jack Reacher in 2012). They previously co-starred in Valkyrie (2008).
Claudie Blakley joins the cast of ITV/Masterpiece's Grantchester - Season 2!
via ITV Press Centre
Grantchester (starring Death Comes To Pemberley's James Norton), which is set in the 1950s, follows an unlikely crime-fighting duo – the charismatic, charming clergyman Sidney Chambers (Norton) and gruff, down-to-earth Police Inspector Geordie Keating (Green).
Grantchester, which attracted a series average of 6.6 million viewers and a 24% share when it debuted in October 2014, is based on The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie.
Other new cast who will appear in the series include Claudie Blakley (Lark Rise To Candleford, The Driver), Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, Episodes), Andrew Knott (Black Work, The Driver), Nicky Henson (Downton Abbey, Vera Drake) and Oliver Dimsdale (Harley Street, He Knew He Was Right).
Grantchester is currently in production in London, Cambridge, and Grantchester.
Grantchester is a Lovely Day and MASTERPIECE co-production for ITV and Endemol Shine International hold the international distribution rights.
Grantchester is due to transmit on ITV in 2016.
Top 20 Spotlight: 'American Virgin' written, produced and directed by Tamzin Merchant
via Shreveport Times
Directed by: Tamzin Merchant
Produced by: Cam Owen, Tamzin Merchant
Written by: Tamzin Merchant
Starring: Maddie Nichols, Cam Owen, Joe Ochterbeck, Michael Sieve, Ren Heeralal
Music by: Jon Paul
Cinematography: Jackson Parrell
Edited by: Eva Contis
FIND IT HERE: Complete LAFP coverage
SYNOPSIS: Allie is desperate to attend music school over the summer in New York City but her family can't afford it.With the help of her older cousin Ty, she decides her only hope is to sell her most valuable asset...her virginity.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Tamzin is an actor & writer from England. She's best known for her roles in WGN's “Salem” as Anne Halea nd Showtime’s “The Tudors” as Henry VIII's 5th wife, Katherine Howard. Her first acting job was as Georgiana Darcy in Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice.” “American Virgin” is her first project as a writer-director. She is neither American, nor a virgin.
Far From The Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan available now on DVD and Blu-Ray, VOD, and HD Digital!
via DVD Active:
Title: Far from the Madding Crowd
Starring: Carey Mulligan
Released: 4th August 2015
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/Digital HD) and DVD releases of Thomas Vinterberg's
Far from the Madding CrowdThe Blu-ray Combo Pack will include:
- Deleted Scenes + Extended Ending
- Smokey Caravan
- Fanny and Troy at Barracks
- Valentine Inquiry
- Boldwood Learns of Elopement
- Troy and Bathsheba in the Morning
- Tears of Regret
- Boldwood’s Ring
- Troy’s Funeral
- The Wedding (Alternate Ending)
- Bathsheba Everdene
- The Suitors
- Adapting Far From the Madding Crowd
- The Look of Far From the Madding Crowd
- Gabriel Oak
- William Boldwood
- Sergeant Troy
- The Locations of Far From the Madding Crowd
- Thomas Vinterberg
- Theatrical Trailer
Set photos of Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone for Canon’s Project Imagination
Canon U.S.A. has released set photos of “The Hunger Games” actors Jena Malone and Josh Hutcherson in a short film for Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard.
Josh Hutcherson and Ron Howard have selected the winning trailer, “Tainted Water” created by Mark Mukherje, a college student from South Florida, to act as the inspiration for the film The Rusted, which will go into production this week.
The Rusted is a psychological thriller, a new genre for Josh Hutcherson, written and directed by Kat Candler (Hellion) and tells the story of a brother and sister who begin renovating their childhood home into a recording studio, when strange happenings force them to face memories of the past.
“When Josh presented me with the script, I thought it would be fun to do something different together like a psychological thriller and it’s hard to pass up a project with Ron Howard behind it,” said Jena Malone. “I also love that the film is part of this very cool, creative experiment tapping into consumers to inspire and elevate our imaginations.”
See more images of Jena Malone and Josh Hutcherson here.
Jeff Bridges, Rosamund Pike & Miles Teller Circle ‘Only Living Boy’
(photo by getty images)The second picture, to which Miles Teller was already attached, is moving from Fox Searchlight to Fox 2000, and discussions are underway with Jeff Bridges and Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike to round out an unusual romantic triangle for a film that would shoot next year. Teller is attached to play a recent college grad who learns that his overbearing father is having an affair. The son tries to stop it, only to become involved with the woman as well. With advice from a questionable quirky neighbor, the young man learns about love. Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa are producing, with John Fogel executive producer.
Penelope Wilton in recent Downton Abbey public events...
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(all Penelope Wilton/Downton Abbey photos by getty images)Penelope Wilton shoots her last ever Downton Abbey scenes...
via UK's Daily Mail
She's been part of the Downton Abbey furniture right from the start. And show stalwart Penelope Wilton, who plays Isobel Crawley in the hit ITV1 period drama, was dressed to impress as she wrapped up her very last scenes on Wednesday. For the second day running, the cast and crew were in Bampton, Oxfordshire, putting the finishing touches on the show's sixth and final season. Penelope, 69, wore a knee-length jacquard jacket for the occasion, teaming it with a long grey skirt and round-toe court shoes.
Downton Abbey season six will air on ITV in December.
Read more here!
Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn adapt Raymond Briggs book for BBC
via BBC News
Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn are set to play the parents of the author Raymond Briggs in an animated adaptation of his book, Ethel and Ernest.
Broadbent and Blethyn will be joined by Luke Treadaway, Virginia McKenna and June Brown.
It will be shown on the BBC next year.
Ethel and Ernest was one of Briggs' best-selling books, alongside The Snowman and When The Wind Blows.
Hitman: Agent 47 starring Rupert Friend currently playing in U.S. Theaters debuts at #4 with $8.3 Million at Weekend's Box Office via Box Office Mojo
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