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P&P NewsBits: Carey Mulligan to star in BBC's mini-series Collateral, Matthew Macfadyen's The Current War film gets a December 22nd release date, Watch Kelly Reilly in Britannia teaser clip, 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 today's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting callsfilm synopsistrailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors: Kelly Reilly, and Tom Hollander with P&P Costume Designer all in one post!  

First up...
(In Random Order)

The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, and Matthew Macfadyen gets a limited December 22nd US Theatrical Release!

The Weinstein Company has set a limited December 22nd US Theatrical Release date for The Current War is a drama about the battle over the electricity market in the late 1880s between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon). Me and Earl and the Dying Girl filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directs, and the impressive supporting cast also includes Matthew Macfadyen as J.P. Morgan, Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla, Katherine Waterston, and Tom Holland. (Collider)

After its limited opening on Dec. 22, the film will receive what’s described as a moderate expansion on Jan. 19, 2018.  (THR)

Carey Mulligan Reteams With David Hare For BBC’s ‘Collateral’

EXCLUSIVE: Carey Mulligan has been set to star in Collateral, the four-part BBC miniseries that puts her back in business with David Hare. Hare wrote Collateral, which SJ Clarkson is directing and The Forge producing, with production starting in April. The mini is described as a modern-day state of the nation project which takes place over four days. [Deadline]

Watch a teaser clip for Sky's Britannia starring Kelly Reilly

Britannia starring Kelly Reilly is featured in a Sky Drama's Advert promo video teaser! Thanks to Paul (aka Kelly Reilly Fans on Twitter) for sharing the video link below...
Or watch the embedded YT video below...

Britannia (New TV Series) - TBA 2017 on Sky/Amazon US (Kelly Reilly co-stars as Celtic Princess Kerra)

More on Kelly's character...
Kerra (Kelly Reilly) is the fearless and strong-minded daughter of Pellenor, King of the Cantii. Her independent streak puts her at odds with her family, but when the Romans invade, she will have to choose between her own feelings, her tribal duty and the demands of the druids.
Britannia is an epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army - determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say.
Penelope Wilton and a few of her Downton Abbey co-stars to reunite in The Guernsey and Potato Peel Pie Society film!

Glen Powell, Michiel Huisman, ‘Downton Abbey’ Actors Join ‘Guernsey’

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Newell just added a number of new actors to his film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which is underway in the UK. Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adeline, Game of Thrones), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Tom Courtenay (45 Years) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) have joined Lily James in the film. [Deadline]
Tom Hollander's BBC One/FX drama Taboo (Tom Hollander co-stars as Cholmondeley) renewed for Season 2!

Tom Hardy Drama 'Taboo' Renewed For Season 2 By BBC One & FX

BBC One and FX are reteaming with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker for a second season of Taboo. The high-profile period series that stars Hardy and is created by Peaky Blinders‘ Steven Knight with Hardy and his dad, Chips Hardy, had been expected to return.

The series began airing in January in both the UK and U.S., drawing a keen fan base. For the BBC, it’s one of the most successful dramas ever on catch-up service iPlayer and has been popular with younger audiences. The FX premiere was the net’s most time-shifted series ever in the adults 18-49 demographic and the most time-shifted FX drama series bow in total viewers.

Set in 1814, the first season follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

The impressive cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Graham, Michael Kelly, Jessie Buckley, David Hayman, Tom Hollander, Jason Watkins, Franka Potente, Jefferson Hall, Ed Hogg, Leo Bill, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Dixon, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Woodeson and Lucian Msamati, along with newcomer Robert Parker. Read full article. [Deadline]

Also, Tom Hollander's upcoming films: Jungle Book and Breathe...

From ‘Jungle Book’ to ‘Rose Red’, live-action fairy-tale films to look forward to

1. Jungle Book: After the spectacular success of the previous version last year, Disney plans to bring the adventure fantasy based on the Rudyard Kipling book to audiences again. Directed by Andy Serkis and starring Rohan Chand, Serkis, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hollander and Cate Blanchett, the film is due for release on 19 October, 2018. [Live Mint]

Breathe starring Claire Foy & Andrew Garfield

Based on the inspiring true story of producer (and Serkis' Imaginarium Studios partner) Jonathan Cavendish's parents, Breathe finds Garfield as Robin Cavendish, a polio-sufferer who not only survived the illness (and life on a respirator) but flourished thanks to his indomitable spirit and that of his wife, Diana Blacker (Foy).

Cavendish was initially diagnosed with polio at 28 and given only three months to live yet went on to raise money for charity, test out pioneering new equipment and champion the cause of the disabled. All while paralysed from the neck down.

Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman and Tom Hollander are also part of the cast, while Gladiator's William Nicholson wrote the script, and Breathe will be in UK cinemas from 27 October. Read full article. [Empire]

Oscar Winner Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran (Pride & Prejudice/Atonement/Anna Karenina) designed costumes for Disney's live-action film Beauty and the Beast (Now showing and currently the #1 movie in America!)...

The Beauty and the Beast Costume Designer Talks Bringing a Modern Belle to the Big Screen 
The movie’s costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, helps tell the story of this reinvented Belle with modern twists on the character’s 18th century style, while still paying tribute to the movie’s original feel that fans love.

“We took elements of those 18th century things and added them to Belle. So her pockets, for instance, are an 18th century thing,” Durran told Fashionista. “It’s just that people didn’t wear them outside like she does. I would take elements that were historical and bring them with a twist.”
Read full article. [People]

Target Launches Beauty and the Beast Clothing Line

As part of Disney's upcoming release of Beauty and the Beast, Target is rolling out a new Disney Beauty and the Beast-inspired kids' line.

Target's in-house design team collaborated with the film's costume designer Jacqueline Durranthe same talented designer in charge of recreating Belle's iconic yellow dress. Target worked closely with Jacqueline and Disney to incorporate prints and details from Belle's costumes into a line that will allow fans everywhere to bring the fairytale home.

The Disney Beauty and the Beast collection is available now in Target stores and on Target.com at prices ranging from $9.99 - $24.99.

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