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P&P NewsBits: Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan at Sundance 2018, Watch Matthew Macfadyen in Succession Teaser Trailer, Joe Wright's Darkest Hour scored 6 Oscar Nominations, 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: Keira Knightley, Kelly Reilly, andRupert Friendwith director Joe Wright all in one post!  

First up...

Keira Knightley-Starrer ‘Colette’ In First Big Sundance Deal: Bleecker Street & 30WEST Team For U.S. Rights

EXCLUSIVE: In the first major deal on the ground at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Bleecker Street and 30WEST teamed on a mid-seven figure U.S. rights pact for Colette, the Wash Westmoreland-directed film that stars Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Elinor Tomlinson, and Aiysha Hart. Word in Sundance was that the filmmakers started the bidding looking for $4 million, this after a rousing Eccles Theater premiere at 6:30 Saturday. Multiple bidders chased it and the price exceeded that floor.

Bleecker Street and 30WEST are planning a traditional theatrical. Sony Pictures Classics, Amazon and Fox Searchlight were all in the mix in the first all nighter auction. Colette was one of several films that played well this weekend, and several other deals are being worked out. It always gets easier after the first splashy sale.

Westmoreland wrote the script with his late partner, Richard Glatzer, with whom he teamed on Still Alice, and Quinceanera. they wrote the script with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The drama revolves around a young country woman who marries a famous literary entrepreneur in turn-of-the-century Paris: At her husband’s request, Colette pens a series of bestselling novels published under his name. [Deadline]

PREMIERES (2018 Sundance Film Festival)

Colette / United Kingdom (Director: Wash Westmoreland, Screenwriters: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Producers: Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley) — A young country woman marries a famous literary entrepreneur in turn-of-the-century Paris: At her husband's request, Colette pens a series of bestselling novels published under his name. But as her confidence grows, she transforms not only herself and her marriage, but the world around her. Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Elinor Tomlinson, Aiysha Hart. World Premiere

2018 Sundance Film Festival - 'Colette' Premiere

Keira Knightley attended the 'Colette' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 20, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Source: Photos by J. Merritt/Getty Images North America | zimbio)

Colette" Celebrates In Cafe Artois At The 2018 Sundance Film Festival - 2018 

(L-R) Keira Knightley and Dominic West at the Colette cast party in Cafe Artois during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  (Source: Photos by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images North America | zimbio)

Acura Studio at Sundance Film Festival 2018 - Day 2

Actors Keira Knightley and Dominic West of 'Collette' attend the Acura Studio at Sundance Film Festival 2018 on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Source: Photos by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America | zimbio)  

Keira Knightley's Portrait Photos at Deadline Studio (Sundance 2018)
 (Photos by Michael Buckner/Deadline)

Watch: A glimpse of Matthew Macfadyen in HBO's Succession teaser Trailer!

HBO teases a familial power struggle in new Succession trailer

The Roy family controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. From Executive Producers Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich (HBO’s Veep), Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter (HBO’s The Night Of) and Mark Mylod (HBO’s Entourage). Succession premieres this June on HBO.  [EW]

The 10-episode first season begins in June on HBO.

Speaking of MM, In the U.S., Starz will premiere (his recent BBC miniseries with Hayley Atwell) Howards End on April 8, 2018!

Specialty Box Office: Joe Wright's Darkest Hour film tops $41 Million!

Focus Features’ Darkest Hour is now the highest-grossing fall release Specialty at $41M. It will soon overtake The Big Sick, which was 2017’s box office champ among limited release titles.

Holdovers (Third+ Weekend at BO):

Darkest Hour (Focus Features) Week 9 [1,341 Theaters] Weekend $3,065,000, Average $2,286, Cume $41,128,000 [Deadline]

Also, Joe Wright's Darkest Hour film scored 6 Oscar Nominations this morning! Unfortunately, JW was snubbed (as usual) for the Best Director category. If he didn't get one for either P&P and Atonement, it's no surprise here that he didn't get one this movie.

Carey Mulligan at 2018 Sundance Film Festival - 'Wildlife' Premiere

Carey Mulligan attended the "Wildlife" Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 20, 2018 in Park City, Utah.  (Source: Photos by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images North America | Zimbio)

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION (2018 Sundance Film Festival)
 (source: Wildlife's page on IMDB)

Wildlife/ U.S.A. (Director: Paul Dano, Screenwriters: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Producers: Alex Saks, Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker) — Montana, 1960: A portrait of a family in crisis. Based on the novel by Richard Ford. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, Jake Gyllenhaal. World Premiere
 Carey Mulligan's Portrait Photos at Deadline Studio (Sundance 2018)
(Photos by Michael Buckner/Deadline)
Beirut (starring Rosamund Pike & Jon Hamm) PREMIERES (2018 Sundance Film Festival)

Beirut/ U.S.A. (Director: Brad Anderson, Screenwriter: Tony Gilroy, Producers: Mike Weber, Tony Gilroy, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson) — A U.S. diplomat flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. Cast: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Dean Norris. World Premiere

Kelly Reilly joins Instagram!

Kelly Reilly (P&P 05's own Caroline Bingley), who previously joined Twitter briefly when her ABC BlackBox limited series aired on TV a few years back, just recently joined Instagram (early December 2017) and was just verified too! Check out and follow her official Instagram account: @mzkellyreilly Let's hope she sticks around longer on IG!

Speaking of Miss Reilly, her newest TV series: Britannia just premiered in UK's SkyAtlantic this month (January 18th) and will premiere on Amazon Prime later this month (January 26th), her upcoming Yellowstone series with Kevin Costner will air on Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV channel) on June 20th, 2018! Also, her upcoming film 10x10 with Luke Evans will be released in April 2018.

New Britannia Promotional Stills of Kelly Reilly as Kerra

(source: SkyAtlantic/Amazon Prime)

Kelly Reilly at 2018 Winter TCA Tour - Day 12 - Yellowstone

Kelly Reilly of 'Yellowstone' speaks onstage during the Paramount Network portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Source: Photos by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America | zimbio)

TV Casting News: Homeland fan favorite Rupert Friend cast in new streaming series Strange Angel

Rupert Friend has found his next big role.

The former Homeland actor and Emmy nominee will co-star in the fantastical CBS All Access series Strange Angel.

The project stars Jack Reynor (Grassland) as Jack Parsons, “a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles who started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magick rituals at night, and he became a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.”

Friend will play Ernest Donovan, the enigmatic neighbor of Parsons who becomes the young scientist’s tour guide into the illicit underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles. “A lost soul and drifter, Donovan pulls Parsons out of his humdrum existence and into a strange new religion that encourages its followers to pursue their deepest and darkest desires as a means of bending the world to their will.”

Strange Angel is a drama series created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan) and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name that’s based on the real-life story of Parsons. [EW]



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