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Jess By January 30, 2017 0 Comments

Cohen Media Group has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S. to “Churchill,” a drama about Winston Churchill and the D-Day invasion of Europe.

CMG is planning a theatrical release for June to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 invasion. Miranda Richardson and John Slattery also star in “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”) from a script by Alex von Tunzelmann.

The film is set in June, 1944, as a million Allied forces are assembled on the south coast of England on the brink of the greatest invasion in history with the landing on the beaches of Normandy, France – the first step in the campaign to free Europe from Nazi Germany. But Churchill fears that if the invasion fails, history will remember him chiefly as an architect of carnage.

Richardson co-stars as Churchill’s wife, Clementine and Slattery (“Mad Men”) portrays General Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander of the Allied forces in World War II. The cast also includes James Purefoy (“Rome”), Ella Purnell (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”) and Julian Wadham.

Producers are Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures, who also originated and developed the screenplay, Piers Tempest and Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber (“The English Patient”).

Jess By November 14, 2016 0 Comments

Brian Cox (seen on location, above) plays the British World War II leader, with Miranda Richardson as his wife, Clementine

Lionsgate Intl. UK has added “Churchill,” starring Brian Cox as the British World War II leader and Miranda Richardson as his wife, Clementine, to its 2017 movie release slate in the U.K. The film was acquired from Embankment Films.

The movie, which also stars John Slattery and Ella Purnell, was directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”) and written by Alex von Tunzelmann. It was produced by Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter, Piers Tempest and Claudia Bluemhuber. The film is scheduled to be released in the summer.

The title marks the studio’s second partnership with Teplitzky and producer/financier Silver Reel, having released “The Railway Man,” starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, in 2013.

This addition to the slate builds on what already promises to be a record year in terms of the breadth of British product handled by the studio. The 2017 schedule includes Toronto Intl. Film Festival entry “Their Finest,” directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, which will be released in April, alongside Adam Smith’s “Trespass Against Us,” starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, which is expected in cinemas in March. Later in the year the studio will release the Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke starrer “The Limehouse Golem,” written by Jane Goldman.

The upcoming slate also includes Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” which has been earning rave reviews on the festival circuit, Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day,” Dean Israelite’s “Power Rangers” and Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

Lionsgate International UK has also invested heavily in British productions during 2016-17, and will add “On Chesil Beach,” starring Saoirse Ronan, which is shooting in locations across Britain; “Filmstars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” produced by Barbara Broccoli and starring Jamie Bell, Annette Benning and Julie Walters; “Submergence,” starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy; and “Ghost Stories,” also shooting and starring Martin Freeman, to its upcoming release schedule.

Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Lionsgate UK and Europe, said: “As a company we’ve always taken pride in being the largest supporter in distribution of homegrown talent and material, and I’m delighted to say that this year is no different. I’m exceptionally proud of our upcoming slate and what looks to be our strongest year ever. To be able to release British films and support British talent within a slate that includes the festival sensation ‘La La Land,’ one of the best reviewed films of the year, and blockbuster titles ‘Power Rangers’ and ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is a truly unique opportunity for us as a studio.”

The latest British additions to the Lionsgate International UK slate follow in the footsteps of several pics from the U.K. released by the studio in the past year, including box-office hit “Brotherhood” from Noel Clarke in August, “Eddie the Eagle” in April, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” in January, and Duncan Kenworthy’s “The Pass” in December. These titles were scheduled alongside titles such as Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon,” the Gerry Butler-starrer “London Has Fallen,” the critically acclaimed “Sing Street” and horror pic “Blair Witch.”

Marie By March 11, 2015 0 Comments

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children‘ is now in production; however it seems that the casting for movie adaptation of Ransom Rigg’s novel is still being decided. But then again, we’re just glad it’s already in production. There’s some pretty big names involved in this upcoming movie and their not your usual Tim Burton casting. There’s Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney and of course Samuel L. Jackson, alongside other actors.

Asa Butterfield will be the main character, Jacob; Ella Purnell will play Emma, Samuel L. Jackson will play Barron, and Eva Green will play Miss Peregrine.

New cast Allison Janney will play Dr. Golan, who will be Jacob’s psychiatrist. In the book, Dr. Golan is a man, however they chose to make the movie character a woman, this, I guess, is just one of the surprises that we can expect for the upcoming ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ the movie. Kim Dicken’s role is still unknown at this time.

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ will be directed by gothic genius Tim Burton, and to be honest I can’t imagine anyone else directing this movie.

Synopsis of ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ according to 20th Century Fox:

“From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale. Sixteen-year-old Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.”

This is the second collaboration between actress Eva Green and Director Tim Burton. The first one was in 2012’s adaptation of ‘Dark Shadows’. The book has a very gothic feel to it, so this movie is surely a perfect match for Tim Burton. All Tim Burton fans are really excited about it.

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is going to hit the big screen on March 4, 2016.