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The next Disney princess is ready for her moment in the spotlight and “Downton Abby” star Lily James appears to be playing the “Cinderella” we all know and love in Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Eschewing the recent trend of putting a dark twist on fairy tales, the first trailer for Disney’s latest looks very much like their animated film of the same name, with James as a beautiful, kind young girl whose life is changed when her father leaves and her wicked stepmother (CateRead More
Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours” is set to begin production, and has added Holliday Grainger in the female lead role opposite Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, the studio announced today. Based on the 2009 non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, the film is set in 1952 and tells the true story of the US Coast Guard’s heroic rescue mission after a massive storm hits the New England coast, causing two oil tankers to collide and endanger the lives of the crew members. Craig Gillespie willRead More
One of DH Lawrence’s classic novels is getting another adaptation treatment, and Deadline reports Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden have been set to star in BBC One’s “Lady Chatterly’s Lover.” The 90-minute drama will be written and directed by Jed Mercurio, with filming set to begin in October in Wales. Grainger will play the titular role, while Madden will play her lover, Oliver Mellors. James Norton will play Grainger’s husband, who has been paralyzed from the waist down during the war. The novel was considered highly controversial in its initialRead More
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Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth indulge in the posh privleges of “The Riot Club” at Oxford University as seen in the first trailer for the Lone Scherfig-directed dramatic thriller. Originally titled “Posh” and based on Laura Wade’s 2010 play, “The Riot Club” centers on two first-year students, Alistair (Claflin) and Miles (Irons), who join the fictional elite dining society at Oxford University, known as the Riot Club, where reputations are easily vulnerable and prestige is always at stake. The trailer, which kinda reminds me of David Fincher’s “TheRead More
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Deadline reports that British supermodel Cara Delevingne, 21, is in talks for roles in both Justin Chadwick‘s 17th century-set romance “Tulip Fever” and Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan prequel “Pan.” Delevingne is up for the role of Henrietta in “Tulip Fever,” an adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s 1999 best-seller, which depicts the affair between the young wife (Alicia Vikander) of an aristocrat and an artist (Dane DeHaan) who is hired to paint their portrait. As for her role in “Pan,” it is also apparently just a small part. The film, which includesRead More
Another new fairy tale adaptation is heading for the big screen, and this time Sofia Coppola will be behind the camera. She’s taken over a live action version of “The Little Mermaid” from Joe Wright, and this one is said to be much closer to its Hans Christian Andersen roots than the now iconic Disneyfied Ariel version. So who will play Coppola’s Little Mermaid, who gives up her voice and undergoes excruciating pain in order to exchange her flippers for legs in order to live amongst the humans who fascinateRead More
Justin Chadwick’s adaptation of 17th century romance “Tulip Fever” keeps building an awesome cast, and today, according to Daily Mail, it’s added Jack O’Connell to join Alicia Vikander, Dan DeHaan, Holliday Grainger and Christoph Waltz. Vikander has the female lead role of Sophia, the young wife of an aristocrat in the long-gestating adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s novel. When her wealthy husband hires an artist to paint their portrait, Sophia falls for the artist instead. The story is set against the backdrop of tulipmania in Amsterdamn as the two forbidden loversRead More
The privileged young men of Lone Scherfig’s “Posh” line up for a group photo in the first official stills released from the big screen adaptation of Laura Wade’s controversial 2010 play, unveiled today by Empire Online. Max Irons and Sam Claflin have the lead roles and are front and center here, while a second still has them conversing with Holliday Grainger, who plays a classmate. Irons and Claflin play Miles and Allister, first year students (kinda pushing it there) who are desperate to join the Riot Club, the most exclusiveRead More
CORRECTION: Grainger is joining the film in a supporting role, while Vikander still has the female lead. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Well, this is a surprise. It seemed like 17th Century set romantic drama “Tulip Fever” had been all set to go with Justin Chadwick directing Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz this summer, but now there has been (at least) one major cast change. The Wrap reports Holliday Grainger has now taken over the lead role from Vikander, while DeHaan is no longer mentioned. Now it’s Grainger who will playRead More
Everyone knows this story, so the newest “Bonnie and Clyde” doesn’t try to win the audience over with any new twists on the legendary tale that’s inspired dozens of fictional and non-fictional works, but being a miniseries rather than a straight feature, director Bruce Beresford is able to delve deeper than his predecessors. The result is a solid retelling of the star-crossed outlaw lovers which glorifies to an extent but does not glamorize the heinous acts the two commit. Beresford is helped along in his storytelling by inspired casting choicesRead More