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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl Biopic

Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl Biopic
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in John Hay's untitled biopic about Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal.

The actress of the Mission: Impossible franchise and the upcoming all-star musical The Greatest Showman is eyed to play the Oscar-winning actress Neal (Hud, The Subject Was Roses) in the bittersweet and comedic story of her marriage to best-selling children's author Dahl (played by Bonneville).

Set in New York, England and Los Angeles at the start of the 1960s, the film will chronicle Dahl's struggles to write some of his most famous works (like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,...
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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star in Roald Dahl, Patricia Neal Movie

Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star in Roald Dahl, Patricia Neal Movie
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in the upcoming film about the relationship between actress Patricia Neal and children’s author Roald Dahl. Swedish actor Ferguson would play Neal and Bonneville Dahl in the yet-to-be-titled project from Goldcrest Films.

Based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s novel “An Unquiet Life,” the film is written by John Hay and David Logan and set in New York, England and Los Angeles at the beginning of the 1960s. It shows Dahl’s struggles to write some of his most famous works and Neal’s return to acting with “Hud,” for which she won an Oscar.

Dahl was one of Britain’s most successful novelists, with bestsellers such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Bfg,” all of which have adapted as feature films. Neal starred in Hollywood classics including “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

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With Cinemacon On the Horizon, A Look at How Movies Make the Star

With Cinemacon On the Horizon, A Look at How Movies Make the Star
Twenty years ago, Tom Cruise, the hottest star in Hollywood, took a long-defunct TV series and decided to build a franchise. Five films later, with a sixth on the way, the “Mission: Impossible” series has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Along the way, such actors as Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Renner have dropped by. But for Ethan Hunt’s last outing, “Rogue Nation,” something interesting happened: a mostly unknown actress named Rebecca Ferguson stole the show. She’s since gone on to appear in “The Girl on the Train” and “Life.”

With a few exceptions, stars such as Cruise are no longer starting the franchises —the franchises are making stars of their actors. Best known for his work as lovable doofus Andy Dwyer on “Parks and Recreation,” Chris Pratt became a megastar by landing the lead in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and then taking over a massive franchise with “Jurassic World.
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds Reminisce About On-Set Jokes at ‘Life’ SXSW World Premiere

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds Reminisce About On-Set Jokes at ‘Life’ SXSW World Premiere
It was hard to tell who was more excited in the Zach Theatre for SXSW’s closing night world premiere of “Life,” Saturday night in Austin, Texas: the electrified audience or its colorful stars. Hundreds of people lined up to see Daniel Espinosa’s new space thriller, and even stayed afterward for a hilarious Q&A with the cast, director, and writers of the film.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, and the rest of the cast walked the carpet for fans before watching the tense flick in front of an audience for the first time. In the film, an international group of astronauts are overjoyed to find microcellular life in a dirt sample from Mars, but are horrified to find that the organism is more hostile than initially suspected.

Gyllenhaal and Reynolds, who walked the carpet together and were cracking jokes all through the panel discussion afterward, expressed their
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Rebecca Ferguson Set To Star In ‘The Lady And The Panda’ — AFM

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Rebecca Ferguson Set To Star In ‘The Lady And The Panda’ — AFM
Rebecca Ferguson is attached to star as Ruth Harkness, the first person ever to bring a live giant panda out of China, in the Justin Chadwick-directed film The Lady And The Panda. Chadwick co-wrote the script with Laura Bickford and Holly Gent Palmo, and the film is set to being production in the foothills of the Himalayas in China next month. The film is based on Ruth Harkness' original detailed correspondence. When the 1930's New York socialite loses her wealthy husband…
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Rebecca Ferguson to Star in Biopic ‘The Lady and the Panda’

Rebecca Ferguson to Star in Biopic ‘The Lady and the Panda’
Rebecca Ferguson will star as Ruth Harkness in the historical adventure “The Lady and the Panda.”

Filming is expected to begin next month in China in the Sichuan region in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Exchange is launching sales at the American Film Market next month.

“The Lady and the Panda” is a U.K./Chinese co-production, produced by Laura Bickford (“Traffic,” “Beasts of No Nation”) and Michelle Qi, CEO of Europe China Picture Group. The executive producers are Joe Simpson of Miscellaneous Entertainment, Andrew Mann, and Fiona Druckenmiller (“Beasts of No Nation”).

Harkness was the first person to bring a live panda from China to the United States. She was a New York socialite whose wealthy explorer husband died unexpectedly in 1936. She took over his expedition to China, joined forces with Chinese guide Quentin Young, and traveled into the uncharted Himalayas, where, against all odds, they rescued an orphaned baby panda.
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Rebecca Ferguson Joins Hugh Jackman’s ‘Greatest Showman’ (Exclusive)

Rebecca Ferguson Joins Hugh Jackman’s ‘Greatest Showman’ (Exclusive)
Rebecca Ferguson has been cast opposite Hugh Jackman in Fox’s P.T. Barnum musical biopic “The Greatest Showman” as Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind.

She joins Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya on the project. Michael Gracey is directing from a script by Michael Arndt.

Chernin Entertainment and Laurence Mark are producing. Production is set to begin in the fall.

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, who were Tony-nominated for “The Christmas Story,” are writing original songs for the film. Kira Goldberg is overseeing the project for Fox.

The project has been in development since 2009 with Jackman attached to play the showman, who rose from humble roots and was able to hoax a gullible public, as he created the three-ring Barnum & Bailey Circus that made him famous. Barnum gained fame as a 19th century impresario with tours of Tom Thumb and Lind; he began calling it the “Greatest Show on Earth
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‘Deadpool’ Star Ryan Reynolds Orbiting Mars Mission Thriller ‘Life’ For Skydance Productions

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‘Deadpool’ Star Ryan Reynolds Orbiting Mars Mission Thriller ‘Life’ For Skydance Productions
Exclusive: What’s next for Ryan Reynolds after the record-setting Deadpool opening? Reynolds is in talks to star with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s Rebecca Ferguson in Life, a Skydance Productions film that Daniel Espinosa will direct from a script by Reynolds’ Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Espinosa and Reynolds teamed previously on Safe House. Espinosa signed on last November, and talks with Reynolds were going on before the film surpassed the…
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Rebecca Ferguson to Star in Skydance’s Sci-fi Pic ‘Life’ (Exclusive)

Rebecca Ferguson to Star in Skydance’s Sci-fi Pic ‘Life’ (Exclusive)
Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety.

Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Story follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected.

Ferguson has become an in-demand actress in Hollywood following her break-out in Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” where she beat out a slew of actresses for the role of Isla Faust. Following the film’s huge box office success with $682 million worldwide, she began to land offers for some of the biggest roles in town including the female lead opposite Michael Fassbender in “The Snowman” and
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Michael Fassbender Thriller ‘Snowman’ Set for October, 2017

Michael Fassbender Thriller ‘Snowman’ Set for October, 2017
Universal and Working Title have set Michael Fassbender‘s thriller “The Snowman” for release on Oct. 13, 2017.

The movie, based on Jo Nesbø’s best-seller, also stars Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Independence Day: Resurgence”). Production will start Jan. 18 in Norway with “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” director Tomas Alfredson helming.

Variety first reported in September that Fassbender would play the role of the lead detective of an elite crime squad who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter and fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. Ferguson will portray a brilliant recruit as he attempts to connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one.

Nesbø’s novel was published in 2007.

Producers are Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, along with Robyn Slovo and Piodor Gustafsson. Exec producers are Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger.
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Rebecca Ferguson Gets Back Into Action For 'Mission: Impossible 6'

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Rebecca Ferguson Gets Back Into Action For 'Mission: Impossible 6'
It's amazing what one movie can do for a career. After making an impressive turn in this summer's "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" and showing herself every bit as capable as her daredevil leading man Tom Cruise, the phone wouldn't stop ringing for Rebecca Ferguson. She spent the fall shooting the already buzz-building thriller "The Girl On The Train," starts the new year filming "The Snowman" opposite Michael Fassbender, and is rumored for a role in "Alien: Covenant." Meanwhile, the chatter for "Mission: Impossible 6" has also been growing, and while we now know that Tom Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie are firmly back, there has always been question mark over Ferguson. No longer. Showbiz 411 reports that the contract for the actress is "signed, sealed and delivered" and Ilsa Faust will get back into action in "Mission: Impossible 6." She's actually not a member of Ethan Hunt's team...
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Rebecca Ferguson in talks to join Michael Fassbender in The Snowman

Variety is reporting that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to join Michael Fassbender (Macbeth) in Working Title’s upcoming adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s crime novel The Snowman.

The Snowman is being directed by Thomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), with Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) attached as executive producer alongside author Nesbo. The project is being viewed by Working Title as a potential franchise launcher based around Detective Harry Hole, who will be played by Fassbender.

Following her role in Rogue Nation, Ferguson has found herself in demand; she recently signed on to appear in The Girl on the Train, pulling out of contention for a role in Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit in the process, and has also been linked to Captain Marvel.
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Rebecca Ferguson in talks for The Snowman; also in the mix for Prometheus 2

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There were several breakout stars to emerge this year, including Rebecca Ferguson of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Studios were scrambling to get her involved in a variety of films but she ultimately decided to star in The Girl On The Train alongside Emily Blunt. Now Deadline has the scoop on her next potential project saying that Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Michael Fassbender in The... Read More...
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Rebecca Ferguson Eyed for ‘Prometheus’ Sequel, in Talks for Michael Fassbender’s ‘The Snowman’

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Rebecca Ferguson Eyed for ‘Prometheus’ Sequel, in Talks for Michael Fassbender’s ‘The Snowman’
Rebecca Ferguson came seemingly out of nowhere to steal the show in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and now it seems she’s at the top of everyone’s casting wishlist. Up to and including Ridley Scott‘s for Alien: Paradise Lost, according to a new report. Meanwhile, she’s also entered talks for The Snowman with Michael […]

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Rebecca Ferguson Up For "Prometheus" Sequel?

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Word came this morning that "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" scene stealer Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to join Michael Fassbender in the thriller "The Snowman," a film adaptation of the novel by Jo Nesbo ("Headhunters") and directed by Thomas Alfredson ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy").

That isn't the only project though that Ferguson has been linked to today. Deadline reports that Ferguson is eyeing major roles in numerous projects in the works including Mike Newell's "Guernsey" and Ridley Scott's "Alien: Paradise Lost" - the latter the sequel to "Prometheus" which is scheduled to begin shooting next year.

The site reports that the latest draft was delivered to Scott and Fox execs recently and is said to be both very strong and include another major female role in it alongside Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw. Ferguson was courted for the female lead in the "X-Men" spin-off "Gambit" but the
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Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’s Rebecca Ferguson Eyed for Alien: Paradise Lost

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It has been revealed today that British actress Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to join Michael Fassbender in director Tomas Alfredson’s big screen adaptation of The Snowman. The movie is set to revolve around idiosyncratic detective Harry Hole in the Oslo police department. This particular story has Hole investigating the murder of a woman whose scarf

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Rebecca Ferguson May Join Prometheus 2, Here's What We Know

In 2015, few actors have become as hot as Rebecca Ferguson. After more than holding her own with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible.Rogue Nation this summer, she.s jumped to the top of every casting agent.s wish list. She has a number of high profile potential projects in front of her, and apparently one of those is Ridley Scott.s Alien: Paradise Lost, or Prometheus 2 if you.re so inclined. Deadline reports that the 31-year-old Swedish actress is "in the mix" for a key female role in the follow up to Scott.s 2012 science fiction saga set in the same universe as his 1979 classic Alien. At this stage, not only is there no offer on the table, there haven.t even been any solid talks between camps, so for the moment file this under very, very cursory. One interesting thing to note, however, is that the trade reports
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Rebecca Ferguson Circling Roles In Alien: Paradise Lost And The Snowman

Few stars have risen to prominence in recent times quite like Rebecca Ferguson. Fresh off her big break in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the actress has found herself on numerous shortlists across the four corners of Hollywood, as major studios, clearly impressed by her turn opposite Tom Cruise, look to secure her for their nascent productions.

Among the scripts vying for Ferguson’s attention are Tomas Alfredson’s long-gestating adaptation The Snowman and Ridley Scott’s Alien: Paradise Lost. That’s according to Deadline, with the outlet reporting that the former feature would have Ferguson join Michael Fassbender for a Norwegian murder thriller with a stylized twist. Adapted from Jo Nesbø’s novel of the same name, the story orbits around the sudden and unexplained disappearance of a young mother (Ferguson, potentially) leading Fassbender’s detective to stumble onto the tracks of what he believes to be
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Rebecca Ferguson In Talks For The Snowman

Rebecca Ferguson In Talks For The Snowman
Thoroughly in demand and already in the frame for several big roles, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation's Rebecca Ferguson is in talks for another. She is now in the early stages of figuring out a deal to co-star with Michael Fassbender in Thomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman.The new film has a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan adapted from one of Nesbø’s bestselling series of Harry Hole novels. The Oslo cop, a boozy, fags-and-fatalism maverick in the best traditions of movie ‘tecs like Jake Gittes and Popeye Doyle, is in his early ‘40s in the books and an outsider in his own department. In the story, he’s investigating a missing persons case launched when a woman’s pink scarf is found wrapped around the neck of an ominous-looking snowman. Fassbender was reported as considering the main role back in September, but from the looks
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Rebecca Ferguson Eyed For Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Paradise Lost,' Joins 'The Snowman' With Michael Fassbender

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When it comes to handing out awards for Breakout Actress of the year, look no further than "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" star Rebecca Ferguson. After showing she didn't disappear under the star wattage of Tom Cruise, while making an impression all her own in the smash hit franchise flick, Ferguson shot to the top of the hot list. She landed a key role in the already buzzworthy "The Girl On The Train" with Emily Blunt, Jared Leto, and Chris Evans, and has wrapped on Stephen Frears' "Florence Foster Jenkins" with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. And up next? More big roles. Read More: On The Rise 2014: 13 Actresses To Watch Deadline reports that Ferguson is in talks to join Michael Fassbender in "The Snowman." "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" director Tomas Alfredson is at the helm of the long brewing project (once earmarked for Martin Scorsese to direct, he's still
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