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To Walk Invisible review

Becky Lea Dec 29, 2016

Sally Wainwright's tribute to the Bronte sisters is a gift for fans of their work...

This review contains spoilers.

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To Walk Invisible is a feature-length drama set during three crucial years of the Brontë sisters’ life from 1845, when Charlotte (Finn Atkins), Emily (Chloe Pirrie), and Anne (Charlie Murphy) returned to the parsonage after various employments to reside with their father (Jonathan Pryce) and brother Branwell (Adam Nagaitis), to 1848, the year of Branwell’s death. These three years saw the sisters seeking publication for their novels by assuming male pseudonyms to seize opportunities ordinarily denied to women in the mid-nineteenth century. Alongside their path to success runs Branwell’s self-destructive alcoholism that threatened the family.

Written and directed by the multi-award-winning Sally Wainwright, the woman
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Casting: Greenfield, Dale, Dobrev, Pryce, Oakes

Glass Castle

Max Greenfield ("New Girl") is in talks to join Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts in Destin Daniel Cretton's dramedy "The Glass Castle" for Lionsgate.

An adaptation of the Jeannette Walls memoir the story centers on a successful young woman raised by severely dysfunctional parents who struggles to understand her childhood when her parents, unexpectedly, move to New York to be near her. [Source: Deadline]

No Exit

James Badge Dale is in talks to join Josh Brolin and Miles Teller in an untitled firefighter action movie for Black Label Media that Joseph Kosinski ("Tron: Legacy," "Oblivion") will direct. Badge Dale will play one of the firefighters.

The story follows the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters that faced one of the deadliest wildfires in history in order to save an Arizona town, resulting in the tragic death of ninteen crew members. [Source: Variety]

Flatliners

Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries
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‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Jonathan Pryce Joins Sally Wainwright’s Brontë Drama

‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Jonathan Pryce Joins Sally Wainwright’s Brontë Drama
London — “Game of Thrones” actor Jonathan Pryce has been cast in the role of the Brontë sisters’ father, Patrick, in the BBC’s “To Walk Invisible,” a two-hour drama written and directed by Sally Wainwright, whose credits include BAFTA winner “Happy Valley” and triple BAFTA winner “Last Tango in Halifax.”

Emily Brontë, author of “Wuthering Heights,” will be played by Chloe Pirrie (“War & Peace”). She will be joined by Finn Atkins (“Vera,” “Common”) as her deeply ambitious older sister Charlotte, author of “Jane Eyre,” and Charlie Murphy as determined, level-headed younger sister Anne (“The Last Kingdom,” “Happy Valley”), who wrote the brutally honest novels “Agnes Grey” and “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.”

Their brilliant but reckless brother Branwell, whose destructive behavior threatened to destroy his family, will be played by Adam Nagaitis (“Banished,” “Happy Valley”).

Wainwright said: “Something about the lives of these three brilliant, talented Yorkshire women seems to
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The Bronte Sisters cast announced

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Casting has been announced for the new two-hour BBC drama To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters about the personal lives of the Bronte family, written and directed by Sally Wainwright, creator of Happy Valley.

The Bronte sisters’ personal lives are as intriguing as their writing: three unlikely geniuses under one unlikely West Yorkshire roof. Coming from obscurity to produce some of the greatest and most enduring classics of all time, with themes that shook the nation, Charlotte, Anne and Emily remain one the greatest literary mysteries in the world.

The drama revolves around the three sisters’ increasingly difficult relationship with their brother Branwell, who in the last three years of his life – following a tragically misguided love affair – sank into alcoholism, drug addiction and appalling behaviour. Life at home with the Brontes at this time was not a comfortable place to be, and yet from this environment sprang their remarkable literary output.
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Amy Adams will be given the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her performance in “The Master” by Josh Abraham

HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that three-time Academy Award nominated actress, Amy Adams will be given the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award" for her performance in "The Master"; editor Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., will receive the "Hollywood Editor Award"; and production designer Sarah Greenwood, A.D.G., will be given the "Hollywood Production Designer Award." "We are very proud to recognize the films and work of this talented actress and accomplished artists," said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor director David O. Russell with the “Hollywood Director Award,” Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro with the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the “Hollywood Actress Award,” producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with the “Hollywood Producers Award,
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£400,000 for regional film - but maybe not another Wuthering Heights

The new agency Creative England hopes to encourage voices, images - but let's hope, not cliches - from outside London

Following on from the previous post about Northumberland's village film-makers, and in the context of the Turner Prize exhibition's record-breaking visitor numbers at Gateshead, here's news from Creative England.

The agency has opened two new funds, using National Lottery money, to encourage film making in the regions. The total isn't huge in public funding terms - £400,000 - but maybe it will stimulate successors to a great tradition: The Full Monty, Wuthering Heights, Brassed Off, Wuthering Heights, Little Voice, Wuthering Heights...all the way back to Kes.

And further; the more you think about it, the more northern and northern-based films come to mind: Billy Liar, Room at the Top, Herriots, Cooksons; it goes on and on. But rather than turn this into a disquisition on regional cinema, let's cut to the chase.
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