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Noomi Rapace and Director Vicky Jewson Team Up for Female Bodyguard Flick

Noomi Rapace in “What Happened to Monday”

BAFTA-nominated actress Noomi Rapace is no stranger to fast-paced thrillers. The star has appeared in everything from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” franchise to “Prometheus” to “Rupture.” Next, Rapace is set to star in a female-helmed action flick: Vicky Jewson’s “Close.” Deadline confirms that principle photography kicked off earlier this week.

Jewson’s film, according to its official synopsis, follows a battlefield-experienced bodyguard named Sam who has “fought her way to the top in a man’s world.” Her current client, Zoe — an heiress to a billion dollar company (Sophie Nélisse, “The Book Thief”) — isn’t exactly the career payoff she had in mind. But when the two are forced on the run after a kidnapping attack, Sam must work together with both Zoe and her ex-partner (Eoin Macken, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”) to clear her name and take down the true criminals.

Close,” which was sold at the Cannes market in May, is loosely based on the career of one of the world’s leading female bodyguards, Jacqui Davis. Her past clients have included J.K. Rowling and Liza Minnelli.

Co-writer and director Jenson told Variety she is “driven by telling the stories of strong, real female protagonists, and [someone like Davis] has had a fascinating career in a male-dominated profession.” Davis herself will serve as a consultant for the film so that “the action will be as realistic as possible.”

Close” is backed by WestEnd Film’s new female-focused brand. WeLove, which launched last summer aims to develop and produce female-driven content and talent. WeLove’s other projects include Agnieszka Holland’s “Sylvia” and actress Alexis Zegerman’s directorial debut “All Inclusive.”

Jewson previously helmed “Lady Godiva,” a romantic comedy starring Phoebe Thomas and Matthew Chambers, and “Born of War,” an action drama led by Sofia Black-d’Elia. Her latest television series, “Crumbs,” is in post-production.

You can catch Rapace playing seven identical sisters in the Netflix film “What Happened to Monday,” which is streaming now. She also stars as a disgraced CIA analyst trying to stop a biological war in “Unlocked,” in theaters September 1.

Noomi Rapace and Director Vicky Jewson Team Up for Female Bodyguard Flick was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Missing voices by Jennie Kermode

Over the years, the Edinburgh International Film Festival has become about a lot more than just watching moviews. Its industry events receive a lot of attention and one particularly important one this year was All Inclusive, which brought together deaf and disabled filmmakers to discuss the challenges they face in this industry and look at ways they might be resolved, as well as to celebrate work produced despite them. One of the organisers was Rachel Robey, Disability Arts Champion at the British council. We caught up with her and with two of the event's speakers, Charlie Swinbourne and Aurora Fearnley, to find out more about it.

Rachel Robey and her daughter on the set of The Levelling

This was the first event of its kind for Rachel, a producer whose work includes The Levelling and A Man's Story. "The British Council has a really close relationship with the Edinburgh International Film Festival,
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WestEnd boards Camille Cottin-Pathé comedy 'Saving Mum'

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WestEnd boards Camille Cottin-Pathé comedy 'Saving Mum'
Exclusive: Comedy co-stars Miou-Miou and Camille Chamoux; first look revealed.

WestEnd Films is launching world sales on Saving Mum (working title), a heartwarming comedy which reunites the team behind French comedy Connasse: writer-director Eloïse Lang and French actress Camille Cottin (Allied).

Rounding out the cast are ten-time César Award nominee Miou-Miou (Populaire), Camille Chamoux (Supercondriaque) and Johan Heldenbergh (The Broken Circle Breakdown).

The exclusive first picture released features Camille Cottin, Miou-Miou and Camille Chamoux (from left to right). The film is currently shooting on Reunion Island.

Saving Mum is the French-language remake of Danish comedy All Inclusive. WestEnd Films acquired the remake rights for that film from Happy Ending Film.

The film tells the story of free-spirited Rose (Cottin) and her uptight sister Alice (Chamoux) who take their mother Francoise (Miou-Miou) out of Paris to the tropical island of Reunion for her birthday. But when a sexy bartender, an attractive widow, and cheap margaritas
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Full Cast of Stephen King’s The Mist Series Revealed, Including Vikings Star Alyssa Sutherland

The full cast for the upcoming TV series adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist has been revealed and the most notable star is Vikings actress Alyssa Sutherland.

The series will tell the story of "a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test." According to THR, Sutherland will play Eve Cunningham, “a wife and mother who fights to protect her teenage daughter from unknown dangers lurking both inside and outside the mist while facing down her past.”

I’m a big fan of this story. It one of my favorites that King has written and I also thought the movie directed by Frank Darabont was great, so I’m looking forward to this series and I have high hopes for it.

Hopefully, the creative team manages to bring some solid quality and creativity to the
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Casting Update for Spike TV’s The Mist Series

Joining the previously announced Alyssa Sutherland and Frances Conroy, eight additional actors have signed on to face the otherworldly horrors of The Mist, Spike TV’s upcoming 10-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella:

Press Release: New York, NY, July 13, 2016 – Further casting has been announced for Spike’s new original scripted series “The Mist,” based on the classic Stephen King novella of the same name. From TWC-Dimension Television (TV), “The Mist” goes into production later this summer and premieres on Spike in 2017.

The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear? The additional casting includes (in alphabetical order):

Gus Birney as “Alex Cunningham,” the teenage daughter of Kevin and Eve Cunningham. She’s always been the ‘good daughter,
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Benidorm review – it’s like an embarrassing uncle who’s stuck in the 1970s

Farts, innuendo and a little light racism … it’s an all-inclusive mess. Plus: a cover-up in Silent Witness

I was looking forward to writing about Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking, maybe cooking along (if anyone can test whether something is foolproof, it’s me). But unfortunately, says the PR, they won’t be offering a review copy (I need to see it in advance for old-fashioned print deadlines).

Which leaves me … oh gawd … Benidorm (ITV). It has been a while since I dropped in on the Costa All Inclusive, maybe Benidorm got good in the meantime? I see it was up for a National Television Award the other day. It didn’t win it (Peter Kay’s Car Share did), but it got nominated, and these are desperate times. Here we go then, strummy comedy theme, sunshine, crowded beach, British arse cracks, Johnny Vegas.

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Lars von Trier speaks at Danish Robert awards

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Lars von Trier speaks at Danish Robert awards
Controversial director makes rare appearance and speeches at Danish film awards.

Lars von Trier has once more broken his “vow of silence” to accept an armful of prizes at Denmark’s Robert awards.

The controversial Danish filmmaker’s Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut scooped eight trophies including best feature and best director at the Danish Film Academy’s awards last night (Feb 1) – and von Trier was in attendance at the ceremony for the first time.

Accepting the Robert for best feature, von Trier said: “From Peter Aalbæk Jensen (his producing partner at Zentropa Entertainments), I know that some of the Robert awards are won by five votes, so I would like to thank those five persons in the auditorium. Thank you very much.”

The director of Antichrist and Dancer in the Dark has rarely spoken in public after being expelled from the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, where he brought Melancholia, after publicly joking that he was a Nazi
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