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Agnieszka Holland Shoots Healer Tale ‘Charlatan’

  • Variety
Agnieszka Holland Shoots Healer Tale ‘Charlatan’
Agnieszka Holland, the director of Oscar nominated films “Europa Europa” and “In Darkness,” has begun shooting her latest pic, “Charlatan.” Films Boutique is handling foreign sales.

The Polish director, whose last film “Mr. Jones” premiered in competition at Berlin Film Festival in February, started to lens the pic Monday in Mladá Boleslav prison in the Czech Republic. The crew will spend most of this month on location in the Central Bohemia region of the country.

The pic, about an herbalist who devotes his life to caring for the sick despite many difficulties, is inspired by the real-life figure of Jan Mikolášek, whose story was adapted for the screen by Marek Epstein. Ivan Trojan, six-time winner of the Czech Lion award, plays Mikolášek.

In a statement, Holland said: “I have always been interested in healing… the fact somebody is able to look so deep into the body and soul of another person,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’

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‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’
Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer has joined the cast of “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” Showtime announced Friday.

Dormer will play Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.

While “Penny Dreadful” was set in Victorian-era London, “City of Angels” opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism.

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Natalie Dormer Joins ‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’ Showtime Sequel Series

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Natalie Dormer Joins ‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’ Showtime Sequel Series
Game of Thrones alumna Natalie Dormer is set for a lead role opposite Daniel Zovatto in Showtime’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a followup to Penny Dreadful from the original series’ creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.

A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. It opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.
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Berlin: Agnieszka Holland Says She Fears German Nostalgia for Adolf Hitler

Berlin: Agnieszka Holland Says She Fears German Nostalgia for Adolf Hitler
Oscar-nominated director Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) on Sunday, after expressing puzzlement over Russian nostalgia for the Soviet past and Josef Stalin, added she feared Germany may similarly grow wistful about former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

"I'm afraid about if we come to the moment when the German nation will consider that Adolf Hitler was one of the greatest German leaders," Holland said during a politically charged press conference at the Berlin Film Festival.

The Polish director was in Berlin to talk about Mr. Jones, her drama about Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, whose Stalin-era truth-telling about the 1930s ...
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First Footage From Berlin Competition Film ‘Mr. Jones’ (Exclusive)

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First Footage From Berlin Competition Film ‘Mr. Jones’ (Exclusive)
Variety has been given exclusive access to first-look footage from Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland’s “Mr. Jones,” which world premieres in Official Competition at the Berlin Film Festival. The film stars James Norton, Vanessa Kirby and Peter Sarsgaard.

Mr. Jones” tells the little-known story of Gareth Jones, an ambitious young Welsh journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union in 1933, and discovered the appalling reality behind the myth of a communist “utopia.” What started out as a regular news investigation, soon turned into a life-or-death quest to uncover the truth about a government-induced famine in Ukraine. His efforts are frustrated not just by Soviet censors but other Western journalists who enjoy the patronage of Stalin’s regime, most notably Walter Duranty, the Moscow bureau chief of the New York Times. Jones’ story helped inspire George Orwell’s allegorical dystopian novel “Animal Farm.”

In a statement, Holland said: “We wanted to
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Natalie Dormer and Her Fiancé Break Up After 11 Years

Natalie Dormer and Her Fiancé Break Up After 11 Years
Natalie Dormer is engaged no more.  The Game of Thrones alum has split from her longtime fiancé, director Anthony Byrne. The news was confirmed in an interview for New Statesman. According to the magazine, "they've parted ways since promoting the film [In Darkness] this summer." E! News has reached out to their reps for comment.  The low-key former couple met on the set of The Tudors, began dating in 2007 and had been engaged since 2011, when Byrne proposed on a boat in India.  "We were on a lake in the middle of nowhere...He'll probably kill me actually, he's very private," she told The Independent at the time.   ...
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Natalie Dormer signs with Fremantle

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Natalie Dormer signs with Fremantle
The UK actress and filmmaker will co-develop a drama slate.

Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has sealed a first-look deal with Fremantle to co-develop a slate of dramas.

The multi-year deal expands on Fremantle’s existing relationship with the UK actress/writer, with the two collaborating on Vivling, a series based on the life of UK actress Vivien Leigh with ITV StudiosMainstreet Pictures.

Dormer was most recently seen in Picnic At Hanging Rock, a Fremantle series for Foxtel and Amazon based on Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, which was picked up by BBC2.

She also co-wrote and starred
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Natalie Dormer Inks First-Look Deal With Fremantle, Preps Vivien Leigh Drama

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Natalie Dormer Inks First-Look Deal With Fremantle, Preps Vivien Leigh Drama
Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer will develop a slate of scripted projects under a new first-look deal she has signed with Fremantle, including a TV drama about legendary actress Vivien Leigh.

The Vivien Leigh project, “Vivling,” will be made with Fremantle and U.K. shingle Mainstreet Pictures. It will follow the highs and lows of the much-loved star of “Gone With the Wind” who conquered Hollywood and will “give audiences a glimpse into the complex mind of the creative genius,” the producers said.

Dormer said she was thrilled to be getting into the drama business with Fremantle: “Their impressive slate reflects a dedication to the highest-quality storytelling and the strength of their reputation internationally.”

The actress recently starred in Fremantle-produced “Picnic at Hanging Rock” for Foxtel in Australia. Her upcoming roles include the lead in “In Darkness,” a psychological thriller she co-wrote. She will also appear in Icon Productions
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Natalie Dormer Strikes First-Look Production Deal With Fremantle

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Natalie Dormer Strikes First-Look Production Deal With Fremantle
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has struck a first-look production deal with Fremantle and has set up her first drama project.

The actress, who recently appeared in Fremantle’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, is working on a slate of drama projects co-developed by the American Gods producer.

Her first series is Vivling, a series based on the life of legendary British actress Vivien Leigh, as first revealed by Deadline in May. The story will follow the highs and lows of the much-loved starlet who conquered Hollywood and give audiences a glimpse into the complex mind of the Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire star. The show is being developed in association with ITV-backed Mainstreet Pictures.

Stewart Harcourt, who penned 2016’s Michael Gambon-starrer Churchill’s Secret, has been inked in as a screenwriter. As well as archival material and the films the actor made, the
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‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic

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‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic
Exclusive: Season 5 of Steven Knight’s period crime saga Peaky Blinders has set a host of new cast, including Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy. The BAFTA winning drama that’s led by Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently filming with the fifth go-round for the Shelby family expected to air in 2019, moving from its previous BBC Two home to BBC One.

Also new to the series are Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan (The Spanish Princess), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (A Very English Scandal). We do not yet have character descriptions.

This year’s big name additions follow on from Season 4 which included Adrien Brody and Game Of ThronesAidan Gillen.

Claflin recently starred in
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Rob Lowe To Star In ITV Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill’ From Anonymous Content, 42 & Shiver

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Rob Lowe To Star In ITV Crime Drama ‘Wild Bill’ From Anonymous Content, 42 & Shiver
Rob Lowe is to star in British crime drama Wild Bill for ITV produced by Traitors and Watership Down producer 42, Maniac producer Anonymous Content and Shiver.

Lowe will play high-flying Us cop, Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force in the six-part series.

Wild Bill is created by David Griffiths (The Hunted), Kyle Killen (Halo) and Silent Witness writers Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble and will be written by Keeble and Appleton, who will showrun the series.

Commissioned by Polly Hill, ITV’s Head of Drama, the show will follow Lowe’s Hixon as he lands in Lincolnshire with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey, hoping to flee their recent painful past.

With a first class degree in Criminology, a Masters in Psychopathology and a Doctorate in Statistical Mapping, Hixon is impressively qualified to tackle the county’s crime figures with his graphs, charts, algorithms and a tapestry of digits.
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5: First-Look Photo And Plot Details Revealed

  • Deadline
Exclusive: The Shelby crime family is getting back together — amid the 1929 financial crisis and as Tommy Shelby faces his darkest force yet. Filming has begun on Season 5 of Peaky Blinders, the period saga created by Steven Knight and starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson — and we’ve got the first-look photo of Murphy as Tommy (below), as well as the first plot details for the new season.

The winner of this year’s Best TV Drama BAFTA is moving from BBC Two to BBC One for the fifth go-round which will air next year.

Season 5 sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy, who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
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Lionsgate Exec Olive Uniacke Joins Wme

Lionsgate executive Olive Uniacke is now an agent at Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

She joined Lionsgate as a vice president of production and development in April 2017. Uniacke, who will be based in Wme's Beverly Hills office, also previously worked for U.K. management-production company 42, for whom she co-produced Anthony Byrne's 2018 thriller In Darkness. She got her start in film working as an assistant on the U.K. sets of such productions as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, X-Men: First ClassFast & Furious 6 and Muppets Most Wanted.
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Canada selects 'Chien de Garde' as Oscar submission

Canada selects 'Chien de Garde' as Oscar submission
Drama earned three Iris Prizes at recent Gala Québec Cinéma.

Sophie Dupuis’ Chien de garde will represent Canada in the contest for the 2019 best foreign language film Oscar.

The Québecoise filmmaker’s narrative feature directorial debut centres on a man who tries to balance the demands of a needy family, the collections work he does with his brother, and the father figure / uncle who runs a drug cartel.

Jean-Simon Leduc, Théodore Pellerin, Claudel Laberge, Maude Guérin, and Paul Ahmarani star.

Etienne Hansez of Bravo Charlie produced Chien de Garde, which Axia Films distributed in Quebec. Telefilm Canada and others funded the feature,
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Alex Pettyfer and Talulah Riley star in UK trailer for WWII thriller The Last Witness

Signature Entertainment has released a UK trailer for the World War II thriller The Last Witness from BAFTA Award-nominee Piotr Szkopiak, which is based upon the harrowing true events of the Katyn Massacre in Spring 1940 and stars Alex Pettyfer, Michael Gambon, Talulah Riley, Robert Więckiewicz and Will Thorp.

Take a look at the trailer here…

In post-war England, ambitious journalist Stephen Underwood (Alex Pettyfer) comes across a disturbing spate of suicides by resettled Polish soldiers. Sensing a story, his first port of call is Colonel Janusz Pietrowski (Will Thorp), a Liaison Officer for the resettlement of Polish troops under British command. But the meeting with Pietrowski leaves Stephen unsettled, and from here his investigation escalates as he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous, multi-layered conspiracy concerning the execution of 22,000 Polish military and civilians by Stalin’s secret police.

The Last Witness is the fictional re-telling of a bloody and
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Win In Darkness poster and DVD

To celebrate the release of In Darkness, one lucky winner will receive a signed poster by the film’s leading lady and co-writer Natalie Dormer, along with a DVD copy of the film! 2 Runners-up will each receive a DVD copy.

Blind pianist, Sofia (Natalie Dormer) overhears a struggle in the apartment above her that leads to the death of her neighbour, Veronique (Emily Ratajkowski). It is the start of a journey that pulls Sofia out of her depth and brings her in contact with Veronique’s father, Milos Radic, a Serbian businessman accused of war crimes. Sofia is drawn into a dangerous world of corruption, investigating police, hit men, and Russian mafia – a world with links to Sofia’s own hidden past and a path of revenge she has kept hidden until now.

Watch our exclusive In Darkness interview here:

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Natalie Dormer Says She Knows How 'Game of Thrones' Ends

Natalie Dormer Says She Knows How 'Game of Thrones' Ends
Natalie Dormer’s Game of Thrones days have been over for quite some time, but she’s just as invested in the final season as the rest of the world. “I’m excited to see the next season. I’m on the edge of my seat like everybody else,” she told The Hollywood Reporter In Studio while promoting her film In Darkness and TV miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock.

While the actress remained pretty tight-lipped on what information she knows about season eight — the final of the HBO hit series — she did tease that she knows how it ends, but not ...
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Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer star in new trailer for pandemic thriller Patient Zero

Ahead of its digital release next month, Sony Pictures has revealed a new trailer for the pandemic thriller Patient Zero. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, the film stars Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Clive Standen, Agyness Deyn, John Bradley, Colin McFarlane, Pippa Bennett-Warner, and James Northcote; check it out here…

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In the pandemic thriller, Patient Zero, humanity is battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral super-strain. After being bitten, human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

Patient Zero is set for a digital release on August 14th, followed by a theatrical release on September 14th.

The post Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer star in new trailer for pandemic thriller Patient Zero appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Natalie Dormer defends “gratuitous nudity” in new film In Darkness

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer’s new film In Darkness has been coming in for some criticism due to its “gratuitous nudity”, in particular a scene where the religious ritual washing of a corpse is intercut with shots of Dormer’s character showering.

However, speaking to The Guardian, Dormer – who also scripted the movie – has defended the film’s use of nudity, stating that it was a deliberate creative decision.

“There has to be sexuality in the power play of a thriller” states Dormer. “We have all got bodies, after all. In this film the sex scene, which for me was a love-making scene, is a metaphor for the way my character connects with the part played by Ed Skrein. Nakedness is a good equalizer and the shower scene also shows the tattoos on my character’s body and makes it clear she is not quite who you think.
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Natalie Dormer Responds To Critics Of Her New Movie: ‘There Has To Be Sexuality’

Natalie Dormer is biting back at the critics. The “Game of Thrones” star defended elements of her new thriller “In Darkness” that critics like RogerEbert.com and The Hollywood Reporter called “sadistic relish” and “gratuitous nudity,” respectively. Related: Natalie Dormer Completes London Marathon With Ease “There has to be sexuality in the power play of a thriller. We have all got
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