Universal Pictures has picked up the international rights to an upcoming comedy based on a long-running BBC sitcom, Dad’s Army. Universal and production companies Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films announced the film’s cast, which will transport a number of famous English actors back to World War II.
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A London-based group of lesbian and gay activists form an unlikely bond with a Welsh mining town during the 1984 U.K. strike against Margaret Thatcher’s government in Pride, from theater director Matthew Warchus.
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Dominic West star in the ensemble cast. Based on a true story, the film follows two completely different groups who realize that it’s their differences that make them stronger together. After premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Pride will open in the U.S. on September 19.
From Richard Curtis, the writer of Notting Hill and Love Actually, comes another story about love in a complicated world. But this time around, the complication involves a bit of time travel.
In About Time, Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter‘s Bill Weasley) stars as Tim, a young man whose father (played by Bill Nighy) informs him that the men in their family have a very special talent. Give these guys a dark space and let them really concentrate, and they can travel through time. The trick is how much and for what they use their gift. And after Tim falls in love with Mary (Rachel McAdams) and starts to use time travel to re-do things — like the first time they met or the first time they slept together, things start to go a little haywire.
Watch the slightly different domestic and international trailers for About Time below: READ FULL STORY
Rachel McAdams’ upcoming time travel romantic comedy, About Time, is doing some of its own leaping across the calendar. Universal announced on Thursday that the film, originally slated for a May 10, 2013 opening date, will now launch in limited release on Nov. 1, 2013 opening nationwide on Nov. 8, 2013.
In About Time, Mary (McAdams) falls in love with Tim Lake (Harry Potter actor Domhnall Gleeson), a man who learns that he, like his father (Bill Nighy), has the ability to travel through time. When an unfortunate time travel incident re-writes history to erase Mary and Tim ever meeting, he has to win her heart all over again. READ FULL STORY
Warner Bros. Pictures has released five posters for Jack the Giant Slayer — Bryan Singer’s heroic re-imagining of Jack and the Beanstalk — via its Twitter feed. This movie is finally hitting the big screen March 1 after many date shifts and a title change. November’s trailer didn’t show much of the giants up close, so here they are! They’re very “dinosaurs dressed as humans.” Get ready for some closeups of jagged, dimpled teeth and eerily beautiful green eyes…. READ FULL STORY
Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' director John Madden on filming in India
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden, dunks seven veteran British actors — Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Ronald Pickup, and Celia Imrie — into the hot, steamy inner sanctum of India, playing retirees who take up residence at an old hotel more dilapidated than originally advertised. Madden tells EW about the experience filming in and outside the Indian cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, from the heat on set to the difficulty of getting sound and the right shots as crowds flocked around the cast and crew.
For more stories behind this year’s top TV and movie moments, click here for EW.com’s Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes) coverage. READ FULL STORY
'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': Director John Madden on that amazing cast, and filming in the 'chaos' of India -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
This Friday, American movie theaters will be blessed by two ensemble movies boasting a dream cast of top-tier actors in their field. It’s fair to say that the vast majority of audiences will only see one of them: The superhero opus The Avengers.
But some lucky, adventurous moviegoers will treat themselves to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which has arguably assembled the most accomplished company of British acting talent since the final Harry Potter movie: Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), as well as two actors just as adept, if likely unfamiliar, to most Americans, Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Ronald Pickup (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time).
The film follows a group of new retirees who for various reasons throw caution to the wind and travel to an Indian retirement hotel (run by Patel’s character) that they found on the Internet. “We’re blessed with a pretty decent pool of actors in that age range in the U.K.,” director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) tells EW with a chuckle. “It was a beautiful piece to cast.” And with a cast like this, Madden was determined to play to everyone’s strengths. READ FULL STORY
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