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‘Casting heaven’: Danny Boyle excited about Alan McGee biopic Creation Stories

28 May 2020 in Films, News, Press

The movie is a biopic of Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee, the man who discovered Oasis, during the 1990s. Filmmaker Danny Boyle has spoken of his excitement at working on the upcoming Creation Stories film, which brings to the big screen all the hedonism of the most famous British record label of the 1990s. He revealed that filming has nearly finished on the movie, which is a biopic of Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee, the man who discovered Oasis, and that producers have found an unknown actor to play Liam Gallagher following a social media appeal for people to audition. Trainspotting's Ewen Bremner...

Danny Boyle-Produced ‘Creation Stories’ Adds Jason Isaacs, Steven Berkoff

28 May 2020 in Films, News, Press, Variety

Jason Isaacs, Steven Berkoff and a host of other new names have signed on for “Creation Stories,” the film being exec-produced by Danny Boyle about Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee. The producers also unveiled the first shots of Ewen Bremner (“Trainspotting”) as the music mogul. Production is underway on the Irvine Welsh-penned project, with “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” star Nick Moran (“Telstar: The Story of Joe Meek”) helming. Well-known British actors and comics including Ed Byrne, Paul Kaye, Thomas Turgoose, Rufus Jones, Perry Benson and Mel Raido appear in the film. The new names join the previously announced Suki Waterhouse (“Love, Rosie”) and Bremner in the feature....

Together Films takes UK rights to climate change documentary ‘2040’

22 October 2019 in Films, News, Press, Screen Daily

Together Films has acquired UK rights to Damon Gameau’s climate change documentary 2040. The Australian film premiered out of competition in the family-friendly Generation Kplus section at the 2019 Berlinale. Together is planning a UK-wide theatrical release on November 15. It will open the Into Film Festival on November 6 and play simultaneously for school students in 40 cinemas across the country. In the new year, it will play as part of another campaign called ‘The Regeneration’, which invites people to learn about, contribute to, advocate for and invest in regenerative solutions to improve the planet. Modern Films has home entertainment, digital, TV and...

Zoo wins the Youth Jury Prize for Best Films4Families Feature at the Seattle International Film Festival

26 June 2018 in Films, News, Press, Variety

The 44th Seattle International Film Festival announced its winners at the festival’s concluding ceremony Sunday, with Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” taking home prizes for best film and best actress for star Elsie Fisher. Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” which has drawn attention since the release of its nostalgic trailer, won the best documentary prize for director Morgan Neville. See the full list of winners below. Best Film “Eighth Grade,” directed by Bo Burnham (USA 2018) Best Documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” directed by Morgan Neville (USA 2018) Best Director Gustav Möller, “The Guilty” (Denmark 2018) Best Actor Miguel Ángel Solá, “The Last Suit” (Argentina/Poland/Spain/France/Germany 2017) Best...

Journey’s End takes home 2 prestigious Tiantan Awards

02 May 2018 in Films, News, Press

Female filmmakers stole the show at the 2018 Beijing International Film Festival, with women taking home all of the major accolades. Georgian director Ana Urushadze’s critically acclaimed debut Scary Mother was named best picture while her fellow Georgian filmmaker Mariam Khatchvani won best director for Dede. British actor Joe Cole won best actor for his performance in Kim Nguyen’s long-distance romance Eye On Juliet, while Sam Claflin’s war drama Journey’s End went home with the best supporting actor award for Paul Bettany and best music for composer Hildur Gudnadottir and Natalie Holt. Best supporting actress prize went to Mina Sadati from Iranian drama...

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires ‘Zoo’

04 April 2018 in Films, News, Press, Screen Daily

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Colin McIvor’s family adventure Zoo. Art Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, and Toby Jones star in the story of friends during the Second World War who fight to save a baby elephant during the Belfast Blitz bombings in 1941. Katy Jackson and John Leslie of Wee Buns produced alongside Dominic Wright, and Jacqueline Kerrin at Ripple World Productions. Metro International Entertainment handles international sales. Piccadilly Pictures’ Christopher Figg and Robert Whitehouse served as executive producers alongside Lisa Lambert and Kevin Jackson. “This is a film the whole family can enjoy together,” Samuel Goldwyn Films president Peter Goldwyn,...

John Cusack joins Irish western ‘Never Grow Old’ (exclusive)

16 January 2018 in News, Press, Screen Daily, Uncategorized

"John Cusack has joined the cast of western Never Grow Old alongside Emile Hirsch, Deborah Francois and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. Being John Malkovich actor Cusack co-stars as malevolent villain Dutch Albert with Hirsch (Lone Survivor) in the lead role as the reluctant hero Patrick Tate. Shoot has been underway in Ireland since November 6. Launched by Metro International Entertainment at the AFM, the film is written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh (The Canal). Rezo Films has taken French-speaking territories. The film was developed by Ripple World Pictures with the assistance of Creative Europe and the Irish Film Board who also provided production finance for...

Sam Claflin nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard British Film Awards

16 January 2018 in News, Press, Screen Daily, Uncategorized

"Discover all the nominations for this year's Evening Standard British Film Awards Jodie Whittaker is among the stars in the running for this year’s Evening Standard British Film Awards. The new star of Doctor Who is up for best actress for her performance as the wife of Paddy Considine’s brain-damaged fighter in boxing drama Journeyman. Whittaker, the first actress to play The Doctor in the BBC series, is shortlisted alongside Saoirse Ronan, recognised for Lady Bird, The Shape Of Water star Sally Hawkins and Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, for The Party. Emily Beecham completes the list for her role as Daphne in the film...

Screen International’s “films that popped at Venice and Toronto”, featuring Journey’s End.

13 October 2017 in News, Press, Screen Daily, Uncategorized

The October issue of Screen features Sam Claflin as its front cover, in character as Captain Stanhope from Journey's End. This follows on from previous Screen articles praising the film, with Fionnuala Halligan including Journey's End as one of her "10 films that stood out at the Venice and Toronto film festivals", and Allan Hunter's fantastic review, which reads as follows: "R.C. Sheriff’s landmark play Journey’s End was first staged in 1928 and filmed in 1930. It has been revived, revisited and remade by successive generations, which rather begs the question of whether the world needs yet another version of this old...

First look at Sam Claflin in WWI drama ‘Journey’s End’

02 February 2017 in Films, News, Press, Screen Daily, Uncategorized

Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in Saul Dibb’s adaptation. Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in World War One drama Journey’s End, of which Metro International will show first footage at next week’s EFM in Berlin. Director Saul Dibb’s adaptation of R.C Sheriff’s classic play about trench warfare follows young recruit Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) who pulls strings to join his childhood friend and hero Captain Stanhope (Claflin) on the front line. However, a much-changed Stanhope is horrified by Raleigh’s arrival given that they are anticipating a massive German advance. Also starring are Paul Bettany, Stephen...