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Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Sep 4 2013, 8:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Paul Greengrass says it's a ''big honour'' to open the BFI London Film Festival with his new movie 'Captain Phillips'. The BAFTA Award-winning director will launch the 57th annual movie gala on...

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Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Sep 4 2013, 8:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Paul Greengrass says it's a ''big honour'' to open the BFI London Film Festival with his new movie 'Captain Phillips'.

The BAFTA Award-winning director will launch the 57th annual movie gala on October 9 with his Tom Hanks-starring high-stakes thriller about the 2009 hijacking of US Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates, and he is delighted by the distinction, especially as it will allow him to fly the flag for his home country.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the press launch of the London Film Festival today (04.09.13), he said: ''It's a very, very big honour. It's an absolute thrill. I'm a British filmmaker, I've always made films here, including this one. Although it wasn't shot here, it was a largely British crew. I believe passionately in British filmmaking and British talent, in front of and behind the camera, so to be asked to open the festival is a huge, huge honour.''

'Captain Phillips' leading man Tom Hanks will have the unique role of opening and closing the festival, as his Walt Disney biopic 'Saving Mr. Banks' will serve as the closing night gala on October 20.

Other films set to screen at this year's 12-day extravaganza include Alfonso Cuaron's breathtaking space adventure 'Gravity', starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; Joel and Ethan Coen's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' with Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, which took home the Grand Prix award at Cannes earlier this year; Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender; and 'The Dark Knight Rises' actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, comedy 'Don Jon'.

The 57th annual BFI London Film Festival is set to be the biggest yet, boasting 22 world premieres and 29 European premieres, and many of the films being shown will be vying for acclaim in the lead-up to the BAFTAs and Oscars.

BFI CEO Amanda Nevill told BANG: ''Producers want their films to be in the London Film Festival because it is very close to the awards season and it is the perfect opportunity to get that really important spotlight on the films.''

The BFI London Film Festival takes place between October 9 and 20.

For more information and the full festival line-up visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff.

Source: Bang Movies

 
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Daniel H. Wilson Offers a ‘Robopocalypse’ Update

Oct 29 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

What’s up with the Steven Spielberg film Robopocalypse? At one point it was all set to be his next film, but that was back in 2012. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard as Daniel H. Wilson wrote his novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about — as the title implies — “a global war between man and machine.” But in early 2013 the film was pushed back to development stat ...
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Movie News: First Look at Threatened Emma Watson in 'Colonia;' 'Harry Potter'-style Hotel Rooms Debut

Oct 28 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: movies.com

Colonia: The first official photo from the upcoming thriller Colonia shows Emma Watson getting man-handled by Mikael Nyqvist, portraying a cult leader in the true-life story. Watson and Daniel Brühl (Inglorious Basterds) play a couple who get entangled with Chile's military coup in 1973. The movie is heading for release in October 2015. [Collider]   The BFG: Steven Spielberg is currently filming an untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks, and that's where he found the lead ...
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Mark Rylance is Roald Dahl's 'The BFG' for Director Steven Spielberg

Oct 27 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: First Showing

After once being slated to play the Mad Hatter's father in Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Tony Award winner Mark Rylance ended up not taking the role, and it went to Rhys Ifans of The Amazing Spider-Man. However, Rylance did end up getting a role in Steven Spielberg's forthcoming Cold War thriller with Tom Hanks. And it turns out to have been ...
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Mark Rylance To Play Steven Spielberg's BFG!

Oct 27 2014 1:53pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

It looks like Steven Spielberg has found his giant. Deadline reports that three-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance has joined the cast of THE BFG, in the role of none other than the Giant himself. Read the full article on AICN Hey guys! Horrorella here... It looks like Steven Spielberg has found his giant. Deadline reports that three-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance has joined the cast of THE BFG, in the role of none other than the Giant himself. The fi ...
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Mark Rylance to Lead Steven Spielberg’s THE BFG

Oct 27 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Collider

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is currently in production on his latest directorial feature, an untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks, but he’s concurrently prepping his next directorial effort, The BFG.  Spielberg committed to shooting the Cold War thriller and The BFG back-to-back, and he is scheduled to begin filming the Roald Dahl adaptation in early 2015.  As such, Spielberg is starting to put together his cast for the family adventur ...
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Mark Rylance Will Star in ‘The BFG’ for Steven Spielberg

Oct 27 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: slash film

Mark Rylance is known more for his work on stage than on screen — he’s won three Tonys, in addition to other major accolades — and has been called one of the finest Shakespearian actors of our time. (He has also participated in the call to reevaluate the true authorship of Shakespeare’s work, which explains how he ended up in Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, pictured above.) Now Rylance is forging a solid relationship with Steven Spielberg. He is already playing a role in Spielberg’s Cold War t ...
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Tom Hanks Hosts SNL VINTAGE!! Jim Carrey Returns For SNL’s Live Halloween Show!! Tweedy On ACL!!

Oct 25 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: aintitcool

Tom Hanks Hosts SNL VINTAGE!! Jim Carrey Returns For SNL’s Live Halloween Show!! Tweedy On AUSTIN CITY LIMITS!! Antepenultimate DOCTOR WHO!! BLACK DYNAMITE!! TRANSPORTER!! ATTACK ON TITAN!! NARUTO SHIPPUDEN!! New CHAIR, CHIMA, SWAMP PAWN And OUTRAGE Read the full article on AICN Tonight’s “SNL Vintage,” originally aired Feb. 17, 1990, features Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz as the Girl Watchers, Phil Hartman as Donald Trump, Mr. Sho ...
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Paul Greengrass Attached to Direct Cold War Thriller ‘The Tunnels’

Oct 24 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

There may be news of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon returning to the Bourne series, but that’s not the only thing the director has going. Greengrass (above, working with Tom Hanks on Captain Phillips) is now attached to direct The Tunnels, a film that could be based on a true story from the Cold War, in which a group of people seek to escape East Berlin in the late ’80s. Paul Greengrass The Tunnels This comes about as FilmNation ...
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BACHELOR PARTY TV Series in the Works for ABC

Oct 21 2014 9:49pm CDT | Source: Collider

The film-to-TV trend continues with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party.  Tom Hanks starred as the husband-to-be who has to survive the ultimate bachelor party while staying faithful to his fiancée.  This new rendition is only loosely based on the original narrative and will come in the format of a half-hour comedy anthology series geared towards examining relationships and the institution of marriage. ABC scored the show vi ...
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Watch: EXCLUSIVE Clip of Hijack Thriller 'Default'

Oct 10 2014 5:58am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Shaky-cam, gun-wielding Somali pirates - no, this suspense-drenched clip isn't teasing the sequel to Captain Phillips.Instead, what is stirringly previewed is the similarly themed airplane-set thriller Default in which a group of Somali pirates hijacks the plane of an American news crew. The movie employs the "found footage" narrative device, meaning that this time there is a proper reason for the jiggling ...
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