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Magnolia Pictures Nabs Rosy McEwen’s ‘Blue Jean’ Out of Venice

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to the Venice hit Blue Jean, the directorial debut of Georgia Oakley that stars Rosy McEwen, and plans to release it next year. Blue Jean won Venice’s Giornate degli Autori People’s Choice Award and is set in 1988 Britain where Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass […]

Eva Yates Named BBC Film Head, Replacing A24-Bound Rose Garnett

Eva Yates has been promoted to director of BBC Film, taking the top job that is being vacated by Rose Garnett as she moves to A24. Yates, who joined BBC Film under Garnett in 2017 as commissioning executive and had been due to take up the position this month in an interim capacity, was unveiled […]

A24 Poaches BBC Film, Drama Directors as Part of Major International Push

In a surprising move that will likely turn heads across the U.K.’s film and TV industry and beyond, A24 has fired up the cannons of its global ambitions by poaching two of the country’s most experienced and respected executives. Rose Garnett, director of BBC Film, and Piers Wenger, director of BBC Drama, will join the […]

Berlin: Matt Smith, Morfydd Clark to Lead Daniel Kokotajlo’s Supernatural Horror ‘Starve Acre’

Ahead of major roles in both upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon and the Sony/Marvel superhero film Morbius, Matt Smith (The Crown, Last Night in Soho) has been cast in supernatural horror Starve Acre. The BAFTA and Emmy nominee will star alongside Morfydd Clark, the fast-rising Welsh actress who broke as the […]

‘Red, White and Blue’: Film Review | NYFF 2020

John Boyega plays Leroy Logan, a real-life cop who challenged the entrenched racism of London's Metropolitan Police Force from within, in 'Red, White and Blue,' the 1980s-set concluding chapter of Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' anthology.

‘Mangrove’: Film Review | NYFF 2020

Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes and Malachi Kirby head the cast of 'Mangrove,' Steve McQueen's vital retelling of a landmark 1970 trial that exposed the unrelenting police harassment of London's West Indian community.

‘Supernova’: Film Review | San Sebastian 2020

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play long-term lovers facing slow-motion tragedy in Harry Maqueen's poignant road movie 'Supernova'.

Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn to Star in Holocaust Drama ‘One Life’

Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn are set to star in 'One Life,' a drama based on the incredible true story of humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children before WWII broke out. 

Focus Boards Film Adaptation of Cult Brit Comedy ‘People Just Do Nothing’

The feature film adaptation of cult British mockumentary 'People Just Do Nothing' is now in production, with Focus Features and BBC Films backing the project.

Dominic Cooke Sets Movie Adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Follies’

Dominic Cooke is set to do a movie version of Stephen Sondheim and Jame Goldman's 'Follies' after Heyday Films and BBC Films secured the film rights to the dark musical.

Rachel Weisz to Star in, Produce ‘Lanny’

Rachel Weisz is set to star in ‘Lanny,’ adapted from Max Porter’s upcoming novel, the follow-up to his acclaimed ‘Grief Is A Thing With Feathers.’

Rialto Pictures Nabs Idris Elba Directorial Debut ‘Yardie’

New York-based Rialto Pictures has picked up the U.S. rights to Idris Elba’s directorial debut, 'Yardie.'