P&P NewsBits: Rosamund Pike starts filming 'Three Seconds' in NYC, New Kelly Reilly 'Britannia' stills, Tom Hollander reprises 'Travesties' role for Broadway, and more!
Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...
Here's today's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailers, release dates, festival news, etc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors: Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Brenda Blethyn, Judi Dench, Kelly Reilly, and Tom Hollander all in one post!
Rosamund Pike Works on 'Three Seconds' in NYC's Central Park
Rosamund Pike and Ana de Armas film a scene together for their upcoming film Three Seconds on Sunday (August 27) in New York City’s Central Park.
The ladies were joined on set that day by co-stars Joel Kinnaman and Common.
Three Seconds “follows reformed-criminal and former special ops soldier Pete Hoffman who, in order to free himself from jail and return to his wife and daughter, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step towards freedom, Hoffman must return to the one place he’s fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens his identity as a mole,” according to Deadline. [via Just Jared]
(source: Steve Sands/Bauergriffin.Com | zimbio.com)
Variety reports that The Current War, which was originally slated to be released on December 22, 2017, will instead be released on November 24, 2017 for a Thanksgiving release.
“The Current War” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, and centers on their race to find a way to offer electricity to consumers. Alfonso Gomez‐Rejon (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) directs the picture from a script by playwright Michael Mitnick. It’s expected to get a major awards push from the indie studio.Speaking of Matthew, his Howards End co-star Hayley Atwell has recently posted and shared a few MM/HE related video and images of them together on Howards End set via her Instagram account below...
New Kelly Reilly Brittania stills
Brittania to air in 2018 on Sky Atlantic.
(source: Sky Atlantic)
Watch a new trailer for Brittania below...
Also, On Set photo of Kelly Reilly with co-star Luke Evans (posted last February via his Instagram account) on 10x10 Movie set wrapping up filming!
Plus, Production Underway in Utah for Paramount's YELLOWSTONE starring Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly
YELLOWSTONE, the first scripted series greenlit for Paramount Network, executive produced by Weinstein Television, John and Art Linson ("Sons of Anarchy," "Fight Club," "Heat"), and Kevin Costner, will begin principle photography on location in Utah this month. The 10-episode series will be shot near Park City through December.
"Yellowstone" stars world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, who serves in the lead role, and is written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan ("Hell or High Water" and "Sicario,"). Sheridan recently won Best Director Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival for the universally-lauded film, "Wind River."
The impressive cast list for "Yellowstone" includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, and Denim Richards.
Paramount Network, television's new destination for premium scripted programming, will launch in January. "Yellowstone" will debut on the network next summer. [via Broadway World]
Tom Hollander to Reprise Acclaimed Turn in Tom Stoppard's Travesties on Broadway
Tom Hollander is set to star in Tom Stoppard's stirring drama Travesties at the American Airlines Theatre in 2018. Hollander is reprising his role as Henry Carr from an earlier production at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End. Patrick Marber directs the first-ever Broadway revival, which is set to begin previews on March 29 and open on April 24.
Travesties focuses on the elderly Carr (Hollander), who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during World War I. The play follows his interactions with Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, James Joyce while he was writing Ulysses and Lenin leading toward the Russian Revolution.
Travesties first played Broadway in 1976 in a production directed by Peter Wood and featuring a Tony Award-winning performance by John Wood in the role of Carr.
The full cast and creative team for Travesties will be announced at a later date. This new production will play a limited engagement through June 17. [via Broadway World]
Also, Tom's upcoming film Tulip Fever (with Judi Dench co-starring) update: 'Tulip Fever' Release Date Shifts Into September
Tulip Fever, the 17th century period romance starring Oscar winners Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench will now open September 1 nationwide. It marks the fourth release-date chance for the pic directed by Justin Chadwick: Initially, the movie was scheduled for July 15, 2016, before distributor The Weinstein Company announced a week before that date it would move to February 24. Soon before that date the pic was shifted to August 25.
Tulip Fever is based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach, and adapted by Tom Stoppard. [Deadline]
Brenda Blethyn filming eighth series of crime drama Vera
Brenda Blethyn is back in Vera’s mac and floppy hat as she shoots the upcoming eighth series of the hit crime drama.
The actress, 71, was pictured filming scenes for the ITV show’s new run in Whitley Bay.
Blethyn has been playing frumpy but lovable DCI Vera Stanhope since 2011.
The last instalment wrapped up in April with a tense plot which saw Vera searching for the killer of a young girl who went missing following a music festival.
The four-episode series was a ratings winner and fans called for the drama’s next run to be extended. [Independent.ie]Judi Dench opens up about playing Queen Victoria again — and tattoos
You can’t come more full-circle than this.
In 1997, Judi Dench appeared in her first-ever leading role in a movie — as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown. That role kicked off the most remarkable sexagenarian-and-beyond career in the history of movies. Seven Oscar nominations (she won for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love) and nearly $2 billion in box office later, Dench finds herself portraying Victoria again, this time in Victoria & Abdul, a touching drama about the Queen’s late-life friendship with a handsome Indian Muslim man named Abdul (Ali Fazal).
“Judi is 82 years old and the biggest female star in England,” says director Stephen Frears (Florence Foster Jenkins). “That’s why she’s so phenomenal at playing a queen, because she’s adored and trusted by everyone, including the current queen.” And, Frears explains, as depicted in this sparkling moment (above) between Dench and Fazal, “she’s brilliantly funny and very, very mischievous.” Read full article. [EW]
Related Judi Dench/Victoria & Abdul articles:
Judi Dench on playing Victoria again
Ali Fazal Talks About Victoria & Abdul, Working With Judi Dench and a 'Democratic' Hollywood