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Helen Mirren To Star In Stolen Art Drama 'The Golden Lady,' Johnny Flynn To Play Queen Drummer & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 5:04 PM
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Helen Mirren The Golden Lady
If the box office results for "The Monuments Men" prove anything, it's that there's a mature audience eager for stories about art being recovered from the Nazis. It certainly doesn't hurt if there's some recognizable faces in there, and another project is brewing with a veteran star bringing a major piece of art back to its rightful owner.

Danny Boyle To Direct TV Police Drama From 'Peep Show' Writers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 10:51 AM
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Though he got his start on the small screen, aside from a one-off 2001 project "Strumpet" and of course, the London Olympics, director Danny Boyle has mostly stay planted in the feature film world. But with "Trance" earning the least amount of money in theaters since his breakout film "Shallow Grave" (and obviously arriving with much bigger expectations and star power than that film), it looks like Boyle will head back to television for a project that will see him return to the setting of his biggest hit to date, "Slumdog Millionaire."

'Downton Abbey' Writer & Star To Reunite On 'The Chaperone,' From 'My Week With Marilyn' Director Simon Curtis

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 4, 2013 11:20 AM
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With the principal cast of “Downton Abbey” already beginning to break up as they (particularly its younger stars) look for the next step up career-wise, you can forgive Julian Fellowes and some of his older cast-members for also pursuing other projects and setting themselves up for a life after 'Downton,' whenever that may come. And last week brought news that screenwriter Fellowes, who created the show, will reunite with Lady Grantham herself, Elizabeth McGovern, on the Fox Searchlight pic “The Chaperone.”

'My Week With Marilyn' Helmer Simon Curtis To Direct Adaptation Of Edith Wharton's 'The Buccaneers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 1:37 PM
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Simon Curtis is a filmmaker who doesn't stand out much. In fact, most people probably wouldn't know he directed "My Week With Marilyn," which got pushed into Oscar territory thanks to the tireless efforts of Harvey Weinstein, not becuase it was a particularly good film. And prior to that, the filmmaker was "known" for his work on Brit TV, which again, hardly made him a standout. So an adaptation of an Edith Wharton novel seems like exactly the sort of material he would take on.

Saoirse Ronan To Star In WW1 Nursing Memoir 'Testament Of Youth,' From 'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 21, 2012 3:50 PM
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After mightily impressing in the likes of “Atonement,” “The Lovely Bones” and more recently “Hanna,” Saoirse Ronan (a name almost impossible to type correctly on a first attempt) looks to have a very exciting career ahead of her. She’ll star in Neil Jordan’s “Byzantium” later this year and has “The Host” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” among the more notable releases on her upcoming slate. And we can now add another film to that list, in the form of a David Heyman-produced adaptation of a Vera Brittain memoir.

'My Week With Marilyn' Director Simon Curtis Decides To 'Click To Connect' With Online Dating Comedy

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 12, 2012 12:39 PM
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Aside from the rightfully lauded performances by Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh, the most impressive aspect of “My Week with Marilyn” was just how quick it took for the film to disappear from memory. A whispy vanilla meringue of a picture, those over at Fox 2000 have nonetheless spotted gold in its director Simon Curtis, and have set him up with a new romantic comedy.

NYFF: Simon Curtis Discusses Recreating Marilyn Monroe For 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 10, 2011 9:27 AM
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“My Week With Marilyn” tells the story of Colin Clark, a third assistant director on the set of “The Prince And The Showgirl” who served as mediator between star Marilyn Monroe and the frustrated cast and crew. However, if you heard it from Clark’s memoirs, published long after Monroe’s passing, there was more than just a working relationship between the two of them.

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