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Interview: Writer & Director Steven Knight On 'Locke,' Tom Hardy & Future Projects Including 'Eastern Promises 2'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 3, 2014 3:25 PM
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 Steven Knight On "Locke," Tom Hardy,
One of the chief pleasures of the Göteborg International Film Festival, aside from the charming Swedishness of it all (particularly fond of the helper whose novel take on the “switch off your f*cking phone” message was to implore us not to forget to turn our phones “back on, the second you leave”), is the quality time we get to spend with our interview subjects. One of or most enjoyable meetings this time out was with screenwriter Steven Knight, whose fascinating sophomore directorial outing “Locke,” (our review from Venice is here) played the festival. Here are the fruits of our wide-ranging conversation with the “Eastern Promises,” “Dirty Pretty Things” and “Peaky Blinders” writer (who also—random trivia—devised and originally pitched “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”), including his thoughts on writing for TV vs. film, his crowded upcoming slate and lots about “Locke” we should probably give a little background.

'A Royal Affair' Helmer Nikolaj Arcel To Direct Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 22, 2013 9:21 AM
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Though last year’s “Hitchcock” wasn’t as much as an awards contender as originally thought (HBO’s Toby Jones and Sienna Miller-starring “The Girl” didn’t arrive to much fanfare either), it hasn’t cooled Hollywood’s interest in bringing the works of Alfred Hitchcock to a younger generation. Deadline is reporting that DreamWorks and Working Title’s brewing remake of the iconic director’s “Rebecca” has landed itself a director.

Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' In The Works, 'Eastern Promises' Scribe Steven Knight To Pen The Screenplay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2012 10:01 PM
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Hollywood just can't get enough of Alfred Hitchock. With two movies about the man in the works -- "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho" with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren and "The Girl" with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller -- along with brewing "Psycho" prequel and a remake of "To Catch A Thief," everyone is trying to bring the master of suspense into the modern age. And now DreamWorks and Working Title are going to give it a try.

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