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Michael Winterbottom's 'King Of Soho' Faces Legal Challenge As Rival Project Mounts, Possibly Starring Tom Hiddleston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2012 7:58 PM
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It looks like Hollywood doesn't have exclusivity on rival projects. Across the pond in the U.K., Michael Winterbottom's "The King Of Soho" is not only facing some competition, but also a lawsuit, as another movie about porn baron Paul Raymond with a potentially big name set to star.

Matt Lucas Joins 'Therese Raquin' With Elizabeth Olsen & Oscar Isaac; Also Playing Drag Queen Divine In Michael Winterbottom's 'King Of Soho'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 18, 2012 9:03 AM
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As one half of the comedic duo behind "Little Britain," Matt Lucas has stayed relatively close to his lighter wheelhouse when venturing onto the silver screen featuring in "Bridesmaids," "Gnomeo & Juliet" and the upcoming "Small Apartments." The actor, though, is in line for a bit of a gear change, joining Charlie Stratton's adaptation of Emile Zola's period-drama "Therese Raquin."

Set Photos Of Michael Winterbottom's 'King Of Soho' Unveil Steve Coogan As Porn Baron Paul Raymond

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 16, 2012 12:03 PM
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After unveiling "The Trip" last year and with "Trishna" arriving this summer, the prolific and versatile Michael Winterbottom shows no sign of slowing down, and is currently-lensing "The King Of Soho," his biopic of porn baron Paul Raymond that'll reunite the helmer with regular collaborator Steve Coogan. Courtesy of some set photos, we now have our first look at the actor as Raymond as well as first glimpses at Tamsin Egerton and Anna Friel as Raymond's mistress and wife, respectively.

'In The Loop' Star Chris Addison, Stand-Up Dara O'Briain & Rising Actress Sarah Solemani Join Michael Winterbottom's 'The King Of Soho'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2012 1:16 PM
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We feel fairly confident in saying that Michael Winterbottom, or at least his casting director, is a big comedy fan. His lighter work, like "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock And Bull Story" and "The Trip" didn't just help to launch the big-screen careers of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, but also provided early cinematic exposure for British comedy favorites like Dave Gorman, Peter Kay, Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran, David Walliams, Ashley Jensen and Stephen Fry.

Imogen Poots, Anna Friel & Tamsin Egerton Join Steve Coogan In Michael Winterbottom's 'The King Of Soho'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2012 9:03 AM
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He might be coming off one of the more unsatisfying films of his career, in the shape of "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" adaptation "Trishna" with Frieda Pinto and Riz Ahmed, but given his career so far, we're always going to be keenly watching what Michael Winterbottom is up to.  And that goes double for anything he's working on with British comic/actor Steve Coogan, who he's previously teamed with on "24 Hour Party People," "Tristam Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story" and "The Trip." And the good news is they're on the verge of getting going on another collaboration, and  a trio of actresses has just joined them.

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