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FIRST LOOK: Eddie Redmayne Stars as Stephen Hawking in 'Theory of Everything'

Focus Features has slated a November 7 release date for director James Marsh's brainy romance "Theory of Everything." Eddie Redmayne stars as "A Brief History of Time" author and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The film centers on his passionate relationship with a young art student named Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones.
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  • April 10, 2014 3:26 PM
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Watch Richard Curtis Talk 'About Time,' Bridget Jones Sequel, 'Love Actually,' Mr. Bean and Pulling Back from Directing (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

British writer-director Richard Curtis talks his third film "About Time," a romantic comedy, time-travel movie and family drama all in one, starring Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson as a father and son, as well as the great films Curtis helped to create with Working Title, from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill," starring Hugh Grant, to "Mr. Bean" and "Bridget Jones Diary." Will he direct again?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 28, 2013 4:28 PM
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Casting Watch: Anne Hathaway On Board 'The Lifeboat'

Anne Hathaway is on board to star in and produce "The Lifeboat," adapted from the book by Charlotte Rogan. Working Title, who produced Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" for which Hathaway won an Oscar, and Focus Features have acquired the rights to the novel.
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  • June 21, 2013 8:30 AM
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Trailer Watch: Phillip Noyce's Malaria Drama 'Mary and Martha,' Starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn UPDATE

UPDATE: A new teaser trailer has landed for Australian director Phillip Noyce's "Mary and Martha," starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn as mothers who form a bond over the loss of their sons to malaria. Watch below.
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  • March 19, 2013 2:30 PM
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Casting Watch: Who Can Tame Hathaway in Screen Version of 'Taming of the Shrew'?

Anne Hathaway is set to star in a screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," with Abi Morgan ("The Hour," "The Iron Lady," "Shame") penning the script.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2013 11:46 AM
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Producers Talk 'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django,' 'Hobbit,' 'Silver Linings, 'Master' at THR Roundtable

I enjoy the award-season THR roundtables not only because I know some of the players, but because I don't know some of them. And you always learn something.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 19, 2012 9:22 PM
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'Anna Karenina' and 'Les Miserables' Producers Bevan and Fellner Nab PGA Selznick Award

"Anna Karenina" is just the latest achievement from Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who will receive the Producers Guild of America's top honor, the coveted David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. Bevan and Fellner will accept the award at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 14, 2012 3:15 PM
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'Two Faces of January,' Hossein Amini's Directorial Debut Kicks Off with Mortensen, Dunst & Isaac

StudioCanal and Working Title announce principal photography has begun on "The Two Faces of January," starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. The film is based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, and was adapted by Hossein Amini ("Drive," "Snow White and the Huntsman"), who will also be making his directorial debut...
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  • October 4, 2012 4:09 PM
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In the Works: 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Names a Writer, Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm' & Ronan for 'Mary Queen of Scots'

-Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the ill-fated title role in "Mary Queen of Scots." Working Title is producing, with a script by Michael Hirst. Eighteen-year old Ronan may seem young to play a queen, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • August 10, 2012 12:52 PM
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Casting Watch: Dunst Joins Mortensen and Isaac for Patricia Highsmith Adaptation 'Two Faces of January'

Kirsten Dunst has been cast alongside Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac for "Two Faces of January," the directorial debut of "Drive" screenwriter Hossein Amini.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 11, 2012 5:32 PM
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