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Keira Knightley Character Poster For ‘The Imitation Game’ – Also Starring Benedict Cumberbatch As Alan Turing
This new character poster has arrived online for ‘The Imitation Game,’ which opens the BFI London Film Festival tomorrow night. Set for a November 14th bow in the UK and a November 21st release in the US, the historical thriller stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a “nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.” Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is directing from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges.
‘Nightcrawler’ tells the story of a Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Opening on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK, ‘Nightcrawler’ is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star.
The good people over at StudioCanal and Heyday Films have just sent over this new teaser poster for ‘Paddington.’ The cast for the first ever live-action film inspired by Micahel Bond’s best-selling books includes Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, ‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Brown, and Nicole Kidman as an evil taxidermist determined to wreak her revenge. They are joined by Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Brown, Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird, the housekeeper, and Jim Broadbent as Mr. Gruber, the owner of the antiques shop. Finally, Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton are voicing Paddington’s Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy. The film will still open in the UK on November 28th and in the US on December 25th.
Focus Features has revealed this first poster for Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Black Sea.’ Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of the suspenseful adventure-thriller, which centers on a rogue submarine captain (Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea.
As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival. Joining Law in the cast are Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sergey Puskepalis, British Independent Film Award winner Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, and Jodie Whittaker. ‘Black Sea’ opens on December 5th in the UK and January 23rd in the US.
BFI London Film Festival: First Images From Rebecca Johnson’s Brixton-Set ‘Honeytrap’ – Starring Jessica Sula & Lucien Laviscount
With ‘Honeytrap’ set to premiere at the London Film Festival on October 17th, these first images have arrived online from writer/director Rebecca Johnson’s Brixton-set drama. Starring the likes of Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount , Ntonga Mwanza and Naomi Ryan, the film is a tragic teen romance, inspired by true events. It tells the story of fifteen-year-old Layla, who sets up the boy in love with her to be killed. Anchor Bay are releasing ‘Honeytrap’ in cinemas early 2015, yet there’s still a few tickets available for a public screening at the London Film Festival on October 18th.
Summit Entertainment send word that they’ve penciled in J.C. Chandor’s (Margin Call, All is Lost) ‘Deepwater Horizon’ for release on September 30th, 2016. Led by Mark Wahlberg, the film is based on the true-life story of the 2010 BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ is based on the New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour”, written by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. The film chronicles the “courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.”