Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Star "Free State of Jones"

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Star "Free State of Jones"

Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Belle," "Beyond the Lights") will star opposite Matthew McConaughey in Gary Ross' $65 million Civil War movie "Free State of Jones" for STX Entertainment. Scott Stuber and Jon Kilik are producing.

Based on a true story, McConaughey plays Newton Knight and Mbatha-Raw is Rachel, a slave whose relationship with Knight played a central part in his life and in his armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. 

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Jamie Dornan Talks "Fifty Shades of Grey"

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Jamie Dornan Talks "Fifty Shades of Grey"

A little over a month ahead of its debut, the upcoming film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" is already being labelled misogynistic in some corners. However, the film's male star Jamie Dornan tells Elle UK that far too much attention has been paid to the kinkier aspects of the story and not the romance at its heart:

"The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect. I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can't just be what happens in the Red Room, that's not a f ...


Terry Gilliam Calls "12 Monkeys" TV Series "Very Dumb Idea"

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Terry Gilliam Calls "12 Monkeys" TV Series "Very Dumb Idea"

Terry Gilliam has labelled Syfy's plans for a TV series adaptation of his 1996 sci-fi feature "12 Monkeys" a "very dumb idea".

Gilliam directed the film which starred Bruce Willis as a convict sent back in time to gather information about a man-made virus that wiped out most of the planet. Gilliam is not involved in the upcoming series adaptation, and tells Screen Daily:

"I know nothing about that. That’s just ridiculous. It doesn’t have anything to do with me and ...


Ben Wheatley To Direct JG Ballard's "High Rise"

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Ben Wheatley To Direct JG Ballard's "High Rise"

Rising British genre filmmaker Ben Wheatley ("Kill List," "Sightseers") is set to direct a film adaptation of JG Ballard’s 1975 satirical novel "High Rise" for Jeremy Thomas and Film4.

Set in a luxury ultra-modern high-rise building, the story follows a group of affluent tenants who revert to barbarism.

Cocktail parties degenerate into attacks on 'enemy' floors and once-luxurious amenities become an arena for primal and violent mayhem.

Wheatley's regular writing ...


"Tomorrowland" Begins Filming

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Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring two-time Academy AwardÒ winner George Clooney (“Michael Clayton,” “Syriana”), Hugh Laurie (“Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Arthur Christmas”), Britt Robertson (“Under The Dome”), Raffey Cassidy (“Dark Shadows,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”) and Thomas Robinson (“The Switch”). The film is directe ...