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HYENA to receive its World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

EIFF has announced British drama HYENA will be the Opening Night film at the 68th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Wednesday 18 June.

 

This will be the first opportunity for any audience to see this hotly anticipated title from the award-winning producers Stephen Woolley (Made in Dagenham, The Crying Game, Mona Lisa), Elizabeth Karlsen (Great Expectations, Ladies in Lavender) and Joanna Laurie. HYENA reunites director Gerard Johnson with Peter Ferdinando (A Field in England, Starred Up), who played the lead in his debut feature Tony which received its World Premiere at EIFF back in 2009.

 

The film also stars Stephen Graham (This is England, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), MyAnna Buring (Twilight, Downton Abbey), Neil Maskell (Kill List, Wild Bill), Elisa Lasowski (Somers Town) and Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations).

 

Chris Fujiwara, EIFF Artistic Director, said: “We’re excited to be opening the festival with the World Premiere of HYENA. It’s a powerful and beautifully directed thriller that clearly establishes director Gerard Johnson as a major talent in British filmmaking. It’s also an exceptional example of the kind of film that our festival has traditionally supported: a work in which a director of artistic integrity takes a vigorous and imaginative approach to the renewal of a film genre.”

 

HYENA Producer Stephen Woolley, said: “I vividly recall seeing the World Premiere of The Long Good Friday in 1980 at EIFF and presenting my first production The Company of Wolves there in 1984. The design of Wolves was heavily influenced by Michael Powell’s Black Narcissus. So to bring Gerard Johnson’s dark London crime thriller HYENA to the festival to compete for the Michael Powell Award completes a perfect thirty year circle.”

 

HYENA Director Gerard Johnson, said: “My first feature Tony had its World Premiere in Edinburgh in 2009, that same year I won a Trailblazer Award for future talent. It feels right to say thank you and return with my new film HYENA and for it to open this prestigious festival is a huge honour.”

 

HYENA revolves around Michael Logan (Ferdinando) an anti-hero for our times: a natural predator and a complex mix of high-functioning addict and corrupt police officer. But his dark world is evolving. A recent influx of ruthless Albanian gangsters is threatening to change London’s criminal landscape. Michael’s razor sharp instincts have always kept him one step ahead, but now his increasingly self-destructive behaviour and the sheer brutality of the new gang lords find Michael in a spiralling descent of fear and self-doubt.

 

HYENA will receive its World Premiere at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Wednesday 18 June and will be released in the UK by Metrodome in October.

 

HYENA will join eight other British films in competition for the Michael Powell Award at this year’s Festival. Films are eligible from across the Festival programme at the discretion of Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara and will be judged by an international jury.

 

Gillies Mackinnon returns to EIFF with the World Premiere of CASTLES IN THE SKY, the fascinating story of visionary Scottish engineer and developer of radar, Robert Watson-Watt, played by Eddie Izzard.

 

GREYHAWK, the debut feature from Guy Pitt, will receive its UK Premiere at the Festival. Revolving around an outstanding central performance from Alec Newman, the film follows a withdrawn, blind ex-soldier who loses his beloved guide dog on an infamous housing estate.

 

World Premiere HIDE AND SEEK is directed by Joanna Coates and is a study of a modern attempt at living a utopian ideal.

 

A very special romantic comedy set in Brighton, MY ACCOMPLICE is the directorial debut of Charlie Weaver Rolfe and will receive its World Premiere at EIFF.

 

Celebrating Dylan Thomas’ centenary, EIFF will host the World Premiere of SET FIRE TO THE STARS, an intriguing drama following Thomas battling his demons in 1950s New York. Featuring strong performances from co-writer Celyn Jones as Thomas and Elijah Wood as John Malcolm Brinnin, and an accomplished original score by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), the film is co-written and directed by Andy Goddard.

 

UK Premiere A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO A SPECTACULAR SUICIDE, directed by Graham Hughes, is a sharply scripted and poignant comedy telling the story of a young man who wants to kill himself and starts a blog charting his plans for the ultimate ‘spectacular suicide’.

 

Uberto Pasolini, director of Machan and producer of The Full Monty and Palookaville, presents a poignant tale of life, love and the afterlife in STILL LIFE, which will receive its UK Premiere at the Festival. Eddie Marsan stars as a council worker charged with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone.

 

Delving into the tragic real-life case of an Asian teenager brutally murdered in his cell in a UK young offenders institution by a racist fellow inmate, WE ARE MONSTER, directed by Antony Petrou, is another title set to receive its World Premiere at Edinburgh.

 

The 2014 Michael Powell Award will be presented at the EIFF Awards Ceremony on Friday 27 June at Filmhouse.

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Simon Helberg’s We’ll Never Have Paris set to close Edinburgh International Film Festival

EIFF has announced that Simon Helberg’s romantic comedy WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS, co-directed by Jocelyn Towne, as the Closing Night film at the 68th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Sunday 29 June.

 

The film is written and co-directed by Helberg (The Big Bang Theory), who also plays the lead, and co-directed by actor/director Jocelyn Towne (I Am I). The film also stars Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spiderman 2), Melanie Lynskey (Up In The Air, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower), Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Joan Of Arcadia) and Maggie Grace (Taken, The Twilight Saga).

 

Chris Fujiwara, EIFF Artistic Director, said: “With WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS, a funny and very personal romantic comedy, we’ll be able to close this year’s festival on a real high note. It’s a film of great charm and considerable intelligence, and Simon Helberg is brilliant in it.”

 

Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne, Co-directors, said: “It is an unbelievable thrill to be picked as the coveted closing night film at such a legendary festival. We hope the people of Scotland will find our pain and suffering as funny as we do.”

 

Based on Helberg and Towne’s real life romantic history, WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS is a candid tale of a neurotic young man rattled by the sudden declaration of love he receives from an attractive co-worker (Grace) moments before he is about to propose to his girlfriend (Lynskey). Heartbroken, she flees to Paris, and he must now race across the Atlantic to win her back. But will he be too late?

 

WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS will receive its International premiere at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Sunday 29 June with Simon Helberg in attendance, and will open nationwide in August 2014.
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Newsreel (W/e 16th February 2014)

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Channing Tatum is working on the script for Magic Mike 2.

 

Star Wars Episode VII will reportedly shoot for May to September.

 

Chris Pratt & Danny McBride are rumoured for the Knight Rider movie.

 

Darren Aronofsky has won a battle against Paramount over the final cut of Noah.

 

John Singleton is set to direct the long in-development Tupac Shakur biopic.

 

Michael Keaton has confirmed that he is in talks with director Tim Burton about returning for Beetlejuice 2.

 

The Best Film at the BAFTAS is awarded to 12 Years A Slave.

 

The Lego Movie blocks the competition at the. U.S. Box-office.

 

R.I.P. Shirley Temple.

Newsreel (W/e 9th February 2014)

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Pamela Anderson & Mike Tyson are in talks to star in Werner Herzog’s adaptation of DBC Pierre’s prize-winning novel, Vernon God Little.

 

Tom Hardy is in talks to star in the Whitey Bulger biopic, Black Mass with Johnny Depp.

 

Walt Disney Pictures is developing a live-action/CG adaptation of the classic animated series, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.

 

Jesse Eisenberg is set to star as Lex Luthor & Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman movie.

 

Liam Neeson to reteam with Martin Scorsese for Silence.

 

Chris Pratt has confirmed that he will star in Jurassic World.

 

Bruce Willis & M. Night Shyamalan are to reunite for Labor Of Love. Let’s hope this renews their careers.

 

The Lego Movie builds it’s way to the top spot at the top spot at the U.S. Box-office.

 

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Newsreel (W/e 15th September 2013)

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Disney delays Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales till 2016.

 

Robert Zemeckis is considering directing the Charlie Kaufman scripted Chaos Walking.

 

Lionsgate Television and FX are developing a TV sequel to American Psycho.

 

Dreamworks Animation confirms The Croods 2 is in development.

 

Universal Pictures announce that Jurassic Park 4 has been retitled Jurassic World and will be released in 3D on June 12, 2015.

 

Mark Wahlberg & Rupert Wyatt set to remake The Gambler.

 

Warner Bros. & J.K. Rowling set for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie series.

 

Jerry Bruckheimer is in talks to reprise his role as producer on Beverly Hills Cop 4.

 

Insidious 2 haunts the top of the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 8th September 2013)

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Transformers: Age of Extinction has been revealed as the title for the new movie.

 

Guy Ritchie reunites with Jared Harris for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

 

Bill Murray set to star in Barry Levinson’s new comedy Rock The Casbah, which is scripted by Scrooged screenwriter Mitch Glazer.

 

Dwayne Johnson & McG are teaming up for a movie remake of the TV series The Fall Guy.

 

Ice Cube is set to reprise his role as Captain Dickson in 22 Jump Street.

 

“Game of Thrones” and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is in talks to direct Terminator V.

 

Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens & Patrick Fugit have joined the cast of David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

 

Roland Emmerich plans to reboot the Stargate franchise as a new movie trilogy.

 

Dane DeHaan will play James Dean alongside Robert Pattinson in the Dean movie biopic Life, to be directed by Control’s Anton Corbijn.

 

Riddick returns to claim the top of the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 1st September 2013)

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Russell Crowe plans to direct The Water Diviner.

 

Aaron Paul, John Turturro & Sigourney Weaver join the cast of Ridley Scott’s Exodus.

 

James Spader is Ultron in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

 

Universal Pictures is set to release the James Brown biopic Get On Up, on October 17, 2014.

 

Matt Damon has joined the cast of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie Interstellar.

 

Up Oscar winner Bob Peterson has been removed as director of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur.

 

Kurt Russell in talks to join the cast of Fast & Furious 7.

 

Kathleen Turner joins Dumb and Dumber To.

 

Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

Spirited Away Director Hayao Miyazaki set to retire.

 

The Social Network’s Dakota Johnson will star as Anastasia Steele, while Pacific Rim’s Charlie Hunnam is Christian Grey in Universal Pictures’ adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

 

The Dinobots have been confirmed for Transformers 4.

 

R.I.P. David Frost

 

The Butler did it! As One Direction fall off the top spot over Labor Day Weekend.

Newsreel (W/e 25 August 2013)

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Rumour has it that Ewan McGregor is to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in JJ Abrams’s Star Wars Episode VII

 

Tron Legacy’s Joseph Kosinski is set to direct the remake of The Twilight Zone.

 

Producers Distribution Agency will be releasing Randy Moore’s directorial debut Escape from Tomorrow in the U.S. this fall.

 

Universal Studios has optioned the rights to the comic book series Day Men.

 

Robert Rodriguez’s movie El Mariachi is to be adapted for TV.

 

Idris Elba is set to both produce and star in an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s novel Beasts of No Nation.

 

Guy Ritchie may direct an adaptation of Thomas Kelly’s period novel Empire Rising as his next project.

 

Chappie, the next film from Neill Blomkamp is set for release on March 27, 2015.

 

Ricky Gervais is planning to develop a movie based on his The Office character David Brent.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch has dropped out of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.

 

Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct the drama American Sniper.

 

A Rambo television series is in development.

 

Pirates 5 to be titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

 

Ben Affleck will play Batman opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Batman/Superman movie.

 

JJ Abrams, & cinematographer Dan Mindel will be shooting Star Wars: Episode VII on 35mm film. Specifically, Kodak film stock 5219.

 

Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer has been cast as Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 1 and Part 2.

 

Tony Jaa has joined the cast of Fast & Furious 7.

 

Happy 83rd Birthday to The Man Who Would Be King of Scotland, Sean Connery!

 

R.I.P. Elmore Leonard.

 

The Butler continues to serve at the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 18 August 2013)

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Mel Gibson & Antonio Banderas join the cast of The Expendables 3.

 

Now You See Me 2 is now in development.

 

Joel Edgerton in talks to be Ramses for Ridley Scott’s Exodus.

 

Darren Aronofsky may adapt Jason Matthews’s novel Red Sparrow as his next film.

 

Vin Diesel will star in the sci-fi, Soldiers of the Sun.

 

Seth MacFarlane confirms that Ted 2 is set for an April 2015 release.

 

The Butler serves at the top of the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 11 August 2013)

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A spinoff of DreamWorks Animation’s The Penguins of Madagascar is set to star Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich.

 

Sam Rockwell in talks to star in the Poltergeist reboot.

 

Christopher McQuarrie set to direct Mission: Impossible 5.

 

Steven Spielberg is no longer directing the biopic, American Sniper.

 

Jobs’ Josh Gad is to play comedian Sam Kinison in the biopic Brother Kinison, directed by Borat’s Larry Charles.

 

Meryl Streep & Robert De Niro are to star in the adaptation of best-selling novel The Good House.

 

Harrison Ford has joined The Expendables 3 while original star Bruce Willis will not be returning.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce and possibly star in King Harald, a historical biopic about Harald Hardrada, 11th century Viking king.

 

A TV version of The Exorcist is in the works.

 

Arcade Fire to provide the soundtrack for Spike Jonze’s new movie Her.

 

Hugh Grant joins the cast of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

 

A Paranormal Activity spin-off to be released in January, then another sequel in October 2014.

 

Elysium tops the U.S. box-office.