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Toy Story 4: This Mad Men Actress Lent Her Voice to Gabby Gabby

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While most of the toys in the Toy Story universe have been harmless, Toy Story 4 is returning to its Big Baby days with a sinister vintage doll named Gabby Gabby, voiced by none other than Christina Hendricks.

Hendricks began her career as a model for well over a decade. Before her big break, you may have recognized her on shows such as ER, Firefly, and Kevin Hill. But over the years, Hendricks's standout role definitely has been that of Joan Holloway on Mad Men. Her part as the formidable and omniscient '60s office manager on the AMC series garnered her a total of six Emmy nominations during her run between 2007 and 2015. Of course, her momentum on the small screen didn't end with Mad Men. Hendricks also recently appeared as Olivia Rogers on Amazon's The Romanoffs and currently stars as suburban mom-turned-criminal Beth Boland on NBC's Good Girls.
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Toy Story 4: This Mad Men Actress Lent Her Voice to Gabby Gabby

Toy Story 4: This Mad Men Actress Lent Her Voice to Gabby Gabby
While most of the toys in the Toy Story universe have been harmless, Toy Story 4 is returning to its Big Baby days with a sinister vintage doll named Gabby Gabby, voiced by none other than Christina Hendricks.

Hendricks began her career as a model for well over a decade. Before her big break, you may have recognized her on shows such as ER, Firefly, and Kevin Hill. But over the years, Hendricks's standout role definitely has been that of Joan Holloway on Mad Men. Her part as the formidable and omniscient '60s office manager on the AMC series garnered her a total of six Emmy nominations during her run between 2007 and 2015. Of course, her momentum on the small screen didn't end with Mad Men. Hendricks also recently appeared as Olivia Rogers on Amazon's The Romanoffs and currently stars as suburban mom-turned-criminal Beth Boland on NBC's Good Girls.
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Viacom’s Channel 5 Makes Major U.K. Drama Move

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Viacom’s Channel 5 Makes Major U.K. Drama Move
Having decided to jettison reality series “Big Brother,” Britain’s Channel 5 is pushing deeper into the U.K. drama business, with a slate of new scripted titles including a prison drama, a crime thriller and a murder mystery. The free-to-air network has traditionally concentrated on unscripted and entertainment, complemented by a lineup of acquired drama, much of it hailing from from the U.S.

Channel 5 has now made its biggest move into scripted under the ownership of Viacom, which bought the free-to-air broadcaster in 2014. It includes a three-year deal with production and distribution group Kew Media, which will sell several of the new shows internationally.

The drama slate is headed by “Clink,” a female prison drama aimed at the sought-after young adult audience. It will play on Channel 5’s 5Star channel. British indie La Productions is making the 10-parter, which will bow in 2019.

Crime thriller “15 Days” is also scheduled
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‘The King’s Speech’ & ‘Wolf Hall’ Financier Hindsight Splashes On Sci-Fi Spec ‘Anima’

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Exclusive: The King’s Speech and Wolf Hall financier Hindsight Media (previously known as Prescience) has splashed on rights to sci-fi movie spec Anima, I can reveal. The mid-six-figure deal is the UK outfit’s biggest single development acquisition to date. While plot details are being kept under wraps I understand the thriller follows a prisoner who is sentenced to solitary confinement on a remote asteroid.

Swedish directing duo Fredrik Akerstrom and Markus Kryler (pictured), known for directing hit video game Battlefield 1 are attached to direct the script from Steve Isles (The Possession Of David O’Reilly). Project is being pitched as in the vein of Moon and Ex Machina.

Hindsight Media CEO James Swarbrick (The Last Days On Mars) will produce alongside Water & Power Production’s Tom Miller (Aaaaaaaah!) as well as Jon Kanak (Slumber), who reps both the writer and the directors. The team is eying a fall production start.
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Rowan Atkinson Returns As Johnny English In Johnny English Strikes Again

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Watch the official trailer for Johnny English Strikes Again starring Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson and Jake Lacy. The film lands in cinemas in 2018.

Johnny English Strikes Again is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the Secret Service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

Production Designer Simon Bowles created the look for Johnny English Strikes Again. In our recent interview with the designer on his work for the film Crooked House,
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Win movie merchandise with Walk Like a Panther

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Feel-good British comedy Walk Like A Panther is released nationwide in UK cinemas Now. To celebrate, we are offering 2 of you the chance to win a merchandise bundle,

including signed poster, a t-shirt, a cap and some limited edition Panther beer from Magic Rock Brewing!

Starring BAFTA Award nominee Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s

Revenge, “Boardwalk Empire”), British Independent Film Award winner Dave Johns (I,

Daniel Blake) and Jill Halfpenny (“Humans,” “EastEnders”), Walk Like A Panther is

directed and written by Dan Cadan.

Walk Like A Panther revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.

The ensemble British
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Exclusive Interview – Writer Tim Rose-Price on Agatha Christie’s Crooked House, writing crime drama, and more

Alex Moreland interviews screenwriter Tim Rose-Price about Agatha Christie’s Crooked House, writing crime drama, and more…

How did you first get involved with Crooked House?

Right place right time. I was working on a script called Mrs Darwin with Mike Newell, whose 50 Canon office was at Independent Talent. Jo Abrams of Brilliant Films was also there and Rory Gilmartin asked me initially to take a quick look at the central relationship of Sophia and Charles. This was March 2010. Julian Fellowes had done his adaptation by then. I worked on the script thereafter when the occasion arose, along with two directors – Olivier Dahan and Neil Labute – before Gilles.

What was the process of adapting the story like? What was the thought process behind some of the changes that were made?

Fun. Mostly. Exciting. Never done a whodunnit before! Particularly enjoyed working with Rory. My first mentor told me to read
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Movie Review – Agatha Christie’s Crooked House (2017)

Crooked House, 2017.

Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

Starring Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Max Irons, Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks, Stefanie Martini, Julian Sands, Honor Kneafsey, Christian McKay, and Amanda Abbington.

Synopsis:

In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

We all know Agatha Christie.

Her work is, of course, iconic. Christie’s books have sold over 2 billion copies in 44 languages; film adaptations stretch back as early as 1928. It’s difficult to argue she’s anything short of one of the defining authors of detective fiction.

What’s notable about Crooked House amongst Christie’s oeuvre, however, is that the story has never been adapted for the screen – until now.

This means that all the hallmarks and idiosyncrasies that define Christie’s work, the ones that we’ve become so familiar with, here feel slightly different.
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Bitterness and Resentment Arise in Agatha Christie’s Crooked House Exclusive Clip

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Bitterness and Resentment Arise in Agatha Christie’s Crooked House Exclusive Clip
Rising hostility and animosity amongst grieving relatives, as well as in their interactions with the police, can easily hamper any family’s ability to heal in the aftermath of a painful death. That increasing resentment is featured in the new crime drama, ‘Crooked House,’ which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. In honor of the […]

The post Bitterness and Resentment Arise in Agatha Christie’s Crooked House Exclusive Clip appeared first on Shockya.com.
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First trailer for Brit wrestling comedy ‘Walk Like a Panther’

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Twentieth Century Fox have announced that British comedy Walk Like a Panther will be released in cinemas in UK and Ireland on 9th March, 2018. Starring BAFTA Award nominee Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Boardwalk Empire), British Independent Film Award winner Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), Walk Like a Panther is directed by Dan Cadan, making his feature film debut from his own original screenplay.

Well its often said if you want to check out the cream of the movie crop, you have to go British. I mean come on its no secret we are taking over the Hollywood Film and TV landscape with our talent. However you always get something truly special, funny and unique when you head to the cinema for a British-made movie with British-made stars. And Walk Like a Panther is a great example!

Walk Like a Panther features one hell of an ensemble…
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Dave Johns gathers his wrestling troops to save the local pub in trailer for Walk Like A Panther

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Author: Zehra Phelan

20th Century Fox has graced us with a first look trailer for British Comedy, Walk Like A Panther.

Taking on the aesthetic of a 21st century Full Monty but with ageing wrestlers taking on one last battle to save their local hang out… The Half Nelson Pub.

Written and directed by Dan Cadan, who makes his feature film debut, the film has a stellar British cast of BAFTA Award nominee Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, “Boardwalk Empire”), British Independent Film Award winner Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Jill Halfpenny (“Humans,” “EastEnders”).

The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “Dci Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is
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"Crooked House"

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the mystery thriller "Crooked House", directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, based on author Agatha Christie's novel, starring Max Irons, Terence Stamp, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson and Christina Hendricks:

"....suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy patriarch is investigated by spy-turned-private-detective 'Charles Hayward '(Irons), who is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before 'Scotland Yard' exposes dark family secrets.

"On the sprawling estate, amidst a poisonous atmosphere of bitterness, resentment and jealousy in a truly crooked house, Hayward encounters three generations of a dynasty, including a theater actress (Anderson), the old man’s widow 50 years his junior (Hendricks), and the family matriarch 'Lady Edith de Haviland' (Glenn Close)..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Crooked House"...
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A Look At Production Designer Simon Bowles’ Work On Crooked House

Playing On-demand and in theaters now is Crooked House.

In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy patriarch is investigated by spy-turned-private-detective Charles Hayward (Max Irons), who is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. On the sprawling estate, amidst a poisonous atmosphere of bitterness, resentment and jealousy in a truly crooked house, Hayward encounters three generations of the dynasty, including a theater actress (Gillian Anderson), the old man’s widow 50 years his junior (Christina Hendricks), and the family matriarch Lady Edith de Haviland (Glenn Close).

The movie also features Julian Sands, Christian McKay and Terence Stamp.

Crooked House is available digitally in the Us from YouTube, Amazon, iTunes and Google Play

Prior to the film’s release, Production Designer Simon Bowles spoke with Wamg on his work for Crooked House.
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Comment: the challenge of getting your film into UK cinemas is only going to grow

The lacklustre acquisitions market points to contextual challenges.

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Odeon Holloway Road

Soon after returning from Los Angeles, where Screen International had attended the American Film Market (Afm), I met with the head of one of the UK’s largest distributors. “What is going on?” they asked, rhetorically. “It’s crazy out there.”

The industry veteran was referring to the general listlessness of the traditional independent acquisitions market but also specifically to inaction among UK buyers. Paramount’s splashy $10m deal for comedy Book Club, starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda, was the standout at an otherwise soporific Afm. Personally, I had never covered a major market as quiet.

To take the case of the UK, the territory has been shaping towards consolidation for some time. “We’re all going into markets much more cautiously,” Lionsgate UK boss Zygi Kamasa told Screen ahead of the market. Entertainment One
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Comment: the challenge of getting your film into UK cinemas is only going to grow

The lacklustre acquisitions market points to contextual challenges.

Source: Creative Commons

Odeon Holloway Road

Soon after returning from Los Angeles, where Screen International had attended the American Film Market (Afm), I met with the head of one of the UK’s largest distributors. “What is going on?” they asked, rhetorically. “It’s crazy out there.”

The industry veteran was referring to the general listlessness of the traditional independent acquisitions market but also specifically to inaction among UK buyers. Paramount’s splashy $10m deal for comedy Book Club, starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda, was the standout at an otherwise soporific Afm. Personally, I had never covered a major market as quiet.

To take the case of the UK, the territory has been shaping towards consolidation for some time. “We’re all going into markets much more cautiously,” Lionsgate UK boss Zygi Kamasa told Screen ahead of the market. Entertainment One and Lionsgate are increasingly leaning on output
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Film Review: Crooked House (2017): A Twisted Tale With Numerous Elements to Enjoy

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Crooked House Review Crooked House (2017) Film Review, a movie directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, and starring Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Terrence Stamp, Christina Hendricks, Stefani Martini, Max irons and Honor Kneafsey. Crooked House is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel of the same name and said to be one of her favorites. Set in 1950’s England [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: Crooked House (2017): A Twisted Tale With Numerous Elements to Enjoy
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Gillian Anderson to Headline New Agatha Christie Adaptation

Adaptations of the novels of Agatha Christie are currently in vogue with both television series and films popular with both production companies and audiences alike. Channel 5 is the latest to catch on to this trend and get in on the Christie action with their latest planned release. They are adapting ‘Crooked house’ to television with a script penned by Julian Fellowes who also wrote for hit period drama series ‘Downton Abbey’. Headlining the crime drama are Gillian Anderson and Glenn Close. Gillian Anderson is probably best-known for her role FBI agent Dana Scully in the supernatural thriller series ‘The

Gillian Anderson to Headline New Agatha Christie Adaptation
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‘Crooked House’ Clip: Glenn Close Asks What Are Murderers Like? [Exclusive]

The world’s most famous mystery writer, Agatha Christie, is back in the spotlight in a big way. The success of “Murder On The Orient Express” has sparked development on a follow-up, with the adaptation of “Death On The Nile” now in the works. However, that movie may be a bit of a way off, so if you need another fix of murderous thrills, it’s time to put “Crooked House” on your radar.

Continue reading ‘Crooked House’ Clip: Glenn Close Asks What Are Murderers Like? [Exclusive] at The Playlist.
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Glenn Close & Christina Hendricks in First Trailer for 'Crooked House'

"What are murderers like?" "You, me, everyone." Sony Pictures has unveiled a trailer for Crooked House, adapted from Agatha Christie's 1949 novel of the same name. Max Irons stars as Charles Hayward, spy-turned-private-detective who is invited to help solve a gruesome, mysterious death of a wealthy patriarch. Nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia, his client and former lover. The powerhouse ensemble cast includes Glenn Close, Stefanie Martini, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Julian Sands, Christian McKay, Amanda Abbington, and Terence Stamp. This looks like it could be a good double feature with this year's remake of Murder on the Orient Express, especially since they are both Agatha Christie adaptations. There's some strong performances featured here, might be worth a look. Check it out. Here's the official trailer for Gilles Paquet-Brenner's Crooked House, direct from Sony's YouTube: In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of
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