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‘Cyrano’: ‘Hanna’ Director Joe Wright to Helm Musical Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and More

Joe Wright, the director behind movies like Atonement, Hanna, and Pan, is making his first musical. Wright has been hired to direct MGM’s Cyrano musical, based on a stage play by Erica Schmidt which was adapted from Edmond Rostand’s famous Cyrano de Bergerac. The film’s four major roles have already been cast: Peter Dinklage (Game […]

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Ian McEwan: ‘I despise lying, ideological Brexiters’

The Booker-winning author on Angela Merkel, tennis and his tribute to The Go-BetweenBorn in Hampshire, Ian McEwan, 70, took a creative writing Ma at the University of East Anglia. In 1976, his first collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham award; his first novel, The Cement Garden, was published two […]

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein join cast of ‘Maleficent II’

Robert Lindsay and Harris Dickinson have also joined the cast.Several new cast members have joined Disney’s Maleficent II, the sequel to 2014’s Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, with production now underway at Pinewood Studios and on locations in the UK.Lining up alongside Jolie and Fanning in the sequel are Michelle Pfeiffer (mother!) as […]

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‘The Child in Time’: Kelly Macdonald on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Heartbreaking Performance That Left Her ‘Tearful’

Before tackling her challenging role in PBS’ “The Child in Time,” Kelly Macdonald was thrilled to be able to work through scenes with her co-star Benedict Cumberbatch. In the adaptation of “Atonement” author Ian McEwan’s novel, the actors portray couple Julie and Stephen Lewis, who suffer a heartbreaking loss when their child goes missing.“We were […]

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Saoirse Ronan, ‘Three Billboards’ Triumph at Ireland’s Film and Drama Awards

Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan took home the best actress prize at the Irish Film and Television Academy’s Film and Drama Awards, which took place in Dublin on Thursday night. Ronan’s win for her leading role in Great Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” came exactly a decade after she was named Ifta’s Rising Star of 2008, following her breakthrough […]

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