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Netflix hires producer Fiona Lamptey as director of UK features

Screen named Lamptey a UK & Ireland Star of Tomorrow last year.Netflix has hired producer and 2019 Screen Star of Tomorrow Fiona Lamptey as director of UK features, with a remit to develop films focused on British productions and IP.Based in London, Lamptey will identify books, theatre and other material for development. She will also […]

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‘Rebecca’ Trailer: Lily James and Armie Hammer Take on Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic Classic

Ben Wheatley has emerged as one of contemporary cinema’s most dynamic genre filmmakers, thanks to projects such as “Kill List,” “Sightseers,” “High Rise,” and “Free Fire,” and now he’s taking on one of the most famous genre stories ever written: Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic classic “Rebecca.” Backed by Netflix, Wheatley’s “Rebecca” is the first major […]

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‘Rebecca’ Images and Release Date: Lily James and Armie Hammer Star in Ben Wheatley’s Netflix Adaptation

Ben Wheatley, the director of films like Free Fire, High-Rise, and Kill List, is going Gothic for his next film. He’s tackling an adaptation of Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel about a young woman who gets married to a rich widower and slowly learns that his late wife’s memory casts a long shadow over […]

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Ben Wheatley Set To Direct Alicia Vikander In ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel; MGM Sets Release Date

Exclusive: Ben Wheatley has been set to direct MGM’s Tomb Raider sequel, with the studio setting a release date of March 19, 2021. Alicia Vikander is reprising her role as the lissome, treasure-hunting action heroine Lara Croft. Amy Jump is writing the sequel script and Graham King is producing through his GK Films banner, and […]

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Film News Roundup: Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel Dated for 2021

In today’s film news roundup, MGM dates its “Tomb Raider” sequel, President Obama’s production company makes a hire, a “Rambo” marathon is unveiled and Andrew Matthew Welch gets a lead role.Release DateMGM is moving ahead with its “Tomb Raider” sequel, hiring Ben Wheatley to direct and setting a release date of March 19, 2021.Alicia Vikander […]

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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead review – Ben Wheatley contrives a simmering hothouse of misery

Neil Maskell is the standout performer in Wheatley’s drama of dysfunction, as a man inviting his family to a New Year party in the countryBen Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead is a hothouse flower of misery, sprouting dozens of resentment-buds under artificially controlled conditions. It is a tense ensemble drama, with intriguing echoes of […]

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