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Lily James: ‘All sorts of people can become great loves of your life’

The actor on her role in the BBC’s new Nancy Mitford adaptation, the joy of female friendship, and preparing to play Baywatch star Pamela AndersonLily James was born Lily Thomson in Esher, Surrey, in 1989. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made her TV debut as Ethel Brown in the […]

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Best Alfred Hitchcock Movie Box Sets and Merchandise

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Having helped define the idea of the cinematic thriller, Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the most prolific […]

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Armie Hammer Condemns ‘Vicious Online Attacks’ Against Him After Exiting ‘Shotgun Wedding’

Armie Hammer has issued a statement (via Variety) regarding his decision to step down from starring in Lionsgate’s action comedy “Shotgun Wedding” amid a social media scandal involving him allegedly sending DMs about sexual fantasies. The actor’s statement reads: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online […]

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Armie Hammer’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Role to Be Recast Amid Social Media Scandal

Armie Hammer is stepping away from his role opposite Jennifer Lopez in “Shotgun Wedding,” Variety has confirmed.“Given the imminent start date of ‘Shotgun Wedding’, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision,” said a production spokesperson. Hammer’s role in the film will be recast.Hammer was most recently […]

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Lashana Lynch to Join Netflix’s ‘Matilda’ Movie Musical

Lashana Lynch is getting musical — with the British star set to join the cast of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of “Matilda.”The musical movie is based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s classic about a 5-year-old named Matilda, whose precocious nature and gift for telekinesis help her overcome bullying from her parents, classmates and even the school’s […]

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Lily James True Crime Drama ‘Peggy Jo’ Scores Multiple Sales — Film News in Brief

Monday, Nov. 23 HanWay Films Closes Sales on ‘Peggy Jo’HanWay Films has closed multiple international sales for Phillip Noyce’s “Peggy Jo,” with Lily James attached to star as Peggy Jo Tallas, who robbed Texas banks in the early 1990s while posing as a man.A deal with Universal Pictures Content Group includes Benelux, German speaking Europe, […]

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‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’: Lily James, Emma Thompson, and Shazad Latif to Star in Rom-Com

Hot off her starring role as the second Mrs. de Winter in Netflix’s recent remake of Rebecca, Lily James is lining up a new movie project. James is set to co-star with Emma Thompson and Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) in a new romantic comedy from Working Title called What’s Love […]The post ‘What’s Love […]

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‘The Empty Man’ Opens at Empty Theaters as Weekend Box Office Grosses Less Than $10 Million

This week has been one of the year’s strongest for new film releases. “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon) is the most talked-about movie in months. “On the Rocks” (Apple) reunites the director and star of “Lost in Translation.” The director of “Cast Away” and the “Back To the Future” franchise adapted Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” (HBO […]

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Ben Wheatley To Direct ‘The Meg 2’ Shark Sequel With Jason Statham

English filmmaker Ben Wheatley has had a terrifically eclectic and genre-hopping career. In fact, just this week, as his most lush and lavish picture, “Rebecca” premieres on Netflix, we covered the versatile director’s career in an Essentials Retrospective. Well, the timing is good because Wheatley’s got another project in the works, albeit one that has […]

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‘Rebecca’: Ben Wheatley’s Hitchcock Riff Is A Pale Iteration Of A Classic Gothic Horror

Somewhere between the transcendent Alfred Hitchcock original and a total misfire lies Ben Wheatley’s shiny new “Rebecca.” An innocuous adaptation of the 1938 novel by Daphne Du Maurier, the latest Net-flick should reignite debate over the reasons why certain properties are exhumed while others aren’t. For something like Hitch’s 1940 classic, a decent justification might […]

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