Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer and Hugo Blick are headed to Cannes for a purple carpet screening of buzzy Western drama collection The English at Mipcom. The occasion would be the curtain raiser for the RX France-hosted occasion and can happen on the Grand Auditorium in Cannes’ Palais des Festivals on Sunday October 16 at 6pm CET, the night earlier than the primary competition, market and convention kicks off. A Q&A with stars Blunt and Spencer and writer-director Blick will observe. The English follows aristocratic Englishwoman Lady Cornelia Locke (the Blunt) and ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp (Spencer), as they arrive collectively in 1890 mid-America to cross a violent panorama constructed on desires and blood. Stephen Rea, Rafe Spall and Valerie Pachner are additionally among the many solid. Drama Republic and Eight Rooks are co-propducing for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer within the UK and Amazon Prime Video within the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in affiliation with All3Media International, the distributor that shall be showcasing the six-part collection at Mipcom. RX France stated “a collection of high-profile screenings and occasions” can be staged at this yr’s occasion, which is anticipated to be again in direction of pre-Covid delegate numbers following a paired down return in 2021.
‘Mad Max’s Vernon Wells Boards U.S.-Australian Sci-Fi Feature ‘Island In The Stars’
EXCLUSIVE: Mad Max II : The Road Warrior actor Vernon Wells is among the many solid of an upcoming U.S.-Australian sci-fi function, Island within the Stars. Tony Bonner (The Man from Snowy River), Emily Couple (The Crossroads) and Krista Vendy (Neighbours) are additionally set to star, with Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead) in talks for a task. Other high-profile stars are being sought. U.S.-based corporations Lumen Actus and Molly Mooch Productions have joined forces with Australia’s Lady Of The Light Productions on the movie, which comes from writer-director Tom Konkle (Trouble is My Business) and is billed as an “formidable science-fiction/pulp journey.” Konkle is producing alongside co-writer Michael J Smith Wells, and Lucinda Bruce. Slated to shoot in Australia, the plot will see plot a younger girl embark upon a harmful expedition throughout house after house pirate carrying a star map to a hidden planet crashes outdoors her dwelling. She hopes to unravel the thriller of the map and uncover the destiny of her lacking father. “This pulpy house opera style movie is usually a showcase of generations of Aussie expertise,” stated Konkle. He is repped by Linda McAlister Talent, AKA Talent and Imperium 7, Wells is repped by Joseph D’Orofino Management and Bruce is repped by Aaron Kelly of A.Okay. Entertainment.
European Film Academy Sets Documentary Longlist Including Three Ukrainian Films
Three Ukrainian movies have been included within the European Film Academy’s checklist of feature-length documentary movies which were really useful for nomination on the 2022 European Film Awards. The checklist of movies contains Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius, which follows the director as he returned to Mariupol, Ukraine, on the coronary heart of the warfare to be with the individuals he had met and filmed in 2015. Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa made the checklist together with his newest doc Mr. Landsbergis, which is predicated on the director’s conversations with professor Vytautas Landsbergis and Danish filmmaker Simon Lereng Wilmont rounds out the checklist together with his movie A House Made of Splinters, which facilities on an orphanage in Eastern Ukraine. 15 European international locations are represented within the full checklist, which you’ll be able to take a look at here.
Warner Bros. Discovery Denmark Orders Grand Canyon Reality Adventure Series
Warner Bros. Discovery is transferring in direction of an area manufacturing mannequin in Europe, as we revealed last week, and its Danish arm has at present unveiled a actuality competitors format set within the Grand Canyon. WBD has commissioned Grand Canyon — The Greatest Adventure from Banijay Nordic’s Pineapple Entertainment. The present will exit on linear community Channel 5 and streaming service Discovery+. The format will see a group of celebrities spend 16 days rafting 360 kilometres on the Colorado River by way of the Grand Canyon, which is among the most difficult rafting spots on the planet. Helped by adventurer Thor F. Jensen, the solid contains actors Andreas Jessen and Lise Baastrup, athlete Anne-Marie Rindom, handball champion Jesper Nøddesbo, musician Mohamed “Skinz” Ahmed and TV character, host, mannequin and actress Ibi Støving. They must co-operate to get by way of the ever-changing setting, whereas studying concerning the cultural historical past of the panorama, and dealing collectively to ascertain a each day camp. “Grand Canyon is sort of a non-scripted street film by way of one of many biggest pure wonders on the planet,” stated Kathrine Skjold, Executive Producer at Pineapple.