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Robin Hood Movie Update: 9 Video Clips and 54 HQ Production Stills

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Universal Pictures has released 54 New High Resolution Images from Robin Hood including one of Matthew Macfadyen below and 9 clips from the movie!

Robin Hood stars Russell Crowe as the main character with Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, Matthew Macfadyen as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Danny Huston as King Richard, Mark Strong as Sir Godfrey, William Hurt as William Marshall and Scott Grimes as Will Scarlet.

Check out 54 New High Resolution Images from Robin Hood including one of MM (as the Sheriff of Nottingham) below...

 (click image below to enlarge!) (source: Universal Pictures | Collider.com)
Also, Collider.com has posted 9 clips from director Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood.




Speaking of Robin Hood,2010 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Includes 'Wall Street 2,' 'Robin Hood'. It will open the festival, which runs from May 12th to May 23rd! Look's like Kitty Bennet (Carey Mulligan who stars in Wall Street 2) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) are headed to this year's Cannes!

Video and Photos: Jena Malone at the Newport Beach Film Festival premiere of Five Star Day

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Jena Malone attended (along with her co-stars including Twilight's Cam Gigandet) the Gala Premiere of one of her new films, Five Star Day at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival last Thursday, April 22, 2010.

Check out new photos of Jena Malone and the official movie poster for Five Star Day below...



2010 New Port Beach Film Festival - Gala Premiere [source: New Port Beach Film Festival on Facebook | Cam Gigandet site]

Official Movie Poster - Five Star Day
[source: Five Star Day official website
Also, check a coverage video of the event with interviews of  Jena Malone (her brief interview starts at 1:26 min. into the video right after Cam Gigandet) and her Five Star Day co-stars Cam Gigandet, Julianna Guill, Brooklyn Sudano and director Danny Buday.

[source: oclnn]

For more info on Jena's Five Star Day film, check out the following links...
Five Star Day- official website Facebook - official facebook page Five Star Day on IMDB Youtube - official youtube channel
Zodiac Tracker
Also, r…

Casting News: Colin Firth takes on royal role as king George, reunites with Jennifer Ehle, and is being directed by Rupert Friend

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Looks like and , better known to Jane Austen/P&P fans as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from the 1995 BBC miniseries, Pride and Prejudice are reuniting in a new film, The King's Speech, slated to be released in theaters on November 26th, later this year. Not too mention Colin Firth is working yet again with another P&P 05 actor...this time it's Rupert Friend (P&P 05's Mr. Wickham)...so it's more like Darcy and Wickham working together again in the same movie.

Interesting...it seems Colin Firth is always working with other Pride and Prejudice/Jane Austen alumni actors esp. P&P 05 actors (see Six Degrees of Colin Firth...scroll down to the bottom of the page for it!)... Awesome! He has previously co-starred with Rupert in The Last Legion (see Colin and RupertLegion still above...also, with another Lizzy....Bride & Prejudice's own Lalita actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachachan), Keira Knightley (Love Actually), Carey Mulli…

Pride and Prejudice 2010: Official Promotional Photos of Maia Petee and Caleb Grusing

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As previously posted here, (Elizabeth Bennet) and  (Mr. Darcy) did a new photo shoot together last April 9th for an official promopictures for their upcoming modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (2010). Filming of this independent film commence next month and throughout the month of June in Colorado.

Here are some of the official promotional photos (Photography by Alex Forsett) of Maia Petee and Caleb Grusing

Maia Petee as Elizabeth Bennet
& Caleb Grusing as Mr. Darcy


Maia Petee

 Caleb Grusing
(Photos Copyright © Photography by Alex Forsett
| courtesy of Bonnie Mae of PaperCut Productions)
Many thanks (as always) to director Bonnie Maefor sending me these beautiful photos of Caleb and Maia. :)

Speaking of Caleb and Maia...

Jennifer Duke of The Bennet Sisters Blog recently hada! She also did a Q&A with Bonnie Mae. Check them out! The interviews were great and fun to read. She's a much better int…

Movie News & Rumors: Keira Knightley and Matt Damon to star in Tender Is The Night?

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Rumors are all over the web about a new period adaptation that Keira Knightley and Matt Damon are rumored to be in talks to star together in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night...

Here's more info about it from The New York Magazine...
Keira Knightley's face is going to be all over the popular fiction table at Barnes and Noble. The actress — who has already appeared in adaptations of Pride & Prejudice and Ian McEwan's Atonement, and will soon star in adaptations of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children— is said to be the front-runner to play the female lead in a film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, a novel about a marriage disintegrating in the South of France. Matt Damon (fifteen years Knightley's senior, for those keeping track of age differences we're supposed to ignore at home) is the desired male lead. 
As there's only a script and no director attached, it&#…

P&P 05 Actors appearing together again in other TV and Film projects

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Listing here some new (and recently shown/aired) TV/films to add to the many films and other projects that some former P&Pcast/actors had either co-starred, appeared, and or previously worked together with, other than their popular 2005Pride & Prejudice film.

Here's a compiled list below (including the first two that you may or may not have seen or heard of...)for some P&P actors and their new films together (made for either television or in theatrical releases) scheduled or to be released for 2010/2011 (release dates, of course, are subject to change)...

Judi Dench + Claudie Blakley inReturn to Cranford(January 10-17, 2010) Tom Hollander + Rosamund Pike in a radio special, Goldfinger (April 3, 2010)  Keira Knightley +Carey Mulligan in Never Let Me Go (2010)

Matthew Macfadyen + Donald Sutherland
in The Pillars of the Earth (July 23, 2010)
Matthew MacfadyenTom Hollander in Any Human Heart(2010)
Judi Dench+ inJane Eyre (201…

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: The Young Victoria

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Today is the DVD and Blu-ray release of multiple Academy/BAFTA/Costume Designer Award winner for Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell)The Young Victoria. It was also nominated for 2 more Oscars (Best Make-Up and Best Art Direction)as well as a very well-deserved Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for . P&P 05's Rupert Friend along with Blunt co-stars as the dashing and handsome Prince Albert. 

DVD Active has the following info from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment  for the DVD ($27.96) and Blu-ray ($34.95) releases of The Young Victoria for the 20th April (today!).

Go get your copy today!
Purchase it (it's a MUST-See and worth keeping for your DVD collection), Rent it, Netflix it, watch it on On Demand (if you have Comcast!), or  order your dvd copy of this film at amazon.com or whatever you have to do to see it, lol. I know, I'll be getting my copy of this (for my ever growing dvd collection of my favorite films) for sure. This film, in my opinion, wa…

Joe Wright currently filming teen assassin flick 'Hanna' in Europe

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Pride & Prejudice (as well as Atonement and The Soloist) acclaimed director Joe Wright is currently filming and directing his next film, a teen assassin flick, Hannain Berlin, Germany (and other locations in Europe). He re-teamed with his Atonement lead star 16 year-old Academy Award nominee (The Lovely Bones) in this film as the title role character. Ronan co-stars with Eric Bana (The Time Traveler's Wife) and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett.

Updated 4/21/10:

See new photo and First look: Saoirse Ronan as killer 'Hanna'

Here's the synopsis of Hanna via IMDB...

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a shar…

Keira Knightley filmed a new short film for free?

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From PopEater.com...

In her new film, Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley plays an Elizabethan courtier who is unsuccessfully reunited with her lover when the couple gets trapped inside an unwieldy maze. The 10-minute short, which co-stars its director, Stuart Pearson Wright, was filmed on a $23,000 budget and shot in just one day. But the real kicker: Knightley did it all for free.

In a new interview with the Independent, Knightley explains why she waived her normal fee to take part in this relatively obscure project.
Keira Knigthley in Maze(source: The Independent Film) "I loved the idea of doing something that was purely creative, weird and wonderful and not a commercial venture," she said. "Ideas were e-mailed and then developed at Stuart's studio over cupcakes and tea and under the skeleton of his dog and a film piece was decided on: a collision of our worlds."'Maze,' which was shot last year in true low-budget fashion (Knightley's…

The Darcy Saga Update: New cover and title for 4th book!

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Here's the latest news on my friend 's next novel (volume 4) from The Darcy Saga series. 

As previously posted here, the previous title was Romancing Mr. Darcy, but since it sounds similar to the 2nd novel, Loving Mr. Darcy, it got changed to...

In The Arms of Mr. Darcy (still scheduled to be released in October 1st!)...Awesome title! I love it! Who wouldn't want to be in the loving arms of Mr. Darcy? Right ladies? Well, unless, you're a man, of course...lol. Loved and enjoyed reading the first 3 novels, so I can't wait for this one!!!

Anyway, check out the new title and cover below!
In The Arms of Mr. Darcy (source: image credit and thanks to Sharon Lathan)

For more news info and frequent updates on The Darcy Saga series, be sure to visit Sharon Lathan's website andBlog. You can follow her on twitter too: SharonLathan or Become a Fan on Facebook.

Casting News: Tom Hollander to co-star with Matthew Macfadyen in Any Human Heart

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Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins in Any Human Heart?

Another former P&P co-stars Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Hollander will co-star in an epic adaptation of William Boyd's best-selling novel Any Human Heart for Channel 4.

Here's part of the article that mentions MM and TH via The Independent Film...

The four-part adaptation covers a myriad of pivotal 20th century events seen through the eyes of one man. Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin will all take the role of writer Logan Mountstuart, playing him at different stages of his life.
Other cast members include Green Wing star Julian Rhind-Tutt as revolutionary John Vivian, Tom Hollander as the Duke of Windsor and Samuel Westas a friend of Logan.

Any Human Heart
will be broadcast on Channel 4 later this year.

FYI: Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Hollander has previously co-starred/appeared together in 3 other films: Maybe Baby (2000), Enigma(2001), and of course, our favorite Pride & Prejudice (2005). Wit…

Movie News: Sony Classics Takes Nigel Cole’s “Made In Dagenham” starring Rosamund Pike

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According to IndieWire, Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they have pre-emptively purchased US and multiple foreign rights to “Calendar Girls” director Nigel Cole’s “Made In Dagenham.”  Featuring an impressive cast  (see a production still of them to your left. Source: Number 9 Films) in Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins, the film - inspired by a true story - was written by William Ivory and produced by Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen through their Number 9 Films label.
The film is a dramatization inspired by the true story of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in support of equal pay. The actions of these women - “the Erin Brockoviches of 1960s Essex” - had an impact not only around the UK but the world, leaving a lasting legacy that had a permanent impact on women’s role in society.

“With the subject of women’s rights front and center, ‘Made in Dagenham’ is one of those unknown true s…

Photo: Goldfinger cast featuring Rosamund Pike and Tom Hollander

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Mr. Collins & Jane Bennet?

Say it ain't so! lol...No, they are not in another (upcoming and still in development 2011) Lost In Austen movie, but in a recent radio James Bondadaptation of Goldfinger, former Pride & Prejudice 2005 film co-stars Tom Hollander (Mr. Collions) and Rosamund Pike (Jane Bennet) were  the voices of Pussy Galore and Mr. Strap when the radio special premiered earlier this month (last April 3rd) on BBC Radio 4. See previous post here: A New Radio Production of Ian Fleming's Goldfinger features Rosamund Pike and Tom Hollander for cast info.


Here's a cast photo featuring P&P alumniRosamund Pike and Tom Hollander standing next to each other with Sir Ian McKellen...from UK's The Guardian:   

All star: Goldfinger's radio cast. Photograph: Jarvis and Ayres/BBC
Radio 4's Goldfinger (Saturday | Listen here) was a starry affair. Ian McKellen was the titular villain, Rosamund Pike was Pussy Galore, and Tom Hollander and Tim Pigott-Smi…

The Pillars of the Earth teaser trailer and promotional stills from Starz

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A new teaser trailer and promotional photos have just been released for Matthew Macfadyen and Donald Sutherland's upcoming “The Pillars of the Earth” (Ken Follett’s international bestselling masterpiece), an epic 8-part miniseries premiering July 23 on Starz

Pillars is directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan and produced by a group that includes Ridley & Tony Scott’s SCOTT FREE production company. There are some cast photos (including MM and Donald S.) over at the facebook pageas well or check them out below!

Here's the synopsis (via IMDB):
The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts…

Fashion Chameleon: Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley is recently featured in a seattlepi.com's occasional series featuring stars and their ever-changing fashion styles.
Actress Keira Knightley, then 17, arrives at the premiere of the film that launched her to international stardom, "Bend It Like Beckham," on April 11, 2002 in London. As you'll see in this gallery, Knightley has grown from a fondness for skinny jeans to a rewarding embrace of Chanel and other major labels. Now 25, Knightley is known as one of the film world's most fashionable stars as well as an accomplished actress.
Check out Keira's ever-changing fashion styles below when she was promoting Pride & Prejudice in 2005 in premieres (ie. TIFF, London, NYC, and Germany) and attended the British Independent Film Awards, Golden Globes, Oscars, and Vanity Fair Oscar Party. They were my favorite Keira Knightley fashion style and look. In my opinion, she looked the best when she was promoting P&P movie. Loved the dresses s…

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