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Happy Easter!

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Wishing all the P&P fans, readers, and visitors of this blog (especially to all of you who celebrate Easter with your family and friends) today a wonderful, fun, and blessed... Happy Easter!!!

Watch: First TV spot for 'The Great Gatsby' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan

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A first TV spot has been released for the upcoming The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel EdgertonTobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio,whichwill be opening The 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 15th and in US theaters May 10th.

Watch The Great Gatsby TV spot below...

Happy Birthday Keira Knightley!

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Today (March 26th) is the Golden Globe and Academy Award® Nominee (for Best Actress performance of hericonic role, Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 Pride & Prejudicefilm) 's 28th Birthday!

Miss Knightley
has two new films coming up soon or later this year, Can a Song Save Your Life?(no theatrical release date yet) with Maroon 5's Adam Levin, Mark Ruffalo, and Haille Steinfeld and Jack Ryan (opens nationwide in theaters December 25th) with Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, and co-star/director Kenneth Branagh. Plus Keira Knightley to play Coco Chanel in a short film with Karl Lagerfeld in the helm

Born March 26, 1985 in Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK, Keira Christina Knightley is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. After she requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work on productions in her summer holidays. Her first role was at the age of 9, in Moira Armstrong'sA Village Affair. However, Knightl…

First still of Tom Hollander in 'Byzantium'

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Some new stills(via Kino Gallery) has been released forByzantium starring Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement),Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia, Lost In Austen), Tom Hollander (Hanna, Pride & Prejudice) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Emma 2009, Mansfield Park 1999). Directed by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire). One of these new Byzantium stills features Tom Hollander, as you can see above.

Byzantium opens in theaters June 28, 2013!

Watch: HBO's trailer for 'Mary and Martha' starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn with a premiere date of April 20th

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As previously posted here, a brief preview videovia rednoseday 2013 and some stillshas been released of 2-time Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn and two-time Academy Award Winner Hillary Swank as Martha and Mary in the new HBO (and BBCOne in the UK) tele pic Mary and Martha. Now, HBO Films has released a trailer and two teasers (teaser 1 and teaser 2) with a premiere date on Saturday, April 20th, on HBO at 8/7c.

Mary and Martha premiered in the UK's BBCOne last Friday, March 1st, ahead of its Comic Relief, Red Nose Day 2013. If you're in the UK, you can watch it here: Mary and Martha.

Watch the HBO trailer for Mary and Marthaand listen to the audio interview of Brenda Blethyn below...

Keira Knightley to play Coco Chanel in a short film with Karl Lagerfeld in the helm

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Keira Knightley, who is the face ofChanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance,is going to play the late French designer Coco Chanel in an upcoming short film, which will be directed by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Keira had previously done two Coco Mademoiselle fragrance mini-film commercials, which were both directed byJoe Wright.
Read more info. about the short film in the article below via UK's The Telegraph...

The Great Gatsby to open Cannes Film Festival in May

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Just announced today that The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCapriowill be opening The 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 15th.

Here's more info. via Cannes' website:

Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and Scott Fitzgerald to inaugurate the Festival de Cannes
It is on The Great Gatsby by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, that the curtain will rise at the inauguration of the 66th Festival de Cannes, on Wednesday 15th May, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, out of Competition in the Official Selection.

DVD News: 'Jack Reacher' starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike coming to DVD and Blu-ray May 7th!

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According to DVD Active, Rosamund Pike's Jack Reacherfilm with Tom Cruise will be releasedon DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo on May 7th. 

You can pre-order your copy of either DVD or Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy +UltraViolet via Amazon.

Jack Reacher, with a reported $60 million production budget did very well at both its US domestic (with $79.9 million gross as of March 11th) and foreign (with $136.4 million gross) with a worldwide total of $216.4 million+ (as of March 11th) box-office gross, according to Box Office Mojo. A sequel is said to be in the works.

See the DVD and DVD/Blu-ray combo cover artsand further DVD/Blu-ray info viaDVD Active below...

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 8 (Season 1 Finale) of 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen on BBC America

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Tonight, BBC America's 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid) continues with Episode 8 (Season 1 Finale).Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.

Great news! Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen has been renewed for Season 2!
Also,if you missed the previous 5 episodes, Get Episodes on Sale at iTunes NOW!

BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Episode 8 - What Use Our Work?
Reid is adrift. His team is in pieces and Leman Street is shaken to its foundations following recent events. A kidnapping offers him cause to assemble his men and tackle the white slavery ring operating in their midst. But Reid is gripped by a growing obsession that leads …

A Capitol Portrait for Donald Sutherland's President Snow in 'Catching Fire'

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The last official portrait poster from Capitol Portraits (character posters)has been released this afternoon (over 30 minutes ago or so) and its Donald Sutherland as President Snow via Yahoo! Movies for the upcomingThe Hunger Games: Catching Firefilm (as President Snow and Jena Malone as Johanna Mason co-star in the sequel to the mega-blockbuster The Hunger Games). The film has been releasing character posters through various websites with hintsof which character portraits where revealed via Capitol Couture- Tumblr and Instagramsocial network sites.

This past Wednesday, we got to see theFirst look of Jena Malone as Johanna Mason in a Capitol Portrait for 'Catching Fire'

Also, other official Catching Firecharacter portraits fromKatniss Everdeen(Jennifer Lawrence), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks),Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson),Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz),Beetee (Jeffrey Wright), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hems…

P&P 200: Pride & Prejudice (2005) film Review

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
(director: Joe Wright)
starringKeira Knightley&Matthew Macfadyen Continuing the 200th anniversary celebrationof Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, with my thoughts, opinions, and review ofPride & Prejudice (2005) film (director: Joe Wright) starringKeira Knightley&Matthew Macfadyen.

I thought I'd saved the best for last...or rather my all-time favorite film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Here's my long (and admittedly biased...well, this is after all, my most favorite P&P adaptation and this blog was named after and had started because of my love for this film) P&P 05 film review below...

First look of Jena Malone as Johanna Mason in a Capitol Portrait for 'Catching Fire'

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The exciting Capitol Couturehas been releasing Capitol Portraits (character posters) every 2-3 hours a day this week for the upcomingThe Hunger Games: Catching Firefilm (and Jena Malone co-star in the sequel to the mega-blockbuster The Hunger Games) through various websites with hintsof which character portraits is revealed next via Capitol Couture - Tumblr and Instagramsocial network sites.So far, character portraits fromKatniss Everdeen(Jennifer Lawrence), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks),Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson),Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz),andBeetee (Jeffrey Wright) has been released.

This morning it was hinted that...Jena's Catching Fire character Johanna Mason was next with the following character description...

capitolcouture Don’t let her fool you, she’s #SlyAndCunning.3pm PT@HuffingtonPost, @Moviefone, @Cambiogram

Prior to that, Jena tweeted 17 hours ago, hoping for her own character portrait to be released soon.

Movie Casting News: Jena Malone to star in Victorian thriller 'Angelica'

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As one of Jena Malone's upcoming film projects Lonely Hunterhas been delayed (she's still attached to star on it) due to scheduling conflicts, according to Jena herself.She is currently starring(and possibly filming)in a new indie film, a ghost/psychological thriller Angelica, which Deadline reported recently (with an article below).

Jena has confirmed her casting in this film with an instagram/twitter post:
And so it begins... And I'm guessing this wasarehearsal photoof her in character in the same movie via her Instagram account.

More info. of Jena's new film Angelica via Deadline article below...

First still of ITV1's 'Murder on the Home Front' featuring Tamzin Merchant

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Birthday girl Tamzin Merchant, as previously posted here, has two new upcoming TV and film projects for 2013. First, in a new ITV drama Murder on the Home Front, she co-stars with Patrick Kennedy (Boardwalk Empire and Atonement) and in another titled,Copenhagen.

Here's an update of Miss Merchant's upcoming ITV1 drama Murder on the Home Front,a first still (see above)from the two-part dramahasbeen released (via its MOTHF_ITV on Twitter)featuring Tamzin as Molly. According to Tamzin on twitter:
"Murder on the Home Front is coming out some time in April on ITV1..." Related articles:
Behind the scenes of London's most gruesome crime scenes in wartime Britain
TV tribute to the ice-cool blonde who helped catch scores of killers

Also, watch ITV Drama Lives 2013 preview montage featuring a glimpse of Tamzin Merchant below...

Happy Birthday Tamzin Merchant!

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Today (March 4th) is the 26th birthday of Tamzin Merchant(aka Georgiana Darcy in the2005 Pride & Prejudice film).

Born:Tamzin Claire MerchantMarch 4, 1987 in UK Tamzin Merchant was born in the UK, but spent part of her childhood in Dubai. She attended Windlesham School and Brighton College, and had been planning to study at Nottingham University, when she was cast in Pride & Prejudice a year before finishing her A-levels. She deferred entry to university to work on TV projects in the UK...See full bio(via IMDB) 
Happy Birthday Tamzin Merchant!

Watch: Preview video and stills of Brenda Blethyn as Martha in 'Mary and Martha'

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Some stills has been released of 2-time Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn and two-time Academy Award Winner Hillary Swank as Martha and Mary in the new HBO (and BBCOne in the UK) telepic Mary & Martha. No air date for HBO yet, other than it'll be showing sometime in 2013.

Mary and Martha premiered in the UK's BBCOne last Friday, March 1st, ahead of its Comic Relief, Red Nose Day 2013. If you're in the UK, you can watch it here: Mary and Martha.

Related article:Richard Curtis on his new film Mary and Martha (via UK's The Telegraph)

The trio of Working Title Films' Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Liza Chasin, the executive producers of Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and the recent Anna Karenina films (as well Love Actually with its writer/director Richard Curtis) are producing this alongside the director of Salt! In addition to Brenda Blethyn and Hilary Swank, Sam Claflin (who previously co-starred with Matthew Macfadyenand Tom Hollander in An…

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 7 of 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen

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Tonight, BBC America's 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid) continues with Episode 7.Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.

Great news! Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen has been renewed for Season 2!
Also,if you missed the previous 5 episodes, Get Episodes on Sale at iTunes NOW!

BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Episode 7 - A Man of My Company
An international shipping magnate arrives in town with his Pinkerton retinue to complete the acquisition of an ailing London shipping line. Meanwhile, the murdered body of an engine inventor draws Reid’s attention just as Jackson and Long Susan’s past comes back to haunt them.View All Airtime…

Movie News: Joe Wright attached to Direct Neil Gaiman’s 'The Ocean At The End Of The Lane' Adaptation

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According to Deadline, Focus Features and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are closing a deal to acquire the new Neil Gaiman novelThe Ocean At The End Of The Lane.

With Joe Wrightsaid to be attached to helmthe film adaptation and his Shoebox Films partner Paul Webster (one of the producers of JW's films: Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and the most recent Anna Karenina).

More info. via Deadline article below...

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