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Happy Thanksgiving!

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To all my fellow American P&P Fans, readers, and visitors of this blog who are celebrating Thanksgiving aka Turkey Day (the traditional U.S. Holiday) today, just want to wish you all a very...

New promotional photo of Rosamund Pike and David Tennant in 'What We Did On Our Holiday'

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A new promotional still of Rosamund Pikeand David Tennant (see above ^) in their upcoming new film, What We Did On Our Holiday has been released (via David Tennant News).
What We Did On Our holiday is about a feuding couple, Doug and Abi, who are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.   BBC Films and Origin Pictures will produce with backing from Creative Scotland. Shooting took place Scotland in summer this year with the film scheduled for a 2014 release. Also, here are a few on set photos

New 'Death Comes To Pemberley' promotional image and still featuring Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin

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BBC One (in the UK) has unveiled today its programming highlights for the Christmas season. Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham) (which premieres on BBC One in the UK this Christmas 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014) is one of them. 

Also,a new promotional photo of Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin together as Fitzwilliam & Elizabeth Darcy (aka The Darcy's or Mr. & Mrs. Darcy) with Matthew Goode and Jenna Coleman (as Mr. & Mrs. Wickham) (via BBC One on Twitter and Mirror TV) as well as a tie-in Kindle book cover of just the Darcy's via Amazon, in the upcoming BBC1 3-part mystery/drama miniseries, Death Comes To Pemberley.

Check out the following new Death Comes To Pemberley images below...

Weekend Box Office: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuts at #1 with $161M and sets November record!

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With some new great additional supporting cast (Jena Malone and Sam Claflin to name two) and director (Francis Lawrence) joining (the already established returning cast) the successful box-office sequel,The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer LawrenceJosh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam ClaflinDonald Sutherland and Jena Malone, the odds are ever in this new and one of the most anticipated films of 2013's favor as it surpasses box-office's opening weekend predictions and expectations as well as impressed critics and audiences alike with mostly rave reviews following the first film (The Hunger Games)'s well-received reception and success. Catching Fire sets a new record for a November opening! Earning an estimated $161.1 million from 4,136 locations, the high-profile sequel easily topped the previous record of $142.8 million, set by The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2009.

P&P 200: Why you should watch Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice film adaptation...

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice 200 celebration continues...
There's something magical about this Pride & Prejudice (2005) film that no matter how many times we've seen it...in 8 years since its wide release (November 23, 2005) here in the U.S...it just never gets old (at least for me, it never did). There's always something new to discover in every viewing that you failed to noticed in your previous ones. I know I must have seen this film probably about a million times now or so (since 2005) and whenever I watch this movie, I'm always immersed by Elizabeth & Darcy's classic love story (or rather always distracted by the sight of a certain gentleman, whom we love and admire most ardently <3 ). ;-)  So, there's always scenes that I may have missed and I'm always amazed at discovering them for the first time like I've never seen them before. One of those interesting moments that I never noticed before (in the countless times I've seen …

In Theaters Today 8 Years Ago: Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen

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About 8 years ago (November 23, 2005) today, the 6-time BAFTA (including a WIN for directorJoe Wright, which he won the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer and a Best Supporting Actressnomination for Brenda Blethyn), 2-timeGolden Globes (including Best Actressnomination for Keira Knightley), and 4-time Oscar nominated film (including Best Actress in a Leading Rolenomination for Keira Knightley) Pride & PrejudicestarringKeira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen was released in U.S. theaters nationwide release (after its select cities debut early November 11th, which it debuted at #10 in limited release of 215 screens in a few select cities)with a strong $2.8+ million on its first opening weekend, and according to Box Office Mojo (with an average of $13,325). Its production budget was reportedly $28 million (estimated). Twelve days later, on the 23rd of November, it expanded to a nationwide US theatrical release with an even more impressive $7,158,119 (#7, rank, 1, 299 t…

In Theaters Today: Philomena

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Now showing in limited release is Stephen FrearsPhilomena, starring Judi Dench, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Steve Coogan. It'll expanded in more theaters next Friday, November 27th. Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Philomena
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something Philomena’s Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. Following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into her son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Philomena meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to track down her long-lost son.Watch trailer for Philomena here or below...  

In Theaters Today: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Opening in wide release in theaters today is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.Watch the international trailer #2 for Catching Fire here! or watch the Final Trailer for Catching Fire below...

Happy Birthday Jena Malone!

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Today (November 21st), marks the 29th birthday of Jena Malone (aka Pride & Prejudice 2005's own Lydia Bennet). Jena was born on November 21, 1984 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Follow the lovely Jena Malone and wish her a very happy birthday today on the following social media. You can follow and tweet her on her officialTwitter: @MaloneJena. On Instagram here: @jenamalone. And Like her official facebook page here: Jena Malone.

Go see Jena as Johanna Mason (with Donald Sutherland reprising his President Snow role), one of the new cast/characters in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starting tonight! It opens in wide release tomorrow!

Jena Malone is an American actress and musician. Her film work has been mainly in independent films, and she has acted in theater. She made her cinema debut with the movie Bastard Out of Carolina, and has appeared in films including Contact, Stepmom, Donnie Darko, Saved!, Pride & Prejudice, and Into the Wild.Read more of Jena&#…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire On set and Behind The Scenes photos featuring Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland

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Just before its early theatrical release tonight, here are some The Hunger Games: Catching Fireon set and behind the scenes photos featuring Donald Sutherland as President Snow and Jena Malone as Johanna Mason (former victor of District 7).

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone.

 See the Catching Fireon set and BTS photos below...

Photos: Jena Malone at 'Catching Fire' Toronto and New York Special Screenings

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Jena Malone, looking glam and gorgeous, attended two more Catching Firepremieres this week (after the LA premiere, which was Monday). Tuesday night, she attended the Toronto screening with Sam Claflin. And Last night (Wednesday), she attended the New York premiere, the last premiere for Catching Fire, which she mentioned on her twitter account.
Jena attended (with co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin with producer Nina Jacobs) the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 20, 2013 in New York City.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film starring Jennifer LawrenceJosh Hutcherson, Liam HemsworthDonald Sutherland and Jena Malone opens in theaters and IMAX starting Thursday night at 5 PM! Check your local theaters for times in your area!
Check out the newphotos of Jena Malone from the Toronto and NYC Catching Firepremiere below...

Watch: Jena Malone with 'Catching Fire' co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Sam Claflin in Moviefone's 'Unscripted'

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Jena Malone has been super busy with press tour (including a Victory Mall Tour in selected cities), interviews, talk show interviews (Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America), and red carpet premieres (London, Norway, LA, Toronto, and NYC tonight!) for her new film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She just did a few fun online interviews recently with co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Sam Claflin where they answered fan questions about their new movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in an Unscripted Interview from Moviefone and Co-Stars Connections from Yahoo! And of course, she and Sam Claflin had been promoting the film together in various places.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film starring Jennifer LawrenceJosh Hutcherson, Liam HemsworthDonald Sutherland and Jena Malone opens in theaters and IMAX starting tomorrow night at 5 PM! Check your local theaters for times in your area!

Watch a few Catching Fire cast interview videos: Moviefone's Unscripted,OMG Yahoo!…

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: The World's End

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Available now on DVD, Blu-ray combo, and HD Digital is Focus FeaturesThe World's End starring Rosamund Pike(as Sam Chamberlain), Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, and Martin Freeman (as Sam's older brother Oliver)

Directed by Edgar Wrigtht, who also created, co-written (with Simon Pegg), and directed the first two films (of the Cornetto Trilogy): Shaun of the Dead (2004) with (P&P 05's Mrs. Gardiner and Downton Abbey's Isobel Crawley) as Barbara andHot Fuzz (2007) with Peter Wight (P&P 05's Mr. Gardiner) as Roy Porter.

The World's End
The story centers on five childhood friends (played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.

Here are more details on the DVD and Blu-ray Special features forThe World's EndviaDVD Active:


Photos|Videos: Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland at 'Catching Fire' Los Angeles Premiere

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Last night, the cast and crew The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film starring Jennifer LawrenceJosh Hutcherson, Liam HemsworthDonald Sutherland and Jena Malonewere in attendance and in the Red Carpet at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Still no photos of Jena and Donald together, they were both there at the LA premiere (likewise in London), but were not seen nor pictured together...so, no reunion pics of them posing together, unfortunately.

Here are their Yahoo! red carpet interviews and red carpet photos below...

Watch: Jena Malone on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and GMA and Donald Sutherland on Craig Ferguson

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As The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film starring Jennifer LawrenceJosh Hutcherson, Liam HemsworthDonald Sutherland and Jena Malone opens in theaters nationwide this week, this Friday, and screenings starts at 5 PM on Thursday night, the cast had been busy attending premieres for the film in Europe and Los Angeles (last night...photos and videos of Jena and Donald will be posted shortly...) and doing press tour. Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland both visited the late night talk shows circuit last week to promote their new film, Catching Fire.
Watch videos and photos of Jena on Jimmy Fallon (including a new Catching Fire clip of Jena as Johanna with Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss) and Jena with Sam Claflin on GMA, while Donald was on Craig Ferguson below...

Watch: New 'Catching Fire' TV Spot, B-Roll, and Jena Malone talks about her Johanna Mason character!

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Just one more week until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone co-star) opens in wide release in theaters on November 22nd! Can't wait! I'm looking forward to seeing this movie next week! 
Here's the latest TV Spot, a B-Roll behind the scenes video, and a video of Jena Malone (wearing her character's training costume like the image above ^) talking about her character Johanna Mason.

Watch all 3 videos withattached JM screen captures below...

Watch: Kelly Reilly in the first trailer for 'Heaven Is For Real' in theaters April 16, 2014!

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I previously posted here last April (16th, which is the release date for this movie next year!) about Kelly Reilly being cast in a female lead role in Heaven Is For Real with Greg Kinear co-starring with her as her husband, where they play the parents of a little boy, who had a near-death experience. It's based on a true story, which is adapted from the best selling book of the same name. Now, a new trailer, a theatrical release date (April 16, 2014), and a new poster has been released by Sony/TriStar Pictures.

Watch the trailer and see a screen captures of Kelly Reilly below...

Film Soundtrack Spotlight: Original Music from Pride & Prejudice by Dario Marianelli

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On this day, November 15, 2005 (exactly 8 years ago today), Decca Records released the original music and soundtrack from Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice film starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. The original music from the soundtrack was composed by Academy Award* WinnerDario Marianelli (*Atonement, Anna Karenina) and was performed on the piano by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with The English Chamber Orchestra.


In  the UK, the P&P soundtrack was released, Sept. 19th, 2005 by Decca Records.

Oscar winner Dario Marianelli
(pictured on the rightin one ofAnna Karenina BTS images)collaborated a few times with director Joe Wright in their third film soundtrackcollaboration for JW's trilogy of period films: Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and Anna Karenina all starring Keira Knightley.

Marianelli received an Oscar nomination for Pride & Prejudice in the following categories: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score; a European Film Aw…

Watch: Judi Dench resurrects 'M' as she campaigns for a change in her film 'Philomena's MPAA rating (Funny or Die video)

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Dame Judi Dench just did a Funny or Die video as 'M' (reprising her James Bond character), campaigning for a change to Philomena's MPAA rating. In the funny video, she enlisted co-star Steve Coogan.

Stephen FrearsPhilomena, starring Judi Dench, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Steve Coogan opens in limited release next Friday, November 22nd. It'll be expanded in more theaters next week, November 27th.

Here are a few recent articles via Deadline that reported about the Philomena Vs. MPAARating controversyand looks like it'll be rated PG13 as...
Weinstein Co Wins MPAA ‘Philomena’ Ratings AppealThe Weinstein Co’s ‘Philomena’ Vs. MPAA 2: Judi Dench’s M Enlists Steve Coogan: VideoUPDATE: Harvey Weinstein To Further Exploit Dame Judi’s “M” Role To Lose ‘Philomena’s R Rating Watch the Funny or Die video below...

Starred Up lead the British Independent Film Award Nominations with 8 including a nod for Rupert Friend and Philomena with 4 including a nod for Judi Dench!

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The 16th annual Moët British Independent Film Awardswere announced Monday, November 11th. Rupert Friend's indie film Starred Upscored 8 BIFA nominations including a Best Supporting Actor nod for Rupert. Meanwhile, Stephen FrearsPhilomena, starring Judi Dench, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Steve Coogan received 4 BIFA nominations including Best Actress for Dame Judi Dench.

Here's more via Deadline...

Photos|Video: Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland reunited at 'Catching Fire' London Premiere

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Former Pride & Prejudice stars Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland reunited (last time they were in the same movie premiere and place together was for their P&P movie 8 years ago!) and attended the UK Premiere of their new film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Odeon Leicester Square on Monday, November 11, 2013 in London, England.

Jena Malone was radiant in red in a Monique Lhuillier dress with Sergio Rossi heels at the world premiere. Donald Sutherland was wearing a black suit with a scarf and a red tie matching Jena's red dress! Talk about color coordinated! They were, after all, Lydia Bennet and Mr. Bennet...Unfortunately, there were no pics of just them together, other than the cast photos, which they were not standing together. Video: Watch The hunger Games: Catching Fire LondonPremiere
(or scroll down to watch the embeded video below!)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone co- star) opens in wide release in theaters on Novemb…

Movie News: Joe Wright in talks to direct Warner Bros. Peter Pan Origin Story 'Pan'

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This just in! According to VarietyJoe Wrightis in talks to direct an untitled “Peter Pan” origin tale for Warner Bros.

Here's the article for more info. via Variety:
After successfully adapting “Pride and Prejudice” and “Anna Karenina,” Joe Wright looks ready to adapt another classic literary tale as he is in talks to direct an untitled “Peter Pan” origin tale for Warner Bros. Plot details are vague but familiar elements from the classic children’s tale famous such as Neverland and Captain Hook are sure to play a part in the story. Jason Fuchs penned the script. Greg Berlanti is producing. Sarah Schechter will oversee for the studio.

Watch: Jena Malone in new U.S. and German TV Spots of 'Catching Fire'

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New U.S. and German TV Spots featuring new footage of Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, telling fellow tribute and current victor Katniss Everdeen to, "Make him pay for it," for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone. In theaters nationwide, November 22nd! Can't wait!
Before you watch the new TV Spots, Watch Sam Claflin and Jena Malone Compete In 'The Hunger Games' Games via MTV.com

Watch the TV Spots and see a new Behind The Scene photo of Jena as Johanna below...

Downton Abbey renewed for a 5th Season!

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While fans in America awaits to see Season 4 in the new year, January 5th, both UK's ITV and U.S. PBS Masterpiece has announced today that Downton Abbey ( co-star as Isobel Crawley) will return for a 5th season.

Here's a press release via PBS Masterpiece website:

Three European Film Award Nominations for 'Anna Karenina' including European Actress nod for Keira Knightley

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The nominations for the European Film Awards 2013was announced yesterday and Joe Wright'sfilm,Anna Kareninastarring formerPride & PrejudicestarsKeira KnightleyandMatthew Macfadyen received 3 nominations including acting nods for Keira Knightley (European Actress) and Jude Law (European Actor). Unfortunately, no nominations for director and supporting actor (though, interesting, they don't even have a category for this one...) for either Joe Wright or Matthew Macfadyen. Not even for European Film. Tom Stoppard did get a nod for European screenwriter.

The 2013 European Film Awards will take place in Berlin, Germany and winners will be announced December 7th.

Here are the 3 categories Anna Karenina were nominated for...

New still of Matthew Rhys as Mr. Darcy in 'Death Comes To Pemberley'

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A new image of Matthew Rhysas Mr. Darcy (has surfaced via UK's Daily Mail) for the upcoming BBC One's upcoming 3-part murder-mystery drama Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys (as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham), which premieres on BBC One in the UK this Christmas 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014.
Death Comes To PemberleyThe story picks up six years into Elizabeth and Darcy’s marriage as they prepare for the annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. When Elizabeth’s wayward sister Lydia arrives, she brings a shocking halt to the proceedings. A murder investigation unfolds and a web of secrets and deceit threatens all that the Darcys hold dear.

New 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' poster and a few stills featuring Keira Knightley

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As previously posted here, Paramount Pictures has announced that director Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley(Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore, has moved to aJanuary 17, 2014release. It was originally slated to hit theaters on December 25 of this year. The film will also be receiving a release inIMAX theaters.
While the film's U.S. theatrical release has been delay and pushed back for early next year, January 17th, 2014, Paramount Pictures released a new poster and production stills featuring Keira Knightley above (for the poster) and below (for KK stills) via The Playlist...

Photos: Jena Malone at 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' mall tour

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Jena Malone attended along with her co-stars Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Wright (to name a few) the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" mall tour at Cherry Hill Mall on November 3, 2013 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Also, Jena Malone and Sam Claflin visited the set of Univision's Despierta America to promote the Catching Fire film.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone co- star) opens in wide release in theaters on November 22nd!
Check out some new photos of Jena Malone here...

In Theaters Today: About Time

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Now showing in limited released is About Timestarring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson,Bill Nighy, and Tom Hollanderas Harry. It will be expanded in more theaters everywhere starting next Friday, November 8th.
About Time written and directed by Love Actually's Richard Curtis. The Universal/Working Title pic centers on a young man (Gleeson) who learns he can travel through time. But as he finds his true love (McAdams) and sets off on their life together, he discovers his gift has its complications too. The movie’s platform release date is November 1 before going wide the next weekend.   I previously posted the trailer for About Timehere, which you can watchand also see a few new stills featuring Tom Hollander below...

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