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Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to Star in Jane Campion’s New Film

Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to Star in Jane Campion’s New Film

Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss will star in Jane Campion’s new film, “The Power of the Dog,” an adaptation of the Thomas Savage novel.

Campion will direct from a script she adapted, with See-Saw Films’ in-house sales arm, Cross City Films, launching sales at this month’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie will go into pre-production at the end of the year.

“‘The Power of the Dog’ is a sublime novel that deserves a life on the big screen. I couldn’t stop thinking about the story, it really haunted me. The themes of masculinity, nostalgia and betrayal are an intoxicating mix,” Campion said. “It’s also rare to find a story where the themes, the plot and the characters build tension as they reveal each other and even the end is satisfying and unexpected. It will be the first time I’ve worked with a male lead, which is exciting. Phil is a charismatic and complex character who declares war on his brother’s new wife and her teenage son.”

The book tells the story of wealthy Montana brothers Phil (Cumberbatch) and George Burbank. Phil is brilliant and cruel, while George is fastidious and gentle. Together, they are joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. When George secretly marries local widow Rose (Moss), an angry Phil wages a relentless war to destroy her by using her son Peter as a pawn.

The pic is a See-Saw Films and Big Shell Films/Max Films production in association with Brightstar. It originated with producer Roger Frappier of Max Films, who held the rights to the novel. Frappier offered the property to Campion following a meeting at a recent Cannes Film Festival.

Campion then tapped “Cold War” producer Tanya Seghatchian of Brightstar to partner with her to bring the project to life. She also approached her longtime collaborators, producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning at See-Saw Films, who executive produced her TV series “Top of the Lake,” to drive the financing and physical production. The project has been developed with BBC Films, who are also backing production. BBC Films’ Rose Garnett, See-Saw film COO Simon Gillis and Brightstar’s John Woodward will serve as executive producers.

The production deal was negotiated by Gillis and See-Saw head of business affairs Rebecca Hardman, alongside Kate Richter of HLA Management on behalf of Campion, Stephen Saltzman of Paul Hastings and Peter Meyer of Meyer Management on behalf of Max Films, Nel Malikova on behalf of Hachette Book Group, Elizabeth Savage and Jeremy Gawade of Lee & Thompson on behalf of Brightstar, and Geraldine Atlee on behalf of BBC Films.

Cumberbatch recently starred in the massive Marvel hits “Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in addition to lending his voice to the title character in “The Grinch.” On the TV side, he starred in HBO’s “Brexit” and also has the Amazon series “Good Omens.” He just finished filming Sam Mendes’ World War I pic “1917” and is also attached to topline the sequel to “Doctor Strange.”

Moss was most recently seen in the horror hit “Us,” which has grossed more than $250 million at the worldwide box office. She’s starring in the rock drama “Her Smell” and also has the crime drama “The Kitchen” bowing later this year. She is also returning for the third season of the Emmy-winning “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which premieres this summer, and also signed on to star in “The Invisible Man” reboot.

Campion won the Academy Award for screenplay for “The Piano.” She became the first, and to date only, female director to be awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. Her limited series “Top of the Lake” won the 2013 Emmy for cinematography for a miniseries or movie, as well as the 2014 Golden Globe for an actress in a miniseries or movie for Moss. Campion created, co-wrote and directed the follow-up, “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” which was one of the first TV series ever to be included in the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection.

Campion is repped by HLA Management in Australia. Cumberbatch is repped by UTA in the U.S. and Conway van Gelder Grant in the U.K. Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment Group, Viewpoint and Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman in the U.S., and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.

Source: Variety

Avengers: Endgame World Premiere Photo Additions

Avengers: Endgame World Premiere Photo Additions

More HQ pictures from the World Premiere of Avengers: Endgame have been added to the gallery, click a thumb below to view the gallery:



Avengers: Endgame World Premiere Photos

Avengers: Endgame World Premiere Photos

Tonight is the World Premiere of Avengers: Endgame, and Benedict attended along with his beautiful wife, Sophie. Here are some photos, more to come:



“Brexit” First Trailer

“Brexit” First Trailer

The first trailer for the HBO Movie “Brexit” has been released:

Everyone knows who won. Not everyone knows how. Brexit premieres January 19, 2019 on HBO.

Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Cold War Spy in Thriller ‘Ironbark’

Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Cold War Spy in Thriller ‘Ironbark’

Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to the Cold War. He’ll play a spy in the thriller “Ironbark.”

FilmNation Entertainment is financing and handling international sales on the film.

The movie is based on the true story of Greville Wynne (played by Cumberbatch), a British businessman who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, provided the crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Dominic Cooke will direct and executive produce with Cumberbatch and Tom O’Connor. The project is based on a spec script by O’Connor.

FilmNation will debut “Ironbark” to buyers at the Cannes Film Market next week. UTA Independent Film Group will handle U.S. sales.

42’s Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken will produce the movie, alongside Adam Ackland (“Patrick Melrose”), SunnyMarch, and FilmNation. Cumberbatch, Cooke, and O’Connor will executive produce along with Josh Varney from 42 and Leah Clarke of SunnyMarch. The deal was negotiated by UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmaking team with Alison Cohen for FilmNation.

Cumberbatch can currently be seen on the big screen in “Avengers: Infinity War” and stars in Showtime’s upcoming “Patrick Melrose.”

Cumberbatch is represented by UTA and John Grant at Conway Van Gelder Grant. Cooke is represented by UTA and Jodi Shields at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. O’Connor is represented by UTA. The news was first reported by Deadline.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland “Avengers: Infinity Wars” Portraits

Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland “Avengers: Infinity Wars” Portraits

Hello everyone! More portraits from Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland promoting “Avengers: Infinity Wars” have been added to the gallery:


Thanks to our friend Mr. Cavill.

“Avengers: Infinity War” World Premiere

“Avengers: Infinity War” World Premiere

Last night (April 23), Benedict attended the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles. Benedict plays Doctor Stephen Strange in the highly-anticipated Marvel movie that hits theaters April 26. Over 100 high quality picture were added to our gallery, enjoy!

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Video: Avengers: Infinity War’s Marvel Family Feud

Video: Avengers: Infinity War’s Marvel Family Feud

They asked. We answered. Now watch the second edition of Marvel Family Feud with the cast of Avengers: Infinity War that was live on Facebook last night.

“Avengers: Infinity War” Global Press Conference

“Avengers: Infinity War” Global Press Conference

Jeff Golblum, aka the Grandmaster, presents the Avengers: Infinity War global press conference! Benedict and his co-stars answer questions about the movie that will premiere on April 26th. Our gallery was also update with high quality images from the press conference thanks to our friend Mouza from Mark Ruffalo Central.

 

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Singapore Fan Event

Hello, friends! Benedict attended the “Avengers: Infinity War” Fan Event at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza on April 16, 2018 in Singapore alongside Joe Russo, Karen Gillan, Robert Downey Jr and executive producer Trinh Tran. Our gallery has been updated with high quality images.

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