More posters for ‘The Exception’ starring Lily, Jai Courtney and Christopher Plummer have been released and added to the gallery, enjoy!
DEADLINE – In-demand British actress Lily James is set to star in The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society, with Mike Newell attached to direct.
Script is written by Don Roos and Tom Bezucha and is based on the international bestseller of the same name by Annie Barros and Mary Ann Shaffer. Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan from The Mazur/Kaplan Company and Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin will produce.
Studiocanal is financing the project and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. The company will be selling worldwide rights to the title at the American Film Market next month.
The story is set on Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II and sees free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, played by James, form a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during wartime.
“The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society has been a project of tremendous passion for us, and we are thrilled to be bringing it to screen with filmmaker Mike Newell attached and Lily James, our consummate ‘Juliet,’ ” said Mazur.
Ron Halpern, Studiocanal’s EVP International Productions and Acquisitions said: “Studiocanal is thrilled to be partnering with Mazur/Kaplan and Blueprint Pictures to bring Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Schaffer’s The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society to the big screen. We have always admired Mike Newell as a director and it would be an honor to finally work with him. Lily James is the perfect actress to bring this incredible character to life.”
Published by Random House, the novel sold 7.5 million copies in 37 territories and was a New York Times bestseller.
Filming is set to begin in the UK in spring 2017.
James, who is also starring in Working Title’s Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright, is repped by Tavistock Wood in the UK and UTA in the U.S.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – A24 and DirecTV have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to The Exception following its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last month.
Directed by David Leveaux, the film stars Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad, Terminator Genisys) and Christopher Plummer (Beginners).
Based on Alan Judd’s novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, the story centers a German officer (Courtney) who is sent to Holland to determine if the British Secret Service has infiltrated the home of Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer) at the onset of World War II. But he begins a lethally dangerous affair with a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) that results in consequences neither they nor the Kaiser could have foreseen.
Simon Burke adapted the film, which also stars Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan and Ben Daniels.
Produced by Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt, The Exception is an Egoli Tossell Film/Ostar Production in association with Alton Road Prods., Silver Reel, uMedia, Lotus Entertainment and Film House Germany.
UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, while Lotus is selling the foreign rights.
The gallery has been updated with bluray screencaptures of Lily as Elizabeth Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’. We also added new production stills, promotional pictures and posters. Make sure to check them out and enjoy!
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We had our first glimpse at ‘The Exception’ poster during the Toronto Film Festival and now you can now find a better quality version of it in our gallery!
In 2015, Lily was best known for portraying one of the most iconic fairytale princesses in the live-action of ‘Cinderella’ among other talents such as Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger and Derek Jacobi. Blu-ray screencaptures have been finally added to the gallery, make sure to grab your own copy!
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DEADLINE – Focus Features is reteaming with Working Title Films and Joe Wright on Darkest Hour, which will now hit U.S. theaters on November 24, 2017 with Universal Pictures International launching overseas on December 29, 2017. Production begins this fall. Darkest Hour marks Wright’s fourth feature with Working Title and Focus after Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina. Wright also directed the Focus thriller Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan.
Wright will direct Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in the film penned by Theory Of Everything‘s Anthony McCarten. He is producing as well with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Also on tap for Darkest Hour is John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain (who Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister), Lily James as Churchill’s personal secretary, Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, and Kristen Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife Clementine.
Darkest Hour‘s plot is described as follows: Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Wright’s canon with Focus Features and Working Title has amassed two Oscars, two Golden Globe Awards, and four BAFTA wins.
No word yet whether Darkest Hour will go wide or limited. Pic will encounter Fox’s Murder On The Orient Express, Disney/Pixar’s Coco and Universal’s romance title Let It Snow.