Guernsey Movies

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.

Movies The Exception

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.

Movies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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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Movies The Exception

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!

Cinderella Movies

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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Darkest Hour Movies

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.

Movies The Exception Videos

DEADLINE – Kaiser Wilhem, last emperor of the German Empire, ended his reign as one of the most hated men on earth. Held largely responsible for the disaster that was World War 1, he was as despised by his own subjects as he was by the world at large, and after Germany’s defeat was forced into exile in the Netherlands, where he spent the last 25 years of his life. He has largely been forgotten in popular culture however, thanks of course to the far worse monstrosities of the Nazi regime, but the upcoming TIFF drama The Exception aims to shine a light on the complicated and difficult man. Starring Christopher Plummer, the World War II-set film follows the complex political machinations within the former Kaiser’s Dutch household and his own contradictory tendencies, and in the exclusive clip above, we get a glimpse of that as he shows leniency towards the personal affairs of his household staff.

A humanistic portrayal of the man and his bundle of contradictions has a lot of promise – Wilhelm was a man even Hitler hated (which would normally be a recommendation to his character but, alas, he was sternly opposed to democracy, enjoyed Germany’s conquests in WWII despite his exile, and was kind of a bigot). We’ll have to wait a while to see it for ourselves, alas. The Exception has its world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by David Levaux from a script by Simon Burke, the film stars Christopher Plummer as Wilhelm, along with Janet McTeer, Jai Courtney and Lily James.

Movies The Exception

‘The Exception’ (previously known as The Kaiser’s Last Kiss) will have its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off on September 8 and ends on September 18.

Holland 1940. The Nazis are rampaging through Europe. The British have retreated from Dunkirk. The last German Kaiser, now an old man, has been living in exile in a big old house in the Dutch countryside for 25 years, chopping logs and reading PG Wodehouse. Into this world comes a young German officer, sent to stop the old man from defecting to England. Add a beautiful and mysterious Dutch maid and a British spy and the stage is set for a gripping spy thriller and love story.