Thanks to Tiffany, I have added one scan from Who magazine (April 13).
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Tolstoy’s War and Peace is a mammoth novel—so it’s no surprise to learn that its TV adaptation is too large for a single network to handle. The epic miniseries will air across three separate channels at once: Lifetime, A&E, and History. The three networks will employ a similar strategy for their recently announced Roots remake.
Produced by BBC and the Weinstein Company, and starring Lily James as Natasha Rostova and Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov, the six-part adaptation of the classic Russian novel has been described as “one of the most ambitious” BBC projects ever. Set in early 19th-century Russia, the epic covers the stories of five aristocratic families from the reign of Alexander I to the French invasion of Russia in 1812.
Penned by writer Andrew Davies, whose previous credits include Sense & Sensibility, Brideshead Revisited, and Bridget Jones’s Diary, the series also stars Gillian Anderson, James Norton, and Jim Broadbent.
War and Peace is expected to premiere later this year.
Lily is on the cover of Ocean Drive Venezuela magazine for April/May 2015. Scans have been added to the gallery!
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DAILY DEAD – Revealed at Las Vegas’ CinemaCon are release date changes for upcoming films of the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy varieties, as Universal has pushed back the releases of Pacific Rim 2, The Mummy, and Warcraft. Sony and Screen Gems also recently made a change of their own by slightly bumping up the theatrical debut of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
Initially scheduled to come out on February 19th, 2016, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is now slated to hit theaters a few weeks earlier on February 5th, 2016.
In the film, “the heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.”
Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, and Matt Smith star in the horror comedy. James plays Elizabeth Bennett, Riley portrays Mr. Darcy, Heathcote shall play Elizabeth’s sister, and Smith takes on the role of Mr. Collins. Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey, meanwhile, round out the core cast. Among the producers is Natalie Portman, who was once in line to star before departing the project.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, 17 Again) from a screenplay he wrote with David O. Russell. Along with Craig Gillespie and Mike White, Russell was once attached to direct the adaptation of the 2009 Seth Grahame-Smith horror comedy novel of the same name, itself a parody of Jane Austen’s 1813 classic work of literature, Pride and Prejudice.
Lily is featured in the People magazine’s special issue “PEOPLE’s 2015 World’s Most Beautiful Woman”, with a gorgeous new photoshoot! Scans can be found in our gallery.
Cinderella stars, Lily James and Richard Madden work with director Kenneth Branagh once more in Romeo and Juliet. James will play Juliet and Madden will play Romeo, presenting the tragic tale of the star crossed lovers live on stage at the Garrick Theatre.
Romeo and Juliet runs from 12th May 2016 to the 13th August 2016.
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WHATS ON STAGE – Kenneth Branagh will direct and star in a year-long season of plays at the Garrick Theatre, opening in October with The Winter’s Tale co-starring Judi Dench.
The season, which marks Branagh’s first return to the West End since his acclaimed performance in Michael Grandage’s revival of Ivanov in 2008, will also feature Harlequinade, The Painkiller (with Rob Brydon), Romeo and Juliet (starring Richard Madden and Lily James) and The Entertainer (with Branagh as Archie Rice).
Branagh told WhatsOnStage that all the productions featured in the season – tickets for which go on sale at 9am on Friday (17 April) – have been “long-standing passions”.
“I felt as though a moment was approaching whereby some of this work could come together,” he said. “Finally, Nica Burns, who I worked with many years ago at the Donmar, suggested the Garrick, where we could do both intimate and epic stuff, and it suddenly became possible.”
The season opens with The Winter’s Tale, which runs from 7 November 2015 (previews from 17 October) to 16 January. Branagh will play Leontes with Dench as Paulina.
“The Winter’s Tale has been on my radar since I was 17 when I saw it for the first time and was enchanted,” revealed Branagh, who will co-direct the production with his Macbeth collaborator Rob Ashford.
It marks the latest chapter in a 30-year working relationship with Dench, who was part of his Renaissance Theatre Company in the 1980s,
“It’s such a privilege to be in the room with someone who has the knowledge of the play that she does [Dench starred in a landmark RSC revival in 1969]… and it’s a thrill for me that all our scenes are together,” he added.Continue Reading
Two new beautiful outtakes from the People magazine photoshoot have been added to the gallery. You can find the scans here.