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Lily graces the cover of InStyle Australia. You can read an excerpt of her interview below. The July issue is on sale now!

INSTYLE – From “Downton Abbey” to Disney princess, the star’s Cinderella story is just beginning. In our latest issue, she opens up about her silver-screen debut and her dreams for the next chapter.

Meet Lily James. Though she graduated from drama school just four years ago, she’s already worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Dominic West, Maggie Smith, Rosamund Pike and Helena Bonham Carter. In other words, she’s red hot. In the July issue of InStyle (on sale now), James, 26, charms as she muses on the gruelling audition process for Cinderella, her new-found confidence on the red carpet (wearing Balenciaga, Dior, Prada et al.) and being a Jennifer Lawrence fangirl. Here’s a taste of what she has to say…

On filming Cinderella: “At one point, it all became too much and Helena Bonham Carter said to me, ‘Have one breakdown a week; it makes people remember that you’re human.’”

On taking advice from George Clooney: “When I met him, he said that when they’re casting, they genuinely look at your Twitter followers. I don’t know whether it makes me want to cry or think, ‘F*** it, if that’s the way the world’s going, then embrace it.’”

On escaping to Qualia on Hamilton Island: “It takes your breath away, it’s a perfect paradise. I felt like I was in Jurassic Park when I looked out onto the islands, expecting a dinosaur to fly out! I travelled to Whitehaven beach by helicopter and had a Champagne picnic, then went to the Great Barrier Reef. I have never seen anything like it.”

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SDCC BLOG – The Walking Dead might not be the only zombie property to grace the Hall H stage this year, as The Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit is reporting that Pride & Prejudice & Zombies will be taking to those hallowed halls during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 11.

And from the sounds of it, it’s going to be a star-studded affair, with Lily James, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, and director Burr Steers all in tow.


There’s no word yet on which studio is bringing the film – it could potentially be part of a Sony line-up, or it could be part of a smaller presentation from another studio who had a hand in the film.

Although the TV schedule for San Diego Comic-Con has started to pad out nicely, only a few of the Hall H movies are currently known. That’s slowly been changing over the last two days, first with Star Wars, and then with yesterday’s Lionsgate The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and The Last Witch Hunter announcement – and now, with Pride & Prejudice & Zombies in the mix, the line for Hall H just keeps getting longer.

Photoshoots

Two new outtakes from People magazine have been added to the gallery. How pretty and adorable Lily is?!

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THE IRIS – Doctor Who fans have been revelling in the fact they’ve had Doctor number 11 himself, Matt Smith, in the country with two previous companions (Alex Kingston and Freema Agyeman), meeting fans, partaking in various Tim Tam slams and generally being a cool dude. The Hub Productions’ WHONIVERSE fan meet and greet tour has been and gone through Sydney, Brisbane and Perth so far, with events in Melbourne and Adelaide still to come this weekend.

The final two events of the tour will be slightly different, as fans will know by now, with Agyeman not attending but instead, original billed guest Karen Gillan will be travelling to both cities to meet fans and engage in a series of Q&A sessions with her co-stars. Today, the organisers of WHONIVERSE have announced that Lily James, star of Disney’s Cinderella and also Downton Abbey, will be attending both fan events and will be signing autographs during the scheduled signing sessions. James, who is currently dating Smith, was first spotted in the country with him as the pair and Kingston attended a special meet and greet at a childrens’ hospital in Perth. It seems logical that the latest live-action Disney princess would be up for meeting some Australian fans in some otherwise unique and intimate settings, so The Hub has jumped on the opportunity!

Fans will be able to purchase autograph tokens for $40 at both events in Melbourne and Adelaide, with prints of Lily being supplied at each event. Absentee packs will also be available for those who cannot attend but still would like an autograph for $50. To purchase, head to www.thehubproductions.com/events/whoniverse.

WHONIVERSE comes to Melbourne on May 16th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, while the tour wraps in Adelaide at the Adelaide Town Hall on the 17th.

Magazine scans Photoshoots

Lily is featured in the May 18 issue of Aera magazine. I have added the cover and one outtake in the gallery!

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Movies The Exception

DEADLINE – Rising star Lily James (Cinderella) is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. Five-time Tony Award-nominated theatre director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War 2 set in the aftemath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm, living in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with devastating consequences as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent behind the potentially disastrous defection of their former Emperor to England.

“It’s about loyalty, duty and a forgotten pocket of history,” producer Judy Tossell tells Deadline. “It’s also a really exciting spy thriller with a love story running through the middle of it.”

The Kaiser’s Last Kiss is an Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises production. Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing and Bill Haber and Phil Geier are executive producing. Lotus Entertainment will introduce the project to foreign buyers starting at Cannes.

The film will shoot this fall somewhere in Europe. That puts it ahead of James’ other project, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver for Brit production powerhouse Working Title. The success of Disney’s Cinderella, with a worldwide cume of $513 million and counting, has propelled the 26-year-old James to the top of many a casting list. She also has a number of high profile projects in the pipeline, including Burr Steers’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the Weinstein Company’s epic TV series War and Peace.

James is repped by Tavistock Wood Management and UTA. Plummer is represented by Markham, Froggatt, Irwin, ICM Partners and The Pitt Group. Leveaux is repped by CAA.

The Kaiser’s Last Kiss is the latest addition to the Film House Germany / Egoli Tossell Film slate which includes Mandela’s Children by Kweku Mandela and Kemal Akhtar; Jalmari Helander’s Big Game; and Jon Baird’s Ivanhoe. Lotus Entertainment’s Cannes slate includes Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For A King starring Tom Hanks; Scott Hicks’ Fallen; Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort and Tanya Wexler’s Replicas starring Keanu Reeves.

Baby Driver Movies

VARIETY – “Cinderella” star Lily James has found her next big role, landing the female lead in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver.”

Negotiations are ongoing, but if a deal closes, she would join Ansel Elgort in the TriStar film.

The story concerns a young, talented getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Wright will write and direct “Baby Driver,” with Working Title principals Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan producing along with Nira Park through her Big Talk Productions.

“Baby Driver” will see a 50/50 financing split between MRC and TriStar, with TriStar handling worldwide distribution.

James was in the spotlight thanks to her part in “Downton Abbey,” but her “Cinderella” role made her leading lady material, with the Disney live-action film having recently crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office.

She is repped by UTA and Tavistock Wood Management.

Photoshoots

During her stay in Japan to promote ‘Cinderella’, Lily did some pretty photoshoots that you can now find in our gallery. Make sure to check them out!


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