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!
Film Productions > Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) > Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Film Productions > Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) > Production Stills
Film Productions > Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) > Promotional Pictures
Film Productions > Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) > Posters
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!
Lily and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey posed for THR’s top 25 red carpet designers. Head over to our gallery to check the portraits!
Bailey and Lily James In April 2015, Burberry’s first fashion show in Los Angeles set the town ablaze. “The Griffith Observatory was an incredibly special moment for us,” says Bailey, chief creative officer of the $8 billion brand. “It reflected what we always try to do: take risks and just keep moving forward with new ideas.”
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 075
Lily is on the cover of the October issue of ELLE (UK) magazine featuring a stunning new photoshoot! She talks about her Burberry campaign, what it means to be sexy, insecurities, the kind of roles she likes to play in the future and much more. Outtakes and high quality scans can now be found in our gallery, enjoy!
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 074
Magazine Scans > 2016 > Elle UK (October)
ELLE – British actress Lily James is ELLE’s October cover star. In an exclusive interview Lily talks candidly about tackling more challenging roles next, what makes her sexy, and partying with boyfriend Matt Smith.
For the cover shoot with Lily, ELLE gained exclusive access to Burberry’s highly anticipated see-now-buy-now collection, that showcased on the catwalk in London last night.
‘Maybe I should be a b***h now…’ Lily told us on her plans to take tougher roles next. ‘I’m so much more than those roles. I can be challenging too and not always sunny in the way people might expect. I’m not afraid to insult people, not purposefully, but to have strength of conviction and trust myself’.
Talking about her boyfriend, and fellow actor, Matt Smith, Lily added, ‘I love dancing but I don’t do it very much now unless I’m drunk. Me and Matt have been known to dance on a table…’ Later adding, ‘I can be quite a solitary person and I need to be alone quite a lot. Or with Matt.’
The 27-year-old actress who was recently revealed as the new face of the Burberry Black fragrance said of the campaign, ‘The pictures are very sensual and seductive, and people are a bit shocked to think I would do that, based on the period roles I’ve played. It just felt natural. And it’s nice to explore different sides of yourself. I just felt really confident and sexy. I think you’re at your sexiest when you’re at your most free and uninhibited and bold. Power is sexy. So is being open and innocent and vulnerable. But trying too hard is not sexy. Or thinking about it too much. I’ve got drawers of sexy underwear which I probably never wear because I’m much sexier when I’m not trying.’
She believes there are still many battles in her industry’s fight for gender equality. ‘The brilliant thing is that it is now being addressed so openly. Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Lena Dunham are all so inspiring and I feel totally swept up in the movement, even though I haven’t had a pay gap experience in the same way as them due to doing different type of work. But we all need to join together from the smallest jobs to big blockbuster movies.’
Last evening (September 19), Lily was spotted at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2017 Show with Cara Delevingne, Jenna Coleman, Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult during the London Fashion Week. Many photos from the event have been added to our gallery, make sure to check them out!
Public Appearances > 2016 > London Fashion Week – Burberry S/S 2017 Show