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Rlj Entertainment Picks Up Us Rights to The Limehouse Golem, Starring Bill Nighy & Olivia Cooke

If you're already having Bates Motel withdrawals and you're going to miss Olivia Cooke's performance as Emma, Rlj Entertainment might have just the cure for what ails you, as they've just acquired the Us rights to The Limehouse Golem, a new serial killer thriller set in London and starring Cooke alongside Bill Nighy.

Keep an eye out for The Limehouse Golem in theaters and on VOD beginning September 8th, and check out the official press release with full details on the film:

Press Release: Los Angeles, June 1, 2017 – Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired U.S. rights to the thriller The Limehouse Golem. Based on the novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem” by Peter Ackroyd, the film was written by the acclaimed writer Jane Goldman (Kingsmen, The Woman in Black), directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) and produced by Stephen Woolley (Their Finest, Interview with a Vampire), Joanna Laurie
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First look at Rob Brydon in comedy 'Swimming With Men'

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First look at Rob Brydon in comedy 'Swimming With Men'
Exclusive: Oliver Parker is directing the synchronised swimming comedy.

Screen can reveal the first look at Dad’s Army director Oliver Parker’s comedy Swimming With Men, produced by Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch (The Infidel) of Met Film and Maggie Monteith of Dignity Film Finance (Brotherhood), in association with Amp Film.

Aschlin Ditta wrote the screenplay.

Exec producers include Paul Webster (Atonement) and Guy Heeley (Locke) of Shoebox Films and Al Morrow (Sour Grapes) and Jonny Persey (Little Ashes) of Met Film. Umedia are also on board as co-producers and financiers

The picture depicts (from left) Thomas Turgoose (This is England), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Daniel Mays (Rogue One), Adeel Akhtar (The Night Manager), Rob Brydon (The Trip) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock).

Also starring are Charlotte Riley (Edge Of Tomorrow) and Jane Horrocks (Little Voice).

HanWay handles sales on the movie, currently in production, about a man (Brydon) who finds new meaning in his life
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Met Film launches sales arm with former Dogwoof exec

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Exclusive: Vesna Cudic to head up new outfit; company’s debut sales slate revealed.

UK outfit Met Film has launched a new boutique international sales arm, Met Film Sales, which will offer a slate of high-end documentaries and TV series.

The company is being headed up by Vesna Cudic [pictured], previously head of acquisitions and sales at Dogwoof.

“I am really excited about this move to Met Film,” Vesna told Screen. “I was attracted by the prospect of being involved in the projects from the start, helping with the finance and then selling them worldwide.

“We already have a slate of Met Film documentaries and series in varying stages of development and finance, and I’m also currently developing relationships with producers who can create content for us to sell, including fiction titles.”

Vesna will be in Cannes this month launching the company’s initial slate.

In further news, the company has also launched Met Studio, a new content
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Rob Brydon squeezes into budgie smugglers to start filming on Swimming with Men

Author: Zehra Phelan

Rob Brydon has squeezed into those budgie smugglers he has tucked at the back of his drawers to start filming on the upcoming British comedy Swimming with Men alongside a pretty decent cast which includes Charlotte Riley ad Daniel Mays.

The production which is underway today in pools across London, Hertfordshire and Essex, is said to be a heart-warming comedy about a man in the throes of a mid-life crisis who finds meaning in the most unlikely of places: an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.

At the heart of the story is Eric, a 40-something stuck in a rut. With his marriage in tatters and his life generally going to pieces, Eric finds unexpected refuge in the company of a motley crew of middle-aged, slightly saggy men, who meet up once a week at the local municipal pool literally and figuratively to tread water together.

Eric
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HanWay boards Rob Brydon-starring synchronised swimming comedy

HanWay boards Rob Brydon-starring synchronised swimming comedy
Film is inspired by male synchronised swimming doc Men Who Swim; Icon takes UK rights.

HanWay Films has acquired world sales rights for Swimming With Men, which stars Rob Brydon as a man who joins a synchronised swimming team in a bid to win back his estranged wife.

The comedy is based on a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta inspired by the acclaimed documentary Men Who Swim. Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) is directing.

Icon Film Distribution has already snapped up UK and Ireland distribution rights.

Oliver Parker’s ability to combine laughs and touching performances seamlessly with incredibly funny physical comedy, should mean anyone who enjoyed Johnny English Reborn will love Swimming With Men,” said HanWay managing director Gabrielle Stewart referring to the director’s 2011 picture.

The production is due to start shooting in London in Spring 2017.

Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch of Met Film are lead producing alongside Maggie Monteith of Dignity Film Finance.

“Oliver
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Rob Brydon Dives Into ‘Swimming With Men’

Rob Brydon Dives Into ‘Swimming With Men’
Rob Brydon has boarded new comedy Swimming With Men, which HanWay Films will be shopping to buyers at the American Film Market this week. The film, based on the acclaimed documentary Men Who Swim, is directed by Johnny English Reborn helmer Oliver Parker from a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta. Story sees Brydon's character, Eric, search for a way to win back wife Heather by diving into a world of male synchronized swimming. Icon Film Distribution will be handling UK and Irish…
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Nightbreed: the enduring appeal of a horror classic

Marc Buxton Jan 12, 2017

It seems that Nightbreed has always captured the imagination of horror movie fans. And with good reason...

When the push began for Nightbreed, Clive Barker’s follow up to the cult hit Hellraiser in 1990, the marketing made the film feel like just another slasher film. The confusing advertisements couldn’t seem to decide whether the film’s killer was a button-eyed, masked killer, or the film’s lead character Boone - played by Craig Sheffer - leaving fans scratching their collective heads over what this coming horror joint was even about.

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The theatrical posters for Nightbreed read “Lori thought she knew everything about her boyfriend….Lori was wrong!” and the tagline couldn't have missed the point of Nightbreed more if it tried. The film was a meditation on monsters and fringe dwellers,
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Dad's Army review

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The new take on Dad's Army gives a standout role to Toby Jones. Here's our review of the new comedy.

Don't panic! Oliver Parker's big screen version of classic British sitcom Dad's Army (48 years old this year) is remarkably faithful to Jimmy Perry and David Croft's much-loved original and by no means the travesty that some had feared. It benefits chiefly from a note-perfect cast and a warm glow of reverential nostalgia that pervades the entire project, but it's slightly let down by a meandering script and the playing-it-safe comedy moments tend to generate amused smiles rather than out-and-out laughter.

Set in 1944, in the fictional seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea, the film stars Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, the leader of an elderly platoon of the Home Guard that comprises Oxford-educated Sergeant Wilson (Bill Nighy), doddery Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), excitable Lance Corporal Jones (Tom Courtenay
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27 British films to look out for in 2016

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Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…

While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.

2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.

A Street Cat Named Bob (dir.
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Blu-ray Review – Hellraiser – The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

Hellraiser – The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

Directed by Clive Barker/Tony Randel/Anthony Hickox.

Starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Doug Bradley , Ashley Laurence, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Barbie Wilde, Sean Chapman, Kenneth Cranham, Oliver Parker, Terry Farrell, Kevin Bernhardt, Oliver Smith, Grace Kirby, Paula Marshall, Ken Carpenter, Imogen Boorman, William Hope.

Synopsis:

The first three films in the Hellraiser series are given a new lease of life in an expansive Blu-ray box set, courtesy of Arrow Video.

To say that this release has been highly anticipated in the horror community since it was first announced several months ago would be something of an understatement; in fact, it would be a total lie as once it was announced that Clive Barker’s classic Hellraiser and its two immediate sequels were getting a 2K restoration then October 26th 2015 became judgement day for anybody with an appreciation for Barker’s masterpiece and the mythology it spawned,
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Watch: Full UK Trailer for WWII Home Guard Comedy 'Dad's Army'

"This is it, men - our chance to play a real part in this war." Universal has debuted the second, full-length trailer for an upcoming comedy called Dad's Army, based on a classic 1960's BBC television series of the same name. The big, goofy WWII comedy is about a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers at Walmington-on-Sea who get into some mischievous trouble when word is there is a spy on the lose. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays and Bill Paterson. This kind of humor won't exactly play well with everyone, but surprisingly it looks quite funny, so give it a chance why don'tcha. Maybe you'll find yourself laughing. Here's the two official UK trailers for Oliver Parker's Dad's Army, from Uni UK's YouTube (via Tmb): It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax.
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Dad's Army: The Classic Comedy Moves To The Big Screen With A Stellar Collection Of UK Talent

Classic UK sitcom Dad's Army is headed to the big screen with a new feature film adaptation directed by Oliver Parker. Blessed with an amazing cast of UK talents - Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, and Toby Jones are the most immediately recognizable but there are lots more in there - the new feature is very much in the spirit of the original series and the just released trailer promises great fun in a very stiff-upper-lip, let's impress this lady while catching Hitler sort of way.Take a look at the trailer below!...

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Watch: New Trailer For 'Dad's Army' Goes On Patrol With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, And More

How deep you roll with classic British television comedies will likely weigh on how much interest you have in "Dad's Army." It's the big screen, semi-star studded take on the series which ran in the late '60s and '70s, and there's no doubt that the humor is in a very particularly English strain. But if you vibe with it, then it looks like the movie will deliver. Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson and Tom Courtenay suit up for the Oliver Parker ("Johnny English Reborn") directed movie which finds laughs as World War II is closing out, and a bumbling contingent of the home guard have to find a spy in their midst. Here's the official synopsis: It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But
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Dad's Army: the new trailer

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Pre-booking is open for the Dad's Army movie - and here's a new trailer and character posters...

In the same week that ticket pre-booking for Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened, Universal has confirmed that you can now buy your tickets in advance for the Dad's Army movie. The film arrives in UK cinemas on February 5th 2016, and such is the studio's confidence in the movie, that tickets are on sale for it three and half months before the film opens. See www.dadsarmytickets.co.uk for more on them.

To help persuade you to part with your cash, a brand new trailer for Dad's Army has been released. And you can see that right here...

Furthermore, we have a synopsis here...

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But
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Attention! New Dad's Army Image Online

Attention! New Dad's Army Image Online
Empire's latest issue isn't all about Star Wars, and to prove it, here's an image from a long time ago but closer to home. We've had a teaser trailer showing them in action, and now here's a closer look at a World War II-era Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon and company standing to attention in their Dad's Army fatigues. Old England isn't done with these boys on Home Guard.Left to right in this identity parade of misfits, triers and high-street heroes are Jones' blustering bank manager Captain Mainwaring; Nighy's vague Sergeant Wilson; Tom Courtenay not panicking (despite the position of Mainwaring's cane) as the Sudan, Boer and Western Front veteran Lance-Corporal "Mad Bomber" Jones; Bill Paterson as dour Scottish undertaker Private Frazer; Gambon controlling his bladder as the doddery Private Godfrey; Blake Harrison as stupid boy Private Pike; and Daniel Mays as the spivvy Private Walker.Directed by
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Watch: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy & Catherine Zeta-Jones Get Wacky In Trailer For 'Dad's Army'

There is a certain strand of British comedy that is quite broad and buffoonish and that may weigh on how well the first trailer for "Dad's Army" plays for you. It's based on a Brit comedy of the same name that ran from the late '60s to late '70s, and the first trailer has arrived for the big screen version that, well, maybe your Dad might dig. Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson and Tom Courtenay star in the Oliver Parker ("Johnny English Reborn") directed comedy flick set on the tail end of WWII that follows a contingent of the Home Guard who have to track down a spy. Here's the official synopsis: It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low.
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Dad's Army: the first trailer

The big screen take on Dad's Army arrives in cinemas in 2016. Here's the first trailer...

The big screen take on Dad's Army arrives in cinemas in 2016, and we get our first proper glimpse of it right here.

The movie features Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courenay, Blake Harrison, Bill Paterson and Daniel Mays. And it would be fair to say that they have some big boots to fill, if they want to come close to the majesty of the TV show that the new film is based on.

Oliver Parker directs this one (he previously rebooted St Trinian's, and helmed the likes of Johnny English Reborn and Dorian Gray). Hamish McColl has penned the script.

Here, then, is the first trailer, and the official synopsis. Trailer first...

And here's that synopsis...

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to
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Watch Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon lead Dad's Army in the remake of the TV classic

Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon are the head of Dad's Army in a hilarious new trailer.

Johnny English Reborn filmmaker Oliver Parker's latest comedy is a reboot of the beloved BBC series from the 1960s and '70s.

Dad's Army is set in the waning days of World War II in the small village of Walmington-on-Sea, where Captain George Mainwaring (Jones) is leading a group of volunteers in the Home Guard.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Mainwaring and his men might just become Britain's last line of defence against the Nazis when they discover a spy in their village.

The star-filled cast also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Blake Harrison.

Dad's Army opens on February 5, 2016 in UK cinemas.
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Watch Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon lead Dad's Army in the remake of the TV classic

Watch Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon lead Dad's Army in the remake of the TV classic
Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon are the head of Dad's Army in a hilarious new trailer.

Johnny English Reborn filmmaker Oliver Parker's latest comedy is a reboot of the beloved BBC series from the 1960s and '70s.

Are you excited by the new Dad's Army trailer? Vote in our poll and have your say

Dad's Army is set in the waning days of World War II in the small village of Walmington-on-Sea, where Captain George Mainwaring (Jones) is leading a group of volunteers in the Home Guard.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Mainwaring and his men might just become Britain's last line of defence against the Nazis when they discover a spy in their village.

The star-filled cast also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Blake Harrison.

Dad's Army opens on February 5, 2016 in UK cinemas.
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First Poster For Dad's Army

First Poster For Dad's Army
It's been a while since Mr Hitler crossed swords with Walmington-on-Sea's finest - the last episode of Dad's Army aired in 1977 - but the khaki-clad boys are back in action and desperate to prove they're more than remainder stock while the British Army is out giving the Nazis the old what-for. The movie features about half the cream of British acting. The top half, in the case of this first teaser poster.Left to right in this identity parade of misfits, triers and high-street heroes are the slightly shifty Cockney Private Walker (Danny Mays), the vague Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), daydreamy Private Pike (Blake Harrison), blustery Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones), the wry Sergeant Wilson (Bill Nighy), willing but limited Lance-Corporal Jones (Tom Courtenay) and Scots undertaker Private Frazer (Bill Paterson). The might of the Wehrmacht haven't a hope, especially once Godrey can remember where he left his rifle.Directed by
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