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Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy
More than six years after the Best Picture nominee The Help took the careers of Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer to new heights, the actresses are reuniting for an untitled Christmas comedy. The project was at the center of a huge bidding war that Universal eventually won, over 20th Century Fox and Paramount, with the pitch coming from Jessica Chastain herself and her Freckle Films production president Kelly Carmichael, who both wrote the treatment, with Peter Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians) attached to write the script. Both Chastain and Carmichael are set to produce through their Freckle Films banner, alongside Maven Pictures' Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler.

Both Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer will portray two women who are trying to brave the elements and get back home for Christmas, although no further story details were given for this Jessica Chastain Holiday Comedy. Executive VP of production Erik Baiers and
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Baftas 2012 shortlist - live!

Join us from 7.40am when we'll be liveblogging the nominations in the second round of voting for this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards

7.40am:

Tim Curry is teeing things up …

We're going to star those longlist contenders that make the shortlist:

Best Film

The Artist

The Descendants

Drive

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Help

Hugo

The Ides of March

The Iron Lady

Midnight in Paris

Moneyball

My Week with Marilyn

Senna

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

War Horse

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Film Not in the English Language

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Abel

As If I Am Not There

The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan

Calvet

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Incendies

Little White Lies

Pina

Post Mortem

Potiche

Le Quattro Volte

A Separation

The Skin I Live In

Tomboy

The Troll Hunter

Outstanding British Film

Attack The Block

Arthur Christmas

Attack the Block

Coriolanus
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Eddie Redmayne, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Kristen Wiig: BAFTA Longlist Contenders

Eddie Redmayne in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn The Artist, My Week With Marilyn, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Lead BAFTA Longlists Leading Actor Antonio Banderas (Robert Ledgard) – The Skin I Live In Brad Pitt (Billy Beane) – Moneyball* Brendan Gleeson (Gerry Boyle) – The Guard Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist) – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Eddie Redmayne (Colin Clark) – My Week with Marilyn Gary Oldman (George Smiley) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy* George Clooney (Matt King) – The Descendants* Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) – The Artist* Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar Hoover) – J. Edgar Michael Fassbender (Brandon) – Shame* Owen Wilson (Gil) – Midnight in Paris Peter Mullan (Joseph) – Tyrannosaur Ralph Fiennes (Caius Martius Coriolanus) – Coriolanus Ryan Gosling (Driver) – Drive Ryan Gosling (Stephen Meyers) – The Ides of March Leading Actress Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller) – The Artist* Carey Mulligan (Sissy) – Shame Charlize Theron (Mavis Gary) – Young Adult Emma Stone (Skeeter Phelan) – The Help Helen Mirren (Rachel Singer
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Baftas 2012 longlist

The full list of contenders in the first round of voting for this year's British Academy Film Awards

Best Film

The Artist

The Descendants

Drive

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Help

Hugo

The Ides of March

The Iron Lady

Midnight in Paris

Moneyball

My Week with Marilyn

Senna

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

War Horse

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Film Not in the English Language

Abel

As If I Am Not There

The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan

Calvet

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Incendies

Little White Lies

Pina

Post Mortem

Potiche

Le Quattro Volte

A Separation

The Skin I Live In

Tomboy

The Troll Hunter

Outstanding British Film

Arthur Christmas

Attack the Block

Coriolanus

The Guard

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

The Iron Lady

Jane Eyre

My Week with Marilyn

Senna

Shame

Submarine

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tyrannosaur

War Horse

We Need to Talk About Kevin
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question of the day: Who was the most kickass female action film character of 2011?

Last week I posted a link to the year-end awards nominations of one of my critics’ groups, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. The Awfj’s awards are distinctive for some of our unique categories, including this one (with our nominees for 2011): Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star • Rooney Mara — Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon TattooHelen Mirren - Rachel Singer in The DebtPaula Patton - Jane in Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolSaoirse Ronan - Hanna in HannaZoe Saldana - Cataleya in Colombiana My own nominees were, in fact:
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The Debt Blu-ray Review

Tis the season for dead drops and tricked out gadgets. 2011 is ending with a bang thanks to a few big name spy movies coming out at the end of the year Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is a perfect fit for the action junkies. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy appeals to those looking for more double crosses and trust issues. Another spy film just hit DVD and Blu-Ray from earlier in the year. The Debt comes packed with big-name English actors, an Academy Award winning director and a story that spans three decades. Is it worth accepting this mission? Check out our review after the jump. The Debt tells the story of three Mossad agents in Berlin during the 60’s. Their mission is to apprehend an escaped Nazi doctor known as “The Surgeon of Birkenau” who has popped up as a gynecologist. Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) is called into get close
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The Voice of Helen Mirren will Make Glee

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The Voice of Helen Mirren will Make Glee

How is this for unusual but delightful casting news? Glee is getting a tried a true star, a real Hollywood royal, so to speak. But Dame Helen Mirren won’t necessarily be seen. You’ll hear her voice, however! Allow us to explain.

The insanely popular vocal Fox series, Glee, knows how to use a celeb guest star to their advantage. They can wow fans for sure. So, what’s a creative way to utilize an Oscar winning first lady of screen and stage? Just steal her voice!

TV Line confirms Glee guest star Helen Mirren, will act as the “inner voice” of a character who has yet to be revealed. If I have the scenario right, we will see one actress, but hear Mirren in voice over. I wish my consciousness had a British accent.

In 2010 Mirren portrayed Prospera in The Tempest and Victoria in Red.
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Blu-ray Review: Jessica Chastain Compensates For Flawed Script in ‘The Debt’

Chicago – It’s little surprise that Jessica Chastain has received so much attention during this year’s awards season. Thanks to a series of release date delays, six of her films were released in 2011, each featuring an entirely different role for the strikingly versatile actress. From her slapstick pratfalls in “The Help” to her ethereal grace in “The Tree of Life,” Chastain displayed a remarkable range that has made it impossible for moviegoers to tear their eyes away from her.

In John Madden’s problematic espionage thriller, “The Debt,” Chastain proves to be every bit as mesmerizing, though the film suffers considerably whenever she’s offscreen. Based on Assaf Bernstein’s 2007 Israeli thriller, “Ha-Hov,” the film cuts back and forth in time as it follows three Mossad agents on their mission to capture a Nazi surgeon. Though the central action takes place in 1965, the film repeatedly jumps 31 years in the
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The Debt Blu-ray and DVD Arrive December 6

The Debt Blu-ray and DVD Arrive December 6
Startling action and surprising revelations compel retired secret agent Rachel Singer (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, The Queen) back into action in Focus Features and Miramax's critically acclaimed hit espionage thriller The Debt, directed by Academy Award nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). Filmed on location in Tel Aviv, the U.K., and Budapest, The Debt will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on December 6, 2011.

In 1997, shocking news reaches Rachel and Stephan (Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton) regarding their former colleague David (Ciar&#225n Hinds, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) - from their secret mission in 1965-1966 to track down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The stellar cast of The Debt also includes Jessica Chastain (The Help,
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The Debt: Available Dec. 6 On Blu-ray., DVD, Digital Download & On-Demand From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain Are On A Secret Mission In The Action-packed Spy Thriller

Available December 6, 2011

Available On Blu-ray., DVD, Digital Download And On-demand From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

“Gripping, Smart And Unforgettable! A Must-see!” – Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

Universal City, Calif., Oct. 11, 2011 – Startling action and surprising revelations compel retired secret agent Rachel Singer (Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren, The Queen) back into action in Focus Features and Miramax’s critically acclaimed hit espionage thriller The Debt, directed by Academy Award® nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). Filmed on location in Tel Aviv, the U.K., and Budapest, The Debt will be available on Blu-ray., DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on December 6, 2011.

In 1997, shocking news reaches Rachel and Stephan (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton ) regarding their former colleague David (Ciaran Hinds, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) - from their
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John Madden interview: The Debt, and making Star Wars audio dramas

We chat to John Madden, the director of The Debt, as he talks us through his previous life, when he made audio dramas of the Star Wars films...

John Madden might be best known to you for directing acclaimed period films such as Mrs Brown or Shakespeare In Love, but his latest, The Debt, is about as wildly different as you can get from those projects. Even before all of those, though, he was also the man charged with making radio dramas out of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Here, he chats to us about The Debt, and bringing Star Wars to the airwaves...

Can you take us through the casting process for The Debt firstly? You’re reuniting with Helen Mirren here, and we thought Jessica Chastain was just wonderful. At what stage did she become involved?

Well, Helen was the starting point. You couldn’t even embark on
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The Debt Review: A Well-Crafted And Enjoyable Thriller

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

There’s a little film doing the rounds at the moment that you might of heard of….. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. While that film continues to win critical acclaim and draw in huge audiences, there’s another good movie released today that also deals with similar themes of paranoia, conspiracy and deceit. The Debt isn’t quite as meticulous or contemplative as Tinker Tailor, but if that film left you feeling a little cold, The Debt offers a similarly intricate and well-crafted thriller which is far more traditional but doesn’t take its audience for granted.

Jumping between events taking place in 1966 and then the aftermath in 1997, the cleverly constructed narrative is centered around an operation to capture a Nazi war criminal nicknamed “The Surgeon of Birkenau”. Three agents are tasked to extradite the man responsible for conducting inhuman experiments on Jewsish prisoners; Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain
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Tree of Life's Jessica Chastain joins Tom Cruise sci-fi film

Jessica Chastain is to star alongside Tom Cruise in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film from Universal Pictures.

The project - which has gone by the names Oblivion and Horizons and is now said to be untitled - is set in a future where the Earth's surface has been irradiated beyond recognition and the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins.

But when surface drone repairman Jak (Cruise) discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.

The film, which had earlier been dropped by Disney, is being directed by Tron: Legacy's Joseph Kosinski. Production is expected to start this winter, with release set for July 19, 2013.

Variety's report says it's not known whether Chastain will play the wife of Cruise's character or the mysterious woman in the crashed pod.
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Helen Mirren premieres 'The Debt' in London - pictures

Helen Mirren premieres 'The Debt' in London - pictures
Helen Mirren premiered her new film The Debt at London's Curzon Mayfair cinema last night. The remake of the 2007 Israeli movie stars Dame Helen as ex-Mossad agent Rachel Singer in her later years, while Jessica Chastain plays the same woman in the 1960s. Jesper Christensen plays Nazi Dieter Vogel who Singer hopes to capture in East Berlin with the help of David (more)
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Game Of Thrones Kingslayer in Horror Flick

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Game Of Thrones Kingslayer in Horror Flick

Guillermo del Toro is making sure the world stays horrified, one picture at a time, and Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Danish actor who plays Jaime Lannister in the HBO series, will help him.

Aside from acting as HBO’s Kingslayer, Nikolaj has appeared as the star of his short-lived series New Amsterdam (Hey, I was watching that!), Kingdom of Heaven and Harrirson Ford starrer, Firewall. Now he joins actress Jessica Chastain in the upcoming Guillermo del Toro-produced horror movie, called Mama. Chastain is my new favorite actress. She was sweet, sassy and Southern in The Help and last weekend she kicked butt and took names as young Rachel Singer, one of the lead characters in The Debt. Chastain and Nikolaj are a good pairing, don’t you agree?

Mama, according to Variety will be distributed by Universal, directed by
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Review: ‘The Debt’ Wins With Explosive Existential Thrills

The Debt is a painstakingly old-fashioned drama that’s far more interested in the nuances of human behavior than exploitation or pyrotechnics. At the same time, in telling the parallel stories of Mossad agents hunting a Nazi doctor in East Berlin circa 1966 and those same agents dealing with the consequences of that mission 30 years later, John Madden’s film evokes the existential themes that lie at the heart of Israel’s creation. To straddle both those worlds within the constraints of a tightly-wound thriller is a considerable accomplishment. And this eloquent remake of a 2007 Israeli picture with the same name harkens back to the old-fashioned aesthetics of genre movies that mean something, films that are unafraid of drawing out big ideas between familiar lines. The film stars Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson and Ciarán Hinds as the older version of agents Rachel Singer, Stephan Gold and David Peretz, who discover that the book has not been written on
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The Debt Review: Espionage Done Right

The Debt is this one of this year's most anticipated espionage thrillers. The trailers and accompanying star-studded cast have helped fuel the hype, and the finished product doesn't disappoint. The Debt is not only one of the best movies of the year, but it is incredibly well made with performances that set it over the top.

In The Debt, a Mossad secret agent team tries to capture an ex-wwii Nazi doctor and put him to trial for his crimes. Of course, the plan goes awry and it's up to the team to figure out how to transport the doctor to Israel, without any government intervention.

Jessica Chastain and Helen Mirren star as the younger and older version of Rachel Singer, a woman who has never done field work before. Sam Worthington and Ciaron Hinds take on David Peretz, a rough, by the books agent. Finally, Tom Wilkinson and Marten Csokas play Stephan Gold,
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September Movie Preview

The Summer Movie Season might be over. School has started back up. Football is on Saturdays/Sundays. Leaves in some areas of the country might be turning. Fall is around the corner. Ah.

But to be perfectly honest, another month another big heap of movies coming out in theaters, but your time is limited. Between school, work, and football, you want to see a damn good movie, because you can not waste your time this month, and Killer Film is here to help. With Editor-in-Chief Donny Broussard and Senior Writer Jon Peters, they take a look at this month’s releases and give you the little low-down on what they think, as well as, a ‘see it’ or ‘skip it’ recommendation.

(September 2nd)

Shark Night 3D

The IMDb plot: “A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.
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Jessica Chastain recalls "humiliating" gynaecologist scenes in 'The Debt'

Jessica Chastain recalls
Jessica Chastain has described the process of filming several of her scenes in The Debt as "humiliating". The Debt follows ex-Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) as she attempts to capture a Nazi war criminal three decades after he initially escaped arrest. Talking to Fox 411 about the role, Chastain confessed that she struggled during medical scenes which saw her character undergoing invasive gynecological exams. "Those were really horrible to shoot. We shot the scenes in chronological (more)
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Jessica Chastain recalls "humiliating" gynecologist scenes in 'The Debt'

Jessica Chastain recalls
Jessica Chastain has described the process of filming several of her scenes in The Debt as "humiliating". The Debt follows ex-Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) as she attempts to capture a Nazi war criminal three decades after he initially escaped arrest. Talking to Fox 411 about the role, Chastain confessed that she struggled during medical scenes which saw her character undergoing invasive gynecological exams. "Those were really horrible to shoot. We shot the scenes in chronological (more)
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