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Charles Dance, Peter Mullan Join Cast of Jo Nesbo Adaptation ‘The Hanging Sun’ (Exclusive)

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Charles Dance, Peter Mullan Join Cast of Jo Nesbo Adaptation ‘The Hanging Sun’ (Exclusive)
Peter Mullan and Charles Dance have joined the cast of “The Hanging Sun,” based on Jo Nesbø’s bestselling novel “Midnight Sun.”

Frederick Schmidt (“Angel Has Fallen”) and Raphael Vicas (“Grantchester”) are also boarding the production.

The Sky Original film is a U.K.-Italian co-production from Sky, ITV Studios’ Cattleya and Groenlandia. It will be broadcast on Sky in Italy, the U.K., Ireland, Germany and Austria.

The adaptation is written by Stefano Bises and directed by Emmy-nominated Francesco Carrozzini (“Franca: Chaos and Creation”).

“I am in the middle of filming and I could have not hoped for better. The cast is incredible,” Carrozzini told Variety.

The Hanging Sun” is a noir thriller set in a part of Norway where religion dominates, the sun never sets, and local residents seem to be from a different era.

The film follows John — a man on the run because he has betrayed his powerful crime-lord father,
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Venice Adds Joe D’Amato Doc; Sky, Cattleya & Groenlandia Set ‘The Hanging Sun’; E4 Orders ‘Married At First Sight: Afters’ — Global Briefs

Venice Adds Joe D’Amato Doc; Sky, Cattleya & Groenlandia Set ‘The Hanging Sun’; E4 Orders ‘Married At First Sight: Afters’ — Global Briefs
Venice Film Festival Adds Joe D’Amato Doc

The Venice Film Festival is adding documentary Inferno Rosso. Joe D’Amato Sulla Via Delle Eccesso, about the Italian filmmaker best known for his horror, erotic and adult films. Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin have directed the film, which will be presented by Nicolas Winding Refn. Aristide Massaccesi, better known as Joe D’Amato, made dozens of films under numerous pseudonyms, including more than 100 adult movies. The film will get a special screening. “To tell the story of Aristide Massaccesi,“ explained the directors Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin, “means telling the story of Italian genre cinema, from spaghetti westerns to horror and even porn, but also the remarkable life of a man who sacrificed everything for his great obsession: cinema! This incredible adventure was made possible by the contributions of cult Italian directors such as Lamberto Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Alberto De Martino and
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Quentin Tarantino and Jerusalem Film Festival Team to Honor Cannon Films – Global Bulletin

Quentin Tarantino and Jerusalem Film Festival Team to Honor Cannon Films – Global Bulletin
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This year’s 38th Jerusalem Film Festival will host a tribute to iconic Israeli company Cannon Films and producers Yoram Globus and Menachem Golan, curated in collaboration with Quentin Tarantino. The Cannon Film Group produced and distributed films from 1967 to 1993. In ’79 the company was purchased by producer Globus and Golan, who tailored its production slate through the ‘80s, focusing heavily on action films. Along the way Cannon became one of the world’s leading independent production companies.

Jerusalem’s tribute will include eight films produced by the company, presented in 35mm. On Aug. 26, Tarantino will head a panel discussion about the history of Cannon Films ahead of screenings of “The Ambassador” (1984) and a double feature of “Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects” (1989) and “The Naked Cage” (1986). Other titles screening in the program include “The Delta Force” (1986), “Death Wish 4” (1987) and “10 to Midnight” (1983).

“We are certain Mr. Tarantino will offer interesting and
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The North Water (2021) TV Mini-series Trailer: Colin Farrell is a Battle-weary 19th-century Harpooner in the Arctic [AMC+]

The North Water (2021) TV Mini-series Trailer: Colin Farrell is a Battle-weary 19th-century Harpooner in the Arctic [AMC+]
The North Water Trailer — AMC+ and BBC Two‘s The North Water (2021) TV mini-series trailer has been released. The North Water trailer stars Jack O’Connell, Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham, Peter Mullan, Tom Courtenay, Lee Knight, Pal Espen Kilstad, Gary Lamont, Eliza Butterworth, Mark Rowley, Sam Spruell, Roland Moller, Philip Hill-Pearson, [...]

Continue reading: The North Water (2021) TV Mini-series Trailer: Colin Farrell is a Battle-weary 19th-century Harpooner in the Arctic [AMC+]
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Colin Farrell & Jack O’Connell star in dramatic first trailer for ‘The North Water’

Colin Farrell & Jack O’Connell star in dramatic first trailer for ‘The North Water’
AMC has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming series ‘The North Water.’

Based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire, the five-part series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crewmates, with Drax (Farrell), a harpooner and distinctly brutal force of nature. As the true purpose of the expedition becomes clear, a confrontation between the two men erupts, taking them on a journey far from solid ground and beyond the safe moorings of civilisation.

Set in Hull and on the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, The North Water’s location work took place primarily in the Arctic, shooting on the frozen seas north of the Svalbard Archipelago. The cast and production team sailed
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It Starts On The Page: Read The ‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ Script From Steve McQueen & Alastair Siddons

It Starts On The Page: Read The ‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ Script From Steve McQueen & Alastair Siddons
“This trial is about more than just our freedom,” declares Letitia Wright’s Altheia Jones-LeCointe to the unsteady Shaun Parkes-portrayed Frank Crichlow in Small Axe: Mangrove.

“What is being called into question in this case is the right of anybody, not just Black people, but the right of anybody to demonstrate,” the Black Panther leader says to the Notting Hill restaurant owner as they and the seven other defendants in the Mangrove Nine challenge the prejudices of British justice in the early 1970s-set Steve McQueen miniseries from Amazon. “So I’m not here just defending myself, but trying to defend us all”

Amidst an adroit depiction of the torturous real-life landmark UK discrimination case that turned a bright light on violent police harassment surrounding Crichlow’s joint and the neighborhood, Mangrove was not only directed by the 12 Years a Slave helmer, but also
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Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham & Jack O’Connell feature in first look image from BBC series ‘The North Water’

Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham & Jack O’Connell feature in first look image from BBC series ‘The North Water’
BBC Two has released a gallery of new images from its forthcoming cinematic drama series The North Water from Andrew Haigh.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire, the five-part series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crewmates, with Drax (Farrell), a harpooner and distinctly brutal force of nature. As the true purpose of the expedition becomes clear, a confrontation between the two men erupts, taking them on a journey far from solid ground and beyond the safe moorings of civilisation.

The new photos feature Jack O’Connell as Patrick Sumner, Colin Farrell as Henry Drax, and Stephen Graham as Captain Brownlee, alongside Tom Courtenay as Baxter, seen here in character for the first time. The North Water also stars Peter Mullan,
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Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham, Jack O’Connell in BBC’s ‘The North Water’ – First Look Revealed

Colin Farrell, Stephen Graham, Jack O’Connell in BBC’s ‘The North Water’ – First Look Revealed
BBC Two has released several images from its upcoming star-studded, long-gestating drama series “The North Water.”

The new photos feature Jack O’Connell as Patrick Sumner, Colin Farrell as Henry Drax, and Stephen Graham as Captain Brownlee, alongside Tom Courtenay as Baxter, seen in character for the first time. “The North Water” also stars Peter Mullan, Sam Spruell and Roland Møller.

Adapted for the screen and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh, “The North Water” is made by See-Saw Films for the BBC. Production began on the series in 2019.

Set in Hull and on the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, the series’ location work took place primarily in the Arctic, shooting on the frozen seas north of the Svalbard Archipelago. The cast and production team sailed as far as 81 degrees north to film sequences in the pack ice, one of the furthest points north a drama series has ever filmed before.
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Steve McQueen Captures a Pivotal Uprising of British West Indians in ‘Mangrove’

Steve McQueen Captures a Pivotal Uprising of British West Indians in ‘Mangrove’
Steve McQueen’s Mangrove — which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video — is an opening statement. The film is the first of a quintet of related-but-distinct feature films to be released on Amazon at the rate of one film per week. All five films, which range in style, tone, and subject, were directed by McQueen. The overall anthology, titled Small Axe, is intended to address and bring to vivid life a stretch of relevant, underexamined history. Namely, the black British experience — and even more specifically, the lives of Britain’s
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Shaun Parkes and Sam Spruell on working with Steve McQueen on Mangrove

Shaun Parkes and Sam Spruell on working with Steve McQueen on Mangrove
Steve McQueen has been rather busy. He’s behind five new movies launching weekly on the BBC and iPlayer, exploring the West Indian communities in London. The first of this Small Axe series is Mangrove, which tells the story of a landmark court case surrounding police brutality.

To mark its release we spoke to the two leading stars of the film, independently of one another. Shaun Parkes comments on the power of the story, and what it was like to collaborate with a force like McQueen. He also explains why this story is, and has been relevant for some time, and of course we couldn’t let the opportunity pass without chatting briefly about Human Traffic, and the lasting impact that film has had on pop culture in Britain. Watch the interview with Shaun here:

Shaun Parkes

Next up was Sam Spruell, who plays the leading antagonist of the piece,
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Small Axe Cast, True Stories, Air Dates, Where to Watch: A Guide to the 5 Steve McQueen Films

Small Axe Cast, True Stories, Air Dates, Where to Watch: A Guide to the 5 Steve McQueen Films
‘If you are the big tree, we are the small axe’

Made famous by Bob Marley and the Wailers’ 1973 song ‘Small Axe’, that’s the traditional proverb behind the title for a five-film series by Oscar-winning British director Steve McQueen.

Two of McQueen’s Small Axe films were selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival and in October, one opened the 64th London Film Festival. Now, all five are coming straight to BBC One and iPlayer in the UK, and Amazon Prime Video around the world. The home release has nothing to do with the pandemic; it was always the plan for these feature-length films with a cast including Star Wars’ John Boyega and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, to air for a mainstream audience on prime time UK television.

11 years in the making, the five films were funded by BBC Studios and made to celebrate key figures in
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Movie Review – Mangrove (2020)

Movie Review – Mangrove (2020)
Mangrove, 2020. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Shaun Parkes, Letitia Wright, Malachi Kirby, Rochenda Sandall, Sam Spruell, Jack Lowden, Alex Jennings, Nathaniel Martello-White, Llewella Gideon, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Gary Beadle, Richie Campbell, Jumayn Hunter, Joseph Quinn, Derek Griffiths, Jodhi May, Richard Cordery, Tahj Miles and Samuel West. Synopsis: Mangrove tells this true story of The […]

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One More Trailer for Joel Kinnaman's 'The Informer' - Out in November

One More Trailer for Joel Kinnaman's 'The Informer' - Out in November
"If you go back inside, you'll never get out." Vertical Ent. has released an official trailer for The Informer, the crime thriller about an undercover ex-cop in a prison. This was supposed to open last year - we already featured two trailers last year. It was pushed until early 2020, then the pandemic hit and they kept delaying it - until the end of summer. But now they're just scrapping theatrical release plans entirely and dumping it on VOD this November - more than a year after its initial release date in August of 2019. The film is about an ex-con who goes undercover and intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison. The film stars Joel Kinnaman as Pete Koslow, who gets "caught in the middle of dangerous people with their own priorities." The action thriller also co-stars Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common,
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Mangrove Review – Lff 2020

Mangrove Review – Lff 2020
Never has a BFI Lff opening night film felt so immediate, so relevant to real-life events right now. 2020 has been one hell of a year so far, but a positive takeaway is the exploration of what ‘Black Lives Matter’ means, regardless of individual racial identity.

Steve McQueen starts that discussion on film with the first of his Small Axe cinematic stories, Mangrove. The director explains that Small Axe comes from a West Indian proverb translated as “together we are strong”. Mangrove visually and verbally enforces this profound saying. At the same time, the film provokes a real sense of enlightenment and, equally, shame because it asks the question of why the real-life events behind it are not part of popular general knowledge.

Mangrove was the name of the real-life Caribbean restaurant located at 8, All Saints Road in London’s Notting Hill. Opened in 1968 by the late Trinidadian community activist and
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2020 BFI London Film Festival Review – Mangrove

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review – Mangrove
Mangrove, 2020. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Shaun Parkes, Letitia Wright, Malachi Kirby, Rochenda Sandall, Sam Spruell, Jack Lowden and Alex Jennings. Synopsis: In 1970s London, police harassment of a crucial community hub for local Black people leads to a peaceful protest, which ends up in a court room. Steve McQueen is effectively a lucky […]

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‘Mangrove’ Review: Steve McQueen’s British Courtroom Drama Does Justice to a Landmark Case Against Black Activists

‘Mangrove’ Review: Steve McQueen’s British Courtroom Drama Does Justice to a Landmark Case Against Black Activists
Ask yourself: What do the words “Black Power” signify to you? That’s the question several of the Mangrove Nine put to each of the potential jurors in what would prove to be a landmark civil rights trial — one in which nine Black activists were arrested on serious charges after a public demonstration against London police harassment on Aug. 9, 1970, devolved into an incendiary example of the very thing they were protesting. It was a savvy strategy, focusing participants’ attention on what the accused felt their defense was really about: racial justice.

Steve McQueen doesn’t overtly repeat the group’s jury-screening query in “Mangrove,” the powerhouse courtroom drama that kicks off his upcoming “Small Axe” anthology series for Amazon: five stand-alone films designed to explore and elevate dimensions of Black life in Britain — from music and food to family and romance — set between 1968 and the mid-1980s. And yet,
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‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ Film Review: Steve McQueen Exposes the Police Brutality of the Past, and the Present

‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ Film Review: Steve McQueen Exposes the Police Brutality of the Past, and the Present
“Never count out an oppressed population” and “never count out a played-out genre” are just two of the notions that stayed with me after watching “Mangrove,” one of a five-part series of period films by Steve McQueen about London’s West Indian community.

It’s a movie about a real-life injustice followed by a courtroom drama, and if a long history of hacky biopics and feel-good activist cinema made you think this kind of story was beyond telling on film with power or efficacy, McQueen proves that there’s still a way to do it right. The tale of the Mangrove Nine was relevant in the late 1960s and early 1970s when it actually happened, it was relevant when McQueen and Alastair Siddons (“Tomb Raider” 2018) sat down to write about it, and it’s relevant today, tomorrow, and in the future, as unchecked police brutality continues to rain down on communities of color.
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Powerful new trailer arrives for Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ anthology

Powerful new trailer arrives for Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ anthology
Amazon Prime Video has launched a new trailer for Steve McQueen’s five-film anthology series, ‘Small Axe’ starring Letitia Wright and John Boyega.

Based on a true story, Small Axe celebrates little known stories of Black pride and resilience, like the Mangrove March. Learn more about what happens when even ordinary people stand up to police brutality and racial injustice to achieve something transformative.

Directed by McQueen, the episode stars Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Malachi Kirby, Jack Lowden, Rochenda Sandall, Sam Spruell, Nathaniel Martello-White and Gary Beadle.

Also in trailers – Lily Collins goes all Sex in the City in Paris in trailer for Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’

Premiering on BBC One in the UK, the anthology heads to Prime Video in the US on November 20th.

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Steve McQueen’s ‘Mangrove’ to Open BFI London Film Festival

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Steve McQueen’s ‘Mangrove’ to Open BFI London Film Festival
“Mangrove,” directed by BAFTA and Oscar winner Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), will open the 64th edition of the British Film Institute London Film Festival.

Written by McQueen and Alastair Siddons, “Mangrove” is one of five films that make up the “Small Axe” anthology. Set from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, the films each tell a different story involving London’s West Indian community. Other films in the “Small Axe” anthology are “Lovers Rock,” “Education,” “Alex Wheatle” and “Red, White and Blue.”

Marking 50 years since the events depicted in the film, “Mangrove” tells the true story of the Mangrove 9, the group of Black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and their highly publicized trial that followed.

The cast includes Letitia Wright (“Black Panther”), Shaun Parkes (“Lost in Space”), Malachi Kirby (“Curfew”), Rochenda Sandall (“Line of Duty”), Jack Lowden (“The Long Song”), Sam Spruell
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Letitia Wright stars in first look trailer for Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’

Letitia Wright stars in first look trailer for Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’
Amazon Prime has launched a first look trailer at the first of Steve McQueen’s five-film anthology series, ‘Small Axe’.

Based on a true story, Small Axe celebrates little known stories of Black pride and resilience, like the Mangrove March. Learn more about what happens when even ordinary people stand up to police brutality and racial injustice to achieve something transformative.

Directed by McQueen, the episode stars Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Malachi Kirby, Jack Lowden, Rochenda Sandall, Sam Spruell, Nathaniel Martello-White and Gary Beadle.

Also in trailers – Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield star in powerful new trailer for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah

The project will arrive on Prime later in the year.

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