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‘Mothering Sunday’ Review: Josh O’Connor and Odessa Young in a Dreamy, Sexy Period Drama

‘Mothering Sunday’ Review: Josh O’Connor and Odessa Young in a Dreamy, Sexy Period Drama
When opens, World War I has been over for more than five years. Textbook history suggests that its end kickstarted all the fun and frisk of the Roaring Twenties, but “Mothering Sunday” handily dispels that myth. It’s 1924 and, as the world moves on, a trio of bereaved families in the UK’s Berkshire County do their damnedest to pretend that they are, too. Hyper-observant orphan maid Jane Fairchild (a luminous Odessa Young) is about to embark on the rare day off, the “Mothering Sunday” of the film’s title — March 30, 1924, to be precise.

Adapted from Graham Swift’s delicate novel of the same name, Husson sets her film mostly within that one, luminous early spring day. Alice Birch’s script adheres to Swift’s kaleidoscopic shifting settings, moving between Mothering Sunday and two later periods in Jane’s remarkable life. Some viewers might feel a sense of whiplash as
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Mothering Sunday (2021) Movie Trailer: Odessa Young & Josh O’Connor have a Secret Affair in Eva Husson’s Romance Film

Mothering Sunday (2021) Movie Trailer: Odessa Young & Josh O’Connor have a Secret Affair in Eva Husson’s Romance Film
Mothering Sunday Trailer — Eva Husson‘s Mothering Sunday (2021) UK movie trailer has been released by Lionsgate. The Mothering Sunday stars Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Sopo Dìrísù, Glenda Jackson, Simon Shepherd, Olivia Colman, and Colin Firth. Crew Alice Birch wrote the screenplay for the Mothering Sunday. Morgan Kibby created the music for the film. Jamie [...]

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‘Dead Ringers’ Amazon Series Casts Jennifer Ehle, Emily Meade (Exclusive)

‘Dead Ringers’ Amazon Series Casts Jennifer Ehle, Emily Meade (Exclusive)
The “Dead Ringers” series at Amazon has added both Jennifer Ehle and Emily Meade in recurring roles, Variety has learned.

They join previously announced series lead Rachel Weisz as well as cast members Michael Chernus, Poppy Liu, Britne Oldford and Jeremy Shamos.

The series was announced at the streaming service in August 2020 with a straight-to-series order. It is a modern update of the 1988 David Cronenberg film of the same name. The series version will see Weisz playing the double lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes, including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.

Ehle will play Rebecca, a brilliant and ruthless heiress, regularly featuring on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Married to the hopeful and surprisingly shrewd Susan (Meade), the two share a fascination with science,
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‘The Wonder’: First Look At Florence Pugh In Netflix Period Thriller Filming In Ireland; Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Toby Jones, More Join

‘The Wonder’: First Look At Florence Pugh In Netflix Period Thriller Filming In Ireland; Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Toby Jones, More Join
Filming is underway in Ireland on Netflix’s psychological thriller The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh.

Sebastian Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) is directing the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s (Room) novel, with joining cast including Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne and David Wilmot.

Set in The Irish Midlands in 1862, the story follows a young girl who stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?

The project is the first commission from Fiona Lamptey in the UK for the streamer’s UK film slate. It is
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First look at Florence Pugh in Netflix’s ‘The Wonder’ as Tom Burke, Niamh Algar join cast

First look at Florence Pugh in Netflix’s ‘The Wonder’ as Tom Burke, Niamh Algar join cast
Further new cast include Elaine Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds.

Tom Burke and Niamh Algar are among the new cast members joining Florence Pugh on Sebastian Lelio’s The Wonder, as production gets underway in Ireland on the Netflix title.

A first look at Pugh in the film has been released, above.

Alongside Pugh, Burke and Algar, further new cast includes Elaine Cassidy and her daughter Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brian F. O’Byrne and David Wilmot.

The Wonder is the first production commissioned by Fiona Lamptey, who was appointed director of UK features for Netflix in October last year.
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Britne Oldford To Star In Rachel Weisz Amazon Series ‘Dead Ringers’; Jeremy Shamos Also Cast

Britne Oldford To Star In Rachel Weisz Amazon Series ‘Dead Ringers’; Jeremy Shamos Also Cast
Exclusive: Britne Oldford is set as a lead opposite Rachel Weisz in Amazon’s Dead Ringers series, a reimagining with a gender swap of David Cronenberg’s cult classic 1980s film. Jeremy Shamos (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) also will recur in the series, which hails from Weisz, writer Alice Birch (Normal People), Annapurna Television and Morgan Creek Entertainment, the company behind the original movie.

Dead Ringers is a modern take on Cronenberg’s thriller starring Jeremy Irons, featuring Weisz playing the double lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes, including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.

Oldford will play Genevieve, an actress in the midst of her breakout role who meets Elliot and Beverly after a unique check-up.
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‘Mothering Sunday,’ Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor’s Sexy Period Drama, Sets Awards-Friendly November Release

‘Mothering Sunday,’ Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor’s Sexy Period Drama, Sets Awards-Friendly November Release
Mothering Sunday,” Eva Husson’s historical drama which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and is headed to Toronto in September, has been set for a Nov. 19 theatrical release from Sony Pictures Classics. The film, which debuted to strong reviews, stars Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Patsy Ferran, Emma D’Arcy, Glenda Jackson, Olivia Colman and Colin Firth. “Lady Macbeth” scribe Alice Birch wrote the screenplay, based on Graham Swift’s novel.

The film’s official synopsis outlines the forbidden upstairs-downstairs romance: “On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house near by, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact
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‘Mothering Sunday’: Sony Pictures Classics Sets Late Fall Debut For British Drama

‘Mothering Sunday’: Sony Pictures Classics Sets Late Fall Debut For British Drama
Sony Pictures Classics has set a Nov. 19 New York and Los Angeles theatrical release for their British romantic drama Mothering Sunday. SPC picked up the movie in September and gave it a world premiere at Cannes last month. The pic will further expand to other U.S. markets after its initial late fall release.

Starring Odessa Young (Assassination Nation), Josh O’Connor (The Crown), Oscar winners Colin Firth and Olivia Colman, Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù and Glenda Jackson, the pic from Eva Husson and scribe Alice Birch based on Graham Swift’s best-selling novella, will make its North American premiere at TIFF next month.

On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul
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‘Hacks’ Star Poppy Liu Joins Rachel Weisz in ‘Dead Ringers’ Amazon Series

‘Hacks’ Star Poppy Liu Joins Rachel Weisz in ‘Dead Ringers’ Amazon Series
Poppy Liu has joined the cast of “Dead Ringers” at Amazon, Variety has learned.

She joins previously announced series lead Rachel Weisz and recently announced cast member Michael Chernus. The series was announced at the streaming service in August 2020 with a straight-to-series order. It is a modern update of the 1988 David Cronenberg film of the same name. The series version will see Weisz playing the double lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes, including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.

Liu will play Greta, Beverly and Elliot’s watchful and meticulous house manager who runs their lives with complete efficiency and her own hidden agenda.

Liu broke out on the critically-acclaimed HBO Max series “Hacks,” on which she starred opposite
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Poppy Liu Joins Rachel Weisz Amazon Series ‘Dead Ringers’

Poppy Liu Joins Rachel Weisz Amazon Series ‘Dead Ringers’
Hacks standout Poppy Liu has been tapped as a series regular opposite Rachel Weisz in Amazon’s Dead Ringers series, a reimagining with a gender swap of David Cronenberg’s cult classic 1980s film. The project, which received a straight-to-series order last year, hails from Weisz, Alice Birch, lead writer of Hulu’s acclaimed Normal People series, Annapurna Television and Morgan Creek Entertainment, the company behind the original movie.

Dead Ringers is a modern take on Cronenberg’s thriller starring Jeremy Irons, featuring Weisz playing the double lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes, including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.

Liu will play Greta, Beverly and Elliot’s watchful and meticulous house manager who runs their lives with complete
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Michael Chernus Joins Rachel Weisz in ‘Dead Ringers’ Series at Amazon

Michael Chernus Joins Rachel Weisz in ‘Dead Ringers’ Series at Amazon
Michael Chernus has signed on to star alongside Rachel Weisz in the “Dead Ringers” series currently in the works at Amazon.

The series was announced at the streaming service in August 2020 with a straight-to-series order. It is a modern update of the 1988 David Cronenberg film of the same name. The series version will see Weisz playing the double lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes, including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.

Chernus will play Tom, a brilliant scientist who is working with Elliot on a groundbreaking but perilous new project. Chernus’ past notable TV roles include “Orange Is the New Black,” “Easy,” “Ramy,” “Tommy,” and “Manhattan.” On the film side, he has starred in features such as “The Kindergarten Teacher,
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Michael Chernus Joins Rachel Weisz In ‘Dead Ringers’ Amazon Series

Michael Chernus Joins Rachel Weisz In ‘Dead Ringers’ Amazon Series
Michael Chernus is set as a lead opposite Rachel Weisz in Amazon’s Dead Ringers series, a reimagining with a gender swap of David Cronenberg’s cult classic 1980s film. The project, which received a straight-to-series order last year, hails from Weisz, Alice Birch, lead writer of Hulu’s acclaimed Normal People series, Annapurna Television and Morgan Creek Entertainment, the company behind the original movie.

Dead Ringers is a modern take on Cronenberg’s thriller starring Jeremy Irons, featuring Weisz playing the double lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes, including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.

Chernus will play the series regular role of Tom, a brilliant scientist, working with Elliot (Weisz) on a groundbreaking but perilous new project.
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‘Mothering Sunday’ Review: Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor Lead a Sexy, Sensory Spin on English Heritage Drama

‘Mothering Sunday’ Review: Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor Lead a Sexy, Sensory Spin on English Heritage Drama
It’s a curious quirk of the British calendar that Mother’s Day — or Mothering Sunday, if you want to be formal about it — falls not in May, with all that month’s springy symbolism of new life, but the damp, unripe chill of mid-March, when no one feels much like celebrating anything at all. In “Mothering Sunday,” however, a number of upper-class English families meet to picnic on a day so unseasonably warm and bright that the weather is the one safe running topic of conversation: It’s a gathering of more parents than children, where unspoken and unspeakable losses are politely talked around. If Graham Swift’s 2016 novella was a guest at the same elegant, repressed garden party as L.P. Hartley’s “The Go-Between” and Ian McEwan’s “Atonement,” Eva Husson and screenwriter Alice Birch’s unusual, stimulating adaptation comes closer to the shattered experimentalism of Joseph Losey
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Mothering Sunday review – Josh O’Connor doomed romance overdoes the ennui

Mothering Sunday review – Josh O’Connor doomed romance overdoes the ennui
This adaptation of the Graham Swift novel look and sounds lush, but the pace is so languorous your emotions never have a chance to get going

There’s a tasteful ennui and gorgeous torpor to this well-acted movie, set in Britain’s Home Counties between the wars — in which the middle-aged ruling classes are quietly stricken with misery about almost all their sons being slaughtered on the French battlefields. The film is adapted by screenwriter Alice Birch from the 2016 novella by Graham Swift, and directed by Eva Husson.

Australian star Odessa Young plays Jane, the maid at a grand house ruled over by the sad Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman) who are not making a fuss about their children being dead. Jane is having a secret, passionate affair with Paul, beguilingly played by Josh O’Connor, the well-born son of the Nivens’ neighbours, the Sheringhams, and on Mothering Sunday,
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‘Mothering Sunday’ Cannes Review: Josh O’Connor And Odessa Young Give Their All In Raw, Naked, And Intense British Romantic Drama

‘Mothering Sunday’ Cannes Review: Josh O’Connor And Odessa Young Give Their All In Raw, Naked, And Intense British Romantic Drama
If the Merchant Ivory factory of well-appointed period British cinema was still in operation, a film adaptation Graham Swift’s novella Mothering Sunday, debuting today as part of the Cannes Film Festival Cannes Premiere section, might have been something they would have snapped up immediately. The bigger question though is if their usual quietly tasteful approach would have registered quite the results that director Eva Husson (previously in Cannes with her second feature Girls Of The Sun) and screenwriter Alice Birch have managed in a beautifully bold take on this story of a budding writer working as a maid in an English manor house circa 1924 whose burning and secret sexual encounters with the upper class young man at a neighboring manor provide the basis of a literary career that defines her life.

Emboldened by a strong female presence behind the scenes, this is a story,
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‘Mothering Sunday’ Star Odessa Young to Lead Psychological Horror ‘The Damned’ (Exclusive)

‘Mothering Sunday’ Star Odessa Young to Lead Psychological Horror ‘The Damned’ (Exclusive)
Mothering Sunday’s” Odessa Young has been tapped for award-winning director Thordur Palsson’s upcoming psychological horror “The Damned.”

The film will see Young star as Eva, a 19th-century widow tasked with making an impossible choice when, during an especially cruel winter, a ship sinks off the coast of her impoverished Icelandic fishing village. Any attempt to rescue survivors risks further depleting the starving villagers’ supplies.

As the villagers struggle with their guilt, Eva begins to experience unsettling visions and suspects they are being punished for their choice. Shooting will begin on location in Iceland in January 2022.

Protagonist Pictures will represent sales worldwide, co-repping U.S. rights with CAA Media Finance.

Palsson (“The Valhalla Murders”) wrote the story while Jamie Hannigan wrote the screenplay (supported by Screen Ireland).

Young is currently appearing in Cannes title “Mothering Sunday” alongside Olivia Colman (“The Father”), Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Josh O’Connor
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BFI Kicks Off Global Screen Fund With Support for Cannes Titles ‘Ali & Ava’ and ‘Mothering Sunday’

BFI Kicks Off Global Screen Fund With Support for Cannes Titles ‘Ali & Ava’ and ‘Mothering Sunday’
The British Film Institute (BFI) has kicked off its U.K. Global Screen Fund with cash awards for Cannes titles “Ali & Ava” and “Mothering Sunday.”

Mothering Sunday,” directed by Eva Husson from a screenplay by Alice Birch and starring Olivia Colman and Colin Firth, will launch in the festival’s Cannes Premiere section and is represented by Rocket Science, who are awarded £32,930 by the fund.

Ali & Ava,” written and directed by Clio Barnard and starring Claire Rushbrook and Adeel Akhtar, will premiere in Directors’ Fortnight and is represented by Altitude Film Sales, who are awarded £40,000.

The fund, from the U.K.’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Dcms) and administered by the BFI, is worth £7 million. It is designed to support U.K. sales agents to increase their international promotion and sales of U.K. feature film projects and is awarded in the form of non-repayable grants.
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Odessa Young Joins HBO Max’s True-Crime Series ‘The Staircase’

Odessa Young Joins HBO Max’s True-Crime Series ‘The Staircase’
Odessa Young has joined the cast of The Staircase, HBO Max’s limited series drama adaptation based on the true-crime docuseries. She joins previously announced cast members Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Rosemarie DeWitt, Juliette Binoche, Parker Posey and Sophie Turner.

The eight-episode series from Christine director Antonio Campos and American Crime Story writer Maggie Cohn explores the life of Michael Peterson (Firth), his sprawling North Carolina family and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen (Collette).

Young will play Martha Ratliff, one of Michael Peterson’s adopted daughters.

The series is based on the docuseries and various books and reports on the case of Michael Peterson, who was convicted in 2003 of murdering Kathleen two years earlier. The charge was reduced to manslaughter in 2017, and Peterson subsequently was released from prison. He had claimed his wife died after falling down the stairs at their home after consuming alcohol and Valium, but
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‘The Staircase’ HBO Max Series Adds Odessa Young

‘The Staircase’ HBO Max Series Adds Odessa Young
The Staircase” series at HBO Max has cast Odessa Young, Variety has learned.

She joins previously announced cast members Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Sophie Turner.

The eight-episode series is based on the docuseries of the same name as well as various books and reports about the case of Michael Peterson (Firth), who was accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen (Collette), in 2001. He claimed she died after falling down the stairs at their home, but police suspected he bludgeoned her to death and staged the scene to look like an accident.

Young will play Martha Ratliff, one of Michael Peterson’s adopted daughters. Her role in the series reunites her with Firth, with whom she stars in the upcoming feature “Mothering Sunday,” based on the Graham Swift novel of the same name from director Eva Husson and writer Alice Birch. The film will debut at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Florence Pugh Seeks Evil in Netflix's Psychological Thriller The Wonder

Florence Pugh Seeks Evil in Netflix's Psychological Thriller The Wonder
It's no secret that Netflix has some pretty binge-worthy shows on it's platform. Looking only at the original side of things, we find major hits like that of Stranger Things, Cobra Kai, and the hugely popular Queen's Gambit. Now, heading towards the future, Netflix will have another addition to their line-up in the form of psychological thriller, The Wonder.

The Wonder, which is based off of the novel of the same name, takes place during the 1800's and follows the story of a nurse, Lib Wright, who ends up looking into the strange phenomenon of a young girl that has survived without food for quite some time. The book also features other characters during the course of the story and is billed as a thrilling and captivating tale.

As far as adaptations go, this won't be the author's first go of it. Emma Donoghue, the writer of The Wonder, also
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