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The nominations of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards have been revealed earlier today. The Mauritanian received five nods, include Best Film and Best Actor for Tahar Rahim. See all the nominations below:
BEST FILM The Father The Mauritanian Nomadland – WINNER Promising Young Woman The Trial of The Chicago 7
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM Calm With Horses The Dig The Father His House Limbo The Mauritanian Mogul Mowgli Promising Young Woman – WINNER Rocks Saint Maud
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY The Dig – Moira Buffini The Father – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – WINNERS The Mauritanian – Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven Nomadland – Chloé Zhao The White Tiger – Ramin Bahrani
LEADING ACTOR Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Adarsh Gourav – The White Tiger Anthony Hopkins – The Father – WINNER Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian
CINEMATOGRAPHY Judas and the Black Messiah – Sean Bobbitt Mank – Erik Messerschmidt The Mauritanian – Alwin H. Küchler News of the World – Dariusz Wolski Nomadland – Joshua James Richards – WINNER
The EE BAFTAs take place the weekend of 10 and 11 April 2021, and will be broadcast on the BBC. This post will be updated once the winners are announced. Congratulations to everyone involved in The Mauritanian!!!
On the next three Mondays, several performances, including Benedict’s, will be streamed on YouTube on behalf of the WOW Foundation and Choose Love. Read more:
The Shows Must Go On series will return from Monday to present a variety of streamed performances.
From 8 March, the channel will work with Letters Live to present a series of readings on its YouTube channel for seven days, free of charge. All donations will be going to The WOW Foundation, which runs the global movement that is WOW – Women of the World Festivals.
The streamed shows will feature women such as Olivia Colman, Adwoa Aboah, Gillian Anderson, Rose McGowan, Daisy Ridley and Caitlin Moran reading letters by women, about women and to women.
Another project by SunnyMarch has just been announced. Besides being the star and the executive producer of the new series, Benedict will be reuniting with Patrick Melrose director Edward Berger. Read more below:
EXCLUSIVE: Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the Anonymous Content limited series update of the classic thriller The 39 Steps. Series is created by The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith and directed by Edward Berger. Berger teamed previously with Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose, and was a director and EP of the just completed Showtime limited series Your Honor.
Anonymous Content takes the limited series to networks and streaming platforms immediately.
Anonymous Content, Chapter One Pictures and SunnyMarch are producing the limited series inspired by John Buchan’s novel, which was turned into the 1935 film classic by Alfred Hitchcock. Cumberbatch is set to star, Berger to direct, and the scripts are by Smith, who most recently scripted the George Clooney-directed The Midnight Sky.
Benedict, alongside Dame Judi Dench Joe Lycett, Mo Gilligan, Shappi Khorsandi, Sir Lenny Henry and others, appears in a video titled “Funny is Power” to lauch this year’s Red Nose Day, which will take place on Friday March 19. Watch it below:
I think laughter is a panacea, it’s always been a national medicine. I think people reached out for it in lockdown. It was a comedy rather than a tragedy that people first went for.
I think it’s a way of getting through life’s difficulties and also, when you make light of something often, then it can just release the tension enough to breathe, to just have a moments respite from it; and that relief is much needed right now. There’s a reason why this is called Comic Relief.
Check out some screencaptures from the video, as well as the photoshoot for the campaign:
Great news! Alter months of wait and several delays, Lionsgate has finally announced a release date for The Courier (formerly known as Ironbark). The movie is now set to hit the UK cinemas on March 19.
Great news! The Mauritanian has recieved three nominations at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards: Best Film, Best Director (Kevin Macdonald) and Best Actor (Tahar Rahim). See the nominees:
FILM OF THE YEAR About Endlessness Collective I’m Thinking of Ending Things Lovers Rock The Mauritanian Minari Nomadland Promising Young Woman Rocks Saint Maud
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR David Fincher – Mank Rose Glass – Saint Maud Kevin Macdonald – The Mauritanian Steve McQueen – Small Axe Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
ACTOR OF THE YEAR Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Anthony Hopkins – The Father Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian
The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards will be presented virtually on Sunday, February 7. This post will be updated once the winners are announced. Congratulations to everyone involved in The Mauritanian!
Deadline Hollywood just reported that SunnyMarch will co-produce a feature film based on the life of Omoba Aina, a 19th century West African princess who, after being enslaved by King Ghezo of Dahomey in the aftermath of a war with his kingdom, was ”gifted” to Queen Victoria and given the name Sarah Forbes Bonetta, becoming her protégé.
Starring Cynthia Erivo, who is also co-producing, the movie will have the the biography At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England by Walter Dean Myers as its source material. Check out the full article below:
Harriet Actress Cynthia Erivo To Star In & Produce Story Of Princess ‘Gifted’ To Queen Victoria; BBC Film, Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch & So So Producing
Variety has just announced the script for The Gender Games – the TV adaptation of Juno Dawson’s memoir of the same name which SunnyMarch is producing – has made it to this year’s Brit List, the famous annual showcase for the best unproduced screenplays as recommended by companies in the UK film and TV industries.
The 30-minute pilot written by Matthew Barry (Banana, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Death in Paradise) was recommended 9 times, being the fourth most recommended among the 14 selected out of the 246 put forward this year:
NINE RECOMMENDATIONS “The Gender Games” by Matthew Barry (The Agency) Producers: SunnyMarch Form: TV Genre: Comedy Drama Summary: Half hour comedy drama about sex and dating based on Juno Dawson’s memoir.
Dawson, Barry and the SunnyMarch team expressed their excitement over the achievement on Twitter:
Here’s hoping it won’t be long until we get more good news about this project!
The Mauritanian (formerly known as Prisoner 760) will arrive in US theatres on 19 February 2021, thus becoming an entry into the awards race for STX Films, Variety just reported. The magazine’s Film Awards Editor, Clayton Davis, even said the movie has the potential to be a game-changer and that Benedict will be submitted in Best Supporting Actor categories.
Check out the article below:
Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim Make Late Entry Into Awards Race With STX Films’ ‘The Mauritanian’ (EXCLUSIVE)
By Clayton Davis
STX Films has decided to enter this unconventional awards season with a mighty and timely drama, “The Mauritanian,” formerly called “Prisoner 760,” from Scottish director Kevin Macdonald. The film will be released in theaters on Feb. 19, 2021, and could echo the same late-breaking awards success that past movies like “Million Dollar Baby” were able to execute. With an impressive cast that includes Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shailene Woodley, the inspiring true story could resonate with AMPAS voters, especially its large international membership.
“The Mauritanian” tells the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Rahim), who was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without a charge or trial. Losing faith, he finds hope in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Woodley), who face countless legal obstacles in their pursuit of justice.
As reported exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter, Sunnymarch will produce the adaptation as Claire will star and executive produce. Read more:
Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch are teaming up to adapt the timely novel Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy.
The novel was highly sought-after by a number of production banners and streamers as it offered a layered female protagonist in a unique setting but it was Cumberbatch’s shingle, SunnyMarch, that secured the screen rights.
Foy will star and executive produce while Cumberbatch will produce along with SunnyMarch’s Adam Ackland and Leah Clarke.
The book, published by Flatiron Books in August, is both an intimate and epic story of a woman’s search for redemption on a world facing a slow death by climate change.
The tome focuses on a woman named Franny Stone who is tracking what may be the final migration of Arctic terns. When she hustles her way onto a small vessel of misfit fisherman and embarks on an odyssey through stormy seas, her dark past of love, loss, crime and motherhood unfolds in a ode to the wild places in and around us, and the extreme lengths one will go to for the people they love.
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