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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!
This month’s edition of Total Film magazin brings articles on The Mauritanian and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, as well as new photos of Benedict in both productions. Check out the scans on our photo gallery:
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.
Unbreakable Joy, the Virtual Gala for Africa organized by GEANCO, was broadcast last night, October 24, and featured some guests like Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Whitney Cummings. A couple of days earlier Benedict had recorded a message inviting the public to the online event:
Benedict’s part begins at 59:17, but we’d like to invite you to watch the whole event if you can:
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.
80’s icon Quilloughby is back now with a brand new song featuring no one else other than Lisa Simpson!
“Everybody Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You)” is a song performed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Yeardley Smith off “Panic on the Streets of Springfield”, an episode from the 32rd season of “The Simpsons.”
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