January 24, 2017

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Spotlight on the Stars: Keira Knightley

For this week’s new spotlight piece, I wanted to cite an A-lister who doesn’t quite get the credit that she deserves. That lovely lady is none other than Keira Knightley, an Academy Award nominated actress mostly known for her period piece work but capable of far more than that. In fact, she proved that earlier this year, as I’ll mention below. Regardless, she’s very talented and someone still on the upswing of her career, so she made perfect sense as the latest honoree in this series. As such, the spotlight is now shining on her today.
Knightley got her start with some British television and a tiny part in the film Innocent Lies, but the first place you’d likely have seen her is in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, where she had a small but noticeable part. There was a bit more TV and such still to come, but Knightley became a name people began talking about when she co-starred in Bend it Like Beckham. That part really launched her career, leading to slightly bigger roles and soon, a huge part in a top tier blockbuster.
She became something of an A-lister early on when she was in the smash hit epic Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Around the same time, she also charmed audiences as part of the ensemble of the now classic romantic comedy Love Actually. There was also a turn in the indie thriller The Jacket and the large scale misfire that was King Arthur, but the combination of a huge swashbuckling action adventure and the rom com to end all rom coms really made her a star. Knightley was officially a big name, which would lead to her getting a part she could really sink her teeth into. When that came along, she got into period costumes again (something she’d do from time to time in her career) and knocked the role out of the park.
Knightley would receive the biggest praise of her career to date (along with an Oscar nomination for Best Actress) with the adaptation of Pride & Prejudice that she starred in. To some the definitive version of this timeless tale, mainly due to the work that Knightley turns in. She’s terrific here, giving what many consider to be the crowning achievement of her career so far. At the very least, voters considered her worthy of the […]

Les Misérables and Anna Karenina’s Producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to be Honored by the Hollywood Film Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the “Los Angeles Times, ” announced today that it will be honoring producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with this year’s “Hollywood Producers Award.”
The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Awards. He said: “It is a great pleasure to recognize these talented and prolific producers as the recipients of our ‘Hollywood Producers Award.’”
Bevan and Fellner’s production company, Working Title Films, was founded in 1983 and has made more than 100 films that have grossed more than $5 billion worldwide. Its films have won six Academy Awards®, 30 BAFTA Awards and prestigious prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals.
The company’s commercial and critical hits include “Burn After Reading,” “Frost/Nixon,” “State of Play,” “A Serious Man,” “Green Zone,” “Nanny McPhee Returns,” “Senna,” “Contraband,” “The Interpreter,” “About a Boy,” “Notting Hill,” “Elizabeth,” “Fargo,” “Dead Man Walking,” “High Fidelity,” “Billy Elliot,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Love Actually,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “Nanny McPhee,” “United 93,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” and “Atonement.” Working Title has stepped into theater production with the hugely popular “Billy Elliot the Musical.” Forthcoming releases include “Anna Karenina,” “Les Misérables,” “Rush,” “I Give It a Year” and “About Time.”
The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor writer/director Judd Apatow with the “Hollywood Comedy Award,” actor John Hawkes with the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Award” for “The Sessions,” and Quvenzhané Wallis with the “New Hollywood Award” for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Other honorees include cinematographer Wally Pfister and visual effects supervisors Jane Sirrs and Jeff White. In addition, director Peter Ramsey’s “Rise of the Guardians” will be honored with the “Hollywood Animation Award,” along with additional honorees to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Hollywood Film Awards Gala honors cherished stars, filmmakers and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.
“We are very proud to be the first stop of the awards season. In the last nine years, a total of 85 Oscar® nominations and 32 Oscars® were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards,” said de Abreu.
Last year’s awards show reached a total TV audience of more than 41 million media impressions, […]

Peter Jackson taps ‘Lovely Bones’ star for ‘Hobbit’ role

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” added a new face, even though the “face” has a direct connection to the director.
Saoirse Ronan, who starred in Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” has joined the “Hobbit” ensemble in an as-yet-unnamed role, according to The Irish Film & Television Network (via ComingSoon).
“[W]orking with Peter Jackson is like working with a family,” casting director Ros Hubbard said in the interview. “So they’ll have a great time. Saoirse’s family will go too. Everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. It’s not like typical studio movies at all.”
OK, “Hobbit” fans, whom do you think the elfin Ronan will play? IMDB lists her character’s name as Itaril. She’s certainly talented enough to occupy any position, having earned an Oscar nomination for her turn in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” She also appears to have director loyalty, as her next picture – the spy thriller “Hanna” – is a Wright joint, and she’s heading right back to Jackson’s film set. You have to love that.
“The Hobbit” will be released in two parts beginning December 2012.
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Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan lock horns in “Hanna” trailer

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Director Joe Wright had some heat.
His first film, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice,” turned Oscar’s heads. His follow-up, “Atonement,” was a bona-fide awards force, grabbing seven Oscar noms (including Best Picture) and one win.
Then came “The Soloist,” and while I thought it was extremely interesting, it failed to lure crowds and cooled Wright’s hot streak just a bit.
Can he reclaim that career momentum? He’ll try this spring with “Hanna,” what looks to be an intriguing vengeance thriller about a young girl (Saoirse Ronan of “Atonement” and “The Lovely Bones”) who is trained by her father (Eric Bana) to be an assassin. Their target? Cate Blanchett. Seriously, where do I sign up?
“Hanna” doesn’t open until April, but this morning, we have a trailer teasing the action (with a killer soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers). Watch it below, or see a high-definition clip on Yahoo! Movies.
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Carey Mulligan’s “Never Let Me Go” releases new photos

HollywoodNews.com: Carey Mulligan’s latest film “Never Let Me Go,” which is directed by Mark Romanek, takes a deep look at a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? View some new photos from the film below:

Kathy (Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, BOY A, RED RIDING) and Ruth (Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
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Keira Knightly moving to U.S. as Katy Perry plans to move to U.K.

HollywoodNews.com: British actress Keira Knightly has made the United States her main home, according to reports.
The 25-year-old Atonement star has filed new tax documents for her company, Ponder Rights, changing her principal country of residence from England to the US, according to UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph.
The filing has sparked speculation that she has moved to the States for tax reasons. Knightley’s rep is yet to comment on the move.
‘Teenage Dream’ singer Katy Perry has also recently announced that she wants to change her main country of residence, and that she will apply to become a UK citizen as soon as she has married fiancé Russell Brand.
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