Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl & Vincent Cassel In Talks To Board Jose Padilha’s ‘Entebbe’

EXCLUSIVE: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Vincent Cassel are in talks to board Jose Padilha’s Entebbe for Brit production powerhouse Working Title. Participant is also on board as producer and in negotiations to fully finance. In what is a near-perfect union of filmmaker, subject and cast, this is shaping up to be a major motion picture likely to attract plenty of interest — particularly given recent world events. Greg Burke, who wrote Yann Demange’s brilliant ’71, is penning the screenplay.

It’s the 1976 true story, when four hijackers — two Palestinian, two German — took a plane hostage and diverted it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian and pro-Palestinian prisoners. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers, hostages, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and future PM Shimon Peres trying to decide whether to negotiate or launch a raid to free the hostages, as well as the French crew led by the pilot who refused to leave when they could with the other French hostages.

Given Europe’s own summer of terror, with the wave of attacks in France and Germany — not to mention devastating attacks in Iraq, Turkey, Orlando and elsewhere — the picture is likely to have strong contemporary relevance even with its historical setting.

Padilha, who shot to prominence with his gritty police crime tale Elite Squad — which won Berlin’s Golden Bear in 2007 — will bring his research-based documentary background to bear as he did so successfully in both Elite Squad films, his searing documentary Bus 174 and, of course his brilliant Pablo Escobar Netflix drama Narcos. Padilha will examine the story from multiple points of view – the German and Palestinian hijackers, the Israeli (and other nationalities) hostages, as well as Israeli officials like Peres and Rabin.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Kate Solomon.

The story of the Entebbe raid and hijackings has been told before on TV and in numerous docus. Peter Finch and Charles Bronson starred in the 1976 NBC movie of the week Raid On Entebbe directed by Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back), while a rival TV movie Victory At Entebbe was produced the same year at ABC starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. The latest project reps the first time the story will be told for the big screen by a filmmaking team at the absolute top of its game.

Pike has a number of anticipated films rolling out over the coming months including the Weinstein Company’s World War II drama-adventure HHhH opposite Jason Clark and Jack O’Connell and Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom. She also has Scott Cooper’s Hostiles opposite Christian Bale in production as well as Brad Anderson’s High Wire Act opposite Jon Hamm. She is repped by United Agents and CAA.

Bruhl has The Zookeeper’s Wife opposite Jessica Chastain in post and is also set to star in the JJ Abrams-produced God Particle alongside Elizabeth Debicki, John Krasinski and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. He is repped by WME, Tavistock Wood and Players Agentur Management.

Cassel, now onscreen in Jason Bourne, also has the Cannes Grand Prix winner It’s Only The End Of The World from wunderkind filmmaker Xavier Dolan coming out later this year. He is repped by CAA and Agence Adequat.

Source: Deadline

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Review

Amazon Reboot Of 1960s Series Roars With Fun

Hollywood seems to be addicted to reboots and revivals nowadays, but that doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Debuting on April 22 with 13 episodes on Amazon, Thunderbirds Are Go is proof that nostalgia doesn’t have to be a dirty word.

Having originally played in the UK last year, this latest version of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1960s supermarionation series is, as I say in my video review above, pure summer fun coming a bit early. With the same nudge and a wink across the generations of the original Thunderbirds, the 2060-set Thunderbirds Are Go is a good-time ride for a new era of young fans as well as some old timers, with some great kitsch value as the Tracy brothers and International Rescue whip around the world and solar system in those great spaceships doing good deeds. The new series from ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with Weta Workshop also isn’t quite as clunky as the original, with CGI and live-action model sets smoothing a lot out.

With just a few updates for a 2016 audience and making things a bit more casual than the class system-heavy original, Thunderbirds Are Go still has the five Tracy brothers — Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan. Joining them are super genius Brains, security chief Kayo, and Grandma too at the group’s hideaway island in the South Pacific. Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike classes up the joint voicing IR’s aristocratic liaison Lady Penelope. Add to that arch villain The Hood, who has a list of demands “right out of a bad movie,” as one character says, and you have yourself a good escapist time. For the die-hards, David Graham is back to handle the voice duties for Lady Penelope’s chauffeur and right-hand field agent Aloysius Parker.

Pike To Star With Christian Bale In Scott Cooper-Helmed ‘Hostiles’

Rosamund Pike will star alongside Christian Bale in the Scott Cooper-directed epic Hostiles. Cooper, who’s coming off Black Mass and the Bale-starrer Out Of The Furnace, is writing and directing this one. It is based on a nearly 30-year-old screenplay by Oscar-winner Missing scribe Donald Stewart. Cooper will produce together with John Lesher and Ken Kao, who is financing through his company Waypoint Entertainment. Production will begin in July.

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army captain who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Pike will play a widow who undertakes the harrowing and perilous journey after the murder of her family on the plains. “It’s a journey of acceptance through the heart of darkness,” Cooper said.

Gone Girl star Pike is repped by CAA and United Agents, and she is managed by Magnolia Entertainment.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

First Look: A United Kingdom

The duo explore the forbidden affair between the heir to the Botswana throne and his English love.

Gear up for the greatest love story you’ve never heard of. It’s the late 1940s and Prince Seretse Khama, the heir to the throne of Botswana has fallen in love and married a young, white English girl named Ruth Williams. Their interracial love affair is so scandalous, Seretse and his bride must spend six years in exile in London, banned from Khama’s own country because he married a white woman.

Selma star David Oyelowo first discovered the couple’s story in 2010 when he read Susan Williams’ book The Colour Bar and he’s been on an obsessed path ever since to get it turned into a movie.

“I was so struck by the level of challenge they faced simply for falling in love with each other that I became completely intoxicated with it,” says Oyelowo who plays Seretse. “I also realized in reading the story I had never seen an African love story of this cinematic scope. It spoke to me as an African, as a man, as a romantic.”

So, for six years, Oyelowo worked tirelessly to turn The Colour Bar into A United Kingdom, written by Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes of Heaven) and directed by Belle helmer Amma Asante. British distributor Pathe (Selma) financed and will release it internationally.

In addition to collecting producers during every film Oyelowo shot (Rick McCallum from Red Tails, Brunson Green from The Help), he had to recruit Pike to play his bride. That opportunity came when Oyelowo was on set in Uganda and discovered via the trades that Pike’s upcoming movie, The Deep Blue Good-By had been shuttered suddenly after her costar Christian Bale tore up the ligaments in his knee.

“I went straight to my computer and I sent her images of these two people with the note ‘Take a look. Tell me what you think,’” he says. “She wrote me back the most impassioned e-mail: ‘I don’t know who these people are. I don’t know what they’ve done with their lives. But I’m so moved by them, tell me more.’”

Oyelowo’s fervor over this couple and their story is certainly contagious, but his own relationship to them is likely rooted in the fact that he found some echoes between his life and Seretse’s: he also is from his own royal family in Nigeria and is married to white actress Jessica Oyelowo.

“Yes, I’m married to a white lady who I love deeply. We haven’t had the struggle they’ve had, but I feel so blessed that I live in an era where me being married to whom I’m married to isn’t illegal or frowned upon, literally, by nations in addition to individual people,” says Oyelowo. “Let’s not be naive. There are people out there who don’t love a black person and a white person being married, but it’s certainly not what Seretse and Ruth experienced. This film is a celebration of two people I deem so brave for doing what in my life, I’ve been able to take for granted.”

And it seems the love between Seretse and Ruth was able to move disparate cultures and countries. “They ended up reshaping their nation through their love,” adds Oyelowo. “Botswana is a different country for the fact that these two people got married. It has a different relationship to race, partly because of them. That in and of itself is miraculous.”

Pathe plans to take A United Kingdom to the Berlin Film Festival and is anticipating a fall release.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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