First Look: Oscar Winner Helen Mirren And Ian McKellen On The Big Screen For The First Time In Director Bill Condon’s The Good Liar

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The New Line Cinema drama The Good Liar pairs Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen on the big screen for the first time.

Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Gods and Monsters” directed and produced from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (“Mr. Holmes”), based on the widely acclaimed book The Good Liar, by Nicholas Searle.

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Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

The Good Liar also stars Russell Tovey (TV’s “Quantico”) and Jim Carter (TV’s “Downton Abbey”). Greg Yolen also served as producer,
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First images from The Good Liar featuring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen

USA Today has revealed three first look images from director Bill Condon’s upcoming adaptation of Nicholas Searle’s thriller novel The Good Liar featuring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen; take a look here…

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

The Good Liar is set for release on November 15th.

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New Behind The Scenes Look At Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’

Sony Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming Kenneth Branagh-directed All Is True. The film comes to cinemas in February and features an all-star cast including Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and Branagh himself as William Shakespeare.

Judi Dench as Anne Shakespeare – Credit: Sony Pictures

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Watch the new featurette below. All
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Too edgy for the mainstream, Martin Sherman’s influential play is nevertheless transformed into an admirable, well-crafted show. In Hitler’s Berlin of 1934, being gay means death, or a living death in a ‘protective custody’ camp. Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau and Brian Webber find themselves on the way to Dachau, a new Circle of Hell. Yet even in a forced labor camp, the human spirit prevails. The British-made picture features Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger, and several other notable stars in their salad days.

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Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber, Jude Law, Ian McKellen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rupert Graves, Rachel Weisz, Paul Bettany.

Cinematography: Giorgos Arvanitis

Film Editor: Isabelle Lorente

Original Music: Philip Glass

Written by Martin Sherman from his play.

Produced by Dixie Linder, Michael Solinger

Directed by Sean Mathias

We learned early on that the
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Aarp Movies for Grownups Awards Nominations: ‘Green Book,’ ‘Roma,’ and More

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Aarp has announced its Movies for Grownups Awards nominations, with everything from “A Star Is Born” to “First Reformed” picking up nods. The group (whose name used to stand for the American Association of Retired Persons before it switched to just the initials) doesn’t have a firm set of criteria for what constitutes a grownup movie, which helps explain how “Black Panther” — which, as a superhero movie, is exactly the kind of fare that usually gets dismissed by older audiences — picked up two nominations.

“2018 was a banner year for a sensational collection of movies that resonated with the powerful 50-plus audience,” said Aarp’s Myrna Blyth. The winners will be announced on February 4, and the ceremony will air on February 15. Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Picture/Best Movie for Grown-ups

A Star Is Born

BlacKkKlansman

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock
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'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Black Panther' Among Nominees for Aarp's Movies for Grownups Awards

Aarp The Magazine on Thursday announced the nominees for its 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, and among the standouts are three nominations for Jon Chu's Crazy Rich Asians, a pair of nods for Ryan Coogler's Black Panther and a surprise four mentions for Kenneth Branagh's All Is True, a film that had not yet gained much traction during awards season.

The latter pic — Branagh's take on the final days of William Shakespeare — scored noms for best director, supporting actress (Judi Dench), supporting actor (Ian McKellen) and grownup love story.

Among other surprises, Sandra Bullock,...
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Aarp Movies For Grownups Nominations: ‘Green Book’ & ‘Roma’ Lead Field

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Green Book and Roma lead the nominees for the Aarp’s 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, nabbing four noms apiece. They will vie for Best Picture against BlackKklansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and A Star is Born.

Interestingly, only one star from any of those films — Green Book‘s Viggo Mortensen — will vie in the lead acting categories. Best Actress and Best Actor, however, are bursting with A-listers: Sandra Bullock (Bird Box), Glenn Close (The Wife), Viola Davis (Widows), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer), Julia Roberts (Ben Is Back), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Hugh Jackman (The Front Runner), Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun), John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie) and Mortensen.

The helmers of three Best Picture nominees are up for Best Director, though, with Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Peter Farrelly (Green Book) and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) going up against Mimi Leder (On the Basis of Sex
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Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare Tale ‘All Is True’ Connects The Myth To The Man

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Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare Tale ‘All Is True’ Connects The Myth To The Man
Kenneth Branagh’s All is True felt like a surprise. Released on December 21 with no festival play running up to it, preceded by a trailer launch not for this film but for Branagh’s upcoming big-budget adaptation of Artemis Fowl, it seemed to emerge from nowhere; an extra treat in a season that appeared to be already locked in.

In a way it was; shot in no time at all in between Branagh’s Hollywood commitments, simply because he could not resist the story’s lure. And yet it also represents the culmination of a lifetime’s fascination for Branagh with William Shakespeare, which began from a very early age. He remembers a pilgrimage to the Bard’s home in Stratford when he was young and has always attempted to connect the truth of the man with the elemental wisdom of his work.

All is True casts Branagh as Shakespeare himself,
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All Is True review – Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton's poignant Bard biopic

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen offer solid support in a story of Shakespeare’s home life that tiptoes between fact and fiction

Ben Elton has written a sweet-natured, melancholy film about the retirement years of someone he’s lately been turning into his specialist subject: William Shakespeare. The great poet is played here with genial sympathy by the film’s director, Kenneth Branagh, sporting a pretty outrageous false nose. Judi Dench is his wife Anne Hathaway, wearied into resilient impassivity by grief, the unfairness of life and an awful secret. Ian McKellen has a colossal, emphatically wigged cameo as the ageing Earl of Southampton.

All Is True is sentimental, theatrical, likable – and unfashionable. There’s a cheekily imagined backstory for Shakespeare’s famous “second-best bed”. It doesn’t go for grand gestures or big subversive laughs, like John Madden’s romance Shakespeare In Love (1998) or Roland Emmerich’s Shakespeare-was-a-fraud caper
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Film Review: ‘All Is True’

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Film Review: ‘All Is True’
Little is known about the events in “All Is True,” an ill-advised Kenneth Branagh indulgence that reimagines the months immediately following William Shakespeare’s retirement to Stratford-Upon-Avon with a wink — to the extent that even the title is an inside joke for the Bard’s fans, a reference to the name by which his play “Henry VIII” was originally known. Incidentally, it was that very play that destroyed Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, quite literally, when a prop cannon misfired, burning the building beyond repair. And so Branagh’s story begins, in 1613, as the Bard returns home to be with his family, at which point some or none or who-knows-which of the events depicted in “All Is True” did or did not take place.

The movie, written with heavy hand and sodden-witted offense, has a few too many 400-years-the-wiser admonitions it wants to deliver about the way that Shakespeare, for all
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‘All Is True’ Film Review: Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare Biopic Aims High, Falls Flat

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‘All Is True’ Film Review: Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare Biopic Aims High, Falls Flat
How do we honor an icon when so little truth is known about his life? If Kenneth Branagh’s earnest Shakespearean biopic is any guide, we would do best to stick with the Bard’s own works. Indeed, it’s hard to watch “All Is True” without noticing what’s missing most: the nimble wit and profound insight we’ve already seen in Branagh’s own Shakespearean adaptations.

One can certainly empathize with the director’s desire to dig more deeply, after 35 years of committing the Bard of Avon’s work to stage and screen so successfully. But in the end, this fictionalized biography primarily reminds us how rare its subject’s talents really were.

As depicted by screenwriter Ben Elton, Shakespeare (Branagh) comes home to Stratford in 1613, hoping for a quiet retirement. He has been devastated by a recent fire, which burned his beloved Globe Theatre to the ground.
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Kenneth Branagh is a guest in his own home in new trailer for ‘All is True’

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Sony Pictures have released the second trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’ focusing on the twilight years of the famous bard.

Directed by and starring Branagh as Shakespeare, the original screenplay reveals a dramatic and little known period in the final years of William Shakespeare. Branagh is the playwright, Judi Dench is his wife Anne, and Ian McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton.

Ben Elton makes his original drama debut as screenwriter, Branagh, Ted Gagliano and Tamar Thomas are producing.

Also in trailers – Cate Blanchett disappears without a trace in trailer for ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

The film will be released in Ireland and the UK February 8th 2019.

All is True Official Synopsis

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he
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Warner Bros., Bron Strike $100 Million Co-Financing Deal

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Warner Bros. and Bron Creative have closed a $100 million co-financing deal for six movies, including Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” and Rebel Wilson’s “Isn’t It Romantic.”

The deal, announced on Tuesday, also covers the “Joker” origin film starring Joaquin Phoenix; crime drama “The Kitchen,” with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish; action-comedy “Superintelligence,” toplined by McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, and James Corden; and the tentatively titled “Torrance.” It expands Warner’s relationship with Bron Creative, which previously co-financed New Line’s “The Good Liar, directed by Bill Condon and starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, to be released on Nov. 15, 2019.

Bron Creative is a joint venture between Bron Studios, led by Aaron L. Gilbert, and Creative Wealth Media, led by Jason Cloth. Gilbert and/or Cloth will serve as executive producers on these upcoming movies.

“Aaron and the team at Bron have been great partners with us on ‘The Good Liar
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Warner Bros Inks $100M Co-Financing Deal With Bron For Six Films, Including ‘Joker’ & ‘The Mule’

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Warner Bros and Bron Creative, the joint venture between Bron Studios and Creative Wealth Media, have sealed a $100 million co-financing deal for six movies, starting with the Clint Eastwood thriller The Mule that opened last week.

The deal will make Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and/or Creative Wealth’s Jason Cloth executive producers on the films. The Warner Bros titles in the deal include the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker and Ben Affleck’s Torrance, and New Line Cinema’s Isn’t It Romantic, The Kitchen and Superintelligence.

Bron Creative previously co-financed New Line’s The Good Liar, directed by Bill Condon and starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. It has a to November 15, 2019, release date.

Warner Bros has been looking for co-fi partners since discontinuing its slate-funding relationship with RatPac Dune. That company, formerly run by Brett Ratner and James Packer, financed a portion of just about every recent
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Bron Creative Announces $100 Million Co-Financing Deal With Warner Bros.

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Bron Creative has closed a multi-picture, $100 million co-financing deal with Warner Bros, the company announced on Tuesday.

Bron Studios and Creative Wealth Media will co-finance several upcoming Warner Bros. films, including Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” the Batman villain prequel “Joker” with Joaquin Phoenix, the Ben Affleck-led film “Torrance” (working title) from Gavin O’Connor, as well as New Line Cinema’s “Isn’t It Romantic” with Rebel Wilson, “The Kitchen” starring Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish and “Superintelligence,” also starring McCarthy.

Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and/or Creative Wealth Media’s Jason Cloth will also serve as executive producers on these upcoming films.

Also Read: 'The Mule' Film Review: Clint Eastwood Drives for the Cartel in Thoughtful, Bumpy Crime Tale

The deal expands Warner’s relationship with Bron Creative, which previously co-financed New Line’s “The Good Liar,” which will be released on Nov. 15, 2019.

“I
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Bron Creative Strikes $100M Co-Financing Deal With Warner Bros.

Bron Creative, the joint venture between Bron Studios, led by Aaron L. Gilbert, and Creative Wealth Media, led by Jason Cloth, has closed a multi-picture, $100 million co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Pictures that will cover Clint Eastwood’s new film, The Mule, as well as five upcoming movies from both Warners and its New Line Cinema unit. Gilbert and/or Cloth will serve as executive producers on the upcoming films.

The deal expands on Warners' relationship with Bron Creative, which previously co-financed New Line’s The Good Liar, directed by Bill Condon and starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, which is ...
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All Is True (2018) Movie Trailer: Kenneth Branagh’s William Shakespeare Returns Home to a Dysfunctional Family

All Is True Trailer Kenneth Branagh‘s All Is True (2018) movie trailer stars Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder, and Matt Jessup. All Is True‘s plot synopsis: “The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and [...]

Continue reading: All Is True (2018) Movie Trailer: Kenneth Branagh’s William Shakespeare Returns Home to a Dysfunctional Family
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Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’ Opening Palm Springs Film Festival

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Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’ Opening Palm Springs Film Festival
The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will open on Jan. 3 with historical drama “All Is True,” starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen.

Branagh, who will be in attendance at the opening night screening, directed from Ben Elton’s script about the little-known period in the final years of William Shakespeare. Branagh portrays the playwright with Dench as his wife Anne, while McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton. Sony Classics bought worldwide rights in October.

The festival will close with “Ladies in Black,” directed by Bruce Beresford, on Jan. 13. The movie, starring Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond, Ryan Corr and Shane Jacobson, centers on a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney. Beresford will attend.

The festival will screen 223 films from 78 countries, including 48 premieres. It will screen 43 of the 87 official submissions in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. A jury of
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Kenneth Branagh’s All Is True gets a new UK trailer and poster

A UK poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming drama All Is True which stars Kenneth Branagh, who also directs the film, as the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare alongside Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Lydia Wilson, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Kathryn Wilder, and Eleanor de Rohan; take a look below…

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

All Is True
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Working Title, Universal begin shooting on 'Cats'

Working Title, Universal begin shooting on 'Cats'
Musical scheduled to open on December 20, 2019.

Principal photography has got underway in London on Cats directed by Tom Hooper and starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and newcomer Francesca Hayward, principal dancer with The Royal Ballet.

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical and the poems from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, Cats also stars Ian McKellen, singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, and Jennifer Hudson. Cats is scheduled to open theatrically on December 20, 2019.

Corden will play Bustopher Jones, Dench is Old Deuteronomy, Derulo is Rum Tum Tugger, Elba is Macavity, Hudson is Grizabella,
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