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2009-12-11 06:35:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Take a step back in time and follow an introspective young woman as she navigates through a life forever intertwined with the dancing of the infamous mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan, in "The House Where Isadora Danced" (published by AuthorHouse), the new historical fiction by J.O. Jeppson. The year is 1898, and Casselda Carver is a lanky redhead growing up in the provincial village of Powetville. At age 16, Cass, as she is known to friends and...

2009-09-04 10:22:29

British filmmaker Guy Ritchie is to follow up his movie Sherlock Holmes with a big-screen adaptation of the comic book, Lobo, Variety reported. Production on the film about an alien interstellar bounty hunter is slated to begin early next year, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Ritchie, who is perhaps best known as pop star Madonna's ex-husband, previously directed RocknRolla, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

2009-07-07 11:49:15

Scottish actor David Tennant has signed on to co-star alongside Colin Firth and Rupert Everett in the next film in the St. Trinian's franchise. Tennant is best known for his work on TV's Doctor Who and in the Royal Shakespeare Company's recent stage production of Hamlet. The BBC said Tennant and Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding will appear in The Legend of Fritton's Gold, the sequel to 2007's St Trinian's. Tennant is set to play the villain Pomfrey in the movie, while Harding, who made a...

2009-06-07 12:39:48

Blondes may have more fun -- just not with fictional British superspy James Bond, who researchers found prefers dark-haired women for his romantic liaisons. Cleveland State University communications Professor Kimberly Neuendorf said by studying the 195 female characters in the first 20 James Bond films her research group also determined the fictional hero also tended to sleep with young and attractive women, The Sunday Telegraph reported. The research team analyzed the characteristics of the...

2009-06-02 18:36:00

Hardwicke and Hirsch attached to project BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Overture Films announced today that it is currently developing a modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic Hamlet. SAG Award(R)-nominee Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) will play Hamlet for director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). The script is being written by Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) who also adapted The Painted Veil from celebrated author W. Somerset...

2009-05-27 09:54:29

Action film stars Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman have signed up for roles in Keith Huff's new Broadway play, A Steady Rain, theater sources said. Craig has played suave secret agent James Bond in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, while Jackman has played Wolverine in four X-Men movies. The New York Post said the actors are set to star this fall in Rain, a stage drama about two Chicago cops whose lifelong friendship is tested when they become embroiled in a domestic dispute in a poor...

2009-05-14 12:00:00

The North American touring production of Monty Python's Spamalot is scheduled to close in Costa Mesa, Calif., Oct. 18, the musical's producers said Thursday. The national tour will have played 1,408 performances in more than 101 separate engagements throughout the continent to an audience estimated at nearly 3.6 million people. The tour began in Boston in March 2006 and recouped its investment in less than nine months on the road. By the time the tour ends, approximately 6.9 million...

2009-04-28 13:07:54

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films say principal photography is set to begin next month in England on Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson is returning to the title role she originated in the Nanny McPhee, the tale of a magical caretaker who appears when she's wanted the least and needed the most. The new family comedy will be directed by Susanna White, whose credits include television's Bleak House, Generation Kill and Jane Eyre. Also...

2009-04-28 05:00:00

Academy Award(R)-Winning Actress and Screenwriter Emma Thompson Returns to Next Chapter of Beloved Family Comedy, Directed by Susanna White and Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans and Academy Award(R) Winner Dame Maggie Smith LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Pictures and Working Title Films - in association with Three Strange Angels Productions - announced today that principal photography begins early next month on Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Oscar(R)-winning...

2009-04-24 19:16:32

British-born film director Ken Annakin has died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his daughter said. He was 94. Annakin's directing credits include Swiss Family Robinson, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, The Longest Day, Battle of the Bulge, The Call of the Wild, The Fifth Musketeer and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. He was nominated, with co-writer Jack Davies, for a screenwriting Academy Award in 1965 for Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. The Los...

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