THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS – To coincide with the upcoming release of 100 Streets starring Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton we have a brand new clip to share.
The film is a layered and gripping drama, which takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Jim O’Hanlon directs.
100 Streets border and intersect the film’s setting in contemporary London. Chelsea squares back onto high-rise estates, riverside opulence contrasts the day to day grind. It’s in these streets that our cast of characters face major choices and change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their often inter-weaving existences.
The cast’s interconnecting stories paint a picture of a society where you are often loneliest within a crowd. As tension mounts, relationships are strained, loyalties are tested and violence erupts. Yet the underlying message of the film is one of hope; if you reach out to others, life is not a lonely struggle. With nods to both Crash and Amores Perros and inspired by London life, 100 Streets portrays modern city life in all its complexity and will resonate deeply with those who have lived it.
Catch the exclusive new clip below. 100 Streets is in cinemas and on-demand in the UK from November 11th. (source)
Also, a brand new poster for the movie has been released – together with the clip – and just added to our gallery. Enjoy! :)
Yesterday morning (September 19th), Gemma was guest on ITV’s Lorraine. She was there to promote and talk about The Girl With All The Gifts (which is going to be released in the UK this Friday!) Looking gorgeous, as usual, and in shape – despite what Lorraine might say about her size! For which there is nothing wrong because Gemma is simply perfect, not fat, curvy and beautiful!
Anyway. Some photos of Gemma during the show, of some of her outside have now been added to the gallery! Below you can also watch a clip of the interview:
Talk and Radio Shows > 2016 09 19: ITV’s Lorraine [+34]
Talk and Radio Shows > 2016 09 19: ITV’s Lorraine – Outside [+27]
THE GUARDIAN – Adapted from MR Carey’s post-apocalyptic YA novel, The Girl With All the Gifts is set in a future society where a mysterious disease has turned almost everyone into zombie-like ‘hungries’ who feed on human flesh. Some children, affected by the disease, are able to avoid the zombie-like state – including Melanie (played by Sennia Nanua). When Melanie’s school is attacked, her teacher (Gemma Arterton) and a soldier (Paddy Considine) must help her reach safety.
DEADLINE – Danish director Lone Scherfig continues her path to British citizenship with Their Finest, which took its world premiere bow at the Toronto Film Festival this past weekend. It’s her fourth British film in a row, after An Education, One Day and The Riot Club, and follows a group of characters in wartime London as they mount an heroic film production for the British government’s propaganda machine. When Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is seconded to pen a screenplay, she is immersed in an hilarious and warm theatrical world that includes characters like prima donna ham actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy, on masterful form) and her handsome co-writer Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin).
Based on Lissa Evans’ novel and scripted by Gaby Chiappe, Scherfig’s film paints a rich and nuanced picture of life for those in London who weren’t off fighting, but who still made enormous contributions to the war effort as they dealt with nightly bombings during The Blitz. And it has something meaningful to say about the work of women, especially, in keeping the country running.
Its moviemaking backdrop was what attracted Scherfig, she told me, as she and her cast descended on the Deadline Toronto studio. “It’s a little window in film history where films have never been more important,” she noted.
Arterton shines in the lead, bringing truth and depth of emotion to the film as its parody of the world of 1940s film production keeps the tone light. “There’s broad strokes in this film,” she said, “but everything’s done with such detail that it makes it not-brash. That’s down to Lone’s attention to detail. Little tiny things that you might not even catch, really, but she sees and thinks about.”
Nighy gets the plummiest of plum parts as the monstrously egotistical Hilliard, and he was on typically riotous form at the Deadline studio. “They were looking for someone to play a chronically self-absorbed, pompous actor in his declining years, and they thought of me,” he quipped. “Which is tricky to process on occasion, but I suppose I should be just grateful for the work.”
The great skill of the film, though, is that even Hilliard’s arch character gets to demonstrate a softer side. Says Scherfig: “Ambrose Hilliard changes over the course of the film, as much as someone as vain and ignorant of what goes on around him can change.” (source)
While at the Toronto International Film Festival, Gemma and the cast of Their Finest have been interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. You can watch it below:
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – It’s a powerful film for women, said actress Gemma Arterton of ‘Their Finest’ at the Toronto International Film Festival. “In a very sort of gentle way, without shouting and stamping about it.”
Also, a couple of behind the scenes photos taken while filming the interview have been added to the gallery as well:
– Public Events > 2016 Toronto International Film Festival – Interview with The Hollywood Reporter
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