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  Nicole   October 20, 2015

DEADLINE – Gemma Arterton has been set to star in Catherine Shepherd’s directorial debut Like A Virgin. Kate Ogborn produces the feature project, which has been developed with the BFI.

The story follows the character of Mary, who is visited by the Angel Gabriel while off her head following a night out. Gabriel tells her that she has been chosen by God to give birth to the next Messiah. The film looks at what happens when a girl who isn’t ready to grow up is chosen to save the world?

Shepherd is a mult-talented actress and writer. In addition to acting in the likes of Paddington, she has also previously worked on cult Brit comedy faves such as Peep Show, The IT Crowd and also collaborated with Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

Arterton has been on a tear of late, with a number of prestige projects in the pipelines, including Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest Hour And A Half, Colm McCarthy’s She Who Brings Gifts and Arnaud des Pallieres’ Orpheline opposite Adele Exarchopoulos.

Fly Film was set up in 2009 by Emmy and Bafta award-winning producers Lisa Marie Russo and Kate Ogborn. They have produced feature films by Terence Davies, Ken Loach, Turner prize winning artist Gillian Wearing and artist and filmmaker Andrew Kotting. Their most recent film was Randall Wright’s Hockney. Ogborn is currently developing feature films with Marc Munden, Harry Wootliff, Grant Gee, Samantha Morton and Tony Grisoni. (source)

  Nicole   April 14, 2015

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVEGemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Marigold Hotel) are set to star in Their Finest Hour and a Half, with Lone Scherfig (An Education) directing.

BBC Films developed and co-finances the film, which is being produced by Oscar-nominated producers Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films, led by Stephen Woolley (Made in Dagenham) and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn).

Gaby Chiappe has adapted Lissa Evans’s 2009 novel set in early 1940’s World War II London. A romantic comedy imbued with the screwball repartee of classic Hollywood of the time (think a Brit His Girl Friday), Their Finest Hour and a Half is a battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz.

BBC Films’ Christine Langan and Ed Wethered will exec-produce. HanWay, still hot off the headline-making $9 million Sundance sale of Brooklyn to Fox Searchlight, have boarded worldwide sales rights.

“Gaby Chiappe’s skilful adaptation of Lissa Evans’s brilliantly comic and moving wartime novel is a stunning film debut,” commented BBC Films’ head Christine Langan. “Their Finest Hour and a Half is a funny and touching romance with a great female lead role that is entertaining and emotional in equal measure,” added Hanway managing director Thorsten Schumacher.

The prestige pic is set for a late summer shoot, and reps another classy title from vet collaborators and Brit film industry stalwarts Posey and Woolley. Posey most recently produced Brooklyn with Finola Dwyer while Woolley has another stellar looking feature in the pipelines in Todd Haynes’ Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Kyle Chandler. Elizabeth Karlsen is a producer alongside Woolley for that project. Hanway is handling sales on both those titles. (source)

  Nicole   March 23, 2015

VARIETYGemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are to star in “She Who Brings Gifts,” which Altitude Film Sales has boarded. Pic is adapted by M.R. Carey from his novel “The Girl with all the Gifts.”

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“She Who Brings Gifts” is the story of Melanie, a girl who is full of questions about the world. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh. Melanie is a very special girl.

The film is due to shoot in the U.K. May 2015 and is produced by Camille Gatin, co-producer of James Marsh’s “Shadow Dancer” and Ricky Gervais’ “Special Correspondents,” co-starring Eric Bana, and Angus Lamont, producer of the Berlin Competition jury award-winning “’71,” directed by Yann Demange. The feature has been developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund.

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The screenplay for “She Who Brings Gifts” appeared on the Brit List, which is a compendium of stellar scripts by non-U.S. writers, set up to complement the U.S. Black List. Scripts that have made the list include “The King’s Speech,” “My Week with Marilyn” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Gatin said, “It’s hugely exciting to combine Mike Carey’s truly original script and Colm McCarthy’s dynamic yet sensitive style, with such a terrific cast.”

Lamont added, “Melanie’s story is a completely unique take on a much loved genre, seamlessly blending together a lonely child’s search for love and family with a terrifying journey where she controls the fate of the last adult humans on earth.”

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  M.   September 24, 2014

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– The script for Hansel and Gretel 2 has been completed
– It is now up to Paramount to give it the green light
– Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner will return when possible

When we first heard that a sequel to the 2013 movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was being written, we were a little unsure as to the reason for it, as we honestly felt that the movie was average at best. However, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters managed to gross an impressive $226m worldwide, making it quite the financial success and worthy of a sequel.

So, it was down to Tommy Wirkola, the writer and director of the first movie, to come up with a script for Hansel and Gretel 2 and he has now confirmed that he has completed the script and handed it over to Paramount. It is now down to the studio to give the movie the green light, while the schedule of Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner will also need to be taken into account.

Wirkola explained to Fantastic Fest, “I’ve written the script for it. I’ve given it to Paramount and it’s up to them now. But I don’t know what’s going to happen. Jeremy [Renner] is so busy these days, I don’t know how they’re going to juggle all of that, but it’s up to [Paramount]. We’ll see. Hopefully, I’ll get to do another film first.”

He added, “They really liked the script I gave them. The first film was a learning curve for me working in the studio system and the script I wrote for the original was so different. We ended up taking a lot out and altering stuff that first time. I’m smarter now. I tried taking what I learned and still delivered a sequel script that’s an R-rated action film.”

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  M.   September 07, 2014

International Correspondent
Elsa Keslassy
@elsakeslassy

Gaumont has inked a raft of major pre-sales on Anne Fontaine’s “Gemma Bovery,” a romantic comedy with Gemma Arterton, ahead of its world premiere at Toronto.

Gaumont has pre-sold the film, a playful twist on Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary,” to Germany (Prokino), Benelux (Victory), Italy (Officine Ubu), Brazil (Mares Filmes), Scandinavia (Atlantic), Canada (Metropole), Middle East (Four Star), CIS (Exponenta), Greece (Odeon), Switzerland (Pathe) and South Korea (Sejong).

Arterton stars as a passionate young British woman who moves with her husband to a provincial Norman town where she meets a quirky, yet charming French baker.
Arterton plays opposite French star Fabrice Luchini, one of Gaul’s rare bankable actors.

“Gemma” was penned by Fontaine and Pascal Bonitzer, based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, the author of “Tamara Drewe,” which was adapted to the bigscreen by Stephen Frears and also toplined Arterton. Pic was produced by Mathieu Tarot at Albertine Productions, Philippe Carcassonne at Cine@ and co-produced by Gaumont, which also handles French distribution.

The material is proving popular, as a version of “Madame Bovary,” starring Mia Wasikowska and directed by Sophie Barthes, unspools next week in TIFF. Read More

  M.   August 15, 2014

The illustrious Sunday Night At The Palladium, one of the UK’s best loved entertainment shows, will be returning this autumn to ITV for a prime-time six part series.

Some of the UK’s best-loved comics and entertainers will host one show each and introduce some of the biggest stars from music and comedy onto one of the world’s most famous stages. There will also be jaw dropping specialty acts from around the world plus surprise guests.

Hosts lined up include actor, comedian and presenter ROB BRYDON, award-winning actor and comic JACK WHITEHALL, presenter and stand-up JIMMY CARR and entertainer, actor and presenter BRADLEY WALSH.

Global superstars Neil Diamond, Art Garfunkel, Bryan Adams, and Maroon 5, plus disco legends Earth, Wind and Fire are all lined up to perform plus Little Mix, Nicole Scherzinger and The Script, plus stand-up comedy from the likes of Alan Davies, Sarah Millican and Milton Jones with music from some of the West End’s best-loved shows and a sneak preview of the new musical Made In Dagenham starring film actress Gemma Arterton.

The 2,200 strong audience inside the Palladium will also be featured and there will be huge surprises for the most unsuspecting audience members who will compete to win some incredible prizes.

ITV’s Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Peter Davey said: “We’ve got some great hosts and fantastic guests booked to play the iconic stage of the London Palladium and we’re excited that Sunday Night At The Palladium will be a fun and unmissable part of our weekend line up.”

Sunday Night At The Palladium was commissioned by Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell, ITV and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Peter Davey, ITV and executive produced by ITV Studios’ Lee Connolly and Fiona Clark.

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Thanks to Chuckie for the heads-up.

  M.   July 01, 2014

Ex-Bond Girl Gemma Arterton’s latest film role in Gemma Bovery requires her to speak fluent French.

And having mastered the language of love, she is now in a relationship with French film director Franklin Ohanessian.

The pair made their public debut at Wimbledon on Saturday after a lunch hosted by Jacob’s Creek wine.

A besotted Gemma, 28, who is separated from her husband Italian fashion consultant Stefano Catelli, conversed with her beau in his native tongue.

‘Franklin doesn’t like or really want to be in the limelight, but yes, we are together,’ she told me. ‘We met when I was filming The Voices and hit it off. We speak in French and I regularly commute to Paris to be with him.’

Ohanessian is an assistant director of Gemma Bovery. Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure?

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