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  M.   April 25, 2013

Despite a similar place within the visual medium, films about photography and photographers aren’t as numerous as one might think. (And honestly, how terrible would an Anne Geddes flick be?) But a biopic about famed Jewish-Hungarian war photographer Robert Capa has been in the works for years, and hasn’t always been limited to just one project. Close Enough looks to be close enough to production that we’ll assume this is the version we’ll see first.

If it gets its cast straight, however. It was only a couple of days ago that we found out Tom Hiddleston joined the cast, replacing the previously announced Andrew Garfield for the lead role. And now Screen Daily reports Hayley Atwell has signed on to play Hiddleston’s partner, replacing Gemma Arterton in the role. It is set to be directed by Paul Andrew Williams, whose career has taken him from indie horrors (The Cottage) to more wholesome fare, such as Unfinished Song and the upcoming Miss You Already.

Atwell has been pulling her dramatic weight in British productions for years, but really became familiar to American audiences for her role as Captain America’s love interest Peggy Carter. She’ll next be seen in Barnaby Southcombe’s femme noir I, Anna with Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne.

For Close Enough, Atwell will play Gerda Taro, Capa’s professional and personal companion, widely regarded as the first female war photographer. The film will focus on the couple’s years in Paris in the 1930s, culminating with the Spanish Civil War that vastly affected both of their lives.

“Hayley is someone I have wanted to work with for a long time,” Williams said, “and after a few near misses we have finally found, what I believe to be, the best project to collaborate on. The chemistry between Capa and Gerda was electric and I have confidence that Tom and Hayley will repeat that chemistry on film.”

Principal (non-war) photography is set to begin in June.


  Nicole   April 22, 2013

Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick have been set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Voices, the Marjane Satrapi-directed psychological thriller that is being co-produced by 1984 Private Defense Contractors and Mandalay Vision. Filming is about to start in Berlin, with script by Paranormal Activity‘s Michael R. Perry. Reynolds plays a lovable but strange bathtub factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden murderous turn, Jerry’s evil “talking” cat and benevolent “talking” dog lead him down a fantastical path that ultimately brings him to salvation.

Arterton just wrapped Runner, Runner opposite Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, and was last seen in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Kendrick is coming off the sleeper hit Pitch Perfect. Both are repped by CAA.

1984 Private Defense Contractors’ Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna are producing with Mandalay Vision’s Matthew Rhodes, and Roy Lee. Mandalay’s Adam Stone will have a producing credit and Cathy Schulman is exec producing.


  M.   April 02, 2013

Described as a reimagining of Gustave Flaubert’s ‘Madame Bovary,’ the film is the tragicomic story of the life and death of the titular character, an English expatriate living in Normandy.

Production is expected to kick off this Summer with French actor Fabrice Luchini (‘In The House,’ ‘The Women on the 6th Floor’) co-starring. Arterton will next be seen starring alongside Saoirse Ronan in Neil Jordan’s ‘Byzantium’ when it opens in Irish cinemas in May.


  M.   March 27, 2013

Exciting times! In the next month Song For Marion is set for release in several countries around the world.

Please let your friends and loved ones know!

The Netherlands – April 11th
Australia – April 25th
France – May 15th
New Zealand – May 9th
Belgium – May 1st
Finland – April 12th
Norway – April 19th

  Nicole   March 24, 2013

The action-horror movie, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner, has a follow-up in the works from studios Paramount and MGM.

Once the film crossed the $200 million worldwide box office figure, the news was announced. The $50 million-budgeted film opened in cinemas earlier this year and earned $54 million at the US box office.

As of this weekend, the Tommy Wirkola-directed film has earned $205.8 million.

Reps for both stars confirmed with The Global Dispatch that the scripts will be key and will be reviewed by the actor.


  M.   March 20, 2013

By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Monday March 18, 2013 @ 1:29pm PDT

The news comes the same day the revisionist fairy tale starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton crossed $200 million at the global box office. That’s a significant milestone and key to the decision to go ahead with a sequel that is now officially in development; Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters made its bones overseas. While the pic opened at $19.6 million here January 25, and topped out at $54 million domestically on what Paramount said was a $50 million budget. But they loved it overseas, where the film has done over $150 million. That provides a strong hedge for these high concept action films.

Paramount, MGM and MTV Films were behind the first pic, from Gary Sanchez Productions, whose principals Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick are expected to return as producers for the second go-round as is Beau Flynn. Tommy Wirkola wrote and directed the first movie, which after this weekend has grossed $205.8M worldwide.


  M.   March 16, 2013

by Kevin Jagernauth

It would seem that Gemma Arterton has a thing for the works of author Posy Simmonds. The actress sashayed across the screen in Stephen Frears’ adaptation of the writer’s “Tamara Drewe” a couple of years back, and now it looks like she’s set to lead another one of Simmonds’ books as it heads to the movies.

French actor Fabrice Luchini revealed to Allocine that he’ll be starring with Arterton in “Gemma Bovery,” which Anne Fontaine (“Two Mothers,” “Coco Before Chanel“) confirmed she will direct. A reimagining of Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” (duh), the story is told in flashback, detailing the tragicomic last few months in the life of the titular character, an English expatriate living in Normandy. The setting is contemporary and nods to Flaubert’s novel overt, so perhaps it will be a bit of fun for those looking to shake up the literary canon.

Production is set to get underway this summer, which means you can probably catch up with both the original book and then the graphic novel before this arrives.