Latest News - February 15 / 2010

The Promised Land (2011)
"a police-thriller set in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem during the British Mandate era in Palestine. It tells the gripping true story of two British police officers Thomas Wilkin, played by Jim Sturgess, and Geoffrey Morton, played by Matthew Macfadyen and their battle to bring to an end the campaign of bombings and assassinations by the extreme right-wing Jewish underground led by the charismatic poet, Avraham Stern [Colin Firth]. The film culminates when the two policemen track Stern down to his apartment hide-out in Tel Aviv on Mizrachi Street in 1942."
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Glenn Close is set to reprise her stage role in film based on George Moore's story. Orlando Bloom, Michael Gambon and Janet McTeer are also on board.

Set in a luxury hotel in Dublin, Albert Nobbs is a Gosford Park-style “below stairs” drama featuring Close as a woman in 19th century Ireland who disguises herself as a man in order to survive. The celebrated actress has said that Nobbs will be “the challenge” of her career. “I believe in this story and its potential to take everyone on a sensuous, funny, heart-breaking ride,” Close commented.



Burke and Hare (2010)
Andy Serkis is replacing David Tennant in this dark (yet true) comedy about 19th century graverobbers. Also stars: Simon Pegg, Tom Wilkinson, John Cleese, Hugh Bonneville, Isla Fisher, Stephen Merchant. Directed by John Landis.
The project is based on the true story a pair of British serial killers, William Burke and William Hare, gravediggers who sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection during the 19th century.
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3 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm very excited to hear about Promised Land - thank you for the heads up on that film!

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  2. The Promised Land sounds really good. I fell in love with Leon Uris's book "Exodus" when I was a teenager, but never thought the movie did it justice. Promised Land sounds like another run at it...sort of.

    BTW, I've awarded you the Happy 101 award...http://janegs.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-happy-happy.html

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  3. Ruth, you're welcome! It will be interesting to hear more as it gets closer. I can't say that WW2 films are my favourite era.

    Jane, thanks for passing along the Happy!

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