Lily James Rom-Com adds a casting
Sajal Ali, Shabana Azmi, Rob Brydon and Asim Chaudhry have joined the cast of Working Title and Studiocanal’s romantic comedy What does love have to do with it? Filming is now underway in London pictured, which Deadline previously revealed would star Lily James, Shazad Latif and Emma Thompson. Jemima Khan wrote the screenplay and will produce, under the direction of Shekhar Kapur. Nicky Kentish Barnes also produces alongside Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, with Sam Masoud as executive producer. Story is a cross-cultural romantic comedy about love and marriage and takes place between London and South Asia.
‘Last Warrior’ kills Russian box office
Russia’s box office received a boost in early 2021 The Last Warrior: The Root of Evil set a gross record of $ 22.1 million in its first ten days of release. Initially opened for $ 2 million on January 1, director Dmitriy Dyachenko’s film topped all Russian releases during the pandemic era despite cinematic capacity restrictions limited to 25%. From Disney Russia, Yellow, Black and White and TV Channel Russia, it is also the first local or Hollywood film to cross the 1 billion ruble mark during the period. A sequel to the years 2017 The last warrior (a.k.a The last knight), the epic fairy tale adventure centers around traditional Russian and Slavic characters. The previous film was Rbl 1.73B while the local total for the sequel is Rbl 1.71B and climbing.
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Shine TV Boss leaves
Shine TV chief executive Tanya Shaw leaves UK Chef producer after seven years. She resigned at the end of March and the Banijay-owned company is now looking for a successor. “I say goodbye to the best team I have ever worked with,” she said. Shaw is the latest UK creative leader to step down after Banijay acquired Endemol Shine Group last year, with Tiger Aspect CEO Damian Kavanagh stepping down in late 2020.
HBO Europe gives green light to Swedish actual crime document
HBO Europe has ignited a six-part real-life crime series from Warner Bros. ITVP Sweden that will investigate unusual occurrences in the Swedish village of Knutby. Pray, obey, kill follows reporters Anton Berg and Martin Johnson as they investigate a story involving a small, tight-knit Pentecostal congregation who believed Jesus was returning to Earth to marry their leader. When a young woman from the community was murdered and her neighbor suffered multiple gunshot wounds, the ensuing trial became an international sensation. The film is directed by Henrik Georgsson (The bridge) and produced by Ruth Reid, while Anton Berg, Martin Johnson and Martina Iacobaeus are executive producers. HBO Europe executive producers are Hanne Palmquist, Hanka Kastelicová, and Antony Root.
Susanne Bier to deliver Goteborg opening speech
The night manager Director Susanne Bier will be the guest of honor at the Goteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision event this year, which runs from February 3-4 online. Bier will deliver remarks, sharing his advice on how creators can adapt to the changing world of content while staying true to their own creative vision. Other showcase events include ongoing work sessions, case studies, and presentations from developing series. On the list is the next Swedish drama A royal secret and the Croatian series in development the possibility of an island.
Deployment of Amazon “ I Care A Lot ”
Amazon Prime to roll out Toronto 2020 thriller I care a lot in the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and New Zealand from February 19. Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza Gonzalez, and Dianne Wiest star in the story of a crooked legal guardian who meets his partner when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she appears. The film is a production of Black Bear Pictures, written and directed by J Blakeson (The disappearance of Alice Creed). STXinternational handled the international and is running the film on Amazon as part of its digital deal with the streamer. Netflix had already acquired a multitude of markets, including the United States