Film Adaptation of Jennie Rooney’s RED JOAN by Trevor Nunn

  Oscar-winner Judi Dench and rising talent Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) will lead Red Joan for director Trevor Nunn. Lindsay Shapiro has penned the script, an adaptation of Jennie Rooney’s eponymous 2014 novel which itself took its inspiration from the true story of Melita Norwood, a woman unmasked at age 87 as the KGB’s longest-serving […]

LEAN ON PETE film news

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s novel Lean on Pete has premiered at Venice Film Festival in competition today (Sept 1) and will also travel to Telluride Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Xan Brookes have given it a four star review in the Guardian and David […]

Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger to star in Fiona Shaw’s TELL IT TO THE BEES

Principal photography is just getting underway in Scotland on the Annabel Jankel-directed Tell It To The Bees with Anna Paquin boarding to star opposite Holliday Grainger. The period romance is based on British author Fiona Shaw’s novel that Jankel (Max Headroom, D.O.A.) calls “an unholy mash-up of 1950s social and magical realism.” Continue reading here… Read the Screen Daily article here.

British Director Andrew Haigh in Post-Production with Lean on Pete

Charlie Plummer as Charlie Thompson in Lean on Pete British writer-director Andrew Haigh is in post-production with Lean on Pete. Adapted by Haigh from Willy Vlautin’s best-selling and award-winning novel of the same name, the film is seen from the perspective of 15-year-old boy Charlie Thompson, who is left to his own devices by his single […]

BOB. Bestseller. Film star. Magazine editor.

The much anticipated film adaptation of A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen premiered on 3rd November followed by a special edition Street Cat Bob takeover in The Big Issue. Go behind the scenes with James and Bob and read interviews with the cast here. A Street Cat Named Bob is at number one on the Sunday Times […]

World War I at Home with Philip Hoare

Royal Victoria Hospital Shocking stories of the World War I Hampshire hospital doctors who faked footage on cures for shellshock. Author Philip Hoare examines the evidence and reveals some other real-life human tragedies at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley. Watch on BBC iPlayer here.

Jack O’Connell to play Alexander McQueen in biopic

Jack O’Connell has been cast as Alexander McQueen in a film about the high-flying fashion designer, adapted from Andrew Wilson’s book Blood Beneath the Skin. It will be directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years) who is also directing the film adaptation of fellow Aitken Alexander author Willy Vlautin’s Lean on Pete. Read more on the Guardian here.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Trailer

      Lionsgate has released a trailer for Alexandre Aja’s upcoming thriller based on Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel and starring Aaron Paul, Sarah Gadon and Jamie Dornan. Read more here.