Emily Blunt heads to Mipcom to raise the curtain on ‘The English’ red carpet
Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer and Hugo Blick head to Cannes for a red carpet screening of a lively western drama series. English at Micom. The event will open the curtain on the event organized by RX France and will take place in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Sunday, October 16 at 18:00 CET, the night before the start of the main festival, market and conference. . A question and answer session with stars Blunt and Spencer and writer-director Blick will follow. English follows English aristocratic Lady Cornelia Locke (the Blunt) and former cavalry scout Eli Whipp (Spencer), as they team up in the 1890s in the central United States to traverse a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Stephen Rea, Rafe Spall and Valerie Pachner are also part of the cast. Drama Republic and Eight Rooks are co-producing for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in association with All3Media International, the distributor that will showcase the six-part series. . at Micom. RX France said “a number of high-profile screenings and events” would be staged at this year’s event, which is set to return to pre-Covid delegate numbers after a paired comeback in 2021.
Mad Max’s Vernon Wells Joins US-Australian Sci-Fi Movie ‘Island In The Stars’
EXCLUSIVE: Annoyed Max II: The Road Warrior actor Vernon Wells is among the cast of an upcoming American-Australian sci-fi film, island in the stars. Tony Bonner (The Snowy River Man), Emily Couple (The crossing) and Krista Vendy (neighbours) will also star, with Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead) in conversations for a role. Other high-profile stars are sought. American firms Lumen Actus and Molly Mooch Productions have joined forces with Australia’s Lady Of The Light Productions on the film, which hails from writer-director Tom Konkle (the problem is my business) and is billed as an “ambitious sci-fi/pulp adventure”. Konkle is producing along with co-writer Michael J Smith Wells and Lucinda Bruce. Scheduled to shoot in Australia, the plot will see a young woman embark on a dangerous expedition through space after a space pirate carrying a star map to a hidden planet crash lands outside her home. She hopes to unravel the mystery of the map and discover the fate of her missing father. “This pulpy space opera genre film can showcase generations of Australian talent,” said Konkle. He is repped by Linda McAlister Talent, AKA Talent, and Imperium 7, Wells is repped by Joseph D’Orofino Management, and Bruce is repped by Aaron Kelly of AK Entertainment.
The European Film Academy establishes a long list of documentaries that includes three Ukrainian films
Three Ukrainian films have been included in the European Film Academy’s list of documentary feature films that have been recommended for nomination at the 2022 European Film Awards. The list of films includes Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius, which follows the director as he returns to Mariupol, Ukraine, in the midst of war to be with the people he met and filmed in 2015. Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa made the list with his latest documentary. Mr Landsbergiswhich is based on the director’s conversations with Professor Vytautas Landsbergis and Danish filmmaker Simon Lereng Wilmont completes the list with his film A house made of splinters, which focuses on an orphanage in eastern Ukraine. 15 European countries are represented in the complete list, which you can consult here.
Warner Bros. Discovery Denmark Orders Grand Canyon Reality Adventure Series
Warner Bros. Discovery is moving toward a local production model in Europe, as we revealed last week, and its Danish arm today unveiled a reality competition format set in the Grand Canyon. WBD has commissioned Grand Canyon: The Greatest Adventure Banijay Nordic’s Pineapple Entertainment. The show will air on Channel 5 of the linear network and on the Discovery+ streaming service. The format will see a group of celebrities spend 16 days rafting 360 kilometers on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, which is one of the most challenging rafting locations in the world. With the help of adventurer Thor F. Jensen, the cast includes actors Andreas Jessen and Lise Baastrup, athlete Anne-Marie Rindom, handball champion Jesper Nøddesbo, musician Mohamed “Skinz” Ahmed, and TV personality, host , model and actress Ibi Støving. They have to cooperate to traverse the ever-changing environment, while learning about the cultural history of the landscape and working together to set up a daily camp. “Grand Canyon it’s like an unscripted road movie through one of the world’s greatest natural wonders,” said Kathrine Skjold, executive producer of Pineapple.