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‘Effie Gray’ Trailer Starring Dakota Fanning

‘Effie Gray’ Trailer Starring Dakota Fanning

Emma Thompson is pulling double duty in the new period drama Effie Gray. Not only will the acclaimed actress star alongside Dakota Fanning, she also wrote the screenplay for this latest project from director Richard Laxton. Adopt Films has released the first domestic trailer, which tracks one woman's struggle to find her own identity.

Effie Gray takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, Effie Gray follows a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard.

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Emma Thompson Joins ‘The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson’

Emma Thompson Joins ‘The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson’

Emma Thompson has joined the cast of The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, which will mark the directorial debut of acclaimed actor Robert Carlyle.

Robert Carlyle himself will take the title role, starring as a troubled Scottish barber who suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a serial murder. The screenplay is adapted from a series of novels by author Douglas Lindsay, written by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren.

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EXCLUSIVE: Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell Talk ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell Talk ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Every December, fans can look forward to some of the best movies each particular year has to offer, as the awards season really heat up. This year, Disney's Saving Mr. Banks is riding a wave of critical acclaim that could lead to a slew of Oscar nominations in various categories. The film takes fans behind-the-scenes at Walt Disney Pictures in the early 1960s, showing how Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) ended up convincing author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to turn her beloved book Mary Poppins into a movie. We sent Todd Gilchrist to sit down with Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell (Travers Goff), Jason Schwartzman (Richard Sherman), B.J. Novak (Robert Sherman), Bradley Whitford (Don DaGradi) and director John Lee Hancock to discuss this drama, which expands nationwide on December 20. Check out our exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of Saving Mr. Banks.

Saving Mr. Banks was released December 13th, 2013.

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Milla Jovovich, Angela Bassett and Pierce Brosnan Join ‘Survivor’

Milla Jovovich, Angela Bassett and Pierce Brosnan Join ‘Survivor’

Millennium Films has announced that Angela Bassett, Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich and Emma Thompson are set to star in James McTeigue's upcoming thriller Survivor.

The film centers on an American State Department employee (Milla Jovovich), who is working in London. Her office is bombed and she finds herself caught in a conspiracy plot that leads to her becoming a fugitive from her own country. She is tasked with clearing her name and stopping a terrorist attack on New York's Time Square before New Year's Eve.

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Tom Hanks Is an Older Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Photos

Tom Hanks Is an Older Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Photos

Tom Hanks is seen as an aging Walt Disney in the latest set of stills from Saving Mr. Banks, which recounts the Disney founder's long quest to bring the family musical Mary Poppins to the big screen. Here, we see that Walt has been after P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) for quite sometime. We also get another look at the supporting cast of Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak playing song-writing brothers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman as they create the classic tune 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' at their piano.

Saving Mr. Banks was released December 13th, 2013.

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First Official ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Photo with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

First Official ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Photo with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Time has revealed the first official photo from Saving Mr. Banks, which features Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins.

Saving Mr. Banks follows the tumultuous relationship between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers as they work to bring the beloved Childrens' novel Mary Poppins to the big screen. About the role of the disgruntled author, Emma Thompson had this to say."She's the most difficult person I've ever played. She was a woman of quite eye-watering complexity and contradiction. Often I play people who are controlled by some very clear guiding moral principles. Like Margarete Schlegel [in Howards End], guided by the early principles of feminism and equal rights, and Elinor Dashwood [in Sense and Sensibility], guided by the principles of decency and honor. There are very clear moral prisms these women pour life through, and I understand that very well. And [P.L. Travers] was not like that at all. She was far more chaotic and confused and morally various.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Set Photos Reveal Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Set Photos Reveal Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Tom Hanks has a very Disney-esque quality about him, but casting him as Walt Disney is distracting, because he's Tom Hanks. It makes sense from a financial standpoint, but Saving Mr. Banks might be more believable if Walt Disney Studios had cast someone less well known to play the role.

We say this only because a couple of set photos have come in, and though Hanks has the moustache and smile down, its hard to believe the two entities are one. The movie, which follows author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen, is currently shooting at Disneyland, which has been retrofitted to appear as it did in the 1960s. It's one of the most visited attractions in the world, so of course a couple of sneaky set photos have leaked out. Check them out and decide for yourself. Does Tom Hanks make a good Walt Disney? Or is it too distracting? We go with the latter.

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‘Beautiful Creatures’ Adds Emma Thompson

The two-time Oscar winner will portray the dual role of Mrs. Lincoln, a small town religious zealot, and Sarafine, who is the dark witch who possesses her.