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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

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To all my fellow American P&P Fans, readers, and visitors of this blog who are celebrating Thanksgiving aka Turkey Day (the traditional U.S. Holiday) today, just want to wish you all a very...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Working Title and Focus Features reveal creative team of Joe Wright's Darkest Hour

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Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright is currently filming the Darkest Hour with Working Title Films and Focus Features releasing the first image of lead star Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. (See movie still above ^). They also recently revealed the creative team behind this movie along with JW. Looks like a few of JW's most frequent collaborators starting from his very first feature film (P&P) are back working with him in this new film. Oscar Nominees and Winners* such as Dario Marianelli (nominated for P&P, Atonement, Anna Karenina and winner for Best Original Score for JW's *Atonement),  (nominated for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Pride & Prejudice, Atonementand winner in *Anna Karenina),  (nominated for Best Production Design for P&P, Atonement, and Anna Karenina), and Katie Spencer (nominated for Best Set Decorator/Production Designer for P&P, Atonement, and Anna Karenina). Plus producers such as Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and some new very talented and also Oscar nominees collaborators, which you can read below...

Watch: Peter Wight in Netflix's The Crown starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith

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I recently finished watching (in less than a day), Netflix's new original miniseries The Crown (The early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of England is portrayed) starring Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Matt Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). It premiered earlier this month, November 4th with ten episodes. Having not read any news (other than it was going to be on Netflix and I didn't know who the actors were going to be in the main cast either) or spoilers about this miniseries. I thought it would be done after 10 episodes, but it looks like, this was just season one and season two is coming soon. When? I don't know, but I sure can't wait! I got hooked watching this miniseries, since I love watching period dramas and especially with the royals or monarchies (ie. The Young Victoria, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Duchess, etc.). I thought this was a very good and a must-watch miniseries (I was fascinated by it, whether it was accurate or not about Queen Elizabeth's life story in her early reign) with a great ensemble cast, beautiful score, great production quality and writing. It got me hooked watching and what a pleasant surprise to see Peter Wight (aka P&P 2005 movie's own Mr. Gardiner) albeit in a cameo role as a Newspaper editor in Episode 6! I thought he looked familiar! I didn't know he was in this drama. So, that was interesting and yet so random at the same time. If you haven't seen this yet, I highly recommend you do. This Thanksgiving break would be the best time to binge-watch this, if you have the time to watch, of course.

Watch the trailer for The Crown below...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Movie Casting News: Jena Malone and Josh Hartnett to star in 'A Moment To Remember'

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This is an interesting casting news (though I'm a bit late on posting this here) and movie title. Today's birthday celebrant Jena Malone will star as the female lead in a new indie drama, A Moment to Remember with Josh Harnett, who was in talks (in August) to co-star with her, according to Deadline. I thought the title and premise sounded familiar and that I've seen a movie similar to this one. Sure enough, I remember seeing a similar one, which was a South Korean movie of the same title (and premise) a couple years ago. It was a very good melo-drama (but a tearjerker one) Korean film. So, with Jena starring on this Hollywood remake opposite handsome Josh Harnett, plus the writer of Erin Brockovich. I am most definitely looking forward to seeing this movie!

Read more info. on A Moment To Remember (via Hollywood Reporter and Deadline) below...

Happy Birthday Jena Malone!

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Today (November 21st), marks the 32nd birthday of Jena Malone (aka Pride & Prejudice 2005's own Lydia Bennet). Jena was born on in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.

Follow the lovely Jena Malone and wish her a very happy birthday today on the following social media. You can follow and tweet her on her official Twitter: @MaloneJena. On Instagram here: @jenamalone. And Like her official facebook page here: Jena Malone.

Go see Jena as Sage Ross (as she cameos) in Nocturnal Animals (starring Amy Adams), which is now showing in US Theaters (it opened this past weekend) in limited release!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Kickstarter Campaign for A Jane Austen Travel Guide Book!

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Last year when we celebrated here the P&P (2005) movie's 10th Year Anniversary, one of our guest bloggers Karin Quint (of the Dutch Jane Austen websiteJane Austen.nl) who wrote a different perspective on Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005) movie: Joe Wright's different take on his Pride & Prejudice film keeps Jane Austen's work alivewrote a Jane Austen Travel Guide book titled: Jane Austen's England. In 2013, Karin travelled through England and visited each location. Het Engeland van Jane Austen (Dutch title) was published in the spring of 2014 by the renowned Dutch publisher Gottmer. So far, it’s doing very well in the Netherlands – a second edition was just published in July 2016. Karin very recently started a Kickstarter Campaign project: Travel Guide - Jane Austen's England to get the funding for English translations to her 300 pages long book for international Austen fans, who according to her, greatly expressed their interest in reading this guidebook, but unfortunately, it is only published and available in Dutch only...at least for now. So, if you're interested in an English Edition of this book, please support Karin's Kickstarter Campaign and help her reached the funding goal for its costly English translation. This book also features images of those stunningly gorgeous locations and behind the scenes info. from Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005) film.

Read more info. and the press release of Karin's Jane Austen's England travel guide book below...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Watch: New trailer for Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, and Helen Mirren

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A second trailer and a new poster (see above ^) has been released by Warner Bros. Pictures for the upcoming movie Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, and Helen Mirren. This film is directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and is set to be released next month on December 16th!

Watch the trailer #2 (featuring KK) below...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Joe Wright's Darkest Hour film stars Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Lily James; In US Theaters November 2017!

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I previously posted here last March that Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright is in talks to direct another Churchill related movie, titled Darkest Hour. Here's an update with a confirmation of JW directing the WWII film with recent casting and theatrical release dates announced for both US and International. Also, with production and filming underway, JW is reteaming with Working Title Films (formerly Working Title Productions) and Focus Features, which will be his 4th feature film after P&P, Atonement, and Anna Karenina and 5th after Hanna (Focus Features).

The main cast are interesting choices with Gary Oldman as PM Winston Churchill, Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill's wife Clementine, and as Churchill's personal secretary Elizabeth Nel. John Hurt and Ben Mendelsohn also star. Looks like no P&P actor, for the first time, is part of JW's new film, unless one or two of them who frequently works with him makes a cameo. We shall see...This will also be the third JW film (with Hanna and PAN, being the other two) without Keira Knightley (with whom he directed on three of his award winning films including his feature film debut, Pride & Prejudice 2005) on it.

Read more Darkest Hour casting and theatrical releases info. via Deadline below...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

P&P NewsBits: Watch Joe Wright's directed Black Mirror episode on Netflix, Jena Malone cameos in Nocturnal Animals starring Amy Adams, Judi Dench plays a Duchess in Richard III to premiere in December on PBS, and more!

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Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...

Here's today's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors: Jena Malone, Talulah Riley, Tamzin Merchant, Judi DenchTom Hollanderand Rupert Friend with director Joe Wright all in one post!  

First up...

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Matthew Macfadyen!

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Today (October 17th) is Matthew Macfadyen's 42nd birthday! Matthew, best known to us P&P Fans as Mr. Darcy (forever) of the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film, was born David Matthew Macfadyen in Great Yarmouth, Northfolk, England, UK in 1974 (42 years ago today!).

Happy Birthday Matthew Macfadyen!!!
(Mr. Darcy!)

Some interesting MM quotes talking about his iconic Darcy role/character (while you watch an MM Birthday tribute video...though in Spanish, but it included an English translation/subtitles below) worth re-posting here again and again as well as updated MM in various characters collage below...

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