Last month, we announced that Tom Felton’s upcoming film “In Secret” (formerly Therese Raquin) would be released February 21st. Today we bring you the first trailer from the film featuring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange.
Stay tuned for more news on this upcoming feature from Roadside films.
Deadline is reporting that Fox Searchlight has now secured the rights to”Belle” for release in North America and the U.K. The movie stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode.They are expecting to release in Spring of 2014.
LOS ANGELES, CA July 1, 2013 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired most worldwide rights including North America and the United Kingdom to BELLE, inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Directed by BAFTA Award winner Amma Asante and written by Misan Sagay, BELLE features Gugu Mbatha-Raw in her first starring role along with Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, Academy Award nominee Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Academy Award nominee Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode. The film was produced by Damian Jones. The film is scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
“Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a revelation as Belle, she gives a brave and powerful performance joined by an outstanding ensemble cast and we look forward to introducing her to film audiences everywhere. We were entranced by this inspiring story of love and perseverance during a time of significant social and legal changes,” said Gilula and Utley.
“The experience and sensibilities of the team at Fox Searchlight make it a wonderful match for BELLE. I am so pleased their passion for this film means it now has the ability to be seen by audiences worldwide. We’ve worked hard to turn historical facts of the life of a true pioneer into a compelling and moving cinema experience,” said Asante.
“We are thrilled this magnificent film has found the perfect home. The Fox Searchlight team’s understanding of the film and its potential makes for an incredibly exciting journey through release and beyond,” said Jones.
BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
The deal was brokered by Fox Searchlight’s Vice President of Acquisitions Ray Strache, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs Megan O’Brien and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions Tony Safford with Bankside Films’ Co-Managing Director Hilary Davis and Head of Sales & Marketing Stephen Kelliher and Christos Michaels of Lee & Thompson, as well as Steve Christian on behalf of Isle of Man Film and Pinewood Pictures. The film was developed by the BFI Film Fund which also backed production, alongside Isle of Man Film, Pinewood Pictures, Head Gear Films and Metrol Technology.
For more on Tom Felton’s character, check out our exclusive interview with him from last years NY Comic Con where he gives us a little sneak peek into the film.
DirecTV announced today, and we now have confirmation from Tom himself that he will be starring in the upcoming Neil LaBute drama “Full Circle. The 10 Episode arc will be featured on the Audience Channel this fall, exclusive to DirecTV. Here’s what the LA Times had to say about the upcoming series.
When DirecTV’s new original drama “Full Circle” debuts on the Audience Channel in the fall, some people will see it as screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute’s TV debut. But others may see it as a chance for Angel and Draco Malfoy to team. Both “Angel” and ”Bones” star David Boreanaz and “Harry Potter” alum Tom Felton have been announced in the cast, but don’t expect a typical ensemble effort.
The concept behind the 10-episode drama series is that each episode will feature a conversation between two characters in a restaurant. One of the characters will then provide the bridge to the next episode, which will feature that person paired with a new character, and so-on until the season finale, which will bring all the characters together.
Joining Boreanaz and Felton are Kate Walsh, Minka Kelly,Julian McMahon, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Bill Campbell, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson andRobin Weigert.
The connections are sometimes surprising: McMahon plays a high-powered entertainment lawyer, while Kelly plays his wife. And Boreanaz plays his client, a famous comic with a wild streak, while Palmer plays someone whose life was forever changed as the result of a joke the comic took too far.
Production on the series will begin at the end of May in DirecTV’s Los Angeles Broadcasting Center.
“Full Circle” will be DirecTV’s original series follow-up to “Rogue,” the police drama starring Thandie Newton that debuted in April. Previously, DirecTV had picked up series that began on other networks to finish their runs. It produced three seasons of ”Friday Night Lights” when it was going to be canceled by NBC and it produced two seasons of ”Damages”when it was in danger of being canceled by FX.
Thanks to Universal we now have a new short video featuring Tom announcing the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. While the video of Tom himself is not new, the voice over of Tom answering questions accompanied by artwork of the park is.
The park will be open, as Tom said, in spring of 2010. Enter for a chance to win tickets to the grand opening at Universal Orlando Resort.