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Awaiting New TV Series, Tim Roth Sets Back-To-Back UK Films

By | Friday October 7, 2011 @ 8:20am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: While Lie To Me star Tim Roth waits for his next series that will come from the deal he signed with 20th Century Fox TV, he’ll first go back to the UK to star in a pair of films he’ll make back to back. Roth and Cillian Murphy will star with newcomer Eloise Laurence in Broken, an adaptation of the Daniel Clay novel that was scripted by Mark O’Rowe and will be directed by Rufus Norris, the British theater director whose credits include the Tony-nominated Les Liasons Dangereuses. The film will be produced by Dixie Linder, Nick Marston and Tally Garner, and funded by BBC Films and the BFI in association with Lip Sync and Bill Kenwright Ltd, a Cuba Pictures Production. BBC Films developed it.

Roth plays the father of an 11-year-old girl living in North London who witnesses a violent attack that changes the way she looks at the world around her. Shooting begins this month in England.

Roth follows with The Liability, starring with Peter Mullan and Talulah Riley. The film’s directed by Craig Viveiros, whose debut film Ghosted just made its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. John Wrathall wrote the script and Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn of Corona Pictures are producing. Funding comes partly from Northstar Ventures through the North East Creative Content Fund, in association with Northern Film and Media. The film is a darkly comic road trip taken by an aspiring hit … Read More »

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Mike Sitrick, Shame On You…

By | Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 5:31pm PDT

sitrick.jpgI’ve known Mike Sitrick for a long time. He’s a PR maven who prides himself on being a family man. Which is why he should be filled with self-loathing for allowing his firm to promote a torture porn pic like Captivity, much less an even more disgusting premiere party whose selling point was its political incorrectness. (Let me make it perfectly clear: I support talent’s right to make the movie, just not business people profiting from it.) Sure, I received all those inane emails announcing the bash, and I did the right thing: I trashed them. Other journalists fell all over themselves covering the event so as to diss it: really, they’re lemmings hurling themselves off the cliff. There is only one way to stop the business of these torture porn movies: by shaming the people who receive money for releasing them, publicizing them, having anything to do with them. So, Mike, how could you? (And how could you, After Dark’s  Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman?) Take that Captivity money and donate it to charity and pledge publicly right now you’ll never get involved with torture porn pics again. Until Mike does, I urge Hollywood and other companies to shun Sitrick and Company because there is such a thing as guilt by association.

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