Stephen Rea, Janet McTeer Among Cast Additions To Mini ‘The Honourable Woman’

By | Monday July 29, 2013 @ 7:10am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sundance Channel has assembled the international cast of its eight-part miniseries The Honourable Woman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and directed by Hugo Blick. Joining Gyllenhaal is Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line) as Hugh Hayden-Hoyle — a top MI6 spy on the verge of retirement, digging deep into the family of Nessa Stein (Gyllenhaal). His bitter ex-wife Anjelica is played by Lindsay Duncan (The Hollow Crown). Janet McTeer (Damages) plays the Head of MI6 Julia Walsh, who has a personal hold over Hayden-Hoyle (Rea). Read More »

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Magnolia Acquires Spanish Ensemble Comedy ‘Tasting Menu’

After hooking up on three titles at the EFM in Berlin, Magnolia Pictures has closed yet another deal on a film from Scandinavian sales outfit TrustNordisk. Roger Gual’s Spanish ensemble comedy Tasting Menu has been acquired by the company for all rights in the U.S. while Vendetta Film has taken Australia and New Zealand. The movie follows a couple who book a table at the best restaurant in the world. But by the time the reservation rolls around, they’ve already been separated for a year. As it’s the last night before the culinary gem closes forever, they decide they can’t miss the unique event and meet at the restaurant (which sounds an awful lot like Ferran Adria’s El Bulli which shuttered in 2011). Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flanagan, Claudia Bassols, Jan Cornet and Togo Igawa star. Producer is David Matamoros for Zentropa International Spain and Subotica Limited. Executive producers are Peter Garde and Peter Aalbæk Jensen. The film’s Spanish release is set for June 14. Click over for the trailer: Read More »

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Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman Inhabit Haunted House Pic ‘Out Of The Dark’

By | Thursday April 25, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea are starring in Out Of The Dark, a supernatural thriller just getting underway in Bogota, Colombia under Spanish … Read More »

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Sam Shepard Western ‘Blackthorn’ Acquired By Magnolia

By | Thursday April 28, 2011 @ 12:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Blackthorn, a Western about the final days of Butch Cassidy. Pic stars Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea, Eduardo Noriega and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau. Mateo Gil directed it from script by Miguel Barros. Ibon Cormenzana and Andres Santana produced. Pic premiered last week in downtown … Read More »

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Kurtwood Smith Joins CBS Series ‘Chaos’

By | Tuesday November 2, 2010 @ 6:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Kurtwood Smith will co-star on CBS’ midseason drama series Chaos. He is set for the regular role of Director Higgins, which was played in the pilot by Stephen Rea. As part of CBS’ midseason series order to the 20th Century Fox TV-produced project in July, the two sides decided to recast the part. Chaos centers on rookie CIA Operative Rick Martinez (Freddy Rodriguez) who is forced to spy on his dangerously unpredictable new team members in the ODS (Office of Disruptive Services), facing the possibility that they’ll betray and abandon him in hostile territory. Read More »

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CinemaNX Fund Backs Its First TV Project

CinemaNXThe Isle of Man-based equity investor has announced its first TV drama, a six-part thriller for the BBC. Until now CinemaNX has invested in features, covering up to 100% of the budget. Company Pictures (Skins) is making The Shadow Line, starring … Read More »

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