THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Bleecker Street has filled out its 2018 calender.
The indie distribution company has set the dates for titles that include the Papillon remake, Keira Knightley period piece Colette and drama Leave No Trace.
Bleecker Street has moved the nationwide release date for Jon Hamm political thriller Beirut up two days, from April 13 to April 11, and has pushed up the limited release of On Chesil Beach nearly a month, to May 18.
Papillon — the Rami Malek-Charlie Hunnam remake of the Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman two-hander — will open nationwide on Aug. 24, nearly a year after its TIFF debut. The Slender Man thriller and Keanu Reeves sci-fi film Replicas are also set to open on that date.
Bleecker Street has also dated all of its Sundance acquisitions, beginning with Leave No Trace, which will hit theaters in a limited release on June 29. The Ben Foster-starrer will open the same weekend as the Sicario sequel.
Knightley’s Colette is set for a limited Sept. 21 release, opening the same weekend as Taron Egerton’s Robin Hood. And fellow Sundance feature What They Had, starring Hillary Swank and Michael Shannon, will open on Oct. 12 in a limited release.
In a romantic new video for the single “Let Her Love In,” Righton enlisted his wife, Keira Knightley, to make a rather rosy cameo. The video was shot on an iPhone in the South of France, and Righton directed and edited the footage himself. Watch it below:
Keira Knightley has joined the chorus of condemnation which has greeted the numerous revelations about Harvey Weinstein, the man behind two of her own film hits. Knightley, who won a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her part in the Weinstein produced drama The Imitation Game and was photographed with him at Hollywood parties, said she was “profoundly shocked” by reports of his “disgusting behaviour”, in an statement sent to The Telegraph.
I worked with Mr Weinstein twice and although he was bullish in his marketing of the films, he was always professional with me. I am profoundly shocked by the reports of his disgusting behaviour.
I had heard rumours of his tantrums and bullying but not of the extreme sexual harassment and abuse that is coming to light now.
I would like to applaud the extraordinary bravery of the women who are coming forward. It is only through acts of bravery like this that we will see change.
I believe we need a serious discussion about women’s treatment in the workplace and the culture that allows people like Mr Weinstein to so abhorrently abuse their power. It would be naive to assume that this is an isolated case in the film industry or any other and while women remain so underrepresented across all professions and in politics, they remain at risk.
Another new role for Keira! Looks like 2018 will be a busy year for her, and for us (we’re not complaining).
VARIETY – Keira Knightley is set to star as a spy in a new drama from K Period Media, the production company behind “Manchester by the Sea,” Variety has learned.
The film will be based on an original script written by Camilla Blackett (“Newsroom,” “New Girl”). A director isn’t attached yet.
Knightley will produce the still-untitled independent movie along with Bristol Automotive’s Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky (“The Imitation Game”); and K Period Media’s Kimberly Steward and Josh Godfrey.
Since making a splash at Sundance 2016 with “Manchester by the Sea,” K Period Media — which was founded by Steward — has become one of the buzziest new producing houses in town for prestige pictures.
The company’s slate includes “Conversion,” a drama about a Midwestern family grappling with the sexual orientation of their son; “The True Adventures of Wolfboy,” starring Jaeden Lieberher and John Turturro; “Charlatan,” starring Matt Damon as a real-life 20th century doctor with questionable surgical practices; and Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the horror thriller “Suspiria” for Amazon Studios.
Knightley can next be seen in the dramas “The Aftermath” and “Colette,” a biopic about the French novelist that wrote “Gigi.”
Courtesy of their official Facebook account, CHANEL have released a new photoshoot of Keira to promote their latest collection of fine jewelry. Be sure to take a look.
Our gallery has been updated with Blu-ray quality screen captures of Keira’s return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as Elizabeth Swann. Most of you will already know her role in the latest film is very, very small (she doesn’t have any dialogue) – but it’s a nice reminder of her character, and who knows what this could mean for any future involvement she may or may not have with the series. One thing is certain–she still looks so beautiful in the period costumes. Enjoy the captures!
Jokes aside, it was a pleasure to see Keira back attending events. She was earlier today on the BGC trading floor to raise money in support of charities at the BGC Charity Day in London. The event is to comemmorate the 658 employees and 61 Eurobroker employees of BGC who passed away when the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11, 16 years ago.
Check the pictures added in our gallery, with Keira looking pretty in Gucci!
Written by Neil La Bute and David Vernon, Berlin, I Love You segments are being directed by Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Massy Tadjedin, Peter Chelsom, Til Schweiger, Justin Franklin, Dani Levy and Dianna Agron. Josef Rusnak will helm the transition sequence that ties up all the episodes.
Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess join co-stars Diego Luna, Mickey Rourke, Toni Garrn, Sibel Kekilli, Agron and Rafaelle Cohen, who already boarded the project, which is being shopped to international buyers at Toronto by Highland Film Group and Disrupting Influence’s Glenn Kendrick Ackermann and Jason Piette.
The Cities of Love series launched in 2006 with Paris Je T’aime, which was followed by New York, I Love You in 2009. Berlin, I Love You will explore coupling in the German capital, where production is set to start by end of September.
Berlin, I Love You marks a reteaming for Mirren and Knightly, who recently co-starred in Disney’s upcoming live-action pic The Nutcracker and also worked together in Collateral Beauty.