Hollywood star rides into Connemara

John Cusack, the Hollywood actor, has joined the cast of a western being filmed in Galway. The star will play a villain called Dutch Albert in Never Grow Old, which is directed by Ivan Kavanagh from Dublin. Emile Hirsch stars in the lead role of the Irish immigrant Patrick Tate. The project has been funded by Ripple World Pictures with the assistance of the Irish Film Board.

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Last day of filming for Red Joan takes place at Newnham College

Kingsman star Sophie Cookson and a crew led by director Sir Trevor Nunn have been in the city filming scenes for Red Joan, a new film based on the life of Melita Norwood, the KGB's longest-serving British spy. A statement released by the college said: "Scenes were shot in Old Hall, the Pfeiffer arch, Newnham's gardens and inside our Kennedy building. The film is expected to be released in autumn 2018."

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John Cusack joins Irish western 'Never Grow Old'

Being John Malkovich actor Cusack co-stars as malevolent villain Dutch Albert with Hirsch (Lone Survivor) in the lead role as the reluctant hero Patrick Tate. Shoot has been underway in Ireland since November 6.

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A Good Woman features Sarah Bolger and Andrew Simpson

"Once Upon a Time" actress Sarah Bolger has joined Abner Pastoll's crime-thriller "A Good Woman Is Hard to Find" alongside Edward Hogg ("Taboo") and Andrew Simpson ("Notes on a Scandal").

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Good Favour Sells to the US

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to Rebecca Daly's third feature, Good Favour, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.

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Judi Dench's 'Red Joan' Biopic Sells Internationally

Red Joan — starring Oscar winner Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Tom Hughes (Victoria) and telling the real-life story of a grandmother exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy — has scored a raft of international deals.

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Irish black comedy 'Dark Lies The Island' reveals first look, sales deal

Principal photography has wrapped on black comedy Dark Lies the Island, written by Irish writer Kevin Barry (City Of Bohane). Based on characters from Barry's short story collection of the same name, Dark Lies The Island follows a long-standing family feud in a small Irish town.

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Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson to star in Trevor Nunn's 'Red Joan'

Oscar-winner Judi Dench and rising talent Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) will lead Red Joan for director Trevor Nunn. Lindsay Shapiro has penned the script, an adaptation of Jennie Rooney's eponymous 2014 novel which itself took its inspiration from the true story of Melita Norwood, a woman unmasked at age 87 as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

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Good Favour Selected for TIFF

Rebecca Daly's fiction film Good Favour will premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (taking place from the 7th – 17th September).

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Interview with Billy O'Brien

In his latest podcast/interview, Nerdly writer and Britflicks host Stuart Wright talks to Billy O'Brien (pictured above), the writer/director of I Am Not A Serial Killer. A dazzlingly original, darkly funny and disturbing gem with a genre-bending twist, I Am Not A Serial Killer follows a small town teenager in the US, obsessed with serial killers, who unwittingly discovers the identity of the killer who has been slaughtering residents for body parts.

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Three BIFA Nominations for 'Serial Killer'

The 2016 British Independent Film Award nominations have been announced, with Ken Loach's Palme d'Or–winning "I, Daniel Blake" leading the pack with seven nominations.

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'Level Up' Gets Theatrical Release

FilmBuff has licensed U.S. distribution rights to Adam Randall's feature debut, the action thriller LEVEL UP. The New York-based distribution company, whose titles include Banksy's EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP and Benson+Moorhead's SPRING, have set an August 26 theatrical release for the film, and will release it on Video-on-Demand September 26th.

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Max Records & Christopher Lloyd Get Creepy In First Trailer For 'I Am Not A Serial Killer'

This is the kind of trailer I absolutely love: moody and bleak enough to make an impression, but one that also doesn't dispel too much information in the process. It's a nice balance of eerie and morbidly inviting, which helps instantly get you into the twisted mindset of its central protagonist. Although we missed it at SXSW this year, reviews praised the film, particularly Records' performance and O'Brien's unconventional approach.

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Fantasia lineup includes 'I Am Not a Serial Killer'

Beloved genre festival Fantasia has completed announcing its very, very full final lineup for its twentieth edition. Highlights include Fede Alvarez's "Don't Breathe," the Mel Gibson-starring thriller "Blood Father," the world premiere of "The Top Secret: Murder in Mind," Billy O'Brien's "I Am Not a Serial Killer," a screening of "Train to Busan," a heart-stopping series of documentaries ("Beware The Slenderman"!), an action-centric series that includes the world premiere of "Kickboxer: Vengeance" and so very much more.

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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' opens second on DVD chart

Universal Pictures' "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," a belated sequel to the 2002 comedy about a young Greek woman who falls in love with a non-Greek, debuted at No. 2 on both the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart and the Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart.

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Box Office: 'Batman V Superman' Tops, But 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Nabs Strong $18M Weekend

Batman v Superman didn't stop My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 from taking its own bite out of the weekend box office. Nia Vardalos's sequel to her 2002 sleeper sensation earned 3,032% more on its opening weekend compared to the original! Yes, that's a record for that particular statistic. And now, with an $18.116 million debut, it's on track to make as much as $7.3 billion at the domestic box office! Okay, probably closer to $60m domestic, but let me have my fun for a moment.

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More excited for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 than Batman v Superman? You're not alone

Zack Snyder's superhero blockbuster and rom-com sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will go head to head at the box office this weekend

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Greek Wedding Sequel one of 2016 most anticipated

We get back with the Portokalos clan in this sequel 14 years in the making. (Better My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 than My Big Fat Greek Divorce!)

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Pitch Perfect 2 opens top of disc chart

Universal Pictures is on a roll, with Pitch Perfect 2 debuting at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ended Sept. 27, a week after Furious 7 achieved the same feat..

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Pitch Perfect 2 hits $260m Worldwide

Pitch Perfect 2 took over £167m ($260m) worldwide in just one month and beat Mad Max: Fury Road in its opening weekend at the UK box office.

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Pitch Perfect 2 Surpasses $100m

Pitch Perfect 2 will cross the $100 million mark at the U.S. box office on Saturday.

This is yet another high note for the Universal comedy as it looks likely to edge out big-budget tentpole Tomorrowland at the Memorial Day weekend box office, with just north of $41 million. The Pitch Perfect sequel has an estimated $29 million pricetag, while Diseny's Tomorrowland reportedly cost $180 million to produce.

Pitch Perfect 2 will surpass $125 million by the end of the four-day weekend.

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Pitch Perfect 2 Opens in the US

Tom Hardy, George Miller, and Mad Max: Fury Road were run over by Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and the young harmonizers of Pitch Perfect 2 in a game of chicken between two sequels with equally passionate fan-bases.

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I Am Not a Serial Killer Shoots

Shoot is underway in Minnesota, US, on Irish writer-director Billy O'Brien's adaptation of novelist Dan Wells' supernatural-thriller I Am Not a Serial Killer.

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Level Up Starts Shoot

Principal photography is underway in London on UK thriller Level Up, starring Josh Bowman and Neil Maskell (Kill List). British actor Bowman is best known for his long-running role as Daniel Grayson in US drama series Revenge, which he left earlier this year after four seasons on the show in a dramatic exit.

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Jack O'Connell nominated BAFTA Rising Star

Actor Jack O'Connell is among five young actors nominated for this year's EE Bafta Rising Star award.

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Starred Up Awards at NBR

Starred Up was awarded by the National Board of Review in the categories: Best Breakthrough Performance for Jack O'Connell and Top 10 Independent Films.

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Starred Up Awards at BAFTA Scotland

[...] One of the night's biggest winners was Starred Up, winning three of the four categories in which it was nominated. The hard-hitting prison drama finished ahead of Filth and Sunshine on Leith to win the Feature Film award. For his work on the film, David Mackenzie took home the Director Film/Television award while Jonathan Asser picked up the Writer Film/Television trophy.

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Young Ones review

Those intimate shots, paired with vast panoramas of barren wasteland make Young Ones a haunting visual experience. And the performances by Shannon and a talented cast of young actors push this film towards greatness: tragic greatness.

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Young Ones wins best screenplay at Sitges

The award for best screenplay went to Young Ones, by Jake Paltrow

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Starred Up up for best poster and trailer at Screen Awards

Starred Up, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Frank each received double nominations.

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Jonathan Asser on Starred Up

Jonathan Asser used to struggle with his extreme rage until he learned to master it - and discovered a skill for calming violent prisoners. His experience led to a film and best-newcomer award at the London Film Festival.

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Young Ones Review

Jake Paltrow's Young Ones is easily one of the most ambitious films to be unveiled at this year's Sundance Film Festival. It takes a page not only from post-apocalyptic actioners like Mad Max, but also Dust-Bowl era literature and films - especially John Ford's big-screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath -all mixed in with a certain punk rock aesthetic and Tarantino-style chapter breaks

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Shannon and Hoult Shine in Young Ones

A hot young cast, a dystopian future and a sci-fi angle may be the selling points of Jake Paltrow's pioneering epic, but the new Hunger Games this isn't. Instead, Paltrow's feature, shot in the sweltering mountainous heat of South Africa is a Western in the tradition of the old style of treacherous landscapes, child brides and violent men.

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