April 15th is on my calendar …
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
Hooray!!! I am so excited! Here is the article from Deadline!
The third installment in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has set a release date of April 15, the studio said Wednesday. That’s Easter weekend next year for the pic, which now has a title: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
Warners is moving up the movie from its previous July 15 slot. Remember, all event titles on the Warner Bros slate are purely theatrical next year, not day-and-date on HBO Max. Warner Bros already had Easter weekend on hold on the schedule for an untitled event movie.
Easter weekend always has been a vibrant period for Warner Bros, with such notable box office debuts as Batman v. Superman ($166M), Clash of the Titans ($61.2M), Ready Player One ($47M) and most recently the movie that brought moviegoers back from the pandemic, Godzilla v. Kong (which made $48M over five days).
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will go up against DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys via Universal, and Paramount’s Sandra Bullock-Channing Tatum adventure movie The Lost City of D. No word yet if those two studios will do something brazen and put both titles on streaming and in theaters day-and-date.
David Yates returns to direct The Secrets of Dumbledore.
The two Fantastic Beasts movies have grossed a combined $1.46 billion worldwide. Altogether, with the $7.7 billion made by the Harry Potter franchise, the Rowling Wizarding Universe counts close to $9.2B at the global box office.
In the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series, Eddie Redmayne plays Magizoologist Newt Scamander, a collector and tamer of mystical beasts who makes his way through the secret wizard communities of New York, Paris and London during the late 1920s. The movies also have starred Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller and Dan Fogler.
Johnny Depp, who had portrayed villain Grindelwald in the franchise, was cut from the latest movie following allegations of being a “wife beater” per the UK courts in November. The part was recast with Mads Mikkelsen.
Collider.com has shared that Eddie is signed to a new project.
The prestige project represents an edgy departure for the Russos’ company AGBO Films.
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is attached to star in the untitled Cambridge Analytica movie for Joe and Anthony Russo’s company AGBO Films, which is in talks with two-time Oscar winner Peter Farrelly to direct, Collider has exclusively learned.
A representative for AGBO had no comment.
Avengers: Endgame scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the script, and the project is financed and ready to go into production, though just like last year when we reported that Matt Shakman was in talks to direct, it’s still anyone’s guess as to when that will actually be. The project was initially slated to be directed by David Gordon Green.
Redmayne is poised to play Christopher Wylie, the pink-haired data consultant who hatched the idea of Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that illegally harvested the personal data of 87 million Facebook users in order to influence Donald Trump’s presidential victory and the Brexit vote. Wylie’s guilty conscience led him to become a whistleblower and tell his story, both in court and in the press, and it was an article in The Guardian by Carole Cadwalladr that was acquired by AGBO and serves as the catalyst for this project.
The Russo brothers are producing with their AGBO partner Mike Larocca, and the Cambridge Analytica project represents an edgy departure for the company, as well as screenwriters Markus and McFeely. 30WEST is executive producing and shopping the Cambridge Analytica movie with AGBO, and several distributors are said to have already expressed interest in the prestige project.
Redmayne recently starred in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, and strangely enough, the Cambridge Analytica movie sounds like the kind of compelling film that Sorkin would actually make. The British actor recently wrapped Netflix’s thriller The Good Nurse with Jessica Chastain, while Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 has already started test screening in certain areas. That film will be released on July 15, 2022.
Farrelly is coming off of Green Book, which won him a pair of Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. He’s currently prepping Apple’s unique Vietnam movie The Greatest Beer Run Ever starring Zac Efron and Russell Crowe, and he’s also developing a sequel to Kingpin with his brother, Bobby Farrelly. The director is represented by Anonymous Content and CAA, which also represents Redmayne along with United Agents.
A few days back Eddie and Hannah attended the Wimbledon Championship games – his first public appearance since the beginning of the year. Eddie was seen in the Royal Box along with Sam Mendes and Sir Trevor McDonald. He looked handsome in a cream woollen Ralph Lauren suit.
I have had so much fun the past few days going through all of Eddie’s photoshoots, upgrading shoots that were already in our gallery and added new images and new shoots that were missing! I love seeing how he has evolved through the years!
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The Daily Mail shares the exciting news that Eddie is headed back to the West End!
Willkommen! Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is close to fulfilling his dream… of playing the decadent master of ceremonies in the classic musical Cabaret in the West End.
And he is tipped to share the stage with Jessie Buckley, who will play Sally Bowles.
This column can reveal that a new production of Cabaret — starring the powerhouse duo of Redmayne and Buckley — is due to begin performances at the Playhouse Theatre, near the Embankment in London, in early November.
The show is centred on a seedy Berlin after-hours haunt called the Kit Kat Klub, in the last gasp of the Weimar Republic, as the Nazis ascend to power.
Joe Masteroff wove his story — about a naïve Englishman who goes to Berlin; a cabaret with a grotesque host; and the joint’s star turn, the English Fraulein Sally Bowles — from Christopher Isherwood’s The Berlin Stories and John Van Druten’s play I Am A Camera.
John Kander and Fred Ebb provided music and lyrics, Harold Prince added his innovative showmanship, and theatre history was made.
Joel Grey became indelibly associated with the role after playing the Emcee in that first production in 1966 — and later in the 1972 film.
But Alan Cumming also left his mark; playing the menacing charmer in London in 1993; and on Broadway in 1998 and 2014.
Redmayne was just 19 when he first tackled the role; as part of an amateur troupe that took Cabaret to the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2001.
And during one of my earliest interviews with him, he expressed his desire to play the Emcee professionally in London.
He has musical form, having played ‘workhouse boy number 43’ (as he put it) as a ten-year-old, in the Cameron Mackintosh production of Oliver!
That show was directed by Sam Mendes who, incidentally, directed an acclaimed Cabaret at the Donmar Warehouse (starring Cumming and Jane Horrocks), and then on Broadway (co-directed with Rob Marshall) with a sensational Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles.
I have since seen Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller play Bowles (all opposite Cumming). Strangely, though, of the many Cabarets I’ve watched, it was Rufus Norris’s version, staged at the Savoy Theatre (and produced by Bill Kenwright), that hit me hardest, with its warnings of fascism, nationalism and prejudice.
Redmayne also told me that he was ‘obsessed with singing’ when younger, so it didn’t surprise me when he was cast in the movie musical Les Miserables.
Earlier this year he completed work on Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them 3; and he is now in New York, filming The Good Nurse.
But all film work’s on hold from the autumn, so he can prepare for a solid run of several months in Cabaret.
His co-star Buckley, meanwhile, still has a couple of film projects to complete before principal rehearsals (pencilled in for October).
She’s been in constant demand since she broke through as Marya Bolkonskaya in the BBC’s War & Peace; appearing in various other TV dramas (Chernobyl and Fargo), and the films Judy and Misbehaviour.
But she really showed what she’s capable of in Beast, Wild Rose and I’m Thinking Of Ending Things. She’s marvellous, too, opposite Josh O’Connor in Simon Godwin’s National Theatre film of Romeo & Juliet, shown recently on Sky Arts.
Like Redmayne, she knows about singing (even though Sally Bowles is supposed to be untalented in that department), to which those who saw her shine in the otherwise unwatchable BBC very-light-on-entertainment nonsense I’d Do Anything can attest.
For starters, she comes from a musical family; and she’s adept at many styles (as she proved in the country & western-themed movie Wild Rose).
Her Sally Bowles will join a long stage line that includes Judi Dench, who originated the role in London in 1968.
Redmayne and Buckley have been approved by John Kander, and those representing the estates of Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff.
Check back soon, old chums, to see what happens next . . . your table’s waiting.
Anyone excited about The Good Nurse? Well thanks to What’s On Netflix we have all that has been announced so far …
Netflix was recently on a spending spree in the Berlin European Film Market following the pattern earlier displayed in Sundance. In one of the biggest deals at the European Film Market, the streamer acquired global rights in the region of $25M for The Good Nurse, set to star Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne. The movie was one of the most in-demand films at Berlin. Here’s what you need to know.
BAFTA-nominated Danish writer-director Tobias Lindholm known for his work on Borgen, Mindhunter and The Hunt will be directing the movie with a script written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay on 1917.
Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa will be producing the movie along with FilmNation. The movie was set up earlier with Lionsgate before it landed in the open market at the EFM. Deadline was the first to report Netflix’s intention to move forward with buying the movie.
What is the plot of The Good Nurse and who is Charles Cullen?
Netflix’s The Good Nurse will tell the true story of the pursuit and capture of Charles Cullen, one of the most prolific serial killers in history who is suspected of murdering up to 400 patients during his 16-year career as a nurse, earning him the title “The Angel of Death”. Cullen was a married father who was thought to be a responsible caretaker before he was implicated for the deaths of as many as 300 patients over 16 years, spread across 9 hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The movie will be adapted from Charles Graeber’s 2013 chronicle book of these events called The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder.
Who is cast in The Good Nurse?
Netflix’s The Good Nurse will be led by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne who is known for his roles in such movies as Fantastic Beasts, The Danish Girl, Les Miserables and more. Notably Redmayne is among the cast of the multi-Oscar nominated Netflix Original movie, The Trial of the Chicago 7. Redmayne will play Charlie Cullen, who was caught by two former Newark homicide detectives who would not let go, aided by a nurse
Alongside Redmayne will be Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Molly’s Game, Interstellar) who will portray the nurse who worked alongside Cullen and risked her job and family’s safety to stop him and end the killing spree.
Nnamdi Asomugha is the third star to be attached to the title in late March 2021. Asomugha’s credits include When the Streetlights Go On, Crown Heights and Sylvie’s Love. Later, in April 2021 Noah Emmerich (The Americans, Space Force) and Kim Dickens (Deadwood, Fear the Walking Dead) were also announced to appear in The Good Nurse.
What’s the production status on The Good Nurse?
The Good Nurse is expected to enter production on April 21, 2021 in the town of Stamford, Connecticut, US according to issue 1240 of Production Weekly. Filming is currently set to wrap on June 11, 2021.
When might we see The Good Nurse on Netflix?
With production starting in April 2021, the movie will probably hit Netflix only in 2022. We will wait for more official news regarding the release date.
Instead of congregating on the stage of Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium for their best-ensemble win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the cast of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” called in on Zoom.
For a video conference, they make a starry bunch. Logging in from around the world were Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, John Carroll Lynch, Ben Shankman and other members of Aaron Sorkin’s historical courtroom drama.
After winning the guild’s top honor, the cast spoke briefly with The Associated Press in an interview recorded Thursday before Sunday’s broadcast of the pre-taped awards. Here, slightly edited for clarity, are their remarks.
AP: You’re an especially varied group of actors with quite different styles and approaches. How did you coalesce as an ensemble?
EDDIE REDMAYNE: A lot of credit has to be given to Francine Maisler, who was our casting director. All of the characters represented in the film were so unique and so specific. I think she collected a group of actors who had completely different styles and completely different outlooks on the way to approach work. For me, what I loved when I got to see a cut of the movie was that you saw that. It was like a clash of different types of music, whether it was jazz or rock or classical — but all of that coming together under Aaron. He was the conductor, almost. So I give Aaron and Francine a huge amount of credit. It was a joy day-and-day-out to watch these great and different and varied actors slugging it out.
FRANK LANGELLA: There is something very powerful about working toward the greater good. Actors have a tendency to think about themselves a lot. How’s my lighting? Am I going to get my close-in my scene? But as I said in my speech, Aaron rose above that and caused all of us to do that.
JOHN CARROLL LYNCH: When you take a job in a movie called “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” there’s an assumption that it’s going to be an ensemble picture. It’s a self-selecting group of people who want to work with others so intimately and being willing to risk their own process in such quarters. It is a tribute to the casting and to Aaron’s script but also to the actors who said “yes.”
MICHAEL KEATON: Frankly, it’s an embarrassment to me. These guys did all the heavy lifting. I showed up for a couple days. I’m getting credit for not much — but I’ll take it.
REDMAYNE: Michael, I always think that’s more terrifying. It’s one thing to be on a job for a couple months. You had to come in for two days and knock it out of the park, and you did.
KEATON: I like actors and when I saw this cast I went, “Oh man, this is going to be ….” Even though I didn’t have much interaction with anybody, I liked it. I want to be part of that kind of group.
AP: This is the first Netflix film or release from a streaming service to win the guild’s top award. It had once been set for theatrical release from Paramount Pictures. Now you’ve won this much-sought-after award over Zoom, does it feel strange?
LYNCH: It’s very frustrating because we did theatrical-distribution acting when it turned out to be streaming acting. I don’t know about you but this is not a Zoom suit. This is not a Zoom tux.
SACHA BARON COHEN: I must say I think it’s great that it came out on Netflix. The fear with a movie about an obscure historical event is that nobody goes to see it and it’s in the specialty box-office section. The beauty of some of these streamers is that millions of people around the world saw this movie and they now know this powerful story and saw a great bit of art. That is the plus-side of this not being theatrical. Hopefully it will come out at some point in the theaters, but I think we benefited from it being on a streamer.
LANGELLA: I like it like this because I hate award shows. I go to very few but when I do — the tuxedo, the lines, people all over. This is much more civilized. I’m in my bedroom slippers. It’s really comfortable.
KEATON: I have no pants on.
AP: You’d normally about now be whisked away to some glamorous Hollywood party. Instead, you’re talking to me on a laptop.
REDMAYNE: Making films is such an odd process. You sort of come together with a disparate group of people. Sometimes you have rehearsals but on this we didn’t really have any. Actors would come in for a day or two. You make the film and you all go away again. The promoting process, sometimes, can be the moment when you actually all sit down and get to know each other. The only time we have all met up is on Zoom calls when someone like yourself is asking the questions. It feels unique. And I feel pretty lucky. But at the same time it sort of buries a slight sense of it not feeling complete.
LYNCH: There’s also one other piece of it that’s a big regret due to this circumstance. It’s not being able to go to the other actors who I’ve admired or been able to work with over the course of time in each of the films nominated, and thank them for the work they’ve done.
The Stamford Advocate has announced that Eddie’s film The Good Nurse will start filming there this month.
STAMFORD — True crime is coming to Stamford this spring. But only the fictional kind.
Netflix is moving into Stamford this April to film murder thriller “The Good Nurse,” featuring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain.
Stamford turning into a film set means more than movie stars walking down Washington Boulevard. The casting agency is looking for paid extras to play everyday pedestrians.
But there’s also a twist: the team wants contortionists, sword swallowers, and circus performers, too.
Redmayne will play prolific serial killer Charles Cullen — a nurse who confessed to murdering 40 patients in hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Some experts estimate that Cullen actually killed more than 300 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in modern history.
Congrats to Eddie and his cast and crew for their nomination for best picture for The Trial of the Chicago 7!
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