[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Altar, Olivia's movie with Matthew Modine, has been retitled as The Haunting of Radcliffe House. Aside from the re-titling, it will now be shown in the UK as a tv movie on December 27th in Channel 5

Here's the plot synopsis from TV Rage and a still from the film

scary spoilers and not so scary picture under the cut )
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
WGN America has announced the premiere date of Manhattan, their second scripted series which stars John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams (previous posts)

Here's the first image of the cast.

 photo Manhattancast001_zps9acaeb17.jpg


Manhattan will premiere on July 27th, Sunday at at 10:00 p.m. ET | 9:00 p.m CT on WGN America.

I'm putting the press release under the cut press release )
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
The trailers for Maps to the Stars and Manhattan have been released.

I can't find the first international trailer (the post prod trailer with actual text at the start that says "post production" or PG version), so here's the the red band, NSFW trailer.


link, in case embed doesn't work (youtube will ask you to sign in)


If the above links don't work for you, Indie Wire has the trailer not hosted by youtube and a bit of write-up of the movie here.

Maps to the Stars will premiere on May 21st in the Cannes Film Festival.




The trailer for Manhattan was released just a few hours ago.


link, in case embed doesn't work


Olivia plays Liza Winters, a "botanist with a past". Manhattan will premiere this July on WGN.

And here's a twitter pic from the set, via one of the stars of the show, Katja Herbers.


[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Olivia's BBC2 movie, Salting the Battlefield will premiere on BBC2 on March 27th at 9 PM. She plays Belinda Kay.

Salting the Battlefield is the third installment to the Worricker trilogy. Turk and Caicos will premiere the week prior, on March 20th, also at 9 PM on BBC2. The trilogy stars Bill Nighy and is directed by David Hare.

Here's the youtube video with the trailers for all of BBC2's original dramas this year

source
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Hello friends, I come bearing casting news, an update on a film project from last year (that was only briefly mentioned in a My Week article back in July), and an R-rated trailer.

one. Olivia's been cast in the tv series, Manhattan. It's a television drama about the building of the first atomic bomb in New Mexico. She plays Liza Winters, a "brilliant botanist who accompanies her husband (John Benjamin Hickey) to the secret birthplace of the atomic bomb, where she notices the unsettling changes in the environment." Her character is said to have a "complicated" past.

It is the second scripted drama from WGN America and is set for a July 2014 premiere.

This series is probably the show that was referred to in this My Week article.

two. She's set to appear in, Magpie, a short directed by Stephen Fingleton. It is a prequel of sorts to Fingleton's movie, "The Survivalist", and it serves as, "an introduction to his harsh, post-apocalyptic world as well as a selection of the characters that inhabit The Survivalist."

three. Salting the Battlefield, which was briefly mentioned albeit unspecified, in the My Week article Olivia Williams on a tale of two auteurs was previewed by David Hare last February 11th. It is the third installment of the Worricker Trilogy starring Bill Nighy. She plays Belinda Kay, an editor for the Independent.

four. Here is the red band trailer for Sabotage. There are new shots of Olivia and it's looking really really badass. This is the R-Rated trailer, which means a lot of blood, bare breasts and coarse language. And helluva lot of death spoilers.

Youtube also wants you to sign in to make sure you're above 18 years old.


Link, in case embed doesn't work (you'll still have to sign in)


Sources:
one: variety | thr
two: the fyzz
three: adam sherwin twitter (@adamsherwin10) | the independent


Mod Note: if you don't have a google account or a youtube account, give a holler, I could send you the trailer. But you'll also have to verify that you're 18 years old or over :D
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Olivia is part of Simon Pegg's new movie, Man Up. The movie is about a disillusioned single woman (Lake Bell) who mistakenly goes on a date with a freshly-hatched divorcee (Pegg). The movie also stars Rory Kinnear, Sharon Horgan, Harriet Walter, Ken Stott and Stephen Campbell Moore. The script was written by Tess Morris and will be directed by Ben Palmer | source




The plot for Altar, which started filming a few weeks back (first mentioned here) has been released to Variety. In the film, Matthew Modine portrays an American artist and Olivia Williams, his British wife. The film centers on the couple and their two children who begin renovation work at a remote English estate, where the owner killed his wife years earlier in a demonic ritual. The wife exacted her revenge by haunting him, driving him to madness and suicide. | source
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Olivia, along with Michael Nyqvist, has been cast in "The Shadows", a film based on Karin Alvtegen's novel "Skugga".

From Variety

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist and Brit thesp Olivia Williams are set to topline “The Shadows,” an English-language thriller directed by first-timer Ludovic Bernard, who worked as first assistant director on a flurry of EuropaCorp movies, from Luc Besson’s “The Lady” to Olivier Megaton’s “Taken 2” and Scarlett Johansson starrer “Lucy.”

Based on Swedish author Karin Alvtegen’s bestselling novel “Skugga,” “The Shadows” is a dark family thriller.

Pic is set up at Thomas Saignes’ Paris-based financing firm Tomato Pictures and is lead-produced by Same Player. A major Swedish partner is in talks to come on board.


Source: Variety
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Trevor Nunn is reviving Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage at the St James Theatre later this year.

Nunn, who directed Iain Glen and his then-wife Imogen Stubbs in the first production at the Belgrade, Coventry in 2008, is revisiting the play with actress Olivia Willams.

Scenes from a Marriage will run at the St James from 16 September to 9 November 23013 (previews from 11 September), marking the venue's first anniversary.

The play, adapted by Joanna Murray-Smith from Ingmar Bergman's 1970s Swedish TV series, follows Johan and Marianne from happily married couple to warring contenders in divorce and beyond.


sources: one | two

St. James Theatre 'Scenes from a Marriage' page
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Olivia is part of The Guest, a twelve-minute film directed by Daniel Montanarini. Together with her in the film are Betrand Lesca and Pip Torrens.

Here is the plot synopsis from the film's facebook page

A graduate, Matthieu, meets his old university lecturer for coffee. The professor invites him to a dinner party but upon arrival Matthieu discovers he is the only guest.

Matthieu meets the professor's wife who ignores her husband but is more than happy to devote all her attention to their guest. As the evening progresses, it becomes clear that the couple are concealing a dark secret.

Matthieu's curiosity gets the better of him and he decides to find out for himself what that dark secret is.


trailer, stills, reviews )

Seems like it's still going around the film festival circuit.
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Olivia, together with Mia Wasikowska and Evan Bird, has signed up for David Cronenberg's film, Maps to the Stars. She is going to play the manipulative mother to Mia Wasikowska and Evan Bird's characters, (Wasakowski being a disfigured, schizophrenic and fame-obsessed character, and Bird being a troubled and drug-addicted child star character). The film is both a ghost story an an attack on the celebrity-obsessed society of Los Angeles.

They join Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and John Cusack in the film.

Production starts on July in Toronto and in LA.

Sources: Indiewire | Variety
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
From The Hollywood Reporter--

Oscar-nominated director Ruairi Robinson will premiere his thriller Last Days on Mars. The sci-fi film has a star-studded cast, with Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Romola Garai (One Day), Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina) and Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) starring. Focus Features is handing sales outside of the U.K.


The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 16th to May 26th

source
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Olivia will be performing "Call It 'The Bug' Because I Have No Time to Think of a Better Title" by Toby Litt, one of the shortlisted stories for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. It will be held in the gallery at Foyles Book Store on March 21st at 7 PM.

A full ticket is £5, while concession is priced at £3. Book your ticket here



source (check out the other featured performers ;D)
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
one. The Seventh Son will be released on 18 October 2013, in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D. Here is the movie's official facebook page

two. Here is the plot summary of The Last Days on Mars via comingsoon.net:

As their last day on Mars draws to a close, the astronaut crew is on the verge of a major breakthrough – collected rock specimens reveal microscopic evidence of life. Meanwhile, communication is underway with AURORA, the approaching spacecraft that will relieve the crew of their operations. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to SITE 9, a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars, to collect further evidence of their discovery. But a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body is taken host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
According to several entertainment news outlets, Ten, is slated to premiere on January 2014.
(one | two | comm entry)

Olivia plays the tenaciously cutthroat detective who's investigating the murders. She talks about filming the movie in this article and in this interview with Craig Ferguson (alternate link)
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Olivia is in the film with Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington, Antje Traue, and Alicia Vikander.

Here's the official synopsis of the film from Warner Brothers--

In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.

In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.


collider.com also has two official photos from the film (one with Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges, and one with Julianne Moore)
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
YOU GUYS.

Olivia Williams has joined the cast of Ten, the Arnold Schwarzenegger action thriller previously known as Breacher. David Ayer is directing for QED International.
The script, written by Skip Woods (Swordfish), follows 10 DEA agents who pull off a heist during an enforcement operation, then start dying one by one.

The cast already includes Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and House of Lies actress Dawn Olivieri.

Williams will play a tenaciously cutthroat detective who's investigating the team murders.

Open Road is domestically distributing the movie, which is eyeing an October start in Atlanta.

Williams was part of the cast of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse TV show and appeared in Hanna, the non-period Joe Wright movie. She has several movies in the can, including Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina and Hyde Park on the Hudson, where she stars as Eleanor Roosevelt to Bill Murray’s FDR.


source
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
According to IMDB, Olivia is going to be in Cross My Mind, with Kevin McKidd and Peter Mullan. It's directed by Antonia Bird. Here's the synopsis--

An intense and erotic love is born out of loneliness and secret passion. The woman is married. The young soldier is starting to recover. She is not who he thinks she is. A film about the urgency of deceit and desire; seeing and not seeing.


I'm a bit leery with IMDB since anyone with an account can change entries, so I won't be tagging it yet. The comm will be updated accordingly when there's more news about this project.

IMDB page | screendaily.com article (2011)
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Let's start with the bad news:

01. Case Sensitive Series 3 is a no-go . According to Darren Boyd's twitter, ITV has decided that they won't make any more episodes.

Let's have a moment of silence for our fallen show.

Now, for the good news:

02. Anna Karenina and Hyde Park on Hudson will be premiering in the Toronto Film Festival, which will be running from September 6th to 16th. The schedule of the movies will be released on August 21st.

Anna Karenina will be a Special Presentation while Hyde Park on Hudson is a Gala Presentation.

03. According to the BBC Films twitter feed, Now is Good will be released on September 19.


Sources
01.Darren Boyd's tweet
02.TIFF - Anna Karenina | TIFF - Hyde Park on Hudson
03. BBC Films' tweet
[identity profile] leanstein.livejournal.com
Olivia Williams is cast in the sci-fi movie Last Days On Mars. Principal Photography has already begun for the film.

LAST DAYS ON MARS centres on a group of astronauts on an exploratory mission to Mars who, on the eve of their return to Earth, discover colonies of bacteria living deep within the permafrost. But what should have been the discovery of the century rapidly turns to horror when one of the astronauts has a fatal accident. With just hours to go until the relief crew arrive, the group is faced with a desperate struggle to contain the infection and survive.

More news as they become available.

Note: There seems to be an error every time I try to link the source article, but this news is from deadline.com

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