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EXCLUSIVE: Felicity Jones is set to star in and produce New Regency’s upcoming film Blood Mother, sources tell Deadline. Kelly Marcel and Steve Zissis will also produce the project alongside Jones’ brother, Alex Jones. The film is written by Zissis and is based on an original story by Marcel and Zissis.

The film follows an Oxford professor who discovers her baby is inhuman and finds herself doing the unimaginable to keep him alive.

Best know her roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Theory of Everything, which earned her an Oscar nom, Jones was most recently seen George Clooney’s Midnight Sky. Prior to that she starred in The Aeronauts and On the Basis of Sex.

Marcel is coming off the global hit Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which she wrote; it delivered the year’s biggest domestic box office opening. Marcel also has a story by credit on Disney’s Cruella and also penned Saving Mr. Banks, as well as the adaptation of Universal’s Fifty Shades of Grey. On the TV front, she has the series The Changeling at Apple TV+, based on the novel by Victor LaValle, which will star LaKeith Stanfield.

Zissis’ past credits include Togetherness and Cruella.

Jones is represented by WME, Independent Talent and Peikhoff Mahan. Zissis is represented by Artists First, United Agents & A3.

Source : deadline.com


Political thriller Borderland has moved production to early 2022. Following an Irish paramilitary avenging his wife’s death, the film stars John Boyega, Felicity Jones, and Jodie Turner-Smith, and has directors Tom and Charles Guard attached. Production kicks off in the new year in Glasgow and casting director Olivia Scott-Webb is attached.

Source : backstage.com


Celebrities including Jenna Coleman and Emily Atack have donned T-shirts designed by Charlie Mackesy to raise money for Comic Relief. Emily, Jenna, Olivia Colman, Felicity Jones and Jermaine Jenas have all donned the tops, which will be available at TKMaxx.com, in order to raise vital funds for the charity. The designs are from British illustrator Charlie, whose drawings and hopeful captions have become fan favourites, from his book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. The image sees Mole with an added red nose as the top reads: ‘”What do you want to be when you grow up?” “Kind,” said the boy/girl.’

Charlie said of the collaboration: ‘The pandemic is causing so much pain and worry for many, but it moves and amazes me that people can still find the strength and kindness to look after each other; neighbours, strangers, family and friends. ‘It has been a heart-breaking and tumultuous time that I think we’d like to forget, but I hope we can remember the small acts of kindness that have brought us much hope.

‘Many people need us right now, so I hope the Red Nose Day t-shirt helps to raise the funds to make a difference.’ The limited edition T-shirt will be available at tkmaxx.com for £14.99, with at least £7 of each purchase being donated to Red Nose Day. The funds raised for Red Nose Day will help the charity support vulnerable people in the UK and around the world, and help tackle hunger, homelessness, abuse and mental health stigma.

Comic Relief’s chief executive Ruth Davison added: ‘As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect many vulnerable communities in the UK and around the world, it’s never felt more important to make a real difference and care for each other. ‘It’s wonderful to see this poignant illustration by Charlie Mackesy feature in the Red Nose Day t-shirts range helping to remind us how impactful kindness can be particularly during the toughest of times, as well as raising vital funds for those who need it most.

Source : metro.co.uk


Felicity Jones signs up for Cbeebies Bedtime Stories as she becomes the latest star to nurse children off to sleep… five months after welcoming her first child.

Children across Britain will be nursed to sleep by another familiar voice on Friday when Felicity Jones becomes the latest star to feature on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories.

The actress will provide a bedtime reading of The Spaghetti Hunters by Morag Brood, giving parents the opportunity to take a well earned night off.

Brood’s picture book, which features a duck and a horse on an irreverent quest for spaghetti,  encourages reading and home-cooking, while teaching children about where food actually comes from.

The appointment comes just five months after Felicity, 37, welcomed her first child with husband Charles Guard. She joins an illustrious list of stars to take part in the weekly bedtime read, among them Tom Hardy’s popular reading of Simon Phillip’s You Must Bring A Hat in 2016.

Source : female.readsector.com


EXCLUSIVE: IRA thriller Borderland is set to feature an exciting cast of John Boyega (Star Wars), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) and Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything).

The film will follow an Irish paramilitary, Michael (Reynor), who witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of an SAS sergeant named Tempest (Boyega) when a border ambush goes wrong. When Tempest is sent back to London to lead a covert counter-terrorist operation, Michael joins a ruthless active service unit (ASU) wreaking havoc in the capital. For Michael, the mission is personal – to hunt down Tempest – and he’ll stop at nothing to avenge his wife’s death.

UK sales firm Rocket Science is selling and financing the film, which heralds from director duo the Guard Brothers (The Uninvited). Endeavour Content is co-repping domestic rights.

Chris Coen (Funny Games), Rebecca Brown, Felicity Jones’s Piecrust Productions and Rocket Science will produce the film, with Jones as executive producer. The plan is for film to shoot on location in the UK in early 2021.

The duo said: “Borderland is a vengeance fueled chase movie, fusing some pulse ticking action with a powerful message for our times. We’re thrilled that the script, driven as much by character as it is by plot, has attracted such a first rate cast.”

Producer Chris Coen added: “It’s been a pleasure working with Rocket Science putting the film together and I couldn’t be more excited to get this prodigious project into production later this year. The Guard Brothers make for a terrific team who are assembling a formidable cast and crew.”

Source : deadline.com


Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, Nabhaan Rizwan, Joe Alwyn and Ncuti Gatwa have been set to star in feature The Last Letter From Your Lover.

Blueprint Pictures, The Film Farm and Studiocanal are behind the movie, which begins shoot next Monday in Mallorca before moving to the UK. Augustine Frizzell (Euphoria) is directing.

The film is a dual-narrative love story set between London and the Riviera, based on the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. Moyes’ novel has sold more than three million copies worldwide and has been translated into 33 languages.

The story follows Ellie (Jones), a young female journalist in contemporary London who uncovers a series of love letters in the archives which tell the story of an intensely romantic but star-crossed affair in the 1960s between Jennifer Stirling (Woodley) and Anthony O’Hare (Turner). As Ellie is drawn into the story, she becomes obsessed with discovering the lovers’ identities and finding out how their love story ends.

Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures are producing alongside Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss of The Film Farm. Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley are both executive producing. Studiocanal are fully financing and distributing in the UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, and selling worldwide.

Source : deadline.com


The 2019 Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled another slew of star-driven titles for its 44th edition, including red carpet premieres at Roy Thomson Hall for Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts and Giuseppe Capotondi’s The Burnt Orange Heresy.

Toronto will give Amazon Studios’ ballooning adventure The Aeronauts, which reunites Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, a Canadian premiere before the period adventure debuts in a select number of theaters Dec. 6 and debuts two weeks later on Amazon Prime.

Source : hollywoodreporter.com


EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios is shifting its anticipated Eddie Redmayne-Felicity Jones pic The Aeronauts deeper into awards season, from October 25 to December 6, we can reveal.

In a potentially telling move about Amazon’s future direction, the company is also collapsing the intended theatrical window for the ballooning disaster film. Instead of a traditional theatrical release, including a previously agreed one-week Imax commitment, the film will get a short stateside theatrical release via Amazon, then will launch on Amazon Prime Video on December 20 in what we hear is a bid to maximize in-home holiday eyeballs.

Source : deadline.com