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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


EXCLUSIVE: Sources tell us that Felicity Jones is set to co-star in George Clooney’s untitled Netflix movie which is an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight. Her role is being kept under wraps.

Two-time Oscar winner Clooney is attached to direct and star in the movie which is being adapted by The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith. The post-apocalyptic drama follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth.

Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the pic under their Smokehouse Pictures banner with Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment, who sourced the material. Production is slated to begin in October.

Jones, who received an Oscar nom for her lead performance in The Theory of Everything, stars in Amazon/Mandeville Films’ Tom Harper-directed Aeronauts film, out later this year. Her past credits include On the Basis of Sex, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and A Monster Calls.

Jones’ reps are WME, Independent Talent, and Peikhoff Mahan.

Source : deadline.com


British celebrities appear in a London Underground campaign promoting the benefits of struggling independent bookshops, in a new campaign created by Just a Card in partnership with Funding Circle.

Just a Card, a grassroots campaign that’s been around since 2015, vigirously champions the work of artists, designers, independent shops and businesses. The ‘Just a Book’ campaign, supported by peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle, brings together 15 of the country’s most famous faces to promote buying from standalone shops. It coincides with Just a Card day, taking place today (June 17th).

The celebrities appear on London Underground posters reading their favourite books, photographed by Charlie Gray, accompanied by the copy ‘what’s your just a book?’

Those taking part are Richard E. Grant, Felicity Jones, Hanif Kureishi, Michael Palin, Natalie Dormer, Dominic Cooper, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hayley Mills, James Norton, David Oakes, Bruce Robinson, Greta Scacchi and Twiggy.

Sarah Hamilton, artist and founder of Just A Card, said: “Everyone loves independents and wants to support them, but often we don’t appreciate how vital each and every purchase is. Just a card, just a book, just a gift… they all add up and are critical to small business success.

“We’re challenging shoppers to think about where they spend their money, and show how much they value the independent shops that make our High Streets so special.”

Michael Palin said: “I support independent bookshops in the same way that I support independent thinking of any kind. I rejoice in what makes bookshops different. I like the quirkiness and personal touch you find in independent shops.”

Source : prolificlondon.co.uk


Felicity Jones has married her boyfriend of three years, director Charles Guard. The couple tied the knot at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire this weekend in a low-key ceremony, but reportedly with a number of high-profile guests in attendance.

The actress’ representative confirmed the news to ET. Although the couple never gave any confirmation regarding their engagement, she was seen wearing a diamond ring on the red carpet in June of last year after reports surfaced in May that Guard had popped the question.

Jones and Guard have been dating since 2015 but have kept their relationship largely out of the spotlight with the actress being notoriously private about her personal life.

In pictures that have surfaced from guests and have been shared by fans on Instagram, Jones can be seen to be wearing a high-necked gown with sheer sleeves and button detail. E! News has also reported that Tom Hanks – with whom Jones starred in Inferno – and her The Theory of Everything co-star, Eddie Redmayne were both at the wedding.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Source : harpersbazaar.com


Rogue One star Felicity Jones, Love Actually’s Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart and Bates Motel’s Freddie Highmore have joined Tomer Eshed’s Dragon Rider.

The quartet will work alongside previously announced actors Meera Syal (Doctor Strange), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Absolutely Anything) and Nonso Anozie (Cinderella) in the animated adaptation of Cornelia Funke’s novel.

It is being sold at Cannes by Timeless Films and is produced by Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben together with the co-producers Cyborn and RiseFX along with the team of Lumatic. The film is due to be delivered fall 2019.

Written by Johnny Smith (Gnomeo & Juliet), Dragon Rider trails an unlikely trio of heroes; young silver dragon Firedrake (Brodie-Sangster), Sorrel (Jones) the mountain brownie and a boy called Ben (Highmore) as they embark on an epic adventure and battle against a vicious, dragon-killing machine called Nettlebrand (Stewart) to find the ‘Rim of Heaven’.

“Felicity, Thomas, Patrick, Freddie, Meera, Sanjeev and Nonso, are extraordinary actors whose unique voices will bring to life our wonderful animated characters. Director Tomer Eshed is creating an amazing visual world full of dragons and magical creatures and we’re delighted to be re-uniting with Constantin Film, a production and distribution powerhouse to deliver another hit animated, family film to buyers” said Timeless Films Chairman and CEO, Ralph Kamp.

Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz added, “I am thrilled to see so many great artists joining Tomer Eshed and his creative team for the next outstanding animated family film event from Constantin Film.”

Source : deadline.com


Clé de Peau Beauté, Shiseido Group’s high-end prestige brand, is honored to announce Academy Award-nominated actress Felicity Jones as the new face of its luxury skincare and cosmetics. Jones will make her first appearance in January 2018 in a campaign shot by renowned British photographer David Sims.

Yukari Suzuki, Brand Director of Clé de Peau Beauté says: “A crucial element of Clé de Peau Beauté is to help customers feel that our brand belongs in their lives. Felicity is aspirational, yet highly relatable, which makes her the ideal face of Clé de Peau Beauté. She embodies the brand’s DNA: intelligent, uncompromising and exquisite. Her passion and incredible dedication to her craft have allowed her to make an impact on the world and those around her.”

Jones is best known for her Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe-nominated role opposite Eddie Redmayne in James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything. Most recently, she led the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards. The film was released worldwide on December 16, 2016 and surpassed the $1 billion mark globally. The Oxford-educated actress stars next in the title role of a Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On the Basis of Sex, focusing on the Supreme Court justice’s career struggles fighting for equal rights. Jones is also to star in the Luca Guadagnino directed Swan Lake, inspired by the classic ballet story.

“It’s important to me that my values align with any brand I’m affiliated with,” says Jones. “Clé de Peau Beauté made it clear that they approached me because of my principles and dedication. I’m so proud of the Spring/Summer 2018 campaign and cannot wait to unveil it to the world.”

The Spring/Summer 2018 campaign was shot over the course of two days in London. It will break globally in print and online media placements across Asia, the United States, Canada, Russia and Travel Retail. Jones will attend exclusive launch events around the world, beginning with a special event in Los Angeles in January 2018.

Clé de Peau Beauté means The Key to Skin’s Beauty. The philosophy of the brand is to unlock the power of a woman’s radiance by harnessing makeup technologies and some of the most advanced skincare in the world. When the most exquisite elements come together, everything is illuminated.

Source : prnewswire.com


EXCLUSIVE: The Theory of Everything won Eddie Redmayne a Best Actor Oscar two years ago and Felicity Jones earned a well-deserved nomination. Now, the two actors are talking about reteaming on The Aeronauts for Amazon Studios.

Deadline hears that they are in talks now on a period action adventure based on true events about two 19th century hot air balloonists that would be directed and produced by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, War & Peace). Jones would play balloon pilot Amelia Wren and Redmayne would be scientist James Glaisher. In 1862, they embarked on an extraordinary journey to discover the secrets of the heavens. In the process, they fly higher in an open balloon than anyone ever has – either before or since. They make breathtaking discoveries, but as they ascend to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, they are forced into an epic fight for survival.

The project is being produced by Mandeville Films’ Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who are coming off the weekend sleeper hit Wonder. The script is by Jack Thorne, who wrote the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, based on a J.K. Rowling story. He’s also adapted Philip Pullman’s fantasy novel trilogy His Dark Materials for BBC One. Thorne also was a writer on Wonder.

The project will shoot in London with a Spring 2018 start.

Source : deadline.com


The organizers behind the annual New York Comic Con event taking place this October 5th-8th at the Javits Center in Manhattan, announced today that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Felicity Jones will appearing at this year’s event. Jones portrayed the Rebel operative Jyn Erso, who stole the plans to the first Death Star and transmitted them to Princess Leia in the film, and will be appearing on Friday only at NYCC to sign autographs for fans.

No word yet on how much Jones’ autograph will cost, though if it’s anything like Celebration you may want to start saving your pennies! Also attending this year’s NYCC is Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

Source : starwarsunderworld.com