First look at Netflix’s “The Dig”

Written by Elise on October 29 2020

Netflix has released the first look at the upcoming film “The Dig,” based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston, and starring Carey Mulligan, Lily James, and Ralph Fiennes. It tells the story of the most famous archaeological dig in modern British history – the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship at Sutton Hoo, known as “Britain’s Tutankhamun”.

Carey stars as Edith Pretty, an English landowner on whose land the Sutton Hoo ship burial was discovered after she had paid Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), a local archaeologist, to find out if anything lay beneath the mounds on her property.

According to Digital Spy, Lily James admitted that the dark nature of the film and the paranoia her character experiences had a big impact on her while filming. “Towards the end of making it, I started getting this thing where my heart was beating so loudly that you could hear it,” she said. “It’s really scary. All of a sudden, you become very, very aware of your heartbeat and you can feel it going really fast. And when you look at the psychological aspect of the book, and the darkness and the twistedness in it, it suddenly made sense.”

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Focus Feature Sets “Promising Young Woman” Christmas Release Date

Written by Elise on October 09 2020

Variety – There’s at least one thing promising about the holidays: “Promising Young Woman,” a revenge thriller starring Carey Mulligan, is hitting theaters on Christmas Day.

While most movies are fleeing the release calendar this year, “Promising Young Woman” is one of the few films to take a chance on an unpredictable 2020. As it stands, it will compete against “Wonder Woman 1984” on the big screen on Dec. 25.

Focus Features is owned by Universal, the studio that recently signed a pact with theater chain AMC to allow films to premiere on premium video-on-demand within three weeks of their theatrical debuts. Since the deal extends to Focus, the specialty label has something of a safety net if audiences don’t turn out en masse to see “Promising Young Woman.” They can put it on digital rental services after 17 days, without having to worry about additional marketing costs.

[…] Emerald Fennell, a showrunner on “Killing Eve,” wrote and directed “Promising Young Woman” in her feature directorial debut. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews, with critics praising Mulligan’s performance. Vanity Fair’s critic Richard Lawson called Mulligan “consistently riveting throughout.” “Even when the movie occasionally loses its way,” he wrote, “Mulligan carries it along, selling every twist and reveal in mesmerizing fashion.” […]

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Carey Mulligan To Play Leonard Bernstein’s Wife Felicia In Netflix Film ‘Maestro’

Written by Elise on September 22 2020

Deadline – Bradley Cooper has found his onscreen partner and a new title — Maestro — for the Leonard Bernstein film he will star in and direct for Netflix. Carey Mulligan has been cast as Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, wife of the legendary composer/conductor. Shooting will begin next spring.

Cooper co-wrote the screenplay with Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer. Cooper has been working with the Bernstein family for three years developing the film as the followup to his directorial debut, A Star is Born. Maestro will tell the complex love story of Leonard and Felicia, a story that spans over 30 years–from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25-year marriage, and three children: Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein and Nina Bernstein Simmons.

The Bernstein children sparked to Mulligan playing their mom. “We’re absolutely thrilled that Carey Mulligan will play our mother in Maestro,” said Jamie Bernstein. “Carey will surely capture Felicia’s unique combination of wit, warmth, elegant beauty, and depth of emotion. We also love the way Carey conveys a kind of storybook European grace, which was something our mother embodied as well.

Felicia Montealegre Cohn was born to a Costa Rican mother and an American father. She moved to NYC at the age of 21 to pursue acting and piano. She performed on many stages — twice on Broadway — and appeared in several television dramas. Growing up, Felicia was keenly aware of her privilege and the many doors it opened for her. She remained a lifelong outspoken advocate for social justice, while pursuing her multiple occupations as performer, painter, wife, and mother.

I was struck by Carey ever since I saw her on stage many years ago and I haven’t missed a performance of hers since,” said Cooper. “I am humbled to be working with such a mammoth talent, as well as such a kind person in Carey.

Carey Mulligan & Marcus Mumford announce star-studded charity auction on The One Show

Written by Elise on July 25 2020

Radio TimesIf you fancy having breakfast with Carey Mulligan or strumming a guitar that once belonged to her husband Marcus Mumford, head to the War Child crowdfunder site they’ve helped launch.

The couple announced the celebrity auction on Tuesday’s The One Show and it’s full of highly desirable items which anyone can bid on, including a video call with Jamie Dornan, a private meeting with Ed Sheeran, and separately his signed guitar, a private gig over Zoom by Mumford, a personal meeting with The 1975, a guitar once owned by Laura Marling and much more. The War Child crowdfunder list is quite impressive.

The couple joked the crowdfunding campaign is the only thing they work together on, apart from parenthood (they have two children), but it’s clear they’ve used all the celebrity numbers their phones to get desirable items for the auction.

Hollywood star Mulligan admitted they had technical difficulties on the website earlier. “The website crashed earlier because there’s a private Zoom call with Louis Tomlinson [for auction]!

Mumford and Mulligan are ambassadors for War Child, a charity that addresses the plight of children directly affected by conflicts around the world.

He said: “All of the funds goes into supporting War Child’s work in the field, which with the global pandemic, they’re working with some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Children in refugees camps who are really struggling anyway and [the funds provide] supplementary education and social support, counselling, hygiene, and just trying to support these kids… It’s been our privilege to visit these programmes to bear witnesses as ambassadors for War Child.

The War Child crowdfunder has a target of £300,000, but with the items on auction and the total already at £48,000 it’s a safe bet their target will be bettered. It turns until September.

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