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September 09, 2016 • 0 Comments

DEADLINEThe Limehouse Golem, from Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen’s Number 9 Films, has its world premiere on Saturday as a Special Presentation in Toronto. The gothic murder mystery is written by Jane Goldman based on Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 novel Dan Leno And The Limeshouse Golem.

It’s set in an atmospheric 1880 London when a series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times — the mythical Golem — must be responsible. Woolley has said the film comes with a twist “more sensational” than The Crying Game. Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) directs. Check out an exclusive clip above that sets the scene inside one of the boisterous music halls of the time.

The crime thriller uses London’s seedy Limehouse district as its backdrop. Police inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is brought in to solve the mystery and calm the panicked population. He is talked through the past of Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke), a music hall performer accused of poisoning her husband, as he seeks clues that might help his investigation and is soon hot on the trail of the deranged killer. The story incorporates fictionalized versions of historical figures while an essence of Jack the Ripper looms. Eddie Marsan also stars.

The period piece has been described as being in the style of David Fincher’s Seven and James Watkins’ The Woman In Black. It was adapted by the versatile and in-demand Goldman who also penned Woman In Black. Her other credits include the X-Men and Kingsman franchises and Tim Burton’s upcoming Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Toronto is her first film festival with one of her pictures.

Goldman says she first discovered Ackroyd’s novel before she was a screenwriter “and thought it would make a movie I would love to see. I looked it up and saw Stephen was attached and thought, ‘Oh, good, someone is making it’.” Fast-forward several years and during a stint on an awards jury with Woolley, she asked what had happened to the project. An earlier option had lapsed, but had just become available again and Woolley called her a few days later to say, “I got you the rights.”

She was drawn to the material because there is “a wonderful twist… I’m very, very, very happy to be tricked and caught off guard. I also love the world that it’s set in: Victorian period vaudeville theater.” And, she adds, “all English people have a fascination with Jack the Ripper. I don’t know why because it’s so dreadful, but such a strange endearing part of our culture. Morbid fascination sums it up.”

The cast was set back in April 2015 with Alan Rickman due to star as Kildare. When he became ill, he reluctantly pulled out and subsequently passed away in January this year. His mark, however, remains on the part of the intrepid Kildare. Goldman tells me she had incorporated some changes which came from Rickman’s own notes and thoughts on the character. “It’s lovely to feel his spirit in there.”

Lionsgate quickly acquired UK rights and Hanway is selling The Limehouse Golem internationally with WME on domestic. Goldman says, “I know how much I adored the book and have given it to friends. When I say I just adapted it, people are very excited. I hope the film finds its audience and captivates in the same way as the book.”

August 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday finalized the lineup for its 41st edition, adding onstage conversations with Deepwater Horizon star Mark Wahlberg and Chinese star Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as 35 films from first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality fare.

Toronto’s Discovery sidebar will feature world premieres of Wayne Roberts’ Katie Says Goodbye, starring Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and The Killing star Mireille Enos; Scottish director Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling, starring Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick; and Rachel Lambert’s In the Radiant City, produced by Jeff Nichols.

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August 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Cooke stars opposite Christopher Abbott in writer-director Wayne Roberts’ feature debut.

Olivia Cooke gained attention for her performance in the Sundance stand-out, 2015’s Me, Earl and the Dying Girl. From there, the Bates Motel actress landed the female lead in Steven Spielberg’s tentpole adaptation of Ready Player One, but first she will be back on the fall festival circuit with the indie Katie Says Goodbye.

The coming-of-age drama centers on a young waitress (Cooke) in the American Southwest who is working towards moving to San Francisco, but her plans and hard work are derailed when she falls in love with an ex-convict, played by Girls actor Christopher Abbott.

Katie Says Goodbye is feature directorial debut for writer-director Wayne Roberts, who first envisioned Katie’s story as a novel but was was encouraged to make the movie by Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin, who both attended NYU film school.

With Durkin on board as an exec producer, Roberts went looking for his Katie.

“When I saw Olivia’s headshot I knew that she was Katie,” said Roberts who hadn’t seen any of Cooke’s past work before he cast her in his project. “I don’t watch TV, so I was unaware of her [television] work beforehand and I had never seen Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.”

He continued: “We sat down for a meeting and hit it off and both knew it was meant to be.”

Katie Says Goodbye, which also stars Jim Belushi and Mireille Enos, shot over six weeks during in the winter in New Mexico, in the outskirts of Albuquerque. On what he is most looking forward to about the upcoming film festivals, Roberts said, “I am most excited to just watch the film with an actual audience full of people I don’t know. I am excited for people to finally see Olivia’s performance.”

See the first image for Katie Says Goodbye below.

July 26, 2016 • 0 Comments

Hi! It was announced today that The Limehouse Golem will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in september. I have added 2 new HQ stills from the film to the gallery

July 22, 2016 • 0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERProducers made the announcement Friday during the show’s annual Comic-Con panel.

It’s the end of the road for A&E’s Bates Motel.
Producers announced Friday at Comic-Con that the show’s previously announced fifth season of the Psycho prequel will be its last.

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