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Jamie Dornan All Set To Play Czech Resistance Fighter, Jan Kubis, In ‘Anthropoid’


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Jamie Dornan, best known for his role as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, is turning his attention back to more serious roles. It’s easy to forget Dornan is actually an accomplished actor considering his performance in Fifty Shades. Yet hopefully Dornan will have the opportunity to show he’s back on form, as he was in the BBC’s The Fall, in the upcoming film Anthropoid.

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan will star in Anthropoid opposite Cillian Murphy.

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Peaky Blinders to Conclude at Start of World War II?


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Peaky Blinders season 2 came to its rollocking conclusion on Thursday night (December 6, 2014) affectively cementing its status as one of the most original, hard-hitting dramas on television. We need only to delve into previous comments made by creator Steven Knight to realise that the BBC probably has big plans for this.

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Speaking at the BAFTA's 2014 Screenwriter Lectures earlier this year, Knight - who's currently writing the World War Z sequel - said he had already plotted a series finale for Peaky Blinders.

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In The Heart of The Sea - Teaser Trailer


In August of 1819, The Essex set sail from New England. The whaling ship set out beyond the edges of the map to hunt in unknown waters. What the 21-man crew discovered, was far from what they could ever have imagined. A sperm whale - absolutely gigantic and hell-bent on destroying their comparatively tiny ship. While battling the demon of a sea beast, the ship was destroyed, and many of the crew were killed. As the few survivors struggled to find land and make their way back to South America, they faced a harrowing adventure, and fought insanity, storms, starvation and despair. All with the great whale fresh in their minds. The crew referred to it as Moby Dick.

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Special screening of 'Peaky Blinders' - Arrivals

Cillian Murphy - Special screening of 'Peaky Blinders' - Arrivals at Cineworld - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Sunday 21st September 2014

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Charlotte Riley, Steven Knight, Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Joe Cole
Charlotte Riley, Steven Knight, Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Joe Cole, Finn Cole, Paul Bullion, Colin McCarthy and Harry Kirton

Cillian Murphy and family out in Dublin

Cillian Murphy, Yvonne McGuinness, Malachy Murphy and Aran Murphy - Cillian Murphy, wife Yvonne and their sons Malachy and Aran watch break-dance buskers Dublin City BBoys on Grafton Street - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 14th August 2014

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Cillian Murphy, Yvonne McGuinness, Malachy Murphy and Aran Murphy
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Cillian Murphy, Yvonne McGuinness, Malachy Murphy and Aran Murphy

Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea arrive at The Olympia Theatre

Cillian Murphy - Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea arrive at The Olympia Theatre in the heart of Ireland's Capital for their performance in the well reviewed comedy 'Ballyturk', which will run until 23rd August - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 11th August 2014

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Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea

Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea - Actors Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea at Today FM's Ray Darcy Show promoting their Olympia Theatre play 'Ballyturk' which runs August 7th - 23rd, Dublin, Ireland - 05.08.14. - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 5th August 2014

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Transcendence Review


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Far too slow-paced to work as a thriller and too shallow to properly challenge us as science fiction, this film is unlikely to please many audience members. That isn't to say that it's unwatchable: it looks terrific, and features a strong cast who are solid in thinly written roles. But the material promises far more than the film delivers.

At the centre is Will (Johnny Depp), an artificial intelligence expert who is attacked by an anti-technology terrorist group. With only weeks to live, his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and his colleague Max (Paul Bettany) upload his consciousness into his computer system, so after he dies he is able to transcend his humanity to solve far-advanced problems. He directs Evelyn to create a vast secret hideout to further develop the work, which progresses for two years until the terrorists, led by Bree (Kate Mara), find them. And now Will's old colleague Joseph (Morgan Freeman) and an FBI agent (Cillian Murphy) have to choose which side they're on.

This is precisely where the script fails: the sides are far too clear from the start. What should be a story packed with moral ambiguity is instead shaped into a straightforward good versus evil drama that betrays screenwriter Jack Paglen's mistrust of technology. And since everything is slanted so sharply, there's nowhere for the story or characters to go. First-time director Wally Pfister (the Oscar-winning Dark Knight cinematographer) makes sure everything look terrific, but everything moves so hesitantly that we feel like we're watching the movie in slow motion. It's as if the film is always on the verge of saying something important, but can never quite get the words out.

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Tom Hardy To Work With Ridley Scott On BBC Period Drama 'Taboo'


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Tom Hardy and Sir Ridley Scott will be working together on an upcoming eight part BBC drama Taboo, based on an original story created by Hardy and his father.

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Tom Hardy has teamed up with his father on the upcoming BBC project.

Taboo will follow Hardy as an adventurer who, whilst developing his own shipping company, is faced with the competition in the form of the East India Company. Set in 1813, Taboo will see Hardy's character, James Delaney, deal with a whole form of commercial sabotage from the trading company, as the BBC reports.

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Is 'Transcendence' Yet Another Take on The Zombie Apocalypse Thriller?


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Like vampires, zombies have enjoyed a renaissance over the past decade or so. The Walking Dead established dominance over the genre on TV after the preceding graphic novel did the same for comic books, while movies like Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later and World War Z all helped mould the genre with different takes on the ‘infected’ and ways to approach them in cinema. Video games, too, have embraced zombies; Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising and DayZ proved popular – The Last of Us took things to the next level.

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In Transcendence, Johnny Depp plays a forward thinking scientist on the verge of uploading the human consciousness onto a server, creating a sort of computer intelligence never seen before – it has the potential to be more powerful – intellectually – than the entire history of the human race. His character is shot in the stomach, giving him just weeks to live, prompting his wife to upload his brainwaves. It’s not long before his presence in cyberspace becomes a threat to mankind. So the question is this: is Depp’s new thriller set to add another dimension to the zombie genre? 

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Transcendence - Alternative Trailer


Computer genius Will Caster is involved in a technological program exploring the world-changing possibilities of artificial intelligence. Their goal is to create a machine that will have knowledge beyond the minds of human beings collectively, while also being able to reach Transcendence; a state in which this artificial mind can begin to feel human emotion. After a particularly enlightening seminar in which the goals of the project in terms of medicine are highlighted, he is shot suddenly. At first it appears that he is going to survive as the bullet didn't hit any major organs, but doctors quickly realise that the attack was much more insidious as it has been laced with radioactive matter. With only weeks to live as research labs across the country are being targeted by a radical anti-technology activist group called RIFT, Caster must find a way to live. When his wife Evelyn manages to upload his consciousness, it seems his project has been fulfilled - but it soon becomes clear that the power he is about to wield will put the world at risk.

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Filming takes place for the second series of 'Peaky Blinders'

Cillian Murphy - Cillian Murphy films scenes for the second series of crime drama 'Peaky Blinders' on location at the Black Country Museum - Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th March 2014

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Transcendence Trailer


Will Caster is a computer scientist researching technology into the possibilities of artificial intelligence. After a gripping seminar where he described his desire to create a machine with not only an intelligence that exceeds human beings collectively, but also experience emotion - a state in which he refers to as Transcendence - he is gunned down by a radical activist who is part of anti-technology group RIFT. With the bullet not penetrating any major organs, the main damage the organization seems to have done is virtually attack research computers in all the main labs of the country, but when it turns out that that bullet was laced with radioactive material, Caster is given just weeks to live. Determined not to die, Caster and his wife Evelyn work out a way to upload his consciousness so that he can communicate even beyond the grave. However, not everybody is so sure of what has happened; a concern which becomes more and more warranted as Carter's mind begins to evolve.

'Transcendence' is the unnerving sci-fi directorial debut of Oscar winning cinematographer Wally Pfister ('The Dark Knight Rises', 'The Italian Job', 'Inception'). Initially written by Jack Paglen (who will be writing 'Prometheus 2'), it has been re-written by Pfister, Jordan Goldberg ('Inception: Motion Comics' TV series) and Alex Paraskevas ('Walker Payne') and is set to be released in the UK on April 25th 2014.

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Cold Feet? Dakota Johnson CouldFollow Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Exit


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It was going rather well for the Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson and her team: after what seemed like ages they'd managed to pull off a great casting decision, choosing two actors on the cusp of big-time fame. However, they were not only hit by a 90k strong petition telling them their choice was wrong; they had to say goodbye to Charlie Hunnam, AKA Christian Grey, and learn their Anastasia Steele, Dakota Johnson, had a touch of the heebie jeebies too.

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Dakota Johnson Could Be Thinking Of Leaving '50 Shades.'

Sons of Anarchy star Hunnam's exit was confirmed earlier this week due to an "immersive TV schedule" that would prevent the actor from being able to fully prepare for the role of Christian Grey. The film took a hit, author EL James sent her best, and fans began to wonder whether Hunnam had secretly been influenced by the petition launched to replace him and Johnson with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel.

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'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Cast In Turmoil After Charlie Hunnam's Exit


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UPDATE: British pop star Rita Ora has been cast as the adopted sister of Christian Grey, who will now be played by Irish actor Jamie Dornan. 

The 50 Shades of Grey movie appears to be in turmoil with just over two weeks before a huge crew descends on Vancouver for the first official day of shooting, with Universal and Focus Feature expecting to release the movie - based on E.L. James' erotic novel - in August, 2014.

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