The cast and crew of upcoming drama 'True Story', including Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones and director Rupert Goold, take us through the plot of the film in a new featurette. They discuss the unlikely relationship between a disgraced journalist and a convicted killer, and what it's like to take on such a sensitive story.
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Felicity Jones is the only confirmed cast member for 'Rogue One'.
Director Gareth Edwards used the Star Wars celebration on Sunday to premiere a concept reel to preview the mysterious new movie Rogue One. The film is one of a series of new films exploring other stories outside the core saga.
Felicity Jones is the only confirmed cast member for Rogue One
"For more than 1,000 generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire," a voiceover read in the concept reel.
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Plot details about the anthology film were revealed at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim over the weekend.
More details have been revealed about the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One, which will star Felicity Jones and is being directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards. The director revealed more details about the film’s plot during a special panel, held on the final day of the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California.
Felicity Jones will star in the spin-off
Edwards revealed that the film will focus on a Death Star heist, a piece of info which was later confirmed by the official Star Wars Twitter page who wrote, ‘A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One.’
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Gareth Edwards will direct Felicity Jones in the Star Wars standalone.
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced details of the upcoming Star Wars films at its annual shareholders meeting in California. Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII which will hit theaters on May 26, 2017, while Gareth Edwards' standalone movie starring Felicity Jones will be titled Rogue One, according to Variety.
Felicity Jones will reportedly play Princess Leia in Gareth Edwards' new movie
The latter movie will begin shooting in London this summer and opens on December 16, 2016. The film is based on an idea by Oscar-winning vfx supervisor John Knoll and was written by Cinderella scribe Chris Weitz. Plot details are yet to be revealed though it is speculated Jones could play Princess Leia. Kathleen Kennedy will produce the movie film alongside Knoll, Tony To and John Schwartz.
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Felicity Jones - Shots of a variety of stars in the press room at Hollywood's biggest night, the 87th Annual Academy Awards which were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Felicity Jones - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201
Felicity Jones, Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock and Chris Pratt - 87th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room at The Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theatre, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
The much-respected actress won a Best Actress Oscar at the fifth time of asking - and very well deserved it was too.
Julianne Moore won Best Actress at the 2015 Oscars. She won her gong for the lead role in Still Alice, in which she plays Dr. Alice Howland, a woman struggling with Alzheimer’s.
She fended off fierce competition from Marion Cotillard (Sandra Bya in Two Days, One Night), Felicity Jones (Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything), Rosamund Pike (Amy Elliott-Dunne in Gone Girl) and Reese Witherspoon (Cheryl Strayed in Wild).
Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of an Alzheimer's sufferer in 'Still Alice'
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The British actor seemed utterly stunned by his award for Best Actor, and was literally speechless for a few seconds.
In a hotly contested category, Redmayne beat Steve Carell (John Eleuthere du Pont in Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (Chris Kyle in American Sniper), fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) and the much-fancied Michael Keaton (Riggan Thomson / ‘Birdman’ in Birdman).
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne portraying Prof. Stephen Hawking
Redmayne faces stiff competition in the Best Actor category, but does his performance as Stephen Hawking make him a shoe-in for success?
He’ll be up against fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Steve Carrell, Bradley Cooper and veteran Michael Keaton, but according to observers Eddie Redmayne has emerged as the safest bet to take home the best actor Oscar on Sunday evening.
Redmayne opposite fellow nominee Felicity Jones in The Theory Of Everything
The British actor has wowed the critics with his performance as physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, which has already earned him a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actor's Guild award. But Redmayne’s greatest honour could come on Sunday, if he walks off with the coveted golden statue.
Felicity Jones has landed the role of a lifetime.
The Oscar-nominated British actress Felicity Jones has fended off stiff competition from Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany to play the lead in Gareth Edwards's forthcoming Star Wars standalone movie.
Felicity Jones appears to have beaten Rooney Mara to the role of Princess Leia
Edwards' (Godzilla) is directing the 3-D feature, while Chris Weitz is penning the script after replacing Gary Whitta, who wrote the original version. Plot details are currently unknown and Jones plays no part in J.J Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Still, the movie will go into production in the near future, with Disney outlining December 16, 2016 for release, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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In 2001, Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) was fired from his job at the New York Times for creating fictitious characters and using them in an article he published. Not long afterwards, he discovered that Christian Longo (James Franco) had used his name as an alias while on the run after murdering his wife and three children. Finkel confronted Longo in jail, whereupon Longo began to explain what happened and who was really to blame for the murder. As Finkel began to go deeper and deeper into the case, he realised that while this posed a chance to be his comeback, it could also ruin his reputation and career. He desperately hope that he was preparing to publish the true story.
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An unusual point of view prevents this from ever turning into the standard biopic, but it's Eddie Redmayne's staggeringly committed performance as Stephen Hawking that makes the film unmissable. Based on the book by Stephen's wife Jane Hawking, the film uses her perspective to recount the events with their relationship firmly at the centre, which adds a personal angle the audience can engage with. This diverts the attention from Hawking's scientific breakthroughs, but makes the film both energetic and emotionally riveting.
It opens in 1963 when Stephen (Redmayne) is a rising-star at Cambridge, already a genius who thinks far outside the box. But he also has a sharp sense of humour, which makes it easy to see what Jane (Felicity Jones) sees in this brainy black-hole-obsessed geek. Then just as their relationship begins to get serious, he is diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two years to live. Instead of giving up, Jane marries him and has three kids as Stephen defies the doctor's prognosis. As his physical condition deteriorates, they get help from two people who become unexpectedly close: widowed choir director Jonathan (Charlie Cox) and medical assistant Elaine (Maxine Peake). And even as their marriage comes apart under the pressure, Jane and Stephen remain deeply connected to each other.
Anthony McCarten's script cleverly lets big ideas swirl around each scene without swamping the more human story. The central factor in Stephen and Jane's interaction centres on faith: his in science, hers in God. Stephen continues to seek a theory that will scientifically explain the nature of existence, while Jane catches him out when he takes a leap of faith himself. And the film lets all of this play out through their interaction with a variety of terrific side characters, including Stephen's tutor (David Thewlis), his colleagues (Harry Lloyd and Enzo Cilenti), his father (Simon McBurney) and Jane's mother (Emily Watson). Each performance is packed with telling nuance, while Jones gives the film a textured heart and soul.
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