Kristen Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in negotiations to join James Franco in a new movie about a real-life transgender trickster.
Franco has already signed on for writer/director Justin Kelly's JT Leroy biopic about Savannah Kroop, who pretended to be a man to win favour in Hollywood.
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Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has stepped up his anti-fracking campaign by issuing a stark warning to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron over the issue.
The Avengers star is vehemently opposed to the controversial gas extraction method amid fears it could damage the environment, and he previously lobbied to have it banned in New York.
Now Ruffalo has turned his attention to the U.K., where a number of new fracking sites are planned, and he has urged Cameron not to back the proposals.
"Mr Cameron, you're making an enormous mistake, and it's a legacy mistake. Because there's no fracking that can be done safely," he declares during a video interview with environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth. "Your people don't want it. You've already told them once before that if they didn't want it, you wouldn't push them to take it, and you're turning back on your word, sir. And what is a politician if he's not credible..."
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Alice once again returns to Wonderland and meets a lot of familiar faces. This time her biggest enemy is Time, quite literally. As the Blue Caterpillar reminds her, 'You've been gone too long, Alice there are matters that might benefit from your attention. Friends cannot be neglected.' Instead of falling down a rabbit hole, this time Alice gains entry to wonderland through a large mirror which takes her to a topsy-turvy universe which could only be associated with Wonderland. There appear to be a few differences between the book and the new film; whilst Lewis Carol's original version of the book was based six months after the original tale, the inclusion of Time might mean that Linda Woolverton's version make time travel much quicker in Wonderland. Again, Carol used many chess analogies in the book, at the moment its unknown how much this will play a part in the movie. The majority of the lead cast from Tim Burton's 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland including Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. Alice Through The Looking Glass was directed by James Bobbin who previously worked on the 2011 Muppets film and Muppets Most Wanted.
Based on real events a century ago that still resonate loudly today, this movie takes a cleverly fictionalised angle to explore the suffrage movement, a story that astonishingly has never been put on film before. Screenwriter Abi Morgan's script brings intelligence and honesty to the characters, avoiding cliches to make the political statements as fresh and important today as they were back then. And it's anchored by another solid performance from Carey Mulligan.
She plays Maud, a young woman in 1912 London who has grown up working in a grim laundry, which is where she met her husband Sonny (Ben Whishaw). Then her best friend Violet (Anne-Marie Duff) introduces her to the women's voting rights movement led by Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep). And Maud is intrigued, joining with her local chemist's wife Edith (Helena Bonham Carter) for protests and getting involved in civil disobedience. This puts her on the list of offenders followed by a tenacious policeman (Brendan Gleeson), and Sonny finds it very difficult to cope with the embarrassment. So Maud has to make a very tough decision about whether to carry on the fight.
Making the film's main characters working-class heroines was a clever way to draw in modern-day audiences. In real life, the suffragettes were middle-class women who didn't particularly want any of the working class (men or women) to have the vote. But of course, once the movement started, it didn't end there, ultimately extending right through society. And the film cleverly mixes these fictional characters alongside real historical figures to bring the events vividly to life. Mulligan provides the emotional gut punch as an intelligent but uneducated woman who has been abused all her life and is finally standing up for herself. Her scenes with each of the supporting cast have real power, including less sympathetic characters like Whishaw's loving but fearful husband.
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Carey Mulligan And Helena Bonham Carter Are Delighted A Group Of Women Staged A Red Carpet Protest At The London Premiere Of Suffragette On Wednesday (07oct15).
The actresses star alongside Meryl Streep in the new movie, which charts the early struggles of the battle for women's rights.
The issue was thrust to the fore when a dozen demonstrators stormed the London unveiling on Wednesday and sprawled on the red carpet to express their anger over a U.K government plan to cut funding for domestic violence services.
Carey and Helena missed the big moment as they were not outside the cinema at the time, but they spoke out after the drama to praise the women for their bravery.
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Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan have praised domestic violence protesters for disrupting the UK premiere of their new film, 'Suffragette'.
The 49-year-old actress and her co-star, 30, were temporarily blocked from the red carpet outside the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square last night (07.10.15) when more than one hundred activists, campaigning for greater support for victims of domestic violence, jumped the barriers, as smoke bombs and flares filled the air.
But Helena told Sky News: ''I think it's marvellous. That is exactly what the suffragettes were about.
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Activists from the anti-domestic violence group Sisters Uncut climbed over the barriers and laid down on the red carpet.
Dozens of feminist protestors have staged a demonstration at the red carpet reception for the movie Suffragette, which held its premiere at Leicester Square in London on Wednesday afternoon.
Activists from the feminist group Sisters Uncut, who campaign against domestic violence, used the glitzy red carpet event to stage a vocal protest against funding cuts to domestic violence services, with nearly 100 demonstrators clambering over the barriers and lying down on the walkway, while their comrades shouted slogans such as “cuts kill” and “dead women don’t vote”.
'Suffragette' stars at the Leicester Square premiere
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Helena Bonham has opened up on her split from her ex-partner Tim Burton last year and has claimed there is something still very ''precious'' between them.
The 49-year-old actress and the 57-year-old actor - who have son Billy, 11, and seven-year-old daughter Nell together - announced last December they had ''separated amicably'' earlier in 2014 after 13 years together.
But Helena insists she and Tim have maintained a strong friendship and have been able to avoid many of the usual problems associated with break-ups.
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British Actress Helena Bonham Carter Has Broken Her Silence On Her Split From Director Tim Burton, Insisting Their Relationship Was "A Massive Gift" Which Will "Always Remain Special".
The Alice in Wonderland star separated from the filmmaker in 2014 after 13 years together, and following months of silence on their break-up, Helena has now praised their "precious" union and revealed she hopes their relationship will be better now they are apart.
"I could write a thesis on what's happened and it is all-absorbing when a relationship breaks down, but I think we're coming through it and I think we'll have something very precious still," she tells Red magazine.
"Our relationship was always somewhat special and I think it'll always remain special. We did find each other. And really, the mark of a successful relationship shouldn't be whether you're there forever after.
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Helena Bonham Carter And Late Singer Amy Winehouse Are To Be Featured In A New Art Exhibition Celebrating Stars Connected To The London Borough Of Camden.
The show at the National Portrait Gallery, called Creative Connections: Camden Radical Characters, fetes the famous faces who have lived, worked in, or studied in the north London area.
A portrait of Cumberbatch, who has a home in Hampstead, will be featured along with an image of Bonham Carter, who went to school in the area, and Winehouse, who lived in Camden Town and has been remembered with a statue erected at the famous Stables market.
Other pictures featured in the show, which were all picked for inclusion by local school children, include portraits of authors Dame Agatha Christie, Virginia Woolf and Aldous Huxley, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and Oscar winner-turned-politician Glenda Jackson.
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26th May, 1966