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Rosamund Circling “Guernsey”

Deadline is reporting that Rosamund is circling “Guernsey”, previously known as “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”.

Much-in-demand Brit actress Rosamund Pike is circling long-gestating project Guernsey, with Harry Potter director Mike Newell also in the mix to direct. The project, previously known by the more unwieldy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, has previously attracted a string of high-profile actresses to consider the formidable lead role, including Kate Winslet, Lily James and Rebecca Ferguson. The story follows a writer, as she forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

It is based on Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ bestselling novel with a script by Don Roos (Marley & Me). Mitchell Kaplan and Paula Mazur are producing via their Mazur/Kaplan Company banner.

There is still a ways to go before this project gets a green light, but the script remains a perennial favorite among Brit film execs, who praise the richness of the central character. Financing is coming together for this, with a number of players potentially in the mix and kicking the tires, including StudioCanal.

Pike’s career has gone from strength to strength following her astounding turn as the sociopathic wife in David Fincher’s Gone Girl opposite Ben Affleck. The actress has A United Kingdom opposite David Oyelowo in the pipelines, about the international scandal caused by the love affair in the 1940’s between Ruth Williams and Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana. Amma Asante directs that one. Currently filming now is Cedric Jimenez WW2 drama HHhH, about a Czech plot to assassinate despotic Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich. Mia Wasikowski, Jack Reynor and Jack O’Connell co-star in the film, which the Weinstein Co. has acquired for the U.S.

Pike is also attached to the Tony Gilroy-scripted High Wire Act opposite Jon Hamm, about a former U.S. diplomat who returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut as well as Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy In New York opposite Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges.

Pike is repped by United Agents and CAA.

February 5th, 2016
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“Thunderbirds Are Go!” Gallery Update

After contemplating for a long time on how I wanted to include Rosamund’s voice work on “Thunderbirds Are Go!” on this site I’ve finally decided to upload a small amount of screen captures from the episodes Lady Penelope was in. I will soon add some videos from the show to our video archive. Enjoy!

February 1st, 2016
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First look at “A United Kingdom”

Entertainment Weekly has released the first production still from Rosamund’s upcoming film “A United Kingdom”.

Gear up for the greatest love story you’ve never heard of. It’s the late 1940s and Prince Seretse Khama, the heir to the throne of Botswana has fallen in love and married a young, white English girl named Ruth Williams. Their interracial love affair is so scandalous, Seretse and his bride must spend six years in exile in London, banned from Khama’s own country because he married a white woman.

Selma star David Oyelowo first discovered the couple’s story in 2010 when he read Susan Williams’ book The Colour Bar and he’s been on an obsessed path ever since to get it turned into a movie.

“I was so struck by the level of challenge they faced simply for falling in love with each other that I became completely intoxicated with it,” says Oyelowo who plays Seretse. “I also realized in reading the story I had never seen an African love story of this cinematic scope. It spoke to me as an African, as a man, as a romantic.”

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January 30th, 2016
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2015 Events Gallery Additions

Several additional HQ photos from events Rosamund attended in the spring and summer of 2015 have been added to our gallery. Enjoy!

January 10th, 2016
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Nick Hornby writing screenplay “Everybody Loves You” starring Rosamund

IndieWire is reporting that Nick Hornby is writing a screenplay entitled “Everybody Loves You” which will be starring Rosamund.

The transformation of Nick Hornby from one of the major literary pioneers with a sort of sensitive Generation X masculinity (as with “Fever Pitch,” “High Fidelity” and “About A Boy”), to an Oscar-nominated screenwriter with particularly well-drawn female leads, is a fascinating one. Hornby made his screenwriting transition and picked up an Oscar nod, with “An Education” a few years back, and followed it up with last year’s “Wild,” before this year’s much-acclaimed “Brooklyn,” which seems all-but-certain to throw him into awards chat again.

He’s got the Helena Bonham Carter-starring BBC miniseries “Love, Nina” coming soon, but tells Jeff Goldsmith’s Q&A podcast that he’s got some terrific new projects coming up as well. First up is a twenty-minute drama for music video and VR pioneering director Chris Milk, which he says was “cooked up” by Milk and Spike Jonze. Beyond that, he’s writing an original comedy script for his “An Education” breakout Rosamund Pike, entitled “Everybody Loves You,” which is intended to shoot next spring, and says that he’s currently finishing up a project for Jason Reitman about a family of bank robbers, as revealed next year.

It’s a diverse and exciting stuff for a writer who admits that he’s currently doing more in the screenplay world than in the literary one (though his last book, “Funny Girl,” was terrific, and ripe for adaptation). Hornby’s also hit up the Nerdist podcast too: you can listen to the latter below, to Goldsmith’s full podcast here, and watch the excellent “Brooklyn” in theaters now.

November 21st, 2015
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Weintstein Co. nabs U.S. right to “HHhH”

The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. rights to Cedric Jimenez’s Nazi-era thriller HHhH.

David Farr, Audrey Diwan and Jimenez wrote the screenplay, which is based on Laurent Binet’s 2012 international bestseller of the same name.

Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska star in HHhH, which stands for “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich.” The most lethal man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich, seemed indestructible until two exiled operatives, a Slovak and a Czech, killed him and changed the course of history. HHhH follows Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis from their dramatic escape from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to their fatal attack on Heydrich and their own brutal deaths in the basement of a Prague church.

Legende Films’ Alain Goldman (La Vie en Rose, The Connection) and Red Crown’s Daniel Crown are producing the film, which began shooting earlier this month in Budapest.

“Laurent Binet’s novel was an impeccable, profoundly gripping piece of historical fiction that was destined to be made into a film,” TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said. “It’s in the hands of an extraordinarily intelligent, bold group of filmmakers and actors, and we can’t wait to see it come to life.”

The deal for HHhH was negotiated by Dan Guando, Michal Podell Steinberg and James Gold for TWC. WME Global and Goldman repped the filmmakers.

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October 29th, 2015
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Jack Davenport joins Rosamund and David Oyelowo in “A United Kingdom”

Jack Davenport, who played British naval officer James Norrington in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, is in final negotiations to join the cast of inter-racial love-story movie “A United Kingdom,” which will be directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Amma Asante, and stars “Selma’s” David Oyelowo and “Gone Girl’s” Rosamund Pike. Shooting on the film starts today in Botswana.

Davenport’s other credits include Matthew Vaughn’s movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Smash,” the NBC series about a Broadway musical, and PBS medical drama “Breathless.”

“A United Kingdom” has also added several other cast members: Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” franchise and also appeared in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Nicholas Lyndhurst, who was three times BAFTA nominated for comedy “Only Fools and Horses…,” Laura Carmichael, who played Lady Edith Crawley in “Downton Abbey,” and Arnold Oceng, who starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in “The Good Lie.”

The script is written by Guy Hibbert, who has won four BAFTAs: for “No Child of Mine,” “Omagh,” “Five Minutes of Heaven” and “Complicit.”

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Seretse Khama, the chief to be of the powerful Bamangwato tribe in the British colony of Bechuanaland in the late 1940s, and a white, middle-class Englishwoman, Ruth Williams, and how hostility to their marriage exposed the racism of the British government. Khama later become the first president of Botswana, following its independence.

Oyelowo is producing the film alongside Rick McCallum, who produced the “Star Wars” prequels, Pathe’s Cameron McCracken, “The Help” producer Brunson Green, Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason. World sales and finance house Pathe Intl. is backing the pic.

Oyelowo was nominated for a Golden Globe for “Selma” and nominated for a Primetime Emmy for “Nightingale.” Pike received Oscar, BAFTA and SAG nominations for “Gone Girl.”

Asante’s filmmaking credits include 2004’s “A Way of Life,” for which she won a BAFTA, and 2014’s “Belle,” which was distributed by Icon Films in Australia, and Fox Searchlight in the U.S., U.K. and rest of the world. Felton also appeared in “Belle.”

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October 11th, 2015
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