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Charles Finch & Chanel Pre-BAFTAs Dinner

Rosamund attended the Charles Finch & Chanel Pre-BAFTAs Dinner last night. We’ve added some photos of her during the event to our gallery.

February 14th, 2016
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Rosamund no longer attached to “The Mountain Between Us”

TheWrap is reporting that Idris Elba has replaced Charlie Hunnam in “The Mountain Between Us”. The article also mentions that they are looking for a new female lead, meaning Rosamund dropped out of the project.

After tapping Michael B. Jordan to play the Human Torch in “Fantastic Four,” 20th Century Fox is embracing colorblind casting once again, as Idris Elba is in negotiations to star in adaptation of Charles Martin’s best-selling novel “The Mountains Between Us” for the studio’s Fox 2000 division, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

The story follows a male doctor and a female writer who’s engaged to be married who both survive a plane crash in the mountains. The doctor suffers broken ribs while she sustains a leg fracture, and he must use his climbing skills to get her down the mountain to safety.

Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike were previously attached to star, but since race isn’t essential to either character, Fox execs thought Elba best suited for the romantic role.

Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”) is directing from a script by Chris Weitz, who rewrote earlier drafts by J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment are producing the movie. Fox 2000 executive Marisa Paive will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

The filmmakers continue to search for the film’s female lead, who is expected to be white, though actresses of all races are currently being considered.

February 14th, 2016
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Amazon orders 4 seasons of “Thunderbirds Are Go!”

Variety is reporting that Amazon has ordered four seasons of “Thunderbirds Are Go”, but they do not mean new seasons. They will split the first season into two 13 episodes seasons and will do the same with the second season. The second season is set to air on ITV later this year. This will however be the first time the show is available on a streaming service.

Thunderbirds are a go at Amazon Studios, which is bringing the 1960s British sci-fi teen heroes to the digital screen.

Amazon has ordered four 13-episode seasons of “Thunderbirds Are Go” from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, under a pact that includes exclusive U.S. rights. The show features the five Tracy brothers of the International Rescue squad, who go on missions spanning the globe and into outer space. The series stars Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl,” “The World’s End”), who voices agent Lady Penelope.

The first 13 episodes of the show are scheduled to debut on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. later in 2016, followed by the U.K., Germany and Austria. “Thunderbirds Are Go,” produced by ITV Studios and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with Weta Workshop, uses a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets. The producers say the reboot pays tribute to “the legacy of model locations” from the original series, which used marionette figures.

The original “Thunderbirds,” created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, was first broadcast on ITV in 1965 and featured the the catchphrase “Thunderbirds are go!” Last year a 26-episode first season of “Thunderbirds Are Go” aired on ITV and CITV in Britain and Australia’s Nine Network, as well as in New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands. ITV’s CITV children’s network is slated to air a second 26-episode run of “Thunderbirds Are Go” starting in late 2016. Amazon is splitting the show into four seasons of 13 segments each.

“Thunderbirds Are Go” is exec produced by Estelle Hughes (“Driver Dan’s Story Train”), Giles Ridge (“Pocoyo”), Richard Taylor (“The Lord of the Rings”) and Andrew Smith (“District 9”). The series is written by Rob Hoegee (“Generator Rex,” “Teen Titans)” and directed by David Scott (“Lego Star Wars”) and Theo Baynton (“The Wotwots”).

Voice cast of “Thunderbirds Are Go” includes David Graham, who reprises his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Inventor Brains is voiced by Kayvan Novak (“Facejacker”); Tracy brothers Alan is played by Rasmus Hardiker (“Lead Balloon”); Tracy brother John is played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Game of Thrones”).

The series is distributed internationally by ITV Studios, a unit of U.K. broadcaster ITV. “Thunderbirds Are Go” has been sold to more than 40 countries worldwide, with Australia’s public broadcaster ABC the latest to acquire the series.

February 11th, 2016
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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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“The Master Builder” Press Night – After Party

Rosamund attended the “The Master Builder” Press Night After Party last night. I’ve added the first couple of photos to our gallery with more to follow in the next few days.

February 4th, 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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