It is being reported that Rosamund’s film “A United Kingdom” has been selected to open the 2016 London Film Festival.
Period drama ‘A United Kingdom’, the story of a controversial romance between a white British woman and a black African royal will open this year’s London Film Festival on October 5 – kicking off 12 days of film premieres from around the world. Directed by Amma Asante (‘Belle’) and starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, the film is set in the 1940s and ’50s. But its exploration of British attitudes to race and prejudice sound particularly timely in a year when our country is battling ideas of division and hatred. The film tells the true story of the marriage between Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), a king in the southern African nation of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) who was studying to be a barrister in London, and Ruth Williams (Pike), a clerk working at the city insurance institution Lloyd’s. Both the couple’s families joined both the British and South African governments in opposing their union.
Diversity behind and in front of the camera looks set to be a theme of this year’s London Film Festival – and beyond. Not only will the festival open with a film directed by a black British woman (yes, this is something to be noted and celebrated still in 2016) and starring a black British actor (Oyelowo), but the 12-day event will also be immediately followed by Black Star, a UK-wide season from the British Film Institute that aims to celebrate ‘the range, versatility and power of black screen icons on film and TV’. We’d also be very surprised if this year’s London Film Festival didn’t include a centrepiece screening of ‘The Birth of a Nation’, Nate Parker’s story of a nineteenth-century slave uprising in the US that was an audience and critical hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January in Utah.
Rosamund attended the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco earlier today. She braved the rain in a lovely black dress. The first two photos have been added to our gallery with hopefully more to follow soon.
Rosamund attended the Chelsea Flower show earlier today. She posed with several kids as well as on her own and it looked like she had a lot of fun. We’ve added photos of her during the event to our gallery.
Rosamund has attended two events in the past two weeks. On May 5 she attended the M.i.h Jeans Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary. On May 17 she attended The Earl and The Countess of Wessex Celebrate The National Youth Theatre 60th Anniversary. Photos of both events have been added to our gallery.
Public Appearances > 2016 > May 17: The Earl and The Countess of Wessex Celebrate The National Youth Theatre 60th Anniversary
Deadline is reporting that “High Wire Act” has added more cast members and is now moving forward with ShivHans Financing. The film is expected to begin filming next month.
Dean Norris, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham and Mark Pellegrino have been added to the cast of High Wire Act, the Tony Gilroy-scripted political action thriller starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike. Brad Anderson is directing. The latest movement on this comes as Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures (Trumbo, Captain Fantastic) has come aboard to produce and finance the pic, which now begins filming next month in Tangier.
Good Universe is handling sales rights and will rep the pic at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. CAA packaged the project and is co-repping domestic rights with WME Global.
High Wire Act‘s plot centers on a former U.S. diplomat called back into service in 1980s Beirut to save a former colleague from the group responsible for his wife’s death. ShivHans’ Rawat and Monica Levinson are joining as producers along with Radar Pictures’ Ted Field and Mike Weber and Gilroy.
ShivHans has Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen playing in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, and it recently set up the Jack Black-toplined The Man Who Would Be Polka King with Permut Presentations and Red Hour Films. A July start date is planned for that one.
Norris is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment Partners, Pine by Leading Artists Inc. Whigham is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment LA and Pellegrino is repped by Framework Entertainment and Domain Talent.
Last month Rosamund attended the Beijing International Film Festival where she attended a press conference and gala dinner for IWC. A couple of photos have been added to our gallery!
Public Appearances > 2016 > April 19: Beijing International Film Festival – IWC “For the love of Cinema” Gala Dinner
TVLine is reporting that “Thunderbirds Are Go!” will be released on Amazon Prime starting April 15.
The reanimated Thunderbirds are ready for takeoff.
Thunderbirds Are Go, a remake of the 1960s British television series which consists of a unique mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets, will make its Stateside debut on Amazon Prime Friday, April 15, it was announced Thursday.
Following a one-hour sneak preview entitled “Rings of Fire Parts 1 and 2,” the 13-episode Season 1 will be made available to binge in its entirety on April 22. Three additional seasons have already been ordered by Amazon (some of which have already aired across the pond).
Academy Award-nominated actress Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) voices Lady Penelope in an ensemble that also includes Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Phineas and Ferb) and Rasmus Hardiker (Danger Mouse).
This new take on the heroic series follows the five Tracy brothers — Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan — as they “pilot their remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space, performing impossible rescues across the globe.”