2015 Emmy Nominations Led by American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Wolf Hall & Transparent

2015-Emmy-NominationsAs ever, the 2015 Emmy nominations included a handful of snubs and surprises. But for the most part, I think the voters did a very good job of recognising talent across the board, with some new series getting the recognition they very much deserved. Continue reading

First Trailer & Poster for Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds & Daniel Brühl

Woman-in-Gold-Teaser-Poster-sliceWith a story not dissimilar to the one told by George Clooney in The Monuments Men, Helen Mirren will take centre stage next year in Woman in Gold, joined by a stellar cast topped by Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl.

Executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, The Weinstein Company recently announced a Spring 2015 US release date for the BBC Films production, and now they’ve followed it up with the first trailer and teaser poster, via Apple, setting the tone nicely for the drama with touches of comedy.

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous Lady In Gold, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele. Partnering with an inexperienced but determined young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks on an epic journey for justice 60 years in the making.

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The Weinstein Company Sets Spring US Release Date for Simon Curtis’ Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds & Daniel Brühl

The-Lady-in-Gold-sliceBased on the real events of Maria Altmann’s life, Woman in Gold marks Simon Curtis’ return behind the camera following his Oscar-nominated feature debut, My Week with Marilyn.

Helen Mirren takes centre stage as Maria Atlmann herself in the BBC Films production. And whilst we await word on when the film will arrive on our shores, The Weinstein Company has announced its US release date is set for April 2015.

Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman Maria Altmann starts her journey to reclaim family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting of ‘The Lady in Gold’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer, she embarks upon a battle which will span more than eight years, taking them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the US Supreme Court, and forcing her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

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