Ben Wheatley has spoken of his ‘appreciation’ for actors after Lily James revealed that she had ‘panic attacks’ and went to therapy after filming the new Netflix adaptation.
Wheatley says Daphne du Maurier was trolling the audience - "she changed the genre every 30 or 40 pages".
Netflix has revealed details of its 2020 slate of movie releases, and it's a star-laden affair indeed.
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Wheatley has been set to direct MGM's Tomb Raider sequel, with the studio setting a release date of March 19, 2021. Alicia Vikander is reprising her role as the treasure-hunting action heroine Lara Croft. Amy Jump is writing the sequel script and Graham King is producing through his GK Films banner, and Elizabeth […]
Kill List director Ben Wheatley has created a Brexit zombie drama for UK’s Channel 4 – his first television project since directing episodes of Doctor Who. The broadcaster has commissioned six-part series Generation Z. It will feature “rapacious” baby boomers and “disaffected” teenagers at each other’s throats. Produced by Kiri producer The Forge, it will […]
The star of Ben Wheatley's new BBC film talks openly about Brexit and making his debut in Gary Oldman's 'Nil By Mouth'.
Lily James and Armie Hammer are set to star in Netflix and Working Title’s “Rebecca,” directed by Ben Wheatley. Jane Goldman is writing the screenplay, adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel of the same name. The story follows a newly married young woman who, upon arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a […]
'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead' will receive a brief theatrical run, before it airs on BBC Two this Christmas.
The film marks a return to the festival for Wheatley after closing the 2016 festival with the European Premiere of Free Fire.
Armie Hammer will join Alicia Vikander in director Ben Wheatley’s “Freakshift,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Having broken through with sci-fi hit ‘Ex Machina,’ with roles in ‘Jason Bourne’ and ‘The Man From UNCLE’ under her belt, and ‘Tomb Raider’ in production, Alicia Vikander seems well on her way to becoming something of a genre icon – and this latest bit of casting news will surely only help her on her way. Deadline report that Vikander, winner of the 2016 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘The Danish Girl,’ is in talks to star in ‘Freakshift,’ a new original action-horror movie from British writer-director Ben Wheatley. It sounds like a fairly ambitious project which could mark a significant change in gear for Wheatley.
The festival will screen 125 features, including 51 films from first-time filmmakers and 85 world premieres
The adaptation of JG Ballard’s dystopian 1975 novel, starring Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, and Jeremy Irons hits cinemas on Friday and to celebrate, Studiocanal has given us an exclusive never-before-seen clip from the film featuring T-Hidds as the louche Dr. Laing and Evans as documentary Richard Wilder. Hiddleston’s star is on the rise at the moment thanks to his starring role in the BBC One spy drama ‘The Night Manager’, and his fans will be keen to check him out in ‘High Rise’ as it features a scene with him sunbathing naked, but be warned: Dr. Laing is a far cry from Loki, as the film’s official synopsis reveals.
After a huge amount of speculation over who’ll take the reigns as James Bond after Daniel Craig, it appears Tom Hiddleston is up for the challenge. Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Times after his lauded role in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’, the Brit had a lot to say regarding the future of the James Bond franchise and any involvement he’d have. “Time magazine ran a poll and there were like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie,” he recalled.
Ben Wheatley’s ‘High Rise’ is shaping up to be one of our most anticipated movies of 2016. This adaptation of the classic dystopian JG Ballard novel stars Tom Hiddleston as Robert Laing, a louche young doctor who moves into a state of the art high rise tower in an alternate vision of 1970s. The film has already won rave reviews on the festival circuit, and we’ll be able to check in to the ‘High Rise’ when it arrives in cinemas on 18 March.