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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Paul Greengrass's Period Drama 'The Hood'

Hot off his Academy Award-nominated performance in Power of the Dog and the box office success of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Benedict Cumberbatch is showing no signs of slowing down. Deadline is reporting that a film collaboration between the actor and Academy Award-nominated director Paul Greengrass is currently being shopped around the Cannes Film Market.
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Peasants’ Revolt for Paul Greengrass Period Drama ‘The Hood’

Paul Greengrass is set to direct Benedict Cumberbatch in upcoming period drama The Hood, sources close to the project have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Greengrass, the film is set to take place during the Peasants’ Revolt, a major uprising that took part across large parts of England in 1381 in response to issues, such as socio-economic and political tensions and high taxation. While exact details of the film are still being kept under wraps, THR understands that Cumberbatch will play a farmer who becomes the leader of the revolt (which could indicate that he’s playing the legendary Wat...
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New Hot Cannes Package: Paul Greengrass Directing Benedict Cumberbatch In Peasant Farmer Revolt Drama ‘The Hood’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: A Cannes Market teeming with strong film packages adds a new one. I’m hearing that buyers will today be getting The Hood, a script by Paul Greengrass that he will direct, with Benedict Cumberbatch starring. The period drama is about the peasant revolt in England, I’m told. Cumberbatch will play a farmer who become the leader in an action drama that is best likened to Braveheart, and Gladiator. Greengrass last directed the Tom Hanks-starrer News of the World, and Cumberbatch is coming off his Best Actor-nominated performance in Power of the Dog. CAA Media Finance...
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Paul Greengrass To Direct Benedict Cumberbatch In English Peasant Revolt Drama ‘Hood’

As this year’s Cannes Film Festival gets underway, the marketplace for upcoming films that happens each year at the festival heats up too. And the crop at Cannes 2022 looks very appealing so far, with Cronenberg‘s “The Shrouds,” a couple of films starring Jessie Buckley, and Michel Gondry‘s first movie in seven years all up for sale.
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Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Paul Greengrass Among Names on U.K.’s New Year’s Honors List

James Bond gatekeepers and Eon Productions heads Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are among the names on the 2022 New Year’s Honors list, the annual U.K. tradition dating back to 1890 that bestows titles upon individuals in recognition of their work and is presented in the name of Queen Elizabeth II. The duo, who produced this year’s smash hit No Time To Die, currently the third most successful film of all time in the U.K., have been given Commander of the British Empire (CBE) honors for a “services to film, to drama, to philanthropy and to skills.” They both already...
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UK’s New Year’s Honours List Includes James Bond Team, Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Greengrass, More

Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, the producer/caretakers of the James Bond movie franchise including this year’s No Time to Die, and its star Daniel Craig were among the entertainment and media figures recognized Friday on the UK’s New Year’s Honours List. Other British arts and media figures named today included Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave and Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley, and film directors Paul Greengrass (the Bourne series), John Boorman (Deliverance, Hope and Glory), Andrew Haigh (45 Years) and indie Trinidad-born indie filmmaker Horace Shango Ové. The annual compendium of honors bestowed by the Queen on achievements in the fields of government,...
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Behind The Scenes: Tom Hanks & Paul Greengrass On The Set Of CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Tom Hanks is at the top of his game in Paul Greengrass’ 2013 film Captain Phillips – it’s Hanks’ best ever performance. It’s the most pure acting that he’s ever given on screen. Usually, Hanks’ high calibre acting roles feature some sort of gimmick (weight loss, AIDS etc), but here he’s an average guy in an above average situation. He anchors Paul Greengrass’ film in such a way that helps heighten the film’s tension. And boy is there tension. Once this true-life drama kicks into high-gear it doesn’t stop, sustaining edge of your seat thrills for two hours. That is an impressive feat.
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Paul Greengrass to Direct Political Drama Night of Camp David

After changing up his style and genre with the Tom Hanks-led western News of the World, Paul Greengrass will be jumping back into the political drama with his next film He’s signed on to helm Night of Camp David, based on Fletcher Knebel’s 1965 novel of the same name. Deadline...
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Paul Greengrass to direct political thriller Night of Camp David

Paul Greengrass is directing the political thriller 'Night of Camp David'. The 65-year-old filmmaker will helm the take on Fletcher Knebel's 1965 book, which tells the story of a mentally unstable US president slipping into paranoia. Paul will be reunited with Universal, the studio behind his 'Bourne' films, on the...
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‘Night Of Camp David’: Paul Greengrass To Direct A New Film About A US President Descending Into Madness

When you think of filmmakers that have made some of the best political, news-driven thrillers of the past decade, you can’t help but mention Paul Greengrass. The man hasn’t met a political thriller that he hasn’t wanted to turn into a feature film. And surprise, surprise, he’s doing it again, with his upcoming film, “Night of Camp David.” But unlike “Captain Phillips,” “United 93,” and “22 July,” this new film is based on a fictional story that just so happens to mirror a reality that Americans were living over the past four years.
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