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Rosamund Pike is an FBI agent who sends an ex-con undercover in a gritty crime drama that drips with menace

The Swedish crime novel Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström has been relocated to modern-day New York in this big, chewy and sometimes indigestible drama thriller from director Andrea Di Stefano, who has adapted the novel with with British screenwriter Rowan Joffe. It’s a story about an undercover agent who, in time-honoured style, is informed by his duplicitous handlers that he can’t be brought in from the cold just yet.

Joel Kinnaman plays Pete Koslow, an ex-con out on licence and working for a Polish drug gang but secretly feeding information to FBI agent Wilcox (Rosamund Pike). The big drug deal whose exposure was supposed to be his ticket out of the game ends in bloody chaos when a cop is killed by one of the trigger-happy gangsters,
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Third 28 Days Later Movie Is Being Planned by Original Director Danny Boyle

Third 28 Days Later Movie Is Being Planned by Original Director Danny Boyle
According to director Danny Boyle, another sequel to the zombie movie 28 Days Later is currently in the works. While promoting his new movie Yesterday, Boyle confirmed the news of 28 Days Later 3 personally, saying he's teaming back up with original writer Alex Garland for the third installment. As of now, the confirmation of the sequel's development is all Boyle is giving us to go on. There's no word yet on a possible title, release date, or cast of characters, but hopefully we'll find out more information soon now that the undead cat is out of the bag.

The original 28 Days Later was first released in the United Kingdom in 2002. In this particular zombie story, the virus is unleashed when a group of animal activists release infected monkeys from captivity. Just under a month afterward, a bicycle courier named Jim (Cillian Murphy) awakens from a coma in a London hospital to find the streets deserted.
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Tin Star

Network: Amazon.

Episodes: 26 (hour).

Seasons: Three.

TV show dates: September 29, 2017 — Tbd.

Series status: Ending.

Performers include: Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Christina Hendricks, Ian Puleston-Davies, Oliver Coopersmith, Lynda Boyd, Ryan Kennedy, Sarah Podemski, Anamaria Marinca, Christopher Heyerdahl, John Lynch, Michelle Thrush, Stephen Walters, Roark Critchlow, Kevin Hanchard, Jenessa Grant, and Nigel Bennett.

TV show description:

From creator Rowan Joffe, the Tin Star TV show is a British-Canadian crime drama, with a darkly comedic bent, unfolding in the Canadian Rockies. The series centers on former London undercover police detective Jim Worth (Roth), the newly minted police chief of Little Big Bear.

A dedicated family man, cop, and recovering alcoholic, Jim uprooted his family and moved
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‘Tin Star’ Renewed for Third and Final Season

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‘Tin Star’ Renewed for Third and Final Season
The Tim Roth U.K. drama “Tin Star” has been picked up for a third and final season, Sky Atlantic announced on Wednesday.

Starring Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie, the series centers on a former Metropolitan Police detective who becomes chief of police in the Canadian Rockies. The six-episode final outing will see the character returning to the U.K. to confront his family’s menacing past.

The episodes will go into production later this year to air on Sky in the U.K. and on Amazon in other territories.

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“A show creator and writer’s work is only as good as his team: and I am very grateful to have another chance to write for Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie – and executive producer Alison Jackson,” said creator Rowan Joffe in a statement. “An
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Sky Orders Third Season Of ‘Tin Star’; 42 Hires Former Wme Exec Eugenie Furniss As Lit Manager — UK Briefs

  • Deadline
Sky has ordered a third season of its original UK drama-thriller series Tin Star, starring Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie. Plot details are unknown at this stage but Sky says the “final chapter of the trilogy”, created by British writer Rowan Joffe, will pick up where season two recently left off with Jack (Roth) and Angela’s (O’Reilly) revelation of a devastating truth to daughter Anna (Lawrie) and the family’s dark history catching up with them as their ultimate threat arrives on their doorstep. Producers are Kudos and Gaumont UK. The third instalment (6 x 60mins) will go into production later this year and will be set in and around Liverpool, culminating with the Worth family returning to the UK to confront their menacing past. The series is internationally distributed by Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision. Upcoming Sky dramas for 2019 include Catherine The Great, Chernobyl,
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TV Drama ‘Tin Star’ Set For Third & Final Season

Sky’s Tin Star, starring Tim Roth, has been confirmed for a third and final season, set for production later this year.

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Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie return as the Worth family in the final chapter of the trilogy, produced by leading independent producers Kudos and Gaumont UK and created by British writer Rowan Joffe.

The third instalment (6 x 60’) will go into production later this year and will be set in and around Liverpool, culminating with the Worth family returning to the UK to confront their menacing past.

The announcement comes as the final episode of series two aired on Sky Atlantic last week.

At the end of series two, which is currently available to watch on demand on Sky and streaming service Now TV, Jack (Tim Roth) and Angela (Genevieve O’Reilly) are forced to reveal a devastating truth to daughter Anna (Abigail Lawrie), but
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Sky Orders 'Tin Star' for Third and Final Season

Tin Star, the original production from Comcast-owned European pay TV giant Sky, has been commissioned for a third and final season.

Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie are set to return as the Worth family in the final chapter of the modern-day western, produced by Kudos and Gaumont U.K. and created by British writer Rowan Joffe.

The third six-part installment will go into production later this year and will be set in and around the English city of Liverpool, culminating with the Worths returning to the U.K. to confront their menacing past.

"The combination of ...
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Palanquin Offers New Business Model for East-West Productions in SVoD Era

  • Variety
Palanquin Offers New Business Model for East-West Productions in SVoD Era
For Westerners making movies in Asia, logistics can be problematic. And, for Asian filmmakers able to navigate local conditions, screenwriting for international audiences and access to markets can still be stumbling blocks.

Veteran producer and executive Guy Louthan is now developing a business that straddles East and West, deploys American production standards and techniques, and maximizes Asian cultural impact. It also comes at a time when global interest in Indian and Southeast Asian content is growing thanks to the aggressive local production strategies of Amazon, Netflix and HBO.

The Palanquin company that Louthan formed with British director Roland Joffe aims to bridge the gap with a slate of its own movies, close connections to local production services firms and a possible film fund once the business model has proved itself. He aims to provide full financial transparency and Asian creative involvement while delivering films that are likely to combine local and foreign locations,
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The Informer Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Outruns the FBI, NYPD and the Mob

The Informer Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Outruns the FBI, NYPD and the Mob
Joel Kinnaman has tried to find a suitable franchise in America and came close with the RoboCop remake, which didn't really resonated with fans. He's been in Suicide Squad, and countless other action dramas that almost got there, but not quite. Now, Kinnaman is back in his most ambitious crime thriller yet. Today, we have a first look at The Informer with the trailer debut from Aviron Pictures.

Caught in a world of impossible choices, watch as one man plans to escape the clutches of three of New York City's most powerful organizations, the mob, the NYPD and the FBI, in order to save himself and his family. Starring alongside Joel Kinnaman are Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas. Aviron Pictures' The Informer is in theaters nationwide on March 22nd!

Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow's (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed
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A New Trailer For Sky’s ‘Tin Star’ Season 2 Has Arrived

A new trailer for the second season of Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star has just dropped on the cabler’s YouTube channel. The Tim Roth-led series returns to our screens in January.

Roth stars as ex-Police Chief Jim Worth in the show, which is created by Rowan Joffe. Christina Hendricks, Genevieve O’Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, John Lynch, Anamaria Marinca and Jenessa Grant make up the incredible cast of this excellent original.

Here’s the official blurb:

After being left destroyed by the chaos that had followed Jim and his alcoholic alter ego Jack Devlin (Tim Roth) from the UK, this new series picks up where we left our unlikely hero, cut off in the remote Rockies wilderness with his grieving and shell-shocked family struggling to come to terms with their ordeal. Seeking refuge from her own parents, Anna is taken in by the God-fearing Nickel family, headed up by
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Sky Unveils First-Look At Season Two Of Tim Roth-Fronted Arctic Crime Drama ‘Tin Star’

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Sky Unveils First-Look At Season Two Of Tim Roth-Fronted Arctic Crime Drama ‘Tin Star’
Tim Roth is back as ex-police chief Jim Worth in the second season of Sky drama Tin Star and the pay-tv broadcaster has unveiled the first images.

The first season launched on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Amazon in the U.S. last year.

After being left destroyed by the chaos that had followed Jim and his alcoholic alter ego Jack Devlin, played by Roth from the UK, the second season picks up with the unlikely hero cut off in the remote Rockies wilderness with his grieving and shell-shocked family struggling to come to terms with their ordeal. Seeking refuge from her own parents, Anna is taken in by the God-fearing Nickel family, headed up by Pastor Johan, played by John Lynch, his wife Sarah, played by Anamaria Marinca, and daughter Rosa, played by Jenessa Grant, and hidden with the Ammonites – a religious community close to Little Big Bear.
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Dean-Charles Chapman Joins Netflix Pic ‘The King’

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Dean-Charles Chapman Joins Netflix Pic ‘The King’
Exclusive: Game Of Thrones actor Dean-Charles Chapman has joined the cast of Netflix feature The King, which got underway today in UK.

Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily-Rose Depp are among the stellar cast of director David Michôd’s (War Machine) drama, which is based on classic Shakespeare plays Henry The IV [Parts 1 and 2] and Henry V, in which a young disgraced prince Hal (Chalamet) inherits the crown at a particularly turbulent time in English history and must learn what it means to be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff (Edgerton).

The plays take place before, during and after England’s military conflict with France at the famous Battle Of Agincourt in 1415, part of the ‘Hundred Years’ War’ between the two nations. Chapman will play Thomas of Lancaster, King Henry IV’s son and Hal’s younger brother.

Script comes from Michôd and Edgerton.
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Sky Announces Cast for Second Season of ‘Tin Star’ (Exclusive)

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Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks are set to return for a second season of Sky’s original crime drama “Tin Star,” the satcaster has confirmed. The cast for the 10-part second series, which will air in 2019, will also include Irish actor John Lynch, Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca and Canadian actress Jenessa Grant.

Created by Rowan Joffe, “Tin Star” proved a hit for Sky when it premiered on Sky Atlantic in Britain last September. Amazon has the show in the U.S.

Sky had already announced a second season was planned, but no casting was confirmed. Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie will also return for the second season, which is currently filming in Calgary, Canada.

The Fall” actor Lynch most recently featured in AMC’s “The Terror.” Marinca saw her breakout out role in Cannes Palme d’Or winner “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” in 2007 and recently starred
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Harvey Weinstein Doc Heads To Cannes; Red Arrow Bolsters Scripted With Scott Free Hire – Global Briefs

Harvey Weinstein Doc Heads To Cannes; Red Arrow Bolsters Scripted With Scott Free Hire – Global Briefs
Harvey Weinstein is heading to Cannes, in a way. Lightbox’s feature documentary about the disgraced movie mogul, which is now known as Citizen Harvey (w/t), will be launched on the Croisette by Embankment. The sales company hopes to close deals with international distributors for the project, which is now in production. The film, which is a deep-dive into the Weinstein scandal that has fueled the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and its far-reaching global impact, is a co-production with the BBC. Produced by Lightbox founders Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn and The Imposter’s Poppy Dixon, it is directed by Captive director Ursula Macfarlane. David Gilbery (McQueen) and Charles Dorfman (Shame) are executive producing on behalf of Media Finance Capital, who are financing alongside the BBC. Simon Young will executive produce for the BBC. It will air in the UK on BBC Two following its theatrical release.
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Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac

Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac
Skinheads, hit men, cops, criminals, cops-posing-as-criminals, princes, junkies, executioners, politicians, supervillains, an 18th-century fop, a 19th-century impressionist painter and a 21st-century psychotic chimp – you name it, and there's an extremely good chance that Tim Roth has played it. The 56-year-old British actor has the sort of varied, overstuffed resumé that suggests a reserved spot in the steadily-working-character-actor canon, and has not one but two projects hitting TV screens at the moment: Tin Star, an Amazon thriller that about an expat cop living in Canada that starts as a quirky fish-out-of-water
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‘Tin Star’ Review: Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks’ Bleak Modern Western is an Exercise in Misery

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‘Tin Star’ Review: Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks’ Bleak Modern Western is an Exercise in Misery
Kicking off a TV series with a teenage girl’s face full of blood is a pretty strong indication that it probably won’t get much cheerier from there. “Tin Star,” written and created by Rowan Joffe, doesn’t just use its in medias res opening as a statement of tone and danger, it uses it as a benchmark. By the time the Amazon series is halfway through its freshman season, physical and mental suffering becomes the exhausting, all-encompassing norm. A modern western, told through mild corporate intrigue and heavy doses of vice and violence, it’s an exercise in endurance with few character rewards at the finish line.

The primary target of this anguish is Jim Worth (Tim Roth), a British ex-pat newly relocated to a tiny town nestled in the Canadian Rockies. As the recently appointed police chief, the locals not only see him as a literal outsider,
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Sky Original Series ‘Tin Star’ Already Commissioned For Season Two

The first season has not even hit the airwaves yet, but a second series of brand-new Sky Original Production Tin Star, starring BAFTA award-winning Tim Roth and produced by Kudos (Broadchurch, Humans and The Tunnel: Sabotage) , has already been confirmed. Tin Star season one debuts this Thursday.

All 10 episodes of Tin Star will be available from 7 Septemberon Sky Atlantic and Now TV.

Tin Star has been described as “a cross between Twin Peaks and Breaking Bad” by Sunday Times Culture, “a tale of corruption, murder, grief and all-consuming revenge” by Red magazine and an “epic new TV drama” by Empire. The series, penned by BAFTA award-winning writer and director Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American), follows British police chief Jim Worth (Tim Roth) and his family as they desperately try to escape a past that unleashed an act of vicious revenge.

The first series of Tin Star explores just how
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‘Tin Star’ Trailer: Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks Star in the New Amazon Series

‘Tin Star’ Trailer: Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks Star in the New Amazon Series
Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks are on the opposite sides of the law in a new upcoming Amazon series, Tin Star. The 10-part series was written and created by Rowan Joffe, the writer behind The American and co-writer of 28 Weeks Later. Joffe, who made his feature directorial debut with Brighton Rock, directs Roth and Hendricks in the pilot, which is about […]

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Amazon picks up Tin Star starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks

Deadline is reporting that Amazon has snapped up the U.S. rights to Tin Star, a revenge thriller series written and created by Rowan Joffe (Brighton Rock, Before I Go To Sleep), which stars Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men).

The series from Sky Atlantic is described as “a tale of the corruption of innocence and of murder, grief and all-consuming revenge [and] tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small town police chief who brings his family to the tiny and tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life.”

Tin Star will air on Amazon Prime in the U.S. and Sky Atlantic in the UK later this year, with a supporting cast that includes Genevieve O’Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Oliver Coopersmith, Christopher Heyerdahl, Stephen Walters, Ian Puleston-Davies, Roark Critchlow, Sarah Podemski, Ryan Kennedy and Kevin Hanchard.
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Tim Roth's Tin Star Lands at Amazon

Tim Roth's Tin Star Lands at Amazon
Tin Star, a thriller/dark comedy starring Tim Roth (Lie to Me) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), has found a Stateside home on Amazon, it was announced on Friday by Endemol Shine Group and Sky Vision.

The 10-episode series will premiere later this year.

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Penned by Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later), Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth, a British detective-turned-small town police chief who brings his family to the tiny and tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life. What follows is described as a “tale of the corruption of innocence,
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