Screen Talk: Johnny Depp joins Amber in Martin Amis tale
Friday 08 November 2013
First-time director Mathew Cullen's long-gestating noir thriller based on Martin Amis's 1989 novel London Fields has been given a boost by a cameo from Johnny Depp. The movie stars Depp's girlfriend Amber Heard (pictured) opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Jim Sturgess and is shooting in the capital. Depp is in town to shoot Rob Marshall's adaptation of Into the Woods and Mortdecai.
Brown biopic suits the Blues Brother
Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott have joined Get On Up, a warts and all biopic of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Tate Taylor directs the Universal project. Mick Jagger is one of the producers. Chadwick Boseman (42) portrays Brown from the singer's road from humble beginnings to stardom.
London calling for action-man Butler
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Thunders film rolls into view
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Universal i up cop-to-crim tale
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