Embankment Films

17 May Bleecker Street Buys Emma Mackey’s Emily Brontë Biopic From Frances O’Connor

Bleecker Street has bought the U.S. rights for writer-director Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, “Emily,” which tells the story of author Emily Brontë’s real-life romance in the lead up to her seminal novel, “Wuthering Heights.” Bleecker Street is planning a 2023 theatrical release Stateside, while Warner Bros. will...

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11 May Paulson, Mackie, Freeman & Aduba Among Cast For Movie Version Of Pulitzer & Tony Winner ‘Clybourne Park’

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy winner Sarah Paulson (12 Years a Slave), Gotham Award winner Anthony Mackie (Captain America), BAFTA winner Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), and triple Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) will star in feature Clybourne Park, which is a hot package launching for the Cannes market. Bruce Norris’ adaptation of his incendiary Pulitzer-, Tony- and...

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10 May Embankment unveils first look at Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Movie Teller’ (exclusive)

UK sales outfit Embankment has unveiled a first look at Lone Scherfig’s The Movie Teller. Screen can exclusively reveal the image, which features newcomer Alondra Valenzuela with Bérénice Bejo and Antonio de la Torre. The Spanish-language film is set in a 1960s mining community in Chile’s Atacama Desert, where it is...

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09 May Embankment Joins Forces With ‘Death Of Stalin’ Producer Loader To Create Free Range Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales and production firm Embankment (The Father, The Wife) is teaming up with veteran UK producer Kevin Loader (The Death Of Stalin, The Lady In The Van) to create new label Free Range Entertainment. The key shareholders in the company are Embankment’s Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar and Free Range’s...

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04 Feb Roger Michell’s Last Movie, About Queen Elizabeth II, Sells Around The World

EXCLUSIVE: Roger Michell’s last movie, Elizabeth, about British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, has sold around the world for Embankment Films. Following the pre-sales we revealed with A24 for the U.S. and Signature for the UK, pacts have also been set in in France (Originals Factory), Germany (Square One), Benelux (The...

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20 Jan Michell’s Last Film, Doc On Queen, Set For Platinum Jubilee Release Date In UK

EXCLUSIVE: Roger Michell’s last movie, the documentary Elizabeth about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, has been picked up by Signature Entertainment and set for a Friday 3 June theatrical release to coincide with the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee. The late British filmmaker, known for movies including Notting Hill, The Duke, Hyde Park On Hudson and My...

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18 Jan Daniel Brühl Boards Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Movie Teller’

“Captain America: Civil War” star Daniel Brühl has boarded Lone Scherfig’s upcoming feature “The Movie Teller,” Variety can reveal. The BAFTA-nominated actor, who recently reprised his Marvel role in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and has appeared in features including “Rush” and “Inglourious Basterds,” will star alongside Bérénice...

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10 Dec EMILY by Total Film

EMILY Taking the Brontë biopic to new (Wuthering) Heights.  MUST-SEE, WHY? THE AUTHOR BIOPIC GETS A META REINVENTION.  DIRECTOR FRANCES O’CONNOR STARRING EMMA MACKEY, ALEXANDRA DOWLING, FIONN WHITEHEAD, AMELIA GETHING It’s not a biopic,” declares Frances O’Connor of her directorial debut, Emily. “It’s definitely not a biopic.” On the surface, a film about Emily Brontë,...

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