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Kate Winslet Talks Her New Survival Film ‘THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US’

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Kate Winslet will be seen starring on the survival film adaption THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US with Idris Elba, and EW spoke with her and asked how that film can be compared to when she did Titanic.

Production took place on the snowy mountains of Purcell near Calgary where the temperatures where in negative 36-degree. Director Hany Abu-Assad revealed that he could barely do his job on the set.

Winslet reveals that there were days she was afraid of leaving her car and arriving to set.

“There’s a funny thing that happens with actors. From the outside looking in people assume that it wouldn’t be as cold for the actors, that there would have been extra things or magical fairy dust sprinkled on them to make them not as cold as everybody else. “

Winslet explained that the grueling shooting schedule was one of the things that attracted her to the project.

“I was excited by the physical challenge. I hadn’t done something quite so extreme for a really long time.”

On the comparisons of Titanic:

“It was honestly just a coincidence. I’m realizing now, as I’m talking about this film, people ARE going to want to compare it to TITANIC. Actually, there are so wildly different.”

Based on Charles Martin’s 2010 novel of the same name, the story follows two strangers, stranded after a tragic plane crash, who must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain.

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad from an adapted script by J. Mills Goodloe and Chris Weitz, the film also stars Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.

The Mountain Between Us hits theaters on October 20.

New Photo From ‘MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS’ Adaption

EW has released this new photo for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name, which can be seen down below!

Directed and starring Kenneth Branagh who plays detective Hercule Poirot, he’s joined alongside Johnny Depp as Ratchett, Michelle Pfeiffer as Mrs. Hubbard, Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham, Judi Dench as Princess Dragomiroff, Lucy Boynton as Countess Andrenyi, Tom Bateman as Bouc, Derek Jacobi as Masterman, Michael Peña as Marquez, Josh Gad as Hector McQueen, Willem Dafoe as Mr. Hardman, Leslie Odom Jr. as Doctor Arbuthnot, and Penelope Cruz in a mystery role.

Christie’s novel was published in 1934 and is considered one of the most ingenious stories ever devised. It revolves around a murder onboard the famous train, and Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must solve the case– but there are a number of passengers who could potentially be the murderer.

Branagh, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Michael Schaefer, Aditya Sold and Judy Hofflund produce. Michael Green wrote the script. James Prichard and Hilary Strong, both from Agatha Christie Ltd. executive produce.

Murder on the Orient Express hits theaters on November 10.

New Photo of ‘THE SNOWMAN’ Starring Michael Fassbender

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EW has released this new photo for Jo Nesbø’s upcoming adaption THE SNOWMAN, starring Michael Fassbender, which can be seen down below!

Fassbender admitted that he’s a slow reader, but he managed to read all eight book of the detectibe Harry Hole series.

Directed by Tomas Alfredson, Fassbender is joined alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and James D’Arcy.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Robyn Slovo and Piodor Gustafsson produce. A Working Title Films production in association with Another Park Film. Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger executive produce.

The Snowman hits theaters on October 20.

Michael B. Jordan and Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson Eye ‘A BITTERSWEET LIFE’ Remake

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Michael B. Jordan and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson are eyeing A BITTERSWEET LIFE remake, based on the 2005 Korean cult hit film.

Jordan would play a mobster who becomes conflicted after being ordered to kill his mistress. It is reported that this new version would be a high concept, character driven film with a possibility for a franchise. Set at 20th Century FOX, 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen with CJ Entertainment produce.

Jordan is currently filming HBO’s film Fahrenheit 451 with Michael Shannon. He’s set to appear next in Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther as Erik Killmonger. He’s also set to appear as Adonis Creed in the upcoming sequel, Creed II.

Nelson is known for her work in animation, winning an Annie Award for Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Productions for the opening of Kung Fu Panda. She directed Kung Fu Panda 2, which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the second woman in history to do so. She directed Kung Fu Panda 3.

Kevin Costner’s ‘YELLOWSTONE’ Series to Begin Filming this Month

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Paramount Network has announced that their first scripted series YELLOWSTONE, starring Kevin Costner, is set to begin production this month in Utah.

The 10-episode series stars Costner and is directed by screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario). The series is executive produced by The Weinstein Company with John and Art LInson.

Costner is joined alongside Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annabelle, Danny Huston, Gil Birminghan, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Espirit, Ian Bowen, and Denim Richards. The series will shoot near Park City through December to debut in summer 2018.

Weinstein Television, John and Art Linson and Costner executive produce.

Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission said:

“Supporting filmmakers in telling unique stories with compelling characters and breathtaking locations is key for us, and the much-anticipated YELLOWSTONE ticks all the boxes. We are thrilled to see the talented Taylor Sheridan return to Utah, and to welcome the whole cast to our community.”

Costner stars as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders– land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. It is an intense study of violent war far from media scrutiny– where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are brought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.

The First Exclusive Look at Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead in ‘THE CHILDREN ACT’ Adaption

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EW has released the first two exclusive photos of Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead in the upcoming adaption THE CHILDREN ACT, based on Ian McEwan’s 2014 novel of the same name.

Directed by Richard Eyre and written from a script by McEwan himself.

Thompson plays Fiona Maye, a High Court judge in Great Britain’s Family Court of Law, who is tasked with deciding the fate of leukemia-stricken 17-year-old boy, Adam (Whitehead) whose religious faith prevents him from accepting a life-saving blood transfusion. The film focuses on the relationship between these two characters, both intellectually curious and stubborn in their own ways, as they forge a unique friendship while Fiona is thinking about her decision.

Stanley Tucci also stars as Fiona’s estranged husband.

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Thompson reveals why she decided to take part of the project:

“It’s such an extraordinary story. And the greatest glory of this particular job for me has been meeting judges, specifically female judges and spent time watching them and shadowing them, I began to get a sense of enormity of their task. And how incredible they are. It really is the cold face of justice because they’re dealing with real people. The fact is that Family Courts deal with domestic crisis– and at the center of those crisis is often a child.”

Producer Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually) reveals that the project wouldn’t have moved forward if it wasn’t for Thompson.

Whitehead also spoke about working Thompson.

“She’s a lovely human being and a safe pair of hands. I felt so comfortable around her and we got alone like a house on fire. Both the book and the film are at the most basic level about human connection. That was the easiest thing to do with Emma because she’s so giving and open.”

One of the photos features Whitehead as Adam at the Royal Courts of Justice, a building that was opened by Queen Victoria in 1882 for the first time. MI5 has refused permission for any non-legal activity inside the building for years due to the rising terrorism acts. But Kenworthy revealed that because the project is of McEwan, they managed to get a pass and film one of the scenes.

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Whitehead also spoke about the experience of filming there:

“I remember the day we shot inside there vividly. It was me and only one or two others allowed in, everyone else in the crew had to wait on the other side of the security scanners. It was quite funny actually. But it’s such an awe-inspiring building and the architecture is unbelievable. It’s one of those rare buildings that you don’t often see anymore.”

The Children Act will have its world premiere next month at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), with a theatrical release soon.

The First Trailer & Poster For ‘6 BELOW’ Starring Josh Hartnett

Momentum Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming film 6 BELOW: MIRACLE ON THE MOUNTAIN, starring Josh Hartnett as a former professional hockey player Eric LeMarque, who, when a snowstorm strands him on top of a mountain for eight days, is forced to face his past and come to terms with his personal demons in order to survive! Check it out down below!

Based on the true story that took place in February 2003, LeMarque attempted to survive in the wilderness around California’s Mammoth Mountain after taking a secluded trail. Instead, he ate nuts and bark to stay alive, and attempted to use his MP3 player as a compass.

Scott Waugh directs from a script by Madison Turner.  Also starring Mira Sorvino.

6 Below hits theater, VOD and Digital HD on October 13.