Bee Gees biopic

How deep is Kenneth Branagh‘s love for The Bee Gees? Apparently pretty deep, because he has been hired to direct a Bee Gees biopic of the acclaimed band for Paramount Pictures. According to a new report, “the movie will center on the life and times of the genre-spanning band, following the humble beginnings of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb into their journey to pop superstardom.” Read More »

This Sceptred Isle

Kenneth Branagh is on course to slap on a goofy wig for This Sceptred Isle, a new five-part drama that will see the actor playing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The series, which will air on Sky, comes from The Trip series director Michael Winterbottom, and “will chart the events surrounding the U.K. Prime Minister, the government, and the country in the face of the first wave of the global pandemic.” Winterbottom will direct the entire series from a script he co-wrote with Kieron Quirke.

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Belfast Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh took a break from wearing a big mustache and solving mysteries to make Belfast, a film he describes as his “most personal film.” The film has already wrapped, and now Focus Features has picked up the worldwide rights. Belfast tells the story of one boy’s childhood (presumably in Belfast) during the late 1960s. Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and newcomer Jude Hill star.

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DEATH ON THE NILE trailer

Kenneth Branagh is back on the case in Death on the Nile, the follow-up to the filmmaker’s hit 2017 Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express. But Murder was just the beginning for Branagh’s mustachioed detective Hercule Poirot, who finds himself solving a mystery aboard a glamorous Egyptian river steamer with the sexiest cast of suspects, including Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette BeningRose LeslieLetitia Wright, and more. Watch the Death on the Nile trailer below.

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artemis fowl kenneth branagh interview

In the aftermath of the global phenomenon that was Harry Potter, Hollywood released a string of children’s fantasy knock-offs eagerly trying to fill the hole it left. But as we cycled through the Eragons, and the Golden Compasses, there was one fantasy series waiting in the wings that might have been the cheeky alternative to the boy wizard that we needed: Artemis Fowl.

The film version finally arrives on Disney+ this summer and we spoke to director Kenneth Branagh about, well, why he changed the source material so much.

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tenet kenneth branagh

We’re a month out from the (probable) release of Tenet, and still no one could tell you what Christopher Nolan‘s time-bending new movie is about. Least of all his cast. Following the lead of a confused Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh is here to cast uncertainty over his Tenet character. A mysterious figure with an intimidating Russian accent, Branagh’s character in any other movie — especially one as inspired by the Bond movies as this — would be the villain. But Branagh is not so sure that he’s playing the bad guy.

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artemis fowl set visit report

The prevailing magic of children’s fantasy stories is seeing our intrepid heroes come of age in the most fantastical of situations. They enter this strange world timid, unsure, and insecure, and emerge from it a changed, emboldened hero. But Eoin Colfer‘s Artemis Fowl gave us a different kind of hero. In fact, the titular Artemis Fowl was no hero at all.

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death on the nile cast

Kenneth Branagh has finalized his list of suspects for his upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation. 20th Century Fox has released the full Death on the Nile cast list, which is led by Branagh as the famed mustachio-ed detective, Hercule Poirot. After his time on the Orient Express, Poirot finds himself in the Nile, where he must find the killer amid a suspect list that includes Gal GadotArmie HammerLetitia WrightTom Bateman and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening.

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death on the nile cast

Kenneth Branagh‘s Death on the Nile has found its latest suspect.

Russell Brand is in talks to join the Death on the Nile cast in the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel that is being shaped as a sequel to Branagh’s 2017 adaptation of Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

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Death on the Nile cast Annette Bening

Death on the Nile, the next entry in Kenneth Branagh‘s unofficial Agatha Christie Cinematic Universe, continues to rack up impressive cast members. Just like the star-studded previous film, Murder on the Orient ExpressDeath on the Nile is adding a cavalcade of famous suspects for Branagh’s Hercule Poirot to investigate. Annette Bening is the latest name being floated, with the actress in talks to join Gal Gadot, Armie HammerLetitia Wright and more.

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