Rose Leslie to voice Red Riding Hood in Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’

BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE – BBC One has announced an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.

The two part series, which will be shown on TV this Christmas, will feature an all-star cast, including David Walliams and Rob Brydon.

Revolting Rhymes, written in 1982 by Roald Dahl, is a collection of six witty rhymes which retell classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. Animation studio Magic Light Pictures has now animated five of these for the BBC.

The chosen stories are Little Red Riding Hood, Snow-White, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella.

Walliams and Brydon will play various roles in the show, including voicing the Ugly Sisters, as well as Jack’s Mother and the King respectively. Meanwhile Friday Night Dinner star Tamsin Greig will lend her voice to the roles of the Babysitter and Miss Maclahose.

Other stars include Bertie Carvel, who plays both the Magic Mirror and the Prince; Gemma Chan as Snow White; Rose Leslie as Red Riding Hood; Isaac Hempstead Wright as Jack; and Bel Powley as Cindy. (source)

Rose Leslie Joins ‘The Good Wife’ Spinoff

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie has joined the upcoming CBS All Access drama as a series regular, it was announced Wednesday.

Leslie will play Maia, Diane’s goddaughter who joins her firm just after passing the bar, and is a key part of Diane’s plan for the future.

We’re thrilled to have Rose on board,” showrunners Robert and Michelle King said. “We needed a young actress who could hold her own with Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo, and Rose is perfect. She’s real, she’s strong and she can play comedy. If we designed an actress from the ground up, we couldn’t have done better.

In addition to Baranski and Jumbo, who were both series regulars on the flagship series, Leslie also joins spinoff cast member Sarah Steele. Steele, who recurred for six of the drama’s seven seasons as Eli’s daughter (and Alicia’s body woman), Marissa Gold.

The still-untitled spinoff will center around an enormous financial scam that has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, Diane joins Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.

The 10-episode first season was originally set to premiere on CBS All Access sometime in spring 2017, following the January launch of the streamer’s first original scripted series, Star Trek: Discovery. However, last month CBS All Access bumped Star Trek back to May and pushed the premiere of The Good Wife offshoot to February. The first episode of the spinoff will now also premiere first on CBS.

The Kings, who created the original series, also came onboard as showrunners last month. They will exec produce with Phil Alden Robinson, who co-wrote the premiere with the Kings, as well as Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross also serve as executive producers. Like the original series, CBS Television Studios will produce in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. (source)

Rose voiced young Gertrude Bell in « Letters from Baghdad »

The 60th BFI London Film Festival is underway and it has appeared that Rose is involved in a movie screened this year, « Letters from Baghdad », a documentary about the life of Gertrude Bell directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum. Bell was a pioneering English writer, archaeologist, diplomat and spy whose travels through the Arabian desert gave her local knowledge unparalleled by her British peers. Recruited by British Military Intelligence after World War I, she played a significant – often unrecognised – role in British imperial policy-making in the Middle East, notably Iraq. (source)

Rose voiced the young Gertrude and Tilda Swinton the old Gertrude.

A first screening was planned yesterday (October 9) and a second one will take place today. You can learn more about the movie here.

« Who’s Calling Christian » Radio Interview

Rose called Absolute Radio today to chat with host Christian O’Connell for « Who’s Calling Christian » (a competition in which celebrities call for the chance to win £20,000 towards the charity of their choice). She gave a short interview and talked about Anthony Nolan, a charity she’s been involved in for years. You can listen to her interview here :

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Rose expected to attend Napa Valley Film Festival & Gallery Updates


Good news ! The Napa Valley Register has announced today that Rose is expected to attend the Napa Valley Film Festival during which Sticky Notes will be screened :

The Napa Valley Film Festival has announced its line-up, special events and celebrity attendees. The five-day festival will take place in 13 screening venues in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga, Nov. 9-13.

Notable celebrities expected to attend include Jessica Biel, Ian Bohen, Josh Charles, Aaron Eckhart, Gordon Getty, Meredith Hagner, Katie Holmes, Sam Huntington, Sam Jaeger, Alex Karpovsky, Rose Leslie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joel David Moore, Matt Ross, Wyatt Russell, Madeline Zima and many more.

For a full lineup and ticket information, visit NVFF.ORG or 226-7500.

I have also made a few additions to the gallery : a new gorgeous portrait of Rose at the London Fashion Week released on Instagram by photographer LensedLondon, some MQ pics from the Emilia Wickstead show replaced with HQ ones, and finally one new still of Sticky Notes.

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2016 Appearances > Sep 17 | Emilia Wickstead Show – London Fashion Week SS17 [+ 1]
2016 Appearances > Sep 19 | Erdem Show – London Fashion Week SS17 [+ 1]
Film Productions > Sticky Notes > Production Stills [+ 1]

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DreamWorks Shuts Down Ghost Story ‘Haunted’ Weeks Before Start Date

A sad news has been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter today : the movie that Rose was supposed to start filming this month in Boston, the Spielberg’s produced Haunted, has been shut down by Dreamworks and won’t be filmed soon as the director is now off the project. However, « the studio plans to continue developing Haunted based on the original screenplay by the Hayes brothers. » Let’s hope Rose will still be attached to the project when a new director will be found.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – DreamWorks has pulled the plug on Haunted, an under-the-radar movie that was just weeks away from beginning filming. Steven Spielberg and others involved with the project, a ghost tale said to have been inspired by Henry James 1898 The Turn of the Screw, were deeply displeased with a total rewrite of the script by director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Scott Z. Burns (Contagion). DreamWorks is said to have sunk about $5 million into preparing the film, which had a budget of about $17 million.

The film had been greenlighted based on a script by Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) and Rose Leslie, who played the wilding Ygritte on Game of Thrones, was recently cast to star. Producing were Scott Bernstein and Roy Lee.

But Fresnadillo, collaborating with Burns, turned in a revision that made dramatic changes — including the title, the characters and the action — so as to render the project unrecognizable, according to sources.

There had been some concern about the choice of Fresnadillo, the Spanish director who most recently directed the pilot Falling Water, which has been picked up by USA Network. His best-known film is 2007’s 28 Weeks Later, which grossed $64.2 million worldwide. But a source says that was only after executive producers Danny Boyle and Alex Garland became extensively involved. Still, Spielberg felt that the director had the skills for the project.

The project, which was to shoot under the DreamWorks label, would have been one of the first new projects to move forward since DreamWorks, Amblin and Participant formed the new Amblin Partners late last year, and Dreamworks, after distributing its movies through Disney since 2008, struck a new distribution deal with Universal.

While Fresnadillo is now off the project, the studio hopes to continue to develop it based on the original Hayes brothers’ script.

Erdem & Christopher Kane shows during London Fashion Week


Still in the UK, Rose attended the Erdem Show at the London Fashion Week today (September 19). Later in the day she was also seen at the Christopher Kane show. You can now find a few pictures of these events in the gallery :

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Public Appearances > Sep 19 | Erdem Show – London Fashion Week [+ 4]
Public Appearances > Sep 19 | Christopher Kane Show – London Fashion Week [+ 2]

New « Sticky Notes » Poster & US Premiere at The 2016 Calabasas Film Festival

Good news: Sticky Notes will be having its US premiere at the 2016 Calabasas Film Festival on September 22th, and a new poster of the movie has been released! Reminder that Sticky Notes has also been set for the sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival during Nov. 9-13.



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Film Productions > Sticky Notes > Posters [+ 1]