Danny Boyle News

Ang Lee to Helm Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film, his first since winning the Academy Award for directing the groundbreaking Life of Pi. (more...)

Sundance Channel to Honor Danny Boyle, 9/25
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In honor of 'Babylon,' SundanceTV's highly anticipated original series from Executive Producer Danny Boyle, the network is featuring an evening-long celebration of the renowned director, including the original long form episode that inspired the SundanceTV Original Series of the same name. (more...)

NT Live's FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch Returning to Theaters in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Due to unprecedented audience demand, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced special encore screenings of The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed Olivier Award winning production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley's novel. The production stars Olivier Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, in select cinemas worldwide on October 27 & 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, September 12. Dates vary at venues internationally and further screenings will follow. (more...)

Capitol Center For The Arts to Offer National Theatre Live Broadcasts During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

London National Theatre's groundbreaking National Theatre Live will broadcast seven of the best live British theater productions to the Capitol Center for the Arts during 2014-15 season. Performances include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on September 30; Medea on October 14; A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson on October 28; Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller on November 29; Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on December 28; JOHN on January 4; and Treasure Island on February 22. Don't miss your chance to experience the best of British Theatre right here in New Hampshire. (more...)

Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen in Theaters Next Year?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, director Lyndsey Turner and producer Sonia Friedman are in talks with National Theatre Live to film the Barbican Theatre's Summer 2015 production of HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production would screen in theaters next year. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 20, 2014

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Lyndsey Turner's HAMLET at Barbican Theatre, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre on 5 August 2015, with opening night on 25 August at 7pm. The twelve week limited run will conclude on 31 October 2015. Set design is by Es Devlin. Further casting and details for this production will be announced at a later date. Hamlet will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Adds 'STREETCAR,' SKYLIGHT & More National Theatre Live Screenings to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced newly released screenings of National Theatre Live through early spring 2015, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Star-studded productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Medea, Skylight, an encore screening of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, John and Treasure Island will follow the previously-announced screenings of A Small Family Business and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Interested in Taking on BATMAN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

If Ben Affleck as Batman doesn't work out, Benedict Cumberbatch is willing to give it a shot. (more...)

James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)

HOME Follows Critically Acclaimed Run of ANGEL MEADOW with Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, will follow up their critically acclaimed sold-out production of Angel Meadow with a spectacular site-specific production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths in September 2014 (http://homemcr.org/romeo-and-juliet), the building which won BBC1's first Restoration programme in 2003. (more...)

The Best of British Cinema Comes to Wuaki.tv's on-Demand Streaming Service This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The new titles have been added to Wuaki.tv's catalogue following partnerships with new content partners such as Metrodome, Kaleidoscope Entertainment, The Movie Partnership and Content Media Corporation, and selected specifically as the best examples of quality titles produced by British cinema. (more...)

NT Live's FRANKENSTEIN Set for Encore Broadcast at Irvine Barclay Theatre, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs this sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC's Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS's Elementary). (more...)

Eight-Time Oscar Winner SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Featured in July Reel 13 Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Eight-Time Academy Award-Winner Slumdog Millionaire will be featured in the July Reel 13 Lineup (more...)

NT Live to Air International Broadcasts of JOHN and TREASURE ISLAND This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally. (more...)

Maggie Smith to Star in Big Screen Adaptation of West End's THE LADY IN THE VAN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has joined with BBC Films to greenlight THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. (more...)

Paulette Randall to Direct PLAY MAS at the Orange Tree Theatre, March 2015?
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Mustapha Matura's PLAY MAS is set for Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond next spring, helmed by Paulette Randall, who was among those on the creative team for 2012's London Olympics opening ceremony. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks About the Importance of Live Theatre, Tom Hiddleston, and More!
by E.H. Reiter - May 28, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch helps celebrate the first anniversary for the London Park Theatre. He talks about the importance of live theatre, Tom Hiddleston, Ian McKellen, and more! (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Film Adaptation of THE YELLOW BIRDS
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan and Will Poulter will star in an adaptation of THE YELLOW BIRDS from the novel by Kevin Powers. David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) will write and direct. (more...)

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