Sep 12
2016

“The Leisure Seeker,” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple on a last cross-country adventure, has struck a chord among film distributors. Since Cannes, Paris-based Bac Films has scored a flurry of pre-sales on the film based solely on the script, package and Italian director Paolo Virzi’s reputation as one of Italy’s top directors. Deals were signed for Australia and Canada (eOne), Germany (Concorde), Spain (Karma), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Greece (Strada) and Israel (Lev). Bac, which co-represents the U.S. with CAA, is expecting to close more deals at Toronto, where the first footage of the film will be shown to buyers, said Bac Films’ topper Gilles Sousa. The deal could include multiple territories. The Leisure Seeker combines the best of Europe and American filmmaking and storytelling. It’s a love story that has a true universal appeal carried out by a pair of actors who are on top of their games,” said Sousa. The movie is currently in its last stretch of shooting in the States on the East Coast. Inspired by Michael Zadoorian’s eponymous novel and billed as a sort of “Easy Rider” meets “The Notebook,” “Seeker” turns on a couple embarking on a twilight-years road trip from Boston to Florida in a vintage Winnebago. The screenplay was penned by Italy’s Francesca Archibugi (“Like Crazy”) and Francesco Piccolo (“Human Capital”) in collaboration with Amidon and Virzì.

Sep 07
2016

The first theatrical trailer for David Frankel’s “Collateral Beauty” has been released today, boasting a great ensemble for what looks like a heartwarming Christmas story. Will Smith stars in Collateral Beauty, a star-studded drama that focuses on the Oscar-nominated actor as a once-successful business man faced with the tragic loss of his young daughter. Smith’s character is left to pick up the pieces, and as his close friend (played by Kate Winslet) describes it, “He used to love life. Now he hates it.” He mourns her passing by writing letters to abstract ideas such as love, time and death, aspects of life he narrates in the trailer, “are the three things that connect every single human being on earth,” continuing, “We long for love, we wish we had more time and we fear death.” Smith then begins receiving surprise visits from the ideas themselves, this time in the form of Helen Mirren as death, Keira Knightley as love and Jacob Latimore as time. “I saw you in her eyes when she called me daddy and you betrayed me,” Will’s character says to Knightley’s during their emotional encounter. “Collateral Beauty”, also starring Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris hits theaters just in time for the holidays on December 16.

May 17
2016

This morning, Helen Mirren stopped by on her way to Cannes Film Festival to talk to Lorraine about why she’s going to be playing the Queen once again in a special production of The Audience. The full interview segment as well as screencaptures have been added to the video and photo archives.

Apr 11
2016

Over the past two weeks, Helen has been very busy promoting “Eye in the Sky” both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Lots of new videos from promotional interviews and talkshow appearances – including Charlie Rose, Graham Norton, Andrew Marr and today’s This Morning – have been added to the video archive. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below. Screencaptures from all appearances have been added to the photo gallery as well.



Video Archive – Talkshows – This Morning (April 11, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Andrew Marr Show (April 10, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (April 08, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Charlie Rose Show (March 31, 2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – Fox 4 News (April 01, 2016)
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Featurette 01
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 04
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 03
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (March 15, 2016)

Mar 12
2016

Helen Mirren’s latest film, the wardrone thriller “Eye in the Sky” has been released in select theaters in the United States, so if you get a chance to watch it, be sure to grab your ticket. “Eye in the Sky” stars Helen Mirren as a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, she discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” The thriller co-stars Aaron Paul and features the last screen role of the late Alan Rickman. Four new clips have been added as well, including two new scenes from the film, a compilation of television spots and an interview with Helen and director Gavin Hood.