Lost in Austen Re-Airs in UK on ITV3

This will be the first time since its original airing that Lost in Austen has been re-broadcast in the UK.  If you have not seen Tom as Bingley, you must tune in for all four episodes of the mini-series, airing this week on ITV3.  With a stupendous cast, including Tom Riley as Wickham, Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Bennet, Jemima Rooper as Amanda, Eliot Cowan as Mr. Darcy and Alex Kingston as Mrs. Bennet, prepare yourself for the story of the beloved Pride and Prejudice to be flipped on it's head in the most delightful ways.

Dead Cat Announcement!

There was a wonderful announcement from the Dead Cat production team on their Facebook page today!  They report that they will have their festival premiere at the East End Film Festival in late June/early July.  Hopefully the first of many!  Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news, or keep checking back here and I'll post as soon as any additional information is available!

Sleepy Hollow Update

Shooting continues on the Fox pilot - they've wrapped in Salisbury and have moved on to Gastonia, where Tom, as Ichabod Crane, can be seen here being led out of the Sheriff's department.  The Gaston Gazzette got a few quick quotes from Bob Orci, writer and Executive Producer of the show:

"On May 3, we send it to New York and the top brass at FOX,” said Executive Producer and series co-creator Bob Orci, launching into a laugh. “All this work may be for nothing. And I’ll kill them.”

A block of South Street was closed to traffic all day so that a single exterior scene could be shot. Production workers transformed City Hall by affixing “Sleepy Hollow” and “Sheriff Department” nameplates to the façade. They also spread leaves on the front lawn and around the bushes, and used a hose to wet down the front walkway, to make it resemble the wet weather of fall..

Repetition was the word of the day. The single scene being shot involved Ichabod Crane, played by actor Tom Mison, being led out of the sheriff’s department by Abbey Archer, played by actress Nicole Beharie.

As they exited each time and made their way to a nearby police car, extras began walking up and down the sidewalks around City Hall to make it resemble a bustling downtown.

Orci explained the scene.

“Ichabod has been arrested after waking up here in the present day,” he said. “There’s a Rip Van Winkle element to it because he’s been asleep in a cave for 200 years. He has no idea if he’s dreaming or what’s happening.

“Obviously the things he’s saying make him seem like he’s nuts. So he’s being escorted by a detective to a psychiatrist in this scene.”

The detective gradually begins to believe more and more of what Crane is telling her, and they form a bond, Orci said.

Director of the pilot is actually Len Wiseman, not Brad Anderson as previously posted.  Shooting is to continue into early April.

Jadoo Release Pushed Back

Thanks to an update on the Jadoo blog, we've now learned that they have reevaluated how/when they will release the film, due to its success at the Berlin Film Festival!

"The success of the film at the Berlinale prompted invitations from over a dozen festivals worldwide. As a result we have re-assessed the release strategy to focus on these festivals and use the momentum and interest generated before the UK release later in the year.

First up on the festival circuit is New York where Jadoo will be having its North American premiere as a special screening at the New York Indian Film Festival early May."

Excellent news!