Submergence | Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired US rights
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Submergence | Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired US rights

The Wim Wenders-helmed romance made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, where it received strong reviews.

James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander star In the globe-trotting romance pic that follows two storylines that become intertwined. On the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman named James Moore (McAvoy) is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders (Vikander) prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance. Erin Dignam wrote the screenplay, which is based on J.M. Ledgard’s 2011 novel.

Submergence came into the Toronto Film Festival with several distributors having made bids, but UTA decided to wait until after the film’s world premiere Sept. 10 to begin negotiations, which have carried on for the past two months. Samuel Goldwyn Films prevailed as the eventual winner. A source pegged the deal at seven figures.

“We were fortunate to see the film at its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival,” says Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films. “We were moved by the story, direction and great performances of its talented cast. We look forward to bringing the film to the U.S. audience in 2018.”

Added Wenders: “Our film has global dimensions and shows all the beauty of our planet, but also its conflicts and violence. I had Dr. Martin Luther King’s words in capital letters on the front page of my script: ‘You cannot drive out darkness with darkness. Only love can do that.’ That’s why the love story is our driving element. I’m happy we’re in the hands of Samuel Goldwyn Films for our American release.”

Our gallery was updated with high quality poster and production stills, released back in September during TIFF.

Events | The Children’s Monologue
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Events | The Children’s Monologue

Carnegie Hall and the Africa-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need hosted the American premiere of The Children’s Monologues on November 13.

Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, who is also a Dramatic Need trustee, directed the production. The play comprised “the unforgettable stories of children growing up in Rammulotsi, a small rural township in the Free State province of South Africa.”

The cast list for the evening included Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Sebastian Stan, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Alexander, McKinley Belcher III, Common, Daveed Diggs, Andrew Garfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy, Audra McDonald, Sienna Miller, Javier Muñoz, Trevor Noah, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cynthia Erivo, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, rapper Little Simz, and Esperanza Spalding.

The one-night event benefited Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall. Dramatic Need helps vulnerable children in Africa build hope and self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma, and hardship, using the creative arts as a nonthreatening way of addressing development issues and trauma in children.

We also added pictures of the event in our gallery.

Events | 2017 Public Appearances
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Events | 2017 Public Appearances

Continuing our catch-up updates, pictures of all events James attended this 2017 has been added to the gallery. James kept promoting Split in the first months of the year – and was shamefully snubbed by Academy or other major awards – and later promoted Atomic Blonde, alongside his co-star Charlize Theron.

Events | 2016 Public Appearances
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Events | 2016 Public Appearances

To start with the updates, I uploaded pictures of James appearances last year, while he was still promoting X-Men: Apocalypse and starting with the Split press tour. You can see all new pictures added by clicking the links below. Enjoy!

Welcome back!
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Welcome back!

Hello! After a full year without updates (unbelievable, right?) we’re back! My name is Luciana and I’ll be mantaining this site from now on. I’ve been a fan of James for a long time, and a visitor of this website as well. I want to thanks the former owners Laura and Celyn, as well Emily for let me run the site now.

There’s a lot to catch up, I’ve been working behind the scenes due moving the site to a new server. But updates starts tonight!

I’ve also added a new layout (since the previous one was up for a long time!), its mobile friendly. Let me know if you see any errors.