Upcoming releases from Working Title
“Catch a Fire”: p. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anthony Minghella, Robyn Slovo; d. Phillip Noyce; w. Shawn Slovo; cast, Derek Luke, Tim Robbins. Thriller set in Apartheid-era South Africa, based on a true story about a man driven to become a terrorist. Release: Oct. 27 (U.S.)
“Hot Fuzz”: p. Bevan, Fellner, Nira Park; d. Edgar Wright; w. Wright, Simon Pegg; cast, Pegg. Action-comedy about a top London cop exiled to a rural village, from the team behind “Shaun of the Dead.” Release: Feb. 16 (U.K.)
“Gone”: p. Nira Park, Deborah Balderstone; d. Ringan Ledwidge; w. Andrew Upton, James Watkins; cast, Scott Mechlowicz, Amelia Warner, Shaun Evans. A young English couple become dangerously entangled with a mysterious American in the Australian Outback. Release: Dec. 15 (U.K.)
“Sixty Six”: p. Bevan, Fellner, Elizabeth Karlsen; d. Paul Weiland; w. Peter Straughan, Bridget O’Connor; cast, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan. A boy’s big day is ruined by England’s appearance in the 1966 World Cup final. Release: Nov. 3 (U.K.)
“Smokin’ Aces”: p. Bevan, Fellner, Liza Chasin, Joe Carnahan; d./w. Carnahan; cast, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta. A Vegas performer decides to snitch on the mob and finds that a lot of people want him dead. Release: March 2 (U.S.)
“Mr Bean’s Holiday”: p. Bevan, Fellner, Peter-Bennett Jones; d. Steve Bendelack; w. Robin Driscoll, Simon McBurney, Hamish McColl; cast, Rowan Atkinson, Willem Defoe, Emma de Caunes, Jean Rochefort. The return of the hapless Mr. Bean, on his French vacation. Release: March 30 (U.K.)
“The Golden Age”: p. Bevan, Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish; d. Shekhar Kapur; w. Michael Hirst, William Nicholson; cast, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush. Sequel to 1998 release “Elizabeth,” with the English queen facing the threat of the Spanish Armada. Release: November 2007.
“Atonement”: p. Bevan, Fellner, Paul Webster; d. Joe Wright; w. Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Ian McEwan; cast, Keira Knightley, James McAvoy. A woman spends her life trying to make up for a terrible lie that she told as a girl. Release: September 2007.
Currently in production
“Definitely Maybe”: p. Bevan, Fellner; d./w. Adam Brooks; cast Isla Fisher, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz. Romantic comedy about a political consultant trying to explain his checkered love life to his daughter. In production.
“Everest”: d. David Breashears. Documentary about the storm that hit Mount Everest in May ’96, killing eight climbers.
Production in ’07
“Burn Before Reading”: p. Bevan, Fellner, Joel and Ethan Coen. d./w. Joel and Ethan Coen; cast, George Clooney. A contempo East Coast caper. August 2007.
“Frost/Nixon”: d. Ron Howard; w. Peter Morgan. Cast tbc. Adaptation of Morgan’s stage play about the legendary TV interviews between Richard Nixon and David Frost. Late ’07.
“Untitled Richard Curtis project”: d./w. Richard Curtis.