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Hilary Swank to reprise PS, I Love You role on screen for sequel Postscript

Hilary Swank will reprise the role of Holly Kennedy in Postscript, the sequel to PS, I Love You.

Author Cecelia Ahern revealed the news that the second book in the series will be adapted for the big screen and once again star the Oscar-winning actress.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio 1, the best-selling author revealed that Swank had contacted her directly about returning for the role of Holly Kennedy.

“One of the first people to email me when she heard the news was Hilary Swank,” she said.

“She was so excited, she wanted to read the book and said ”I would love to support you in any way, shape or form’. Then she read the book and she said ”I want to make this movie’.”

PS, I Love You was published in 2004 when Cecelia was just 21 and she sold a million copies. The author has now reached sales of over 25 million in 50 countries and penned 12 books.

Postscript picks up with Holly seven years after the death of her husband Gerry. Speaking to the Sunday Independent recently, Cecelia said it was the hardest book she has ever had to write and was initially reluctant to write it.

“When I got the idea I was like ‘I’m still not going to do it’. But the idea wouldn’t go away,” she said.

“It kept growing and growing, and I heard the sentences in my head. And that’s when I know I need to write it. So I secretly wrote the first chapter to myself. Just to see how it was going to go. And I cried my eyes out. It really touched my soul, I was right back to when I wrote P.S. I Love You. I was right back in there.”

She said the process of writing Postscript was ‘intense’ because it brought her back to the time when she wrote PS, I Love You.

“And I think that was why writing Postscript was doubly so, not just because of the subject matter, but because it was so linked to my experience the first time. It kept bringing me back to who I was and how my life was and how things changed.”

PS, I Love You was adapted for the big screen in 2007 starring Swank and Gerard Butler. It was filmed across locations in Ireland.

Source: https://www.independent.ie

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Fatale Release Date Set for October 9, 2020

Lionsgate has set the Fatale release date for October 9, 2020 and will distribute the film via its Summit Entertainment label.

Fatale is a mind-bending, taut psychologically provocative thriller starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Tyrin Turner and directed by Deon Taylor, who most recently helmed the summer sleeper hit The Intruder.

Fatale centers on a married man (Michael Ealy) who finds himself living a nightmare as he is relentlessly compromised, out-witted and morally manipulated by a mysterious woman (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) with whom he had a wild one night stand. How far will he go to save his marriage from his mistake?

Written and produced by David Loughery (The Intruder, Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed), the film is produced by Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group partner Roxanne Taylor and is executive produced by partner Robert F. Smith. Two-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Heat) served as director of photography, marking his third collaboration with Taylor on Fatale.

Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said previously: “We previously acquired Deon’s thriller Traffik, and when Damon Wolf came to Lionsgate on the heels of working with Deon, he mentioned we should keep our eye on Fatale. He could not have been more right. We are all big fans of Deon and are thrilled to have him back at Lionsgate. This film has the heat and erotic appeal of relationship-gone-wrong thrillers like Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction or Basic Insinct. Deon Taylor has delivered a morally complex and outstanding character-driven thriller with riveting performances by Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy.”

“Damon and I had the chance to work together on The Intruder, and like a character from this new movie, he became almost obsessed with this project,” Taylor added.” I can feel that energy and passion with the Lionsgate team and I’m excited to be working with Joe, and to be reunited with Damon, Jason and Eda and the whole entire Lionsgate film group.”

Source: https://www.vitalthrills.com

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Hilary Swank Thriller ‘Fatale’ Snapped Up By Lionsgate

Lionsgate has acquired North American and key foreign territories to Deon Taylor’s psychological thriller Fatale starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, and Tyrin Turner.

Fatale centers on a married man who finds himself living a nightmare as he is relentlessly compromised, out-witted and morally manipulated by a mysterious woman with whom he had a wild one-night stand. How far will he go to save his marriage from his mistake?

Written and produced by David Loughery (The Intruder, Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed), the film is produced by Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group partner Roxanne Taylor and is executive produced by partner Robert F. Smith. Time-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Heat) served as DP, marking his third collaboration with Taylor on Fatale. Deadline exclusively announced Fatale last August.

Taylor was behind this past summer’s The Intruder, which grossed $37M WW off an $8M net cost before P&A.

“We previously acquired Deon’s thriller Traffik, and when Damon Wolf came to Lionsgate on the heels of working with Deon, he mentioned we should keep our eye on Fatale,” said Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “He could not have been more right. We are all big fans of Deon and are thrilled to have him back at Lionsgate. This film has the heat and erotic appeal of relationship-gone-wrong thrillers like Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction or Basic Insinct. Deon Taylor has delivered a morally complex and outstanding character-driven thriller with riveting performances by Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy.”

Said Taylor: “Damon and I had the chance to work together on The Intruder, and like a character from this new movie, he became almost obsessed with this project. I can feel that energy and passion with the Lionsgate team, and I’m excited to be working with Joe, and to be reunited with Damon, Jason and Eda and the whole entire Lionsgate film group.”

Source: https://deadline.com

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Betty Gilpin Fights for Her Life Against Hilary Swank in ‘The Hunt’ Trailer

Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan and Ethan Suplee also star in the film, which was directed by Craig Zobel. Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof produced the film, while Lindelof cowrote the screenplay with Nick Cuse.

The trailer opens with Crystal asking convenience store employees what state they are in. When one employee informs her that they are in Arkansas, Crystal grabs a rifle and shoots the two workers.

After she walks out of the store, she pulls a license plate off of a car that shows they are not in Arkansas.

The trailer then cuts to Swank’s character in a business meeting. “We pay for everything, so this country belongs to us,” she says as snapshots of her privileged life play. When a man in the meeting says their business is “hunting human beings for sport,” Swank replies, “They’re not human beings.”

Clips of the 12 hunted individuals waking up in the clearing then play. They soon learn that they were selected to be hunted by the globalist elites, though they are determined to escape. “So it’s true,” says Crystal. “We’re being hunted.”

A montage shows the 12 victims doing everything in their power to survive. Crystal takes on a leadership role and kills off every hunter until she makes her way to Swank’s character, the ringleader of the elites.

“Of all the people you kidnapped, of all the people you kill, you picked the wrong game,” says Crystal in a voiceover as clips show the characters violently under attack.

The trailer concludes as Crystal approaches Swank’s character. “Lady, you’re crazy,” Crystal says before she violently attacks.

The Hunt is in theaters Sept. 27. Watch the full trailer below.


Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com

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Oscar Winner Hilary Swank Joins ‘The Hunt’ At Universal

Two-time Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank is set to star in The Hunt, the Universal and Blumhouse political action-thriller from screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse. Swank joins previously announced co-stars Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glenn Howerton.

Z for Zachariah helmer Craig Zobel is directing the film, which explores escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in America. The pic hits theaters September 27.

Producers are Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions and Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle. Cuse and Zobel are executive producers. Universal execs Erik Baiers and Jay Polidoro are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.

Source: https://deadline.com/