Friday, February 26, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Cast is announced for Magnet Films’ psychological thriller Retreat

Thandie Newton, Jason Isaacs and David Tennant are attached to star in Magnet Films’ psychological thriller Retreat.

The film, to be directed by newcomer Carl Tibbetts, follows a couple (played by Newton and Isaacs) who are seeking to rebuild their relationship by taking time out on a remote island but their peace is shattered when they find a man in military uniform (Tennant) half-dead on their doorstep who tells them there is a lethal virus killing millions on the mainland.

Tibbetts co-wrote the script with Janice Hallett and shooting is due to begin in May in Canada.

Magnet Films producer Gary Sinyor said: “It reminded me of Dead Calm when I first read it. Only better. It’s got a similar sexual tension but the battle of wits between the characters and plot twists are constantly surprising. We’re delighted to have secured three of the UK’s most powerful actors.”

It is UK based Magnet Film’s first foray into thrillers, following romantic comedy In Your Dreams, rock and roll adventure The Story Of _ and football documentary In The Hands Of The Gods.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thandie Newton doesn't speak with spouse

Thandie Newton is in constant contact with her personal assistant and thinks they speak more than she does with her husband.
Thandie Newton speaks to her assistant more than her husband.
The actress - who has two daughters, Ripley, eight, and Nico, four, with her producer spouse Ol Parker - admitted they both have such busy lives that they mainly communicate by text message.
The 'Crash' star said: "She's my right hand woman. I hate to say it but we may actually text and speak more than my husband and I!"
Speaking of her husband, the 37-year-old actress added: "We are so busy, our relationship is largely lived on texts - from, 'Remember to pack sandwiches for Nico's school trips', to figuring out when we can do stuff together.
"We text at least five times a day and probably talk the same amount. It's a real lifeline for us."
Thandie can call on her assistant for anything, but admits they are not always nice to one another.
She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "The most embarrassing thing I have asked her to do was to deliver some food for me last week on a shoot. I'm currently doing a detox and I feel like such a diva - not only having food delivered to the set, but also the fact that it was raw, vegan, had to be eaten within 24 hours... all this crap!
"We are also very rude to each other on text - I called her a lying bitch the other day! If anybody read a transcript without knowing us, they'd think we were crazed!"

Tuesday, February 02, 2010