Jaguar tonight revealed the F-TYPE, an all-new convertible sports car. The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company’s heartland: a two-seat, convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and maximum driver engagement. The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years and encompasses a heritage of beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars.
The car was revealed in front of the dramatic setting of the 18th century Musée Rodin. Following the reveal, singer Lana Del Rey took to the stage and performed a new track ‘Burning Desire’, that she has written as part of her collaboration with Jaguar for the launch of the F-TYPE. The track is confirmed to be the sound track to a short film that is being produced in association with Ridley Scott Associates and will be featured on her new album.
Starring Golden Globe nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Damian Lewis, the short film is scheduled to be filmed in South America next month and will be released early 2013.
EXCLUSIVE: Damian Lewis, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Peter Capaldi and Iwan Rheon will star in actor/writer/director David Leon’s debut feature Driven.
Production on the crime thriller is set to start in and around Newcastle and Northumberland in early 2013. Driven will be produced by Daisy Allsop with the photographer Rankin attached as executive producer alongside Gareth Wiley. German production company GFF will co-produce. The film will be made through Leon’s production company Zeitgeist Films.
Leon, currently starring in ITV’s detective drama Vera, was the winner of Best Narrative Feature at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival with his short film Man And Boy, starring Eddie Marsan, which he also co-wrote based on a true story. His first short Father, starring Sam Spruell, also met with positive response and international exposure. Leon’s second feature Orthodox is currently in development with Northern Film & Media’s Film 4Ward scheme, in association with Film4.
Driven is a loosely autobiographical film, a crime thriller based around Leon’s own childhood experiences growing up in Newcastle in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
You can read a good synopsis of the project here at the GFF website.
The Twitter account seems to have already been deleted but just to let you know @DamianWLewis was not Damian Lewis. According to Damian’s assistant: “I have heard from Damian and I can confirm it is NOT him on twitter” and that “If and when he does set one up I will let you know.”
He also sends an update on the rumored project The Quiet Ones: “He was offered it but has had to turn it down due to other commitments.”
Update: In case you only see this single entry, Damian Lewis joined Twitter a day later. You can now follow him at @lewis_damian!
Bloody Disgusting is hearing that Michael Sheen (Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) has been offered the lead role in Exclusive Media’s The Quiet Ones, Hammer Films’ next project following up on the boxoffice success of The Woman in Black. In a quick update, we’ve also heard Damien Lewis (Dreamcatcher) has also been offered a role, but we’re unsure if it’s for the same role.
We also exclusively reported back in November that John Pogue – who made his directorial debut on Sony’s direct- to-disc Quarantine 2: Terminal – is set to direct from his own screenplay.
The film is based on a supposedly true story about a team of Cambridge academics in the 1970′s who record their investigation as they attempt to exorcise a poltergeist from a young girl.
Shooting to take place later this year in UK. We’ll update you one whether or not Sheen accepts the role. Nicolas Cage was originally offered the lead…
According the Variety, the film is scheduled begin filming in May – which happens to be the same time season 2 of Homeland begins filming – still it’s something to keep an eye on.
More on The Quiet Ones:
The new IMDb page for To Appomattox currently lists Damian as rumored for a role in the project. The 8-part mini-series on the American Civil War is currently in early pre-production and is being shopped around to different networks. Damian has long been listed as playing James B. McPhersonon on the official To Appomattox website (with Helen in the role of Julia Grant). Actors Michael C. Hall, William Petersen, and Paul Giamatti are also among the long list of rumored cast. According to the official Facebook page, official pre-production is set for February 2012 with filming planned for the Spring.
For more information about the mini-series, visit:The official To Appomattox website
The official Facebook page
To Appomattox fan blog