Updated the gallery adding some new outtakes from an old photoshoot Lily did last year, the one she did for the Most Beautiful People issue of People Magazine and new promotional images from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre campaign. Enjoy!
Even more new pics from the Cinderella promotion in Japan have been added to the gallery. A couple of new photoshoots/portraits and magazine scans (Aera Magazine and Marie Claire InStyle). Enjoy!
DEADLINE – Rising star Lily James (Cinderella) is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. Five-time Tony-nominated theatre director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War II, in the aftemath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm, living in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with devastating consequences as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent behind the potentially disastrous defection of their former Emperor to England.
“It’s about loyalty, duty and a forgotten pocket of history,” producer Judy Tossell tells Deadline. “It’s also a really exciting spy thriller with a love story running through the middle of it.”
The Kaiser’s Last Kiss is an Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises production. Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing and Bill Haber and Phil Geier are executive producing. Lotus Entertainment will introduce the project to foreign buyers starting at Cannes.
The film will shoot this fall somewhere in Europe. That puts it ahead of James’ other project, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver for Brit production powerhouse Working Title. The success of Disney’s Cinderella, with a worldwide cume of $513 million and counting, has propelled the 26-year-old James to the top of many a casting list. She also has a number of high-profile projects in the pipeline including Burr Steers’ Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and the Weinstein Company’s epic TV series War And Peace. (source)
Another new photoshoot taken while Lily was in Tokyo promoting Cinderella has been added to the gallery. Be sure to check it out ’cause is really beautiful!
THE WRAP – “Cinderella” star Lily James is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Ansel Elgort in Edgar Wright‘s “Baby Driver,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Elgort will play a skilled getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss on a doomed heist that threatens his life and freedom, as well as his love interest, who will be played by James.
Sony’s TriStar label is co-financing “Baby Driver” with MRC and will handle worldwide distribution. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan are producing with Wright’s frequent collaborator Nira Park of Big Talk Productions. TriStar executives David Beaubaire and Nicole Brown will oversee the project for the studio. (source)
New photos of Lily promoting Cinderella in Japan last month have now been added in the gallery. We have now two new (beautiful) portraits and some pics taken during various interviews. She looks splendid! Be sure to check them in our gallery. Also, thanks to Lora for her help!
Updated the gallery adding a scan from Who Magazine – 100+ beautiful people 2015 issue (April 13) thanks to Tiffanyy. The scan features an outtake from the People Magazine photoshoot, from which I added some more! Enjoy.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Tolstoy’s War and Peace is a mammoth novel—so it’s no surprise to learn that its TV adaptation is too large for a single network to handle. The epic miniseries will air across three separate channels at once: Lifetime, A&E, and History. The three networks will employ a similar strategy for their recently announced Roots remake.
Produced by BBC and the Weinstein Company, and starring Lily James as Natasha Rostova and Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov, the six-part adaptation of the classic Russian novel has been described as “one of the most ambitious” BBC projects ever. Set in early 19th-century Russia, the epic covers the stories of five aristocratic families from the reign of Alexander I to the French invasion of Russia in 1812.
Penned by writer Andrew Davies, whose previous credits include Sense & Sensibility, Brideshead Revisited, and Bridget Jones’s Diary, the series also stars Gillian Anderson, James Norton, and Jim Broadbent.
War and Peace is expected to premiere later this year. (source)
With big thanks to Luciana, I’ve been able to add HQ scan from the latest issue (May 04) of People Magazine dedicated to the ‘World’s Most Beautiful’. Lily looks great in this new photoshoot, be sure to check it in our gallery:
Be sure to visit the Official Theatre page dedicate to the Kenneth Branagh season where you can book tickets to see the show(s) and find more out about the plays!