Films to watch in 2011


January 04, 2011

2011 sees the release of some great new films written and directed by Curtis Brown clients. Here is a round-up of what you can enjoy this year: 

Brighton Rock – Rowan Joffe wrote and directed the 1960’s remake of the much loved Graham Greene novel. The film stars Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren and Steve Evets as Mr. Wilson. Out on February 4. 

Hanna - David Farr wrote this original screenplay about a young girl trained by her ex-CIA father to be an assassin. Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Jessica Barden star, and Joe Wright directs this amazing story about a 14-year-old girl on a mission. Out on April 8.

The Dark Half – Lucy Catherine wrote and Alastair Siddons directs this ghost story as part of South West Screen’s microbudget iFeatures scheme. The film, which stars Tony Curran, Lyndsey Marshall and Jessica Barden follows a 15-year-old girl and her relationship with her 40-year-old next door neighbour. Out in the Spring. 

Oranges and Sunshine – Jim Loach directs this true story about a Nottinghamshire social worker who fights for justice for the thousands of British children in care who had been deported to Australia as part of a secret government programme in the 1970’s. The film stars Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving. Out on April 1.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Based on John Le Carre’s spy novel about MI6. Tomas Alfredson directs and Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Ralph Feinnes and Michael Fassbender all star. Out on September 16. 

Gnomeo and Juliet - a new animated feature by Andy Riley & Kevin Cecil based on the classic Shakespeare play and starring the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Sir Michael Caine and Dame Maggie Smith. It hits cinemas in 3D on 11th February.

Toast - SJ Clarkson directs this adaptation of Nigel Slater's autobiography starring Oscar Kennedy as the young Nigel and Helena Bonham Carter as his stepmother. The film will play at Berlin Film Festival in February, and will be released in cinemas outside the UK this year. 

The Inbetweeners - Iain Morris and Damon Beesley's brilliant sitcom hits the big screen. As with the television series, Iain and Damon have written and will produce the film, and shooting is about to begin. 

Albatross - Niall MacCormick has just directed his debut feature about a young girl, a failed writer and a beach house. Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones and Harry Treadaway star. Release date tbc.   

Break the Fall - Darkly humorous psychological thriller written by Joe Fisher about 16-year old twins who are so wrapped up in their own world that they're misfits in the real one. Bryn Higgins directs and Harry McEntire stars. Release date tbc.

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