I have added HD screencaptures of Max in “Woman in Gold” to the gallery!
FLAVOURMAG.CO.UK – Spotlight Pictures announced today that it will launch international sales for the highly emotive $21million dollar epic, BITTER HARVEST, at the American Film Market next month.
Directed by George Mendeluk (The Kidnapping of the President), the film features an exceptional ensemble cast of established and rising stars including, young British sensation, Max Irons (The Riot Club) Academy Award® Nominee, Terence Stamp (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Golden Globe® Nominee, Barry Pepper (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trail), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) and Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake). Edited by Academy Award® Nominee, Stuart Baird (SKYFALL, CASINO ROYALE, DIE HARD 2) with photography by Douglas Milsome (ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, THE SHINING), BITTER HARVEST was produced on location in Ukraine and at Pinewood Studios.
Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, BITTER HARVEST is the first major dramatic film to convey the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by Joseph Stalin that killed millions in Ukraine.
The film follows the journey of Yuri (Max Irons), an artistic soul born into a family of Ukrainian warriors, who struggles to win the approval of his stern grandfather Ivan (Terence Stamp), father Yaroslav (Barry Pepper) and the heart of Natalka (Samantha Barks). Yuri finds his life changed forever with the invasion by the Bolsheviks and the subsequent persecution of his family and fellow countrymen as Stalin’s deliberate regime of terror extends across Eastern Europe.
Upon confirming the deal, Spotlight’s CEO Matt McCombs commented, “We have been tracking this amazing BITTER HARVEST production for many months and watched carefully as the producers, using the incredible editing and post-production skills of Stuart Baird, honed a very special film. We even sat in on several NRG Focus Groups, increasingly excited by the audience reaction. We are very proud to be presenting the film for sales at the AFM.”
In explaining his involvement, producer Ian Ihnatowycz said, “As the grandson & son of Ukrainians who fled the communists in the 40s, I had long been mystified as to the almost complete lack of awareness in the West about the Holomodor. While the actual number of deaths is undetermined, even the most modest estimate is that over 6 million were deliberately starved to death. These were innocent men, women and children and, in all conscience, I couldn’t let this period of Ukrainian history remain in the shadows”.
The film will have its world market premiere during the AFM on Monday, November 9, at the AMC Santa Monica at 3pm.
EXPRESS.CO.UK – The White Queen star – and son of Jeremy Irons – Max will play young British archaeologist Howard Carter, alongside Peaky Blinders star Neill as British aristocrat Lord Carnarvon in Tutankhamun.
Set in the early 1900s the four-part mini series tells the true story of archaeologist Howard’s quest to uncover the tomb of Ancient Egypt’s legendary forgotten pharaoh.
After taking too many risks in his determination to uncover the last resting place of “the boy king” the explorer had his licence to dig revoked by Cairo’s Antiquities Service, and found himself destitute.
Howard spends years ostracised, dishevelled and living rough and resorting to selling previously discovered archaeological relics to buy food.
But a chance meeting with wealthy amateur archaeologist Lord Carnarvon, spawned an unlikely friendship and won Howard the financial backing to fulfill his dreams.
After years of searching for the tomb, Howard and Carnarvon successfully discover the last resting place of the boy-king in 1921 against all odds and at great personal expense.
The drama – written by Guy Burt, whose previous credits include The Bletchley Circle and The Borgias – is to be filmed on location South Africa from mid October.
Details of further casting will be announced closer to the commencement of filming.
A tagline for the drama reads: “The past isn’t a game. It tells us who we were, and who we are.
“It’s all of human endeavour and truth and beauty hidden and waiting to be discovered.”
Dunhill has always been about gentlemanly style, but under the new creative direction of John Ray it’s being pushed to the max. Not only are we seeing a far more preppy, British style from the seasonal collections now that Dunhill has returned to the London men’s shows schedule, but we’re also seeing it in the ad campaigns – and the latest, which you can see here, is no exception. For the new season, Dunhill has enlisted the help of actor Max Irons and models Jack Guinness and Andrew Cooper (who you might recognise from the campaign for the brand’s recently released fragrance, Dunhill Icon) – three men who couldn’t look more gentlemanly if they tried – shot by Peter Lindbergh in a tryptic of envy-inducing tailoring. Take a look, and absorb the styling tips in time for autumn…
Thanks to Neide, I have added a scan of Max featured in the May issue of Cosmopolitan UK to the gallery!
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