2019 Film

1917 – First Trailer

The first trailer for the epic World War I Film 1917 was released today:

Synosis from official website: Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.

The film’s cast is a who’s who of acting talent including Daniel Mays, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, RIchard Madden, and many others.

This is certainly one of the most anticipated film releases of 2019.

Released on Christmas Day, 2019 in the USA and 10 January 2020 in the UK.

More updates to come!

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Fisherman’s Friends DVD/Digital Debuts at #1!

We are so happy to report that Firsherman’s Friends has had a smashing first week release via DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms!

Fisherman’s Friends sails straight to Number 1 on the Official Film Chart
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 Fisherman’s Friends reels in the Number 1 spot on the Official Film Chart, knocking Captain Marvel to second place in what was an extremely close race.

The biographical comedy-drama based around the story of the major label-signed, sea shanty-singing group comes in at the top of the chart. The official soundtrack for the film spent three weeks in the Official Singles Chart Top 40 upon the film’s release in March, becoming the band’s third Top 40 collection.

The second brand new entry this week, on digital downloads only, is Alita: Battle Angel (3); starring Rosa Salazar & Christoph Waltz. Based on a 1990’s manga, it follows a revived, amnesiac cyborg as she sets out on a quest to find out who she was in her past life.

Previous Number 1 Fighting With My Family drops two to Number 4, while Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hangs on at Number 5. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World falls two to Number 6.

Thanks to the on-going success of Toy Story 4 in cinemas, the original Toy Story claims a fourth consecutive week in the top tier at 7; Bohemian Rhapsody climbs two to 8; Ant-Man And The Wasp flies 16 to Number 9, and finally, Toy Story 3 drops to Number 10.

Fisherman’s Friends is now available to on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms.

Thanks to BASE.org for the fantastic news today!

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Fisherman’s Friends – Now Available on DVD and Digital!

Fisherman’s Friends – the feel-good film of the year- is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms!

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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Daniel Mays joins Sam Mendes’ World War I Film ‘1917’

We are happy to announce that Daniel Mays has joined the cast of Sam Mendes World War I Film ‘1917’!

Danny joins the confirmed cast of George MacKay (a costar from The Caretaker), Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong (Temple), Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and many others.

The film follows two young British soldiers on a single day at the height of World War I.

The film is set to be released in the US/Canada on 25 December 2019 and on 10 January 2020 for the UK

More to come on this exciting, new film project!

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Fisherman’s Friends – In Cinemas Now!

Fisherman’s Friends is released in UK cinemas today! Daniel Mays stars in this heartwarming, feel good film based on the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends singers.

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Book tickets at your favourite local cinema!

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Fisherman’s Friends – Press Updates

Fisherman’s Friends is released on Friday 15 March! The film’s premiere is Thursday 14 March in Cornwall.

Television

7 March: Daniel Mays interview on Good Morning Britain (Towards the end of the program)

8 March: Soccer AM – 10AM Sky One

Radio/Podcast:

8 March: BBC Radio Cornwall – available online now. Danny’s interview begins around the 2 hour 10 minute mark.

Hawksbee and Jacobs – TalkSport Radio- there is usually a podcast/episode roundup available if you missed it.

Kermode on Film Podcast: check your favourite podcast site on Tuesday 12 March to listen to Danny discuss Fisherman’s Friends (and more!) with Mark Kermode. Danny’s interview begins around the 31 minute mark.

13 March – BBC Radio Kent– Danny’s interview begins approximately 10 minutes into the broadcast.

Chris Evans: Friday 15 March – Virgin Radio listen in from 6:30-10AM. There is usually a weekly podcast roundup of the guest interviews.

17 March – Michael Ball Show BBC Radio 2- tune in from 11AM.

Newspaper/Magazine/Web:

Guardian– feature article coming soon!

Yahoo Movies

THN: interview released during the week of 11 March.

10 March – The Sun – Fabulous Magazine

Radio Times – 16-22 March edition

Time Out

Featurette of the film:

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Fisherman’s Friends – Trailer

The first trailer for Fisherman’s Friends was released today:

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Starring Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns, and Noel Clarke, FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS was shot on location in Cornwall and comes from director Chris Foggin (KIDS IN LOVE) with a screenplay by Nick Moorcroft (FINDING YOUR FEET), Meg Leonard (FINDING YOUR FEET) and Piers Ashworth (ST. TRINIANS).

Fisherman’s Friends will be released in the UK on 15 March 2019.

Empire

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Fisherman’s Friends – First Look

We have our first look at the Fisherman’s Friends cast:

Fishermans Friends First

EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Brit comedy Fisherman’s Friends, from the writing and producing team behind UK box office hit Finding Your Feet, has netted a UK deal with Entertainment Film Distributors.

Based on the true story of a group of fishermen from Port Issaac, Cornwall who are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanty’s and even went on to play the main stage at Glastonbury in 2011.

In a twist of fate, cynical music executive Danny (Daniel Mays) finds himself in a small Cornish village trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s skepticism about the music business he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship.

Also joining Daniel in the cast are James Purefoy, Dave Johns, David Heyman, Maggie Steed, and Noel Clarke, and others.

Planned UK release is now set for 15 March 2019.

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Fisherman’s Friends

Daniel Mays announced today that he has joined the cast of Fisherman’s Friends. Based on the true story of a group of fishermen from Port Issaac, Cornwall who are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanty’s and even went on to play the main stage at Glastonbury in 2011.

In a twist of fate, cynical music executive Danny (Daniel Mays) finds himself in a small Cornish village trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s skepticism about the music business he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship.

Also joining Daniel in the cast are James Purefoy, Dave Johns, Tuppence Middleton, David Heyman, Maggie Steed, and Noel Clarke.

This will be a first for Daniel because this film includes singing!

Fisherman’s Friends is directed by Chris Foggin and produced by Red Films and Powderkeg pictures. Currently filming in Cornwall, the film is expected to be released in 2019.

Legacy Rights, the international sales company headed up by James Scott has hooked sales for multiple international territories including Latin America and Spain (Sun Distribution) , Japan (New Select), Scandinavia (Scanbox), the Middle East (Gulf Film) and Airlines (Jaguar) ahead of the film’s launch at Cannes.

Screen Daily

Cornwall Live

The Fan Carpet

We will have more updates on this new project soon!

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