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Posted on Jan 17th, 2014 by Laura » Filed In: News & Rumours,The Affair

Showtime has recently announced that Joshua Jackson is to join Ruth in their upcoming show The Affair.

Joshua Jackson is back in business.

At the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday (Jan. 16), Showtime announced that it had picked up “The Affair” starring Jackson and Ruth Wilson of “Luther” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”

The “Dawson’s Creek” and “Fringe” star will play Cole, a “hard-edged cowboy who manages a ranch on the eastern tip of Long Island that has been in his family for generations.”

Wilson will play Cole’s wife Allison, whom she leaves for Noah (Dominic West) … who happens to be married to Helen (Maura Tierney).

No word on premiere dates for “The Affair” or “Happyish” just yet, but both shows received 10-episode orders. – Source

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Posted on Aug 3rd, 2013 by Laura » Filed In: News & Rumours,The Affair

It’s been announced that Ruth has joined Dominic West in a Showtime pilot titled “The Affair”.

British actress Ruth Wilson is to play the female lead in the drama pilot “The Affair,” Showtime announced.

The “Luther” and “The Lone Ranger” actress will play the role of Alison, a “young married woman, working in a pancake house, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy,” a synopsis said.

Dominic West will play Noah, “a father of four, who makes Alison question the choices she’s made, and wonder whether there’s a way to start all over again.”

Playwright, screenwriter and producer Sarah Treem wrote the original script for the pilot with Hagai Levi. The pair previously collaborated on the U.S. adaptation of Levi’s Israeli show “In Treatment.”

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Posted on Jun 27th, 2013 by Amanda » Filed In: News & Rumours

The Weinstein Co. closed a multi-territory deal for Suite Française at Cannes this year, taking rights to the WWII drama from eOne and TF1 DA, for the U.S., Latin America, Australia, Russia and Germany. Principal photography got underway this week on the period piece that will shoot in Brussels and Paris. Michelle Williams, Mathias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Riley were already aboard with Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street), Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger) and Alexandra Maria Lara (Rush) now joining the 15M euro project. It’s adapted from Irene Nemirovsky’s novel about a young French woman who falls for a German officer in Nazi-occupied France. Director Saul Dibb (The Duchess) penned the adaptation with co-writer Matt Charman. Film is a France/UK/Belgium co-production. TF1 has French rights, eOne has the UK, Spain and Canada. BBC Films is also a backer. EOne’s Xavier Marchand, TF1?s Romain Brémond and Qwerty Films’ Michael Kuhn and Andrea Cornwell produce. Harvey Weinstein and BBC Films’ Christine Langan are exec producers. — via Deadline

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Posted on Jun 20th, 2013 by Amanda » Filed In: Luther,News & Rumours

Thanks to the Huffington Post we have a premiere date for the season three premiere of Luther: Tuesday, 2 July at 9pm. HuffPost also included some new information on the series premiere episode and the cases Luther will be taking on:

Returning alongside Elba will be Warren Brown and Ruth Wilson. The first episode will feature Luther tackling a “twisted fetishist”, who appears to be a copycat killer of an unsolved case from the ’80s. He’ll also have to tackle a case which involves a “malicious internet tormentor” found dead at his home. And the first episode will also see the introduction of Sienna Guillory as Mary Day, his love interest.

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Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 by Laura » Filed In: News & Rumours,Projects

After a string of Disney pics, “Luther” actress Ruth Wilson is ready to return to darker material, landing the female lead in “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” starring Liam Neeson.

The pic also stars Dan Stevens and will be directed by Scott Frank.

Frank adapted the pic from the Lawrence Block tome, which follows an ex-NYPD officer, played by Neeson, who is now serving as a private investigator who is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. He soon finds out the perpetrators have done this before, resulting in several murders. Read More…

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Posted on Oct 7th, 2012 by Laura » Filed In: News & Rumours,Projects

Rumours have surfaced online that Ruth and Emily Blunt are in competition for the rumoured role of Ms. Marvel in the 2015 Avengers Sequel. This information has reportedly come from the Daily Mail.

The Avengers sequel will reportedly feature the character Ms. Marvel, with Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson currently competing for the role.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson are in contention for the role of Ms. Marvel in Avengers 2 and that the role is being sought after by Hollywood’s hottest actresses. Emily Blunt can been seen in the hit thriller Looper with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, while Ruth Wilson will be starring in The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and Helena Bonham Carter. Blunt obviously has more film titles to her name, which gives her an edge, and considering Looper is hitting it big with both the box office and critics, it may be just what she needs to edge out the competition. Read More…

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Posted on Aug 10th, 2012 by Laura » Filed In: Luther,News & Rumours

It seems there is good news for fans of the BBC hit “Luther” starring Idris Elba, even as the show is likely to close off after the third season. At the end of last year, the show’s writer and creator Neil Cross revealed that “there’s a strong possibility that there’ll be a ‘Luther’ movie in the near future.” Exciting stuff, but it seems there’s more, as another character from the show may be spun off into their adventures if things go according to plan.
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Posted on Jul 26th, 2012 by Laura » Filed In: News & Rumours,Saving Mr Banks

New’s has broken today that Ruth has joined the cast of Saving Mr. Banks alongside Tom Hanks and Colin Farrell.

MovieWeb- Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, and Ruth Wilson have joined the cast of Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks for director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side).

The story centers on Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), who was courted for 14 years by Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) for the screen rights to her beloved novel, before she reluctantly agreed. After she didn’t approve of the 1964 classic’s animated sequences, she refused to sell another book to the studio.
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Posted on Sep 9th, 2011 by Laura » Filed In: News & Rumours,Projects

It has been announced today that Ruth has been added to the cast of Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina! The film also stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law (Ruth’s co-star from Anna Christie). No word on who Ruth will play yet but hopefully more details will be released soon.

Screen Daily – Keira Knightley will star in the title role alongside Jude Law as her husband Aleksei Karenin and Aaron Johnson as Count Vronsky. Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams and Ruth Wilson round out the cast.

Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Paul Webster.

Leo Tolstoy’s classic tale takes place in late-19th Century Russian high-society and explores the capacity for love.

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Posted on Aug 29th, 2011 by Laura » Filed In: Luther,News & Rumours

The BBC have reportedly ordered a third season of Luther! Idris Elba is confirmed to be returning but no word on Ruth however she has expressed a desire to return to the series for a third season so lets hope we get to see Alice on screen again!

Indie-Wire: The second season hasn’t aired on BBC America for stateside audiences yet (that’s coming late next month; UK audiences saw all season 2 episodes already earlier this year)… no matter, BBC One controller Danny Cohen announced at the ongoing Edinburgh TV Festival (running this weekend) that a 3rd season of Luther, the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama starring one Idris Elba, has been ordered!

Season 2 reportedly outperformed season 1, on average, attracting over 5 million viewers and was well received by critics.

No word yet as to how many episodes season 3 will have, or when it will air, though I’d expect it’ll be sometime in mid 2012.

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