Mark Rylance

Steven Spielberg’s New BFF Mark Rylance Joins ‘Ready Player One’

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by Mike Sampson April 13, 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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Earlier this week, Steven Spielberg announced an upcoming project, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which would star recent Oscar-winner Mark Rylance. Rylance won his Oscar for Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and stars in Spielberg’s upcoming The BFG...

Steven Spielberg Reunites With ‘Bridge of Spies’ Star Mark Rylance for ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

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by Britt Hayes April 11, 2016 @ 7:20 PM
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The BFG marks Steven Spielberg’s second project with Bridge of Spies star (and Oscar-winner) Mark Rylance, and though that film doesn’t arrive until this summer, the duo have already set their next collaboration. Spielberg has officially boarded The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a period piece set in late 19th century Italy, with Rylance playing the role of Pope Pius IX.

National Society of Film Critics Names ‘Spotlight’ Best Film of the Year

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by Charles Bramesco January 4, 2016 @ 11:20 AM
Open Road Films
The National Society of Film Critics, a group made up of fifty-three of the most esteemed, elite American film critics, recently convened for their 50th annual meeting to determine the finest films, performances, as well as other assorted creative...

Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance to Join Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’

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by Erin Whitney December 28, 2015 @ 2:18 PM
Warner Bros.
It’s official: Christopher Nolan’s next venture will be a World War II film. Yesterday we reported on rumors of Nolan’s super secretive trips to Dunkirk, France with his brother Jonathan Nolan, the location of French evacuation during WWII. Now Variety confirms that Dunkirk will be Nolan’s next film with an original screenplay from the director.

‘Bridge of Spies’ Review: Master Spies From Master Filmmaker Steven Spielberg

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by Matt Singer October 5, 2015 @ 8:45 AM
Touchstone
With Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg continues the project he started with Lincoln: Using history to illuminate his vision of modern American values. But where Lincoln was about a “great man,” Bridge of Spies is about an ordinary one — an insurance lawyer from Brooklyn named James B. Donovan. In the late 1950s, Donovan was chosen by his peers to represent a captured Soviet spy, Rudolf Abel. But while most of Donovan’s colleagues (and even the presiding judge on the case) want him involved purely to give Abel’s trial the appearance of due process, Donovan actually mounts a rigorous defense of his client, at considerable risk to his reputation and even his personal safety.

'Alice in Wonderland 2' Casts Mark Rylance as the Mad Hatter's Father

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by Britt Hayes April 9, 2014 @ 4:28 PM
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The Mad Hatter is going to be dealing with some daddy issues in 'Alice in Wonderland 2,' which is apparently serving up twice the Hatter craziness. Disney's upcoming sequel is casting theater actor Mark Rylance in the role of the Mad Hatter's father, a role created specifically for the new film.