Meet The Scottish Characters From Pixar’s ‘Brave’

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Disney have released eleven new character posters for Pixar’s upcoming 3D fantasy adventure Brave this week, highlighting both the film’s Scottish cast and Pixar’s stunning animation and attention to detail.

Set to close the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, Brave follows the epic battles of Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) in ancient Scotland who, determined to make her own path in life, defies an age-old custom against her parents King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson).

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‘Bel Ami’ Starring Robert Pattinson Gets US Release Date

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Released in the UK earlier this month, Magnolia Pictures has announced that they are to distribute 1890s Paris set period drama, Bel Ami, and that they have now set a US theatrical release date for the film which stars British actors Robert Pattinson and Kristin Scott Thomas and American actresses Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci.

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Watch David Tennant, Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman & Imelda Staunton Get Into Character in ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

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We gave you a glimpse at one of these videos earlier this week along with three new production videos and a new clip for Aardman Animations’ family adventure The Pirates! Band of Misfits, but now we have four official b-roll videos including performances from British actors David Tennant, Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, and Imelda Staunton.

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TV Series About ‘Braveheart’ Hero William Wallace In Development

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A scripted drama series based on the legendary Scottish knight, William Wallace, is in development, it has been announced this week.

Portrayed by American actor Mel Gibson in the 1995 Oscar-winning film Braveheart, the TV biopic will focus on Wallace’s years spent trying to unify Scotland as well as his loves and losses and his legendary battles with King Edward the Longshank and rival Robert the Bruce.

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Casting Catch-Up: Tom Hardy, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Lily Collins & More!

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Some very interesting casting news this week, including Tom Hardy taking on his first project under his new Executive Options banner and Colin Salmon and Theo James joining a couple of interesting new TV pilots. If that’s not enough to entice you to read more, then you can also find out about the ongoings of David Oyelowo, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, and Lily Collins too, who are joining some really great upcoming films such as Writers, Serena and The Butler.

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Four New Production Videos & New Clip For Aardman Animations’ ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

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Aardman Animations’ family adventure The Pirates! Band of Misfits has three new behind-the-scenes videos, a new clip and a B-roll video of British actor Martin Freeman in the recording studio, this week, including footage of the cast in their voice recording sessions and the film’s animation team showing how the characters go from paper to moving visuals on-screen.

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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Sequel In The Making With New Elton John Songs

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Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has begun plotting a sequel to 2011 Disney hit film, Gnomeo & Juliet, it has been announced this week, as they set up the 3D animated Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.

Reuniting the gnome cast from the film’s predecessor that grossed $194 million worldwide last year, the sequel begins when a number of gnomes start disappearing from the suburban gardens of England.

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