Added the first still from ‘Posh’ featuring Holly as Lauren!
EMPIRE – A story of incredibly well-off people doing terribly bad things, Posh feels very timely – and we have the first look at the dapper and dangerous gents starring in the new film from Lone Scherfig, director of An Education.
The beautiful boys in penguin suits include Max Irons and Sam Claflin as Miles and Alistair, first years at Oxford University determined to join the notorious Riot Club – a place that can make or break your time in higher education and, quite possibly, life. During the course of a night at the Bull’s Head pub, ambition and avarice lead them down a dark path.
Posh is scripted by Laura Wade, adapted from her own play, which opened during the 2010 General Election, where audiences and critics weren’t shy in drawing comparisons between the fictional Riot Club and the Bullingdon Club, of which Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson were members. Yet Scherfig says there is no direct correlation in characters; we won’t be pointing to garrulous but sinister men with straw blond hair thinking “He seems familiar…”
THE WRAP – [Update 2/21 9:15 a.m.: The Weinstein Company has clarified the roles in “Tulip Fever” and confirmed that Alicia Vikander is attached to play the female lead, with Holliday Grainger in support.]
Hot off a well-reviewed turn as a femme fatale in A&E’s miniseries “Bonnie and Clyde,” British actress Holliday Grainger is in negotiations to star alongside Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz in the Weinstein Company’s period drama “Tulip Fever,” TheWrap has learned.
Justin Chadwick (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) is directing the adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s beloved romance novel. Alison Owen of British banner Ruby Films (“Saving Mr. Banks”) is producing the long-gestating film with Harvey Weinstein, as “Tulip Fever” has been a passion project for Owen.
Set in 17th century Amsterdam, the story follows a married woman (Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.
Grainger is in negotiations to play a maid.
Holly attends the Weinstein Co, Entertainment and Pathe, post-BAFTA party hosted by Bulgari and Grey Goose at Rosewood London on February 16, 2014 in London, England. Thanks to Luciana.
Holly is featured in Hunger magazine Issue 6! I will add scans as soon as possible.
Here it is, the big reveal. You’ve seen the covers, now here’s a peek at what’s inside the forthcoming issue of Hunger.
Issue 6 hits the shops next Thursday, with one week to go until the big day, we unveil the brand spanking new #MightyBlighty teaser video.
BELFAST TELEGRAPH – Holliday Grainger has admitted it was “fun” playing an ugly sister in the new Disney adaptation of Cinderella.
The Bonnie And Clyde star and Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera will play the vain, snooty daughters of the wicked step queen, played by Cate Blanchett, in the film directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Holliday joked: “I don’t know what I’m allowed to say – I think there’s somebody from Disney following me around with a sniper rifle listening in to all my interviews at the moment.
“It’s going to be a proper epic fairytale film, it’s going to be beautiful. And it was definitely an amazing experience working on such a huge scale production.
“Going from something like Bonnie And Clyde [the new TV miniseries which she stars in with Emile Hirsch] where it’s minimal crew and fast paced shooting, and certain things like they couldn’t afford a sign that said ‘school’ for one scene outside a school.
“And then you go onto something like Cinderella and there’s these huge beautiful, intricate sets and every detail is there and planned. You feel like you’re walking into another world, someone else’s world for a time, and wandering around being amazed by it all.”
::Holliday stars in Bonnie And Clyde which continues on Lifetime UK on Thursday, February 13 at 9pm.