New films on Screenbase this week include the latest James Bond film Spectre, Todd Haynes’ New York-set lesbian love story Carol and Howard J. Ford’s child abduction thriller Never Let Go.
SPECTRE marks Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as the iconic agent and will be directed by Sam Mendes. In the franchise’s 24th instalment, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation.
While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Alongside returning cast members Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny) and Ralph Fiennes (M), SPECTRE will also star Andrew Scott as MI6 agent Denbigh, David Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann and Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser.
The title refers to the fictional global terrorist organisation led by Blofeld in Ian Fleming’s novels and earlier films such as Dr. No, Thunderball and You Only Live Twice.
Todd Haynes’ Carol
An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952, New York-set novel The Price of Salt, the film stars Cate Blanchett as a wealthy woman in a loveless marriage who falls for a young shop girl, played by Rooney Mara.
The film will be produced Elizabeth Karlsen of London-based Number 9 Films, which Karlsen runs with her husband Stephen Woolley. The feature was developed with the backing of the UK’s Film 4, with additional funding also coming from Goldcrest Films.
Child abduction thriller Never Let Go
Directed by Howard J. Ford, the film stars Angela Dixon as a single mother who finds herself in a race against time when her daughter is abducted whilst on holiday.
Never Let Go has wrapped production after shooting in Morocco, Spain, US and the UK.
A teaser for the film will be unveiled at Berlinale 2015 and will be ready for delivery ahead of Cannes. World rights are currently available via Latitude Films UK Ltd. Never Let Go was produced by Ford and co-produced by Laura Jane Stephens, with Amir Moallemi executive producing.