BROADWAY WORLD – Emilia Clarke, is set to visit the West End to star in the play Five Times In One Night, by American playwright: Chiara Ati.
The production will head to the West End in the summer of 2018 and will reunite Clarke with director Thea Sharrock, who helmed the hit drama, Me Before You.
Sharrock and producer Caro Newling of Neal Street Productions, will mount the production next year once the Star Wars anthology film centered around Han Solo starring Clarke opens in spring 2018.
The play investigates the lives of five different couples over five different eras with just two actors playing all the parts. There has been no casting announcement for the male lead. (source)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Fox 2000 and Temple Hill have landed a hot pitch from The Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke attached to star.
The pitch, which hit the town Wednesday, caught the interest of several studios and producers. It’s an adaptation of the 2015 South Korean film The Beauty Inside — which was itself an adaptation of an innovative 2012 web series by Drake Doremus.
The pitch’s path begins back in 2012 when Doremus directed a social film developed by Intel and Toshiba. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Topher Grace, the film had six episodes that included interactive storytelling that gave the audience a chance to be a part of the film. It became a cult hit, and won a daytime Emmy for Outstanding New Approach to an Original Daytime Program or Series.
The story centered on a man who wakes up every day in a different body — and the woman who loved him no matter what he looked like on the outside.
The 2015 South Korean Film, directed by Baik, brought this story to the big screen and starred Kim Sang-ho, Kim Min-jae, Jo Dal-hwan.
In Fox 2000’s version, Clarke will play the woman who falls for the man with the body-switching disorder. Several actors will be cast to play the male lead.
Along with Fox 2000 and Temple Hill, Greg Chou is producing.
Clarke’s star has been quickly rising since she began starring as Daenerys on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. She’s recently been cast in the Star Wars Han Solo film with Alden Ehrenreich. She was most recently seen in romance Me Before You and auctioneer Terminator Genisys. (source)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Daenerys Targaryen might be on her way to join other widows of dead Dothraki lords, but her alter ego Emilia Clarke certainly isn’t staying idle. In addition to her hotly anticipated role in this summer’s Me Before You, Clarke is also set to star in an adaptation of Joe Sharkey’s Above Suspicion alongside Boardwalk Empire alum Jack Huston.
Based on a true story of the first-ever murder conviction for an FBI agent, Above Suspicion will be directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt, The Giver), written by Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning), and produced by Colleen Camp (American Rhapsody). Clarke will play an impoverished woman in Appalachian Kentucky who becomes embroiled with a newly arrived FBI agent (Huston).
Filming is set to begin May 23, with plans to launch international sales at next year’s Cannes Film Festival. (source)
DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: MGM is negotiating with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin to star in the Thea Sharrock-directed Me Before You, the adaptation of the Jojo Moyes best-selling novel. Karen Rosenfelt is producing Sharrock’s feature debut. MGM is partnered with New Line and Warner Bros, which has dated the movie for August, 2015 release.
Me Before You tells the story of Lou, a small-town girl caught between dead-end jobs, and Will, a success all his life who finds himself wheelchair-bound after an accident. He finds no reason to live until they meet when he hires her as his caretaker for six months, and she becomes determined to prove to him life is worth living. They head for a series of adventures together, which changes each of them. The author wrote the first draft of the script, and (500) Years Of Summer scribes Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber did the most recent draft.
Eric D. Howell will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which is based on the Italian novel “La Voce Della Pietra” by Silvio Raffo.
Emilia Clarke is set to star in the indie psychological thriller Voice From the Stone.
Eric D. Howell will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which is based on the Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio Raffo. Andrew Shaw is adapting the screenplay.
Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice From the Stone centers on a nurse (Clarke) who is helping a boy through the trauma of his mother’s sudden death. As she works with the troubled child, she becomes ensnared by a malevolent force inside the family’s castle.
Voice From the Stone is scheduled to start principal photography in November in Italy.
Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante are producing the Zanuck Independent and Code 39 Films production. Mark Wheaton is executive producing.
Even though “Game of Thrones” has been renewed for two more seasons, Emilia Clarke is not slowing down on her film career one bit. Deadline reports Clarke has joined the cast of upcoming WWI drama “The Guns of August,” which also has Helena Bonham Carter and Charles Dance starring.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book of the same name by Barbara W. Tuchman, “The Guns of August” will trace the first month of World War I, “thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world.” Filming under the direction of Oliver Hirschbiegel will begin next year, with the film out to buyers in Cannes now.
Clarke is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” now in its fourth season, and she’s currently filming the lead role of Sarah Connor in the new “Terminator” reboot. She also just signed on to play Bonnie Parker opposite Nicholas Hoult’s Clyde Barrow in a new biopic of the notorious outlaw couple called “Go Down Together.”