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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Company to Adapt Novel ‘The End We Start From’ Into Movie (EXCLUSIVE)
Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch and Hera Pictures have acquired the feature film rights to Megan Hunter’s hotly anticipated debut novel, “The End We Start From.” The book,…
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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Company to Adapt Novel ‘The End We Start From’ Into Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch and Hera Pictures have acquired the feature film rights to Megan Hunter’s hotly anticipated debut novel, “The End We Start From.”

The book, published by Picador this week, follows a new mother and her newborn, who are turned into refugees following an environmental crisis in the U.K. Forced to leave their home after London is submerged in flood waters, the family must search for safety in a country thrown into chaos.

“‘The End We Start From’ is a stunning tale of motherhood,” Cumberbatch said. “Megan has crafted a striking and frighteningly real story of a family fighting for survival that will make everyone stop and think about what kind of planet we are leaving behind for our children. We’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this story to life.”

“This exquisite piece of writing is profoundly moving,” Hera Pictures founder Liza Marshall said. “It captures the deep love between a mother and child while forcing us all to consider what the world could become if climate change destabilized everything we take for granted. Megan has written something very special and unique and we’re excited and honored to have the opportunity to make it into a film.”

The movie will be produced by Cumberbatch, Marshall, Adam Ackland, and Sophie Hunter.

“I am absolutely delighted that such a talented, passionate, and dynamic team will be working together to create a film version of ‘The End We Start From,‘” Hunter said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to see my work translated into a new medium, particularly by a group of people with such a heartfelt appreciation of the book. I can’t wait to see what emerges from this exciting collaboration.”

Since launching the banner in 2013, SunnyMarch has quietly built an exciting slate that includes an adaptation of Matt Haig’s upcoming book “How to Stop Time” and Geoffrey Household’s classic British novel “Rogue Male.” SunnyMarch’s TV arm, supported by StudioCanal, is producing TV adaptations of Ian McEwan’s “The Child in Time” and Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels.

The production company also recently come on to produce “Rio,” which stars Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Marshall is currently in post-production on “Riviera,” a 10-part series for Sky Atlantic, and “The State,” a four-part drama about ISIS from Peter Kosminsky for Channel 4, co-produced with National Geographic.

Cumberbatch is represented by UTA and Conway van Gelder Grant. Hunter is repped by Emma Paterson at Rogers, Coleridge & White, and Lucinda Prain at Casarotto, Ramsay & Associates.

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Harry Styles Scores Weeklong Residency on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
Harry Styles is headed in the direction of The Late Late Show. The One Direction vet will do a weeklong residency in May on the CBS late-night talk show, host James Corden announced on Tuesday. Sty…

Harry Styles is headed in the direction of The Late Late Show.

The One Direction vet will do a weeklong residency in May on the CBS late-night talk show, host James Corden announced on Tuesday.

Styles will perform a new song from his solo album each night of the stint, which starts on Monday, May 15, and ends Thursday, May 18. The self-titled album will be released on May 12. Styles also will appear in assorted Late Late Showsegments throughout those shows.

Check out Corden’s announcement above, in which Styles Skypes the host and asks if he can crash in the Late Late Show studio, which Corden agrees to… with some conditions.

The Late Late Show airs nightly at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT.

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Harry Styles Will Perform a Second New Song on 'Saturday Night Live'
Love “Sign of the Times,” Harry Styles’ debut solo single? You’ll get to see him perform it on Saturday Night Live in eight days — as well as another new song.

Love “Sign of the Times,” Harry Styles’ debut solo single? You’ll get to see him perform it on Saturday Night Live in eight days — as well as another new song.

Sources tell Billboard that Styles will indeed play a second new song on SNL when he makes his debut on the Apr. 15 episode, which Jimmy Fallon will host. The One Direction member was announced as an SNL performer on Mar. 28, and his first post-1D single, “Sign of the Times,” was unveiled on Friday morning.

No word on the second song’s title, or whether it will be released in its studio version prior to the performance. Last month, Lorde performed two new songs, “Green Light” and “Liability,” on SNL, after releasing “Liability” online days prior to the appearance. The Chainsmokers, who released their album Memories… Do Not Open on Friday, are set to perform on SNL tomorrow night.

“Sign of the Times” was produced by Jeff Bhasker and co-written by Styles; a music video for the song will be released later this month. On Apr. 21, Styles will appear on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show, for his first solo performance in his native U.K.

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Press associations are pushing back after Donald Trump’s Twitter threats

  • Trump’s Friday threat to scratch the White House daily press briefing had skeptics calling it another attempt to distract the media.
  • Navel-gazing reporters, some social media pundits said, would rush to make the headlines about a threat to their own work. That would give Trump a break from a barrage of stories about James Comey and Russia.
  • Actual threat or merely hot air, professional journalism associations took the president’s remark seriously all the same. Read more (5/12/17)
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