I’ve been waiting for this project – The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency – which was originally planned as feature film, but then became an UK television mini-series directed by the late filmmaker Anthony Minghella and stars Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose and Idris Elba. It’s finally here and it premieres on HBO on Wednesday, March 29, and the teaser trailer is below for your consumption.
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is based on Alexander McCall Smith’s book series and centers on Jill Scott’s Precious Ramotswe, the woman in charge of Botswana’s only female-run detective agency who not only investigates cases but serves as a kind of makeshift therapist to all who come to see her.
Idris Elba, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Thandie Newton, Gerard Butler, Toby Kebbell and Jeremy Piven bring director Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla to Toronto Film Festival and pose for publicity photos at the Sutton Place Grande Hotel in Toronto, Canada.
RockNRolla hits theaters on October 8.
Director Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla trailer is out, and packs a snatching punch. A Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, putting millions of dollars up for grabs and attracting all of London’s criminal underworld. RocknRolla stars Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba and Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, and rolls into theaters on October 31st of 2008.
Ritchie is working on a darker, more sophisticated version of Sherlock Holmes and his trusted number two, Dr. Watson as his next film.
Guy Ritchie is repped by Elizabeth Swofford @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Beyonce Giselle Knowles executive produce and co-stars with Idris Elba and Ali Larter in Steve Shill’s Obsessed. The thriller began production on May 5 and ends July 5, and will hit theaters on February 27th of 2009.
Obsessed is written by David Loughery, produced by William Packer, and co-executive produced by Matthew Knowles.
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Synopsis: Derek Charles, a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Beth. But when Lisa, a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, everything he’s worked so hard for, are placed in jeopardy.
Knowles is repped by Andrea Nelson-Meigs, Robert Gibbs-II and Dennis Ashley @ International Creative Management (ICM).