This week in SEAN includes the latest on Kevin McKidd’s Rome film, David Tennant nomination news, video of Gerard Butler on late night TV, updates on Douglas Henshall, James McAvoy and Dougray Scott, and photos of Ewan McGregor at the Venice Film Festival.

HBO’s Rome movie gets renamed

The film’s working title is Bon Dea and is reportedly now in development with Bruno Heller writing the screenplay. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in the summer of 2010 for a 2011 release.

Kevin McKidd’s character, Vorenus is being written into the new script, even though he was on his deathbed at the end of the show’s final season.

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London Film Festival line-up: includes Glorious 39 and The Men Who Stare at Goats

The official line-up for this year’s London Film Festival has been unveiled. Glorious 39, which stars David Tennant now has a screening schedule:

Tuesday, October 27 at 18:00pm on Vue Screen 5 Tuesday, October 27 at 18:15pm on Vue Screen 7 Wednesday, October 28 at 16:00pm on Vue Screen 6 – this screening has subtitles and audio-description.

The Men Who Stare at Goats starring Ewan McGregor will also be screened. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, October 15 at 19:00pm at Odeon Leicester Sq. Sunday, October 18 on Vue Screen 7

You can head on over to the festival’s official site to become a BFI Member and enjoy priority booking online from September 23.

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David Tennant nominated for National Television Award

David is nominated in the Best Drama Performance category for the National Television Awards for Doctor Who. Doctor Who is also nominated in the Best Drama category. Voting ends September 29, 2009 and winners will be announced at the ceremony on ITV1 in January, 2010. You can vote here for David.

Update: John Barrowman is also nominated in the same category for his role in Torchwood.

Also, be sure to download the podcast of David’s appearance on The Christian O’Connell Solution here.

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Gerard Butler on Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy interviews Gamer star Gerard Butler, who talks about the party going on in the Jimmy Kimmel Live green room, and meeting an old, cute friend from Scotland that he hasn’t seen in years :

You can watch Gerard sign autographs for fans before his appearance with Jimmy here and here.

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Movie updates: Douglas Henshall in The Eagle of the Ninth + Dougray Scott in There Be Dragons


Douglas Henshall has a small part in The Eagle of the Ninth and is now shooting in Hungary. The film is directed by Kevin McDonald:

The Eagle of the Ninth is a historical adventure novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1954. Set in Roman Britain in the second century AD after the building of Hadrian’s Wall, it is the story of a young Roman officer Marcus Aquila’s search to discover the truth about the disappearance of his father’s legion in the north of Britain. [Wiki]


There is also an update on the role Dougray Scott plays in There Be Dragons, which began filming in Argentina recently:

A well-known Scottish actor is starring in a new film about the founder of Opus Dei, St Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer.

Dougray Scott – who starred in Mission Impossible II – is in Argentina filming There Be Dragons, a feature film about the life of St Josemaria.

The Glenrothes-born actor plays a young journalist, estranged from his father, who begins to investigate the life of one of his father’s friends, Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. The journalist, played by Mr Scott, follows their uneasy relationship from their childhood to their time during the Spanish Civil War. [Catholic Herald Online]

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Photos of Ewan McGregor at the Venice Film Festival

Ewan was at the screening for The Men Who Stare at Goats at the Venice Film Festival earlier today. His co-star George Clooney, and director Grant Heslov also made an appearance:

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James McAvoy joins The Conspirator

It’s been a rumour for a while, but now it’s official. James will be starring with Robin Wright Penn in Robert Redford‘s The Conspirator. The film chronicles the events after President Lincoln’s assassination.

The film is set to start shooting in October. Wright Penn will play Mary Surratt, the only woman among a group charged with conspiring to kill the president. McAvoy will play Frederick Aiken, an idealistic young war hero who reluctantly defends Surratt and in the process comes to believe she is innocent. Variety also reports that Wanted 2 will likely shoot in 2010.

Craig Ferguson and Alan Cumming on late night TV

Craig Ferguson will be a guest on The View on Tuesday, September 22 on ABC. He is also scheduled to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday, September 25 on CBS.

Alan Cumming will appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday, September 15 on NBC.

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Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 9/14: Juliette Lewis, Alex O’Loughlin (R 9/7/09)
Tu 9/15: Danny DeVito (R 9/9/09)
We 9/16: Audrey Tautou, Ron Livingston(R 9/10/09)
Th 9/17: Drew Carey, Mindy Kaling(R 9/11/09)
Fr 9/18: Neil Patrick Harris (R 9/8/09)

www.cbs.com/late_late_show

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