Tom talks to Yahoo!TV about his role in ‘Full Circle’, and talks about his pet peeves about dining in a restaurant.
“I think a restaurant is a perfect setting for this dissection of human interactions as going out to eat is something most of us do quite regularly and it is a weird mix of a private and public experience,” explained Tom Felton (“Harry Potter” films), who kicked off the Neil LaBute-created series as Tim, a Brit whose fallen in love while studying in America and possibly impregnated the wife (Minka Kelly, “Friday Night Lights”) of his host (Julian McMahon, “Nip/Tuck”) who may also be his father. “We go to a restaurant and every group of people is having their own private conversations and experiences and yet we are all keenly aware that we are surrounded by other people. If one of those conversations gets heated and someone starts screaming at a level that suddenly involves the room as in my first episode, what does everyone else do? I just think it is a very interesting concept to play with.“
As the setting and story line had everyone thinking about modern-day dining etiquette and technology’s role in it, like whether it is rude to text at the table, we asked the cast to share their food-related pet peeves and restaurant no-no’s.
Tom Felton: “It used to be people leaving their phones on the table, but I’m not too fussed about that anymore. That’s part of modern-day living, I suppose. The thing that bothers me most now is something my mum is a big offender of. She likes to finish the main course, take a 15-minute break, order some dessert, then another 15-minute break, and then she’ll order a cup of tea, wait around some more, and finally ask for the check. Me — as soon as I put my fork down from the main course, I’m pretty much ready to go. I cannot handle an hour of lounging around after dinner. I can do that on a special occasion, but generally I like to go in, get it down me, and then skedaddle back home. I know that’s horribly unromantic and unsophisticated.“
The Columbus Dispatch – Much to his satisfaction, Tom Felton has discovered life after Harry Potter.
The young British actor played the devious Draco Malfoy in all seven films of the series, spanning 2001 to 2011.
He has worked steadily since, turning up recently in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), The Apparition (2012) and two episodes of the upcoming miniseries Full Circle.
And he has several additional projects in the hopper.
“Going back awhile, even to the fourth and fifth Potter films,” Felton said, “I don’t remember actively thinking, ‘I want to do this for the rest of my life.’ It was never something that I embraced and thought, ‘I really want to do this.’”
At that point, though, he began thinking about his future, he said.
“It was probably during the sixth film, when I was 18 or 19, that I had an appreciation for, A, how lucky I was and, B, for what I was doing. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the process.
Deadline – TNT has greenlit Murder in the First, a new scripted drama from Emmy®-winner Steven Bochco and starring Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss). Co-created by Bochco and Eric Lodal (The Locrian Mode), Murder in the First also stars Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Mimi Kirkland (Safe Haven), Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0), Bess Rous (What Just Happened) and Steven Weber (Dallas, Wings).
TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Murder in the First, which is being produced by TNT Originals. Bochco serves as executive producer, with Lodal as co-executive producer. The series is slated to premiere on TNT in summer 2014. TBS International will handle distribution to regions outside the United States and Canada.
Set in San Francisco, Murder in the First will follow a single case across an entire season. The drama centers on homicide detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) as they investigate the murder of an apparent drug addict. The mystery deepens, however, when the victim is found to have a connection to Silicon Valley wunderkind Erich Blunt (Felton), the celebrated CEO of a cutting-edge tech firm. The timing couldn’t be worse for Blunt, who is preparing to take his company public. He’s also being sued by a software developer who claims Blunt stole his code for a revolutionary new hologram system.
The Hollywood Reporter, Toronto - Exclusive Media inked the deal for the big-screen adaptation of Emile Zola’s provocative thriller, which also stars Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has inked a multi-territory deal for Therese, the big-screen adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel Therese Raquin starring Elizabeth Olsen.
The movie also boasts Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange in the romantic thriller set in 1860s Paris.
It details the story of Therese, a sexually repressed young woman trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, who embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragedy.
Directed and written by Charlie Stratton, it also stars Shirley Henderson, John Kavanagh, Mackenzie Crook and Matt Lucas.
SPWA sealed the deal with Exclusive Media taking the title for the U.K., Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Benelux and Latin America.
Alex Walton, president of international sales and distribution at Exclusive Media, negotiated the deal with executive vp business affairs Michael Helfand, vp acquisitions Chan Phung and vp business development Jon Freedberg on behalf of SPWA.
Produced by Mickey Liddell CEO of LD Entertainment, Pete Shilaimon and William Horberg of Wonderful Films, Richard Sharkey, Jennifer Monroe and Stratton serve as the film’s executive producers.
Roadside Attractions is releasing the film theatrically in the U.S.
The romantic thriller Therese is based on Emile Zola’s novel Therese Raquin and stars Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange and Oscar Isaac. It also marks the feature film debut of writer-director Charlie Stratton. Roadside Attractions has now picked up rights to the period pic that was developed, financed and produced by LD Entertainment, which originally planned to distribute the film itself. Under the new pact, Roadside will oversee marketing and distribution in collaboration with LD distribution president David Dinerstein.
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, Olsen plays Therese, a sexually repressed woman trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Felton) by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Lange). After she meets her husband’s alluring friend Laurent (Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences. Shirley Henderson, John Kavanagh, Mackenzie Crook and Matt Lucas co-star. Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and William Horberg produced. Therese is set to have its world premiere September 7 at the Toronto Film Festival, where Exclusive Media is repping international rights.
Roadside and LD previously combined to release the Glenn Close-starrer Albert Nobbs and the Javier Bardem-toplined Biutiful, which scored Oscar noms in 2012 and 2011 respectively. The companies also co-distributed I Love You Phillip Morris. “We have always loved this script and have been actively tracking Therese since it was being developed,” Roadside co-president Howard Cohen said. “We are excited to be distributing Therese and to continue our collaborative relationship with LD Entertainment.”
Yesterday, Executive Producer Michael J. Critellian release an update on ‘From The Rough’ official facebook page regarding the release date of Tom’s movie ‘From The Rough’.
Today, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, we are proud to kick-off our marketing campaign for From the Rough as we prepare for our 2014 release date.From the Rough will premier on October 24 during a special event at Tennessee State University in Nashville for the historic inauguration of Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover the first full-time female president of the 100-year-old institution.
From the Rough will be released in select theaters nationwide in early 2014 and will be available in both DVD and digital video formats to commemorate the 60th anniversary of another civil rights milestone, the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, in May 2014.
We want to celebrate the pioneers of civil rights and equal opportunity, but we also want to honor unheralded individuals like Coach Starks and institutions like Tennessee State University and the other Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have made a huge difference in the lives of those they touched through a relentless focus on diversity and inclusion, regardless of race, gender, or national origin.”
TIFF finally released the movie schedules of the movies that participating in upcoming The 38th Toronto International Film Festival. Two of upcoming movies of Tom.’ Belle‘ & ‘Therese‘ got 3 screening dates below:
Saturday, September 7
3:30 PM – 5:11 PM at Princess of Wales
Monday, September 9
4:30 PM – 6.11 PM at Scotiabank 3
Friday, September 13
8:00 PM – 9.41 PM at Scotiabank 1
Sunday, September 8
2:30 PM – 4.15 PM at Visa Screening Room (Elgin)
Monday, September 9
12:30 PM – 2.15 PM at Winter Garden Theatre
Saturday, September 14
6:30 PM – 8.15 PM at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
and according to announcement from The Gate, Tom Felton will be one of expected celebrities to attend for all the red carpet events along with his cast mates from Thérèse (Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange) and Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson)
What a great news, the full list of films is confirmed for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Two of new upcoming movie of Tom, ‘Belle’ and ’Therese’ made it the list. The festival will run from Sept. 5 through Sept. 15. The premiere dates and screenings along with more additional programming will be announced on August 20.
The ticket package is on sale now, and you can purchase the ticket here.
There’s no news yet on if Tom will attend any premieres but we’ll update more when we got the news.
Fox Searchlight has officially set the release date for Amma Asante’s period drama Belle, for May 2, 2014. As of the time of this post, the only other film opening that weekend is The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I suppose Belle should provide some counter-programming options for those who aren’t keen on the web-slinger.
Of course, dates can always change.
The period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, will make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode.
The story takes place in the 1780s, and is based on a true story – specifically, the true story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It follows Belle, adopted into an aristocratic family, who faces class and color prejudices. As she blossoms into a young woman, she develops a relationship with a vicar’s son who is an advocate for slave emancipation.
Her full name was Dido Elizabeth Belle, born 1761, died 1804; she was the illegitimate daughter of John Lindsay (a white British Naval officer) and an African slave woman known only as Belle.
Mbatha-Raw is of course playing the lead role.
The project, which we’ve been following for about a year now, since it was first announced overseas, was developed and supported by the British Film Institute.
It also co-stars Tom Felton (from the Harry Potter movies), Sam Reid (playing Belle’s love interest), James Norton and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey).
Misan Sagay penned the script; Damian Jones produced.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that our Tom Felton is joining Neil LaBute’s DirecTV Drama ‘Full Circle’.
DirecTV is rounding up an impressive cast for its upcoming Neil LaBute dramaFull Circle.The 10-episode series about a group of 11 people whose lives are intertwined will feature an all-star cast including Bones‘ David Boreanaz, Private Practice‘s Kate Walsh, Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton, The Killing‘s Billy Campbell,Friday Night Lights‘ Minka Kelly, Nip/Tuck‘s Julian McMahon, Akeelah and the Bee‘s Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart (The Wait), Noah Silver (The Borgias), Ally Sheedy (Welcome to the Rileys), Cheyenne Jackson(Behind the Candelabra) and Robin Weigert (Sons of Anarchy).
Each episode of the drama, which marks the small-screen debut of screenwriter and playwright LaBute (In the Company of Men), will take place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two characters, with one of the character’s story lines carrying over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character. That character will then be featured in the following episode. The process will continue until the final episode.
Characters passing the torch from one episode to the next include Tim (Felton), an exchange student from England, and his love interest Bridgette (Kelly); Bridgette’s husband Stanley (McMahon), a charismatic and intense entertainment lawyer; Stanley’s client Jace (Boreanaz), a famous comic known for his outlandish behavior; Chan’dra (Palmer), whose life was irrevocably altered as a result of a joke that Jace took too far; Cliff (Gearhart), a classmate Chan’dra secretly has a crush on; Cliff’s father, Trent (Campbell), and his wife, Trisha (Walsh); Peter (Jackson), an aspiring singer who intrudes on a special night between Trent and Trisha; Robbie (Silver), Trisha’s student who purports an unusual connection to his teacher, and his mother Celeste (Sheedy), with whom he shares an unnerving bond. The final episode brings the characters together, with the unexpected addition of one (Weigert), for an explosive ending that is sure to change all of these characters’ lives irreparably.
Full Circle hails from exec producer/director Nick Hamm (Rogue) for Momentum TV, the scripted arm of Chris Weil‘s Momentum Entertainment. LaBute will write and co-executive produce. Production will begin shortly in Los Angeles for a fall 2013 premiere on DirecTV’s Audience Network.