Movie News Archive

London Boulevard

January 19th
London Boulevard will get an Italian premiere on Jan 27th at the Bari Film Festival. It will also hit cinemas in the Czech Republic on February 10th. Czechs can see Last Night from June 30th.
Thanks Maria, Elsa

November 30th
London Boulevard has debuted at No.3 in the UK box office in its first week, taking £577,000 across 345 screens. That includes £138,000 from Wednesday and Thursday previews. Of course, it was never expected to worry Harry Potter and his Deadly Halitosis, but this good return may result in a wider release this weekend. Article.

November 23rd
Here's a London Boulevard interview with Ray Winstone.

December 18th
I had intended to refrain from posting Keira plaudits for London Boulevard and Never Let Me Go until they were released on both sides of the Atlantic, but as that looks like being six months apart, I've compiled them now. Read the Reviews & Praise.

December 16th
London Boulevard will be out on UK DVD on March 21st. Meanwhile, the movie has slipped to No.12 in the UK box office, showing now on 130 screens. It took another £59,000 last weekend, making £1,268,000 since its release three weeks ago.

December 9th
London Boulevard took a further £254,000 in its second UK week, for a £1,060,000 tally, showing on 29 fewer screens than last week (316 from 345).

November 30th
London Boulevard has debuted at No.3 in the UK box office in its first week, taking £577,000 across 345 screens. That includes £138,000 from Wednesday and Thursday previews. Of course, it was never expected to worry Harry Potter and his Deadly Halitosis, but this good return may result in a wider release this weekend. Article.

November 23rd
Here's a London Boulevard interview with Ray Winstone.

November 22nd
Here's another London Boulevard video interview with Colin Farrell - quite possibly the most reluctant interviewee in history!

November 19th
London Boulevard previews in London on the 24th and 25th, before national release on the 26th. Yet to see or hear any Keira promotion for this, even pre-recorded, but Ray Winstone is on ITV1's London Tonight next week one day at 6pm (Sky 993 if you're outside London) and Film2010 should at least have a mention of it. Director William Monahan is interviewed by Collider.com.

November 16th
An update on the London Boulevard promotions: The TV ad still says Kiera - although I did see an ad plastered along the side of a bus today, which was spelled correctly. Hooray!

November 15th
The London Boulevard premiere would be in the schedules by now if it was happening, so I'd guess there will instead be a back-street London cinema press night, as there was for The Jacket. Colin Farrell seems to be doing all the promotions on his own for this movie. See his interviews today with Daybreak and Sky News, the latter featuring new clips. He's also on ITV At The Movies this Saturday (see Diary).

November 9th
- Mystery No.1: Why the people who made the currently-showing UK TV spot for London Boulevard have the word 'KIERA KNIGHTLEY' in big letters on the screen? Completely unacceptable to spell her name wrong now. She's hardly an unknown.
- Mystery No.2: Why the UK premiere of Silk is on Film4 on Friday December 3rd at 1.10 *AM* ?? This film will be seen by about as many people as saw it on its 24-screen UK cinema release. For one week.

November 8th
Colin Farrell kicks off the London Boulevard promotions in the UK next Monday 15th, when he drops in to ITV's breakfast show Daybreak.

November 3rd
An image which may or may not turn out to be the official poster for London Boulevard has appeared.

October 20th
Collider has news of London Boulevard at long last. Among details of Sergio Pizzorno's score, it says the film's trailer and stills will be with us soon.

September 27th
London Boulevard's UK release has been tweaked again, from November 12th to the 26th.

September 7th
London Boulevard's UK release date has now slipped to November 12th, according to the reliable Film Distributor's Association. Could still change again, of course.

August 26th
London Boulevard distributor GK Films have said it's unlikely the movie will get a release before the New Year.
Thanks Danielle

August 17th
Last Night will close the Toronto Film Festival on September 19th, it was announced today. An official release schedule surely can't be far off? It's been a long time coming, but kudos to Filmyard for getting this on the slate so soon after acquiring the remains of Miramax. The article also mentions London Boulevard but it's hard to tell if it's just a round-up of Keira's forthcoming movies - it doesn't appear in the line-up. So that's four premieres in six weeks for Keira: two at Toronto FF, one at London FF and the London Boulevard premiere somewhere in early October.

August 15th
Here's a great article on the casting and adaptation of London Boulevard from book to screen.

June 7th
London Boulevard looks set for an October 15th UK release. A couple of reliable film databases now have this date published. An October 1st limited US release of Never Let Me Go, already reported by Mark Romanek, suggests a busy September on the promo circuit for Keira, and premieres to follow in quick succession.

June 7th
London Boulevard looks set for an October 15th UK release. A couple of reliable film databases now have this date published. An October 1st limited US release of Never Let Me Go, already reported by Mark Romanek, suggests a busy September on the promo circuit for Keira, and premieres to follow in quick succession.

May 15th
ScreenDaily has an interview with London Boulevard screenplay writer William Monaghan, as the film is shortly to be shown at Cannes. If anyone with a subscription to the site can oblige the interview, please email me above. Thanks

April 30th
This, apparently, is the first official publicity pic for London Boulevard although it's nothing new to most people who keep an eye on Keira-related pics or the Youtube phone camera videos from the set. But at least it's the first stage towards an actual release! Still no date set, and I doubt anything will appear before the World Cup's over in mid-July now.

November 10th
London Boulevard author Ken Bruen mentions an April release date for the movie at the end of this interview for BSC Review.

October 20th
ScreenDaily reports how life imitated art imitating life on the set of London Boulevard as, during a paparazzi scene, in the background was an audience of... paparazzi!

September 11th
The Daily Mail's (only) reliable journalist Baz Bamigboye has a flurry of Keira news today (my notes in red):
.....
- Keira will be promoting London Boulevard and Never Let Me Go in New York early next year.

August 17th
London Boulevard has now finished filming and is in post-production, according to this article, although the last sentence is completely wrong.

June 19th
Some filming pics have appeared of Keira as Lillian Palmer in London Boulevard: Here and here.

June 9th
London Boulevard has started shooting, and is due to go on until mid-August. Article.

April 13th
More cast for London Boulevard have been announced. Anna Friel will play Colin Farrell's sister, David Thewliss will play Lillian Palmer's (Keira) business manager while Keira's King Arthur co-star Ray Winstone will play former crime boss Tommy Logan. Filming starts in the summer.

March 20th
Baz at the Daily Mail has more info on London Boulevard, including the almost-certain addition of David Thewliss, and that the promo posters will feature Keira's actress character in mock adverts selling various products.

February 24th
EXCLUSIVE:
After correspondence with Keira's agent today I can announce the following:
- Keira is no longer attached to King Lear as the whole project has been shelved. Very sad news indeed, and the second Ruby Films project Keira has seen mothballed - remember Tulip Fever ?
- Keira will play Lillian Palmer (the reclusive actress) in London Boulevard. I had wondered if she would play the love interest Aisling instead.

January 23rd
Variety today confirms Keira's role in London Boulevard, with a summer shoot mentioned.

January 22nd

NEW MOVIE !!!
The Daily Mail's usually correct Baz Bamigboye is reporting today that Keira has signed for London Boulevard, adapted by Bill Monahan, from the novel by Ken Bruen about an ex-con, Mitch, who becomes minder for reclusive actress Lillian Palmer, a parallel with Sunset Boulevard already established from the book reviews. Monahan bought the filming rights in April last year, according to Variety. Keira's co-star is stated to be Colin Farrell. Filming will start in late Spring. Article
More info:
Novel info & extract - IMDb - Ken Bruen site - Get the book: UK | US
 
 


Return To KeiraWeb homepage