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Posted by admin on May 21, 2023

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount’s Republic Pictures label has acquired North American rights to dystopian drama-thriller The End We Start From, starring BAFTA and Emmy winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve).

The mid seven-figure pact marks the biggest announced deal for a project on sale at this year’s Cannes market so far. Anton and UTA are handling world sales here on the Riviera.

Comer stars as a woman who, along with her newborn child, must try to find her way home amid an environmental crisis that submerges London in flood waters and sees their young family torn apart in the chaos.

Mahalia Belo (The Long Song) directs the movie, which also stars Joel Fry (Cruella), Mark Strong (Kingsman), Gina McKee (My Policeman), Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game).

Based on the novel by Megan Hunter and adapted to screen by Alice Birch (Normal People), pic is produced by Leah Clarke and Adam Ackland (The Mauritanian) for SunnyMarch, Liza Marshall (Temple) for Hera Pictures, Amy Jackson (Aftersun) and Sophie Hunter. Pic is currently in post-production.

Anton, C2 Motion Picture Group, BBC Film, and the BFI financed the film, which will go through Paramount’s Global Content Distribution.

Paramount Chief Content Licensing Officer and Republic Pictures President Dan Cohen said: “What Mahalia Belo has brought to screen from Megan Hunter’s novel is both a harrowing and hopeful examination of human resilience, and we are honored to be a part of the film’s journey to captivating audiences.”

Paramount revived acquisitions play Republic Pictures earlier this year. The historic label was founded in 1935 and shuttered in 1967. Among early projects on the slate are Winter Spring Summer or Fall, starring Jenna Ortega and Percy Hines White, and William Friedkin’s The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

The slew of strong packages announced pre-market prompted hopes of energetic deal-making in Cannes. Things are slowly coming into focus. Domestic deal-making has been sluggish to date, with streamers (and global deals) largely absent from the fray, leaving the door open for international indie buyers to take their pick. We hear a number of projects are being sold well internationally and a couple of the bigger festival titles are starting to generate heat for North America.

We told you about the biggest deal finalized here so far: Sony’s big splash for the Paddington threequel, though that project wasn’t strictly on sale in Cannes and the pact was largely lined up ahead of the market. Neon made the first announced North American deal for a festival movie with Pablo Berger’s Robot Dreams and Sony Classics announced a deal for animated doc They Shot The Piano Player. There was a fevered report of Prime Video working on a UK deal for Firebrand, but that all rights pact was put in place last year.

Executive producers on The End We Start From are Benedict Cumberbatch for SunnyMarch, Jodie Comer, Mark Strong, Sébastien Raybaud, Fanny Soulier, Pieter Engels, Kate Maxwell for Anton, Dave Caplan (Babylon) and Jason Cloth (Joker) for C2 Motion Picture Group, Eva Yates and Claudia Yusef for BBC Film, and Lizzie Francke for the BFI.

Posted by admin on September 19, 2022

I have added Stills & Screencaps of Jodie in the 2017 Movie “England Is Mine” enjoy viewing the caps!

Posted by admin on September 18, 2022

Hi all, I have finally added Screencaps of Jodie Comer in “The Last Duel” many thanks to Jen for kindly donating these! You can now view them in the gallery.

Posted by admin on September 07, 2022


Principal photography has begun on Mahalia Belo’s UK dystopian drama The End We Start From, starring Jodie Comer.

The Emmy award-winning star of Killing Eve is also an executive producer on the feature, from Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch, Hera Pictures, Anton and BBC Film.

A first image has been released from the film, shown above, in which Comer plays a new mother trying to get back home as environmental disaster submerges London in floods. The cast also includes Joel Fry, Mark Strong, Gina McKee, Katherine Waterston, Nina Sosanya and Cumberbatch

Based on the novel by Megan Hunter, the screenplay has been adapted by Lady Macbeth and Succession writer Alice Birch.

Director Belo’s credits include TV mini-series The Long Song and Channel 4 film Ellen, both of which earned the filmmaker a Bafta nomination.

Producers are Leah Clarke and Adam Ackland for SunnyMarch, Liza Marshall for Hera Pictures, Amy Jackson and Sophie Hunter.

Anton, C2 Motion Picture Group, BBC Film and the BFI (through their awarding of National Lottery funding) are co-financing the film.

Executive producers are Strong and Cumberbatch; Sébastien Raybaud, Fanny Soulier, Pieter Engels, Kate Maxwell for Anton; Dave Caplan and Jason Cloth for C2 Motion Picture Group; Eva Yates and Claudia Yusef for BBC Film; and Lizzie Francke for the BFI.

Comer was named a Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2016 and made her West End debut in Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie, which broke box office records for event cinema last weekend through National Theatre Live.

Posted by admin on February 16, 2022

I’ve updated the gallery with Screencaptures of Jodie Comer in Free Guy in which she plays the two roles of Millie and Molotov Girl! Enjoy viewing the screencaps in our gallery!

Posted by admin on October 10, 2021

Jodie attended The Last Duel premiere in New York, images have been added to the gallery!


Posted by admin on September 21, 2021

On Friday night, Jodie Comer’s latest film, The Last Duel, premiered at the Venice Film Festival—and its reputation preceded it. Directed by veteran filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott and costarring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Adam Driver, it marks Affleck and Damon’s first reunion as screenwriting collaborators since 1997’s Good Will Hunting earned them the Academy Award for best original screenplay. While the most feverish chatter at the premiere might have surrounded another infamous reunion—namely Bennifer, who took to the red carpet for the first time since getting back together earlier this year—rest assured that as the lights went up in the Sala Grande following the screening, there was only one thing the audience was talking about: Comer’s extraordinary performance.

The Last Duel tells the story of the last legally sanctioned duel in French history, between the knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and the squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver), who were once close friends but became bitter enemies after the latter raped the former’s wife, Marguerite (Comer), and denied it. The film cleverly illustrates the story through a Rashomon-style trio of perspectives culminating with Marguerite’s, which offers a rare and richly crafted insight into the interior world of an oppressed but formidable medieval woman. “What was really exciting to me was the opportunity to give this woman a voice,” says Comer the day after the premiere. “It’s crazy that there was so much written about this story but yet very little information about the woman at the heart of it.”


Posted by admin on August 09, 2021

Jodie attended the Free Guy UK Premiere, I’ve added images to the gallery! Enjoy


Posted by admin on July 20, 2021

Watch the new trailer for “The Last Duel” a tale of betrayal & vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France directed by Ridley Scott and starring Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. In theaters October 15.


Posted by admin on June 21, 2021

Comer takes her first leading lady role in a major Hollywood production with this summer’s Free Guy. And it’s just the start.

With Killing Eve drawing to a close next year, Jodie Comer, who made a name for herself on the BBC drama, now embarks on a new era as the star of her first Hollywood movie – even though, technically, she already made her mainstream film debut.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams had seen Comer’s work as chic, sharp-tongued assassin Villanelle and had to have her for a small but splashy role in his 2019 film, that of the mysterious mother of rising Jedi Rey (Daisy Ridley).

“It was spectacular,” Comer says of the part over the phone. “But I had to keep that a secret for a long, long, long time.”

The 28-year-old Liverpool-born actress admits she hadn’t seen any of the Star Wars films but felt the weight of being involved, even in a small capacity. “That’s a beast of its own,” she remarks. The appearance required just a day’s worth of work as she filmed flashback sequences of Rey’s mother and father, the latter a strand-cast clone of Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid), losing their lives to protect their daughter from her galaxy-conquering grandfather. Comer calls it “the most peculiar, incredible experience.”

“Hearing the detail that goes into the makeup and the costumes, it was so eye-opening,” she elaborates. “Speaking about green screen and visual effects, when I got Star Wars, I was like, ‘They’ll probably be a lot that I don’t see.’ But these kind of figures, their mouths move and they were remote-controlled and there was so much there that you didn’t have to imagine.”

Call it a solid introduction for Comer, who would soon face what she considers a more intimidating experience as the leading lady opposite Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy, another big-budget studio feature.

Jodie Comer as Rey's mom in Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker
Jodie Comer as Rey’s mother in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’

Despite what one might think, nobody in the industry knew of Comer when she first started making the rounds in Hollywood to convince studio executives she should be booked and busy. Killing Eve‘s first season was on the air at the time, but the show hadn’t yet amassed such a following as it has today. In between takes on Free Guy‘s Boston set in June 2019, when the production took over cross streets near the Waterfront, filmmaker Shawn Levy admits he hadn’t seen any of the show before casting Comer to play two roles in his film: Milly, a video game developer, and Molotovgirl, Milly’s gunslinging avatar inside the popular game Free City, in which Reynolds’ plays Guy, a background character who becomes aware of his virtual existence.

The day after Comer wrapped on Killing Eve season 2 before Christmas 2018, she flew to New York for a chemistry read with Reynolds. The flight from the U.K. proved to be “a long way to think about all the ways in which I could possibly f— up this meeting,” Comer recalls. But the audition felt like a relaxed workshop with Levy and her soon-to-be costar working through scenes. She flew back home the next day, and a few weeks later brought the news she had landed her first leading role in a big-budget Hollywood movie.

“Casting is always tricky,” Levy remembers of the audition process. “We had the luxury of lots of people putting their hand up that are impossibly talented, not the least of which being Jodie Comer, who just anchors this movie in a way that I think is going to really blow people away. She’s so fantastic.”

“I just remember so vividly how terrified I was when I started the job [compared] to how I felt when I finished,” Comer says. “I’d never done a film of this size with the caliber of people. I felt like a very small part of something very big, and I always had this insecurity of having come from television. I think I created this idea that film is a completely different beast when actually you walk up to set every day and you prepare in the same way.”

Free Guy, also featuring Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery and Jojo Rabbit‘s Taika Waititi, introduced her to a lot of firsts. Though she had come equipped with that experience on Star Wars, the movie was the first time she acted heavily opposite green screen. (“I feel like I rely so much on what other actors are giving me that when you are now put in a green box and told to imagine something flying towards you, that’s a totally different skill.”) It was the most physically demanding role she’s had so far, even factoring in Killing Eve. (“A lot of people think Killing Eve is very physical, but it really isn’t all that much.”) In one sequence, Comer and Reynolds simulate jumping through a window on a motorcycle as she fires at enemies.

Free Guy
Jodie Comer as Molotovgirl in ‘Free Guy.’

The film was also the first time Comer got deep into playing video games. Levy compares the virtual world of Free City to Grand Theft Auto in that it’s an open-world space where players can interact with each other online through their characters, steal cars, go on shooting sprees, and generally wreak havoc. Comer got her hands on a PlayStation as “homework,” with Marvel’s Spider-Man being her favorite that she tried.

“I liked the freedom of swinging from buildings and wasting time,” she says. “But something like Grand Theft Auto is super stressful for me… I take games way too seriously.”

Looking back, though it feels like a lifetime ago that Comer made this film before the COVID-19 pandemic delayed all of movie kind, she sees Free Guy as “a real warm hug of an introduction into the industry” after Levy and Reynolds created an environment that encouraged her to share ideas and even improv – which is not her “comfortable spot,” she admits. “I like a good ol’ script.”

Free Guy, one of the summer’s few theater-only blockbusters, premiering this Aug. 13, is only the beginning for Comer as she charts out her next moves. Soon she will be seen opposite Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in The Last Duel, where she actually gets to act opposite her Star Wars colleague Adam Driver in the 14th-century France-set drama from director Ridley Scott. Then, she’ll play the wife of Joaquin Phoenix‘s Napoleon Bonaparte in Kitbag, another Scott production.

“I think what I’m really enjoying about film is it’s a very different experience than television in that you have a fully fleshed out thing in front of you that you can really dive into the material and know where you are from beginning to end, which is a new experience,” Comer says. “Killing Eve is ever changing and ever growing. So, I think I’m really enjoying that aspect, to have the freedom to work with different people and it not take as long out of the year.”

“I’d also love to do theater,” she adds. “I’ve read an incredible theater script at the moment which I really, really want to do. I’m really hungry to throw myself into new territory.” She’s off to a good start.