Is this new old news? Not re TCW current filming (if it still is) but just confirming a location setting (Feb 26th) of a Hylands House in Chelmsford. BC wasn't there, but he had a body double acting for him instead apparently.
Perhaps you are thinking about some filming that was done at Waltham Abbey in Essex during late January - but it was never confirmed that BC was there. The crew was spotted setting up for filming and locations were shut down for public use for a while. I believe this was around January 25th. Both places are only about 30-40 minutes apart by car I believe (so fairly close).
It makes total sense that they would use a body double and wouldn't require BC to be at the filming of this scene since it was only for a few seconds of screen time (and it sounds like it was a long shot as well). More in likely second unit photography type of stuff.
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock
“I would call it a political drama about the invention of the light bulb and the kind of race [of] who was able to supply this incredible invention to the American people between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. I play a character called Samuel Insull, who is the secretary to Mr. Edison. He’s a boy who grew up in Putney, which is not far from where I live now, moved to Chicago then moved to New York and started working for Edison. “
The actor had high praise not only for his co-star Cumberbatch, but also the film’s director:
“It was amazing for me to play a character opposite Benedict Cumberbatch—he’s someone who I’ve looked up to for years and the idea that I would work with him and then become friends with him was an amazing experience. And Alfonso, our director, was off the charts amazing. I mean this guy is so unique in the way he works. The way he would shoot a scene was so interesting, and I really wanted to watch him work. I’m so excited for the movie and also maybe hopefully working with him again in the future.”
One of the film’s producers, Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, also was thrilled with the response the movie got here, and enthusiastically told me he has another film with Weinstein for December smack in the heart of Oscar season: The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse. He could not be higher on this film and praised its director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) . This one seems like prime Oscar bait for TWC this year — and they know it.
So it is finished. I hope we will have comments on Tuesday.
TBH I wouldn't trust too much in random Twitter comments of a Weinstein movie! I remember everybody was raving about August: Osage County when it was previewed a few years ago. Actually the same accounts were always extremely excited about every Weinstein movie when they were previewed! Weird! 😉
I hate to say this but award obsessives and fans are more trustworthy here. Probably they taste is not necessarily the best and they are predisposed to love or hate it but at least they are being sincere! There were a few comments by both of them about TIG when it was screened. Weinstein was much more "sincere" with it so maybe that time he really trusted in the movie.
Most companies have a clause banning people to talk about the movie. We will see what happens with it!
Apart of the short scenes at Cannes Film Festival, had been a screening of Mary Magdalene? One in which people were permitted to openly talk about it. I don't want to suggest they are directly competing but both are distributed by the same company and it supposedly will be released first and I'm trying to guess if Weinstein would let people talk about TCW or not.
Weinstein was much more "sincere" with it so maybe that time he really trusted in the movie.
Well, the general audience liked TIG.
Anyway, I remember many people (critics for instance) who although they shouldn't have commented, they did. There was that guy from Chicago Festival who hated that it was voted as the best film by the audience. Something, good or not, they may say.
Now that I think of I should return to my other twitter account which I abandoned because I followed only critics.
Then there is the guy from AW who said he read the script and commented (after knowing about the screening) that it coulkdn't be worse than Downsizing.