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Meghan Markle film: When is Escaping the Palace released?

MEGHAN MARKLE may have left the Royal family, but she and Prince Harry will still be the focus of ma..

MEGHAN MARKLE may have left the Royal family, but she and Prince Harry will still be the focus of many royal-themed movies to come. When is Escaping the Palace released?

Fans have been enthralled by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ever since they stepped onto the scene. Their fairytale meeting, wedding and now domestic bliss has been a fixture of the UK news since their love was made known to the world. Now, the pair will be the subject of a new movie, Escaping the Palace, telling all about their decision to back away from royal life.

When is Escaping the Palace released?

Escaping the Palace will become the third in the Harry and Meghan Lifetime trilogy, from the US channel Lifetime, following Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance, and Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal.

The movie will be aired on Lifetime, but as very little has been revealed about the film so far.

At the moment, sadly, there is no news on the release date or much information about the movie itself.

What is Escaping the Palace about?

Needless to say, Escaping the Palace will follow the couples decision to step back from royal duties, with the official synopsis explaining how it will follow “the couples controversial conscious uncoupling from the crown, after the birth of their son Archie.”

The synopsis continues: “The movie details the struggles of the new parents and unique challenges of being part of the royal family, which ultimately led Harry and Meghan to give up their royal ties to forge a new life on their own terms.”

Harry and Meghans struggles have been widely publicised, and will likely form a basis of the movies plot, as well as the birth of their son, though more will be made clear when further news comes out.

Who will be in the cast of Escaping the Palace?

At present there is no casting news, but we have some clues in previous movies.

The first in this Harry and Meghan trilogy, A Royal Romance, starred Murray Fraser as Prince Harry and Parisa Fitz-Henley as Meghan.

The 2019 follow up, Becoming Royal, starred Tiffany Smith as Meghan Markle, while Prince Harry was played by Charlie Field.

It may be that either of these pairs reprise their roles, however time will tell as further details are released.

Harry and Meghans departure from the Royal family has been worldwide news, with the pair settling in Los Angeles after they left the UK.

The family have been isolating along with many of us dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this family has very famous friends to help them.

Earlier this year, it was reported the couple were living near Elton John, a close pal who had offered his home in Nice, France as a base for them last year, and has since defended them on several occasions.

Whether Elton John appears in the film is, however, yet to be confirmed.



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The Batman among movies given go-ahead for restart of UK filming

Producers of Hollywood blockbusters including The Batman and the next Fantastic Beasts film have bee..

Producers of Hollywood blockbusters including The Batman and the next Fantastic Beasts film have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules.

The approval of the new guidelines paves the way for the UKs film and high-end television production industry, which includes series that cost £1m-plus per episode, to get cameras rolling again – potentially as soon as July.

The resumption of production, which ground to a halt in the face of the spread of the coronavirus, will be warmly welcomed by broadcasters, streaming services and cinema owners facing a possible future content drought.

It will also be welcome news to tens of thousands of self-employed freelance film and TV workers, from directors and camera operators to prop makers and makeup artists, who have been ineligible for government financial support and struggling to make ends meet.

The guidelines, drawn up by the British Film Commission and the British Film Institute, include rules on physical distancing, safety training and temperature tests.

The document has been signed off by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive. However, it will still be up to each individual production to decide how, and when, to restart filming.

Warner Bros, which is filming The Batman – starring Robert Pattinson in the title role – and the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise in the UK, is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible. Other major productions in the UK include the live-action movie Little Mermaid, which Disney halted filming at Pinewood Studios, and Netflixs big-budget series The Witcher.

“This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they wont get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.”

The production of major films and TV shows has been shut down since mid-March, when Line of Duty and Peaky Blinders, two of the most popular shows on British television, were the first UK productions to suspend filming.

Last month, the UKs biggest broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky, agreed guidelines endorsed by the DCMS to resume filming popular programmes such as Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Top Gear. Stocks of episodes of the nations favourite soaps were rapidly running out, despite broadcasters rationing them since the lockdown began in March.

The UK is one of the most important film and TV locations in the world with a record £3.6bn spent on making more than 300 movies and high-end TV productions last year. The amount spent on film production in the UK hit £1.95bn, the second highest on record, on 188 productions. The lions share of this, £1.4bn, was spent by major Hollywood studios on making just 21 blockbusters, such as James Bond: No Time To Die and Sam Mendes 1917.

The streaming wars, led by Netflix, are proving to be the main driver of a new production boom. High-end TV production – shows costing more than £1m an episode to make – surged by 29% last year to £1.66bn.

Last week, Cineworld, the worlds second-largest cinema chain with 128 venues in the UK and Ireland, said it plans to reopen in July as the government eases coronavirus lockdown measures.

Cineworld, which has 787 venues globally, is hoping to reopen in time for Christopher Nolans Tenet, scheduled for release on 17 July, followed by the Disney blockbuster Mulan.

The theatre chain has acknowledged that the cinema-going experience will change dramatically with physical distancing and hygiene rules.

“Cineworld has put in place procedures to ensure a safe and enjoyable cinema experience for its employees and customers,” the company said.

Vue, one of Europes largest cinema operators, has also said it intends to reopen in July with measures including physically isolating family groups and staggering film times to reduce crowding.

Vue has previously said other measures would include controlling entrances and exits and reducing the overall capacity of each film screening.

In Berlin, one theatre ripped out seats to ensure safe distancing between members of the audience. Some cinema operators have installed plastic screens between seats.

A small-scale reopening of cinemas in China in mid-March was abruptly halted by the government amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

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Next James Bond odds: Tom Hardy OVERTAKES Richard Madden in race to replace Daniel Craig

NEXT JAMES BOND odds favourite Tom Hardy has overtaken Richard Madden in the race to replace Daniel ..

NEXT JAMES BOND odds favourite Tom Hardy has overtaken Richard Madden in the race to replace Daniel Craig after No Time To Die.

Daniel Craigs fifth and final James Bond movie No Time To Die hits cinemas this November. But after its release producers will begin their search for the next 007. There are a number of stars who are favourites with the bookies and most recently Tom Hardy has seen his odds cut.

According to Coral bookmakers, the Venom stars odds have been slashed from 8-1 to 4-1.

This sees Hardy overtake both Jack Lowden and Richard Madden.

However, McMafias James Norton is still the big favourite on 2-1.

A Coral spokesman said: “Tom Hardy is a real mover in our next James Bond betting and, as a result, he has only James Norton ahead of him now for the role as 007.”

They added: “Hardy ticks all the right boxes, and we think he has to be on the shortlist, at the very least, to replace Daniel Craig.”

Below are the best odds for the next James Bond right now

They include: “2-1 James Norton, 4-1 Tom Hardy, 5-1 Richard Madden, 6-1 Jack Lowden, 8-1 Tom Hiddleston, 8-1 Sam Heughan, 8-1 Michael Fassbender.”

Also: “10-1 Idris Elba, 10-1 Jamie Bell, 12-1 Aidan Turner, 12-1 Cillian Murphy, 12-1 Henry Cavill, 20-1 Henry Golding, 33-1 Tom Ellis, 100-1 Liam Gallagher.”

Earlier this year, James Bond expert and author of new book Quantum of Silliness: The Peculiar World of Bond, Robbie Sims argued: “Idris Elba would be great as Bond.

“I think hes missed the boat unfortunately since hes in his late forties now.

“So if they wanted him to do more than one film, theres a danger hes going to go into A View To Kill territory where hes a lot older than his leading lady.”

Despite his doubts surrounding Elbas chances, Sims reckons Hardy is still within a chance.

The Bond expert added: “Tom Hardy would be alright.

“And if Christopher Nolan got his hands on it, he might want to cast him as theyve worked together before.”

The 007 expert also brought up Superman star Henry Cavill, who lost out to Craig in the final round of auditions for Casino Royale.

Cavill was director Martin Campbells choice but was considered too young for the role being in his early twenties.

Sims said: “Hed be great, but its nice when they go for somebody who isnt already an established star. Im not sure you should have one actor playing two icons, its just too greedy.

“Youve got to get someone whos at least young in the tooth, to begin with.

“It means you can look at the character and not have him tainted by other things.”



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This is how coronavirus has changed the film and TV industry

As countries begin to ease lockdown measures put in place to flatten the COVID-19 curve, film and TV..

As countries begin to ease lockdown measures put in place to flatten the COVID-19 curve, film and TV studios are working out how to get back to the business of show.

  • Australian soap Neighbours restarts production, with social distancing to protect cast and crew.
  • Cinemas closed around the world; revenues could fall by $17 billion by May.
  • Netflix and the straight-to-digital release of Trolls: World Tour have benefited.
  • When cinemas open, social distancing and hygiene measures will be needed.

In Australia, production is resuming on long-running soap opera Neighbours
– with the cast social distancing on set and special camera angles to make characters appear closer together.

The new normal will include having no more than 100 people in any area of filming per day; no intimate scenes; the male actors wont wear make-up, and there will be a nurse on set, Chris Oliver-Taylor, the chief executive of the shows production company Fremantle Australia, told ABC News.

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