Outlander star Sam Heughan is to play Paul Newman in the untitled biopic of Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl.
Production wraps this week on the movie, which stars Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) as American actress Neal and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as her husband, the British children’s author Dahl.
Heughan has joined as screen icon Newman who co-starred with Neal in 1963 classic Hud, for which she won an Oscar and he was Oscar-nominated.
Formerly known as An Unquiet Life, the film charts the early 1960s period when Charlie And The Chocolate Factory author Dahl and Breakfast At Tiffany’s star Neal retreated to the English countryside to bring up their young family. The somewhat unlikely pair – an in-demand Hollywood actress and a burgeoning children’s author – find their relationship put to the test, and ultimately strengthened, by tragic events.
The Align and Goldcrest Features movie is being directed by John Hay (Lost Christmas) and produced by Atticus Films with finance from Align, LipSync and Goldcrest. Goldcrest is repping worldwide rights on the movie, which scored a handful of pre-sales.
Producer Donall McCusker (The Hurt Locker) said, “We are delighted that Sam has joined us, he is the perfect actor to play Paul Newman and a terrific addition to our already wonderful cast.”
Heughan’s most recent movie role was 2018 comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me. He will next be seen starring in the fifth season of hit Starz drama Outlander, which airs in February.
The actor was on Jimmy Fallon last night and played down rumors linking him to the soon-to-be vacant James Bond role. “I can reveal right now that I am not James Bond,” the actor said, before adding, “I’m waiting for the call.”
Align, recently launched by Adrian Politowski and Nadia Khamlichi, has staff in London, Brussels and Luxembourg. The firm has backed movies including Blithe Spirit and Love, Weddings And Other Disasters. LipSyn’s recent post-production investments include Minimata, Colette and Fisherman’s Friends.
Heughan is repped by United Agents, United Talent Agency, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman & Warren and Viewpoint.
I’ve added a bunch of photos from season 5 of Outlander to the gallery. As we get closer to the premiere of season 5, more photos will surface and I will add them to the site as I come across them. Enjoy all the lovely photos. I can’t wait for Outlander to return!
Sam attended the 2019 Walpole British Luxury Awards last week. I’ve added photos to the gallery. He looked handsome as usual. Enjoy the photos.
The new trailer for Bloodshot has been released!
Sam, Caitriona, and other Outlander cast members are in attendance at New York Comic Con today. I’ve started to add photos to the gallery from the event. I’ll be adding more throughout the weekend as well as videos as they surface. You can find them all here in one spot. Enjoy and come back and visit!
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Let’s travel back in time to November 2018. Outlander’s Sam Heughan has a big announcement: he’s offering one lucky fan the chance to be his date for My Peak Challenge’s annual gala. Heughligans around the world rejoiced!
Fast forward to today.
Inspired by that special invite, you (yes, YOU) have raised a mind-blowing $2,892,080 to support My Peak Challenge’s chosen charities, Bloodwise and Marie Curie. That’s right, almost three million dollars! Let that sink in.
Now let’s look to the future and to the life-changing/life-saving impact you’ve created for these two amazing nonprofits…
Bloodwise is the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity. They fund world-class research, ensure those affected by blood cancer have access to the right support and campaign for better treatments.
Your donations will allow MPC to continue to fund one of Bloodwise’s critical research projects focused on improving care for children with leukemia. The goal? Developing less toxic therapies and working toward a cure!
To put your generosity in perspective, your donations could pay for a whopping:
500 PET scans
250 focus groups with blood cancer patients
200 vortex mixers
200 gel chamber systems
200 gyratory rockers
A 15 year supply of MACS cell separation kits
A 15 year supply of materials for cell cultures
A Patient Information Team for 5 years
Lab consumables for 10 years
A PhD student’s blood cancer research for 1 year
Marie Curie provides support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. Through expert care, emotional support, research and guidance, they help families make the most of their time together.
Your generous donations will go toward helping families when they needed it most. The funding could amount for:
30,500 hours of care and support to people living with a terminal illness in the comfort of their own home
32 specialist nurses to provide vital end-of-life care to people living with terminal illness
Running all nine of Marie Curie’s hospices for 10 days, which give inpatient and outpatient care to hundreds of people living with terminal illness and their families
So even though you didn’t win the date with Sam, you did send some incredible good into the world. We’re so, so grateful. And we know Sam is too. Thank you!
Sam was in attendance at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards tonight. I have added over 130 high quality photos of him from the event. I’m in the middle of moving so my time online is a bit limited at the moment. Thanks and enjoy!
I’ve added the missing HD screencaps for episodes 4×11 – 4×13 of Outlander to the gallery. Big thanks to my friend Kayla for her help! I’ll be adding the missing episode stills, behind the scenes, and promos to the gallery soon.
What a fantastic and emotional season it has been. I can’t wait for season 5 already. Enjoy!