While Paris continues to reel from the horrific terror attacks of Friday night, film premieres continue to be cancelled.
Studiocanal’s Legend, which sees Tom Hardy in a lauded dual performance as the Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie, is no longer going forward with its planned French premiere Tuesday, a rep confirmed.
Hardy was not expected to attend the screening which was due to be held at the Olympia Theater in the 9th arrodissement, not far from the Opéra Garnier and the Place de la Madelaine. However, British singer Duffy, who stars in the film, had been expected to give a special performance.
“Following the tragic events of this weekend, we decided to cancel the premiere of the movie Legend which was scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, at the Olympia,” read a statement from parent company Vivendi. “We thank you for your understanding.”
Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline Hollywood.
Friday, 18 September 2015
Duffy’s return appears to be something of a special project for French media giant Vivendi, which is encouraging collaboration between two of its key subsidiaries: StudioCanal – the producer of Legend – and Universal Music Group.
In fact, Duffy’s name was specifically dropped in an investor call this month by none other than Arnaud de Puyfontaine.
Who’s he? Vivendi’s CEO.
Or as he’s also known… Lucian Grainge’s boss.
“I am sure that duffy will make a successful comeback. All eyes will be on it.”
Now, MBW hears that Vivendi and Universal will be getting a bit of heavyweight help when it comes to resurrecting Duffy’s career.
Sources tell us that one of the most admired management pairings in the business, Los Angeles-based Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch (Metallica, Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers), recently took on the act as a client.
The duo are the founders of the influential Q Prime organisation, which also manages the likes of Snow Patrol, Foals, The Black Keys and Dawes.
Now, with Vivendi and Peter Mensch in her corner, Duffy’s time might just have come again.A source close to the singer told MBW: “Duffy is very talented musically – she has so much talent it’s out of control. She also has an extremely high level of intelligence, intimidatingly so.
“I am sure she will make a successful comeback. All eyes will be on it.”
Judging by the popularity of MBW’s story in our industry newsletter yesterday, they sure will.
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Posted by Duffybilia at 01:04
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Duffy sings 3 songs on the soundtrack of the new Tom Hardy movie "Legend" Released September 11 2015
Written and directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland, there are key supporting roles from Christopher Eccleston, Tara Fitzgerald, Chazz Palminteri and David Thewlis.
Set in the heart of 1960s London, the film is complemented by a rich musical landscape which was soon to become the envy of the world.
A 2CD soundtrack teeming with the seminal R&B, blues and jazz of west end clubs the Flamingo, the Marquee, and Esmeralda’s Barn, with tracks from Small Faces, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers , Georgie Fame and many more.
The soundtrack also contains two brand new recordings from “Duffy as Timi Yuro” including ‘Are You Sure’ and ‘Make The World Go Away’ and a new Duffy track called ‘Whole Lotta Love’.
Full details and pre order here.
Posted by Duffybilia at 12:32
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Recent reports in the music press indicate that Duffy is looking to pick up her music career in 2016.
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