Writer-Director Kevin Lau Inks Overall Deal With HBO

Abrams and Jordan Peele. Lau is a staff writer on Joss Whedon’s epic sci-fi drama series The Nevers and previously has written for the upcoming HBO drama series Lovecraft Country from J.J. As a director, Lau completed the HBO Access Fellowship, where he directed the comedy pilot F**ked Up.
EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director Kevin Lau is expanding his relationship with HBO, signing an overall deal with the premium cable network.
Lau is repped by APA, Seven Summits Pictures & Management and Lichter Grossman.” />
Lau's Columbia University MFA thesis film, Made in Chinatown, was a recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant and SimonSays Entertainment Award for Innovative Filmmaking and has won multiple awards on the festival circuit, including Best Film, Best Writing and Best Actor at the NBCUniversal Shortcuts Competition.

Deadline’s BAFTA Awards Live Blog

Roma won four awards, including Director and Cinematography for Cuaron. Leading Actor went to Rami Malek for playing Brit rock icon Freddie Mercury in Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody, cementing his status as the Oscar frontrunner in the category.
em>Bohemian Rhapsody, Warner Bros' A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) and Universal's First Man (Universal) came in with seven nominations apiece; A Star Is Born won for Music and Bohemian Rhapsody also took the Sound category. First Man was shut out.
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That wrapped a night that saw Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite, which came in with a leading 12 nominations including Best Film, come away with a leading seven nominations: Lead Actress for Olivia Colman, Outstanding British Film, Rachel Weisz as Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design and Makeup & Hair. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts handed out its BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, with Alfonso Cuaron's Netflix movie Roma scoring the marquee Best Film honor at Royal Albert Hall.

Tarik Saleh To Helm ‘The Red Circle’ Remake From Steven Knight’s Script

The updated story follows two escaped criminals from the West and an ex Hong Kong cop who plan an elaborate heist while trying to avoid a local crime boss and a relentless police investigator.
The busy Knight wrote and is exec producing Apple's upcoming world-building drama See, and penned Sony's The Girl in the Spider's Web, which releases in November. He's also got Season 2 of Tom Hardy FX drama Taboo and the 5th season of this year's BAFTA-winner for Best Drama, Peaky Blinders, on deck. Knight is repped by United Agents, CAA and Magnolia Entertainment His next turn at directing, Serenity, will be released by Aviron domestically on October 19.
EXCLUSIVE: The Nile Hilton Incident director Tarik Saleh has become attached to helm The Red Circle, a remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's classic 1970 cat-and-mouse thriller. Arthur Sarkissian Prods and Graham King's GK Films are partnered to produce with Studiocanal which fully-financed development. Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, an Oscar nominee for Dirty Pretty Things, has written the script.
Saleh is repped by Gersh. Saleh also recently directed an episode of HBO’s Westworld and also has the Liam Neeson starrer Charlie Johnson in the Flames, based on the Michael Ignatieff thriller novel. His other work includes the 2009 animated film Metropia and 2014 crime thriller Tommy. He wrote and directed The Nile Hilton Incident, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, as well as Best Film and four other prizes at the Swedish Guldbagge Awards and was nominated for a César Award for Best Foreign Film. Saleh is a fast-rising talent.
The company's Ron Halpern is overseeing The Red Circle.” /> Sarkissian most recently produced last year's Jackie Chan hit The Foreigner. The Departed Oscar winner King has Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody at Fox, which comes out in November. Studiocanal is currently in post-production on Marjane Satrapi's Marie Curie story Radioactive and the David Heyman-produced The Secret Garden.
The project has been in the works for a while, but now has real momentum. I understand Knight recently met with Saleh in London to discuss, and Saleh is now doing his own work within the current draft before going out to cast. Miss Sloane scribe Johnathan Perera has also done work on the script.