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August 15th, 2014

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we have just learned that Jim Sturgess is in negotiations to join Gerard Butler in Geostorm, the sci-fi adventure feature to be directed by Dean Devlin. Actors Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia are also circling the project. The following synopsis has been released:

The story centers on a stubborn but charming satellite designer (Butler) who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother (Sturgess) to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. As the designer heads into space, the brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.

Cornish will play Sturgess’ girlfriend, a Secret Service agent. Harris will play the secretary of state with Garcia taking the Oval Office as the president.

Warner Bros. and Skydance are behind the movie, which is eyeing an October shoot in New Orleans.


August 4th, 2014

Thanks to SID Magazine UK / Issue #6 on newsstands now, we have an interview with Jim Sturgess by Paul Craig, and a photo by Jessie Craig.

Casually dressed and sporting some wayward facial hair, British actor and indie heartthrob, Jim Sturgess appears relaxed and switched on when we meet near his home in Camden.

With no less than four films scheduled to open this year, spanning the full range of genres, what is it you look for in a new script?

I look for interesting people to work with or a new experience…an opportunity to play a certain character or to work with a certain director…It’s always an exciting period after you finished a film and you have nothing planned and you just start reading. You have no pre-plan of what’s going to grab your attention. You just kind of dive in and see what happens.

You appear alongside Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and David Thewlis in the upcoming film Eliza Graves. What was it like working with such iconic actors?

It was incredible, man. Working with Sir Ben Kingsley, and Sir Michael Caine, it was one of those situations where you’re stuck in a Sir-Sandwich. (Laughs)

But actually, it was incredible to spend time with David Thewlis. It was his performance in a film called, Naked by Mike Leigh that made me want to become an actor. Before that it was only music that interested me, but David was as cool as any record I’d heard. He was like a rockstar, so it was mind-blowing to be in a film with him.

Music seems to be a big part of your life, would you ever return to it?

Y’know, I’ve never left. I still write and record music. Most of my friends are in the music world, so it’s always very present in my life. I’ve made about three albums worth of music that I just haven’t quite finished because it’s hard to get all the necessary people in the right place at the right time.

You’ve had the opportunity to work around the world. Where has been the most memorable?

Going to New York for the first time for Across the Universe was a very special experience for me. It was my first big picture. Before that I’d only done a bit of television here and there. It came at a time when I was really hungry for something to happen in my life…I lived in a bubble. I left everything behind in London and stayed there for a long time after we finished filming.

You recently made a film in London, how was it working somewhere you know so well.

Yes, London Fields…I love finding stories that come out of London. It was really cool being in the city and working with an American director and American actors and seeing London through their eyes. It was almost like a vacation in my own city. We filmed in locations I hadn’t been to in years…it was a really cool experience.

Why is London so special?

Y’know, it’s from travelling around a lot that you start to get grasp on how incredible London is. I used to be obsessed with New York and London was just a place I thought I knew so well. Until one day I realised, New York doesn’t have Brixton Market…or Brick Lane. It’s the parks and the pubs – you can’t get them anywhere else but in London…a park and a pub, and a scotch egg!  You can’t get one of those in New York either. (Laughs).

Besides the park and the pub, how else do you spend your downtime?

I just love British pubs! (Laughs)  I still make a lot of music and I like to see it live when I can. Camden is great for that. I also try and get to the cinema. I love the Curzon in Soho.

View additional images from this photoshoot in the JSO gallery here.


July 31st, 2014

Thanks to Yahoo Movies, we now have the first promotional trailer for  Stonehearst Asylum featuring Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, and Ben Kingsley.

Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) takes the lead as Edward Newgate, a med school grad who accepts an unenviable new position at the titular mental institution in mid-19th century France (you know, when treatment of the mentally ill wasn’t exactly an evolved practice). He finds romance with a patient, Eliza (played by Kate Beckinsale and likely named after Poe’s mother), but all sorts of less delightful surprises, too, in the asylum’s dark underbelly.

The film will release in theaters and VOD on October 24, 2014.


July 30th, 2014

According to Fangoria, Stonehearst Asylum (formerly Eliza Graves) has an official release date of October 24, 2014.

Starring Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, and Michael Caine, the film takes place in “England, 1899. When young doctor Edward Newgate (Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, he is warmly welcomed by superintendent Dr. Lamb (Kingsley) and a mesmerizing woman named Eliza Graves (Beckinsale). Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods of treating the insane…until a series of unusual events leads him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and pushing Edward to the limits of his conscience.”


July 24th, 2014

Millennium Films has introduced a new poster and made a name change to their film Eliza Graves. It is now titled Stonehearst Asylum. Directed by Brad Anderson, the film features Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Brendan GleesonBen Kinglsey and Michael Caine.  Additionally, a new facebook page and a holding page for the official website for the newly titled film have been added, but are not yet active.  No release date has been set, but it’s expected to be in theaters in Fall of this year.

A new doctor comes to apprentice at a mental institution and meets a beautiful patient that he falls in love with amidst a set of circumstances which may be more complicated and dangerous than they seem.

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July 15th, 2014

In honor of St. Swithin’s Day (July 15), we’ve found this video interview via Film4, of Jim Sturgess along with Anne Hathaway and director Lone Scherfig, talking about the 2011 film, One Day.

Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day.
After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess, Across the Universe) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.

For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

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St. Swithin’s Day is 15 July, a day on which people watch the weather for tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin’s Day, it will continue so for the next forty days.

There is a weather-rhyme is well known throughout the British Isles since Elizabethan times. copied from projectbritain.com

‘St. Swithin’s day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin’s day if thou be fair
For forty days ’twill rain nae mair.’


June 22nd, 2014

Jim Sturgess, Jeffrey Greenstein, and Adam Nicholas Robinson walked the red carpet at the 17th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) premiere of Eliza Graves, where Jim was interviewed about his role as a medical student who begins working at a mental institution and meets a beautiful patient he falls in love with.   You can learn more about the film by visiting the movie’s filmography page here.

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Many thanks to JSO Forum member Amy for sending us this video!


June 21st, 2014

Today, actor Jim Sturgess,  Jeffrey Greenstein (Vice President of International Sales & Distribution at Nu Image), and Adam Nicholas Robinson attended the Eliza Graves press conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel during the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival in Shanghai, China.   Directed by Brad Anderson, the film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Caine, as well as Ben Kingsley, and is set to release later this year.

A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

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Additionally, we have photos from last night’s premiere of the film.

Photos courtesy of ChinaFotoPress and GettyImages

View additional images in the JSO Gallery here and here.


May 29th, 2014

Embankment Films has a new poster on their website promoting their film Kidnapping Freddy Heineken at the recent Cannes Film Festival, and features Anthony HopkinsJim SturgessSam Worthington, and Ryan Kwanten. It is currently in post-production and is anticipated to be released later this year. 

The film tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.

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May 28th, 2014

We are very pleased to share with all the JSOnline fans this wonderful thank you note and photo we received from Jim Sturgess this week in response to our Birthday Gift.  As always, we are overwhelmed by Jim’s thoughtfulness and generosity to his fans!!!

Hey guys!

So sorry for the late reply for my (once again) AMAZING birthday present! I’ve literally just got back from a little holiday after being at Cannes!

I quite honestly don’t have the words to express how much all your support means to me. It truly keeps me going more than you can all imagine. So thank you thank you thank you!

I also want to thank you for your amazing support and patience with a lot of these independent films.

It’s a complicated and frustrating time for the independent film world and your passion for unique and diverse storytelling is more reassuring than you could ever know!

I have the greatest and most creative support from all you guys…you’re the best… so once again…THANK YOU!

So much love, jimx

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