Dominic attended Audi at the Ballet at the Royal Opera House in London last night and took along his Mum! Enjoy the pictures below:
It was a heart-warming story which made headlines around the world. Just who was the good Samaritan who spotted a
man about to leap off Waterloo Bridge and talked him into changing his mind?
Jonny Benjamin, who had recently been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and could see no hope for the future, was poised to end his life on 14 January 2008.
A stranger on his way to work refused to pass by on the other side and rushed over to the suicidal man, crouched over the Bridge’s railings.
Benjamin, now 27, was subsequently taken by the police back to hospital and never saw the stranger again. He wanted to thank the man who saved his life and launched a social media campaign, #FindMike, to help track him down.
The campaign attracted millions of responses from around the world, and six years after their first encounter, Neil Laybourn, 32, a personal trainer from Surrey, finally came forward, after his wife spotted the appeal on Facebook.
The moving reunion between Laybourn and Benjamin is captured in a Channel 4 documentary, “Finding Mike: The Stranger on the Bridge”, to be aired next month.
And now director Sam Forsdike has revealed that the touching story could soon get the Hollywood treatment. “We’re in discussions with people. There’s been a lot of interest and we’re looking to take it forward,” Forsdike said.
“Fingers crossed we’ll see Daniel Craig (Laybourn) and Dominic Cooper (Benjamin) in the movie.”
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Dominic Cooper will have the lead role in AMC’s adaptation of the DC Comics property Preacher, producer Seth Rogen has confirmed.
Cooper was linked to the role of troubled reverend Jesse Custer in the highly-anticipated project earlier in the week.
Rogen confirmed Cooper in a celebratory post on Twitter today (April 17), writing: “We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls. #Preacher”
Cooper is no stranger to comic book adaptations, having played Marvel’s suave Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and the television series Agent Carter.
Preacher will tell the story of Jesse Custer’s search for answers from God himself when the deity abandons heaven.
Custer is followed by the loyal single mother Emily Woodrow (Lucy Griffiths), his Irish vampire friend Cassidy (Joe Gilgun) and the disfigured Arseface (Ian Colletti).
Also trailing the preacher is his gun-slinging ex-girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, who will be portrayed by Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD actress Ruth Negga.
Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin is developing Preacher along with Rogen and his producing partner Evan Goldberg.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon created the characters from Preacher for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
He’s already familiar to comic book adaptation fans thanks to his role as Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and the Agent Carter adventures. Yet it appears that Dominic Cooper is closing in on the chance to be a lead in a comic-based project, as The Wrap reports he’s inches away from signing on to play Jesse Custer in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s TV take on Preacher.
Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the comic book series revolves around troubled smalltown Texan man of God Custer, who merges with the spawn of a demon and an angel named Genesis. After developing the power to force anyone to do what he says, he heads out with assassin ex-girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga, another Marvel veteran from her appearances on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and chatty vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) on a journey to find the negligent deity and discover why he is abandoning mankind.
Assuming Cooper signs, he’ll be starring as Custer in the pilot set to be directed by Rogen and Goldberg and written by Breaking Bad veteran Sam Catlin. Lucy Griffiths, who worked in True Blood, is more officially aboard to play Emily Woodrow, a no-nonsense mother of three who becomes Jesse’s loyal right hand. Assuming the show wins a series order, it’ll likely start screening either later this year or more likely in 2016.
China Movie Channel, Jiaflix and 1905 Pictures are developing a new film that would be a U.S. co-production
“Need for Speed” may have had a bumpy ride in U.S. theaters last year but it was a runaway hit in China, where three top production and finance companies have announced plans for a sequel that will be developed as a co-production between China and the U.S.
Joint venture partners China Movie Channell Program Center, Jiaflix Enterprises and 1905 Pictures are teaming with Electronic Arts, the publisher of the hit “Need for Speed” video game series, on the sequel to Scott Waugh‘s action-thriller “Need for Speed,” which starred Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton. There is no director, no writer and no actors attached, as the creative team for the film will be announced in coming weeks, with production anticipated to begin later this year.
As an official co-production, much of the sequel would be filmed in China with significant Chinese talent. The film is being packaged by UTA, which represents Electronic Arts.
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On Angel Wings is shortlisted for the 2015 Sandford Awards under the Childrens Shortlist category. Winners will be announced on the 27th May in an award ceremony at Lambeth Palace.
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Dominic was the voice of Angel Gabriel for On Angel Wings.
I’m hearing that Dominic Cooper is the frontrunner to lead AMC’s new comic adaptation PREACHER. The series, developed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad), will be based upon Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult classic 1990s comic book series of the same name.
Though there have been no official offers extended to Cooper, I’m hearing that he’s the top pick to star as Jesse Custer. Cooper’s involvement could come as a surprise to some fans, who typically fan-casted actors known for grittier roles. No stranger to television, Cooper’s just finished his run on ABC’s Agent Carter and BBC America’s Flemming.
Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a reverend ripe with inner turmoil in a small Texas town, who becomes merged with a supernatural entity, birthed from both an angel and a demon, that escaped from heaven, causing him to develop the power of persuasion and capable of making anyone do anything that he commands. Together with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the trio sets off to find God and find answers as to why he abandoned Heaven.
AMC ordered the pilot in December, after Rogen and Goldberg spent seven years trying to bring the controversial comic property to the screen. Due to the controversial, bloody, and adult nature of the series, it’s understandably difficult to adapt.
Rogen and Goldberg will executive produce the series through their Point Grey banner, along with Catlin, Original Film’s Neal Moritz, Ori Marmur, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, and Vivian Cannon. The comic series’ creators, Ennis and Dillon, will serve as co-executive producers. Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot, while Catlin will write and serve as series showrunner for Sony TV and AMC Studios.
Cooper is perhaps best known for portraying the young Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and on Agent Carter. He’s also appeared in The Devil’s Double, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Need For Speed, and Dracula Untold. He’s next set to appear in the indies The Lady in the Van and Miss You Already. He’s also be starring in the blockbuster video game adaptation Warcraft.