The 40th Annual Deauville Film Festival announced it’s official line-up earlier today and it was announced that “A Most Wanted Man” (‘Un Homme très recherché’) will be part of the competition. The festival runs from September 5-14. For more information be sure to head over to the official website of the festival. Variety is reporting the following story:
Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man” and Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Good Lie.”
The Normandy-set festival will also play Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight alumni: Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” as well as David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows,” a Critics’ Week competitor. Other contenders include Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” Mark Jackson’s “War Story,” Ira Sachs’s “Love is Strange,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks is Dead” and Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard.”
Beyond “Whiplash,” which won Sundance’s grand jury prize, Deauville will play three other feature debuts: Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and Saar Klein’s “Things People Do.”
The jury of this 40th edition will be presided by Costa Gavras and comprise former Deauville jury presidents: actress Emmanuelle Beart, directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Claude Lelouch and Andre Techine, Cannes film festival prexy Pierre Lescure, as well as danser Marie-Claude Pietragalla.
The movie is currently still playing in selected theaters in the US and will be released on September 12 in the UK. The release date in France is set for September 17.
The local news source WTAE is reporting that “Southpaw” wrapped up filming earlier this week in Pittsburgh. The movie was expected to wrap up filming on Monday but there were several sightings of an additional shooting day on Tuesday. Rachel will star in the movie alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, and Oona Laurence. Antoine Fuqua is directing and the screenplay is written by Kurt Sutter.
Rachel began pre-production for the movie in June by attending the Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Fight in Madison Square in New York. The production began June 16 in Indiana for two weeks and headed to Pittsburgh for the final 6 weeks. The movie will be distributed by The Weinstein Company in the US but no release date has been announced yet. We expect it will be released next year.
Some late casting news: Rita Ora recently revealed she “wrapped up another movie in Pittsburgh” with director Antoine Fuqua during her interview with Ryan Seacrest. It hasn’t been reported yet that Ora joined the cast but we assume it’s for a smaller part. Many thanks to my friend Nick for the heads up!
We managed to find even more additional high quality photos of Rachel during the “A Most Wanted Man” premiere in New York City last month. So over 70 additional photos have been added to our gallery. We also forgot to mention that we have added red carpet interviews in our press archive.
The movie is still playing in theaters nationwide in the US.
The Wrap broke the news that Rachel is ‘being eyed’ for the female lead alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in Thomas McCarthy’s upcoming movie “Spotlight“. Deadline is also reporting that Aaron Eckhart and Liev Schreiber joined the cast and that they are aiming to start filming this fall in Boston and Toronto. THR is reporting that Rachel and Ruffalo, Keaton, and Tucci are all in “advanced talks” to board the movie.
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci are all in talks to star in Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” which follows the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalists who exposed the Catholic Church’s decades-long cover-up of child molestation in Massachusetts, multiple individuals familiar with the prestige project have told TheWrap.
Ruffalo is nearing a deal to play Michael Rezendes, while Rachel McAdams is being eyed for the female lead of Sacha Pfeiffer. McAdams has an official offer, though she has not started formal negotiations yet.
Participant Media is financing the project, which is being produced by Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust. Open Road has come on to handle domestic distribution.
Steve Golin and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content are producing with Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust. David Mizner, who brought the project to Rocklin/Faust, will consult and serve as an associate producer.
Producers have secured life rights of the Globe reporters responsible, including Spotlight Team members Rezendes, Pfeiffer and Matt Carroll, Spotlight Team editor Walter “Robby” Robinson, special projects editor Ben Bradlee Jr. and Globe editor Marty Baron.
Deadline is reporting that actress Naomie Harris joined the cast of “Southpaw“. She is replacing Lupita Nyong’o who was previously circling the role of Angela.
The Antoine Fuqua-directed drama penned by Sons Of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter has added Naomie Harris to its cast. The British Skyfall actress last year earned kudos for playing Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom for The Weinstein Co., which is also producing boxing drama Southpaw. Story tracks a welterweight champ (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose career soars as his personal life falls apart. Harris will play Angela, a social worker who works with Gyllenhaal’s character and his daughter.
Deadline is also reporting that actor Beau Knapp joined the cast of the movie as “Jon Jon, the fighter’s lifelong best friend who came up with him through foster care and is on the payroll”. “Southpaw” is currently still in production in Pittsburgh but will reportedly wrap up filming on Monday (August 11).
Rachel and Kayleen’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode aired last night on TLC. We are currently working on our coverage so we will recap the episode later. We already added the official episode clips in our media archive and additional stills in our gallery. Many thanks to my good friend Amanda for helping out.
The episode is available in On Demand in case you missed it last night or want to rewatch it again. Be sure to head over to Amazon.com or Itunes to buy your own copy.
We would like to remind you that Rachel and her sister Kayleen’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode airs tonight (August 6) on TLC in the US. Be sure to check your local listing for the time. The episode will also be available On Demand on Amazon.com and Itunes after it airs. Kayleen shared a cute behind the scene picture on her instagram account yesterday:
Went on an amazing, life changing adventure with my favourite travel buddy to find out where we come from. Serious stuff here. No funny business @tlc @wdytya #behindthescenes
Be sure to head over to the official website of the series for more information. You can also follow the official twitter account @WDYTYA and facebook account and don’t forget to (live) tweet via the #WDYTYA hash-tag.
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TLC released an episode clip of Rachel and Kayleen’s episode of the “Who Do You Think You Are?” series. We have added the clip in our media archive and some additional production stills in our gallery. The episode will air tomorrow (August 6) at 9P/8C – or check your local listing for the time – on TLC. Be sure to also visit the official WDYTYA website to check out Rachel’s Meet The Celebrities Photo Gallery.
Rachel and Kayleen McAdams discover an English ancestor who lived and worked in a privileged world. As they unravel the mystery of their Canadian heritage, they uncover the harrowing circumstances that brought their family to Canada.
Come back later this week for our coverage and tune in tomorrow to watch the episode!
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