The magazine scans of Total Film (UK) have been added in our gallery. Many thanks to my friend Luciana for donating them. We added the full interview transcript in our press archive. Excerpts of the interview can be found below. Rachel talks about “True Detective“, “Aloha” and “Southpaw“.
On True Detective: “The material’s so dark it almost allowed the time when you weren’t at work to be very light. So there was a levity around the work that allowed you to really focus when you needed to, but there wasn’t this heaviness on set. Taylor has a really great, unexpected sense of humour that kind of catches you by surprise, Colin is Irish so… [laughs] you know, and then Vince is just so smart – I was amazed at the ways in which Vince could make things funny with this material.”
On Getting Involved in True Detective Season 2: ” I had a Skype [call] with Nic [Pizzolatto, creator and writer] first and that’s where it began. I read a couple of the episodes and hit the ground running.”
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With everything that’s going on with the “Southpaw” and “True Detective” promotion we almost forgot to update this: Writer/Director’s official website TheUncool.com has announced the U.S. Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD/On Demand release for “Aloha“. The movie will be available on August 11th and you can already pre-order it on Itunes! The Blu-Ray and DVD release is set for August 25th and you can already pre-order it on Amazon.com. Details about the extras can be found after the jump. The soundtrack for the movie will also be released on Vinyl according to TheUncool.com. We have added the additional art work in our gallery, as well as some new social media banners featuring unseen production stills of Rachel.
The movie will be released in cinemas on September 18 in the U.K. and for more international theatrical release dates be sure to head over to the official facebook page.
Since the “Southpaw” press tour to promote the movie wrapped up last week we can round-up the latest related additions to our site. Additional press junket and premiere interviews have been added to our video archive as well as new TV spots. We have also added additional images to our gallery, including some great new production stills and official on-set images. We updated our Good Morning America and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon posts with HD screencaptures. Many thanks to my friend Haylie for helping out! Finally, we also added a few additional interviews in our press archive.
“Southpaw” is playing in theaters nationwide (U.S.) so be sure to check it out if you haven’t!
The first trailer for Rachel’s upcoming movie “Spotlight” just got released on Apple’s Itunes. The movie will have it’s world premiere during the Venice Film Festival and will also screen as international premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival. Rachel stars alongside Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, and John Slattery. We have added the trailer in our video archive and the high definition screencaptures can be found in our gallery.
In 2001, the Boston Globe began an investigation that would rock the city and shock the world. SPOTLIGHT tells the story of that investigation, the story of Marty Baron (Schreiber), Ben Bradlee Jr. (Slattery) and the four members of the Globe’s investigative Spotlight team – Walter Robinson (Keaton), Mike Rezendes (Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams) and Matt Carroll (James) – who would sacrifice everything to expose the Boston Archdiocese’s systemic cover up of sexual abuse of children by ordained priests. For years, whispers of scandal were ignored by society, the media, by police and by the legal system. Silenced by shame, victims of sexual abuse often became victims of suicide. For their commitment to truth, the Spotlight team received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
The movie will hit theaters on November 6. It will expand on November 13 and go wide on November 20. Be sure to also follow the official social media accounts: Twitter @SpotlightMovie, Instagram @SpotlightMovie and Facebook.com/SpotlightMovie account.
Earlier this month it was reported that Rachel “has been offered the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange”. Rachel was asked about this during her press rounds for “Southpaw” and confirmed to Amy Kaufman from Los Angeles Times that “it’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all”. Over these past few days new reports have been published, most of them don’t report anything new other than the fact that Rachel confirmed the rumors herself, but a few new reports surfaced. First of all: Variety is now reporting that “sources tell Variety that McAdams is the choice to land the female lead”. Secondly, The Wrap reported Jeff Sneider revealed on twitter that Rachel has indeed an offer. Finally – and this is probably the most interesting part – Kaufman, who interviewed Rachel for the LA Times, now also released Rachel’s full statement:
“That’s sort of super early days and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all. I’m certainly not a comic book snob. I really enjoy them and reading them, I think the Doctor Strange franchise is really interesting and Benedict is amazing. And I love graphic novels. I love that they are coming to light. I always wanted to make ‘Black Orchid.’ It’s a tough one But the fact that Doctor Strange is happening makes me think there’s hope for more Neil Geiman out there.”
Fun fact #1: This is not the first time Rachel talked about Neil Gaiman’s Black Orchid (who is not part of the Marvel universe) back in 2008 she also expressed her interest. Back then she told the reporter: “She’s [Black Orchid] a superhero that’s a flower. I don’t know if that would work or the audiences would be interested in that, but she was kind of cool. I would love to play a female superhero. I do love graphic novels and I just think it’s just an exciting thing happening. Some of them are so beautiful.”
Fun fact #2: After the 2010 Oscars, Neil Gaiman wrote a column about inspecting Rachel’s beautiful dress for footprints. You can find it at our anecdotes information page, it’s definitely a fun read!
Since it’s such an anticipated project there have been many speculations about what role Rachel has been offered, including reports by ComingSoon.net and CinemaBlend.com. To sum-up: There seems to be truth to the reports of Marvel offering Rachel the female lead opposite “Benedict Cumberbatch” but nothing is officially yet and we think this full statement/quote of Rachel shows she is a comic-book/graphic novel fan herself.
Update – July 30: Turns out Neil Gaiman thinks Rachel as Black Orchid is a “brilliant idea” and also says “I’d watch it! She’s a great actress” (via #1 + #2).
The 72nd Venice International Film Festival just unveiled it’s official selection for this year’s film festival and it was just announced that “Spotlight” is part of their line-up. The movie will screen out of competition.
THOMAS MCCARTHY – SPOTLIGHT
Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James
The festival runs from September 2-12 and for more information about the festival be sure to head over to their official website. It was announced yesterday that the movie will have it’s international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Toronto International Film Festival just announced the first batch of titles for this year’s line-up and it was announced that “Spotlight” got selected for the festival. The movie will be part of Special Presentations and it will be an International Premiere (which indicates that it’s very likely the movie will screen at the Venice Film Festival, as previously reported).
Plot: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton star in this true story about a team of Boston Globe reporters who uncovered a massive scandal of child abuse and cover-ups within the local Catholic Church.
Runtime: 126 minutes
Principal Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup
The festival runs from September 10-20 and for more information be sure to head over to the festival’s official website.
While trying to keep up with all the promotion for “Southpaw” these past few weeks we got a little behind on other updates. We spend the past few days trying to catch up now that the promotion for the movie wrapped up since it’s theatrical release in the U.S. First up is our press interview round-up: Our press archives have been updated with all the latest interviews Rachel did over the past few weeks to promote “Southpaw” and she also frequently talked about “True Detective” and her other upcoming movie “Spotlight“. We added the magazine related scans in our gallery and also added a bunch of clippings which mostly feature reviews.
On playing grittier roles: “I’ve always been interested in doing that [playing grittier parts]. I don’t really want to repeat myself. For the most part, I always want to be doing something new. But there aren’t a lot of gritty roles out there for women, and they are so fun to play everyone wants them. It’s not that I didn’t want to do them. It’s just competitive!” (Times)
On meeting Jared Leto: “I met Jared Leto the other night and didn’t recognize him. I met him very randomly at a U2 concert, and he has green hair for [Suicide Squad], and I was such a loser and didn’t know who it was, and then later I was like, ‘Oh my God, if my 14-year-old self was standing right there shaking Jordan Catalano’s hand, I would have…’ I was already being super uncool, but I would have been a puddle on the ground!” (Glamour)
On using boxing to prepare: ” I did get to do boxing to prep, which was amazing. It was such a great workout. I actually carried it over into True Detective. I thought it would be a good mode of exercise for that character too.” (Yahoo! Style)
Stay tuned! We are working on more updates so be sure to come back later.