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Information on possible future projects, keep in mind these projects are not yet confirmed, or still in development.

Jump to: Cold City, Maudie (201?), The Emperor’s Children (201?), Ecstasia (2013), Honeymoon with Harry (2013), The Orphanage (2013), Brilliant (2012), You Are Here (2012), Oz: The Return to Emerald City (2012), Ness (2012), We Have Always Lived In The Castle (2011), Various Projects

Cold City (2014)

Rachel as Lorraine Broughton
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Written by: Antony Johnston (novel)
Genre: Thriller

Plot Outline: It centers on a young female MI6 agent, Lorraine Broughton, who is sent undercover into Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow officer over a rumored list of double agents.

Status: Tracking board reported in September 2012 that Rachel and director Daniel Espinosa are in early talks to join the project.
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Maudie (201?)

Rachel as Maude Lewis
Director: Jean-François Pouliot
Written by: Sherry White
Genre: Bio-Pic

Plot Outline: The story is based on the true story of folk Canadian artist, Maude Lewis

Status: The movie will hit the Toronto International Film market during the International Financing Forum (IFF) in September 2012 and is set to start filming in 2013.
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The Emperor’s Children (201?)

Rachel as Unknown
Director: Scott Cooper
Written by: Noah Baumbach (screenplay), Claire Messud (novel)
Genre: Drama

Plot Outline: The Emperor’s Children is about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way–and not–in New York City.

Status: Twitch Film reported that Rachel is set to star in the movie alongside Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, and Emma Thompson. Indie Wire reported that Richard Gere and Keira Knightley were attached to star in 2010 as well with Erica Bana and possibly Michelle Williams. [October 2011]
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Ecstasia (2013)

Rachel as Unkown
Director: Wayne Kramer
Written by: Wayne Kramer
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama/Romantic

Plot Outline: Set in an “alternate universe,” the drama occurs at a time when love no longer exists, except when it is artificially simulated through a costly procedure called “commitment.” Ecstasia is accomplished through computer chips implanted in each couple. They are incredibly expensive to maintain, comparable to managing a mortgage. Those who cannot meet the cost are forced into “dissolution,” which ends the emotional link

Status: The Tracking Board was reporting writer/director Wayne Kramer was considering Rachel and James McAvoy for the leads in the movie. [June 2011] Tracking Board reported that Colin Farell was offered the male lead. [August 2011]
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Honeymoon with Harry (2013)

Rachel as Haley Everett
Director: Jonathan Demme
Written by: Paul Haggis, Mike Million
Genre: Drama/Comedy

Plot Outline: A recovering self-destructive womanizer loses his fiancée in a car accident two days before their wedding and ends up going on his honeymoon with the fiancée father, who detests him, so they can scatter her ashes.

Status: This project has been around since 2004, other actors were involved including Jack Nicholson and Vince Vaughn. Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper are currently attached this as male leads and Rachel is currently considered for the female supporting role. [August 2010] Deadline reported director Jonathan Demme stepped down as director due to conflicts with De Niro, no confirmation on what will happen next to the project. [March 2011] According to the movie database of New York Times De Niro dropped out of the project and director Jonathan Demme, Bradley Cooper and Rachel are still attached. [April 2011]
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The Orphanage (2013)

Rachel as … Unknown (Female lead)
Director: Mark Pellington
Written by: n/a
Genre: Horror

Plot Outline:The female lead brings her family back to her childhood home, that she turns into an orphanage, and that is subsequently haunted by the same specter that she encountered as a child. It’s a remake of 2007?s Spanish-language horror film, “The Orphanage.”

Status: In March 2010 the first rumors appeared of Rachel eying on the female lead of “The Orphanage”. In the fall of 2009 Sandra Bullock was attached as female lead but dropped out. [March 2010] In February 2011 director Mark Pellington revealed to MTV they didn’t find an actress yet but since Rachel is attached to this project since late 2009 it could still happen.
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Brilliant (2012)

Rachel as Unknown (Female Lead)
Director: Robert Luketic
Written by: Nicholas Kazan (Re-write), Gillian Gorfil, Elizabeth Shorten, Nicholas Lorentz
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Crime

Plot Outline: A master thief is forced to pair up with a sexy young con artist in order to pull off a billion dollar diamond heist.

Status: In February 2011 The Tracking Board reported Rachel is in early talks to star in “Brilliant” with Matthew McConaughey. The production is scheduled to start late summer/fall 2011 [February 2011]. Tracking Board reported that Eric Bana was -somewhat- involved in the project. [September 2011]
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You Are Here (2012)

Rachel as … (Unknown)
Director: Matthew Weiner
Written by: Matthew Weiner
Genre: Comedy

Plot Outline: A playboy who doesn’t believe in relationships or settling clings to his neurotic, best friend, who’s father’s death leads them both on a journey to find themselves and relationships they can ground themselves in.

Status: According to Collider Rachel was offered a role in “You Are Here” and Jack Black, Matt Dillon, and Renée Zellweger are currently attached to star. [October 2010]
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Oz: The Return to Emerald City (2012)

Rachel as Dorothy
Director: n/a
Written by: Josh Olson
Genre: Drama/Fantasy

Plot Outline: A modern-day set sequel to the original film with a little darker in tone.

Status: Movieline first reported we could expect to see Rachel as the New Dorothy. Warner Bros is also attached to the project. Since the article no new announcement have been made (so far). [June 2010]
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Ness (2012)

Rachel as … Unknown (Female lead)
Director: David Fincher
Written by: Brian Bendis (Novel)
Genre: Murder/Thriller

Plot Outline: Torso tells the story of the real life “Torso Murderer”, a serial killer who was active during 1934 to 1938. He received his nickname because he left only the torsos of his victims. Without fingerprints or dental records, these victims were very difficult to identify in a time before DNA testing. The investigator on the case was Eliot Ness, Cleveland Safety Director and former head of the Untouchables.

Status: In September 2009 the rumors of Rachel being involved in the adaption of “Torso” flew around. Director David Fincher talked to MTV and confirmed he did not speak to Rachel yet: “I’ve never spoken with Rachel McAdams, though it’s a fine idea” but a few weeks later (October 2009) the project was added to Rachel’s IMDB page. The last update on “Ness” was in October 2009, when the director confirmed the project is not dead, yet … [October 2009]
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We Have Always Lived In The Castle (2011)

Rachel as … Unknown (Female lead)
Director: n/a
Written by: Mark Kruger
Genre: Horror

Plot Outline: An isolated family (Two sisters and an uncle), which has lost four members to arsenic poisoning, is visited by a distant cousin who threatens to uncover their past.

Status: In March 2010 Pajiba exclusively revealed Rachel joined Saoirse Ronan to play the sisters, while Michael Douglas (who is also producing) would play their uncle. [March 2010] It’s most likely the project is currently on hold due to Michael Douglas’s health.
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Various Projects

• Rachel met director Steven Soderbergh while he was filming “Magic Mike” in Los Angeles. They talked about doing a movie together.
• Angus MacLachlan (Writer of Junebug) revealed in an interview he was juggling with different project, including one with Rachel [March 2009]. As of today no new developments or reports on this projects are made.
• Rachel was mentioned as female lead in “How to love an American man” based on the upcoming novel of Kristine Gasbarre. [August 2011]
Fans share reported that Isla Fisher talked about the possibility of a sequel to “Wedding Crashers”. [August 2011]

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