The National Board of Review announces their 2014 winners and “A Most Wanted Man” is named one of their Top 10 Independent Films. The complete list with winners can be found at NationalBoardOfReviews.org.
Top 10 Independent Films: Blue Ruin, Locke, A Most Wanted Man, Mr. Turner, Obvious Child, The Skeleton Twins, Snowpiercer, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Starred Up, Still Alice
The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual Awards Gala, which also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy. Hosted by Lara Spencer, this year’s gala will take place on January 6, 2015 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
Congratulations to Rachel and the cast and crew!
We would like to remind you that “A Most Wanted Man” is available on DVD/Blu-Ray in the US starting today. The movie was already released on Digital HD/on demand. The movie is directed by Anton Corbijn and adapted by John le Carré. Rachel stars in the movie alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Nina Hoss, Grigoriy Dobrygin, and Robin Wright. Be sure to check out our previous post to find out more about the DVD/Blu-Ray extras. The movie recently screened at the Rome Film Festival and premiered earlier this year during the Sundance Film Festival.
We have added a few additional production and on set stills featuring Rachel in our gallery. We also replaced most of the stills with high quality version. HitFix released a new featurette of the movie focussing on Rachel’s character Annabel which we have added in our media archive.
The movie is already available on digital HD demand in the US and will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray in the US tomorrow. Be sure to check out our previous post with more information.
Lionsgate has announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release date for “A Most Wanted Man“. The US release date has been set for November 4, 2014. You can already order the DVD (+Digital) and Blu-Ray (+Digital) on Amazon.com!
In what would become his final starring performance, Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Capote) leads an impressive all-star cast in the “tense spy thriller” (Wall Street Journal) A Most Wanted Man, coming out of the shadows and onto Blu-ray and DVD on November 4th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Official synopsis: German intelligence agent Günther Bachmann (Hoffman) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who’s surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge…or a terrorist seeking revenge? Hoffman’s mesmerizing turn as Bachmann will glue you to your seat until the final, shattering conclusion of this John le Carré thriller.
“The Making of A Most Wanted Man” featurette
“Spymaster: John le Carré in Hamburg” featurette
The movie is already available on Itunes on Demand in digital HD and included Itunes extras as an early release. Be sure to head over to Apple.com for more information.
The 2014 Rome Film Festival revealed it’s line-up yesterday and “A Most Wanted Man” is selected as part of the Events selection. The movie will have it’s Italian premiere during the festival. Screen Daily has the following story:
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Events – Italian premiere
A MOST WANTED MAN by Anton Corbijn, USA, 2014, 121′
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin
You can head over to the official website of the festival to find our more information.
We wanted to remind you that “A Most Wanted Man” is released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland starting today. You can buy tickets and find the theater near you via the official facebook app. The movie premiered during Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was released late July in the US. It already grossed close to $16 million in the US. The movie holds a Certified Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes with a 91% score.
The UK press released two new interviews with Rachel so far which are both added in our press archive. You can find some excerpts below:
On the German dialect: “Even just learning the dialect and the flavour of the German sound informs this new kind of person in me. Sometimes the further from what you imagine yourself to be the better, because then you find you’re probably closer to those people than you think.”
On her upcoming movie slate: “I’m not really a creature of habit. I like trying everything out.”
On making films: “Making a film, it’s just the right combination of people and place and time, and whatever is going on in the world around you. It’s so elusive. I think you start with a desire and a yearning to tell a certain story, and you kind of have to let the rest go. Maybe that’s very naïve, but so far that’s what I have tried to do.”
We also wanted to share this wonderful quote from director Anton Corbijn on casting Rachel in the movie (Via Hot Press):
“Rachel’s a naturally charming woman. I just thought that it would be interesting to have her in a more demanding and serious role, and that kind of charm will stay. That’s how she gets people to be on her side. She plays this young girl who gets in over her head really, but she means really well, she’s idealistic and kind of naïve in her handling of it all.”
Also don’t forget to follow the official twitter accounts of the movie @AMostWantedMan & @MostWantedManUK and ‘Like’ the official facebook pages /AMostWantedMan & /MostWantedManUK.
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.