Global News Canada is reporting that “Spotlight” wrapped up filming. MEW previously reported the production would wrap up filming on Friday, November 21st. The movie began filming in Boston in September before heading to Toronto. The cast and crew also filmed for a few days in Hamilton according to local reports. The movie mainly filmed in the Showline studios in Toronto but also filmed on location including at the University of Toronto and Boston Globe offices.
Spotlight, with an all-star cast including Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Live Schreiber and Billy Crudup, wraps production in the city this week.
Screen Daily reported earlier this month that the movie was part of eOne International’s slate at the AFM market to find (international) buyers. Rachel stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Billy Crudup, John Slattery, and many more. The movie is expected to be released in 2015. We have added some additional on set images in our gallery shared by Sacha Pfeiffer via her official twitter account.
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.
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.
Director and writer Wim Wenders sat down with THR during the Rome Film Festival to promote his new documentary but he also talked about his upcoming feature film “Every Thing Will Be Fine” in which Rachel co-stars. He reveals the movie will be in post-production for at least another 6 months which means we don’t be seeing it in 2014.
One of the secrets to the film’s success according to Wenders was his taking his time with the film, spending one-and-a-half years on the editing process alone. Wenders has spent an even longer time on his upcoming narrative film Everything Will be Fine, a 3D family story that takes place over 14 years, starring James Franco, Rachel McAdams and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Franco plays a writer who accidentally causes the death of a child, an event that haunts him over the course of his life.
But the director’s decision to spend more time on projects wasn’t entirely voluntary. “Fiction is getting more and more complex, and the process of making a movie is so much more time-consuming than when I started out 30-40 years ago,” Wenders told The Hollywood Reporter. “When I was a young man, I made a new film every year like clockwork orange, like only Woody Allen is still doing. And today, a normal fiction film takes four, five, six years.”
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.
Project Casting is reporting that there is an open casting call in Boston for “Spotlight“. Filming will start tomorrow (September 24) and will continue until October 1st in Boston. It was previously reported that the movie will film in Toronto from October 6th until November 2nd.
“Spotlight” starring starring Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, and Liev Schreiber is now casting extras in Boston, Massachusetts.
According to Deadline, “Spotlight” centers around the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
C.PCasting is looking for men and women of all ages and ethnicities who are interested in working as an extra in the movie to apply. Filming will start on September 24th and will continue until October 1st.
To audition for an extra role in the movie, check out the casting call details below:
C.P. Casting is seeking submissions from people of all ages who are interested in background extra work on the feature film “Spotlight”; starring Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, and Liev Schreiber, that is shooting in Boston Sept. 24 through Oct. 1.
Background extras hired would likely work just ONE day between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1.
To find out more be sure to head over to Project Casting.
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.
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!