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.
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.
Deadline is reporting that “Southpaw” made about $16.2M and the audience gate it an A CinemaScore.
Southpaw, with a budget of $30M, looks to post $16.98M. Weinstein Co. always saw an opening in the mid-teens, and is betting this boxing drama sticks around for the rest of the summer. They’re bound to be correct: Audiences gave Southpaw an A CinemaScore, which is better than what the critics think about it at 59% Rotten. That CinemaScore comes with an average 3.6 multiple. It’s a slightly better start than Jake Gyllenhaal’s solo project Source Code which earned a B, bowed to $14.8M and ultimately made 3.7 times its bow in the end with $54.7M.
We would like to remind you that “Southpaw” hits theaters nationwide in the U.S. starting today! The movie is also out in cinemas in the UK & Ireland. Be sure to head over to the official IMDB page for all the international release dates. Rachel co-stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz and Miguel Gomez. The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter. Rachel is wrapping up her promotion for the movie – her The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will air tonight – and we have added all the latest coverage to our site.
Don’t forget to follow the movie on social media: Twitter @SouthpawMovie, Instagram @SouthpawMovie and Facebook.com/SouthpawMovie.
Mark Ruffalo attended the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy earlier this week and received the Giffoni Experience Award. Various Italian sources – including Fare Film – are reporting that he revealed his next movie “Spotlight” is selected for this year’s Venice Film Festival. THR also confirms the reports:
Ruffalo can next be seen in Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, with Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Michael Keaton, about how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive cover-up of child molestation within the Catholic church. He hinted the film will screen in the upcoming Venice Fim Festival in September.
The 72nd edition of the festival runs from September 2-12 and the official line-up will be announced next Wednesday, July 29th. Let’s hope the movie is indeed heading to Venice.
The Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a rich lineup for its 68th edition and “Southpaw” is among it’s selection. The Locarno International Film Festival runs from August 5-15 in Locarno, Switzerland.
SOUTHPAW by Antoine Fuqua
USA – 2015 – 123′
with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Rita Ora, Curtis James Jackson III (50 Cent)
Production: Escape Artists, Fuqua Films, Riche Productions, WanDa Pictures
World Sales: The Weinstein Company
Swiss distributor: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group
The movie will screen at the Piazza Grande on August 7. For more information about the festival be sure to head over to their official website.
Umberto Gonzalez from Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Rachel has been offered the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange” movie. Comic Book is speculating Rachel is most likely offered the part of Clea.
Just in time for Comic Con. Some Marvel news to drop before the con gets going.
According to my sourcing here in Los Angeles, the rumor I’m hearing is that Rachel McAdams, currently starring in the second season of True Detective, has been offered the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson is directing the film based on the screenplay by Jon Sphaits. Benedict Cumberbatch is headlining as the Sorcerer Supreme.
Stay tuned as more develops and I will update the story as I find out more.
Before he met the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange was an unlikeable egotistical neurosurgeon. Everything changes when a car accident limits Strange’s use of his hands, sending him on a maddening quest for a miracle cure. This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Doctor Strange is scheduled to be released in theaters next year on November 4, 2016.
Keep in mind it’s just a rumor but we hope we might get some confirmation soon. Some fun facts: This is not the first time Rachel has been reportedly offered a lead part in a Marvel movie. She was reportedly Jon Favreau first choice for Pepper Potts in 2008’s Iron Man. Another fun fact: The “Doctor Strange” script is written by Jon Sphaits, who also wrote “Passengers” – A movie Rachel was attached to last year before she dropped out.
Only a few more weeks until the release of “Southpaw” in the US & UK so the promotion is kicking in higher gear. We will round-up the latest news up in this post. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has announced that they will host a screening of “Southpaw” in Los Angeles on Monday, July 13, 2015. The screening will be followed by a Question & Asked panel and Rachel and her co-stars are expected to attend.
Screening followed by a Q&A with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Naomie Harris, Miguel Gomez and Oona Laurence. Moderated by Dave Karger, Fandango.
Film Ratings also recently announced that the movie got a R rating for language throughout, and some violence. Two new TV spots have been released by The Weinstein Company. One of them aired during the 2015 BET Awards. Vanity Fair also just released the first movie clip featuring Rachel and her co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. All the videos have been added to our video archive. The movie will be released on July 24 in the US & UK.
Finally, Scene Creek is reporting that Rachel and Jake Gyllenhaal are expected to attend the Canadian premiere for the movie next week in Toronto, on July 9. Fans who live in Toronto can enter their contest to win passes. Be sure to head over to SceneCreek.com to find out more!
13 June 2015 Movie News Southpaw Comments Off on “Southpaw” Selected For Shanghai Film Festival
The 18th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off today and it was announced that “Southpaw” is one of the movies screening in competition for the Golden Goblet Award. This means a world premiere screening for the movie. A press conference and the official screening will be held on June 21st according to the official schedule. The website also reveals the following plot:
Synopsis:The film tells the story of a professional boxing champion who falls to the bottom of his life and manages to return to the top. Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is a one-time boxer at the height of his fame, has a fancy house and a loving family. Despite his career, his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) pleads for him to quit so he can spend time with his daughter Leila. He announces his retirement during a party, but when Maureen is accidentally killed during an altercation with another boxer, his world falls apart. When he loses Leila to child protection services due to his destructive behavior, his last hope is to return to the world of boxing with the help of trainer Titus “Tick” Wills (Forest Whitaker) in order to reunite with Leila.
The Shanghai Film Festival runs from June 13-21. No word yet if the cast and/or crew are attending the festival. It was previously reported that the movie will open the 13th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Italy next month.