MTV will air a “We Heart Mean Girls” special this weekend. They will air a quiz-a-thon on Saturday 4/3C, We Heart Mean Girls special on Sunday 11a/10c and also special showing of “Mean Girls” on Sunday at 8/7C according to their promos. OK! Magazine and Wetpaint both have exclusive promos of the MTV special and are both reporting that MTV will also air (unseen) behind-the-scenes moments of the movie. MTV also created a special site for where you can take the “Mean Girls” quiz so be sure to head over to: MTVMeanGirls.com!
Then, on Sunday, March 23, “We Heart Mean Girls” continues with two brand new episodes of Girl Code beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The oh-so-fetch weekend concludes with the network airing on Mean Girls at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, where viewers will be treated to never-before-scene-on-TV DVD extras, featurettes, behind-the-scenes moments, and more. Additionally, throughout the day ultimate fans will share their favorite Mean Girls scenes, moments, characters and one-liners. If we didn’t know better, we’d think it was October 3rd!
“Mean Girls” will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary this year on April 30th. It was previously reported that there has been talk about a possible cast reunion to celebrate with a party and/or panel.
You may have noticed there have been rumors about a possible “Mean Girls” reunion. The movie will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary in a few weeks on April 30, 2014 (On a Wednesday!) and there has been talk about a possible reunion. Here are some facts:
• Earlier this month Lindsay revealed, while making an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, that she spoke to Tina Fey and Fey mentioned “maybe doing some sort of reunion” and that she was “was talking to Lorne [Michaels] about it”. Michaels is the producer of “Mean Girls“. In February Lindsay Lohan (Cady), Daniel Franzese (Damian) and Rajiv Surendra (Kevin G) already had a mini reunion which they shared on instagram.
• After Lindsay’s Jimmy Fallon appearance TMZ published a follow up story in which they (reportedly) confirmed that the reunion is happening and they also have a list of names who signed on to the reunion:
Sources close to Tina tell us, several prominent cast members are already on board — Amy Poehler (Mrs. George), Jonathan Bennett (dreamy Aaron), Rajiv Surendra (Math Enthusiast / Bad-Ass MC), and Daniel Franzese (Too Gay to Function).
• Tina Fey, who wrote the screenplay and is playing Ms. Norbury, is currently promoting her latest movie and she talked to various media outlets about a possible reunion. She told Yahoo! during a junket interview the following and also added it will be a (reunion) party “at best”:
“I saw Lindsay at the first episode of ‘The Tonight Show,’ and I was just saying to her backstage, ‘Oh, I think someone’s going to call us because people have been calling, people have been trying to organize some kind of televised reunion because it’s the 10th anniversary of the movie,’” Fey told “The Insider With Yahoo,” before quickly adding, “but it’s not like another movie.”
• Fey also talked to Access Hollywood about the possible reunion and mentioned that they might do a panel:
“Yeah, I saw her at the first episode of the ‘Tonight Show.’ We did that bit with Jimmy, and I said to her, ‘Oh, I think someone may call us about doing some kind of reunion because next month is the tenth anniversary of the movie.’ And so really… if everyone’s around we might try to do some kind of like panel discussion,” Tina told Access Hollywood at the junket for her new film, “Muppets Most Wanted.” “But it’s not like — it’s not another movie. At most it would be like a panel discussion with a plate of hot wings.
“No, it’s definitely not a movie,” Tina added. “It’s just the anniversary is coming up, so everybody get your pink shirts. It’s been 10 years. You can tell when you look at me. It’s been 10 years.”
• This is not really reunion related but Vulture published an interesting interview earlier this year with director Mark Waters about the movie. He discusses some fun facts and reveals Rachel was originally up for the part of Cady.
So to sum up: It’s likely there will be a “Mean Girls” reunion. It’s not going to be a sequel movie but it looks like they are organizing a party/panel which will possibly be televised. Rachel is expected to start filming “Passengers” next month in Berlin, Germany so we are not sure if she is able to attend the reunion.
Deadline is reporting that Rachel signed with WME. She was previously with UTA and was repped by The Gersh Agency in the beginning of her career.
Rachel McAdams has signed with WME. The actress comes into the agency fold after starring most recently in the untitled Cameron Crowe film with Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Bill Murray, and after starring in the Anton Corbjin-directed A Most Wanted Man, the adaptation of the John Le Carre novel that stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl and Willem Dafoe. McAdams, who had been without an agent since leaving UTA last April, continues to be managed by Shelley Browning at Magnolia.
Let’s hope this also means Rachel will sign on to another project this year. Filming for “Every Thing Will Be Fine” is expected to wrap up this months. She is expected to start filming “Passengers” alongside Keanu Reeves in Berlin in April.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away on Sunday. We are still lost for words but we wanted to express how deeply saddened we are by this devastating news. We want to give our sincere condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time. Rachel attended the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “A Most Wanted Man” two weeks alongside director Anton Corbijn and co-stars Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman and named him her favorite actor back in 2009. The movie completed production and is expected to be released in theaters sometime this year.
ABC News has Corbijn’s official statement:
“He was not only the most gifted actor I ever worked with (and judging by the legacy he leaves behind I am certain I share this with most if not all directors who were fortunate enough to work with him), he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend. I am so terribly sad as I find it impossible to comprehend what happened today and to collect my thoughts properly. I have to think about Mimi and the children and I wish them much strength coping with the loss of this truly great man as a father and partner.” — Director Anton Corbijn in a statement. Hoffman stars in Corbijn’s film “A Most Wanted Man,” which premiered earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Sundance Film Festival announced the titles selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections earlier today and “A Most Wanted Man got selected! Sundance provided the media with the following synopsis for the movie:
A Most Wanted Man (Germany-US)
Director: Anton Corbijn
Based on John le Carré’s bestselling book, Anton Corbijn directs this modern-day thriller with Academy Award–winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright headlining an ensemble cast.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright.
Screen Daily has a list of the premieres and documentary premieres sections so be sure to head to their website. The festivals runs from January 16-26 2014 in Utah. Lionsgate acquired the US right earlier this year and this marks the first time a movie of Rachel gets selected for the festival!
Deadline is reporting that Rachel is in talks to join Canadian actor Keanu Reeves in the upcoming sci-fi movie “Passengers” with Brian Kirk set to direct. Variety also confirms the news. Thanks to my friend Carmel for the heads up!
Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Keanu Reeves in Passengers, the science fiction film that The Weinstein Company bought in one of the biggest deals of the last Cannes. The film, scripted by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and to be directed early next year by Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire helmer Brian Kirk, was sold with Reese Witherspoon as the female lead. Because they will shoot the movie in Germany, she was unable to work out the schedule, and that opened the door for McAdams, whose deal is in the process of being negotiated right now.
What a fortuitous time it is for this film, prepping for production in the wake of the grosses of the Alfonso Cuaron-directed Gravity. Like that film, this is set in space, and it is primarily the interaction between two lead characters. The plot: A spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger (Reeves) is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger (McAdams), marking the beginning of what becomes a unique love story. I read the script back when buyers were bidding on it, and it was east to see why the bidding got heated among three distributors. TWC won it, committing to a multimillion-dollar minimum guarantee and a P&A commitment in the $25 million range, and at the time they were looking at a 2014 wide release late next year.
Wayfare Entertainment is financing and producing the pic. The script was developed by Stephen Hamel and Reeves at their production shingle Company Films. Hamel is producing with Wayfare CEO Ben Browning. Start Media’s Michael Maher and Lynwood Spinks are executive producing. CAA brokered the domestic sales rights; Exclusive Media will rep the international rights at the upcoming AFM. McAdams is repped by Magnolia’s Shelley Browning.
New York Times’ Vulture announced their 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars 2013. Rachel is ranked #88 in the general ranking list while she was ranked #27 last year. This is probably because last year she came off the box office hit “The Vow” which is also her last nation wide release in the US. This year she ranks #88 at the Vulture Rankings, #89 at Studios Favorites, #41 at Tabloid Target, #58 at Most Respected, #84 at International Stars, #33 at Comedic Stars and #58 at Dramatic Stars.
Rachel McAdams has been hard to pin down in the decade or so since she broke through with Mean Girls and The Notebook. She’ll charm in a traditional romantic drama or comedy, then take a left turn into a thriller. She was featured in the blockbuster Sherlock Holmes movies (more in the first than the second), but the full-on formula rom-com Morning Glory, which was sold on her smiling face, flopped in 2010. Then, just when it looked like her star might be permanently on the wane, she landed another profitable hit in the weeper The Vow, which made $125 million domestically off a reported $30 million budget. These highs and lows may be why, despite a high likability score, persistent interest from the gossip rags after relationships with co-stars Ryan Gosling and Michael Sheen, and several hits to her name, the studios only rate her middlingly.
Rachel will make an appearance on The Ellen Show and Conan to promote the release of “About Time” in the US according to Interbridge. We were a bit worried she would be too busy filming the Untilted Cameron Crowe/Hawaii project for promotion, but we are happy to see she will do (at least) two talk show appearances to promote the movie.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Tu 10/29: Rachel McAdams, Hailee Steinfeld
Th 10/31: Rachel McAdams, Norman Reedus
“About Time” will get a limited release on November 1st and goes wide November 8th.
As you may have noticed news is going a little bit slow lately after the end of the promotion tour for “About Time” in London and Germany. Rachel was busy the last few weeks filming “Every Thing Will Be Fine” in Montreal, and she was spotted out & about in Honolulu, Hawaii earlier this week for pre-production work/rehearsals for the Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii/Deep Tiki project. We will round-up some “About Time” related press highlights in this post.
• First of all, Screen Daily has some international box office numbers for the movie. After opening at #1 in the UK it still came in 4th in the UK box office last weekend (second week).
Working Title rom-com About Time starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson debuted in seven territories on $2.1m from 777 theatres for an early $9.5m. The film added $1.2m in the UK from 457 for $8.5m after three weekends.
• The movie is selected for the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain, which runs from September 20-September 28, as part of the ‘Pearl’ selection. The movie will have screenings on September 24, 25 and 26. It also got selected for the Rio Film Festival in Brazil, which runs from September 26-October 10, as part of the ‘World Panorama’ selection. The movie also got selected for the Hawaii International Film Festival, which runs from October 10-October 20. The movie will screen on October 20, the closing day of the festival.
• As reported before the movie is selected for the New York Film Festival, which runs from September 27-October 13, and the public screenings will take place October 1st and 2nd. The festival already screened the movie for the media and or critics earlier this week so we hope the first reviews will be released soon.
• Script editor Emma Freud (and partner of Richard Curtis) mentioned earlier this week that the cast of the movie were recording the DVD commentary. We assume only Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy and Richard Curtis will be part of the commentary since Rachel was not in London.
Rachel will start filming the Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii/Deep Tiki project next week (September 23 or 26 depending on the source) so let’s hope we will get some on set pictures soon.
The official schedule of the 51st New York Film Festival was announced. “About Time” was selected, as part of the main slate, and now we know when the screening will take place. The festival runs from September 27 to October 13. The first screening will be on Tuesday October 1st, 6:00pm in the Alice Tully Hall. The second screening is the next day, on Wednesday, October 2, 9:00pm in the Walter Reade Theater.
The incomparably droll Bill Nighy plays a Dad with a secret power that has been passed from the fathers to the sons of his family for generations. They can time travel, albeit within reason. Whether you take this premise literally or metaphorically, it is a profoundly funny hook for a romantic comedy by a master of the genre, Richard Curtis. Fans of Curtis’s Love, Actually will be over the moon at his success in merging his idiosyncratic perspective with the comedic writing skill that made Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill such humongous hits. Lindsay Duncan is the flighty Nighy’s grounded wife, but the spotlight is on the younger generation: Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as the son and Rachel McAdams, giving one of her very best performances, as the love of his life. A Universal Pictures release.
General Public tickets will go on sale September 8th. For more information be sure to head over to the official website. We hope Rachel is able to attend the screening!
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