New York Times’ Vulture announced their annual Most Valuable Stars list. Rachel is ranked #72 in the general ranking list while she was ranked #88 in last year’s list. This year she also ranks #49 at Drama Stars, #29 at Comedy Stars, #53 at Most Respected, #39 at Tabloid Target, #68 at International Stars, and #76 at Studio Stars.
|Rachel McAdams – The Revamp
What is going on with Rachel McAdams? Once upon a time, she seemed destined to rule Hollywood; now, she’s taking third leads. In next summer’s untitled Cameron Crowe romantic comedy, she’s billed below Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, just as she was the secondary love interest in Midnight in Paris and To the Wonder. She’ll always have high likability and tabloid scores thanks to classics like The Notebook and Mean Girls, but girl needs some better representation pronto. Let’s hope her recent casting on the second season of True Detective can give her the same oomph it helped give Matthew McConaughey.
Rank Compared to 2012: +16
Domestic Box Office: $37,017,956
Overseas Box Office: $50,794,416
Studio Value: 6
Critics’ Score: 57
Twitter Mentions: 475
Tabloid Value: 8
Some additional rankings when making your own adjustments. Rachel ranks #78 when you only adjust Domestic Box Office, #66 at Overseas Box Office, #84 at Studio Value, #6 at Likeability, #57 at Critics’ Score, #71 at Twitter Mentions, and #34 at Tabloid Target.
The 2014 Canada’s Walk Of Fame has announced the presenters and it was announced that Jay Baruchel will honour Rachel. Baruchel worked with Rachel in the upcoming Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii Project. The official press release can be found below:
It’s all about Canadian star power on the yellow carpet as Shaw Media and Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today the all-star lineup of presenters and performers for the 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame Tribute Show. Hosted by Jason Priestley, the not-to-be-missed television event airs Friday, December 19 – 8pm ET/PT on Global.
The powerhouse list of celebrity presenters includes Canadian actor Jay Baruchel, honouring Rachel McAdams; critically acclaimed actress Wendy Crewson, honouring Louise Arbour; broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, honouring Ryan Reynolds; music legend Ronnie Hawkins, honouring The Band; six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes, honouring Hayley Wickenheiser and JUNO Award-winner Tom Cochrane, honouring Jeff Healey, the recipient of the posthumous Cineplex Legends Award.
It was previously announced that Rachel is one of the 2014 Canada’s Walk Of Fame Inductees. The ceremony will be held at the Sony Centre and tickets are available now. You can head over to SonyCentre.ca to purchase them, but be sure to buy them soon because only a few tickets are still available.
The outstanding roster of 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees includes legendary rock group The Band, film stars Ryan Reynolds and Rachel McAdams, hockey superstar Hayley Wickenheiser, and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Louis Arbour. The Cineplex Legends Award will be awarded posthumously to musician Jeff Healey and The Weeknd will receive the Allan Slaight Slaight Award.
The Show will be hosted by Canadian television and film actor Jason Priestley, and will air nationally on Global TV on Friday, December 19th.
Entertainment Tonight Canada announced earlier today that Jason Priestley will host the show and they are reporting that Rachel is expected to attend the show. You can sent in questions using the #CWOF hash-tag:
The 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame Tribute Show is held at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 18. Global will air the two-hour event airing on Friday, December 19 at 8p.m. ET/PT.
Participant Media has announced that principal photography for “Spotlight” began today in Boston and they will head to Toronto next week. Many thanks to my friend Nick for the heads up! Rachel will star in the movie alongside Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton and many more. The press release also confirms some exciting new cast additions including John Slattery. Rachel was already spotted on set with co-star Brian d’Arcy James.
September 25, 2014, Boston, MA /3BL Media/ – Principal photography begins today on Academy Award®-nominee Thomas McCarthy’s riveting drama SPOTLIGHT, starring Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart, The Kids are All Right), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games). Written by McCarthy and Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate), SPOTLIGHT is a co-production of Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust, financed by Participant Media, and will be distributed by Open Road Films in the U.S. and by Entertainment One internationally.
Joining the cast are John Slattery (Mad Men), Brian d’Arcy James (Smash), Billy Crudup (Blood Ties) and Jamey Sheridan (Homeland). SPOTLIGHT will shoot in Boston for one week and then head to Toronto where filming will continue until the end of November.
Thomas McCarthy received an Oscar® nomination for the screenplay Up, won a BAFTA award for the script of The Station Agent which he also directed and was named best director at the Independent Spirit Awards for The Visitor.
Variety broke the news that Rachel is closing in on the female lead of “True Detective“. HBO hasn’t confirmed the casting yet but it seems like it’s almost official. The following story has been reported:
Rachel McAdams is said to be locking down a lead role in season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective.”
Sources tell Variety HBO has offered McAdams the part opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Taylor Kitsch is expected to land the role of the fourth lead.
Though HBO recently announced Farrell and Vaughn as the show’s leads, sources say fans could have a similar response to the female lead as they did to Matthew McConaughey’s part as Rust Cohle in season 1.
Several other actresses have been considered for the part, including Jessica Biel and Malin Akerman, but McAdams has been seen as the front-runner for the past few weeks. HBO could not immediately be reached for comment.
It came down to scheduling, as insiders tell Variety McAdams was about to start filming “Spotlight,” the drama revolving around the Catholic Church sex scandal uncovered by the Boston Globe, and it was unknown whether dates could be worked out for McAdams to do that film and “True Detective.” Sources say that in the past 24 hours, a deal was worked out where the actress could do both projects.
Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of season 2. “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto has been busy writing the second season, which is set in California and revolves around three police officers and a career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
McAdams and Kitsch are expected to play cops alongside Farrell, while Vaughn plays the crime boss whose empire is threatened when his partner is murdered.
McAdams, repped by WME and Magnolia Entertainment, is already set to have a busy 2015 with the untitled Cameron Crowe pic and the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing pic “Southpaw” both bowing next year. She was most recently seen opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in “A Most Wanted Man.”
Deadline is also confirming the story and saying Rachel is “in talks”:
It looks like the search for the female lead in the second season of True Detective is over. Rachel McAdams is the choice for the role and is in talks to join the lauded series when the HBO drama returns next year alongside Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, who have been confirmed, and Taylor Kitsch, who is not official yet.
HBO confirmed the casting of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the much anticipated second season of “True Detective” earlier today. Rachel was mentioned for being in the running for the female lead, as we previously reported. There have been many rumors and reports about the casting including a recent one of 7 other actresses vying for a role in the series.
The Wrap is now reporting that Rachel is still “frontrunner” alongside Taylor Kitsch to join season 2 while Deadline is reporting that Rachel “continues to be mentioned”. Both sources mention a possible scheduling conflict for Rachel because she is doing a movie (and we assume they are referring to “Spotlight” which will reportedly start filming this week). The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider is reporting the following on his official twitter account:
There will be several women in the show. This is the first of several announcements. Vaughn’s wife will be a significant character on the show & the actresses auditioning for the female lead (a cop) could segue to that role. HBO has always wanted a big star for the female lead. If Rachel McAdams wants to do it, she will, but there is a scheduling conflict. It looks like Keira’s next on the list, but she’s not being asked to read like the other 7 women who went in. 8 if you count Abigail Spencer
Let’s hope HBO will confirm the additional casting, including who will be the female lead, soon!
Canada’s Walk of Fame has announced this year’s inductees and Rachel is among them. The induction gala will be held October 18 in Toronto and will be broadcast as a two-hour special on Global and Slice on December 19. You can head over to the official website of Canada’s Walk Of Fame to find our more information and be sure to visit Rachel’s inductee page. Global News, who is official sponsor, is reporting the following story:
Actor Ryan Reynolds, Rachel McAdams and The Band and are among the inductees announced Tuesday for Canada’s Walk of Fame.
They will be honoured next month along with hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser, former UN high commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour, and the late musician Jeff Healey.
“Each have impacted Canada’s social and cultural heritage across the country and around the world,” said Melanie Hurley, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame, in a release.
“They are inspiring and remind us that anything can be achieved with hard work, dedication, passion and integrity. They are ambassadors of Canada and instill pride in our country.”
Variety is reporting that Rachel and Elisabeth Moss is in the running for the female lead for the second season of “True Detective“.
Pieces look to be coming together on season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective,” as sources have confirmed Justin Lin is in talks to direct a handful of episodes for the drama series.
It’s unknown how many he would direct, but insiders add that he will not direct every episode as Cary Fukunaga did for season one.
No cast has been confirmed by the network but Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are in final negotiations to join the show. The fourth lead, which has always been intended to be a female character, is still being figured out but sources say “Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams are in the running.
Nic Pizzolatto is writing the second season, which is set in California and is said to revolve around the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal.
Deadline is also reporting that Justin Lin is in talks to direct but only mentions that “search is underway for a female lead, with a number of actresses auditioning”. I feel like I should add there are and have been a lot of rumors about the anticipated second season of “True Detective” but we really hope this report it true. Let’s hope we will find out more news soon!
Entertainment Tonight Canada’s host Cheryl Hickey challenged Rachel to do the #ALSIceBucketChallenge earlier this week. Rachel’s friend and actress Zoie Palmer – you might remember her from the adorable joint interview she did with Rachel for ET Canada – shared the video of Rachel accepting the challenge via her official twitter account @zoiepalmer. Rachel challenged Zoie Palmer, who is also in the video accepting the challenge, and her dad Lance McAdams, her sister Kayleen McAdams and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.
You have probably heard about the challenge by now since it’s taking (social) media by storm but for more information about the challenge and find out how to donate be sure to head over to alsa.org
The Wrap broke the news that Rachel is ‘being eyed’ for the female lead alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in Thomas McCarthy’s upcoming movie “Spotlight“. Deadline is also reporting that Aaron Eckhart and Liev Schreiber joined the cast and that they are aiming to start filming this fall in Boston and Toronto. THR is reporting that Rachel and Ruffalo, Keaton, and Tucci are all in “advanced talks” to board the movie.
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci are all in talks to star in Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” which follows the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalists who exposed the Catholic Church’s decades-long cover-up of child molestation in Massachusetts, multiple individuals familiar with the prestige project have told TheWrap.
Ruffalo is nearing a deal to play Michael Rezendes, while Rachel McAdams is being eyed for the female lead of Sacha Pfeiffer. McAdams has an official offer, though she has not started formal negotiations yet.
Participant Media is financing the project, which is being produced by Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust. Open Road has come on to handle domestic distribution.
Steve Golin and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content are producing with Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust. David Mizner, who brought the project to Rocklin/Faust, will consult and serve as an associate producer.
Producers have secured life rights of the Globe reporters responsible, including Spotlight Team members Rezendes, Pfeiffer and Matt Carroll, Spotlight Team editor Walter “Robby” Robinson, special projects editor Ben Bradlee Jr. and Globe editor Marty Baron.
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