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.
Rachel and her co-stars Mark Ruffalo and John Slattery attended a Red Sox game in Boston for “Spotlight” yesterday. Rachel was also spotted filming on various locations in Boston. We have added photos of Rachel on set of the movie our gallery, thanks to my friend Claudia. Boston Globe is reporting that some members of the real-life Spotlight team will make a cameo in the movie.
The cast, which includes Liev Schreiber as then-Globe editor Marty Baron, Michael Keaton as Globe reporter-editor Walter V. Robinson, Rachel McAdams as former Globe reporter Sacha Pfeiffer, and Stanley Tucci as Mitchell Garabedian, the lawyer who represented several of the victims.
The real-life reporters and editors are expected to have cameos in the film, and several were invited to sit in the stands during the scene at Fenway. (In the movie, Thursday’s game takes place in July so extras were asked to wear Red Sox T-shirts or “muted tones, casual summer and nothing that has a year later than 2001.”)
“Spotlight” will continue to film in Boston until next week before heading to Toronto. The production is expected to wrap up early November. Reporter Sacha Pfeiffer, who Rachel will portray in the movie, shared some amazing on set photos on her official twitter account including one of Rachel which can be found behind the jump.
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.
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.
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.”
Warner Bros Japan released the first official teaser for “The Little Prince” and it gives us a first glimpse of the animated movie. Rachel is part of the English voice cast alongside James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, and many more. The narration and text are in Japanese but it gives a nice first official look of the movie. You can watch the trailer on the official youtube channel or by clicking on the banner above. We think we might have spotted a glimpse of Rachel’s character around the 00:31 mark. Thanks to my friend Nick for the heads up!
The official website for Japan is also live already: LittlePrince.jp. The movie, which will be in 3D, is expected to be released in 2015. Let’s hope the official English teaser will be released soon!
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