We want to remind you that “About Time” is available on DVD/Blu-Ray starting today in the US and since yesterday in the UK. The movie is written and directed by Richard Curtis and Rachel stars alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Margot Robbie and many more. The movie made over $85 million in the box office world wide. Be sure to check out our previous post to find out more about the DVD/Blu-Ray extras. We also finished the movie section in our gallery so be sure to head over to our gallery to check it out. Stay tuned, we have a special “About Time” post coming up later this week!
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.
Before Rachel made her feature film debut she appeared in a few television series and TV movies. We added the screencaptures of the promotional trailer of the MTV pilot Rachel shot titled “Shotgun Love Dolls“. The actual pilot never aired. We also added the screencaptures of Rachel’s guest spot in the Disney series “The Famous Jett Jackson” which aired in 2001.
We finished completing the Television Projects section in our new gallery so be sure to head over to our gallery to check out the complete section!
THR is reporting that “Passengers” will be filmed at the Studio Babelsberg and will be part of the Berlin Film Festival market for the international buyers in February. It has been reported before that the movie will start filming in April.
Keanu Reeves’ much-hyped upcoming sci-fi feature Passengers has landed at Germany’s Studio Babelsberg.
The big-budget space romance – which features Reeves and Rachel McAdams as a futuristic “Adam and Eve” – is deep into pre-production. It is scheduled to begin shooting at Babelsberg, just outside Berlin, this spring.
The plot has Reeves as space colonist Jim Preston, on board a colony ship carrying 5,000 sleeping passengers to a new world, who accidentally awakens. Lonely, he wakes up Aurora (McAdams), and they fall in love. They eventually realize it is up to them to save the entire ship.
Developed by Reeves and Stephen Hamel at their Company Films, the script was written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). The film will be the feature directing debut of Irish TV director Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire). Passengers has already received $1.35 million (€1 million) in financing from German state subsidy agency Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
The Weinstein Company has picked up Passengers for a U.S. release. Exclusive Media is handling international sales. Exclusive first presented the project to buyers in Cannes last year and will be pushing sales at Berlin’s European Film Market, which kicks off Thursday.
The Weinstein Company has set the US release date for April 3, 2015.
We added even more additions of Rachel at the Sundance Film Festival last week to promote “A Most Wanted Man“. We also replaced most of the MQ photos with HQ ones so be sure to head over to our gallery! We also added more additional interviews in our media archive. Many thanks again to my friend Amanda for helping out.
The first press interviews/articles are also added in our press archive. With this update it also means we finished transferring our Events from 2014, Photoshoots from 2014, and “A Most Wanted Man” movie section into our new gallery.
“The story is such a tangled web and is very relevant,” said McAdams, also at Sundance to promote the film. “I learned a lot about what human rights lawyers are doing in Hamburg and what a difficult position they are in. There are realities to the story that are very disturbing. Every character is dealing with moral questions. That stays with you.”
Our site turns 10 this year and while I’ve mainly focussed on keeping the news and information sections of the site up-to-date, I’ve kind of forgotten to pay attention to the older sections of our gallery. For the last few months I have been gathering a lot of photos of Rachel from various categories so we can replace (with better version) and add lots of additions to our gallery. I decided to give our entire gallery a major revamp! I have been working on reorganizing our gallery so it’s easier for you to visit and for me to maintain. From now on you can reach our (new) gallery via /gallery.
To start with, I’ve been working on the Photoshoot & Portraits section in our gallery. We replaced a lot of photos with better quality ones. A list with the updated albums can be found inside this post, but be sure to check out our entire Photoshoot & Portraits section! Many thanks to my friends Claudia, Allie and Annie for their donations!
While I am working on our new gallery you can still visit our old gallery (/photos) if you are looking for albums we haven’t added to our new gallery. I also decided to continue the site and new gallery as paparazzi-free. This means we will not move our “Candids” section from our old gallery to the new one and that we will stop posting candids of Rachel her every day life. Our main focus is to support Rachel’s career and we feel like candids (and gossip) are not part of that anymore. We will continue to post on-set photos and other work-related candids (like arriving at events).
I apologize for any inconvenience the moving of the gallery might cause (like dead links) but I will promise to get everything working again as soon as possible. Please bear with us while we are undergoing this major -but exciting- change. But I promise, I’ve lots of (HQ) goodies for you coming up so stay tuned!
MEW is reporting that “Passengers” will start filming in April in Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Jord for the heads up! It was reported before that they were aiming for a late February/early March start date but it looks like they pushed back the production a few weeks. The movie will be entirely shot at the Sound Stages at Pinewood Studio Berlin and is expected to be released April 3, 2015.
PASSENGERS – April, 2014 – Berlin, Germany; STORY: The film is set in the future and it is about Jim Preston, a mechanic on a 120 year journey to a distant colonized planet in another galaxy is prematurely thawed from a cryogenic slumber a century before anyone else. (Posted: October 29, 2013. Revised: January 9, 2014)
Rachel is expected to finish filming the winter scenes for “Every Thing Will Be Fine” in Montreal in February. The production will return to Montreal after a break of a few months. They already filmed part of the movie last year. She will star alongside James Francor and Wim Wenders is directing.
We continue our Sundance 2014 coverage. We added more HQ additional photos of Rachel during at the premiere and visiting two lounges. Many thanks to my friends Nicole and Annie for their donations! We also added the first video interviews in our media archive but we hope more interviews will be released the coming days. Many thanks to my friend Amanda for helping out with these videos.
Reuters published part of the Q&A with the cast and director Anton Corbijn after the Sundance screening, which can be found in our press archive. The full Q&A session can be watched in our media archive. Director Corbijn spoke to The Wall Street Journal and revealed the studios are aiming for a fall 2014 release:
Corbijn says “A Most Wanted Man,” which is being released by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, is expected to open sometime this fall. “The film has a very autumnal look,” said Corbijn, “so the opening should appropriately be in the autumn, maybe September-ish.”
Speaking of movie releases: North Easy is reporting in their interview with Rachel’s Untilted Cameron Crowe Project co-star Danielle Russell that the movie is “expected to be released later this year before Thanksgiving”. If both reports are true that would mean that Rachel has two movies coming out this fall: “A Most Wanted Man” and the still Untitled Cameron Crowe movie.
The very first movie clip of “A Most Wanted Man” was released during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It features Rachel alongside her co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman and it’s the same scene as the first production still that got released a while ago. We can also hear Rachel’s German accent for the very first time. The movie clip has been added to our media archive. Stay tuned on more coverage of Sundance!
Another Sundance Film Festival portrait session was released. This time by Entertainment Weekly’s portrait studio. Rachel poses with her “A Most Wanted Man” co-stars Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman. We added the portrait and on set photo in our gallery.
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