The Weinstein Company presented their upcoming slate during this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, and Rachel’s co-star Jake Gyllenhaal joined Harvey Weinstein during the presentation. An interesting fact was revealed: apparently “Southpaw” was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, but it was unable to play in competition because Jake is part of the jury. The Wrap is reporting TWC will show the movie privately at the festival the coming days. Variety is reporting the following story:
The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.
Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.
Even though Weinstein compared the film to “Raging Bull,” it also looks like an entertaining summer crowd-pleaser. The new trailer reveals a plot twist involving Rachel McAdams (who plays Gyllenhaal’s wife) that suggests her role in the film might not be large. The drama, which showcases another major transformation for Gyllenhaal, comes across as “Rocky” meets “The Pursuit of Happyness.”
Rachel’s upcoming animated movie “The Little Prince” did get selected for the festival and is screening out of competition. The movie will have it’s premiere screening next week on May 22nd. The movie was also part of Weinstein’s presentation because they will release it in “select European and Australian territories” according to Deadline. Variety gave the trailer the following grade:
The Little Prince
This film based on the classic children’s story is the most promising animated pic to come out of the Weinstein Co. in years.
Rachel’s upcoming movie “Spotlight” – in which she stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery – has found several international distributors including a multiterritory deal with Sony. Variety is reporting the following story:
Entertainment One has inked sales on “Spotlight,” including a multiterritory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Pic, about the Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church, stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams.
In addition to SPWA, which will handle Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe outside of the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel and India, eOne has secured sales of the film in Italy (BIM), Portugal (Lusomundo), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), the Baltic States (Estonian Theatrical Distribution), South Africa (Times Media), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Indonesia (Queen), Singapore (Shaw), South Korea (Activers), Taiwan (Caichang), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and airline rights (EIM).
EOne is handling international sales of “Spotlight” in all territories outside of the U.K., Canada, Spain, Benelux and Australia/New Zealand, where the company is distributing the film directly, and in the U.S., where the film is being distributed by Open Road, which is planning for a wide release.
HBO just released the full length trailer for the second season of “True Detective“. It does include dialogue this time. We have added it in our video archive and also added the high definition screencaptures in our gallery. A new production still of Rachel as Ani Bezzerides has also been added to our gallery. The anticipated second season of the series will premiere on June 21st on HBO.
The official behind the scenes/on-set video of Rachel’s Marie Claire June 2015 cover shoot has been added in our video archive. Many thanks to my friend Amanda for helping us out. The high definition screencaptures have been added to our gallery, as well as a few more additional photoshoot outtakes. The magazine will hit newsstands on May 19.
Very exciting news everyone: Rachel is gracing the cover of Marie Claire US June 2015 edition to promote “True Detective“, and we expect she might also talk about her other upcoming projects including “Aloha” and “Southpaw“. We have added the cover and first photoshoot outtakes in our gallery. The magazine will hit newsstands on May 19 and we will add the (digital) scans as soon as possible.
On her character in True Detective: “I love that she’s not the girlfriend or the wife. She doesn’t really care what everyone thinks; she feels no responsibility for other people’s feelings. She’s not trying to be charming, which isn’t always the case with a leading lady. There’s [usually] sort of a responsibility to be a little bit likeable… Not that you want to be a horrendous character, just a little more human.”
On prepping with the Ventura County Police Department and the LAPD for True Detective: “I don’t know how they do it every day. I was like, ‘I’m going to get a hash brown from McDonald’s and go to bed.'”
On calling time-out after the Mean Girls-Notebook-Wedding Crashers trifecta: “I had to kind of reassess and go, What did I want this [success] to be, and how did I expect it to look?”
On the type of characters she likes to play: “I prefer to be a villainess. There’s something a bit more delicious about their wickedness.”
A new “Aloha” featurette was released earlier this week. It features new on-set interview footage and B-Roll footage. It also gives us a few glimpses of unseen scenes. We have added the featurette in our video archive and the HD screencaptures can be found in our gallery.
Looks like the second season of “True Detective” finally wrapped up filming. There are several mentions of cast and crew members from yesterday at the wrap party at Yamashiro Hollywood in Los Angeles. Actresses Emily Rios is one of the people sharing wrap party photos. She shared a photobooth photo on her official twitter account. Rios who will reportedly play Betty Chessani. Filming for the series began early November of last year in the Los Angeles area. Justin Lin is the only confirmed director so far, but Janus Metz Pedersen, Miguel Sapochnik, and Daniel Attias are also listed as directors on IMDB. Rachel stars in the anticipated second season alongside Vince Vaugh, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch. The second season will premiere on June 21st 9PM on HBO.
HBO released the official key-art character posters of “True Detective“. It features a close-up of the leads: Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, and Rachel as Ani Bezzerides with the tag line We get the world we deserve. The second season of the series will premiere on Sunday, June 21 on HBO.
HBO published a Q&A with “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto about the upcoming anticipated second season of the series.
HBO: Is there a relationship between the story of season two and the story of season one, or any connection between the seasons?
There’s no relationship between the stories or characters, which was the result of fully committing to something new, but I do think that the seasons have a deep, close bond in sensibility and vision, a similar soul, though this is a more complex world and field of characters.
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival announced it’s official schedule earlier today and “The Little Prince” will have it’s premiere screening on Friday May 22nd. The current reported running time is 1h50. The animated movie is directed by Mark Osborne and Rachel will voice The Mother. Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Rudd, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks, Bud Cort, and Ricky Gervais also star. For more information about the festival and the full screening guide be sure to head over to the official website. No word yet if Rachel or other cast members will attend the premiere. The festival runs from May 13-24.