Rachel pre-recorded her The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday in Los Angeles to promote “About Time“. The episode will air today, so be sure to tune in and check your local listings for the time. We added the preview of Rachel’s interview in our media archive. Be sure to check back later for our full coverage on Rachel’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!
Rachel, co-star Bill Nighy, “The Luckiest” soundtrack artist Ben Folds and director Richard Curtis all attended the Los Angeles Press junket for “About Time” in the Four Seasons Hotel yesterday. Leading man Domhnall Gleeson was unable to attend the junket because he is filming another movie in Australia. We added the first released video interviews in our media archive. Thanks to our friend Amanda for helping out with the videos! We recommend watching the Entertainment Tonight interview because we think Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy have some amazing things to say about Rachel. We also added a few (social media) photos of Rachel during the junket.
Rachel will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow (October 29) and Conan on Thursday (October 31st). “About Time” will get a limited release this week on November 1st in the US and will go wide November 8th.
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.
Entertainment One will release “Passion” on Blu-Ray and DVD in stores across the United States on November 5th. You can already pre-order the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.com. The movie was selected for the Venice, Toronto and New York Film festival last fall and got a limited theatrical and Video On Demand/Itunes release earlier this year. Rachel stars in the movie alongside Noomi Rapace and the movie is directed by Brian De Palma.
THR is reporting that John Krasinski is in talks to join the still Untitled Cameron Crowe Project. He will reportedly play Rachel’s husband in the movie.
John Krasinski is in talks to join Cameron Crowe’s untitled romantic comedy.
The Office actor will join a star-heavy cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray.
The currently untitled film, set up at Sony, follows a defense contractor (Cooper) who falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) after he’s assigned to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii.
Krasinski will play a military man married to McAdams, who is playing Cooper’s ex-wife.
Scott Rudin is producing the pic along with Crowe, who also wrote the script.
Rachel and her co-stars Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone have all been spotted in Hawaii for the production of the movie, which started 3 weeks ago. The movie is expected to be released somewhere in 2014. Be sure to check out our previous post about sending in questions for Rachel if you missed it.
“Farmland and fresh water are our most vital resources, without them we wouldn’t be able to survive.”
-Rachel McAdams, Food & Water First
Rachel joined the Food & Water First Movement. Their aim is to protect Ontario’s Class 1 farmland and source water regions. Rachel appears in two promotional videos for the movement, which you can watch below. We added the high definition screen captures of the videos in our gallery. For more information about the movement/project be sure to head over to the official website. You can also follow them on twitter @FoodWaterFirst and ‘Like’ them on facebook.
This video is a part of our ongoing commitment to preserving prime farmland and source water in our home province of Ontario. A collaboration between our team at DOT DOT DASH/Studios on Sustainability, and some friends: cultural historian Stuart Henderson; actress Rachel McAdams; and a number of the farmers and chefs we have been working with for years to help create awareness around Ontario’s food security issues.
The webmaster Greg from TheUncool.com, the offical website for writer/director Cameron Crowe, has the opportunity to visit the set of the still untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii project early November. He will hopefully have the opportunity to ask the cast and crew of the movie some questions, and he kindly offered us the opportunity to send in some questions for Rachel.
So if you have questions for Rachel feel free to leave your questions in the comments and Greg might have the chance to ask them to her. You can also e-mail us (with ‘Untitled Hawaii Project Questions’ as subject) your questions. Deadline is next week on October 27th. Keep in mind that questions related to the movie have the most chance of getting asked. Be sure to follow director Cameron Crowe on twitter @cameroncrowe and to like his official facebook page if you haven’t.
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.