Open Casting Call is reporting that there will be an open casting for “Southpaw” this Saturday (May 24) in Indiana and the second one is next week (May 31) in Pittsburg. Filming will start next month until early August and the casting call seems to confirm that Rachel, Lupita Nyong’o, and Forest Whitaker officially joined Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie. Keep in mind that Rachel’s involvement has only been reported so far, still no word from TWC and/or Rachel’s reps (but they haven’t denied the rumors either).
The Weinstein Company and Hope Films in association with Richie Productions, Escape Artists, and Fuqua Films are now prepping to shoot the feature film Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, and Forest Whitaker. The casting directors have scheduled two open casting calls. One will be on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Indiana, Pennsylvania which is about 1-hour east of Pittsburgh. The second will be on May 31, 2014 in Pittsburgh. Film crew members can can submit resumes to the production office. Filming will take place in both Pittsburgh and Indiana from mid-June through early-August.
Southpaw centers on cocky, aggressive, volatile middleweight champion Billy Hope. He expects to ride out his career with his massive winnings, his adoring fans, his beloved wife Maureen and their 10 year old daughter Leila. When Billy’s temper triggers a fight, and then a shootout that leaves Maureen dead, Billy finds his life spiraling out of control. He takes to drinking and doing drugs, ignores the heart-broken Leila, and ignores his finances. When he loses his house, his money and finally Leila, who winds up in a group foster home, he begins to find his way back to some kind of balance with the help of amateur trainer Titus “Tick” Willis, who has his own demons but who turns out to be the perfect trainer for Billy.
It was reported earlier this week that Rachel is ‘top choice’ to play the female lead alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in “Southpaw“. It has not been confirmed yet that Rachel officially signed on but we will round-up some news about the movie in this post. Many thanks to my friends Jord & Nick for the heads-up!
• The Weinstein Company will distribute the movie in the US and they presented their upcoming slate yesterday during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival market and “Southpaw” was part of the in-production slate. Deadline, Variety, and Vulture are reporting that footage of Jake Gyllenhaal was showed.
• Production Bulletin is reporting the following plot, keep in mind that it could contain (major?) spoilers:
Cocky, aggressive, volatile middleweight champion Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal) full expects to ride out his career with his massive winnings, his adoring fans, his beloved wife Maureen and their 10 year old daughter Leila. When Billy’s temper triggers a fight, and then a shootout that leaves Maureen dead, Billy finds his life spiraling out of control. He takes to drinking and doing drugs, ignores the heart-broken Leila, and ignores his finances. When he loses his house, his money and finally Leila, who winds up in a group foster home, he begins to find his way back to some kind of balance with the help of amateur trainer Titus “Tick” Willis, who has his own demons but who turns out to be the perfect trainer for Billy.
• Indiana Gazette is reporting that there will be a casting call for extras held in the Indiana Mall for the movie. They also report that filming will start mid- to late June in Indiana and in Pittsburgh in early July to early August. Backstage.com confirms the July start date for Pittsburgh.
Entertainment Weekly released the very first US poster of “A Most Wanted Man” earlier today. The movie is expected to be released July 25.
It’s been three months since Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug overdose, and though Hunger Games fans can still look forward to his scenes as Plutarch Heavensbee in the next two Mockingjay movies, the Oscar winner’s final leading-man role is in A Most Wanted Man, which opens in theaters on July 25.
Hoffman plays Günther Bachmann, a German intelligence agent in Hamberg torn between locking up an Islamic immigrant suspected of terrorist ties (Grigoriy Dobrygin) and manipulating him to entrap an even bigger potential threat. All the while, he has to deal with department rivals, a U.S. intelligence official (Robin Wright) pushing for information, and an immigration attorney (Rachel McAdams) who might be too close to the handsome “most wanted man.”
Deadline is reporting that Rachel is the top choice to play the female lead in “Southpaw” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker with Antoine Fuqua set to direct.
Southpaw, the long-gestating Kurt Sutter-scripted drama about a fighter who tries to overcome adversity to recapture glory, is finally getting close to the start line. I’m hearing that The Weinstein Company and director Antoine Fuqua have made Rachel McAdams their choice to play the female lead alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, with Forest Whitaker talks to play the boxing trainer who tries to guide his fighter back after his world is shattered by personal tragedy. It sends him on a downward spiral and puts his young daughter in a bad spot. I’m hearing TWC is courting 12 Years A Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong‘o to play the social worker watching out for the kid. Alan Riche and Peter Riche are producing with Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal. Fuqua has brought his Equalizer scribe Richard Wenk on for a rewrite.
Deadline previously reported that the movie is expected to start filming this summer.
ScreenDaily is reporting that Wild Bunch will head to the Cannes market with “The Little Prince“. The article also reveals more information about the plot and they are also reporting that Ricky Gervais joined the cast. Rachel is reportedly part of the English voice-cast.
Paris-based sales powerhouse heads to Cannes with American director Mark Osborne’s anticipated feature-length animation The Little Prince, as well as Strangerland, Gentlemen and Red Army.
The $80m The Little Prince is Osborne’s first feature-length work since co-directing DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, which grossed more than $650m worldwide.
The director will attend the market to give an hour-long presentation of the film, which is due for delivery at the end of 2015.
Osborne adapted Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic alongside British screenwriter Irena Brignull. The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) is the second most translated book in the world.
“The film intertwines a contemporary tale of a little girl who discovers The Little Prince through a reclusive elderly neighbour,” said Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval.
The feature combines CG animation for the real world of the little girl and stop-motion animation for the world of the book as imagined by her.
The English-language voice cast includes Marion Cotillard (The Rose), James Franco (The Fox), Benicio del Toro (The Snake), Jeff Bridges (The Aviator) and Ricky Gervais (The Conceited Man). The voice of the little prince has yet to be revealed.
Rachel is currently attending the 2014 MET GAla: ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and we have the first look. Rachel is wearing a Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 dress. Be sure to come back later for our full coverage!
Yahoo! and Lucky Magazine are reporting that Rachel is one of the confirmed guest to attend this year’s MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Gala. This year’s theme is Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Rachel’s “The Family Stone” co-star Sarah Jessica Parker and her “Wedding Crashers“/Upcoming Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii project co-star Bradley Cooper are expected to co-chair the gala.
Check out our round-up of celebrities below—and in some cases, what they’ll be wearing and who’s both styling and beautifying them. (The guest list is more expansive than this, of course, but below are just the confirmed attendees.)
Rachel McAdams: hair by Ben Skervin
The MET Gala 2014 returns to New York City on May 5.
The fan favorite movie “Mean Girls” is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary today. The movie was released in theaters exactly 10 years ago on April 30, 2004 in the US. The movie turned into a phenomena and pop-culture favorite. We updated our (new) gallery with lots of “Mean Girls” images to celebrate the anniversary and we have more goodies coming up later on so stay tuned. The New York Times published an article on the anniversary this past weekend and it also features a few new quotes of Rachel. The article is added in our press archive and some excerpts can be found below.
On Regina George: “At the heart of Regina George was a really angry kid who had no boundaries or guidance. Mark told me to listen to Courtney Love really loud, and to watch Alec Baldwin in “Glengarry Glen Ross.”
On the success: “[The success] was surprising to me because when you’re making something, you kind of have no concept of it. But this was the script that made me call my manager halfway through and say, “I will play any part in this.” Tina hit a nerve about girl politics, but in a nonconfrontational way.”
On a recent fan encounter: “I recently stayed at a bed-and-breakfast in Europe, and the owner’s young granddaughter asked me to write down a few lines from the movie at breakfast. I was like a deer in headlights. I couldn’t remember any. And she proceeded to give me 12 direct quotes.”
There have been rumors about a possible cast reunion panel earlier this year, but so far nothing has been confirmed. New Beverly Cinema is hosting an anniversary screening today and tomorrow. Director Mark Waters, casting director Marci Liroff, composer Rolfe Kent, and cinematographer Daryn Okada are expected to attend tomorrow’s screening. For more information head over to NewBevCinema.com.
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