Back in August we reported that Rachel was attached to star in the bio-picture “Maudie“, which tells the story of the late Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. The movie hit the International Financing Forum (IFF), presented by Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), during the Toronto International Film Festival in September to find funding.
The official OMDC news letter is reporting that “Maudie” is one of the 14 movies that found funding during the IFF. A total of $2.6 million was awarded to assist in the production and development financing of all 14 movies. The movie will be produced by Mary Young Leckie and Heather Haldane from Screen Door Inc. and will be directed by Jean-Francois Pouliot.
The press release didn’t confirm that Rachel is still attached to star, but I assume she is. The movie has been around since 2009, but it looks like it’s finally getting made with Rachel’s involvement. I came across another plot description of the movie:
Maudie is a coming of age story about a famous artist who learns to overcome her handicap and discover who she truly is through her art and an unlikely love interest.
The movie is expected to start principal photography next year. Be sure to read our previous post with more details about the plot in case you missed it.
Working Title released the first official production still for “About Time“. Rachel is starring in the movie as Mary alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy and many more. The movie is directed and written by Richard Curtis. More details about the plot was released earlier today. You can find the official plot of the movie below.
“The night after another unsatisfactory New Year’s party, 21-year old Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can time travel! Tim won’t be able to change history, but he can change what happens in his own life. He decides to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, dating via time travel is as tricky as it sounds…”
“About Time” director Richard Curtis talked to the Daily Mail about the movie. The article reveals more details on the plot of the movie and Curtis also praised Rachel for her performance.
Richard Curtis said he wanted a ‘different’ kind of leading man to lure his leading lady in his latest romantic comedy. He told me that when he was writing Four Weddings And A Funeral, he saw visions of John Gordon Sinclair, rather than Hugh Grant (who wasn’t picked until Curtis had seen 71 other actors).
He said he was heading more in the ‘lankier and quirkier direction’ when he cast Domhnall Gleeson to star opposite Rachel McAdams in his new film About Time, which deals with a young man who is told by his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in the family can time-travel.
Gleeson’s character searches through the ages for a girlfriend and keeps bumping into Mary, played by Rachel, who works for a publisher.
Curtis said as he gets older, he’s more interested in his comedies being about ‘love, marriage and family’.
He was full of praise for Rachel, who every time she did a scene was able to ‘epitomise the emotions’ instantly.
The movie is expected to release March 22, 2013 in the UK and May 10, 2013 in the US.
Rachel was seen filming a bike riding scene for “A Most Wanted Man” yesterday (October 8) on location in Hamburg (Germany). Thanks to @gpaz13 we have a fan picture of Rachel standing next to director Anton Corbijn on set of the movie. It was the 10th day of filming yesterday according to the production company Ink Factory. The movie expected to continue filming in Hamburg until late November.
Rachel opened up to Entertainment Weekly recently and revealed she looked forward to the bike riding scenes.
We added the magazine scans of Rachel’s Vs. Magazine cover shot by Drew Barrymore. We also added the full interview in our press archive, be sure to read it as well. It’s a fun conversation between Rachel and Drew. Rachel also talks about working with Terrence Malick, what characters she prefers to play and doing a German dialect for “A Most Wanted Man“.
She can play America’s sweetheart like no other – see The Vow and The Notebook – but Rachel McAdams is also the rare actress in Hollywood who can say she’s worked with Woody Allen and is on a first-name basis with a certain Palme d’or winning auteur, one “Terry” Malick. In the second part of our Vs. trilogy Drew’s Muses, the actress-director-photographer, and certainly the most entertaining interviewer you’ll ever meet Drew Barrymore, cast her in the one role that’s totally uncharted territory: Pirelli pin-up girl as we remember it from the 90s.
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The first on set pictures of Rachel filming the Anton Corbijn directed movie “A Most Wanted Man” in Hamburg (Germany) appeared online. The movie is an adaption of the best selling thriller written by John Le Carré. The principal photography is expected to continue until late November. Willem Dafoe already joined Rachel on set last week and Philip Seymour Hoffman is expected to start filming after he wraps up for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire“.
Rachel was seen filming on location in Hamburg last week (September 28). The German site Bild.de also published a few on set photos from yesterday (October 1) taken by a fan who send them in. She was seen filming a scene in the local library. Both sets can be found in our gallery.
New York Times released a bunch of new stills of “Passion” in their interview with director Brian de Palma during the New York Times Film Festival including two new ones with Rachel. The movie will have it’s US premiere during the festival tonight (September 29). Briandepalma.org is reporting that the festival added a new screening because it was already sold out. The movie will be distributed by Entertainment One with an early 2013 theatre release.
We added the stills in our gallery, sadly not the best quality, but we hope we will be able to replace them with better quality soon. You can enjoy this one in the mean time!
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We have some good news today. Both “Passion” and “To The Wonder” found distributors for the U.S. rights. “Passion“, directed by Brian de Palma, was picked up by Entertainment One and “To The Wonder” will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Both movies premiered at the Venice Film Festival and were also shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and are expected to be released early 2013.
You can find articles on the distribution deals below/inside with quotes from the producers and or spokeswomen of the compagnies. Let’s hope more promotional material will be released in the next weeks!
Canadian distributor Entertainment One has acquired the North American rights to Brian De Palma’s Passion from SBS Productions.
The Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace-starrer, based on the 2010 French thriller Love Crime, bowed in competition at Venice and screened in Toronto.
Passion portrays a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business.
“Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace performances are captivating and De Palma delivers another great thriller that audiences have already embraced at Venice and Toronto,” David Reckziegel, president of eOne Films North America, said Friday.
The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners along with SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd and Sejin Croninger, and Reckziegel for Entertainment One.
ICM Partners also represents De Palma.