Julia Roberts (“Nothing Hill”, “Erin Brockovich”) recently did an interview with the Canadian Hello! magazine. She was asked to name actors who she would love to work with and she mentioned Rachel and Jessica Chastain:
Are there other actors you’d love to work with?
There are so many. I think Rachel McAdams is great, always consistently interesting. Jessica Chastain is another one. I thought she was fabulous in The Debt.
Julia recently produced “Jesus Henry Christ” which stars Rachel’s boyfriend Michael Sheen. This is not the first time Julia mentions Rachel, a few years ago she also revealed that she thought Rachel was one of the most promising actors of her generation. Fun fact: Julia’s niece Emma Roberts considers Rachel as one of her favorite actresses and recently wrote on twitter that she thought Rachel deserved an Oscar for her role in “Mean Girls“.
Ink Film Factory released an official press release for “A Most Wanted Man” earlier today. They announced that principal photography began yesterday in Hamburg (Germany). It was earlier announced in the casting call that filming was set to start last week but we assume pre-production work – like rehearsing and fittings – began last week.
Rachel will portray the German lawyer Annabel Richter. She revealed in her Vs. Magazine interview that she was prepping for a role with a German accent and we think it’s safe to say she is talking about her role in “A Most Wanted Man“:
“I’m about to play a girl who is German and even just learning the dialect and flavor of German sound informs this new kind of person in me. Sometimes the further from what you imagined yourself the better, because then you find you’re probably closer to the people than you think.”
The official press release can be found below/inside. We are hoping we will get a glimpse from the movie already with on set pictures.
The producers are proud to announce the start of production on Anton Corbijn’s film of John le Carré’s “A Most Wanted Man”. We have a thrilling script, an enviable cast and a brilliant director. The beautiful city of Hamburg has welcomed the circus to town and we are very excited to be shooting.
We look forward to bringing you regular updates from the set of the film in our blog. In the meantime, here is the official press release.
Principal photography commenced yesterday in Hamburg on a major film adaptation of John le Carré’s worldwide bestselling 2008 novel A MOST WANTED MAN. Anton Corbijn (The American, Control) directs a cast led by Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master, Capote), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes, Midnight In Paris), Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire, Platoon) and Robin Wright (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball).
“Passion” is on it’s way to find a distributor according to THR. The movie will have it’s US premiere this saturday (September 29) as part of the New York Film Festival line-up. It’s not likely that Rachel will attend the screening because she is currently filming “A Most Wanted Man” in Hamburg (Germany).
IFC Films is in negotiations to acquire domestic distribution rights for the Brian De Palma-directed thriller Passion.
The film, a remake of Alain Corneau’s 2010 French noir Love Crime, features Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams at the center of of a steamy tale that chronicles professional and romantic jealousies at a Berlin ad agency.
Passion, which De Palma adapted from Corneau and Nathalie Carter’s French-language screenplay, made its debut to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month on the heels of its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, which has already lined up distribution deals in France, Germany and the Netherlands, will next screen at the New York Film Festival.
IFC enjoyed a busy Toronto festival, scooping up domestic rights to a number of films including the black-and-white comedy Frances Ha and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Saïd Ben Saïd produced Passion, and Alfred Hürmer and Valérie Boyer exec produced.
ICM Partners, which reps De Palma, is negotiating the deal on behald of the filmmakers.
Rachel is among the stars featured in the Hollywood Reporter’s “The Talks of Toronto” which is a special featured in the current issue of the magazine (September 28). We added the beautiful portrait she did for the magazine and the scan in our gallery. She looks absolutely stunning in a Lavin dress! I am currently still working on more additional TIFF 2012 coverage, sorry for the delay on this, but my personal life keeps me busy.
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The Tracking Board is reporting that Rachel is in early talks to join the adaption of the graphic novel “Cold City” (originally titled “The Coldest City“). Director Daniel Espinosa is also in talks for the project.
Rachel McAdams has entered early talks to star in the upcoming Oni comic book adaptation COLD CITY.
The project, which is also in talks with director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House), centers on a young female MI6 agent who is sent undercover into Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow officer over a rumored list of double agents. McAdams would play the lead, with casting lists currently being prepped for the other leading roles.
Oni Comics’ production arm Closed on Mondays will produce the film. Their work includes “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and a dozen or so in development projects including Universal’s “Resurrection” and recent “Young & Hungry” lister Paul J. Salamoff’s upcoming “The Last Breath”.
McAdams and Espinosa are both repped by UTA and Magnolia Entertainment.
It was previously reported that Rachel is also attached to star in “Maudie“. Filming for “A Most Wanted Man” kicked off yesterday in Hamburg (Germany). You can find the official plot description of “Cold City” after the jump.
Rachel only did a few interviews while she was attending the Toronto International Film Festival to promote “Passion” and “To The Wonder” including a round table interview but the first interviews are released online. We added them in our press archive, so be sure to check them all out.
She did a phone interview with Entertainment Weekly and talked about her upcoming movie “A Most Wanted Man” which will start filming next Wednesday (September 19) in Hamburg, Germany:
“It’s in Hamburg, which I’ve never been to before, and where the book is set,” said McAdams. “Philip Seymour is in it, whom I’m over the moon I get to meet and work with. She’s a great character, this German lawyer. She’s a big bike rider, so I’ll ride around the city a lot.”
Los Angeles Times published two articles with quotes from Rachel talking about “Passion” and “To The Wonder“. IndieWire published a nice round-up from Rachel and Olga Kurylenko’s “To The Wonder” round table interview.
McAdams’ role is fairly small, and she gets as little dialogue as the rest of the cast, but she says she knew what she’d be in for. “Terry told me the role would be smallish,” the actress said, “so it freed me up to go in and have a good time, and not expect too much in that way… I think he’s a lot like a sculptor, he brings a lot of clay in, like way more than anyone would ever need, and allows the story to reveal itself to him. Which I think is beautiful, and brave. I think he’s just collecting. Collecting great things.”
We will add more interview once they will be released in our press archive, and we are currently working on the video coverage and be sure to look out for more photo additions this weekend as well.
We added lots of additional photos of Rachel attending last night’s “Passion” premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival, including lots of high quality ones. But we expect more additions, also from the “To The Wonder“, the next few days so keep checking back.
For all the fans from Canada, be sure to tune in tonight at Entertainment Tonight Canada, they announced they will air an exclusive interview with Rachel which took place yesterday while she was promoting her movies at the Variety Studio.
We assume Rachel is now done with her TIFF promotional duties, and she will probably prepare to head to Hamburg (Germany) to start filming “A Most Wanted Man“. The filming will kick off next week on September 19.
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