Rachel is currently attached to star in “Maudie“, the bio-pic about Canadian fol artist Maud Lewis. Producer Mary Young Leckie will hit the IFF market at the Toronto Film Festival. Thanks to our visitor tempjord we now have a detailed plot about the movie.
I would also recommend anyone who is interested to know more about Maud Lewis to watch this beautiful short film about her life. Keep in mind the production of this movie seems to be in early stages, so noting is offiical.
Feature / Drama / English
Produced by Rink Rat Productions and Screen Door
Directed by Jean-François Pouliot
Written by Sherry White
Maudie is an unlikely love story in which a curmudgeonly miser hires a tiny disfigured woman to be his housekeeper and ends up managing her artistic career as a she becomes a well loved folk artist. Inspired by the life story of Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis.
EVERETT LEWIS (48) is a man who owes nothing to anyone. Tall, skinny and shabby, abandoned by his parents at a very young age, he has nevertheless managed to become a proud and self-sufficient man, largely by collecting scraps and peddling fish. He lives in a 10X12 foot house that has neither running water nor electricity, but at least it’s all his. Everett is his own boss and has everything he needs, except maybe a woman to clean the house and cook his meals. When he posts an ad for a live-in housekeeper, the only interest generated is from a strange looking woman – short, hunched over, with gnarled up hands and two huge bright brown eyes. And her name is MAUDE DOWLEY (32).
I came across a photo taken of Rachel’s Vs. Magazine editorial on InstaGram. Like we reported before Rachel is gracing the cover of the magazine, which will hit newsstand early September, and her shoot is shot by actress Drew Barrymore. We added the (low quality) preview in our gallery, and we can’t wait to see more of this!
In other news, it looks like Rachel might not attend Venice Film Festival later this week. Various foreign news sources are reporting that only Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem are expected. A Belgium journalist confirmed to our twitter account that only Olga, Javier and Noomi Rapace – for “Passion” – are announced to do interviews. I am still hoping that Rachel will make an appearance, especially since it was announced during the press conference that she was expected to attend.
Magazines > 2012 > Fall: Vs. Magazine
The New York Film Festival announced this year’s schedule earlier today. Like we reported before “Passion” has been selected for the festival – which runs from September 28 to October 14 – and director Brian de Palma will do a Q&A on October 7.
The movie will screen on September 29, October 6 and October 11. The NYFF also released new stills of the movie including one of Rachel. Be sure to check them all out via this link.
Passion – Brian De Palma, 2012
USA | English | Format: DCP | 100 minutes
Brian De Palma exhibits great panache and a diabolical mastery of frequent, small surprises in his cinematically most ingenious movie since his magical comedy-of-coincidences, Femme Fatale. With tongue planted in cheek, or maybe not—it’s up to you to decide—De Palma turns French director Alain Corneau’s 2010 Love Crime into a droll, erotic tale of female competition. Noomi Rapace more than matches her performance in the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as the assistant to an unscrupulous advertising honcho (Rachel McAdams), who steals her ideas and acts as if it’s all good sport. It’s great fun until De Palma zeros in on the fury in Rapace’s eyes. The De Palma trademarks are all present and deployed with coolly calculated abandon: a brilliant use of split screen; a confusion of identical twins; dreams within dreams; and shoes to die for.
The movie will make it’s world premiere next week – September 7 – at the Venice Film Festival (in competition) and will have it’s North America premiere at TIFF a few days later on September 11. Thanks to tempjord for the heads up! The official TIFF site currently hold a 18A rating, which is a R rating in the US, for the movie.
Movies & Television > Passion > Production stills
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is presenting it’s seventh annual International Financing Forum (IFF) at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Their aim is to bring together producers with agents, financiers etc. for upcoming movies. OMDC released an official press release earlier this day in which they introduced this year’s projects including “Maudie“. According to the release Rachel is set to star in the movie, which will be directed by Jean-François Pouliot and the script is written by Sherry White.
Producer Mary Young Leckie with Maudie, based on the true story of Canadian artist, Maude Lewis, to be directed by Jean-François Pouliot (Seducing Dr. Lewis) and set to star Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes)
Rachel will portray the late Canadian folk artist – and title character – Maud Lewis. GlobalNews has more information on the project:
Lewis, who died in 1970 at the age of 67, was disabled as a result of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and lived most of her life in poverty in Nova Scotia. Her husband Everett Lewis encouraged her to paint and she went on to capture outdoor scenes and animals on surfaces like pulp and metal.
Her one-room home is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax along with a large collection of her work. Several documentary films have been made about Lewis and she is the subject of a book, The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis, and the stage play A Happy Heart: The Maud Lewis Story.
Production of Maudie is expected to begin next year in Ontario.
It looks like the project is still in the early stages, but we will keep you posted on this project.
The Toronto International Film Festival released the first teaser trailer for “Passion” on their official website. The movie – directed by Brian de Palma – stars Rachel and Noomi Rapace. You can watch the trailer in our media archive and the high definition screen captures can be found in our gallery. It’s the first time Rachel done anything like this, so I am excited!
The movie will have it’s world premiere September 7 at the Venice Film Festival and will premiere at TIFF a few days later. It’s still looking for a US distributor, so no release date has been set so far.
Passion > TIFF Trailer #1
Passion > Screencaptures: Official Trailer #1 [HD]
“About Time” officially wrapped up filming today. Emma Freud (script editor) send out a message on her official twitter page. The movie is written and directed by Richard Curtis and stars Rachel, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy and many more.
We have wrapped. Movie all shot. Just six months of editing to look forward to. Wahoo. #abouttime (Source)
The movie shot on location in London and Cornwall over the past few weeks and they also shot in the Ealing Studios in London. Rachel already finished filming her scenes almost a month ago. The movie is confirmed to release May 10, 2013 in the USA and is rumored to release March 22, 2013 in the UK.
Rachel has busy months a head of her. She is expected to attend Venice Film Festival next week and she is also confirmed to attend the Toronto International film festival. “A Most Wanted Man” will start filming in Germany in September as well (JohnLeCarre.com – the Author’s official website – introduced the cast/crew of the movie so far today). Keep an eye on our ‘Important Dates’ section in the sidebar for the exact dates and events!
The Toronto International Film Festival just released their official film schedule for this year’s festival. Both “Passion” and “To The Wonder” are selected for the festival – which runs from September 6 to September 16 – and now the official schedule and expected guest list was released. Rachel is currently listed as ‘expected to attend’ according to the official press release.
“To The Wonder” will have it’s first screening September 10 and “Passion” the next day on September 11 and both movies will have two other screenings the days after. For more information on the screenings and movies be sure to visit TIFF.net!
To The Wonder
Monday September 10 (Premium screening)
Princess of Wales
Tuesday September 11
Winter Garden Theatre
The programmer’s note on “To The Wonder” was also released, you can find it after the jump.
John le Carré’s official website published an article which introduces the cast of “A Most Wanted Man” so far. Rachel and Philip Seymour Hoffman officially signed on to the movie and Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe are rumored to be in talks as additions to the cast.
As the excitement mounts for the upcoming film, read on to see who’s who in ‘A Most Wanted Man’…
Despite reports in Variety last week that both Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright were joining the project, much remains to be confirmed about the casting of le Carré’s ‘A Most Wanted Man’. All the signs though are that an extraordinary range of talent is coming together to work on the film.
Rachel McAdams’ acting work is just as varied. After her role as the manipulative Regina George in ‘Mean Girls’ for which she is justly lauded, McAdams has more recently had roles such as quick-thinking Lisa Reisert in ‘Red Eye’ and the cunning Irene Adler in the Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films. We are sure she will bring both heart and intelligence to the role of lawyer Annabel Richter.
The line up for the 50th New York Film Festival was announced today and Brian de Palma’s “Passion” starring Rachel, Noomi Rapace and Karoline Herfurth is part of the festival’s line up. The movie is also selected for the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Passion (Brian de Palma, France/Germany)
Brian De Palma brings great panache and a diabolical mastery of surprise to a classic tale of female competition and revenge. Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams are super-cool and oh so mean.
The festival runs from September 28 – October 14 and for more information head over to the official website. The official schedule will be announced later on.