The Wrap broke the news that Rachel is ‘being eyed’ for the female lead alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in Thomas McCarthy’s upcoming movie “Spotlight“. Deadline is also reporting that Aaron Eckhart and Liev Schreiber joined the cast and that they are aiming to start filming this fall in Boston and Toronto. THR is reporting that Rachel and Ruffalo, Keaton, and Tucci are all in “advanced talks” to board the movie.
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci are all in talks to star in Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” which follows the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalists who exposed the Catholic Church’s decades-long cover-up of child molestation in Massachusetts, multiple individuals familiar with the prestige project have told TheWrap.
Ruffalo is nearing a deal to play Michael Rezendes, while Rachel McAdams is being eyed for the female lead of Sacha Pfeiffer. McAdams has an official offer, though she has not started formal negotiations yet.
Participant Media is financing the project, which is being produced by Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust. Open Road has come on to handle domestic distribution.
Steve Golin and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content are producing with Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust. David Mizner, who brought the project to Rocklin/Faust, will consult and serve as an associate producer.
Producers have secured life rights of the Globe reporters responsible, including Spotlight Team members Rezendes, Pfeiffer and Matt Carroll, Spotlight Team editor Walter “Robby” Robinson, special projects editor Ben Bradlee Jr. and Globe editor Marty Baron.
Deadline is reporting that actress Naomie Harris joined the cast of “Southpaw“. She is replacing Lupita Nyong’o who was previously circling the role of Angela.
The Antoine Fuqua-directed drama penned by Sons Of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter has added Naomie Harris to its cast. The British Skyfall actress last year earned kudos for playing Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom for The Weinstein Co., which is also producing boxing drama Southpaw. Story tracks a welterweight champ (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose career soars as his personal life falls apart. Harris will play Angela, a social worker who works with Gyllenhaal’s character and his daughter.
Deadline is also reporting that actor Beau Knapp joined the cast of the movie as “Jon Jon, the fighter’s lifelong best friend who came up with him through foster care and is on the payroll”. “Southpaw” is currently still in production in Pittsburgh but will reportedly wrap up filming on Monday (August 11).
Rachel and Kayleen’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode aired last night on TLC. We are currently working on our coverage so we will recap the episode later. We already added the official episode clips in our media archive and additional stills in our gallery. Many thanks to my good friend Amanda for helping out.
The episode is available in On Demand in case you missed it last night or want to rewatch it again. Be sure to head over to Amazon.com or Itunes to buy your own copy.
We would like to remind you that Rachel and her sister Kayleen’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode airs tonight (August 6) on TLC in the US. Be sure to check your local listing for the time. The episode will also be available On Demand on Amazon.com and Itunes after it airs. Kayleen shared a cute behind the scene picture on her instagram account yesterday:
Went on an amazing, life changing adventure with my favourite travel buddy to find out where we come from. Serious stuff here. No funny business @tlc @wdytya #behindthescenes
Be sure to head over to the official website of the series for more information. You can also follow the official twitter account @WDYTYA and facebook account and don’t forget to (live) tweet via the #WDYTYA hash-tag.
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TLC released an episode clip of Rachel and Kayleen’s episode of the “Who Do You Think You Are?” series. We have added the clip in our media archive and some additional production stills in our gallery. The episode will air tomorrow (August 6) at 9P/8C – or check your local listing for the time – on TLC. Be sure to also visit the official WDYTYA website to check out Rachel’s Meet The Celebrities Photo Gallery.
Rachel and Kayleen McAdams discover an English ancestor who lived and worked in a privileged world. As they unravel the mystery of their Canadian heritage, they uncover the harrowing circumstances that brought their family to Canada.
Come back later this week for our coverage and tune in tomorrow to watch the episode!
TLC released the full episode description of Rachel and Kayleen’s upcoming “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode. The episode will air this Wednesday (August 6) on TLC. Be sure to check your local listings for the time.
Who Do You Think You Are? – 9:00 PM – 60 MIN – Rachel and Kayleen McAdams discover an English ancestor surrounded by a privileged world, but forced to separate from those he loved; they connect with relatives uprooted by war, and uncover the harrowing circumstances behind their Canadian roots.
Many thanks to Sam for the heads up!
“A Most Wanted Man” is expanding to 729 screens according to Box Office Mojo this weekend in the US. The movie had a limited release last week and will expand wide because of the solid box office results. Be sure to head over to the official website AMostWantedManMovie.com to find a theater near you. We have added a new movie clip, narrated by director Anton Corbijn for the New York Times, and more TV spots in our media archive. We also added more additional social media banners in our gallery.
Deadline is reporting that “A Most Wanted Man” opened strong in it’s opening weekend.
Bold debuts from two of the weekend’s openers in a crowded specialty box office included yet another Woody Allen film as well as a last starring turn from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions opened Anton Corbijn‘s cerebral thriller A Most Wanted Man over the weekend after a glittering mid-week premiere at the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA) courtesy of the Cinema Society and its usual well-heeled crowd. The film, based on a John Le Carre‘ post-Cold War espionage thriller, grossed $2,717,425, averaging $7,527 in 361 theaters. The distributors noted it is the second-highest number in its history in absolute terms, following The Conspirator‘s $3.5M launch in 2011. Also notably, Most Wanted peeked into the top 10 this weekend.
“With a 91% ‘fresh rating’ on Rotten Tomatoes, the film had fantastic reviews, and was the story of the weekend at the specialty box office,” Roadside said. ”[The feature] opened 20% higher than the Roadside/Lionsgate 2013 release Mud, which [opened] on the same number of screens ( to $2.2M) and went on to a $21M total North American box office. A Most Wanted Man went up a very strong 59% from Friday to Saturday.”
10). A Most Wanted Man (RSA), 361 theaters / $716K Fri. / $1.1M Sat. (+59%) / $855K Sun. (-25%) / Per screen average: $7,505 / Total cume: $2.7M / Wk 1
The movie had a limited release in the US and Variety is reporting will expand to more theaters after a solid box office debut..
“A Most Wanted Man” marks one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final starring roles and fans of the Oscar-winning actor are helping to make the twisty spy thriller an art-house success.
“Philip never really got to star in movies,” said Howard Cohen, president of the film’s distributor, Roadside Attractions. “He was always known as a utility player…There’s no question that part of the appeal is the idea of him giving a final, great performance.”