It’s a special day today because exactly 10 years ago “The Notebook” was released in theaters in the US on June 25, 2004. Many news sources and media outlets made special posts to celebrate and we will round up our favorites in this post.
Entertainment Tonight: WCW: What You Didn’t Know About Rachel McAdams’ Role in ‘The Notebook’
Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Notebook, so it’s only fitting on this Woman Crush Wednesday that we celebrate the star of the film: Rachel McAdams!
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Deadline is reporting today that Victor Ortiz joined the cast of “Southpaw“.
The Weinstein Company and director Antoine Fuqua have added a little ring credibility to their boxing pic Southpaw. Former world welterweight champion boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz has been added to a cast that has Jake Gyllenhaal starring with Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker. Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter wrote the script. Ortiz signed on to portray Ramone, a flyweight kid from the streets with real sparring potential. The character parallels Ortiz’s own rags-to-riches story of rising from childhood as a foster kid, to brawling his way to the championship belt in 2011.
It was reported earlier this month by Deadline as well that Miguel Gomez joined the cast as Miguel ‘Magic’ Cantu who is the rival of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s character. 50 Cent confirmed himself that he also joined the cast. “Southpaw” began filming yesterday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana.
Rachel, co-star Jake Gyllenhaal and director Antoine Fuqua attended the Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Fight last week as part of their pre-production research for “Southpaw“. We have added video footage that was shown of Rachel sitting in the audience during the match in our media archive. We also made high definition screen captures which can be found in our gallery.
The filming for “Southpaw” will reportedly start today at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana. The cast and crew will head to Pittsburgh to continue the filming in about two weeks and the production is expected to wrap up in August.
The MPAA rated “A Most Wanted Man” earlier this week and gave the movie a R-rating. The movie premiered earlier this year during the Sundance Film Festival and will screen and will screen later this month during the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Thanks to my friend Nick for the heads up!
Title: Most Wanted Man, A (2014)
Rating: Rated R for language.
Distributor: Roadside Attractions LLC
The movie will be released on July 25 in the US followed by a September 5 release for the UK and Ireland.
Rachel attended the Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Fight yesterday held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. She was seen arriving at the venue with co-star Jake Gyllenhaal and director Antoine Fuqua so we assume they were doing pre-production work for “Southpaw“. The movie is currently in pre-production but filming is expected to start mid-June through early-August in Indiana and Pittsburgh. A recent casting call is reporting a June 16 start date in Indiana. It was reported last month that Rachel was the “top choice” to play the female lead.
The Wrap is reporting that Rachel and her sister (and make-up artist) Kayleen will be featured in season five (second season at TLC) of “Who Do You Think You Are?“. As we reported on our official twitter account Rachel was spotted filming in Plymouth (UK) a few weeks ago for a series about “her ancestry” but now we officially have confirmation. BBC originally aired the genealogy documentary series in the UK and the American version was adapted by NBC before moving to TLC last year. It has not yet been announced when the episode with Rachel and Kayleen is going to air but the series premiere is July 23 at 9/8c.
The second season of TLC’s genealogy docu-series “Who Do You Think You Are?” will feature six new journeys with Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams and her sister, Kayleen McAdams.
Also, TLC has acquired 10 episodes from the show’s previous seasons on NBC. The episodes feature Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Rob Lowe, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Vanessa Williams and Rita Wilson.
The show returns for its second season on TLC and its fifth season overall on Wednesday, July 23 at 9/8c.
The 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival unveiled their line-up for this year’s film festival last week and “A Most Wanted Man” is part of program as part of the Directors’ Showcase and is also nominated for the audience award. The festival runs from 18 to 29 June and the movie will have it’s first screening June 22 followed by a second screening on June 26.
A Most Wanted Man
Anton Corbijn / UK, USA, Germany / 2014 / 122 mins
A John le Carré bestseller brought to stunning life
Anton Corbijn’s sumptuously shot, impeccably structured adaptation of John le Carré’s 2008 bestselling novel is a thoroughly gripping tale set in the dangerous and dingy world of a post-9/11 German intelligence unit. Tensions are high as unit head Günther Bachmann (a truly accomplished performance by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) is drawn into a deadly web of intrigue and espionage on the streets of Hamburg. A captivating story full of twists and surprises, expertly brought to life by a thoroughly talented cast.
As you may have noticed the reported running time of the movie is one minute longer than the version shown at Sundance earlier this year which had a 121 minutes running time. For more information about the festival and to find our how to book tickets be sure to head over to the official website of the festival. “A Most Wanted Man” will be released on July 25 in the US followed by a September 5 release for the UK.
Lucky Red has announced earlier this week that they picked up the distribution rights of “The Little Prince” (‘Il Piccolo Principe’) in Italy. The movie is expected to be released October 7, 2015 in France, late 2015 in the US and The Wrap recently reported that eOne Films Canada picked the rights for the movie in Canada for a 2016 release. Lucky Red announced they will release the 3D animated movie on January 1, 2016 in Italy and also revealed the roles of the English voice cast. The translated (via google translator) press release can be found below/after the jump:
Lucky Red will bring the highly anticipated film, directed by Mark Osborne (creator of Kung Fu Panda) and adapted from the popular children’s book by Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, to Italian cinemas.
The Little Prince has sold 145 million copies worldwide (16 million in Italy alone) and has been translated into more than 270 languages and dialects 71 after it’s first publication. It’s the most translated book in the world after the Bible!
Universal and timeless values make it a masterpiece narrated in the Saint-Exupéry: the respect for individuals and diversity, protecting the environment, and peace. A passionate story that relentlessly generations of readers of all ages. Made of CGI and stop motion animation with a budget of $ 80 million, The Little Prince is by far the most anticipated animation project next year.
Rachel made it onto The Wrap‘s The Most and Least Liked Summer Movie Actresses 2014 List at #3 because she will appear in “A Most Wanted Man” this summer. She tied with Angelina Jolie who will appear in “Maleficent” this summer.
A study of adults 18-49 conducted for TheWrap found that the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star has a 27 Positive Q Score, well-above average for a celebrity. Q Scores are a research tool used by TV networks as well as studios in determining how favorably or unfavorably celebrities are viewed by consumers.
Lawrence topped her closest fellow actress, Melissa McCarthy (“Tammy”), by two points. “Maleficent” actress Angelina Jolie and Rachel McAdams of “A Most Wanted Man” tied for third among actresses, each with a 23.
Here’s how Q Scores work. The Q Scores company provides a celebrity’s name and a brief description to more than 1,800 study participants. The viewers are asked if they recognize the person, and how they feel about him or her.
Be sure to go to The Wrap to see the entire list. Other actresses on the list are Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley, and her Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii co-star Emma Stone. “A Most Wanted Man” will be released on July 25 in the US and September 5 in the UK and Ireland.