THR is reporting that it was announced to (international) buyers that Rachel is confirmed to play the female lead in “Passengers” during the American Film Market. Director Brian Kirk is set to direct the movie and Jon Spaihts wrote the screenplay. Production is expected to start late February/early March in Germany next year and the aim is for a (late) 2014 release.
In May, distributors rushed to buy sci-fi epic Passengers when Witherspoon became attached to star opposite Keanu Reeves. The Weinstein Co. struck a multiterritory deal with Exclusive Media. But then Witherspoon dropped out. On the eve of AFM, it was announced that Rachel McAdams is now the female lead.
We should note that, like THR article mentions, Reese Witherspoon was attached and confirmed for the movie back in May at the Cannes market but later dropped out. Deadline broke the news that Rachel was in talks a few weeks ago and Rachel later confirmed herself the project was in talks/in the works. The production company Exclusive Media has a more in-depth plot description (with some possible spoilers!) of the movie on their official site.
On a colony ship carrying 5000 sleeping passengers to a new world, a malfunction awakens passenger Jim Preston (Reeves) ninety years too soon. Unable to get back into hibernation, Jim is doomed to live out his life alone on the massive ship.
After he’s tried every means to save himself, and exhausted the entertainments of the ship, Jim seeks solace among the hibernating passengers. There he sees the sleeping Aurora (McAdams), a beautiful writer whose books he finds in the ship’s library. Jim finds himself falling in love – and a terrible possibility presents itself: he could wake Aurora up.
We want to remind you that “About Time” is now playing in theaters nationwide in the US. The movie got a limited release last week. We highly recommend everyone to go see this movie. It’s written and directed by Richard Curtis and it’s truly one of the sweetest, most beautiful and heartwarming movies Rachel has been apart of. The international release dates can be found on the official facebook account.
Rachel was seen filming a scene for the Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii Project yesterday on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii with her co-star Bradley Cooper. We added the high quality photos in our gallery, many thanks to my good friend Nicole from Adoring Emilia Clarke and Lily James Source for donating them to us! Filming is expected to continue until early December and the movie will hit theaters sometime in 2014.
Be sure to head over to our partner site Bradley Cooper Source for full the coverage on Rachel’s co-star Bradley!
Even more “About Time” interviews were released of Rachel during the Los Angeles press junket over the last few days and we added them all in our media archive. We also added a few new TV spots of the movie, which are all currently airing in the US. Two new production stills are added in our gallery and we also added the social media banners Universal released on the official facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter, and tumblr account of the movie to promote the release because they feature some unseen stills.
We recommend everyone to watch her SheKnows interview, it’s a more in-depth one and definitely worth the watch! “About Time” is currently playing in selected theaters and will go nationwide this Friday (November 8th) in the US!
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We want to remind you that “Passion” is available on DVD/Blu-Ray in the US starting today. So be sure to pick up your own copy in stores or order it online. The movie was already released on DVD in the UK and we already added the HD screen captures in our gallery. You can check them out in our previous post in case you missed them.
Over the last few days a lot of new interviews were released of Rachel during the Los Angeles press junket for “About Time” last Sunday. We added the first batch of released video interviews in our media archive and the text interviews in our press archive. Many thanks to my friends Amanda and Jasmine for helping out.
Rachel confirmed to HitFix and Entertainment Tonight Canada that the recent “Passengers” rumors with Keanu Reeves are true but that the project is still “in the works”/”in talks” so it’s not official yet. Some excerpts of the (text) interviews can be found below:
On Going to Theater school: “It was good for me. I really enjoyed that and I really thrived in that. I finally found a place where I felt like I belonged.”
On comparing “About Time” to “The Time Traveler’s Wife”: “When I read this script, I really didn’t think about Time Traveler’s Wife at all, because that we dealt with very differently. [In About Time], it’s a much lighter touch. [The time travel is] less of an affliction and more of a fantasy.”
On prefering love stories: “I love stories with love in them. I just prefer those films. Every so often, I come across a film where there’s no love story. It doesn’t have to be romantic, but there’s a lack of love, and I don’t get that. I’m like, ‘Something’s missing.’”
“About Time” is currently playing in selected theaters and will go nationwide next week on November 8th in the US. We expect more (video) interview additions later on so keep checking back!
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Rachel made an appearance on Conan last night to promote “About Time“. The episode was pre-recorded on Monday and aired last night. The full interview can be found in our media archive and we added the HD screen captures and the official episode still in our gallery. Many thanks again to Haylie from Julie Gonzalo Network and Chyler Leigh Network for her donation!
“About Time” is released in selected theaters starting today and will go nationwide next week on November 8th in the US.
We want to remind you that “About Time” is released in limited theaters starting today in the US. The movie will get a nation wide release next week on November 8th. The movie is written and directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Nothing Hill) and stars Rachel, Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy. The movie currently holds a ‘Fresh’ rating at Rotten Tomatoes with 66%. The movie was selected for various festivals including the Film4 Summer Screen, New York and Hamptons film festival and was released in September in the UK where it opened #1 in the box office. The soundtrack of the movie was released earlier this week and you can buy it on Itunes or Amazon. I had the privilege to see an advance screening of the movie a few weeks ago and you can find my (mini) review after the jump.
Rachel made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote “About Time“. The episode was pre-recorded yesterday and it aired earlier today. She looks stunning in Tanya Taylor from the Spring/Summer collection. We added the full interview in our media archive. The HD screen captures and official episode stills are added in our gallery. Thanks to Haylie from Julie Gonzalo Network and Chyler Leigh Network for donating the video! Sadly a few seconds of the interview are missing near the end due to an error, we are trying to replace the video as soon as possible but in the mean time you can enjoy this one.
Rachel will be on Conan this Thursday (October 31st). “About Time” will get a limited release this week on November 1st in the US and will go wide November 8th.
Rachel pre-recorded her The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday in Los Angeles to promote “About Time“. The episode will air today, so be sure to tune in and check your local listings for the time. We added the preview of Rachel’s interview in our media archive. Be sure to check back later for our full coverage on Rachel’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!