The National Board of Review announces their 2014 winners and “A Most Wanted Man” is named one of their Top 10 Independent Films. The complete list with winners can be found at NationalBoardOfReviews.org.
Top 10 Independent Films: Blue Ruin, Locke, A Most Wanted Man, Mr. Turner, Obvious Child, The Skeleton Twins, Snowpiercer, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Starred Up, Still Alice
The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual Awards Gala, which also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy. Hosted by Lara Spencer, this year’s gala will take place on January 6, 2015 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
Congratulations to Rachel and the cast and crew!
The Boston Globe released a very interesting article on the filming of “Spotlight” which also includes essays written by Walter V. Robinson, Michael Rezendes and Sacha Pfeiffer who will be portrayed by Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel. We have added the new on set still in our gallery. Pfeiffer’s essay on working with Rachel has been added in our press archive. “Spotlight” wrapped up filming earlier this month and is expected to be released in 2015.
‘Rachel [McAdams] has asked me how long I kept my fingernails. What size Post-it Notes I preferred.’
By Sacha Pfeiffer | Globe Staff
During dinner at a downtown Boston restaurant, on an evening that was already feeling surreal — Rachel McAdams by my side, offering tastes of her branzino, Mark Ruffalo across from me, telling rip-roaring stories about his bartending days — Rachel leaned over and gestured to my right hand.
“You’re wearing a ring you didn’t mention,” she whispered, with a tinge of surprise. I followed her glance to a small gold band on my pinky finger, a long-ago gift from a dear friend. Rachel was right: Weeks earlier, when she’d asked me what jewelry I wore in 2001, I’d forgotten about that tiny ring. And because she is trying to look, act, and even think like I did 13 years ago to play me in the upcoming “Spotlight” movie, the omission caught her eye.
» Read entire interview
Rachel has donated a pair of her shoes to the ‘Small Steps Project‘. The project is hosting an celebrity shoe auction. Small Steps Project is a humanitarian organisation and UK registered charity supporting children and their families on rubbish dumps. Rachel has donated a white pair of Miu Miu shoes which are signed. She previously donated Prada shoes in 2013. An excerpt from the press release:
Stars have donated their signed shoes and are using their celebrity status to raise funds & awareness for Small Steps Project, a charity supporting children living on landfill sites. The Finale is now LIVE! The public are placing bids on shoes worn by by a whole host of stars.
Rachel’s auction lot closes on Sunday, 30th November and you can find her auction page by going to SmallStepsProject.org and be sure to head over to her Ebay auction page. To find out more information about the charity be sure to head over to SmallStepsProject.org. You can also follow their official social media accounts: Twitter @SmallStepsdocs, Instagram @smallstepsproject, and Facebook /SmallStepsProject. You can also help spread the word by using the #celebrityshoeauction hashtag.
HBO finally confirmed Rachel joining the “True Detective” season two cast alongside Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, Colin Farrell, & Vince Vaughn yesterday. Be sure to check out our previous post in case you missed it. It’s such an anticipated project after the critical and commercial success of the first season so there have been many reports about the second season. We already made a casting update news round-up a few days ago but now that Rachel is confirmed we also wanted to round up reports with – possible – details about season 2. Keep in mind that the reports might contain spoilers about the plot.
HBO’s official logline for the second season is: Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. The three police officers will be played by Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, and Rachel as Ani Bezzerides. Vince Vaughn will play the criminal Frank Semyon. Deadline reported back in August that season 2 “will kick off with a murder, and it might involve corruption in the California transportation system, possibly linked to a proposed high-speed train”. They also reported that the second season is expected to have 4 leads, three of them said to be cops/detectives/government workers and one the villain.
The news we’ve all been waiting for: HBO officially confirmed that Rachel has joined the cast of “True Detective” season 2. HBO also confirms the reports that Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined the cast.
just released a press release which confirms that production has begun in California – Colin Farrell was already photographed on set – and also confirms the reports that Rachel joined the cast as Ani Bezzerides.
RACHEL MCADAMS, TAYLOR KITSCH AND KELLY REILLY JOIN COLIN FARRELL AND VINCE VAUGHN IN HBO’S TRUE DETECTIVE
The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California.
Logline: Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.
Global News Canada is reporting that “Spotlight” wrapped up filming. MEW previously reported the production would wrap up filming on Friday, November 21st. The movie began filming in Boston in September before heading to Toronto. The cast and crew also filmed for a few days in Hamilton according to local reports. The movie mainly filmed in the Showline studios in Toronto but also filmed on location including at the University of Toronto and Boston Globe offices.
Spotlight, with an all-star cast including Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Live Schreiber and Billy Crudup, wraps production in the city this week.
Screen Daily reported earlier this month that the movie was part of eOne International’s slate at the AFM market to find (international) buyers. Rachel stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Billy Crudup, John Slattery, and many more. The movie is expected to be released in 2015. We have added some additional on set images in our gallery shared by Sacha Pfeiffer via her official twitter account.
Today brings you the final part of our birthday week photoshoot celebration. We have added over 300 additional images in our gallery. Enjoy this last batch and we would love to hear your favorites of this shoot!
We are almost at the end of our birthday celebrating week. Today brings you the 6th batch with additional images of Rachel’s 2011 Elle Magazine cover shoot. Our previous post can be found in yesterday’s post and be sure to come back tomorrow for our final part.
The news of Rachel being “frontrunner” for the female lead in “True Detective” was first reported back in September. The most recent report came from Variety who reported Rachel was close to locking down a lead role. If you follow our twitter account you have noticed we have reported an re-tweeted the latest rumors on the casting and series these last few weeks.
HBO has only confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn casting so far, because it’s such an anticipated project many more rumors have been circling around. We will try to round them up in this post. We also recommend heading over to Indiewire who compiled their own round-up post.
Taylor Kitsch, who will reportedly play one of the detectives, confirmed to AdWeek himself that he is part of the second season of the series. HBO still hasn’t confirm his casting. The Wrap reported a few weeks ago that Michael Irby, Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer and Leven Rambin joined the cast in supporting and recurring roles. Irby will play Elvis Ilinca, Rachel’s character’s partner at the police department. Deadline reported the first table read was held on October 31, and Rachel was spotted in LA the same day.
Deadline has reported several recurring cast additions this last week. They are reporting that Lolita Davidovich, James Frain, Adria Arjona, Michael Hyatt, Yara Martinez, Christian Campbell, and Riley Smith joined the casting in recurring roles. You can click on their names to read the original reports. Smith will play Rachel’s character’s boyfriend Steve Mercier, who is a “a boyish Sheriff’s deputy”.