The official line-up for Venice Film Festival was announced earlier today in Rome and as predicted Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder” and Brian de Palma’s “Passion” will both have it’s world premiere at the festival. Both films are part of Venezia 69 which means they are part of the International competition of feature films, presented as world premieres. For the full line-up be sure to visit the official website of the festival. The festival is held August 29 until September 8 in Venice, Italy.
BRIAN DE PALMA – PASSION
France, Germany, 94′
Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth
TERRENCE MALICK – TO THE WONDER
Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko
“To The Wonder” was recently selected for the Toronto International Film Festival. Let’s hope Rachel will attend both festivals!
It was just announced that Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder” was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival during the press conference held earlier this morning. Variety already leaked a list before the conference, but it’s now officially confirmed! The festival is held September 6-16.
Among the films that are only North American or International Premieres, the biggest is undoubtedly Terrence Malick’s much-anticipated new film “To The Wonder,” with Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Javier Bardem. Question of where it would premiere, or even if it would premiere at all in 2012, have been flying for some time, but the film will get its North American premiere as a Special Presentation at the festival, suggesting the long-rumored Venice bow is in the cards.
TIFF.net lists the movie as ‘Special Presentation‘. It is rumored to premiere at Venice Film Festival in August/September as well, the line-up for Venice is expected on July 26.
TIFF released a new synops with more details about the movie via their official press release. Be sure to read it below:
To The Wonder Terrence Malick, USA (North American Premiere)
After visiting Mont Saint-Michel — once known in France as the Wonder — at the height of their love, Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Neil (Ben Affleck) come to Oklahoma, where problems soon arise. Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Javier Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane (Rachel McAdams). An exploration of love in its many forms.
Rachel is listed at New York Times’ Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list. She is ranked #27 at the Vulture Rankings, #30 at Studio Favorites, #29 at Tabloid Targets, #27 at Most Respected, #37 at International stars, #10 at Comedy Stars and #13 at Drama Stars. For more information on the ranking system be sure to read this article.
Thanks to my friend Claudia for sending me this link. Be sure to read inside/after the jump for more additional rankings.
Though most audiences first met Rachel McAdams in the tartly comic Mean Girls, she’s since built a career out of being the love interest perpetually stuck in a complicated or unsatisfying relationship (see: The Notebook, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which reunited the actress with her Wedding Crashers co-star Owen Wilson). Studios believed in her drawing power enough to put her out front for the first time in the 2010 comedy Morning Glory, but it was met with mixed critical reaction and a less-than-stellar box office. Fortunately, her return to that sweet spot of star-crossed romantic pairings in The Vow (opposite an ascendant Channing Tatum) took in a major $125 million at the box office, restoring her rom-dram luster.
We now have the full set of photos of Rachel filming “About Time” in Cornwall earlier this week. Thanks to my good friend Nicole for donating them to us. I added a few more additions and replaced the other ones with high quality version.
Rachel and the cast of crew of “About Time” were seen filming in Cornwall (UK) earlier this week (July 17). It looks like they were filming a wedding scene. Bill Nighy was also photographed on set, and we assume he will be playing Domhnall Gleeson character’s dad who taught him how to travel time.
IMDB currently list a March 23, 2013 release for the UK for the movie. The production is expected to film in Cornwall for two more weeks.
TerrenceMalick.org published an interesting article regarding “To The Wonder“. According to his source at FilmNation the “possibility of any trailer or related publicity material coming out in the fall of 2012 is still vague, possibly unlikely” but “at the most we may finally see a release date“.
The film still does not have a U.S. distributor which seems to be holding up a release date of the now-completed film. Possibly, the difficulties of The Tree of Life and its polarizing effect on the box office may be an underlying issue.
When asked for any kind of teaser image or information, I was told that there still is nothing in the public domain that they could release.
“To The Wonder” was part of the Cannes market to find distributors, people from the industry saw photographes of the movie, and is rumored to be released at Venice Film Festival this year. Luigi Lonigro, director of the Italian distributor company 01 Distribution, recently confirmed in an interview that his company got the Italian rights for the movie and that he was hoping for a “christmas release“.
The movie is completed, it currently holds a r-rating. The source at FilmNation was “referring to widespread release” so it’s still possible that the movie will be released at Venice Film Festival. Last year the line-up for the festival was announced late July.
I added lots of additional photos of Rachel on set of “About Time, including more from Rachel and co-star Domhnall Gleeson filming on Abbey Road yesterday (July 9) and some additional photos from July 4 and June 15. I also created a new album with fan photos from various days. Thanks to Christine for donating some of them!
Update: Just added over 40 more additional images of Rachel filming “About Time” on Abbey Road. Be sure to check them all out in our gallery.
The production will continue shooting in London and is also expected to move to Cornwall later this month.
Rachel was seen filming a scene for “About Time” on the iconic Abbey Road street earlier today (July 8) in London. She was wearing the same outfit as a few days ago while filming in west London. We added the first released photos in our gallery.
Rachel was seen filming “About Time” in West London yesterday (July 4) with her co-star (and love interest in the movie) Domhnall Gleeson. She was also seen chatting with director and writer Richard Curtis. For the last few days the cast and crew were seen filming over night on location in West London. Rachel is wearing different wigs for the movie and the production is expected to wrap up mid-augustus.
It looks like they filmed two different scenes yesterday because Rachel was seen wearing two different outfits and showing off a (prosthetic) baby bump in one of them.