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Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange

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Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer poster
Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer poster

Less than 1 month to go, and the much awaited superhero movie, Doctor Strange is finally hitting the theatres.

Academy-award nominated actress Rachel McAdams will take on the role of Christine Palmer in the movie. Although many fans were initially shocked to discover that the talented actress will play this role, as most expectations were for her to portray Clea – the Princess of the Dark Dimension, there is good news!

A Look into the Christine Palmer Character

While it was initially thought that the Christine Palmer role will only be a minor character in the movie, there are a few positive developments to it.

Christine Palmer is described as a fellow surgeon of Dr. Strange and is his love interest in the movie as well. As a colleague of Dr. Strange, Palmer will be one of the very few people in the movie who knows him before, during, and after that fateful accident.

In the first trailer, Christine Palmer was shown to be beside Dr. Strange when he was wheeled to the operating room after his accident. She was also there when he was recuperating, and some movie stills show her assisting Dr. Strange while he was garbed as Sorcerer Supreme sans cloak.

Christine Palmer was chosen as the love interest instead of Clea, because the studio wanted a character who connected Dr. Strange to the normal world even after he became Sorcerer Supreme. According to producer Kevin Feige, they opted to have a grounded character and that’s what Christine Palmer is all about.

Although there are no clues as yet as to how important her character will be in the movie, casting Rachel McAdams in the role may just be a clue in itself. Heck, with how good she is as an actress, it would be a shame not to give her something exciting.

Further Developments

As with any Marvel movie, there are possibilities of a multipicture production, but whether McAdams has signed to it remains unknown. Fans are hopeful, though, that they have something bigger in store for McAdams.

Talks of the Christine Palmer character eventually becoming Night Nurse in Doctor Strange are also surfacing. Whether something substantial as this will happen in the movie remains to be seen. But one thing’s for sure, both Marvel fans and Rachel McAdams fans are getting excited to see Doctor Strange by November 4!

Rachel McAdams for Disobedience

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Both Rachels are cast to star in Disobedience
Both Rachels are cast to star in Disobedience
Both Rachels are cast to star in Disobedience

Great news for Rachel McAdams fans! It has been recently confirmed by Screen International that Rachel McAdams will star in the movie adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s debut novel, Disobedience.

Disobedience: The Novel

Disobedience by Naomi Alderman
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman

Disobedience is the bestselling debut novel of Naomi Alderman. The novel centers on the life of 30-something Ronit Krushka, who was forced to return to London when her estranged father died. What’s more pressing, she must also face the people of Hendon, a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community.

While there, she meets her cousin, Dovid, who is set to replace his father as the local rabbi who also happens to be married to her childhood best friend, Esti. The more interesting tidbit to this novel is that Esti was not only Ronit’s childhood best friend, but she was also in a relationship with her.

 Disobedience: Film Adaptation

The film adaptation of Disobedience will be produced by Rachel Weisz and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures. This is also the English language directorial debut of Chilean filmmaker, Sebastian Lelio. The script will also be written by Lelio with Rebecca Lenkewicz. Aside from Weisz being its film producer in Disobedience, she is also set to star in the said adaptation.

As mentioned earlier, Rachel McAdams has signed to be on board Disobedience alongside Weisz. As to what role Rachel McAdams will take on, nothing has been confirmed as yet. The same goes for Weisz’s role in the movie.

However, there are several guesses as to what these two versatile actresses will be portraying. Fans of the book are excited to see whether Rachel McAdams might play Ronit, the main protagonist. Or, she might also be Esti, Ronit’s forbidden love interest from the past. No other cast members have been announced so far other than the two Rachels.

Filming Details

As of this writing, everything is under wraps and no further details have been released. Filming is set to start by winter with several key locations situated in London.

While it’s great to hear that Rachel McAdams is set to star in another book adaptation, it might take some time before we see her in Disobedience. Good thing she’s going to come out this year in the Marvel superhero movie, Doctor Strange alongside Ben Cumberbatch. The film is set to release on the 25th of this month in the UK, while it’s slated for release on the 4th of November in the US.

As to what role she’ll be playing in Disobedience, stay tuned for more information in the future!

Rachel McAdams Finds A new Love in Screenwriter Jamie Linden: Taylor Kitsch Out, Jamie Linden In

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Ever since the great love story of Noah and Allie in The Notebook, which from reel to real for Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in 2004, you’ve always been looking forward for Rachel McAdams to also find her great love story in real life.

For a time, fans thought that Hollywood’s ‘it girl’ will finally have it in Taylor Kitsch, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Now, it looks like she may really have it with new beau, Jamie Linden.

Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch Dating

The Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch dating rumors started back early June, 2015 when both were seen having a dinner date at Osteria Mozza. The stars met on the set of True Detective, a new HBO television show.

Happier times for couple Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch on the set of True Detective
Happier times for couple Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch on the set of True Detective

Working on the set of True Detective, they grew closer, and the attraction was just too hard to resist. This lovely couple had everything going for them, so much so that Rachel introduced Taylor to the family, cooked for him, and was practically living in Taylor’s condo by the first quarter of 2016.

Everything was going good for this power couple, until June this year when Rachel was spotted with a new man in the persona of Jamie Linden while attending a wedding. It seems Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch have broken up.

The Breakup

There were several rumors as to the Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch breakup. The most notable among these is that both couldn’t just commit to a long distance relationship. As soon as True Detective’s second season wrapped up filming, the couple seemed to have parted ways as well.

A New Love for Rachel McAdams

In June, 2016, an Instagram post of Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden dating began circulating online. Jamie Linden is a screenwriter best known for his work in We Are Marshall and Dear John. Both were seen together attending a friend’s private wedding in Virginia. But wait, this isn’t the first time that the couple has been seen hanging out together.

The friend's private wedding that the couple attended in June, 2016.
The friend’s private wedding that the couple attended in June, 2016.

In May, 2016, the new couple had a romantic trip to Paris. There were several sightings of them cozying up to each other and just being sweet and lovely while going to Paris’ famous Louvre Museum. 

Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden's romantic Paris getaway last May (fan taken).
Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden’s romantic Paris getaway last May (fan taken).

To date, it seems like this talented actress is taking her relationship with Jamie Linden to a whole new level! Just when you think that this summer romance couldn’t get any more serious, Rachel McAdams and Jamie Linden were spotted at West Hollywood shopping for pillows. Yes, you read it right, pillows! It looks like this new couple is on their way to building a love nest and heading for domestic bliss!

The power duo shopping for pillows, pillow, and more pillows!
The power duo shopping for pillows, pillow, and more pillows!

Every time Rachel McAdams dating news comes up, fans secretly hope that it’ll finally be the start to a happy ever after. With the way things are getting sweeter and stronger with new beau, Jamie Linden, this might actually happen!

Christine Palmer – Who is Rachel playing?

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With “Doctor Strange” soon hitting the theaters (Nov 4th) and with the first ever TV spot (embedded below) being released earlier this week we only thought it appropriate to talk about Christine Palmer. You know, the character Rachel is playing in the movie. Oh, you actually don’t know who that is? Well, let us give you a quick run-through of a character whose appearance might be Marvel hinting at something big!

Let’s start from the beginning.

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Between 1972 and 1973 Marvel released a new series of comics, namely “Night Nurse“, in an attempt to draw in female readers, whom, at that point, were very few. The comics center around three female nurses, working at a secret clinic in New York, whose main purpose is to treat superheroes that can not turn to regular hospitals.

These three nurses are Linda Carter, Georgia Jenkins, and Rachel’s character, Christine Palmer, whom all bear the title “Night Nurse”. In the series you follow their “drama, danger, death”-type life in a Marvel superhero cross-over platform that is the clinic.

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Now, I talk about the Night Nurses as a group but there is one that, essentially, is the lead character – Linda Carter. The story focuses mainly on her and the only connection to the “Doctor Strange“-comics is between Linda Carter and the doctor himself. Throughout the story-line of Linda Carter she has occasionally teamed up with Dr. Strange and the two have even shared a few romantic moments.

This makes you wonder, why isn’t Rachel playing the character of Linda Carter instead of Christine Palmer? She seems to have the role of someone who is close to Dr. Strange, I mean, just judging by the trailer where she is worryingly by Strange’s side at the hospital (!).

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I don’t have the answer. Sorry.

One can of course speculate, and that’s when it gets interesting! You see, this role of Linda Carter was previously thought to be played by actress Rosario Dawson in the Netflix original series, “Daredevil“, back in early 2015. But it was eventually revealed that she (Rosario) was playing another Marvel character named Claire Temple (who shares a very similar background to Linda Carter).

When asked about why Rosario was being cast as Claire Temple, “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight said,

“She [Rosario Dawson] was going to be an actual Night Nurse from the comics and the feature side had plans for her down the road . . . so we just switched to another character that was kind of the same realm of Night Nurse.”

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the mentioned Night Nurse is Linda Carter, especially since she is featured in the “Daredevil” comics. From there, one can assume that the makers of “Doctor Strange” were met with the same restriction. And what this could mean . . .

. . . is that, maybe, there is a “Night Nurse” series in the works (which in itself would be awesome) that most probably would feature Rachel, playing Christine Palmer, as part of the crew. Now, that would be a huge deal for Rachel McAdams!

But, one can never be sure when it comes to the realm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One can, however, hope.


If you haven’t seen it already, check out the TV Spot for “Doctor Strange“, released on Friday, below:

“The Little Prince” – Premiere Tomorrow + Early Sketches

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A quick reminder that “The Little Prince” premieres tomorrow, Friday, on Netflix U.S. The movie will also be released in selected theaters in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Apart from a stellar cast (Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais and more) retelling the 1943 story of “The Little Prince“, the movie, as of now, also scores a high 96% on rotten tomatoes, making it certified “Fresh”. It also scores high on Metacritics with a rating of 72!

Rachel, who voices The Mother in the movie, believes the movie has received such high praise because of its emotional intensity and the fact it pays such close homage to the original book.

“The Little Prince does a fantastic job of celebrating life’s mysteries,” she says. “When we grow up, it’s easy to need an answer for every question. Just like the book, the movie pays attention to the importance of enjoying the journey and our relationships, and not necessarily understanding everything. It all circles back to the famous quote from the book, which is ‘What is essential is invisible to the eye’.”

 

 

 

 

 

 


The director, Mark Osbourne (Kung Fu Panda), recently released some early on sketches (gallery below) of the movie to show part of the progress that went into bringing the 1943 fable into to life for a modern audience.

To learn more about the making of the movie you can purchase the Titan Books’ “The Little Prince – The Art of the Movie“. It takes you through the creative process of bringing author Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s  1943 story to life, showcasing various behind-the-scenes photographs, drawings, animated screenshots and production art from the movie.

Comic-Con 2016 – What Rachel wore

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This years’ San Diego convention saw many Hollywood A-list stars bring their fashion a-game to the panels. Everything from dresses to pants, the female actresses were sporting polished and put together outfits straight from the runway.

Attending the press event, Rachel looked glam and sporty in her figure hugging  mid-thigh mesh dress. The dress flaunted a black netted overlay that gave for subtle hues of dark green, blue and beige from her underlying piece. Accented with orange detailing around the neck, the long sleeved dress, along with matching colored pumps and manicure, made for quite a dark look. However, brightened by pink lips and a beaming smile, Rachel managed to don a glistening look!

Not only Rachel attended the “Doctor Strange” panel in style – her co-star, Tilda Swinton, took the stage with a bold look. A  sleek green velvet pantsuit that was straight from the Haider Ackermann Fall 2016 RTW runway.

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Comic-Con 2016 – “Doctor Strange” Coverage

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: (L-R) Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, director Scott Derrickson and actress Rachel McAdams from Marvel Studios’ "Doctor Strange” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

It was a full on show at Marvel Studio’s Hall H, this Saturday at Comic-Con. A lot was unveiled, a lot of great actors and actresses talked about their respective projects and a lot of excitement was in the air.

One of the highlights during the afternoon was the “Doctor Strange” panel. Along side the neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, were fellow castmates Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong. Starting off the panel, fans got to see the newly released trailer as well as a lengthy scene in which Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange met The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) for the first time. The footage was greeted with a standing ovation.

“I’m a little bit shocked. I’m sorry. Oh my god, that is quite a big movie,” Cumberbatch exclaimed after the grand introduction. “I’ve got a little shake. My heart is pounding.”

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After the presentation of the footage, cast members briefly talked of how their characters would be portrayed in the movie. Rachel confirmed, as fans were wondering after having seen the trailer, that her character, Christine Palmer, had been “friendly” with Stephen Strange at some point in the movie’s story-line.

After the panels, Brie Larson was officially announced as the new Captain Marvel and she, along with several other actresses playing roles in the Marvel Universe, posed for a real girl-power photo.

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: (L-R) Actresses Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Elizabeth Debicki, Danai Gurira, Tilda Swinton, Zoe Saldana, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong'o, Rachel McAdams, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff attend the Marvel Studios presentation during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Left to right: Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Elizabeth Debicki, Danai Gurira, Tilda Swinton, Zoe Saldana, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Rachel McAdams, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff.

Be sure to check out “Doctor Strange” when it premieres on November 4th, 2016 (U.S.)!

 

 

“Doctor Strange” – Second Official Trailer Out!

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It is here, the second official trailer from Marvel, showcasing some of the many “realities” in the world of Doctor Strange. The trailer was released during the on-going San Diego Comic-Con. Present at the presentation were director Scott Derrickson as well as Benedict Cumberbatch, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong and, of course, Rachel McAdams. Expect a full coverege soon.

“Doctor Strange” premieres on November 4th, 2016 (United States). In the mean time, watch the very thrilling trailer below:

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#JeansForRefugees – An artistic fundraising initiative

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Rachel McAdams, along with ninety-nine other celebrities, are participating in the “Jeans For Refugees” project, created by artistic pioneer Johny Dar. The initiative is dedicated to helping refugees all around the world, with all the proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee.

The one hundred celebrities are to donate a pair of their jeans to be hand painted by Johny Dar. All one hundred pairs will then be exhibited at Saatchi Gallery in London from 24th October culminating in an auction event on the 30th October. Until then, you can bid on these celebrity, re-stylised jeans online at catawiki.com/jeansforrefugees. All proceeds are donated to the International Rescue Committee (rescue.org).

Among other celebrities to participate in “Jeans For Refugees” are Alicia Wikander, Emma Watson, Heather Graham, Joan Smalls, Kate Moss and Pink. Check out their’s and others altered jeans in the gallery below:

 

 

Rachel & Crew Invited To More Diverse Academy

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It was announced, earlier today, that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to a record 683 new artists and executives. Rachel, along with fellow “Spotlight” crew, editor Tom McArdle, producer Michael Sugar, Sound department members Paul Hsu and George Lara and screenwriter Josh Singer, were some of the invitees.

This record intake of new members (compared to 322 invitations last year) is a response to the #OscarsSoWhite campaign that took place earlier this year. The 2016 class is therefore an active push for diversity, within the organisation, with 46% of the invitees female and 41% people of color.

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Some of the new members include John Boyega (Star Wars), Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Brie Larson (Room), Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship), Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Emma Watson (The Bling Ring).