Variety published an article last night – you can read it after the jump – that reported that Robin Wright is in talks to join the cast of “A Most Wanted Man“. IndieWire followed with an article that stated that Wright replaced Rachel in the movie which was not mentioned in the Variety article. But it seems like the writer of the original article confirmed Rachel’s replacement via his official twitter account.
Various other media outlets, including Collider, Entertainment Weekly and Film Stage, are reporting that Wright is in talks to join Rachel and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So there seems to be confusion about if Wright will join or replace Rachel in the movie.
Update: I can confirm that Wright is in talks for a different role then Rachel. This means Rachel will not be replaced by Wright if she gets cast. Rachel co-starred with Wright before in “State of Play” back in 2009. “A Most Wanted Man” is expected to start filming in Hamburg (Germany) in September.
“Passion” was just added to the line up of the Toronto International Film Festival as special presentation. It was previously announced that “To The Wonder” was also part of their selection. TIFF is from September 6 until September 16, and the official scheduale will be announced August 20. Both movies will have their world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
A new still and more detailed information was released via TIFF.net. I am really excited for this, because now Rachel has two films selected for two important film festivals! You can find the official press release and the info page written by Piers Handling (Director and Chief Executive Officer of TIFF) from the movie page below/inside.
“Passion” Brian De Palma, France/Germany North American Premiere
An erotic thriller in the tradition of Dressed To Kill and Basic Instinct, Brian de Palma’s Passion tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé, Isabelle, is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. They’re on the same team, after all… But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out. Starring Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth and Paul Anderson.
phusis from the IMDB board posted this news a few weeks ago, but I forgot to update it on the main site. Now IndieWire article reminded me about it. Hanan Townshend was recently added as the “To The Wonder” composer on the IMDB page of the movie. He also worked with Terrence Malick on “The Tree Of Life”.
Malick has enlisted Hanan Townshend to score the upcoming movie, bringing in a relatively fresh face after working with folks like Alexandre Desplat, James Horner and Hans Zimmer on his last few films. However, Townshend was already very familiar with how Malick works. One of his pieces, “Eternal Pulse,” was featured in the soundtrack to “The Tree Of Life,” and he performed on a number of tunes as well, and clearly the director liked what he heard to bring him back. Of course, who knows what other pieces of music Malick might bring into the fray, but this is a big step up for Townshend who has largely worked on smaller, lesser known indie flicks until now.
If you are interested in Townshend’s work be sure to head over to his official website and listen to his composer reel. “To The Wonder” will premiere at Venice Film Festival on September 2 and is also selected for the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The official schedule for the Venice Film Festival was announced earlier today. Both “To The Wonder” (directed by Terrence Malick) and “Passion” (directed by Brian de Palma) are selected for the festival as part of the official competition (Venezia 69). “To The Wonder” will have it’s world premiere September 2 and “Passion” on September 7. They will both have two screenings
September 2, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. SALA GRANDE & 8 p.m. PALABIENNALE
TO THE WONDER by Terrence Malick (USA, 112’, language: English, s/t Italian) cast: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem
September 7, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. SALA GRANDE & 8 p.m. PALABIENNALE
PASSION by Brian De Palma (France, Germany, 100’, language: English, s/t Italian) cast: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth
For more information on the festival be sure to visit the official website. We hope Rachel is able to attend both premieres. “To The Wonder” was also selected for the Toronto International Film Festival which begins September September 6. The official schedule for TIFF will be announced August 20.
We have some really nice goodies for you today. Kim kindly send us over some photos she took of Rachel during Rachel’s leaving party for “About Time” on July 25 in Cornwall. You can see photos of Rachel in a Kelly’s Whip car, she made ice creams for the crew and cast. Kim also posed with Rachel and her co-stars Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson. Rachel wrapped up filming for the movie, and she was already spotted in Toronto and Los Angeles. “About Time” is expected to finish it’s production in mid-august.
“Passion” and “To The Wonder” were selected for for Venice Film Festival and “To The Wonder” was also selected for the Toronto International Film Festival so we hope Rachel will attend the festivals in August and September. She is also expected to start filming “A Most Wanted Man” in September in Hamburg (Germany) with director Anton Corbijn and co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Update: It seems that director Barbera was talking about the movies selected for the festival in general, not only “To The Wonder“.
“To The Wonder” got selected for Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week. We knew little about the anticipated movie, directed by the critical acclaimed director Terrence Malick, since the start of the production but TIFF released a new official plot and Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera also revealed new detials:
“The main recurring theme is the crisis. The economic crisis, which is having devastating social effects, but also the crisis of values, the political crisis.”
Barbera also revealed during the line-up press conference that Rachel and her co-star Ben Affleck are among the stars expected to attend the festival according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Rachel is gracing the cover of the current issue of Tu Style in Italy. They used old outtakes from her People Magazine and Marie Claire photoshoot. We added the scans in our gallery, thanks to my friend Claudia for donating them to us!
It looks like a new interview with Rachel, so if you are from Italy yourself and you want to help out with translating the interview please drop me a line!
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.