It was announced yesterday by various media outlets that Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alfred Molina and Catalina Sandino Moreno all joined Jessica and Oscar Isaac in ‘A Most Violent Year’. Deadline broke the story of Brooks casting and is reporting that he will play “Isaacs’ character’s attorney”. It has not yet been announced who Sandino Moreno, Molina and Oyelowo will portray but their casting was first reported by The Wrap and THR.
Filmmaker J.C. Chandor begins shooting the thriller on Wednesday. A week later, Glen Basner’s FilmNation will introduce the high-profile indie project to foreign buyers for the first time at Berlin’s European Film Market.
A24 Films has already secured U.S. rights, and is planning to release the movie this fall or winter, positioning it for a potential awards run.
Participant and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are co-financing the film, with Before the Door’s Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb producing alongside Chandor (Dodson and Gerb also produced Chandor’s All Is Lost and Margin Call). Executive producers include Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, Joshua Blum, Kerry Orent and Basner.
Jessica will present at tonight’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony. Be sure to come back later for our coverage on the award show!
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that Jensen Ackles, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Jessica Chastain, Don Cheadle, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Sir Ben Kingsley, Nia Long, Kellan Lutz, James Marsden, Jared Padalecki, Margot Robbie, Julia Roberts, Ian Somerhalder, Isaiah Washington, and Marlon Wayans will present awards at this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the star-studded awards gala will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Red Carpet Pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets immediately before the awards ceremony.
Deadline is reporting that Jessica is one of the presenters during the 2014 Golden Globes this Sunday at the Beverly Hilton.
[...] Jessica Chastain (2013 Golden Globe Award winner; 2012 Golden Globe Award nominee) [...] are the final round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for our coverage on the Golden Globes!
This is our last update of 2013, and first I want to wish all our visitors a very happy New Year! Thanks for another year, for your visit, your comments, your friendship.
To finish our year’s updates, I did a small compilation on my favorite 2014 moments. Feel free to shout out with your own selections here on the comments!
From GQ to Vogue, we had a lot of great shots on magazines in 2013. But my favorites was the spreads where she could put together some art together, not only posed photos. The Vogue Deutsch with Omar Sy, and also the both issues which she portraits paintings (W Magazine and Vogue) definitely won me over.
Definitely not an easy choice, but the shoot made for Madame Figaro won me. But have to mention the InStyle UK shoot, specially the outtakes. Really beautiful.
Favorite Event Look:
The whole ‘Paris Fashion Week’ looks. Seriously… while we’re all looking for the great awards season moments, in 2013 my favorite red carpet looks were the ones Jessica wore while in Paris watching some fashion shows, from vintage Yves Saint Laurent to Chanel, from all black to off-white. It was just perfection!
What I love the most is how Jessica’s hair can be different from an event to another. It would be just perfect only for the magnificent natural color but she can style it in so many different (and beautiful) ways. But the pretty simple, slight wavy hairstyle from SAG it still my favorite of the year, with a mention on the similar one she used on THR celebration back in February.
The lovely and emotional interview Jessica did to Katie Couric. Was a very passionate interview on which she talks about life and career in such a compelling way… top favorite!
Favorite 2013 Quote
Everytime an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film.
Jessica on the whole media stories on her rivalry with Jennifer Lawrence.
Looking for Jessica in 2014
Next year three big projects are being released, and another ones to start being shoot.
On the big screen, we’ll can see Jessica on The Desappearance of Eleanor Rigby (His/Hers) with James McAvoy, Miss Julie with Colin Farrell and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year will begin shooting in New York at the end of January. The film also stars Jessica’s friend Oscar Isaac.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, which also has on its cast Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska, will start being filmed in Toronto next February.
The Secret Scripture is early set to film in Ireland next June 2014, but it may have the date delayed since no director is set.
There’s still news to be released on Tar and Wilde Salomé DVD release, so keep with us. Hopefully much much more from Jessica in 2014 and beyond!
Have a fantastic 2014!
This picture was shared by stylist Elizabeth Stewart on her Instagram, it seems a new photoshoot is coming soon.
IFTN is reporting that Jessica and Vanessa Redgrave will both star in the adaption of “The Secret Scripture”.
Sebastian Barry’s novel ‘The Secret Scripture’ – shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2008 – is set to be adapted into a feature film by ‘My Left Foot’ Producer Noel Pearson, with principal photography to take place in Wicklow and Sligo in June 2014.
Hollywood actresses Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave have both signed on to play younger & older versions of the main character, Roseanne McNulty, a Sligo woman who keeps a diary of her many years confined to a mental hospital in Roscommon.
The movie about President John F. Kennedy based on the book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, will premiere nationwide on TLC at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
The film debuts as an exclusive television event on TLC to mark the 50th anniversary of the president’s assassination. The documentary is based on Fitzpatrick’s book, which examines the extraordinary collection of letters sent to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the president’s assassination and creates a moving portrait of the nation’s grief from such a cross-section of American life.
Twenty A-list celebrities have lent their recognizable voices to give life to these letters from everyday Americans, including a polio-stricken 13-year-old who offers words of strength for the first lady, a Peace Corps volunteer who mourns the loss while stationed in Ethiopia and an African American woman who expressed her pride and gratitude for President Kennedy’s work in the civil rights movement.
The participating talent includes Bérénice Bejo, Demián Bichir, Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Allison Janney, John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum, Betty White, and Michelle Williams.
TLC website has a sneak peek of the movie, that can’t be embed, but be sure to check out.
The nominees list for 2014 People’s Choice Awards was unveiled a few minutes ago, and Mama is on the list as Favorite Horror Movie!
Make sure to vote at the PCA website, finalist voting ends in December 5. The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.