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The Independent is reporting that Jessica is one of the front runners for the upcoming movie “Rodham”.
Rodham – about the younger years of the former First Lady and senator – is due out some time around the 2016 presidential election, in which Clinton might be a canditate. It will focus on 1974, when she was a Washington lawyer.
Among those in the running to play the 26-year-old Clinton are Amanda Seyfried, who starred in Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson, most recently seen playing Janet Leigh in Hitchcock.
Rodham director James Ponstoldt said: “They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
The film’s script, written by Young il-Kim, made last year’s “Black List”, which highlights Hollywood’s best unrealised scripts. Having been leaked by The Daily Beast earlier this month, it attracted attention for its racier scenes. But Kim told The Daily Telegraph: “I didn’t write 50 Shades of Rodham, as some news outlets are suggesting. I am a boring prude with little imagination.”
Asked whether the final draft would include sex scenes, Mr Kim replied: “It’s an evolving process so I don’t know. She was an attractive 26-year-old with an amazing future. And that’s our thematic focus.”
Thanks to Production Weekly, we have production updates on Jessica’s two upcoming films. First up, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is now slated to begin production July 2014 in Toronto, a few months later than the previously reported start date of January. The ghost story from Legendary Pictures currently boasts an impressive cast consisting of Emma Stone, Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch. We also have updates on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar: the movie is expected to commence filming this summer in Montreal and it has a start date of August 6th and will be released November 7th next year. Interstellar currently stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine.
Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror CRIMSON PEAK scheduled to film July 2014 in Toronto.
— Production Weekly (@prodweek) May 15, 2013
STRETCH ARMSTRONG, EVERY THING WILL BE FINE , HOUDINI, PASSENGERS & INTERSTELLAR prepping Summer shoots in Montreal.
— Production Weekly (@prodweek) May 15, 2013
It was previously announced that Jessica is set to host the screening, along with family members of Taylor and Burton, of Joseph L. Manciewicz’s “Cleopatra”. The movie will have it’s first screening on May 21st according to the official press release.
Be sure to come back next week for our coverage of Jessica hosting the screening at Cannes!
Victoria’s Secret is out with their 2013 “What is Sexy?” List, and they enlisted a few of their Angels to make the sexy announcements.
“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke is named Sexiest International Import, while “The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev nabs the Sexiest Style honor, and “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jessica Chastain wins Sexiest Actress. Also making the 2013 list is Jennifer Lawrence (Sexiest Sense of Humor), Giuliana Rancic (Sexiest Mom), and Beyonce (Sexiest Singer).
Almost fifty years ago, Elizabeth Taylor brought the magic and wonder of Cleopatra to film, thanks to her portrayal of the Egyptian goddess in the epic film. Now, in celebration of the anniversary, Cleopatra planned to partner with Bulgari to air the movie at the Cannes Film Festival in full—all four hours and eight minute of it!
In the midst of the millions of dollars and years spent creating the majestic tale two monumentous relationships were created: “Le Scandale” between Taylor and Richard Burton and what would turn into an ongoing partnership between the couple and Bulgari. Her collection of jewels from the Italian house is a wonder to review, cultivated with no expense spared. As Burton famously once said of his beautiful wife, “The only word in Italian she knows is Bulgari.”
In lieu of the beauty that was Taylor, Jessica Chastain has been tapped to host the screening at Cannes, wearing four different pieces by Bulgari during two different scenarios. (Source)
Norwegian director Liv Ullman will begin shooting a new €4.3m film adaptation of the Swedish play ‘Miss Julie’ at Castle Coole in Co Fermanagh this month, funded by the Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen, starring Colin Farrell and two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain.
The film is an Irish/Norwegian/English co-production, produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch of Dublin-based Subotica, Maipo Films in Norway, and Apocalypse Films in London.
Based on the 1888 play by August Strindberg, ‘Miss Julie’ follows attempts by an aristocrat’s daughter to encourage her father’s valet to seduce her – in an examination of inter-class divisions and sexuality.
Fresh from her Oscar nomination for Best Actress for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ – in which she played the CIA agent who dedicated her career to relentlessly hunting Osama Bin Laden- Jessica Chastain will star in the title role of the daughter of an Anglo-Irish aristocrat.
Colin Farrell will co-star as the valet, engaged to an Irish cook played by Samantha Morton, with the story unfolding over a midsummer’s night in Fermanagh in 1890 rather than the original setting of Sweden.
Read more at the source.
We reported last month that Jessica was front-runner to portrait the Tarzan leading lady, but it seems this won’t happen. Deadline is reporting that Warner shut down plans to make the film this year, and are shuttering the production office.
Sounds like it had to do with a high budget they just couldn’t reduce to the level that made the studio comfortable. Casting and timing could also have been an issue, as word is the studio had been courting Jamie Foxx to play the film’s third lead but hadn’t made a deal. This is the film that Warner Bros has tried to get going for years, even hiring scribes Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer to separately script their own visions for the franchise.
Nobody was commenting officially, but insiders at the studio tell me they are trying again for 2014 and that Yates is still in the fold. The studio hadn’t greenlit the film and did not have pay or play deals, so it wasn’t that hard to apply the brakes. Warner Bros is always voracious for franchises that can play on a global stage, but the studio also has been pretty bold about unplugging films that cost too much or don’t get the starpower.
You can nominate Jessica for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards for her role in “The Heiress” by voting online. She is currently on the shortlist for Favorite Actress in a Play, Favorite Breakthrough Performance and Favorite Onstage Pair with her co-star Dan Stevens. Be sure to go to Broadway.com and nominate her, voting will close tomorrow.
The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards are special because they’re voted on by the theater’s biggest cheerleaders: its fans. With a bevy of stars, an amazing view of Central Park and a great sense of humor, it’s also the biggest party of the year. The 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be held on Sunday, May 5 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center.
“The Heiress” can also be nominated in other categories including Favorite Play Revival, Favorite Actor in a Play.
Deadline is reporting that Jessica, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam signed on to Guillermo del Toro’s next movie “Crimson Peak“.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam have signed on to star in Legendary Pictures’ haunted house thriller Crimson Peak, which will be the next movie to be directed by Guillermo del Toro and is set to begin shooting in January 2014. Del Toro originally wrote the ghost story script with frequent collaborator Matthew Robbins and had set it up at Universal; he now is giving it a rewrite with Lucinda Coxon. Legendary will produce and be a participating financing partner, with Universal retaining an option to also finance at a later date. Legendary is also behind del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which is due out July 12 via Warner Bros. Warners will likely distribute Crimson Peak via its deal with Legendary.
The New York Post is reporting that Jessica is front runner to play the lead in Warner Bros’ adaption of “Tarzan”. I’m not sure how reliable this is, but it could be an interesting project for Jessica.
Jessica Chastain, Queen of the Jungle? The overworked actress and recent Oscar nominee is said to be the first choice to play Jane in a new version of “Tarzan,” reports The Post’s Richard Johnson. Alexander Skarsgard is reportedly in the running to play the title character in the Warner Bros. reboot. In this story, the jungle boy is fully assimilated to life in London when Queen Victoria asks him to investigate troubles in the Congo. Samuel L. Jackson is rumored to play an ex-mercenary who helps Tarzan save the Congo from a vicious warlord. David Yates, who helmed four “Harry Potter” movies, will direct.