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.
Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house thriller Crimson Peak has been given a Haunted Peak production name as it books into Pinewood Toronto Studios for a February 2014 start.
The gothic horror story, being made by Legendary Pictures, is set to shoot from Feb. 10 to May 14.
Crimson Peak portrays a young author who discovers that her husband is not who he appears to be.
Del Toro wrote the script with Matthew Robbins, with Lucinda Coxon doing a rewrite.
Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska are attached to the project.
Back in September, while attending TIFF to promote ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ she did a portrait to The Hollywood Reporter, which was published in their September 27 issue. Thanks to JAMSession we have up the scans, and also I have the portraits added to the gallery as well.
Deadline reported earlier this week that The Weinstein Company was near a deal to acquire U.S. and multiple territories on “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: His/Hers”. The news is now officially confirmed, official press release can be found below.
NEW YORK (September 13, 2013) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they are acquiring the U.S., Canadian, UK and French rights to writer/director Ned Benson’s THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. The film elicits riveting performances from an acclaimed cast led by Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and a richly talented supporting cast that includes Academy Award® winner William Hurt, two-time Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Hader, Nina Arianda, and Jess Weixler. The film is produced by Cassandra Kulukundis, Benson, Chastain, Todd Labarowski and Emanuel Michael and executive produced by Kirk D’Amico, Peter Pastorelli, Brad Coolidge, Melissa Coolidge, Jim Casey and Kim Waltrip. It premiered to critical acclaim on Monday afternoon in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Special Presentation Section.