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“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

The DVD/Blu-Ray release date for ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby‘ was announced. It will be available on digital download on January 23, 2015 before heading to DVD, Blu-Ray™ and On Demand February 3, 2015. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray™ include bonus films, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HER, giving the consumer the complete picture of the story as it was intended to be seen. The film has a running time of 123 minutes and is rated R for language.

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Read the full announcement on Awards Circuit.

Jessica receives London Film Critics Nomination

The London Film Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony and, once again, Jessica received a supporting actress nomination for her work in A Most Violent Year – which got another nomination to Kasia Walicka-Maimone for Technical Achievement Award in costumes.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Marion Bailey – Mr Turner
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Agata Kulesza – Ida
Emma Stone – Birdman

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 18 January 2015 at The May Fair Hotel.

Jessica receives “Critics’ Choice” Nomination

The nominees for 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards were revealed and Jessica was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her work in “A Most Violent Year“, alongside the already announced MVP in Films. It was the only nomination for Jessica and for A Most Violent Year, but Interstellar received 7 nominations including Best Young Actress to lovely Mackenzie Foy, Best Cinematography and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

The show will be broadcast live on A&E from the iconic Hollywood Palladium on January 15th at 9PM!

New Interview About ‘A Most Violent Year’

Indiewire has published a great interview with Jessica about A Most Violent Year:

So often in the crime drama, female characters are relegated to these smaller, secondary roles. But your character here is much more than that. Can you talk about building a figure that is actually much greater than the usual moll or femme fatale?
A lot of credit goes to J.C. [Chandor], the writer. When he first sent me the script, the thing I said to him was, “You know what? I just have this idea for her, for what you wrote. Of course, I’m sure you’ve never thought about this. To me, she feels like Dick Cheney. I’d love to explore that more with her.” I love the idea that, in this film, you underestimate her. It’s fun playing a character that is underestimated. You see her putting makeup on, you think, “Okay, this is the ‘wife’ of this crime thriller.” But then you realize, “Oh, no, she’s a lot more than that.”

One of the interesting things about that misconception is that it plays a lot into the gender politics between her and Oscar Isaac’s character. What do you think that element of the film reflects about 1981, or about today?
Well, in 1981, it was absolutely a man’s world in New York City. You feel some change coming to the world, because you have the granddaughter [Annie Funke] starting to take control of the other heating oil business. But for sure when Anna — in 1970, maybe? — when her father gave the company to her husband… in 1970 in New York City, it wouldn’t have been very common for a woman to run that business. Thank God we’ve gone forward! Of course I don’t think we’ve gone far enough, and we have some ways to go, but J.C. shows the sexism in it. She’s a woman, she’s very smart, and she realizes she needs to use what tools she has when she can. And that even means when she’s going to the bankers’ dinner, she’s going to wear a very revealing dress, because that is her tool in a man’s world. I think he’s a very smart writer, J.C. His brain is crazy!

In developing your character, were there any specific influences from crime fiction, or elsewhere? Of course there’s the staple: Lady Macbeth.
It’s interesting. A lot of people mention Lady Macbeth because she’s the go-to when you think of a strong female character with a husband. But the problem with that is that Lady Macbeth goes crazy. Anna doesn’t. Anna is very comfortable doing what she’s doing. And she has no qualms about it! She has no regrets. She actually feels that’s the way things need to be done. So that is the difference. I can say yes to Lady Macbeth in that she is a woman who is inspiring her husband to be larger and bigger than he even thinks is possible. He’s her king. But she never regrets what she does.

What’s interesting is that in a movie filled with physically large, gun-wielding men, your character is the most intimidating character in the film. I don’t know if you consider yourself an intimidating person—
Oh, I hope not! [Laughs]

Read the full interview on Indiewire.

“A Most Violent Year” New Posters & Images

Jessica receives a Golden Globes nomination!

The nominees for the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards were announced on Thursday morning, and once again Jessica received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture for her work on A Most Violent Year! She share the category with fellow nominees Keira Knightley, Patricia Arquette, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep.

She released a short statement on her twitter after hearing about her nomination:

Today is a great day! Thank you so much to the HFPA for this tremendous honor. It was an absolute pleasure working with J.C. Chandor and my dear dear friend Oscar Isaac on this special film. I’m thrilled to see the work we did together honored. #AMostViolentYear #GoldenGlobes.

Hans Zimmer also received a nomination for Best Original Score, for Interstellar.

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards will be held in Beverly Hills on January 11, 2015

“A Most Violent Year’ New York Premiere Photos

Jessica attended last night in New York the premiere for A24’s A Most Violent Year. She was joined by co-star Oscar Isaac, director J C Chandor and producers Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb. I have over 300 HQ pictures of the event added to our gallery:

New ‘Miss Julie’ Clip

A new clip for Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie was released. Watch it:

‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ Cast Update

Deadline reported that Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington will star opposite Jessica on Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F Donovan.

Harington will play the titular American movie star, whose correspondence with an 11-year-old actor living with his mother in England is exposed, prompting ill-founded assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.
Chastain is attached to play the editrix of celebrity-dishing magazine The Gossip, who targets Donovan as his pen pal relationship is exposed in the public eye.

Dolan did an interview to Indiewire’s Thompson in which he talked about Jessica.

You already have another film in the works, “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” which stars Jessica Chastain. She fell in love with “Mommy” at Cannes and now you’re going to work together. I just love that story.

She also so generously talked about “Mommy” in the media and on Twitter. She’s just so generous to me and honest and, you know what, I had been, when we met, seeking actors and let’s be honest, Cannes had not yet happened and that was another ball game. Tthings have changed because there has been more exposure in all of this. When she wrote about “Mommy” on Twitter, I had been reaching out to people, waiting for like a year and a half. At this point when you have such a great artist like her who is not only passionate about acting, but passionate about other people, projects, who is educated, who is excited about all the aspects of filmmaking, and that person wants to work with you, I mean, you instantly want to work with her. And there was this great part, this important part in the movie where I thought I had never thought of her for “it” but it just made so much sense and now I’m just thinking about it every day. We’re going to have so much fun doing this. She’s a mega tricky villain. Like full-on bitch.

She’s great at that, but she hash’t had a real showcase to play bitchy. There are shades of that in “A Most Violent Year,” but it’s a more nuanced role.

I’m a fan of what she does and I can see all that she can do, but she has not played this part. It’s a very specific part. It’s sheer evil.

Dolan also said they’re currently casting for ‘Donovan’, and they will be shooting for 75 days in five different cities.

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ DVD Release Date

The DVD/Blu-Ray for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby with James McAvoy & Jessica Chastain will be released on February 3, 2015, in the US. It is already available for pre-order on Amazon, but there’s no details whether it will include HIM/HER or just THEM.