The Wrap is reporting that Jessica has been offered the lead in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut “Molly’s Game”. She is still figuring out her schedule and has not accepted or declined the offer yet according to The Wrap.
Set in the world of high-stakes poker, the film is based on the memoir by Molly Bloom that Sorkin adapted himself. Bloom was a world-class skier who, after failing to make the Olympics, took a year off before law school and accepted a job as a waitress in Los Angeles. She put her entrepreneurial skills to good use and eventually found her way into running high-stakes poker games for Hollywood’s elite for eight years before the FBI brought her down.
Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs” collaborator Mark Gordon will produce with Amy Pascal, the former Sony executive who distributed Chastain’s acclaimed drama “Zero Dark Thirty.” Leopoldo Gout is also a producer on the high-profile project.
Empire magazine has on its April issue two pages featuring The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
If Empire had a pound for every time we were told a sequel was “going darker”, we’d have enough cash to produce our own blockbuster. And its darker sequel.
Intriguingly, though, The Huntsman: Winter’s War is going in the opposite direction. “The first film was heavy,” says Chris Hemsworth, who once again plays Eric, the eponymous huntsman. “This time, we’re letting the comedy steer things as opposed to getting buried in the weighty stuff.”
That’s not all. Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron as evil queen Ravenna, may remain, but Kristen Stewart – who played Snow White – has moved on, to be replaced by heavy-duty reinforcements: Jessica Chastain as Huntsman’s true love, warrior woman Sara, and Emily Blunt as Ravenna’s sinister sister, Freya. Add Chastain and Blunt to any film and you have our curiosity. Give them swords, bows and arrows, and make them fight, and you have our attention. “I’ve been training a lot, so that Sara is absolutely Eric’s equal,” says Chastain. “I love the action stuff.”
That’s evident on the day we visited the Pinewood sets, where we witness an almighty duty-up between Chastain and Blunt on a soundstage converted into the sumptuous courtyard of an ice palace. For Freya, it turns out, can control snow and frost. It’s all very Frozen, although she doesn’t want to build a snowman. “I’m mostly skulking around my castel, being evil,” laughs Blunt. “I’m surprising how easily being bad comes to me. Even a bit worrying…”
The Huntsman: Winter’s War is out on April 8 on UK and April 22 in U.S.
Last Wednesday (17) Today Show aired a special look behind the scenes on The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and Katy Tur sat down with the cast, including Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth. Watch the video in our archive, plus screencaptures at the gallery.
“Miss Julie” is a independent drama film written and directed by Liv Ullmann, based on the play of the same title by August Strindberg and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Set in Ireland in this adaptation, it had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released on DVD last year and can also be found on Amazon Video and iTunes.
I finally got my copy and HD screencaptures can now be found in our gallery, as well some clips in our video archive. With the movie being 2 hours long and only three actors on screen, there’s a lot of screentime for Jessica so I made only a few pivotal scene clips. Enjoy it!
Total Film magazine dedicated its April issue to Fantasy films, and its featuring The Huntsman: Winter’s War on its cover. It brings 10 pages with a very good look on set of the film, with several new pictures of Jessica as Sara. Check digital scans in our gallery.
Queen Ravenna and Eric the Huntsman return in the new trailer for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” which previews a fiery sister rivalry between Ravenna and her ice queen sister Freya.
The new footage reveals the origin of the ongoing feud between the sisters, which was sparked by Ravenna’s betrayal of sister Freya, causing her to flee their kingdom. Once escaped, Freya retreats to an ice palace where she spends years building up an army to defeat Ravenna. Aiding in Freya’s quest for domination is Eric the Huntsman, her most elite warrior, who’s pining for the heart of Sara despite Freya’s request that her warriors refrain from falling in love.
Directed by “Snow White and the Huntsman” VFX supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” stars Jessica Chastain, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin and Colin Morgan, and bows in theaters this April 22. Watch the trailer below:
Our gallery was updated with screencaptures and videos of the extras included in The Martian DVD. Jessica co-stars in the film with Matt Damon, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean and Jeff Daniels, among others, and its definitely one of my favourite films of 2015. Check the extras following the links below:
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