Last month, Variety reported that Jessica was in talks to join Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” and today EW has confirmed more names to the already stellar cast. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis are the latest to join the previously announced cast members Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Jeff Daniels.
The Martian, adapted from the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, is about Mark Watney (Damon), an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars when his crew mistakenly believes him dead. “It’s quintessential Robinson Crusoe,” Ridley Scott tells EW. Drew Goddard (World War Z) penned the screenplay, and Damon and the rest of the cast quickly jumped aboard. “This is one of those movies that’s had a blessed life,” says producer Simon Kinberg. “Every actor is doing it for significantly less than their normal fee. It’s a real labor of love.”
Production begins in November in Budapest, and the film is due in theaters November 2015.
Jessica, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey and Chris Nolan are on cover of The Hollywood Reporter, in a huge interview to promote Interstellar. Check related pictures below:
Two years ago, Christopher Nolan sat down with an unlikely collaborator on a new project. The collaborator was Kip Thorne, one of the most renowned theoretical physicists of the modern era — and also, improbably, the executive producer of the film Nolan badly wanted to direct.
The script, initially written by Nolan’s younger brother Jonathan (known as Jonah), was Interstellar. And over the following months and years, the two men — one, a daring director whose last seven movies, including Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, grossed a collective $3.55 billion worldwide; the other, a pioneering scientist who specialized in such arcana as black holes, singularities and event horizons — would embark on an intellectual exploration as Nolan, 44, repeatedly met with Thorne, 74, to kick around ideas about time, space and the time-space continuum. In the process, they explored everything from questions about wormholes to whether it might be possible to go faster than the speed of light.
Jessica, Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey did an interview to The New York Times to promote Interstellar, and you can read it below:
Ms. Chastain, Ms. Hathaway and Mr. McConaughey gathered recently to discuss the pathways that led them to “Interstellar” and the universes to which it introduced them. Together, they carried themselves less like a crew of seasoned, seen-it-all veterans than three guileless novices still acclimating to their mission and to one another. They kidded around, swapped notes on Mr. Nolan and their interpretations of the film, and apologized profusely for their lack of Ph.D.s.
These are excerpts from that conversation.
Q. Did any of you grow up dreaming of someday becoming an astronaut?
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY I did not. I was very much, what’s happening on the ground was going to be enough. Until I made “Contact” [the 1997 movie about the search for extraterrestrial life]. That made me actually wonder: “O.K., it’s not just what’s happening here, east, west, in front of us. You can look up. What’s the new frontier to the north?”
JESSICA CHASTAIN I loved Princess Leia as a kid. I loved that she was so badass and took control. But I have no interest in being one of those people on the spaceships they’re advertising that go to the moon. No thank you. I’ll be one of those people that stays on Earth, eating corn.
ANNE HATHAWAY When I was in fifth grade, my older brother asked me how I was doing in school, and I said I did just get a 52 on a math test. Later, I said I wanted to be an astronaut, and he said, ‘Well, you’re going to have to raise your math scores if you want to do that.’ Later in life, I discovered I do love science, and I do love physics. But I was really happy that in this film, I could still be bad at math and be an astronaut.
Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey got a ‘stellar’ tribute from American Cinematheque last Tuesday (21) and Jessica (as the other Interstellar friends Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy and director Christopher Nolan) was among the friends to celebrate his career.
To China Topix, she recalled the first time he saw the Oscar-winning actor. She had first watched him perform in the highly acclaimed movie, “A Time To Kill”.
The actress remembered McConaughey’s role as the defense attorney. Chastain shared that her favorite scene was when he was doing his closing speech in court and he paused, placing his hand on his face and choking back his emotions as he tried to continue speaking.
Chastain shared that before the said movie, she only thought of him as absolutely gorgeous, but that after, he became to her what an actor should be. “That was in the beginning and I’ve been a fan ever since,” she added.
Check a red carpet clip below, and a few pictures added to our gallery:
Let’s celebrate once, and let’s celebrate twice! Amazon UK already set the date for Salomé/Wilde Salomé DVD release date: November 17. It contains the film Salomé, plus the documentary Wilde Salomé, and you can already pre-order it.
The DVD is region 0, which means it plays everywhere. A truly gem.
A double disc package of Salomé, Oscar Wilde’s most controversial work, banned in London in the late 19th Century. This scintillating tale of lust, greed and revenge follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for his young stepdaughter, Salomé, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist. Wilde’s adaptation has spawned multiple stage productions including an opera by Richard Strauss, and influenced work by musicians including Nick Cave and U2. Starring Pacino as King Herod and Jessica Chastain as Salomé in her first on screen role. Wilde Salomé follows Pacino’s journey to Europe to understand more about Oscar Wilde.. It is a profound vision that explores religion, literature, politics, violence and sexuality from one of the world’s greatest actors.
Langauges: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, and Portuguese.
Region 0, NTSC, Aspect 16:9, Class: U
Jessica was guest at David Letterman show last night to promote Interstellar (and David had a very nice clip to show!), and she talked a little about her New York lifestyle, what did she has made since Crimson Peak ended filming a few months ago, about her parents, about being Vegan and having cookie classes, about Juilliard, and how is her life now that she’s famous. It was a very lovely interview and you can watch it now in our video archive.
Screencaptures will be added later, and this post edited with the gallery link. Stay tuned!
Jessica attended the Alexander Wang x H&M Collection Launch yesterday and sat front row with her boyfriend Gian Luca during the runway show. The first batch with high quality pictures have been added in our gallery. Check it out:
Jessica was seen outside the Ed Sullivan Theater to record her Late Show With David Letterman appearance. The show will air tonight, so be sure to tune in and check your local listing for the time. Check pictures: