Photos: Ischia Global Fest – Day 3

Jessica and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was awarded last night as actress and actor of the year at Ischia Global Fest. It was also the Italian premiere of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, showed up at the festival. Check in our gallery some pictures of the evening:

FYI: Jessica Chastain wore a glittering Mary Katrantzou dress.

Photos: Ischia Festival, Day 2

More photos of Jessica at Ischia Festival has been added to our gallery:

Guillermo del Toro Talks the Status of “Crimson Peak”

Director Giillermo del Toro did a small interview to Collider about some of his projects, including Crimson Peak:

Del Toro most recently wrapped filming on his next film, Crimson Peak. The pic has been described as a classical gothic romance ghost story and stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Mia Wasikowska. Del Toro has normally kept to more colorful stories for his English-language pics and tackled heavier subject matter in Spanish, so Crimson Peak marks a significant “first” for the filmmaker:

“It’s the first time I tackle, on film, an adult subject in a way that is not based on a property or comic book/animation type of arena. Mimic was such a shocking experience that I made a decision back then in 1997 to do the sort of more auteristic, harder-to-pin movies in Spanish and do the big pop spectacles in English. It was finding a home at Legendary and being supported by Universal—Donna Langley was a big champion of Crimson Peak—that gave me the courage to try to bring those sort of adult tools to an English-language studio film. It is, by comparison with Hellboy or Pacific Rim, Crimson is a smaller movie, but it’s very, very personal. So it’s something I haven’t tried before and I’m very proud of it and happy.”

While he’s set to head into pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 next month, del Toro says Crimson Peak is already in fine shape despite the fact that it doesn’t open until October 2015:

“I just finished my director’s cut, which is very, very quick six weeks after wrapping because I basically cut while I shoot. I’m very close to the final cut. I’m doing a temp mix at Skywalker Sound to show the movie from beginning to end to the studio, Universal and Legendary. They’ve both seen the movie in pieces, in long, long fragments, but they haven’t seen it beginning to end. We have temp effects for basically almost everything, because again I process VFX while I shoot. I’m extremely, extremely happy with the movie.”

The filmmaker told Steve that there’s only one deleted scene from the entire film, delving a bit into his multi-tasking directorial process:

“I think that the total deleted scenes is one. Well two, in a way; the tail end of one scene and a whole scene. The rest is shaving because the reason I cut every day during the shoot is because that way I calibrate that the movie doesn’t get too long or too short. I think that you need to land under or around the low, low end of two hours in a movie. It’s so difficult for me to sit through movies that are two hours and fifty minutes, or things like that, and I really am very conscious of that. I was calibrating while we shot, so if I need to go faster I target scenes that can go faster. And if I need to go slower, I calibrate scenes that allow me to go slower.”

Photos: Ischia Global Film & Music Fest

As we announced earlier this month, Jessica is honoured as best actress in Ischia Global, and I have a few pictures of her and Gian Luca attending the event. Thanks to Claudia and Mari for their help on finding some of the pictures.

Jessica declines ‘Mission Impossible’ role

Deadline is reporting that female lead role for Mission Impossible: 5 is going to Rebecca Ferguson, after months of speculation circling Jessica’s name to get the role. But, The Film Stage reported that Jessica herself declined to star it. No reason has been given, but probably she has her hands full now with all upcoming films.

‘A Most Violent Year’ On Set

Jessica (and her lovely dog Chaplin) was caught on set of her most recent film “A Most Violent Year” earlier today in New York, doing some re-shoots.

KVIFF will screen ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will screen ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’, Screendaily is reporting.

Also, instead of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, KVIFF will present both original parts of the story directed by Ned Benson – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. The previously scheduled screening on July 4 is cancelled.

Jessica Chastain to be honored at Italy’s Ischia Film Fest

Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest has announced the honorees for actor and actress of the year, is reporting The Press Association.

The July 12-20 event will dedicate a special evening to Chastain, including the Italian premiere of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, which was unveiled in May at the Cannes Film Festival. The film will open in the U.S. in September. It will be the second Italian honor in less than a year for the 34-year-old Chastain, who won back-to-back Oscar nominations for The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. She was honored last July as the guest of honor at the Giffoni Film Festival.

‘Shakespeare in America': Pictures

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As we announced earlier, Jessica presented at the June 30 Public Forum event Shakespeare in America at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Unfortunately we don’t have any official/HQ picture of the event, but a few Instagram pictures has surfaced.

Also, Theater Mania has published this beautiful picture, followed by an article covering the whole event.

The evening’s crowning glory was a joyous look at the most popular Shakespeare adaptation of the last century, West Side Story. As a reminder of Shakespeare’s uncanny understanding of the human condition, the audience was first treated to Jessica Chastain and Andre Holland performing the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, the inspiration for West Side.

Check some pictures [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and a video.

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” Trailer

The trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them has arrived and finally we have a proper look at it, after months of waiting!

Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby will be in theaters on September 26th.