I’m slowly working on the site content, and today I’ve started with the career pages. I’m thinking in building each film by time, and while working on it, adding more content (media, videos, information), which will be great to have the site complete and with constant updates.
I also rebuilded our video archive, it has now a matching theme and its easier to navigate. On the sidebar, you have categories and tabs, just have fun playing with it.
On our career session, the films with information are in bold. We already had information for 3 movies and I will be adding some missing media before starting to update others. And today I added the film page for Tar, which is expected to be released anytime in 2014.
It seems Amy Adams is turned into a Chastainer, like us all.
Reading a bit of her Vanity Fair covershoot interview, she did a brief mention on Jessica, naming her “One of the most amazing actress”. Now, on her most recent interview to New York Times, she was more specific:
Mammoth superhero franchises aside, if she had her choice of future projects, she’d collaborate with the actor Jessica Chastain, whom she said she adores.
“I want to find something where we can play sisters,” she said. “We can do a chain thing: You write one scene, I’ll write another, and we’ll send it back and forth while I’m doing ‘Superman.’ ”
I’m all open to it, what about you?
As you can see, we have a new layout up here at the main site, and in our gallery. It features the beautiful photoshoot Jess did to promote YSL Manifesto and I tried to make it as clean and loading faster is possible. Not mobile friendly – yet – but maybe someday.
Let me know if you find any errors. And a huge thanks to Ray for the theme base.
Oscar Isaac signed to replace Javier Barden in the upcoming ‘A Most Violent Year’, which will be directed by ‘All Is Lost’ director J.C. Chandor.
“It’s really neat because Jessica was pushing Oscar because they were classmates at Juilliard,” Chandor added. “And he literally is this character,” the filmmaker said of the actor, who was born in Guatemala to a Guatemalan mother and Cuban father who immigrated to America and raised him in Miami.
Isaac, who is earning raves for his performance in the Coen Brothers-helmed Llewyn Davis, has seen his stock rise in recent months, fielding a flurry of plum role offers. He recently turned down the role of Ramses in Ridley Scott’s Exodus.
Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb are producing A Most Violent Year, which is based on an original screenplay by Chandor. [THR]
Set in 1981, when violence and corruption in New York City ran rampant, story follows the ambitious owner of an oil company who must protect his business and his family from his competitors as they violently try to run him out of business. The film finds him and his wife crossing paths with high-powered lawyers, wealthy bankers, dangerous teamsters and a shady district attorney.
Participant Media is planning to finance the film, which is expected to start production in January in New York. FilmNation is handling worldwide sales.
Exciting much? The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens next December 13!
Jessica Chastain on Robert Redford as Our Man in “All Is Lost”
Robert Redford acts without speaking. That is some sort of magic.
Mr. Redford has given many of my favorite performances in his over-50-year career. In “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “All the President’s Men,” “The Way We Were,” and so many others, he has entertained us while always stirring an emotion within us. He has helped shape this industry through his work and mastery, while at the same time supporting new artists. He is a film legend.
And yet, as I sat watching him play the sole character, Our Man in J.C. Chandor’s, “All Is Lost,” I forgot that this is Robert Redford. He is fully the character: a man lost at sea, willing to survive. I was struck by his physical and emotional endurance, but moreover, I was struck by his lack of dialogue. How does an actor bring us a complete character without dialogue? Mr. Redford is absolutely riveting in “All Is Lost.”
He brings us forward with his silence. Having to convey much of the story through body language, he gives himself freedom to express his emotions fully.
There’s a great immediacy in his acting. He’s not confined to the expected boundaries of cinema. He is an actor who exists only in the moment, an actor who is never self-conscious. We feel his character’s secrets, without knowing them completely. He goes straight to the feeling and his story hits you, like music. Like it has for over 50 years. That is magic.
(Chastain was nominated by the Academy for “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help.”)