‘Secret Scripture’ Update

During the Berlin Festival, it was revealed that are plans for The Secret Scripture shooting to start in late May in Ireland with Thaddeus O’Sullivan directing.

Voltage Pictures is currently in Berlin for set international sells, Variety is reporting.

The novel, published in 2008, centers on a 100-year-old woman who has been in a soon-to-be-demolished mental hospital in Ireland for half her life and a psychiatrist tries to understand why she is there. The woman has been keeping an autobiography — covering Ireland’s upheavals during the 1920s and 1930s — under the floorboard in her room.

‘Secret Scripture’ Finds a Director

The Hollywood Reporter just reported that Thaddeus O’Sullivan has come aboard to direct The Secret Scripture, a drama which has Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave attached to star.

The Ireland-centric story centers on a 100-year old woman who has been in a mental hospital since World War Two and with the facility closing, a psychiatrist tries to piece together why the woman is there, not knowing she has been hiding a diary under the floorboards.

Chastain and Redgrave are to play younger and older versions of the woman, detailing the scars the Presbyterian woman suffered during Ireland’s civil war and her harsh abuse by a priest.

‘Crimson Peak’ Release Date

Universal has today announced a brace of new release dates, including Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak set for October 16, 2015.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, it’s a new direction for the filmmaker, and we know have an official logline for the movie that seems to find del Toro kicking new life in the haunted house genre: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Spooky!

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‘A Most Violent Year’ Casting Update

It was announced yesterday by various media outlets that Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alfred Molina and Catalina Sandino Moreno all joined Jessica and Oscar Isaac in ‘A Most Violent Year’. Deadline broke the story of Brooks casting and is reporting that he will play “Isaacs’ character’s attorney”. It has not yet been announced who Sandino Moreno, Molina and Oyelowo will portray but their casting was first reported by The Wrap and THR.

Filmmaker J.C. Chandor begins shooting the thriller on Wednesday. A week later, Glen Basner’s FilmNation will introduce the high-profile indie project to foreign buyers for the first time at Berlin’s European Film Market.

A24 Films has already secured U.S. rights, and is planning to release the movie this fall or winter, positioning it for a potential awards run.

Participant and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are co-financing the film, with Before the Door’s Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb producing alongside Chandor (Dodson and Gerb also produced Chandor’s All Is Lost and Margin Call). Executive producers include Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, Joshua Blum, Kerry Orent and Basner.

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Additional ‘Eleanor Rigby’ Toronto Portraits

A24 Acquiring ‘A Most Violent Year’

Coming into Sundance, many expected big things for upstart distribution company A24, and the label hasn’t disappointed. A24 is closing the biggest deal so far for the company, acquiring domestic distribution rights from Participant Media to A Most Violent Year, the drama written and directed by All Is Lost and Margin Call helmer J.C. Chandor. The film stars Inside Llewyn Davis‘s Oscar Isaac and Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain. I’m told the plan is to release the film wide, late this year, giving A24 a likely horse in the next Oscar race. It starts shooting shortly. I’m told it will be 1200 screens, minimum.

A Most Violent Year, which is co-financed by Participant and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, takes place in New York in 1981, a year in which the city had one of its highest tallies of violent crime. An immigrant and his family are trying to grow a business and their ambition collides with the crime element. Before The Door’s Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb are producing with Chandor, and they all did All Is Lost and Margin Call together. Participant’s Jeff Skoll are involved in producing capacities as well.

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2014 CCA & GG Portraits

The portraits of Jessica during this years’ Critics’ Choice Award and Golden Globe Awards are added in our gallery.

Small Gallery Update: January Events

I did a small gallery update today, with some missing pictures of Golden Globes and National Board of Review. I have a few more, but still need sorting.

More ‘Critics Choice’ Pictures

Earlier today I added a new batch of HQ pictures of Critics Choice awards – and I’m only having time to post about it now. More pictures are coming!

Critics Choice Awards: Gallery Update

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Jessica attended today the Critics’ Choice Awards and, once again, she was the one to present the ‘Best Actor’ award to her Interstellar co-star Matthew McConaughey. She was looking gorgeous in a green Nina Ricci dress with Brian Atwood shoes. Check the first batch of pictures in our gallery: