Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain and House Shorts winner James Kibbey
Soho House last night announced the winner of the House Shorts film competition, a platform committed to discovering the next generation of filmmakers from across the UK, USA and Germany. James Kibbey was crowned the winner at a screening and announcement ceremony at Soho House New York, attended by the nine finalists, as well as Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain – who was part of the judging panel for the competition.
Jessica Chastain who announced James as the House Shorts 2012 winner with his submission House Cocktail said: “I picked House Cocktail because of the playfulness, creativity and relationships established in the short.”
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Thanks to @coldmess we got a picture of Marie Claire’s December issue, currently on stands, with Jessica on cover. We’ll get scans of it asap!
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that “The Heiress” earned $583,852 for it’s opening week.
Judging by the crowds snapping photos of themselves with giant cast posters outside the Walter Kerr Theatre, the biggest draw to the acclaimed new Broadway revival of The Heiress isn’t Oscar-nominated movie star Jessica Chastain but her British costar Dan Stevens, a.k.a. Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey. The high-powered duo (pictured above with costar David Strathairn, center) certainly seem to be luring fans to the Great White Way. In its first full week of performances since its Nov. 1 opening, their period drama earned an impressive $583,852 for the week ending Nov. 11, according to figures from The Broadway League. That’s 68 percent of the venue’s potential gross, a particularly strong figure for a straight play.
We added the video of Jessica and Dan Stevens’s Good Morning America appearance in our media archive. So now you can (re)watch their interview if you want.
The Film Stage is reporting that Jessica and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star “Our Kind of Traitor”, a the film adaptation of the John le Carre spy novel.
“Our Kind of Traitor, is being put together by a consortium of British producers, including Film4, Potboiler Productions and The Ink Factory.
It will be directed by Justin Kurzel from a screenplay by Hossein Amini. It tells the story of a young English couple who bond with a millionaire Russian businessman after a chance encounter on vacation.
Jess rep tells she has yet to receive an offer, but The Wrap still has reported it, so let keep our eyes on it.