LATIMES – Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon will help hail the McConaissance.
The three actresses are among the friends and colleagues set to fete Matthew McConaughey, the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque award, at the organization’s annual benefit gala on Oct. 21.
Late-night TV’s Jimmy Kimmel will host the event, which takes place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Other participants scheduled to pay tribute to the Oscar-winning actor include Cole Hauser (“Dazed and Confused”) and producer Lili Fini Zanuck (“Reign of Fire”), with additional presenters to be announced.
The nonprofit Cinematheque, which operates the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, named McConaughey its latest honoree in June, calling him “the epitome of what a Hollywood star should be.”
Yesterday Jessica was guest at El Hormiguero, a very popular Spanish tv show, to promote The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and you can now find the videos of her appearance in our archive.
Hey, welcome Interstellar madness! November issue of Empire magazine is featuring the film, with two covers (a gorgeous one subscriber cover featuring McConaughey) and several pages of technical information, new photos, and interviews with the cast. You can find now digital scans up in our gallery:
The Playlist – AFI Fest has announced that “A Most Violent Year” will have its world premiere as part of the Opening Night Gala on November 6th. The red carpet beforehand will see the likes of Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel and Catalina Sandino Moreno, each co-starring in a movie about an immigrant trying to make his way in a violence plagued New York City in 1981.
“A Most Violent Year” opens in limited release on December 31st.
Both Jessica Chastain and Michael Pena (End of Watch) are, according to Variety, in early talks to join Matt Damon in 20th Century Fox’s The Martian.
The Martian is based on Andy Weir’s 2012 e-book publication, which issued a print edition this past February. It is officially described as follows:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?