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.
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.
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.
Scans of Italian magazine Best Movie, featuring on set images of Crimson Peak are now up at the gallery, thanks to Claudia.
I replaced our previous ‘The Help’ screencaptures for better quality ones. We also skipped a scene on the previous batch, so was the perfect reason to redo-it. Enjoy!
Theater Mania – Further casting has been announced for the Public Theater’s free one-night-only event, Public Forum: Shakespeare in America, scheduled for Monday, June 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Whitney Bashor, Annette Bening, Jessica Chastain, author E.L. Doctorow, Jackie Hoffman, Justin Levine, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, and Micah Stock join the previously announced roster, which includes performances by poet Elizabeth Alexander, Sarah Amengual, Alec Baldwin, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, Brian Dennehy, Colman Domingo, Colin Donnell, Michael Friedman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, André Holland, Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, James Earl Jones, singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt, Cynthia Nixon, Annie-B Parson, Steven Pasquale, Bryce Pinkham, Caesar Samoyoa, poet Vijay Seshadri, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The evening will celebrate Shakespeare and the newly released Library of America book Shakespeare in America, which is edited by Public Theater Shakespeare-Scholar-in-Residence James Shapiro. Highlights will include James Earl Jones reading a scene from Othello, which he performed on the Delacorte stage 50 years ago; Alec Baldwin reading scenes from Macbeth, and an account of Abraham Lincoln’s Shakespearean dreams; E.L. Doctorow reading a landmark piece of American writing on Shakespeare; and Steven Pasquale singing as Tony in the “Tonight” duet from West Side Story.
Check at publictheater.org website how to get your tickets!