The new Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” with Jessica Chastain and “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens, has the bad luck of opening the same week as Hurricane Sandy’s big debut. But despite a canceled preview performance, the production will still open on Thursday as scheduled, according to a spokesman.
“The Heiress,” which began preview performances on Oct. 6, is running at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Producers canceled Tuesday’s preview due to the lingering effects of the hurricane, which cut power to large portions of the East Coast and shut down public transportation in New York.
The play is scheduled to resume previews on Wednesday. The production will officially open on Thursday for an 18-week run. It is the only Broadway production that is opening this week. [Source]
Also, The Heiress official Facebook/Twitter is reporting about the opening night tomorrow:
We open on Broadway tomorrow! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter beginning at 5PM EST for live updates from the red carpet and giveaways throughout the night!
Jessica is on the cover of the current French Crash Magazine Fall edition. We previously added the editorial shoot in our gallery but now we were able to add the magazine scans in our gallery. We also made a transcript of the interview, which can be found in our press archive.
Introduced in Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” the stunning Jessica Chastain is now a major figure in global cinema, collecting praise and awards with each of her big screen appearances. Now an ambassadress for Yves Saint Laurent, she tells us about her career, her future plans, and reveals her passion and love of fashion.
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Here’s some good news! Jessica will be campaigned in the Oscar race for lead actress, not supporting as previously presumed widely across the blogosphere, for her work in Zero Dark Thirty. It was confirmed by a Sony Pictures rep to Gold Derby website.
This news is a major threat to the Oscar hopes of Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”), who is way ahead in the Best Actress race, according to the Oscarologists polled by Gold Derby. Lawrence is backed by 21 of the 25 pundits, who give her 9-to-5 odds to win
Both Lawrence and Chastain fit the classic profile of a typical Best Actress winner – that is, The Babe Factor. They’re gorgeous ingénues with solid feature film resumes (both are previous Oscar nominees) and they’re now at their career peaks.
Chastain emerged as a breakout star last year when she bagged a supporting Oscar bid for “The Help” and also starred in “The Tree of Life” and “Take Shelter.” Lawrence was nommed in lead for “Winter’s Bone” two years ago and she established herself as a box office superstar toplining “The Hunger Games” earlier this year.
Both Chastain and Lawrence now appear in films with strong Best Picture potential and thus they could benefit from the coattail effect that swept Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Shakespeare in Love”) to past victories. However, early momentum behind “Silver Linings Playbook” seems to be slipping a bit among Oscarologists while support builds for “Zero Dark Thirty” on our prediction charts.
It seems a wide release of “Zero Dark Thirty” is going to be pushed to 2013, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting.
The film — about the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden and the U.S. Navy SEALs raid that left the world’s most wanted terrorist dead — is still officially set to open nationwide on Dec. 19, but theater owners have been informed it may rollout more slowly.
One idea being floated is to open Zero Dark Thirty in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 19. On Jan. 4, the movie would expand into a total of 10 or 12 markets, and then expand nationwide on Jan. 11 — timed to the announcement of Oscar nominations on Jan. 10.
Sony declined comment.
Today is the day! Another great Mama on set feature has popped up, this time by folks on Shock Till You Drop. Check the highlights:
ShockTillYouDrop.com is checking in on director Andy Muschietti, who is orchestrating a feature-length spookshow called Mama, based on his short film of the same name. The short focused on two young girls and a malevolent spirit – it was three minutes of tightly-wound terror that was all about stylistic execution over story. The feature film, however, will provide more narrative substance. The tale tells of Annabel (Jessica Chastain) and Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a couple who welcome two young girls, Lily and Victoria – found living alone in a cabin – into their home. As Annabel tries to introduce these youngsters, Lily (Isabelle Nelisse) and Victoria (Megan Charpentier), to a normal life, Annabel starts to believe an evil presence has permeated her home.
Mama marks Muschietti’s feature directorial debut and he’s able to pull off his endeavor thanks to executive producer Guillermo del Toro.
/Film has a great article about Mama today, talking about behind-the-scenes, the story, and Jessica Chastain. Also some great new production stills was released and you can find in our gallery.
All preconceived notions about the supernatural thriller Mama fly out the window when Jessica Chastain walks in the room. Before that moment, the film could be an archetypal supernatural thriller with little girls, a spectral being and a strong female lead like Naomi Watts in The Ring, Nicole Kidman in The Others or Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. But when Chastain strolls into a conference room at Pinewood Studios in Toronto, Canada in October 2011, it’s immediately clear Mama is not that.
Instead of her usual warm, blond or red head look, Chastain has a short black pixie haircut, tons of eye shadow, torn purple Mistfits t-shirt, faded black hot pants and a full sleeve octopus tattoo on her left arm. This not your typical heroine. This is a punk rock chick who’d usually be dead 20 minutes into a normal horror movie. But in director Andy Muschietti‘s Mama, based on an award-winning short film of the same name, she’s the star, a rebel unwillingly forced to look after two haunted girls who’ve been found fending for themselves after being missing for five years.
It’s day 18 of 46 on the Toronto set of Mama, a supernatural thriller produced by Guillermo Del Toro opening January 18, and the wardrobe of the star is just one of the pleasant surprises Mama has in store for us.