“Lawless” Midnight Screening at SDCC

Many thanks to Kate for the heads up:

The Weinstein Company is giving away passes to a midnight screening of Lawless on Saturday, July 14th at San Diego Comic-Con. If you are heading to San Diego this weekend make sure to pick up some tickets at the Django Unchained Old Wet Town in downtown San Diego next to Petco Park. Tickets will be on hand starting Thursday morning.

“The Heiress” Opening Date

The opening date for “The Heiress” was announced yesterday. The broadway play will open on November 1st. The previews start on October 7.

“The Heiress,” starring Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn, Dan Stevens and Judith Ivey, will open Nov. 1 for a limited run through Feb. 10, 2013 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The play, produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland, will mark the Broadway debut of Chastain and Stevens, a star of the PBS series “Downton Abbey.”

Tony nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman (“33 Variations,” “The Laramie Project”) is set to direct.

Chastain will take on the role of Catherine Sloper, the character Olivia de Havilland played in 1947’s Oscar-winning film adaptation. The actress was nominated for a Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance as Celia Foote in “The Help.” Her latest film, “Lawless,” is set for release on Aug. 29.
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It was also announced that Tony winner Judith Ivey joined the cast.

Official “Lawless” site is launched!

The official site for “Lawless” was launched, and can be reach through the url lawless-film.com. It has a few new pictures, plus cast/crew, games, trailers, and some upcoming sections. Remember also to follow the official Lawless twitter account at @LAWLESStwc.

Second “Lawless” Trailer

Yahoo! Movies released the second “Lawless” trailer earlier today. Sadly no new footage of Jessica but it makes me want to see the movie even more.

Filming for “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” Begins next week

On Location is reporting that filming for “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” begins next week. Jessica and James McAvoy where seen preparing for the movie earlier this week in New York.

According to a post on Yahoo from one of the film’s location scouts, it looks like a portion of the movie will be shot in Nassau County, NY in August too.

These must be in Nassau County. For feature film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, eight days in August, they’re looking for a colonial farmhouse, country, medium – large size, not a mansion. Reasonable property size.

Another post on Twitter indicates the movie will film scenes on the Brooklyn Bridge next week.

@RevRickshaws: RR has been hired by a production crew to help film next week a scene on the Manhattan Bridge for this film

We’ve also heard they will be spend some time filming in the East Village of NYC at some point.
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“Gioia” Italy Scans

Jessica is cover of issue 25 of Gioia magazine, and you can now find scans up in the gallery:

Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain in a new “Lawless” clip!

A new clip for “Lawless” featuring Jessica and Tom has been released. Watch it below:

Lawless premieres next August 29th in the US.

Edit: The Youtube video was deleted, so now you can find the clip up in our archive.

Jessica asked to join film academy

The Oscar-winning and nominated stars of “The Artist” and “The Help” have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The film academy announced its roster of potential new members Friday. It includes best actor winner Jean Dujardin and supporting actress Octavia Spencer, along with nominees Berenice Bejo and Jessica Chastain.

Oscar-nominated “Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy, “Albert Nobbs” supporting actress Janet McTeer, “A Better Life” star Demian Bichir and best director winner Michel Hazanavicius are also among the 176 moviemaking professionals asked to become academy members.

Academy president Tom Sherak called the invitees “some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry.”

Other actors on the list include Matthew McConaughey, Bryan Cranston, Kerry Washington, Jonah Hill and Andy Serkis.

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Jessica Chastain named the sexiest vegetarian celebrity.

Woody Harrelson and Jessica Chastain have been named Sexiest Vegetarians of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in that online pool I’ve posted here a while ago.

Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson are both actors with multiple awards for their brilliant work on the screen, and they both trust their vegan diets to keep their skin camera-ready, their figures svelte, and their consciences clear.

Jessica, who stole the show in The Help, has been vegetarian for 15 years and vegan for five. “I don’t want to torture anything,” she says. “It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.”

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Screen Captures Update

The final update of merging JCF with our site are done. I just uploaded a bunch of screen captures Mel had uploaded (and we didn’t) from several red carpet interviews, plus Jessica interview back in 2011 to Good Morning New York. Clips will be uploaded soon.