The nominees list for 2014 People’s Choice Awards was unveiled a few minutes ago, and Mama is on the list as Favorite Horror Movie!
Make sure to vote at the PCA website, finalist voting ends in December 5. The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
Jessica is featured in W Magazine’s November 2013 issue (with Katy Perry on the cover) in an article on Francesco Vezzoli. We added the digital scan in our gallery. The magazine is on newsstands right now so be sure to pick up your own copy. The article reveals Jessica will be in a video by Francesco Vezzoli, and Vezzoli recently talked about shooting the video in New York:
What brings you to New York??
We’re here to film a new video in which Jessica Chastain plays a Southern woman who becomes an adept of my religion.?
She starts worshipping you??
Well, me or…the work.
Hello : )
I have the honor of interviewing Karl Lagerfeld on November 6 in NY. The proceeds go to support performing arts organizations at Lincoln Center, including my alma mater, Juilliard. What questions do you think that I should ask him? xxjes
The event will be held at Lincoln Center and you can find tickets here.
Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house thriller Crimson Peak has been given a Haunted Peak production name as it books into Pinewood Toronto Studios for a February 2014 start.
The gothic horror story, being made by Legendary Pictures, is set to shoot from Feb. 10 to May 14.
Crimson Peak portrays a young author who discovers that her husband is not who he appears to be.
Del Toro wrote the script with Matthew Robbins, with Lucinda Coxon doing a rewrite.
Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska are attached to the project.
Jessica attended the Al Pacino “One Night Only” interview event in Toronto while she was in the city for the promotion of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” last month. We added the photos of Jessica during the event in our gallery.
In her new column on the Oscar race for Women and Hollywood at Indiewire, Susan Wloszczyna celebrates the longevity of Sandra Bullock’s career arc. When you look at where she started and now, where she’s landed with Gravity you can’t help but marvel at the ways she’s redefining not only her career but the potential trajectory for actresses over 40 in Hollywood.
Last year’s Zero Dark Thirty made $95 million, and eventually took the number one spot at the box office when it opened wide and was headed straight for the Oscar race before it was hit with controversy. But to understand the kind of tiny revolution happening here one must set aside that controversy for the moment and look only at the success of that film. Let’s also forget it was directed by a woman because that, too, is beside the point.
What is to the point with Zero Dark Thirty is that a film with a woman in the lead, making the decisions, having the whole plot turn around her character is the kind of thing Hollywood has to be talked into. Maybe it seemed like a one-off last year. You could say that the subject matter — killing Bin Laden — was enough to drive the box office. But either way, the facts are the facts: a film with a woman in the lead who wasn’t naked, having sex, someone’s mother, wife or girlfriend was kicking ass and taking names.
(…)Jessica Chastain had two number one movies last year — Zero Dark Thirty and Mama. These examples disprove the notion that movies starring women don’t open, don’t make money or aren’t awards bait. They can be. They are. Originally, the studio that had Gravity wanted a man to star in it, not a woman. But Cuaron stuck to the idea that it had to star a woman and look! It was actually successful! Imagine that.
Perhaps we are entering a new era with fresh minds. How can anyone now say Gravity would have been better cast with a man? It’s 2013 – we’re maybe on the brink of having a woman president for the first time ever. How can the films being made still reinforce the notion that only a guy can do it? Just a thought.
It worth reading the whole article, here at Awards Daily
Deadline reported earlier this week that The Weinstein Company was near a deal to acquire U.S. and multiple territories on “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: His/Hers”. The news is now officially confirmed, official press release can be found below.
NEW YORK (September 13, 2013) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they are acquiring the U.S., Canadian, UK and French rights to writer/director Ned Benson’s THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. The film elicits riveting performances from an acclaimed cast led by Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and a richly talented supporting cast that includes Academy Award® winner William Hurt, two-time Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Hader, Nina Arianda, and Jess Weixler. The film is produced by Cassandra Kulukundis, Benson, Chastain, Todd Labarowski and Emanuel Michael and executive produced by Kirk D’Amico, Peter Pastorelli, Brad Coolidge, Melissa Coolidge, Jim Casey and Kim Waltrip. It premiered to critical acclaim on Monday afternoon in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Special Presentation Section.