Category: News & Rumors

“Red Sparrow” Gets 2018 Release

Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has announced the release date for “Red Sparrow“. The Russian spy film starring Jennifer Lawrence moved from a November 2016 release to March 2, 2018 for the United States, where it’s the only title standing.

Last month Variety reported was presented at CinemaCon.

Jennifer Lawrence’s upcoming “Red Sparrow” seduced audiences at CinemaCon on Thursday.

20th Century Fox used the exhibition industry trade show to debut a sexy first look at the upcoming Cold War thriller. The film follows Lawrence as a prima ballerina who breaks her leg. With her dancing career in jeopardy, Lawrence is recruited for a secretive Russian spy agency. There she falls in love with Joel Edgerton (glimpsed in a skimpy speedo).

“The two begin this cat and mouse seduction and fall in love, but you’re never really sure if the relationship is real and whose side you’re on,” said Emma Watts, Fox film vice chairman.
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Matthias To Star In “Territoires”

We missed this news before, but looks like Matthias has another upcoming project. Earlier this year actor Reda Kateb revealed his next project is going to be “Territoires” alongside Matthias with director David Oelhoffen. Screendaily reported the following story:

Alongside touring with Django, Kateb is also preparing to reunite on set again with film-maker David Oelhoffen, on the provisionally titled Territoires.

The pair first collaborated on the Oelhoffen’s 2014 Albert Camus adaptation Far From Men set in Algeria in 1954 at the onset of the country’s war of independence.

“I will play a drugs squad officer. It’s a very human story using the codes of a classic police thriller but in such a way that the film touches on contemporary themes in France. Matthias Schoenaerts is also in the cast.”

Further, Kateb also talked to Eye For Film about the project:

AKT: What’s coming up for you?
RK: I’m going to shoot a movie [Territoires] with the director of Loin Des Hommes, David Oelhoffen. I am starring with Matthias Schoenaerts. You know him?

AKT: Yes, he is great in [Alice Winocour’s] Disorder [Maryland].
RK: We’re going to be the two main characters in this one. For the moment, that’s what I can talk about.

Lea Seydoux Joins “Kursk”

Lea Seydoux Joins “Kursk”

Screen Daily is reporting that Lea Seydoux has joined Matthias and Colin Firth in “Kursk“. Filming is expected to start in April.

Lea Seydoux (Spectre) has joined Matthias Schoenaerts and Colin Firth in the cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s English-language Russian submarine drama Kursk for France’s EuropaCorp.

Set to start shooting in April, the film is based on the real-life events of 2000 when an explosion on board caused the Kursk submarine to sink in the Barents Sea, prompting a desperate struggle to save those on board.

Written by Robert Rodal, who was nominated for an Oscar for Saving Private Ryan, Kursk is based on the novel A Time To Die by Robert Moore.

The project is being produced by Luxembourg’s VIA EST with Belgium’s Belga Productions with EuropaCorp.

EuropaCorp has international rights to the film which it is starting to talk to buyers about at this week’s European Film Market.

Deadline confirms the news and also has details on Matthias’ role, which you can find after the jump.
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Neon Buys “Racer and the Jailbird”

Variety is reporting that Neon has bought the North American rights to “Race And The Jailbird“, which was previously titled “The Faitful“.

Neon has pre-bought North American rights to Michaël R. Roskam’s “Racer and the Jailbird” out of the Berlin Film Festival, Variety has learned.

The romantic thriller pairs director Roskam with actor Matthias Schoenaerts — the two have previously collaborated on the likes of “The Drop” and “Bullhead,” a foreign language Oscar nominee. It co-stars Adèle Exarchopoulos, who turned heads in “Blue Is the Warmest Color.”

“Racer and the Jailbird” follows a gangster (Schoenaerts) who meets and falls for a race car driver (Exarchopoulos). Their romance tests loyalties. The film is in French and set in Belgium. Neon is planning a theatrical release, but a premiere date has yet to be picked.

Neon is a new distribution company founded by Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League and Tom Quinn, the former head of Radius-TWC. It was very active at this year’s Sundance, buying the comedy “Ingrid Goes West,” the drama “Roxanne Roxanne,” and the drama “Beach Rats.” All three won awards at the festival.

Roskam wrote the screenplay to the film with Thomas Bidegain and Noé Debré. It will be produced by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam and Bart Van Langendonck, with cinematography by Nicolas Karakatsanis, and editing by Alain Dessauvage. Stone Angels and Savage Film produced with Pathé and Wild Bunch co-producing. Wild Bunch is handling international sales and Pathé is distributing in France.

Wild Bunch negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

A first look at promotional banner which is featured at Berlinale can be found after the jump.

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Mister Smith Entertainment Boards “Radegund”

Screen Daily is reporting that Mister Smith Entertainment has boarded the international sales for “Radegund“. Further, they confirm Matthias will star in the Terrence Malick directed movie which is already in post-production.

David Garrett’s Mister Smith boards period drama, currently in post-production.

David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment has boarded international sales to Terrence Malick’s upcoming Second World War drama Radegund.

Sales are set to commence at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

Radegund will follow the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector who refused to fight for the Nazis and was executed by them in 1943.

The film marks Malick’s return to the Second World War period following acclaimed 1998 drama The Thin Red Line.

From Malick’s screenplay, the film stars August Diehl as Franz Jägerstätter, Valerie Pachner as his wife Fani, Matthias Schoenaerts as Captain Herder and Bruno Ganz as Judge Lueben alongside Martin Wuttke, Maria Simon, Karin Neuhäuser and Alexander Fehling.
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Matthias Joins “Red Sparrow”

THR is reporting that Matthias has joined “Red Sparrow” alongside Jeremy Irons, Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Lawrence.

Matthias Schoenaerts and Jeremy Irons have signed on to join Jennifer Lawrence in the Red Sparrow.

The story, an adaptation of the Jason Matthews espionage novel, follows a Russian intelligence officer (Lawrence) who is ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, and to operate against a young CIA agent who handles the agency’s most important Russian mole. Joel Edgerton also is attached to star.

The Hunger Games helmer Francis Lawrence is reuniting with Jennifer Lawrence for the Chernin Entertainment and Fox film. Justin Haythe wrote the script.

Schoenaerts’ recent films include Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl and Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash, and he will soon star in Netflix’s Our Souls at Night with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. He’s repped by CAA and UBBA in Paris.

Irons will soon be seen in video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed and Disney’s Their Finest. He also will reprise his role as Alfred in Warner Bros.’ Justice League. He’s repped by CAA.

Matthias Joins Terrence Malick’s “Radegund”?

We missed this possible project before, but looks like Matthias might have joined Terrence Malick’s upcoming movie “Radegund“. Indiewire is reporting the following story:

While the biggest news surrounding Terrence Malick at the moment is that the reclusive director will be making a rare public appearance next month at the Princeton Garden Theater for a live conversation following a screening of Roberto Rossellini‘s “Journey To Italy” (tough nuts, it’s already sold out), the filmmaker is already at work on his next feature, “Radegund.” Even though his love triangle music drama “Weightless” is yet to come, cameras are rolling on WWII movie, and all we know officially so far is that “Inglourious Basterds” actor August Diehl is leading the movie, with newcomer Valerie Pachner also in the film. Well, you can add another name (and possibly more).

According to German site Blick, the always great Bruno Ganz (“Wings Of Desire“) is part cast for this tale about Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian man who opposed the Nazis, and refused to fight as a conscientious objector. He was executed by the Nazis in 1943. However, if this cast list from German industry site Crew United is accurate, the full ensemble has been revealed, and among the many names, are Matthias Schoenaerts and Jürgen Prochnow. IMDB also lists Michael Nyqvist in a role that doesn’t appear on the Crew United page, but again, none of this is official. And as we already know, Malick calls in lots of people for his movies, but they don’t always make the final cut.

Matthias Joins “Our Souls at Night”

Netflix has announced the cast of “Our Souls at Night” and Matthias has joined the cast. Entertainment Weekly is reporting the following story:

Netflix has announced that principal photography will kick off on Monday on Our Souls at Night, the adaptation of Kent Haruf’s novel. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford will star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who’ve lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.

Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) is directing from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, and Our Souls at Night also stars Bruce Dern, Judy Greer, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Iain Armitage.

“I’m looking forward to teaming up with Jane and working with the talented Ritesh Batra,” Redford said in a statement. “Our Souls at Night is an endearing story and I’m happy we get to share it with a broader audience.”

Production will start Monday in Colorado, where the novel is set, and Our Souls at Night will premiere on Netflix in 2017.

“Kurk” Filming Postponed

THR is reporting that the filming for “Kurk” has been postponed. No new start date has been announced.

The Russian shoot of Colin Firth submarine disaster movie Kursk, produced by Luc Besson, has been postponed as the country’s defense ministry is still reviewing the permit request.

The shoot was scheduled to start in Russia next month and run for about a month. A new start date hasn’t been set.

“We haven’t yet received a permit from the defense ministry,” Andrei Sigle, a producer on the Russian side, told local radio station Radio Baltika. “They probably have other things to take care of.”

According to Sigle, taking the shoot to another country, such as Norway, which observers immediately suggested, is currently out of the question. He said the producers still hope to get the green light from Russia’s military.

The movie is based on a 2000 incident involving a K-141 Kursk submarine. A torpedo exploded inside the Russian submarine during a naval exercise in the Barents Sea, and the submarine’s entire crew of 118 died.

Produced by Besson’s EuropaCorp, the movie is to be directed by Thomas Vinterburg and will also star Matthias Schoenaerts.

Incidentally, Russia’s defense ministry originally promised cooperation with the crew. But later it reportedly grew concerned about granting access to classified information and locations. It didn’t comment on the delay of the shoot.

Vertigo (April 2016)

Matthias is featured on the cover of the Belgium film magazine Vertigo (April 2016). We have added the magazine scans and first photoshoot outtake in our gallery. The magazine is celebrating it’s 2 year anniversary.

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