Category: News & Rumors

Esquire Magazine (Spring/Summer 2016)

Matthias is featured on the cover of Esquire Magazine (Spring/Summer 2016). We have added the magazine scans and first photoshoot outtakes in our gallery.

EuropaCorp Greenlights “Kursk”

Deadline confirms Matthias is set to star in “Kursk“. Matthias mentioned this project last month to the Belgium press, but it seems it got the greenlight by EuropaCorp.

EuropaCorp has set Matthias Schoenaerts to star in Kursk, the fact-based survival drama that Thomas Vinterberg will direct this fall from Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat’s adaptation of the Robert Moore book A Time To Die. The film centers on a true story of the Kursk, a nuclear-powered Russian submarine that sank during a training exercise in the Barents Sea in 2000. Twenty-three sailors survive the crash and desperately wait for help to arrive while their oxygen runs out minute-by-minute.

It seems like yesterday that Schoenaerts broke out here as the brawny tragic protagonist of Bullhead, and he has risen quickly. Schoenaerts and Vinterberg just worked together in Far From The Madding Crowd, and Schoenaerts most recently starred with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl. CAA and UBBA rep the actor.

This becomes another greenlighted movie for EuropaCorp to be distributed through its new pipeline RED. EuropaCorp founder Luc Besson has the company’s biggest picture in production right now in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a sci-fi epic that stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne and an eclectic supporting cast that includes Rihanna, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen, Rutger Hauer and Herbie Hancock.

Matthias To Reteam With Vinterberg For “Kursk”

Matthias talked to the Belgium newspaper The Morning (De Morgen) and he confirmed he will reteam with Bullhead director Michael R. Roskam on “The Faithful” this year but he also mentioned he will reteam with “Far From The Madding Crowd” director Thomas Vinterberg:

I will also collaborate again with Thomas Vinterberg, with whom I worked on Far From The Madding Crowd. Vinterberg will film “Kursk” in the fall, the story of a sunken Russian submarine, and I will play the captain. I am really looking forward to it.

Earlier this year Deadline reported that director Thomas Vinterberg signed on to direct “Kursk“. They reported the following story:

EuropaCorp has set Thomas Vinterberg to helm Kursk, the Robert Rodat-scripted adaptation of the Robert Moore book A Time To Die. Casting will begin shortly for a projected fall production start in Europe. The film is based on the true story of the nuclear-powered Russian submarine, the Kursk, which sank during a training exercise in the Barents Sea in 2000. Twenty-three sailors survived the crash and desperately waited for help to arrive, as their oxygen ran out minute-by-minute.

Variety is reporting the screenplay is written by Robert Rodat and based on Robert Moore’s book ‘A Time to Die’.

HBO Redeveloping “Lewis and Clark”

THR is reporting that HBO plans on redeveloping “Lewis And Clark“. It’s still unclear if Matthias, or any of the cast, will return to the project.

HBO is all but abandoning the six-part miniseries starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts. “We have decided to redevelop Lewis and Clark with Michelle Ashford writing,” HBO said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that it is going back to the drawing board with the high-profile historical drama.

Ashford, who is currently serving as the showrunner on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, penned the original script with Ed Norton and John Curran (The Painted Veil). Once her rewrite comes in, the cabler will have to greenlight the project a second time. In the event that the new version does move forward, HBO will then evaluate whether or not previously shot footage is usable (sources say several episodes were filmed) and if roles will be recast.

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Matthias To Star In “The Sound Of Metal”?

Matthias To Star In “The Sound Of Metal”?

Deadline is reporting that Matthias is in talks to join his “A Bigger Splash” co-star Dakota Johnson in the upcoming movie “The Sound Of Metal“.

Deals are making for Fifty Shades Of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson to star with The Danish Girl‘s Matthias Schoenaerts in The Sound Of Metal, a drama that will mark the directorial debut of Darius Marder, who is best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Derek Cianfrance including co-writing The Place Beyond The Pines. Michael Costigan and Ben Leclair are producing.

Johnson will play a singer in a band, and Schoenaerts plays the drummer. Everything changes when he begins to lose his hearing and has to come to grips with a future that will be filled with silence.

The film is in the process of being set for financing, but the plan is to shoot in August.

Esquire UK Magazine Scans & Photoshoot (December 2015/January 2016)

Matthias is featured in the current issue of Esquire UK (December 2015/January 2016). We have added the magazine scans and photoshoot in our gallery. The magazine is on (digital) newsstands right now, so be sure to pick up your own copy!

Happy Birthday Matthias!

Happy Birthday Matthias!

Today is a special day, because Matthias is celebrating his 38th birthday. We, on behave of the Matthias Schoenaerts Network and all his fans around the world, want to wish him a happy birthday. We hope he has a wonderful day celebrating with his family and friends. This year has been such an exciting year for Matthias’ career, and we are looking forward to what’s next.

Feel free to leave your birthday wish in our comments.

Instyle December 2015

Matthias is featured in the current issue of Instyle (December 2015) as part of their Man Of Style editorial. We have added the magazine scans in our gallery.

“Disorder” (Maryland) Selected For 2015 AFI Fest

The American Film Institute’s AFI Fest has announced that “Disorder” (Maryland) will be part of this year’s line up as part of the New Auteurs programme.

New Auteurs
DISORDER – Matthias Schoenaerts plays an ex-soldier who becomes locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ski-masked home invaders at a wealthy estate. DIR Alice Winocour. SCR Alice Winocour. CAST Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, Percy Kemp, Victor Pontecorvo, Mickaël Daubert, Franck Torrecillas, Chems Eddine, Philippe Haddad, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h. France/Belgium

The festival runs from November 5-12. For more information be sure to head over to the official website.

Adele Exarchopoulos Joins “The Faithful”

Variety is reporting that Adele Exarchopoulos has joined Matthias in “The Faitful“, which finally seems to be moving forward with the movie seeking for (international) buyers.

Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) will star opposite Matthias Schoenaerts in Michael R. Roskam’s “The Faithful,” a noirish romance thriller set against the backdrop of crime gangs in Brussels.

Wild Bunch has come on board to take international sales while Pathe will handle distribution in France. Pierre-Ange Le Pogam’s Stone Angels is producing with Bart Van Langendonck’s Savage Films, who produced Belgian helmer’s Oscar-nominated “Bullhead.”

Although the plot of the film remains under wraps, the glamorous onscreen couple formed by Exarchopoulos and Schoenaerts and the track-record of Roskam will likely spark buyers’ anticipation for the project, which will start shooting next year.

“The Faithful” is penned by Thomas Bidegain (“A Prophet”) and Noe Debre, the screenwriters behind Jacques Audiard’s Palme-d’Or winning “Dheepan.” Debre’s recent credits include “The Cowboys,” which marks Bidegain’s directorial debut and screens in Toronto.

Roskam made his English-language debut with 2014’s “The Drop,” starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini.

Matthias has been circling this project for a while now with a report about the production moving forward in January of this year.

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