Category: News & Rumors

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.

“A Bigger Splash” Gets 2016 Release

Variety is reporting Fox Searchlight has set a 2016 release date for “A Bigger Splash“.

Fox Searchlight has set a May 13 U.S. release for Tilda Swinton drama “A Bigger Splash.”

The film, directed by Luca Guadagnino from a screenplay by David Kajganich, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 6.

Swinton portrays a rock legend on holiday on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner, played by Matthias Schoenaerts. Their stay is disrupted when a record producer and old flame (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter, portrayed by Dakota Johnson.

Matthias Becomes Co-Owner Of Hakuna Casting

Matthias Becomes Co-Owner Of Hakuna Casting

The Belgium media – including Vertigo Web – are reporting that Matthias has become co-owner alongside Ken Lambrechts of Hakuna Casting. Hakuna Casting wants “to bring diversity and color into commercials, videoclips and films” according to their official website. The Belgium based casting agency has the aim to bring diversity on stage and in front of the camera. They recently worked on the upcoming movie “Black” and also collaborated on “Belgica“. For more information about the agency, be sure to head over to their official website. Thanks to our visitor Sarah for the heads up!

“Disorder” (Maryland) Finds UK & Canadian Distributor

“Disorder” (Maryland) Finds UK & Canadian Distributor

Screendaily is reporting that “Disorder” (Maryland) found a distributor for the U.K. and Canada. No word yet on the release date. Many thanks to Sarah for the heads up!

Soda has picked up three Toronto titles, including Ben Wheatley drama-thriller.

Soda has also picked up the UK and Canadian rights for Alice Winocour’s Disorder, which stars Matthias Schoenaerts as an ex-solider suffering from PTSD who is hired by a Lebanese businessman to protect his wife and child.

The film originally screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes and is receiving a gala presentation in Toronto.

Disorder” (Maryland) will screen during the Toronto International Film Festival with it’s first screening on September 17. It will have a press & industry screening on September 13. Matthias is expected to attend the festival, where “The Danish Girl” will also have screenings.

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