Category: News & Rumors

“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.

“A Bigger Splash” Selected For BFI London Film Festival

“A Bigger Splash” Selected For BFI London Film Festival

The 59th BFI London Film Festival announced it’s line-up earlier today and it was announced that “A Bigger Splash” will screen at the festival as a Love Gala premiere. The movie will have a screening on Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12. The festival runs from October 7-18. For more information about the festival be sure to head over to the official website.

A Bigger Splash
In the Sicilian sunshine, a rock star, her lover, a producer and his daughter meet in this sizzling drama from Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love).

Marianne (Tilda Swinton) is a glittering rock star on a hiatus with her filmmaker lover Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts). Recovering from an operation on her throat, she has retreated from both the public gaze and her performance persona (an androgynous cross between Mick Jagger and David Bowie). Poolside, stripped naked in the scorching Italian sun and seemingly at ease, the lovers are completely unprepared for the sudden arrival of cocky music producer Harry (Ralph Fiennes) and his recently discovered daughter, the petulant and sexy Penelope (Dakota Johnson). Some clothes get ripped off, while others get put back on in this deliciously overheated drama with a dangerous edge. A remake of Jacques Deray and Jean-Claude Carrière’s La Piscine (1969) which draws its title from David Hockney’s painting of the same era, A Bigger Splash transposes the original story from the French Riviera to Pantelleria, a volcanic, windswept Sicilian island that heaves with the same violence as the character’s emotions. Luca Guadagnino sharply contrasts the cocooned oasis of these privileged tourists with the everyday lives of the local islanders and the illegal African immigrants looking for shelter. As with Guadagnino and Swinton’s previous collaboration I am Love, the film cleaves the surfaces of a rarefied lifestyle. Here though, emotions are luxuriously untethered and celebrity wins out over morality and the law.

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“Lewis And Clark” Gets Spring 2016 Production Date

Deadline is reporting that “Lewis And Clark” will resume production in the spring. It’s unclear yet if the original cast will return.

HBO’s high-profile six-hour miniseries Lewis And Clark, starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, will resume production in the spring. I hear the cast already has been informed of the new start date.

“As we looked at the schedule for Lewis and Clark and assessed the winter weather challenges ahead, we decided to remount the production in the spring,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline. “We are currently searching for a new director and director of photography. We are also in conversations now with the actors’ representatives to coordinate their schedules for next year.”

The decision to resume filming next year comes three weeks after the pay cable network shut down filming on the project temporarily after a rough early going, with internal as well as external, weather-related factors, impacting the production. “For creative reasons, director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy will be leaving the production,” HBO said at the time.

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Toronto International Film Festival Schedule

Toronto International Film Festival Schedule

The Toronto International Film Festival announced this year’s schedule earlier today. Matthias has two movies screening at the festival: “The Danish Girl” and “Disorder” (Maryland). The festival runs from September 10-20 and Matthias is “expected to attend” according to the official press release. For more information about the tickets and festival be sure to head over to the official website.

The Danish Girl | North American Premiere | Special Presentation
Sep 12 – 9:30 AM – Princess of Wales

Disorder | North American Premiere | Gala Presentation
Sep 17 – 9:30 PM – Roy Thomson Hall

The Danish Girl” will have additional screenings on September 13, 17 & 19 while “Disorder” will have a second screening on September 18. The programmer’s note for both movies were also published, which you can find after the jump.

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“Disorder” (Maryland) Selected For TIFF 2015!

“Disorder” (Maryland) Selected For TIFF 2015!

It was announced earlier today that “Disorder” (/Maryland) is selected for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It’s part of the Gala Presentations programme and will have it’s North America premiere.

Plot: A young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD (Matthias Schonaerts) protects a beautiful woman (Diane Kruger) and her child from a brutal home invasion, in this masterfully engineered thriller from director Alice Winocour (Augustine).
Principal Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger

The festival runs from September 10-20 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website. It was previously announced that “The Danish Girl” is also selected for the festival.

“Lewis And Clark” Production Pauses

Deadline is reporting that HBO temporarily paused production on “Lewis And Clark“.

HBO has stopped production on its high-profile six-hour miniseries Lewis And Clark starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts and executive produced by Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt. We hear there were internal as well as external, weather-related factors that have impacted the production, leading to what has been described as a rough shoot so far. As a result, HBO is taking some time and will be making two major behind-the-scenes changes.

“We are temporarily pausing production on the HBO miniseries Lewis And Clark,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline. “For creative reasons, director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy will be leaving the production. We will be bringing on a new director, and we plan to resume filming as soon as possible.”

There is no date set yet for when filming will resume.

Based on the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose, Lewis And Clark tells the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River. The miniseries follows the epic journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Meriwether Lewis (Affleck) and William Clark (Schoenaerts), who traverse uncharted territory on a mission to deliver President Jefferson’s message of sovereignty as they search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific.

Lewis and Clark is listed as HBO and National Geographic Studios present a Playtone, Plan B and Class 5 production; Michelle Ashford, Curran and Edward Norton are the writers. Executive producing are Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Norton, Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tim Kelly and Adam Leipzig.

Matthias Knighted By French Ministry Of Culture

Matthias will be knighted by French Ministry of Culture as a chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). Flanders Image is reporting the following story:

The Order of Arts and Letters was established in 1957 to recognise emerging artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. The distinction is awarded three times a year, with two sessions for French citizens and one for foreigners, and is made up of three ranks: commander, officer and chevalier.

Schoenaerts began his film career in 1992 with a role in Stijn Coninx’s Oscar-nominated Daens. For his appearance in Dorothée van den Berghe’s Meisje (2003), he was selected to take part in the Berlinale’s Shooting Stars programme. Then followed roles in such films as Any Way the Wind Blows, The One Thing to Do, Black Book, Love Belongs to Everyone, Left Bank, Loft, The Emperor of Taste and My Queen Karo.

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“A Bigger Splash” & “The Danish Girl” Selected For Venice Film Festival

The 72nd Venice International Film Festival just unveiled it’s official selection for this year’s festival and it was announced that Matthias will have two (!) movies playing in competition/Venezia 72 at the festival. Both “A Bigger Splash” and “The Danish Girl” will play in competition at the festival.

LUCA GUADAGNINO – A BIGGER SPLASH
Italy, France, 120′
Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson, Corrado Guzzanti

TOM HOOPER – THE DANISH GIRL
UK, USA, 120′
Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Sebastian Koch, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts

The festival runs from September 2-12 and for more information about the festival be sure to head over to their official website. “The Danish Girl” will also be part of the Toronto International Film Festival, as we reported yesterday.

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