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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
It was just announced that Matthias’ upcoming movie “The Danish Girl” will be heading to the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s part of the Special Presentations programme and will have a North American Premiere.
Plot: Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Lili Elbe, the 1920s Danish artist who was one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery, in this biopic directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).
Principal cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts
The festival runs from September 10-20.
Deadline is reporting that several actors have joined the cast of “Lewis And Clark“.
Tanaya Beatty Aidan Kahn imdbCreed Garnick(The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1), Stephen Hill, Creed Garnick (Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike) and Aidan Kahn are the latest to join the cast of HBO miniseries Lewis And Clark. Based on the book Undaunted Courage, by Stephen E. Ambrose, it tells the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River. Production is slated to begin this summer.
The Army is growing in HBO’s miniseries Lewis And Clark. Brendan Fletcher (Gracepoint), James Cutler (Kick- Ass 2), Rob Aramayo, Devin Harjes (Daredevil, Gotham), Tim Plester, Tyson Ritter, and David Wilmot have been cast as members of the Corps of Discovery, the expeditionary group led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, played by Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, respectively.
The miniseries follows the epic journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Meriwether Lewis (Casey Affleck) and William Clark (Matthias 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.
It was also reported that Josh Stewart (Criminal Minds) and Parker Croft (Once Upon A Time) joined the cast.
Good news everyone: Sundance Selects has acquired the U.S. rights to “Disorder” (Maryland) which premiered earlier this week during the Cannes Film Festival. Variety is reporting the following story:
Sundance Selects is acquiring U.S. rights to Alice Winocour’s “Disorder (Maryland)” following its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.
The thriller with a screenplay by Winocour, stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger and Paul Hamy. It was produced by Dharamsala’s Isabelle Madelaine and Darius Films’ Emilie Tisne.
Schoenaerts plays a French Special Forces soldier hired to ensure the security of Kruger’s character — the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman — at their luxurious villa. Variety‘s Guy Lodge gave the film a strong review, noting “Winocour has the gift of instilling fear at a range of tempos.”
Winocour’s first feature film, “Augustine,” premiered at the 2012 Cannes Critics Week.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Indie Sales Company’s Nicolas Eschbach on behalf of the filmmakers.