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“The Loft” To Open Ghent Film Festival 2014

The 41st Annual Ghent Film Festival announced last month that “The Loft” will be the opening film of the festival. The festival runs from October 14-25 and tickets will be available next week on August 27. Matthias will reprise the role of Filip and will star alongside Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet. Deadline is reporting that the movie was given the August 29, 2014, release date back in August 2013 but Universal pulled it from the schedule last month without word yet from the studio where it will land. The first production stills and official on set images can be found in our gallery.


“A Little Chaos” Selected for TIFF 2014!

“A Little Chaos” Selected for TIFF 2014!

The Toronto Film Festival has announced it’s first slate of movies that are part of their line-up and “A Little Chaos” is part of the Gala Presentations line-up. Matthias stars in the movie alongside The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 4-14. The movie will have it’s first screenings on September 13 followed by another screening the next day. It was also announced that “The Drop” is also part of the official line-up. Be sure to head over to the official website for more information about the festival and tickets.

A Little Chaos | Gala Presentations
Commissioned to construct King Louis XIV’s garden at Versailles, a landscape designer (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet) battles professionally and romantically with the king’s chief architect (Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone), in this sumptuous historical drama from actor-director Alan Rickman.

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“The Drop” Selected for TIFF 2014!

“The Drop” Selected for TIFF 2014!

The Toronto Film Festival has announced it’s first slate of movies that are part of their line-up and “The Drop” is part of the Special Presentations line-up. The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 4-14. The movie will have it’s first screening on September 5 followed by screenings on September 6 and 13.

The Drop | Special Presentations
A Brooklyn bartender finds himself caught between the cops and a crew of Chechen mobsters, in this gritty crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust & Bone), Noomi Rapace and the late, great James Gandolfini.

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Matthias exits “Belgica”

Screen Daily is reporting that “Belgica” producer announced that Matthias dropped out of the movie.

Matthias Schoenaerts has left upcoming feature Belgica, according to production company Menuet.

The Belgian star of Bullhead and Rust and Bone was set to play the main role in the latest film from Felix van Groeningen, director of Oscar-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown.

Schoenaerts has chosen to devote his attention to an upcoming US project at this time, said a statement from Ghent-based Menuet.

A replacement will be announced ahead of the shoot, which will begin on December 1 in Ghent.

Schoenaerts will be next seen alongside Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini in The Drop, from Bullhead director Michaël R. Roskam.

He will also star in Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, which will close the Toronto film festival in September; romantic war drama Suite Francaise; and novel adaptation Far from the Madding Crowd, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Juno Temple, Michael Sheen and Carey Mulligan.

Belgica follows two brothers who start a bar and get swept up in its success in the midst of Belgium’s nightlife scene.

Van Groeningen wrote the script with With Friends Like These co-writer Arne Sierens, and the film will be produced by Menuet in co-production with Topkapi and Pyramide Productions.

Van Groeningen is represented by CAA and Management 360. Schoenaerts is represented by CAA.

It has been speculated by several news outlets that the US project mentioned is “Galveston”.

Matthias Covers OUT September 2014

Matthias covers OUT’s September 2014 issue. We have added the magazine scans and photoshoot in our gallery. Be sure to pick up your own copy while it’s on newsstands! The full interview can be found in our press archive and excerpts can be found below.


On potentially becoming typecast: “I don’t want to be pinned down as just a physical actor. I understand that people may think I am, since Bullhead and Rust and Bone popped up one year after another, but that’s a coincidence. I’ve done a lot of different stuff.”

On the vulnerability of acting: “When I get on set, I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he says. “And it makes you very vulnerable, as an artist, to do that. In our job, we’re always the subjects of judgment, and if you want to do the real work, I think you have to be vulnerable as hell. You have to be prepared to suck.”

On truthfulness leading to sexiness in acting: “What I think is sexy is truthfulness, and that’s something that overwhelms time. That’s why Marlon Brando is still sexy nowadays — not because he was a gorgeous guy, but because his work was truthful. The rest is form. That may make me want to have sex with someone, but it’s temporary, and in the end it’s bullshit.”
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Numéro Homme S/S 2014

Matthias is featured in the French Numéro Homme Spring/Summer 2014 edition (with James Franco on the cover). The photoshoot and magazine scans have been added in our gallery.


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