Matthias is featured in the current issue of the French Première magazine. We have added the magazine scans in our gallery. Many thanks to Alexandra for the heads up!
The digital magazine scans of Matthias’ Victoire cover (April 4, 2015) have been added in our gallery. Be sure to check our previous post if you missed the photoshoot outtakes.
Mars Distribution released a new production still of “Maryland“, also reportedly titled “Close Protection“, and we have added it in our gallery. The official plot can be found below (Via Google Translator):
Back from Afghanistan, Vincent, a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, is responsible for ensuring the safety of Jessie, the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman in his “Maryland” property. While he feels a strange fascination for the woman he must protect, Vincent is prone to anxiety and hallucinations. Despite the apparent tranquility on “Maryland” Vincent perceives an external threat …
It was announced earlier today that the movie has been selected for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival just announced (part of) their line-up for this year’s festival. It was announced that Alice Winocour’ “Maryland” is selected for the festival as part of their Un Certain Regard selection. It was previously reported that the movie was retitled “Close Protection” but looks like they changed it back. The running time for the movie is 1h40 according to the official website. Matthias stars in the movie alongside Diane Kruger. The festival runs from May 13-24.
We have added over 100 high quality additions of Matthias attending last night’s world premiere of “Far From The Madding Crowd” in London. He joined co-star Carey Mulligan and director Thomas Vinterberg on the red carpet. The movie will be released on May 1st in the U.S. and U.K.
Be sure to head over to our partner site Carey Mulligan Online for their coverage on Matthias’ lovely co-star.
Matthias and co-star Carey Mulligan and director Thomas Vinterberg attended the world premiere of “Far From The Madding Crowd” earlier today in London. We have added the first high quality images in our gallery, but we hope many additions will follow soon. Many thanks to our friend Celyn from Carey Mulligan Online and Felicity Jones Fan for her donations.
Matthias and “Far from the Madding Crowd” director Thomas Vinterberg are expected to attend a screening and Q&A panel at the Film Society Lincoln Center in New York on April 28. Tickets are available right now so be sure to head over to Filmlinc.com for additional information.
Sneak Preview | Q&A with Thomas Vinterberg and actor Matthias Schoenaerts
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), a fiercely independent and spirited young woman who inherits her uncle’s farm. A rarity in Victorian times—financially autonomous, beautiful, and headstrong—she attracts three very different but determined suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions, while trying to maintain her own independence, explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardship through resilience and perseverance. A Fox Searchlight release.
The U.K. premiere for the movie will be held tomorrow in London. Matthias and co-star Carey Mulligan are expected to attend the premiere so be sure to come back later for our premiere coverage!
Matthias is featured on the cover of the French Illimité Magazine to promote the release of “Suite Française“. We have added the digital scans in our gallery. The magazine is on newsstands in France right now.
We are getting closer to the U.S. and U.K. release of “Far from the Madding Crowd” so the promotion coverage for the movie has started. The movie is both featured in Entertainment Weekly and USA Today’s Summer Movie Previews. We have added the additional production stills as well as the new (international) posters in our gallery. The movie will be released on May 1st in the U.S. and U.K. and Ireland.
Far From the Madding Crowd
STARRING Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge
DIRECTED BY Thomas Vinterberg
RELEASE DATE May 1
Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel is an oft-adapted classic, and it was that prestige that gave star Carey Mulligan pause. “The costume drama is always an easy box to put British actors into,” she says. “I’ve avoided them—all those stuffy interiors and mahogany-paneled rooms in grand estate buildings. But this one starts with her turning down a proposal, as opposed to devoting her life to finding a husband. That was a very modern idea to begin a story with.” The proposal that she turns down is from a quiet shepherd named Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts). Their paths continue to cross in fate-driven ways as she’s wooed by a repressed neighbor (Michael Sheen) and a seductive soldier (Tom Sturridge).
Mulligan’s director was also conscious of breathing fresh air. Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) shot two-thirds of the movie outdoors, amid the same verdant, sea-breeze surroundings in southwest England that Hardy described in the book. “There was so much beautiful stuff to show,” he says, while noting the pitfalls of nature: too much noise. “Horses and boars and frogs and dogs and sheep—they can be a tough ride,” he says. The gorgeous scenery and light—including a sunset-drenched doozy of a climactic scene—were worth all the barking and bleating.