Entertainment Weekly released the first featurette/making of for “The Drop” earlier today which includes new footage and an on set interview with Matthias. The video of the making of can be found after the jump and we also added the screencaptures in our gallery. We only included new footage. Many thanks to my friend Frederik from Noomi Rapace Online for the heads up! The movie will premiere next week on September 5 during the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on September 12 in the US.
Various Belgium media outlets are reporting that “The Drop” director Michaël Roskam revealed during his interview with the Belgium talk show Hotel M that Matthias was offered parts in “Batman” and “Robocop”. Nieuwsblad.be has the following quote from Roskam:
“Everyone knows him, Schoenaerts is well known in the film industry. Everyone wants to collaborate with him. He was offered parts in Batman and Robocop, but I haven’t heard anything about him saying yes.”
It has been reported before that Matthias was offered the lead part in “Robocop”. The part went to Joel Kinnaman. “The Drop”” will premiere next month during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on September 12 in the US. Roskam also directed Matthias in “Bullhead“.
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.
We have added posters & key-Art, production stills and screencaptures of the first trailers and website of Matthias’ upcoming film “The Drop” in our gallery. The movie will be released on September 12, 2014 in the US after premiering at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Matthias co-stars in the movie alongside Tom Hardy, the late James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace.
THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
Fox Searchlight also released the first movie clips of the movie last week including one featuring Matthias and his co-star Tom Hardy.
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.
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.
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’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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Welcome to Matthias Schoenaerts Network, your newest and first source dedicated to Belgium actor Matthias Schoenaerts. You might know him from his roles in “Loft”, “Bullhead” or “Rust and Bone” (De rouille et d’os). This site is aiming to keep you up-to-date on Matthias’ (upcoming) projects and appearances. We are striving to become an in-depth and comprehensive source dedicated to Mr. Schoenaerts so we will work on expanding our content the coming months. We wanted to launch our site before the fall because Matthias has an exciting slate coming up: “The Drop” (opposite Noomi Rapace & Tom Hardy), “A Little Chaos” (opposite Kate Winslet), “Suite Française” (opposite Michelle Williams) and the American remake of “The Loft”.
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Lots of photoshoots and portrait session of Matthias for publicity of his work are added in our gallery. Many thanks to my friend Carol from The Chris Pine Network, Sebastian Stan Fan, and Charlie Hunnam Fan for her donations!