“The Loft” director Erik van Looy confirmed to the Belgium press that the movie will get a wide theatrical release in the US on January 23, 2015. The movie will open the Ghent Film Festival later this month. The distributor released the first posters and additional stills and on set images which have been added to our gallery. The high definition screen captures of the first trailer have also been added. Be sure to check out our previous post in case you missed the trailer.
Deadline is reporting that Matthias is set to star opposite Diane Kruger in “Maryland“.
Diane Kruger has set two indie features to fill her winter schedule. German-born Kruger (Wicker Park, Inglourious Basterds, The Host) will first head to the south of France to film Maryland for director Alice Winocour, the helmer who made her debut two years ago with the Cannes entry Augustine. The film tracks an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he’s out of town. Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust and Bone) will play the soldier. Dharamsala and Darius Films are producing. Schoenaerts will be seen next in Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding Crowd which Fox Searchlight will release in May. He is repped by CAA and UBBA in France.
Matthias mentioned he was heading to France after “The Drop” promotion to the Belgium press so we assume the production will start soon.
As promised another gallery update. Dozens of additional and mostly high quality images have been added to the photoshoot & portraits section in our gallery including a brand new one of Matthias with “The Drop” director Michaël R. Roskam.
Deadline is reporting that Focus Features acquired “A Little Chaos” and are aiming a March 27, 2015 release in the US.
Focus Features has taken North American rights to TIFF closing night romantic drama A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts. Alan Rickman directed the story of a strong-willed landscape designer chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Rickman also co-wrote the Lionsgate UK and BBC Films production with Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock and stars along with Stanley Tucci and Danny Webb. Focus has set a March 27, 2015 stateside release while Lionsgate UK handles its UK debut early next year. Rickman’s first film as director since 1997’s The Winter Guest is produced by Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood for Potboiler Productions and Bertrand Faivre for The Bureau. Zygi Kamasa, Guy Avshalom, Nick Manzi, Christine Langan, Ray Cooper, Norman Merry, and Richard Wolfe are executive producers. Focus also took Scandinavian rights as the deals closed during TIFF. Focus Features’ Lia Buman, President of Acquisitions, and Beth Lemberger, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of Lionsgate UK and Potboiler Productions. Lionsgate International is handling foreign sales.
Hundreds of additional high quality images of Matthias attending various events in 2011-2014 have been added in our gallery including some great additions of the recent “The Drop” premiere in Brussels, Belgium. We also images of some missing events. Stay tuned because we have more additional images for you coming in the coming days.
We have added the magazine scans of Matthias on the cover of the Belgium Humo and De Morgen (Tomorrow) in our gallery. Many thanks to Marlies from DannyAndMindy.net for donating them!
“The Drop” is part of the 62th San Sebastian Film Festival line-up and had it’s first official screening earlier this week. It seems like Matthias was unable to attend the photocall and press conference and only attended the premiere. We have added the first images in our gallery. Many thanks to my friend Frederik from Noomi Rapace Online for the donations!
The official youtube channel of the festival uploaded their video coverage of “The Drop” press day on their channel which includes footage of the premiere.
Matthias attended the Belgium premiere for “The Drop” last night in Brussels alongside his co-star Noomi Rapace and director Michaël R. Roskam. The first images have been added in our gallery.
The Los Angeles Times published an in-depth interview with Matthias, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and director Michaël R. Roskam in which they talked about “The Drop“. The interview and photoshoot took place during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. We have added the photoshoot outtakes in our gallery and the full interview in our press archive.
There were dogs on set and dogs in the script, but Tom Hardy felt like the production of “The Drop” could use one more mutt.
The British actor — known for being Bane and Bronson and now, he hopes, Bob, the not-so-simple simpleton in the new crime drama penned by genre master Dennis Lehane — has a hard time saying no to a pooch, or at least something he likes that might make everyone else a little crazy. So when costar Noomi Rapace brought Hardy to an animal shelter near their Brooklyn set to research their roles, the outcome wasn’t really in doubt.
“I knew the minute we walked in there, he’d be walking out with a dog,” Rapace said in her trailer, shortly after the unexpected canine trip.
We have added additional production still and a social media banner featuring Matthias in our gallery. The movie is currently playing in theaters in the US so be sure to see it if you have the chance.