Today is a special day, because Matthias is celebrating his 38th birthday. We, on behave of the Matthias Schoenaerts Network and all his fans around the world, want to wish him a happy birthday. We hope he has a wonderful day celebrating with his family and friends. This year has been such an exciting year for Matthias’ career, and we are looking forward to what’s next.
Feel free to leave your birthday wish in our comments.
Matthias is featured in the current issue of Instyle USA (December 2015). We previously added the magazine scans in our gallery and we now have added the photoshoot in our gallery and the interview can be found below.
“Style is something you radiate,” says Matthias Schoenaerts, the puppy dog-eyed European actor who has a habit of playing sensitive brutes, from Rust & Bone’s MMA fighter to Suite Française’s German soldier to a strapping hunk in the upcoming transgender drama The Danish Girl. “You either have it or you don’t.”
Schoenaerts, wearing an off-white sweatshirt, a black denim jacket, and bright blue Lee jeans, has it in spades. He even appeared in a campaign for Louis Vuitton. Perched at a riverside bistro northwest of Antwerp, Schoenaerts’s one concession to inelegance is the Lucky Strike rollie he takes a drag from. Running his hands through an impressive quiff, he smiles. “But style rules? No. I don’t pay attention to them,” he says, snubbing out the cigarette on the floor despite the ashtray in reach. A thin twirl of smoke lifts toward the yellow sky from the glowing ember. Schoenaerts extinguishes it with his Nike-clad foot and says, “I just have a basic sense of elegance, I guess.”
The American Film Institute’s AFI Fest has announced that “Disorder” (Maryland) will be part of this year’s line up as part of the New Auteurs programme.
DISORDER – Matthias Schoenaerts plays an ex-soldier who becomes locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ski-masked home invaders at a wealthy estate. DIR Alice Winocour. SCR Alice Winocour. CAST Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, Percy Kemp, Victor Pontecorvo, Mickaël Daubert, Franck Torrecillas, Chems Eddine, Philippe Haddad, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h. France/Belgium
The festival runs from November 5-12. For more information be sure to head over to the official website.
Studio Canal released the first (teaser) trailer for “A Bigger Splash” which will arrive in U.K. cinemas on February 12, 2016. We have added the HD screencaptures in our gallery and the trailer can be found after the jump. The movie will be released on May 13, 2016 in the U.S.A.
Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A Bigger Splash is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.
Variety is reporting that Adele Exarchopoulos has joined Matthias in “The Faitful“, which finally seems to be moving forward with the movie seeking for (international) buyers.
Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) will star opposite Matthias Schoenaerts in Michael R. Roskam’s “The Faithful,” a noirish romance thriller set against the backdrop of crime gangs in Brussels.
Wild Bunch has come on board to take international sales while Pathe will handle distribution in France. Pierre-Ange Le Pogam’s Stone Angels is producing with Bart Van Langendonck’s Savage Films, who produced Belgian helmer’s Oscar-nominated “Bullhead.”
Although the plot of the film remains under wraps, the glamorous onscreen couple formed by Exarchopoulos and Schoenaerts and the track-record of Roskam will likely spark buyers’ anticipation for the project, which will start shooting next year.
“The Faithful” is penned by Thomas Bidegain (“A Prophet”) and Noe Debre, the screenwriters behind Jacques Audiard’s Palme-d’Or winning “Dheepan.” Debre’s recent credits include “The Cowboys,” which marks Bidegain’s directorial debut and screens in Toronto.
Roskam made his English-language debut with 2014’s “The Drop,” starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini.
Matthias has been circling this project for a while now with a report about the production moving forward in January of this year.
Matthias is currently attending the “A Bigger Splash” premiere during the 72nd Venice Film Festival. His co-stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes and director Luca Guadagnino are also present. We have added the first high quality images in our gallery but we expect more additions later on.