The Belgium media – including Vertigo Web – are reporting that Matthias has become co-owner alongside Ken Lambrechts of Hakuna Casting. Hakuna Casting wants “to bring diversity and color into commercials, videoclips and films” according to their official website. The Belgium based casting agency has the aim to bring diversity on stage and in front of the camera. They recently worked on the upcoming movie “Black” and also collaborated on “Belgica“. For more information about the agency, be sure to head over to their official website. Thanks to our visitor Sarah for the heads up!
Screendaily is reporting that “Disorder” (Maryland) found a distributor for the U.K. and Canada. No word yet on the release date. Many thanks to Sarah for the heads up!
Soda has picked up three Toronto titles, including Ben Wheatley drama-thriller.
Soda has also picked up the UK and Canadian rights for Alice Winocour’s Disorder, which stars Matthias Schoenaerts as an ex-solider suffering from PTSD who is hired by a Lebanese businessman to protect his wife and child.
The film originally screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes and is receiving a gala presentation in Toronto.
“Disorder” (Maryland) will screen during the Toronto International Film Festival with it’s first screening on September 17. It will have a press & industry screening on September 13. Matthias is expected to attend the festival, where “The Danish Girl” will also have screenings.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival announced it’s line-up earlier today and it was announced that “A Bigger Splash” will screen at the festival as a Love Gala premiere. The movie will have a screening on Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12. The festival runs from October 7-18. For more information about the festival be sure to head over to the official website.
A Bigger Splash
In the Sicilian sunshine, a rock star, her lover, a producer and his daughter meet in this sizzling drama from Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love).
Marianne (Tilda Swinton) is a glittering rock star on a hiatus with her filmmaker lover Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts). Recovering from an operation on her throat, she has retreated from both the public gaze and her performance persona (an androgynous cross between Mick Jagger and David Bowie). Poolside, stripped naked in the scorching Italian sun and seemingly at ease, the lovers are completely unprepared for the sudden arrival of cocky music producer Harry (Ralph Fiennes) and his recently discovered daughter, the petulant and sexy Penelope (Dakota Johnson). Some clothes get ripped off, while others get put back on in this deliciously overheated drama with a dangerous edge. A remake of Jacques Deray and Jean-Claude Carrière’s La Piscine (1969) which draws its title from David Hockney’s painting of the same era, A Bigger Splash transposes the original story from the French Riviera to Pantelleria, a volcanic, windswept Sicilian island that heaves with the same violence as the character’s emotions. Luca Guadagnino sharply contrasts the cocooned oasis of these privileged tourists with the everyday lives of the local islanders and the illegal African immigrants looking for shelter. As with Guadagnino and Swinton’s previous collaboration I am Love, the film cleaves the surfaces of a rarefied lifestyle. Here though, emotions are luxuriously untethered and celebrity wins out over morality and the law.
Deadline is reporting that “Lewis And Clark” will resume production in the spring. It’s unclear yet if the original cast will return.
HBO’s high-profile six-hour miniseries Lewis And Clark, starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, will resume production in the spring. I hear the cast already has been informed of the new start date.
“As we looked at the schedule for Lewis and Clark and assessed the winter weather challenges ahead, we decided to remount the production in the spring,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline. “We are currently searching for a new director and director of photography. We are also in conversations now with the actors’ representatives to coordinate their schedules for next year.”
The decision to resume filming next year comes three weeks after the pay cable network shut down filming on the project temporarily after a rough early going, with internal as well as external, weather-related factors, impacting the production. “For creative reasons, director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy will be leaving the production,” HBO said at the time.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced this year’s schedule earlier today. Matthias has two movies screening at the festival: “The Danish Girl” and “Disorder” (Maryland). The festival runs from September 10-20 and Matthias is “expected to attend” according to the official press release. For more information about the tickets and festival be sure to head over to the official website.
The Danish Girl | North American Premiere | Special Presentation
Sep 12 – 9:30 AM – Princess of Wales
Disorder | North American Premiere | Gala Presentation
Sep 17 – 9:30 PM – Roy Thomson Hall
“The Danish Girl” will have additional screenings on September 13, 17 & 19 while “Disorder” will have a second screening on September 18. The programmer’s note for both movies were also published, which you can find after the jump.
We would like to introduce a new feature to our site: The Movie/TV Spotlight. This is inspired by my friend Frederik from Helen Mirren Archives. Each of Matthias’ projects will receive a spotlight which will give us the opportunity to update our gallery and information page(s). Today we will start with one of his recent projects: “Far from the Madding Crowd” in which he stars alongside Carey Mulligan as Gabriel Oak. We updated our gallery with the latest additions, including the Blu-Ray/HD screencaptures and additional production stills, and launched the filmography information page. The movie is available on Digital HD since yesterday so be sure to pick up your own copy!
We would like to remind everyone you can only reach our site by using our new domain Matthias-Schoenaerts.net.
It was announced earlier today that “Disorder” (/Maryland) is selected for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It’s part of the Gala Presentations programme and will have it’s North America premiere.
Plot: A young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD (Matthias Schonaerts) protects a beautiful woman (Diane Kruger) and her child from a brutal home invasion, in this masterfully engineered thriller from director Alice Winocour (Augustine).
Principal Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger
The festival runs from September 10-20 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website. It was previously announced that “The Danish Girl” is also selected for the festival.
The Venice Film Festival Schedule has announced it’s official screening schedule earlier this week. Matthias is on double festival duty with both “A Bigger Splash” and “The Danish Girl” screening in competition. The festival runs from September 2-12 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.
September 5 | 7:30 pm SALA GRANDE | VENEZIA 72
THE DANISH GIRL by Tom Hooper (UK, USA, 120’, language: English, s/t Italian) cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Sebastian Koch, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts
September 6 | 7:15 pm SALA GRANDE | VENEZIA 72
A BIGGER SPLASH by Luca Guadagnino (Italy, France, 120’, language: English, Italian, s/t Italian, English) cast: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson, Corrado Guzzanti
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Due to unexpected issues that are out of our control, our fansite hosting service is closing its doors, and this means we are currently working behind the scenes to get our site up&running at a new host. Sadly, and this is the most important part, this means we need to change our website domain to Matthias-Schoenaerts.net. You can only reach us by visiting our new domain.
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Deadline is reporting that HBO temporarily paused production on “Lewis And Clark“.
HBO has stopped production on its high-profile six-hour miniseries Lewis And Clark starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts and executive produced by Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt. We hear there were internal as well as external, weather-related factors that have impacted the production, leading to what has been described as a rough shoot so far. As a result, HBO is taking some time and will be making two major behind-the-scenes changes.
“We are temporarily pausing production on the HBO miniseries Lewis And Clark,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline. “For creative reasons, director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy will be leaving the production. We will be bringing on a new director, and we plan to resume filming as soon as possible.”
There is no date set yet for when filming will resume.
Based on the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose, Lewis And Clark tells the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River. The miniseries follows the epic journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Meriwether Lewis (Affleck) and William Clark (Schoenaerts), who traverse uncharted territory on a mission to deliver President Jefferson’s message of sovereignty as they search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific.
Lewis and Clark is listed as HBO and National Geographic Studios present a Playtone, Plan B and Class 5 production; Michelle Ashford, Curran and Edward Norton are the writers. Executive producing are Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Norton, Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tim Kelly and Adam Leipzig.