Deadline is reporting that Matthias is joining the cast of Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl“.
Matthias Schoenaerts (The Drop) is joining Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl opposite Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything), Alicia Vikander (Testament Of Youth) and Amber Heard (Magic Mike 2). The film, boasting an increasingly formidable cast, sees director and producer Hooper re-teaming with Working Title’s powerhouses Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The trio previously worked together with much success on Les Miserables.
Inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman. Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay. Anne Harrison and Gail Mutrux developed the film and will produce through their Harrison Productions and Pretty Pictures banners.
Schoenaerts is repped by CAA and UBBA. The Belgian actor has the Thomas Vinterberg-directed adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Far From The Madding Crowd coming down the pipeline, opposite Carey Mulligan and Juno Temple.
Yahoo! Movies released the first US trailer for “The Loft“. The movie will now be distributed by Open Roads in the US and will be released next month already: on January 23, 2015. The official US poster has been added to our gallery and the motion poster can be found at: TheLoftMotionPoster.com. You can also follow the official twitter account of the movie @LoftTheMovie and Facebook account /TheLoftMovie. The official trailer has been added in our video archive and screencaptures have been added in our gallery.
The first rule of The Loft is…you don’t tell anybody else about the Loft. That’s the deal five married buddies strike when they decide to share the keys to a deluxe penthouse in the sky that will serve as an “oasis” from their wives. “Think about it,” promises handsome ringleader Vincent (Star Trek’s Karl Urban) in the thriller’s new trailer, “No messy hotel bills, no questionable credit card activity.” His argument eventually sway his pals, including Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Mattias Schoenaerts and even a dubious James Marsden, who initially (and unconvincingly) insists “I’m not like that.”
Variety is reporting that Matthias upcoming movie will be part of Studiocanal’s AFM lineup to find distributors.
Max Joseph’s “We Are Your Friends,” with Zac Eron, about an aspiring Hollywood DJ, Luca Guadagnino’s psychological thriller “A Bigger Splash,” with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson, Brian Hegland’s Tom Hardy gangster thriller “Legend” and Stephen Frears’ still-untitled Lance Armstrong movie, with Ben Foster as the cyclist, are all in post-production.
“A Bigger Splash” also hit the Toronto Film Festival market in September and Variety reported the following plot:
Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “A Bigger Splash,” an edgy and contempo twist on the cult Alain Delon-Romy Schneider starrer “La Piscine.” Johnson will play opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.
“Splash” centers on a glamorous couple whose holiday in Southern Italy takes an unexpected turn with the visit from an old friend and his luscious daughter.
AFM announced it’s line-up and “Suite Française” will have it’s world premiere during the festival. Matthias stars alongside Michelle Williams. Variety is reporting the following story:
Michelle Williams’ World War II romance “Suite Francaise” has been set for a “world premiere” at the American Film Market along with 90 other movies.
AFM runs Nov. 5-12 in Santa Monica with over 415 films screening privately for buyers.
“Suite Francaise,” directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel, also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie. Entertainment One financed and produced.
TF1 International is selling international rights. The Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights.
The first screening will be held on November 5th followed by another screening on the 7th according to the official website.
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.
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.
Vier.be released the first (international) trailer for “The Loft” earlier today. The movie will open the 41st Annual Ghent Film Festival next month and will be released on October 15, 2014 in Belgium. No word yet on the US release date.
The BFI London Film Festival (LFF) announced it’s official line-up earlier today and “A Little Chaos” is part of the Gala selection. Matthias co-stars alongside Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci, and Helen McCrory. The first screening will be held on October 17 followed by two more screenings the following days. The festival runs from October 8-19 and tickets go on sale from Monday September 8. For more information about the festival be sure to head over to BFI.org!
A Little Chaos – UK distribution Lionsgate UK
A landscape gardener with instinct and flair, Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is the breath of fresh air that the stuffy geometry of Versailles needs. Brought in by strict garden chief André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts), a man who prizes order above all, she is soon charming all she meets and innovating with fresh approaches to shrubbery. But there is intrigue at the Court of King Louis XIV, a vipers nest of gossip and skullduggery, where Helen McCrory gives a delicious turn as a woman with a grudge. For his sophomore feature Alan Rickman has fashioned a spritely period romp, demonstrating a confident feel for the material – an original script from first-time screenwriter Alison Deegan. There is much pleasure taken in the wit and flow of royal society; Rickman himself plays King Louis XIV with a dry bemusement that will delight fans, while Stanley Tucci is in fine flamboyant form. But the film’s greatest strength lies in its emphasis on women and their relationships, with a sublime performance from Winslet that invests immense emotional grit into Sabine, a woman struggling with her own personal demons. As André becomes aware of her charms, so too will audiences, making A Little Chaos a treat for green-fingered romantics. Let them greet Kate!
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.