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Rachel Weisz No Longer in Maps To The Stars?   1 comment

Rachel Weisz talked about Maps To The Stars while promoting Oz The Great And Powerful in the UK.

Oz: The Great And Powerful - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Rachel also denied stories that she will be working with David Cronenberg in Maps To The Stars with Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen.

“I’m not in that. I’m unemployed for now,” she joked.

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‘Map to the Stars’ & ‘Queen of the Desert’ on Indiewire’s ‘The 50 Indie Films we want to see in 2013’   3 comments

From Indiewire

With the avalanche of 2012 Top Ten lists petering out and the Sundance Film Festival a mere two weeks away from introducing what could be this year’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” or “Sleepwalk With Me,” it’s time to stop reflecting on the past year’s cinema and start getting excited about this one’s. Because if the 50 films most anticipated by Indiewire’s editors listed below are any indication, it looks like a very promising year ahead.

From the work of Steve McQueen, Lars Von Trier and Sofia Coppola to the inspirations of Julian Assange, Linda Lovelace and David Sedaris (not to mention double doses of on-screen magic from Tilda Swinton and Ryan Gosling), here are 50 films likely to be released in 2013 that Indiewire’s staff are most excited to see:

MttS

“Map to the Stars”
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Rachel Weisz, Robert Pattinson
Distributor: None as of yet.
Release Date: Very likely to premiere in Cannes or Venice or Toronto, with a deal and release date to follow.
Why Might It Be a Must See: Whatever you think of Robert Pattison becoming David Cronenberg’s newfound muse, their second collaboration in as many years looks mighty appealing. The long-delayed “Map to The Stars” also brings Cronenberg’s other righthand man Viggo Mortensen along for the ride (as well as Rachel Weisz), and is said to be a complex Hollywood satire…  It’s also the first film the Canadian director has actually shot in America. [Peter Knegt]

QotD

“Queen of the Desert”
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Naomi Watts, Robert Pattinson, Jude Law
Distributor: N/A
Release date: Nothing yet.
Why Might It Be a Must See: Just because he was recently seen onscreen as the villain in “Jack Reacher” doesn’t mean Herzog has sold out. Every since “Rescue Dawn,” the kooky Bavarian filmmaker has entered a compelling new stage with the narrative side of his filmmaking career, delivering bizarre, discursive dramas (can anyone really explain “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?”) with the same loony poetry that often spills out of Herzog’s mouth (that iguana bit in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” was something else). Herzog’s new movie looks like a consolidation of his life as an adventurous documentarian and oddball fiction work: The movie stars Watts as legendary explorer Gertrude Bell and Pattinson as “Lawrence of Arabia” author T.E. Lawrence. Herzog tends to bring out the maniacal side of his actors, which means this could be a thrill ride in more ways than one. [Eric Kohn]

Rachel Weisz joins Robert Pattinson in David Cronenbergs ‘Maps to the Stars’ + Production Info   1 comment

From The Filmstage 

Breathe another sigh of relief, for David Cronenberg is assembling his next film. As was reported just when Cosmopolis had a world premiere, Canada’s best-known cinematic artist is making another endeavor with that film’s star, Robert Pattinson, and his newest favorite collaborator,Viggo Mortensen, on a Hollywood satire called Maps to the Stars. Already good, right? Well, there’s even more too add.

French site Allocine report that Rachel Weisz is now the cast’s third member — who, however, it has not been said — while a production start is being eyed for next May. Described as “very acerbic and satirical” by Cronenberg himself, Maps to the Stars, from what we understand, is a Bruce Wagner-scripted film which revolves around actors and agents, with a specific focus on “two child actors ruined by Hollywood’s depravity.” This central content, no matter if what we’ve heard is even true, has made this a difficult-to-implement project — movement actually began in early 2006, for instance — but when you get (for lack of a better term) stars in line, it can fall together. Respected producer Saïd Ben Saïd doesn’t hurt, either.

They’re good stars, too. Cronenberg has already shown an ability to coax wonderful and unexpected performances fromMaps‘ male stars, while, on the other side of the gender coin, I think Weisz has already secured her own image. It’s still a little while off until cameras begin rolling here, but the news should be coming in on and off for the next six months. Tune in, because I think this has a chance of being something special.

Saïd Ben Saïd will be producing.

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Latest ‘Unbound Captives’ Official Production Info   6 comments

From @Larry411

Latest official production info on UNBOUND CAPTIVES —
HYDE PARK ENTERTAINMENT
STATUS: Spring 2012
LOCATION: New Mexico
PRODUCER: Ashok Amritraj – Gil Netter
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Madeleine Stowe
LP: Grant Hill
CAST: Hugh Jackman – Rachel Weisz – Robert Pattinson
GIL NETTER PRODUCTIONS
ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT

The year is 1860 and a turbulent America is on the brink of a civil war. The story tells the volatile, epic tale of Tom, a white frontiersman, raised Comanche and his love for May, a woman whose son and daughter are kidnapped by Indians. Their parallel lives intersect as they battle through a vast and violent landscape, bound together by their deep love and haunted pasts, their willfulness, and a relentless search to find her disappeared children.

Rachel Weisz is Looking Forward To Working With Robert Pattinson on Unbound Captives   2 comments

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“BEVERLY HILLS, California — Until now, little has been known about the upcoming film “Unbound Captives,” except for the fact that Robert Pattinson was going to star in it. For Twilighters, that was all they needed to know. The ironic thing is, RPattz’s co-star, Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, has plenty of details to dish about the drama but knows virtually nothing about “Twilight.”

“Meeting him was vampiric. He sucked my blood,” laughed Weisz, remembering their introduction. “Wait, is he the vampire? He is the vampire, right?”

Yes he is, Rachel. And in “Unbound Captives,” Pattinson is eager to portray a teen living in the Western frontier who was kidnapped by Comanche warriors at a young age; Weisz is slated to play the mother on a mission to get her son back. Co-starring alongside Hugh Jackman, Pattinson told us recently that “Captives” offers him a character who “can’t really be more different from Edward,” the leading man of “Twilight.”

“It’s an independent movie, and they are raising the money, so hopefully it’ll happen,” Weisz said of the flick, which will mark the writing and directing debut of veteran actress Madeline Stowe. “I don’t know if it will [be made], but yeah, I’m very excited.

“It’s a great screenplay, and [Pattinson and Jackman] are both great actors,” Weisz added of why she is attached to the film. “I like to work with all kinds of talented people, whatever the age.”

Weisz — who can be seen later this month in director Peter Jackson’s drama “The Lovely Bones” — said another reason she’s eager to work with RPattz is his mystique.

“He wasn’t star-struck. He’s got a whole rebel vibe, right? Yeah, that was his vibe,” she said of their meeting. “He’s kind of iconoclastic. He’s flaunting authority. Yeah, pretty cool.”


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