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The actress is in talks for the female lead in director Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s best-selling novel.
An international best-seller, the Australian author’s first novel will soon make its way to the big screen with an all-star cast. In addition to Michael Fassbender, who will play the male lead, the production could also feature Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz.
“The Light Between Oceans” will be directed by Derek Cianfrance, the filmmaker behind “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines.” The story follows Tom Sherbourne, a lighthouse keeper living on an island off of Australia’s west coast. When a baby and a dead boy wash up on the island in a lifeboat, the man and his wife decide to raise the child as their own.
The film will likely be shot in Australia. So far, no production or release dates have been announced.
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After notching David Cronenberg, David Michod, Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn under his belt, Robert Pattinson is now gearing up to work on screen opposite a bonafide legend. Haters gonna hate, but anyone with an open mind can’t help but be excited by this one. Robert De Niro has joined Pattinson in “Clouds Of Sils Maria” director Olivier Assayas’ next film. Though plot details are said to be kept under wraps, recent reports reveal this one is based on a 2007 Playboy article called “Boosting The Big Tuna” by Hillel Levin and is inspired by actual events (details here. it was once a project for director Todd Field). The story follows a bunch of regular criminals who accidentally rob a porn store backed by Chicago mafia boss Tony Accardo. No word yet on either Pattinson or De Niro’s roles in what’s being described as a sophisticated heist action-thriller, but filming will begin in October with production to take place in Chicago and Toronto. Variety adds that Rachel Weisz is also in talks to join the cast. Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan are joining Ethan Hawke and John Travolta (!) in Ti West’s “In A Valley Of Violence.” The plot will center on “Paul (Hawke), a drifter with nothing to lose who seeks revenge on the thugs who killed his best friend. Farmiga will play a young woman who runs the town’s hotel with her older sister and helps Paul in his quest for vengeance.” Hell yeah, sign us up. The actresses will play sisters, with things getting rolling on this one next month. [Deadline/Deadline] French heartthrob Romain Duris has landed the lead role in a brewing Jean-Jacques Cousteau biopic. Xavier Giannoli will direct the film, titled “Pour vous faire plaisir.” Pierre Niney will co-star and filming will begin in August. [Cineuropa]
PARIS — Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz is in negotiations to join Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro for Olivier Assayas’ sprawling Chicago-set gangster drama “Idol’s Eye,” which is due to start shooting in the fall.
International Film Trust, the outfit topped by Christian De Gallegos and launched last year by Benaroya and Miscellaneous Entertainment, is repping foreign sales on “Idol’s Eye.”
CAA, which arranged financing, will represent domestic rights along with WME.
Weisz is repped by Independent Talent Group, CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Assayas’ latest film, “Clouds of Sils Maria,” produced by Gillibert’s CG Cinema, competed at Cannes.
I’m really just a storyteller, Rachel Weisz tells Etan Smallman, as she helps bring both the tale of the world’s first female rabbi and a futuristic coupling film to life
RACHEL Weisz still scoffs at the one description that seems almost compulsory in any article about her: the English rose with the porcelain complexion. One interviewer even appended the words with ‘© every Weisz profile, ever’.
The irony of the constant cliché, she explains, is that her heritage lies far from leafy Hampstead Garden Suburb, the north London idyll where she was raised, or Cambridge and the English private schools where she was educated.
‘Both my parents were refugees and, yeah, in many ways, I think it defines who a person is. My sister and I are first-generation English, so we grew up as English, but really we weren’t.’
When I mention the floral epithet, she bursts out laughing. ‘It’s hysterical. And I’ve got no rose in me! English roses; aren’t they blonde, with pink cheeks? But listen, I’m very flattered to be called that. I’m a Hungarian English rose.’
When George Weisz took the lead in bringing a film to screen about the first female rabbi, little did he realise what a family collaboration it would become.
The 85-year-old retired engineer, who lives in Hampstead, stepped up to produce Regina when funding fell through for its director Diana Groo.
His daughter Rachel, star of stage and screen, offered to narrate part of the story of Regina Jonas, reading from archive material and letters which her stepbrother Mark helped translate into English.
“I felt I knew what the story was about and it was something that should not be lost, it should be preserved for the future and go out into the world because it has universal messages of human values,” says George.
Little is known of Rabbi Jonas, the daughter of an Orthodox Jewish pedlar, she became the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in 1935, and died in Auschwitz in 1944 at the age of 42.
Rachel Weisz thinks it’s wrong that women around the world still get denied equal rights.
The brunette actress has been reflecting on the many problems women are still faced with after playing the role of a strong female in new feature Regina.
Rachel takes on the voice of title character Regina Jonas, the world’s first female Rabbi who was killed at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Far from learning from history, the Oscar-winning actress says the world continues to make the same mistakes.
“There are so many places in the world where women can’t do what should be their natural right to do. It’s not something that dies out in the 1940s. If I turn on the news today, there are girls in Nigeria being told they shouldn’t be educated,” she fumed to British newspaper Metro.
Regina was produced by Rachel’s father George, which marks his debut in film. The film has a documentary style element to it, with archive footage used throughout. It was a project close to both of their hearts, as 44-year-old Rachel is the daughter of European immigrants who fled to England before the war.
“Regina’s very lost and forgotten. And it makes you wonder: how many other women have done something extraordinary and we don’t know about them?” Rachel mused.
Clearly proud of his daughter, George enthused that Rachel feels her acting serves a purpose. Although flattered by her father’s comments, Rachel laughs that when it comes to movie roles she’s happy to accept trivial ones as well more serious parts.
“Oh Lord. I have no idea what he’s talking about. He’s my dad being very nice. You know, that’s a silly thing for him to say,” she smiled.
“I’m not a snob about film or theatre. I’m not on any kind of crusade with my work. Story-making is just a really beautiful part of being human. But I wouldn’t call it changing the world. I’m really just a storyteller.”
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