Rachel to attend Sarasota Film Festival

By in March 26, 2015 • • Filed in: Career

Just a glance at the lineup tells you the 2015 Sarasota Film festival will be the biggest one ever.

“We’re about two short of 280 films,” festival President Mark Famiglio said. “In past years we’ve been at about 220. So it’s dramatic.”

The differences aren’t just in the numbers.

“It’s qualitatively different,” Famiglio said. “There’s a new kind of staff at the festival this year.”

The festival, which runs April 10-19, was put together by Michael Dunaway, in his first year as director of programming, and an almost completely new programming staff.

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Happy Birthday, Rachel Weisz!!!

By in March 7, 2015 • • Filed in: Career


Kathy Bates, Danny Glover Join Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon in Joshua Marston Project

By in March 3, 2015 • • Filed in: Career, Project News, Project Rumours

Kathy Bates and Danny Glover are joining Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon in director Joshua Marston’s first English-language feature, Variety has learned exclusively.

The untitled project from the “Maria Full of Grace” director was unveiled in November at the American Film Market with Protagonist handling international sales.

New York-based Parts & Labor (“Love Is Strange”) is the production company. Producers are Jay Van Hoy, Lucas Joaquin and Lars Knudsen.

Weisz will portray a guest introduced at a dinner party hosted by Shannon’s character — who increasingly believes he knows the guest by a different name and different biography.

Marston’s “Maria Full of Grace” won the Alfred Bauer Award at Berlin, and his “The Forgiveness of Blood” won the Silver Berlin Bear for best screenplay. He has also directed TV episodes of “The Newsroom,” “The Good Wife” and “In Treatment.”

Bates won an Emmy last year for “American Horror Show: Coven.” Glover will be seen in Paramount’s “Monster Trucks.”


Merry Christmas!

By in December 23, 2014 • • Filed in: Career

Merry Christmas to all fans of Rachel Weisz and to Rachel Weisz of course as well.


Tourists roll into Stanley after shoot for Hollywood film starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz wraps up

By in December 14, 2014 • • Filed in: Career

Residents of Stanley in Tasmania’s north-west are discussing ways to cash in on the buzz surrounding a Hollywood drama filmed in their town.

The cast and crew of The Light Between Oceans have finished a week of filming.

The Dreamworks production staring X-Men’s Michael Fassbender and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is due to hit cinemas late next year.

But in the meantime, locals are keen to keep the town’s makeover for as long as possible.

Tourists are already rolling in to see what the fuss is about.

Bernard Atkins’ chemist shop was taken back in time for the 1920s drama and he plans to keep the new look as a tourist attraction.

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few new pictures

By in December 5, 2014 • • Filed in: Gallery

So…there’s not much going on in Weiszland. But I added few new pictures to our gallery. Maybe not very new, but new here.

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Shannon, Weisz lead Joshua Marston drama

By in November 5, 2014 • • Filed in: Career

Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon are to star in Maria Full of Grace director Joshua Marston’s first English-language feature, which has come together ahead of the AFM where it is likely to be among the hottest indie packages.

New York production outfit Parts & Labor (Beginners, Love is Strange) will produce the as-yet untitled feature, also written by Marston, with Protagonist handling international sales.

Weisz will play Alice, the intriguing guest introduced at a dinner party hosted by Tom (Shannon) and his wife, celebrating his birthday.

Tom increasingly believes he knows Alice but by a different name and a different biography, and suspects that she’s not there entirely by coincidence.

The evening spins into a highly-charged reunion between a man in need of making a change in his life and a woman who desperately wants to stop changing.

Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy are producing alongside Lucas Joaquin and Protagonist’s Eddie Vaisman, with the film set to shoot in New York City in early 2015.

Marston’s acclaimed previous two features Maria Full Of Grace and The Forgiveness Of Blood both played in competition in Berlin, where the former won the Alfred Bauer Award and the latter picked up the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Screenplay.

Marston has also directed episodes of high-end TV series such as The Newsroom, The Good Wife and In Treatment.

Weisz, who won the Oscar in 2004 for The Constant Gardener, will next appear in new films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Derek Cianfrance, Paolo Sorrentino and Olivier Assayas.

Shannon is fast becoming one of the most sought after film actors in the US with credits including Ramin Bahrani’s99 Homes, Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter and Mud, Ariel Vroman’s The Iceman and Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel; he won an Oscar nomination for Revolutionary Road in 2008.

Marston said: “Like a lot of people, I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of wiping the slate clean and re-inventing your life completely. This is a film that explores what the consequences would be of doing that and the consequences of being too afraid to dare it — as told through two amazing actors whom I’m very excited to be working with.”

“Joshua Marston is one of those film-makers I have admired and wanted to work with ever since I saw Maria Full Of Grace at Sundance ten years ago,” said Protagonist Pictures CEO Mike Goodridge.

“The idea that we are involved with him and our friends at Parts & Labor on his first English language film is very exciting,” he continued. “That this project is such a fascinating, intoxicating script about identity and complacency in today’s world is doubly thrilling. It will challenge and divide audiences, and with these two brilliant A-list actors in the lead roles, it will be a talking point movie that will have audiences buzzing.”

source – http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/shannon-weisz-lead-joshua-marston-drama/5079486.article?referrer=RSS

Robert De Niro, Robert Pattinson’s ‘Idol’s Eye’ Shuts Down as Financing Vanishes

By in November 3, 2014 • • Filed in: Career

Benaroya Pictures has closed down the action-thriller “Idol’s Eye,” starring Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson, due to financing problems.

The company moved to close down production on Monday as filming was set to commence in Toronto. Benaroya’s sales company International Film Trust was due to start selling foreign markets on “Idol’s Eye” at this week’s American Film Market.

“Due to the criteria for financing not being met by producers, Benaroya Pictures has formally decided to discontinue financing the motion picture titled ‘Idol’s Eye,’” the production company said in a statement. “The company cannot continue to put its investment at risk and has been forced to stop cash flowing the production.”

The actors and Benaroya had come on board the production in late May following the Cannes Film Festival. Rachel Weisz was also cast.

Olivier Assayas was directing. Charles Gillibert developed and produced the project with CG Cinema, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Film 360’s Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Michael Benaroya.

International Film Trust, which was co-founded by Benaroya, was handling foreign sales of the title and CAA, which arranged financing, was representing domestic rights along with WME.

“This is something all of us wanted to avoid, but due to the producers missing a number of financing criteria deadlines that were mutually established by all parties, we were left with no other options,” Benaroya said Monday. “Benaroya Pictures plans to retain the rights of the film and move forward with production on the picture after we generate a revised script and assemble a new filmmaking team.”

source: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/idols-eye-shuts-down-robert-de-niro-robert-pattinson-1201346343/

‘James Bond 24′ Movie Rumors: Rachel Weisz Could Team-Up With Husband Daniel Craig To Be Main Female Lead In Next Movie

By in September 26, 2014 • • Filed in: Career

With the main Bond girl set to be a British actress, could Daniel Craig’s actual wife be a possible candidate to take on the lead female role in the next Bond movie?

One name that could make sense as a possible Bond girl is Craig’s wife, Rachel Weisz, who is both British and within the age range that it seems like Craig and Sam Mendes are looking at when it comes to the female lead.

Weisz is no stranger to action films as her first claim to fame was in The Mummy franchise. She followed that with roles in The Brothers Bloom, The Bourne Legacy and Constantine. The actress also doesn’t have a lot of work heading forward.

The couple has previously worked on the film, Dream House, but do not have any future projects together. It would make sense to add Weisz as it would create some genuine chemistry between her character and James Bond, and it would allow Weisz to get back into the action genre where she has always interjected some charm.

Casting is underway for Bond 24 with other names like Lea Seydoux, Penelope Cruz, and most recently Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt as possible actresses to take over the lead female role in the movie.

The next Bond movie is returning most of the cast from Skyfall including Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, and Naomie Harris. It also is bringing back Mendes as director with Noel Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan as the writers.

Bond 24 is set to open in theaters on November 6, 2015.




Drew Barrymore Replaces Rachel Weisz in Miss You Already

By in September 6, 2014 • • Filed in: Career

Although Rachel Weisz had signed on for the project earlier this year, it now seems that Drew Barrymore will instead be joining Toni Collette for Miss You Already. Variety has the news, updating their earlier story on the upcoming comedy drama, which will be directed by Twilight and Red Riding Hood helmer Catherine Hardwicke. Jacqueline Bisset, Paddy Considine and Dominic Cooper are also set to star.

Scripted by Morwenna Banks, Miss You Already follows two London-based best friends whose relationship falls apart when one becomes pregnant and the other becomes ill.

Barrymore starred earlier this year opposite Adam Sandler in director Frank Coraci’s comedy Blended.

Embargo Films’ Christopher Simon and Felix Vossen will produce Miss You Already with Banks and Hardwicke executive producing alongside Sheryl Crown, Nicki Hattingh, Samantha Horley, Lisa Lambert, James Norrie, Celine Rattray, Anne Sheehan, Barnaby Southcombe and Trudie Styler.

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