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Jean Rochefort obituary

9 October 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

French actor who made his name in sex farces of the 1970s and missed out on a starring role in Terry’s Gilliam’s Don Quixote film

With his lean, tall figure, his sunken, weary features, doleful eyes, moustache and prominent nose, the French actor Jean Rochefort, who has died aged 87, seemed born to play Don Quixote. Terry Gilliam thought the same when in 1998 he cast Rochefort as the idealistic and impractical Don in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which was also to have featured Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis in leading roles.

Everything was set up when Rochefort fell ill with prostate problems that meant he could not sit on a horse. Shooting was abandoned after a few days because Gilliam would not replace Rochefort. Despite many attempts to restart the project (which themselves became the subject of the 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha), with different actors as »

- Ronald Bergan

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French Actor Jean Rochefort Dies at 87

9 October 2017 5:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Perhaps forever to be known as “The Best Don Quixote Who Never Was,” French actor Jean Rochefort has died at age 87, according to Afp.

Rochefort was hospitalized in August and died overnight on Sunday, Afp reported, according to Deadline.

One of the most loved, iconoclastic figures of French cinema in the last 70 years, Rochefort first began appearing in films in 1955.

Both a romantic leading man and character actor, Rochefort was a three time César honoree equally skilled in dramatic and comedic roles. He starred in a number of successful, critically praised French films which attracted international audiences including Ridicule and The Hairdresser’s Husband. »

- Peter Mikelbank

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Zurich: Glenn Close on Patty Hewes, Alex Forrest, Albert Nobbs and Cruella de Vil

3 October 2017 1:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

“I always knew I wanted to be an actress, I never thought I'd be a movie star,” says Glenn Close, reflecting on a career, now a quarter century old, that has seen her create some of the most iconic, and controversial, female figures in cinema.

Close is attending the Zurich International Film Festival, which is honoring the Fatal Attraction and Damages star with its Golden Icon award for lifetime achievement. She's also in the Swiss city to present her The Wife. In the feature, from director Bjorn Runge, Close plays the partner of an acclaimed novelist (played by Jonathan Pryce) »

- Scott Roxborough

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Glenn Close-Starrer “The Wife” Acquired by Sony Classics

29 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The Wife”: Embankment Films

Glenn Close’s latest project has found a home weeks after bowing at the Toronto International Film Festival. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Classics snagged all North American rights to “The Wife,” an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name.

The drama sees the six-time Oscar nominee playing Joan Castleman, a woman best known as the wife of an incredibly successful author (Jonathan Pryce, “Taboo”). Joan has dedicated years of her life to nurturing her husband’s genius, but a moment of revelation causes her to reconsider their relationship and her future. Jane Anderson (“Olive Kitteridge,” “Mad Men”) penned the script.

Directed by Bjorn Runge (“Daybreak”), the pic’s producers include Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber, Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Film’s Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, and Jo Bamford and Piers Tempest for Tempo Productions.

The Wife” received strong reviews at Tiff, with many critics offering effusive praise for Close’s performance.

Regarding the lack of roles written for older women, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner has observed, “It’s kind of ironic, because we’re at the peak of our power. We really are.”

Close’s many credits include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Damages,” “Albert Nobbs,” “The Shield,” “Fatal Attraction,” and “The World According to Garp.”

Glenn Close-Starrer “The Wife” Acquired by Sony Classics was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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'Glengarry Glen Ross': THR's 1992 Review

28 September 2017 5:34 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On Oct. 2, 1992, the film adaptation of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross was released in theaters by New Line Cinema. The film starred a murderer's row of acting greats including Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin and Alec Baldwin. Read THR's original review below.

David Mamet’s harsh, hard-talking drama about shady, desperate real estate salesmen makes for an actors’ showcase with a surprisingly conventional whodunit backdrop in the movie version of Glengarry Glen Ross.

While the dark view of human nature and brutal dialogue might keep faint hearts from the »

- THR Staff

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Glenn Close’s ‘The Wife’ Bought by Sony Classics for North America

27 September 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to the Glenn Close drama “The Wife.”

Directed by Björn Runge, the film is adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. The film stars Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, and Annie Starke.

The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Variety‘s Andrew Barker praised Close in his review, saying, “The film itself – solid, conventional, and potentially quite attractive to older filmgoers – is very lucky to have her.”

Close plays Joan, the perfect devoted wife to her charismatic husband, played by Pryce, ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor.  Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan’s reached her breaking point.

“‘The Wife’ is an emotional powerhouse of an experience featuring career best performances by Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. It »

- Dave McNary

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires The Wife Starring Glenn Close

27 September 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to The Wife starring Glenn Close. Adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name, the film stars Glenn Close, »

- Jazz Tangcay

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Sony Pictures Classics Hitched To Glenn Close Drama ‘The Wife’

27 September 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Björn Runge’s The Wife, the Glenn Close starrer that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to strong reviews for the actress. Adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel, The Wife also stars Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. Close plays Joan Castleman, the devoted wife of charismatic literary star Joe (Pryce). Ignoring his infidelities, Joan finally reaches… »

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires North American Rights to Glenn Close’s ‘The Wife’

27 September 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to “The Wife,” which stars Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. The film, directed by Björn Runge, had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It also stars Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. “The Wife” follows Joan Castleman (Close), who is a highly intelligent woman and a perfectly devoted wife. She gave up her own career and dreams for her husband’s Joe (Pryce) literary career. But after all the infidelities and excuses, Joan has finally reached her breaking point. Also Read: Cannes 2017: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Directors Fortnight. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Glenn Close's 'The Wife' Nabbed by Sony Classics

27 September 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to The Wife, starring Glenn Close.

The adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel, directed by Bjorn Runge, also features Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. It made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Wife stars Close as Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and devoted wife who has spent 40 years ignoring her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. After tolerating his infidelities and excuses for decades, she »

- Ashley Lee

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Jane Goldman interview - Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Stardust and more

23 September 2017 6:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Duncan Bowles Sep 26, 2017

Jane Goldman chats to us about writing Kingsman, Stardust, The Walking Dead and more...

Ever since teaming up with Matthew Vaughn a decade ago to adapt and write Stardust, Jane Goldman’s profile as a writer has been on the rise and rightly so. As has already been stated many times in our interviews for Kingsman 2 over the last week, with both Mark Strong and Vaughn himself – the films they’ve made together have been fantastic and highlights of each of the genres they’ve represented, whether fantasy (Stardust), comic book (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), or spy (Kingsman).

We sat down with Jane Goldman for a chat about her love of film and writing process and found her in fine spirits, full of laughter and happily enthusing about variety of topics close to our hearts, ingratiating herself further into the realms of geekdom, as we started »

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The Guardian at Tiff 2017: Glenn Close on her new starring role, The Wife – video

22 September 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the second of our live onstage interviews at the Toronto film festival, Peter Bradshaw discusses The Wife with its star Glenn Close. Close plays a woman whose husband (Jonathan Pryce) is to accept the Nobel prize, and the trip to Sweden precipitates a crisis as frustrations over her own writing career emerge.   

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- Guardian Staff

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‘Beyond the Sun,’ in Which Pope Francis Plays Himself, Gets Vatican Premiere

20 September 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vatican City – “Beyond the Sun,” a simple but effective English-language children’s adventure film in which Pope Francis plays himself, premiered Wednesday at the Vatican, signaling a clear attempt by the pontiff and his communications advisors to use movies as a medium to spread the Catholic message to the young.

The pic, in which Francis appears for roughly six minutes, marks the first time that a pope has appeared in a motion picture.

Shot in Patagonia and Vatican City, “Beyond the Sun” is about five kids who run away from home after catechism class and take to the woods to look for Jesus in a hilltop sanctuary. The multi-ethnic cast features child actors Aiden Cumming-Teicher, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Emma Duke, Kyle Breitkopf, and Sebastiάn Alexander Chou.

Co-directed by Graciela Rodriguez (pictured), an Argentine psychiatrist whose rapport with Francis goes back a long way, and Charlie Mainardi, who has shot commercials for Coca Cola, the »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Flickering Myth Film Class: How To Do An Ensemble Film

20 September 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest instalment of Flickering Myth’s film class, Tom Jolliffe looks at how to pull off an ensemble film…

The art in pulling off the ensemble film. It’s a tricking balance. In the vast majority of cinema you may be limited to one or two clearly defined protagonists with a cast of supporting artists. On occasions though, a writer wants to create an ensemble piece. It may have one particular character who dominates the screen a little more than the others, but you could have four or more characters who share screen near equally.

How do you do it right? Well firstly, whether you have four characters, six, ten, or whatever, the most important element is to have clearly definable characters. You could call them archetypes certainly, but it is important to ensure that ‘character one’ is different from the rest. If you craft one character who »

- Tom Jolliffe

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Tiff Review: ‘The Wife’ Provides Glenn Close with One of Her Finest Performances

20 September 2017 4:04 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Playing Joan, the wife of a newly-announced Nobel Prize-winning novelist Joseph (Jonathan Pryce) whose career she has supported while setting her own ambitions aside, Glenn Close gives one of her finest performances in Björn Runge’s latest feature. The actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in the affecting drama, aptly titled The Wife.

Runge’s film opens as the couple first receive news that Joseph has won the prize. They jump up and down on the bed like giddy children as he chants “I won the Nobel Prize.” As the significance sinks in and the full implications bear down, Joan abruptly stops celebrating and leaves the room. Things don’t get any better once they arrive in Sweden in preparation for Stockholm ceremony. Joan is clearly deeply annoyed by something and we can only guess what.

As more and more troubling details gradually spill forth, we learn »

- The Film Stage

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jonathan Pryce

19 September 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Jonathan Pryce is a Welsh actor of some note. A lot of people will remember him best as the High Sparrow on Game of Thrones, but it is important to note that he has had a long and successful acting career before that point. For proof, look no further than the fact that he has won not one but two Tony Awards for his performances on the theater stage. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Jonathan Pryce: Was a Velvet Painting Salesman Initially, Pryce had planned to become a teacher. However, his involvement

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- Nat Berman

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Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) : What was Hot and What Won

18 September 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Tiff has come and gone. Masses of Canadians attend the festival which is what gives it such a special atmosphere. In Cannes, only the industry attends the festival; the public sets up chairs and ladders to watch the red carpet galas and take pictures. But here the public is as much a part of the festival as the industry.Tiff Bell Lightbox

The industry action which consists of buying and selling of film rights takes place at the Hyatt Hotel on King Street West. The screenings for both public and industry are down the street at the Tiff Bell Lightbox and around the corner at the Scotia Multiplex. The dense mingling of public and industry at these venues and on the street itself which is closed to traffic for the first weekend but is open to pedestrians, photo-op spots, food trucks creates a festive bevvy of activity to the city. »

- Sydney Levine

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‘The Wife’ Review: Glenn Close is Exquisite In This Literary Drama — Tiff

17 September 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Without Glenn Close, “The Wife” wouldn’t be much to write home about. A reasonably satisfying literary drama that takes the old “great woman behind every great man” trope and turns it inside out, director Björn Runge’s film is a brightly lit, bluntly appealing solid lob right down the middle. It has a couple of nice reversals, two or three good laugh lines, and a caustic but not too acid skewering of cultural institutions. It goes down easy, it’s relatively unmemorable and it’s fine. Close, on the other hand, is exquisite.

The film sets up its central dynamic right from the start, when acclaimed author Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) is awoken early morning with a call from Sweden — the call from Sweden every economist, scientist and author not named Bob Dylan spends their lives waiting for. And as the man from the Nobel committee reverentially rattles on, »

- Ben Croll

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'The Wife': Film Review | Tiff 2017

16 September 2017 12:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close commands the center of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from.

Playing the devoted wife of a celebrated novelist (Jonathan Pryce), and the keeper of his deepest, darkest secret, the actress gives one of the richest, most riveting and complicated performances of her career. Close is so extraordinary — at once charming and inscrutable, alternately warm and withering, tender but full of contained fury — that she lifts an otherwise ordinary movie; thanks to her, the film's slightly on-the-nose satire of the literary world and its somewhat familiar portrait »

- Jon Frosch

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Wife’

15 September 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Glenn Close is a tremendous actress. That shouldn’t be news to anyone who’s been even halfway following her career, but if there were still any doubt, her performance in Björn Runge’s “The Wife” erases any remaining room for it. As the supportive yet secretive spouse of an acclaimed writer dealing with some old anxieties in the days before he accepts the Nobel Prize, the veteran actress is a marvel of twisty understatement here, delivering emotions that conceal as much as they reveal, and offering onion-like layers that invite repeat viewings in light of some of the film’s later revelations. The film itself – solid, conventional, and potentially quite attractive to older filmgoers – is very lucky to have her.

Close stars as sixty-something Joan Castleman in this adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel. Set in 1992, we first see Joan in bed with her novelist husband, Joe (Jonathan Pryce), who is scarfing down sweets to compensate »

- Andrew Barker

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