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And now, an update on the Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle Steve Jobs film that doesn’t come from a leaked e-mail. After Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman passed on a role, it seems Oscar winner Kate Winslet is the latest actress up for the female lead in the film. She’d star opposite Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth […]
- Germain Lussier
It seems every piece of news touches upon Sony this week, and their former Steve Jobs biopic, now housed at Universal, continues to add to what is turning into a stellar cast for the Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-penned walk and talk, and talk and talk and talk. Variety reports that Kate Winslet is in negotiations to join Michael Fassbender (as Jobs) and Seth Rogen (as Steve Wozniak) in "Jobs." Other actors in play include Jeff Daniels circling the part of Apple president John Scully, with Michael Stuhlbarg signing up for the role of computer scientist Andy Hertzfeld, according to Deadline. As for Winslet? There's no word on what character she might play. Also on deck for the actress is the recently wrapped "The Dressmaker." Screen Daily has the first look (up top) at the comedy about "a glamorous woman with a penchant for haute couture who returns to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Two weeks after actress Natalie Portman passed on the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, the studio is in talks with Kate Winslet for the role. If a deal is finalized, she will star alongside Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen, who are playing Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. We also reported earlier this month that Jeff Daniels is circling the role of Apple CEO John Sculley, although a formal offer isn't in place yet.
The plot is based on Walter Isaacson's memoir, which is adapted by Aaron Sorkin. The story will be set backstage at the launch of three major Apple products, the Mac computer, Apple Next and the original iPod. No details about the female lead have been revealed, but Aaron Sorkin said last month that Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa is the "heroine" of the movie, so it's possible that Kate Winslet may be playing her. »
Palm Springs, CA (December 19, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival(Psiff) will present Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall with the Icon Award and Academy Award-nominated director Alejandro G. Iñárritu with the Director of the Year Award for Birdman at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Reese Witherspoon and the cast of The Imitation Game. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Robert Duvall gives an outstanding and amazingly realistic performance as Judge Joseph Palmer in The Judge,. said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. .This is sure to be remembered in his long listof iconic character roles, including Tom Hagen in The Godfather films, Gus McCrae in Lonesome Dove, Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies, »
As Sony’s strife with the cyber-hack continues, one of their projects recently that shuffled to another studio is charging forward. After the studio bailed on their Steve Jobs biopic, Universal swooped in to pick up the pieces. With a script from Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle in the director’s chair, it’s hard to believe this project ever had difficulty locking down its cast during its time with Sony… but Universal aren’t messing around. Per Variety, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is now in the running for the female lead.
Recent talk had linked Natalie Portman to the role, but due to unknown circumstances, her deal never went through. Now that Winslet is in talks with the studio though, the idea of cameras rolling in the near future doesn’t seem impossible. Should she nail down a deal, the British actress will be starring alongside Michael Fassbender, who nabbed »
- Gem Seddon
While Sony Pictures is dealing with the fallout from the North Korean cyber-attack, a former Sony project is barreling forward. Universal Pictures recently picked up the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic from Sony, and while the film had trouble firming up its cast, it appears that things are finally coming together. Michael Fassbender is set to play the Apple innovator, Seth Rogen is onboard as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Danny Boyle is firmly in the director’s chair. Now, after Natalie Portman previously flirted with the role, it appears that Kate Winslet is now in line to join the project as the female lead. More after the jump. Per Variety, Kate Winslet is in early negotiations to play the female lead in Jobs. Details regarding the role are unclear at this time, but the movie is structured like a play as it’s comprised of only three major »
- Adam Chitwood
The pic is based on the Walter Isaacson biography and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up out of turnaround when Sony let it go.
Jeff Daniels is also circling the role of former Apple president John Scully, though no offer is in place.
Given the pedigree of the pic, it’s no surprise Winslet was drawn to the role. She’s already garnered six Oscar nominations and one win for best actress for her performance in “The Reader.”
She can be seen next reprising her role as Jeanine »
- Justin Kroll
Society is heading to war in Insurgent (in theaters March 20)—which means we get to see Shailene Woodley's Tris kick some serious ass. Adapted from the popular Veronica Roth trilogy, Divergent's sequel will see Tris and Four (Theo James) continuing to lead the resistance against the corrupt government while evil mastermind Jeanine (Kate Winslet) tries to wipe out Tris and her kind. Woodley promises that there'll be plenty of onscreen excitement. "We all had this great vision to make this movie even more action packed," says Woodley—which is why Woodley got to spend plenty of quality time in a harness, »
- Sara Vilkomerson
When Alan Rickman isn’t busy threatening John McClane or glowering at Harry Potter, he finds time to direct a film now and again. His first directorial effort, The Winter Guest, was released in 1997. Now, 17 years later, he’s come out with the trailer for his second, the 17th century romance A Little Chaos. Rickman’s Sense and […]
- Angie Han
Kate Winslet is in negotiations for the female lead in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic at Universal Pictures. If she signs on, she'll join a cast that includes Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder, along with Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg and potentially Jeff Daniels. [Source: Variety]
Wu plays a ruthless warrior who takes a young boy on a dangerous journey together to find enlightenment. Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark also star in the show which is aiming for a late 2015 or early 2016 release. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Who knew landscape gardening could be such a cutthroat biz? In "A Little Chaos," Kate Winslet stars as a female landscape artist who's recruited to work on King Louis Xiv's majestic garden at Versailles. Sabine De Barra is a rather unorthodox choice, and not just because her slightly wild floral style clashes with the fancy French standard. As a woman and someone from a lower class than most of the people she'll encounter at Versailles, Sabine sticks out like a sore (green) thumb, but maybe that's part of her charm. It certainly seems to interest the head landscape architect André Le Nôtre, played by Matthias Schoenaerts.
Severus Snape himself, Alan Rickman, stars in and directs this period piece, which promises tons of eye candy and romance. Stanley Tucci also co-stars, with a wardrobe that would make Caesar Flickerman envious.
"A Little Chaos" hits theaters on March 27, 2015.
- Jenni Miller
Manuel here to get your Friday started with some to-die for shots of two of our greatest working actresses. We’ve had behind the scenes looks at Kate Winslet’s The Dressmaker (see more of rugby-playing Liam Hemsworth and Kate in Australia here) and of Jessica Chastain’s Crimson Peak (see more of Chastain and Tom Hiddleston shooting in pseudo Burtonian drag here) but this week we finally got to see some polished official photos from their respective films.
Here is Kate looking ravishing as Myrtle “Tilly” Dunnage in The Dressmaker (which just wrapped production). The film follows Tilly’s return to her rural Australian town where she uses her haute couture skills to help exact revenge on those who wronged her (or so the plot description tells me). Sounds gothic and lurid and gorgeous and precisely what I’d get from this pic. Anyone read the novel? Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, »
- Manuel Betancourt
A Little Chaos is centred around Sabine (Winslet), a landscape designer who challenges sexual protocols when she is selected to build a large garden at King Louis Xiv's new Versailles palace.
She soon finds herself in a professional and romantic puzzle with the court's landscape architect André Le Notre (Schoenaerts).
The period drama will be released on March 27, 2015 in the Us and on April 17 in the UK. »
Maybe best known as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, actor Alan Rickman has once again turned his attentions toward directing, and will release his latest feature film A Little Chaos this spring. The movie marks his second time behind the camera following 1997's The Winter Guest. He also wrote A Little Chaos, working alongside Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock. The first trailer debuted earlier today.
Starring Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci and Alan Rickman himself, A Little Chaos follows Sabine, a strong-willed landscape designer who challenges sexual and class barriers when she is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIVs new palace at Versailles. This causes her to become professionally and romantically entangled with the courts renowned landscape architect André Le Notre (Schoenaerts).
I honestly do now know what to make of this new trailer for A Little Chaos, which premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. This is Alan Rickman's first film as a director in seventeen years, and it looks like a tonal mess. I could not tell when they were trying to be funny or serious. When that is the question in your head, something is not coming through. The film does sport a very impressive cast, including its director, Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle, and Stanley Tucci is a comical wig. If that cast was placed in any film, I would buy a ticket to see it. That is just too much talent to ignore. But this is what they come together onc I may end up being totally wrong, and the film, which is set to be released March 27, 2015, may turn out terrific. But this »
- Mike Shutt
Most know Alan Rickman as the mysterious potions master Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise or Hans Gruber in Die Hard, but did you know that he occasionally directs movies? Well, until now, he had only directed one film, but now he's delivered his sophomore effort with A Little Chaos, a period romance that is about as British as any film can be. Fancy costumes, eloquent language, and the riveting clash between an architect (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a landscape designer (Kate Winslet) who work together in building one of the main gardens at King Louis Xiv’s palace at Versailles in 17th Century France. But there's romance on the horizon! Doesn't sound all that compelling, but maybe it's good? Watch below! Here's the Us trailer for Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, originally from Apple: And here's the UK trailer for the period romance from Lionsgate Films UK: A Little Chaos »
- Ethan Anderton
There’s a scarcity of decent gardening movies for the discerning green-thumbed moviegoer. Luckily, that’s all about to change in 2015 with the release of period drama, A Little Chaos. Directed by and starring Alan Rickman, the film revolves around his King Louis Xiv, who hires Matthias Schoenaerts’ architect to design a spectacular garden for the Palace of Versailles. He in turn enlists Kate Winslet’s landscape designer to bring his vision to life… and possibly pop off with him to the shed for some nookie.
After its debut at this year’s Tiff, the general consensus hasn’t been favourable, but with Winslet and Rickman in their element (a period piece), it will no doubt make its way onto many folks’ must-see lists. At first glance, the trailer hints at the romance bubbling between the leading pair, with the lush, green landscapes providing a beauteous backdrop for their shenanigans. »
- Gem Seddon
Focus Features has released a new A Little Chaos trailer for director Alan Rickman’s upcoming romantic drama. The film stars Kate Winslet as a talented landscape designer who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis Xiv’s (Rickman) palace in Versailles. While challenging gender and class barriers thanks to her position of power, she also becomes romantically entangled with the court’s landscape artist (Matthias Schoenaerts). The film certainly looks pretty and Stanley Tucci continues to be amazing, so I’m interested in checking out Rickman’s second feature film as a director. Check out the A Little Chaos trailer after the jump. The film opens in limited release on March 27, 2015. Click over to Apple to watch in HD. Here’s the official synopsis for A Little Chaos: Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars as a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is »
- Adam Chitwood
Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars as a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis Xiv’s new palace at Versailles.
In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts).
- Michelle McCue
There is good news for "Boyhood" even though it lags far behind Oscars rival "Birdman" for the SAG Ensemble award. Only nine of the 19 films that have taken this top prize have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. -Break- That success rate of just 47% stands in stark contrast to just how well the guild has done at forecasting the eventual Oscar champs for acting. In its first two decades, the SAG Awards bestowed 80 trophies to individual performers (it didn't give out an Ensemble prize in its first year). Those choices have previewed the Academy Awards winners 55 times -- 57 if you count Benicio del Toro, who won in lead at SAG in 2000 for "Traffic" and supporting at the Oscars and Kate Winslet who did the reverse, winning supporting at SAG in 2008 for "The Reader" and lead at the Oscars. Updated: Experts' Oscars predictions in 22 categories Why the disconnect »
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