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Berry taking her act back to WMA reps

9 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In a boost for the agency's talent ranks, Oscar winner Halle Berry has inked with WMA for representation in all areas. Berry had most recently been repped by CAA. Sources said she exited the agency more than a month ago and has been agentless while she filmed Warner Bros. Pictures' Catwoman, promoted her current release Gothika and took meetings at the town's other top agencies. Berry comes to WMA in part because of a pre-existing relationship: The agency has repped Berry in commercials for several years. One of Hollywood's top actresses with a salary in the range of $15 million per movie, Berry joins WMA's stable of female talent that includes Reese Witherspoon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah, Kirsten Dunst, Cate Blanchett, Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson and Kate Winslet. Berry will continue to be repped by manager Vincent Cirrincione and attorneys Neil Meyer and Doug Stone at the law firm Stone, Meyer & Genow. After picking up a best actress Oscar for Lions Gate Films' Monster's Ball in 2002, Berry has been seen in Die Another Day for MGM, X2: X-Men United for 20th Century Fox and the current release Gothika for Warners and Dark Castle Entertainment. »

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Berry taking her act back to WMA reps

9 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In a boost for the agency's talent ranks, Oscar winner Halle Berry has inked with WMA for representation in all areas. Berry had most recently been repped by CAA. Sources said she exited the agency more than a month ago and has been agentless while she filmed Warner Bros. Pictures' Catwoman, promoted her current release Gothika and took meetings at the town's other top agencies. Berry comes to WMA in part because of a pre-existing relationship: The agency has repped Berry in commercials for several years. One of Hollywood's top actresses with a salary in the range of $15 million per movie, Berry joins WMA's stable of female talent that includes Reese Witherspoon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah, Kirsten Dunst, Cate Blanchett, Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson and Kate Winslet. Berry will continue to be repped by manager Vincent Cirrincione and attorneys Neil Meyer and Doug Stone at the law firm Stone, Meyer & Genow. After picking up a best actress Oscar for Lions Gate Films' Monster's Ball in 2002, Berry has been seen in Die Another Day for MGM, X2: X-Men United for 20th Century Fox and the current release Gothika for Warners and Dark Castle Entertainment. »

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The Missing

8 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Something's missing in "The Missing".

Director Ron Howard's follow-up to his Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind" after he parted ways with "The Alamo", this murky, thriller-tinged Western has the terrain down cold -- from the wide-open spaces to the rocky vistas -- but beneath all the requisite genre trappings there's a vast, empty gulch where the affecting dramatic element should have been found.

Based on the novel "The Last Ride" by Thomas Eidson and adapted by Ken Kaufman ("Space Cowboys"), this story of a frontier doctor who is reluctantly reunited with her estranged father after her teenage daughter is abducted by a treacherous Apache more than slightly recalls the 1956 John Ford classic "The Searchers", but the derivative aspect isn't the major culprit.

Even with the ever-reliable Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones on hand, the picture seldom feels like anything more than a ride through a Western town set -- it's all rickety facade and scaffolding.

Although Columbia Pictures' marketing has wisely been playing up the thriller element in its TV ads and Howard's name carries some well-deserved weight, "The Missing" still looks to be a tricky sell, especially if it can't bank on year-end critic kudos.

Set in the untamed American Southwest circa 1885, the film wastes no time in establishing its unsettling tone as local healer Maggie Gilkeson (Blanchett) extracts an old woman's rotting tooth.

Soon after, a grisly, long-haired stranger called Jones (Jones) rides into her family's homestead seeking treatment. It turns out the visitor is none other than Maggie's father, who had abandoned her and her mother 20 years earlier to go and live among the Apaches.

The resentful Maggie wants to see neither hide nor ponytailed hair of him, but the two must become allies when her daughter Lilly Evan Rachel Wood) is kidnapped by the psychotic Pesh-Chidin (Eric Schweig), a spell-casting brujo, or male witch, who snatches teenage girls and sells them into Mexican slavery.

Of course, the ensuing trek to rescue Lilly -- in which they're accompanied by her younger sister, Dot (Jenna Boyd) -- is really about things like tolerance and reconciliation, and not just between father and daughter.

Wanting to have its politically correct cake and eat it too, Kaufman's annoyingly black-and-white script, with its borderline cartoonish characterizations, seems to be saying all Indians aren't bad ... but some are really, really bad.

Handed those sorts of archetypes, Blanchett and particularly Jones do what layering they can, but their characters haven't been given enough complexity to keep the viewer involved. With even less to work with, the supporting cast (which also includes Val Kilmer in a cameo as an Army lieutenant) are saddled with whatever version of good or evil they've been assigned.

Having always wanted to do a Western, Howard makes sure to get everything in, right down to the flaming arrows. And while he and cinematographer Salvatore Totino take full advantage of their New Mexico locations, very little of it carries any emotional weight despite the constant tug of composer James Horner's "Titanic"-sized score.

In the end, while Blanchett's Maggie comes back with what she was looking for, as well as something that she didn't know she had lost, the film emerges disappointingly empty-handed.

The Missing

Columbia Pictures

Revolution Studios and Imagine Entertainment present a Brian Grazer production in association with Daniel Ostroff Prods. A Ron Howard film

Credits:

Director: Ron Howard

Screenwriter: Ken Kaufman

Based on the novel "The Last Ride" by: Thomas Eidson

Producers: Brian Grazer, Daniel Ostroff, Ron Howard

Executive producers: Todd Hallowell, Steve Crystal

Director of photography: Salvatore Totino

Art director: Guy Barnes

Editors: Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

Costume designer: Julie Weiss

Music: James Horner

Cast:

Samuel Jones: Tommy Lee Jones

Maggie Gilkeson: Cate Blanchett

Lilly: Evan Rachel Wood

Dot: Jenna Boyd

Pesh-Chidin: Eric Schweig

Brake Baldwin: Aaron Eckhart

Kayitah: Jay Tavare

Honesco: Simon Baker

Emiliano: Sergio Calderon

Lt. Jim Ducharme: Val Kilmer

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time -- 130 minutes

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Howard's 'Missing' in Berlin fest competition

1 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

COLOGNE -- Ron Howard's dark western The Missing is one of the early selections for competition at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival, scheduled to kick off in February next year, organizers said Monday. The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones, was one of five competition entries announced by Berlin Festival director Dieter Kosslick. Also in the running for the 2004 Golden Bear will be Nightsongs, from German director Romuald Karmakar; Your Next Life, from Spain's Manuel Gutierrez; Croatian entry Witnesses, directed by Vinko Bresan; and In Your Hands from Danish helmer Annette K. Olesen. "[The entries] range from tragic love story to political psychodrama, from historical thriller to intimate family saga," Kosslick said, adding that the combination of Oscar-winning director Howard and art house favorites such as Gutierrez and Karmakar were a guarantee for "a versatile program, both in theme and style." »

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Blanchett Discovered Pregnancy by Fainting

6 November 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Cate Blanchett only discovered she was pregnant when she passed out on the set of her new movie The Life Aquatic - while she was being fitted with a prosthetic belly. Ironically, the Australian actress plays a pregnant mum in the Wes Anderson film, and she was preparing for the role when she found out she was pregnant with her second child for real. She says, "I was having the prosthetic belly fitted and I fainted and I thought, 'That's really odd.' I thought I had a gastro problem, and I found out I was pregnant! It was a very weird experience having a bodycast fitted - you have to take your clothes off, so you're naked, and they cover you in plaster of Paris on the front and the back and it's quite claustrophobic and you can't breathe a lot. So I fainted and I must've smashed the cast. They put all this black plastic around me, so I woke up and, if you faint, you don't know where you are for the first few minutes. I woke up in black plastic, covered in plaster, naked. I thought, 'This is the end!'" »

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DiCaprio Movie Hit by California Fires

29 October 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood bosses have halted filming on new Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Aviator because of the wildfires rampaging through Los Angeles. Several sets created for the film, a biopic of millionaire movie mogul Howard Hughes, have been damaged by the blazes - which have destroyed hundreds of homes in Southern California. A spokesperson for studios Warner Bros. says, "This is just a minor inconvenience, as compared to those who are currently suffering through the devastating effects of the fire." Sets created for TV hit Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman have also been ruined by the fires, as has an area of land used to film Mike Myers' upcoming movie The Cat In The Hat. The Aviator, which is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Gwen Stefani, is due for release in December 2004. »

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Veronica Guerin

21 October 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Opens

Friday, Aug. 1

United Kingdom

LONDON -- A luminous performance from Cate Blanchett lies at the heart of Joel Schumacher's impressive drama "Veronica Guerin. While it is a fair bet that she -- and the film -- will get honorable mentions when it comes to awards time, it is equally unlikely that the film will make much of a dent at the boxoffice. It has opened well in Ireland but is not set to be released in the United States until October.

The real-life story of crusading Irish journalist Veronica Guerin made its way to the screen in John Mackenzie's impressive 2000 film "When the Sky Falls", made for Sky Television, which was given a limited theatrical release. That low-budget drama starred Joan Allen as the fictional journalist Sinead Hamilton, though the story was very much that of Guerin.

Schumacher's film is far more glossy than Mackenzie's grittier movie -- his budget was larger -- but the films are similar in that they feature standout performances from two actresses very much at the top of their game. The character of Guerin is a powerful one, and it is easy to see why it would attract top actresses. As a journalist in Dublin in the 1990s, she set out to expose the vicious drug dealers rife in the city. Her obsession led to her murder in 1996.

"Veronica Guerin" covers the last two years of her life. It is refreshingly frank in showing that Guerin's passionate determination to expose Dublin drug dealers also led to her neglecting her family and being accused of seeking self-glory. While the Guerin presented here is clearly a woman driven by a very honest desire to right wrongs, she also is presented as being self-absorbed, reckless and susceptible to manipulation.

In her mission to battle the drug dealers, she is helped -- though often misdirected and manipulated -- by the roguish John "The Coach" Traynor (played with charm by Ciaran Hinds), though her real nemesis is the brutal drug lord Gilligan (Gerard McSorley, who gives a performance of frightening brutality). Faced with beatings and attempted bribery, Guerin remains strident in her mission, with support and balance coming from her mother Bernie (Brenda Fricker).

Schumacher directs with restrained skill, bringing out the passion and brutality of the situations without letting the film slip into melodrama. Schumacher's best work seems to come when he handles dramas with more modest budgets (such as "Tigerland" and "Flawless"), which challenge him and allow his clear intelligence and ability to work well with actors to come through.

Blanchett brings her expected professionalism and ability to the role. Her Irish accent is perfect, and she has the charisma and presence to easily hold center stage. Her character may be flawed, but she remains driven and admirable. Fricker, Hinds and McSorley also deliver powerful performances. Irishman Colin Farrell, a Schumacher regular, makes a brief appearance as the wonderfully named soccer fan Spanky McSpank.

VERONICA GUERIN

Buena Vista Pictures

Touchstone Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Credits:

Director: Joel Schumacher

Screenwriters: Carol Doyle, Mary Agnes Donoghue

Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer

Executive producers: Ned Dowd, Chad Oman, Mike Stenson

Director of photography: Brendan Galvin

Production designer: Nathan Crowley

Costume designer: Joan Bergin

Music: Harry Gregson-Williams

Editor: David Gamble

Cast:

Veronica Guerin: Cate Blanchett

Bernie Guerin: Brenda Fricker

John "The Coach" Traynor: Ciaran Hinds

Terry Fagan: Darragh Kelly

Timmy: Laurence Kinlan

John Gilligan: Gerard McSorley

Spanky McSpank: Colin Farrell

Running time -- 98 minutes

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Colin Farrell's Hooligan Cameo

15 October 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Colin Farrell made a surprise cameo in Cate Blanchett's movie Veronica Guerin as a beer-swilling soccer hooligan. Blanchett starred as the titular journalist who's in the midst of tense investigations of Dublin, Ireland's underground drugs world, when she comes across Farrell's character who, after a brief conversation, offers to take her out for a drink. Filmmaker Joel Schumacher, who has directed Farrell in Phone Booth and Tigerland, says, "It's no secret that I think Colin is one of the finest young actors alive. However, playing a drunk soccer hooligan is not the greatest stretch. I made him do a Texas accent in Tigerland and a Bronx accent in Phone Booth. No way could I shoot on the streets of Dublin and not use him. He just happened to be visiting, and he wanted to meet Cate. This was a couple of years ago when he couldn't get a part and he held her in such awe. But he saw she was just one of the guys." »

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Roberts 'Closer' to Blanchett Role

23 September 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Superstar Julia Roberts is in talks to play the lead in new film Closer after Cate Blanchett dropped out from the role. Blanchett last week quit the film after announcing she's pregnant with her second child, so The Graduate director Mike Nichols approached the Pretty Woman actress to take over in his adaptation of Patrick Marber's play. Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen are also on board for the film, about the tangled relationship between two couples after a man from one and woman from the other have an affair. Blanchett is currently wrapping up Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, a Howard Hughes biopic. She will then go to Italy to shoot Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic alongside Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Anjelica Huston before her baby is due next year. Roberts will next appear in Mona Lisa Smile, followed by Ocean's Twelve, Steven Soderbergh's follow-up to his 2001 heist flick. »

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Blanchett Awaits Baby Number Two

18 September 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Lord Of The Rings beauty Cate Blanchett is expecting her second child with screenwriter husband Andrew Upton. The Oscar-nominated Australian actress was forced to withdraw from upcoming movie project Closer - in which she was to team up with British superstar Jude Law - due to her condition. Cate, 34, already has a two-year old son called Dashiell. Despite being one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses Blanchett and her family live in England and recently relocated from the capital London to south coast seaside resort Brighton. The baby is expected to arrive in Spring 2004. »

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Coffee and Cigarettes

11 September 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Screened

Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO -- Never a big fan of conventional feature narrative structure, Jim Jarmusch again prefers to do it his way with "Coffee and Cigarettes", a consistently amusing collection of 10 black-and-white shorts shot over the past two decades.

Featuring many of the actors and musicians who have appeared in his previous films, the anthology is assembled around a very basic foundation -- a couple of people meet in a diner/lounge/dive over a cuppa joe (or, in a couple of cases, tea), light up a smoke and let life unfold.

Given the filmmaker's penchant for the gently absurdist, the results actually aren't as potentially numbing as might be anticipated, especially when those inspired eccentric matchups include Iggy Pop and Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni and Steven Wright (circa 1986), White Stripes bandmates Jack White and Meg White accompanied by a spark-generating Nikola Tesla invention and Wu-Tang Clan hip-hoppers GZA and RZA dispensing holistic medicine tips to a coffee pot-chugging Bill Murray.

Those names and Jarmusch's well-deserved following should ensure domestic distribution for the as-yet-unattached film, which was screened as a Toronto International Film Festival Special Presentation.

Stylistically something of a throwback to the director's earlier black-and-white work, the monochromatics have been impressively furnished by several cinematographers, including Frederick Elmes ("Blue Velvet"), Robby Muller, Ellen Kuras and filmmaker Tom DiCillo.

Unsurprisingly, not every encounter turns out to be a gem. The ones that work most effectively are those that reveal some sticky truths about the trappings of celebrity, including partially improvised discussions between Waits and Pop, British actors Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan and, in the picture's terrific centerpiece, a hotel lobby meeting between Cate Blanchett (playing herself) and her bitter Aussie rocker cousin (also, remarkably, Blanchett).

In Jarmusch's capable hands, the mundane has never been so delightful.

Coffee and Cigarettes

United Artists

Smokescreen Inc. presents in association with Asmik Ace and Bim Distribuzione A film by Jim Jarmusch

Credits:

Director-screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch

Producers: Joana Vicente, Jason Kliot

Directors of photography: Frederick Elmes, Ellen Kuras, Robby Muller, Tom DiCillo

Production designers: Mark Friedberg, Tom Jarmusch, Dan Bishop

Editors: Jay Rabinowitz, Melody London, Terry Katz, Jim Jarmusch

Cast:

Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Cinque Lee, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Joe Rigano, Vinny Vella, Vinny Vella Jr., Renee French, E.J. Rodriguez, Alex Descas, Isaach de Bankole, Cate Blanchett, Meg White, Jack White, Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan, GZA, RZA, Bill Murray, Bill Rice, Taylor Mead

Running time -- 96 minutes

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Dafoe diving into 'Aquatic' with Blanchett

3 September 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Willem Dafoe and Cate Blanchett are poised to join Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston and Owen Wilson in the adventure comedy The Life Aquatic for Touchstone Pictures and The Royal Tenenbaums helmer Wes Anderson. The project, due to start lensing this month in Rome, follows the experiences of an oceanographer and his crew on a series of wild deep-sea adventures, including the search for a shark. Dafoe will star as the ship's engineer and the surrogate brother of Murray's character, while Blanchett will play the female lead, a member of the ship's crew. Jeff Goldblum, Peter Stormare, Wallace Wolodarsky and Bud Cort round out the cast. »

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H'wood stars add power to bulging Toronto sked

19 August 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

TORONTO -- The Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled a full lineup of 336 films from 55 countries, with enough world and North American premieres to keep stargazers and cinema purists happy. As if to underline the fact that no one was staying away from Toronto over SARS concerns, festival organizers confirmed a pantheon of A-listers from Hollywood and elsewhere who are scheduled to attend, including Nicole Kidman, Denzel Washington, Joel Schumacher, Robert Altman, Anthony Hopkins, Meg Ryan, Sean Penn, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lili Taylor, Chloe Sevigny, Marcia Gay Harden, Val Kilmer, Katie Holmes, Benicio Del Toro, Parker Posey, Woody Harrelson, Vincent Gallo, Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott. »

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Toronto unveils 'Guerin,' 'Stain'

7 August 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Toronto International Film Festival said Thursday that Robert Benton's "The Human Stain" and the Joel Schumacher biopic "Veronica Guerin", starring Cate Blanchett as a courageous Irish journalist, will receive their North American premieres at gala screenings in Toronto next month. Miramax's "The Human Stain", which is based on a Philip Roth novel, will unspool at Roy Thomson Hall after first bowing out of competition at the Venice film festival. Benton's latest work stars Anthony Hopkins as a disgraced classics professor at a small New England college who has a scandalous affair with a younger, troubled woman, played by Nicole Kidman. "Stain" also stars Gary Sinise, Ed Harris and Wentworth Miller, with producer credits going to Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. »

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Stars Take Over Major Fashion Campaigns

16 July 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Cate Blanchett, Madonna and Missy Elliot have taken over this year's top autumn fashion campaigns. Lord Of The Rings star Cate has already been photographed by Mikael Jansson for the Donna Karan crew. And The Gap has signed both rapper Missy and superstar Madonna to appear in their campaign. Like A Virgin singer Madonna has worked out a deal with the fashion company: she models while they help her promote her new children's book and its clothes. The book - the first in a projected series of five - is set to for international release on September 15. »

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Blanchett Loved Playing Veronica Guerin

11 July 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sexy movie actress Cate Blanchett was captivated by her latest role in the true story of murdered Irish journalist Veronica Guerin. The Lord Of The Rings star was so taken by the reporter's tale that she felt "enormous responsibility" towards Veronica's family in how the movie - also called Veronica Guerin - portrayed her life. Veronica was murdered in 1996 after penning a handful of exposes on Dublin's underworld crime lords and drug dealers for Ireland's Sunday Independent newspaper. Three men were accused of her murder, two of whom are now in prison for the crime. The third, John Gilligan, was acquitted but sentenced to 28 days in jail on drug charges - he is currently appealing this decision in Dublin's High Court. Cate, 34, says, "It's very powerful - especially with Gilligan back on the stand, it's not gone away." The movie is directed by Phone Booth helmer Joel Schumacher and produced by Pearl Harbor's Jerry Bruckheimer. »

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Blanchett: Oscar Nomination Hindered Career

24 June 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Cate Blanchett's Best Actress Oscar nomination failed to boost her career - because producers just wanted her to repeat her celebrated role in Elizabeth. The Australian star found that, contrary to expectations, an Academy Award nomination 1998 actually hindered her desire to play a wide variety of roles. She explains, "Just because one is nominated for an Academy Award doesn't mean that everything changes. The offers I had after Elizabeth were to do the same thing again, and I wasn't interested in doing that. I wanted to reclaim or to claim the space to actually keep working. I'm in it for the long haul and not for the short-term benefits, and I've been lucky enough always to do work that interests me." »

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Kidman Pulls Out of Hepburn Role

11 June 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Oscar-winning beauty Nicole Kidman has reportedly pulled out of plans to portray movie legend Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator alongside A-list hunk Leonardo DiCaprio. Nicole - who bagged the Best Actress award at this year's Academy Awards for her role in The Hours - was poised to play Hepburn in director Martin Scorsese's upcoming epic about eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes. But after meeting with Scorsese, she discovered the project's schedule clashed with filming on her latest flick The Stepford Wives. A Hollywood insider says, "She was anxious to work with Martin because he is a film legend. But it wasn't to be." Fellow Australian Cate Blanchett will now play Hepburn in the big-budget movie. »

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Desperately Seeking Cate Blanchett

9 June 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Antipodean movie star Cate Blanchett is proving a tricky customer for officials from her native country - they can't find her to give her an award. The Elizabeth actress - currently residing in North London, England - has been nominated for an honorary award marking noteworthy Australians by the country's government. But despite the authorities saying they have sent her numerous letters about this honor, her agents insist she knows nothing about it. Cabinet official Paul O'Neill laments, "You go through the agents and hope they pass the letter on. They probably see it as just another letter from a fan." However, Cate's Sydney agent Jillian Bowen says, "If they contacted me I would email her about it straightaway but I haven't seen anything. She would obviously think it is a great honor." »

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Crew enlists to spruce up 'Aviator' pic

4 June 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Martin Scorsese is continuing to line up actors to join Leonardo DiCaprio in the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, enlisting Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Adam Scott, Kelli Garner and Gwen Stefani to join the IEG, Warner Bros. Pictures and Miramax Films co-production, sources confirmed. The project, due to start shooting next month in Montreal, centers on the life of billionaire Hughes, to be played by DiCaprio. Among the six actors who are close to finalizing deals to join the project, Blanchett will star as Katharine Hepburn; Beckinsale as Ava Gardner; Scott as Hughes' press agent, Johnny Meyer; Garner as Faith Domergue, a young actress who was discovered by Hughes; and Stefani as Jean Harlow. »

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