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Two images from Miss Julie have been released.
The images were released by Screen Daily.
Miss Julie is currently filming, and is set for release in early 2014.
After two Oscar nominations in a row, and one of the best performances of the decade so far in "Zero Dark Thirty," all eyes have been on what Jessica Chastain would do next. While the actress has lined up some major projects -- teaming with Guillermo del Toro on "Crimson Peak" and Christopher Nolan on "Interstellar" -- the star's first move was to do something lower key; an adaptation of August Strindberg's seminal play of sexual politics and class, "Miss Julie." Directed by the great Liv Ullman, the film will see Chastain in the title role, the daughter of a wealthy landowner who seduces the valet (Colin Farrell), to the dismay of his lover (Samantha Morton). It's a great play with a great cast and a perfectly suited director, and with production underway in Northern Ireland (where the film will now be set), Screen Daily have the first images from the project. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
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The New York Times wrote a great article about the brilliance of Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. The piece, "Network TV Is Broken. So How Does Shonda Rhimes Keep Making Hits?", starts out with this stellar quote from Rhimes (to the Scandal writing staff), “I love that the gay White House chief of staff is threatening to pretend the first lady is a closeted lesbian, it is so wrong. In the best way.”
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
- Bridget McManus
I'm really into Broadchurch at the moment: brilliant story, strong cast, keeps you gripped each week. It feels slightly different from the usual crime-thriller, murder-mystery thing. There's something unique about it; it feels quite epic.
I always still pull out my box sets of Sex And The City. I've got all six seasons. Publicly, I'd like to say Carrie's my favourite character, but really it's Samantha.
Bring back ...
Friends. I'd love a reunion episode. I can always rewatch old episodes and still crack up. The way they worked together was something really special. Some of them are superstars now and some aren't, though, so they'd have to let go and have fun. Take the mickey out of each other a little bit.
Come Dine With Me lineup?
- Gwilym Mumford
poll by twiigs.com
Man of Steel is just 62 days away.
Do you think this'll be a big year for Michael Shannon what with General Zod and The Iceman hitting theaters soon and possibly the creepy thriller The Harvest (with Samantha Morton!!!) later in the year? I know that actors generally become far more famous (at least visually) when they're submerged in CGI for blockbusters (see also: Tilda Swinton's Narnia run) but to me Michael Shannon will always be that crazy naked guy with a thing for aphids.
What will Michael Shannon always be to you? »
- NATHANIEL R
Many of the talented child actors in The Village learned their craft at the Television Workshop, which doesn't have the kudos of the big London stage schools but is enjoying a golden moment
For years, pupils from well-known London stage schools have bagged many of the meatiest television roles for children. Now boys and girls from a low-key Saturday-morning acting workshop in Nottingham are redressing the balance.
When the second episode of The Village is screened tonight on BBC1, it will be watched with particular interest by many in Nottingham and the east Midlands. Alongside the stars – Maxine Peake, John Simm and Juliet Stevenson – in this grand epic about a century of rural life, the cast includes five members of the area's unofficial fame academy, the Television Workshop.
Aged eight to 19, they are headed by Bill Jones, 12, who in his first TV role plays Bert Middleton, a bullied and poverty-stricken farmer's son. »
- Maggie Brown
It was announced today that Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous,” “Watchmen”), Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Like Crazy”), Selena Gomez (“Spring Breakers”) and Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Contagion, “Man of Steel”) will star alongside William H. Macy (“Fargo”) and Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) in Unified Pictures’ music drama Rudderless. Macy is making his feature directorial debut, directing “Rudderless.”
The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures production/finance banner. Brad Greiner, through his Amberdale production banner, is also producing alongside Kjarval and Unified.
“Rudderless” is a musical drama about the power of a parent’s love. When a grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his deceased son’s original music, he forms a band, »
- Michelle McCue
It seems wrong to only come to the table with 17 Best Actress contenders for the 2014 Oscars when just yesterday I had a list of 34 potential contenders for Best Actor. But I don't think I'm reporting breaking news when I say there aren't nearly the number of quality leading roles for women and if we go by the numbers here it would seem there are 50% fewer quality leading roles... that almost seems high to me. Of course, some of you will look at my list and say, "But what about Jessica Chastain in Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers and Elizabeth Olsen in Therese?" Well, Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is two films, one told from her perspective and the other from his (James McAvoy). I think that pretty much ruins the chances for a nom there. And Olsen is going to run into trouble with a) the film doesn't »
- Brad Brevet
The Palm Beach International Film Festival (Pbiff) announced their 2013 lineup today which includes 26 world premiers and 8 U.S. premieres. The festival runs from April 4-11 and will kick off with the screening of "Decoding Annie Parker," a film by Steven Bernstein. The film stars Maggie Grace, Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton (as Annie Parker), Rashida Jones and Aaron Paul. "Decoding Annie Parker" is based on a true story and spans 15 years in the lives of two women, Anne Parker and geneticist, Mary Claire King. Parker's life is devastated by a rare illness as those around her start to fall away when impacted by the complications of a ill-riddled life. Mary Claire King is a brilliant geneticist who believes there is a genetic link to the type of cancer that afflicts people like Anne, but few share her view. Their lives are intertwined in this story about bravery amidst trials. »
- Cristina A. Gonzalez
I'll announce 2012's nominees the second the write-ups are done (working on them this week). But until then another listy flashblack to year's past here at The Film Experience. My opinions have changed somewhat over the years (as many opinions should if we continue to evolve) and perhaps I'll detail which changes those were in the future but mostly I like to think of Awards, both mine and other people's as time capsules of What We Valued At That Moment.
So here you go...
Nominees in Alpha Order
Sally Field, Lincoln
write ups here
Silver: Sarah Bayet, A Separation
- NATHANIEL R
John McNaugton's last feature-length film was 1998's "Wild Things." In the fifteen years since, he's seen his sordid pot boiler starring Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon and Matt Dillon achieve cult status that led to a direct-to-video sequel. In "The Harvest," Michael Shannon ("Take Shelter," "Revolutionary Road") and Samantha Morton ("The Messenger," "In America") star as a professional couple married with a sick teenage son (Charlie Tahan) and living in a secluded environment. As their son grows closer to a teenage neighbor (Natasha Calis) who just moved in to the area, the relationship between the boy and his caring, carefully protective mother becomes fraught. Indiewire caught up with McNaughton on the set of the film earlier this month. "My first impressions of the script were that it was a really compelling story and that it was really creepy, really dark," McNaughton »
- Bryce J. Renninger
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Seth MacFarlane has scored quite the cowgirl! The "Ted" funnyman has rounded up the gorgeous (and quite funny herself) Charlize Theron to star in his new film, "A Million Ways to Die in the West," a self-described "Blazing Saddles"-type comedy about a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. [Heat Vision]
• Colin Farrell and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain are going classical with "Miss Julie," director Liv Ullmann's take on August Strindberg's 19th-century stage play about the sexually-charged battle of wills between a wealthy socialite and one of her head servants, with the servant's fiancee popping up every now and then to make things even more interesting. Samantha Morton is also set to star. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- NextMovie Staff
What is Casting Couch? It’s the casting news roundup that’s bursting at the seams after Hollywood had a very gabby twenty-four hours. Dig in. Tom Hardy: quite simply, he’s awesome. But can he do a Russian accent? We’re likely to find out now that he’s signed up to co-star alongside the also awesome Noomi Rapace in a new film called Child 44. Deadline reports that this one is about a Soviet war hero who uncovers a mass murder and is suddenly faced with doubts about the country he’s spent his life believing in and fighting for. Michael R. Roskam will be directing the film, which is an adaptation of the first in a trilogy of Tom Rob Smith novels. So, if you like bleak Soviet Union-set murder stories, you might be getting sequels! Somewhere over the course of the past two years or so, Jessica Chastain »
- Nathan Adams
After breaking out in a big way in 2011, Jessica Chastain continued her string of impressive performances with a second Oscar nomination for her work in Zero Dark Thirty last year. She's currently on stage starring in a production of a play called The Heiress, but Variety reports that the actress will next star in a film adaptation of a different play, August Strindberg's battle of the sexes piece Miss Julie. Colin Farrell plays the male lead, and Samantha Morton (John Carter, Cosmopolis) has signed on to co-star. Liv Ullmann - an actress, writer, and director who rose to fame working with Ingmar Bergman - will direct. Set in the late 1800s on the estate of a wealthy Swedish Count, the play follows the Count's daughter (Chastain) as she escapes her social expectations and spends the night dancing with the servants at their yearly party. She's drawn to a well-mannered »
- Ben Pearson
After Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjoberg’s visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation released in 1951, Ingmar Bergman’s muse Liv Ullmann will next direct an adaptation of August Strindberg‘s battle-of-the-sexes play Miss Julie that will star Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell.
Strindberg’s renowned 1888 play Miss Julie vividly depicts the battle of the sexes and classes that ensues when a wealthy businessman’s daughter falls for her father’s bitter servant.
Chastain, who is up for an Academy Award for the role in Zero Dark Thirty can be currently seen in the successful horror film Mama.
The Irish Film Board has announced Farrell’s nomination for a Best Actor award for his role in Seven Psychopaths. Irish superstar is currently filming A Winter’s Tale for Warner Bros. and his other upcoming projects include Saving Mr. Banks and Dead Man Down with Noomi Rapace. »
- Nick Martin
Jessica Chastain is set to star in the title role of "Miss Julie" in Liv Ullmann's film adaptation of August Strindberg's classic play about a young upper-class woman who finds herself attracted to a senior servant. Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton are attached to co-star. Chastain has already had a big start to 2013: she's Oscar-nominated for her role in Kathryn Bigelow's controversial "Zero Dark Thirty" and recently commanded the two top box office spots with that film and horror title "Mama." She is also currently on Broadway in "The Heiress." In the pipeline for Farrell are FilmDistrict's "Dead Man Down," Warner Bros.' "A Winter's Tale" and Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks." Ullmann, best known as Ingmar Bergman's muse in films such as "Persona," "Cries and Whispers" and mini-series "Scenes From a Marriage," has directed before, albeit »
- Beth Hanna
The naturalistic play was written in 1888 and is set on a night in 1874 at the estate of a Count in Sweden. Miss Julie, the daughter of the Count, explores the social world of her servants and is drawn to one named Jean. Jessica Chastain is playing the lead role as Julie with Colin Farrell portraying Jean. Samantha Morton will take on the role of one of the house cooks, Christine.
No production schedule has been released. »
1.) Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in talks to star in the thriller Child 44, an adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith novel from Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa. The project is a Scott Free production, and a quick search through the archives tells me Ridley Scott was attached to direct it himself back in 2007. Hardy would play a disgraced intelligence officer investigating a series of child murders in Stalin's Soviet Union. Rapace would play his wife, although the pair are first set to star together in Animal Rescue for Bullhead director Michael Roskam. The Wrap 2.) Bradley Cooper is already in discussions to reunite with The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance on the "culinary comedy" Chef, which could also mark the English-language debut of The Intouchables star Omar Sy. Cooper would play a chef who loses his highly rated restaurant in Paris and becomes inspired to get his »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Jessica Chastain: can't stop, won't stop.
The perma-busy actress, onscreen now in both "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Mama," has signed up to star in Liv Ullmann's upcoming adaptation of "Miss Julie," the 1888 play written by August Strindberg. According to Variety, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton have also signed up for roles.
Set in 1874, Strindberg's play focuses on the title Miss Julie (Chastain), who breaks away from her upstairs life by spending time with the servants during a summertime party. There, she meets an older servant named Jean, who changes her life. No word yet on who would play Jean, but Farrell seems too young for the role; he's only one year older than Chastain, and Jean remembers Miss Julie from when she was a child. "Miss Julie" was previously adapted by Mike Figgis in 1999 with Saffron Burrows and Peter Mullan in the lead roles.
Chastain teased her involvement »
- Christopher Rosen
The original story is set in 1874 at a count's estate in Sweden. The action follows a woman trying to escape an existence cramped by social mores who is suddenly drawn to a senior servant.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
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