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Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Director Francis Lawrence are joining forces again for The Dive, a film that will be produced by James Cameron. Both Lawrences have previously worked together in Catching Fire and Mockinjay, parts 1 & 2, which are part of the popular Hunger Games franchise.
The Dive tells the tragic true story of freedivers and married couple Francisco “Pippin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to dive as deep as possible with a single breath of air. Mestre tragically died while attempting to beat her own record of 557.7 feet. Ferraras paid her a tribute by diving the same depth, an attempt that was filmed by Cameron.
Dana Stevens have penned the most recent draft of the script. Stay tuned for additional details.
The Dive doesn’t have a release date yet.
Source: The Wrap »
- Munir Abedrabbo
In the fall of 2003, James Cameron filmed the record-breaking “no limits” free dive of Pipin Ferreras, which was a special event commemorating the death of Ferreras’s wife, Audrey Mestre. A year earlier, she drowned attempting the same feat of reaching a depth of 170 meters (557.7 feet) while holding her breath. During the press conference for the 2003 dive, Cameron confirmed earlier reports from that summer that he would be making a movie about the couple, and it would wind up being based on Ferreras’s 2004 memoir, “The Dive: A Story of Love and Obsession.” More than a decade later, Cameron has been focusing his directorial interests on the Avatar movies, but he’s continued developing the project with other filmmakers coming on board to take the helm. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) became attached back in 2012, and now Francis Lawrence is the latest substitution, according to The Wrap. He also has an actress joining him for the role »
- Christopher Campbell
The Dive is a movie version of the life of couple Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras and Audrey Mestre. They submerged themselves for daredevil free-dives to see who could last the longest underwater on one puff of sweet, sweet oxygen. Appropriately enough the producer is James Cameron, who’s no stranger to deep sea antics. The Abyss famously depicted experiments in breathing below the surface, not to mention his fictional and actual exploration of the wreck of the Titanic.
Cameron co-produces with Rae Sanchini via Lightstorm Entertainment, alongside Barry Josephson. The script is by Dana Stevens. Lawrence certainly likes to mix it up a bit as the project likely follows her Magic Mop creator biopic Joy, co-starring Robert De Niro.
Source: Variety »
- Steve Palace
When the actress with the most box office success signs up to collaborate with the filmmaker that enjoys the same status, it becomes big news very quickly – and so, we have The Dive. The project has been on James Cameron’s back-burner for many years, but never really ccrystallized In 2012, the director officially vacated the helm – a move that opened the door to director Francis Lawrence, riding high after making the majority of the Hunger Games franchise. With Cameron now firmly ensconced in the producer’s chair, Francis Lawrence will shoot The Dive with his Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role.
The film tells the true story of ambition and tragedy, centred on the record-breaking French free-diver, Audrey Mestre, and Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras. Having grown up in a family of diving enthusiasts, Mestre accrued vast experience in underwater sports, and studied marine biology. After meeting the famed free diver, »
- Sarah Myles
Dana Stevens penned the script.
Pic is based on the true story of free-divers Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deeply as possible underwater on a single breath of air. Lawrence will play Mestre.
It’s unknown when Lawrence would shoot the film as the actress is about to begin work on another biopic, “Joy,” which starts lensing next month.
Both Jennifer and Francis Lawrence are repped by CAA, while Francis is also repped by 3 Arts. The news was first reported by the Wrap.
- Justin Kroll
The “Hunger Games” duo will tackle the tragic true tale of Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and Audrey Mestre
“The Dive” tells the tragic true story of freedivers Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air.
- Jeff Sneider
With the possible exception of Ava DuVernay losing out on a Best Direction nomination for "Selma," the most shocking snub of the 2014 Oscar nominations was "The Lego Movie" not picking up a nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. The five movies chosen instead in that category were "Big Hero 6," "The Boxtrolls," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "Song of the Sea," and "The Tale of Princess Kaguya." The Oscars faked out "Lego" fans with false hope during nominations by revealing Best Original Song category first and nominating the film's standout tune "Everything is Awesome!!!" It would be the film's only nomination. Twitter responded with some fierce dissent, and "Lego" writer/director Phil Lord began the proceedings with polite acceptance: It's okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR — philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015 tbh lego movie probably got snubbed because it stars lego people of color pic.twitter. »
- Louis Virtel
7 items from 2015
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