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Jessica Chastain will play screen icon Ingrid Bergman in “Seducing Ingrid Bergman,” Variety has confirmed. She will produce, as well star as the Oscar-winning Swedish actress in the upcoming period piece.
The film centers on Bergman’s romance with Robert Capa, a photo journalist famed for his images of combat. The picture is set in the aftermath of World War II and extends to the dawn of the McCarthy hearings into communist subversion. No director has been attached, but Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”) wrote the screenplay.
Yrf Entertainment is producing and brokered the deal with Freckle Films. Yrf head Uday Chopra will produce alongside Chastain and Amel. There is currently no release date for “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” scheduled.
- Brent Lang
3 May 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
On May 4, 1944, MGM premiered Gaslight in New York at the Capitol Theatre. The thriller went on to claim two Oscars at the 17th Academy Awards, including a best actress nod for Ingrid Bergman. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.
- THR Staff
Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins” currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.
A five-time Tony Award winner and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award, three Academy Award nominations and bestowed with numerous other accolades, Angela Lansbury’s career encompasses more than 70 years. She is a beloved member of the Disney family and starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.”
Her roles in film, television and theater range from “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Death on the Nile” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”
- Melissa Thompson
The movie is currently filming at Shepperton Studios in London. Lansbury will portray the Balloon Lady, a character from P.L. Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release Dec. 25, 2018.
Lansbury is a five-time Tony Award winner and has earned three Academy Award nominations. She’s starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated “Beauty and the Beast.” Her notable roles include “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Death on the Nile” and the TV series “Murder, She Wrote.” She has also appeared in “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”
- Dave McNary
Why have stories about men mind-controlling women come to define much of modern pop culture?
It is hard to say where today’s cultural obsession with gaslighting reached its climax: in the exaggerated mind control of Jessica Jones, the murky, shifting terrain of Homeland, the conspiracy-rich Westworld or the old-school domestic violence that has gripped The Archers. It became a pop culture trope so gradually that, by the time it ended up dominating our favourite TV shows, it seemed completely obvious that it should.
For the purist, the definition comes from the play Gaslight, written by Patrick Hamilton in 1938 and made into a film two years later by Thorold Dickinson. It is a mannered but compelling vision of domestic abuse, in which a husband, with lies, verbal aggression and disappointed certainty manipulates his wife into questioning her sanity, whereupon he becomes her only mooring to the real world and his accusations become more potent. »
- Zoe Williams
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