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Ready for time travel? Hope you are, ’cause we have the first official images from the upcoming Miss Julie movie, which comes from director Liv Ullman and stars Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain. As you probably remember, the duo will lead us through the story which concerns a young woman attempting to escape an existence cramped by social mores. Head inside to take a look & let us know what you think! Based on August Strindberg‘s play of the same name, the story set in 1874, and explores issues of power through social class, gender, and family. Love, class, lust, the battle of the sexes »
- Jeanne Standal
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 a cast was set in place earlier this year, it looks like production on Liv Ullmann‘s first feature film since 2000′s Faithless went off without a hitch. Led by Terrence Malick alums Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, we’ve now got our first look at the adaptation of August Strindberg‘s play Miss Julie. Coming from Screen Daily, who recently stopped by [...] »
- Jack Cunliffe
Look, maybe you and your stepson are right and American Idol has jumped the shark. I accept your wrongness/common sense. But if you tuned in last night to the Top 6's "Burt Bacharach/Songs You Wish You Wrote"-themed evening, you can't deny that it delivered everything that has ever mattered about American Idol, including vocal triumphs, ferocious attitude, the dismal failure of a teenage dandy, Randy Jackson's gift for thoughts, 17-year-olds being forced to perform the songs of Jackie DeShannon, and Ryan Seacrest's attempts at empathy. Every time he nervously puts his hand on Lazaro's shoulder, it's like a deleted scene from Speilberg's A.I. is upon us.
Then there's the other emotionally troubled member of the American Idol brain surgeon gallery: Mariah Carey. I've defended her long enough and still believe she delivers an iota's worth of real advice every 15 minutes or so, but man, »
Del Toro's haunted-house flick to get a new cast member? According to a Variety report, this year's Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain (for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty) is in "final negotiations" to become the latest addition to the cast of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's haunted-house movie Crimson Peak. If her signature does end up in the dotted line, Chastain will be featured next to Pacific Rim / Queer as Folk's Charlie Hunnam, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / Star Trek Into Darkness' Benedict Cumberbatch, and one of Chastain's The Help co-stars: Emma Stone. Needless to say, for that to happen all of the aforementioned names must actually end up in the film. As per Justin Kroll's Variety article, the plot of the Legendary Pictures horror film (possibly to be handled by Universal Pictures) remains unknown. Could GdT's latest turn out to be Robert Wise's The Haunting »
- Andre Soares
The last time we saw Juliette Binoche on screen, she was frantically grinding away on Robert Pattinson's crotch in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis. Before that was prostitution tale Elles – in which the fearless 49-year-old French star confronted us with graphic masturbation – and she then took on Strindberg's Miss Julie at London's Barbican. Just a typical year in the career of the one who, back home, they call "La Binoche". "As an actor, you go into dangerous places," she shrugs. "And you're showing things that not always everybody wants to see or feel." »
Jessica Chastain is one bright star on top of her game these days, making her rounds as a nominee at all the award shows. Her personal life, on the other hand, has been kept very much under wraps. Unfortunately, we learn now, it might be because her family life isn't so perfect.
Jessica publicly thanked her mother, Jerri Chastain, and her father, Michael Hastey, earlier this year, but according to Star magazine, Hastey is not her biological father. The "Zero Dark Thirty" star wanted nothing to do with her real father, Michael Monasterio, and refused to acknowledge him.
A family friend told the magazine that Jessica's parents broke up when she and her sister Juliet were young. "Jerri took off with the children and changed her name so he couldn't find them," reports Star. A friend of Monasterio adds that "he adored Jessica, but it broke his heart that she never mentioned his existence, »
- Liat Kornowski
The actor's latest two films have earned her a Bafta nomination as a rising star. But she's determined not to let it go to her head
Andrea Riseborough is perched on her bags in the hallway of her hotel (no room key yet), rattling down the line about the honour of being nominated – for a Bafta rising star award – and how she fell in love with an American (for her sins) and moved to Idaho in the middle of nowhere, to a haven in the woods, which is beautiful. Kind of like a log cabin, where she likes to sit and see the elks and play the banjo.
Unashamedly, endearingly eccentric, she talks through questions, spinning off on tangents, excited to be home; she was raised in north Tyneside before decamping to Rada in London in 2005.
Riseborough's usual persona in interviews seems to be that of a luvvie who lives »
- Henry Barnes
Anthony Hopkins is getting some company in the supernatural serial killer thriller Solace. The story centers on a former doctor with psychic abilities who gets roped in by the FBI to aid in a serial killer case. Hopkins signed on to star as the supernaturally-charged doctor quite a while ago, and now Deadline reports that Colin Farrell has been set to star as the FBI detective who brings Hopkins’ character into the fold. Afonso Poyart (Two Rabbits) is set to direct, and production is looking to get underway this coming May. Farrell has been keeping plenty busy lately, having recently wrapped the supernatural fantasy Winter’s Tale and the Walt Disney/Mary Poppins story Saving Mr. Banks. He also just signed on to star opposite Jessica Chastain in the stage play adaptation Miss Julie. The actor will next be seen alongside Noomi Rapace in the thriller Dead Man Down. »
- Adam Chitwood
• Sherlock fans, get excited: Benedict Cumberbatch is circling the role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game – the well-regarded Black List script from Graham Moore. Alan Turing was a British logician and mathematician who made major contributions to the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, and cryptology. His efforts and inventions proved especially useful in breaking Axis codes during WWII, but after the war, Turing faced criminal prosecution for being gay and later committed suicide. Leonardo DiCaprio was previously attached to the role, but backed out this past fall. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Lily Rabe will play the title character in Neil Labute's adaptation of "Miss Julie" at the Geffen Playhouse this spring, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap. The "American Horror Story" actress will star alongside Chris Messina of "The Mindy Project" and "Damages," and Laura Heisler, who recently appeared in the Geffen's production of Michael Golamco's "Build." Also read: Lily Rabe Signs on for 'American Horror Story' Season 3 Rabe, who just signed on for the third season of the hit FX show "American Horror Story," was nominated for a Tony »
- Lisa Fung
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. »
She may have a second Oscar nomination in the bag but Jessica Chastain isn't resting on her laurels. The Californian has joined Colin Farrell in signing up for Liv Ullman's Miss Julie, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed. Written by Swedish playwright August Strindberg, Miss Julie is set at the dying embers of the 19th century and plots the events of a single night on the estate of an aristocrat. Chastain will be playing the Count's daughter, the titular Miss Julie, who in an upstairs-downstairs tryst that would probably make Downton Abbey explode, falls in with smart footman called Jean. This, we're assuming, is the part played by Colin Farrell.If this sounds like Bergman country, Ullman was, of course, the great director's muse. She is now based in America and hasn't directed since 2000's Faithless but has obviously kept an eye out for actors capable of navigating Strindberg's dense material. »
The Advocate Barbra Streisand to sing at the Oscars for the first time in 36 years - she'll do "The Way We Were" over the in memoriam segment. There sure are going to be a lot of musical performances on Oscar night.
Variety Jessica Chastain to star in new screen version of Miss Julie. Chastain being cast is something isn't exactly news (she's everywhere) but Liv Ullman is directing this oft-filmed Strindbergh tale.
Gawker Rich Juzwiack on the mainstream appropriation of "shade" and Paris is Burning (That documentary on NYC's ball culture is still one of the largest blights on Oscar's documentary branch. It was critically raved at the time and is still must-see viewing 20+ years later but Oscar ignored it)
The New York Times on the still heated atmosphere of all Les Miz conversations. Stanley Fish wonders if it's the film's lack of irony that so enrages people? »
- NATHANIEL R
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
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