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Washington, Oct er 7: Penelope Cruz has revealed that she is trying to strike a balance between her family and professional life, but her family will always remain her main priority.
The 36-year-old actress, who gave birth to her daughter Luna Encias Cruz in July, said that she has always been a family person since she was a little girl, as she has been raised that way, People Magazine reported.
The 'Elegy' star had previously admitted that being a housewife was the "best thing in the world" and that she loves staying at home to cook and clean. (Ani) »
- Smith Cox
The concept of doubles seems to be a major preoccupation of many filmmakers at the moment. Richard Ayoade and Denis Villeneuve brought "The Double" and "Enemy" to Tiff, and now Rome will get their own flavor of twin attraction. "My Life Without Me" and "Elegy" director Isabel Coixet is bringing "Another Me," to the Rome Film Festival. Featuring "Game Of Thrones" star Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, she plays the teenage Fay whose once perfect life slowly begins to unravel when she suspects that she’s being stalked by a mysterious “double”, who is out to steal not just her identity, but her whole life. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Claire Forlani, Gregg Sulkin, Rhys Ifans, Geraldine Chaplin and Leonar Watling co-star. Even with that film heading to Rome, Coixet isn't stopping. She just wrapped "Learning To Drive" with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, and is lining up her next feature. Willem Dafoe, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The story deals with a fractured family trying to stay together in a small refinery town in Texas. [Source: Deadline]
Cumberbatch will play Alan Turing, a computer genius who cracked the Axis forces’ Enigma Code during World War II. He ultimately committed suicide due to the way he was treated regarding his homosexuality. [Source: We Got This Covered]
The story is based on a 2002 New Yorker essay by Katha Pollitt. Clarkson plays a Manhattanite who takes »
- Garth Franklin
Clarkson will play a Manhattan woman who takes driving lessons with a Sikh instructor (Kingsley).
It is based on a 2002 New Yorker essay by Katha Pollitt.
Learning to Drive is filming in New York.
Watch a trailer for Kingsley's Ender's Game below: »
We’ve got some casting news to attend to this morning. Briefly: Mark Strong will be reteaming with his Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy co-star Benedict Cumberbatch for the true story The Imitation Game. Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson are set to star in the drama Learning to Drive. Delroy Lindo has joined the cast of the contemporary Shakespeare adaptation Cymbeline. Hit the jump for more on each casting. Speaking with the La Times, Mark Strong revealed that he will be playing “the guy who knows everything” in The Imitation Game. The film tells the story of brilliant British mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing and centers on his breaking of the German enigma code at the end of World War II, his prosecution by his own government for being a homosexual, and his resulting despair. Cumberbatch is onboard to play Turing and Keira Knightley is set as the female lead. Headhunters »
- Adam Chitwood
Production is underway in New York on Learning To Drive, a film that stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, and reunites them with director Isabel Coixet. They worked together previously on Elegy. The film is based on a Katha Pollitt essay first published in The New Yorker in 2002. Jake Weber, Grace Gummer, and Sarita Choudhury also star. Dana Friedman and Daniel Hammond are producing, and Sarah Kernochan wrote the script. Gabriel Hammond is executive producer. “We’ve been working to make this film for nearly 10 years, but having Sir Ben and Patricia step into these roles makes the wait worthwhile,” said Friedman. Clarkson plays a Manhattanite who takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor (Kingsley) who is living in Queens under political asylum. Kingsley comes off what for my money was one of the great villain performances in a Marvel superhero movie when he played Mandarin in Iron Man 3. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Washington, Sep mber 13: Penelope Cruz put on a string bikini, as she flaunted her post-baby body while vacationing in Corsica with her family.
The 'Elegy' star also went topless as the couple frolicked in water with their son, Leo, Us Magazine reported.
Cruz, who gave birth to her daughter Luna on July 22, is on a summer holiday with husband Javier Bardem, her two kids and friends. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
• Rachel McAdams is set to join Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine, which tells the story of a writer (James Franco) who causes the death of a young boy. McAdams will take on the role of Franco’s girlfriend — a part that Sarah Polley was originally attached to play. Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia) will appear as the slain boy’s mother. The story chronicles the 10 years after the accident. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Jake Weber has joined the cast of the indie drama Learning to Drive, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The film, directed by Isabel Coixet (Paris, je t’aime; Elegy) and written by Sarah Kernochan (What Lies Beneath, Nine ½ Weeks), is based on a Katha Pollitt personal essay published in The New Yorker in 2002. The story recounted Pollitt’s biweekly lessons with her Filipino driving instructor as she attempts to earn a license after her lover leaves her. Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star, and Grace Gummer plays a supporting role. Weber will play Ted Shields, described as a charming college professor
- Rebecca Sun
London, August 3: Penelope Cruz has written and directed a raunchy ad for her new lingerie range with Agent Provocateur.
The 'Elegy' star said in a behind the scenes video that the lingerie range was for everybody and that her advert doesn't just showcase models with beautiful bodies, the Daily Express reported.
The promotional 6-minute video which is directed by Cruz, stars some of the most attractive models in the business, including Russian model Irina Shayk and actor Miguel Angel Silvestre who plays the part of a L'Agent. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
Gist: Based on Cathy MacPhail’s young adult novel, Another Me, Coixet’s adaptation, which the director states takes its inspiration from The Ring, concerns identity anxiety in a teenage girl, featuring “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner in her film debut. Coixet, best known for her melancholy dramas like My Life Without Me (2001) and Elegy (2008), appears to be trying something new with her latest, which also features Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Claire Forlani, and Geraldine Chaplin.
Prediction: With a majority of her work premiering in Berlin or Venice, her last title, 2009’s Map of the Sounds of Tokyo premiered in the Main Competition. While her latest title, a mystery thriller, will most likely not be considered in the same category this time around, her considerable fest cred (not to mention the constant criticism of the lack of female directors in and out of the Cannes »
- Nicholas Bell
O Canada, you guys are in for it now. All across your beautiful nation Cineplex Entertainment and Raven Banner are preparing to launch a monthly horror series. Say hello to Sinister Cinema ya hosers. (Sorry, had to do it).
Films currently scheduled to be screened through Sinister Cinema are John Dies at the End, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, American Mary and No One Lives. Read on for the details and participating theaters.
From the Press Release
Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events and Raven Banner announce the launch of Sinister Cinema, a cutting-edge series of art house quality genre cinema. Sinister Cinema will bring a series of independent horror films to twenty-five Cineplex theatres across Canada. The films will include unique content, and in some cases, special appearances, including live question and answer sessions with directors, pre-recorded interviews and more.
"It’s a real honor for us to work with Cineplex, »
- Doctor Gash
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