All posts by Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca has been a contributor to Up & Comers since its humble beginnings and now works behind the scenes editing and sporadically working with Linda on features. By night, Rebecca is a NCTJ Gold Standard qualified journalist living in London and working for HELLO! magazine. On weekends you can find her in the pub. Follow Rebecca’s nonsensical pop culture ramblings here.

British director Richard Ayoade has a history with the Toronto International Film Festival, premiering his directorial debut, the coming-of-age story “Submarine”, there in 2010. And now, his second pic “The Double”, one of this year’s most anticipated films will premiere in the Special Presentation category. Starring Hollywood up and comers Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska, the film was inspired by the novella of the same name by Dostoevsky and stars Eisenberg an insignificant man who is driven to madness by the appearance of a doppleganger. The film “will reflect onRead More
British actress Imogen Poots has replaced Brie Larson in the indie comedy “Squirrel To The Nuts“, which is being produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. The film, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, tells the tale of a Broadway actress/hooker and follows these two aspects of her life as they interweave and collide. Owen Wilson stars as the Broadway director who pays her for her services, before helping her to reach her dreams on the stage and leave escorting. Olivia Wilde was originally slated to star as a therapist but sheRead More
We’re given a little more context – but not much – in the latest trailer for the Dane DeHaan/Metallica collaboration “Metallica Through The Never“. DeHaan plays a Metallica roadie who is sent to retrieve a truck which is out of gas and has been left somewhere in the city. But in the truck is something the band need that night and as DeHaan sets out in to the unknown, his truck gets overturned and he awakens, in the middle of a violent showdown between looters, police in riot gear andRead More
“The Hunger Games” was 2012’s box office smash hit, an adaptation of a hugely popular young adult series and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. It’s sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire“, has been one of our most anticipated upcoming pics so we’ve been waiting to see what footage or trailers we’d get from this years San Diego Comic Con. Editor Linda Ge is at the event and will hopefully have lots of news and information for us on her return but right now we’ve got the officialRead More
French actress Louise Bourgoin has signed up to the psychological thriller “Mojave” starring Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund. The pic will follow Hedlund’s “angst-ridden artist who tries to deal with his existential crisis by moving into the desert. There though, he meets Isaac’s homicidal drifter who happens to be his doppelganger. William Monahan will direct the film from his own script, and Deadline have no word on who Bourgoin plays. Bourgoin is a relatively unknown name in Hollywood but is a Cesar-nominated actress who is most known in France forRead More
The Broadway and West End smash musical “Jersey Boys” is a favorite of mine so I was pleased last November when we first got word of a big screen adaptation. Jon Favreau was set to direct the film, scripted by John Logan, which would follow the ups and downs of real life rock stars Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. After Warner Bros put the film into turnaround due to budget concerns, Favreau and Graham King had to shop the project around to other studios … and it looks likeRead More
Tony-nominated actor Tom Sturridge has joined the cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From The Madding Crowd”. Vinterberg’s adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel already has three of the most exciting rising stars in Hollywood attached, with Carey Mulligan as the headstrong young female lead Bathsheba, a beautiful young woman who begins life with no fortune. She soon meets three different men and through the years with them learns about the value of life and love. Matthias Schoenaerts will play Gabriel a shephard, and William, a rich older farmer and Troy,Read More
The plot to Christopher Nolan‘s space epic “Interstellar” has been kept under wraps so far, but the addition today of two child actors from television and film to the cast gives us a little more information – by potentially confirming the time travel aspect of the picture. The Wrap confirmed that “The Twilight Saga”‘s Mackenzie Foy and “Homeland”‘s Timothee Chalamet will be joining an impressive cast so far which includes Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Casey Affleck and Sir Michael Caine. The film was originally set up by StevenRead More
Anna Kendrick has had to drop out of Zach Braff’s kickstarter project “Wish I Was Here” due to scheduling conflicts, but former “Twilight” co-star Ashley Greene has jumped on board instead. Multi-hypenate Braff announced the project, which will be his second directorial feature after the 2004 indie hit “Garden State“, back in April. The film will follow Braff’s Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who is still trying to find his identity in his mid-thirties and so spends his days fantasizing about being the futuristic Space-Knight he’d alwaysRead More
Following critical acclaim after it’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station”, premiered in Europe at the Cannes Film Festival amid a lot of hype and anticipation. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz, the film takes a look at 24 hours in the life of Bay Area man Oscar Grant, a young man who was subjected to police brutality in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2009, and we were pleased to add to the acclaim, calling for the Academy toRead More