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Rachel McAdams is really into romantic dramas where The Obstacle between the main couple is one of them not remembering the other one. In “The Notebook” it was alzheimer’s, in “The Vow” it was just good old fashioned amnesia, while in “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and again in the upcoming “About Time”, it’s that one of them is a time traveler. The time traveler this time around is “Anna Karenina” breakout star Domhnall Gleeson, who learns quite unceremoniously that the men in his family (including dad Bill Nighy) can time travel just by standing still in a dark secluded place and imagining a specific time they wish they travel to.
The first trailer for the Richard Curtis rom com lays it all out. Gleeson meets McAdams on one of his travels through time, woos her and uses his ability to redo every moment until it’s perfect, but things quickly get out of hand and there’s plenty of moments where he, already in love with her in an alternate timeline, meets her unsuspecting stranger and must charm her all over again.
“About Time” will be released on September 6th and the first trailer can be found below.
As Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel prepare to embark upon being star-crossed lovers in a film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel – “Safe Haven”, opening on Valentine’s Day – we look back at the tragic lovebirds who came before them. Sparks movies are critical flops and box office successes but seem to be hit and miss when it comes to creating stars. For the purpose of this study, we’ll omit the two Sparks adaptations which starred established stars. Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Richard Gere and Diane Lane are doing just fine, thank you very much.
Are Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams still the most iconic of Sparks couples? How have Sparks adaptations helped or hurt the careers of the likes of Mandy Moore, Shane West, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried? Hough and Duhamel are two actors whose careers could certainly use a breakout-style boost, but as we will show here, leading a Sparks adaptation is no guarantee of movie stardom. We’ll see how they fare when “Safe Haven” is released tomorrow, but for now, let’s take a look back at the couples who came before them.
Lovers silhouetted against windswept fields, sweeping camera movements, dreamy sequences that don’t fully make sense, soaring classical music. Yup, it’s a new Terrence Malick film alright, and this time, it’s Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Rachel McAdams frolicking about as Javier Bardem waxes poetic in voiceover about love.
“To the Wonder” received mixed reviews when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and even Kurylenko and McAdams have been caught stumbling when trying to describe the film, which loosely follows Affleck’s character as he meets one girl (Kurylenko), falls in and out of love with her, and strikes up a romance with an old flame back home (McAdams). According to many audiences though, it’s mostly just the actors twirling around in beautiful locales and very little dialogue or exposition.
“To the Wonder” will be released on April 12, 2013 and the new trailer can be viewed below. Pity there’s no higher quality version available yet because it is a Malick film, after all, and thus very beautiful to look at. The HD version has been added!
German actor Daniel Bruhl has rounded out the cast of Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John Le Carre novel “A Most Wanted Man”, joining Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Defoe and Robin Wright, according to The Playlist. Filming is now underway on location in Hamburg.
The spy thriller sees a tortured and near death half-Chechen, half-Russian man who “turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune [with] both German and US security agencies [taking] a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?”
Although the Spanish-born, Germany-raised actor made his English speaking debut all the way back in 2004 in “Ladies in Lavender”, it was the role of Frederik Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 critically and commercially acclaimed “Inglourious Basterds”, that served as Brühl’s introduction to American audiences. He recently wrapped up playing Formula One driver Niki Lauda opposite Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Ron Howard’s racing biopic “Rush”, slated for a September 20, 2013 release date.
These Nicholas Sparks jokes, they write themselves. The second trailer for weepy romantic drama “The Vow” doesn’t even try to hide the fact that Sparks is where it’s at, decreeing stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as “From ‘The Notebook’” and “From ‘Dear John’”, respectively. The storyline, too, feels ripped from the pages of a Sparks novel, though it feebly claims to be inspired by true events. Tatum and McAdams play a happily married couple whose world crumbles after a car accident leaves her without any memory of their relationship. He must then make her fall in love with him all over again while keeping her from falling for her ex-fiance (Scott Speedman), who she thinks is still her current fiance thanks to the amnesia.
Sounds like a weepy, sappy, overwrought and melodramatic two hours right? Oh who am I kidding. See you at the movies, Valentine’s Day 2012.
Is Jennifer Lawrence the most wanted actress in Hollywood? All signs seem to be pointing to yes as she is on the cusp of landing yet another high profile female lead. Deadline reports the young thesp is currently the front-runner to take the female lead in David O Russell’s follow up to “The Fighter”, the Mark Wahlberg starring drama “The Silver Linings Playbook.” If Lawrence signs on, she will have beaten out just about every other hot young actress who were all vying and had tested for the part, including Olivia Wilde, Andrea Riseborough, Rachel McAdams and Blake Lively. Lesson learned: do not underestimate Jennifer Lawrence.
The film revolves around Wahlberg as a man who suffers a mental collapse, goes through treatment at an institution and is released with a new found determination to find the silver linings in life. The female role is that of a depressed woman who goes on a sexual spree in the wake of the death of her husband. She befriends and becomes a love interest to Wahlberg’s character. Lawrence still seems young for such a role to us, but her acting chops will certainly go a long way to convince moviegoers.
Lawrence is no stranger to beating out heavy competition to land big roles. After scoring an Oscar nomination for her revelatory role in last year’s “Winter’s Bone”, Lawrence immediately landed the female lead in Oliver Stone’s highly sought after “Savages”, only to follow that up with an even bigger fish: the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in Gary Ross’s adaptation of monster hit novels “The Hunger Games” trilogy, which she won over the likes of Hailee Steinfeld, Chloe Moretz and Emily Browning. Lawrence immediately dropped “Savages”, paving the way for the usual suspects to fight it out once again, with Lively eventually coming out on top. It had been reported that Lawrence’s follow-up to “The Hunger Games” would be Sissy Spacek’s directorial debut, “Sweet Tea”, but her involvement in that project is now in doubt.
Some usual suspects are lining up for the next Next Big Role. Thanks to his huge success shepherding “The Fighter” to audiences and the awards circuit, David O. Russell now has the enviable task of hand-picking the female lead of his next film from a crop of the hottest actresses around. THR reports the sometimes volatile director is screen-testing today and through the weekend for a young lady to play love interest to Mark Wahlberg in “The Silver Linings Handbook”, and names include Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough and Olivia Wilde. Other reports indicate Jennifer Lawrence may also be in the running, though being significantly younger than her competitors and tied up with “The Hunger Games” through September may make her a bit of a longshot even if she was being considered.
The film revolves around Wahlberg as a man who suffers a mental collapse, goes through treatment at an institution and is released with a new found determination to find the silver linings in life. The female role is that of a depressed woman who goes on a sexual spree in the wake of the death of her husband. She befriends and becomes a love interest to Wahlberg’s character.
Doug Liman’s rogue space race actioner, previously titled “Moon”, began casting several months ago, before the project was even greenlit by its studio backer Paramount. Now comes word via Variety that the film, now retitled “Luna”, is officially not only greenlit but also being fast-tracked, and with that news, a couple of new contenders for casting have emerged as well.
Names including Andrew Garfield, Chris Pine and Emile Hirsch floated around in March, and now Bradley Cooper and Chris Evans joins their ranks as actors who have met with or read for a role with Liman. On the actress side, March’s list included even more names, including Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Megan Fox, Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson and Eva Mendes. It’s unclear if any of the previously shortlisted are still in contention, with Garfield being the only holdover mentioned by Variety in their new report.
The film’s premise also indicates several of the actors considered could end up being cast, as it revolves around a group of renegade scientists who attempt to build a space shuttle to fly to the moon and steal an undiscovered energy source. The group is reportedly being led by “an Eastern European woman” though that detail might presumably change depending on who is cast in the role.
Liman has set “Luna” as his next film and is looking to begin production in the fall.
So, “The Vow” isn’t actually based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. But judging by the premise and this first look trailer, you just know Sparks is sitting somewhere feeling like someone owes him some royalties. The story revolves around a happily married couple whose world crumples after a car accident leaves her without any memory of their relationship. He must then make her fall in love with him all over again while keeping her from falling for another man. Two Sparks alumni are even on board for the – when else? – Valentine’s Day 2012 release. Rachel McAdams, of “The Notebook” fame, plays the amnesiac wife, while Channing Tatum, who romanced Amdanda Seyfried in “Dear John”, is the desperate husband.
So rest assured, Sparks fans, you won’t have to wait until “TBA 2012″ for your next fix of the sappy and romantic (in the Zac Efron starrer “The Lucky One”). Your next Valentine’s Day evening just got made!
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