The Hollywood Reporter has some news regarding the future of Philip Seymor Hoffman’s projects, including Ezekiel Moss (which you know, was announced on Friday Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams had signed to star).
Exclusive Media had come aboard to handle international rights to the Prohibition-era film, and was planning to launch the project to foreign buyers at Berlin’s upcoming European Film Market. On Sunday, Exclusive announced it would not be bringing the project to Berlin, and producers would be re-grouping to explore the next steps for the film in light of Hoffman’s death.
“Exclusive Media is deeply saddened to learn the shocking news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing,” said a statement. “He was a truly gifted actor and director who not only inspired his fellow colleagues, but audiences around the world and he will be greatly missed. We give our sincere condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
From a Black List script by Keith Bunin, Ezekiel Moss follows a widow named Iris (Adams) who runs a boarding house to get by and provide for her spirited son, Joel. They reside in a small town overrun by religious fervor, and their lives are forever changed when she begins to fall in love with Ezekiel Moss (Gyllenhaal), a mysterious drifter who has the divine ability to channel and physically inhabit the spirits of the dead.
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We just learned today that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead at his apartment in New York City. For me, as a fan, this is devastating, but for the whole film industry, it’s a tragedy. Philip was one of the best of his generation, four time Oscar nominee (one win!) with some amazing roles under his extensive career.
Philip and Amy worked together three times, in Charles Wilson’s War, Doubt and The Master. It was just announced that they was going to work together again, in Ezekiel Moss.
My wish was to write a very good article in his honor, but I’m still speechless. Hope you’ve found your peace, Philip!
Variety is reporting that Amy Adams is teaming with Jake Gyllenhaal to star in in the Prohibition era drama “Ezekiel Moss“, directed by with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Keith Bunin’s script follows a widow who supports her spirited son by running a boarding house in a small town overrun by religious fervor. Her life is forever changed when she falls in love with Ezekiel Moss (Gyllenhaal), a mysterious drifter who can physically inhabit the spirits of the dead.
Exclusive Media’s Alex Walton, president of international sales and distribution, will introduce the film to buyers at next week’s European Film Market in Berlin
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Oscar-nominated actors Matthew McConaughey and Amy Adams are heading to Inside the Actors Studio in the middle of Academy Award voting.
Bravo announced Thursday that it has set two back-to-back James Lipton sit-downs with the two stars in mid-February.
Lipton’s interview with Adams, who won the Golden Globe for her American Hustle role and is Oscar-nominated for best actress, will air Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
– The Hollywood Reporter
While we’re still waiting for the magazine to arrive, here’s some new pictures of Amy’s photoshoot:
Studio Photoshoots > Photoshoots from 2014 > L’Officiel