Luciana July 30th, 2012
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master will join the competition roster at the Venice Film Festival, and it might well be part of the Toronto International Film Festival program as well. There has been speculation in recent weeks that The Master could have a Venice berth, but it was not among the films announced by festival organizers last week. I’m told that the film has now been locked, and that Harvey Weinstein will get a prime Saturday slot to launch it into the Oscar-season fray. It certainly ramps up the buzz factor at the festival, partly because critics finally get to decide for themselves how much the title character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman was influenced by L. Ron Hubbard and his formation of Scientology.
I don’t think The Master will play Telluride, where a lot of Oscar bait pictures screen in an unofficial capacity, but I’ve heard that Toronto is a real possibility before The Weinstein Company opens the film September 21. The film also stars Joaquin Phoenix as a young drifter who becomes The Master’s right hand man, and Amy Adams, who plays the title character’s wife.
Luciana July 28th, 2012
Both Donna Murphy, who plays the Witch, and Amy Adams, the Baker’s Wife, in the Public Theater’s revival of “Into the Woods” — Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical based on stories from the Grimm brothers — have solid fairy-tale credentials. Ms. Adams was Giselle in “Enchanted,” the 2007 Disney movie about a cartoon princess who springs to real life in New York City. Ms. Murphy, in “Tangled,” the 2010 animated version of the Rapunzel story, was Mother Gothel, Rapunzel’s abductor. She also tried out for the role of the Witch in the 1987 premiere of “Into the Woods,” losing out, after several callbacks, to Bernadette Peters.
But the director of the current show, Timothy Sheader, an Englishman, was only dimly aware of those connections. He had to be reminded that Ms. Adams had some musical theater in her background and hired her mostly because she is a movie star with three Oscar nominations on her résumé. He hired Ms. Murphy for the reason any sane person would: because she is a legendary Broadway performer and a Sondheim veteran (a Tony winner for her performance in “Passion”) whom Ben Brantley of The New York Times once called a “superwoman.”
Luciana July 28th, 2012
EW has released the first look of Amy on “Trouble With The Curve”. The film stars Clint Eastwood as an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along for one last recruiting trip. It’s the first time in almost 20 years than Clint has stepped in front of the camera to act for any director other than himself.
Trouble With The Curve hits theaters next September 20!
Luciana July 23rd, 2012
The Public Theater has announced that the first public preview of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, which was scheduled for July 23 at the Delacorte Theater, has been postponed due to “weather delays.”
Heavy rains during the July 18 week caused delays in the production schedule, according to a production spokesperson. The cancellation of the public performance is not due to the July 23 weather forecast for the New York City area. The production team will use the July 23 evening as the final invited dress rehearsal.
The first preview of the musical, which explores the shadows of well-known children’s fairytales, will now be held July 24 at 8 PM.
– The Public Theater via Playbill
Luciana July 23rd, 2012
Amy is listed at New York Times’ Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list. To read more about the ranking, you can check this link.
Amy is ranked at #46 at Vulture Rankings, #63 at Studio Favorite, #6 at Most Respectable, #43 at Tabloid Target and #68 at International Stars.
Amy Adams first broke out as a wide-eyed, fast-talking optimist in the 2005 indie breakout Junebug, for which she scored her first of three supporting actress Oscar nominations, and her next big studio role, as a Disney princess come to life in Enchanted, made it seem like she planned to stick to Pollyannish roles with maximum aw-shuckery. And while she has built up a healthy canon of roles willed with naive wonderment (Doubt, The Muppets), she proved in The Fighter that she also has the range to mix it up with a mob of tough townies. Sure, she was the forgettable half of Julie & Julia (who can compete with Meryl Streep?), and Leap Year was a misfire, but the 37-year-old keeps getting good parts.
Her perception as a cheerful, winsome woman helps boost her likability score, but tabloid editors consider the mother of one with the behind-the-scenes boyfriend too dull for much coverage. Expect a return to plucky mode as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel. But she’ll show off her range with two auteurs in Paul Thomas Anderson’s scientology drama The Master and alongside Rooney Mara in Spike Jonze’s upcoming untitled project.
Domestic Box Office: $88,600,000
Overseas Box Office: $35,400,000
Studio Value: 3
Likeability : 75%
Oscars: 3 noms
Critics’ Score: 67
Magazine Covers: 8
Tabloid Value : 5
Thanks to Claudia for the heads up!
Luciana July 21st, 2012
The first (and very short) trailer of “Man of Steel” was finally released! Check it:
UPDATE: A slight different teaser is also online, with Russel Crowe’s Jorel narration, you can find it at Empire Online. Also the official website is up, no much on it but you can bookmark it already!