The Weinstein Company close to acquiring ‘Low Life’
During the Cannes Film Festival back in May, it was rumoured that The Weinstein Company was circling James Gray’s Untitled Project (aka ‘Low Life‘).
News comes today that The Weinstein Company is close to acquiring the U.S. rights of the film and plan to release it in the U.S. in 2013.
US Release Date for ‘Rust & Bone’
‘Rust & Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) now has a US release date: November 16, 2012.
• Source: Variety
‘Midnight in Paris’ on DVD & Blu-Ray: December 20
Sony Pictures Classics have revealed that they will release on Blu-ray Woody Allen’s love letter to the French capital Midnight in Paris (2011), starring Owen Wilson (The Darjeeling Limited), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), and Kurt Fuller (The Pursuit of Happyness). Earlier this year, the film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the Fall have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.
Sony’s Blu-ray presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Sony’s official press release notes that the disc will have a 3.0 LCR audio track and the following bonus supplements:
• Midnight in Cannes featurette
• Photo gallery
Midnight in Paris – which was financed by Mediapro, the Spanish company that also funded Woody Allen’s last two films, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger – is set to arrive on December 20th. Amazon pre-orders are now available.
Madame Figaro – L.A. Confidentiel
Marion is in the November 4 issue of Madame Figaro talking about Contagion, Dior, motherhood and her upcoming projects.
Source: Madame Figaro
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TV Alert – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – September 7
On top of her appearance on The Daily Show on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11pm. Marion will also be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 7 (technically September 8 at 12:35am). Check local guides for airing times in your area.
Source: The Late Night TV Page.
Madame Figaro – Quoi de neuf? (What’s New) portfolio
Marion is featured in the latest Madame Figaro magazine (27 August, 2011). Quoi de neuf? (What’s New?) portfolio focuses on upcoming French cinema, plays and restaurants.
Picture will be added to the gallery shortly. The photographer of the portrait is Denis Rouvre, who Marion has worked with in the past.
[edit:] Thanks Mariana for the digital scan from the magazine.
Source: Madame Figaro
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‘Midnight in Paris’ gets wide Re-Release
The success story of ‘Midnight in Paris‘ is continuing. It has now taken $50 million at the U.S. box office – and is now Woody Allen’s top-grossing film of all time at the US box office. It had overtaken both Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Match Point‘s gross of $23.2 million in late June and has since beaten the $40.1 million earned 25 years ago by Hannah and Her Sisters.
Sony Pictures Classics have now announced their plans for a wide US re-release of ‘Midnight in Paris‘ as of August 26 (likely to expand to 900-1000 theatres as opposed to the current 400). The re-release will be accompanied by new TV ads. It seems like the studio to get the best out of the movie – both in terms of profit and Oscar buzz.
• Sources: Hollywood Reporter and IndieWire.com
Also ‘Midnight in Paris‘ was released in theatres in German speaking territory (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) yesterday.
On the cover of Elle France
Marion Cotillard graces the cover of the French Elle magazine on newsstands today. In the interview, she reportedly confides about love, motherhood and cinema. I can’t wait for the interview. Most exciting is the gorgeous vacation-themed 17-page photospread.
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‘Contagion’: New Release Date & Poster
Good news, the release date of Marion’s upcoming movie ‘Contagion‘ has been moved ahead 6 weeks. Instead of on October 21 it will now be released in the US on September 9, 2011 (source). Hopefully, also the release dates in other countries will be moved ahead.
TheFilmStage.com has a bad quality picture of the ‘Contagion‘ poster. Isn’t it amazing how many Academy Award winners & nominees are involved in this?
‘Little White Lies’ Promotion