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.
• 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.
Dior just uploaded a teaser of the forthcoming John Cameron Mitchel-directed short film starring Marion Cotillard that is taking place in Los Angeles. Interestingly, this seems to be for Lady Dior again, not Miss Dior.
Warner Bros. has announced director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion starring Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo), Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet will brings its infection to Blu-ray and DVD on January 3.
Contagion is the story of a deadly virus that spreads as quickly as a blogger who writes about a government cover-up to further send the public into chaos. It opened theatrically on September 9, 2011, and earned over $135 million in worldwide box office business.
The Blu-ray edition of Contagion will include the DVD and a trio of bonus features: False Comfort Zone: The Reality of Contagion (Blu-ray exclusive), The Contagion Detectives (Blu-ray exclusive), and Contagion: How a Virus Changes the World. An UltraViolet copy will also be included.
The SRP for Contagion on Blu-ray is $35.99.
Source: The HD Room
Marion Cotillard could be set for a medieval adventure in Arthur And Lancelot.
The Oscar-winning French starlet is said to have been offered the role of Morgana, the sorceress half-sister to Arthur, in David Dobkin’s upcoming adaptation, Vulture reports.
The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman has already been cast as Lancelot, while Luke Evans, Toby Kebbell, Game Of Thrones actor Kit Harington and his on-screen half-brother Richard Madden are rumoured to be in the running to portray King Arthur.
Filming is scheduled to begin next year.
Following her recent turns in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris and Contagion, Marion is reuniting with Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises alongside Christian Bale, Sir Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway.
Source: The Press Association
SAG Preview 2011: Actors on Actors
• Source: Variety