Status ‘Low Life’, ‘Rust & Bone’ & ‘Blood Ties’
Filming for ‘Low Life‘ (Untitled James Gray Project) wrapped earlier this month and a wrap party was held at The Electric Room on March 18. NY Post Page Six reports:
Marion Cotillard handed out gifts to fellow cast and crew at a wrap party Sunday night for the untitled, 1920s James Gray-directed project she filmed with Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. Cotillard, who came with partner Guillaume Canet, fashioned giant clothespins for each cast and crew member with his or her name and unique decorations, and passed them out all night during the party at Nur Khan’s Electric Room in the Dream Downtown.
The movie is currently in post-production for 15 weeks and director James Gray hopes to have it ready for the Toronto International Film Festival when he spoke to The Playlist:
I think it’s going to be my best work. What I shot was not just my best work, but the actors doing their best and I’m very excited about it for that reason. I’m extremely excited, like I said it’s the best thing I’ve done.
The French theatrical release date for ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os ‘ (Rust & Bone) has been pushed forward from October to May 17, 2012 – the day after the Cannes Film Festival opens. This is most likely confirmation of the rumours that the movie will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Earlier this month new casting for Guillaume Canet’s upcoming movie ‘Blood Ties‘ was announced via The Hollywood Reporter. Mark Wahlberg is no longer attached to the project but Clive Owen came on board the adaptation of the French novel Les liens du sang. Additionally to Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard her ‘Big Fish‘ co-star Billy Crudup and fellow Dior muse Mila Kunis were cast. And Marion’s ‘Rust & Bone‘ co-star Matthias Schoenaerts has an offer for a role while ‘Low Life‘ director James Gray helped Guillaume Canet write the screenplay.
The story centers on a younger brother (Crudup) who has to ask his convict older brother (Owen) to go back into the underworld to help out the family. Kunis and Cotillard play love interests. If the finanacing comes together, the movie will head for an April start in New York.
‘Rust and Bone’ to be released in France
‘‘Rust and Bone‘ aka ‘Un gout de rouille et d’os‘ will be released in France on 24 October 2012. There are strong rumours the film will premiere at Cannes Film Festival, which is no surprise given the reception of Un Prophete, Audiard’s last film.
The Playlist also confirms the already posted news that Alexandre Desplat will be doing the score for the film.
Sources: IMDB and The Playlist
‘Little White Lies’ to be released in U.S.
It took a while, but ‘Little White Lies‘ will finally be released in U.S in the First Quarter of 2012. MPI Media Group (hoping to ride the wave of Jean Dujardin’s performance in ‘The Artist‘) acquired the rights to the film with a VOD/DVD roll-out to follow.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter and MPI Media Group
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer
Warner Bros released last month the trailer for ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ which gives us our first glimpse of Marion in the role. The film will be released on 20 July 2012.
Source: Official Site
‘Midnight in Paris’ Award Nominations
Awards season is in full swing and Marion has two potential films in contention this year ‘Midnight in Paris‘ and ‘Contagion‘. ‘Midnight in Paris‘ has a strong chance to pick up some nominations come Oscar time. So far the film has picked up some Critics nominations and is nominated for the following awards.
‘Midnight in Paris’ Blu-ray Screencaptures
While the release of the US ‘Midnight in Paris‘ Blu-ray is still more than a week away the French one has been available since October. Finally, I added some gorgeous Blu-ray screencaptures to the gallery. Enjoy!
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‘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.
“Contagion” Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray January 3rd
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
Rumour: Marion to star in ‘Les Liens Du Sang’ remake ‘Blood Ties’
Screendaily has posted an article on this month’s American Film Market (AFM). One film which will be shopped around is Guillaume Canet’s US Remake of ‘Les Liens Du Sang’ now being called ‘Blood Ties’ (in which James Gray helped with the script).
The article states that Marion may be potentially starring in the project.
Sales company Wild Bunch are close to coming on to rep Canet’s project, and it’s said that Mark Wahlberg (who worked with Gray on both “The Yards” and “We Own The Night”) is circling the role of one of the brothers, with Cotillard and “Avatar” lead Zoe Saldana also linked to the film.
It also confirms that James Gray is planning to start filming ‘Low Life’ in January.
Source: The Playlist /Screendaily