Ahead of the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the first Clouds of Sils Maria trailer has landed online for director Olivier Assayas’ (Summer Hours) seductive new drama. Starring Juliette Binoche and Kirsten Stewart, the film revolves around an aging actress (Binoche) who is gearing up to star in a new production of the play that made her famous years ago, only this time she’ll be taking on the “older woman” role while a confident younger actress (Chloe Grace Moretz) tackles the lead. The pic looks like a fantastic meditation on life, jealousy, and sexuality, and Binoche appears to turn in a very strong lead performance. Stewart is impressive here as well, playing the loyal assistant to Binoche’s character.
Hit the jump to watch the Clouds of Sils Maria trailer. The film will screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and IFC Films will release the pic stateside later this year.
EXCLUSIVE: A7SLE Films has hired Max La Bella to script the true story adaptation The Devil’s Rooming House, about early 20th century murderess Amy Archer-Gilligan. A7SLE Films, the production shingle co-founded by Twilight and Nurse Jackie star Peter Facinelli, snapped up rights to writer M. William Phelps’ chronicle of the Archer-Gilligan saga last year. Archer-Gilligan was the unassuming nursing home proprietess who had a curiously high number of fatalities occur in her house between 1907 and 1917. The majority of the deaths were later found to be caused by poisoning and Archer-Gilligan was found guilty of multiple counts of murder. Her story would go on to inspire the play and Cary Grant film Arsenic and Old Lace.
La Bella previously wrote Dimension Films’ James Wan-produced thriller Demonic starring Maria Bello and Frank Grillo, and recently sold an untitled thriller to Skydance. Facinelli and Rob DeFranco are set to produce The Devil’s Rooming House for A7SLE Films with Old Lime’s Kevin Sisti and Ray Esposito. La Bella is repped by Gersh, Grade A Entertainment, and Alexander, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz, LLP.
It appears that reconciliation isn’t in the cards for Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald.
The actress has filed for divorce from her singer-songwriter husband after less than three years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. They did not have any children together.
Reed, 25, and McDonald, 29, revealed in March that they had separated and had been living apart for six months, though they said that they were continuing to work on an album together.
Per court documents filed May 16 obtained by E! News, Reed is asking the court to not award her ex spousal support.
Drinking Buddies fans, show yourselves! (Everyone’s hand should be raised.)
The trailer for director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, 24 Exposures) next project is here. Just as in 2013?s Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas stars Anna Kendrick. This time around, Kendrick is joined by Swanberg, Melanie Lynskey, and Lena Dunham in a dramedy about a hard-partying twenty-something who, after a breakup, moves in with her brother’s family over the holidays. That move prompts her sister-in-law (Lynskey) to rethink how her own life is going and what she wants from the future.
“It was interesting in this because my character doesn’t know when to shut up,” Kendrick told EW about on-set improv. “That’s a lot easier than listening in improv.”
Watch the trailer for the film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, below:
Happy Christmas is on iTunes June 26 and in theaters July 25.
It was all in a day’s work for Kristen Stewart on the set of her directorial debut.
And we love seeing Stewart’s cuddly side!
“We hosted Kristen Stewart for her directorial debut at the distillery. We are proud to announce the video is finally done and will be released shortly,” read a post on the spirits purveyor’s Facebook page.
EXCLUSIVE: Twilight franchise star Nikki Reed has been cast in indie drama The Sunday Horse, based on the true story of Debi Connor, an equestrian rider from the wrong side of the tracks who overcomes the odds, and a near-fatal accident, to win the U.S. championship on a horse saved from slaughter. Veteran stunt pro and BAFTA-winning helmer Vic Armstrong (Left Behind, Young Indiana Jones, Joshua Tree) is directing from a script by Fred Kuehnert. The Sunday Horse is produced by Ronnie Clemmer and co-produced by John Duffy. Reed, who played the vampire Rosalie in Summit’s global blockbuster franchise The Twilight Saga, made her film debut in Catherine Hardwicke’s Oscar- and Golden Globes-nominated Thirteen, which she co-wrote. Reed recently starred in a trio of Tribeca Film Fest pics, Joss Whedon’s In Your Eyes, Intramural, and Murder of a Cat. Also on the horizon is indie feature Scout with Ellen Burstyn and Danny Glover. Reed is repped by Paradigm, Thruline Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg. Filming begins next month in Georgia.
Ahead of its Cannes Film Festival premiere, three new Maps to the Stars clips have gone online. David Cronenberg‘s latest film follows an archetypical Hollywood dynasty including a writer of self-help manuals, his wife who manages the career of their 13-year-old son, and their daughter, who was recently released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania. The plot also includes Havana, an actress who wants to remake a movie that starred her now-deceased mother. These new clips feature most of the main characters, and they provide a sense of unease as well as Hollywood satire. I don’t know if that will be the overall tone of the movie, but there’s definitely something quietly unnerving about these clips.
Hit the jump to check out the clips [they're slightly NSFW because of language]. The film stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon. Maps to the Stars opens in France and Italy on May 21st. A U.S. release date has yet to be announced.
Robert Pattinson has exited “Mission: Blacklist,” an indie thriller about the hunt for Saddam Hussein, due to scheduling issues, TheWrap has learned.
First announced in May 2012, Pattinson was attached to play military interrogator Eric Maddox, who spearheaded Hussein’s capture.
With two films premiering at Cannes, Pattinson is coming off a very active period. He just wrapped Anton Corbijn’s “Life” with Dane DeHaan and did not have sufficient time to prepare for his demanding role in “Mission: Blacklist,” an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap.
The role of Maddox will now be recast, and the filmmakers hope to start production this fall.
As a keen student of the Mad Max movies, I’m never sure whether the Australian countryside will be the best, or the absolute worst, place to hole up come the inevitable apocalypse. And the trailer for the new, Cannes-selected film The Rover only makes the issue murkier.
Written and directed by David Michôd — the filmmaker responsible for 2010?s wonderful Animal Kingdom – the movie stars Guy Pearce as a loner wandering through the Aussie outback a decade after civilization has collapsed, and Robert Pattinson as a man he forces to help track down the gang who steals his car.
You can check out the trailer below:
Kristen Stewart’s got that intellectual look going on.
New pics have emerged from the 24-year-old’s upcoming movie Clouds of Sils Maria, one of which shows the gal sporting a pair of stylish eyeglasses.
Stewart recently explained to WWD that she plays “a personal assistant to an actress” in the drama.
“It takes two very particular people to have that relationship be functional—one that services the other—because Juliette Binoche is playing the actress that I assist, and she is one of the most powerful women I think I’ve ever seen in film,” she said.
“I’m going to try desperately to not be squashed by a woman like that, and it’s not going to be an easy thing,” she added.
Clouds of Sils Maria also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, who spoke very highly of Stewart at the red carpet premiere of her flick Carrie last October.
“I love Kristen,” she told E! News at the time. “She’s actually a friend of mine. She’s absolutely the greatest girl.”
Clouds of Sils Maria is set to premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival.