Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

'Far from the Madding Crowd' To Open from Fox Searchlight Next May (VIDEO)

Matthias Schoenaerts takes on the farmer role once played by Bates, Michael Sheen is the more mature gentleman who proposes marriage (Finch), and Tom Sturridge is the rakish sergeant (Stamp). Fox Searchlight is dating the period romance for May 1, 2015, ahead of next year's Cannes, so we'll have to wait for a while. I wonder if they'll take it to Toronto, New York or London first.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • May 8, 2014 3:44 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Meryl Streep Joins Carey Mulligan for 'Suffragette,' Written by Abi Morgan

Meryl Streep is set to play Brit political activist Emmilene Pankhurst in "Suffragette," alongside Carey Mulligan. The period drama will be helmed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"), and is written by "Iron Lady" scribe Abi Morgan.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • February 20, 2014 1:33 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

'The Great Gatsby' Scores in Oz with 14 Australian Oscar Nominations

While Aussie Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is unlikely to nab any above-the-line Oscar nominations in the upcoming awards season, it's scoring across the board at the Australian Oscars, with nominations announced today. "Gatsby" landed 14 nods, leading the pack with a Best Picture nod, and Acting nods for stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki and Isla Fisher.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • December 3, 2013 11:44 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

FIRST LOOK: Three Images from Vinterberg's 'Far from the Madding Crowd,' Starring Mulligan, Schoenaerts, and Sheen UPDATED

UPDATE: First images have arrived for Thomas Vinterberg's ("The Hunt") adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Shoenaerts, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. Take a look, below.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • October 31, 2013 11:48 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Casting Watch: Is Carey Mulligan Best Choice for Hillary Clinton Biopic 'Rodham'? (POLL)

Carey Mulligan is reportedly the top choice to play Hillary Clinton in "Rodham," the indie biopic of the former first lady and secretary of state. James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now") is on board to direct the film, which is penned from a script by Young Il Kim that made the 2012 Blacklist.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • June 6, 2013 1:18 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Cannes Film Festival Diary: Le Dernier Jour

“Carey Mulligan is an oyster.” So said a French photographer outside a cafe on the rue Hoch. Five of us were sitting around, with Christine in the middle, which is to say that everyone knew her; the photographer was a colleague from Paris, and was just coming from the red carpet at the Palais. He shoots conflict zones normally, but the red carpet pays, especially in Cannes. The photographer was particularly happy about a shot he got of Nicole Kidman french-kissing her husband Keith Urban. Someone asked him if he yells at the celebrities the way some photographers do. “Sometimes you have to,” he said. “ It’s so that they look at you.” Much more saleable. And that’s where Carey Mulligan came in. “She’s an oyster, she gives you nothing.” He makes a face, to give an idea of what Carey Mulligan looks like as an oyster. She is not smiling; she is impassive; she is closed. In fact she looks a little like her character in “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
  • By Tom Christie
  • |
  • May 23, 2013 1:18 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

The Coens, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Oscar Isaac Give Seven Easy Steps to Get To Know 'Llewyn Davis'

The Coen Bros' re-visit of the early folk music era in New York's Greenwich Village was certainly not lost in translation here in Cannes where it was received with almost universal affirmation earlier this week. "Inside Llewyn Davis" may also mark a turning point for actor Oscar Isaac, who's presence is in virtually every frame of the film; he even gets to show off his musical chops, while carrying the film about an unheralded folk singing talent who attempts to succeed solo after the suicide of his singing partner.
  • By Brian Brooks
  • |
  • May 22, 2013 6:47 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Cannes Review: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is Vintage Coens

There is a moment in “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the new Coen brothers film that stormed the Palais Saturday, when the owner of Manhattan's Gaslight club circa 1961 asks Davis what he thinks of the four Irish sweater-clad singers performing. Davis, a struggling folk singer with an edge, ponders the question. “I like the sweaters,” he says.
  • By Tom Christie
  • |
  • May 19, 2013 8:41 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Cannes: Coens Make A Splash with 'Inside Llewyn Davis' (TRAILER)

The Coens made a splash Saturday night with the gala premiere of "Inside Llewyn Davis." The film, with a stunning awards-worthy performance by Oscar Isaac, follows a singer/-songwriter as he attempts to make a go of it in the burgeoning folk music scene of New York's Greenwich Village in the early '60s. Backed by upbeat reviews, distributor CBS Films, producer Scott Rudin and Oscar strategist Cynthia Swartz will make an awards push for the film (here's Variety, Indiewire, THR, Awards Daily).
  • By Brian Brooks
  • |
  • May 19, 2013 12:45 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Baz Luhrmann's Despair, Drive and Gamble Behind 'The Great Gatsby'

The making of "The Great Gatsby," the opening night film at Cannes, and the struggles and successes that Aussie director Baz Luhrmann faced during production are the subject of THR's latest cover story.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • April 25, 2013 2:41 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates