Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is nearing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s passion project “Blonde,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
First announced in 2010, “Blonde” is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 700-page novel of the same name, which reimagines the inner, poetic and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker — the child, the woman and the fated-celebrity better known by her studio name of Marilyn Monroe.
Oates drew on biographical and historical sources to paint an intimate portrait of Marilyn that reveals a fragile, gifted young woman who repeatedly remade her identity to overcome the odds and define stardom in the 1950s.
In 2001, Oates’ imagined memoir was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and the prolific author believes it may be the book for which she will be best remembered.
Dominik adapted “Blonde” on spec and his agency, CAA, will represent the film’s domestic distribution rights.
Worldview Entertainment optioned the long-gestating project in May 2013, and will produce the film with Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner’s company Plan B — which according to the LA Times, boarded the project in June 2012.
Jessica shared some cute pictures on instagram from her day trip at Niagara Falls. Also, I hope everyone had a great Easter. Enjoy!
Jessica posted a new picture of her at the Heathrow airport in London. I hope she had a nice trip!
Films in the Un Certain Regard section, which festival chief Thierry Fremaux called “counter-programming” to the official selection, include Gosling’s “Lost River,” with Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelssohn, Matthieu Amalric’s “The Blue Room,” Wim Wenders’ and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s “The Salt of the Earth” and Ned Benson’s “Eleanor Rigby,” a two-part Jessica Chastain/James McAvoy film which won raves at last year’s Toronto Film Festival under the title “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her.”
The film is 1h59 long.
This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
It is not without intention that this year’s May 5 Metropolitan Museum Gala and Costume Exhibit theme “Charles James: Beyond Fashion (1906-1978)” is diametrically opposed to last year’s raucous and rakish “Punk.” Considered one of the few true American couturiers, James perfected the art of the ballgown.
Simply put: That’s the way Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour wants it. For the official opening of the newly renovated and renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center (to which Lizzie andJonathan Tisch donated a cool $10 million), a source tells THR, “Anna wants more exclusivity and high fashion” — though one-half of April’s cover, Kim Kardashian, is still on the invitation list — and raised ticket prices from $15,000 to $25,000 per person.
Vogue sent out an “informative email,” says a source, “for gentlemen to be dressed in white tie. That means black tails and top hats — you might as well ask them to wear monocles and canes!” Menswear designers, flummoxed, went back to the drawing board; few even do white tie. Expect a male contingent, including Gala co-chair Bradley Cooper, to be vaguely reminiscent of the Edwardians.
There’s no mandate for women, but the Jamesian-style ball gowns are expected to stun — and make group photos, as well as walking the Met’s stairs, challenging. THR hears attendance was booked fast and early: Prada will be represented by brand face Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Dockery; Prabal Gurung by Zoe Saldana; Givenchy by Amanda Seyfried; J. Mendel by Taylor Swift; Diane von Furstenberg by Margot Robbie and Olivia Munn; Tommy Hilfiger by Zooey Deschanel; with Jessica Chastain, Emilia Clarke, Naomi Watts, Jessica Pare and Allison Williams also attending. Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz will be there with a mystery celeb, but not usual house model Emma Stone. According to sources, with less prominent designers, some stars are being paid to attend, flown in first-class, put up in hotel suites … and, of course, there’s that steep ticket price.
Posted By Maria / On Apr 7th, 2014 / Category: Miscellaneous / Comments Off
I’m happy to inform you that JCW is back with brand new themes designed by me and I hope you like them as much I do. I’ve completed all the pages related to Jessica and I still have too much work to do on the gallery but with school it will take me longer than I thought so, bear with me.
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I’m Maria and I am the new owner of this site, which was inactive for 2 years. I’m currently working on the gallery and hopefully it will be done soon. Meanwhile, you can follow us on our twitter for more news and site updates.
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Jessica at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards tonight (Jan 15th). Jessica looked absolutely stunning!
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