They say we don’t go to outer space anymore. But Christopher Nolan is doing a pretty good job of faking it.
It’s October 2013, and we are on the set of code nameFlora’s Letter, a.k.a. Interstellar, an epic sci-fi adventure that represents the beginning of the director’s post-Batman life. Working on the same soundstage where he once built a dank batty cave for Christian Bale to skulk in, the British-American helmer has constructed a starship to take Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway across the universe to find salvation for the human race. On screen that ship, the Endurance, will be composed of 12 interlocking pods. Right now it’s only three pods resting at a slant on a mammoth steel gimbal tilted at a 30-degree angle. It resembles a seesaw for giants.
Walking up into the narrow interior—designed from galleys, jump seats, and control panels salvaged from junked airplanes—is like trying to keep your balance inside a mystery-shack tilt-house. Look through the small double-paned windows, and what you see, projected on a large black floor-to-ceiling curtain, is a vertiginous swirl of stars, which is exactly what you would see if you were inside an actual spacecraft swiftly spinning to generate 1g of gravity. Another director would have hung bluescreens and then animated space in postproduction. Nolan, zealous about verisimilitude, loathes bluescreen the way the Amish loathe zippers. (There’s a robot aboard the ship, too. But nobody talks about TARS.)
At the heart of this sophisticated filmmaking machine, Nolan stands with a portable video monitor hanging from his neck, chasing authenticity of a deeper kind. He radiates strong, quiet authority and wears his signature business-casual outfit: dress shirt sans tie, khakis, and a sports jacket with deep pockets. Inside, you’ll find pens, notebooks, and a flask of Earl Grey, no milk. (“My assistant director once referred to it as a magician’s coat,” Nolan says.) He’s shooting a close-up of Hathaway, who plays a scientist named Brand, confessing a secret that will change the course of the story.
Interstellar (rated PG-13, out wide Nov. 7) tracks a group of spacefarers tasked with finding a new home for humankind before an ecoapocalypse wipes us out. Led by McConaughey’s Cooper, a widower who has left behind two children to pilot the mission, the four-person crew (which also includes Hathaway, Wes Bentley, and David Gyasi) traverse a mysterious wormhole near Saturn and reach a set of planets, but they can’t visit them all. Which way to go? Brand’s revelation will help decide the matter, and it takes the form of a soliloquy about—of all things—the nature of love as an unquantifiable, higher dimensional force.
Jessica attended the Extremely Piaget Launch Event in Beverly Hills last night and she looked gorgeous in a beautiful orange/red dress. I have added to the gallery 15 HQ pictures. Enjoy!
Appearances & Events > Appearances 2014 > October 9 – Extremely Piaget Launch Event In Beverly Hills
A new beautiful poster for the ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her’ have been added to the gallery.
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After a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie, which stars Jessica Chastain, has secured Canadian distribution via Pacific Northwest Pictures. Wrekin Hill Entertainment earlier acquired all U.S. rights to Ullmann’s sixth film.
The deal with Wild Bunch follows the film, which also stars Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton, being tipped for an awards season run. Miss Julie is based on August Strindberg’s classic stage play of the same name and is set in 1880s Ireland.
Synnove Horsdal, Oliver Dungey and Teun Hilte produced the film.
“We are so thrilled to bring this incredible film with across the board great performances to Canada and also so pleased to be working with Wild Bunch again on another high quality film,” Pacific Northwest Pictures vp Emily Alden said in a statement.
I have added to the gallery Jessica’s Glamour magazine scans in high quality so, be sure to check them out. She looked absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > 2014 > November – Glamour US
Here are the last 2 stills of Jessica from ‘Interstellar’. Thanks to The Film Stage.
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Liv Ullmann directed the period movie, which co-stars Colin Farrell
Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Liv Ullmann’s “Miss Julie,” which stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton, it was announced Friday by Wrekin Hill president and CEO Chris Ball.
“Miss Julie” premiered earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. Wrekin Hill will release the film in theaters in December 2014.
Ullmann adapted the play by August Strindberg, and the film was produced by Synnøve Hørsdal, Oliver Dungey, and Teun Hilte.
“Miss Julie” is set during the course of a midsummer night in Ireland in 1890. It centers around the unsettled daughter (Chastain) of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, who encourages her father’s valet (Farrell) to seduce her. The valet is already engaged to the cook (Morton), which complicates matters even more.
“We are thrilled to be involved with such a captivating film and we look forward to bringing this incredible film which features mesmerizing performances by Chastain, Farrell and Morton to U.S. audiences,” said Rene Cogan, COO of Wrekin Hill.
The deal for “Miss Julie” was negotiated by Ball and Cogan for Wrekin Hil, with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Wild Bunch is handling all foreign sales.
Ullmann was born in Tokyo and raised in Toronto, the United States, and Norway. Her long filmography as an actor includes “Scenes from a Marriage” and her films as director include “Sofie” and ”Faithless.”
Wrekin Hill has a multi-year U.S. home entertainment distribution deal with Lionsgate, and a three-year multi-platform output deal with Canadian distributor eOne. The company’s upcoming releases include the animated film “Yellowbird” starring Seth Green and Dakota Fanning, and “The Physician” starring Ben Kingsley and Oliver Martinez.