It was two months ago when word first hit that Anne Hathaway has grabbed onto Laggies as Steven Spielberg boxed up her summer-time role in Robpocalypse. Well, now that she is set to co-star opposite Matthew McConaughey in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises follow-up Interstellar, she has no time for the dark comedy. Word is that the role is already being shopped around to other female leads, and Keira Knightley has picked up the part.
EW has the story today that she will star opposite Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell in the movie about an adolescent 20-something who befriends a teenager. Last we heard, Rockwell was in negotiations, but he is in none of the reports I am reading today suggesting they merely left him out. Assuming he is still signed on, his role will be that of ‘Craig’ who is not the man who prompts Knightley’s ‘freak-out’ via an impromptu marriage proposal. That role belongs to Marc Webber.
Keira Knightley is out promoting her new Joe Wright movie Anna Karenina, and last night saw the Pirates of the Caribbean actress on Jimmy Fallon. She talked about a number of things, the first of which being her plans of Christmas, but Knightley also addressed her semi-nude magazine cover for Allure before going on to plug the new film and participating in a game of Musical Instruments. Hit the jump for the view which comes with a clip from the feature. Continue Reading
We have not heard a whole lot about the latest Joe Wright-Keira Knightley period drama as of a late, but a new featurette has just hit the web to sell us on the Tolstoy-based pic. It features the director and lead actress talking about their previous work together which includes the critically-acclaimed combination of Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. Their newest work does get a bit of love as well, so take a look if you are at all interested. Continue Reading
Keira Knightley stopped by Ellen today for a little more press on Anna Karenina to follow-up to her Leno appearance Tuesday night. This interview was extra special not because of the discussion of how photographers like to give her fake breasts from time to time, but because she talked about her complete lack of any real wedding knowledge. After becoming engaged, she ended up on the internet where the actress learned about bridal tea parties which of course led to a bit of mockery thanks to Ellen Degeneres. Observe. Continue Reading
Keira Knightley’s latest collaboration with director Joe Wright is about to hit theaters this coming Friday. Starting with a limited release, Anna Karenina is very much your classic Oscar bait complete with a screenplay by Tom Stoppard. While reviews are not exactly favorable to any such award play, the movie is still expected to make bank in overseas markets and domestically as well. That said, we take a look at the Jack Ryan star’s latest promotional appearance–this one on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Continue Reading
There are three pretty beautiful looking posters to show off today for Joe Wright’s upcoming adaptation of Anna Karenina. The film starring Jude Law, Keira Knightley, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a period piece against the backdrop of Russian aristocracy in the nineteenth century. While Leo Tolstoy wrote the novel, Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard did his best to put his story on the big screen yet again and from what people are saying out of the effort’s Venice Film Festival premiere, the movie appears to be a winner.
The following is a set of character posters with each of the film’s leads featured prominently. Keira Knightley plays the title role with Aaron Johnson as Count Vronsky and Jude Law as Alexei Karenin. Additional parts of note go to Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire) and Olivia Williams (Hyde Park on Hudson.) Continue Reading
No surprises here. Paramount has dated their Jack Ryan reboot with Chris Pine for Christmas 2013. The December 25th release news comes about a week after word that the series would break new ground at the end of the year. It was at that point that I suggested a date in December because ‘it made sense,’ and now we have confirmation rather than half-hearted blogger conjecture which is infinitely better.
For those unfamiliar with what is going on here, Jack Ryan is the working title for the Kenneth Branagh-directed relaunch for one of Paramount’s most bankable action properties. Through the years, Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck filled the shoes of the series’ central character–a Tom Clancey-created CIA agent with an affinity for being at the center of tricky situations with geopolitical consequences. Playing the female lead this time will be Keira Knightley and the villain will be Branagh. Continue Reading
The long-awaited Jack Ryan revival now has a date! Well, sort of. Deadline is reporting tonight that they have confirmation Paramount will re-launch the franchise in the fourth quarter of 2013. Presumably, they will be eyeballing a near-Christmas date which looks rather empty at the moment, but they could always hop aboard in November and try their luck versus Thor and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Considering that the studio has plans to create a ‘Jack Ryan Universe’ ala Avengers, there is next to no possibility of an October release.
For those of you unfamiliar with what is happening here, let me clarify a bit. Paramount is rebooting a Tom Clancy-spawned movie franchise that has produced a number of hits already including The Hunt for Red October, The Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears. The studio enlisted Chris Pine as the fourth Jack Ryan who will be part of a three-picture deal, but there appears to be potential for much more than that. Continue Reading
One of the ongoing questions this month regarding Kenneth Branagh’s reboot of the Tom Clancy-spawned Jack Ryan series has been who would be cast as the female lead. Whoever landed the part was to be given a three-picture deal and the opportunity to work with one of the industry’s premiere directors which made this a juicy role that a handful of Hollywood’s leading ladies turned out for. Continue Reading
One of the award contenders this year is more than likely going to be Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. The Tolstoy novel adapted for the big screen by Academy Award winning scribe Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) will act as the third teaming between Wright and Keira Knightley who previously worked together on Atonement and Pride & Prejudice—both of which were critical gems that scored respectable global box office performances.
Perhaps that is why we suddenly feel compelled to mention today that the film has been pushed to November 16 off of its original date November 9. Really, this is no big deal at all, but obviously when a studio moves things around it is for good reason and that is mostly due to competition from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the 23rd Bond film entitled Skyfall. Continue Reading
One of the big upcoming franchises coming down the pipe is Paramount’s Jack Ryan–a rebirth of sorts for a franchise that broke ground in the early 1990′s with two successful efforts led by Harrison Ford. The studio gave the property a reboot nearly a decade ago with the Ben Affleck-starrer Sum of All Fears and even though the actioner proved to be a profit source, it has been a long while since Paramount has been willing to give it another go. Continue Reading
One of the more sure fire bets to play big during award season this year is Anna Karenina. This will be director Joe Wright’s third pairing with Keira Knightley, but perhaps the biggest omen of success comes with the knowledge that Shakespeare in Love scribe Tom Stoppard has adapted the Tolstoy novel. Regardless of whether this will be perceived as a bankable package, that is enough to get most industry watchers to pay attention.
Today brings with it a new featurette for the film that explains a little about the story for those unfamiliar with it. Essentially, the late-19th-century period piece doubles at a satirical jab at Russia’s high-society and an aristocracy envious of Western Europe, but that is merely the backdrop. The actual plot centers on Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) and her love affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson.) Continue Reading
Audiences received their first real glimpse of Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina today via a six-minute clip. Big things are expected from this Tolstoy-based project set against the backdrop of period Russia as it marks the third collaboration between the director and Keira Knightley. The previous two were Atonement and Pride of Prejudice suggesting a high degree of quality when these two forces meet. Continue Reading
The trailer just hit for Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Kelly MacDonald, Aaron Johnson, and Jude Law. Continue Reading
Under the direction of Childrens Hospital’s Lorene Scafaria, Keira Knightley is set to pair up with Steve Carell in the comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. A lengthy title that pretty much explains the film’s plot which features an asteroid is coming to earth to doom civilization.
With the film just a few weeks from its theatrical release, the actress took to Jimmy Fallon last night to do a little promotion where she talked about soccer.