Dear Friends and Fellow Fans,
2014 has so far been an exciting year for EvaGreenWeb and all Eva Green fans. Ms. Green has blessed us with four films and a television show this year. 300: Rise of an Empire and Penny Dreadful were both highly successful projects and Ms. Green has been critically praised on both. We expect the same for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, White Bird in a Blizzard and The Salvation –all of which will be out this month and later this year. We thank you all in making these projects to be certified hits and we hope you are all enjoying this joyous year so far as this has been truly unprecedented.
We are happy to relay to you all that Eva has read your birthday messages both here on the site and on Twitter. She was deeply moved and would like to send her appreciation and thank you to everyone!
In this regard, it came to her attention that she has talented fans who are also writers and because of this, Eva Green Web would start receiving literary works for her and her management’s behalf. Ms. Green has manifested an interest in reading good complex intense intricate stories that feel unique and has a good, strong, complex female character with an elaborate back story who is not necessarily a femme fatale or someone she has played on screen before. We are open to receive full length novels, short stories and graphic novels of all genres both from amateur and professional writers. All submitted works MUST BE original, brand new, non-fan fiction, unpublished (both on paper and online, excerpts included) and must not use Ms. Green as a character. Deadline for submission is on December 31, 2014. For more information on this Project, kindly click HERE.
Lastly, we’d like to thank you all for your continued support to Ms. Green and to EvaGreenWeb.com. We immensely appreciate your participation during Eva and Joy’s birthday celebration, as well as following and livetweeting Penny Dreadful Season One during its airing and all other recently concluded and upcoming Eva Green projects and appearances. Ms. Green may not have attended San Diego Comic-Con, but there are other projects to look forward to such as the Campari 2015 calendar, her upcoming appearances and interviews for all her upcoming films and Penny Dreadful starting to resume production for Season Two. All contributions, big and small, are greatly appreciated. We will continue to be a non-profit Eva Green fansite dedicated to her who brings the latest news and updates here, on Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr. We thank you all for continuing to make EvaGreenWeb.com your oldest, largest and most up-to-date fan resource for Ms. Green!
M, Stef and G
Eva’s mother, legendary film actress and author Marlène Jobert, has written an autobiography wherein she chronicles her amazing life and career and it’s due out next month, October 23, 2014.
“Les Baisers du Soleil” is now available on Pre-Order HERE and HERE.
White Bird in a Blizzard will be shown during BFI’s London Film Festival next month which runs between October 8-19.
- Director Gregg Araki
- Producers Pascal Caucheteux, Sebastien K. Lemercier, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Pavlina Hatoupis
- Screenwriter Gregg Araki
- With Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe
- USA 2014
- 90 mins
- UK distribution Altitude Film Distribution
As soon as the Cocteau Twins’ shoegazing ‘Sea Swallow Me’ kicks in over the luminous haze of the opening credits, it’s clear we’re in Gregg Araki territory, and with his latest creation the New Queer Cinema alumna continues to explore his favourite obsessions; sex, mortality and adolescence. An impressionistic adaptation of Laura Kasischke’s novel, the film follows Kat, a sexually adventurous teen dealing with the fallout from her mother’s unexplained disappearance. Battling her own teenage crises, Kat must make sense of her broken family, and face the dark realities that exist at its core. Styled with a dreamy sense of hyper-reality, and featuring a deliciously unhinged performance from Eva Green, White Bird in a Blizzard is every bit as formally exciting as we would expect from Araki, and every bit as rebellious in its examination of the agonies and ecstasies of young adulthood.
- Michael Blyth
Here’s the screening schedule during the festival:
- Oct 16, 2014 9:00 PM
- Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
18-09-2014 10:00 AM
- Oct 18, 2014 1:00 PM
- Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1
|On sale18-09-2014 10:00 AM
Festival Full Film Programme List HERE.
The Salvation will be released in Russia on November 6, 2014.
Other release dates:
October 2, 2014 – UK
October 9, 2014 – Germany
November 6, 2014 – The Netherlands
Future release dates to other countries and territories will be posted here once they are available.
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By Tim Kenneally
Showtime psychological thriller also adds other guest stars and ups two cast members to series regulars
“Penny Dreadful” is beefing up its cast big-time as it prepares for its second season.
The “Showtime” drama has cast Patti LuPone as a guest star for Season 2. The two-time Tony Award winner, whose television credits include “American Horror Story” and “Life Goes On,” will play play a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s (Eva Green) past.
LuPone will be joined by fellow newcomers Douglas Hodge, Jonny Beauchamp and Sarah Greene, who are also coming aboard as guest stars for “Dreadful’s” second season. Hodge (“La Cages aux Folles”) will play Bartholomew Rusk, an intense Scotland Yard investigator on the hunt to discover who is responsible for the terrible murders that have been plaguing London. “How to Make it in America” actor Beauchamp will play a young man with a singular past, while Greene will play Hecate, Evelyn Poole’s powerful daughter.
The series has also upped cast members Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale to series regulars, as seductive spiritualist Evelyn Poole and eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle, respectively. In the upcoming second season, Poole will pose a unique threat to the series’ protagonists.
Season 2 of “Penny Dreadful” begins production in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 premiere.
Source: The Wrap
300:Rise of an Empire is now available in Digital HD and on 3D, Blu-Ray and DVD on September 29.
Reeve Carney tweets EvaGreenWeb on fan suggestions and the prospect of having Eva Green in one of his music videos.
By Scott Roxborough
UPIE will release Kristian Levering’s feature, co-starring Eva Green, across Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa
Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) has picked up Kristian Levring’s western The Salvation, featuring Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen, for multiple international territories.
In a deal announced in Toronto, UPIE acquired The Salvation for all of Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa.
TrustNordisk is handling international sales on the feature, which co-stars Eva Green. Trust’s head of sales Susan Wendt negotiated the deal.
“(This deal) strongly indicates that the international market place is more than ready for a western of Scandinavian origin,” Wendt said.
The Salvation, co-written by Levring and Denmark’s Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World) features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt,Jonathan Pryce and French soccer star turned actor Eric Cantona.
Mikkelsen stars as a Danish settler in 19th century America who sets out to avenge his family.
Buyers jumped on the film after its premiere as a midnight screening in Cannes, with IFC Films picking up North American rights, Concorde taking Germany and Austria and Tohokushinsha acquiring Japanese rights, among several other deals.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
By Aleigha Spinks
Sorry, ladies! It is the year of Eva Green! This French beauty is WERKIN’ in 2014, pumping out four films and a hit TV show! Although Green tries to stay out of the eye of the public, no one can help but take notice of this woman being everywhere! ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” was just released in the U.S. this past Friday, and Green plays the actual dame to kill for. I rest my case.
What You Should be Watching: ‘Penny Dreadful.’ The perfect combination of creepy gothic literature plot lines and fantastic acting! Find it on Showtime!
Film You Should Watch: ‘The Dreamers.’ It’s my favorite film of all time. That’s really saying something!
Look Out For: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.’ Set to begin shooting in early 2015. Green just signed on to play the title character and Tim Burton will be directing it! I’ve never been this excited!
Read the rest of the list HERE.
Source: Froth Magazine
The Salvation will be shown under the Thrill Gala during BFI’s London Film Festival next month which runs between October 8-19.
- Director Kristian Levring
- Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
- Screenwriter Kristian Levring
- With Mads Mikkelsen
- Denmark 2014
- 91 mins
- UK distribution Warner Bros UK
The western rides again in Kristian Levring’s gripping tale of hate, murder and revenge on the pioneer trail. The year is 1871, and ex-pat Danish soldier Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) is welcoming his wife and son from the old country. Taking the stagecoach to his farm near Black Creek, the family are joined by a drunken outlaw and his taciturn sidekick, and when the bandit makes a pass at Jon’s wife, all hell breaks loose. Jon fights back, but his actions send shockwaves through the local community, drawing the ire of local tyrant Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who demands that amends must be paid with human lives. Paying steely, square-jawed homage to the laconic antiheroes of Sergios Corbucci and Leone, Mikkelsen fights dirty to keep the town clean, finding an unlikely ally in Delarue’s mute Native American wife Madelaine (Eva Green), a woman with a fierce warrior spirit. As for Black Creek itself, populated by shifty, characterful faces – notably Jonathan Pryce as the undertaker/mayor Keane and Douglas Henshall as the priest/sheriff Mallick – that, too, may be more than it seems, while Levring gives the muddy, bloody Old West a hyperreal makeover as tempers hit boiling point under its thunderous killing skies.
- Damon Wise
Here’s the screening schedule during the festival:
- Oct 14, 2014 6:00 PM
- Odeon West End, Screen 2
18-09-2014 10:00 AM
- Oct 15, 2014 3:00 PM
- Odeon West End, Screen 2
18-09-2014 10:00 AM
- Oct 17, 2014 6:30 PM
- Vue Cinema Islington, Screen 1
|On sale18-09-2014 10:00 AM
Festival Full Film Programme List HERE.
By Jason Shawhan
A Dame to Kill For is the sequel to 2005’s Sin City in the most literal way. Thematically, it’s part of a chain of adolescent, hyperviolent misogynist fantasies going back to 1980’s Heavy Metal: hard-boiled men who know the languages of violence and betrayal, and an assortment of noble virgins and streetwise whores to pepper the narrative with occasional frissons to distract from the murder and double-crossing. This is more of the same, but with one noticeable upgrade that allows co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to claim some of the zeitgeist.
A Dame to Kill For is a must-see because of the transcendent performance of Eva Green. Much as she did with 300: Rise of the Empire earlier this year, she steps into a digital backlot and commits wholeheartedly to whatever the film requires. She’s got a gift for elevating material that has in 2014 alone made two sequels that nobody asked for into essential summer flicks, and it’s all due to force of will and a lack of inhibitions.
She’s always been a worthwhile screen presence, but it seems like she just recently found her groove — her Showtime series, Penny Dreadful, is a gleeful and atmospheric masterpiece of horror’s grand history, and she’s racking up great notices in films that are otherwise thrown to the hounds.
Hers is a remarkable face. She has a distinctive look, one that recalls screen beauties of the Golden Age of Hollywood; you realize that Green could have been a star at any point in Hollywood history since the ’20s. She’s got a brassy, glam sensibility that calls to mind Bergman, Bacall and Hepburn, but with the devilish sense of humor (and willingness to deploy the goods) of early ‘90s Sharon Stone.
As it stands, Green and Mickey Rourke are the only cast members who seem like they could actually pull off real noir — not just the monochromatic karaoke of so much of the Sin City franchise.
The rest is mostly a muddle. A Dame to Kill For jumps around in time, trying to serve as a prequel and a sequel to the 2005 original, but there’s a specific point where at least several months pass and there is no indication given to the viewer that this has happened. As always, if you’re engrossed in a story, it wouldn’t matter. If it weren’t for Green’s dynamic energy and carnal joie de vivre — and a competently funky Lady Gaga cameo that delivers classic Marisa Tomei realness — you’d be able to pinpoint the exact moment that the film loses its bearings.
Its box-office disaster last weekend doesn’t bode well, but let’s hope this film provides the impetus for an Eva Green/Angelina Jolie buddy film where they kick all ass. I would be there opening day, and you should be too.
Source: Nashville Scene
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Our friend Thomas Perillon of Le Bleu du Miroir recently got to interview The Salvation’s director Kristian Levring and its main protagonist and Eva Green co-star Mads Mikkelsen in Paris. Here are what they have said about Eva and her participation in the film:
THOMAS PERILLON: Mads Mikkelsen was an obvious choice for the main part. What about Eva Green who probably has the most complex and enigmatic part of the movie ?
KRISTIAN LEVRING: Actually, I met Eva pretty quickly after Mads confirmed us his will to do it. I needed an actress with the necessary strength for the part, to play this mute character on screen. I had the feeling that Eva would be interesting in that way. When I met her, we started to talk about the part, she was very intrigued but a bit uncomfortable. For an actor, dialogues are very important. But she made her decision during this first meeting because she really wanted to accept that challenge. Working with Eva was very easy. She understood immediately what I was expecting from her to play Madelaine, how to communicate only with her eyes and body-posture.
THOMAS PERILLON: What you did in The Salvation with this character Avenger driven by Mads Mikkelsen or mute Widow played by Eva Green…
Exactly. When we wrote the film, we have severely limited the dialogues. Sometimes a character had long dialogues but it was not true to the spirit of the Western. We had to shorten to go to the essentials. So we are left with very little dialogue – especially compared to what I used to do. It also was a challenge that was interesting to meet: Bringing more things with the fewest possible words. Suggest rather than show.
THOMAS PERILLON: What made you think about Madelaine’s character, played by Eva Green?
KRISTIAN LEVRING: Her character was made after a classic western, The Searchers by John Ford. In his 50s movie, John Wayne goes looking for a woman who got kidnapped by the Indians. I love this movie, it’s a masterpiece. Madelaine’s story is mainly inspired by this character.
Read the rest of Thomas’ interview with Kristian Levring HERE.
THOMAS PERILLON: This is the second time you co-star with Eva Green and still no word exchanged on the screen. It’s a funny coincidence, right?
MADS MIKKELSEN: That’s right, this is not the first time we made this remark … In the film we had shot before, we had not hardly spoken to (Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green does not communicate in their common sequences of Casino Royale , ed.) And in this one … I do not say a word either! You could say that we had an almost brotherly relationship. But Eva is a beautiful woman and a fantastic actress with whom I enjoyed reworking.
Read the rest of Thomas’ interview with Mads Mikkelsen HERE.
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Eva sent us this very sweet surprise message and we’d like to share it to all you fellow Eva Green fans! We could honestly say that we are deeply honored to run this fansite for such a talented, genuine, inspiring, kind-hearted and down to earth woman. We would also like to send our deepest appreciation to her equally amazing twin sister Joy who sincerely accommodated this on Eva’s behalf for us! Thank you very much Eva and Joy! You both rock!
Being pretty and talented is barely enough to cause a ripple in Hollywood. And if you want to really make waves, to take roles for the art instead of just the paycheck, you need to be a part of that magical Five Percent—that group with a maddening alchemy of good looks, preternatural skill, and mysterious intangibles that elevate them above us mere mortals. Eva Green is one of those people. She’s stunning. She’s possessed of a ferocious talent. She’s fucking crazy on screen, and through quiet seduction, she brought the summer of 2014 to its knees.
It started when she became the beating black heart of this spring’s 300: Rise of an Empire, making an otherwise unnecessary sequel worth the price of admission thanks to her frightening, powerful, sexy Artemisia. Then she laced up her corset to anchor Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, playing the gothic temptress Vanessa Ives to maximum slow-burn effect. Then she graduated from dreadful to sinful in the long-awaited Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s joint venture may be crashing headlong into the crushing expectations of its hype, but the critics are hailing Green, with outlets like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, andWIRED calling her performance as the titular dame representative of everything the movie could have been if it had lived up to its promise.
Green has been chewing up screens with fearless role selections and uncompromising performances since breaking out in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 2003 film The Dreamers. Later this fall she’ll do it again, starring alongside Shailene Woodley in White Bird in a Blizzard, but for now, the summer is hers. (by Jordan Crucchiola)
Rest of the list HERE.