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Eva Green conquers “300: Rise of an Empire”

Posted by Stef in Apr 14,2014 with 4 Comments

On her first day on the set of 300: Rise of an Empire, actress Lena Headey knocked on the dressing room door of co-star Eva Green, who had been working on the action film for several weeks.

“I wanted to thank her, she did such a good job holding this down on the female front,” Headey recalls. “She’s a real bad-ass.”

Look out, Greek men. Things have changed in the stylized sword franchise made instantly popular with Zack Snyder’s 300 in 2007.

The original 300 was a showcase for impressively pumped-up male actors including Gerard Butler and Michael Fassbender. But the women are stepping up in the sequel 300: Rise of an Empire (opening Friday).

Game of Thrones star Headey returns as the Spartan Queen Gorgo. But mainly it’s Green’s Artemisia, the revenge-obsessed head of the Persian Navy, who truly steps to the fore with an unquenchable bloodlust — and some show-stopping outfits.

The outfits go from the formidable to the downright scary, including a vest made of human hair (with matching hair wrist bands). “Some of these outfits are bonkers,” says Green. “I love them.”
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Shailene Woodley’s ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ Gets North American Distribution

Posted by G in Apr 12,2014 with 4 Comments

By Dave McNary

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Shailene Woodley-starrer “White Bird in a Blizzard” and plans a theatrical release for later this year.

Gregg Araki directed from his own script, based on Laura Kasischke’s novel. The drama also stars Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett.

The film was produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Sebastien K. Lemercier, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Pavlina Hatoupis and Gregg Araki. Why Not Productions, Desperate Pictures, Orange Studio and Wild Bunch are the production companies on board.

Woodley stars as a college-bound teenager who is just discovering her sexuality when her mother (Green) disappears — an event that barely registers with Woodley’s character. But as time passes, she begins to come to grips with how deeply the disappearance has affected her life.

“White Bird” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in late January. Variety‘s Peter Debruge gave the film a mixed reviewcalling it “naughty, campy and wildly uneven.”

The deal was negotiated for Magnolia by Dori Begley and Peter Van Steemburg with CAA and Wild Bunch on behalf of the filmmakers.

 

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Gioia (Italy) – March 22, 2014

Posted by M. in Mar 15,2014 with 1 Comment

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Primissima (Italy) & SciFi (UK) Scans

Posted by Stef in Mar 13,2014 with 7 Comments

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Tu Style (Italy) – March 17, 2014 – Scans

Posted by M. in Mar 12,2014 with 1 Comment

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More “300: Rise of an Empire” Stills & On Set Photos

Posted by Stef in Mar 08,2014 with 1 Comment

Thanks to Sebastian for some of the new additions.

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Zack and Debbie Snyder talk “300: Rise of an Empire” with Access Hollywood

Posted by Stef in Mar 08,2014 with 2 Comments

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ScreenSlam “300: Rise of an Empire” Cast interviews

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TwoTubeTV interview with Eva

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Thanks to Antigonus.



How Eva Green Absolutely Stole “300: Rise Of An Empire”

Posted by Stef in Mar 08,2014 with 1 Comment

It’s not unheard of for an actor’s performance to define a film so greatly that it lifts that film to another level. It’s a little more rare, though, in a big-budget, visual-effects driven vehicle like this weekend’s “300: Rise of an Empire.” Yet it happens there because of Eva Green. She owns this movie.

Green — who rose to prominence after playing Vesper Lynd in 2006′s “Casino Royale” — will never be accused of phoning in this performance. She struts and swashbuckles her way through this “300″ sequel with confidence and gusto. Actually, “sequel” isn’t quite the right word here. Green plays Artemisia, a commander of the Persian navel forces who battle the Greeks at the same time as the events of the original “300″ are playing out. (Many times during this film, we will see glimpses of Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas and even Michael Fassbender’s Stelios.)

For being such an overwhelming force on screen (at one point Artemisia makes out with a decapitated head of a man she had just killed), Green, in real life, could almost be described as shy — and when we spoke, she hadn’t even seen the movie yet because she doesn’t like watching herself in movies. Boy, is she in for a treat.

I love that you went “all in” with this movie.
Oh, thank you … I haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet. That’s terrible — I’ll see it at the premiere.

So you don’t even know how good you are in this yet, do you?
Oh, I don’t like watching myself. But thank you for the kind words.
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Young Hollywood interview with Eva

Posted by Stef in Mar 08,2014 with 6 Comments

Thanks to Kellyk and Leo.



“300: Rise of an Empire” Clips

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Thanks to Spot, BigMan3000, Sebastian and everyone else who shared links to the clips.

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Hollywood Today interview with Eva

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Thanks to Monica.



“300: Rise of an Empire” Leading Ladies Are No Damsels in Distress

Posted by Stef in Mar 08,2014 with Comments Off

Eva Green found herself about to lay siege to an army of half-naked Greek soldiers, all of whom looked like they were carved out of marble.

There are perks to being one of two major female characters in the testosterone-infused “300: Rise of an Empire.”

“You can’t help but stare at the beginning,” the French-born actress tells the Daily News of the sequel to the 2006 hit that opens Friday.

“But after a while you become blasé about it. You don’t notice anymore.”

For her co-star Lena Headey, who reprises her role as Spartan Queen Gorgo from the original “300,” the most important man on the set was her 3-year-old son.

“He came on the day (of my big fight scene) and he was mightily impressed that he thought he had a ninja as a parent,” says the “Game of Thrones” actress, laughing.

“That was the highlight for me.”
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“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Trailer

Posted by Stef in Mar 07,2014 with 4 Comments

Thanks to everyone who shared links to the new trailer and to Sebastian for the screencaps.