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M.   /   July 03, 2008   /   11 Comments

Deal is for U.K., French and Benelux rights
By Stuart Kemp

July 3, 2008
LONDON — StudioCanal has inked a deal for U.K., French and Benelux rights to Jordan Scott’s “Cracks” in a multiterritory deal that will see British indie Optimum Releasing roll out the movie out here.

The British boarding school-set period drama, which is about to wrap shooting, stars Eva Green, Juno Temple and Sinead Cusack.

The film also has attracted Alain Goldman, who will executive produce through his Legende Enterprises production banner.

“Cracks” is produced by Future Films’ Kwesi Dickson, Industry Entertainment’s Rosalie Swedlin, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Scott Free’s Julie Payne. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, John Wells, Michael Costigan, Stephen Margolis and Guy Collins are exec producers.

The picture has secured funding from the Irish Film Board.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

M.   /   May 29, 2008   /   23 Comments

She’s used to the trappings of life on the set of multimillion-dollar blockbusters, but former Bond girl Eva Green is still happy to get down and dirty in the wilds of Co Wicklow.

Locals in the village of Redcross were given lashings of Gallic charm as the Parisian actress rolled into town with a film crew.

It didn’t take much to transform the sleepy one-street village, nestled in the Wicklow mountains, into a 1930s-era thoroughfare for the new film ‘Cracks’.

Local extras, dressed in heavy tweeds, milled about vintage cars between takes — and even members of the local sheep population got walk-on roles.

It’s not the first visit to Ireland for the stunning actress, although last time round she didn’t have a personal hairdresser and make-up artist on hand.

“When I was 15 I went to Galway on an exchange. It’s one of my best memories,” she recalled during a break in filming yesterday.

“Coming back from a work point of view is very different … the countryside is magnificent and mysterious. This is the best role I’ve ever read. It’s amazing, quite dark,” she added.

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M.   /   May 19, 2008   /   14 Comments

‘Casino Royale’ star Eva Green begins work on her new film ‘Cracks’ in Dublin today.

Along with Green, the film will also star ‘Atonement’s Juno Temple and ’28 Weeks Later’ actress Imogen Poots.

Set in a boarding school in 1930s England, the film tells the story of a girl’s unhealthy bond with her teacher which is threatened by the arrival of a new student.

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M.   /   May 19, 2008   /   0 Comments

Wendy Mitchell in Cannes
19 May 2008 05:45

Juno Temple, Imogen Poots and Maria Valverde have joined Eva Green in Jordan Scott’s Cracks.

The film starts shooting in Ireland this week.

HandMade Films International is handling worldwide sales. Garage producers Element Pictures and the IRish Film Board have now joined the project.

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M.   /   May 13, 2008   /   14 Comments

It’s the new – but decent – V For Vendetta…

Cinema release date:
December 1st, 2008

At the Abbey Mills Pumping Station in East London, where a grimy waterworks has been fashioned into a bureaucratic dystopia, the whiff of Gilliam hangs heavily in the air. From the extras dressed as chavvy Camden Market regulars to the forbidding line of registration booths, today’s set detail is so saturated in Gilliamana, you half expect ol’ Terry to poke his head out and start giggling. “I will hold my hand up,” chuckles Franklyn’s writer-director Gerald McMorrow, “and say that I’m a child of Gilliam and Tim Burton. There are elements of Brazil here, but it’s more Victorianism via the Kingdom of Brunel.”

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M.   /   April 17, 2008   /   43 Comments

Thanks to the lovely Clarisse for informing me that the French/German TV channel ARTE will air “The Dreamers” tonight at 9pm for the first time on open TV in those countries. Be sure to watch it if you can!!!

M.   /   March 30, 2008   /   7 Comments

“It’ really like nothing else you’ve ever seen,” he says. “That’s the kind of stuff I try to find. It’s really original. The closest description I can come up with is: ‘Batman’ meets ‘Magnolia.’ So, it’s really going to be interesting.”

Source: timesleader.com

M.   /   February 21, 2008   /   31 Comments

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Jordan’s film, Cracks, meanwhile, recalls the contained nature of her father’s 1977 debut The Duellists. It is a tale of “misguided love and obsession” set in an English all-girls boarding school in the 1930s. Eva Green, star of Casino Royale, will play Miss G, a charismatic teacher. “It reminded me a lot of Lord of the Flies,” says Jordan, who co-directed the short Jonathan with her father for the 2005 anthology movie All the Invisible Children. “It was interesting as you always see that kind of story played out among boys. You never see it presented with a group of girls.”

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Source: Times Online

M.   /   February 08, 2008   /   44 Comments

Thanks to Ms Green’s management, I can announce you her next official film project. Eva is set to star as ‘Miss G’, a charismatic teacher, in “Cracks”, to be directed by Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott’s daughter. They need to complete the financing, which should be done soon – and shooting is set for March, April and May. This film isn’t on IMDb.com yet, so don’t bother going there for info. “Cracks” is a British boarding school-set period drama. “It’s about misguided love and obsession, as told through the eyes of a group of elite girls in this boarding school,” said Jordan Scott.

PS: I’ll also have something else to announce you this week end. But don’t ask now. You’ll know about it when it’ll be the right time. In the meantime, enjoy these fabulous news! 😉

M.   /   January 25, 2008   /   31 Comments

Is it true that Eva Green makes an appearance in this film in flashback?
Barbara Broccoli:
No, she doesn’t appear in flashbacks, but she’s certainly on Bond’s mind.

M.   /   December 08, 2007   /   5 Comments

Daniel Craig, Eva Green and others are pining for an extended version of the flick to appear on its DVD.

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Also shot but not included in the theatrical release of “Compass” — and therefore available for inclusion in the extended version — is more back story relating to the love narrative between the witch Serafina and Farder Coram.

“She had a love affair 50 years ago,” explained Eva Green, who plays Serafina, “when Farder Coram was 30-something. They had a child together, but the child died, and she had to go back to her world and become queen, while he just became an old man.”

In the world of “The Golden Compass,” witches live for hundreds of years, so while Farder Coram got old, she did not. So in the scene that was shot (but not used), she doesn’t wish to remind him of their heartbreak when she visits the boat he’s on, so she turns invisible for a moment.

“He can’t see her, and it’s painful for her too,” Green said. “So when he goes up on deck, she disappears, and he can sense her, or at least he senses something, but he goes back under, and he’s very sad. It makes her cry.”

Green says she understands why the scene was cut from the film. “You can’t have everything in a movie like that,” she said. “You have to make sacrifices.” But she’s hopeful it’ll be returned to a director’s cut. “It’s such a sad story,” she said.

“There’s a lot of those little kinds of detours along the way that didn’t serve the movie or move the plot forward. There can’t be that many more versions, like the X-rated version,” Weitz joked, “but there are some aspects, like more time with the Gyptians, that can be brought out in a director’s cut. It would be fun for the readers of the books.”

Source: MTV

M.   /   November 29, 2007   /   6 Comments

New Line Cinema will present special sneak previews of its highly anticipated fantasy-adventure The Golden Compass on Saturday night in 800 theaters nationwide prior to the film’s worldwide opening on December 7th, it was announced today by New Line’s President of Domestic Distribution David Tuckerman.

Based on author Philip Pullman’s bestselling novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. The film is set in an alternative world populated by talking bears who fight wars, witches, Gyptians, and daemons. In the world of The Golden Compass, a person’s soul lives on the outside of their body in the form of a daemon, an animal spirit that accompanies them through life.

At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend — and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. The movie stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green and the voices of Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The film is written and directed by Chris Weitz and produced by Deborah Forte and Bill Carraro.

Source: ComingSoon.net

M.   /   November 28, 2007   /   9 Comments

Rotten Tomatoes visited the set of Franklyn! Be sure to read what they have to say about this experience and to see two new Eva stills.

Thanks to Tom and Caladonia for the heads-up!

EDIT: The new stills are now in the gallery too.

M.   /   October 31, 2007   /   9 Comments

# IMDb has listed The Golden Compass to be featured on HBO: First Look on November 20th. Its a good bit in advance, and hopefully they will have completed editing on more footage and will show new scenes with the actors.
Thanks to Holli for the heads-up.
Hopefully we’ll get a video!

# Patrick sent me a cool video clip that has Eva talking about the “Golden Compass”, her flying and being a witch. It was on the bottom of his msn instant messenger menu. Here‘s a link to it.

New scans coming soon.

M.   /   October 28, 2007   /   10 Comments

He’s midway through work on a new film, Franklyn, in London.

“It’s with Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green. I can’t really say too much about the story line, but it’s pretty far-out. . . . It was the most interesting script I read after Control, and one of the only ones that didn’t involve me killing myself, either. Not to say I’ll never play another depressed individual, but not immediately after this.”

Source: Philly.com