In the race to have the first big female-fronted superhero movie (if race is the right word for something that’s taken decades to happen – which it isn’t), Marvel might apparently have a new frontrunner to play Carol Danvers in “Captain Marvel” in the shape of Rebecca Ferguson, but Warner Bros. and DC are undoubtedly in the lead: they had multiple writers penning drafts simultaneously, a director in the shape of “Monster”’s Patty Jenkins, a love interest in Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, and even a Wonder Woman, in Gal Gadot, who’ll first appear in next year’s “Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”
And now, according to the latest rumor from the rumor-hole, they might have some villains. Heroic Hollywood, who are normally well placed to know about this sort of thing, report that the studio are targeting Eva Green andSean Bean to play the villains in the movie.
Neither are officially signed on, but if she was to get that far, Green would seemingly play sorceress Circe, a key figure in Homer’s Odyssey who’s been a traditional supervillain in the DC-verse since 1959, and an immortal intent on wiping out the Amazons, including Wonder Woman herself. Bean, meanwhile, would be Ares the god of war, and an even longer-serving adversary of Diana Prince (it’s not the actor’s first brush with the pantheon: Bean also played a Greek God, in that case Zeus, in “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”).
It’s still all to play for, but neither have been particularly shy of taking blockbuster paychecks, and with filming due to begin in November, the Warners do need to find someone to fill the roles sooner rather than later. Once they do, “Wonder Woman” will open on June 23rd, 2017.
Per Showtime’s email confirmation to EvaGreenWeb, we can confirm that the rumor swirling around the internet about Penny Dreadful’s January 2015 Season 2 Premiere is NOT TRUE. Showtime has not announced a release date at this time. They will however inform us the second they announce it and you can be assured that we will relay it to you all once we have the definite date from Showtime.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ 300 prequel hasn’t found its male star yet, but the movie is zeroing in on its female lead. Warner Bros.
Eva Green has entered negotiations to play Artemisia in the movie, which is currently working with the title 300: Battle of Artemisia. Noam Murro (Smart People) is directing.
The epic follow-up to 2006’s Gerard Butler action pic 300 sees the Persian king-turned-god Xerxes lead an army against Greek forces, who have little training but are under the guidance of a general named Themistokles. (The giant battle at the center of this movie is supposed to occur at the same time as the fighting in 300.)
Green would play a ruthless, gold-covered goddess who persuades Xerxes to amass his army and helps lead them into battle.
The studio is hoping to start production in the first quarter of 2012. Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari, Bernie Goldman, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Thomas Tull are producing.
British actress Green may be best known to American audiences for playing James Bond love interest Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale or appearing in the international hit The Golden Compass. She recently wrapped shooting Dark Shadows, Warners’ big-screen take of the gothic soap opera starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton.
Richard Gere (Pretty Woman, Primal Fear) is currently in final talks to star opposite Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking) and Eva Green (Casino Royale – 2006) in the high finance thriller Arbitrage.
Deadline reports that the official signing should be announced shortly, with filming due to begin in New York City as early as mid-April.
However, whether or not Gere may be able to accept the deal may depend on the viability of upcoming film State Of The Union — which has seen little action since adding the Pretty Woman star to the film and announcing the production last year.
Despite having no less than 4 producers and an estimated $40 million budget, State Of The Union has yet to sign any other key players or provide a filming schedule for the movie originally set for release some time in 2011.
Meanwhile, Arbitrage has added Aubrey Graham (Charlie Bartlett, TV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation) to join director and screenwriter Nicholas Jarecki (The Informers, The Outsider) as a cast member.
If accepted, Gere would be featured as a Wall Street player in a desperate struggle to sell off his trading empire and forced to turn to Sarandon to survive when his plans go awry.
Eva Green has landed the female lead in Dark Shadows, the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of the 60s supernatural TV soap opera for Warner Bros. Green, who made a most memorable impression when she broke James Bond’s heart in Casino Royale as Vesper Lynd, is negotiating to play the role of Angelique. In the series, she was a powerful witch who was alternately tormented and bewitched by her love-hate relationship with Barnabas Collins. Depp will play Collins. Lara Parker played the role in the original Gothic horror soap. The French-born actress most recently starred oppposite Ewan McGregor in the romantic thriller Perfect Sense, the Sundance title just acquired by IFC. Green just signed with UTA and she is also repped by UK-based Tavistock Wood.
Al Pacino has set financial thriller “Arbitrage” as his next film. He’ll star opposite Eva Green and Susan Sarandon.
Writer-director Nicholas Jarecki is set to start principal photography in Gotham next spring.
Michael Ohoven (“Capote”) is producing and financing through his Infinity Media banner. Kevin Turen and Robert Salerno also are producers.
Lisa Wilson’s Parlay Films, an affiliate of GK Films, is selling international rights and will debut the project at the American Film Market. ICM is repping North American rights.
Laura Bickford (“Traffic”) and Brian Young (“The Runaways”) are exec producing the pic.
“Arbitrage” stars Pacino as a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. But an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.
Please have in mind that there’s no official word on it yet.
From what I’ve read of Thomas’ novel, it seems that Eva Green will be playing Marie Antoinette, and Lea Seydoux a reader to the queen who bears witness to the fall of the Bastille.
Thanks to Mark for the heads up!
[…]So what is going on with THE GREEN LANTERN movie?
Not much has been heard about the film since they cast Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern and the production was pulled out of Australia.
Well, I did my usual snooping around and I was able to nail down who the five candidates are for the role of CAROL FERRIS – Hal Jordan’s love interest in the film.
Per the script, Carol Ferris (27) is the daughter of aerospace mogul Carl Ferris. She works for her dad’s company FERRIS AIR, got an MBA, and has a lifetime crush on Hal Jordan.
According to my sources, the five candidates are:
1) James Bond heartbreaker EVA GREEN
Read the full article here. 😀
Bond girl Eva Green is easily pleased. She’s French, a huge Hollywood star, and has kissed the likes of Daniel Craig – but give her a hand-written letter, and she’s yours.
She told me about a letter from The Golden Compass writer Philip Pullman: “It wasn’t an email, he took the time to write it personally, I framed it.”
See guys? You can get a Bond girl with some paper and nice handwriting…
Eva’s management say that they’ve heard about the project, but there’s no discussion at the moment about Eva.
Pullman doubts ‘Golden Compass’ sequel
18 July 2008 11:28 PM, PDT | From Digitalspy
Author Philip Pullman is not convinced that New Line Cinema will complete the His Dark Materials trilogy after the adaptation of his novel The Golden Compass underperformed in cinemas. Pullman told The Daily Telegraph that a film based on second book The Subtle Knife is unlikely to make it to the screen for its intended 2009 release date. He said: “I think people were hoping it would be out then but without the film actually having a production start date there can’t be a due date.”
Thanks to Eva’s management, I can now officially say that Eva has no interest or involvement whatsoever in “Justice League of America”. She has no films to announce as yet. There’s no official word yet on whether New Line will proceed with the next Dark Materials film, but they think they’d shoot the 2nd and 3rd film together if they go for it.
December 21, 2007 12:00am
Article from: The Daily Telegraph
IT’S bonjour Sydney for Bond girl Eva Green, who has jetted into the Harbour city to add some potential big-screen sparkle to Australian director George Miller’s Christmas.
According to film industry insiders, the French femme fatale is in town to audition for Miller’s upcoming blockbuster Justice League of America, to be shot at Fox Studios next year.
Strangely, Green opted to miss Sunday night’s premiere of The Golden Compass, in which she stars opposite Nicole Kidman.
However, diners at Bronte restaurant Bonsai were stirred, not shaken, to sit alongside a Bond girl when Green popped in for dinner with her boyfriend, actor Marton Csokas, on Tuesday night.
“She looked like she’d just stepped off the plane but she was absolutely stunning,” one observer said.
According to Eva’s management: “This isn’t something that Eva is looking at.”
Eva won’t be doing:
# The Happening by M. Night Shyamalan
# The Historian
# The Rum Diary by Bruce Robinson
# L’Ennemi public n° 1 and L’Instinct de mort – the two films based on the true story of Jacques Mesrine, France’s public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s
# Therese Raquin
# Underworld 3
# Wonder Woman
# Les Femmes de l’Ombre by Jean-Paul Salomé
# Two films that aren’t listed anywhere and that don’t seem to exist but that some guy posted about on IMDb.com some time ago: Cell 57 and Meathanne
It’s true that she was in talks for a few of these roles, but she wasn’t even offered some of them. It’s incredible how rumours start!
What’s true so far is that Eva signed to star in Franklyn opposite Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and John Hurt. She’ll join the cast of Mr Nobody if her schedule allows her. But there’s nothing sure because it’s a question of timing. She’ll also be part of the two following installments of the His Dark Materials trilogy if they are made. She’s been attached to The Nazi Officer’s Wife and In The Country Of The Last Things in the past. Even though she was definitely interested in them, these films were lacking financement. We aren’t sure if they’ll be made. If they are ever made, it’s possible that Eva will already be attached to a new project at the time, but it’s also possible that she won’t and will be able to act in them. That’s all for now.