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Eva in talks for “300″ Prequel

Posted by Stef in Dec 17,2011 with 13 Comments

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.

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Richard Gere eyed for ‘Arbitrage’ opposite Susan Sarandon

Posted by Stef in Feb 22,2011 with 12 Comments

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.

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Ultimate Bond Girl Eva Green Gets ‘Dark Shadows’ Lead

Posted by Stef in Feb 03,2011 with 7 Comments

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.

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Eva Green Enters Into “Arbitrage”

Posted by M. in Nov 03,2010 with 18 Comments

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.

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“Farewell, My Queen”

Posted by M. in Oct 17,2010 with 24 Comments

Please have in mind that there’s no official word on it yet.

  • Benoît Jacquot is assembling an all-star cast for his adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen). Just three names on the list so far, but they work well as survey of venerable French cinema actors: elder statesman Gerard Depardieu; in-demand young star in Lea Seydoux; and sometimes-I-forget-she’s-French crossover queen, Eva Green. I can smell the Cesars from here.

    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. Read the rest of this entry »



  • Eva considered for role in “The Green Lantern”?

    Posted by M. in Dec 21,2009 with 5 Comments

    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. :D



    Eva loves a letter

    Posted by M. in Jun 26,2009 with 7 Comments

    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…

    Source: TeleText



    Rumour: “Christine: War my love”

    Posted by M. in Feb 20,2009 with 6 Comments

    Eva’s management say that they’ve heard about the project, but there’s no discussion at the moment about Eva.



    The Golden Compass Sequel Axed?

    Posted by M. in Jul 20,2008 with 6 Comments

    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.” Read the rest of this entry »



    “Justice League of America” Rumours, etc

    Posted by M. in Jan 04,2008 with 46 Comments

    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.

    And in case you missed December 14th 2007′s post, she isn’t involved in “Twilight” either.



    Bond girl in Sydney audition

    Posted by M. in Dec 20,2007 with 18 Comments

    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.



    Twilight Rumours

    Posted by M. in Dec 14,2007 with 12 Comments

    According to Eva’s management: “This isn’t something that Eva is looking at.”



    False rumours

    Posted by M. in May 08,2007 with 4 Comments

    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.



    New rumoured project

    Posted by M. in May 06,2007 with 5 Comments

    Please be warned that this isn’t official yet. I’ll keep you posted. Let’s wait and see. I don’t want to spread false rumours. What is true so far is that Eva is interested in this project, but let’s see if she’ll able to do it because she has Franklyn in the works and the main problem seems to be a question of timing.

    Thanks to Lorna for the scan.

    Daily Mail

    According to today’s Daily Mail, “Eva Green, still hot from Casino Royale, will star with Sarah Polley and Jared Leto in director’s Jaco Van Dormael’s film Mr Nobody, a tale that spans different time zones of the 20th and 21st centuries. Juno Temple, a beguiling young actress who will be seen in Joe Wright’s Atonement and the new St Trinian’s movie, plays a younger version of Eva’s character. Filming begins on locations in Canada and Belgium in June.”

    Sarah Polley and Jared Leto are already both confirmed. Of four main roles only two have been cast. Polley portrays Elise, the wife of the character played by Leto.

    Here’s a short translation made by myself of the film’s plot:

    MR. NOBODY

    # Based on the book by Belgian director and screenwriter Jaco Van Dormael (As far as I know it’s only available in French.)

    # Nemo Nobody, born in 1972, strongly believes that he’s still 35 when he wakes up as an old man in the year 2092. At 120, Mr. Nobody is both the oldest man in the world and the last mortal of a new mankind where nobody dies anymore. But that doesn’t seem to interest or bother him very much. The only questions that preoccupy him in the present is whether he lived the right life for himself, loved the woman whom he was supposed to love, and had the children whom he was meant to have . . . and not the others, all of the other lives, all the other possible women. As a young boy, at a train station, he had to choose in which direction to go: into the arms of his mother or the arms of his father. At that prophetic moment, they all separate and Nemo Nobody still doesn’t know the right answer. His entire life is based on indecision. We will follow Nemo Nobody in all of his adventures — experienced or dreamt, real or imagined…

    Quote: “In life, there are two tragedies. One is to never achieve our dreams. The other is to achieve them.”

    A phrase to retain: “As long as we don’t choose, everything is possible.”

    # Mr Nobody is inspired by the “butterfly effect” – the chaos theory notion that the beat of a butterfly’s wings can cause a storm thousands of miles away.

    # Nemo is 35. He leads an ordinary existence at his wife’s side, Elise, and their 3 children until the day when reality slips away: billboards start addressing personal messages to him; he stumbles on unknown people who strangely look like him… Nemo wakes up. He is drowning in the middle of a lake. He wakes up again, facing a stranger who shoots him in the chest. He wakes up again on the edge of a swimming pool at a splendid villa, with a new wife and new children that he doesn’t recognize. Is it still a dream?

    # Van Dormael will be making his English-language feature debut.