M.   /   May 12, 2007   /   4 Comments

As you all know already, Eva Green and Louis Garrel were at the Festival Futuro Presente in Rovereto, Italy, yesterday. The meeting was great and the festival was a success. Many thanks to Laura Marongiu, one of the organizers, for sharing exclusive photos from the event with Eva Green Web. Credit for the photos belongs to Fulvio Fiorini.

The two French actors have both been successful in their careers since their breakthrough roles in Bertolucci’s The Dreamers. Louis was in some critically acclaimed French films and won a César as Most Promising Actor in 2006 for Les Amants Réguliers. Our Eva worked with prestigious international actors and directors and won the BAFTA Orange Rising Star award last February. And this is only the beginning…

M.   /   May 09, 2007   /   6 Comments

Thanks to Emma, we have a new (old) video from the Journal de France 2. It’s a special feature on Casino Royale with short interviews with Daniel Craig, Caterina Murino and Eva Green.

Like in many other CR promotional interviews, the two Bond girls were asked how it was to kiss James Bond. Eva replied that they are both actors, that they are both very professional, that everybody can do that and that kissing Bond was the least of things. Our girl was also asked what was her favorite filming location and she answered Lake Como.

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Here’s a reminder of upcoming events and Golden Compass news:

# Eva Green and Louis Garrel will both be present at the Festival Futuro Presente this Friday. The Italian festival is honoring Bernardo Bertolucci this year.
# About 15 minutes of footage will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off May 16. That’s the same buzz-generating strategy used for 2001’s Fellowship of the Ring. Dakota Blue Richards is expected to attend the festival, along with writer/director Chris Weitz (About a Boy) and co-stars Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott and Eva Green. But Nicole Kidman, who plays the mysterious Mrs. Coulter, will be busy shooting another film.
# The first teaser trailer will set sail May 25, along with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

M.   /   May 08, 2007   /   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.

M.   /   May 06, 2007   /   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.