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.
Elegant Eva Green sat down with Cinematical during Sundance to discuss her new movie ‘Perfect Sense,’ an intense love story with a sci-fi bent. Green plays Susan, a successful epidemiologist who’s falling in love with a caddish chef named Michael (Ewan McGregor) just as a bizarre disease begins spreading around the world. Known for her star turns in movies like Bernardo Bertolucci’s ‘The Dreamers,’ ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ and ‘Casino Royale,’ Green’s intensity and intelligence is matched perfectly with McGregor in David Mackenzie’s affecting Sundance standout.
Cinematical: In researching your career in ‘Perfect Sense’ as an epidemiologist, did you learn anything that you didn’t want to know?
Eva Green: I went to a biologist’s office and the lab … She started talking about all the viruses around and it was so complicated and I was really bad in biology in school, so I didn’t understand everything, but what was amazing was the sense of humor that they have. They joke about death and diseases all the time, and it’s kind of [a] very dry sense of humor, and that was very interesting.
“Perfect Sense” sold to IFC early on Wednesday morning , the second WME Global sale of the day, TheWrap ahs learned. That sale came on the heels of “Another Earth,” which sold to Fox Searchlight.
“Sense” sold for about $1 million for English-speaking territories in a deal led by Liesl Copland and Graham Taylor.
At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, we at ScreenCrave have been making a big deal out of Kevin Smith’s Red State for the last few days, because it’s been the hottest ticket, carried the most controversy, and frankly, been most exciting movie so far. But with the premier of David Mackenzie’s Perfect Sense, it is without a doubt that we’ve seen the best, most effective and affecting movie of the festival. The film is a romantic/sci-fi/horror film which stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. It is graceful, tender, heartbreaking, and terrifying. It is also a movie with a very organic flow, with plot reveals that are best left as a surprise. But it is impossible to discuss the emotional weight this film carries without getting into some of these finer points. So the following review contains a few mild *SPOILERS* with regard to the story, so please be warned. Check out the rest of the review after the jump…
In the Starz original series Camelot, premiering on April 1st, French actress Eva Green plays Morgan, the beautiful and ruthlessly ambitious daughter of King Uther, who wishes to claim her right to her father’s throne. However, she has not counted on Merlin’s (Joseph Fiennes) plans or the existence of Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower), her newly revealed half brother. In her pursuit of power and her willingness to do absolutely anything to take the throne that she believes is rightfully hers, Morgan gives herself over to dark forces that threaten the court of Camelot from within.
In a recent interview to promote this new epic series, Eva Green talked about stepping into the role of such an iconic character, working with both Joseph Fiennes and Jamie Campbell Bower, getting to shoot in Ireland, and the fantastic costumes she gets to wear. She also talked about her Sundance film, Perfect Sense, with Ewan McGregor, and the possibility that she will play opera star Maria Callas in the biopic, Callas. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
Question: What’s it like to step into the role of Morgan?
EVA GREEN: It’s a great character. It’s full of colors, and it’s a gift. At drama school, I always wanted to play dark characters, like Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra, so it was a dream. It’s not a clichéd role. She’s not evil. I see her more as damaged. She believes herself to be the rightful heir to the throne, but because she’s a woman, she’s denied the throne and she will do absolutely anything to get it back.
GK-tv presents first international screening of “Camelot” series in association with Starz Entertainment
PARIS, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 4-7 April 2011, Palais des Festivals, Cannes — After a highly successful launch at MIPCOM 2010, the second edition of the World Premiere TV Screenings aims big again with the international premiere of Irish-Canadian major co-production “Camelot” on the opening evening of MIPTV 2011, Monday 4 April, in Cannes, France.
GK-tv President Craig Cegielski brings the new, eagerly-awaited tale of the legendary King Arthur “Camelot” to Cannes for an exclusive international presentation at MIPTV’s 2011 World Premiere TV Screenings event.
“Camelot” stars Joseph Fiennes (Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love) and Eva Green (Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale) will light up the Cannes MIPTV Premiere. The first two episodes of the GK-tv and Starz Entertainment series will be screened in the Palais des Festival’s Grand Auditorium, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast. Immediately following that evening, the stars of “Camelot” will walk the red carpet at MIPTV’s Opening Cocktail Party at the Carlton Hotel.
The official Camelot website is now live!
Big thanks to Sarika for the screen captures! 😀
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Eva Green and her mother, former actress and author Marlène Jobert, have recently posed together for the 30 years of Madame Figaro. What a gorgeous photoshoot! And what a great gene pool! 😀
• Family & Young Eva > 30 years of Madame Figaro (2010)