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
I know that many of you worried, wondering about what happened and why the site was offline. But we’re back! My awesome host unfortunately had technical difficulties. We’ve also lost the June updates, but we’re back! That’s what counts!
As for my latest post, it was about Eva not having any confirmed project after “Cracks”. At least not yet. Contrary to rumours, she didn’t sign for the new Tim Burton movie, even though that would have been awesome! Eva is still filming in Ireland, and “Cracks” will be an amazing film according to her management. We’ll only know about eventual new projects after the end of the summer. Last but not least, “Franklyn” is set for release in October of this year.
Oh, and did you see that Vesper appears briefly in the brand new “Quantum of Solace” teaser trailer?
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.
Photos taken today:
EDIT: 16 new HQs were added to the gallery.
EDIT2: Even more HQs were added.
PS: The strawberry blonde lady is director Jordan Scott.
Surprise, surprise! The first on-set pic of Eva on the set of “Cracks” has surfaced! There she was photographed in Dublin on May 23rd. She didn’t look very happy though. Imogen Poots was one of the girls filming this very same day. No sight of Juno Temple or María Valverde yet.
EDIT: Six more HQs were added. This time you can really spot Miss G.’s 30s look.
The photos are the same, but now we have new Ads from the UK, Italy and Brazil thanks to Laura, Beatrice and Roberta! If you emailed me a Montblanc ad too and it wasn’t posted, please email me again. Real life has been very busy.
Here is a link to a new book of James Bond called James Bond Encyclopedia, only goes up to Casino Royale.
Thanks to Lorna for the heads-up.
‘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.
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.
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.”
You already know who to thank for it: our awesome mata!
I got my “Golden Compass” DVD and immediately made captures of Serafina for our viewing pleasure! Enjoy!
Captures from the featurettes will follow soon. You can already find captures from the costumes featurette.
While we all wait for new Eva-related news or public appearances, I started scanning a few older magazines. Here’s the first of them.
Stern (Germany) – #19 – 2005 — I really love that photo!!!
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!!!
Dynasty beauty Joan Collins helped fellow actress Eva Green out of a tight spot with the loan of a £5-million necklace at a glittering party in Switzerland. Both screen lovelies had been promised spectacular sparklers by the organisers of the event, luxury accessories brand Montblanc.
“Eva’s went missing and wasn’t delivered to her in time,” reveals a source. “When Joan realised (the French star) didn’t have a necklace she generously parted with her own. It had more than 3,000 diamonds, including one six-carat stone, to make sure Eva was suitably attired when she faced the cameras.”
And the grateful Parisian found a sophisticated alternative to the way Joan had worn the necklace – by draping the stunning jewels down her back.
Source: Hello! Magazine