Principal photography has begun on Ryan Phillippe’s new film, Franklyn.
The feature debut for writer/director Gerald McMorrow also stars Eva Green, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, Susannah York and Art Malik.
Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the “futuristic faith-dominated metropolis” of Meanwhile City, the flick weaves a tale of four lost souls, whose lives are intertwined by love, fate and tragedy.
Produced by Jeremy Thomas and co-produced by Alexandra Stone and Nick O’Hagan, Franklyn marks the feature film debut of award-winning director Gerald McMorrow, whose short film Thespian X won the TCM Classic Shorts Film Competition. Peter Watson is executive producer.
Jeremy said: “We’ve had wonderful experiences working with first-time directors such as Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) and David Mackenzie (Young Adam) to bring their talent to audiences around the world and we are very excited by Gerald’s creativity and convinced that this will be a powerful and dynamic film.”
Source: This is North Scotland
After not having access to a computer for a while, I’m semi-back. I still have to read lots of emails, reinstall things, etc. But, please, have in mind that I also have a busy offline life and it comes first.
Thanks to all of you who kept visiting the site during this semi-hiatus and for supporting Eva Green Web and Ms Green.
Well, now, let’s go back to Eva…
At this link:
There is a video of James McAvoy and fellow judges on the Bafta panel talking about how they choose the nominees for the Rising Star Award – including clips of Eva. There is also another video featuring her on the same page, which plays automatically after the one mentioned above (which also plays automatically).
Thanks to lola for the heads-up.
by Steven Daily
(Eva’s beautiful new VF photoshoot can be viewed here)
Eva Green reflects on her Bond Girl role and her post-007 career
Since revealing her talent in Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, Eva Green has become Hollywood’s go-to enchantress, playing the Bond girl in last year’s Casino Royale, and a 300-year-old witch in this winter’s fantasy event The Golden Compass. Catching up with the French siren in Paris as she launches Christian Dior’s new scent, Midnight Poison, Vanity Fair learns of her love for dressing up—and down.
Thanks to Kazou!
National Movie Awards is on 29th September on ITV at 9:30pm-10:55pm.
Thanks to Lorna for the info.
Phillippe, Green, Riley join ‘Franklyn’
McMorrow directs futuristic thriller
By ARCHIE THOMAS
Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green and newcomer Sam Riley will star in first-time director Gerald McMorrow’s futuristic thriller “Franklyn” for the Recorded Picture Co.
Pic, set in contemporary London and a future metropolis dominated by faith, weaves the tale of four lost souls divided by two parallel worlds on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.
Jeremy Thomas produces, with Alexandra Stone and Nick O’Hagan co-producing. Peter Watson is exec producer.
Brit thesp Riley turned heads in “Control” for his portrayal of troubled Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. The cast also includes Bernard Hill, Susannah York and Art Malik.
McMorrow previously directed award-winning short “Thespian X.”
The feature’s $12 million budget is being financed by the U.K. Film Council’s Premiere Fund, Film 4 and Aramid. HanWay Films is handling international sales.
Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green to Star in Futuristic Thriller ‘Franklyn’
Posted Sep 20th 2007 5:33PM by Patrick Walsh
The upcoming futuristic thriller Franklyn will offer something for the fellas (the gorgeous Eva Green) and something for the ladies (the man-gorgeous Ryan Phillippe). The film will be set simultaneously in both contemporary London and a faith-dominated future metropolis without separation of church and state. According to Variety, the film will tell the story of “four lost souls divided by two parallel worlds on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.” It’s Sliding Doors meets The Matrix! Sounds mighty confusing, but I’m intrigued. The film will co-star Sam Riley, who plays Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis in Control (read James’ positive review here).
First-time director Gerald McMorrow wrote the screenplay and will direct the film. According to IMDb, John Hurt is in the Franklyn cast as well, but since that’s not part of the Variety announcement, take that with a grain of salt for now. The movie has undergone a lot of casting changes, it seems. Last we heard about the project, Ewan McGregor was attached to star, but it appears that is no longer the case. Paul Bettany was attached to the Riley role at one point. I don’t know much about Riley, but I do know getting Phillippe for McGregor is something of a step down. Phillippe is improving, though, I must give him props for holding his own against an incredible Chris Cooper performance in the too little-seen Breach. Green is probably best known as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, but holds a special place in my
pants heart for her almost entirely nude performance in The Dreamers. Dreamy.
Seems like an old interview or a collection of several Eva quotes, but it’s in this month’s Marie-Claire.
VANITY STAR: EVA GREEN (Marie-Claire France)
We can be daughter of… and have talent. Eva Green dreamt of becoming an Egyptologist, but the rigidity of the French school system led her to abandon school at 16 and to reveal her acting talents. In 2006, she played a femme fatale at Daniel Craig’s side in “Casino Royale”, directed by Martin Campbell, and became the sixth French actress in the family of the “James Bond girls”… International class!
by Karine Pommereau
Mirror, mirror on the wall!
My image remains blurred. There are women who look at themselves when they walk in front of a shop window. I never do. It’s a little like I wanted to avoid myself. I think that it’ll go away when I’ll be older.
The Midnight Poison campaign can be seen everywhere in France: magazines, TV commercials, ads on bus stops… By the way, Glamour France made a special coverage on the stars who are the face of famous perfumes and Eva was one of them. Thanks to Clarisse, we have a scan. I’d also like to thank Jess for sending in a printed ad from the October issue of Vanity Fair.
EDIT: I’ve also added screencaps from the Midnight Poison making of and the preview.
And, now it’s time for a little survey: did you buy MP yet or do you plan to? Did you at least have the chance to smell it? Is it everything that you expected?
People magazine unveils best and worst-dressed lists
Britney Spears shocked us with her best impersonation of a zombie in an ill-fitting bikini — but at least she wasn’t named the world’s worst dresser.
That dubious dishonor, according to People magazine’s best- and worst-dressed issue out Friday, goes to French actress Eva Green. The mag, on newstands Friday, devotes an entire page to Green, who “seems to be aiming for a galaxy far, far away” in four different disastrous looks.
“There was a lot to choose from,” said People style editor Clarissa Cruz. “It’s not just (the dresses). It’s the crazy hair, piled-on makeup, combined with these dresses.”
On the plus side, Katie Holmes emerged from the shadow of being Mrs. Tom Cruise to make People’s best dressed list. The magazine called her look “classic.”
Source: NY Daily News
The Forum is currently offline and I still don’t have a date to put it back online.
The NRJ Ciné Awards ceremony will take place on October 1st at the Grand Rex in Paris, but the votes will have to be cast until September 21st maximum.
Captures from the Midnight Poison commercial were added to the gallery for our viewing pleasure.
If any of you make beautiful Fan Art with them, be sure to upload it to the Fan Art Archives (you can upload by yourself, but they’ll only show up once I approve your upload as a matter of security) or send them my way (but be patient if I don’t reply right away because sometimes I don’t check my emails every single day).
PS: mata‘s September calendar page is already online.
For everything related to the tale, the commercial and its muse, go the Dior website.