Ewan McGregor and Eva Green are currently filming David Mackenzie’s The Last Word in Glasgow.
McGregor and Mackenzie last worked together on Young Adam, which screened in official selection in Cannes.
The Last Word, written by prolific Danish writer Kim Fupz Aakeson, was sold in Cannes by TrustNordisk. It is being billed as “a story about two people who fall in love just as the world starts falling apart”.
It is a co-production between Sigma Films (Scotland), Zentropa (Denmark) and Amusementpark Films (Germany. It will be produced by Gillian Berrie, Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Malte Grunert. It is supported by Scottish Screen.
This is director Mackenzie’s sixth feature film, following Spread, one of the highest selling films at Sundance thisyear; Hallam Foe, the Berlinale Silver Bear winning film with Jamie Bell in the eponymous role; the erotic thriller Asylum for which its star, Natasha Richardson, won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress; Young Adam, starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Mortimer which won a host of awards including four Scottish BAFTAs; and thriller The Last Great Wilderness.
Breaking my break to let you know that Eva is currently filming The Last Word in Glasgow with Ewan McGregor. I’ll be adding photos later.
Enjoy the site, the on-going conversations, and the summer/or winter depending on your hemisphere. See you soon! 🙂
Thanks to Tascha.
Between futurist Franklyn in which she’s playing a lost soul and the filming for Shame (Remake Mona Lisa) with Mickey Rourke in New York City the James Bond Girl doesn’t get bored.
She relaxes in taking Japanese lessons and little trips to Italy.
Holidaying means to you…? Relaxing and discover y. I’ve troubles resting immobile for a couple of hours. I like going around and to explore my environment.
Eva Green, 28, is a French actress famous for playing Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale as well as roles in Kingdom Of Heaven and The Golden Compass. She is an ambassador for Montblanc’s Signature For Good campaign to help Unicef combat illiteracy.
Why did you get involved in this Unicef campaign?
Everyone deserves the chance to get a proper education – this campaign helps raise money for families so they can send their children to school. That’s something we take for granted coming from a developed country.
You were raised in France but live in England. Which do you prefer?
Well, the Eurostar is magical so thankfully I can enjoy both but I love living in London because it makes me feel alive. I have so much freedom here because I’m away from my family.
You’re working on two new movies: Cracks and Womb. Rather unfortunate titles…
Ha, ha, yes, I suppose. In Cracks I play a mysterious teacher called Miss G. She works at an elite 1930s girls’ boarding school where she seduces and falls in love with one of her female pupils. It was exactly the same as playing a straight character, it didn’t make a difference whether it was a woman or a man, although I guess the subject is quite taboo. It’s the directorial debut of Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott’s daughter, and she’s created something intense, unusual and very passionate.
As posted on Quiet Earth (thanks to George and caro82 for the heads-up!):
We reported on this scifi drama in August of last year and have been eagerly awaiting footage since. While we don’t know where it’s premiering, Benedek Fliegauf’s cloning love story clearly leans heavily on the arthouse side and has some great dream sequences. I don’t know how heavy the science fiction aspect in this and I’m thinking it might be only to facilitate the story, but it sounds and looks incredible. The exceptional Eva Green stars in this tragi-romance and the trailer we have looks like it’s cut off at the end, but I think it’s supposed to be that way.
When Rebecca returns to her grandfather’s house, she meets her childhood sweetheart Thomas again. Thomas leaves his girlfriend Rose and their love picks up where it left off, until Thomas dies in a car accident. Devastated, the young woman contemplates suicide until she finds consolation in the idea of cloning. Although society does not fully accept it yet, she plans to give birth to Thomas, bringing her lost love to life (again). Living in Rebecca’s grandfather’s remote old house, Thomas grows up believing his father died in an accident. Rebecca never mentions cloning. In spite of their secret, Rebecca and Thomas lead an almost normal life until Rose finds out about them …
Happy new month, everyone! A big thank you goes out to mata as usual! 😉
Could his contemporary fairy tale about cloning, starring Eva Green and Matt Smith, push Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf into the mainstream? Martin Blaney visits the German set of Womb.
On the day two of the most powerful women in the German film industry visit the Berlin shoot of English-language cloning drama Womb, Benedek Fliegauf is directing lead actress Eva Green in a scene set in a meticulously recreated traditional dwelling on the North Sea coast.