Fresh & fabulous: Naomi Watts a natural as the ‘face’ of iconic Aussie fashion brand, Sportscraft
AFTER a very successful collaboration, Aussie fashion brand Sportscraft have announced their continued partnership with iconic Australian actor Naomi Watts, launching a striking Spring campaign.
This season was a family affair, with the campaign shot by Naomi’s photographer brother Ben Watts. The siblings were right at home shooting together; Naomi very much at ease and relaxed with her brother behind the camera.
The campaign captures the exquisite 47-year-old shot beachside, looking bright and fresh in a collection of pieces that celebrate the change of season, and reinforce Sportscraft’s commitment to the quintessential Australian lifestyle.
“It’s great to be back with Sportscraft for the spring summer season. I’ll never forget growing up in Australia by the beach. Shooting this campaign brought up treasured memories and feelings of nostalgia,” says Ms Watts.
Naomi’s family moved to Sydney when she was a teenager and at high school she met Nicole Kidman, with whom she co-starred in Flirting (1991).
Watts’ movie career took off in 2001 with David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, followed by two The Ring films, 21 Grams (2003), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong (2005), Eastern Promises (2007) and The Impossible (2012), for which she received her second Academy Award nomination.
“We’re thrilled to have Naomi back as our ambassador for spring summer. Her timeless style and sophistication perfectly embodies the Sportscraft brand”. Adrian Jones, CEO of APG & Co said.
“I love working with my sister. It’s been a while since I shot with her, so I was really excited to be a part of the team working on an Aussie brand that’s really become an institution,” said Ben Watts.
The new collection focuses on beautiful fabrication, textures and uplifting colour to signify the start of spring with flashes of mandarin that are paired back with freshness in crisp ivory, duck egg and bold Prussian blue.
Design detail, prints and texture play a big role for spring and are shown in delicate pleating, tropical leaf and floral motifs, and soft lightweight knitwear.
Sportscraft Signature showcases sophistication in tailoring, tied together with clean nautical lines including statement crop jackets which are worn easily over a bright twist front dress or delicate drapefront shirts.
The spring summer season will conclude a historical year for the 101-year-old Sportscraft brand as it zooms into century two, continuing to celebrate Australians and our unique way of life.
– News.com.au – watch the behind the scenes video
Fox Searchlight has opted to keep Jake Gyllenhaal-Naomi Watts drama “Demolition” out of this year’s awards season, dating the film for an April 8, 2016, release.
The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee from a screenplay by Bryan Sipe. Producers are Lianne Halfon, Russ Smith, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Sidney Kimmel and Vallee.
Gyllenhaal portrays a successful investment banker who struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. He continues to unravel despite pressure from his father-in-law, portrayed by Chris Cooper. His character then forms an unlikely connection with a customer service rep and single mother, played by Watts, after writing a complaint letter to a vending machine company.
Newcomer Judah Lewis plays Watts’ son in the movie.
Vallee directed “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild.” Fox Searchlight bought the U.S. rights to “Demolition” while it was still in production in New York last October.
Gyllenhaal has a pair of potential awards films opening soon with The Weinstein Company’s boxing drama “Southpaw” launching July 24 and Universal’s mountaineering drama “Everest” opening on Sept. 18. He plays expedition leader Scott Fischer in “Everest,” which recaps the disastrous 1996 climbing season on the world’s highest mountain.
Allegiant Part 1 co-star Daniel Dae Kim recently posted a photo of some of the films case – including Naomi – having dinner together:
Filming for Allegiant Part 1, the 3rd film in the Insurgent series, started last month, and Naomi’s hairstylist Ryan Trygstad recently shared a photo of her during the filming:
Elle Fanning-Naomi Watts Transgender Drama ‘Three Generations’ Gets Release Date
The Weinstein Co. has given an awards-season release date of September 18 for transgender drama “Three Generations,” starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon.
TWC won the bidding at the Cannes Film Festival last month after buyers were shown a promo reel of the project, directed by Gaby Dellal from Nikole Beckwith’s script. TWC paid $6 million for U.S. rights with a minimum 500-screen commitment.
Fanning plays a New York teenager seeking to transition from female to male. Watts portrays her mother and Sarandon is her lesbian grandmother.
Producers are Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf, along with Dorothy Berwin. Big Beach also financed “Three Generations.”
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Allegient Part 1 starts filming
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced today (May 20th) that principal photography has commenced in Atlanta on the feature film adaptation of THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT – PART 1, the third installment of the blockbuster DIVERGENT action adventure franchise, starring Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer, and Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts. Golden Globe® nominated Jeff Daniels joins the cast. Returning cast members include Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jonny Weston, as well as Mekhi Phifer and Daniel Dae Kim. Other new cast members also include Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim and Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Stephen Chbosky. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the film through their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are executive producing through their Mandeville Films banner along with Barry Waldman and Neil Burger. Lionsgate will release ALLEGIANT – PART 1 theatrically in North America through its Summit Entertainment label on Friday, March 18, 2016.
After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, in Allegiant Part 1 Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.
The Divergent series of books were written by Veronica Roth and have been perennial New York Times best-sellers since 2011. Book sales of the “Divergent” trilogy have surged to over 34 million copies worldwide, up from 17 million at the time of DIVERGENT’s March 21, 2014 release. Allegiant sold 455,000 copies on its first day of release in 2013 to break a company record for Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. Pre-orders for Allegiant exceeded those of any book in the history of HarperCollins.
The first two DIVERGENT films have grossed more than $550 million at the global box office and are Lionsgate’s highest-grossing films domestically outside THE HUNGER GAMES and TWILIGHT franchises.
The fourth installment in the series, ALLEGIANT – PART 2, is slated for release on March 24, 2017.
Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate’s EVP of Production & Development, and Matt Janzen, Lionsgate’s VP, Production & Development, are overseeing the project for the studio.