The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus turns in an impressive performance in the new film Sunlight Jr., in which he plays Naomi Watts’ shady ex-boyfriend who she once had to put a restraining order on.
In this exclusive clip, Reedus (Justin) shares an intense conversation with Watts (Melissa), who’s pregnant with her disabled boyfriend Richie’s (Matt Dillon) child. Watts and Dillon, though in love, are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty, and must struggle through the daunting hardships that come their way, which includes not only fending off a creepy Justin, but Melissa dealing with an abusive boss and the two of them facing eviction from their already rundown motel.
Naomi took to the red carpet again last night, for the New York Film Festival premiere of Tom Hanks’ new movie Captain Phillips. Naomi went high street for the event, sporting a pretty little black dress from H&M paired with black pumps and a black jacket in hand. She was accompanied by her While We’re Young co-stars Adam Driver and Charles Grodin (they started filming this week – more on that soon). I think Naomi looks fantastic – so pretty, so natural, and so fresh faced – better than ever, in fact!
Our friend Lindsey has sent us some HQ photos from the event, and you can see them amongst the total of 60 photos we have from this premiere for you in the Gallery:
The first trailer for Naomi’s upcoming movie Sunlight Jr. has recently been released, and you can watch it below. What are your first thoughts on the movie?
Here’s another batch from our exclusive The Impossible promotional photoshoot that comes to us courtesy of Renee. They are all in gorgeous HQ, and just for you, the visitors of Blue Jewel! I love the colour of this dress on Naomi. I still have over 100 HQ photos from this shoot to share with you, so don’t go anywhere
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Here’s a Hungarian trailer for Diana:
Sands Shift In ‘Queen Of The Desert;’ Nicole Kidman Eyed To Replace Naomi Watts As Gertrude Bell
Looks like director Werner Herzog is going to get a new Queen Of The Desert. I’m hearing that Naomi Watts is exiting the film about the early 20th Century explorer Gertrude Bell, and that Nicole Kidman is in talks to take the plum role.
This follows a switch of the male leads earlier this year, when Jude Law departed and James Franco replaced him. Robert Pattinson also stars. Bell is the iconic explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. The story plays with the sweep of Lawrence Of Arabia, potentially, and Kidman seems a nice match for the material.
Nick Raslan is producing through his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya’s Benaroya Pictures banner will finance the film. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales.
Kidman is here in Toronto where her new movie The Railway Man premiered Friday evening. That Jonathan Teplitzky-directed film, about a brutalized WWII POW who gets to confront his Japanese torturer, is considered a prime acquisition title here in the festival here. Kidman also stars in the Olivier Dahan-directed Grace Of Monaco, which The Weinstein Company releases November 27, in the head of the Oscar race. Kidman is repped by CAA and Media Talent Group.
Continuing her promotion of Diana in Europe, Naomi attended a premiere for the film in Paris last night, accompanied by her co-star Naveen Andrews and their director Oliver Hirschbiegel. Naomi looked exquisite in a romantic white lace dress from Marchesa – I absolutely love this look on her, it’s so different and dainty! Without further ado, enjoy the HQ pics in our Gallery (and scroll on down this post for a couple of videos from the red carpet):