Continuing our film screencapture updates, we now have over 750 HD screencaptures from The Impossible! I don’t think I need to say what an incredible performance Naomi put in – as did the other actors – and the film itself is just heartrending. Definitely one of my favourites of Naomi’s! Enjoy our HD screencaptures:
To kick off some big updates here today, I have added HD screencaptures from Naomi’s recent role in Movie 43! The movie was a collection of short segments showing different characters, with Naomi and Liev playing parents who home-school their teenage son. Their 5 minute segment was hilarious and totally awkward, and (needless to say) my favourite part of the film … I would’ve loved to have seen more of their story!
Check out the HD screencaps of Naomi as Samantha in Movie 43 in our Gallery:
James Franco To Replace Jude Law In QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Werner Herzog’s biopic about Gertrude Bell, an English writer and political officer who helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq has James Franco circling the role that Jude Law was going to play.
Previously scheduled to start shooting ‘in late fall of 2012‘ and then rescheduled for March shoot in Morocco with Naomi Watts, Robert Pattinson and with Jude Law attached, Herzog’s next narrative feature was on hold. Now it appears Oz the Great and Powerful himself may ride in to save the day because Law’s likely unable to participate since his scheduling window had closed.
The film has Watts set to star as famous British Intelligence female spy, while Pattison is attached to star in the film as T.E. Lawrence, the British army officer best known by his nickname Lawrence of Arabia (or should Franco take this role, we do not know yet).
The free-spirited Franco is currently filming true life crime drama True Story with Jonah Hill and Felicity Jones and will soon be seen in apocalyptic stoner comedy This Is The End.
Naomi Watts in Negotiations for Noah Baumbach Movie
Noah Baumbach once again is trying to mount his midlife-crisis-for-hipsters movie While We’re Young.
Naomi Watts is in talks to star opposite Ben Stiller, and Girls’ star Adam Driver also is in talks to join the project, which will likely shoot in the fall in New York.
The project has been on and off for Baumbach and some of its stars. Both Stiller and Driver were around in an earlier incarnation that included Greta Gerwig, but securing financing has been a consistent problem with the project. In fact, a scheduled spring shoot didn’t happen for financial reasons. But Watts’ involvement could help the filmmaker secure the coin.
Written by Baumbach, the story revolves around an uptight documentary filmmaker (Stiller) and his wife (Watts) who find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple. Driver would play one half of the younger couple. Amanda Seyfried’s name has surfaced as a candidate for the mate of Driver’s character.
(Other incarnations of this project have included James Franco, Cate Blanchett and Jesse Eisenberg.)
Baumbach’s frequent collaborator Scott Rudin is producing.
Watts, who will next be seen in Sunlight Jr. and Two Mothers, also has the Princess Diana biopic Diana in the can. The Aussie star is filming the Alejandro González Iñárritu comedy Birdman and has St. Vincent de Van Nuys on tap.
She is repped by CAA and manager Jason Weinberg at Untitled Entertainment.
Driver already has a packed schedule. He is gearing up to star opposite Chris O’Dowd in Max Winkler’s adaptation of The Coward and will shoot Shawn Levy’s and Warner Brothers’ adaptation of This Is Where I Leave You in the summer, while also shooting a new season of Girls.
He is repped by Gersh.
Naomi and her Two Mothers director Anne Fontaine appeared on French TV show Le Grand Journal on March 8th to promote their movie, and you can watch their segment below. Screencaptures will be added to the Gallery soon.
Naomi has been promoting Two Mothers in France recently, and has given several interviews for it:
The late-April New York festival released the first half of its slate Tuesday, which includes a mix of narrative dramas and documentaries.
The world’s greatest melting pot will host a film festival with true international flair — and some star power.
Following last week’s announcement that a documentary about and concert featuring local rock band The National will kick off this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the organization announced the first half of its competition slate Tuesday.
Opening the narrative competition will be the rural drama Bluebird, the full-feature debut of writer-director Lance Edmands. The film, about the dramatic events in a Maine logging town, stars Amy Morton along with Girls star Adam Driver, Mad Men’s John Slattery and Justified Emmy winner Margo Martindale.
The world documentary competition will open with Big Men, about corrupt oil companies in Africa and executive produced by Brad Pitt, and the Viewpoints section will kick off with Flex Is King, about New York City street art.
Notable stars in the festival include Russell Crowe, who narrates a documentary about Bordeaux wine called Red Obsession; Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts, who feature as a paraplegic and his pregnant wife in Sunlight Jr.; Ben Kingsley in A Birder’s Guide to Everything; and Jena Malone and Ben Whishaw as narrators of the documentary Teenager.
The full slate of announced films is below, with synopses provided by the festival:
Sunlight Jr., directed and written by Laurie Collyer. (USA) – World Premiere. Quickie-mart employee Melissa (Naomi Watts) and paraplegic Richie (Matt Dillon) are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation threatens to bring their happy life crashing down. Norman Reedus also stars in this a moving romantic drama from Laurie Collyer, director of the Golden Globe-nominated Sherrybaby.
- Hollywood Reporter (includes full Tribeca line-up)
Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton to Star in ‘Birdman’
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s dark comedy piece follows a former actor as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler short story.
Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis will star in Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s latest project that is being made by Fox Searchlight and New Regency.
As opposed to Innaritu’s usual soul-searing dramas, Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.
Keaton, who played Batman in the early 1990s Tim Burton movies, is the comic book movie star trying to regain his credibility.
Stone will play Keaton’s daughter, fresh from rehab and now his assistant. Watts will be an actress in the play, while Galifianakis will play the production’s conniving producer.
Congratulations to Naomi for picking up yet another award nomination for The Impossible, this time from the Empire Awards. Tom Holland also scores a much deserved nomination for Best Male Newcomer. The London based awards body will hold their ceremony in that city on Sunday March 24th, and fans can –> vote for their winners online <-- in the run-up.
Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Best Male Newcomer
Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina)
Rafe Spall (Life Of Pi)
Steve Oram (Sightseers)
Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi)
Tom Holland (The Impossible)
Naomi supports a campaign from the Happy Hearts Fund in this new PSA:
Happy Hearts Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters. We work during the period after emergency response is complete, implementing sustainable practices to ensure a lasting impact.