Naomi Watts has been added to the cast of Paul Haggis’s THIRD PERSON.
The film follows three couples around the world dealing with problems. Watts is the third confirmed cast member for the film, joining previously cast Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde. Although Watts herself is British, it is conceivable that she may be playing an Australian character in order to offset American Wilde and Irishman Neeson and give the film a broader feel.
With Haggis directing, writing and sharing producing credit, it’s almost certain that the film will be dramatic and dark. Watts is no stranger to heavy roles, having starred in such unrelenting dramas as “Eastern Promises” and “21 Grams”, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination.
Michael Nozik will produce the film with Haggis for Hwy61 Films. Production is scheduled to begin in the fall, with shooting taking place in Rome, New York, and Budapest.
Watts is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
The Becker Film Group has just acquired Australian and New Zealand rights to Caught in Flight, the film in which Naomi Watts is to play Princess Diana.
The UK film is scheduled to go into production in July and is the first to be represented internationally by sales and financing company Embankment Films, which has already made sales to more than 40 territories.
“From my perspective, Princess Diana is one of the great stories of our time, and Naomi Watts has a great profile in Australia and I hope she will come out and support the release,” said Richard Becker.
The film is a love story between Princess Diana and heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan to be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, who made Downfall. The producers are Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films, and the script has been written by Stephen Jeffreys.
- Read the full article at IF.com.au
Hello Naomi fans! For our third update today, I have something particularly nice for you – I’ve added HD screencaptures from Naomi’s recent movie J. Edgar! As they are HD they are very good quality, which I always love. You get to see Naomi in full make-up as a 70 year old, too.
As much as I wanted to love this movie, I couldn’t quite like it. I found it too long-winded and vague, as it went through Hoover’s career too quickly with no real focus. Naomi barely had anything to do as Helen Gandy – while she was definitely a fascinating character, acting-wise Naomi didn’t have much/any script to go with. Maybe that was the point, as she quietly got on with her job. I can understand why she wanted to take the part though, and am glad she got to work with Eastwood. It was interesting to see her on screen with Leonardo DiCaprio (one of my favourite actors), and I wish there was more focus on their relationship in the movie.
The screencaps make for great viewing, however, so get browsing and enjoy!
What did you think of Naomi in J. Edgar? Did you like her in full aged make-up?
I’ve just come across the first still of Naomi in The Impossible, and added it to our Gallery. It shows Naomi’s character Maria and her sons amidst the destruction left by the tsunami.
I’ve also added screencaps from the new full length trailer released a couple of days ago.
Unfortunately there’s still no release date for the film besides the October date for Spain. However, an IMDB user posted this week that Ewan McGregor said in an interview that it would be out in December. Hopefully he’s right, and we’ll keep you posted!
A second trailer for The Impossible has been released online! This one is also in Spanish, but it still gives you a good feel of the movie. Movies.com and IndieWire.com have some interesting comments on the film and it’s potential release, that you may like to read. And as the video is not embeddable, you can watch it at one of those two links.
What do you think about the new trailer? Are you excited/intrigued to see this film?
While this isn’t Naomi news as such, some fans may find it interesting to read some technical details about her upcoming movie The Impossible…
The film “The Impossible”, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, recreates the drama of the tsunami that hit the coastlines of Thailand in December 2004. imm sound is the world leader in 3D immersive sound solutions for the cinema industry and the film’s post-production will be carried out using their 3D immersive sound.
imm sound has created a revolutionary immersive 3D sound system, which offers the cinema industry an authentic third sound dimension, thanks to which, viewers are submerged into a completely immersive experience. This revolution is made possible by imm sound breaking away from the concept of channels and other limiting factors associated with the analogue era and adding the vertical layer that was previously lacking in the cinema experience. What’s more, imm sound’s 3D immersive sound system is compatible with all sound systems currently in use and adapting it to the configuration of screening rooms is a very simple and straightforward process.
According to Bayona, imm sound’s immersive 3D technology provides “The Impossible” with a“spectacular sound that allows the audience to become completely involved in the story. It is very exciting to be able to use imm sound’s immersive 3D sound system, which realistically reflects the authentic depth and intensity of sound in The Impossible”.
New release dates have been announced for The Smurfs 2, The Samaritan, and Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler‘s untitled comedy anthology (formerly titled Movie 43). The dates are as follows:
- Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler’s star-studded comedy anthology has been kicked from April 13th all the way back to January 25, 2013.
Finally, Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler’s comedy anthology will continue to sit on the shelf, which is a little odd since the movie’s got famous faces to spare. Here’s the cast:
Johnny Knoxville, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Seann William Scott, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Kate Bosworth, Kate Winslet, Terrence Howard, Liev Schreiber, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Patrick Warburton, Josh Duhamel, Jason Sudeikis, Chloe Grace Moretz, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jack McBrayer, Kieran Culkin, and Chris Pratt.
All of the actors star in a series of interconnected stories. For whatever reason, Relativity doesn’t believe there’s a date left in 2012 that’s right for the movie. On January 25, 2013 it will face the action thriller Parker starring Jason Statham, and the break-dancing drama Battle of the Year: The Dream Team (formerly titled Planet B-Boy).
I’ve made and added screencaptures from the Mother & Child Region 2 DVD extras. The DVD featured a different trailer, and an interesting Behind The Scenes featurette, looking at the different characters and the director. Check out the caps in our Gallery:
J. Edgar is available to order from Movies On Demand in the US – tune in from the comfort of your own home without waiting in line at the local video store!
It is also available to purchase on DVD and bluray in the US. Aussie fans can purchase their copy on June 13th. I can’t seem to find a date for the UK yet though.
10 years ago Naomi was involved in David Lynch’s surreal 6 episode show Rabbits, voicing the rabbit character of Suzie. The project was a total of 42 minutes long, and follows 3 rabbits in their daily activities. Voicing the other rabbits were Mulholland Drive co-star Laura Elena Harring and Naomi’s Ellie Parker co-star/director and friend Scott Coffey. I decided to see if I could find out more about this project, and wound up finding the whole thing to watch, free, online. It’s pretty weird, as you would expect! I haven’t watched it all yet myself, so can’t comment much on Naomi’s rabbit. If you like talking rabbits, then watch it for yourself below, and leave us a comment here to tell us what you thought of it.
Find out more about this project through the links at IMDB
Rabbits (David Lynch) by Enzo_Martino