Ayelet Zurer has landed the coveted role of Vittoria Vetra in Sony Pictures’ upcoming Da Vinci Code prequel Angels & Demons. While the studio won’t confirm, sources close to the production tell EW.com that the Israeli actress (who played Eric Bana’s wife in Munich and was last seen in Sony’s Vantage Point) has been cast opposite Tom Hanks in the Ron Howard-directed film. The actress was chosen over more well-known stars, including Naomi Watts, who had been in talks for the role, according to previous reports.
I’m super-busy with assignments and exams at the moment, so updates may be slow for a few weeks. After that though, I will hopefully have more time so will really start to build up the site properly over the summer
Today I want to make a little off topic plug though, for my new fansite for actress Maria Bello. Maria is of course known from David Cronenberg’s A History Of Violence, and many other quirky films. I’d say she’s similar to our Naomi in terms of her fearlessness when it comes to taking risky and challenging roles. So please give the site a visit :p
Funny Games will be released on DVD in the US (Region 1) on June 10th 2008. No word on extras yet.
I’ve added yet more new candids today, including new ones taken earlier today of Naomi and Liev at Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness’s house, where Hugh and Deborah hosted a pool party to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary. You can see a cute pic of Hugh admiring Alexander at Just Jared!
I’ve also added a poll for you to vote on what you would like to see more of here at Blue Jewel. Obviously the Gallery is by no means finished yet, and a few of the Naomi sections still need to be written/completed, so I’d be interested to know what you would like me to focus on adding … please vote :p
It doesn’t feature our Naomi so I’m only posting it here, rather than in the Gallery. What do you think of it? I prefer it to the all-white one of the boys … this one looks more sinister and creepy…
I’ve added the rest of the 2008 candids I have – over 180 have been added, most of which are HQ! Naomi looks so beautiful … and look at this shot – how lucky are Naomi and Liev to live there, hehe.
I’ve also added a few new link back buttons, new affiliates and updated the sidebar with a new Quote and Picture & Site Of The Moment. I’ll add Interact responses tonight too.
? 2008 Candids additions x181
From the ‘Sydney more expensive than New York: Watts’ article posted below, it sounds like Naomi will be featured in the new issue of a Harpers Bazaar … so I did some searching and it looks like it will be the Australian edition. You can see a preview of the contents page here. I’ll be looking out for scans, but if anyone from Australia would like to contribute them to Blue Jewel then please contact me!
Naomi Watts has apparently revealed she’d like a second child. The 39-year-old, who is mum to nine-month-old Alex, hinted to the Daily Mirror she’d like another baby sooner rather than later. “I am not too tired, which is a great sign, right?” she told the newspaper. “I’d love to have another one. Maybe soon.” She also reportedly explained how being a mother has taken its toll on the amount of acting work she does.
The British-born, Australia-raised star Naomi Watts has two screen careers. In one, she’s a muse to blue-chip international auteurs: she has agonised memorably for David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises), Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu (21 Grams) and David Lynch (Mulholland Drive). In the other, she has staked out a niche as an upmarket “scream queen”, facing perils in Japan-horror remake The Ring and Peter Jackson’s ape epic, King Kong.