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Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska In Todd Haynes' Lesbian Romance Carol
Mara has replaced Wasikowska in Todd Haynes’ Carol, which he plans to start filming in Spring 2014. The movie is based on Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian love story. It was published in 1952 (under Highsmith’s pseudonym, Claire Morgan), and often goes by the rival title, The Price of Salt.
Rooney Mara On 'Strong Female Characters' And The Embarrassing Movies She Hasn't Seen
Mara saw Lowery's previous short film and says she immediately fell for the script, in which she plays Ruth, one half of a criminal couple (opposite Casey Affleck) who are separated when he goes to jail, and she retreats home to raise their child. Five years later he's escaped and makes his way back to her, and though Ruth is a tough outlaw at heart and a devoted mom, she's not nearly the simple "tough female character" that Mara admits can be too limiting
Ain't Them Bodies Saints Gets A Short Graphic Novel Prequel That You Can Read Right Now
Following in the footsteps of bigger budget films, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints received the graphic novel treatment, which Entertainment Weekly is awesomely hosting in its entirety. Isn’t it nice when filmmakers and production companies don’t feel the need to relieve us of our money for extra material?
Why This Writer Hates Strong Female Characters, And You Should Too
Pointing out that there are strong female characters in recent films who are also completely interesting in their own right-- she cites Peggy Carter in Captain America, and I would stick up for Lisbeth Salander-- and acknowledging that the presence of the SFC recognizes sexism in culture, McDougall asks why movies don't do more to combat the sexism by actually including more female characters.
Win Tickets To An Advance Screening Sundance Hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints
If you think the visuals in this summer's big movies have impressed you, just wait until you get a look at David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints. Without a single giant robot or skyscraper getting knocked over, Ain't Them Bodies Saints is easily one of the year's most visually impressive movies, crammed with the kind of lush cinematography and Texas locations that made Terrence Malick famous.
Spike Jonze's Her Unveils Haunting Trailer That Goes Just To The Edge Of Creepy
Is it possible for a love story between a man and his computer to break your heart? If Spike Jonze has anything to do with it, yes. The first trailer for Jonze's first film in 4 years has debuted online, and you can either watch it above or in HD at Apple. It starts with tinkling piano music from Aphex Twin and only gets more plaintive from there
Rooney Mara And Martin Sheen Join Stephen Daldry's Third World Drama Trash
While we don't know much about this mysterious McGuffin, wedo know that Tevez, Luis, and Weinstein will play the three boys at the film's center. Sheen will be playing a character called Father Julliard, so presumably a priest. Mara is set to portray an NGO aid worker, embedded in this poverty-stricken place. The roles of Moura and Mello are currently unknown.
Watch: David Fincher Directs Rooney Mara In A Drop Dead Gorgeous Perfume Ad
While we wait for David Fincher to figure out just what his next directing effort will be, and even if he'll take on the increasingly unlikely-seeming The Girl Who Played With Fire, we've got a brief, gorgeous collaboration between him and his Dragon Tattoo muse Rooney Mara to feast our eyes on.
Rooney Mara Says Daniel Craig Won't Be Written Out Of The Girl Who Played With Fire
But while it's cause for celebration that Craig will likely be back for The Girl Who Played With Fire, there remains to be question marks surrounding Fincher's involvement. Following Mara's responses about Craig, the outlet took the opportunity to ask whether or not Fincher would be coming back for the sequel.. "I would hope that he would," she said. "But no matter what, he'll definitely have some sort of involvement."
Could Daniel Craig Be Written Out Of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Sequel?
THR says Craig “wants(s) a pay raise, not a cut, in the wake of Skyfall grossing $1 billion worldwide.” As a result, Craig’s character in the movie – journalist Mikael Blomkvist – might be written out of the sequel, erased from screenwriter Steven Zaillian’s treatment of the sequel.
Side Effects Exclusive TV Spot Promises Thrills And Surprises
Side Effects is a movie by Steven Soderbergh, so you can pretty much guarantee it's not going to look like you're average off-the-rack thriller. But it's also a twisty and sometimes even scary thriller, the kind of thing that you really can sell to any audience, even if it requires masking some of the weird quirks that make it distinctly Soderbergh's
Second Side Effects Trailer Spells Trouble For Pill-Popping Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara plays a woman treated for emotional imbalances by a pioneering psychiatrist (Jude Law). But legal complications arise when the pill prescribed by the doc create, as the title suggests, unexpected (and violent) side effects.
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Hall, Rooney Mara Final Contenders To Join Johnny Depp In Transcendence
There are many, many reasons to get excited about Transcendence, starting with the fact that it's the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's longtime director of photography Wally Pfister, and he's already got Johnny Depp on board to star in a film with a very secret plot. Add that to recent rumors that that story has Johnny Depp's character turning into a supercomputer
Steven Soderbergh Is Ending His Career With A Bang In Trailer For Side Effects
Steven Soderbergh still swears he's heading into retirement, with the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra set to air next year, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. But first there's what will hopefully not actually be his final theatrically release film, Side Effects, which debuted its first trailer online today
Rooney Mara, Ben Foster & Casey Affleck Up For Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck are all presently circling Ain’t Them Bodies Saints which is said to be a contemporary crime drama in the vein of Bonnie and Clyde. Whether that means a pair of crooks who have a twisted love life that binds them together through their exploits, or that it's meant to shake up our expectations of the genre (or both) remains to be seen as no further plot details or even vague character descriptions are being released at this time.