Posts tagged Samantha Morton
From Yahoo! Movies comes this trailer for Steven Bernstein’s ‘Decoding Annie Parker,’ the upcoming drama lead by Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt and Aaron Paul. Co-starring the like of Bradley Whitford, Rashida Jones, Richard Schiff, Alice Eve, Maggie Grace, Marley Shelton, Chris Mulkey and Corey Stoll, the film opens on May 2nd.
Based on a true story. Two women on remarkable journeys over 15 years. The brave, very funny and always irreverent Anne Parker (Samantha Morton) watches her family stalked and devastated by a cruel illness, and as singular her spirit she is still deeply affected as she is left virtually alone in the world. Mary Claire King (Helen Hunt), a brilliant geneticist believes there is a genetic link to the type of cancer that afflicts people like Annie but few believe her and even fewer support her. As the years pass the illness reaches Annie and changes not only her body, but her relationship with her husband and her son, both little equipped to deal with the mayhem that descends upon them. Remarkably, Annie rises up and fights against the odds as she is dealt blow upon blow, learning as she goes something that she believes might save her. Dr. King also meets many seemingly insuperable obstacles, but managers to find something of unimaginable significance as slowly, inexorably these two women stories begin to converge, until the final, heroic, and uplifting final.
Screen Daily has unveiled these three looks at Liv Ullmann’s first film as a director in more than a decade, ‘Miss Julie.’ An adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic 1888 Swedish battle-of-the-sexes play, ‘Miss Julie’ is led by Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Set on Midsummer’s Eve in a large country house, ‘Miss Julie’ details a battle of both sexes and classes, revolving around the eponymous daughter (Jessica Chastain) of a wealthy landowner, and her flirtation with and seduction of her father’s valet (Colin Farrell), a power struggle that has tragic consequences. The house’s cook and valet’s lover (Samantha Morton) observes the tryst as it unfolds. The film is expected a 2014 release.
Variety bring word that Liv Ullmann is returning to the director’s chair with Jessica Chastain as her leading lady. Ullmann will helm an adaptation of the classic Swedish battle-of-the-sexes play, ‘Miss Julie,’ which will star Chastain and Colin Farrell. Samantha Morton is also on board to co-star in the adaptation of the August Strindberg play. The original story took place in 1874 at the estate of the Count of Sweden, and follows a woman trying to escape an existence cramped by social mores who is suddenly drawn to a senior servant (presumably Farrell’s role?).
‘Miss Julie’ would mark the first project for Jessica Chastain since her Oscar nomination and Golden Globe for ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ Besides ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ Chastain can also be seen in ‘Mama,’ which has made $50 million in North America. She is currently starring in the Broadway play ‘The Heiress.’ Colin Farrell has a busy 2013 ahead of him with roles in ‘Dead Man Down,’ ‘A Winter’s Tale’ and Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks.’ As for Liv Ullmann, the last film she helmed was 2000′s Swedish pic ‘Faithless.’ More recently, she directed Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton onstage in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in 2009. Samantha Morton was last seen on the big screen in David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis.’ Expect more details soon.
With ‘Cosmopolis’ landing in US cinemas today, Robert Pattinson caught up with MTV News to talk about being cast in David Cronenberg’s psychologically complex thriller. The actor revealed that his casting in ‘Cosmopolis’ was “one of the first times I considered myself an actor,” Robert Pattinson continues, “I had to come to terms with that. That was one of my first questions. ‘What do you see in me? Why? Why? Why are you hiring me?’ Cronenberg is one of those people when you’re asked who you want to work with, he doesn’t even come into my head. Because that’s like saying, “Want to work with Orson Welles?” It was total luck. It was like a gift to get the job. I sort of fell into acting. It’s not like I’ve been striving since I was a kid to get this. But I like movies more than acting, I think. I like the idea of being in movies that I like, contributing something.”
With his acclaimed performance as Eric Packer in ‘Cosmopolis’ under his belt, Robert Pattinson said that he’s trying not to get too far ahead of himself, saying that he’s cautious about feeling validated by the role, “I think as soon as you feel validated, you’re a bad actor. You have to constantly feel that there’s a 99% chance of failure. Total failure. Devastating failure. You should feel like every single job is the potential where you’re never going to get another job again. Not in a bad way — you should feel good about it, because then you’re in it. It’s all about living in the present.” None of which is to say that Robert Pattinson isn’t enjoying the positive ‘Cosmopolis’ reviews. “It’s a relief not to get sh*t on. I’ve had a lot of sh*t on my end,” he laughed. “You get those first few reviews and it’s [a sigh of relief]. And then you start desperately seeking out the bad ones.”
With the film released in UK cinemas on Friday, Entertainment One has made available these nine clips from David Cronenberg’s latest film, ‘Cosmopolis.’ The clips provide us with some great looks at the films key players in Robert Pattinson’s Eric Packer, Paul Giamatti’s Benno, Kevin Durand’s Torval, Sarah Gadon’s Elise, Emily Hampshire’s Jane, Mathieu Amalric’s Andre Petrescu, Philip Nozuka’s Michael, Juliette Binoche’s Didi, and Jay Baruchel’s Shiner. As a massive Cronenberg fan, I’ve been keeping a keen eye on this film. The story is set in the “not-too-distant-future,” the age of capitalism is drawing to a close and Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), a high finance golden boy is chauffeured across the city in his extravagant limousine to get a haircut. A visit from the President of the United States paralyses Manhattan and as the day goes by, an eruption of wild activity unfolds on the city’s streets. Eric watches helplessly as his empire collapses and as his paranoia intensifies during the 24-hour period, he starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination. Based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name, ‘Cosmopolis’ stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Emily Hampshire, Paul Giamatti, Philip Nozuka, Mathieu Amalric, K’Naan, Kevin Durand, and Sarah Gadon. ’Cosmopolis’ arrives in cinemas June 15th August 17th in the US. You can out my interview with Robert Pattinson for the film here.
New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey.
In the not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.
With ‘Cosmopolis,’ David Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society’s anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild. ‘Cosmopolis’ is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today’s world. Alongside Robert Pattinson, the film co-stars Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, Kevin Durand, and Sarah Gadon. Look out for ‘Cosmopolis’ in cinemas June 15th in the UK and August 17th in the US. The film is based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name
Spending much of the time filming in the car, in isolation, with David Cronenberg listening with headphones and communicating through an intercom system while watching the action on a monitor. How was that process?
Robert Pattinson: I was in a car for the majority of the time, and David was out by the monitors on an intercom, and yet he was incredibly sensitive to every little thing we did, even when we weren’t conscious of it. He always seemed to pick up on things when they were getting interesting, and that was very reassuring. Shooting in the car helped me with playing Eric as well. I became familiar with the car and comfortable in my seat, while each of the other actors had to come in and figure it all out for themselves. Everyone else felt alien in ‘my’ domain. After shooting mostly in the limo for over a month, it was refreshing to get out and work with other actors experiencing a new set though (laughs).