Julianne Moore Source

May 17th, 2017
Karina

Lelio will write the adaptation of the currently untitled film, which FilmNation will launch in Cannes.
Julianne Moore will star in a re-imagining of Sebastian Lelio’s critically acclaimed 2013 film Gloria.

The new film, currently untitled, won’t be a straight remake of the Chilean-Spanish drama, but is inspired by the film’s story and characters.

Moore will play a free-spirited woman in her 50s. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults in Los Angeles. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Arnold. Their intense passion, to which she gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair, until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that now, surprisingly, she can shine brighter than ever.

As one of the greatest actresses in the world, Julianne giving her interpretation of the character is not only a huge honor, it’s irresistible. It’s going to be like jazz, you’ll feel the spirit of the original story but it’ll be re-invigorated and vital,” said Lelio.

Lelio will write the adaptation of the script for the new film, which is set to shoot by the end of this year.

Juan de Dios Larraín, who produced the original film, is producing the new project. The film is also being produced by his partner, the director Pablo Larrain.

This film tells a fascinating story from one of those thousands of women who try to be happy in their 50s, where an apparently boring life can be fascinating, erotic, fun and complex. Julianne Moore can´t be better for the role, with Sebastian in the directing,” said Juan de Dios Larraín.

FilmNation Entertainment will launch international sales on the film at the upcoming Cannes market. The project marks a reunion for Lelio and FilmNation, which is also currently co-financing Lelio’s first English-language feature, Disobedience, with Film4.

Lelio’s 2013 film Gloria debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, where lead actress Paulina García won the Silver Bear for Best Actress. It also played at the Toronto Film Festival, and was the Chilean entry for the best foreign language film for the Academy Awards. It received critical acclaim, with THR’s review stating: “It’s hard to imagine anyone with a heart and a brain not responding to the quiet delights and stunning intimacy of Chilean director Sebastian Lelio’s account of the personal evolution of a 58-year-old divorcee, played with scrupulous honesty and intelligence by the wonderful Paulina Garcia.

Oscar winner Moore will next be seen starring in Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, which will premiere in Competition in Cannes. She also stars in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman 2 and stars opposite Matt Damon in George Clooney’s Suburbicon. She’s repped by CAA and Management 360.

Lelio recently debuted A Fantastic Woman at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for best script. His first English-language feature, Disobedience, is currently in postproduction and stars Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. Lelio is represented by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and Management 360.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

Jan 18th, 2017
Karina

The author says the wide range of voices evokes “the feeling I tried to evoke in the book: a sort of American chorale”

Audiobooks have been called the fastest-growing format in publishing, and George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo seems to be the largest-growing novel among audiobooks: The acclaimed short story writer’s first full-length novel boasts a star-studded cast of 166 narrators.

Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Lena Dunham, Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon, Megan Mullally and Don Cheadle are among the celebrities who have all lent their voices to narrate the story, about Abraham Lincoln mourning his son Willie in a graveyard full of ghosts. Penguin Random House Audio is applying for a Guinness World Record for most individuals’ voices on a single audiobook.
This was a really gratifying artistic venture — to have so many talented people give their time to my work like this,” Saunders emailed TIME. “I had approached Kelly Gildea, the producer, with high hopes but also (I can see in retrospect) with no idea of how much I was asking—the sheer amount of work and organization. But she agreed immediately and went to work on it: 166 different voices, one for every character in the book, no doubling, and the final cast included A-list Hollywood talent, amazing audiobook professionals, and (especially meaningful to me) a bunch of family members, close friends, and volunteers from Random House and ICM. I love the way that the variety of contemporary American voices mimics and underscores the feeling I tried to evoke in the book: a sort of American chorale.

Highlights from the star-studded cast are below. The novel and audiobook will be available Feb. 14.

Source: time.com

Dec 18th, 2016
Karina

A dash of Hollywood came to Cedar Grove when actress Julianne Moore visited South End Elementary School to share her series of children’s books with local students.

Moore, an Academy Award-winning actress, visited Dec. 9 and read from her “Freckleface Strawberry” series to students in Grades K-2, and signed books for the kids.

Despite her celebrity stature, South End Media Specialist Tania Liddy said they approached Moore’s arrival with the focus on her career as an author.

It tied in kind of nicely because this year we’re working on character education, and her books are all about differences in people and how you and your best friend can be different,” Liddy said. “[Moore] has red hair and freckles, so kids called her names. She talked about how she felt.

The students prepared for Moore’s visit by all wearing red to go with the strawberry theme, decorating the hallways and display case with art from her books, and welcoming her with a sign outside the school.

Liddy said Moore was friendly and kind during her stay and showed her acting chops with an animated storytelling with different voices and gestures throughout.

Most of the students did not know Moore through her acting career, as most of her movies do not cater to their age group, noted South End Principal Lynn DiMatteo. Featured in movies such as “The Big Lebowski,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” and “Crazy Stupid Love,” Moore’s celebrity status was just an added bonus for the adults, DiMatteo said.

We were a little starstruck. I’m not going to say we weren’t,” she acknowledged, noting how Moore’s arrival in the afternoon left a sense of anticipation through Friday morning.

When the students had the chance to ask Moore questions, almost all of them were about her writing rather than acting, DiMatteo said. The way the kids reacted was interesting to watch, she said.

I turned to look at the faces of the students while she was reading because they were mesmerized,” the principal said. “Their eyes were on her and they were hanging on every word. She really captured them at that moment, without a doubt.

During her 15 years in Cedar Grove, DiMatteo said she couldn’t remember a celebrity of Moore’s stature coming to town. She said it will be difficult to top for the next author visit.

Cedar Grove Board of Education Vice President Frank Mandala recalled the excitement about Moore’s visit when it was first announced at a South End FSA meeting.

It was a huge thing,” Mandala said. “Like when they said her name they sort of did a drum roll thing, and I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s huge.’

Source: northjersey.com

Sep 13th, 2016
Karina

Julianne Moore has signed on to star alongside Ken Watanabe and Demian Bichir in the hostage drama Bel Canto.

Paul Weitz (Grandma, About a Boy, Mozart in the Jungle) will direct the film from his adapted script, which is based on Ann Patchett’s book of the same name. The title was first published in 2001 and became an international best-seller, but until now it has found little traction despite a compelling female heroine trapped in a hostage situation in Peru.

Anthony Weintraub (Tekkonkinkreet) adapted the love story, which centers on Roxane Coss (Moore), a famous American soprano who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at the birthday party of a rich Japanese industrialist (Watanabe). Just as the gathering convenes, the house is taken over by guerrillas, led by General Benjamin (Bichir), demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. A monthlong standoff ensues in which hostages and captors must overcome their differences and find their shared humanity in the face of impending disaster.

Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding, Mozart in the Jungle) is producing alongside Anthony Weintraub through their company A-Line Pictures. Weitz and Andrew Miano (A Single Man, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) also are producing via their Depth of Field production company.

Bloom will begin introducing the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday. WME Global is selling the U.S. rights.

I read the Bel Canto novel many years ago and have always believed it would translate naturally to the big screen,” said Bloom’s Alex Walton. “The book has a large loyal global fan base, which I am confident will be delighted to see our wonderful cast bring this story to life.

The project will mark Weitz’s latest film venture, as he continues to receive critical acclaim for his ongoing Golden Globe-winning Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. Moore will next star in Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck and the Kingsman sequel. She also stars in the upcoming George Clooney-helmed Suburbicon, which also is being sold by Bloom.

The Oscar winner (Still Alice) is repped by CAA, United Agents and Management 360.

Watanabe, a supporting actor Oscar nominee for The Last Samurai, can next be seen in Transformers: The Last Knight. Bichir, who earned a best actor Oscar nomination for A Better Life, just wrapped Ridley Scott’s Aliens: Covenant.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

Sep 13th, 2016
Karina

The end of Difficult People season two is upon us!

The Hulu comedy wraps up its hilarious, sharped-tongue sophomore season on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in typical fashion as Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner) deal with the sensitivities of New York City on high alert.

While waiting in line for a party, Julie and Billy meet Sarah Nussbaum (Julianne Moore), the ultimate “fake girls’ girl” development executive who takes interest in one of Julie’s essays, and ET has your first look at Julie and Sarah’s chance encounter.

I remember how punishingly cold it was the night we shot outside the Mark Twain Awards,” Klausner said of filming the scene. “Delirious and starving, Billy and I sent our assistants across the street to Peter Luger for takeout. They forgot to include cutlery with our steaks and baked potatoes, so Julianne Moore made fun of us for eating our dinners with our bare hands ‘like disgusting animals.’ She was completely right to do so, and I feel privileged to have experienced such a unique humiliation.

Moore is not the only star to stop by the finale. Returning to Difficult People are Amy Sedaris and Debbie Harry, reprising their roles as Rita and Kiki, while Richard Kind also makes an appearance.

Source: etonline.com