The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Nominations were announced yesterday by the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The documentary “Sonic Sea“, which is narrated by Rachel herself, received 3 nominations. The documentary is nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary, Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction, and Outstanding Music & Sound. Congratulations to Rachel, directors Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld, NRDC and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series and was selected for multiple film festivals. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. For a full list of nominations be sure to head over to EmmyOnline.com. The filmmakers took the official twitter account @sonicsea to thank Rachel, Sting and everyone else who contributed.
The Toronto International Film Festival just announced it’s first wave of movies (special presentations and galas) and it has been announced that “Disobedience” is part of their line-up as part of their special presentations program. According to their official website the screening will be a world premiere and the running time is 114 minutes. The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017. To see the full lineup, be sure to head over to the official website.
Disobedience | Directed by Sebastián Lelio
United Kingdom | 114 minutes | 2017 | Colour | English | World Premiere
Sebastián Lelio directs Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in this adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife.
The schedule will be released on August 22nd. Film4 and FilmNation also just revealed the first look of the movie featuring Rachel and costar Rachel Weisz, which you can find after the jump, and we have added the still in our gallery as well.
1iota is hosting a special advance screening of “Game Night” next week. The movie is currently in post-production, so we assume this is a test screening. The screening will be held on July 25, 2017 in Burbank, CA. You are able to submit for tickets on 1iota’s official website.
We are looking for 17-54 year olds to attend a special advance screening of the new film “GAME NIGHT.” From the guys behind Horrible Bosses and Spider-Man:Homecoming comes this comedic thriller, GAME NIGHT.
Married couple, Max (Jason Bateman: Horrible Bosses, Arrested Development) and Annie’s (Rachel McAdams: Doctor Strange, Spotlight) weekly game night with their friends takes an unexpected turn when Max’s venture capitalist brother, Brooks, organizes a murder-mystery party. Over the course of one chaotic night, the group realizes this is more than a game as they race to keep Brooks — and themselves — alive.
This film also stars Kyle Chandler (Wolf of Wall Street, Bloodline), Jesse Plemons (Fargo, Breaking Bad), Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods, The Big Short), Sharon Horgan (TV’s Catastrophe), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s Pitch), Lamorne Morris (Barbershop: The Next Cut and TV’s The New Girl), Jeffery Wright (Hunger Games, TV’s Westworld), and Michael C. Hall (TV’s Dexter, Six Feet Under).
This film is not yet rated but will likely be rated R for language and violence.
Thanks to Nick for the heads up! The movie will be released on March 2, 2018 in the USA, as we previously reported.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros moved the release of “Game Night” 3 weeks and will now release the movie on March 2, 2018 instead of February 14 in the USA.
Warner Bros now will release its New Line comedy Game Night on March 2 instead of February 14. The pic revolves around a group of couples who are caught up in a very real game night. They get together regularly to play games, but this particular night turns into an actual murder mystery. Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris star.
Fox’s “Red Sparrow” and Sony’s “Alpha” are currently also expected to be released on March 2nd. “Game Night” wrapped filming earlier this year in Atlanta and is currently in post-production.
We came across an interesting news tidbit which we overlooked before. It seems a prequel for “Slings & Arrows” is in development. Co-creator Mark McKinney, who currently stars in NBC’s Superstore, and star of the series talked about the possibility of a prequel last year with the AV Club. It appears no reports have been made about the development recently. Judging on twitter reports from before, it seems the creators have been hinting about the prequel since 2014 and most recently talked about it during the creators Shakespeare 400 panel in 2016. No reports have been made on who of the original cast will return and if this would include Rachel. Given that it’s a prequel, we are not sure there is an arc for Rachel’s character Kate but we will keep an eye out for developments on this! The excerpts with McKinney can be found below.
AVC: Is there ever any talk of a Slings And Arrows revival? Is that universe closed at this point?
MM: We’ve been working on it for a couple of years now. We have a prequel locked and loaded that we’re going to set up somewhere. It’s a good one. It’s a true prequel, it goes back several years, almost to the foundation of the New Burbage Festival itself. It’s a great story.
AVC: Do you think it might get picked up?
MM: We were with the CBC in Canada, as we were with the original Slings And Arrows—and the original, they dropped it right before, almost at this exact same point, we were ready to go. And unfortunately, I think the almost the identical thing happened. So now we’re looking around. But it’s a vastly different landscape. We might be looking down here [in the United States], we might be looking up there, I’m not sure.
“Game Night” directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are currently promoting ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, which they co-wrote and they briefly talked about “Game Night” as well. In an interview with Creative Screenwriting they confirmed they wrapped the movie about a month ago and revealed they are aiming for a balance between comedy and thriller. Further, Goldstein seems to suggest that Michael C. Hall is part of the cast, which hasn’t been reported before.
Next up you two have Game Night, which you rewrote and directed. Can you talk about that film?
Goldstein: We’re actually editing it right now. We finished shooting it about a month ago. It stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, and Jeffrey Wright.
Daley: It’s a very fun cast, and a cool blend of comedic and dramatic actors.
What we’re trying to do with that movie is find a fun balance between the genres of thriller and comedy. It isn’t your typical mainstream comedy, because we wanted to inject real-life life or death stakes, where you’re not quite sure what’s going to happen next in the story or if anyone is going to make it out alive.
There is a much greater focus on the look of the film and the specific tone, so it was in many ways more of a challenge than Vacation was to direct, and to keep those two genres alive throughout.
Additionally, they also briefly mentioned to movie in their interview with Box Office and confirmed they will work on editing and post-production the coming months. It appears that the movie already had it’s first test screening, as we previously reported on our twitter, last month.
You two recently directed Game Night, coming out next year. Can you talk about that or any other projects you have coming up?
John: That’s the one that we’ve really got our attention on because we’re in post-production right now. We’re in the middle of editing, so we’ll be focused primarily on that for the next few months […] We have a TV project as well that we’re working on with Fox, but right now 90 percent of our time is spent on Game Night.
Jonathan: Yeah, we were in Atlanta for the last three months – up until three weeks ago – prepping and shooting that movie.
“Game Night” will be released on February 14, 2018 in the USA.
Canada is celebrating it’s 150 year anniversary this year. Today, on Canada Day, we want to celebrate with a site special on Rachel’s homecountry Canada. Rachel was born and raised in Canada and continues to live in Toronto to this day. In this post we will highlight our favorite Canadian with an overview off our favorite Canadian moments featuring Rachel. We would also like to wish all our Canadian vistors a Happy Canada Day!
Mel Magazine published a new article, titled The Oral History of “Wedding Crashers“, which seem to include new quotes from director David Dobkin on the sequel. Last year it was reported the sequel is in development with Evan Susser & Van Robichaux set to write the screenplay with the sequel still being in early development and no deal has been made with the cast.
In November 2016, during an interview on Today, Isla Fisher revealed that progress had been made on Wedding Crashers 2, sparking anticipation for a possibly imminent sequel scripted by Fist Fight writers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
Dobkin: I’ve been involved [with talks about a sequel] since the beginning. [The studio] calls me every year. For a long time, there was nothing to do but make the same movie, and I wasn’t going to do that. I should’ve done that, because then I wouldn’t have to work again, but I didn’t want to. None of us really wanted to [do a sequel] unless there was a great idea. Then, about a year and a half ago, a light bulb went on in my head, and I sat down with Vince and Owen about it, and we all liked it. That’s in development now. We’ll see how it comes out. If it comes out really, really good, we’ll take a swing. There’s no reason not to. Those characters are beloved by us. We’re not making it for an audience; we have to make it for ourselves and then hope it works for everybody again.
You see, I had this moment of hitting 45 [a couple years ago] and going, “Oh, what happens when this and this happens…?” [The sequel] came from the [same] emotional story of what it means to be a man at [a certain] age and in certain situations and having to go back out into the world. It has a relevant, real story in the middle of it — you can then build the comedy around that. [With Wedding Crashers], it was about being 35 and having to come of age and going, “Wait, how much longer am I going to have to wait before I get going with love and life and monogamy and marriage?” So, we had a little bit of an exploration of that conversation. There’s another conversation happening right now that I think is just as relevant.
Dobkin and co-star Keir O’Donnell (Todd) also talked about Rachel. The excerpts can be found after the jumpt.
We would like to remind everyone that TNT will air the American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award Special for Diane Keaton tonight, at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Check your local listings for the time. The special was recorded this past weekend and Rachel was in attendances and was one of the filmmakers taking the stage to pay tribute to her co-star. You can find our photo coverage in our previous update. TNT released the first TV spot for the special, which features a glimpse of Rachel in the audience. The TV spot and a social media compilation of video coverage have been added in our video archive. During Rachel’s tribute Rachel called working with Diane Keaton, “one of the greatest honors” of her life to work her with idol and hero. Be sure to tune in tonight to see the special, and check back later for our coverage. After the jump you can find the first video look of Rachel in the special.
Rachel attended the AFI 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton yesterday during which Keaton received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture. Previous recipients include Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Jane Fonda who all attended yesterday’s ceremony. Rachel was one of the guests who paid tribute to Diane, sharing how Keaton mentored her. The first batch with high quality images have been added in our gallery. TNT and TCM will broadcast the event in a one-hour special AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton according to the official website. The special will premiere on TNT on Thursday, June 15, at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will encore the special on Monday, July 31, during a night of programming dedicated to Keaton’s work. Be sure to check your local listings for the time.
Variety – The younger folks were represented by Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon, and Lisa Kudrow who talked about how she mentored them. Witherspoon said she was given a “trifecta of advice”: have a natural sense of fashion, use physicality to create a character, and “permission to unapologetically be yourself.”
McAdams too was given three pieces of advice: “Get an assistant, don’t be too picky with men, and always wear your nicest underwear. I did, I’m working on it, and I’m wearing Spanx, I failed you there.”
Some fun facts: As you probably know, Rachel and Diane worked together twice already. In 2005 on “The Family Stone” and in 2010 on “Morning Glory“. To quote Elle Magazine, Diane seems to be Rachel’s “biggest fan” and she is frequently quoted by magazines for in-depth pieces on Rachel including for Elle in 2007 (“I hadn’t been that impressed with someone since I worked with Meryl Streep”) and Vogue in 2009 (““Such a brilliant actress, she has that kind [as Meryl Streep] of intelligence.”). Rachel was cast in “Midnight in Paris” (2011) because of the “glowing” reports from Diane. It seems Rachel and Diane seem to have kept in touch over the years. Rachel said in 2009: “The first thing Diane [Keaton] always asks me is about my love life. I thwart her as I do everyone else.”
Rachel made a surprise appearance attending Diane Keaton’s AFI’s (American Film Institute) 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute earlier tonight. While it appears she skipped the red carpet, Rachel took the stage to pay tribute to Diane, with whom she worked on “The Family Stone” (2005) and “Morning Glory” (2010). Other attendees include Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and her former co-stars Emma Stone (Aloha) and Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers). We have the first look for you and added the first high quality images in our gallery. Rachel is wearing a Johanna Ortiz gown with Graziela Gems and EF Collection jewelry. We expect more additions later on, so be sure to keep checking back!
You can find some social media posts after the jump.