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Rachel Joins “Disobedience” (Report)

Screen Daily is reporting that Rachel is attached to star alongside Rachel Weisz in the upcoming adaption of “Disobedience“. Filming is expected to start this winter. Fun fact: Rachel and Rachel Weisz both worked on Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder“. However, Weisz’s scenes didn’t make the final cut.

Spotlight star attached to New York-set drama from Element Pictures and Braven Films.

Spotlight star Rachel McAdams is attached to star alongside Rachel Weisz in Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s (Gloria) Disobedience. The film is an adaptation of author Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same name.

As well as starring in the film, Oscar-winner Weisz is also set to produce alongside Room producer Ed Guiney of Dublin-based Element Pictures and Spanish producer Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth) of New York-based Braven Films.

Room and Carol financiers Film4 are backing the project. Lelio has co-written the script with British dramatist and screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz, who collaborated with Polish film-maker Pawel Pawlikowski on the screenplay of Oscar-winner Ida. A London shoot is planned for this winter.

Alderman’s novel revolves around Ronit, the estranged daughter of a rabbi, who returns from New York to the Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood she grew up in North London, following her father’s death. Her arrival causes upheaval in the quiet community.

McAdams recently shot Marvel fantasy Doctor Strange. Weisz recently wrapped production on Fox Searchlight title My Cousin Rachel opposite Sam Claflin and also has the James Marsh drama The Mercy due for release next year.

Variety also confirms the report, and is reporting the movie is expected to start first quarter of 2017 and also reports that Weisz is expected to play Ronit, while Rachel is expected to play Esti. You can find their story after the jump.

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Disney Parks To Host “Doctor Strange” Sneak Peak

Disney has announced that guests visiting Disney Parks will be able to see a sneak peak of “Doctor Strange” starting October 7. The movie will hit theaters in the United States on November 4. The official press post can be found below. Furthermore, the movie will also have an earlier US screening on October 28 hosted by Entertainment Weekly, as part of their Ew Popfest. For more information, be sure to head over to the festival’s website.

It won’t take the powers of the Sorcerer Supreme to conjure a look at the magical, mind-bending adventure “Doctor Strange,” for beginning October 7, guests visiting Disney Parks will be able to catch a preview of scenes from the film in sneak peeks planned for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

At Disney California Adventure park, the preview of “Doctor Strange” will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land, while guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get to see this advance look at clips from the film as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction.

“Doctor Strange” follows the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange who, in his quest for healing after a horrific car accident, discovers powerful magic in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj – the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

Plan to catch our 10-minute sneak peek of “Doctor Strange” when it opens October 7, and see fully why the impossibilities are endless when you experience the film in theaters in 3D on November 4, 2016!


“Doctor Strange” Latest News

Screen Daily is reporting that Denmark’s biggest feature film festival CPH PIX is set to launch its 8th Annual Film Festival on October 27 with “Doctor Strange“. The festival runs from October 27-November 11. For more information be sure to head over the official website. Marvel Studios UK & Ireland revealed earlier this week that the release date has been moved up from October 28 to October 25. The US release date is still set for November 4th. As we previously reported, “Doctor Strange” filmed additional photography earlier this year in the Los Angeles area. THR is reporting that screenwriter Dan Harmon joined for “for additional photography”. No word (yet) if Rachel was part of the additional photography. The official running time of the movie has possibly been revealed by Cinematic Universe (Australian Theater chain). Comicbook.com is reporting that the movie will run 130 minutes. Finally, we have added the latest magazine scans and magazine clippings in our gallery.


Reminder: “The Little Prince” Out Now (US)!

Reminder: “The Little Prince” Out Now (US)!

The Little Prince“, which is the first animated project Rachel was part of, is finally available in the United States starting today. The movie is currently available for streaming on Netflix US and is playing in selected theaters starting today as well. Rachel is voicing The Mother character and the voice-ensemble cast also includes Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Albert Brooks, Paul Giamatti, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco, Marion Cotillard and Paul Rudd. The movie had an unconventional release schedule. After it’s world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival it was released internationally in many countries, including France and Brazil. The movie already hit the 100 million mark in the international box office. Paramount dropped the movie (unexpectedly) earlier this year but Netflix picked up the right for the US. Deadline is reporting that Netflix is planning on an Oscar campaign later this year.


“The Little Prince” U.S. Release + New Trailer

“The Little Prince” U.S. Release + New Trailer

Netflix has announced that “The Little Prince” will be released on August 5 in the U.S. on their streaming service. The movie will also get a theatrical release, according to Entertainment Weekly. Netflix also released a brand new trailer. We have added the trailer and a newly released Japanese featurette in our media archive. We also added the high definition screencaptures in our gallery.


EW has learned that the animated retelling of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella will simultaneously be released theatrically and will hit Netflix exclusively on Aug. 5, four months after Paramount quietly pulled the feature shortly before its mid-March release date.

“It’s been a crazy adventure, the entire production,” says director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda). “How I look at it, the release pattern is really uncommon too.”

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“Sherlock Holmes 3” Production Update

Looks like “Sherlock Holmes 3” is (finally!) moving forward. Rachel’s co-star Robert Downey Jr. revealed earlier this month that he is working on the third movie with director Guy Ritchie. They are planning to start filming before the end of this year. Deadline is reporting that screenwriter James Coyne has come onboard to rewrite the script:

Screenwriter James Coyne has been tapped to pen a rewrite of Sherlock Holmes 3. This re-kickstarts the threequel to Warner Bros’ franchise, which will return Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie. Ritchie/Wigram Productions, Team Downey, Silver Pictures, Dan Lin and Warner Bros are producing it.

According to Deadline Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie will return. No word yet if Rachel or other cast members will join.


“Doctor Strange” Trailer To Debut Next Week

Jimmy Kimmel will host a superheroes special next week and it has been announced that the “Doctor Strange” trailer will debut on Tuesday (April 12). Be sure to tune in and check your local listings for the time. The Wrap is reporting the following story:

Jimmy Kimmel will play host to a lot of superheroes next week in honor of “Captain America: Civil War,” which will include the exclusive debut of the first trailer for “Doctor Strange.”

The Marvel extravaganza continues on Apr. 12 with “Doctor Strange” star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will exclusively debut the upcoming film’s trailer, as well as Clark Gregg from ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m./10:35c on ABC.

Doctor Strangejust wrapped up principal photography. The movie will be released on November 4, 2016 in the U.S.


“Doctor Strange”: It’s A Wrap!

Director Scott Derrickson confirmed on his official twitter account that “Doctor Strange” wrapped up filming yesterday (April 3rd). Principal photography for the movie began last November. Most of the filming took place in the Longcross Studios in the UK. The movie also shot on location in London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal. Rachel co-stars in the anticipated movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Cumberbatch, Ejiofor and Mikkelsen were spotted filming on location in New York this past weekend. It’s still not confirmed who Rachel will be playing, but EW revealed earlier that she will play “a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange”. The movie will be released on November 4, 2016 in the U.S. and October 28, 2016 in the U.K.


Netflix Acquires “The Little Prince”

THR is reporting that Netflix picked up the U.S. right to “The Little Prince“. Paramount was previously set to release the movie in the U.S. today, but dropped it last week. No release date has been announced yet but the movie is expected to get released this year.

Netflix has picked up Paramount Pictures’ domestic rights to The Little Prince, the new animated film based on the 1943 book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

The studio had originally slated the movie to open in U.S. theaters on March 18, but then quietly pulled it off that date. It is now expected to premiere stateside on the streaming service later this year.

The film, directed by Mark Osborne, an Oscar nominee for Kung Fu Panda, premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival last May and has grossed $100 million intrnationally (excluding the U.K., Australia, Scandinavia and Spain), where it was handled by various distributors. Last month, it was awarded France’s Cesar Award for best animated film.

Little Prince combines 3D computer animation and stop-motion, and has a voice cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco and Benicio del Toro.

Paramount’s international arm handled the release of the film in France last summer.


Paramount Drops “The Little Prince”

This is very unexpected and disappointing news: IGN is reporting that Paramount will no longer release “The Little Prince” in the United States, which was expected to get released next Friday, March 18.

Paramount Pictures has confirmed to IGN that they will no longer release The Little Prince, which was set to open in theaters next Friday, March 18. The studio didn’t provide a reason for why they opted to drop the film so close to opening day.

Mark Osborne directed the movie, which is based on the classic tale published in 1943. The Little Prince’s voice cast includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard and Benicio Del Toro.

Director Mark Osborne released the following statement (via his official twitter account):

“Many thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in these strange times. As it turns out, the much anticipated U.S. release of this special and unique film will have to be anticipated just a little bit more. All I can say is ‘The Little Prince’ will in fact be released by another distributor later this year. Until then, head to Canada! The film opens there in wide release this weekend!”

The movie won the César Award (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Animated Film last month and already hit the $100 million mark in the international box office.


“Spotlight” Expands to 1,000 Theaters

“Spotlight” Expands to 1,000 Theaters

Open Road has announced that “Spotlight” will expand again to 1,000 theaters starting today in the United States. The movie earned Rachel her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and won the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay award. The Wrap is reporting the following story:

Best Picture Oscar winner “Spotlight” will expand to about 1,000 theaters this weekend, Open Road Films said Monday.

Its’s a victory lap for “Spotlight,” the R-rated drama detailing the Boston Globe’s uncovering of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, which was written by director Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer.

“Spotlight” opened in limited release on Nov. 6 and has gone on to take in $39.1 million domestically, about 30 percent of which has come after its Jan. 14 Best Picture nomination. It has also grossed $22.6 million overseas for a worldwide total of $61.8 million, against a budget of $20 million.

“Spotlight” rolled out on DVD last week, has been available for download since Feb. 12, and is currently No. 1 on iTunes. Over the weekend it was in 684 theaters, up 285 from the previous week, and grossed roughly $785,000.

The ensemble cast also includes Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery.


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