First thing’s first. No, Rachel McAdams and Russell Crowe don’t get it on in their movie, “State of Play.” Their characters don’t even flirt with each other. That’s one of a few clichés that “State of Play” manages to avoid: sexual tension between the male and female lead characters. (Another cliché that the movie doesn’t have: the coupling of a leading man with a leading lady who’s young enough to be his daughter.) The political thriller “State of Play” marks the return of McAdams to a major-studio film, after the actress took a few years off to do small independent films like “Married Life” and “The Lucky Ones.”
In “State of Play,” McAdams plays Della Frye, a blogger for a newspaper in Washington, D.C. She’s hot on the trail of a scandal involving politician Stephen Collins (played by Ben Affleck), a married congressman exposed for having an affair with a female subordinate who dies mysteriously on a train track. Della often clashes with her co-worker Cal McCaffrey (played by Russell Crowe), an “old school” journalist who happens to be a friend of Stephen’s. Cal also gets involved in the investigation, and the two reporters team up to get to the bottom of the story. McAdams recently talked about “State of Play,” why she could never be a journalist in real life and which of her “State of Play” male co-stars she thought was the hottest. (It’s not who you think.)
THE LUCKY ONES will be available on DVD January 27th 2009. THE LUCKY ONES starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Academy Award winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, 2004) and Michael Peña (Crash), is the humorous, yet gripping drama about three soldiers on leave who take an unexpected road trip across the United States.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
“A Look Inside The Lucky Ones” featurette
Rachel McAdams: Red Eye, The Family Stone, Wedding Crashers, The Notebook
Tim Robbins: Mystic River , The Player, Bull Durham , The Shawshank Redemption
Michael Peña: Crash, World Trade Center, Shooter, Lions for Lambs
Year of Production: 2008
Title Copyright: © 2008 Return Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for language and some sexual content
Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Running Time: 115 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital
Rachel will be in a new project. Read more below…
Harrison Ford has given the hi-sign to TV wunderkind J.J. Abrams to star in “Morning Glory,” a film about an aspiring news producer who attempts to save a failing morning show be quelling the tempers of its anchors.
According to Variety, Abrams will produce the piece for Paramount. Ford will play one of the anchors, an old-school journalism vet, and the studio is in talks with Rachel McAdams to take the producer role.
Ford was last seen on screen in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” this summer. McAdams was last seen in “The Lucky Ones” with Tim Robbins this fall. She will be seen in “State of Play” in spring 2009 with such stars as Helen Mirren, Russell Crowe, and Jason Bateman.
Source – zap2it.com
Rachel McAdams has confessed she was a bit nervous at the prospect of starring in the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
“I always get nervous before I start – at the beginning even,” the actress, who plays Sherlock’s love interest Irene Adler in the Guy Ritchie film, tells Access Hollywood.
“Fortunately, I think Irene isn’t as well known to the general public so we have a little bit of room to experiment with her which leaves the door wide open.”
Rachel will star opposite Robert Downey Jr who plays Holmes and Jude Law as Dr Watson.
“Irene is mentioned in the book as ‘the woman‘ and the only woman Sherlock has ever mentioned,” says Rachel.
The entire cast emphasized the fact that this will be a sexier, more action-packed Holmes, but also made reference to the fact that his bare-knuckle boxing and martial arts skills are deeply rooted in the writing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
For her part, McAdams describes her character as an underworld adventuress with a criminal mind, but who also has her romantic and “delicious” sides. She says it will be a pleasure working with Downey Jr. and Ritchie, whom she calls a “collaborative, experimental director.”
While the character only appeared in that one story, McAdams’ personage would return for any possible sequel.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set a November 20, 2009 release date for the Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes movie.
Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes revamp, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The Notebook actress will play Irene Adler, Holmes’s enigmatic love interest. The character appeared in one Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel, 1891’s A Scandal In Bohemia, but the film incarnation is envisioned as a recurring character in a franchise.
Also among the cast are Robert Downey Jr. as the Baker Street sleuth, Mark Strong as the villainous Blackwood and Jude Law as Holmes’s confidante Watson.
Sherlock Holmes is scheduled for release in 2010.
Edit: 70 pictures from the Sherlock Holmes Pre-Production Press Conference have been added to the gallery.
The trailer for Rachel’s new movie “The Lucky Ones” is now online.