Open Road Film has announced the details for the Blu-Ray/DVD release of “Spotlight“. The Blu-Ray & DVD release for the movie is on February 23. The movie is available, starting today, in the U.S. on Digital HD. The Digital HD (on Itunes), Blu-Ray and DVD all include 3 special features. Be sure to head over to GoWatchThis.com to find your preferred platform. The movie is nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and earned Rachel her very first Academy Award nomination (for Best Supporting Actress). The official press release can be found below (via PR Newswire):
The riveting true story of the dedicated investigative team that blew the lid off a monumental cover up, Spotlight is now available on Digital HD, and comes to Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and On Demand on February 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Tom McCarthy (Up, The Station Agent), this taut drama goes behind the scenes of one of the most notorious scandals in recent history as a small group of intrepid journalists take on a seemingly unbeatable opponent — and win. “A tour de force” (Variety), Spotlight on Blu-ray™ and DVD features an insightful “making-of” documentary and revealing conversations with the filmmakers.
The 41st Annual César Awards (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) announced it’s nominations yesterday and “The Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince) is nominated for Best Animated Film. The movie became the most successful French animated film ever abroad in 2015 according to Deadline. For a full list with nominees be sure to head over to the official website. The movie will be released in the United States on March 18 of this year, and was therefor not eligible for this year’s Academy Awards. The movie is set to open the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival next week, on February 3, as we previously reported.
As we reported earlier this week “Spotlight” received 6 Oscar nominations this week, including a Best Actress In A Supporting Role for Rachel herself. The initial reactions of Rachel and the cast and crew of the movie can be found in our previous post, but the filmmakers released additional statements to the press which we will round-up in this post. Excerpts can be found below. The 88th Academy Awards will be held on February 28, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
Rachel On Her Nomination: “This is such an incredible honour. I am shocked and delighted, Thank you to Tom, the cast, the entire Spotlight team, especially Sacha Pfeiffer and the Academy. What a tremendous recognition, not just for me but for this important film. Never been so happy to get a call at 6 a.m.!”
Rachel is expected to attend the Critics’ Choice Awards this weekend, alongside Sacha Pfeiffer. She is nominated for 3 Critics’ Choice Awards for her work in both “True Detective” (Best Actress Limited Series) and “Spotlight” (Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble)
As we are still beaming with joy from yesterday’s Oscar nomination more good news has surfaced. The Wrap is reporting that Rachel is in talks to join the “Collateral Beauty“. If everything works out it would mean she would reunite with her “State Of Play” co-star Helen Mirren, her “The Lucky Ones” co-star Michael Peña and her “Southpaw” co-star Naomie Harris. Rachel is currently still filming “Doctor Strange” and making her rounds for “Spotlight” during award season. Production for “Collateral Beauty” is expected to begin next month, according to The Wrap:
New Line and director David Frankel are pulling together a star-studded cast to join Will Smith and Helen Mirren in “Collateral Beauty,” as Edward Norton, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris are set to join the ensemble, while newly-anointed Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams is also in talks, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap.
New Line did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Written by Allan Loeb, “Collateral Beauty” follows a New York advertising executive (Smith) who experiences a personal tragedy, so his colleagues try to come up with a plan to get him out of his funk. It works, but in a different way than imagined.
PalmStar CEO Kevin Frakes and Anthony Bregman are producing with Loeb and Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros and Michael Sugar, the latter of whom received an Oscar nomination earlier Thursday as a producer on “Spotlight.”
We will round up the latest “Spotlight” news in this post. First of all, Rachel received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 2015 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren and Alicia Vikander won for her work in Ex-Machina. Rachel also received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet. Additionally, Rachel also received a nomination from the Denver Film Critics Society for Best Supporting Actress alongside Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Additionally, “Spotlight” received 3 BAFTA nominations earlier this week. The movie received nominations in the Best Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo). The producers of the movie also received a nomination at the Producers Guild Awards.
Secondly, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation will host a “Spotlight” screening followed by a Q&A with Rachel and her co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Liev Schreiber on Monday (January 11) as part of their the Conversations series. Rachel received two nominations (Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble) for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards last month for her work in the movie. For more information be sure to head over to their official website. “Spotlight” continues to receive award season buzz. The movie seems to be one of the front runners for the Best Picture race. Rachel also received individual buzz for her performance. She’s still part of the latest top 5 of Best Supporting Actresses front runners prediction lists according to various sources, including THR and Variety. The Oscar nomination poll closed on Friday (January 8) and the nominations will be announced next week, on January 14.
Finally, the Golden Globes Awards are today and The Wrap is reporting that Rachel is expected to attend and she will bring her “Spotlight” counterpart Sacha Pfeiffer as her date. Rachel missed the pre-Golden Globes party hosted by Open Road Films on Friday, because she was filming “Doctor Strange” in London. Be sure to tune in tonight, 8pm ET on NBC. The red carpet pre-show begins at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Be sure to check your local listing for the time.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced yesterday that “The Little Prince” is set as the opening night film for the festival on February 3. This will mark the U.S. premiere for the movie, which premiered last year at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie will be released on March 18 in the U.S. The SBIFF previously announced that Rachel will receive American Riviera Award alongside her “Spotlight” co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton. The ceremony will take place on February 5. The SBIFF runs from February 3-13 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “THE LITTLE PRINCE” at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. Directed by Mark Osborne and featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, and Benicio Del Toro, “THE LITTLE PRINCE” is based on the classic tale of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Opening Night Film + Gala is co-sponsored by Bella Vista Designs.
First of all: Happy New Year everyone! Last year we gave you a look ahead of 2015 and today we will look at what we can expect in 2016. We thought it might be fun to try and make this into an annual post as well, just like our year in review post.
Entertainment Weekly has the first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as “Doctor Strange” in their upcoming First Look issue, which will hit digital newsstands on December 31. The movie, directed by Scott Derrickson, began principal photography in November of this year and will wrap filming in March 2016. EW has more details about Rachel’s role. The name of the character is yet to be revealed but the nature of the character is revealed.
We know that Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular surgeon-turned-sorcerer in Marvel’s new superhero movie Doctor Strange (out Nov. 4). We also know that Tilda Swinton portrays a mystic called the Ancient One, that Chiwetel Ejiofor is an associate of the Ancient One called Karl Mordo, and — as EW exclusively revealed — that Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as the movie’s main baddie.
But who is Rachel McAdams playing? That’s a question which has occupied a lot of comic fans ever since it was announced that the star of The Notebook and Spotlight had been cast in the film, and is one we can now answer. Well, sort of.
As is the case with Mikkelsen’s character, the Marvel producers are not releasing the name of the person portrayed by McAdams. But they are happy to give up a little information about the nature of the role.
“Rachel McAdams plays a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange and is his sort of lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into he role of a sorcerer,” says Kevin Feige, the producer of Doctor Strange and president of Marvel Studios. “She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.”
Time does fly! Yet another movie of Rachel is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary. “The Family Stone” was released in theaters on December 16, 2005 in the U.S. and U.K. The movie was written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. Rachel co-star alongside an all star ensemble, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson, Claire Danes, Luke Wilson, Brian White, Elizabeth Reaser, Paul Schneider, Tyrone Giordano and of course Diane Keaton. This movie marked the first time Rachel worked with Diane Keaton, and they would later reunite for “Morning Glory“. Rachel earned her first Satellite Award nomination for her portrayal of Amy Stone. This movie will always be special to me, not only is it a family tradition to watch it every year around Christmas since it’s release, Rachel’s performance is one of my favorites of hers. The movie is currently available on DVD, On Demand and in a lot of regions on Netflix. Be sure to head over to GoWatchIt.com to find your preferred platform.
Rachel talked to MTV News during the Gotham Independent Film Awards earlier this week and she briefly spoke about “Doctor Strange“. Marvel previously confirmed the principal cast. Rachel will star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton.
Like so much about Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange“, Rachel McAdams’ role is still completely shrouded in mystery. Who is she playing, and how will she be connected to the film’s hero, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)?
McAdams isn’t ready to get into juicy spoiler territory just yet, but when MTV News caught up with her at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City last night (November 30), which she was attending for her new film “Spotlight,” the actress finally opened up about why she decided to join the Marvel family.
“I mean, I just love the director,” McAdams told us. “I met with Scott [Derrickson] and loved his vision, he was so passionate. And the opportunity to work with Benedict was kind of a no-brainer. And Marvel makes amazing films, so it was a complete package.”