Category: News & Rumors

“Disobedience” Casting Update

News is going slowly this past few weeks. Deadline reported earlier this month that actor Alessandro Nivola joined the cast of “Disobedience“. Nivola will play Rachel’s husband and seem to confirm the news by retweeting it on his official twitter account. As previously reported filming is expected to start after the holidays, on January 3.

Alessandro Nivola is in talks to join the cast of Disobedience, the Sebastian Lelio-directed drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams and based on Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel.

Nivola will play McAdams’ husband, an orthodox rabbi in North London whose marriage is threatened by his wife’s forbidden romance with a lapsed Jewish woman (Weisz) returning to the community after years of self-imposed exile. The pic is being produced by Weisz, Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney, Film4 and Braven Pictures’ Frida Torresblanco. Lelio (Gloria) co-wrote the script with Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

FilmNation Entertainment is co-financing with Film4 and handling international sales.

Fun fact: Rachel was spotted in the audience of Othello at New York Theater Workshop New York earlier this week. This adaptation of Othello stars Rachel Weisz’s husband Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo.


“Wedding Crashers” Sequel In Development?

“Wedding Crashers” Sequel In Development?

Rachel’s co-star Isla Fisher stopped by the Today Show yesterday and she revealed the sequel to “Wedding Crashers” might happen. She told the hosts that she bumped to Vince Vaughn, she said “I bumped into Vince Vaughn at a party and he said apparently we are going to be making a sequel.I’m excited to see what happened to Gloria.” When asked if it’s a done deal, she replied she doesn’t know about a done deal, and that she “probably shouldn’t announce it on morning television,” but said “apparently some talk of it, which is fun.” You can find the interview segment of Isla talking about the possibility of a sequel after the jump. This is not the first time there were rumors about a sequel for the movie, back in 2011 it was reported there was a sequel in the works. Keep in mind that no confirmation or reports have been made thus far, but we will try to keep you posted.

The movie celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary last year and Rachel has always stated she probably had the most fun on-set of “Wedding Crashers“. She told the press in 2013: “People have asked me what film I had the best time on, and I’d say Wedding Crashers. It was an absolutely beautiful time of year, filming out on the Chesapeake.” A few years ago Rachel was asked if she would be open to reprising her role of Claire Cleary and told reporters, “In a heartbeat — yeah, I would. It’s actually one of the movies I’ve had the most fun on”, citing a “great cast” and “great energy” on set.

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Happy Birthday Rachel!

Happy Birthday Rachel!

Today is a very special day, because Rachel turns 38! Happy Birthday Rachel! We, on behave of the our site and all her fans, would like to wish Rachel a very happy birthday. We hope she will have a good day celebrating with her friends and family. Rachel is not on social media but feel free to write down your birthday message in the comments.

We always try to do something special to celebrate, and this year we would like to put a spotlight on 3 organizations – NRDC, Greenpeace and Investigative Journalism – that Rachel has supported over the years, because we feel like supporting these causes is now more needed than ever. We have an overview of after the jump and we would like everyone to consider making a (small) donation to support the organizations and celebrate Rachel’s birthday!
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Anne of Green Gables Audiobook Excerpt Narrated by Rachel

Anne of Green Gables Audiobook Excerpt Narrated by Rachel

As we previously reported, Rachel narrated the upcoming “Anne of Green Gables” audiobook. Audible released an official excerpt, which you can find after the jump. You can already pre-order the audiobook on audible. We have added the official key-art and Rachel on-set in the studio in our gallery. The audiobook will be released on November 22nd.

Rachel On Narrating Anne Of Green Gables: “Performing Anne Of Green Gables was incredibly exciting. It contains so much emotion and delight that you just can’t help but smile, and laugh, and cry. Loving the book as I did growing up, it was such a pleasure to perform it now.”

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Reminder: “Doctor Strange” In U.K. Cinemas Starting Today!

We would like to remind everyone that “Doctor Strange” is playing in cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland starting today. The movie will also get released in several key majors including the France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Australia and Korea this week. The movie will be released in the United States on November 4th and currently holds a 97% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (based on 37 reviews) and a 75 score at Meta Critics (based on 15 reviews). The visuals and visual effects have received critical acclaim thus far. We made a review round-up in this post. Sadly, critics seem to agree Rachel’s Christine Palmer is being underused.

““Strange” arguably features the most talented Marvel cast to date with acclaimed actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen bringing the origin of the Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen. It goes without saying that McAdams will never get the credit she deserves for transforming the barely sketched out role of Strange’s former medical colleague Christine Palmer into a captivating three-dimensional character that feels like an integral part of the storyline even when she isn’t.”
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Upcoming Talk Shows

Interbridge is reporting Rachel will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Thursday (October 20), presumably to promote “Doctor Strange“. Fingers crossed more talk shows will be announced the coming days, and we will update this post when that happens.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Th 10/20: Rachel McAdams

The world premiere of “Doctor Strange” will be held on October 20 in Los Angeles. For a full overview you can find an overview of the upcoming press tour in our sidebar.


Rachel Voices “Anne of Green Gables” Audiobook

Audible has announced a new slate of upcoming audiobook they will release, all performed by actors and other artists and Rachel is among them. Rachel has voiced the upcoming audiobook of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables“. The audiobook will be released on November 22nd and you can pre-order it already on Amazon.com.

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery’s beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams’ voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. A story of “kindred spirits”, McAdams’ touching and heart-felt narration proves she is just that – bonded on a deep level – to this shimmering classic.

When aging brother and sister, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with chores around their farm, Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, neither are prepared for the feisty and imaginative redheaded girl that is mistakenly brought to them instead. Nor are they prepared for the way in which she will change their lives. Through a series of hilarious misadventures, Anne’s uncompromising spirit makes her striking presence in the close-knit village, bringing new friendships, first crushes, and, for her foster parents, a love and openness unimaginable before her arrival

Fun fact: Rachel has named the television series adaption of “Anne of Green Gables” as her inspiration to act. She told Hello! Canada earlier this year: “For me it [film/series that inspired her to act] was called Anne of Green Gables that I watched when I was young — about 150 times! It was just a really great performance.” She also told Marie Claire that the series was one of the films/series she use to watch growing up with her family.


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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