Great news, Twitch Films is reporting that Rachel is set to star in the upcoming movie adaption of “The Emperor’s Children” by Claire Messud alongside Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, and Emma Thompson. Indie Wire is reporting that Keira Knightley, Eric Bana and Richard Gere were attached to star in this movie back in 2010. Michelle Williams was mentioned for this at one point as well.
Twitch has learned that Crazy Heart writer-director Scott Cooper is replacing Noah Baumbach as the director of The Emperor’s Children. Baumbach scripted the adaptation of the novel by Claire Messud and had been attached to direct as well with Richard Gere, Rachel McAdams, Keira Knightley, and Emma Thompson all apparently attached to star. Brian Grazer will produce at Imagine Entertainment with Worldview Entertainment and IM Global financing and a spring 2012 start date being eyed.
Plot: The Emperor’s Children is about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way–and not–in New York City. There is beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite–an “It” girl finishing her first book; the daughter of Murray Thwaite, celebrated intellectual and journalist–and her two closest friends from Brown, Danielle, a quietly appealing television producer, and Julius, a cash-strapped freelance critic. The delicious complications that arise among them become dangerous when Murray’s nephew, Frederick “Bootie” Tubb, an idealistic college dropout determined to make his mark, comes to town. As the skies darken, it is Bootie’s unexpected decisions–and their stunning, heartbreaking outcome–that will change each of their lives forever.
The shuffle is likely a result of scheduling issues for Baumbach who is currently in production on a documentary project and already slated to direct While We’re Young – which he also wrote – with Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in 2012. The shift raises questions about the status of Cooper’s Out Of The Furnace – previously known as The Low Dweller – the project Cooper is attached to direct for Relativity.
We really hope this is going to happen, we are big fan of Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson! We assume Rachel will be one of the three friends. Still no official confirmation, but let’s we will get confirmation soon.
We finally managed to get our own copy of Rachel’s Marie Claire Australia cover from October 2009. We made our own scans an added them in our gallery, they used the same photoshoot (by Mark Abrams) as her US Marie Claire cover but as far as we can tell it’s a new interview. We are currently making our own transcript of the interview for our press archive, so stay tuned that will be added as soon as possible.
Don’t forget to credit Rachel McAdams Online if you use or re-post these scans anywhere else since we exclusively scanned them for our site.
Rachel has quite a lot ‘rumored/in development/possible’ projects going on, still none of them are confirmed but we do have some updates on some of the projects.
• Filming for “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” started filming, Rachel was mentioned or the female lead but it looks like Kate Hudson got the part. (Source)
• There is a rumors that Colin Farell was offered the lead in “Ecstasia” directed by Wayne Kramer. It was reported before that Rachel and James McAvoy were eyed for the project. (Source)
• It looks like the “Luna“/Doug Liman project is not going to happen after all. New York Times is reporting that the movie officially got dropped because of a co-financier bailed out. Liman is now working on a project with Brad Pitt. (Source
Insiders tell Vulture that Paramount has given up on making Liman’s planned space heist movie, Luna, after co-financier Skydance bailed out of the $100+ million project.
• The Variety is reporting that Eric Bana is in talks to star in “Brilliant“. Rachel was offered the female lead in the movie back in February when Matthew McConaughey was still attached. Eric and Rachel co-starred together in “The Time Traveler’s Wife“. (Source)
All the other possible projects are still in development. We really hope Rachel will join a new movie soon but it looks like she took a break after her busy year in 2010.
Yesterday we reported Rachel was seen with Robert Downey Jr. and Guy Ritchie on set of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” in London. Extra Friends, an UK community for movie/television extras, is reporting they weren’t filming re-shoots but a linking scene that will connect “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” to a potential Sherlock Holmes 3. No official confirmation so far.
We also added additions to the photos we added yesterday in our gallery, including more close-ups of Rachel. Robert Downey Jr. was seen today (September 23) on set again, let’s hope we will get a glimpse of Rachel as well.
As most of you know Rachel dated her “The Notebook” co-star Ryan Gosling after they met on set of the movie for a few years. Ryan recently opened up to the UK Times about dating Rachel (and Sandra Bullock).
“There’s interest but I’m in a committed relationship with film. I’m giving as much to it as a marriage. I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time [Sandra and Rachel]. I haven’t met anyone who could top them,”
“[On why the relationship ended] Showbusiness is the bad guy. When both people are in showbusiness it’s too much showbusiness. It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow.”