The first still and poster for State of Play have finally been released. Sorry it took me a day or so to get them up. This movie looks really good.
Thanks to the nose dive in the economy and, even more troubling to the movie industry, declining DVD sales, studios are hammering down the generous financial deals long enjoyed by the most established stars and filmmakers.
The financial scrutiny once reserved for big-budget movies now is getting applied to the studios’ chief staple – the mid-size picture – which constitutes the bulk of the films made in Hollywood.
Few movie projects illustrate the new economic reality better than Morning Glory, a comedy about a grizzled TV anchorman played by Harrison Ford who is hired to co-host a struggling morning talk show for a hard-driving producer portrayed by Rachel McAdams. It’s the kind of movie by a noted screenwriter, Aline Brosh McKenna, who hit it big with The Devil Wears Prada, that until recently a studio never would have balked at making.
But Paramount Pictures, the studio behind Morning Glory, did balk, agreeing to make the movie only under the condition that Ford, producer J.J. Abrams and others cut their fees and adjust the formulas that let them earn profits on the picture.
For years actors, directors, producers and writers have ridden the rising crest of the entertainment business by commanding lavish paychecks as the studios have been willing to pay ever-higher sums for their services. They routinely dictated financial terms to the studios, which had little choice but to accept them if they wanted to make the movie.
The phototogs caught Rachel leaving Sherlocks Holmes movie set in New York City on January 22nd. I have added 5 candids pics to the gallery.
Hello Everyone! I am one of the new cowebs that is going to be helping Samantha out. I am been a fan of Rachel for a couple of years now and really enjoy her movies. My name is Kimberly, I am 19 – soon to be 20 & I live in USA. I will be trying to add photos to the gallery really soon to and possibly capping The Lucky Ones if that isn’t on Samantha’s list. ;)
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
I’ve finally added the rest of the appearances that Rachel has attended to the gallery. More HQ’s from some events will be added later.