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Rachel Talks “Eurovision”

Variety is reporting that the upcoming movie “Eurovision” will start filming this summer in London and she will play a “Icelandic singer”. They also briefly spoke to Rachel. It seems she has confirmed she will be in the movie.
Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook,” “Spotlight”) is also in Tel Aviv researching her upcoming role as an Icelandic singer in the Will Ferrell-penned comedy “Eurovision.” The movie will lens this summer at Pinewood Studios in London.

“It’s my first time to Israel and I have no idea what to expect,” said McAdams while boarding her El Al flight from LAX. “I had to jump at the chance. It just felt like the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Update: The Jerusalem Post is reporting the following:
All week long, the calendar on the official Eurovision application for delegations and press has marked off filming times devoted to Netflix. Other than that, both the European Broadcasting Union and Netflix have been mum on details of the film and its shooting schedule.
Rachel has been spotted in Tel Aviv earlier this week, reportedly to prepare for the movie. More after the jump.
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Rachel in talks for ‘Eurovision’

Deadline is reporting that Rachel is in talks for “Eurovision” which would reunite her with “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin and co-star Will Ferrell.
Rachel McAdams is in talks with Netflix to star in Eurovision, which means a re-team with her Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin and co-star Will Ferrell.

The comedy is set around the The Eurovision Song Contest, the longest-running annual international TV song competition. The contest is famous around the world with former winners including ABBA (won in 1974 for Sweden) and Celine Dion (won in 1988 for Switzerland) who went on to have iconic careers. The contest started in 1956 with seven West European nations participating. The 63rd edition of the competition had 43 countries competing for top prize. At the finale in Lisbon last year, Israel was named the winner with the song “Toy,“ performed by Netta.

Ferrell wrote the script with Andrew Steele, and he is producing with Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy from Gary Sanchez. Adam McKay is exec producing.

The Oscar-nominated McAdams’ recent credits include Best Picture winner Spotlight, Disobedience and Game Night. She’s repped by Magnolia Entertainment, WME, and attorney Howard Fishman.
This news brings us back to a quote from director Dobkin during the promotion of “Wedding Crashers“. When asked about Rachel back in 2005 he said the following: “She [Rachel] hates being compared, but I often said to her, ‘You can be Meryl Streep. You can be Sigourney Weaver or Julia Roberts. I believe she can make almost anything that you ask her to do“.

Rachel ‘likely’ to return for “Doctor Strange” sequel

Rachel ‘likely’ to return for “Doctor Strange” sequel

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Scott Derrickson is set to return for the sequel of “Doctor Strange“. Rachel’s costars Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong will return as well with Rachel “likely to return as well”. Variety is also reporting the return of Derrickson with Cumerbatch, Wong and Rachel “expected to reprise” their roles. 

Scott Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote the mystical Marvel hero’s initial 2016 outing, has quietly finalized a deal to helm the new installment.

A search for a writer to pen the script is about to get underway.

Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Stephen Strange, the good doctor turned master of the mystic arts, as will Benedict Wong, who played his right-hand man, Wong. Rachel McAdams, who played Stephen Strange’s love interest, is likely to return as well.

Strange was last seen de-materializing in the $2 billion-grossing Avenger: Infinity War, where one of his lines of dialogue served as the inspiration for the title of the fourth Avengers movie, Avengers: Endgame.

Marvel has been tight-lipped about its plans for life after Endgame, which it is calling Phase Four. After all, how much can there be when half your heroes are supposed to be dead?

In any case, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the plan is for the script to be hashed out in 2019 with an eye toward a spring 2020 production start. If all goes well, the movie would be casting its spell on audiences in May 2021.

Marvel had no comment.


Rachel Receives Critics’ Choice Nomination!

Rachel Receives Critics’ Choice Nomination!
The nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced earlier today and Rachel received a nomination for her work in “Game Night“. Rachel has been nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy alongside Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Charlize Theron (Tully) and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians). “Game Night” received two other nominations: Best Comedy and Rachel’s costar Jason Bateman received a nomination Best Actor in a Comedy. Congratulations to Rachel and the cast and crew! For a full list of nominees be sure to head over to the official website. Winners will be announced, broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Rachel McAdams – Game Night
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

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Rachel Covers Violet Book (October 2018)

Rachel Covers Violet Book (October 2018)

Rachel is gracing another cover to promote the upcoming release of “Disobedience“, which will be released in cinemas tomorrow in the UK. Rachel is on the cover of the current issue of Violet Book magazine which is currently on newsstands. She is interviewed by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the screenwriter of the movie. It’s a really nice and in-depth interview which you can find our press archives. We have added the scans and photoshoot outtakes in our gallery.


On what drew her to ‘Disobedience’: “I felt that way about all the characters and I think that’s what I was drawn to initially, was this script, where every character had their own really rich and complete arch and no one was using the other person just to surface the story, you know, and everyone was on a really interesting journey. It didn’t feel like anyone was pushed to the side, and even Dovid [played by Alessandro Nivola], the cuckold—you know, he wasn’t just a device, he was a real person.”

On not wanting to direct: “Especially in film, like I said, without the rehearsal, and it’s just like, all the stars have to be aligned. Sometimes I’m just amazed that movies get made, I’m amazed that they come together, there’s so many moving parts, and I do think a director often is… I would never want to direct because I’m terrible at decision making. I can’t make snap decisions, I have to really think things through and sort of waffle back and forth and play devil’s advocate and be my own worst enemy and then I come back around and— Anyway, it’s exhausting […] But I could never be a director because it’s just constantly having to make decisions, and sometimes I’ve talked to directors and they’re like, ‘You almost just fake it ’til you make it’, and so I think there’s no much on a director’s plate. I’m kind of a pest [laughs]. But that’s just my process.”

On how ‘Mean Girls’ influenced her future project choices: “I think that’s when I first started to think, like, oh, use your voice as best you can, and then, at the same time, just show a variety of people. I think that goes to show a diverse swath of characters and that women can be all kinds of things. They can be strong in one moment and weak in another, and it’s not over, you know—weakness is suggestive, and so not just get into playing the idea of the strong woman, which is quite limiting.”

On #MeToo “Yeah, how do we not swing so far the other way? With #MeToo and everything I feel like it’s been amazing. There’s a revolution happening, and just in my industry, all the older, seasoned actresses are looking back and thinking, ‘Oh yeah, we did this as well in the 60s and 70s and now it just came back around again.’ And is this just a reincarnation of it or is there real change happening? I feel like there’s real change happening. But I suppose the danger is, I don’t know, you swing so far one way and then, you know, it’s like with American politics [laughs], you wind up in this echo chamber. And then the other group suddenly feels marginalised and like they’re losing their power and start to rise up and it’s like, how do we find that middle ground where everyone feels heard and everyone feels human and everyone has compassion for all people. But I also think you kinda have to fight hard and use your anger to get anywhere.”


Rachel Covers The Sunday Times Style (November 25)

Rachel Covers The Sunday Times Style (November 25)

Rachel graced the cover of this past weekend’s issue of The Sunday Times’ (UK) Style Magazine to promote the upcoming release of “Disobedience” in the UK. We have added the (digital) scans in our gallery as well as the photoshoot outtakes. The interview can be found in our press archives and excerpts can be found below. “Disobedience” will be out in cinemas on November 30 in the UK.


On her breakout year: “Timing is such a funny thing. They were very different roles and genres, which allowed me more choice.”

On motherhood: “It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, hands down. [People say] your life is not your own any more. But I had 39 years of me, I was sick of me, I was so happy to put the focus on some other person. I waited a long time [for motherhood].”

On the theme of ‘Disobedience’: “It’s so tragic to think that, of all the problems in this world, we make it an issue who you want to love. It drives me nuts.”

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Rachel Receives BIFA Nomination!

Rachel Receives BIFA Nomination!

The 2018 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced earlier today and “Disobedience” received 5 nominations, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Rachel. The other nominations are: Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. Congratulations to Rachel, the cast and crew! Winners will be announced at the British Independent Film Award Ceremony on Sunday 2 December at Old Billingsgate. For the full list of nominees be sure to head over to the official website.

Best Supporting Actress
NINA ARIANDA (“Stan & Ollie”)
RACHEL McADAMS (“Disobedience”)
EMMA STONE (“The Favourite”)
RACHEL WEISZ (“The Favourite”)
MOLLY WRIGHT (“Apostasy”)
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“Game Night” Out On Digital HD!

“Game Night” Out On Digital HD!

A friendly reminder that “Game Night” is available on digital HD since yesterday in the United States. Be sure to head over GameNightMovie.com to find a platform of your choosing. The movie has been well received and is currently rated 82% at Rotten Tomatoes and a 66 score at Meta Critics. The movie will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray May 22nd. For more information head over to our previous post.

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples Game Night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”— nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.


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