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.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“.
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.
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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.
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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”)
The Black List has announced it’s cast of their next Black List Live! live read, and Rachel has joined the cast alongside Adam Scott, Thomas Middleditch and Chris Geere. For more information and to buy tickets be sure to head over to the official website. The on-stage live read will be hosted next Saturday, September 29th, in Hollywood.
A thrice-married, middle-aged alcoholic king who was once known throughout the realm as Prince Charming sets out on one last quest to slay a dragon and stumbles into redemption along the way.
Join us for a night out with your favorite actors as they bring this script to life for the first time ever… and for one night only!
Cast will be announced the week before the show so keep an eye out!
Rachel has shown her support for this year’s Red Nose Day. Last year Rachel was part of NBC’s The Red Nose Special, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty which was founded by Richard Curtis. Rachel and mr. Curtis worked together on “About Time“. This year Rachel shows her support by wearing a red nose and the annual Red Nose Day t-shirt. This year it’s designed by Victoria Beckham, featuring the Spice Girls. You are able to buy your own nose at Walgreens and head over to Omaze for more information about how to buy the t-shirt. It’s not yet announced if Rachel will also be part of the special airing today, be sure to tune in tonight. Check your local listings for the time.
NBC – Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Red Nose Day’s 2017 campaign raised over $35 million. People wanting to get in on the fun for 2018 and hold Red Nose Day fundraisers at school, at work or in their communities can find more information at rednoseday.org.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”) and leverages the power of entertainment to bring the nation together to have fun and make a difference for children in need both here in America and around the world. It has raised over $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988.
The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival unveiled it’s line-up and “Disobedience” is part of their line-up. The screening will be the premiere screening for the United States. The movie is part of the Spotlight Narrative line-up. The festival runs from April 18–29 and ticket packages are on sale now. For more information be sure to head over to the official website.
The Spotlight Narrative section is a launching pad for exciting new independent premieres with a focus on marquee filmmakers and performers. Past films from this section include Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in Paris (2007), Jeff Nichols’ Shotgun Stories (2007), Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience (2009), Sarah Adina Smith’s Buster’s Mal Heart (2017), and Azazel Jacobs’ The Lovers (2017). Supported by HSBC.
Disobedience, directed by Sebastian Lelio, written by Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Produced by Frida Torresblanco, Ed Guiney, Rachel Weisz. (UK) – U.S. Premiere. After the death of her estranged rabbi father, a New York photographer returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in North London where she grew up and, in doing so, reignites long-dormant passions and controversies. With Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola. A Bleecker Street release.
“Disobedience” was selected for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
The first reviews for “Game Night” are getting released, with only a few more days until the movie will be released nationwide in the United States. The first reviews are very promising and positive thus far. The movie currently holds a 89% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (with 18 reviews) and a 74 score at Meta Critics (with 9 reviews). We will round-up the reviews in this post and we will – as always – focus on the Rachel-centered excerpts. Rachel gets praised for her comedic skills and timing.
“And McAdams, whose comedic skills have gone unsung for way too long, is dizzy fun. The whole movie is, actually, even if it pretty much evaporates on impact — a kooky, vicarious loop of Mad Libs meets Cards Against Humanity, where whoever’s holding the popcorn last wins.”
–Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“But it’s McAdams that often shines the brightest here. The “Mean Girls” star has appeared in the odd comedy since Tina Fey‘s cultural phenomenon, but even the highlights like “Midnight in Paris” and “About Time,” haven’t fully played to her comedy skills. Thankfully, “Game Night” is a great showcase for her underused and undervalued comedic talents, which will hopefully see the actress given more opportunities to play these kinds of notes. ”
–Will Ashton, The Playlist