First of all: We want to wish everyone a happy new year! It’s a new year and time for our annual a look ahead with an overview of what you can expect in 2018 from Rachel’s career. We have an exciting year ahead of us with at least two movies getting released in theaters. You can find our overview below/after the jump.
It’s time for our annual year in review again. This year probably marks one of the quietest years of Rachel’s career thus far. This year none of Rachel’s movies got released in theaters, but “Disobedience” screened during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Rachel filmed the movie in the beginning of this year in the UK and also filmed “Game Night” in the first half of this year. We will give you a summary and review of Rachel’s career in 2017 on the last day of the year.
Read our full review after the jump/inside.
Rachel’s feature film debut “The Hot Chick” celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary earlier this month. The movie was released on December 13, 2002 in the United States. Rachel costarred alongside Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen and more. To promote the movie, the cast was featured in Seventeen Magazine’s January 2003 issue. Rachel told Seventeen: “We were a pretty tight-knit group. If we had to work through the night, we’d stay on the set and watch the sun come up together.”
The movie seem to have special place in Rachel’s heart to this date. She told Vogue in 2009: “My first film in the U.S. and a huge milestone in my life.” While promoting “Spotlight“, Rachel told People Magazine she credits the movie and Rob Schneider for her career: “I was testing for a pilot to play Nancy Drew, and I didn’t get it. I went to another audition, but I was so devastated that I wasn’t even concentrating. I got the other role instead. It was The Hot Chick, and I switched bodies with Rob Schneider. I really have to thank Rob Schneider!”. Switching bodies with Schneider was “one of the hardest jobs I’ve had to date”. She echoed in 2014 to Allure Magazine: “It was probably one of the scariest moments I’ve had in my career. It stretched me in ways I could never have imagined.” She recalls, “I remember standing backstage, dressed like a mechanic. I had a pink bikini on underneath, grease on my face, and I just remember breathing deep and thinking. Oh. my God, I have to go out there and do this striptease, as a man…as a woman. How did I get here?”
Looks like “Game Night” finished post-production. The movie got rated R earlier this week, according to Film Ratings. The movie will be released on February 23, 2018 in the USA and May 4, 2018 in the UK.
Game Night (2017)
Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence.
New Line Cinema
Warner Bros. has moved its release of “Game Night” a week to February 23 according to Deadline. It was previously set for March 2 and originally set for February 14.
Warner Bros/New Line is moving their Jason Bateman-Rachel McAdams comedy Game Night back to February, specifically the 23rd. On its new date, Game Night vies against Weinstein Co’s War With Grandpa, Paramount’s Annihilation and Orion’s Every Day.
The movie is expected to be released on May 4, 2018 in the UK (same weekend as “Disobedience“). For more international release dates be sure to head over to IMDB.
The British Academy Children’s Awards in 2017 have been announced yesterday and “The Little Prince” won Feature Film! Director Mark Osborne took the stage to accept the award. You can watch his acceptance speech after the jump. The movie previously won the French César Award (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Animated Film. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners for tonight’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Doc Brown at the Roundhouse, London, and presenters included Peter Andre, Matt Baker, Angellica Bell, Hugh Dennis, Rochelle Humes, Pixie Lott, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely.
In other categories, SpongeBob SquarePants triumphed in International, Netflix’s The Little Prince won for Feature Film, and History Bombs: Online History Resources won for Learning.
Winner – THE LITTLE PRINCE Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam – ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix
“Slings & Arrows” costar, writer and creator Susan Coyne confirmed to The Chronicle Herald that the prequel of the series in in development, as we reported earlier this year. Coyne confirms they have written 3 scripts and that they are hoping to bring back actors from the original show.
Canadian writer-actress Susan Coyne loves a good behind-the-scenes story.
She’s been a writer on the acclaimed comedy series “Mozart in the Jungle,” which gives a fictional peek behind the curtain of a New York symphony, and she co-created and co-starred in the hit Canadian show “Slings & Arrows,” about the comical backstage life at a Canadian Shakespearean theatre festival.
Coyne says she’s now working on a prequel to “Slings & Arrows,” which ran from 2003 to 2006, along with original co-creators Bob Martin and Mark McKinney. They’ve written three scripts, arced out the whole series and hope to bring back actors from the original show, which featured Paul Gross, Martha Burns and Rachel McAdams.
“The CBC has expressed interest and we’re actually out to a director at the moment,” Toronto-based Coyne said recently by phone.
“It’s very much in the style of ‘Slings and Arrows’ but it takes you back to the origin of the festival itself.”
Given that they are aiming for a prequel, we are not sure there is room to bring Rachel’s character back since she plays an apprentice in the original series but we are hoping there is room for at least a cameo. We will keep you posted on the development of the prequel.
We want to wish Rachel the happiest birthday! 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 wonderful day, celebrating with her loved ones. Feel free to wish Rachel a happy birthday in our comment sections below. Last year we made a round-up of causes Rachel supported over the years, be sure to check it out in case you missed it. We also explain how you can make a donation in name of Rachel, to celebrate her birthday.
To celebrate we will round-up (social media) posts from news outlets celebrating Rachel’s birthday below/after the jump.