Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts Team for ‘Penguin Bloom’ Adaptation
Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts and Bruna Papandrea are teaming up for an adaptation of the best-selling Australian book Penguin Bloom.
The story follows Sam Bloom, a Sydney-based mother of three who, following an accident, becomes paralyzed from the chest down and receives help from an unlikely source — a magpie named Penguin that helps the family adjust to Sam’s new condition.
New York Times best-selling author Bradley Trevor Greive wrote Penguin Bloom, which features photographs from Sam’s husband, Cameron.
Watts is set to star in the feature, which also is being produced by Aussie-based producer Emma Cooper.
Penguin Bloom will film in Australia. The production is still looking for a screenwriter and a director.
Even though Witherspoon and Papandrea have gone separate ways as producing partners under their Pacific Standard banner, which is responsible for hits like Gone Girl and Wild, the duo are still set to produce a number of projects they have in development. This includes an adaptation of Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive.
Watts will next be seen in Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry and will star opposite Brie Larson in the adaptation of The Glass Castle.
Here are a batch of interviews with Reese on the red carpet of the recent LA premiere of Sing:
Access Hollywood: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey & More Bring Their Kids To ‘Sing’ Premiere
Talk about a family affair! “Sing” stars Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Hudson all hit the red carpet with their respective children at the animated film’s Los Angeles premiere. Watch Matthew tell Access Hollywood how his kids helped him pick out what to wear! And, Reese admits which pop hit she was most nervous to belt for the movie.
Reese and Matthew McConaughey talk Sing and parenting to Entertainment Tonight:
Reese talks to ET at the recent Sing LA premiere:
Reese Witherspoon: I Wanted to Be the First Female President of the United States
Reese attended the Los Angeles premiere of her new animated musical-comedy Sing last night! She looked fab in a little sequinned printed dress by Elie Saab, with Christian Loubotin shoes and Anita Ko jewellery. Reese attended the premiere with her family – husband Jim, and kids Ava, Deacon and Tennessee – and posed with them and her co-stars and crew on the red carpet. Find the first 200+ HQ photos from the red carpet in our Gallery thanks to our friend Lindsey.
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Here’s a new clip from Sing, in which we see Reese’s character Rosita start to sing ‘Shake It Off’. We also have a new TV spot entitled ‘Glass Eye’.
Here’s a new trailer for Reese’s upcoming HBO series Big Little Lies, which will premiere in the US on February 19th: