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April 27, 2007   •  Category: Role Rumors1 Comment

Icelandic movie producer Sigurjón Sighvatsson is to produce a movie by Irish director Jim Sheridan, possibly to star Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and Oscar-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio.

The movie will be a remake of Brödre (Brothers) by Danish director Susanne Bier, released in 2004. David Benioff will write the script, who is one of the highest-earning screenplay writers in Hollywood, as stated in Fréttabladid.

Some of Hollywood’s most famous actors and actresses have declared their interest in participating in the project, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Reese Witherspoon, but the cast has not been decided on yet.

Sighvatsson explained to Fréttabladid that it can be difficult to get a high-profile cast together, “Many of the biggest stars are booked many months, even years, in advance.”

Source: Iceland Review



April 19, 2007   •  Category: "Rendition"Comments Off on Rendition’s New Release Date

Box Office Mojo has put up a new release date of October 12, 2007 for Reese Witherspoon’s next movie, Rendition. Previous release date was November 30, 2007.

Thanks to walktheline for the heads up.



April 19, 2007   •  Category: Films & ProjectsComments Off on Freeway DVD Re-release

Freeway has been re-released on DVD and may be ordered at Amazon. Here are excerpts from JoBlo’s DVD review:

Video: Presented in 16×9 “widecreen.” (Seriously, it says “widecreen” on the box.) As for the transfer, it’s still the same, non-remastered version of the film, and victim to all the grain and imperfections.

Audio: Dobly Digital 5.1 surround, THX enhanced. This is one part of the DVD that comes through.

Have you been waiting for Freeway to get the Special Edition treatment? Congratulations, you get to keep waiting! This is nothing more than a cheap re-release of the exact same DVD from 1997. C’mon, Lionsgate; you could’ve at least sprung for a real DVD menu.

Director’s Narration: Wow. This DVD is so old, they weren’t even calling ‘em commentaries yet! Writer/director Matthew Bright has plenty to say about the movie (dubbing it an “artsploitation film”), as well as some interesting tidbits on being plucked from obscurity to make his debut feature, but overall a pretty boring commentary.



March 31, 2007   •  Category: "Penelope"1 Comment

Penelope the novel was recently released. It is adapted from the screenplay of the movie and  none other than Ms. Witherspoon wrote the introduction for it and thanks to Elizabeth, we have it for your reading pleasure! Read on for Reese’s touching introduction and check out Amazon for your own copy! 🙂

I loved reading fairy tales as a child—or better yet, having them read to me—and now my daughter loves them too! The adventures of those beleaguered princesses, so often the youngest, most beautiful, and least appreciated, were magical. Fairy tales tell us who we are and how to live. That’s why they are so powerful. It’s not often that a brand-new tale appears in the world. So imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered . . . Penelope!

Sprung from the brilliantly original brain of Leslie Caveny, Penelope appeared on my desk one fine spring day. I loved the story from the moment I read it, and Penelope came to life in my imagination long before she stepped on-screen.

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March 14, 2007   •  Category: "Rendition"Comments Off on Rendition Script Review by Emanuel Levy

Emotionally riveting and politically relevant, Rendition is a daring film that isn’t afraid to ask tough questions. With an all-star cast that includes Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep and Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Rendition paints a vast yet intimate canvas of a world in crisis and a family in peril.

Thematically, the film bears some resemblance to Syriana and Bourne Identity, as it’s both a cautionary tale and a taut political thriller. Rendition walks a fine line between interrogation and torture, between working for the greater good in a post 9/11 world and violating basic codes of decency–between fighting terrorism and becoming a terrorist.

The film’s protagonist is Anwar El-Ibraim, a Canadian scientist of Egyptian decent. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he is about to find out what happens when that line is crossed. Anwar is anxious to get home and see his family after a business trip in Rio de Janeiro. Unfortunately, his homecoming is delayed.

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March 13, 2007   •  Category: Role RumorsComments Off on Bunny is Officially Missing

Joe Carnahan, the director of Bunny Lake is the first official source to comment on Reese’s reasons for departure from the movie:

Scuttlebutt: How about NOTHING. How about a situation where the press tries to stir it up. These things happen. Movies go away every day. Reese is dealing with a lot of stuff in her life. So am I. We were running up against it as far as time for prep and shooting and scripting, etc. I had already commited to White Jazz and the longer we stretched Bunny the more in jeopardy the WJ schedule became. And there was just no way I could let that happen. I need a nice extended prep period for that flick.

And now I’ve got it.

That’s it guys. I wish there were some truly tasty bits of gossip but there just aren’t. Sorry.

Source: Smokin Joe Carnahan



March 10, 2007   •  Category: "Penelope"Comments Off on Penelope Pushed Back

Unfortunately Penelope has been pushed back from its original April release to August 17, 2007.

Thanks to Walktheline80 for the heads up.



March 9, 2007   •  Category: Role RumorsComments Off on Bunny Lake Speculation

The press is heavily speculating on why Reese left the production of Bunny Lake. The LA Times is saying she dropped out because of emotional stress due to her divorce and that she did not feel emotionally invested in the role. TMZ reports that Reese was supposed to be given a complete script last week but instead was presented with a script with major sections of the movie outlined:

Last week, Reese was presented with what she thought would be a completed script, but turned out to be 80 pages that had major sections of the movie outlined but not written.

As the deadline approached for a summer shooting, Witherspoon exercised her option not to approve the incomplete script and withdrew as the star of the project. Reese worried about people who wouldn’t have a job shooting this summer. “She’s just as disappointed as anybody,” the source says. “She’s not working too.”

Reese’s representatives have not made an official statement regarding her reasons for departure from Bunny Lake Is Missing.









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