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Very short notice I’m afraid but Reese was on Good Morning America today in a new interview (which was previously recorded) and she was discussing Penelope. If anyone managed to record this please get in touch with us if you can send in a clip.
UPDATE: We will be adding the video a bit later today, check back!
Reese Witherspoon has a bone to pick — the Oscar-winner is sick of being known as Hollywood’s most obsessively organised actor.
The 31-year-old says she often regrets giving her film company the name Type A Productions — a tongue-in-cheek choice the self-confessed perfectionist made many moons ago.
“People immediately assume that I have a very controlling personality,” Witherspoon says with a sigh.
“It’s up for interpretation that term — Type A — and to me it was just about getting things done and being diligent about them happening, which didn’t seem very negative, but sometimes people think of it as a very uptight personality trait.
“I’m just much more easygoing than that — I go with the flow.”
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According to Variety, the lovely Amy Adams (known from such movies as Enchanted and Junebug) is in negotiations to join Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon to star in Another Night at the Museum. Adams will play an undetermined historical figure who has a crush on security guard Larry (Stiller).
Shawn Levy returns to helm the sequel, which has a US release date set for May 22, 2009. Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon penned the screenplay, Scott Frank the most recent draft. Levy’s 21 Laps is producing alongside 1492 Pictures. Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe will serve as producers.
20th Century Fox is eyeing a May start date in Vancouver.
I came across some previously unseen Rendition production stills. I am glad that they’re releasing pictures to promote the DVD release: we only had seven of Reese before! Just a friendly reminder that the DVD will be out in a few weeks time – February 19, to be exact.
– Rendition: Production Stills
Penelope opens today in the UK – YAY! I personally cannot wait to see it. 🙂
I came across an interview with Christina Ricci, in which she is asked about Reese. Check out the full interview here.
Q WHAT was Reese Witherspoon like as a producer?
A SHE was there all the time. It was in the middle of the awards season, when she won her Academy Award. We were on a Vespa riding through London and she’d just won the Academy Award and everyone was just screaming at her, yelling, “that’s Reese Witherspoon”.
January 30, 2008 • Category: "Penelope"
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“Penelope” perspective: Although independent films often struggle to find domestic distribution, it’s unusual when those arrangements end and a picture winds up in the hands of another distributor.
A case in point is the romantic comedy fantasy “Penelope,” starring Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon and marking the feature directorial debut of Mark Palansky. Had things gone according to plan, “Penelope” would have surfaced last summer via indie distributors IFC and The Weinstein Co. Instead, its now arriving in theaters Feb. 29 from the well-funded new studio Summit Entertainment.
Produced by Scott Steindorff (Stone Village Pictures) and Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Simpson (Type-A Films) and by Phil Robertson and Chris Curling (Zephyr Films), “Penelope” was written by Leslie Caveny and executive produced by Dylan Russell. Also starring are James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara, Richard E. Grant, Ronni Ancona, Peter Dinklage and Simon Woods. In the film Ricci plays Penelope Wilhern, a young woman whose wealthy family has since the mid-19th Century been under a witch’s curse that doomed their first born daughter to having the face of a pig.
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I’ve updated the gallery with a new Penelope one sheet poster, which also features Reese as Annie.
Speaking of the film, the US release date has been changed once again. It will now open on February 29, 2008, instead of February 1. However, UK audiences will see the movie on February 1. I know I’ll be there right on the opening day. 🙂
– Penelope: Posters
There are two pieces of news today, one very exciting!
The first being that Reese is rumoured to produce and star in an adaptation of the Jen Sacks novel Nice. Here is what joblo.com had to say about it:
This chick is just too nice and can’t seem to break up with her boyfriends. So, trying out something new, she decides to kill one particular boyfriend. And finding that she gets away with it (it’s mistaken for a gay suicide), she decides to do it again. And again.
Sounds pretty exciting, hey?
The second piece of news is that Reese has topped a recent list as the most liked celebrity among ten women who regularly found their way onto magazine covers and into gossip columns in 2007. People aged 13 and over (over 1000 of them!) were asked this question and Reese topped the list with a personal appeal rating of 74 percent, followed by former Friends TV star Jennifer Aniston at 70 percent. Way to go Reese!