The Gallery has been updated with HD screencaptures from Reese’s 1996 thriller Freeway. We previously had screencaptures from this film, but now that it’s available in blu-ray I couldn’t resist updating them with much better quality versions! Reese was on fire as the foul-mouthed Vanessa Lutz in this movie – she was completely over-the-top and very funny and quick in her delivery – my favourite scene is where she sees Bob in court for the first time after the ‘accident’ 😀 I wonder what Reese makes of this film now, in the current era of female empowerment and fighting against exploitation of women?
More movie HD screencaptures/stills and high quality photos from last years Emmy Awards coming soon….
• Freeway > Film Screencaptures x1,555
Here’s yet another batch of additional photos from early 2018 appearances to date, this time including more from the SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and Producers Guild Awards, where Big Little Lies continued its awards sweep. I particularly love the Critics Choice Awards look and photos!
Octavia Spencer Drama From Reese Witherspoon Nabs Apple Series Pickup
Octavia Spencer is officially headed to Apple.
The tech giant on Wednesday handed out a 10-episode series order to Are You Sleeping, a drama starring the Hidden Figures and Shape of Water actress and produced by Reese Witherspoon. The news comes four months after the iPhone maker put the project based on Kathleen Barber’s true-crime novel into development.
Are You Sleeping offers a glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts. It challenges viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is put on a public stage. Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife, Justified) created the project, penned the script and will serve as showrunner. Witherspoon will executive produce alongside her Hello Sunshine partner Lauren Neustadter, with Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo overseeing for the recently launched Chernin/Endeavor Content banner. Spencer and Tramble will also exec produce. Sarah Koenig (Serial) was a consultant on the project during its development but is no longer attached to the series.
All told, this is Witherspoon’s third series at Apple, joining the untitled morning show drama in which she will star opposite Jennifer Aniston and an untitled Kristen Wiig comedy series. The prolific producer also is an EP and stars in season two of HBO’s Big Little Lies and has Little Fires Everywhere set at Hulu. In addition to exec producing the latter, Witherspoon will also star opposite Kerry Washington in the limited series that landed at Hulu following a multiple-network bidding war.
Are You Sleeping joins an Apple roster that also includes Amazing Stories, See, a Ron Moore space drama, a Damien Chazelle drama and more.
For her part, Spellman is also set to co-write HBO’s controversial drama Confederate alongside her husband, Malcolm Spellman, and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Spencer is repped by WME; Spellman is with WME and Industry Entertainment; and Witherspoon is repped by CAA.
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, Draper James and Crate & Barrel have co-designed a new range of home decor essentials that “captures the modern, breezy spirit of Southern get-togethers as the season heats up”. Reese told People.com of the range that “this charming collection of outdoor accessories is perfect for your next backyard dinner party with friends and family or an afternoon picnic at the beach.” “Growing up in the South, I’ve learned to love presentation and entertaining, which is why I’m so excited for the Draper James [heart] Crate and Barrel co-branded collection. It perfectly captures the spirit of Southern get-togethers with a blend of modern style,” she added.
Shop this collection now at crateandbarrel.com.
Last week Reese announced a new project she’s been working on – a Southern-themed lifestyle book! Whiskey In A Tea Cup will be released in the US on September 18th 2018, and you can pre-order your copy through the links on the book’s official site:
Y'all, I'm so excited…My new book, #WhiskeyInATeaCup, is out Sept 18th! 💕 It's all about my secrets to southern living- how I entertain, cook, decorate & even how do my hair. (Yup, it's got my special hot roller technique in it!) Pre-order it here! https://t.co/DveNTFcRlX pic.twitter.com/stI04GQ8VY
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) April 30, 2018
Academy award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.
Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.
Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.
It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
Reese Witherspoon to produce new podcast How It Is, hosted by Diane Guerrero
Reese Witherspoon has already begun taking over television, and now she’s moving into a whole new storytelling medium: podcasting.
EW can exclusively report that the Big Little Lies star is producing an original podcast, How It Is, which will focus on first-person stories from women about their lived experiences.
“How It Is will feature powerful, personal stories told by a diverse group of high-profile women,” Witherspoon’s media company, Hello Sunshine, said in a statement. “The episodes will present women — celebrities, activists and ordinary people with extraordinary insight — as experts on their own lives, claiming their power by telling their stories.”
Hosted by actress, author, and activist Diane Guerrero, the first season of How It Is will consist of five 30-minute episodes, featuring stories from Tarana Burke, Krista Tippett, Gabrielle Union, Glennon Doyle, Ellen Pao, Lena Waithe, and more. Some of the topics discussed in the first season include anger, power, and freedom.
“We are proud to bring these powerful and relatable stories from a wide variety of incredible women to life and to be expanding the Hello Sunshine brand to the podcast medium where we look forward to connecting with listeners on important topics and compelling stories,” said Sarah Harden, CEO of Hello Sunshine. The company is expected to introduce more female-centric podcasts to its slate in the future.
How It Is debuts April 25. The podcast will be available for download on Apple Podcasts.
To complete our A Wrinkle In Time promotion coverage, we’ve added a large batch of additional photos from the film’s London premiere held last month. I still love this powdery-blue dress on Reese – it might be my favourite look of the year so far!
• “A Wrinkle In Time” London Premiere x139 more
Reese’s friend Eva Longoria received a star on the illustrious Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this week, and following the ceremony a luncheon was held to celebrate Eva. Reese came out to support her friend, looking summery in a Draper James dress with Alexandre Birman heels. She posted photos from the event on her social media accounts, and was seen posing with fellow actresses/producers Kerry Washington and Olivia Munn. We have over 90 beautiful high quality photos for you in our Gallery (thanks Sara!), and social media posts and videos further down this post.