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Moving on through the TV Appearances section of the Gallery, this weekend we have a massive update for you! Over 3,000 photos & screencaptures from Reese’s talk show appearances in 2014 have been added. She did a bit of promotion for The Good Lie, then went on to do the talk show rounds for Wild. Reese looked absolutely beautiful this year, and I loved hearing her talk with such enthusiasm and pride about Wild! I hope you enjoy this update as much as I have
• Talk Shows from 2014
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Today, it’s the The Good Lie section of the Gallery that we complete – high quality stills, HD trailer screencaptures, photos from the set, and screencaptures from featurettes have all been added. Credit to Reese for highlighting such an important issue through this film, and it’s an interesting story with a good performance from Reese. It’s not one of my favourite films of hers though, and I felt it was lacking in several areas.
Still – enjoy the photos … and check back regularly for on-going Movie section updates…
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Today HD screencaptures from The Good Lie – another of Reese’s 2014 movies – have been added to our Gallery. While the film felt rushed to me, overall it was an enjoyable movie with a strong performance from Reese, and it was good to see her in something different again.
• “The Good Lie” Film Screencaptures
September 8, 2014 • Category: "Hot Pursuit"
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Toronto: Reese Witherspoon Talks Female Empowerment, Saying No to Sexual Shame
Wild wasn’t just the most physically challenging role of Reese Witherspoon’s career. It also offered the actress an opportunity to have a frank discussion about sexuality with her 15-year-old daughter.
“There’s a lot of explicit sex scenes in this movie,” Witherspoon said during a Mavericks conversation Sunday night at the Toronto Film Festival. “And she’s like, ‘Oh no!’ ”
In a wide-ranging discussion, which took place at Glenn Gould Studio, the actress talked about tackling Jean-Marc Vallee’s film — based on a best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed — as well her role in another Toronto film, Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie.
She said there’s a lesson in Wild, which centers on a sexually daring woman who overcomes a string of personal tragedies by hiking more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. The lesson: Young girls are conditioned to feel shame about their sexuality, and that’s not OK.
“It’s such an important message about female sexuality,” she said. “We kissed that guy or we had sex with that dude in college. We’re totally ashamed of so many things. I think this movie says, ‘That’s OK. Maybe I was meant to sleep with all those guys. Maybe I wanted to. Maybe if I could go back and do it all again, I’d do the same thing.’ It’s a total liberation, especially for young women.”
Witherspoon talked about her own youth as the daughter of a doctor father and a nurse mother and how she thought she was destined to be a doctor until she saw a casting notice at the age of 14 for Robert Mulligan’s The Man in the Moon. She landed the part, which led eventually to her breakout role as Tracy Flick in Alexander Payne’s Election, which she dubbed “a huge flop.”
“Election cost $10 million and made $11 million,” Witherspoon said. “It was actually a huge flop. A critical success but a huge flop.”
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Reese Witherspoon gets her African “s” countries mixed up in the first trailer for “The Good Lie.”
The Oscar winner plays a tough-as-nails woman who takes in three Sudanese refugees (she asks whether they’re from Somalia or Senegal) to help them get a fresh start in the U.S.
“House of Cards” alum Corey Stoll, Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany and Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, some of whom were children of war in real life, also star in director Philippe Falardeau’s pic.
Margaret Nagle started writing this Blacklist screenplay 10 years ago. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and “Blind Side” EP Molly Smith are producing.
Alcon Entertainment will release the pic via Warner Bros. on October 3. It was originally slated for September 10.
June 21, 2014 • Category: "The Good Lie"
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Reese Witherspoon Drama ‘The Good Lie’ Shifts to October Release
It’s Reese Witherspoon versus the Rapture after Warner Bros. pushed the debut of the Oscar-winning actress’ upcoming indie drama “The Good Lie” back a month.
The film, which centers on the bond between an American woman and a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War, will premiere on Oct. 3, 2014. It will face off against “Left Behind,” the adaptation of the best-selling end times books with Nicolas Cage, and “Gone Girl,” David Fincher’s take on Gillian Flynn’s mystery novel with Ben Affleck.
It will open in limited release. “The Good Lie” was originally slated to debut on September 10, 2014, a date it had to itself. The Tom Hardy crime thriller “The Drop,” the thriller “No Good Deed” and the Tina Fey and Jason Bateman comedy “This is Where I Leave You” all open two days later.
Philippe Falardeau (“Monsieur Lazhar”) directs “The Good Lie” from Margaret Nagle’s screenplay.
January 24, 2013 • Category: "The Good Lie"
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Reese Witherspoon in Talks to Star in ‘The Good Lie’
Inspired by real events, The Good Lie centers on a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the U.S. with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to his new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.
Monsieur Lazhar’s Philippe Falardeau is set to direct from a screenplay by Margaret Nagle (Warm Springs).
The Good Lie will be produced by Black Label Media, the newly formed production and financing company from The Blind Side’s Molly Smith. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Karen Kehela Sherwood are producers, with Kim Roth and Reliance Entertainment’s Deepak Nayar as executive producers.
Nagle, who won WGA Awards in 2006 and 2011, developed the screenplay in Imagine Writer’s Lab. She is currently adapting Tuxedo Park for Playtone. Nagle is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney David Matlof.
Witherspoon has a slew of films on tap, including Mud on May 26 and the forthcoming The Devil’s Knot. She is repped by Management 360 and CAA.
Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for best foreign-language film last year at the Oscars. He is repped by UTA.
The L.A.-based Black Label Media was formed by Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill.
Arnold Oceng: “The film is such a blessing to be part of it’s a personal story to the people of Sudan and it’s a story that needs to be told to the world, and I’m honored to be working with a great cast and crew. Reese is awesome and such a great humble down to earth person who is also a great actor who I am learning from everyday we’re on set.”
– Daily Mail