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October 21, 2014 at 5:43 am #163782
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Fill it up …..October 21, 2014 at 5:44 am #163784
Alexandre Desplat is currently scoring the upcoming historical drama Suffragette. The film is directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West. The movie takes place during the early days of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and centers around the foot soldiers who were forced underground. Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman) has written the screenplay. Faye Ward and Alison Owen (Saving Mr. Banks, Elizabeth, Jane Eyre) are producing the Ruby Films production. Desplat has previously scored Tamara Drewe starring Gemma Arteton for the producers. Suffragette is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2015.
Desplat also recently scored Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, which will open later this year, as well as The Imitation Game, which is set to be released next month. The composer’s other upcoming projects include Matteo Garrone’s The Tale of Tales and Roman Polanski’s D.October 21, 2014 at 7:44 am #163785
What do we know about this movie? What’s the plot? Is it baity? Does it have a distributor? When is the release date?October 21, 2014 at 8:08 am #163786
Some scenes-clips of Suffragette & Carol were shown by Film4 (?) @ Cannes last May to some Trade & Industry attendees. One correspondent I guess from Screen International tweeted the impending Carey Mulligan vs. Cate Blanchett Best Actress fight-competition based on the clips-scenes shown.
Suffragette & Carol may possibly have its World Premiere in Cannes 2015 this May and both could be in Festival Competition.October 21, 2014 at 8:14 am #163787
Wow… could Blanchett score a third Oscar in so little time?October 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm #163788
I kind of thought since this year is a bit light in the Best Actress field that it would be a good year to have Mulligan. Didn’t think they’d have any trouble putting it together for a late December release. Oh well.October 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm #163789
^ the next year’s doesn’t look to crowded either. I hope Helena gets nominated in supporting!October 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm #163790
I’m excited to see Romola Garai in this……. She was snubbed for an Oscar nomination in her work for Atonement and snubbed for Multiple Emmy nominations for her work in Emma, The Hour, and The Crimson Petal and the White.October 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm #163791
LATimes.com referred to this movie as “Pankhurst” on their article about Frears’ Florence.
Do we have a new title for this film?November 6, 2014 at 4:17 am #163793
CAREY MULLIGAN ON HER POST-PERFORMANCE TEARS AND LEARNING TO ACCEPT NUDE SCENES
06 Nov 2014
British actress Carey Mulligan has spoken candidly about feeling uncomfortable with nudity, the lows of her career acting in theatre and feeling starstruck meeting Meryl Streep for the first time, in a rare interview.
Speaking Harper’s Bazaar , the star said “I don’t think anyone relishes getting naked on set.”
“In Shame it was the perfect introduction to her character; she was just one of those people who have no qualms about their body. In Suffragette (Mulligans latest film set to release next year) it felt like the right thing to do. I didn’t want the lead actor to be protected from the same ordeal that the other people were going through in prison. So for work I’m fine with it,” she continued.
“But in my own life… the last time I wore a bikini on the beach was three years ago on a private family holiday. On the red carpet I won’t wear anything above the knee, ever.”
The actress also spoke about dieting for various film roles, revealing that for her upcoming role in Suffragette – in which she plays an imprisoned suffragette who went on a hunger strike – she went on an extreme diet of no sugar or fruit.
“The idea was to make me look kind of malnourished, but not in a serious way, it was more of a psychological thing…But it turned out to be complete bollocks. I gained weight. Even though I had no sugar or fruit or any of those things, I was told I could have nuts. So I ate massive packets of nuts every day. I never weigh myself, but I did weigh myself before and after, just to see, and I gained three kilos and all of my trousers didn’t fit.”
CAREY MULLIGAN (LEFT) ON THE SET OF SUFFRAGETTES
Mulligan, 29, made her West End debut in June this year starring alongside Bill Nighy in the revival of Olivier Award-winning play Skylight. She recalled a disastrous night when acclaimed director Steve McQueen came to see “the worst show of the entire run”.
“It was hands-down the worst show I did, and for the director I most admire,” she said. “It was the same on The Seagull, the night that Sam Mendes came,” referring to the 2007 production she starred in at the Royal Court, London.
“Someone came to our dressing-room and said: ‘Oh, my God! Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet are here.’ And I was like: ‘Are you kidding?’ And I burst into tears. Everyone else from the cast went to do a meet-and-greet with him and I went out the back door. I didn’t want to go anywhere near them, I was so ashamed. I just got into a cab, went home and cried.”
MULLIGAN ON STAGE WITH BILL NIGHY IN THE STARLIGHT
She also spoke about feeling starstruck the first time she met Meryl Streep, whose daughters, Mamie and Grace, she is now good friends with.
“The year I was nominated for An Education, I hadn’t met Meryl. We had that Academy luncheon, where you go onstage and shake someone’s hand, like at graduation, and as I walked off, she grabbed me by the hand and said: ‘Darling, I just got the best photo of you. I’ll send it to you.’ I was like: ‘Holy shit!’”
“Later, through her daughters, I met Meryl as the ‘Mum’, in the kitchen, having big dinners. When she came on the set of Suffragette I was very nervous because it was the ‘Actress’, with this incredible power.”
Mulligan grew up in Germany until she was 8-years-old, when her family moved to England. “I moved around a lot, so I always had to meet new people,” she said. “I was never the most popular or the most interesting person…It took me a long time to stop adapting my personality to others.”
But she now takes acting cues from the leading actresses in Hollywood. “I also constantly watch people like Marion Cotillard or Cate Blanchett or Kate Winslet. I have a fear of being passive and what I admire about all of those actresses is that every choice they make is really strong. Even if they’re playing something very quiet, it’s visceral and bold.”
Speaking about fame and the repercussions of tabloid journalism, the star said: “I remember being completely blindsided while we were shooting Suffragette. It was a Sunday, my assistant went out and got the papers and we were sitting in my trailer. I opened this magazine and this journalist had written this horrible attack on me. I hadn’t been to a premiere or done an interview for six months; I hadn’t done any press. I was not expecting to open a paper and see my name. It made me immediately cry and I called my mum and was really sad.”November 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm #163794
The movie is not finished yet. They’re probably trying for Cannes 2015.December 24, 2014 at 11:53 am #163795
Meryl Streep on voting-rights film ‘Suffragette’: ‘Girls, we’ve been waiting for this’
By: Brian Truitt
(Todd Plitt, USA TODAY)
When we had our epic sitdown with the women of Into the Woods — specifically Christine Baranski, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Tracey Ullman and Meryl Streep, who collects Oscar nominations the way some of us collect action figures — there was much discussion of Sondheim, movie musicals, parenting and why Blunt would be an awesome Captain Marvel. (We really, really tried to convince her of this.)
But as the talk moved to upcoming projects, Streep was very excited to chat about Suffragette, the upcoming film about voting rights for British women directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan (Iron Lady). “Girls,” Streep said with a smile, “we’ve been waiting for this.”
The movie, the first commercial feature to film in the UK’s Houses of Parliament, focuses on the suffragette movement of the late 19th and early 20th century that led to more than 8 million British women gaining the right to vote in 1918. Carey Mulligan stars as a laundress in 1912 who’s pulled into the movement because of horrific working conditions and poverty — Streep was on the movie one day to film her scenes as iconic political activist and suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.
Streep said Suffragette is obliquely told and not didactic in any way:
“It is stunning because you cannot believe how recent this history was. How many civil-rights stories have you seen? You’ve never seen this movie about women.”
Baranski reminded Streep that at the time suffragettes were considered terrorists, but Streep added they were only violent against property. (One of their missions was blowing up a house near a golf course meant for the future prime minister, David Lloyd George. That, unsurprisingly, garnered some attention from Parliament.)
“They invented surveillance police work because of the women’s movement — the very first surveillance cameras were invented to spy on women going to these rallies,” Streep said. “It’s a great movie and it’s all true.”February 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm #163796
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HALF of me WISH that Meryl Streep NOT WIN her 19th bidfor the lower prize Best Supporting Actress for Into The Woods ….. SO she has better chances to WIN for theBigger Best Actress prize bids on her 20th for Ricki and The Flash or 22nd for Florence Foster Jenkins.
HALF of me WISH that Meryl Streep WIN this Sunday asshe deserve & more than earned it ….. AND already TIE the 4th Win record of Katharine Hepburn and perhaps breakaway on her 20th or 21st or 22nd bids etc …..
HELP! I’m so torn ….
If Ricki is her 20th and Florence is her 22nd, what will be her 21st? If you mean Suffragette, her role is only a cameo.
As posted in the other thread:
Meryl Streep in Suffragette = Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love = Best Supporting Actress
Streep recently declared much enthusiasm for people to see Suffragette saying, “It’s about time and I am excited for the film”. Presumably, Streep has seen the full film during her recent trip to London for Into The Woods premiere and press junkets.
Streep’s ticket for her 21st will be the 10 minutes or so “tour de force” rally speech in Suffragette. I gathered this will be spread out in the entire film and will not have a semblance of a mere cameo appearance.
Streep in Suffragette absolutely does NOT equal Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love. Dench’s nominaton/win is highly likely due to the fact that many thought she was robbed the year before for Mrs. Brown. Streep is nowhere near as “due.”
You use words like “presumably” to suggest that things are fact. Do you know that Streep saw a full cut of the film, and if so, why does that help your argument? Because she likes the movie it means she’ll get nominated? Weird logic.
You “gathered” her speech will be spread out in the entire film? Gathered from where? Making things up again?
Not forcing anyone, Take it or Ignore it, that is, my premises, hedges & hypothesis pieced together from various sources.
Specifically, Trade & Industry sources that cannot be divulged in a public forum like this.
Lest my connections, background, profession & identity might be ascertained.
Another indication, this time from TIME, that Streep in Suffragette is in conversation for a nomination …..
Will One of These Movies Win Meryl Streep Her Next Oscar?
Meryl Streep attends the premiere of “Into The Woods” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec. 8, 2014, in New York.*****She’s playing a rock star, an opera singer, and an iconic suffragette in her next three films
Meryl Streep has three Oscars on the shelf — more than any living actress. And yet the star, whose 19th nomination this year for her supporting role in Into the Woods cemented her record as the most-Oscar-nominated performer of all time, is still one win short of the all-time record, set by Katharine Hepburn when she won her fourth trophy.
Awards are far from the most important detail when it comes to assaying a career as long and multifarious as Streep’s. And yet her campaign to win her third Oscar, for The Iron Lady in 2012, was aggressive enough to prove that she does take this stuff seriously. (Hepburn, by contrast, never accepted any of her Oscars in person.) It’s very possible, given the breadth of projects in her future and the high esteem Streep’s held in by her peers, that she’ll win a fourth Oscar in the near future — though likely not Sunday night, when Patricia Arquette is heavily favored for her performance in Boyhood. Though this hardly feels as urgent as when her 2012 Oscar win broke a three-decade losing streak, she’s bound to win one sometime, right? Here is a very hazy look at what’s in Streep’s future.
Ricki and the Flash: Streep plays a rock star in this Diablo Cody-scripted film, which is coming out this year on August 7, a timeslot that’s become the actress’s sweet spot. (Her Oscar-nominated turns in The Devil Wears Prada and Julie and Julia, as well as her musical Mamma Mia, all were major hits in peak moviegoing season.) The first picture of Streep in character makes it look like something of a transformation, perhaps into Stevie Nicks. But Streep might have to settle for a Golden Globe nomination, because on the horizon looms…
Suffragette: It’s a deeply earnest-seeming period drama, one in which Streep plays famed voting-rights advocate Emmeline Pankhurst. This is clearly a passion project for Streep, who used an interview promoting Into the Woods to tout the film, saying “Girls, we’ve been waiting for this.” The film is set for release in the U.K. this fall with, presumably, a U.S. release to follow; given the nature of the role and Streep’s evident comfort with the material and personnel (Suffragette was written by the screenwriter of The Iron Lady), this could get a big push when it emerges stateside. But then there’s also…
Florence Foster Jenkins: Director Stephen Frears(known for The Queen and Philomena) is set to direct this biographical film about a midcentury heiress who wants to become an opera singer, despite her abject lack of ability. Jenkins’s story, like, well, Philomena Lee’s, is the sort of cutely uplifting one that tends to mobilize moviegoers, and Streep can definitely sing. But, obviously, much remains to be seen. Filming is set to begin in May.
I read nothing in this piece that suggests Streep will be pushed. The film…maybe. Still a BIG reach.
STREEP will be PUSHED in Suffragette as Pathe’ & Film4’s Key Selling Point on their discussions with Film Buyers @ Cannes 2 festivals ago when clips of Suffragette & Carol were shown.
The Editing options of Streep’s 10 or so minutes tour-de-force rally speech were likewise discussed to Film Buyers in some Film Markets like Cannes, TIFF, etc …..
Streep’s so-called Suffragette “cameo” appearance will be like in The Giver that will have a semblance of a supporting one for award purposes and will be billed prominently in all merchandising materials.
As a “Streep Sleuth”, suggest you subscribe online to Trade & Industry journals-publications & forums.
Etchie, I’m all about getting an insight into some of the things you’ve mentioend. As far as the “Trade & Industry” journals/publications…any specific suggestions?? Feel free to private messgae me.