The Berlin Film Festival starts today and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is the opening film of the festival. The official schedule was released and Saoirse is expected to attend. You can find the schedule with local time below. You can watch a live stream of the press conference and premiere on the official festival website. Be sure to come back later today for our (first) coverage on the festival!
Thursday, February 6
Competition – The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson
14.30 Photo Call
14.45 Press Conference
18.00 Red Carpet
Wes Anderson (Director, Screenwriter), Ralph Fiennes (Actor), Tony Revolori (Actor), Willem Dafoe (Actor), Bill Murray (Actor), Jeff Goldblum (Actor), Tilda Swinton (Actress), Edward Norton (Actor), Saoirse Ronan (Actress), Jeremy Dawson (Co-Producer)
Moderation: Anatol Weber
19.30 Opening of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival
BROOKLYN – March/April, 2014 – Ireland & New York, NY and/or Montreal, Canada; STORY: The film is set in 1950s and it isabout Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant who starts a new life in New York has to tend to a tragedy in Ireland that leads her to choose between the two men she loves in both countries. (Posted: December 12, 2013. Revised: January 14, 2014)
The production company also has a more in-depth plot description on their official site, you can read it below/inside this post.
All Nora has to look forward to if she stays in 1950s Ireland are slick-haired rugby players, selling cigarettes one at a time at the local shop, and bad weather. So when a kindly priest, Father Flood, sponsors her to go to America, she packs her meagre belongings, says goodbye to her mother and her sister, Rose, and hello to…
Variety is reporting that Saoirse is expected to do a screentest for “The Fantastic Four“.
It looks like Fox’s reboot of “The Fantastic Four” is getting closer to finalizing its cast.
Sources tell Variety that Simon Kinberg has finished rewriting the script and that the studio plans to begin testing thesps for the roles of Reed Richards (aka Mister Fantastic) and Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman) by the end of the month.
Rumors have circulated that Miles Teller is in talks to play Richards after he said in an interview that a decision would be made shortly. Other actors expected to test for the part include “Game of Thrones’” Kit Harington and Richard Madden. Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan are expected to test for the role of Storm. Michael B. Jordan is attached to play Johnny Storm, but he is expected to test with the actors to see which group has the best chemistry. Josh Trank is on board to direct the pic with Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.
The pic is slated to bow June 19, 2015.
ScreenDaily is reporting that “The Grand Budapest Hotel” will be released on March 7, 2014 in the UK.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is to release Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel in the UK on March 7.
The film tells the story of a concierge, played by Ralph Fiennes, at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé.
The ensemble cast includes Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson.
Anderson collaborated with Hugo Guinness on the story, and is reunited with long term cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman, production designer Adam Stockhauser, Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero, with a score from Alexandre Desplat. The film is produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales and Jeremy Dawson.
The Grand Budapest Hotel will receive its world premiere as the opening night film of the Berlin International Film Festival on Feb 6.