Director Wes Anderson talked to THR about “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and confirmed the official cast.
THR: Some people take years off between projects, but you seem to work at a pretty steady pace. On the basis of how many people checked out and enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom, I imagine that more people than ever are looking forward to your next one, which I believe is called Grand Budapest Hotel but about which little else seems to be out there. Can you tease it a little?
Anderson: Well, yes, it’s Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s a Euro movie. It’s a period picture. I can tell you the cast — maybe you already know the cast, but I can tell you properly who it is: We have Ralph Fiennes, and we have Tilda Swinton and Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, we have F. Murray Abraham and Jude Law, and we’ve got Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Mathieu Amalric. And I think Owen is gonna have a little part, too. Oh, Saoirse Ronan has quite a big part. I’m thinking if I’ve forgotten anybody. Yeah, we have a good group.
Saoirse visited the National Children’s Hospital according to the Independent.
Louis Walsh and Saoirse Ronan thrilled staff and patients at The National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght, Dublin, when they turned up for a special Christmas visit.
The ‘X Factor’ judge and actress spent more than three hours touring wards as they signed autographs and posed for pictures with 60 young patients.
It’s not every day a pop svengali comes through the door, so five-year-old patient Michael Connors, from Shankill, seized the opportunity with an impromptu audition for Walsh.
“Michael blew Louis and Saoirse away singing ‘Molly Malone’. It was a highlight of the visit,” said a hospital spokeswoman.
Earlier on Friday, Walsh and Ronan arrived at the hospital in a squad car with local gardai and Childline concert organiser Caroline Downey.
“The staff were just as thrilled to see Louis and Saoirse as the patients, and it gave everyone a boost – especially the kids who will be at the hospital over the Christmas period,” added the hospital spokeswoman.
Collider, via Variety, is reporting that Saoirse is one of the actresses who will do a screentest for Disney’s still untitled Cinderella Story:
Just after Cate Blanchett was reported as being in negotiations to play the evil step-mother in Disney’s Untitled Cinderella Story, we now have a trio of international actresses being eyed for the lead role. The contenders for the coveted glass slipper are the Irish-born Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Britain’s Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) and Swedish Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair). Originally pitched by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), Disney picked up the project for a substantial sum in 2010. Chris Weitz (About a Boy) wrote the script and Simon Kinberg (X-Men) will produce. Hit the jump for more.
Variety reports that Ronan, Wilde and Vikander are all scheduled to test for director Mark Romanek’s Untitled Cinderella Story. After Disney’s Alice in Wonderland has grossed over $1 billion worldwide, the studio was quick to set more of their fairy tale properties in motion. They weren’t the only ones, as Universal also has a Cinderella project in the works, as the property is now public domain.
The first teaser trailer for “Justin and the Knights of Valour” was released earlier this week. Saoirse is the voice of Talia. The movie is set to release August 9, 2013 in the UK.
JUSTIN (Freddie Highmore) lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather was, but his father REGINALD (Alfred Molina), the chief counsel to the QUEEN (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer.
After an inspiring visit to his beloved GRANDMOTHER (Julie Walters) and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love LARA (Tamsin Egerton), JUSTIN leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight. Along the way he meets the beautiful, feisty TALIA (Saoirse Ronan), a quirky wizard called MELQUIADES (David Walliams), the handsome SIR CLOREX (Antonio Banderas) and is mentored by three monks; BLUCHER (James Cosmo), LEGANTIR (Charles Dance) and BRAULIO (Barry Humphries), who teach and test him in the ancient ways of the Knights of Valour.
Whilst an unlikely candidate for knighthood, JUSTIN must rise to the challenge quickly when banished former knight SIR HERACLIO (Mark Strong) and his army, lead by SOTA (Rupert Everett), return and threaten to destroy the Kingdom.
The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion – Scans
The first scans of the official illustrated movie book of “The Host” appeared online. Huge thank you to lanoshea for sharing them! The book will be released December 4, 2012 and you can already pre-order it on Amazon.com. These scans could contain spoilers, so be aware of that before watching them.
The #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon by Stephenie Meyer is now a major motion picture!
Stephenie Meyer’s The Host captured millions of readers around the world with one of the most unusual love stories ever written. Acclaimed director Andrew Niccol brings it to the silver screen with a star-studded cast, stunning visuals, and breathtaking special effects.
Now this definitive companion book takes fans behind-the-scenes with extensive full-color photographs and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew, director, and producers, including Stephenie Meyer herself. Offering an intimate look at the filmmaking process, New York Times bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz tells the inside stories behind the exotic locations, massive sets, and gravity-defying stunts, and shows how cast and crew come together to bring Meyer’s extraordinary vision to life.
2013 : The Host > The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Saoirse attended the “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” premiere in Los Angeles. We added the first released photos in our gallery, but we expect lots of additions later today/this week so keep checking back!
Public Appearances from 2012 > 11.12.12: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ Los Angeles Premiere
Variety is reporting that “Violet & Daisy” finally found a distributor. They are aiming for a 2013 release.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired North American distribution rights to Geoffrey Fletcher’s “Violet & Daisy,” more than a year after its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
Cinedigm plans a theatrical release for “Violet” next year with subsequent rollout across on-demand, digital and DVD.
Movie stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as pop culture-obsessed assassins in New York City who accept what they think will be an easy job until an unexpected target, played by James Gandolfini, throws their plan into chaos.
The film is Fletcher’s directorial debut. He also produced with John Penotti and Bonnie Timmermann.
The filmmakers were represented in the negotiations by GreeneStreet Films and CAA, while Vincent Scordino repped Cinedigm.
It’s the second acquisition of a TIFF title within a week for Cinedigm, which announced Friday that it had bought all U.S. distribution rights to Dante Ariola’s “Arthur Newman” two months after the drama premiered at Toronto.
Mary Queen of Scots Role: Mary Release Date: 2014 Genre: Drama Official - Info - IMDB - PhotosTestament of Youth Role: Release Date: Genre: Drama Official - Info - IMDB - PhotosHow I Live Now Role: Daisy Release Date: 2013 Genre: Drama Official - Info - IMDB - PhotosJustin and the Knights of Valour Role: Talia Release Date: 2013 Genre: Animation Official - Info - IMDB - PhotosThe Host Role: Melanie Stryder/Wanderer Release Date: 23 March 2013 Genre: Sci-Fi - Thriller Official - Info - IMDB - PhotosByzantium Role: Eleanor Webb Release Date: 2012 Genre: Drama - Fantasy - Thriller Official - Info - IMDB - PhotosViolet & Daisy Role: Daisy Release Date: 2011 Genre: - Official - Info - IMDB - Photos
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