Warner Bros. has picked up the US rights to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, ‘How To Catch A Monster’. Warner is reported to have acquired the thriller for a minimum of $3 million, give or take, ahead of the film’s debut at Cannes Film Festival. Gosling penned the fantasy script that follows a “single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town,” according to IMDb.
‘How To Catch A Monster’ includes a cast line-up of Christina Hendricks who is best known for her role in ‘Mad Men’. She previously worked with Gosling in ‘Drive’. Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Rob Zabrecky (After the Triumph of Your Birth), and Gosling’s ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ co-stars Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) and Eva Mendes (The Other Guys), are also on board the actor’s first film. Gosling is currently filming in Detroit near the Masonic Temple with plenty of set pictures now hitting the web.
While Gosling isn’t saying too much about the film and what fans are in store for, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith has said Monsters has “a wonderful Lynch-ian quality to it.” Smith also spoke about how he was cast in the fantasy feature. “I was in New York and I was about to fly back, and then I got a phone call saying Ryan wanted to meet me and come over. So I read his film and I thought it was brilliant. And then I auditioned and we spent about four hours together doing some stuff, and he filmed it on his iPhone. And that was it. And now I’m going off to shoot it in a couple of weeks.”
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For the sixth installment of the little sprite’s solo adventures, Tinker Bell is getting a new hook.
Zarina, the newest fairy in Pixie Hollow, will be voiced by the voluptuous Christina Hendricks, playing a seafaring, smart, swashbuckling fairy who creates a new type of Pixie Dust that gives her the power of all the other fairies’ talents. Tinker Bell (again voiced by Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman) must find a way to return things to normal.
Zarina also keeps some sinister company.
Disneytoon Studio’s latest Tinker Bell movie, The Pirate Fairy, turns the community of Pixie Hollow on its head when dust-keeper fairy Zarina snatches the Hollow’s essential Blue Pixie Dust (insert your own Breaking Bad joke here, please) — and joins the pirates of Skull Rock. Continue reading
John Slattery, who has helmed a few great Mad Men episodes (including last Sunday’s terrific, eminently GIFable installment), will make his feature debut directing Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro, and his AMC co-star Christina Hendricks.
Once you’ve stopped reeling at the idea of that cast, you may want to consider the film itself: It’s an adaptation of God’s Pocket, a Pete Dexter novel Slattery tackled for the screen alongside Alex Metcalf (An American Affair). The story takes place in the “blue-collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket, where the lead character tries to cover up his stepson’s death in a construction accident. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse.”
In a GQ interview in early 2012, Slattery offhandedly mentioned adapting the book — it’s been in this correspondent’s Amazon wishlist ever since. Time to press Buy.
The movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller about class, rural America, poverty, opportunism and Satanic cults in the 1980s just got one actor larger. Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks has signed on to Dark Places with Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, House Of Cards’ Corey Stoll and Rescue Me’s Andrea Roth.
Hendricks will play the older Krissi Cates character in the film from director Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Krissi has been haunted by a secret from her past that could have great implications for Theron’s Libby Day character and her jailed brother Ben (Stoll). In the book, Krissi is a barely-getting-by stripper who had accused Ben decades before of being a child molester and some other very serious misdeeds.
Before Dark Places, the multiple-Emmy-nominated Hendricks will be seen in the Ryan Gosling-directed fantasy noir film How To Catch A Monster along with former Doctor Who Matt Smith and Eva Mendes. She’s also in God’s Pocket, a drama directed by her Mad Men co-star John Slattery and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro. Richard Jenkins and Eddie McGee.
Hendricks is repped by ICM Partners and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon.
Hi all! Welcome back to Admiring Christina Hendricks!
I know, I know I was away for a very long time but a new job (with crazy hours!) and life got in the way of my webmistress duties. But now I’m back and I’m planning on catching up with Christina and all her projects right away.
A full season of Mad Men started and finished while I was away so I’m planning to add screencaps, promotional pictures and such as soon as I can. Christina is also a busy lady with so many movies in production , you can find a little preview in the sidebar on the right of your screen.
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GKids has tapped the English-language voice cast for Japanese animated title “Up on Poppy Hill” including Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Aubrey Plaza and Anton Yelchin.
Other voice cast include Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman, Emily Osment, Charles Saxton and Alex Wolff.
GKids announced the acquisition in June at France’s Annecy Animation Film Festival, disclosing plans to for a qualifying Oscar run and a March release. Hayao Miyazaki (“Castle in the Sky,” “Spirited Away”) wrote the screenplay and his son, Goro Miyazaki, directed.
“Poppy Hills” is set in 1963 Yokohama and centers on a pair of high school students who are battling the demolition of a historic building as they deal with their own families’ past secrets. “Poppy Hill” was the highest-grossing Japanese film of 2011 at $56 million.
GKids titles “A Cat in Paris” and “Chico and Rita” received Oscar nominations this year.
Gary Rydstrom directed the English-language version from a script adaptation by Karey Kirkpatrick. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy exec produced.
TV bosses at America’s Lifetime network are bringing the model/actress’ story to the small screen in a biopic and a number of famous faces are in contention for the lead role.
Mad Men star Hendricks and McCarthy are said to be the frontrunners to play Smith, who died at the age of 39 in 2007 after a drug overdose.
A source tells Britain’s Sunday Express newspaper, “They are neck and neck. The producers love them both and it could come down to a final audition to determine who will get one of the most sought-after parts in Hollywood right now. Both women really wowed the producers, who were especially bowled over by how strikingly similar Christina with a blonde wig looked to Anna Nicole.”
The Artist actor James Cromwell is rumoured to be signing up to play Smith’s wealthy older husband, Texan billionaire J. Howard Marshall, who died at the age of 90 just 14 months after their marriage.
Smith’s life story was previously told in an opera which ran at London’s famous Royal Opera House last year (11).
The 2012 Creative Arts Emmys will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Nokia Theatre, and the TV Academy announced today a slew of presenters.
Christina Hendricks and Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), Jennifer Morrison, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon A Time), Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky (Web Therapy), Chris O’Donnell and Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles), Martha Plimpton and Greg Garcia (Raising Hope), Silas Weir Mitchell and Jim Kouf (Grimm), Morena Baccarin and Howard Gordon (Homeland), Frances Conroy and Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and Padma Lakshmi, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef) will all be in attendance.
A week after the event tapes, an abbreviated presentation will air Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., the night before the Emmys, on Reelz Channel.
According to a press release, Ryan Gosling will write and direct “How to Catch A Monster,” which is being described as a “modern-day fairytale.” Christina Hendricks, who co-starred with Gosling in “Drive,” will play the film’s lead, a single mother “swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.” (OK, then.)
“I am very appreciative to Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive and I look forward to making this film with all of them,” the beloved actor-slash-internet meme said in a statement announcing “How to Catch A Monster.” Of Hendricks, the star had nothing but praise for her during the production of “Drive.”
“There’s no one really like her. She’s very meticulous about every detail,” he said last year.
This isn’t the first time Gosling has toyed with stepping behind the camera. He was set to direct “The Idolmaker” last year, but had to pull out of his commitment due to scheduling conflicts.
“How To Catch A Monster” is set to start filming in the spring of 2013.
For more on the film, head over to Indiewire.
The New York Film Festival announced its full slate of films on Thursday, a line up of 32 titles that largely serves as a catch-all compendium of standouts from other international festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Toronto.
Along with the previously announced opening night film (Ang Lee’s Life of Pi), centerpiece gala (David Chase’s Not Fade Away), and closing night film (Robert Zemeckis’ Flight) — all world premieres — the highlights of the festival include: Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Ginger and Rosa, starring Elle Fanning as a girl growing up in 1962 London with unhappy-if-gorgeous parents (Christina Hendricks and Allesandro Nivola); Passion, Brian De Palma’s heightened noir about an ad exec (Rachel McAdams) and her assistant (Noomi Rapace); and Amour, the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
The festival runs from Sept. 28 through Oct. 14 at Lincoln Center.