by admin on February 2,2017

Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Abbott Starring in Thriller ‘Piercing’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott have wrapped production on Nicolas Pesce’s psychological thriller “Piercing,” Variety has learned exclusively.

“Piercing” is based on Ryu Murakami’s 1994 novel of the same name. Abbott plays a man who kisses his wife and baby goodbye, seemingly headed away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service and kill an unsuspecting prostitute. His plan is thwarted by the alluring and mysterious call girl — played by Wasikowska — who arrives at his room, leading to a pulsating game of cat-and-mouse.

Additional cast members include Laia Costa (“Victoria”), Maria Dizzia (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Wendell Pierce (“Treme”) and Marin Ireland (“Hell or High Water”).

Memento Films International will launch sales at the Berlin Film Festival. UTA Independent Film Group arranged financing for the film and will co-represent North American rights with WME.

“Piercing” is produced by Borderline Films’ year-old label Borderline Presents. Producers are Josh Mond, Antonio Campos & Schuyler Weiss of Borderline Films along with Jacob Wasserman. Executive producers are Sean Durkin (Borderline Films), Max Born & Avi Stern, Emilie Georges & Naima Abed (Memento Films International / Paradise City), Al Di (YL Pictures) & Phil Hoelting.

Wasikowska starred in last year’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and in 2015’s “Crimson Peak.” Abbott starred in “James White” and “A Most Violent Year.”

Pesce’s first feature, “The Eyes of My Mother,” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was released domestically by Magnet Releasing.

Pesce is represented by UTA, Nelson Davis and Melissa Breaux. Abbott is represented by WME and Gene Parseghian. Mia Wasikowska is represented by WME, RGM Artists and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Borderline Films is represented by UTA, Nelson Davis and Melissa Breaux. YL Pictures is represented by UTA.

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by admin on January 1,2017

 Mia Wasikowska
Actor
Age: 27

The Australian-born star of “Crimson Peak” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” her films have tallied over $1.5 billion at the global box office. Up next: a role in Weinstein Co.’s World War II thriller “The Man with the Iron Heart.”

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by admin on November 11,2015

The Wrap posted us with the following:

The Weinstein Company (TWC) has acquired the U.S. rights to director Cédric Jimenez’s Nazi-era thriller “HHhH,” the company announced Wednesday.

“HHhH: Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich,” follows two exiled operatives, a Slovak and a Czech, who killed Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich and changed the course of history. The film explores the lives of Jozef Gabcík and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic escape from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to their fatal attack on Heydrich and their own brutal deaths in the basement of a Prague church.

Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor, and Mia Wasikowska are attached to star. Alain Goldman of Légende Films and Daniel Crown of Red Crown are producing the film. Principle photography began earlier this month in Budapest.

David Farr, Audrey Diwan, and Cédric Jimenez wrote the screenplay for the project, which is an adaptation of Laurent Binet’s 2012 international bestseller of the same title, which was the winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman.

“Laurent Binet’s novel was an impeccable, profoundly gripping piece of historical fiction that was destined to be made into a film,” Harvey Weinstein said. “It’s in the hands of an extraordinarily intelligent, bold group of filmmakers and actors and we can’t wait to see it come to life.”

The deal for “HHhH” was negotiated by Dan Guando, Michal Podell Steinberg and James Gold for TWC with WME and Alain Goldman.

by admin on August 8,2015

Here’s an all new, official, high quality and to me the best poster yet appeared for Crimson Peak! Where with Mia Wasikowska, we can see her co-stars: Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston! Reminding you that the upcoming movie releases October 16, 2015 and we’re really excited about. In case you missed it, Mia’s role in Crimson Peak is Edith Cushing, who is in love with Tom Hiddleston‘s character, Sir Thomas Sharpe.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

Click here and proceed to the gallery for full-size image.

by admin on August 8,2015

Why Director Sophie Barthes Felt Compelled to Bring ‘Madame Bovary’ to the Big Screen For a Modern Audience

Barthes breathes new life into Gustave Flaubert’s classic tale of desire. Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary is no stranger to the big screen, as the 1865 book (impressively enough, it was Flaubert’s debut novel) has been translated to film at least seven times over the decades, including a Jean Renoir-directed version from 1934 and a breathless, Isabelle Huppert-starring 1991 take from Claude Chabrol. But that didn’t stop filmmaker Sophie Barthes from wanting to make it her own.

For her version, Barthes abstained from trying to turn the story of a brutally unsatisfied woman — Madame Bovary herself — into an overly modern tale about shame and the consumption of material goods, instead relying on the strength of Flaubert’s original story. The result is a mostly faithful take on the novel, which sees Mia Wasikowska memorably taking up the role of Emma Bovary, a once-pious young woman in provincial France who grows weary of her life as the wife of doctor, ultimately seeking out more (and more) in the form of various lovers and a growing appetite for material goods (particularly sumptuous gowns, lovingly brought to the screen by costume designers Christian Gasc and Valerie Ranchoux). click to read more »

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