July 22nd, 2010 Articles News

Six young and promising actresses are contending to land a role in one of the most prestigious Hollywood film parts of 2010, four of which are Australian.
Sophie Lowe from Beautiful Kate, Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska, Uninvited’s Emily Browning and Sydney stage sensation Sarah Snook are all aiming to grab the role of awkwardly asocial but extremely intelligent Lisbeth Salander. The four actresses flew in to LA this week after being short-listed for the big-budget adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s award-winning crime novel Girl With A Dragon Tattoo.
The women will not only be competing with each other, but also with two other leading ladies, who are both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees.

English actress Carey Mulligan, from An Education, and Juno’s Ellen Page are also being considered by the director for the role.
According to a film source, the four actresses have good chances for the part, as director David Flincher is said to have specifically requested a “reasonably obscure” talent.
Rumour has it that James Bond actor Daniel Craig will play as the male lead of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, a role that was originally given to Brad Pitt.

Distributor Sony Pictures said the film about reporter Mikael and computer hacker Lisbeth, who are researching a family history for a wealthy recluse, will hit the big screens on December 2011.

Source: IBT

July 13th, 2010 Media The Kids Are All Right

Bridget McManus talks to the cast of “The Kids Are All Right” coming to theaters July 9th, 2010.



When Mia Wasikowska first burst onto the scene in HBO’s transfixing series In Treatment, critics were quick to praise her acting chops and label her the next big thing. A bit part in Edward Zwick’s Holocaust drama Defiance, a role opposite Hilary Swank in Mira Nair’s Amelia and the title spot in Tim Burton’s blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, culminated in a coveted spot on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue. The transition from ingénue to star was complete. Now, Wasikowska’s delivering on the hype. In Lisa Chonlodenko’s latest indie flick, The Kids Are All Right, she takes on the part of Joni, an introverted 18-year-old girl who, at the request of her younger brother (Josh Hutcherson), contacts “bio-dad,” the motorcycle-toting sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) her lesbian mothers (Julianne Moore and Annette Benning) selected 19 years prior. The drama–and humor –unfolds as Joni and her family get to know donor-dad. We sat down with the rising star to talk about her role in Kids, the genius of Gus Van Sant, and the brutality of ballet.

What attracted you to this film?
When I read the script, I felt it was very unique and unlike any story I had read before. I was also attracted to the creative team behind it: Lisa, Annette, Julie, Mark and Josh. That was what really excited me.

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July 8th, 2010 The Kids Are All Right

Wasikowska and Hutcherson do a good job of playing real-seeming teens, ones who love but are exasperated and occasionally embarrassed by their parents – not because they’re gay but because they’re as square as any other parents. – huffingtonpost.com

Wasikowska, in particular, is exceptional — disappointment lingering in her eyes, face quivering on the edge of tears as one after another of her parents lets her down, as parents inevitably do. While she may be best known for her delightful Alice in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” it is the mix of vulnerability and steel she brings to HBO’s “In Treatment,” as one of Gabriel Byrne’s troubled clients, that most informs Joni. – latimes.com

One of the films that got rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was director Lisa Cholodenko’s (High Art, Laurel Canyon) The Kids Are All Right. The film is about two teenage children Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Red Dawn) that decide to track down their donor father (Mark Ruffalo) as they were both conceived artificially by their two mothers (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore). Once they locate him, their household will never be the same. Like I said yesterday when I posted my interview with director Lisa Cholodenko, I loved this movie and I think it’s going to be remembered at the end of the year during Award season.

Anyway, I recently got to speak with Mia Wasikowska and we talked about how she got involved in the project, what it was like to work with such a great cast, what the past year has been like for her, and I also got updates on Gus Van Sant’s Restless, Jane Eyre, and has she heard anything about a sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Hit the video to see what she had to say.

Thanks to my dear friend Maria, I was able to add 1100+ HQ screencaptures from “Alice in Wonderland”.





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I’ve been so busy with my job that it took me almost 2 weeks to add photos from “The Kids Are All Right” Press Conference from Los Angeles Film Festival. I will do better from now on!




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Mia Wasikowska in “The Kids Are All Right“.

In “The Kids Are All Right“, Mia plays a member of a very modern family as she and her brother (Josh Hutcherson), the children of a lesbian couple, set out to re-connect with their free-spirited sperm donor father.

Last summer movie: This is her first big one, but give her time-she’s only 20.

How Mia is spending her summer vacation: Currently working on “Restless” and “Jane Eyre“. (2011).


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Few days ago Mia attended “The Kids Are All Right” Premiere during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival! I have added 70+ HQ photos from the event.




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The nominations for this years Teen Choice Awards are out and “Alice in Wonderland” has three nominations in total! Mia herself is up for “Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy”.

Choice Movie: Fantasy
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Clash of the Titans”
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy
Johnny Depp, “Alice in Wonderland”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Sam Worthington, “Clash of the Titans”

Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy
Gemma Arterton, “Clash of the Titans” / “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”
Rosario Dawson, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Mia Wasikowska, “Alice in Wonderland”
Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

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