September 12th, 2013 Gallery Magazines

Thanks to my dear friend Nicole we at MWS now have a scan from Vanity Fair Italia September issue. Unfortunately I was unable to translate the text.




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September 10th, 2013 Articles

Since the dawn of cinema, the relationship between director and muse has been one of mutual reliance, forging some of the most beloved, and powerful, relationships in Hollywood history. From Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hendren, Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, to Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman, many of filmdom’s most brilliant minds have relied upon their on-screen ingénues for that incendiary je ne sais quoi and transformed budding actresses into leading cultural icons. Herewith, 12 upcoming stars with the power to inspire, and the directors with the cinematic aptitude to make them shine.

Mia Wasikowska & David Cronenberg
Mia Wasikowska, 23, gained worldwide prominence in 2010 after winning the much-coveted titular role in Tim Burton’s $1 billion-grossing adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (2010). David Cronenberg, oft cited as the King of Venereal Horror, gained renown for exploring the boundaries of bodily transformations and disease. With Wasikowska’s ghostly looks and quiet, contemplative persona, she’s an oddly perfect match for Cronenberg’s macabre sensibility. She stars in his latest film, Maps to the Stars (2014), alongside Robert Pattinson. The film’s subject, Hollywood’s perverse culture of fame, seems apropos: Pattinson, who is currently a Cronenberg favorite—having starred in his prior feature Cosmopolis (2012)—was thrust into the universe of cinema superstardom following his title role in the blockbuster Twilight series; we can only imagine that Cronenberg’s masterful eye will transform Wasikowska to equal measure.

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September 7th, 2013 "The Double" Media Projects Videos

Mia stars in the “The Double”, which is loosely based on the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novella of the same name. The first trailer for the film gives viewers a glimpse inside the mind-bending tale, set to a tune by the legendary bluesman Son House, called “Grinnin’ in Your Face.”



August 29th, 2013 "Tracks" Articles Projects

On the heels of Venice’s opening-night film “Gravity” comes another dramatic tale of female isolation and empowerment in one of the most inhospitable environments imaginable. Adapted from Robyn Davidson’s memoir of the same name, “Tracks” is a vastly engaging chronicle of the author’s 1700-mile journey across the Australian Outback in 1977 with her dog Diggity, four ornery camels and infinite clouds of dust, beginning in Alice Springs and ending at the Indian Ocean. Along the way, she naturally encounters all manner of danger, from wild bull camels (Australia has 50,000 of the feral beasts roaming its interior) to her own physical and emotional limitations.

Julia Roberts was one of many actresses attached to “Tracks” during its long, difficult journey to the big screen, but it’s Mia Wasikowska who impressively rises to the challenge of portraying Davidson, an unremarkable 27-year-old who mostly remains an enigma throughout the story. She has baggage – her mother hanged herself when she was nine – but Davidson’s reasons for making this extreme, solitary trek remain as vague and indeterminate as they likely were to her at the time. “People ask me and I say, ‘Why not?'” says Wasikowska at the start. No need to go much deeper than that, and the film doesn’t beyond outlining Davidson’s unquenchable thirst for solitude. Curran (who also directed “The Painted Veil” and “Stone” although this is superior to both) keeps the psychoanalysis to a minimum, which some may find frustrating.

Early sequences chart Davidson’s chaotic, protracted acquisition of three camels (which become four after one gives birth), and her initial encounters with Rick Smolan (Adam Driver), a manic National Geographic photographer who helps land her a commission with the magazine to fund the journey, only to become a frequent irritant (as well as part-time lover) as he crops up now and then to photograph Robyn on her journey through some of the bleakest, most unforgiving terrain on the planet.

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August 29th, 2013 "Carol" News Projects

Mia has bowed out of the lesbian love-affair drama “Carol”, with Rooney Mara stepping in to replace her.

“Carol”, directed by Todd Haynes (“Far From Heaven” and “I’m Not There”), depicts an unhappily married woman in 1950s New York (Blanchett) who longs to leave her husband behind but fears losing her daughter. She falls for a department-store employee who also pines for a better life (Mara).

The movie is based on the novella “The Price of Salt,” by “The Talented Mr. Ripley” scribe Patricia Highsmith. The script comes from Phyllis Nagy (HBO’s “Mrs. Harris”), with production slated to begin in spring 2014.

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Stepping out for a frozen treat, Mia and Jesse Eisenberg showed up at a Gelato shop in Toronto, Canada last Sunday.

Jesse seemed smitten with the “Alice in Wonderland” babe as they flirted and chatted, adding fuel to the rumors that they’re a bona fide couple. He was visiting Mia, who is working on the new David Cronenberg flick “Map to the Stars” along with “Twilight” hunk Robert Pattinson.

In a previous interview, Eisenberg alluded to the fact that he digs Mia after having worked with her on their upcoming movie “The Double.”

“She is obviously, you know, wonderful. The tone of the movie we’re doing is so strange. Within any given moment we are on all ends of the emotional spectrum. All the characters in this movie navigate this very strange world of being funny, but real and tragic and whimsical and her character is kind of enigmatic, traffic, but oddly pleasant. She is able to kind of find all these different aspects in a way that is totally consistent with the very odd tone.”




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August 3rd, 2013 Candids Gallery News Personal

Guess what?! Jesse Eisenberg and Mia are sharing more than just the big screen! The pair packed on PDA for an afternoon outing in Toronto on July 18, which included strolling hand in hand and swapping kisses at both an outdoor park and a restaurant.

Later that the couple was seen hitting the town with another Mia’s costar, Robert Pattinson and his lady friend. Mia has been spending plenty of time with Rob since the pair are currently filming “Maps to the Stars” in Canada together.




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Mia is currently working on her upcoming project “Maps to the Stars” in Vancouver. I’ve added few on the set photos with her co-star Robert Pattinson.




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John Curran’s Tracks, from The King’s Speech producer See-Saw Films, will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the Adelaide Film Festival on October 10.

Based on an iconic book, the film tells the true story of author Robyn Davidson’s 1,700 mile trek from the middle of Australia to the Indian Ocean in the late 1970s.

Many fine actresses “came after” the role, Curran told ScreenDaily, but from the minute he met Mia Wasikowska he felt she had the ability to embody the complex and contradictory real-life character.

“There was something about her (Wasikowska’s) spirit … She’s very very smart and good at articulating ideas, which was remarkable to me at such a young age. She is in practically every frame of the film and was on set every day in that heat, often miles away for the wide shots, managing on her own with four camels and a dog.”

Tracks was filmed over eight weeks in remote desert locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory and Curran said he got a lot of pleasure from working in that environment.

He is also very pleased that the last feature he expects to make using the medium of film – the transition to digital is a painful one for him, he said – took full advantage of Australia’s spectacular landscapes and light.

“I was determined that my last ever film using the medium of film would… not be some interior story set in an apartment somewhere.”

The producers of Tracks are Emile Sherman and Iain Canning from See-Saw Films, the production company that straddles Australia and the UK and also produced Oscar winner The King’s Speech. Julie Ryan and Antonia Barnard are the co-producers. The movie will be released locally by Transmission Films and handled internationally by Hanway Films and Cross City Sales.

This year’s Adelaide Film Festival is the first held under the directorship of Amanda Duthie and the first held late in the year instead of early.

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