M.L. Stedman’s heartbreaking novel, The Light Between Oceans, is being made into a film by Dreamworks and Rachel Weisz is in talks to join the cast. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are also expected to star in this drama. I love Weisz and Fassbender is sexy as all hell, but I don’t even know if I could go see this film. The book left me just completely shattered.
Set on a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, story follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife who are faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a two-month-old infant. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the consequences of their choice are devastating.
Weisz has an offer and is in early discussions to play the mother of that child.
I literally don’t know if I could go see this film. I think that the casting news is superb – but I think I would be too much of a blubbery and traumatized mess after seeing this in the theater! The book was an international bestseller and was translated into almost 30 languages.
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Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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Man, is Rachel Weisz not the most beautiful actress in Hollywood? Seriously! She is so freaking gorgeous! (And she gets to go home to James Bond, that doesn’t hurt.)
Rachel lands the cover of April’s Esquire magazine, and the actress is promoting her new film, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful.’ I’m nervous the movie is going to suck, to be honest. A movie with THAT MUCH CGI can never be good, right? I’m planning on seeing it this weekend, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. (Right now it has a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes which IS pretty good, but the movie’s not out yet.)
Would she consider being a Bond Girl? “I’d like to! I wouldn’t say no. I’m not a snob about entertainment.”
How she picks the roles she takes: “Some of the material I’m attracted to is not… it’s just not commercial. Which means it’s really f**king interesting, you know? It’s off-centre. It doesn’t fit in a genre.”
Keeping her relationship with Daniel Craig private: “There are lots of people involved, including children who are getting older. And they didn’t choose to have us as parents. I genuinely just don’t think it’s very fair on them to have their parents talk about stuff.”
Career successes: “You can be more successful if you’re more strategic. There’s a lot of big movies that I’m not interested in that I get offered. But this [Oz] was one that I really, really wanted to do. I was piqued by it.”
Her role model: “Jack White is how I’d like to act. You can tell he isn’t faking it and that the band really don’t know what they’re going to play next. It’s abandon. He just lets himself go. Abandon plus skill plus technique. That’s a great cocktail.”
Love her! Love her, love her, love her. And she’s hot.
Posted Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 2:14pm
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Rachel Weisz looked beautiful in a Michael Kors dress and belt, Sophia Webster clutch, and Tabitha Simmons shoes.
So in the movie – it’s either going to be Mila Kunis or Rachel Weisz who end up being the Wicked Witch. Who do you think it’s going to be??
Posted Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 2:14pm
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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ lands the cover of two magazines this week (and I’m sure many more to come), and it occurs to me what a huge gamble this movie is. Doing a prequel to such a timeless classic can be an extremely risky thing. Rumor has it Disney spent $200 million on this movie – so what’s it going to be? Huge success – or flop??
Close your eyes and begin listing all of the various characters, dialogue, imagery, creatures, props, sets, and songs you can from The Wizard of Oz. Chances are, it’ll take you about as long to finish as it took Dorothy and her companions to traipse their way to the Emerald City. That’s because the 1939 film is a part of our collective cultural memory, a work of American mythology so fundamental that it permeates our everyday lives. (Don’t believe me? Grab a box of Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts, visit the ruby slippers in the Smithsonian, or watch any one of these movies.)
So how do you go about making a movie that tells the story of what happened before Dorothy’s house flew over the rainbow and landed lickety-splat on the Wicked Witch of the East? Basically, how do you make a prequel to everyone’s childhood? “Very carefully,” says Sam Raimi. The director of the Spider-Man and Evil Dead trilogies was at first extremely hesitant to take on Oz the Great and Powerful—the huge and expensive family film out March 8 that Disney hopes will hit the same sweet spot as 2010′s Alice in Wonderland—for a very simple reason: “The original is my favorite film of all time,” he says. ” I didn’t want it sullied. I didn’t want to be involved in a production that might trade off the goodwill of that film, so I didn’t even want to read the script at first. Luckily I did. And then I realized that it wasn’t at all what I thought.”
Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of the man who would be wizard. James Franco plays Oscar Diggs (a.k.a. “Oz”), a circus magician who travels via tornado to the land of Oz and meets its denizens, many of whom, like Michelle Williams’ Glinda the Good Witch, we’ve already met. “We tried to think of what made Glinda in the original film, but we didn’t want to lean too heavy-handedly on that,” says Williams on developing her iconic, if slightly loopy, bubble-traveling character. Meanwhile, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis join in as the witches Evanora and Theodora, one of whom ends up as that infamous green crone with the bone-rattling cackle, the Wicked Witch of the West.
Are you going to see it? I have to admit, I’m a bit excited…