Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New poster for "Into the Woods"

Of course Meryl gets top billing and is the only face featured in the poster.  I think this helps answer the question of whether or not she'll be campaigned in lead or supporting. Regardless...love the poster.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"The Roosevelts" premieres on PBS

Meryl has lent her voice to the PBS film The Roosevelts, providing the narrations for former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  The seven part series, the first of which airs tonight, chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor.  Paul Giamatti voices Teddy.

I normally don't report much (or at all) on Meryl's voicework, but as a bit of a history buff, I might actually check this out once it becomes available online.  Apparently is going to be available in its entirety tomorrow online.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New trailer for "The Homesman"

The first official U.S. trailer for The Homesman was released today:

I like this extended trailer better than the international ones.  Better views of the beautiful cinematography and a better sense of what to expect from the story, without revealing the big spoiler of course.  The film was shown last month in Telluride and will again be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on the 16th.  Swank is certainly in the conversation for awards consideration.  The nationwide release is scheduled for November 7.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Audra McDonald joining "Ricki and the Flash"?

Meryl attended the premiere of her Ricki and the Flash co-star's (Kevin Kline) new film My Old Lady.  Not looking too shabs in a cute print dress.

More importantly, someone on the Meryl Streep forum posted a quote this morning from Kline, who essentially stated that filming was starting soon on Ricki.  Telling a brief synopsis of the story, he mentioned that in the film his character, Meryl's ex-husband, is remarried to Audra McDonald.  I have not heard any reports that McDonald is attached to this project, but that would seem strange for him to mention it if it weren't a done deal at this point, as filming is set for early October.  I would love to see McDonald in a Meryl movie!  She is a six-time Tony Award winner, her first coming in the mid 90's for her featured performance in none other than Master Class.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Suffragette" to 2015?

I've been wondering for quite some time what the hell was going on with Suffragette.  By most accounts, signs were pointing to a late 2014 release in the U.S.  Filming wrapped this spring with little expectation of a prolonged post-production process.  IMDb continues to list the film as being released in the U.S. in 2014, with specific release dates for Australia on 12/26 and the U.K. on 1/16/15.  The U.K. date has been particularly telling for me up to this point.  If the film were indeed released on that date, it would be highly likely that a late December release would happen in order to position the film for awards consideration in the U.S.

However, this weekend I was directed to a website that now lists the U.K. release date for the film as 9/11/15.  If correct, I imagine a U.S. release would accompany that date fairly closely  The site also indicates that Twentieth Century Fox is the distributor of the film (Pathé in U.K.), which was news to me.  Considering it's already September and there's really no official news on a distributor, no official release date in the U.S., no trailer...I don't think we'll see it this calendar year.  I'm a bit disappointed because I sort of wanted this year to be a better version of her 2007, where Meryl had four films released (technically Dark Matter didn't have a non-festival release until 2008, but it was kind of special circumstance).  With the barren state of the Best Actress category at this point, it seemed a good chance for Carey Mulligan as well.

I suppose it's still possible that it'll happen in 2014, and if it does, I'll do a post comparing and contrasting this year with 2007.  In fact I may do that anyway and eventually add a new segment to my reimagined history, placing Suffragette in 2014.

Friday, August 29, 2014

New poster for "The Homesman"

The Homemsan evidently had its American premiere today at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado.  A new poster was released yesterday to coincide with the occasion.

I'll be interested to see a few more reviews of the film in the coming days.  Currently it stands at a respectable 69% on Rotten Tomatoes.  The Homesman is set for a wide release in early November.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

"The Homesman" release pushed back a week?

Yesterday, the Hollywood Reported revealed that The Homemsan will be the centerpiece picture at the Hamptons Film Festival in October.  In the article, it states that the film will be released in cinemas on Friday, November 14, while previous reports have indicated a release set for one week earlier on November 7.  I suppose it won't really matter all that much to die-hard Meryl fans, as she pretty much just has a cameo, but I'd still rather have it sooner than later.  Regardless, it's great for the film to have a slot at the festival, and I'm looking forward to seeing it whenever it reaches a theater near me.