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This is a bit gossipy, but maybe something more official will come of it?
Vergara, Witherspoon: Comic dream
Sofia Vergara could be teaming with Reese Witherspoon on an upcoming project. The two funny gals were spotted “laughing and joking” together over tea at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills yesterday, and sources exclusively tell us the meeting was about working on a movie together. “They are both great comedic actresses, and a joint project could be fantastic,” a source told us of the potential union. A spy added, “Sofia and Reese couldn’t be more different, but they got on famously, they were laughing the whole time. They were heard talking movies and brainstorming ideas.” Witherspoon has taken time off from working as she gave birth to son Tennessee James in September. Vergara has been flexing her comedic chops on “Modern Family,” and also in ads for Pepsi.
- NY Post
I’ve recently got my hands on a copy of The Trumpet Of The Swan, the 2001 animated movie in which Reese voiced beautiful swan Serena, and have now added a few captures of it to the Gallery. There are only a few captures, as we obviously don’t see Reese herself, but I thought it would be a nice addition to our Gallery so you can see what her animated swan looks like. I will be honest and say that I didn’t enjoy the movie for several reasons, and Reese really didn’t have many lines. Still, it’s the last movie to cross off my ‘Reese movies to see’ list, as well as completing our collection of screencaptures from Reese’s films in the Gallery, which is pretty awesome….
…. besides, Desperate Choices, that is, which I am discovering is impossible to find, unfortunately. I have never been able to find it, and I don’t think our former webmistresses were either. I will keep looking out for it though, in the hope that one day we shall find it!
Nick Hornby To Adapt Cheryl Strayed Memoir ‘Wild’ For Reese Witherspoon And River Road
EXCLUSIVE: After seeing so many of his novels turned into films, Nick Hornby is taking on the work of a peer. He has signed to write the script for Wild, the bestselling Cheryl Strayed memoir that Pacific Standard’s Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have set up with River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Witherspoon and Papandrea will produce with Pohlad, who’ll finance development.
In Wild, Strayed tells the inspiring story of a woman who tries to rebuild her shattered life by taking on a mission not seen in film since Forrest Gump ran across the country. Traumatized by the death of her mother and then the breakup of her marriage, Strayed made the impulsive decision to try regaining her mojo by taking on an 1100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Despite no experience in long-distance hiking, she succeeded and in the process pulled herself back together. Wild is among several female-driven projects that Witherspoon and Papandrea have put in development since they formed Pacific Standard last March; others include the Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl, Mitch Larson’s Pennyroyal’s Boot Camp, and Pharm Girl. Just as important, Wild creates an opportunity for Witherspoon to play a strong heroine, the role she shines in most brightly.
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After premiering at Cannes earlier this year, Reese’s upcoming movie Mud will now also screen at the Sundance Film Festival in January! Let’s hope she will make her first trip to the indie fest for 17 years
Sundance 2013: 3 Noncompetition Category Lineups Unveiled
Films featuring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Jon Cryer will play at the festival in Park City.
The Sundance Film Festival unveiled on Thursday the selections for three noncompetition categories that often produce films that become crowd favorites and which this year feature such stars as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Jon Cryer.
The festival’s Spotlight section, comprised mostly of international films, focuses on movies that will have screened elsewhere before the festival; Park City at Midnight includes horror, action and other genre films; while New Frontier showcases experimental cinema and also features art installation.
The selections for the 11-day festival’s two remaining noncompetition categories will be announced Dec. 3. In addition to Park City, films will be screened in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The festival runs Jan. 17-27.
There are also a handful of big names appearing in Spotlight and Park City at Midnight films. McConaughey and Witherspoon star in Jeff Nichols’ Mud, about two boys who encounter a fugitive and help him evade bounty hunters. The film is screening in the Spotlight section. Park City at Midnight film Ass Backwards, which features Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone and Cryer, centers on two loveable losers who take a road trip to their hometown to claim the beauty pageant crown that eluded them as children. The film is from director Chris Nelson and screenwriters June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson, who also star in the comedy.
This year, 113 feature-length films representing 32 countries were selected for Sundance; the haul includes projects from 51 first-time filmmakers — including 27 films that are in competition. These projects were selected from 12,146 submissions, 429 more than last year. There are 16 films in both the U.S. dramatic and documentary competition sections, and 12 films in both the world cinema dramatic and documentary sections.
Mud / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols) — Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and reunite him with his true love. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon. North American Premiere
The Hollywood Reporter has a new article about three of Hollywood’s current most popular authors and the stars who are bringing their books to the big screen. Gillian Flynn, who wrote Gone Girl – which Reese bought the film rights too – is one of the authors, and poses alongside Reese for a photoshoot for the publication.
See the photo in our Gallery and read the blurb that came with it below. Read THR’s interview with Gillian Flynn at their website (there is no mention of Reese in it).
Gillian Flynn and Reese Witherspoon, Stephenie Meyer and ‘The Host’ Cast: Authors With Their Stars
Three of The Hollywood Reporter’s most powerful authors pose with the talent who will bring their characters to life.
Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl drew the attention of Reese Witherspoon, who read the novel before it was even published on a recommendation from screenwriter Leslie Dixon. Witherspoon says she was impressed with the way Flynn was able to effectively tell the story from both male and female perspectives while also employing a nonlinear structure. “It’s just an incredible feat that Gillian was able to accomplish,” she says. “You really can’t anticipate where it’s going, but it’s one of those books you can’t stop reading.” The adaptation rights went to Fox in a summer auction for a reported $1.5 million; Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and Dixon are producing.
Trips: You are an incubus. A hell-spawned incubus.
Ivy: Only a male can be an incubus. If anything, I’m a succubus.
Trips: Yeah, you got the ‘suck’ part right.
Yes, today we have screencaptures from another of Reese’s wisecracking 90′s classics – this time, Overnight Delivery! Reese played Ivy in this movie, alongside Paul Rudd as Trips, and it is definitely one of my favourite Reese movies. It’s a funny, wild and madcap road-trip movie, and Reese and Paul Rudd are both hilarious in it and have such great chemistry. It’s too bad they didn’t make a sequel showing their journey home/wherever else Ivy planned to take them I wish this movie was more readily available. As such, I have searched high and low and the only screencaptures I could make from this film were small and not the best of quality, unfortunately. However I am still happy to be able to add caps from this film at all, so I hope you enjoy them too.
If you haven’t seen Overnight Delivery yet then I’d definitely recommend trying to track down a copy to watch!
• Overnight Delivery > Film Screencaptures x1,043
Keen-eyed visitors will notice that I updated the Gallery with a new-old photo of Reese last weekend – the picture was taken for the New York Times in 1998 whilst Reese was promoting Pleasantville. It’s a simple but pretty picture of Reese, and a rare one too.
See the photo in the Gallery, and read the accompanying interview from 1998 below.
THE NEW SEASON/FILM: UP AND COMING: Reese Witherspoon; Commitment, Success and the Age of Ambivalence
September 13, 1998
DISCUSSING her career recently, the actress Reese Witherspoon felt compelled to make a confession. ”I use this threat, whenever I get disappointed with the movie business,” she said, lowering her voice and narrowing her cornflower-blue eyes ominously. ”I say, ‘This is it — I’m going to med school!’ I would love to be a pediatric surgeon.” Chatting in a TriBeCa restaurant, Ms. Witherspoon veered from such pensive asides to moments in which she spoke giddily, even rhapsodically, about life as a fledgling 22-year-old movie star.
In one breath, she would gush about how exciting it was to work with Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in the thriller ”Twilight,” released earlier this year, or to act opposite her boyfriend, Ryan Phillippe, in the forthcoming ”Cruel Intentions,” an updating of ”Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” In the next, she would lament the way that the news media glorify her profession. ”I’m so tired of reading about these ridiculous actors and their ridiculous lives,” she said, sounding convincingly jaded.
The women that Ms. Witherspoon has played on screen, particularly in smaller films like 1995′s ”Fear” and ”Freeway,” have also been complex, sometimes contradictory creatures; and the four characters she will introduce this fall and winter prove no exception.
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It seems that Wild, the book that Reese bought the rights to for her production company, is moving forward, with book author Cheryl Strayed tweeting that Nick Hornby is on board to write the script:
I’ve got my hands on a copy of the This Means War DVD this weekend, and have added screencaptures from the extras for you. Unfortunately there were only 3 deleted scenes and 3 alternate endings on it. The deleted scenes were funny – especially the one where Lauren freaks out – but you can see why they were cut. The alternate endings were … well, better than the actual ending, in my opinion!! I’m still disappointed by who she chose, and just hope that Reese works with the other guy again in the future Still, enough of my opinion, here are the screencaptures …
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Menu’s x
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Post Pizza x35
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Ex-Girlfriends x64
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Lauren Freaking Out x120
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Warehouse Alternate Ending x62
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Alternate Ending #1 x3
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Alternate Ending #2 x7
Flix666 and CinemaBlend report that Reese’s 2002 romcom Sweet Home Alabama is being released on Bluray to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary! The bluray will hit stores on November 6th 2012. However, they haven’t put any additional extras on the bluray, and are instead just keeping the ones on the DVD:
- Eight deleted scenes introduced by director Andy Tennant
- Alternate ending with introduction
- Director’s Audio Commentary
- Music video, “Mine All Mine”
You can pre-order the bluray at Amazon.com. We have HD screencaptures from the film in our Gallery here.
In other Sweet Home Alabama news, Cinema Blend also report on another interesting tidbit about the film:
Sony Pictures had a huge weekend, with both the animated Hotel Transylvania and the time-travel thriller Looper performing better than expected to take the #1 and #2 spots at the box office, respectively. The Adam Sandler-voiced Hotel was the biggest winner by far, though, with an estimated $43 million weekend haul that doesn’t just make it #1, but sets a new September record– and knocks out a really, really unexpected champion.
When you think of movies that hold box office records, especially for opening weekend, you think of mammoths like The Avengers, or even middlebrow stuff that just happened to open in a slow period, like Cloverfield. But until Hotel Transylvania came along this weekend (article dated Sept. 30th 2012), the record for the biggest September opening of all time was held by none other than Sweet Home Alabama, the 2002 Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy that I was honestly certain nobody remembered at all. The film opened to $35 million 10 years ago, and because September is such a historically slow box office period, it hasn’t been toppled since, even by strong offerings like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs ($30 million in 2009) and Eagle Eye ($29 million in 2008).