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Typically in these newsless final weeks of August, bloggers look ahead to Oscar season and bemoan the shortage of plausible Best Actress candidates. Not this year, though! Might 2010 be the greatest-ever year for the category? In the past week, Oscarologists Scott Feinberg and Peter Knegt both surveyed the field and found a glut of strong contenders. Already we’ve seen Oscar-quality performances from Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Tilda Swinton (I Am Love), and Julianne Moore and Annette Bening (in The Kids Are All Right) — and there are plenty more where those came from.
Other likely candidates include: Lesley Manville (Another Year), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), and Naomi Watts (Fair Game) — all performances that have been seen and raved about at festivals.
But they’ll presumably have heavy competition from Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs), Hilary Swank (Conviction), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Robin Wright (The Conspirator), Reese Witherspoon (How Do You Know), and Helen Mirren (The Tempest).
And, hey, if any of the above should disappoint, there’s maybe Diane Lane (Secretariat), Jennifer Connelly (What’s Wrong With Virginia), Bryce Dallas Howard (Hereafter), and Diane Keaton (Morning Glory).
(Compare this to last year, when these were our most likely Best Actress contenders heading into September.)
On the other hand, neither Knegt nor Feinberg were able to identify many surefire candidates for Best Supporting Actress, so if things get too competitive in the lead race, an actress can increase her odds by committing category fraud and slumming it in Supporting (which wasn’t really an option in 2010, since Mo’Nique’s victory was a foregone conclusion). Either way, though, we officially have a death match! This year’s Oscars pretty much have to be more exciting than last year’s, right?
How Do You Know is included in Entertainment Weekly magazine’s August 20th Fall Movie Preview feature, and thanks to Kelly we now have scans of this in the Gallery!
The film is also listed on their ’25 Fall Movies We Can’t Wait To See’ feature on their website, and says the following about the movie:
How Do You Know
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson
Directed by James L. Brooks
This romantic comedy follows two people who meet on a blind date on the worst day of their lives. Reese Witherspoon is a professional softball player who’s been cut by the U.S. national team. Paul Rudd is a businessman just accused of shady financial shenanigans thanks to the bad bookkeeping habits of his father (Jack Nicholson). (12/17)
- Magazine Scans > Scans from 2010 > Entertainment Weekly – August 20th 2010
… And following on from the trailer screencaps earlier today, I’ve now added the first two stills from How Do You Know, including one in HQ!
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- Movies > How Do You Know? > Stills
As posted about a couple of days ago, the first trailer for Reese’s new movie How Do You Know has finally been released, and today I’ve made and added 100+ screencaps from it. While I have to admit, the trailer isn’t too special, I think this looks to be a step in a good direction for Reese, and I’m looking forward to this film itself now. Plus, Reese looks so pretty in the trailer!!
The trailer also gives us the address to the official site for the movie – www.howdoyouknow-movie.com – although there is nothing there yet except international release dates.
- Movies > How Do You Know? > Trailer #1 Screencaptures
The first trailer for Reese’s upcoming movie How Do You Know has finally been released! The film is still set for release on December 17th in the US, and the synopsis is as follows:
The film centers on a love triangle between a professional baseball player (Wilson), a white collar executive (Rudd), and the object of their affection (Witherspoon).
Screencaps from the trailer will be added into the Gallery asap.
Reese Witherspoon is working her way through the classic American songbook.
The actress, who won an Oscar in 2005 for portraying June Carter in “Walk the Line,” is pulling together an untitled biopic about Peggy Lee with writer-director Nora Ephron and Fox 2000. Though Witherspoon is still negotiating to star, she is producing along with Marc Platt.
Witherspoon secured rights to the vocalist’s life from the Lee estate and brought the project to Fox 2000. She then approached Platt, who produced the “Legally Blonde” movies, and Ephron, who counts herself a major fan of Lee’s music. Ephron is writing the script and is attached to direct, as well.
Born in North Dakota in 1920, Lee became an iconic singer, songwriter and actor. In the early 1940s, Lee (born to Scandanavian parents as Norma Deloris Egstrom) got her start singing for Benny Goodman’s band.
She went on to record popular jazz-influenced albums and compose for film sountracks as well as appear on screen in the 1953 movie “The Jazz Singer” and the 1955 musical “Pete Kelly’s Blues,” which earned her an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. Her songwriting and voice-over contributions to Disney’s 1955 film “Lady and the Tramp” eventually led to a lawsuit that won her video tape royalties decades later.
Fox 2000 has already done a lot of business with Witherspoon — in addition to “Best Laid Plans” and “Walk the Line” the studio is currently filming “Water for Elephants” with the actress starring for an April release. Studio head Elizabeth Gabler is overseeing the Lee project.
Repped by CAA and Management 360, Witherspoon’s last live-action role was in the 2008 comedy “Four Christmases.” In addition to “Elephants,” she has the James Brooks film “How Do You Know” coming out from Columbia in December and the action comedy “This Means War” in development at Fox proper.
The CAA-repped Ephron last wrote and directed “Julie & Julia.”
‘Twilight’ star Anna Kendrick has revealed she will not be featured in a new movie with Tom Cruise and Will Smith, but Reese Witherspoon is.
The 24-year-old was recently spotted at a meeting with stars such as Cruise, Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith at the ‘Saddle Ranch’ in West Hollywood but she admitted she isn’t involved.
She said to Access Hollywood: “It was just a table read. And you know, it’s a movie that’s in production so I’m not really at liberty to talk about it.”
However she added: “I think I can safely say I’m not in it. I’m just standing in for Reese Witherspoon. They just asked me to do it and I was like: ‘Hell, yeah!’ It was fun, it was really fun.”
The online movie site Box Office Mojo has reported that the release date for the new movie “Water for Elephants” will be April 15, 2011. This is the initial release date and dates can sometimes change for competitive reasons and for film delays.
Channel 3 has learned actor Robert Pattinson will be in Chickamauga, GA and Chattanooga to film beginning and ending scenes for the film. According to mahalo.com, the story follows Jacob Jankowski (played by Pattinson) who was a veterinary student in his youth. In the movie, Jacob is an elderly man recalling the experiences of his youth working for the Benzini Brothers circus. As part of the traveling group, Jacob was put in charge of taking care of the animals. During his tenure he forms bonds with Marlena (played by Reese Witherspoon) and Rosie. Marlena was a performer who was married to a deranged animal trainer and Rosie was a troubled elephant that the circus was desperate to have trained. The three’s companionship proved a vital factor in surviving the hardships of life on the road with the immoral circus troop.
Based on information Channel 3 obtained from sources close to the film, Reese Witherspoon does not have any scenes planned for the area. Pattinson is expected to be in town Friday and possibly a part of Saturday.
British actor Tom Hardy has signed on to star with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine in 20th Century Fox’s comedy “This Means War.”
According to Variety, McG is directing from a Timothy Dowling script.
Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is producing along with Witherspoon.
The film involves two spies who are lifelong friends until they fall in love with the same woman.
Bradley Cooper had been circling the project, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with filming “The Hangover 2.”
Hardy can be currently seen as Eames in Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.” His upcoming films include “Warrior” and “Mad Max 4: Fury Road.” His previous film credits include “Bronson,” “Black Hawk Down” and “Layer Cake.”
Photos of Reese on the set of Water For Elephants on Friday have been added to the Gallery! Reese is looking stunning in another gorgeous gown, this time a white one. I’ve also added 19 more HQs from the July 2nd set photos. Enjoy!
- Movies > Water For Elephants > On the Set > On the set – July 16th 2010
- Movies > Water For Elephants > On the Set > On the set – July 2nd 2010