Big thanks to DeA for sending us another batch of HQ photos from the New York screening of Mud!
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Reese Witherspoon in Talks to Join Keanu Reeves in Sci-Fi Love Story ‘Passengers’
Reese Witherspoon has entered into talks to star opposite Keanu Reeves in Passengers, a sci-fi love drama that Brian Kirk is directing for Wayfare Entertainment.
The script – Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) wrote the most recent draft – in which a starship transporting human cargo to a colony malfunctions, causing one passenger (Reeves) to prematurely thaw from a cryogenic slumber nearly a century before anyone else. Not wanting to be alone, he decides to wake up another passenger, a female.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that talks are in the early stages, but should a deal close, Witherspoon would play the female lead.
Reeves is producing the movie with Stephen Hamel and Ben Browning. Michael Maher is exec producing. The project is expected to be presented to buyers at Cannes.
A shoot in Montreal is being planned.
Witherspoon, who was arrested last month in Atlanta for disorderly conduct after her CAA agent husband was pulled over for a DUI, is making the rounds promoting her indie drama Mud, in which she stars with Matthew McConaughey. She next appears in Devil’s Knot, a true-life drama about the West Memphis Three.
The Passengers deal would mark Witherspoon’s first project since the arrest.
Witherspoon is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson.
Reese made a live appearance on Good Morning America today, where she talked about her new movie Mud, and spoke openly about her recent arrest. USA Today reported on the interview in the article below, and the video is online now too:
Reese speaks about arrest: ‘One of those nights’
The actress spoke about the arrest for the first time on ‘GMA.’
Reese Witherspoon sat down with George Stephanopoulos for a live, Good Morning America interview Thursday, her first since her April 19 arrest in Atlanta. Her husband, Jim Toth, was charged with DUI. She was charged with disorderly conduct.
Getting right to the news, George asked the actress what happened.
“It’s one of those nights,” said Reese, 37. “We went out to dinner in Atlanta, had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. And it’s just completely unacceptable. And we are so sorry and embarrassed. And we know better.”
Reese graces the cover of the new issue of UK Red magazine, with photos from her 2012 Elle magazine photoshoot alongside what seems to be a new interview. Check out the cover in our Gallery, and the interview below. I’ll be on the hunt for scans!
Reese Witherspoon New baby, new production company and two of the best roles of her career – Reese Witherspoon is at the top of her game. She talks ambition, inspiration and why her girlfriends keep her sane, with Rosamund Dean.
There are some actresses who are so adored on screen, you almost don’t want to meet them, in case the reality doesn’t live up to the fantasy. Reese Witherspoon is one. This is the woman who taught us the ‘bend and snap’ in Legally Blonde, played Rachel’s little sister in Friends, and won an Oscar as resilient, conflicted June Carter in Walk The Line.
Sitting in the bar of the Beverly Hills Hotel where we are to meet for afternoon tea, I wonder: how can the real Reese Witherspoon possibly compete? Then, she strides in, all impenetrably dark sunglasses and stylish black sweater thrown over a red Carven dress.
For a second, she looks intimidating, but then the glasses come off, that megawatt smile comes on and I relax. She actually is the charming southern belle we know and love, her conversation peppered with ‘y’know’ and ‘y’all’.
‘Yeah, people definitely hug me a lot, and hand me their babies,’ she says of her girl-next-door image. ‘But it’s better than people throwing stuff at me, right? I’m always met with smiles.’
Hello Reese fans! A couple of days ago I added lots more HQ photos from the recent screening of Mud that Reese attended – these include some great shots of Reese with her director and co-stars. I really like Reese’s look here – it’s so simple but chic … and I do love her with brown hair again!
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Reese attended a New York screening of her new movie Mud last night, and posed with her director Jeff Nichols, and co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Paulson. Reese looked pretty in a little black Yves Saint Laurent dress, with YSL shoes and clutch, and Loree Rodkin earrings. She greeted the photographers, but did not stop to talk to reporters.
The BBC have some footage of Reese posing on the red carpet, as do USA Today, whose footage you can see further down this post. The first photos have been added to our Gallery, and I’m sure more will pop up soon!
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Many of you will probably have read about Reese’s recent trouble with the law. Glamour Reese Witherspoon maintains a strict policy on focussing only on Reese’s professional career, but as Reese has released a statement on the issue we felt it was appropriate to post her words. Unless Reese speaks further on the issue then this will be the only post we make about this. We hope you will respect Reese’s right to privacy at this time.
“Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.” – Reese Witherspoon
We had a fantastic surprise the other day when Reese herself joined Twitter! This was confirmed by her good friend @ChelseaHandler, and the account was verified soon after. You can follow Reese at @RWitherspoon. Her official website and Facebook page have also been updated lots recently, including with personal photos from the set of her new movie The Good Lie.
Reese is scheduled to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night in the US to promote Mud. I don’t know how her recent troubles will affect this, but if she does appear I will bring you videos and photos asap after
The first clip of Reese in Mud has been released online recently, as has a TV Spot to promote the films release in the UK. Watch them both below: