The delightfully titled Tokyo Suckerpunch, which Tobey Maguire has been developing as producer and star for two years with screenwriter Ed Solomon (Men in Black) and producers Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick (Memoirs of a Geisha), has also recently picked up momentum. Now it looks like the movie — a romantic comedy/action/modern noir hybrid that uses live-action and anime — will reunite Maguire with Pleasantville costar Reese Witherspoon and writer-director Gary Ross, who also directed him in Seabiscuit.
“One of the most attractive things about it is that it combines anime with live action,” says Ross, who mixed black-and- white and color footage as a thematic device in Pleasantville, his 1998 directorial debut. “It presents a lot of stylistic opportunities in how you shoot the live action so that it works harmonically.”
People magazine has complied a list of the Best & Worst Dressed of 2007. Reese Witherspoon falls under “The Sophisticate”:
2007 brought out the best in Reese Witherspoon. From her spectacular Nina Ricci gown at the Oscars to her simple black ensembles on the streets of L.A., this mother of two shows us less is definitely more.
GlamourMagazine.co.uk reports that Reese Witherspoon has been offering her advice to Nina Ricci Artistic Director, Olivier Theyskens.
Theyskens says, “My best friend Reese has helped me design [the latest collection] — she is always giving me materials and advising me.”
The recently divorced mom of two has been wearing Nina Ricci shoes on the red carpet, an insider tells Glamour, continuing, “Olivier and Reese herself love the combination of the brand and her style.”
I have updated the quotes page with all those great new Reese Witherspoon quotes we were treated to this week. I’ve also added a ton of new information like quotes and trivia to the Rendition and Penelope pages. Be sure to read up!
Reese Witherspoon has class, sass, and a gorgeous…laugh. She is living proof that the South always rises again! Miss Witherspoon graces the cover of October’s Elle, and is looking amazing! In this issue Reese dishes on the split, her favorite joke, drinking, relationships and more. The magazine is out now in NY and LA and hits newstands everywhere next tuesday! We will provide you with full high quality scans as soon as the magazine is available to us. Check out some of the article below and scan previews at the forum.
On the split with husband Ryan Phillippe:
“Right around Christmas-time I was sitting in a parking lot and I felt like I just couldn’t get out of the car. It was like, I can’t get out of the car. Any I though, Okay, half of the parking lot has dealt with this. More than half of the parking lot has dealt with this. Okay, let’s make it a little bigger. Half of this city has dealt with this. Okay, let’s make it a little bigger-half of this country, until I finally got out of the car. It was like, it’s okay. It’s okay. There’s this moment in Walk the Line where June Carter says, ‘I was never aware of how much I was seen.’ I was very aware of how much I was seen. It was this moment of self-discovery and loss of identity and who was stepping out of the car-you know? Who is that person? Should I not be this honest?”
Actor Reese Witherspoon thinks Toronto is the perfect place to launch Rendition, a lacerating political thriller about the disappearance and torture of a man who is victimized by the CIA.
“It’s pretty exciting,” Witherspoon told Sun Media yesterday before Rendition – a possible Oscar contender this year – made its world premiere as a Gala at the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival.
“I think the Toronto film festival is always great for films that are filmmaker-driven and have a real idea behind them,” she said, suppressing a nagging cough but never complaining. “There are so many great tastemakers here, people who really enjoy film, people who really appreciate what we are trying to get out, what we are trying to reveal.”
In 2005, Toronto also launched Walk the Line, the Johnny Cash biopic that generated a best actress Oscar for her.
Now a seasoned veteran of Hollywood at 31, Witherspoon also knows how to keep on topic and maintain her privacy. She deftly demonstrated that yesterday when one question bumped into persistent rumours that she and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal became romantically involved on the film (she is now a single mom who is divorcing husband Ryan Phillippe).
I have added two brief clips of Reese from this past week’s segments from Entertainment Tonight and E! News, one is an interview with Reese about this Jake Gyllenhaal rumors and the other is a very cute short clip of Reese on the red carpet. I also added captures to the gallery. I apologize for the poor quality, I am having problems with my cable. (Better than nothing, right
This is just a brief note to let you guys know you can stream the majority of the Rendition Toronto press confrence on your computer over at the official TIFF website. Just select Rendition and the trailer will begin playing, and after you’ll be treated to the press conference.
If anyone is able to save this footage please contact us so we can add it to our video archives.
As earlier reported, Penelope was recently dropped by IFC films. IFC acquired domestic theatrical rights for Penelope last year at Toronto. It set release dates in April and then again in August before pulling the plug as part of its move to focus on its core business of smaller-budget indies. IFC was partnered with the Weinstein Co., which had acquired TV and homevid rights. Now it seems according to Variety, as if Summit Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights.
Summit co-chair Rob Friedman made the announcement Wednesday. “It is the kind of material that will allow our marketing group to really shine,” he said.
Futhermore, Summit plans the film to be released on February 1st, 2008!
Well over 100 new images of Reese at The Toronto Film Festival have been added the gallery. You can view all of the new additions here. In this batch is a portrait session the cast of Rendition took. Remember to register/log in to view all the lovely new additions!