Our gallery was updated with over 200 HQ pictures of Keira earlier this year filming Collateral Beauty in New York City.
Collateral Beauty is an upcoming 2016 American drama film directed by David Frankel and written by Allan Loeb. It stars Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Peña, and Naomie Harris. The film is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2016.
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Two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is in early talks to play Russian empress Catherine the Great in a biopic that Barbra Streisand will direct for producer Gil Netter’s Netter Productions, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Kristina Lauren Anderson wrote the script, which topped the 2014 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.
Netter and representatives for Knightley did not respond to requests for comment.
Catherine the Great was born Sophia Augusta Fredericka to German royalty and took power when her husband was assassinated, ruling from 1762 to 1796 while modernizing the Russian empire.
The film will follow young Catherine, who was trapped in an abusive marriage with the heir of the Russian throne — a role that is currently being cast now.
Besides a beloved Black List script, “Catherine the Great” boasts significant pedigree between Netter, who has two Oscar nominations for producing “Life of Pi” and “The Blind Side,” and Streisand, who won a Golden Globe for directing “Yentl” and has two Oscars of her own. Streisand’s films have received a total of 14 Oscar nominations.
Variety and THR are reporting that Keira is in talks to join Will Smith in Collateral Beauty. Smith is starring alongside Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris and Michael Pena, and will portray a successful New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, prompting his colleagues to devise a drastic plan to help him recover.
One of the movie’s conceit concerns actors playing walking embodiments of Love, Time, and Death. Knightley would play Love.
The movie will hit theaters on Dec. 16, 2017, putting it in prime position for an awards season run. Production will start next month in New York.
Empire are currently reporting that Keira Knightley has signed onto a new biopic “Colette”, which looks at the life of famous French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.
Before the likes of Madonna and Cher earned fame with just one name, there was French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who went by the single moniker Colette. Now Still Alice co-director Wash Westmoreland is preparing a biopic of her, and has Keira Knightley close to a deal to star.
Westmoreland wrote the film with his late husband and fellow Alice writer/director Richard Glatzer and will be calling the shots. The biopic will focus on Colette’s marriage to celebrated Parisian scribe Willy Gauthier-Villars, who was 14 years older than his wife when they married in 1893 and one of the most notorious libertines in Paris. During their time together, he introduced her to some of the more avant-garde circles and encouraged both her literary prowess and her love for women. After their separation in 1906, her writing career truly took off and she became known for works such as Gigi, Cheri and the Claudine series of books. A mime, an actress and a journalist at various points in her career, she was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.
You can see why the filmmakers and now Knightley might be attracted to the story, and it has the backing of Bold Films and HanWay Films, the latter of which worked on Carol.Pam Koffler, Christine Vachon, Elizabeth Karlsen and Empire video blog stalwart Stephen Woolley are all on board to produce, and Westmoreland is scheduled to start shooting this May in Budapest.
The gallery was updated with HD screencaptures of Keira on 2015 film Everest. The film, directed by Baltasar Kormákur and starred by Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright and Emily Watson, among others, tells the true story set in 1996, when a number of simultaneous expeditions up Mount Everest resulted in the deaths of eight climbers.
A new trailer for upcoming film Everest has been released. With a cast that includes Keira, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal, the film is inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest. Check the trailer below:
Please note that while the international trailer above says the film arrives on September 24th, it will actually be released in traditional 2D and 3D theaters as well as IMAX 3D theaters in the United States one week earlier on September 18th. The film is also set to open both Venice and Deauville festivals.
Today was announced the films opening and closing the 41th edition of the American Film Festival in Deauville, which will take place from 4 to 13 September 2015.
EVEREST by Baltasar Kormákur In the presence of the film team.
The film will be screened in 3D and Dolby Atmos.
CAST Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal
DISTRIBUTION Universal Pictures International France
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest,” the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Venice organizers announced on Wednesday.
The film’s extensive cast includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal. Kormakur’s previous films include “The Deep,” which was shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, as well as the English-language films “Contraband” and “2 Guns.”
The film will screen out of competition and will kick off the festival on Sept. 2 in the Sala Grande.