by Matt Goldberg Posted: December 10th, 2010
The first shot of Emma Watson in Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn has gone online. In the film, Emma plays the small but important role of Lucy, an assistant in the wardrobe department at Pinewood studios in 1956. The film is based on the memoir of Laurence Olivier’s assistant, Colin Clark. Olivier (who is played in the film by Kenneth Branagh) became a close confidant of Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Hit the jump to check out the image. My Week with Marilyn is Watson’s first live-action feature film role outside of the Harry Potter franchise. Click here to check out her interview with Steve where she talks about the film.
Image via Mail Online.
Here’s the synopsis for My Week with Marilyn:
http://www.collider.com/2010/12/10/my-week-with-marilyn-movie-images-emma-watson/In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.Nearly 40 years on, his diary account ‘The Prince, the Showgirl and Me’ was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as ‘My Week with Marilyn’ – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: December 10th, 2010
Paramount has released 4 movie clips and about 4 minutes of behind the scenes footage from the Coen Brothers True Grit. Based on Charles Portis’ novel, the film stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. As I said a few weeks ago in my mini-review and video blog, I absolutely loved this movie and think it’s one of the best of the year. I also think this is one of those films that will stand the test of time. Of course, being directed by the Coen Brothers, does that really surprise anyone?
Anyway, if you can’t wait till Christmas Day, hit the jump for some clips and the behind the scenes footage:
Here’s the clips:
Here’s the behind the scenes footage:
True Grit is a mythic Western adventure story of vengeance and valor from Academy Award winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, whose stirring adaptation hones in on the plain-spoken humor, bold storytelling and rough beauty of Charles Portis’ classic American novel.The time is the 1870s, the setting frontier America just after the Civil War, and the taleteller is Mattie Ross, who at 14 years-old journeys to Fort Smith, Arkansas determined to extract justice for the death of her father, shot in cold blood. Highlighted by a cast that includes Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Academy Award® nominee Matt Damon (Invictus), Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan) and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as one of literature’s most stouthearted young heroines, True Grit is written for the screen and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Robert Graf, David Ellison, Paul Schwake and Megan Ellison.Mattie Ross (STEINFELD) arrives in Fort Smith as her family’s sole representative, in search of the coward Tom Chaney (BROLIN), who is said to have killed her father for two gold pieces before setting out into Indian Territory as a fugitive. Beholden to follow Chaney and see him hanged, Mattie enlists the help of a man rumored to be the most ruthless U.S. Marshal in town — trigger-happy, drunken Rooster Cogburn (BRIDGES), who, after many objections, agrees to hunt Chaney. But Chaney is already the target of the talkative Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (DAMON), who also aims to catch the killer and bring him back to Texas for an ample reward – which brings the trio to collide on the trail. Each willful and stubborn, each driven by their own rough moral codes, this unlikely posse rides towards an unpredictable reckoning, as they find themselves enveloped in the stuff of legend: mischief and brutality, courage and disillusion, doggedness and unalloyed love.The film’s distinguished production team is made up of collaborators from many of the Coen Brothers past projects including Oscar®-nominated director of photography Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother Where Art Thou?) production designer Jess Gonchor (Capote, No Country for Old Men) and costume designer Mary Zophres (Catch Me If You Can, O Brother Where Art Thou?). The editor is Roderick Jaynes and the composer is Carter Burwell.