You can check out some caps from the trailer which I just added to gallery.
In George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You, based on the novel of the same name, Hilary Swank stars as Kate, a classical pianist who’s diagnosed with ALS. And thanks to her diagnosis, Kate finds herself in need of an assistant. Enter Bec (Emmy Rossum), a college student and would-be rock singer who doesn’t quite have her life together. But through becoming Kate’s assistant, Bec’s outlook on life will change. And through having Bec as an assistant, so will Kate’s.
- Movies & TV Series > You’re Not You Trailer Captures
The line-up of the 41st Telluride Film Festival, which its organizers unveiled today, is full of some of the most buzzed-about Oscar hopefuls. Among the films that are set to screen in the Rocky Mountains over the Labor Day weekend are the world premieres of The Imitation Game, perhaps The Weinstein Co.’s most promising contender; Fox Searchlight’s Wild, one of several Reese Witherspoon vehicles vying for attention this awards season; Open Road’s Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut; another take on Madame Bovary, this one starring Mia Wasikowska, which is still seeking U.S. distribution; and Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s HBO-bound New York Review of Books doc The 50 Year Argument.
Numerous films that debuted at other fests this year also are among the offerings: There is Birdman, the new film from Telluride regular Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and was met with glowing reviews. There’s the Cannes grand jury prize co-winner Mommy. And there are four award winners being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics: Sundance grand jury and audience award winner Whiplash, plus Foxcatcher, Mr. Turner and Leviathan, which claimed Cannes prizes for best director (Bennett Miller), best actor (Timothy Spall) and best screenplay, respectively.
Also coming from Cannes: Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman (whose star Hilary Swank will be the recipient of a Telluride tribute this year); brothers Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night; and the hockey doc Red Army.
I have added some new production stills from Hilary’s new film You’re Not You to the gallery.
- Movies & TV Series > You’re Not You Movie Stills & Promotional Photos
Star Hilary Swank also will participate in a talk at the October event
The Tommy Lee Jones-directed frontier film The Homesman will be the centerpiece pic at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.
The Hamptons screening will mark the East Coast premiere for the title, which debuted at Cannes.
The Homesman is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Glendon Swarthout about three women living on the edge of the American frontier who are pushed to the brink and saved by Hilary Swank’s Mary Bee Cuddy, who transports them by covered wagon to Iowa, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But they have a treacherous journey over the Nebraska Territories to get there. Jones also stars as the feisty low-life drifter, George Biggs. Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer, and Miranda Otto and Sonja Richter round out the cast.
The film is set to hit U.S. theaters on Nov. 14, 2014, after Saban Films and Roadside Attractions acquired the title out of Cannes.
Swank will be on hand for the film’s Hamptons premiere and participate in the festival’s signature talk, “A Conversation With…”
“Beginning our 22nd annual film festival announcement with the highly acclaimed film from Tommy Lee Jones as our centerpiece and having Hilary Swank be a part of our signature program ‘Conversation With…’ is the tip of what HIFF will showcase this year,” Hamptons Film Festival executive director Anne Chaisson said in a statement.
This year’s Hamptons International Film Festival is scheduled to run from Oct. 9-13.
Added scans from Hello issue.
- Scans Hello – August 25 2014
Hilary Swank has re-evaluated her life now she’s 40.
The Oscar-winning star reached the landmark age on July 30. While many in her position worry about growing older, the actress used it as a time to think carefully about what she wants from her life.
“I’ve been really excited about entering this new decade of my life for quite some time. It’s been a great time of reflection for me of what’s important and re-evaluating my priorities. This new decade it about getting back to the basics, my roots,” she explained to British magazine Hello!
Hilary threw a big party for 40 of her closest friends and family, all of whom she’s spent special moments with. There was a lot of food and dancing at the bash, which was held at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in California, and she went to great lengths to ensure everyone had fun. This included arranging for dancing teachers to come in and give some lessons.
“I am by no means an expert, but I do love to dance,” she said. “I even brought my dancing shoes with me and changed out of my heels so I could fully get my groove on. I thought line-dancing lessons would get everyone in the mood and shake off the nerves to continue dancing into the night.”
Hilary has spent a lot of time reminiscing about her life of late. She’s achieved great success professionally and is happy in her personal life with her boyfriend Laurent Fleury, although sometimes it’s all too much for her to really understand.
“You know, I’ve known that I wanted to act since I was eight years old. I think we all dream of what life will be for us as we grow older but there’s a famous saying that goes, ‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.’ While some of the details of my life may look differently than I imagined when I was growing up, when I step back and evaluate the bigger meaning of life, it’s more than I could have imagined,” she gushed.
Hilary goes shopping in West Hollywood.
- Candids August 20, 2014
The viral craze known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge” is urging people to raise awareness for — and money to fight against — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) by pouring a bucket of ice cold water on their heads and then nominating others to either do the same or donate money to the cause. (Many have done both.)
The ALS Association has reported donations in the millions since the challenge went viral on July 29th with this video by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who suffers from the disease. Frates nominated himself after learning about the Ice Bucket Challenge from one of its founders, Pat Quinn, who is also an ALS survivor.