January 21st, 2011

Alice Braga & Steve Buscemi talk 'On The Road'

(click on the image to access the AUDIO clip)

Alice Braga.....recently wrapped picture On The Road.Based on the classic beat generation novel from Jack Kerouac, the Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) directed picture stars Country Strong actor Garrett Hedlund as the restless traveling spirit, Dean Moriarty. “It was a very challenging thing because (producers) have been trying to make a film from this book for a long time,” said Braga.  “I was very familiar with it because I had read the book when I was a teenager and my father loves Kerouac.  So it was very interesting to get the chance to work with Walter Salles who does a lot of road films and especially to be part of American literature.” (she mentions On The Road producer Francis Ford Coppola and The Rite co-star Colin O’Donoghue in the clip). 


Your next film is On The Road [based on the book by Jack Kerouac]. With such a major novel, is there pressure to get the film right? Well, there’s no pressure on me! I just play a travelling salesman who picks up the young lads. I don’t want to give away too much because I’m really only in a couple of scenes. I just love the book and I’m glad that it’s finally being made into a film.

thanks to kstewangel :)

Rob & Kristen's 'Most Wanted' portrait on display at Richard Phillips' studio


Richard's Phillips 'Most Wanted' portraits is getting a lot of buzz lately, with the NY Times and ELLE mag featuring them. Art Info profiled the paintings (and the painter) in a new article: "Why Would a Serious Artist Paint Robert Pattinson?: A Q&A With Richard Phillips"
The solo shots of Rob & Kristen and why Richard wanted to include them on his 'Most Wanted' series of oil paintings here

The 'Most Wanted' paintings will be on display from January 27 through March 5 at the White Cube Hoxton Square, 48 Hoxton Square in London.


Who should play Rob's leading lady in Cosmopolis?


Robert Pattinson is still looking for a wife. First it was Marion Cotillard, then Keira Knightley attached to play the young, mysterious wife to his Eric Packer in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis”. Now Knightley’s involvement is back in question as Alfama Films website has removed her name from the film’s page, after an internet firestorm was set off proclaiming she was on board based solely on their inclusion of her name in the first place. Truthfully, though Pattinson would be lucky to work with such great talents as Cotillard and Knightley – and who knows, Knightley might still sign on after all – they always seemed a little out of the league of “Cosmopolis”, which would cast them in the supporting role of a mysterious wife. Cotillard, 35, had been attached since the days when Colin Farrell was set to play the lead role of Eric Packer, which would have been a much more age-appropriate coupling.

In Knightley’s favor is that she has worked with Cronenberg before, on “A Dangerous Method”, is a much more fitting 25, and certainly looks more like the character Elise Shifrin as described in the book, an heiress to a bank fortune and poet, “in her mid-twenties, with an etched delicacy of feature and large and artless eyes”, who seems to disappear into thin air and who Eric often has a hard time recognizing at their various run-ins. However, should her involvement with the film fall through, here are a few young actresses we think could jump into the role, and truthfully, who would have a lot more to gain from doing this film than the much more established Knightley would.

Read who at up and comers!