Though Summit and Neil Burger’s “Divergent” is still on the lookout for its male lead to pair with Shailene Woodley, it may have found a major co-star for her with Kate Winslet in talks to join the movie.
Summit is eyeing a film trilogy; it acquired the Veronica Roth novel in March 2011, shortly after which Burger beat out a slew of helmers to land the coveted gig. The story has a futuristic, “Hunger Games”-like teen-on-teen violence setting and follows 16-year-old Beatrice Prior, whom Woodley is set to play. It is unknown what part Winslet would play in the film.
Burger will helm, with Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher producing through their Red Wagon banner. Vanessa Taylor is rewriting the script that Evan Daugherty penned and Burger helped develop.
Pic is set to bow March 21, 2014.
Though Winslet is no stranger to starring in a big-budget-tentpole, the film would mark her first opportunity at a possible franchise.
Summit is also still trying to find its male lead to pair with Woodley. The studio recently tested Lucas Till, Alex Pettyfer and Jeremy Irvine, but sources say the shingle may go older after not finding its guy with the latest readings.
The CAA- and United Agents-repped Winslet can be seen in Relativity’s “Movie 43,” which bows this weekend, as well as Paramount’s “Labor Day,” which bows sometime in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that three iconic items, the “Rose DeWitt Bukater” jump dress from Titanic, Orlando Bloom’s “Legolas” Bow from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the original Gort helmet from The Day the Earth Stood Still all will be apart of “Drama, Action, Romance- The Hollywood Auction” on December 15 & 16.
The exquisite signature dress design for Kate Winslet’s “Rose DeWitt Bukater” character in Titanic was done by Deborah L. Scott. This costume is featured in the memorable scene when Rose and Jack (now considered one of Hollywood’s most legendary screen couples) have their first meeting on the windswept deck of the Titanic. Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, finds a distraught Rose leaning off a railing and stops her from leaping to her death. The dress is expected to fetch $200,000 – $300,000.
Kate Winslet has received a nomination for European actress of the year at the European Film Awards.
The British actress has been given the nod for her performance in Roman Polanski’s comedy drama Carnage, which also stars Jodie Foster, John C Reilly and Christoph Waltz.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s Gary Oldman and Shame’s Michael Fassbender are battling it out for the European actor award, while Shame filmmaker Steve McQueen is also up for European director of the year.
Michael Haneke’s drama Amour leads the nominations with six nods including the coveted European film of 2012, while Steve’s sexual drama Shame and Danish drama The Hunt follow with five nominations each.
Other European films in the running include German drama Barbara, French comedy-drama Untouchable and Italian drama Caesar Must Die.
Dame Helen Mirren will be presented with the European achievement in world cinema 2012 gong for her “outstanding body” of work at the ceremony, which will take place in Malta on December 1.
I have added 575 dvd captures of Kate Winslet from Sense and Sensibility. These have been added a bit ago, I just failed (forgot!) to write an update post about them.
Entertainment Weekly has released the first movie still of Kate Winslet from Movie 43.
The R-rated movie will certainly find some of the cast pushing the envelope, particularly Winslet whose story opposite Jackman is being kept secret. Though if folks at Harvard are anything to go by, she nails it. “I spoke at Harvard last year with my brother Bobby. People always ask if we’re going to do a dramatic movie, so we said we just did, with Kate Winslet, and told them, ‘Let’s show a little clip,’” producer Peter Farrelly told EW. “People were so stunned. I don’t think an audience at Harvard has ever laughed that hard. There’s the fact that Kate Winslet had the balls to just go for it.”
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