Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S., German and Scandinavian rights to “Third Person,” directed by Paul Haggis, two months after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Written and directed by Haggis, the film stars Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, and Maria Bello. Michael Nozik of Hwy61 and Haggis produced the film along with Paul Breuls of Corsan, who also provided the financing.
Sony Pictures Classics said, “Paul Haggis is one of our great movie storytellers and ‘Third Person’ is one of his best works featuring an exceptional cast led by Liam Neeson (also at his best).”
Haggis told Variety after the premiere that audiences would have a strong reaction to the romance.
“People are going to either love it or hate it, like ‘Crash,’” Haggis told Variety. “A lot of people want their movies to be easily understood, underlined and in bold. I want people to talk about this movie afterwards. As an industry, we need to respect the audience more.”
The premiere at the Elgin evoked sustained applause for the complex drama of three intertwined relationships: James Franco and Mila Kunis in New York; Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde in Paris; and Adrien Brody and Moran Atias in Rome.
Haggis began writing the film after completing work on “The Next Three Days,” drawing largely from his own life with an emphasis on the themes of denial, loss and love. He began shooting in January with a 45-day shoot, adding, “It was a healthy budget for an indie but a little uncomfortable.”
It was the third time that Haggis has premiered a film at Toronto. “Crash” screened in 2004 and “In the Valley of Elah” opened there in 2007.
Haggis was nominated for screenwriting Oscars for three straight years for “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” and “Letters From Iwo Jima.” He won screenplay and picture Oscars for “Crash.”
Haggis approached the challenge of writing three stories by doing them one at a time and then mixing and matching the components — with much of that work done in the editing process and in small screenings earlier this year.
Bruels came on board in May 2012 when Neeson and Wilde were attached.
Corsan got 50% of the funding through Belgian tax credits, which require spending money on Belgian elements like development, crew and post-production. “Having that is a formidable cornerstone for the rest of your financing,’ Breuls added.
And baby makes three!
Olivia Wilde, 29, and Jason Sudeikis, 38, are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
“They are incredibly happy,” says a source close to both. “They’re very excited to welcome a new member into their family.”
Reps for the couple confirm to PEOPLE that Wilde is pregnant with their first child.
The two first met on the season finale of Saturday Night Live in 2011 and began dating six months later. They got engaged in January.
Earlier this year, Wilde said she was excited to start a family with Sudeikis in the future. “He’s so good with kids,” she told Marie Claire. “I’m open-minded about how many, but three is like a little party.”
Beginning this fall in the U.S., actress, activist and renowned beauty Olivia Wilde will serve as the face of Avon’s beloved “Today. Tomorrow. Always.” trio of fragrances. A modern icon of beauty, Wilde’s enduring appeal perfectly complements this timeless fragrance series. First launched in 2004, Today. Tomorrow. Always. has become a set of Avon classics that evokes strong feelings of true love. As the brand approaches a decade, Wilde’s timeless allure makes her the ideal face of this classic, yet modern collection.
“I am honored to be partnering with Avon as the face of the Today. Tomorrow. Always. fragrances,” explained Wilde. “The collection is made up of fragrances that are true classics, yet modern and fresh at the same time.”
“Olivia is an aspirational example of a woman who embodies beauty both inside and out,” says Meg Lerner, Avon Vice President, North America Marketing. “Her passion and dedication to helping others makes her a perfect fit for Avon.”
RYOT News Advisory Board member Olivia Wilde, along with co-founders David Darg and Bryn Mooser, recently traveled to Potou, Senegal, a fishing village in the north of the country. The aim of the trip was to see in real-time the work of community health workers in that highly remote area and how it’s not only saving lives, but also changing the fabric of local communities.
Olivia and Ryot traveled with the 1 Million Community Health Workers campaign (@1Mhealthworkers), which is aiming to train and deploy one million local health care workers to serve their communities by 2015. One of the most impressive elements of the program is how the health workers are harnessing the connectivity of the Ericsson network to use smartphones. Through a series of apps and data collection the program is bringing modern health care solutions to some of the most remote parts of Africa.
Watch RYOT’s video below to see how 1MCHW is not only improving and spreading health care across the continent, but also helping to change the role of women in African society.
Broadway/Hollywood superstar Zachary Quinto joins with screen star Olivia Wilde, SNL veteran Jason Sudeikis and 30 ROCK’s Scott Adsit among many more notable names at this Monday’s star-studded July special event at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Participating in a show titled GRAVID WATER, Quinto and the cast act out scenes from some Greek classics as well as enact comedy bits in addition to audience-generated improv and much more in the always-entertaining show.
The official description and cast list of of The Upright Citizens Brigade’s GRAVID WATER, created by Stephen Ruddy, is as follows:
“New York’s top improvisors and actors, from Broadway, 30 Rock, Conan, SNL, and beyond, perform in scenes from Stoppard to Sophocles, and everything in between. The actors will know their lines, and the improvisors will improvise, with no prior knowledge of the scenes!
For more information on The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, visit the official site here.
Its been announced that “Third Person” will premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film “Rush” is set to premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 5th through September 15th.
Now that Ben Affleck is locked in to star in David Fincher’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” for Fox and New Regency, the search has turned to which actress will play the title character.
Sources tell Variety that Abbie Cornish, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough have submitted audition tapes and will meet with Fincher in the coming weeks. Rosamund Pike has not tested yet but sources say the studio and Fincher are also interested in her as well.
Though a story in the Hollywood Reporter said Pike was the front-runner, sources say while Fincher likes her, he is currently scouting for the film and will not make any decision until he has begun meeting actresses.
After Affleck became involved with the project last week, reports surfaced that Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron were being eyed. Sources close to Theron say she has no interest in pursuing the role and other insiders say Blunt and Portman’s schedules would not allow them to do it.
Budget considerations could be one factor in the choice: With Affleck coming on board, actresses like Theron or Portman may be out of range.
Given the popularity of the book and the talent that it is now attracting, the project has now become a top priority for the studio.
The Gillian Flynn novel, which has sold more than 2 million copies, is the dark and suspenseful story of a woman who disappears on the day of her fifth wedding anniversary. Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce through their Pacific Standard banner along with Leslie Dixon.
A bidding war ensued last summer when the book, which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, was offered to studios, and Fox paid seven figures to outbid studios including Universal.
The official trailer for the movie “Drinking Buddies” has just been released – you can watch it below! The film will be released in theaters on August 23rd, 2013.
Dressed in a stunning strapless pink tulle gown and showing off her flawless skin, the actress fronts the new campaign in a series of gorgeous images, released today. In another captivating image from the photo shoot, Olivia can be seen clutching a bottle of the £14 while wearing a wedding dress. Interesting…
Olivia is engaged to Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis, and while the exact date of her nuptials to the TV actor is beige kept firmly under wraps, it’s good to see Olivia is getting some practice in for the big day. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?
What we do know about Olivia’s wedding day, is she’ll be getting hitched in a custom-made Monique Lhuillier gown. The actress made the confession during an interview with ABC News back in April.
Talking about the fairytale fragrance she’s promoting today, Olivia says: “The floral notes in this fragrance are truly romantic.”
That’s the dress and the scent sorted. Now we just need Olivia to spill the beans on the location and we can start planning our wedding guest outfits…
The limited edition Amour fragrance is available from avonshop.co.uk.