According to this article from Indiewire, Jackie, the biopic directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Natalie, had an exclusive preview of footage for market buyers today in Cannes Film Festival, and impressions sound really optimistic.
Portman appears to have turned in a remarkably convincing portrayal of the former First Lady, nailing details like her delicate mannerisms and famously breathy voice. The movie has a grainy texture that’s reminiscent of the 1960’s, and includes actual film clips from 1963, which has the effect of blurring the lines between archival footage and reenactments.
Positioned as a potential awards contender, “Jackie” promises a story that “was never told,” according to a tagline included in the promo reel. Wild Bunch’s recently launched sales company Insiders is handling international sales for the movie, while CAA is representing the film for U.S. rights. Judging by the chatter amongst buyers in the theater after the screening, “Jackie” should be one of the hottest titles being shopped at Cannes.
Thanks to Edenliao for the find.
Ellen von Unwerth has posted on her Instagram account a funny outtake photo, discarded from the photoshoot she did to Natalie during the Cannes Film Festival last year … enjoy:
Thanks to Kitten for the find…
Prognostics have not been fulfilled. Neither Weightless nor Planetarium are included in the announcement of the official selection at Cannes today.
The only hope is that they can be added in the coming weeks … we’ll see
On Thursday we will know if any of the upcoming Natalie films will debut in Cannes (Planetarium, perhads?). To make the wait bearable, here it is a brand new picture taken in last year’s edition…
A few Easter Sunday Natalie news items for you guys.
– Variety has a big Cannes piece that looks over all the films that could be appearing. Natalie has two films mentioned – Weightless and Planetarium.
“Voyage of Time” or “Weightless” (Terrence Malick). Although the suddenly prolific auteur’s reputation has slid somewhat since “Tree of Life” earned the Palme d’Or in 2011, Malick remains a force to be reckoned with at Cannes. It has been strongly suggested that one of his upcoming movies will appear in the official selection. It could be “Weightless,” his star-studded tale of two love triangles set against the Austin music scene, which would put Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett and Val Kilmer on the red carpet. Then again, it could be “Voyage of Time,” his Imax documentary about the birth and death of the known universe.
“Planetarium” (Rebecca Zlotowski). A graduate of the prestigious La Femis school who presented her feature debut “Belle Epine” in Critics’ Week and follow-up “Grand Central” in Un Certain Regard, Zlotowski is one of the young filmmakers expected to land in competition with this 1930-set supernatural drama. Pic, which is in late post, stars Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp as two spiritualist sisters. Sales: Kinology.
– In other Natalie films news, A Tale of Love and Darkness will be opening the Seattle Jewish Film Festival on April 2nd.
Natalie was photographed by Matias Indjic for Madame Figaro during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, and made an appearance in an issue of the magazine earlier this month.
Thanks to Belerofonte for the find.
We’ve got a jam-packed edition of mini news items today.
– Let’s start with this Instyle interview with some of Natalie’s beauty tips (tip one should be “genetics”) and her favourite beauty products.
– Here is the trailer for Marielle Heller’s Diary of a Teenage Girl. What has this got to do with Natalie? Heller is directing Natalie’s upcoming film, On the Basis of Sex.
– I didn’t get a chance to fanboy it up for my favourite moment from Natalie’s Cannes appearance – the time she met Annie Clark (better known as St. Vincent) and her girlfriend, Cara Delevingne (model and actress).
– Another cute moment during the festival was Mindy Kaling, Natalie’s co-star in No Strings Attached.
– And finally, this update was written while listening to the beautiful main theme for Knight of Cups.
Natalie makes an appearance in People Magazine’s coverage of the Cannes Film Festival. Click the thumb below to view the gorgeous full sized version, along with a short article.
They also have a video where they asked Natalie and a couple other actors to play a word association game. Thanks to Sarah and Amo.
Natalie is on the cover of The Guardian for an interview piece out of Cannes. Thankfully the online version is already up and can be viewed here.
It’s clear that Portman, with her record of support for a range of impeccably liberal causes (from poverty to animal rights to, um, vegan shoes), has the best of intentions; Israel’s rightward march in recent years seems as much to her distaste as anyone else’s. “You look at your country and it’s not what you want it to be,” she says. “It’s not what you wish it could be. But of course we have to strive for what could be, but also live with what exists, and what is, and be pragmatic.
Thanks to Kitten and Amo.
Earlier today, Natalie attended the premiere of Sicario during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, then later traded her earrings in for a cocktail ring and necklace at the De Grisogono party in Cap d’Antibes. Hit the previews to view both of the new galleries, courtesy of Zimbio.
Thanks to Belerofonte and Kitten for the finds.
Argh, there is so much Natalie news but I’m struggling to find the time to do updates. Here is a short and adorable video of Natalie after the screening of TOLAD. Start from 1:05.
Thanks to Belerofonte.
The photocall for A Tale of Love and Darkness was held earlier today in Cannes and Natalie was there to pose with her cast mates. How great has she looked during this festival? Hit the preview to view the full gallery, courtesy of Zimbio.
Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
The first photos of Natalie on the red carpet of the A Tale of Love and Darkness premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival have arrived. Hit the preview to view the full gallery, courtesy of Zimbio.