First clip of Therese has surfaced the web! Hopefully there will be more tiny clips featuring Oscar Isaac before the premiere. You can read a great article about it, or simply check out the the clip below.
HeyGuys.co.uk — On the cusp of its debut to the world out in Toronto, the first clip from Charlie Stratton’s anticipated Therese has launched online, giving an early look at what will soon be heading into cinemas followings its festival bow. Elizabeth Olsen leads a stellar cast as the eponymous Thérèse Raquin in Stratton’s adaptation of the classic novel, with Tom Felton, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange starring alongside her.
This bold adaptation of Émile Zola’s sordid novel of adultery and murder in 19th-century Paris places the talented Elizabeth Olsen in the title role, engaging our sympathies and our revulsion in equal measure, until the satisfyingly grim finale.
Starring alongside the leading quartet will be Shirley Henderson, Mackenzie Crook, Matt Lucas, and John Kavanaugh. Stratton is making his feature directorial debut, and is writing from his own script, adapting Émile Zola’s 1867 novel, Thérèse Raquin.
Therese will be making its debut at TIFF in a few weeks’ time, and is set to be released in the US on September 27th. No word yet on a UK release date, but hopefully it won’t be long before it crosses the Atlantic. In the meantime, here’s the first clip from the anticipated film. Smart money says this will be one of the most talked-about debuts at the festival.
According to IndieWire, Oscar has been a very busy man so he will no longer be playing Pablo Escobar in “The Ballad of Pablo Escobar”. The movie will still go on, just not with Oscar as the lead. You can read the full article below.
One thing we’re really excited to see over the next year or so is the blooming of Oscar Isaac into a full-blown movie star. The actor’s been stealing the show for a few years now in films like “Body Of Lies,” “Robin Hood,” “Drive” and “The Bourne Legacy,” but looks ready to move to the next stage up; he’s tipped for awards for his lead role in the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” (read our review from Cannes here), and he’s got a number of other lead roles on the way, including “Therese,” “The Two Faces Of January” and “Ex Machina.”
In fact, Isaac’s busy enough that he’s been forced to drop a project he had on his slate. Back in May, Isaac was announced as playing legendary drug dealer Pablo Escobar in a then-untitled project written by Black List veteran Matt Aldrich, set to be directed by “The Lincoln Lawyer” helmer Brad Furman. The good news, via Latino Review, is that the film is still ticking forward, now titled “The Ballad Of Pablo Escobar,” and planning to shoot next month in Colombia. The bad is that Isaac is out of the project for unknown reasons.
Furman & co haven’t been hanging around when it comes to finding a replacement, though. Apparently, “Elysium” star Wagner Moura was at one point lined up to take over, but he’s no longer in the running. Now, according to the site, John Leguizamo is one of two names in contention to the part, with the actor (who appears in “Kick Ass 2” this week) even posting evidence of a prosthetic-aided screen test on his Twitter account.
It’s a little surprising that Leguizamo is considered a name big enough to carry financing for something like this, but maybe there are some bigger co-stars lined up for the project. Whether Leguizamo or the other party get it, it’s in something of a race: Benicio Del Toro is playing Escobar in the upcoming “Paradise Lost,” while Netflix are developing a TV series about the dealer with “Elite Squad” director Jose Padilha, and Antoine Fuqua has a project brewing too. But with “The Ballad Of Pablo Escobar” planning to shoot in September, we’ll likely hear about casting on this one sooner rather than later.
Yahoo.com — César-nominated French actress Louise Bourgoin will join Oscar Isaac and Garret Hedlund in Mojave, the thriller to be directed by William Monahan from his original screenplay.
The film is about a desolated, violent artist who escapes into the desert and encounters a worthy antagonist in the form of a brilliant, homicidal drifter. Bourgoin is best known for the French films La fille de Monaco and L’amour dure trois ans. Monahan’s Henceforth Pictures will co-produce the film with Atlas Independent.
Isaac, star of Ethan Coen and Joel Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, was born Oscar Isaac Hernandez Estrada in Guatemala. A graduate of Lincoln Center’s Juilliard School, the actor and musician was introduced to wider attention this week when the Coen’s new film debuted in competition here at the Cannes Film Festival. The star of the folk music film, Oscar Isaac is also at the center of the spotlight being cast on the movie this week.
Ethan Coen said the other day here in Cannes that, until they finally found Oscar Isaac, he and his brother Joel felt they were screwed. They wondered if they’d written, in the role of a young folk singer, a character that they couldn’t cast. Isaac, on the other hand, believed he was right for the part from the get-go, if only he could get their attention.
As soon as I even heard they were doing [Inside Llewyn Davis], I knew that the last 33 years of my life had been in preparation for this project. I 100% believe that,” Isaac explained during a conversation with FilmLinc Daily in Cannes this week.
Oscar Isaac is set to play Colombian drug lord and politician Pablo Escobar in Brad Furman’s biopic.
The Guatemalan-born American star has apparently landed the lead role in the forthcoming film, reported Deadline. Brad – who directed The Lincoln Lawyer – has been trying to develop the crime saga for some time. The film, which has a script written by Matt Aldrich, is to tell the life story of the ruthless drug kingpin who rose to power in the mid-70s and the tale of his short-lived career in Colombian politics.
Oscar, who has racked up memorable performances in Drive, Sucker Punch, WE and The Bourne Legacy, will next play the title character in the Coen brothers’ music-themed drama Inside Llewyn Davis. He will also star in period drama Therese with Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, and thriller The Two Faces Of January alongside Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.
The British reporter at the press conference had a question for Oscar Isaac–the same question on a lot of reporters’ minds. “Where have you come from?”
It was a logical query for Isaac after seeing him in the title role in “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the sideways folk tale from Joel and Ethan Coen that’s inspired — somewhat — by the life of early folk-revival musician Dave von Ronk.
As the tortured, can’t-catch-a-break strummer, Isaac is on screen in nearly every scene of the movie, offers plenty of subtlety and showcased some impressive singing chops to boot. He smiled quietly at the question, though, and offered only that he had to find a different way into the real-life Ronk. “I’m not a six-foot-four Swede,” deadpanned the actor, who appeared at least five inches shorter, and not Scandinavian.
Joel and Ethan Coen had almost given up on casting the lead for their film “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The part, a folk musician in early 1960s Greenwich Village, demanded the elusive combination of someone who could both carry a movie and perform the songs central to the film. Until they met Oscar Isaac.
“It just didn’t happen until he walked in the room,” says Joel Coen. “There was a point at which we wondered if we’d written something that was essentially impossible to cast.”
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