September 10th, 2011 · News & Articles, Shame

“Shame,” the provocative and kinky film starring Michael Fassbender as a thirtysomething New York man obsessed with impersonal gratification, will be coming to U.S. theaters before the year’s end, having found a distributor Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival: Fox Searchlight.

“Shame,” which world premiered last week at the Venice Film Festival and also played at the small Telluride Film Festival in Colorado last weekend, is directed by Steve McQueen and also stars Carey Mulligan. It was seen as one of the hottest titles up for grabs in Toronto — albeit also one that poses serious marketing challenges.

“Steve McQueen’s courageous exploration of modern life’s extremes is breathtaking,” Fox Searchlight Co-presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula said in a statement announcing the deal. “He has crafted an extraordinary film that probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen with amazingly gifted performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.”

Fox Searchlight began talks with producers after seeing the film in Telluride and apparently won them over with their plans for how to market the film, which seems certain to get an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. That can pose a marketing challenge, as some theaters refuse to play such films and some publications frown on advertising for films with that rating.

“Their approach to marketing and distributing the film this year was incredibly detailed and impressive. We are excited to be working with them on a film that is sparking debate and a strong emotional reaction from audiences,” producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman said in a statement.

Searchlight, though, does have a track record in marketing difficult and unusual fare, including last year’s ballet-horror film “Black Swan,” which went on to five Oscar nominations and grossed more than $100 million in the U.S. alone.

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September 5th, 2011 · Gallery, Shame

Following on from it’s recent premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, some new still of Carey as Sissy from her upcoming film Shame have been released and added to the gallery! The first few reviews have been very positive, so I can’t wait for more news about this film!

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Carey Mulligan will once again work with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn on ‘sex thriller’ I Walk With The Dead, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via The Playlist).

The movie apparently has financing in place, and will shoot after the prolific Danish auteur’s next, Only God Forgives, a Thai boxing flick with Ryan Gosling.

Winding Refn is also developing a remake of Logan’s Run with Gosling.

I Walk With The Dead is dubbed a ‘sex thriller,’ but little is known about it in terms of plot. In an interview with The Playlist from a couple of years back, Winding Refn said, “I’ve always wanted to make a movie with lots of sex.

“So I wrote this story called I Walk With the Dead and it takes place in Miami and it’s just going to have a lot of sex in it. I have two films that are getting made with French investors and one is Only God Forgives and one is I Walk With the Dead.”

As Mulligan is still best known for good-girl roles in An Education, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Never Let Me Go, this sounds like an opportunity for her to shed that image.

Mulligan is currently shooting Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and she has also completed work on Steve McQueen’s Hunger follow-up, Shame.

Drive opens in the UK on 23 September 2011.

Read more: Carey Mulligan to star in new Nicolas Winding Refn project | TotalFilm.com

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August 30th, 2011 · Drive

Thanks to Lindsey and Luciana, I’ve added a few new HQ stills of Carey from Drive to the gallery. She’s also been spotted out and about in Australia where The Great Gatsby has started shooting, so hopefully some more news about that will be released soon!

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August 25th, 2011 · Drive, Video

Film District have released a new international trailer for Drive! It’s almost identical to the previous one released, though there are a few new shots (mostly of Carey!) that haven’t been released yet. Check it out below:

August 4th, 2011 · News & Articles

Though the full list is yet to be unveiled, Vanity Fair have offered a sneak-peek at their 2011 International Best-Dressed List, which our girl Carey is on for the second year running! Despite her low-key appearances after the crazy awards season of 2010, it’s great to see that people are still hailing her gorgeous style. Here’s a quick rundown of the ladies Carey is amongst – I can’t wait for the full list!

INTERNATIONAL BEST-DRESSED LIST: WOMEN
CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY, singer-songwriter, actress, and First Lady of France
H.H. SHEIKHA MOZA BINT NASSER OF QATAR, wife of H.H. the Emir of Qatar and
UNESCO special envoy for basic and higher education
H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, wife of the future King of England
ANDREA DELLAL, mother of four
CAREY MULLIGAN, actress
CHRISTINE LAGARDE, managing director, International Monetary Fund
TILDA SWINTON, filmmaker and actress
LIZZIE TISCH, entrepreneur
H.S.H. PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO, former Olympic swimmer and wife of Albert
II, Prince of Monaco
JANE LAUDER WARSH, president of Origins and Ojon

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August 4th, 2011 · News & Articles, Shame

Steve McQueen’s sex addiction drama Shame, has an official UK release date of January 13, 2012, according to an Empire Online exclusive report.

The highly anticipated film, starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie, promises “a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.”

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July 29th, 2011 · Drive, News & Articles

In the action drama Drive, actress Carey Mulligan plays Irene, the mother of a young son whose father (Oscar Isaacs) is in prison. One day, Driver (Ryan Gosling) meets Irene in an elevator ride at his apartment and he becomes transfixed. When trouble starts, Driver finds himself embroiled even further in Irene’s life.

Following the FilmDistrict Studio panel in Hall H at Comic-Con, Carey Mulligan sat down for a roundtable and talked about how Nicolas Refn was on her fantasy wish list of directors that she wanted to work with, the challenge of making a film where the dialogue has been stripped away, how she wishes she had more stunt work to do, and that she would love to play a butt-kicking heroine in an action movie, but preferably without a spandex costume.

Click here for the audio. You can also click here for all our Drive coverage from Comic-Con, which includes more interviews and our recap of the footage/panels.

Question: It seems like you’ve been working a lot lately.

CAREY MULLIGAN: Does it? That’s awful.

Is it true that you hadn’t worked in awhile before you made Drive?

MULLIGAN: I didn’t work for a year after Wall Street. I finished that in November, and then it was the following October that I did Drive, so I took a year off. I didn’t do anything at all, really. I just hung around.

July 26th, 2011 · Gallery, Shame

Here’s our first look at Carey and Michael Fassbender in Shame!

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July 25th, 2011 · Drive, Video

Unveiled over the weekend at Comic-Con, the red band trailer for Drive has now been released online, and it looks great! Check it out below:

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