Denying last week’s rumors, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Kate Winslet will not be in Charlie Kaufman’s musical media satire Frank Or Francis, after producers have failed to meet Winslet’s guarantee of a minimum three awards nominations — and the good ones, not just the Indie Spirit Awards or something. Or maybe Winslet was just never attached, despite those reports to the contrary. At least we got Catherine Keener right, who’s now been joined by the additions of Elizabeth Banks and Paul Reubens, a combination that more than equals one Kate Winslet and possibly even part of a second Kate Winslet, such as a Kate Winslet haunch.
Source: A.V. Club
Congratulations to our dear English Rose on her win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her flawless performance in Mildred Pierce!!!
Unfortunately Kate didn’t attend the show, so no pictures or videos.
Kate Winslet no longer worries about her career now she has gotten older.
Kate Winslet doesn’t worry about her career now she is in her 30s.
The 36-year-old actress — who has been married twice before — used to let her “ups and downs” affect how she felt about herself, but has now learnt to let go of things she is not happy with.
She said: “I’m not going to get upset the way I used to. Once you’re in your 30s you learn not to panic or stress too much about work.
“You don’t let the ups and downs of your career affect your sense of self-worth or personal well-being. That’s probably the greatest lesson I’ve learnt from all of this.”
The Oscar-winning star — who will soon be seen in cinemas in Roman Polanski’s new movie Carnage alongside Jodie Foster — is particularly happy with the direction her career is taking at present.
She told Britain’s OK! magazine: “I’m very happy and I can’t complain. I’ve had the chance to work on very good projects of late and work with very talented directors. I hope things continue that way.”
The actress joins Jack Black, Nicolas Cage and Kate Winslet in the musical satire about Hollywood.
Elizabeth Banks, who stars in this weekend’s Man On A Ledge with Sam Worthington, has joined the star-studded cast of Frank Or Francis, Charlie Kaufman’s musical satire about Hollywood.
Banks joins a roll call that includes Jack Black, Nicolas Cage, Steve Carell, Catherine Keener and Kevin Kline in a story that follows a battle of wills between Frank, an intellectual film director (Carell) and Francis, an online blogger (Black) who still lives at home and who delights in attacking the other man’s films.
Cage plays an actor who is famous for his high-concept films while Kline will play the director of the world’s top-grossing movie as well as that character’s brother who turns into an animatronic head.
Banks will play a highly-regarded actress making formulaic comedy bombs who is having an affair with Carell’s Frank.
Anthony Bregman of A Likely Story is producing.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener, two brilliant actresses who have done Oscar-nominated work when handed a Charlie Kaufman script, have just attached their names to another. Vulture reports that they have been added to the already impressive cast of Kaufman’s Frank Or Francis, a musical comedy that reportedly hacks away at the movie blogging industry with gusto.
Adding either of those two to any project would get me excited, but adding both to a Kaufman production has me gasping for air. Winslet, of course, earned her nominations for playing Jim Carrey’s elusive soulmate in Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Keener, meanwhile, played meta games with John Cusack and a frumpy Cameron Diaz for the brilliant Being John Malkovich.
This reportedly is going to get even more “inner monologue” with Kaufman’s latest, which stars Steve Carell as a Hollywood director who grows obsessed with the movie blogger (Jack Black) who continues to write nasty things about him on a message board. Taking aim at the Academy Awards and the whole Oscar race, Frank Or Francis reportedly has Adaptation star Nicolas Cage playing the host of an Oscar-type event and Kevin Kline in a supporting role.
So it’s a refreshing mix of those with Kaufman experience and some newcomers. Doesn’t matter. Remember how brilliant Meryl Streep (Adaptation), Chris Cooper (ditto), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Synecdoche, NY) and Carrey were when handed Kaufman’s twisty prose? I already couldn’t wait for Frank, mainly because I’m a self-centered, egotistical movie journalist who’s eager for Kaufman to take my industry down a few pegs. But with this cast? Frank Or Francis honestly can’t get here quick enough.
Source: Cinema Blend
It might be too risky to say that Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is the key reason why the world loves Kate Winslet, simply because she has performed so phenomenally in so many other well-crafted films. But her gig as the emotionally erratic Clementine in the 2004 fantastical romantic comedy/drama, written by the genius Charlie Kaufman, certainly plays a role in the public’s lasting adoration of the actress. Catherine Keener is another actress whose impressive career is speckled with Kaufman-scripted highlights, including Being John Malkovich and Synecdoche, New York (the latter being the writer’s directorial debut). Both Winslet and Keener are reviving the Kaufmania in the screenwriter’s second stab at directing: Frank Or Francis.
Winslet and Keener are joining a cast that includes stars Steve Carell, Jack Black, Nicolas Cage (himself a Kaufman returnee as well; Adaptation is arguably Cage’s best role to date) and two Kevin Klines — one playing a human, one playing a computer. May that be the first of many eyebrow raisers that you embrace with excitement as you run through the summary of Kaufman’s out-of-its-own-mind Frank Or Francis.
The story, serving as a critique of sorts on entertainment bloggers (we’re beyond flattered to be part of your spectrum, CK), will place Carell in the Frank role as film director Frank Arder, who takes tremendous issue with the critical comments about his work in an online message board occupied by the socially inept genius blogger, Francis (played by Black). We’re not exactly sure what roles Winslet and Keener will take on, nor how the rest of the characters fit in just yet: Cage plays washed-up comedian/actor Alan Modell who serves as the host of the Academy Awards in the film, and Kline, as “explained” above, operates as both the brother of a successful (but not Oscar-successful) director and as a disembodied head in a computer that writes screenplays. Are your eyebrows still raised? Well, keep ’em up there. The film is a musical.
This is genius-level crazy. Kaufman’s scripts have always been odd—unhappy puppeteer finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich, two incompatable lovers erase one another from their memories via a special operation, the host of The Gong Show is actually a CIA agent, a guy puts on a play about himself putting on a play about himself putting on a play (and so on), Nic Cage writes a movie — but this is a whole new level. A level for which I could not possibly be more excited.
Kate was seen at the Heathrow airport today, January 27, ready to catch a flight, probably to attend the “Screen Actors Guild Awards” this Sunday in Los Angeles where she’s nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for her role in Mildred Pierce.
Added 9 HQ pics to the gallery:
• Candids: Departing from Heathrow airport – January 27, 2012
British actress Kate Winslet is to receive an honorary César award at France’s equivalent of the Oscars next month, it has been announced.
Roman Polanski, who directed the 36-year-old in recent release Carnage, will present her with the prize.
French drama Poliss, written, directed by and starring Maiwenn lead the shortlist with 13 nods, including best film and director.
The Minister picked up 11 nods and silent film The Artist was up for 10.
The French silent film, which is one of the leading contenders at this year’s Academy Awards, was re-released in France on Wednesday.
“Don’t forget that the César awards were created in homage to the Oscars,” French Film Academy president Alain Terzian told The Hollywood Reporter.
He added that the Césars symbolically take place in the same weekend as the Oscars.
“It’s an homage I want to permanently pay,” said Mr. Terzian.
He said they are expecting The Artist stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, both up for César acting prizes, to attend the French ceremony, before flying to the US for the Oscars.
The Artist and Poliss will compete alongside The Minister, Declaration Of War, Le Havre and Untouchable in the best film category.
Poliss, about a police child protection unit, was presented with the jury prize at last May’s Cannes Film Festival.
British film The King’s Speech received a nomination in the best foreign film category, and was joined by Black Swan, Drive, The Kid With The Bike, Melancholia and Iranian Oscar hopeful A Separation.
French actor-director Guillaume Canet will preside over the annual awards in Paris on February 24.
Source: BBC News