OUT Magazine published this week a very emotional article as part of the celebration of 10 years anniversary of Brokeback Mountain, with quotes from director Ang Lee, screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, and actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Randy Quaid. Michelle didn’t take part of the interview, but she was, of course, mentioned.
Anne was talking she received the script with a note “Please read for interest in the part of Alma.” But she didn’t feel this part belongs to her, she was more interested on Lureen Twist. Diana Ossana, the screenwriter, mentioned on the interview how the Michelle’s name came on board.
When we were casting Alma, Michelle [Williams] wasn’t even on the radar. I was the only one who put Michelle on my list, and that was because I’d seen her in Dawson’s Creek and remember thinking, What the heck is this young woman doing on this show? You could see the depths she had.
Jake also mentioned how close they were on set, living on a campground, spending time together. And then Ossana mentioned Michelle and Heath relationship.
The first day we filmed that scene where Michelle’s character is on the toboggan and falls off the sled, and Ennis is with her—they’re laughing; well on the third take, Michelle fell off the sled, and at the bottom of the hill she was crying. She’d twisted her knee, and we had to call someone to take her to the hospital. Heath was not about to let her go alone, and as he was getting into the vehicle with her he was smoothing her hair back. I remember him looking at her, and she looking up at him with these wide eyes. She was almost startled by the attention he was giving her, but you could see it every day from thereon. For him it was truly love at first sight. He was so taken with her.
This article is part of the Sept. 2015 Fall Preview issue of Out., but you can read the entire article on out.com
The gallery was updated with screencaptures of latest Michelle project, Suite Française, that was just released this week on iTunes. Starring Michelle, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Matthias Schoenaerts and Ruth Wilson among others, the film based on the international best-selling work of Irène Némirovsky that follows Lucile Angellier, who awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war whilst leading a stifled existence with her domineering mother-in-law, and had to receive in her home a handsome and refined German officer who has been posted to live with them.
The film is available only on UK and will be released in DVD/Blu-Ray (on UK) next Monday (July 27) and you already can pre-order. The French release is set for September 2, but no words yet for a US release.
Manchester by the Sea it has already wrapped production and with the movie now hitting the market in Cannes, the first images from the promising drama have arrived, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Led by Casey Affleck, the film follows him as a plumber who returns home after news of his brother’s passing arrives. He then must take care of his nephew of 16 years all while a tragedy from his past bubbles to the surface. Michelle Williams plays his estranged wife, while Kyle Chandler takes the role of his brother, although many flashbacks allow him to appear frequently.
The film is directed by Kenneth Lonergan and is waiting for distribution.
Variety is reporting that Michelle is joining Matthew McConaughey in the Weinstein Co. drama “Gold”. She will play McConaughey’s wife, in the film inspired by true events. The film, written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman and directed by Stephen Gaghan, is set to start shooting in June in New York, New Mexico and Thailand.
Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has acquired the wolrdwide rights for the still Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has closed a worldwide rights deal for the untitled film that Kelly Reichardt just wrapped in Montana. Starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, James LeGros, Jared Harris and Lily Gladstone, the film is a series of vignettes that revolve around the lives of people in small-town Montana. Reichardt wrote the script based on short stories by Maile Meloy.
Reichardt previously directed Night Moves, Meek’s Cutoff and Wendy And Lucy. Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino and Anish Savjani of filmscience are producing. Todd Haynes and Larry Fessenden are the exec producers.
Michelle attended today in Paris the Suite Française premiere. She was joined by co-stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lambert Wilson and director Saul Dibb for the event.
We have the first pictures added in our gallery. Since the UK premiere will be tomorrow, we hope to have more pictures to share by then!