Written By LucianaComments Off on Submergence | Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired US rights
The Wim Wenders-helmed romance made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, where it received strong reviews.
James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander star In the globe-trotting romance pic that follows two storylines that become intertwined. On the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman named James Moore (McAvoy) is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders (Vikander) prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance. Erin Dignam wrote the screenplay, which is based on J.M. Ledgard’s 2011 novel.
Submergence came into the Toronto Film Festival with several distributors having made bids, but UTA decided to wait until after the film’s world premiere Sept. 10 to begin negotiations, which have carried on for the past two months. Samuel Goldwyn Films prevailed as the eventual winner. A source pegged the deal at seven figures.
“We were fortunate to see the film at its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival,” says Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films. “We were moved by the story, direction and great performances of its talented cast. We look forward to bringing the film to the U.S. audience in 2018.”
Added Wenders: “Our film has global dimensions and shows all the beauty of our planet, but also its conflicts and violence. I had Dr. Martin Luther King’s words in capital letters on the front page of my script: ‘You cannot drive out darkness with darkness. Only love can do that.’ That’s why the love story is our driving element. I’m happy we’re in the hands of Samuel Goldwyn Films for our American release.”
Our gallery was updated with high quality poster and production stills, released back in September during TIFF.
Written By LucianaComments Off on Events | The Children’s Monologue
Carnegie Hall and the Africa-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need hosted the American premiere of The Children’s Monologues on November 13.
Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, who is also a Dramatic Need trustee, directed the production. The play comprised “the unforgettable stories of children growing up in Rammulotsi, a small rural township in the Free State province of South Africa.”
The cast list for the evening included Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Sebastian Stan, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Alexander, McKinley Belcher III, Common, Daveed Diggs, Andrew Garfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy, Audra McDonald, Sienna Miller, Javier Muñoz, Trevor Noah, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cynthia Erivo, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, rapper Little Simz, and Esperanza Spalding.
The one-night event benefited Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall. Dramatic Need helps vulnerable children in Africa build hope and self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma, and hardship, using the creative arts as a nonthreatening way of addressing development issues and trauma in children.
We also added pictures of the event in our gallery.
Written By LucianaComments Off on Events | 2017 Public Appearances
Continuing our catch-up updates, pictures of all events James attended this 2017 has been added to the gallery. James kept promoting Split in the first months of the year – and was shamefully snubbed by Academy or other major awards – and later promoted Atomic Blonde, alongside his co-star Charlize Theron.
Written By LucianaComments Off on Events | 2016 Public Appearances
To start with the updates, I uploaded pictures of James appearances last year, while he was still promoting X-Men: Apocalypse and starting with the Split press tour. You can see all new pictures added by clicking the links below. Enjoy!
Written By LucianaComments Off on Welcome back!
Hello! After a full year without updates (unbelievable, right?) we’re back! My name is Luciana and I’ll be mantaining this site from now on. I’ve been a fan of James for a long time, and a visitor of this website as well. I want to thanks the former owners Laura and Celyn, as well Emily for let me run the site now.
There’s a lot to catch up, I’ve been working behind the scenes due moving the site to a new server. But updates starts tonight!
I’ve also added a new layout (since the previous one was up for a long time!), its mobile friendly. Let me know if you see any errors.
Written By CelynComments Off on “Split” AFI FEST Screening
Last night was the screening of “Split” as part of AFI FEST 2016, and James McAvoy was in attendance to promote the film. 62 high-quality images have been added to the gallery, along with an additional 32 images from the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Remember to follow our Twitter account @jamesmcavoyorg to get all the latest updates!
Written By CelynComments Off on 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
The 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place this evening in London, and James McAvoy was in attendance. Nice to see him out and about again! The first few high quality images are up in the gallery.
Written By CelynComments Off on Second “Split” Trailer
Earlier on today, the second trailer for “Split” was released online, and you can watch it in full below. “Split” has McAvoy’s Kevin displaying 23 disparate personalities as identified by his therapist Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley). Among them is an unhinged character who kidnaps and imprisons young women, including Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) for a mysterious but almost certainly nefarious purpose. As Casey and her fellow captives try to escape, they wonder whether other personalities lurking in Kevin’s mind can help. And Dr. Fletcher worries that he’s becoming something new…
Written By CelynComments Off on James McAvoy wanted for sci-fi thriller “Extinction”
EMPIRE – Though he might be best known in the sci-fi world for his portrayal of the younger Charles Xavier in the current X-Men movies, James McAvoy is looking elsewhere for a role in the genre. He’s in talks to play a man confronting an army bent on Earth’s destruction in Extinction.
According to Deadline, this one has been floating around for a while, attracting a number of writers including Spenser Cohen, Marco Polo’s Brad Caleb Kane, and Lights Out’s Eric Heisserer, who is winning plaudits for scripting new sci-fi drama Arrival.
McAvoy would play a husband and father who is haunted by nightmares in which his wife is attacked, but gets a chance to defend his planet when Earth is invaded. But even as he becomes a hero, he realises that the new arrivals might not be quite what he expected.
There’s no director attached yet, and for now production companies Good Universe and Mandeville Films are keeping this one in development until the right director can be found. But McAvoy’s attachment won’t hurt the process. The actor will show up in Split (due January 20), Wim Wenders’ Submergence and spy thriller The Coldest City, which arrives on August 11 next year.