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2010 Mar 16

Further details about Kate and Sam separation

Kate Winslet has fled to Mexico for a holiday with her children after her break-up from Sam Mendes.

The Oscar-winning actress and film director announced yesterday that they had agreed to separate after nearly seven years of marriage.

The couple confirmed they had parted earlier this year, which may explain why Winslet cut a lonely figure on the red carpet at the Oscars last week.

And he is believed to be staying in New York while Winslet took their son, Joe, 6, and her daughter from a previous marriage, Mia, 9, to Mexico.

Pictures of her on a boat with the children emerged as it transpired the pair’s relationship hit the rocks after they made a film together about a couple who break up.

Months of stormy rows followed the filming of Revolutionary Road, in which Mendes directed his wife co-starring with Leonardo DiCaprio, friends said last night.

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2010 Mar 14

More info on “The Catch” project

Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet star in a segment called The Catch in a multi-sketch film shot by Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly brothers) and several other directors. Gerard Butler, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are other actors working on this project.

The other directors in this film include actors Elizabeth Banks and Griffin Dunne, Brett Ratner (New York, Je T’aime, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Charles Wessler (Dumb and Dumber and the upcoming Three Stooges).

This collaborative idea from Farrelly and Wessler strings together a series of stories with a unifying theme, similar to films in the 1970s such as Kentucky Fried Movie. The two worked on There’s Something About Mary. Based on the success of ensemble films like Valentine’s Day, a star-studded film with a modest budget could well work again.

Source: The Independent

2010 Mar 12

HBO has confirmed the cast for “Mildred Pierce”

Today, HBO announced their cast for the network’s five-hour miniseries, Mildred Pierce, which will begin filming in April. Kate Winslet will play the title character, Guy Pearce will star as Monty Beragon, and Evan Rachel Wood will play Veda Pierce. Melissa Leo, James Le Gros, Brian F. O’Byrne, and Morgan Turner round out the cast.

The miniseries, which follows a single mother and her daughter during the Great Depression, is based on the novel by the same name by James M. Cain.

2010 Mar 12

James Cameron confirms Titanic 3D date

Titanic 3D Talking to USA Today, director James Cameron confirmed the target date for a 3D version of his record-breaking epic Titanic.

“We’re targeting spring of 2012 for the release, which is the 100 year anniversary of the sailing of the ship.”

Titanic is a 1997 American disaster/romantic/drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, two members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated maiden voyage of the ship. The main characters and the central love story are fictional, but some characters are based on historical figures.

Source: TLTnews.net

2010 Mar 12

Open casting call information for “Mildred Pierce” in Peekskill, NY

There is an open casting call for a new HBO miniseries, Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet, in Peekskill, NY on March 27th.

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking SAG and NON-SAG men and women who have a 1930s, classic look. Women must have hair that is shoulder length or shorter and natural colored (no highlights). Men must be willing to have their hair cut in a 1930s period style.

The movie will be filming in the Peekskill area mid-late April and they are hoping to cast as many locals as possible. Here are the details:

Paramount Center for the Arts
1008 Brown Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Saturday March 27, 2010
11am – 2pm

You can also e-mail headshot and information to: mildredpierce@gwcnyc.com

Flyer for casting call for Mildred Pierce

The miniseries, based on the book from 1941 by James M. Cain, tells the story of Mildred Pierce Beragon, a single mother of two daughters in the Great Depression trying to make ends meet, financially and emotionally. It will be directed by Todd Haynes, also a co-writer, who directed I’m Not There and Far from Heaven.

A feature film version of the book was produced in 1945 and starred Joan Crawford, who won an Oscar for best actress for her role as the main character.

2010 Mar 11

Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” plot details revealed

I’d like to tell you that I was running through an alley with my IESB cohorts after uncovering a Golden Ticket in a Wonka Bar and we were stopped by Slugworth who gave us a classified file containing plot details from the Scott Z. Burns penned script Contagion. That isn’t what happened, but we’ll go with that to establish some street cred for IESB.

To referesh your memory, Contagion is about a killer virus outbreak that spans the globe. If you remember this script was one of the hottest topics in the screenwriting world in February, before WB ended up with distribution and is now co-financing the project with Participant Media on a budget of 60 million.

The Scott Z. Burns penned script already has Steven Soderbergh attached to direct along with an all star cast including: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, and Jude Law. Law just recently came out and discussed his character with Coming Soon, “I play a kind of unbridled blogger who’s a sort of scaremonger,” IESB can confirm that the character’s name is “Krumweide” and he has quite an obsession with conspiracy theories.

We have been told by our good friend “Slugworth” that the story throws you right into the very early stages of this killer virus. Here is his breakdown that he wrote for us on the back of my Wonka’s Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight wrapper.

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2010 Mar 11

Kate Winslet’s salivating at the thought of judging on “Top Chef”

Padma Lakshmi’s pregnancy threw a wrench into “Top Chef” season seven plans. “We were supposed to shoot in January, but we pushed it to April 5 because of her baby,” Tom Colicchio said last night at the Bravo upfront party.

But perhaps their pregnant pause was for the best — especially since it gives Kate Winslet ample time to find time in her schedule to appear on the show! “I met Kate Winslet at a party the other night, and she said, ‘I want to come on the show,'” Tom told PopWrap. “So I said, ‘Kate, you’ve got an Oscar in your hands, you can do whatever you want!'”

Should the Emmy nominated show — which is headed to a brand new city for its seventh season — snag Kate, it will be the first Oscar winner, and arguably the most famous face, to belly up to Judges Table.

But Ms. Winslet has big shoes to fill, the last time Hollywood broke break with “Top Chef,” Natalie Portman delivered one of the most memorable meals in show history! “I was shocked at what actually made it on the air,” Tom said of the double entendre-tastic outing.

Source: New York Post