A small update with a few new outtakes from older photoshoots.
With today’s announcement of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Spotlight, Cinemania and Special Screenings lineups, cinephiles now have 44 more films to look forward to at this year’s festival, taking place from April 18-29, 2012. Of those films, 24 will be having their world premiere at the festival, among them the documentary Knuckleball!, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work); Morgan Spurlock’s Mansome, about changing ides of what constitutes “manliness” in modern society; director Daryl Wein’s Lola Versus, starring Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress, Hannah Takes the Stairs) as a late-20s New Yorker who gets dumped by her fiancé weeks before her wedding; and The Playroom, directed by Julia Dyer and co-starring indie superstar John Hawkes.
Other films to screen at this year’s festival are Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York; Persepolis directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Chicken with Plums; Hysteria, a historical rom-com about the invention of the vibrator, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy; Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman; and Struck By Lightning, a teen comedy written by and starring “Glee“‘s Chris Colfer.
In addition, Tribeca has announced the five films that will comprise its Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, which will kick off with the world premiere of the documentary Benji, about the life and death of high school basketball phenom Ben Wilson, whose murder one day before the start of his senior season in 1984 shocked his home city of Chicago and the nation.
Tribeca’s short film lineup will be announced next week; to find out more about the features to screen at the festival, visit www.tribecafilm.com/festival.
I’ve replaced some old photoshoots with better qualities and added a few more pictures to some photoshoots.
Photoshotos from 2002 > Shoot 020 *New*
Photoshotos from 2003 > Shoot 001 *Updated HQ!!*
Photoshotos from 2003 > Shoot 018 *Updated + 1 New*
Photoshoots from 2004 > Shoot 004 *Updated + 3 New*
Photoshoots from 2008 > Shoot 003 *2 New*
Photoshoots from 2009 > Shoot 002 *1 New*
Peter Sarsgaard and his pregnant wife, Maggie Gyllenhaal, enjoyed a date night out in NYC last night at Jay-Z‘s concert at Carnegie Hall. Peter chatted with OK! about his wife’s cravings, baby names and how is daughter Ramona is adjusting to idea of being a big sister.
“Everyday there’s crazy cravings. Less so this one than the last pregnancy,” Peter shared with OK!. “The last pregnancy was more craving oriented, but we went for dinner before coming here and she has not been into eating meat. So — it’s been recommended for the iron — we ordered it and we both just looked at it because I don’t eat a lot of meat either. So we just sort of sat there and stared at it, thought about it.”
While Maggie and Peter may not be adjusting to the idea of eating meat, their daughter seems to be adjusting just fine to being a big sister. Peter just hopes that it lasts!
“I think at this point she doesn’t know what she’s in for. It all sounds good,” he explained to OK!. “The thing is, I’ve seen kids with siblings. I don’t have any siblings so I don’t know. They kind of generally go for about five minutes, they go, ‘Oh, cool! Anyway, what do we do now?’ I think it gets kind of boring quickly at first. It takes a while for kids to bond.”
So, do Maggie and Peter know the gender of the baby?
“We do, but we’re not sharing,” Peter said and added that they have’t picked out a name yet. But they have a few picked out!
“I always think it’s nice to have… I think that there were two, maybe, or three [names picked out] for Ramona, like the week before. Then it’s not so bad to have an optional one, and when they’re born you kind of look at them and you go, ‘You are a…’ (snaps fingers). And then if another one occurs to you, you might pick that one, but it’s nice to have a lot of planning going into it.”
“And also, as pregnancies go, you sort of start using the names, you try a couple of different ones. Maybe for a month, you might say one name for a while. It’s the nice thing about knowing the gender of the child, you don’t have to call it ‘it.’ Which gets to be really weird after it’s like seven months in there. So we’ve been trying out a few names, but nothing solid.”
Well, we’re sure they’ll pick out a good one when the time comes!
New pictures of Maggie!
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Nothing demonstrates the status of HBO these days better than “The Corrections.” Jonathan Franzen‘s novel was hugely acclaimed on publication in 2001, later landing atop many of the “best of the decade” literary lists, and was soon snapped up for a film version by Scott Rudin, one of the most important producers in Hollywood, and the man behind some of the most acclaimed novel-to-film translations of the last decade, from “Wonder Boys” to “No Country For Old Men.”
Rudin selected the team behind his Oscar-nominated film “The Hours,” writer David Hare and director Stephen Daldry, for the project back in 2002. Daldry stepped off a few years later, with Robert Zemeckis replacing him as director, but the film never came to pass. Instead, the adaptation found new life moving ahead as an HBO series, with writer-director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale,” “Greenberg“) at the helm, and a cast full of A-listers and Oscar-winners forming. Not only that, Frazen has co-written the pilot with Baumbach, in addition to co-writing every single episode of the first season and is an executive producer of the series.
Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest were the first on board, as Alfred and Enid Lambert, the parents of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, while Ewan McGregor signed on not long after to play their middle son Chip, a disgraced socialist professor. And now a few more big names look to be coming aboard, as Baz Bamgiboye reports that Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rhys Ifans are both in early talks to join the project. Gyllenaal, would play Denise, the Lamberts’ youngest daughter, a bisexual Philadelphia chef, while Ifans would play, in what’s described as a cameo, a Lithuanian gangster who draws McGregor’s character into his world.
Update: Deadline reports that Greta Gerwig and Bruce Norris are also coming on board. Gerwig will play Chip’s soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend and a film producer, while Norris will play the older brother Gary, a successful yet depressed banker with a drinking problem.
While it’s been known for a while that Baumbach would be writing and directing the pilot for the network, it’s been unclear what the game plan beyond that would be. A five-part mini-series like “Mildred Pierce?” Or something more open-ended, like “The Sopranos?” For the first time, it’s starting to crystallize. According to Bamigboye, should the two-hour pilot impress HBO executives (something that seems all but a certainty, given the pedigree involved), the intention is for there to be four seasons of ten episodes each, a far longer run than we’d realistically guessed.
And it does give us a little pause. Can a forty-hour take on a 550 page book feel anything but languid and padded-out? We’re assuming the intention is to depart from the source material, but it does feel like an awful lot of time. Then again, with a cast like this, it could be the equivalent of twenty new Noah Baumbach movies over four years, and we’re not sure we’d complain too much about that prospect.