DVD and Blu-ray release date for "Borg vs McEnroe"
is set for July 3, 2018. It became on Digital HD from Amazon Video and
iTunes on April 12. When asked about the two famous tennis players,
Stellan told the press, "They’re very much alike, actually. But they
handle their poor sportsmanship in different ways. Bjorn puts a lid on
it, partly thanks to his coach Lennart Bergelin, the part I’m playing.
McEnroe doesn’t. But Bjorn, when he was younger, behaved exactly the
same way as McEnroe did. It’s something. If winning is the most
important thing in your life, you become an anti-social person. In that
way, I think McEnroe and Borg are very much alike." You can watch a
video interview with Stellan at
this youtube link. The second photo below shows a make-up artist
working on Stellan for his role.
knows for sure if this is for real, but I came across a web site
that sells these sweatshirts with different celebrities
skateboarding. What next!
new indie film! Stellan will star in a Norwegian film called HOPE,
directed by Maria Sødahl. The film, which is based on a true story,
follows Anja, who comes home for Christmas after touring around the
world with her dance company. Her companion, Tomas, their three children
and other children from previous relationships are having a
pre-Christmas celebration. Anja suddenly finds out she has a
life-threatening brain metastasis. Her relationship with Tomas is put to
the test as both try to find medical miracles. Andrea Bræn Hovig will
play Anja while Stellan will play Tomas. TrustNordisk has picked up the
film for world sales. Filming is scheduled to begin in mid-January 2019
with a release date set for October 2019.
After so many years,
odds, Terry Gilliam ultimately succeeded in bringing
THE MAN WHO
KILLED DON QUIXOTE to the big screen. The film premiered at the
closing ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th. Attending were
the director and cast members Jonathan Pryce, Jordi Molla, Rossy de
Palma, Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko and Stellan. Typically the day
included a press conference, photo call and then the screening. Check
out the Cannes photo gallery.
Gilliam told the press, "I met
Stellan for the first time at the European Film Awards in Copenhagen. He
gave such a funny speech to Mads Mikkelsen that I immediately knew that
one day I would work with him." Stellan's comments included, "'Don
Quixote' is a fantastic book. I find it very human, understandable and
quite beautiful. I don't think it has aged that much. We constantly have
discussions about the importance of alternative realities and
alternative facts... The script was very Terry. Of course, I liked it. I
like Terry's universes. He makes films that don't look like anybody
else's. I would probably have taken the role even if I hadn't liked the
script, just because I wanted to work with Terry."
When Stellan returned from Cannes,
Aftonbladet asked him about how he landed this role and he replied, "I
do not remember if Terry rang or not. It was no remarkable role but I
have admired him ever since Monty Python. He is a f**king funny guy."
Aftonbladet also questioned about
an old friend in the movie business. At the time that 86-year-old Hans
Alfredson passed away last September, Stellan laid low but now he says
he can talk about Hasse commenting, "It's awful when funerals become
like red carpet funerals". How true! Stellan told the newspaper, "I met
him the last time on his 80th birthday. Even then he wanted to die. He
did not have fun anymore and he was one who had the need to have fun.
Hasse was very important to me. We made several movies together. And
wrote one together - 'Jim and
piraterna Blom'. And 'The
Simple-Minded Murderer' was the film that got me an agent and
started my international career."
Finally, Stellan recalled his
presence at Cannes through the years saying he'd gone "more than five
times, less than ten". He continued, "The first time was for 'Breaking
the Waves'. Emily Watson called up Lars von Trier so he could
hear the standing ovation on the phone as he had left before the gala
show ended. It's a nice memory."
IS MERYL? The final trailer has arrived for the "MAMMA MIA"
at this link. Scott Medelson of Forbes writes, "Meryl
Streep is still nowhere to be found in the 'present-tense' footage of
this new trailer. It’s a little ghoulish to consider that
Universal/Comcast Corp.’s marketing campaign is essentially using 'Is
Donna dead and how did she die?' as a kind of mystery to drive interest
in this musical sequel."
Evangelista of Slash Film writes, "Based on this trailer,
I’m assuming Meryl Streep’s character is dead, or possibly in the
witness protection program. Perhaps the actress was too busy to film a
full part... There’s
approximately .03 seconds of Ms. Streep, while the rest of the original
cast (and some new faces) dance their asses off. "
Finally, Yohana Desta of Vanity
Fair writes, "What’s going on with Meryl Streep’s character in 'Mamma
Mia! Here We Go Again?' This trailer focuses mostly on flashbacks to
Donna in her younger years as she first journeyed to the Greek isle of
Kalokairi... As the trailer flashes back and forth between the past and
present, we also get a look at certified daddy Andy Garcia, who’s
joining the sequel to play a character named Fernando. Though the
corresponding ABBA song “Fernando” is about two old friends reminiscing
about war and life on the battlefield, it seems like the film will remix
its meaning and turn it into a lovelorn ballad sung by Cher (who plays
Sophie’s domineering grandmother, Ruby). Fernando and Ruby also do a
sort of gentle two-step together as fireworks go off in the distance,
further evidence that something romantique is brewing between these two.
All in all, everyone is having the time of their life in this
trailer—except for Donna. Who’s definitely dead. Right?"