has just announced that Stellan will have a key role in their upcoming
television drama series, QUARRY. Loosely drawn from a series of
books by Max Allen Collins, the project centers on a Marine marksman,
played by Logan Marshall-Green, who returns home from Vietnam in 1973
only to find himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the
public. The disillusioned vet is quickly recruited into a network of
contract killers and immersed in corruption spanning the length of the
Mississippi River. Stellan plays The Broker, a shadowy figure who lures
the ex-Marine into his criminal ranks. Co-stars include Noah Taylor,
Skipp Sudduth and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The pilot has been written by
Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller with John Hillcoat set to direct.
Filming will begin July 22 in Mississippi in the Horn Lake area.
I came across this photo of
Stellan when he was promoting "A Simple Minded Murderer" back in
the early 80's. Below the photo is a quote about his fear in front of the camera. Today he
continues to admit to tension and anxiety when taking on a new role,
despite having done over 80 films. The film earned him not only an award
at the Berlin Film Festival, but also opened the international film
industry eyes that here was a Swede who was worth keeping an eye on.
distributor Metrodome has acquired all rights to Hans Petter Moland's
action-comedy, KRAFTIDIOTEN (The
Prize Idiot). The film was sold during the Marché du Film in Cannes,
where presales were launched for the first time. The deal was negotiated
between Metrodrome's Head of Acqusitions Giles Edwards and
TrustNordisk's Head of Sales Susan Wendt. Edwards told the press, "Hans
Petter Moland's follow-up to 'A Somewhat Gentle Man' is a stunning,
surprising and effortlessly rewarding addition to the thriving
Scandinavian crime genre." The film has additionally been sold to
Continental Film (Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia), Film Europe (Czech, Slovakia)
and Atnine (South Korea) and even before presales started distributor
Neue Visionen snatched all rights for Germany and Austria. Here is the
first movie still:
Cannes comes news that Koch Media is bolstering its UK
schedule with the comedy
HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
with a 2014 saturation release. Currently
shooting in London, Canada, South Africa and Shanghai until late June,
the films stars Simon Pegg,
Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Stellan.
It's the story of an eccentric London psychiatrist,
who embarks on a global quest to find out whether happiness
says Christmas quite like a four-hour long hardcore sex drama, right?
Zentropa Entertainments seems to think so, announcing that Lars von
Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC will open in
Copenhagen, Denmark, at year's end. The premiere will
consist of a red carpet gala in early December
and a domestic theatrical release on Christmas Day.
Magnolia will be unveiling the film in the US, but a release date
has not yet been revealed.
Above is a
glamorous yet depraved new shot of the ensemble cast. That's von Trier
in the back with duck tape over his mouth. Charlotte Gainsbourg is in the lower right corner in a green dress, being waited
on by a casually dressed Christian Slater. To their left is Stellan in a robe,
and Willem Dafoe getting wiped down mid-coffee spill. To his left, Uma
Thurman stands in a blue dress with Von Trier and Jamie Bell looking on.
Then on the floor beneath a suggestively arranged fruit plate is Shia
another Christmas release. Philipp Stoelzl's
THE PHYSICIAN, the English-language adaptation of Noah
Gordon's historical bestseller about a medieval healer who travels from
England to Persia to learn the secrets of medicine, has attracted a slew
of buyers across Europe. The UFA Cinema production
to Luxor in Russia, Bonton for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Blitz
for Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italia Film for the
Middle East. Universal is releasing
the film in German theaters on Christmas day as a major holiday event.
members of the Skarsgård family
attended the premiere of Gustaf's film, "Vi" on May 6th.
The family photos show Gustaf, Bill, Valter, Eija, Sam, his guest,
and Stellan's second wife, Megan Everett. Typically, Stellan loves to
clown around so he hams it up for the camera with his actor sons Gustaf
and Bill. Gustaf doesn't exactly play a romantic lead in the film unless
you're into sadomasochism. Check out the
photo gallery here.