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Friends & Family
Into the Woods
Anna As: Cinderella
Director: Rob Marshall
Release: December 25, 2014 Info |
The Last 5 Years
Anna As: Cathy
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Release: TBA Info |
Anna As: TBA
Director: Joe Swanberg
Release: TBA Info |
Get a Job
Anna As: Jillian Stewart
Director: Dylan Kidd
Release: TBA Info |
The Company You Keep
Anna As: Diana
Director: Robert Redford
Release: TBA Info |
Anna As: Beca
Director: Jason Moore
Release: October 5, 2012 Info |
End of Watch
Anna As: Janet
Director: David Ayer
Release: September 21, 2012 Info |
Anna As (voice): Courtney
Director: Chris Butler
Release: August 17, 2012 Info |
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Anna As: Rosie
Director: Kirk Jones
Release: May 11, 2012 Info |
Anna As: Lindsey
Director: Paul Middleditch
Release: TBA Info |
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The news I’ve been waiting for! Anna is now officially in negotiations for the role of Cinderella in Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods.” She took part in a reading of the screenplay last year but there was no guarantee she would land the role in the actual movie – but now she has! So, so excited about this.
Anna Kendrick in Talks to Play Cinderella in Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’
Anna Kendrick is in talks to play Cinderella in Into the Woods, Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical being directed by Rob Marshall.
The project has attracted Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Tracy Ullman, and Christine Baranski, all of whom are in various stages of negotiations to be part of the production.
The play is a darkly comic mashup of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt), who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter a group of characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
In Woods, Cinderella is married to a vain prince (Pine) and described as a woman trying to find her place in the world.
If a deal makes with Kendrick, it will bring the actress back into the screen singing spotlight; she belted a few tunes in last year’s surprise hit Pitch Perfect. Kendrick has, however, been acting in Broadway musicals since a young age and won several awards.
Kendrick is currently shooting The Last 5 Years, Richard LaGravenese’s adaptation of the musical.
Anna has landed her next movie! “The Voices” is not a musical, despite its title, but a psychological thriller co-starring Ryan Reynolds and Gemma Arterton. It begins filming in Berlin, so if you follow Anna on instagram, we’ve solved the mystery of what she’s doing in Germany. Perhaps this is also the movie she dyed her hair blonde for?
Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick have been set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Voices, the Marjane Satrapi-directed psychological thriller that is being co-produced by 1984 Private Defense Contractors and Mandalay Vision. Filming is about to start in Berlin, with script by Paranormal Activity‘s Michael R. Perry. Reynolds plays a lovable but strange bathtub factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden murderous turn, Jerry’s evil “talking” cat and benevolent “talking” dog lead him down a fantastical path that ultimately brings him to salvation.
Movie updates: “Drinking Buddies” now has release dates! It will hit Video on Demand on July 25th and theaters August 23rd.
The first promotional still from “Rapturepalooza” has been released and you can see it in the gallery below.
Also, if you don’t follow Anna on Twitter or Instagram, you may have missed that she has dyed her hair for a movie (what color and what movie remain a mystery), and she is currently rehearsing for “The Last Five Years”, which will shoot in June.
Anna’s co-star in “The Last Five Years”, Jeremy Jordan, has given an in-depth interview to Broadway World in which he reveals some new details about the project. A few highlights: They are rehearsing now, with filming scheduled for June. It will film mostly in New York. Other actors will be cast. Live singing will be employed for certain sections, while others will be pre-recorded. Anna might have another movie to do between rehearsals and filming (What could it be??). Lots of stuff in here, enjoy! So freakin’ excited for this movie.
PC: THE LAST FIVE YEARS on film could be the launching pad for your rising star to rise even higher. Do you anticipate that?
JJ: Yeah, I hope so! I mean, while it is still a musical, it is really next-level material – it’s hardcore, heavy, intense and fun, too. I am so excited about it. I can’t wait to get started.
PC: So, filming starts in June? Where will you shoot?
JJ: Yeah, we are scheduled to start shooting in June and we will be filming mostly in New York, as far as I know. That’s the plan. I have my first rehearsal on Sunday, actually.
PC: A Happy Easter it will be!
JJ: Yeah, Anna [Kendrick], the director and I will be having rehearsals all through April. So, we are starting off and then she has to go film a movie or something and then when she comes back we will hit the ground running.
PC: Have you two worked together before at any point?
JJ: No, no – I’ve actually never even met her in person yet. We’ve spoken on e-mail and stuff, though. We were trying to get together recently, but I guess she doesn’t live in New York so it is a little difficult. Hopefully, we will get a drink before we start rehearsals and everything and, I don’t know, get to know each other’s favorite colors or something. [Laughs.]
PC: You will need to have quite a rapport for these two roles, don’t you think?
JJ: We will. I can’t wait to get started on rehearsals.
Congrats to Anna, Joe Swanberg and the whole cast and crew! “Drinking Buddies” has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for distribution, and a theatrical release is planned for later this year. Can’t wait to see this one!
New York, NY (March 19, 2013) – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Joe Swanberg’s DRINKING BUDDIES, starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston. Produced by Dark Arts’ Alicia Van Couvering and Andrea Roa; Burn Later’s Paul M. Bernon and Sam Slater; and Swanberg, the film premiered this month at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. The film was executive produced by Mike Witherill, Ashley Bernon, Jessica Klapman, David Kaplan, Anish Savjani, and Wilde. Magnolia Pictures is planning a theatrical release for later this year.
DRINKING BUDDIES follows the lives of Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) who work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more. But Kate is with Chris (Ron Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Anna Kendrick). And Jill wants to know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage. The answer to that question becomes crystal clear when Luke and Kate unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend.
“Joe Swanberg has been evolving steadily as a filmmaker, and with DRINKING BUDDIES, he’s delivered his best work yet—a truly funny, smart and insightful film about real adult relationships,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and the rest of the cast also deliver some of the best work of their careers. We’re raising an imperial pint in celebration.”
“I feel tremendously privileged to work with such a smart, energetic and exciting company,” said Swanberg. “I had an amazing time working with the Magnolia family on V/H/S and I can’t wait to be their drinking buddy again. I just know they will do great things with the film.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and Director of Acquisitions Peter van Steemberg, with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and producers.
Swanberg’s prior films include HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, ALEXANDER THE LAST, UNCLE KENT, SILVER BULLETS, and V/H/S.
YES!! Broadway star Jeremy Jordan, who is handsome and talented and charming and basically perfect for the role, has landed the part of Jamie opposite Anna in “The Last Five Years.” Cannot WAIT to see these two on screen (and promoting) together!
Jeremy Jordan keeps finding ways to show off his vocal chops as he moves from stage to screen. The Tony Award nominee has been cast opposite Anna Kendrick in The Last 5 Years, adapted from Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning off-Broadway musical. Jordan will play Jamie, a rising novelist whose relationship with struggling actress Cathy (Kendrick) is explored through an unusual narrative device: His story unfolds in chronological order as the pair first meet, while hers unfolds in reverse starting at the end of their marriage. Richard LaGravenese (Beautiful Creatures) is directing from his own script and will produce with Lauren Versel, Kurt Deutsch, and Janet Brenner for Lucky Monkey Pictures.
A rising Broadway talent, Jordan won the 2012 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut for Bonnie & Clyde and nabbed Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his breakout turn in Newsies last year. The singer-actor has since racked up music-oriented screen credits including Warner Bros.’ Joyful Noise and NBC’s Smash, in which he appears this season as Brooklyn composer Jimmy Collins. He is represented by ICM Partners and Schachter Entertainment.
Looks like Anna’s next project “The Last Five Years” is still a go and the director, Richard LaGravenese, has given some small updates to Collider while promoting his new movie “Beautiful Creatures.” The highlights: The casting of the male lead is ongoing, the budget is about $2 million and it will be shot in 22 days. Hope this one comes together soon!
Do you have any idea what you’ll be writing or directing next?
LaGRAVENESE: No. I have a little indie film that I’m trying to put together, which is a musical. It’s all sung, so it’s already written. It’s called The Last Five Years, which was an off-Broadway musical a few years ago, and it’s actually going to be off-Broadway again in April. It’s just with two characters and it’s all sung, about a young man and young woman in their 20′s who meet, fall in love, get married and break up, all in the span of five years. All of her songs start at the end of their relationship and go to the beginning, and all of his songs start at the beginning and go to the end. So, in the end when she’s saying goodbye to their first date, he’s saying goodbye to their marriage. And in the beginning, she’s getting the letter saying they’ve broken up, and then the next song is five years earlier and he’s just made love to her and he’s never loved anybody more. It goes back and forth like that. It’s not sung dialogue. They’re songs, and each one has a monologue that tells the story. It’s a great little piece . I don’t know if it’s going to work, but it’s something I want to try. Anna Kendrick is attached to play the girl, and I’m looking for the guy now. It’s like a $2 million budget. It’s really tiny and small. It will be shot on digital with a 22-day schedule. It’s a really small thing. So, we’ll see.
Anna’s new film with director Joe Swanberg, “Drinking Buddies”, has been chosen to have its world premiere in March at the annual South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Congrats to Anna, Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston and the entire cast and crew! SXSW Film runs from March 8-16.
Drinking Buddies (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg
Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer.
Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
Toronto is about to get a double dose of Anna! David Ayer’s “End of Watch” and Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep” have both been announced to be part of the line-up of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, so let’s hope we get some new Anna events! The exact schedule will be announced on August 21st.
Also, “End of Watch” has been moved up one week to a September 21st release.
Anna’s signed on to a new movie, and it’s another comedy, called “Drinking Buddies”:
The actress has signed up for a lead role in the indie comedy. Anna Kendrick will start shooting Drinking Buddies in Chicago later this month. Joe Swanberg is directing. Andrea Roa, Anish Savajani and Alica van Couvering are producing. The Up In The Air star has a slew of films coming out soon. Kendrick is one of the voices, along with Casey Affleck and Leslie Mann, in the stop motion animated ParaNorman, out in August. She also stars in the David Ayer-directed cop drama End of Watch, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, as well as the musical Pitch Perfect and the Robert Redford-directed political thriller The Company You Keep. Kendrick is repped by CAA and lawyer Todd Rubenstein.