In the present-day English countryside comedy Tamara Drewe, directed by Stephen Frears and based on the popular Posy Simmonds graphic novel of the same name, Welsh actor Luke Evans plays Andy Cobb, a rugged, working-class local who works as a gardener and handyman for the Stonefield Farm writers’ retreat. As a boy, he lived in the neighboring Winnards Farm, until his hard-up family sold it to the wealthy Drewe family from London, which includes their daughter, Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton), who has returned as a beautiful and sexy writer, after having had some plastic surgery help. Although he resents her presence, Andy is still fascinated by his former teenage flame and wonders whether he should try to win her back.
In this exclusive interview with Collider, Luke Evans talked about jumping at the chance to work with Stephen Frears, playing a character that he identified so closely with, and reuniting with Gemma Arterton, whom he had previously met when they both worked on Clash of the Titans. He also spoke of playing Zeus in Immortals, for director Tarsem, sword-fighting as Aramis in The Three Musketeers, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, possibly playing a psychopath in a horror film and taking on Vivaldi, opposite Jessica Biel and Sir Ben Kingsley (who had not yet been announced as part of the project). Check out what he had to say after the jump:
We’re always running tons of interviews here at Collider, but this past week has been especially crazy. When you pair all the interviews Steve did during his visit to the sets of The Thing and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, coupled with the number of interviews we run on a daily basis, there’s probably some stuff you may have missed. With this in mind, we’ve created a handy catch-all recap article that contains links to every interview we’ve posted over the last week. Here’s some of them, but hit the jump for the rest:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows On Set Interviews
The Thing On Set Interviews
Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel of the same name, Tamara Drewe is a witty and modern take on the romantic English pastoral. When Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) returns to the quaint village she grew up in, after having had plastic surgery to quite drastically change her appearance, the aspiring writers seeking inspiration at a neighboring retreat quickly become curious, especially when a rock star (Dominic Cooper) begins hanging around. The original owners of the farm that Tamara is taking residence in is the family of Andy Cobb (Luke Evans), who works as a gardener and handyman for his old flame, even though his family had to sell the property years earlier to the wealthy Drewes as a country home. Using her new-found sex appeal to get what she wants from everyone, Tamara ignites the various infatuations, jealousies and love affairs going on among the inhabitants of the farmsteads, all of which are sure to blow up in their faces.
In this exclusive interview with Collider, done during the film’s recent press day, actress Gemma Arterton talked about being intrigued by a character that is so complex and complicated, her desire to play the role to figure out someone that she didn’t initially identify with, and the challenge of making such an ambiguous character watchable throughout the film. She also discussed her excitement to return to the role of Io for Clash of the Titans 2 and how she’s looking forward to the experience of filming in 3D. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
The line-up for the 2010 Telluride Film Festival has been announced and there are some exciting inclusions. If I were attending Telluride, the two films at the top of my must-see list would be Errol Morris’ new documentary Tabloid which is about former-Miss Wyoming/convicted rapist/dog-cloning advocate Joyce McKinney, and Peter Weir’s war film The Way Back, which is the director’s first film since 2003′s Master and Commander.
The line-up also includes other films that are making the festival rounds including Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, the financial-collapse documentary Inside Job, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful, Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist, Mike Leigh’s Another Year, and Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe. Hit the jump to check out the full line-up. The Telluride Film Festival runs from September 3 – 6th.
Sony Pictures Classics has released a new theatrical trailer for director Stephen Frears’ (High Fidelity, The Queen) upcoming film, Tamara Drewe. The film stars Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) as Tamara Drewe, who begins to turn the life of the locals upside down when she returns to the village where she grew up. Although the trailer doesn’t get me too excited about the film, Frears has proven to be a very talented director and I look forward to seeing anything that has his name on it.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to read a plot synopsis for the film. Tamara Drewe opens on October 8th and will also be one of the many films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Every year, the Toronto International Film Festival showcases some of the year’s most exciting and must-see movies, and 2010 isn’t going to be any different. Fifty films showing at this year’s festival have been announced and I’m (unsurprisingly) bitter-as-hell that I’m not going to be there. Films making their various premieres (World, North American, etc.) include Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, Robert Redford’s The Conspirator, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go (image above), and Ben Affleck’s The Town. While the line-up includes plenty of films that have already premiered at other festivals (including Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful, Julian Schnabel’s Miral, and Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe), it will be the first time they’ll be showing up on our quaint little 9.5 million square mile-continent.
Hit the jump for a list of all 50 films. The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 9th-19th.
A slew of release dates and release date changes were announced today. Movies getting their release date changed are the animated films Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (May 27th, 2011 to May 26th) and Rango (March 18th, 2011 to March 4th).
Getting release date announcements are The Company Men (Oct. 22nd), David O. Russell’s The Fighter (Dec. 10th), Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist (Dec. 25th), Mike Leigh’s Another Year (Dec. 29th), Made in Dagenham (Nov. 19th), Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe (Oct. 8th), and the remake of Fright Night (Oct. 7, 2011). Hit the jump for details on all of these films.
With Walt Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time getting released this weekend, a few days ago I got to do a phone interview with the lovely Gemma Arterton. As most of you have seen the trailers and know what the film is about, I’m going to keep this intro brief. But if you’re not familiar, here’s a bunch of clips from the movie with the full synopsis.
During the interview we talked about the challenges of filming in Morocco and what it was like making the movie, and we also talked about her other projects like Tamara Drewe and The Disappearance of Alice Creed. Also, even though Warner Bros. is moving forward with Clash of the Titans 2, she revealed that she’s not yet signed for a sequel so it’s up to her whether or not to come back. Finally, with how much Clash of the Titans changed during filming, I asked what was her reaction to the final product. Hit the jump to read or listen to the interview.