Monday, September 28, 2020

Preview of the Style Magazine Italia October 2020 issue

Eddie is featured on the cover of the magazine, and in the interview with
Valentina Ravizza proclaims the need to expose oneself, in these polarizing
times, and thus introduces the Keyword of the month: Protest.
Beautiful black and white photos by Boo George Studio
Full look by Louis Vuitton
Styling by Fabio Immediato

Wonderful portrait posted by the photographer on Instagram

Confront. Dialogue. Positive if possible. Otherwise, asserting yourself.
If necessary, through the democratic forms of dissent and civil disobedience.
A strong message, and a charismatic spokesperson.

Via Ale Calascibetta (Editor in Chief Style Magazine Italia) on Twitter

Thanks to Boo George photographer who posted the beautiful photos below.





The magazine is on newsstands on Wednesday 30th September

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Behind the scenes B-roll - Eddie on The Trial of the Chicago 7 set

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the
Chicago 7 stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden,
Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman, Emmy Award winner Jeremy Strong
as Jerry Rubin, Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as defense attorney
William Kunstler, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as lead prosecutor Richard Schultz.

Rennie Davis is played by Tony Award winner Alex Sharp and
David Dellinger is portrayed by John Carroll Lynch.

Eddie on the set with Caitlin Fitzgerald. She plays an undercover F.B.I. agent,
who tries to honey-trap Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong). (x)

The film also stars, Emmy Award winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale,
Frank Langella as Judge Julius Hoffman, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Fred Hampton,
and Michael Keaton as former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

The movie is now playing in select theaters in the US
and will be streaming on NETFLIX from 16th October.
Netflix will add more theaters in the U.S. and abroad throughout October,
expanding upon the film’s premiere on the service.


More Trial of the Chicago 7 interviews

Kevin McCarthy (Twitter/Instagram: @kevinmccarthytv) spoke with Aaron Sorkin,
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eddie Redmayne (9:02) about "The Trial of The Chicago 7".

Eddie on collecting things: "Nowadays I'm afraid I've got that whole thing where I collected
over the years sort of you know CDs and albums and things, and then as the technology moves
on they become frustatingly kind of it's not all in one place, so I'm now afraid I have moved to
kind of a digital era even though I have a good proper DVD."

Eddie on how Tom Hayden's character affects him on a personal level: "I knew nothing
about Tom before I started this film, and the more I researched him, the more I was astounded
by the integrity of spirit that this guy had, and I think that whenever you meet someone that is
sort of deeply admirable and you get to sort of really immerse yourself in their world for a
moment, it makes you want to be a better person. It makes you want to look at your own
hypocrisies because he was someone that really... - you know I don't want to say he put his
money where his mouth is but he's put his integrity where his mouth was and lived the way
that he spoke. And so it's made me question that in myself a lot."

On how does he find his way into an accent: "I started out weirdly - often in England,
if you're an actor you start out doing English things and English superior jobs. And
weirdly, my first play in London was an Edward Albee play, and one of my first films
was The Good Shepherd playing an American character..., and I did lots of little films
that were lots of different American accents. They were indie films and I worked with
a brilliant dialect coach guy called Michael Buster. And then I went to this English
period dramas phase, basically only playing English. And what's weird is when you're
known for that, that's then the offers you get. And what I love is that I think
Aaron Sorkin had actually seen a play I did on Broadway, called Red - I don't know
- in which I played American and so he was one of the few people in Hollywood
"oh maybe that guy can play American". And he gave me this part and I worked
with Michael Buster again. And I love it as a way of working because I start with
the accent actually and it's a bit like learning to play - I'm not someone that can jump
into accents, I can't do an impression of someone, I can't. It's not inherent to me.
I don't have that skill, so I have to start a bit like learning to play the piano.
You start with kind of scales or you start with little exercises, and very technically,
but I have to start months and months beforehand because by the time I'm on set,
I want it to be so in me, that whatever's thrown at me, whether it's improvisation
- you know - it's deeply rooted in my body. And this was a film that didn't have
money so didn't have necessarily like you could didn't have that time and support,
but they kindly allowed me to work with Michael for a period beforehand."

"You could do anything to anything by taking it out of context."
It's such a brilliant line from the movie!

In the next video, Eddie talks about Tom Hayden, whom he plays in the movie.

Eddie also talks about what he loves about the film and about working with Aaron Sorkin.

"One of the things I love about this film, it doesn't give answers really. Like the World was not
solved by the resolution of how this trial ended and some of the major issues with our political
systems remain fragile and unworkable, or seemingly unworkable, and at the moment in the
world where everyone is sort of standing then with bewilderment, the idea of continuing
conversations seems vital to me. And that's what I love about what Aaron's done..."

"... and it was this extraordinary thing, I've never had that access to a writer in which
you saw him going to his head and be in that place where he was when he wrote that
specific word, and that idea of that clarity is overwhelmed. And the other thing is
amazing is he just writes in music, in a musical way, and sometimes you see him
by the monitor - he's not watching the monitor, he's literally just listening, and he can
hear instinctively when the thing is jazzing, when it's riffing or when it's cooking
because he hears it in his ear, and it plays how he once imagined it."

I think this interview was recorded on the set when they were filming the courtroom
scenes in Hoboken, New Jersey. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

THR cover story about The Trial of the Chicago 7


"Aaron Sorkin, SachaBaronCohen, Jeremy Strong, YahyaAbdul-Mateen II, and
Eddie Redmayne reveal why it took nearly 20 years to get #TrialOfTheChicago7
made and why it’s still “bracingly current” (09/23/2020)
Click on the link below for the full The Hollywood Reporter article:

Sorkin’s script draws a sharp contrast between Hoffman and Rubin’s campy
methods and Hayden’s more reserved approach to the anti-war movement, with
the tensions between Hoffman and Hayden supplying the film’s key relationship
in a kind of begrudging brotherhood of the peace movement. To learn more about
Hayden, Redmayne studied remarks that Jane Fonda, who was married to the
activist and politician from 1973 to 1990, made upon his death in 2016. In his
own life, Redmayne is cautious when it comes to discussing the role that he, as
an actor at the center of a huge studio franchise (Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts)
might have in political life. "I find it endlessly challenging," 
Redmayne says of navigating his public activism. "There’s the elitist thing. It’s
speaking up on climate change but being conscious that you’re traveling a lot.
One has to be aware of one’s own hypocrisies, because they can be detrimental
to something you believe in. So sometimes I find that I have to live my life and
speak to my advocacy in a way in that it’s around friends, family and people
I know rather than making something public."

On the set, from left, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Ben Shenkman, Aaron Sorkin
and Eddie Redmayne. (photo Niko Tavernise/NETFLIX)

After Chicago 7 opens in limited release, Netflix will add more theaters in the U.S.
and abroad throughout October, expanding upon the film’s premiere on the service.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Official trailer for The Trial of the Chicago 7

Written and directed by Academy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin starring Sacha Baron Cohen,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong,
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch, and Alex Sharp.

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“And we wanna underscore again that we’re coming to Chicago peacefully,
but whether we’re given permits or not, we’re coming.”

Sorkin’s script draws a sharp contrast between Hoffman and Rubin’s campy methods
and Hayden’s more reserved approach to the anti-war movement, with the tensions
between Hoffman and Hayden supplying the film’s key relationship in a kind of
begrudging brotherhood of the peace movement. To learn more about Hayden,
Redmayne studied remarks that Jane Fonda, who was married to the activist
and politician from 1973 to 1990, made upon his death in 2016."

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 being released in select theaters this Friday,
on Netflix 16th October.

First interviews for The Trial of the Chicago 7 - the promo has started

Jake Hamilton talks with Eddie Redmayne about starring in the new Aaron Sorkin drama,

In this interview with CinemaBlend Managing Director Sean O’Connell Eddie Redmayne
and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II talk about what they think makes Sorkin’s scripts stand out,
how he was able to make the serious subject matter funny and more. In the second half
of his interview (4:08) Eddie talks about the Fantastic Beasts 3 filming restart.

The film screened virtually on Tuesday evening before a
group of critics, journalists, and bloggers. The first reviews
are very good, the movie will be amazing. I can't wait.

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 being released in select theaters this Friday 

Here are the screenings I found so far, please comment if you know more!

In the USA  from Friday, 25 September.

Landmark Theatres, Chicago, Boston  
ALAMO cinemas in Austin (Slaughter Lane and Lakeline), 
Drive-In Northern Virginia (Loudoun, Woodbridge), 
Phoenix,, Tempe and Gilbert in Arizona, Ashburn and Fairfax in Virginia 
Bow Tie cinemas Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut, Hoboken New Jersey 

The UK from October 1
October 1, Curzon in SohoBloomsbury London and Knutsford
Light Cinemas October 1, StockportCambridge and more

Australia - October 1
Luna cinemas Perth and Sydney 
Ritz Cinemas and also in Dendy cinemas

New-Zeland - October 1 
Academy Cinemas AucklandMonterey
Wellington  Empire CinemaRoxy Cinema 

Switzerland - October 1 - KITAG cinemas

Netherlands - October 1Utrecht

Scotland - October 2the movie is coming to GFT Oct 2-6

Poland - October 2Bialystok

Norway - October 4 - Oslo

Canada October 9ByTowne Cinema Ottawa 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Fantastic Beasts 3 filming has resumed!

In a CinemaBlend interview Eddie confirmed that filming begun 2 weeks ago:
"It’s interesting because we’ve started shooting now. We’re two weeks in, and
again, it’s a whole new process. It’s a whole new normal. Testing frequently,
masks. And I wondered, actually, whether the masks would affect creativity,
in some ways. Maybe that was a bit ignorant, but I just thought, as humans,
do we need interaction to spark from each other. What is really reassuring is
that it is a different process, but it still feels like it’s fizzing and that
everyone is working at the top of their game."

I think we can expect some Trial of the Chicago 7 promo soon.

"The pandemic put countless productions in a tight spot this year, forcing many to
roll with the punches and look for a bright side. Fantastic Beasts 3 looks to be
no exception to that, as it sounds like director David Yates, Eddie Redmayne, and
the rest of the crew tried to adapt the best they could under the circumstances."

David Yates and Eddie on the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them(x)

Photos from the backlot of Leavesden Studios show a Fantastic Beasts set
depicting Berlin, meaning the film will take place at least partially in Berlin,
Germany, in addition to the previously reported setting of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Scamander brothers on the set of The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The young Theseus was left out of the film in the end, but James
Roberts who was cast in the role could still appear on the screen as
one of the Hogwarts students. He recalls his experience here (via)

Behind the scenes of „Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald“ (x)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Gifs from the teaser of The Trial of the Chicago 7

I shared the trailer in my previous post with a few screenshots and now
I continue by recalling some Sorkin quotes and sharing the gifs I made.

When I saw this footage in The Trial of the Chicago 7 trailer I remembered what I read
in an Aaron Sorkin interview. Tom Hayden and Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen) 
hated each other at the beginning and ended up after the trial like brothers. Eddie plays 
Tom, who in a climactic scene, blows up when Abbie asks him, “What’s your problem 
with me?” Tom says: "My problem is, that for the next 50 years when people think of
progressive politics, they're going to think of you. They're going to think of you and
your idiot followers passing out daisies to soldiers and trying to levitate the Pentagon. 
They're not going to think of equality or justice, they're not going to think of education
or poverty or progress. They're going to think of a bunch of stoned, lost, disrespectful, 
foul-mouthed, lawless losers. And so we'll lose elections." The development of their
friendship will be very important and interesting in the movie. 

“two people who didn’t get along very well at the beginning and
came to have a lot of respect for each other.” Aaron Sorkin

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 
Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance,
John Carroll Lynch, Ben Shenkman, Alex Sharp, Michael Keaton...

In select theaters September and on Netflix October 16.