ScreenDaily is reporting that Carice will play Swedish actress Greta Garbo.
EXLUSIVE: On the day [May 20] that the Swedish Film Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary, details have emerged of an ambitious new biopic of Sweden’s greatest ever film star, Greta Garbo.
Dutch actress Carice van Houten (Black Book) is to play Garbo. She will also produce the film, which will tell the story of the plump shop assistant in a Stockholm department store who rose to become the brightest star in the MGM firmament, successfully made the transition from silent films to talkies, but then retired in her prime.
“I was raised with silent films. I have always maintained an endless fascination for that era. Greta Garbo has gotten to me more than any other movie star and never let me go. I am strongly drawn to her story, her art, her loneliness and her beautiful complex structure,” van Houten told Screen.
The script is being written Soni Jorgensen, an LA based Swedish screenwriter. Jorgensen recently worked on a ghost mystery for producer Brian Oliver at Cross Creek Pictures.
Van Houten will produce alongside Helena Danielsson of Swedish production outfit Hepp Film.
“We have got together on a dream project that Carice has nurtured in her head for many years,” Danielsson commented.
A screenplay for the English language project will be ready this autumn.
Van Houten has been in touch with Garbo’s estate.
The producers are promising a film that will be respectful but will offer a radically different perspective on Garbo, often stereotyped as a “Swedish mystery woman”.
Carice attended the 2013 3FM Music Awards last month in the Netherlands. She was nominated for Best New Act, but sadly she lost to Mister And MIssissippi. We added the photos in our gallery.
Public Appearances > 2013 > April 18th: 3FM Awards 2013
Carice did an interview for Game of Thrones and she revealed a bit of what we can expect from Melisandre this coming season!
I just realized we had not posted this before but the video clip for Carice’s new single YOU.ME.BED.NOW has been released. Check it out below!
Carice as part of the dutch television programme ‘College Tour’. You can watch the in-depth (in dutch) interview below.
Carice attended HBO’s “Game of Thrones” red carpet premiere in Los Angeles yesterday. We added the first photos in our gallery, but we will add more additions later on. She looked stunning in a Monique Collignon dress.
Public Appearances > 2013 > March 18th: “Game Of Thrones” Season 3 Premiere
Sorry for not updating you on this before but “Jackie” is part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The movie is part of the competition and had it’s first screening ago on January 28. For more information be sure to visit the website of the festival.
Eyeworks, the dutch distributor of the movie, announced that “Jackie” will get a (limited) release in the US this summer.
DreamWorks also released the official press release to the media last week. You can find the official press release below/inside.
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2013) – Principal photography has begun on the WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate,” it was announced today by DreamWorks Studios. The film about the controversial website stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, as well as Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten.
“The Fifth Estate” will open in U.S. theaters on November 15, 2013 and be distributed domestically by Disney’s Touchstone label. Distribution internationally will be split among Disney, DreamWorks partner Reliance, and deals made through the studio’s partnership with Mister Smith Entertainment.
Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), “The Fifth Estate” traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
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