Today In The Wonderful World Of Cinema…

Blog By: Jaclyn Zepnick 

Jessica Lange In, Glenn Close Out…

Glenn Close has pulled out of Therese Raquin for unknown reasons. But Jessica Lange is taking her place.

Lange has been nominated for six Academy Awards (Tootsie, Frances) and is gaining more and more popularity recently since playing opposite Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens and appearing in episodes of American Horror Story.

Therese Raquin was written in 1867 by French writer Emile Zola. It’s about a girl (Elizabeth Olsen) who’s trapped in a loveless marriage to her cousin… Gross (Tom Felton aka Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films). The girl starts a love affair with her husband/cousin’s best friend (Oscar Isaac of Drive). Should be a fun film with this story and this cast!

Lange will play Tom Felton’s mother. Shooting kicks off in Serbia in the next few months.

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum Offered Roles in New Wachowskis Film…

Since Natalie Portman’s tied up on Terrence Malick’s latest film, The Wachowski directors — siblings Lana and Andy — are offering Portman’s Black Swan co-star a chance to shine in their newest film, Jupiter Ascending.

Both Channing and Mila have been offered the leads for the mysterious, underwraps film. It’s not confirmed yet and all we know of the film is that it’s a sci-fi set to shoot later this year. The sibling duo directors who created The Matrix films and V for Vendetta originally had Natalie Portman in mind, but as mentioned above, she will be busy with Mallick.

Very mysterious and interesting those directors are, wonder what the film will be about.

Mad Men’s Fifth Premiere Breaks Record Ratings…

Seventeen months off the air really paid off for the 1960s character-driven advertising show. Season five of Mad Men premiered last night on AMC to 3.5 million viewers! That beats the previous record of 2.9 million viewers for the Season four premiere. A 21 percent jump!

This comes at a time when most shows don’t even make it past Season two.

Mad Men set the bar high, and we are incredibly proud that it continues to engage audiences looking for unexpected, unconventional and uncompromising television,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “For each of the five Mad Men seasons, Matthew Weiner and his team have crafted a beautifully told story, and each season a larger audience has responded — a rare accomplishment.  We couldn’t be more proud of this program, the brilliant writers, cast and crew and the entire team on each side of the camera.”

Be sure to catch the second episode next Sunday on AMC at 9 p.m.

Until tomorrow y’all!


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