Today we’re going back to October 11th 2000 for the 7th Annual Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. I’ve added to the gallery 21 ‘new’ pics of Kirsten at the event & also replaced seven of the existing pics with much bigger versions.
Jesse Plemons is set to appear in the directorial debut of his Fargo co-star – and off-screen girlfriend – Kirsten Dunst.
Announced Thursday, the rising Breaking Bad, Bridge of Spies and Black Mass actor has now joined The Bell Jar, to be directed by Dunst and also starring Dakota Fanning.
Based on Sylvia Plath’s 1963 literary classic, the adaptation will see Dakota play the lead Esther Greenwood, with Plemons as Lenny Shepherd. Dunst is co-writing alongside Nellie Kim, with the film set to go into production in early 2017.
Priority Pictures optioned the re-make rights to the project from StudioCanal. Lizzie Friedman (The Stanford Prison Experiment, Ride) will produce together with Fanning and Brittany Kahan from Echo Lake Entertainment (Truth, Nebraska) with Celine Rattray (American Honey, The Kids Are Alright) and Dunst as executive producers.
Cornerstone Films has acquired The Bell Jar for international sales and will be introducing the film to buyers at the American Film Market next month. UTA is handling the North American rights.
“The themes explored in The Bell Jar resonate as strongly in 2016 as they did in 1963 when the novel was first published,” said Cornerstone’s Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder. “Kirsten Dunst’s compelling vision for the film has a vibrant authenticity that modern audiences will embrace and we are proud to be part of the team bringing her directorial debut to the marketplace.”
Alex Ritman; The Hollywood Reporter.
I’ve added to the gallery pics of Kirsten leaving the Il Piccolino restaurant in West Hollywood on Wednesday.
Today we’re going back to October 9th 2002 for the New York Premiere of “Porn ‘n’ Chicken”. One of the films stars was Ginnifer Goodwin, who was about to start filmimg “Mona Lisa Smile”, & she was joined at the premiere by her Mona Lisa Smile co-stars Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal, & Julia Stiles. Kirsten had just dyed her blonde hair brunette for her role in the film.
I’ve added 28 ‘new’ pics to the gallery, replaced one of the existing pics with a much bigger version, & overwriten some of the other pics with better quality versions.
Having gained plenty of notice for her quippy, warm performance alongside Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the criminally underrated The Nice Guys, Angourie Rice has been recruited by director Sofia Coppola for her next movie, The Beguiled.
Coppola has based her script on the same Thomas Cullinan novel that powered the 1971 original, which saw Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier who is imprisoned in a Confederate girls’ boarding school during the Civil War. He charms his way into the hearts of women of all ages at the institution and causes jealousy and betrayal to spread.
Colin Farrell is playing the soldier this time around, with Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst are all aboard as various residents of the school. Rice is joining their ranks.
The actress has scored one other high-profile job this year; she’s playing Betty Brandt in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which recently wrapped production and is aiming at a 7 July release date next year.
James White, empireonline.com.
I’ve added this months newsletter.
Edit 05/10/2016. Thanks to Peta for updating us regarding the U.S release schedule for “Hidden Figures”.
Edit: This update was originally going to be posted last night but we were having some server issues. So here’s our first “Scrollback Saturday” update!
Today we’re going back 21 years to the 1st Annual Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Awards, which were held in Los Angeles on September 30th 1995. Kirsten attended the awards & won the “Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film” category for her performance as Claudia in “Interview with the Vampire”. I’ve added six pics to the gallery.
The Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Awards honored young American actors & actresses aged between 6 & 18 years for their work in film, television, stage & music. Winners were chosen via a poll of 3,500 entertainment industry insiders who read The Hollywood Reporter.
The YoungStar Awards were held five times between 1995 & 2000 (they had a year off in 1996!). Kirsten won three awards in total & earned a further three nominations. Here’s the full list of Kirsten’s YoungStar Awards wins & nominations.
1st Annual YoungStar Awards
Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film : Won for her performance as Claudia in “Interview with the Vampire”.
2nd Annual YoungStar Awards
Best Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film : Won for her performance as Sara in “The Siege at Ruby Ridge”.
Best Young Actress in a Drama TV Series : Nominated for her performance as Charlie Chiemingo in “ER” (You were robbed Kirsten!).
3rd Annual YoungStar Awards
Best Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film : Won for her performance as Tina in “Fifteen & Pregnant”.
5th Annual YoungStar Awards
Best Young Actress in a Comedy Film : Nominated for her performance as Betsy Jobs in “Dick”.
Best Young Actress in a Drama Film : Nominated for her performance as Lux Lisbon in “The Virgin Suicides”.