January 02, 2015

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Stars Are All Over Cannes: Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o

Thursday, date 2 of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The stars spent the day fanning out all over town. At night, the hottest crowd descended on the famed Hotel Martinez for a gathering sponsored by Chopard jewelry. (So far no robberies but the festival is young!)
Two double Oscar winners arrived in stunning gowns and chatted each other up: Cate Blanchett and Jane Fonda are in a very small club. A glowing Blanchett had presented young actor’s breakthrough awards to Logan Lerman and to Adèle Exarchopoulos. She joined Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz afterward for a private dinner. Blanchett is a mensch, you know: she delayed leaving for the dinner so she could be introduced to some of my colleagues and friends from Variety, which sponsored the event.

Also dropping by the Chopard party were newly minted Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and director Sofia Coppola, the latter is on the main jury this year.

Oscar winner Penelope, by the way, can’t stick around Cannes long. She starts shooting “MaMa” in Madrid on Monday, her first new movie in some time after having two children with Oscar winner husband Javier Bardem. Doesn’t she want to get back to work? “Not really,” the great beauty sighed. “The boys are just 9 months and 3 years old.” Apparently she doesn’t know they’re old enough to take care of themselves!
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Cate Blanchett talks about the role she really wants

HollywoodNews.com: Cate Blanchett has played both Bob Dylan and Queen Elizabeth I, but there is still one role that she is hoping to tackle in the near future.
Blanchett recently revealed to ‘Harper’s Bazaar UK’ that she’d love to one day play the role of a villain in a James Bond film, states Hollyscoop. “Oh God! Yes! I’d be there in a heartbeat. I love Lotta Lenya [Ross Klebb in 1963’s From Russia with Love]. She had a club foot and a limp. I’m not a purist in that way,” Blanchett commented.
But, she is also looking to take on a role behind the camera: “There is a film I’d love to direct, but I just don’t know if I’ve got the patience.”
Do you want to see her tackle these projects?
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Jennifer Aniston’s style icons

By Molly Sullivan
HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Aniston may be a style role model to many women out there, but she has a few women who she looks to for fashion inspiration and admiration.
When Aniston is looking for something to inspire her in her own look, she admits that she looks to Cameron Diaz and Cate Blanchett, reports Stuff in New Zealand. Her own outfits often reflect Diaz’s more laid-back look with the classic elegance that Blanchett often exhibits.
Aniston commented about Diaz: “I think she’s gorgeous and has a lot of style.” While she appreciates how “interesting and unique” Blanchett appears while on the red carpet.
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Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana sign up for Wright’s ‘Hanna’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL
While promoting last year’s “The Soloist,” director Joe Wright (“Pride & Prejudice”) told reporters he planned to adapt the novel “Indian Summer,” about the final days of Britain’s colonial rule in India. Apparently that summer vacation is on hold.
Focus Features announced that Wright’s next project will be the adventure thriller “Hanna.” Filming begins next week in Europe. The project reunites Wright with “Atonement” star, and Academy Award nominee, Saoirse Ronan. Joining her will be Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana.
Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl who has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider. These come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin.
The turning point in Hanna’s adolescence is a sharp one. She’s sent into the world by her father on a mission, journeying stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett).
It sounds a bit like “Nancy Drew” mixed with “Spy Kids” and “Mission: Impossible.” But Wright is a subtle and strong filmmaker, and the cast should elevate any material.
James Schamus, Focus Features CEO, said, “We’re so pleased to reunite with Saoirse and Joe for Hanna – Focus’ biggest production yet. With Saoirse taking on such a demanding role opposite Cate and Eric, this movie will be not only breathlessly exciting but also emotionally affecting.”