Tag Archives: Besson

Trailer hits for Luc Besson’s “The Lady” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We paid a lot of attention to the films that left this year’s fall film festival circuit with a modicum of awards buzz. And while titles like “The Descendants,” “Moneyball” and even Steve McQueen’s “Shame” generated heat with screenings (and trophy wins) at select stops in[...]

“The Lady” leads deals as TIFF 2011 winds down

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, a few more high-profile titles are finding homes as they seek distribution deals. Luc Besson’s based-on-true-events drama “The Lady,” for example, has been picked up by Cohen Media Group, THR reports. Michelle Yeoh[...]

Natalie Portman would load up a gun for ‘Professional 2’

HollywoodNews.com: As Nataile Portman generates Oscar buzz as an obsessed ballerina in “Black Swan,” the actress yearns to return to her roots. Portman says that she’d return to the role that made her in Hollywood at the age of 12, Mathilda, in Luc Besson’s sequel to “the Professional,” entitled “Leon”[...]

Natalie Portman continues dark streak in ‘Black Swan’

HollywoodNews.com: Many forget, but Natalie Portman has a penchant for playing dark roles, specifically those who operate on the fringe of society. Portman arrived on the scene as a child actress in Luc Besson’s 1994 actioner “The Professional” as an assassin. She earned a Golden Globe supporting actress win for[...]