Universal Pictures announced a Nov. 13, 2015, release for By the Sea, Angelina Jolie’s directorial followup to 2014 Oscar nominee Unbroken.
In addition to writing, directing, and producing, Jolie will also star alongside husband Brad Pitt. The 1970s-set film follows the troubled marriage between a writer named Roland (Pitt) and Vanessa (Pitt) upon their arrival to French seaside resort, where they meet fellow travelers and “begin to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.” Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer also star.
The film, according to Universal, is inspired by ’60s and ’70s theater as well as European cinema.
“This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love, and the path to recovery and acceptance,” Jolie said in a statement. “It has been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew.”
“Angie and Brad have created an intimate gem of a film that will surprise people and delivers an experience they might not expect from them,” said Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. “Universal is honored to market and distribute it to audiences around the world.”
Pitt and Jolie will produce alongside executive producers Chris Brigham (Inception), Holly Goline (Unbroken) and Michael Vieira (Unbroken).
Angie attended the Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards last night where she won award for Favorite Villain in ‘Maleficent’.
– Events Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards
Angelina has a message for kids: don’t be afraid to be different.
She gave an emotional speech at Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards, where she won the best villain award for Maleficent.
She said that she was told that she was different as a child, but learned to see it as a strength.
“Different is good. So, don’t fit in. Don’t sit still. Don’t ever try to do less than you are,” she said. “When somebody tells you you’re different, smile and hold your head up high and be proud. And as you’re villain, I would also say — cause a little trouble. It’s good for you.
Source: Hhollywood Reporter
Angelina Jolie had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week after doctors detected a possible sign of early cancer.
The 39-year-old actress, who underwent a preventive double mastectomy in 2013, wrote a New York Times op-ed explaining her decision, which means the mother of six — three of whom are adopted — will not be able to have any more children.
Jolie, who carries the BRCA1 gene and whose family has a history of cancer, wrote that she was recently told by doctors “a number of inflammatory markers” were elevated that could together be an early sign of early cancer.
She had a PET/CT scan, which was clear, and the tumor test came back negative, but she still opted to remove her ovaries and tubes.
“In my case, the Eastern and Western doctors I met agreed that surgery to remove my tubes and ovaries was the best option, because on top of the BRCA gene, three women in my family have died from cancer,” she wrote. “My doctors indicated I should have preventive surgery about a decade before the earliest onset of cancer in my female relatives. My mother’s ovarian cancer was diagnosed when she was 49. I’m 39.”
“Regardless of the hormone replacements I’m taking, I am now in menopause,” she continued. “I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.”
Source: Hhollywood Reporter
Best Actress in a Film:
Emily Blunt Edge of Tomorrow
Essie Davis The Babadook
Anne Hathaway Interstellar
Angelina Jolie Maleficent
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Rosemund Pike Gone Girl
Best Fantasy Film Release:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods
Best Action / Adventure Film Release:
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The winners will be announced at the 41st Annual Saturn Awards Ceremony on June 25, 2015
Angie visited a camp for displaced Iraqis in Khanke, a few kilometres (miles) from the Turkish border in Iraq’s Dohuk province, on January 25. Run by authorities from the three-province autonomous Kurdish region of north Iraq with the help of the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, Khanke aims to house 18,000 people, said the agency’s Liena Veide.
– UNHCR & Charity Projects Visits Ezidi refugee camp
Hollywood superstar and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie is in the Kurdistan Region to visit refugee camps.
Jolie, who arrived on an unannounced visit Saturday evening, was expected to visit a refugee camp in Duhok province that houses tens of thousands of Yezidis and other refugees from Mosul.
Rudaw also learned that she will give a press conference today following her visit to the camp.
The Kurdistan Region is home to 1.6 million refugees from Syrian Kurdistan and the rest of Iraq, most of whom fled the Islamic State (ISIS) onslaught last summer.
The American actress was appointed a Special Envoy in 2012 by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
This is Jolie’s second visit to the Kurdistan Region. In September 2012 Jolie visited the Domiz refugee camp in Erbil and met with Kurdish officials, including Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani.
According to the UNHCR, Jolie has conducted “more than 40 field visits around the world, becoming well-versed in the phenomenon of forced displacement and a tireless advocate on their behalf.”
Angelina attended the 20th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15 in Los Angeles.
– Events 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Angelina Jolie added a dose of star power to the 40th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Assn awards, which otherwise honored achievements in independent and world cinema.
Jolie, whose appearance had been whispered about but not announced in advance, was on hand Saturday night at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City to present career achievement honors to acting legend Gena Rowlands. The pair co-starred in 1998’s “Playing By Heart” and 2004’s “Taking Lives.”
Jolie followed an effusive and heartfelt speech from LAFCA member Chuck Wilson, who proclaimed Rowlands the equivalent of Marlon Brando for her impact on screen acting. Wilson then called on Jolie to introduce Rowlands, and the actress and “Unbroken” director delivered some very personal remarks, noting that she had studied Rowlands’ work when she was starting out in the biz.
She also nodded to Rowlands’ famed collaborations with her late husband, filmmaker and actor John Cassavetes, observing, “Every artist in their room has looked at their partner and said I wish I could have what John and Gena had.”