Happy Sunday, everyone!
Some Cate related news. A new boxset of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy will be released in October 2021 for the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. It’s a 31-disc boxset that will have both theatrical and extended version of the movies, it will include the (virtual) cast reunion that was shown post screening at Alamo Drafthouse cinemas early this year.
Cate is also in a cover for a new book titled
Portrait of an Artist
From legendary visual artists Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin, to groundbreaking musicians like Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry, to fashion giants such as Miuccia Prada and Diane von Fu?rstenberg, this collection of original interviews and Polaroid photographs of almost 30 trailblazing women spans creative industries, nationalities and generations to bring together a never-before- published collection of leading voices. Featuring an astounding range of names including FKA Twigs, Isabelle Huppert and Rei Kawakubo, this book creates both a portrait of each individual woman and – collectively – a powerful portrait of the impact of women on the creative industries. Each pioneering creative is interviewed and photographed by the Mexican artist Hugo Huerta Marin. The women speak openly with Huerta Marin about their challenges and joys; their vulnerabilities and their triumphs. Cate Blanchett reflects on the differences between acting on stage and in film; Marina Abramovic discusses her most radical piece of performance art; Annie Lennox reminisces about London in the 1970s; Carrie Mae Weems discusses the relationship between race and photography —these and other conversations are further brought to life by Huerta Marin’s candid, intimate Polaroid images. These photographs, which allow readers to lock eyes with their subjects, reflect the natural tone of each conversation, allowing the reader rare insight into the lives of these renowned artists. Inspiring and revealing, this collection of interviews and photographs gives readers an unparalleled connection with some of the most fascinating women working in the arts today.
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First look on Don’t Look Up on September 25th
Netflix will be holding a free virtual event on September 25th 2021 to give us first look, updates, and new trailers for their upcoming series and movies which would include Don’t Look Up where Cate plays Brie Evantee. You can go to Tudum to watch the virtual event.
The three-hour Netflix TUDUM virtual event begins Saturday, September 25 at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 4pm GMT / 1am JST and KST.
There will be special pre-shows spotlighting Korean and Indian series and films along with fantastic Anime content that will kick-off at 5am PST / 8am EST / 12pm GMT / 9pm JST and KST on specific channels. (See below for more channel information.)
Source: Penguin Random House, The Digital Bits
On this site they say Cate is still reading the script for The Hobbit, we will keep our finger crosses to see a glimpse of her at the movies. Also you can see several pics from The Hobbit cast.
Cate Blanchett has admitted that she is yet to see a script for The Hobbit.
Blanchett plays ethereal character Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel, but she is unsure how big her role is, or even what she’ll be doing.
The Australian star told Collider.com, “Obviously Galadriel is only a small part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it was probably the best three weeks I ever had. I haven’t seen a script yet, so I don’t know what I’ll be doing. Obviously Galadriel doesn’t factor very strongly in The Hobbit. I think it’s in the middle of the year that it is happening.”
While most of the original Lord of the Rings cast will be returning for the 3-D epic, one star who won’t be back is Liv Tyler, who recently told Collider.com that, “I haven’t heard from anybody and that makes me kind of sad.”
Part one of The Hobbit is due for release on December 19th, 2012.
Gosh! I can’t wait to watch this
The Hobbit cameras roll in New Zealand after painful delays
Despite delays caused by industrial disputes, financial problems and a stomach ulcer, filming of The Hobbit has finally begun in New Zealand.
The long-awaited prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy began filming this week, capping the New Zealand-born producer and director Peter Jackson’s epic struggle to get the US$500 million (Dh1.8 billion) two-part production off the ground.
Since announcing his intention to film The Hobbit, Jackson has clashed with his country’s actors’ union over a collective bargaining agreement, with the producers, Time Warner Inc, threatening to shoot the film in another country. The New Zealand government responded by changing its labour laws last year to keep the production there.
However, this delay led to the departure of the original director, Guillermo Del Toro, who had other film commitments, forcing Jackson to take the reins. The films then became involved in a race dispute when a film extra claimed she was informed she couldn’t play one of the hobbits because her skin was too dark for the role. Jackson also had surgery on a perforated stomach ulcer earlier this year.
Both films will star the British actor Martin Freeman as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. Joining him are Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Andy Serkis.
Adapted from JRR Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit is set in Middle Earth and follows Bilbo in his journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf kingdom of Erebor.
Part one is scheduled to be released in December of next year, with part two due for release in 2013.
EW reported yesterday that Cate has signed onto the cast of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Hobbit!
Cate Blanchett had better start brushing up on her Elvish. The Australian actress has signed on to the cast of director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Hobbit, reprising the role of the ethereal elf Galadriel that she played in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The announcement of Blanchett’s casting comes as something of a surprise, since the character of Galadriel doesn’t actually appear in Tolkien’s novel. Then again, there are virtually no female characters in the book whatsoever, so Jackson is clearly looking to balance out the two-part film somewhat in terms of gender.
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