Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Kristen in negotiations to star with Chloe Sevigny in Lizzie Borden movie

Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart will help tell the tale of Lizzie Borden.

Pieter Van Hees, who helmed the 2014 film Waste Land, will direct the new untitled psychological thriller about the grisly murders of the Borden family. Bryce Kass will write the script.

Sevigny will play Borden, the strange and fragile woman who was infamously tried and acquitted for murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892. The film will explore the events that led up to that night.

Stewart, who is in early negotiations, will play the Bordens' live-in maid, Bridget Sullivan. Sullivan was a witness to the family tension, and may have been in the home when the murders were committed. She testified at the trial.

The crime was salacious and notorious for the age, inspiring children's rhymes such as: "Lizzie Borden took an ax/and gave her mother 40 whacks/when the job was finally done/gave her father 41." It also spawned many theories about who committed the murders and why; one theory insinuates that Borden and Sullivan were lovers.

Naomi Despres (Kill the Messenger) is producing, while Playtone is executive producing. The Solution is selling the project, which has no start date, at the upcoming American Film Market. WME is repping domestically.

Borden's tale has been adapted for TV and film, most recently the 2014 TV movie starring Christina Ricci.

Sevigny, who was previously attached to a Lizzie Borden project at HBO, starred on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum and American Horror Story: Hotel. She won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her work on HBO's Big Love, and her other credits include Bloodline, Portlandia and the film Electric Slide. She's repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.

Since Twilight, Stewart has focused on indie fare, including Equals, the Drake Doremus film that premiered at Venice and then Toronto. Among her other recent credits are American Ultra, Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she received a Cesar award (France’s equivalent for the Oscar). She has a slew of projects coming up including a Woody Allen film and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee. She's repped by Gersh and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.

Kass is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment.

Source THR

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Phillipe Monneret talks about scooter coaching Kristen for 'Personal Shopper' with People

Click pic for larger view.

It was far from an average day on set for Kristen Stewart as she began filming her new movie Personal Shopper in Paris on Tuesday.

The actress was spotted popping out of Cartier on the rue de la Paix, clad in a motorcycle helmet and juggling a number of shopping bags from the jewelry store and Christian Louboutin as she filmed a scene. Stewart then straddled a motor scooter while still juggling the merchandise and drove out into traffic, heading off toward the city's famed opera house.

The sequence was surprisingly daunting for the Twilight star: Her scooter-driving skills were fresh.

Stewart arrived in Paris over the weekend, and before boarding the bike on set (and driving into real city traffic) had only one day of experience.

French motorcycle racer Phillipe Monneret, who coached the star, tells PEOPLE the actress had a three-hour driving session on Monday at a closed circuit track in Meudon to prepare. This was followed by one hour of real time driving on the Paris streets before Tuesday.

"She took to it, picked it up, real quickly. It seems to amuse her," Monneret tells PEOPLE. "She's really very athletic." 

Monneret had Stewart ride a 125 cc motorcycle to give her the feel and teach her the basics. For Personal Shopper, the actress will mount a Peugeot 50 cc scooter.

"It's a smaller bike and she's doing well with it," he says, adding, "She's very game. Nothing put her off." 

Stewart's on-the-street scenes continue this week before the production – which unites her with her Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas – heads on to London, Prague and Oman.

Monneret, who has coached a number of French actors for driving roles, says Stewart was the first American actress he'd trained.

"I know she'd won a Cesar but I'd no idea who she was," he confesses, "My daughters though, they know." 

Personal Shopper is a ghost story set in the fashion underworld in Paris, according to Variety.

Source: People/Via

From Phillipe Monneret's Facebook

Phillipe Monneret Paris, early this morning, rue of peace. Philippe Monneret came to attend his pupil to his sequence by scooter. Thanks to our friend photographer ‪#‎jeremycharriau‬ on the set ‪#‎personalshopper‬ for these moments accomplices between the pilot motorcycle, Philippe Monneret, paternalistic and protector and the lovely actress, Kristen Stewart very concentrated and applied.
# Kristenstewart ‪#‎Actress‬ ‪#‎Actress‬ ‪#‎Star‬ ‪#‎Easymonneretbyphilippemonneret‬ ‪#‎filming‬ ‪#‎film‬ ‪#‎personnalshopper‬ ‪#‎epressphoto‬ # olivierassayas ‪#‎easymonneret‬ ‪#‎formation125‬

Fan photos of Kristen in Paris and on the 'Personal Shopper' set - 27 October 2015

On the 'Personal Shopper' set.

Out and about in Paris.

Click on all pics for larger view.

Source 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Nicholas Hoult talks about 'Equals' & working with Kristen

He's already shot Equals, a thriller set in a world where emotions have been eradicated, which also stars Twilight's Kristen Stewart.

There was speculation that they might be more than just co-stars when the pair were spotted looking close and laughing together at the Venice Film Festival.

"I must've said something funny," Hoult offers, grinning. He describes the shoot as "phenomenal".

"Kristen and Drake [Doremus, the director] are two of my favourite people I've worked with, really inspiring to be around and I'm proud of the film."


Short Video: Kristen on the set of 'Personal Shopper' - 27 October 2015

Video was taken by a French journalist, as opposed to a pap so we decided to post it. 

Charles Gillibert tweets about 'Personal Shopper' first day of shooting - 27 October 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Photos of Kristen training on a scooter for 'Personal Shopper' - 26 October 2015

Click on pic for full view.

Kristen with Philippe Monneret (former French pilot).

Philippe Monneret Paris ‪#‎shooting‬ the next film of Olivier Assayas ‪#‎Personal‬ Shopper ‪#‎Training‬ Scooter for the American Actress Kristen Stewart with Philippe Monneret this morning ‪#‎circuit‬ easymonneret ‪#‎meudon‬ ‪#‎Kristen‬ Stewart, very nice, learns quickly and was amused at this training 125 Cc by following the advice of Philippe Monneret # ‪#‎l‬ ' actress revealed in panic room ‪#‎best‬ known since the twilight series ‪#‎in‬ 2015, she become the 1st American actress to win a Caesar (excluding Caesars Of honor), The one of the best actress in a supporting role for sils Maria.#

Source Source/Via

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Woody Allen talks about the new untitled project & Kristen with Page Six

Page Six columnist Cindy Adams visits the set of the Woody Allen untitled project on October 21.

Woody Allen’s filming a newie. Surprise! About young love. More surprise.

Woody: “No title yet. If it comes out good, it’s an aggressive title, maybe ‘Poets of New York.’ If it’s not good, it gets a quiet nothing title like ‘Rain in the City.’ “While you’re shooting you can’t tell if it’s a winner. Every day you see dailies. Looks good. But strung all together, after sitting through 20 scenes, it’s sometimes not so charming. That’s why trailers always look perfect.”

Location, Central Park. They told me “Beau Bridges” — like Lloyd Bridges’ son. Enter 72nd and Fifth, up the road, go left, down stone stairs, past the lake, another left, — me on heels — three more thickets and brambles and I could’ve reached Wyoming. The location was “Bow Bridge.”

The action? Jesse Eisenberg kissing Kristen Stewart. Then, cut. More kissing. Another take. Again, kissing. Some dog two trees away barked. A baby cried. Kiss No. 46. Cut. Then: He kissed her, she kissed him. Each kissed. Afternoon light, fading. A plane overhead. And being right in the path of three terminals, plus a helipad, it was aircraft-after-aircraft sounds.

Woody: “I hate this steady noise interruption. And people think doing this is easy. Central Park has maddening problems. You really need police protection. We have a park permit and we give the park a donation, but you can’t shut it down nor ban walking pedestrians. Our crew keeps them away, but bystanders sometimes get into the shot.”

Family Affair

Letty Aronson, Woody’s sister: “It needs patience. Not how Woody likes to work.” Woody: “We’re lucky. It only rained twice. The meter’s going, costs rise, you spend vast amounts of money for hours and hours to get 45-second increments. If I rage impotently, it wouldn’t help. This is a New York love story in the ’30s. You can’t set a romantic scene at Grant’s Tomb. I originally picked a boat in the East River, but skyscrapers clashed with the ’30s. So, it’s the park.

He likes to be comfortable:

Woody’s outfit? The omnipresent wardrobe he wears even at black-tie events: rumpled chinos, cotton shirt, same battered hat you can buy off a pushcart on Canal Street. Another jet overhead bound for someplace like maybe Poland, and Jesse and Kristen asked about that night’s wrap party.

“I’m not going,” said Woody. “I’m going home. To bed. To watch the Cubs and the Mets.”

Jesse, who told us, “My father once was a waiter at Kutsher’s Hotel in the Borscht Belt,” asked: “If tomorrow night at your house is still on, can I bring my mother, who wants to talk to you about your old movies?” Answer, yes. The movie’s about reliving an old romance. She eventually married his boss. But as passion’s rekindled they schlep about in a horse carriage and sip wine. (“Ginger ale. On this budget we can’t afford wine.”)

And it’s a wrap!

A stand-in walked over while elves made up Kristen in a chair off in some cluster of mulch and bent twigs.

Woody called: “Cover the tattoos. All these beautiful young actresses have tattoos.”

Asked where’s the porta-potties, he said: “How do I know? I’m not in charge of trivia. No idea where everyone pees.”

He and Letty stood with earphones. He gave me his director’s chair. “If I sit, I’ll fall asleep. Also, if you stand you live longer.”

“Our schedule’s 41 days. Today’s the final day, says Woody.

“The crew has other jobs. If we don’t finish, we may have to change the scene, reassemble tomorrow or return in future for a pickup shot. Some actors are fresher at the beginning and not as sharp after many takes. Old-timers might complain, ‘Why can’t you pick a goddamn location where we can work?’

But Jesse and Kristen are really good-natured. “We started 6 a.m. Because light’s fading we’re actually shooting backwards. We did the ending early. The master shot. Now close-ups. You can do seamless color correction later. Piece together a minute of one take with a minute of another.“Editing doesn’t take long. It’s music and sound effects that take months.”

Woody, appreciating his lady star: “No junk makeup on her eyes and lips. The light’s soft on her. She’s good-looking, and we’re better getting shots early so makeup people don’t rush out, fix this, add that and put too much junk on her.” I finally went home. I think they’re still there.


Fan photo of Kristen arriving in Paris - 25 October 2015

Click on pic for full view.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New fan photos + videos of Kristen in NYC - 21 October 2015

  Click on pics  for full view.

Fan Video

Source 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10