Jessica attends the Australian premiere for ‘These Final Hours’ at Hoyts Broadway on July 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
Awesome news as it is the second times that one of Jessica’s projects will be shown at The Melbourne International Film Festival. The festival runs 31 July to 17 August, you can buy tickets here.
IF – The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is delighted to announce that the MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed Cut Snake will be 2014’s MIFF Centrepiece Gala event on Saturday 9 August.
Cut Snake is a sexy crime drama set in mid-70s suburban Australia from Matchbox Pictures’ Tony Ayres (Home Song Stories, Walking On Water, The Slap) and is produced by Trevor Blainey (Noise) and Michael McMahon (Home Song Stories, Lou, The Slap). Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a young man trying to escape his past and make a life for himself in a new city. He finds honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (Jessica De Gouw). But when the charismatic and dangerous Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he had tried to leave behind.
Introduced in 2012, Centrepiece Gala is a celebration both of local filmmaking and of the festival’s halfway point; it is a red-carpet occasion comprising a world premiere screening and an official after party. The MIFF Centrepiece occurs at Hoyts Melbourne Central on Saturday 9 August and tickets are now on sale at www.miff.com.au.
THE AUSTRALIAN – Sam Worthington’s Deadline Gallipoli miniseries begins shooting in Adelaide tomorrow with a stellar cast including UK actors Charles Dance — best known as Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones — and Hugh Dancy, alongside Australian actors Ewen Leslie, Bryan Brown and Rachel Griffiths.
The four-hour TV miniseries co-produced by Worthington, tells the story of the Gallipoli campaign through the eyes of Australian war correspondents Charles Bean (Joel Jackson) and Keith Murdoch (Ewen Leslie), photographer Philip Schuler (Sam Worthington) and Britain’s Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (Hugh Dancy). Charles Dance arrives next week to play the British General Sir Ian Hamilton who heads the British command at Gallipoli. Worthington is not expected in Adelaide until the following week.
In rehearsal late last week Hugh Dancy, who is married to US actor Claire Danes, said he came into the role knowing relatively little about the Anzacs. In his coverage of the Gallipoli campaign, British journalist Bartlett wrote of the bravery of the Australian soldiers and is credited with starting the Anzac legend.
Added a new photoshoot in our gallery. Jessica looks great!
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 008
VARIETY – Well Go USA Entertainment has bought U.S. rights to apocalyptic adventure “These Final Hours,” which is being screened at Cannes in Directors Fortnight, for release later this year.
First-time Australian director Zak Hilditch also wrote the film. Celluloid Nightmares is selling the international rights.
“These Final Hours” centers on a self-obsessed man, played by Nathan Phillips, who’s on his way to a party on the last day on Earth and winds up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. It was filmed over five weeks in Western Australia.
Paradigm handled North American sales on behalf of Roadshow.
Hilditch won the Critics’ Award for best Australian feature at the Melbourne Film Festival last year. Phillips’ credits include “Snakes on a Plane” and “Wolf Creek.”
Jessica is still in Cannes to promote ‘These Final Hours’ and I have added two stunning portraits sessions to the gallery!
I have added high quality pictures of Jessica at the ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Party during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2014.
Public Appearances > 2014 > 67th Cannes Film Festival – ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Party
It’s a sad news for Dracula’s fans as we know now the fate of the show: NBC confirmed that the drama will not be back for a second run. We will miss Jessica as Mina Murray/Ilona.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – NBC continued to firm up its 2014-15 schedule on Saturday, canceling rookie drama Dracula.
NBC tried to use Grimm to launch Dracula earlier in the fall — and the sophomore run of Hannibal when it moved from Thursdays during its second season. Dracula was never a huge performer in the hour, but it was quite consistent after dipping from a strong October launch. It saw significant time-shifting, 80 percent in the demo, to an average 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 5 million viewers.
The series was said to be a passion project for NBC Entertainment chairman BobGreenblatt, who courted lead Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play the titular vampire — despite concerns over the actor’s struggles with substance abuse. (Rhys Meyers, who required a sober companion accompany him to set, had part of his salary held until the first 10-episode season was completed.)
NBC remains committed to making Friday a destination for genre. The swashbuckling Crossbones, starring John Malkovich, sets up shop on the night in the summer. And don’t expect Grimm to stray far from its 9 p.m. home when it returns for its previously announced fourth season in the fall. The fantasy procedural has continued to be Friday’s biggest scripted draw in the key demographic and posted some of the biggest DVR gains.
Dracula joins freshman dramas Believe, Crisis and Ironside in the canceled heap at NBC. Of the network’s rookie drama class, only The Blacklist and Chicago PD will return. The writing for Dracula had been on the wall after the network picked up Constantine, its take on DC Comics’ Hellblazer, which is considered a likely companion to Grimm. For its part, Hannibal will also return for a third season.