DEADLINE – I hear Marvel is assembling a field of actresses invited to test for the lead of the company’s straight-to-series Jessica Jones drama for Netflix. I hear it includes Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer and Jessica De Gouw. All fall within the age range of 25-33 listed on the breakdowns for the role.
Spearheaded by Melissa Rosenberg, the 13-episode drama — the second in a four-series Netflix-Marvel deal — centers on Jessica Jones, a superhero suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
I also heard two names mentioned as being in consideration for the male lead Luke Cage: Crisis‘ Lance Gross and The Good Wife and The Following‘s Mike Colter. Cage is designed to appear in 6-7 episodes of Jessica Jones and then topline his own series, the fourth in the Netflix-Marvel package that includes Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. The characters from the four shows band together for a miniseries to close out the storylines.
I have updated the gallery with two more ‘These Final Hours’ production stills and replaced some with HQ.
I have added high quality pictures of Jessica at the London premiere of ‘Set Fire To The Stars’ on October 28, 2014 in our gallery. Thanks to FFA for some photos.
Jessica and Oliver Jackson Cohen attended the BFI London Film Festival IWC Gala Dinner in honour of the BFI at Battersea Evolution Marquee on October 7, 2014 in London.
Public Appearances > 2014 > BFI London Film Festival IWC Gala Dinner
Jessica attended, in a beautiful dress, the launch of The Estee Lauder Companies’ UK Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign 2014 ‘Hear Our Stories. Share Yours’ at Kensington Palace on October 6, 2014 in London. Thanks to Claudia!
Public Appearances > 2014 > Estee Lauder Companies’ UK Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Launch
Jessica attends the Red magazine Women of the Year awards at Ham Yard Hotel on September 3, 2014 in London, England.
Public Appearances > 2014 > Red Women Of The Year Awards
SCREENDAILY – Principal photography has begun on zombie thriller Generation Z, starring Dougray Scott, Jessica de Gouw and Martin McCann.
Set in the wake of an apocalyptic zombie outbreak, the film centres on Melanie (de Gouw) and her boyfriend Lewis (McCann) who visit a safari retreat – The ReZort – where every paying guest has a licence to kill the undead.
There they meet Archer (Scott), a former zombie-hunter who has to step up when the security system at the ReZort crashes and unleashes thousands of bloodthirsty zombies back into the wild.
The film, produced by Matador Pictures, The Captain Starlight Company and UMedia, will be shot on location in Wales and on Mallorca, Spain. UMedia International is handling world sales.
The cast is led by Scott, perhaps best known for his role in Mission:Impossible 2, who recently wrapped shooting on Taken 3. Other main cast includes Jessica de Gouw, star of TV series Dracula and Arrow, and Martin McCann (71, The Pacific). The supporting cast includes Claire Goose, Jassa Ahluwalia and Elen Rhys.
Steve Barker, the British filmmaker behind Nazi zombie feature Outpost and Outpost II, directs from a script by Paul Gerstenberger.
Producers are Nigel Thomas and Charlotte Walls of Matador Pictures (All Is By My Side) and Nick Gillott of The Captain Starlight Company. Executive producer is Karl Richards of UMedia, which majority financed the film, with Gloucester Place Films.
The project was attracted to film in Wales by Gennaker Ltd (working alongside sister company Western Edge Pictures), which runs a new film and media fund.
INDIEWIRE – The Toronto International Film Festival has announced new additions to its Gala and Special Presentation selections as well as 5 other all new line ups of films that will screen during this year’s festival, which takes place from Sept 4-14 this year.
Contemporary World Cinema
Cut Snake – Tony Ayres, Australia, International Premiere. Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private young man who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged to the outgoing and charismatic Paula (Jessica De Gouw). But the prospect of his new life is challenged when the charismatic Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he thought he had left behind.