Jessica Brown Findlay on the set of Winter’s Tale, New York City, December 4th 2012.
Jessica Brown Findlay on the set of Winter’s Tale
Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay filming ‘Winters Tale’ in Prospect Park Brooklyn on November 28, 2012 in New York City.
Jessica Brown Findlay and Colin Farrell filming Winter’s Tale. (x)
Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Leech’s onscreen wife, Lady Sybil, is filming Winter’s Tale with Colin Farrell in New York. “She’s gone from one Irishman to another,” Leech quipped.
Leech found the shooting of Lady Sybil’s death emotional. “We did it over two days and it was really tough. It was also very sad, it was saying goodbye to a person I started the show with and was on this whole journey with and it was sad that we’re not going to end it together. I know that a lot of the emotions were very raw in it given the fact that we were saying goodbye to someone who was part of that family.”
We felt it was about time for an update on all of Jessica’s upcoming projects. She’s landed so many new movie roles lately, and you can always access our news page here, but we figured it could be useful to have a separate post as well.
In addition to these new projects, she’ll of course be back playing Lady Sybil in the third series of Downton Abbey, premiering in September.
It was precisely four weeks ago when some further casting news leaked out on Winter’s Tale, withTom Hiddleston, Lily Collins, Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), and Bella Heathcote (Cogan’s Trade) all said to be up for screen tests with writer-director Akiva Goldsman.
The male portion of this contest is still being determined, but Deadline reports that Findlay has emerged victorious in her gender’s category. With this casting, the British thespian has found herself in the role of a young, dying girl who finds herself enchanted with a thief breaking into her home. The other part up for these young actors is that of the thief, named Peter Lake; Deadline indicates that either Aaron Johnson or Garrett Hedlund will be getting the part, though that just has to wait for confirmation. (Don’t get ahead of yourself, is what I’m saying.)
Thus far, the only other actors working on Winter’s Tale are Russell Crowe and Will Smith — the latter making what’s said to be a cameo — while Noah has a slightly bigger part, playing “Pearly Somes, a gangster boss out to kill Lake.” (Deadline informs us that the character is “half a demon.” Because why not.) So… not a good deal right now — but for a project that found itself floundering for money at the beginning of the year, things are going pretty swimmingly. (source)
‘A Winter’s Tale’: Warner Bros. Starting Screen Tests With Lily Collins, Tom Hiddleston
Oscar-winning “A Beautiful Mind” scribe Akiva Goldsman’s long-planned film moves tentatively towards production.
Goldsman, who wrote the script and will be making his directorial debut, came close last year when he got to the casting stage but that was derailed by budgetary issues. Goldsman was able to bring the budget down by at least $20 million and has recruited some A-list friends with whom he previously worked - Russell Crowe and Will Smith - to bring some wattage to a project that focuses on young leads. Warners liked the new presentation and has given Goldsman the go-ahead to begin casting.The studio is in the midst of making test deals for Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Thor and The Avengers), who are among the male actors to test next week in New York.
Akiva Goldsman’s passion project may be finally coming together.
Goldsman has been trying to mount an adaptation of A Winter’s Tale, a supernatural period thriller novel by Mark Helprin, since at least the mid-2000s when the project got set up at Warner Bros.
Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins, Australian actress Bella Heathcote(In Time) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) are also lining up for tests the week of March 12 for the female lead, according to insiders.
A sweeping drama about reincarnation, the story is set in the early 20th century and focuses on a thief on the run who, when breaking into a wealthy man’s home, strikes up a relationship with the man’s terminally ill daughter. A flying horse and a time-shift 100 years also figures into the equation.
Crowe has agreed to play a ruthless mobster while Smith may cameo as a judge.
Marc Platt and Goldsman are producing.
IF Tom gets this part I hope he will be partnered up with Jessica Brown Findlay. They looked good together when they presented at the BAFTAS. So that’s Thor 2, Black Wings Has My Angel, Only Lovers Left Alive and now quite possibly this. Busy, busy, busy….Good luck Tom!