I’ve got a vintage update for you guys today – back in 1998, to coincide with the release of “Velvet Goldmine” in the UK, Uncut magazine did an extensive interview and feature looking at the glam rock genre, and the film itself. I’ve finally gotten around to adding the scans to the site – if you do post them elsewhere please link back to us at ewan-mcgregor.com as it has taken a ridiculously long time to scan these in!
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has lined up “Miles Ahead,” Don Cheadle’s highly-anticipated directorial debut, as the Closing Night Film for the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival (NYFF). The screening will mark the film’s world premiere.
The Oscar-nominated actor (“Hotel Rwanda”) also stars in the biopic as Miles Davis, one of the 20th century’s greatest and most fascinating artists. Cheadle’s film will focus on the legendary jazz musician’s crazed years in the late 1970s, during which he struggled with a variety of ailments while also contending with memories of past triumphs and falls. His years with Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi), the love of his life, are also explored.
NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, “I admire Don’s film because of all the intelligent decisions he’s made about how to deal with Miles, but I was moved—deeply moved—by ‘Miles Ahead’ for other reasons. Don knows, as an actor, a writer, a director, and a lover of Miles’ music, that intelligent decisions and well-planned strategies only get you so far, that finally it’s your own commitment and attention to every moment and every detail that brings a movie to life…”
Don Cheadle added, “I am happy that the selection committee saw fit to invite us to the dance. It’s very gratifying that all the hard work that went into the making of this film, from every person on the team, has brought us here. Miles’ music is all-encompassing, forward-leaning, and expansive. He changed the game time after time, and New York is really where it all took off for him. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center… feels very ‘right place, right time.’ Very exciting.”
The 53rd NYFF runs from September 25 to October 11.
Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly are attached to McGregor’s directorial debut.
Valorie Curry, most recently seen on “The Following” and “House of Lies”, has joined Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut “American Pastoral”.
McGregor will also star in the Lakeshore film along with Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly. The story, set in postwar America, centers on Swede (McGregor), a man who watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter’s (Fanning) new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
John Romano and Noah Haidle wrote the script. Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are producing for Lakeshore. McGregor signed on in February to direct the film adaptation based on the Philip Roth novel. Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.
Curry will play Rita Cohen, who recruits Fanning’s character to bomb the post office and commit other act of anti-government terrorism.
Screen captures have just been added of Ewan McGregor appearing in two episodes of “Doll & Em”, a comedy series starring Ewan’s “Young Adam” co-star Emily Mortimer. He appeared in the third and briefly in the fourth episode from season 2.
The gallery has just been updated with 504 Blu-Ray screen captures of Ewan McGregor as Inspector Martland from his 2015 film “Mortdecai” which he starred in alongside Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany.
On July 02, Ewan McGregor and wife Eve Mavrakis attended the annual Serpentine Gallery Summer Party held in London. High-quality images have now been added to the gallery.
On June 26, Ewan McGregor made an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” alongside F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, comedian Jack Whitehall and singer Rita Ora, to talk about his newest film “Last Days in the Desert”. HQ screen captures from the show have now been added to the gallery. Also, I had to re-start our old Twitter account, so please feel free to follow us @EwanOnline to get all the latest updates as they happen.
Ewan McGregor has been a longtime supporter and fan of British band Catfish and the Bottlemen, and the band have recently uploaded a video of Ewan covering their latest single “Hourglass”. It’s so nice to hear Ewan singing again, and adds to the anticipation for next year’s “Beauty and the Beast”. Watch it in full below:
Yesterday we brought you some comments from Ewan McGregor suggesting that he’s keen to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a future Star Wars movie, and now the actor has been speaking about another of his former roles, revealing that he’s open to another outing as Mark Renton in the long-rumoured sequel to the 1996 cult classic “Trainspotting”.
“I would be up for it,” states McGregor. “I’ve said that to Danny [Boyle]. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t if it’s happening yet. I’ve not seen a script and I don’t know if there is one. It’s been a long, long time.”
McGregor had previously distanced himself from any possible “Trainspotting” reunion, owing to a fallout between himself and Danny Boyle after he lost out on a role in “The Beach” to Leonardo DiCaprio. However, it seems that is all in the past now, as McGregor explained:
“I just think I’ve changed my opinion about it. We’ve all moved on and there is a lot of water under the bridge now. I miss working with Danny, I did some of my best work with him and he’s one of my favourite directors I’ve worked with. There was some bad blood and ill feeling, but that’s all gone now. I think it might be extraordinary to see a sequel 20 years after the original.”
Talk of a “Trainspotting” sequel has existed since Irvine Welsh published his follow-up novel “Porno” in 2002 and his picked up pace in recent years, with Boyle stating back in 2013 that he’d been keen to make the film if he can reunite the original cast.
Lionsgate has set a UK date for “Jane Got A Gun”, the long-gestating Western starring Natalie Portman that made headlines over the comings and goings of director and stars.
The film will now open theatrically on September 4 across the UK.
Portman plays the titular Jane, a young mother living in a secluded ranch on the vast New Mexico prairie.
When her family’s life is threatened by a conniving gang of outlaws led by the nefarious John Bishop (Ewan McGregor), Jane is forced to seek help from her former fiancé (Joel Edgerton), now a gunslinger.
Sequestered at her ranch with a limited stockpile of weapons and supplies, they await the epic showdown with the Bishops, whilst a tense romantic triangle unfolds inside.
Gavin O’Connor directs the Western after replacing the UK’s Lynne Ramsay, who walked out on the first day of shooting.
The film had previously been set to star, at various times, Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper and Jude Law.