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Unwinding together after a day of rehearsal, the four stars of the new Broadway revival of The Real Thing — Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cynthia Nixon and Josh Hamilton — gently tease each other, and the reporter visiting them.

Asked what experience he has drawn on for his character, McGregor declares, with mock indignation, “Is my wife cheating on me? That’s really what you’re asking, isn’t it?”

In the Tom Stoppard play, which begins previews Thursday, with an opening set for Oct. 30, we meet four people of the theater for whom life and art intersect painfully, hilariously and irrevocably. Annie, Charlotte and Max are actors; Henry, a playwright, is married to Charlotte at first, and Annie to Max. But affairs are in progress, both in Henry’s new drama — which casts Max and Charlotte as husband and wife — and in the real world, where Henry and Annie are carrying on.

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Oct 1, 2014

Johnny Depp’s crime comedy “Mortdecai” will steal into theaters two weeks early, Lionsgate said Wednesday.

The story of a hapless art dealer entangled in larceny on a globe-trotting scale will debut on January 23 as opposed to its original release date of February 6. That sets it up against the Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy Next Door.” In its previous perch, “Mortdecai” would have gone toe to toe with the Wachowskis “Jupiter Ascending,” the fantasy adventure, “Seventh Son” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” The film co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor.

The studio seems high on the film and even hinted at the possibility for sequels on a February 2014 call with investors and analysts.

To make room for “Mortdecai,” Lionsgate will shift romantic drama “The Age of Adaline” from that January release date to April 24. The film stars Harrison Ford and Blake Lively and centers on a woman who has an accident that prevents her from aging. In its new slot, the film will face competition from Bill Murray’s “Rock the Kasbah” and will get a weekend before “The Avengers 2? debuts and rules the box office.


Sep 27, 2014

On September 11, Ewan McGregor attended the Broadway opening night of “This Is Our Youth“, starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkinand Tavi Gevinson. HQ images are up in the gallery, thanks to Luciana.

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Public Appearances > 2014 > Sep 11 | “This Is Our Youth” Broadway Opening Night

Sep 21, 2014

Obi-Wan Kenobi, from the “Star Wars” trilogy, will reportedly have his own spinoff movie although LucasFilm and Disney have yet to make this announcement official.

MakingStarWars.net claims Disney and LucasFilm are currently developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off movie. A source referred to the site as “Ewok Massacre” claimed he/she has “heard from quite a few people now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is in the works.”

LucasFilm and Disney allegedly initially wanted to stay away from any Sith or Jedi characters for a spin-off movie. However, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s popularity had supposedly convinced an art team to start working with a writer in creating concepts for the character’s film.

Obi-Wan Kenobi was voted as the most popular “Star Wars” character according to the “This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament” posted by Star Wars on its official Web site. He beats other characters such as Darth Vader and Millennium Falcon’s pilots Han Solo and Chewbacca.

The character, portrayed by Ewan McGregor appeared in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy according to Movieweb. If the spin-off movie is indeed true, the site claims it’s uncertain how long the production would be. Likewise, it’s still unconfirmed if Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the rumoured spin-off movie.

However, the actor is set to appear in Disney’s animated “Star Wars Rebels” series. There have also been previous rumours that Obi-Wan Kenobi will have a cameo appearance in J.J. Abrams “Star Wars: Episode VII” as “Force Ghost.”

Speculations have it that the character’s story may be focused on in either “Star Wars: Episode VIII” or “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Additionally, it may be for the other three spin-off films LucasFilm and Disney reportedly have in mind.

Regardless, MTV claims an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off movie should happen in the future. Rumours of the character’s appearance as “Force Ghost” in “Star Wars: Episode VII” reportedly marks his introduction to the spin-off. Additionally, “Star Wars Rebels” is set between “Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.” “Rebels” might build up the plotline for the movie according to the site. Obi Wan could be headed for Tatooine which will reportedly be part of the locations in “Star Wars: Episode VII.”


Sep 18, 2014

Last night was the Broadway cast photocall for Ewan’s upcoming theatre production, The Real Thing. Thanks to Luciana, HQ images are now up in the gallery.

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Public Appearances > 2014 > Sep 05 | “The Real Thing” Cast Photocall

Sep 6, 2014

The BFI London Film Festival has just announced its lineup and Ewan’s thriller Son of a Gun has been listed as one of the films showing as part of the official competition.

From prison yard to gold mine, Son of a Gun is a heist thriller that swaggers and shines in the Australian sun, announcing director Julius Avery as a breakthrough talent with a knack for muscular action. The character of the young inmate ingénue has provided a rich seam in recent cinema, and fresh-faced JR (Thwaites) cuts a sympathetic figure as a rookie whose lack of guile, paired with a razor-sharp survival instinct, sees him drawn towards Brendan (McGregor) a father-figure whose paternal instincts have a poisonous edge. Out of the slammer and into the fire, JR is soon seduced by the spoils of mobster living, all fast cars and firearms, where thugs play chess and double-crosses are par for the course. Here he meets feisty Tasha, played by rising star Alicia Vikander (a century and hemisphere away from her other LFF role in Testament of Youth, p11), a street savvy beauty who has grown weary of being kept caged. Ewan McGregor positively scorches in a shark-like role that harnesses all the charisma and livewire edge that first brought him to stardom. Son of a Gun is infused with a mythic quality, playing on a large canvas this is cinema locked and loaded.

Sep 3, 2014

The first trailer for Ewan’s upcoming film Son of a Gun has just been released online. Watch it in full below, and follow the official Facebook page at /sonofagunmovie

Aug 27, 2014

Ewan McGregor has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where he nominated Matty Nable, Brenton Thwaites and Nash Edgerton. Check out the video below:

Aug 21, 2014
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