Thursday, December 9, 2010

Misc: The Word XVI

Updates and images...

The Social Network won four awards from the National Board of Review (Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor). The actual award ceremony will be hosted by Meredith Vieira on January 11, 2011 at Cipriani's 42nd St. in New York City. Rashida of course plays Marylin Delpy, a young lawyer on Zuckerberg's deposition team, in the film.

Monogamy has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the Best First Screenplay category. The film was written by Dana Adam Shapiro (also director) and Evan M. Weiner, with Rashida and Chris Messina starring as Brooklyn couple Nat and Theo. Monogamy has been screening at select film festivals in America and Europe and will be released in theaters in 2011. The Indie Spirit Awards will be hosted by Joel McHale on February 26, 2011.

My Idiot Brother will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film has been selected in the Premieres section, which runs January 20-30, 2011.
Director: Jesse Peretz; Screenwriters: Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall
Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Rashida Jones, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight, TJ Miller, Janet Montgomery and Adam Scott
Official synposis:

Ned (Rudd) is an idealist. His three sisters (Banks, Deschanel, Mortimer) are ambitious. His mother (Knight) is overbearing. Ned crashes at each of their homes, in succession, and brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives. In other words, he wreaks havoc.
Ned Rochlin (Rudd) looks for the good in every situation and in everyone, which often puts him at odds with the world around him – especially his family. Upon being released from jail for selling pot, Ned turns to his oldest sister, Liz (Mortimer), a high-strung mother of two for a place to stay and a job helping to take care of her 7 year old son River, but his version of what’s fun for kids doesn’t fit with his sister’s carefully crafted child- rearing program. After upsetting Liz’s life, Ned relies on middle sister Miranda (Banks), a career-driven journalist, for a place to crash. He quickly makes a mess of Liz’s big break and shakes up her carefully compartmentalized love life. He is then forced upon his youngest sister, Natalie (Deschanel), whose wild-child past threatens to ruin her happy existence.
Banks, Deschanel and Mortimer co-star as the three sisters whose lives are hilariously disrupted by their well-meaning brother (Rudd). Banks portrays Miranda, the career-driven single sister who is about to get her big break in journalism after spending years writing about accessories at a fashion magazine; Deschanel portrays Natalie, the artistic hipster, a bisexual who’s flakiness and lies are getting in the way of moving forward with her caring, responsible girlfriend Cindy (Jones), who is looking to move the relationship towards a more committed place and; Mortimer portrays Liz, the Park Slope mom who’s too worried about having the perfect life and children to notice that her marriage is falling apart. Coogan portrays Dylan Byng, a self-righteous documentary filmmaker, married to Liz (Mortimer). The two live a supposedly idyllic life in Park Slope, Brooklyn with their young children, River and Echo. Scott portrays Jeremy, Miranda’s(Banks) upstairs neighbor. Dancy portrays Christian, a pretentious painter friend of Natalie’s (Deschanel) who tries to help Ned grow as a person by showing him another path; Hahn plays Janet, Ned’s (Rudd) ex-girlfriend who, out of spite, is keeping him from reuniting with his beloved dog Willie Nelson; Knight portrays Ilene, Ned’s overbearing and over-nurturing mother, who would be overjoyed if her son moved back home and; Montgomery portrays Arabella, a controversial British aristocrat that Miranda (Banks) is profiling for her magazine, a piece that could provide Miranda with the big break she has looking for.

Paul Rudd as Ned (!)

The Muppets
Walt Disney Studios have brought the release date forward to 23 November 2011 (Thanksgiving weekend) instead of Christmas Day. They are also using new title 'The Muppets Movie' over earlier reports of 'The Greatest Muppets Movie Ever Made' (my fave) and 'The Muppets'.

Parks and Recreation official images

Rashida as Ann Perkins

Season 3, Episode 1 (January 20, 2011)
Old images
Thanks to Jen for finding and sending us this old pic of Rashida with her dad and sister.

Date unknown

Thanks to Ramey for this one with Seth Meyers and cast & crew from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It was posted on Jimmy Fallon's facebook with a bunch of other old photos from his SNL and Movie Awards days.

Vanity Fair cover?
The annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue is being shot soon and Rashida is rumored to be on the (inside) cover. Pretty exciting! As for Vanity Fair’s Young Hollywood issue in March, sources said the magazine will shoot the cover next week and among those said to be in the running to be included are Natalie Portman, Ryan Reynolds and James Franco. Potential candidates for the inside cover are said to include Lawrence, Rashida Jones, Paula Patton, Andrew Garfield and Noomi Rapace, who played the lead in the original version of “The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo.” The theme is said to be along the lines of Thirties Shanghai. The list is being altered daily, so the lineup could change, noted one source.