Screen Junkies » Mia Wasikowska http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:11:59 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Meet The Bad Girls Of ‘Lawless’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/meet-the-bad-girls-of-lawless/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/meet-the-bad-girls-of-lawless/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:51:56 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250311 'Lawless' is in theaters August 29th.

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Outlaws like Bonnie Parker and Helen Morgan have secured their place in the history books for being bad-ass women who take what they want. They’ll be immortalized once again when Lawless opens in theaters on August 29th. However, as bad as these girls are they’ll take a backseat to the characters played by Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska.

In John Hillcoat‘s Prohibition-era Western, the ladies star as Maggie, a sexy Moonshine cook, and Bertha Minnix, a mandolin player. Don’t underestimate the mandolin, you guys. It’s difficult to play and even harder to tune.

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Clive Owen Offered Chance To Be A Bastard Again In ‘Oldboy’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/clive-owen-offered-chance-to-be-a-bastard-again-in-oldboy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/clive-owen-offered-chance-to-be-a-bastard-again-in-oldboy/#comments Sat, 17 Dec 2011 20:14:11 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240058 No word yet on who will be playing the octopus.

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Clive Owen is one of those actors who excels at both slimy bastards and sympathetic heroes. And he did a little bit of both simultaneously in Spike Lee‘s Inside Man, so it’s not a huge surprise that he’s reportedly been offered the role of the villain in Lee’s remake of the cult Korean thriller Oldboy. But the remake is supposed to feature new characters and somehow be darker than the original (perhaps the producers mean this literally, as in the movie will be lit by candlelight).

If Owen accepts, he’ll be playing the part of the bad guy who will be butting heads against Josh Brolin. And if you’ve seen the original movie, you probably agree that Owen would make a good fit for the upper-class villain of the piece (the role was first offered to Colin Firth, who turned it down). Another role has also been offered to Mia Wasikowska that was turned down by Rooney Mara. Maybe a good alternative title for the American version of Oldboy could be Sloppy Seconds. (The Playlist)

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Wait, What? Jim Jarmusch Gets Great Cast For Vampire Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wait-what-jim-jarmusch-gets-great-cast-for-vampire-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wait-what-jim-jarmusch-gets-great-cast-for-vampire-movie/#comments Mon, 16 May 2011 17:53:34 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212262 Yes, another one.

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Apparently even indie maverick Jim Jarmusch is helpless against the seductiveness of the sexy vampire movie. It’s been announced that he’s working on a “crypto-vampire love story,” and he’s gotten a pretty impressive cast to help him do it. Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, Mia Wasikowska, and John Hurt are all going to be in his as-yet-untitled vampire movie.

I thought I was bored with vampires, but a vampire movie from Jim Jarmusch is pretty damn enticing, especially with this cast. Comparisons are being made with Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, but I don’t think we have any way on knowing if this is going to be Jarmusch at his most accessible or if this will be more like an Ozu movie with vampires. I’m happy though, because both of those sound pretty good. (The Playlist)

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Mia Wasikowska http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/mia-wasikowska/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/mia-wasikowska/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:57:16 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=164317 Australian actress Mia Wasikowska broke onto the scene stateside in 2008 with a critically acclaimed role in the HBO series "In Treatment."

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Australian actress Mia Wasikowska broke onto the scene stateside in 2008 with a critically acclaimed role in the HBO series “In Treatment.” She’s been a growing fixture in American cinema since then, first scoring a part in Edward Zwick‘s Defiance, which in turn led to an influx of big-name gigs, including the titular role in Tim Burton‘s 2010 retelling of Alice In Wonderland. Catch her this weekend in Jane Eyre, and look out for her next big role in Gus Van Sant‘s Restless, out later this year.

A word from Mia: “Sometimes it’s the more realistic topic of real life that really intrigues me.”

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Zombie Short ‘I Love Sarah Jane’ To Be Turned Into Zombie Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zombie-short-i-love-sarah-jane-to-be-turned-into-zombie-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zombie-short-i-love-sarah-jane-to-be-turned-into-zombie-movie/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:22:53 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30926 'I Love Sarah Jane', despite the title, is about zombies.

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Spencer Susser is a name on the rise in the world of film, initially because of his popular short I Love Sarah Jane. Now, after directing his second feature, Hesher, he’s adapting I Love Sarah Jane to feature length. Here’s a plot synopsis for the short:

“The movie takes place in a post-zombie-apocalypse universe, and centers around a 13-year-old boy named Jimbo (Brad Ashby) who is nursing a crush on the no-nonsense Sarah Jane (Mia Wasikowska)”

We see so many movies dealing with the time before a zombie apocalypse, but here’s a movie that is set after a zombie apocalypse (or should it be “the” zombie apocalypse?). Anyway, this seems interesting – and it will be almost as interesting to see if Mia Wasikowska, who’s now something of a big star, will come back to reprise her role. (via /Film)

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Kidman And Firth To See One Another In A Non-Awards Show Setting http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kidman-and-firth-to-see-one-another-in-a-non-awards-show-setting/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kidman-and-firth-to-see-one-another-in-a-non-awards-show-setting/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:46:18 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26529 Both have signed on for Chan Wook-Park's English-language debut, Stoker.

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Awards show buddies Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman will be seeing one another in a non-podium situation pretty soon. Both have signed on for Chan Wook-Park’s English-language debut, Stoker.

Mia Wasikowska has already signed on to star as a young girl who has strange things happen when her estranged uncle comes back into her life. The project was written by “Priso Break” and Resident Evil: Afterlife star Wentworth Miller. It only makes sense that Hollywood’s elite would be falling over themselves to work with the guy from “Prison Break.” I mean, those eyes…. (LA Times)

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Wasikowska, Oldman, And Pearce Are Now Among ‘The Wettest’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wasikowska-oldman-and-pearce-are-now-among-the-wettest/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wasikowska-oldman-and-pearce-are-now-among-the-wettest/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:36:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25887 Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Jason Clarke have all jumped onboard The Wettest County in the World.

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Nucky Thompson best watch his back. The bootlegging industry just got a little more cutthroat with Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Jason Clarke all jumping on board The Wettest County in the World, a semi-true story of bootlegging in Virginia during the prohibition era. The foursome will join Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy, both of whom had already been announced.

The film follows a familiar “cops and robbers” type premise, with the twist being that the robbers are actually bootleggers. LeBeouf will play a rumrunner and boyfriend of Wasikowska, Pearce will play “an overly violent deputy” (awesome), and Oldman will play a good ole’ fashioned gangster, which is out of character. Surely the gangster has to have a massive disfigurement or talk through a voice box or something. Oldman only plays it straight for Batman these days.

The promise of gangster violence and back-country Appalachia sounds pretty appealing, but this movie may need more. Show me a clip of LeBeouf getting beaten to a pulp while a Scott Joplin ragtime tune plays in the background, and I’m sold. (THR)

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Mia Wasikowska May Star In Chan-Wook Park’s ‘Stoker,’ Funny Name Lovers Rejoice http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mia-wasikowska-may-star-in-chan-wook-parks-stoker-funny-name-lovers-excited/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mia-wasikowska-may-star-in-chan-wook-parks-stoker-funny-name-lovers-excited/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:32:10 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22985 The 'Alice In Wonderland' star is going through the looking glass, and into the magical, shockingly violent, teeth-pulling world of director Chan-Wook Park (Oldboy).

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Alice is going through the looking glass, and into the magical, shockingly violent, teeth-pulling world of director Chan-Wook Park (Oldboy). Last seen on his iPhone, shooting an entire feature film with it, Park and his people are negotiating with actress Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) for her to star in his Fox Searchlight thriller Stoker. Yeah, if I was Park, I’d wanna stoke-her too.

Heyo, baddum-bum, winks.

The movie is about the “strange things” that occur when a young girl’s father dies and her long lost uncle moves back into her life. By “strange things,” I’m sure that includes lots and lots of murders, along with some graphic sex. And probably a few more murders in there. Park has a reputation to uphold.

Ridley & Tony Scott are producing with Michael Costigan, and Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) wrote the script under the name Ted Foulke. If you asked me whether Wentworth Miller or Ted Foulke was the pseudonym on the game show “Guess Which Name Is My Pseudonym,” I would have lost that year’s supply of Papa John’s Pizza. (Deadline)

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Mia Wasikowska To Somehow Make Two More Movies Before Collapsing In Exhaustion http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mia-wasikowska-to-somehow-make-two-more-movies-before-collapsing-in-exhaustion/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mia-wasikowska-to-somehow-make-two-more-movies-before-collapsing-in-exhaustion/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:02:43 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=20928 Mia Wasikowska had a busy 2010 with Alice in Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right, and it doesn't look like 2011 will provide any respite for this poor girl and her hard life.

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Mia Wasikowska had a busy 2010 with Alice in Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right, and it doesn’t look like 2011 will provide any respite for this poor girl and her hard life. Despite protests from human rights’ groups all over the world, Wasikowska is set to appear in Stoker, the English-language debut of Oldboy director and iPhone user Park Chan-wook, and The Wettest Country in the World, a prohibition drama from director John Hillcoat.

Her tiny arms quivering from overexertion, Wasikowska appeared before the press and said”I am very happy to have the opportunity to work with these fine filmmakers. I am also hungry, please help me.” She was then hurriedly rushed backstage where multiple spectators reported hearing angry shouting and sobbing.

Wasikowska’s next movie is Jane Eyre, which is going to be released into theaters on March 11. If the early returns look good enough, it has been reported that she will be allowed to go outside for an hour or two if she promises to stay quiet. (Collider)

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Farmiga & Wasikowska Sign On For Adaptation Of Play You Slept Through http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vera-farmiga-mia-wasikowska-sign-on-for-a-view-from-the-bridge/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vera-farmiga-mia-wasikowska-sign-on-for-a-view-from-the-bridge/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:18:45 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17611 The upcoming film adaptation of Arthur Miller's (who wrote The Crucible, which you may have read a few pages of in high school) play A View From the Bridge has added two new names to its already impressive cast.

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The upcoming film adaptation of Arthur Miller’s (who wrote The Crucible, which you may have read a few pages of in high school) play A View From the Bridge has added two new names to its already impressive cast: The Departed’s Vera Farmiga and Alice in Wonderland‘s Mia Wasikowska. They’re joining Sam Neill, Sebastian Stan, and Anthony LaPaglia (who’s also serving as producer on the movie).

It isn’t yet known which characters are going to be played by which actors, with the exception of Anthony LaPaglia who’s playing the movie’s protagonist Eddie, the same character he won a Tony award for in 1998. Here’s a plot synopsis:

“[T]he 1950s Brooklyn-set story … centers on Eddie whose world is thrown into turmoil with the arrival of his wife’s cousins from Italy. He becomes obsessed and jealous when his niece Catherine falls for one of the cousins.”

Hmm, kinky. The movie is set to start production this summer in New York and Melbourne. (via The Playlist)

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‘Restless’ Trailer Features Chalk Outlines, Asian Ghosts, Mia Wasikowska http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/restless-trailer-features-chalk-outlines-asian-ghosts-mia-wasikowska/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/restless-trailer-features-chalk-outlines-asian-ghosts-mia-wasikowska/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 21:13:08 +0000 Reza F. Columbia Pictures has dropped the new trailer for Gus Van Sant‘s Restless. It’s about a funeral crashing dropout (Henry Hooper) with an Asian ghost friend who falls for a girl...

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Columbia Pictures has dropped the new trailer for Gus Van Sant‘s Restless. It’s about a funeral crashing dropout (Henry Hooper) with an Asian ghost friend who falls for a girl (Mia Wasikowska). With a hook like that I don’t know how this project isn’t being considered a potential franchise. I also can’t seem to find Matthew McCoughnehey anywhere in the film. I’m pretty sure he has a clause in his contract with the Devil that states he must appear in all ghost love stories.

Restless floats into theaters January 28, 2011.

Check out the trailer after the jump…

(ThePlaylist)

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Restless http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/restless/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/restless/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:49:31 +0000 Reza F. Director: Gus Van Sant Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hooper Synopsis: Complex tale of a teenage boy and girl who share a preoccupation with mortality. Release Date: January 28, 2011

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Director: Gus Van Sant

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hooper

Synopsis: Complex tale of a teenage boy and girl who share a preoccupation with mortality.

Release Date: January 28, 2011

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Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska to Hotten Up ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/emma-stone-mia-wasikowska-to-hotten-up-spider-man-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/emma-stone-mia-wasikowska-to-hotten-up-spider-man-reboot/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Let the web slinging begin! Director Marc Webb has reportedly auditioned Emma Stone for the part of Mary Jane in his upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Stone, who was most recently seen in Easy A, would take over for Kirsten Dunst who played Mary Jane in the first three films. There are also reports that Webb is auditioning Mia Wasikowska for the part of Gwen Stacy, Spidey's first love. If true, it sounds like we might have a good old-fashioned cat-fight on our hands. Of course I'm referring to Puma (a.k.a. Thomas Fireheart), Spider-Man's nemesis with the ability to morph into a powerful humanoid mountain lion werecat! (Vulture)

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Let the web slinging begin!

Director Marc Webb has reportedly auditioned Emma Stone for the part of Mary Jane in his upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Stone, who was most recently seen in Easy A, would take over for Kirsten Dunst who played Mary Jane in the first three films.

There are also reports that Webb is auditioning Mia Wasikowska for the part of Gwen Stacy, Spidey’s first love. If true, it sounds like we might have a good old-fashioned cat-fight on our hands. Of course I’m referring to Puma (a.k.a. Thomas Fireheart), Spider-Man’s nemesis with the ability to morph into a powerful humanoid mountain lion werecat! (Vulture)

 

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