Jessica Lange has replaced Glenn Close in the upcoming movie adaptation of Emile Zola's play Therese Raquin. Lange will play mum to Elizabeth Olsen's title character. Harry Potter star Tom Felton is also part of the cast.
The trio have signed up to give voice to Audible.com's A-List Collection - a selection of literary classics narrated by Hollywood stars.
The first four books, which will be available online from Thursday (08Mar12), will be A Rage in Harlem (read by Samuel L. Jackson), The Wizard of Oz (Hathaway), Therese Raquin (Winslet) and The Member of the Wedding (Sarandon).
The celebrities reportedly chose their own projects.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Hilary Swank and Jennifer Connelly will read the next batch of audio books.
Harry Potter villain Tom Felton and Elizabeth Olsen are in talks to play husband and wife in a new movie adaptation of Emile Zola's classic novel Therese Raquin. Oscar nominee Glenn Close has already signed on to play the mother of Olsen's titular character.
Two actresses. One with a great history of acclaimed film work. The other, just beginning her cinematic prosperity. Both headlining upcoming movies centered on characters undergoing top quality identity crises—one charming, one chilling. Now they're about to unite for a project that is sure to show off the best each has to offer.
Glenn Close and Elizabeth Olson will be starring together in Therese Raquin, a heartbreaking period drama about a tyrannical aunt's control over her young niece. The story takes place in 1860s Paris, which is, mathematically, the most cinematic decade location combination.
Close will play Madame Raquin and Olson her niece Therese. Raquin forces Therese to marry her own first cousin, who is, on top of being her blood relative, a twisted and selfish young man. Therese's life of misery is brightened only by her love for Laurent, a friend of her cusband. However, the extramarital affair that does inevitably transpire forces Therese further down into a black pit of despair. It sounds hilarious.
Close has been attached to Therese Raquin for quite some time, and newcomer-to-the-screen Olson might be just what the production was seeking. The pairing of these two powerful actresses could add up to a momumental piece of film.
Therese Raquin is written and directed by Charlie Stratton. This will be his directorial debut.
Fresh from her break-up with husband Jim Threapleton, Kate Winslet is already receiving support from the Hollywood community.
British newspapers reported Friday that actress Julia Roberts has been comforting the Titanic star in the wake of her separation from her husband of three years. According to Reuters, Winslet told reporters outside her London home that Roberts had sent her an extravagant bouquet of flowers.
"The flowers are from Julia. I don't want there to be any speculation about who they are from. I have thanked Julia for the flowers and the card," papers quoted the actress as saying.
Roberts recently broke up with her boyfriend of four years, actor Benjamin Bratt. At the time, U.S. newspapers speculated that Bratt ended his relationship with Roberts because he could not deal with her star status and her reluctance to commit to marriage.
Norman Threapleton reportedly told the Mirror that his grandson Jim's marriage to Winslet crumbled because of their diverging careers.
"He wants to be recognized in his own right--write scripts and get away from things--and not just be Kate's husband," the Mirror quoted him as saying.
Despite the breakup, Winslet and Threapleton have said that their company Ultra Films will continue to operate under its deal with Intermedia.
Winslet is starring in two upcoming Intermedia movies, Enigma and Iris, and will star and executive produce Therese Raquin.
Winslet and Threapleton met on the set of the picture Hideous Kinky in 1998. Threapleton was the film's assistant director. The two have an 11-month-old daughter, Mia.
A three-part series based on the 1867 novel by Emile Zola. The story, set in Paris, depicts events in the life of Therese Raquin, a sensuous woman trapped in a loveless marriage and consigned to unrelenting tedium. The program, a psychological study of Therese's adulterous affairs and their consequences, is a shocking view of nineteenth-century life, replete with bed scenes and nudity.