Photo Gallery: ‘The Tempest’ North American Premiere at New York Film Festival

Elliot Goldenthal, Julie Taymor, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren

This past weekend, the 48th Annual New York Film Festival honored director’s Julie Taymore’s spin on the Shakespeare classic by making The Tempest the Centerpiece of the festival. The first of the two screenings on Saturday night also managed to double as the North American premiere of the film. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the second screening, introduced by Julie Taymor. Noting The Tempest was celebrating its 400th anniversary, Taymor reflected on her experiences with the Shakespearean play dating back to directing a staged version of the play some time ago. Despite the material’s origins and mostly native British cast, she also quipped it was an American film as it had been filmed on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, a place she had once vacationed at and decided then and there ‘it was The Tempest.’ It’s also worth noting that portions of the film were also filmed in New York soundstages in addition to Hawaii.

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Photo Gallery: ‘The Debt’ Premiere at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington)

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Helen Mirren (Rachel Singer), Sam Worthington (Young David), Romi Aboulafia (Sarah), director John Madden and producer Kris Thykier of Miramax’s The Debt were on hand for the premiere of the film yesterday at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival held at Roy Thompson Hall. Walt Disney Studios and Miramax Films have generously provided us with photos from the red carpet event.

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New Hi-Res Still from Julie Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’ Features Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones and Djimon Hounsou

Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou in 'The Tempest' (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon / ©2010 Tempest Production, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)

On the heels of the hi-res poster for The Tempest, which we brought to you yesterday, Miramax Films and Walt Disney Studios has also provided to us this still from the film which features Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones and Djimon Hounsou. The still has been added to our gallery for the film, seen below.

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First Look: Helen Mirren, Russell Brand and Alfred Molina in Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’; New Stills from ‘Secretariat,’ ‘The Debt’

Helen Mirren in 'The Tempest' (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon / ©2010 Tempest Production, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)

Walt Disney Studios and Miramax Films have just sent us some amazing new stills from some of their upcoming holiday releases which we have added to our existing galleries.

First up is The Tempest from famed director and Broadway wizard Julie Taymor. In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller The Tempest, Academy Award®–nominated Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe,” “Frida,” “Titus”) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar® winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural. The Tempest opens in limited release on December 10 and wide release one week later on December 17.

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First Look: ‘The Debt’ Trailer from Miramax (Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington)

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Australia, here is our first look at The Debt, a remake of the Israeli thriller, HaHov.

In The Debt (rated R by the MPAA for some violence and language), Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) is one of three Israeli Mossad agents who were sent on a secret mission to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal in 1960’s East Berlin. Now, decades later, she must go back undercover and risk everything once again. The film was directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love and Proof) and also stars Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington.

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Miramax’s ‘The Debt’ Release Date Moved to December 29, 2010

We have received confirmation from Walt Disney Studios that The Debt‘s release date has been moved from its original slated release date of October 1 to Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

In The Debt (rated R by the MPAA for some violence and language), Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) is one of three Israeli Mossad agents who were sent on a secret mission to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal in 1960’s East Berlin. Now, decades later, she must go back undercover and risk everything once again. The film was directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love and Proof) and also stars Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington.

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Miramax’s ‘The Debt’ Slated for October 1, 2010 Release

We have learned from Walt Disney Studios that Miramax’s remake of the Israeli thriller The Debt has been slated for an October 1, 2010 release.

In The Debt (rated R by the MPAA for some violence and language), Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) is one of three Israeli Mossad agents who were sent on a secret mission to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal in 1960′s East Berlin. Now, decades later, she must go back undercover and risk everything once again. The film was directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love and Proof) and also stars Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington.

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