Variety is reporting that Rosamund is in negotiations to star in “Hostiles” along with Christian Bale.
Rosamund Pike is in negotiations to co-star with Christian Bale in Scott Cooper’s Western “Hostiles,” sources confirmed to Variety.
Cooper will write and direct, with Bale attached to star. Cooper will also produce with “Black Mass” producer John Lesher along with Ken Kao, who is also financing the pic through Waypoint Entertainment.
Set in 1892, “Hostiles” tells the story of a legendary Army captain (Bale) who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way.
Production is set to begin in July.
Sources say Cooper was drawn to Pike after seeing her in Massive Attack’s music video “Voodoo in My Blood,” which recently caused an Internet stir.
Pike recently wrapped production on the World War II thriller “HHhH” as well as “A United Kingdom” with David Oyelowo. She is repped by CAA, United Agents and Magnolia Entertainment.
Rosamund attended the Christian Dior fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on Friday. The first couple of photos have been added to our gallery!
Rosamund stars in the new video clip for Massive Attack and Young Fathers new single “Voodoo In My Blood”. Be sure to check it out below. Screen captures have been added to our gallery.
Rosamund attended the Marc Jacobs Beauty London Dinner on the 20th. Photos have been added to our gallery thanks to my friend Claudia, who is the webmaster of The McDonnell Rule.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Rosamund’s upcoming film “A United Kingdom” has sold its rights to multiple territories.
Pathe International has reported a strong Berlin film market after selling a raft of titles, including the David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike starrer A United Kingdom, to multiple territories.
A United Kingdom, directed by British director Amma Asante (Belle), has gone to Telepool for Germany, Videa for Italy, Paradiso for Benelux, Transmission for Australia/New Zealand, and Mis Label for Scandinavia. The film tells the epic love story of Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), a member of the royal family in Bechuanaland, a former English colony in Africa that would become Botswana, who shocked the world when he married white British bank clerk Ruth Williams (Pike) in 1948.
Pathe also sold the film to Cinemundo for Portugal, Feelgood for Greece, Bir Film for Turkey and Gulf Film for the Middle East. Pathe will distribute A United Kingdom in the UK, France and Switzerland.
Rosamund attended the Charles Finch & Chanel Pre-BAFTAs Dinner last night. We’ve added some photos of her during the event to our gallery.
February 13: Charles Finch & Chanel Pre-BAFTAs Dinner
TheWrap is reporting that Idris Elba has replaced Charlie Hunnam in “The Mountain Between Us”. The article also mentions that they are looking for a new female lead, meaning Rosamund dropped out of the project.
After tapping Michael B. Jordan to play the Human Torch in “Fantastic Four,” 20th Century Fox is embracing colorblind casting once again, as Idris Elba is in negotiations to star in adaptation of Charles Martin’s best-selling novel “The Mountains Between Us” for the studio’s Fox 2000 division, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
The story follows a male doctor and a female writer who’s engaged to be married who both survive a plane crash in the mountains. The doctor suffers broken ribs while she sustains a leg fracture, and he must use his climbing skills to get her down the mountain to safety.
Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike were previously attached to star, but since race isn’t essential to either character, Fox execs thought Elba best suited for the romantic role.
Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”) is directing from a script by Chris Weitz, who rewrote earlier drafts by J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment are producing the movie. Fox 2000 executive Marisa Paive will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
The filmmakers continue to search for the film’s female lead, who is expected to be white, though actresses of all races are currently being considered.