Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, and Jason Mitchell are looking south. The four actors are in negotiations to star in “Mudbound”, a big-screen adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel about hardship and injustice in the Mississippi Delta in the aftermath of World War II.
Dee Rees (“Pariah”, “Bessie”) is directing the independent drama and rewriting the screenplay, from a draft by Virgil Williams. The story centers on a Memphis schoolteacher who reluctantly moves with her husband and children to a cotton farm in a small-minded town, as well as two soldiers returning home from war — one white, one black.
Cassian Elwes, Charles King, Kim Roth, Sally Jo Effenson, Chris Lemole, Tim Zajaros, and Carl Effenson are producing “Mudbound”, which does not yet have a distributor.
Mulligan was recently seen in “Suffragette” and “Far From the Madding Crowd”, Clarke in “Terminator Genisys” and “Everest”, Hedlund in “Pan” and “Mojave”, and Mitchell in “Straight Outta Compton”.
The gallery has just been updated with over 1,400 Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Carey Mulligan as Maud Watts from her 2015 film “Suffragette”. “Suffragette”, a 2015 British historical period drama directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan, stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep. Set in 1912, it focuses on the life of Maud and her co-workers as they begin the early feminist movement in Britain to gain the vote for women.
Anthony Hopkins immortalized him in the Oscar-winning film “Silence of the Lambs,” but in this latest episode of “Casting Call,” Hannibal Lecter gets a female makeover. Watch, as Kristen Wiig, Jane Fonda, Carey Mulligan, Mya Taylor, and Greta Gerwig audition for the role of the cannibalistic doctor.
Carey Mulligan, Cate Blanchett, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Wiig, Samuel L. Jackson, and more, give us their best impressions of “not giving a damn” when they re-create the iconic scene between Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh from “Gone with the Wind.”
Back in December, Variety posted a new series of their ‘Actors on Actors’ videos on YouTube, with one interview including the lovely Carey Mulligan and Elizabeth Banks. Watch it in full below:
Elizabeth Banks and Carey Mulligan are earning buzz for their portraits of strong women: Banks won some of the best notices of her career playing Melinda Ledbetter, the wife of Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson in “Love & Mercy”; and Mulligan portrays a working-class wife and mother who joins the fight for British women’s right to vote in “Suffragette.”