I have added new pics of Jen at her launch campaign party for being the new face of Max Mara in July.
EDIT: I am starting to catch the site up now that I am settled in Toronto
Apparently, Jen is in talks to star in Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women And Children’.
Jason Reitman, who’ll launch his film Labor Day in Toronto and preside over a reading of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights script there, is fast mobilizing his next film. I’m told that Indian Paintbrush is looking to finance an adaptation of the Chad Kultgen novel Men, Women and Children, with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt circling the lead roles. There is talk that Cameron Diaz might take part as well in a film that is eyeing a November start.
The book focuses on a family with junior high school students and deals with the navigation of sexual awakenings in a digital age where the Internet has made pornography, blogs and social networking just a few clicks away.
If the pieces come together the way I’ve described them, this would amount to a reteam of the parties that made Labor Day, as Right Of Way is producing with Mr. Mudd. Spokespersons say nothing is done, and Indian Paintbrush is not committed. Stay tuned.
Jen will be attending Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of Dallas Buyers Club. The schedule was recently released. Single tickets go on sale September 1.
Saturday September 7
Princess of Wales
Sunday September 8
Visa Screening Room (Elgin)
I live in Toronto now and I will be trying to attend this!
Check out the official trailer of Jennifer’s upcoming movie, Dallas Buyers Club.
SIDE NOTE: I am back from my trips but unfortunately, do not have wifi at my place again. I am moving on Saturday and hope to get wifi then! In the meantime, important news will be the ones posted first!
While October is likewise jam-packed with potential awards players, Dallas Buyers Club, also starring Jennifer Garner, is hoping to create breathing room by opening Nov. 1. Its main competition among specialty fare is biopic Diana, starring Naomi Watts (that film received its release date earlier Monday). The drama has two weeks before Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street debuts.
Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged California lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that they say would help them better protect their children from the paparazzi that follow them daily.
The stars testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee regarding SB606, which would impose tougher penalties on photographers who harass celebrities and their children.
It was Berry’s second state Capitol appearance on the measure. The Academy Award-winning actress, who is pregnant, told lawmakers the constant presence of photographers yelling and snapping pictures has made her daughter scared to go to school.
“As mothers, as parents, we don’t have the wherewithal or the law in place right now to protect them from this,” Berry said. “What this bill would do is give us our rights back so that we can protect our children.”
The bill from Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, would change the definition of harassment to include photographing or recording a child without the permission of a legal guardian by following the child or guardian’s activities or by lying in wait. It also increases the penalties for people convicted of such behavior.
The bill passed the panel without opposition and now heads to the Appropriations Committee.
Garner, who starred in the ABC series “Alias,” nearly cried describing how paparazzi aggressively follow her and her three young children as she takes them to school and to the pediatrician.
She told the committee that she understood she would make certain sacrifices when she chose a career in acting but that her children have not made the same decision to be in the public spotlight.
“I don’t want a gang of shouting, arguing, law-breaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are, all day, every day, to continue to traumatize my kids,” Garner said.
Media organizations are concerned the bill will restrict journalists who are conducting legitimate newsgathering activities.
Joe Berry of the California Broadcasters Association said harassment is already illegal. The legislation “is overly broad and overly reaches in order to rein in these bad actors,” he testified.
De Leon told the committee he believes pending amendments will satisfy some concerns about the bill.