Gallery Updates   Mudbound   Photoshoots & Portraits   Public Appearances
written by Elise   |   November 5, 2017

Carey, alongside with director Dee Rees and co-stars Mary J Blige and Garrett Hedlund, attended this Saturday (November 4) Deadline’s The Contenders 2017 Panel to talk Netflix’s “Mudbound“. They all also attended the Dessert Reception Sponsored by Netflix held afterwards. Photos from both events have been added to our gallery, as well as a portrait session taken during the day.


An Uncivil War   New Role
written by Elise   |   November 5, 2017

Variety — Carey Mulligan has been cast to play Gloria Steinem in FilmNation’s “An Uncivil War,” directed by Dee Rees.

Production will begin in March 2018. This marks the second Steinem-focused project in the works as of late, with Julianne Moore recently attaching herself to “My Life on the Road.” Julie Taymor is directing that pic, but sources say that script is still being written, while “An Uncivil War” is a greenlit film.

FilmNation Entertainment said Tuesday that casting on the film is underway with the goal of shooting in the first quarter of 2018.

The movie will focus on efforts by feminist activist and journalist Steinem, lawyer and activist Florynce Kennedy, and others to ratify the ERA, while conservative organizer Phyllis Schlafly advocates against it. The ERA was written to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex, and although it passed both houses of Congress in 1972 and was submitted to the state legislatures for ratification, it fell short of enactment after receiving 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications.

Rees has adapted David Kukoff’s script. FilmNation Entertainment is fully financing “An Uncivil War” and is producing the film alongside Peter Heller. FilmNation VP of development Ashley Fox will oversee on behalf of the company.

The project reteams Mulligan with Rees, who recently worked together on the critically acclaimed film “Mudbound,” which is scheduled for release on Nov. 17.

Mulligan is represented by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates. Along with “Mudbound,” she will next be seen in “Wildlife” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Paul Dano. She also stars in David Hare’s limited series “Collateral,” which will air on BBC next year.

Gallery Updates   Mudbound   Photoshoots & Portraits
written by Elise   |   November 3, 2017

New York Times — The drama “Mudbound” debuted to a standing ovation and rave reviews earlier this year at Sundance, kicking off inevitable awards speculation, especially for its director, Dee Rees. If Ms. Rees were to land an Academy Award nomination for best director, she would be only the fifth woman, and the first black woman, to do so.

Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan, “Mudbound” (due in theaters Nov. 17) tells the story of two families, one black, the other white, eking out hardscrabble lives under the scourge of fierce racism in rural Mississippi during and after World War II. Ms. Rees, whose credits include “Pariah” from 2011 and the 2015 HBO film “Bessie,” said she was drawn to “Mudbound” in part because of its lasting relevance. She also believes the question of whether progress has been made in Hollywood reveals that much still needs to change. “If you have to ask the question, you kind of know the answer,” she said.

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Every one of you had brutal scenes. How did you recoup from that, or is that part of your job?
Garrett Hedlund — Every bit of it was quite emotional, and we had an amazing team that made it seem easy. Because it was an insanely short shoot, everybody came to play.
Carey Mulligan — I do quite a lot of films that are emotional. So a long time ago I stopped taking it home. I did a play in New York about seven years ago where I played a paranoid schizophrenic. It was very bleak. And after that I realized I couldn’t take it home at the end of the day. I had to sort of wear a hat and take the hat off.

Even though “Mudbound” is a period film, it feels deeply relevant today. With the events in Charlottesville and neo-Nazis on the rise, do you think that people are more aware of something that black people in this country knew never went away?
Dee Rees — It’s like we just pulled the tablecloth off. This table’s always been here; we just now pulled off the cloth and said, “Oh, wait.” So I think it’s forcing a recognition for seeing an interrogation of histories. If I can go three grandmothers back and find a slave, that means someone else can go three grandmothers back and find a slave owner. When you interrogate your histories, it forces you to rethink who you are and where you are.

Was it surprising that things maybe haven’t changed all that much?
Carey Mulligan — I was surprised to the extent of it, that part of society still holds archaic, unforgivable beliefs about things. I’ve been shocked in the last year by the extent of it. I think I was a little bit naïve. Where people felt before they had to keep a secret, now they’re given a platform to speak these things out loud, which is crazy.

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 22 [+1]
Gallery Updates   Public Appearances
written by Elise   |   November 3, 2017

Yesterday evening (November 2) was held the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2017 at Claridge’s Hotel in London, England. Carey was honored with the Philanthropy Award, and looked beautiful wearing an Erdem dress. Sam Smith, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Winslet also attended the event and were seen chatting with Carey. Images can now be found in our gallery.