DEADLINE – Sin City star Eva Green and The Knick’s Eve Hewson are to star in BBC Two adaptation of The Luminaries.
The pair will star in the six-part drama, produced by Working Title Television alongside New Zealand actor Marton Csokas, who starred in Lord of the Rings.
Green plays Lydia Wells, while Hewson stars as Anna Wetherell and Csokas stars as Francis Carver.
The drama is based on Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize winner The Luminaries. She adapts. The period tale of adventure and mystery is set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. It’s billed as an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women traveled across the world to make their fortunes.
Working Title Television will produce for BBC Two and TVNZ with Catton and WTT’s Andrew Woodhead, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner exec producing. Lucy Richer exec produces for the BBC.
Kicking off in 1865, the story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. But Anna must survive the dangerous world, where shipwreck and murder, blackmail and betrayal, greed, gold and false imprisonment all conspire to keep her apart from Emery. The star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: Do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?
THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR – Irish actress Eve Hewson says she honed a discerning eye for film projects at an early age, by critiquing the songs and set lists of her famous dad Paul Hewson, a.k.a. Bono.
“One of the reasons I think I’m sort of good at picking projects and picking directors and finding the right roles is because I grew up a part of the conversation with my dad’s music and their shows,” Hewson says by phone from New York, casually dropping a reference to her dad’s super group — U2.
“Ever since we were kids he would always ask me and my sister: ‘What do you think? Did you like this song? Do you like that chorus? Did you like that set list?’ We’ve always been encouraged to develop our own opinions and so I’ve been able to, hopefully, bring that into my own career.”
Hewson is on her way to becoming star in her own right.
In addition to her TV breakout in the defunct period saga “The Knick,” she’s notched a variety of film credits, including the Steven Spielberg drama “Bridge of Spies” and the Nicole Holofcener romantic comedy “Enough Said.”
This Friday she stars in the coming-of-age tale “Paper Year,” the feature directorial debut of Canadian writer/director Rebecca Addelman.
Hewson plays 22-year-old Franny, an aspiring TV writer and newlywed, while her new husband is aspiring actor Dan, played by Vancouver’s Avan Jogia. Andie MacDowell co-stars as Franny’s wary mother and Hamish Linklater is a fellow scribe who takes Franny under his wing when she lands her first writing gig.
The Ottawa-born Addelman, who honed her comedic skills in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles, says the story was inspired by her own experience marrying young, although the specific ways the characters act out has been dramatized.
A fresh, modern and charming look at the messy nature of young love. It tells the story of Franny (Eve Hewson) and Dan (Avan Jogia), a young but madly in love couple, who decide to get married despite their parents’ lack of support. As their first and what is supposed to be best year of marriage drags on, new opportunities and multiple temptations put their relationship to the test. Andie MacDowell also stars as Franny’s mother. Opens in theatres in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa June 22.
After the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday evening (March 4), Eve walked the red carpet of the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Berverly Hills. She was wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Head over to our gallery for high quality pictures from the event! Thanks to my friend Emily at timothee-chalamet.com for the help.
Public Appearances > 2018 > Vanity Fair Oscar Party
To celebrate the premiere of Miu Miu Women’s Tales new short film “Hello Apartment”, Eve attended a screening and a dinner alongside co-star Tom Sturridge and director Dakota Fanning.
Public Appearances > 2018 > Miu Miu Women’s Tales #15 “Hello Apartment” Screening
Public Appearances > 2018 > LOVE x Miu Miu Women’s Tales Dinner
Eve is starring in the new Miu Miu Women’s Tales short film titled “Hello Apartment” and directed by Dakota Fanning. I have updated the gallery with everything related to this project including behind the scenes photos, production stills and more. Make sure to watch the film below and if you also want to watch Eve’s interview, you can go here.
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This episode of new Women’s Tales is a tender portrait of a young woman, skipping sensually over days, months and years. It reminds us that we write ourselves into our surroundings. The scars are our stories. Decades later, a much older Ava returns to the same space, the same sun streaming though the large windows, and the memories flood back. “Hello apartment.”