May 14
2016

The Cannes film market is doing great things for Helen Mirren. After the earlier announcement of “The Leisure Seeker”. According to Deadline, Mirren is finalizing a deal to play Sarah Winchester, the conflicted multimillionaire heiress to the Winchester Arms fortune in “Winchester”. The supernatural thriller will be helmed early next year by Daybreakers helmers Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig, based on the world famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Winchester’s husband and child died suddenly, and she became convinced she had been cursed by the legal legacy of the “gun that won the West.” A medium sent her to San Jose in 1884 to begin a massive 38-year 24/7 construction of a 24,000-square foot, 160-room Gothic mansion. The Spierigs wrote the most recent draft of the script after Tom Vaughan wrote the first draft. The film is set for financing by Diamond Pictures and Bullitt Entertainment, and territories will be sold here in the Cannes market. It was developed by Imagination Design Works, which owns the rights to the house and is squarely involved, meaning the film will be the first to shoot on the premises of the actual home that Time Magazine called one of the “Most Haunted Places in the World.” You can read more about the film’s background over at Deadline.

May 12
2016

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are understood to be playing married 70-somethings in The Leisure Seeker, which is bowing in Cannes’ Marche du Film. The road movie, based on the novel by Michael Zadoorian that was billed as “Easy Rider meets The Notebook,” follows the Boston couple as they defy the warnings of their doctors and grown-up children to jump aboard a vintage Winnebago Leisure Seeker. The two cross the country to the Key West home of their hero Ernest Hemingway. Italian filmmaker Paulo Virzi is directing the film. His latest feature, Like Crazy, is making its first appearance in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight sidebar. Paris-based Bac Films is introducing the movie to buyers in Cannes.

Apr 12
2016

Yesterday, Helen Mirren has attended the London premiere for “Eye in the Sky”. She graced the red carpet with Colin Firth. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.


Apr 11
2016

Over the past two weeks, Helen has been very busy promoting “Eye in the Sky” both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Lots of new videos from promotional interviews and talkshow appearances – including Charlie Rose, Graham Norton, Andrew Marr and today’s This Morning – have been added to the video archive. For a complete list, have a look at the previews below. Screencaptures from all appearances have been added to the photo gallery as well.



Video Archive – Talkshows – This Morning (April 11, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Andrew Marr Show (April 10, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (April 08, 2016)
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Charlie Rose Show (March 31, 2016)
Video Archive – News Segments – Fox 4 News (April 01, 2016)
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Featurette 01
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 04
Video Archive – Career – Eye in the Sky – Interview 03
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (March 15, 2016)

Apr 01
2016

Helen Mirren has been a guest on The Charlie Rose Show to promote the theatrical release of “Eye in the Sky” in the United States. You can stream her appearance below.