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May 29, 2013 - ‘Iron Man 3′ Star Rebecca Hall to Make Broadway Debut With ‘Machinal’
The daughter of British stage directing luminary Peter Hall has appeared in several London plays throughout her career.
After starring as an obsessive scientist in Iron Man 3, Rebecca Hall is set to make her Broadway debut.
The English actress will star in a new Roundabout Theatre Company production of Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal. Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, the drama has not been seen on Broadway since its first run 85 years ago, which featured Clark Gable in his Broadway debut.
Roundabout’s production, to be directed by Lyndsey Turner, will begin previews on Friday, Dec. 20, with the official opening set for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the American Airlines Theatre.
While Hall is known for her film work, including roles in Iron Man 3, Vicky Christina Barcelona and The Prestige, she has also appeared in several plays on the London stage and is the daughter of Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In New York, she was seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by her father, and at the same venue in Sam Mendes’ Bridge Project productions of The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale.
Hall’s upcoming film projects include thriller Closed Circuit and Transcendence, opposite Johnny Depp. She is repped by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates.
May 9, 2012 - ‘Iron Man 3′: ‘The Town’ Star Rebecca Hall Replacing Jessica Chastain
Iron Man 3 has a more noncommittal relationship with its women than Tony Stark circa 2008. (Take that, fictional character!) First, Scarlett Johansson bowed out and then the film lost Jessica Chastain. But now that Rebecca Hall has signed on to take the role previously occupied by Chastain, fans have to wonder: Will this one stick?
The Town’s female lead will be playing a scientist who is responsible for the creation and release of Extremis, a nano-technological virus (introduced in the Iron Man six-issue comic book arc Extremis) that was created to develop a race of “super soldiers,” but — as these things tend to do in the comic book world — went awry. It is likely that Hall’s character will be (or at least be based on) Maya Hansen, an ex-girlfriend of Tony Stark’s who calls on the hero to help constrain the evil that she inadvertently released. Cue some tension in the Stark-Potts household.
As this character looks to play a major part in Iron Man 3, fans were excited to hear that the unyielding Chastain was slotted to take the wheel. Hall’s talents have yet to be tested to the same degree. While her The Town performance was none too shabby, the actress does not really have any other memorable roles to her name. And you’d better believe that immersing yourself into a Tony Stark love triangle warrants some mighty acting skill.
How do you think Hall will fare in the Iron Man universe?
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June 4, 2011 - HBO Greenlights World War I Mini Starring Benedict Cumberbatch And Rebecca Hall
HBO and BBC have given the green light to Parade’s End, a five-part miniseries set during World War I, written by Oscar winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love) and starring British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. The mini will be directed by Susanna White, Emmy nominee for her work on another HBO mini set during a war, Generation Kill. Parade’s End is based on the series of four books by British novelist Ford Madox Ford, which were published between 1924-28. Set against the backdrop of World War I, it tells the story of a complex and destructive love triangle among a conservative English aristocrat (Cumberbatch), his beautiful but cruel socialite wife (Hall), and a vibrant young suffragette. The mini, executive produced by Michele Buck and Damien Timmer, is slated to begin production in the fall. Selwyn Roberts and David Parfit will serve as producers. Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes on the BBC series Sherlock, has several movies in the pipeline: The Whistleblower, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, War Horse and The Hobbit. Hall next stars in another WWI project, horror thriller feature The Awakening. She is currently filming Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite.
January 12, 2011 - New Image of Rebecca Hall in The Awakening, Synopsis Revealed
We’ve had our eye on Nick Murphy’s forthcoming film The Awakening for some time now. Knowing that writer Stephen Volk was working with director Murphy on a ghost story was a possibility too enticing to ignore.
Volk’s work is known to millions, with Ghostwatch my own personal favourite, but his TV series Afterlife and his work on Ken Russell’s Gothic will be familiar to genre fans across the world. Put simply, the man knows how to chill the wits out of you, and now with a terrific poster already glimpsed and the news that Dominic West and Rebecca Hall were set to star my interest was piqued.
Today, via the BBC Films website, we have a picture of Rebecca Hall in the film and our first look at a full synopsis for the project, which reads as follows,
A ghost-debunker comes to a boy’s school to disprove the existence of ghosts, only to find her own beliefs challenged. A classic ghost-story in the tradition of MR James.
THE AWAKENING is set in 1921, in a post-war world of loss where the bereaved seek solace in spiritualism. Haunted by the death of her fiance?, Florence spends her time debunking supernatural claims, using methodical and rational explanations to disprove the notion that the dead can still haunt us. So she feels compelled to accept a request to go to Rookwood, a boarding school in the countryside where a boy has recently been found dead and rumours about a ghostly boy haunting the school are causing panic amongst pupils and parents alike.
Florence sets to work immediately, laying traps, gathering scientific evidence, uncovering secrets and seemingly unravelling the mystery. However, as Florence is about to leave, she has a chilling spectral encounter which defies all of her rational beliefs and sets her on a journey toward a heartbreaking climax…
Totally sold on this, with Volk’s chilling work already taking hold as far back as 1992?s Ghostwatch, it is wonderful to see him return to the big screen and the cast Murphy has pulled together could not be more exciting.
With the BBC’s recent dalliance with ghost stories on the small screen, with John Hurt in Whistle and I’ll Come to You, and Mark Gatiss’s Crooked House trilogy it is good to see that confidence and capability moving to the big screen.
Shipwrecked on the shore of Illyria, Viola believes her twin brother Sebastian to be drowned. She disguises herself as a boy and enters the service of the love-sick Duke, Orsino, who proceeds to send her to woo Olivia on his behalf. This plan creates a chaos of mistaken identities and confused desires. Even the pompous Malvolio, duped by Sir Toby Belch and his ebullient companions, dons his yellow stockings in pursuit of a dream.
To celebrate his eightieth birthday, former Director of the National Theatre Peter Hall returns to direct this fine romantic comedy. His daughter Rebecca Hall makes her NT debut as Viola.
Please note: In order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy this show, there is a limit of 2 tickets per customer.
Online booking for this show opens as follows:
Supporting Cast: Tuesday 28 September
Priority Members: Friday 1 October
Advance Members: Wednesday 6 October
General Public: Tuesday 12 October
Buy tickets here. Thank you to Lorna for the news!
September 19, 2010 - ‘Town’ is talk of box office, opening with $23.8M
The Town” is the talk of the box office, opening with $23.8 million to take the No. 1 spot.
The Warner Bros. drama about bank robbers in an insular section of Boston earned rave reviews. This is the second movie directed by Ben Affleck, who stars star alongside Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm.
It was a crowded field this weekend, with three other movies opening nationwide and several others in limited release. The high-school comedy “Easy A” from Columbia Pictures came in second place with $18.2 million, and the Universal Pictures thriller “Devil” came in third with $12.6 million.