Despite a legal threat from the spy drama’s main subject, the world premiere of Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking at the Toronto International Film Festival will go ahead as planned, the film’s British co-producers said Tuesday.
“In response to reports in The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s partners have confirmed that any queries relating to the legitimacy of the film are unfounded and that due process has been followed throughout the production,” London-based Future Films and HandMade Films International said in a joint statement.
50 Dead Men Walking will receive its International premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival by way of a Gala Screening at the Roy Thompson Hall. Screening times for the film are as follows:
Fifty Dead Men Walking, Press & Industry Screening 1
12:30pm Sunday 7th September @ Varsity 3
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto M4W 1A5
Fifty Dead Men Walking, Public (Gala) Screening 1
9:30pm Wednesday 10th September @ Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto M5J 2H5
Fifty Dead Men Walking, Press & Industry Screening 2
2:30pm Wednesday 10th September @ Varsity 3
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto M4W 1A5
Fifty Dead Men Walking, Public Screening 2
9am Thursday 11th September @ Ryerson
43 Gerrard St E Toronto M5B 2K8
Update: The times have been revised.
The U.K.-Canada IRA drama Fifty Dead Men Walking, directed by Kari Skogland and starring Ben Kingsley and Rose McGowan, will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Candids from May 19 have been added. Rose was spotted in Beverly Hills, California, still nursing her broken toe. Poor Rose! Get well soon!
Also, as reported earlier, we told you Fifty Dead Men Walking was being marketed at Cannes and today we have learned the film has gotten a distribution deal with company Handmade. The agreements states it will have major theatrical distributors throughout the world so hopefully this means the film will not only premiere in the UK later this year but other countries as well. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
– Candids: May 19, 2008
According to reports, Rose will attend at least the following events this month in Europe:
• May 17 – The Life Ball (Vienna)
• May 22– amfAR Cinema Against Aids (Cannes)
50 Dead Men Walking will be marketed at the Cannes Film Festival so it is likely that Rose will attend a dinner or promotional event of some sorts. Just wait and see. We will be bringing you all the coverage!
Update: Rose did not attend the Life Ball, apparently due to her broken toe. Rest well, girl!
I have been really busy at university these past few months so I have a lot of older but very neat stuff piled up that I need to upload to the gallery. I’ll start by adding five pictures of Rose on the set of 50 Dead Men Walking. Check out the stunning scenery – and especially this adorable picture of her goofing around! So cute! Full credit for these goes out to Veronique! Thanks so much.
Keep your eyes peeled at the last uploads to see everything I’m adding and make sure you log in to see some rare and lovely candids!
– 50 Dead Men Walking: On the Set
Here is an article from National Ledger, Rose talks about her role in 50 Dead Men Walking (aka Man on the Run) for the first time as well as commenting a bit more on The Essentials.
Former Charmed regular Rose McGowan says watching the Turner Classic Movies featured on TCM’s The Essentials film showcase she’s co-hosting with Robert Osborne was a welcome respite from shooting the intense big-screen Man on the Run.
“It’s a true story set in the late ’80s about the (Irish Republican Army), and I play a woman who is in the highest level of the IRA, I went through about 40 movies in two days, but it was great because I’d do the movie and then go and watch a Doris Day film at night.” She adds she’s seen many of the classic films, including The Apartment, Paths to Glory, Rebecca and A Face in the Crowd, but “I had to go back and re-watch them with a different eye since I was going to be doing commentary on them.”
McGowan says she was invited to co-host the The Essentials, debuting March 8, after being a “Guest Programmer” for TCM last November.
“When they called me up to do this, I was just thrilled. I didn’t even know I was going to get paid. I was so excited, I would have done it for free.”
Here’s a quick update for tonight as I’m very busy with university at the moment.
First of all, Rose went to the Dior Beauty Dinner yesterday. As usual, she looked nothing short of stunning! Here’s a little article, courtesy of Style.com:
Monaghan and Angie Harmon did a quick change into Dior for dinner at the Chateau Marmont in honor of Dior Beauty. Harmon playfully re-enacted a scene from Pretty Woman with a jewelry box full of Dior makeup. Rose McGowan, meanwhile, was relieved to skip the Oscar weekend craziness with a trip to Austin the next day with fiancÃ© Robert Rodriguez. “You know, sometimes I just tell people I’m a botanist,” the actress admitted.
How cute! 😉
Mycah has added two sets adorable candids from earlier this month. Rose is pictured out and about in Beverly Hills and NYC.
I’ve added four clips of Rose’s role as Lisa in Phantoms. Here you can see Rose co-star opposite one of her favorite actors, Peter O’Toole. The movie is not amazing in itself but I think Rose does a decent job and looks very beautiful!
And last but certainly not least, some project news. Man on the Run has been renamed 50 Dead Men Walking. Its current rumored UK release date is October 2008 – no word on US release yet. The Essentials official website has been updated with new material, including a promo spot, which I’ve capped. The series kicks off March 8, 2008 on TCM. Look forward to a big Essentials related update soon here at Rose-McGowan.com!
Belfast Telegraph has published a new article regarding Rose’s newest movie, Man on the Run. It mainly talks about Sir Ben Kingsley’s involvement in it as well as future shooting locations.
Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley is in Northern Ireland this week to shoot a controversial new movie on the life of IRA informer Martin McGartland – but has so far eluded local photographers.
Man on the Run, directed by Canadian Kari Skogland, is based on McGartland’s book Fifty Dead Men Walking, which tells of his time as a double agent between 1987 and 1991.
Scenes have already been shot in the villages of Ardglass and Killough but it is understood filming will take place today in the Donegall Street/Union Street area of Belfast.
A few days ago fans of Rose McGowan discovered that she is currently filming in Ireland. The movie is called Man on the Run and it is directed by an up and coming Canadian director Kari Skogland. Man on the Run is based on Martin McGartland’s book called Fifty Dead Men Walking and it recounts the author’s amazing true story. The cast is absolutely fabulous, including Sir Ben Kingsley – an acting legend on his own – and promising young talents Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe), Nathalie Press (My Summer of Love) and Kevin Zegers (Transamerica). According to an IMDb user, who was an extra in the project, Rose is “the main star’s girlfriend/wife.”
According to various online reports, the filming began late October and will continue until December 2007. Man on the Run is estimated for a 2008 release.
For more details on Man on the Run, please refer to its film page.
On behalf of her fans, we wish to congratulate Rose for this great role! It is unlike any she has played before and I’m sure it will be nothing short of amazing!