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ToneDeaf.au: Ben Mendelsohn will be the narrator of the new Gorillaz album

Sydney Morning Herald: How to survive in Hollywood – tips from successful Australians

So, what does it take to survive in Hollywood? During Mendelsohn’s acceptance speech, the actor reflects on the years he spent trying to get the breaks, and thanks the “many Australians over the decades that provided me with bed, board, a car. If you didn’t charge me rent, there’s a good chance you’re in this list” and thanks others “for championing me when it was unfashionable to do so”.

As our latest homegrown star to hit the heights of Hollywood, what’s the reality like? “There’s no magic sprinkle dust that happens,” says Mendelsohn. “It’s a lot of work but it’s, you know, good. It’s pretty good.”

Awards Watch: 2018 Oscar Predictions – SUPPORTING ACTOR (March) | AwardsWatch

Lohud.com: Netflix filming in White Plains, Nyack and Tarrytown

CapeCod.com: Former Hyannisport Resident to Appear in New Feature Film

If.com.au: Tim Minchin’s Outback animation ‘Larrikins’ cancelled at Dreamworks

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Rogue One’: Darth Vader Body Count Was Even Higher in Early Script

Gary Whitta, who worked on the original story with director Gareth Edwards, told Entertainment Weekly that Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) was originally intended to have somehow survived the Death Star’s shot at the Imperial base on Scarif — something he admits was “a bit of a reach” — only to have to face the music as a result.

“He survived the blast and they pulled him up and brought him to the Star Destroyer to report to Vader. … He’s all beat up, his cape’s all torn up and stuff, and he thinks he has survived,” Whitta explained.

Turns out, nothing could be further from the truth, as he discovers that he suddenly can’t breathe anymore. “Vader kills him for his failure,” the writer said.

Awards Circuit:  2017 Awards Profile: Joe Wright’s ‘Darkest Hour’ From Focus Features

Realscreen: Tribeca TV lineup features “I Am Heath Ledger,” “Vietnam War”

Told through excerpts of his greatest performances, interviews with friends and family (including Ben Mendelsohn, Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, and Ben Harper), and the lens of his own camera, I Am Heath Ledger is an intimate celebration of the actor, artist, and icon. An artist of exceptional depth and courage, Ledger was equally talented behind the camera. This stirring documentary paints a rich portrait of one of the great artists of his generation.

Sydney Morning Herald: As Loving opens, Joel Edgerton slams Married At First Sight as ‘insulting’

Edgerton is speaking from Hungary on an upbeat day. […] His friend Ben Mendelsohn is due in town soon to continue playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in a new Robin Hood.

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Ben narrating new Gorillaz album; ‘Rogue One’ Blu-ray special features

The band Gorillaz revealed today that Ben narrates the interludes on their upcoming album, Humanz. Ben is featured on the cover art as well. They also posted several behind-the-scenes snaps of Ben recording. Watch below:

(h/t memendelsohn.tumblr.com)

Humanz is set to be released April 28th, 2017.

The Rogue One blu-ray is being released April 4th. I have added screencaps of Ben in the blu-ray special features to the gallery:


 

 

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New ‘Una’ stills; ‘Robin Hood: Origins’ begins filming

New HQ stills of Una have been added to the gallery. No information about a US release date is available, other than a possible late summer/early fall release.

Ben spent some time in New York City filming Nicole Holofcener’s Netflix film The Land of Steady Habits and had fun on set with fellow actors Thomas Mann and Josh Pais:

Robin Hood: Origins began filming in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the 20th and will be filming until March 6th, according to The Dubrovnik Times. Ben will play the Sheriff of Nottingham, antagonist to the eponymous hero Robin Hood. We will update the site with any new set photos or information. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates!

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