The gallery has been updated with over 600 high definition screencaps of Ben in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. Caps of the special features to come once the blu-ray is released!
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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The G’Day USA Gala was in full swing last night, bringing together notable Australians such as Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, director Baz Luhrmann, Luke Hemsworth, Rachel Griffiths, and Dominic Purcell.
“Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards presented Ben with an “Excellence in Film and Television” award. Gareth jokingly stated that Ben had “really made it because Target sold socks with his face on them” and proceeded to pull up his pants leg to show off his Director Krennic socks.
Some highlights from Ben’s speech:
“I think this means I have kind of made it,” he said.
“I don’t know what I did to get here but I’m going to keep on doing it and I thank my lucky stars more than most people…I know I am very very lucky to be here.” – news.com.au
Accepting the award, Mendelsohn regaled the audience with a speech full of jokes, seemingly random references and gentle self-deprecation.
He noted wryly he was “big in Australia from about 1988 to 1989”.
“I was the shit,” he joked.
Mendelsohn thanked Damon Herriman, David Michod and Kate Beahan for backing him when it was, he said, “unfashionable” to do so.
He also thanked Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg, Dominic Purcell and the late Heath Ledger for giving him a bed over the years, and acknowledged Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts for inspiring him. – Sydney Morning Herald
Ben also gave several interviews on the red carpet. He was asked about his current projects and named “Darkest Hour”, “The Land of Steady Habits”, “Hood”, and a to-be-announced project that he can’t talk about yet.
75 photos from the Gala have been added to the gallery:
According to Deadline, Netflix is financing director Nicole Holofcener’s latest project, ‘The Land of Steady Habits’, a film adaptation of the novel by Ted Thompson. Holofcener is directing her own adapted screenplay. Ben is set to play the lead role, a character named Anders Hill.
Synopsis of ‘Steady Habits’, from the author’s website:
Coming of age can happen at the strangest times. For Anders Hill, long ensconced in “the land of steady habits”—the affluent hamlets of Connecticut that dot the commuter rail line—it’s finally time to reap the rewards of a sensible life. Into his sixties and newly retired, his grown sons’ college tuitions paid in full, Anders finds the contentment he’s been promised is still just out of reach. So he decides he’s had enough of steady habits: he leaves his wife, buys a condo, and waits for freedom to transform him.
But as the cheery charade of Christmas approaches, Anders starts to wonder if maybe parachuting from his life was not the most prudent choice. Stripped of the comforts of his previous identity, he turns up at a holiday party full of his ex-wife’s friends, and sets in motion a series of events by turns comic and catastrophic. Before the year has turned, he has to face the startling possibility that the very world he rejected may in fact be the only one he needs.