The Time Magazine has talked about Reese building an Ultimate Book Club. Check the interview bellow:
With Ashley’s War and Luckiest Girl Alive, the actress’s production company continues to put forth powerful female characters
Q: What does a female first lieutenant serving in Afghanistan have in common with a troubled and manipulative women’s magazine editor?
A: Both are the main characters of new books optioned by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Pacific Standard. Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soliders on the Battlefield, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, out this week, and Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll, to be published next month, are the latest in Witherspoon’s cadre of tough cookies that make great fodder for Hollywood actresses whose cookie jars are often stocked with stereotypes.
“[Reese and I] created our company to develop and produce film and television with complex and interesting female characters,” Witherspoon’s production partner, Bruna Papandrea, said through a spokesperson. Some of the protagonists are everywomen, more representative of someone you could know in real life. (See: Reese’s turn as a grieving hiker in Wild, which Pacific Standard produced.) Others are characters whose weaknesses or even malevolence are outsize but just as interesting. (See: The scary but slightly sympathetic Amy in Gone Girl, also produced by Pacific Standard.) Either way, they avoid simplistic portrayals of feminine tropes: the virgin, the whore, the nag, the nurturer. For wherever their plots fork on the path, Cheryl and Amy both contain multitudes, just like real women.
Wild and Gone Girl made for a remarkable first two movies out the gate for Pacific Standard, racking up a collective three Oscar nominations and five Golden Globe nods. They both happened to stem from bestselling books. As a book lover who posts her latest reads on Instagram the way other celebrities photograph new accessories, Witherspoon is a starry bridge between Hollywood and the literary world — she even announced today that she’ll narrate the audiobook for the summer’s most anticipated novel, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
Not much is known about Harper Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman, the project that will mark Lee’s return to fiction after 55 years. But according to The Guardian, the book already has one reader: Reese Witherspoon, who will record the audio version of Lee’s follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird.
Witherspoon told USA Today that, “as a Southerner, it is an honor and a privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired by childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch.” The Oscar-winning star added that she is “eager for readers to be transported to a pivotal time in American history in the manner that only Lee’s gorgeous prose can deliver.”
Go Set A Watchman, the sequel to Lee’s popular debut novel To Kill A Mockingbird, will reportedly focus on an adult Scout returning to her childhood town and the issues she encounters in a more modern society. Witherspoon – who produced and starred in Wild and also helped produced David Fincher’s Gone Girl – is no stranger to literary adaptations, but this is the first time she’ll lend her voice to an audiobook.
The unabridged version of the audiobook will be released alongside the Go Set a Watchman debut on July 14 by HarperAudio’s imprint, Caedmon Audio.
As we reported before, when Reese was in Miami, she was guest in several TV shows to promote Hot Pursuit with Sofia Vergara. In the first post on the same day, I updated with the videos from those interviews and I’ve said I’d post the pictures later. Well, here they are!
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Finally the movie screen captures in Blu Ray quality from Wild had been added in our gallery. If you haven’t watched this movie, now that it is available on DVD and Blu Ray, is a great opportunity.
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Our gallery has been updated with new promotional stills from Hot Pursuit. Most of them are in hight quality so make sure to check out!
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Reese Witherspoon will host the Saturday Night Live’s 40th Season, on May 9th. Witherspoon will be joined by Florence + the Machine as musical guest. SNL’s official Twitter account has published the information.
Who is already dying of anxiety? Reese had been a guest of SNL years and years ago and now is the perfect time to come back and have some fun, right?