Categories Site Updates

Relaunch of Olga Kurylenko Source

Hello everyone and welcome back! As most regular visitors of the site will know, things fell into a bit of a mess of late. The site went without updates for a year and I had mainly lost motivation to keep things going, and went back and forth several times about whether or not to keep the site online. I decided against closing it, and figured I should try to breathe some new life into it instead.

A large chunk of the site has been rebuilt, including our photo and press archives – which will hopefully allow for an improved browsing experience and also keeps things more organized on my end. Our career pages are also finally off the ground, and although I still have more to add in the way of site content, I am glad to finally be able to provide something I initially promised back when the site opened.

There’s still a whole lot for me to do, and you’ll see many new updates in the coming weeks – including screen captures from many of Olga’s more recent projects as well as a couple of unseen photoshoots. If you find any errors while browsing the new version, please do let me know so I can rectify them. I’d also like to thank Carol at Sin21 for her beautiful header design, and to Monica of MonicaNDesign for her coding expertize and support. And, a big thank you to our visitors for sticking with us.

Categories Gun Shy Projects

Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko’s Actioner ‘Gun Shy’ Lands at Saban Films

VARIETY – Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West’s action movie “Gun Shy,” starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

West directed the film — formerly titled “Salty” — from a script by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith, adapted from Mark Haskell Smith’s novel “Salty.” West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner, alongside Harry Stourton.

“Gun Shy” follows an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his superstar lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, he finds himself having to navigate the back alleys of Santiago and South American jungles in order to save his wife from the renegades.

When the film was announced in 2014, the story was set in Thailand with the wife being kidnapped by pirates while elephant trekking.

“‘Gun Shy’ is a supremely entertaining film,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Our audiences will delight in Antonio Banderas’ raucous performance and director Simon West’s unique and wild vision.”

West’s directing credits include “The Expendables 2,” “Con Air,” “The General’s Daughter,” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” “Gun Shy” hits theaters on Sept. 8.

Ness Saban and Bromiley negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films, with London-based Carnaby International handling worldwide rights.

Categories Photo Updates Photoshoots

Cannes Film Festival Portrait Sessions

I have updated the gallery with some stunning portrait sessions of Olga taken during the 70th Cannes Film Festival – which took place last month in France. All credit to the original uploaders, and of course to the wonderful photographers who captured these shots.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots from 2017 > Session 001 – Cannes Film Festival
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots from 2017 > Session 002 – Cannes Film Festival
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots from 2017 > Session 003 – Cannes Film Festival
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots from 2017 > Session 004 – Cannes Film Festival
Categories Jane Millen Projects

Olga Kurylenko to Star in Crime Thriller ‘Jane Millen’

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Olga Kurylenko will star at the titular character in the crime thriller Jane Millen, written and directed by Cynthia Mort (Nina, The Brave One).

The story centers on Jane (Kurylenko), a seasoned cop battling her own demons. She is put on a suspicious murder case of an affluent couple who got mixed up with the wrong man, and as her investigation takes her down a rabbit hole, affairs, jealousies and dark secrets emerge that threaten to involve her own private life.

13 Films president Tannaz Anisi is producing the pic alongside Karen Kehela Sherwood (A Beautiful Mind, Blue Crush, Inside Man) and former Endgame executive Greg Schenz. Jai Khanna of Brillstein Entertainment Partners is serving as executive producer.

The film, slated to begin production in April, will be introduced to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market by 13 Films, which is structuring the financing and packaging of the project as well as handling worldwide sales.

“Olga’s experience in portraying strong, complicated characters, as well as the depth of her talent, not only inspires tremendous confidence, but also great excitement about what she will bring to this role,” Mort said Tuesday in a statement.

Mort wrote the crime thriller The Brave One for Warner Bros., which earned star Jodie Foster a Golden Globe nomination. Mort most recently wrote and directed the Nina Simone biopic Nina, starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo.

Kurylenko was most recently seen in Giuseppe Tornatore’s La Corrispondenza with Jeremy Irons and A Perfect Day co-starring Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins, which debuted at Cannes in 2015. Her credits include The November Man co-starring Pierce Brosnan, Oblivion with Tom Cruise, Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder and Quantum of Solace opposite Daniel Craig. Kurylenko is repped by WME and Tavistock Wood Management in the U.K.

Categories Appearances Photo Updates

Christian Dior S/S 2017 Cruise Collection Show

I’ve updated the gallery with some photos from earlier this week of Olga looking lovely at the Christian Dior S/S 2017 Cruise Collection Show–which was held at Blenheim Palace in London. The event attracted other famous faces including Elizabeth Olsen, Juno Temple and Kate Beckinsale.

Gallery Links:
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017 Cruise Collection Show
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017 Cruise Collection After Party
Categories The Death of Stalin

‘Death of Stalin’ Enlists Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Armando Iannucci’s first post-Veep feature film project, The Death of Stalin, has lined up an all-star cast.

Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Dalton, Toby Kebbel, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough are in advanced negotiations to star, producers Gaumont confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Quad Films is developing the project, which is adapted from the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin set during the chaotic days of political infighting that followed the 1953 death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

Buscemi will play Nikita Khrushchev, while Tambor will star as Georgy Malenkov and Dalton as Georgy Zhukov.

Categories Appearances Photo Updates

EE British Academy Film Awards

I’ve added photos of Olga attending today’s EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London. She looks absolutely beautiful–which should come as no surprise, but it’s always great to see her at high profile events like this. Be sure to check out the photos in the gallery, and I’ll do my best to track down further additions.

Gallery Links:
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > EE British Academy Film Awards – After Party
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > EE British Academy Film Awards – Backstage
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > EE British Academy Film Awards – Red Carpet
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > EE British Academy Film Awards – Show
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2016 > EE British Academy Film Awards – Winners Room
Categories Photo Updates Photoshoots

Olga featured in Glamour Italia

In case you haven’t seen them already, Olga is featured in a new editorial for the latest issue of Glamour Italia. I adore this shoot, it’s one of her best recent sessions for me. I’ll do my best to provide further coverage from the magazine as it becomes available.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots and Portraits > Sessions > Photoshoots from 2016 > Session 003 – Glamour Italia