VARIETY – Olga Kurylenko will lead a female-led cast in “The Courier,” a London-set action thriller from Zackary Adler (“The Rise of the Krays”).
Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace”) will play the titular courier, whose daily deliveries are interrupted when she discovers that her latest package is a bomb aimed at the witness of a crime lord’s murder. She then embarks on a race against time to save the target from corrupt CIA agents and Russian mercenaries.
Marc Goldberg (“The Hatton Garden Job”), Andrew Pendergast (“An American Exorcism”), and Elizabeth Williams (“Final Score”) are producing. James Edward Barker (“Mara”) will also produce through Rollercoaster Angel Productions, the new firm he has formed with Adler, who has a pedigree in British crime drama.
The project comes from Signature Films, the production arm of distributor Signature Entertainment. Shooting will take place on location in London and will get underway in the coming months. Blue Box will be handling international sales, starting at AFM.
Barker said “The Courier” will be an “exceptionally dramatic and, more importantly, female-driven, high-octane action thriller.” He added: “With Zack at the helm and Olga Kurylenko as the protagonist, I think we have the complete jigsaw to a commercial new action franchise.”
On Saturday (Sep 15), Olga was in attendance at London Fashion Week where she walked the runway during the Temperley show. I really can’t get over how beautiful she looks here, and of course, it seems like she did a wonderful job recapturing her modeling days. Enjoy the photos.
VANITY FAIR – Asked which of two famous jewellery scenes she would choose to act out, Olga Kurylenko, the Ukrainian-French actress of Quantum of Solace fame, has no doubts. When the options are Kate Winslet’s Rose in Titanic wearing nothing but the famous Heart of the Ocean blue diamond while Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack sketched her, or Julia Roberts’ Vivian yelping as Richard Gere’s Edward jokingly snapped a jewellery box at her hand in Pretty Woman, it would definitely be the latter. “I’m a huge fan of both actresses,” Kurylenko told us. “But I would have preferred to play the Julia Roberts part because it’s more fun and it’s more me. She is just so fresh and full of joy but at the same time a little clumsy. I love that.”
Kurylenko, who we’ll see next as Agent Ophelia in Johnny English Strikes Again (out October 5), and in Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited comedy The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (release date as yet unconfirmed) is anything but clumsy in real life. She’s effortlessly elegant, even when having her earlobes weighed down with enormous rocks, including one pair that required its own support system for fear of tearing straight through her skin. “Red-carpet jewellery is very important to me,” she reveals. “As it either completes the look, if chosen right, or totally spoils it if it doesn’t go with the whole outfit. It also usually adds a lovely sparkle to everything—the right earrings, for example, can really light up the face.”
And if she wasn’t an actress? “I would have loved to have been a doctor. I’m fascinated by medicine.” But acting it is, as she has just finished filming French thriller Springwell (“One of the most fun films to shoot!”) and is now preparing to shoot The Bay of Silence “and after that, a French film which I can’t reveal yet!” Busy busy, but not so much that she couldn’t fit in a full day shooting our cover story for this issue before going straight from a North London studio to Cannes for the film festival—where, needless to say, she lit up the red carpet.
I’ve updated the gallery with some new photos of Olga at the ‘Tresors d’Afrique’ Unvelling of Chaumet High Jewelry in Paris yesterday (July 1). Enjoy!
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With thanks to the wonderful Emily, I’ve updated the gallery with some stunning photos of Olga attending the Cabourg Film Festival last week (June 14-June 16).
I’ve finally been able to bring the gallery up-to-date with Olga’s most recent appearances, from late September until last Sunday’s British Independent Film Awards. Many thanks to my lovely friend Emily of Marvelous Margot for her help with these. Enjoy!
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