Categories Momentum Photo Updates Projects

New ‘Momentum’ Stills

I have updated the gallery with additional stills and posters from Olga’s upcoming film, Momentum–which is due for a likely limited theatrical release this fall followed by a televised premiere on Starz early next year. Can’t wait to see it! Enjoy the photos.

Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.

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Film Productions > Momentum (2015) > Stills
Film Productions > Momentum (2015) > Posters
Categories November Man Photo Updates Projects

‘The November Man’ Screen Captures

Over the weekend I began working on the missing photos in our movie productions section of the gallery, and you can now find screen captures from the Blu-ray edition of The November Man–complete with bonus material. The film itself is a pretty standard action-thriller, and unfortunately Olga isn’t given much of a chance to shine.

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Film Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Screen Captures
Film Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Features – Bringing Belgrade to the Big Screen
Film Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Features – Brosnan is Back
Film Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Features – The Making of ‘The November Man’
Categories Duelo Projects

Olga Kurylenko Joins Jordi Molla in ‘Duelo’

VARIETY – Olga Kurylenko will star opposite Spanish actor Jordi Molla in the thriller Duelo, which will mark the English-language directing debut of Molla and Giuseppe Ferlito.

Duelo is produced by Picturesque partners Guy Moshe and Matthew G. Zamias alongside Olga Segura.

Molla and Ferlito also wrote the script, which centers on a famous actress whose fiance was viciously attacked and fell into a coma. Years later, she finds herself trapped by her fiance’s attacker.

Segura recently produced The Truth About Emanuel, starring Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario, as well as Cate Blanchett’s upcoming directorial debut The Dinner. Moshe wrote and directed Holly and Bunraku, which Picturesque also produced.

Kurylenko recently appeared opposite Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner and will star along with Morgan Freeman in the upcoming thriller Momentum.

Molla will be seen next in Marvel’s Ant-Man and In the Heart of the Sea. He directed three Spanish language features: God Is on Air, Cinemart and 88.

Categories Articles and Interviews Projects The Water Diviner

Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko on working with Russell Crowe

THE NATIONAL – Olga Kurylenko didn’t have to audition for Russell Crowe’s directional debut, The Water Diviner.

The former Bond girl clearly must have caught the Gladiator star’s eye on screen – they had never met before, but Crowe sent her the script and asked which character she wanted to play.

“I think it was a joke, because there’s not many female characters in the film,” says the actress, who was in the UAE earlier this month for the film’s premiere at Dubai International Film Festival.

And that was how the former catwalk model came to play ­Ayshe, Crowe’s love interest in an epic story of a grief-stricken father’s journey to bury the sons he lost in Gallipoli, while fighting for the Allies against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

However, there were still a few more obstacles to clear.

“He said, ‘Do you speak Turkish?’, and I was like ‘I can learn’,” adds Kurylenko with another laugh. “It was a lot of responsibility for me, and a big challenge. I was thinking mainly about Turkish people, because I knew for everyone else it would sound great.”

Best known for her roles in action movies such as Oblivion and Hitman, as well as the 007 adventure Quantum of Solace, Kurylenko sank her teeth into the more dramatic role of a widow working at an Istanbul hotel that acts as the base for Crowe’s character, Joshua Connor. Naturally, her young, fatherless son is drawn to the grieving father.

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Categories Photo Updates Projects To the Wonder

‘To the Wonder’ Screen Captures

I’ve updated the gallery with Blu-ray quality screen captures of Olga’s mesmerizing performance as Marina in Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder. Though she doesn’t have much to say in terms of character to character dialogue (nobody does) – the strength of Olga’s performance comes from the silence, and how Marina expresses her changing emotions towards husband Neil (Ben Affleck). My other favorite aspect of this film was the cinematography, lots of closeups of Olga and the contrasting landscapes of Paris and Oklahoma.

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Film Productions > To the Wonder (2013) > Blu-ray Screen Captures
Categories Little Mizz Innocent

Olga Joins Action Thriller ‘Little Mizz Innocent’

DEADLINE – Quantum of Solace Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is set to star in her own action pic for director Marc Forby (Princess Kaiulani). She’ll lead the cast of indie thriller Little Mizz Innocent, about a seemingly innocent UN interpreter caught in a power struggle between the FBI and a criminal dynasty. Filming is set for this summer in Toronto, the U.K., and China. It’s the first major feature for Goldove Entertainment, a film and music shingle founded by former banking pros Hudson and Lynda McKoy, who will produce the film alongside son Gino, who wrote the script. Kurylenko’s recent credits include Oblivion, To The Wonder, Vampire Academy, and Russell Crowe’s upcoming directorial debut The Water Diviner. She’s repped by Tavistock Wood and CAA.

Categories The Water Diviner

‘The Water Diviner’ Heading to Weinstein Co.

VARIETY – The Weinstein Co. is in talks to acquire U.S. rights to Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, “The Water Diviner,” following a May 15 promotional presentation at the Cannes Film Festival.

Crowe screened 12 minutes of footage at the event at the Majestic Hotel. WME Global is selling the U.S. rights to the film at Cannes; David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment has been selling international territories.

Producers are Andrew Mason and Troy Lum for Hopscotch Features, and Keith Rodger for Crowe’s own Fear of God Films. RatPac Entertainment made one of its first moves into independent film by coming onboard with production funding; RatPac founders James Packer and Brett Ratner are exec producers.

Crowe portrays an Australian farmer who — four years after Turkey’s Battle of Gallipoli during World War I — travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action. Olga Kurylenko plays the Turkish woman who owns the hotel in which he stays.

Crowe began working on the project in 2011 and made three trips to Turkey to scout locations and meet with Kurylenko to persuade her to take the part.

“The Water Diviner” has a Dec. 26 Australia release date, with other regions scheduled near the same window. The film had a 53-day shoot in Australia, Turkey and Laos.