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Focus Features have released first production stills for Jude’s upcoming movie, ‘Black Sea’ via Entertainment Weekly. You can see them in the gallery. Below you will also find the EW article that gives us a bit more insight into the movie and Jude’s character.
Jude Law is a handsome man. He’s got the look of a wealthy, privileged playboy and has been cast as such more than a few times in his career. So when The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald started looking for a blue-collar guy to take on the lead role in his submarine thriller Black Sea, it’s easy to understand why he was hesitant to even consider the golden boy.
“I wanted somebody in their middle age and who was British and who could convincingly be a blue-collar guy,” Macdonald told EW. “If you look around Hollywood, there aren’t very many who look like that and certainly not stars. I went to see him thinking ‘well Jude Law is great, but he’s not really him.’”
But Law isn’t afraid of making an unglamorous transformation, whether he’s sporting rotting teeth for Contagion, yellowed fingernails for Road to Perdition, or an exaggerated receding hairline for Anna Karenina. He quickly convinced Macdonald that he could play the role of an embittered and unemployed former Navy man. Law adopted an Aberdeen accent, put on weight, built up his forearms and shoulders, shaved his head and let the stubble grow out and suddenly, he wasn’t the lithe Dickie Greenleaf anymore. He was a man you could imagine gathering a group of hardened Russian and British seamen for a trip to disputed waters, in search of treasure that might be sitting at the bottom of the Black Sea in a World War II era U-boat.
Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” is set for release in 2014, but Fox Searchlight is ready to start the film’s marketing campaign right now. The studio unveiled the first poster for Anderson’s latest feature on Monday, and the film’s official site trumpets a trailer debut set for Oct. 17. Check out the poster in our gallery!
Earlier today Jude has joined a demonstration in central London against Russia’s detention of 30 Greenpeace activists following a protest at an Arctic oil rig. About 800 people gathered outside the Russian embassy to put pressure on Russia to release the group, which includes six Britons.
The Russian coastguard seized the ship Arctic Sunrise and everyone on board following the 18 September protest at the offshore platform owned by Russia’s state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in the Pechora Sea. The activists are now in custody in the northern city of Murmansk.
Law said he was “exercising my right to peacefully protest” at the demonstration. Jude who is friends with one of the detainees Frank Hewetson, said the arrests were an international disgrace.
“I am just adding my face and body to the mass of support,” Jude said. “The fact that there is a threat of conviction did not put them off. What is ludicrous is that they have been charged with piracy, which has a threat of 15 years in prison. Of course I am worried about Frank because I care about his family and I care about him but I know that he is incredibly durable.
“I think that it is very interesting that the people over there probably knew there would be an arrest involved and the threat of a conviction is probably part and parcel of the act of drawing attention to the drilling in the Arctic, which we all know is an international problem which needs confronting.”
Protesters at the event stood quietly behind banners declaring “Free the Climate Defenders”, “Journalist and Not Pirate” and “Free The Arctic 30″.
Jude spoke to the BBC at the protest, and you can watch the video here.