Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie teamed up again in Paris yesterday. But before you get your hopes up for a new film, they’re not working on the next Sherlock Holmes flick; they were actually filming a commercial for French fashion brand Christian Dior.
Jude was spotted driving a vintage Mercedes around the city of lights and hanging out under the Eiffel Tower for the ad. Guy and Jude were also spotted chatting it up in between scenes.
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But, don’t expect to see Jude taking in the sights of Paris this week. He took the train from his hometown of London for the shoot yesterday and was rumored to be hopping right back on the Eurostar as soon as they wrapped. Not only did Jude avoid airport security by taking the train, he also saved some money. A Eurostar ticket from London to Paris only costs £69 ($102). And, probably thanks to the smoothness of his travel, he was in such a good mood when he arrived at the Gare du Nord station in central Paris that he even stopped to sign autographs for several waiting fans.
Law has appeared in several Dior campaigns already, including TV spots for Dior Homme Sport and Dior Homme Intense. It looks like the Paris shoot is for a new Dior fragrance too, and travel-themed fashion always tickles our fancy.
I’m pretty excited for Jude to host SNL again! Who else is excited?
Universal Pictures has given another preview to “Repo Men” by releasing a director’s cut trailer. Beside containing similar scenes featured in the first trailer, the new red-band video also includes some footage which highlight how Jude Law tries to escape from his former partner as he is now in debt for his artificial heart.
Remy is a repo man hired by a company called The Union to hunt people who are not able to pay the bill for their mechanical organs. After suffering a cardiac failure on the job, Remy receives a heart transplant. He later must struggle to make payments and go on the run from his former partner.
Jude Law leads with Forest Whitaker playing Remy’s former partner Jake Freivald. Also among the cast ensemble are Alice Braga and Liev Schreiber. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik and written by Eric Garcia as well as Garrett Lerner, this sci-fi thriller will invade theaters across the U.S. on March 19.
The ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s sprawling “Contagion,” a film that weaves together various perspectives on a deadly viral outbreak, seems to have fallen into place: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard, with Laurence Fishburne possibly joining up as well. Yet little is publicly known about who they’ll all play.
While promoting his sci-fi thriller “Repo Men” on Tuesday, Law revealed to MTV News exactly what his role in the story will be. “I play a kind of unbridled blogger who’s a sort of scaremonger,” he said.
In mid-February, Warner Bros. beat out a bunch of other studios to pick up rights to the film. Law envisions a start to shooting at some point in 2010. “I think we’re going to do that end of the year,” he said. “It’s an enormous ensemble piece so it’s someone’s logistical nightmare. How they get us all, I don’t know. It’s under the same studio as ‘[Sherlock] Holmes,’ so it’ll probably fit in and around that.”
Law admitted he’s not sure how much else he could say about the project, but he did mention some of the other viewpoints “Contagion” will follow. “Basically, yes, it’s about a deadly virus unleashed and you see it from many different points of view, whether it be the public, medical care, politicians,” he said.
And then there’s Jude Law, blogger-at-large, in a role sounding a bit similar to Woody Harrelson’s paranoid Internet maven in “2012,” though presumably not in quite such a ham-fisted manner.
“They’re saving it till the end of the year because I got a lot of method, a lot of deep character work I got to do to get there,” Law said, laughing.
Do you buy Jude Law as a blogger? How do you feel about this ensemble cast as compared to, say, Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” series?
Hey everyone! Jude attended the Tokyo premiere of “Sherlock Holmes” and I’ve added photos from the premiere to the gallery:
Warner Home Video has reaffirmed a March 30 release date for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and simultaneously offered up the first details about what will be packed onto the discs.The successful reimagining of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong will be presented on Blu-ray in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 1.85:1 1080p video. A DVD version and digital copy will be included in every Blu-ray package.
Exclusive to Blu-ray will be Maximum Movie Mode that will run the length of the film. Additional bonus features are shared between formats and will appear on a second disc.
- WB Maximum Movie Mode (TRT Feature Length)
- Director Guy Ritchie Walk On
- Focus Points
- Storyboard Comparisons
- Still Gallery Timeline
- Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented
- Deleted Scenes
- My Commentary
- DVD and Digital Copy
Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray has yet to go up for pre-order at Amazon.com but we have our eyes on it waiting for the link to be activated.
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I’ve just added some awesome new posters from Jude’s upcoming movie “Repo Men” to the gallery. Check them out below!