Vera & Taissa Farmiga at THR’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast

Vera and her sister Taissa Farmiga at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast on December 7, 2016. They both looked gorgeous and happy together!

Lea Michele and Taissa Farmiga are showing their support for Ryan Murphy!
Vera and Taissa Farmiga at the Women in Entertainment Breakfast
The two actresses, as well as Taissa‘s sister Vera, stepped out at The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast on Wednesday (December 7) where Ryan was being honored with the Equity in Entertainment Award.

Ryan, who created Lea‘s shows Glee and Scream Queens as well as Taissa‘s show American Horror Story, was being recognized for his commitment to inclusion of women and people of color in the entertainment industry.

“Truly inspired after this morning’s amazing event. Thank you @THR & a huge Congrats to my friend Ryan Murphy for today’s incredible honor,” Lea wrote on her Twitter after the event.

Source: Just Jared

Jacob Tremblay’s ‘Burn Your Maps’ for release date set

Cinelou Films has set an Oscar weekend release date of Feb. 24 for its Vera Farmiga-Jacob Tremblay comedy-drama “Burn Your Maps”, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, directed by Jordan Roberts, centers on an American 8-year-old who declares to his parents that he is actually a Mongolian goat herder born in the wrong place. When he meets a similarly displaced Indian filmmaker, they journey east, seeking what they believe to be their true place in the world.

“It’s the same kind of quirky story as ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ and we think mature audience will respond – particularly with an opening on the Oscar weekend,” said Mark Canton, who founded Cinelou in 2014 with Courtney Solomon.

Burn Your Maps” is the fifth title from Cinelou, founded as a prestige label specializing in character-driven adult-targeted movies in the $10 million range. Since then, it’s released Jennifer Aniston’s dark comedy “Cake” and Eddie Murphy’s “Mr. Church” with Robert De Niro’s “The Comedian” set to open Jan. 13 through Sony Classics. “Cake” performed solidly in limited release with $2.9 million and Aniston received Golden Globe and SAG nominations. “Mister Church” was less successful with $685,000 via Freestyle.

On Wednesday, the Sundance Film Festival gave a competition slot on Jan. 21 to Cinelou’s military drama “The Yellow Birds,” starring Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jason Patric, Toni Collette, Jennifer Aniston. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling international distribution for a total of six Cinelou releases.
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Vera to star in in BMW Short Films’ ‘The Escape’

Directed by Neill Blomkamp (‘District 9,’ ‘Elysium‘), the 11-minute short will co-star Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga.

After 15 years off the road, BMW Films is bringing back its series of short films with Clive Owen reprising his role as “The Driver.”

The new short, titled The Escape, is being directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) and co-stars Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (Spotlight), who produced the original BMW series The Hire, is producing the short alongside Eric Stern.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter & Bloody Disgusting

‘Burn your Maps’ Panel interviews from TIFF16

We present our highlights from the press conference of Jordan Roberts’ Burn your Maps from the 2016 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF16).

The film stars Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Marton Csokas, Suraj Sharma, and Virginia Madsen.

A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany – He believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder.

It’s been quite a ride for the cast, and here they talk about filming up in Calgary, watching Jacob fighting storms, playing with goats and riding a horse. It’s been quite a ride for the young star.

Vera Farmiga went on to talk about working with Jacob, the chemistry between them and how the young actor is open, mischievous and very savvy. She also talks about she was inspired by the relationship between the actor and his mother, which she used in their time on screen.

It was an easy choice for Farmiga to make, here she talks about reading the story and how the love and hope inherent in the script and the connection she made with her own life at the time.

Moving on to the director Jordan Roberts, and here he talks about casting the ‘little squirt’, and how he first encountered Jacob Tremblay from an audition tape. He talks of the honesty that the actor displayed, and how they came to cast him.

Tremblay himself talked about playing the character of Wes, and why the strange story connected with him.

He also talked about learning riding a horse, how to feed a goat, though they smell, and the general experience. And a note from the young actor – riding a horse without a saddle is painful…

With his role in Room blowing the roof off, so to speak, the young actor’s career. Here he talks about getting the role, and how the director and he worked on creating the character once he was cast.

The director expressed his surprise at how perfect Calgary doubled for Mongolia, and how easily it matched the environment.

Having filmed the movie in Canada it made sense for the director to be invited back for the Toronto Film Festival. He talks about how important Canada was to him personally and the film, particularly the kindness of the people.

Source: Hey U Guys

Photos from Toronto International Film Festival 2016

Vera Farmiga at the TIFF 2016

Some photos from the “Burn Your Maps” news conference at the Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Toronto. Vera looked amazing as usual!

‘The Conjuring’ 2 Blu-ray Review

Before reading – be aware of that this review might contain spoilers!

By Sean Ferguson – September 13, 2016

I have to give up props to Director James Wan for taking this story and not chopping it down to a cheesy 90-minute scare-gag fest with cats jumping out to scare teenagers.

The Conjuring 2 Blu-ray Review Let me preface this with a note to all who are reading this: I am not a fan of the Horror Movie Genre. The idea of getting scared in a theater because of a made up ghost or “presence” is ridiculous! I also find it amazing that people shell out $12/$15 to have a cat or something jump into the screen, so they can scream like a teenage girl (unless you’re a teenage girl which go right ahead!) I really don’t get it. Especially when the storylines are so incredibly weak! But what I do get is the BIG money being made on horror films! Don’t Breathe has grossed almost $67 million this week and barely cost $10 million to make! The Conjuring 2 (which I’m about to review) cost $40 million to make and grossed over $319 million worldwide!! This explains why there are 6 Paranormal Activity movies! But why? You can’t tell me you believe in this stuff, cause if you do, how could you ever sleep ever again?

Which leads me to this week’s release of The Conjuring 2 on Blu-ray! Like I said before, I’m not a horror fan, but there is one reason why I agreed to sit to take the 134 minutes out of my life, and that reason is Oscar Nominated Actress Vera Farmiga. Granted, Vera Farmiga for the last few years has cemented herself in the iconic role of Norma Bates in the TV series Bates Motel, but what drives an actress to a horror film, let alone a SEQUEL Horror film? I had to find out for myself.

As I dimmed the lights in my living room, the Warner Brothers logo turned slowly into the New Line Cinema logo on my TV. I sat back, grabbed my pen and pad to write notes on, and as Vera Farmiga (who plays Lorraine Warren) starts talking, the camera backs up, showing the view is from the windows of the Amityville house. A story all too well known, especially if you grew up in the North! Lorraine Warren & Ed, her husband (played by Patrick Wilson) are trying to contact the demonic presence in the house. While reenacting the murders, she follows the vision of a boy who leads her to the demon in charge, a creepy nun, who startles the crap out of Lorraine.
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