December 31, 2006 - "Directed by George Hickenloooper from a screenplay by Aaron Richard Golub and Wonderland scribe Captain Mauzner, Factory Girl is generally more engaging than either Basquiat or I Shot Andy Warhol, but it’s also more problematic, stemming, to no small degree, from the creative battles reportedly waged over its hastily assembled final cut." More from Boxoffice
December 30, 2006 - "Dylan's got it wrong about my movie, says Sienna". Actress defends new film about Edie Sedgwick after rock icon adds to storm of controversy. More from The Guardian
December 29, 2006 - "He (Hayden) has a near-great scene when he's posing for Warhol's 16mm camera inside the Factory while looking around and asking if "this is where you paint your cans of beans," and at the same time clearly implying that Warhol is a selfish prick. For the first time in his brief career, Christensen doesn't seem to be straining for emotional intensity." More Hollywood Elsewhere
December 29, 2006 - Entertainment Tonight has a scheduled segment on Factory Girl today. (syndication - check local listings)
December 29, 2006 - Happy 25th Birthday to Sienna Miller! Factory Girl debuts today in limited release (Los Angeles only). If you'll be near LA check showtimes and ticket information a few items down.
December 28, 2006 - Photo taken in front of the Magno Theater following a screening of Factory Girl Thursday at 6:00 pm. Click here: Hollywood Elsewhere
December 28, 2006 - More Factory Girl Reviews:
December 28, 2006 - "Coyly unnamed in the film, the famous, scruffy musician who temporarily draws Edie out of the Warhol orbit is clearly based on Dylan. If anything, though, the character, played by a charismatic Hayden Christensen, comes across as the sole voice of reason in Sedgwick's increasingly out-of-control life." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (thanks Mary)
December 28, 2006 - Showtimes listed for Factory Girl at the Landmark Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Westside Pavilion Cinemas - (310) 281-8223
(11:30 2:10 4:40) 7:15 9:50
Dolby SR, No Passes
MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 1hr 37mins
Ticket information: MOVIEFONE
December 28, 2006 - Factory Girl Reveiws just in! The good, the bad, the ugly. Discuss amongst yourselves.
Sienna Miller: A Movie Star is Born.
"There’s about to be a lot of fighting over "Factory Girl," the most troubled movie of 2006. But it’s getting a one-week Academy Awards-qualifying run, starting tomorrow in Los Angeles. If you’re out there, you shouldn’t miss it.....
In the movie, Hayden Christensen, whom I’ve accused of being wooden in the past, does a great job playing a Dylanesque character named Billy Quinn. Dylan didn’t want his name used, but it’s him, right down to the harmonica. Dylan should be flattered. He comes across as hot stuff and never looked better." FOX NEWS
December 28, 2006 - "Before Paris Hilton, there was Edie Sedgwick, the original “celebutante” who briefly took the world of ’60s pop culture by storm after Andy Warhol decided she had a certain kind of something." LA CITY BEAT
December 27, 2006 - "Skip the Movie, Wait for the Lawsuit. “There is no period so remote as the recent past,” says Irwin, the slick revisionist schoolteacher in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys. And Factory Girl is a perfect example of that. LA WEEKLY
December 27, 2006 - "Factory Girl's Oscar Run Bypasses New York -- The long-awaited Edie Sedgwick biopic Factory Girl, which was reportedly still shooting two weeks ago, is now set for release on December 29 -- in Los Angeles only! Weinstein publicity confirmed to Cinematical last night that the film will indeed bypass a New York run in 2006, confining its Oscar qualifying release to Los Angeles. It will not open in New York City until late January --" More Cinematical
December 27, 2006 - Edie's "It Girl" aura. "With Sienna Miller in her life story, Edie Sedgwick is 'It' again. Buzz over 'Factory Girl' driving resurgence of Andy Warhol's muse's style." More from VH1
December 23, 2006 - Factory Girl has momentum and will be released Dec. 29th in L.A. and January in New York according to George Hickenlooper who, as late as last week, was still filming new scenes for the movie. New York Times
December 21, 2006 - Factory Girl trailer #1 is available in QuickTime High Definition format on Apple.com
December 20, 2006 - E! News Live showed parts of the trailer for Factory Girl, adding that it would open across the country in February 2007. You can catch repeats of E! News Live tonight at 9 ET/10 CT pm and tomorrow morning at 6 ET/7 CT am and 10 CT/11 CT am.
December 19, 2006 - According to Daily Variety, Factory Girl will have a limited release in the UK, February 9, in time to qualify for the BAFTA's. News link by way of Hayden Christensen News Fix
December 19, 2006 - "Factory Girl" is being released on Dec. 29 in a single theater, and it won't be in Shreveport or Bossier City. Think the other L.A., rather." "This little tidbit was offered up by the offices of the Weinstein Company. The movie is scheduled for a wider release during the first quarter of 2007." More
December 19, 2006 - Jumper achieves something few other movies have, as it filmed in the Colosseum for three days earlier this month. Filming is scheduled through January 2007 and currently set for a February 2008 release date. Source Also here at Sci Fi.com
December 19, 2006 - Press Release with news on GreenStreet Films and brief mention for Awake. "AWAKE (The Weinstein Company) starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Lena Olin and Terrence Howard, slated for early next year;..." More Same Press Release on Forbes
December 16, 2006 - Jumper at the Colesseum. (New York Times) Picture and article added to Featured Articles section below.
December 14, 2006 - "Bob Dylan is reportedly concerned that George Hickenlooper's Factory Girl suggests that he was responsible for Edie Sedgwick's suicide, which, as far as the film is concerned, is horseshit. (That is, if the version that the Weinstein Co. is opening in early February bears any relation to the cut I saw last August.)"Hollywood Elsewhere
December 14, 2006 - Hayden expected to attend Factory Girl film festival opening. "Roger Durling's Santa Barbara Film Festival (2.2 thru 2.12) has lined up Factory Girl as its gala opening night attraction, with Sienna Miller, director George Hickenlooper and costars Guy Pearce and Hayden Christensen expected to attend. (It would be extra-neat if Bob Dylan were to show up also, but that's on the doubtful side.) This in addition to Helen Mirren Will Smith, Forest Whitaker and An Inconvenient Truth's Al Gore and David Guggenheim lined up for special tributes." Hollywood Elsewhere
December 14, 2006 - "BOB Dylan wants to send "Factory Girl" to the glue factory - charging the upcoming Edie Sedgwick biopic falsely suggests he was responsible for the Andy Warhol ingenue's suicide.
The famed folkie's pit bull lawyers have fired off a letter to producers Bob Yari and Holly Wiersma, and screenwriter Aaron Richard Golub, demanding the flick not be released - or even screened - until they see it to determine if Dylan, who they say has "deep concerns," has been defamed." New York Post
December 13, 2006 - A new Chasing Temptation/Virign Territory trailer and various sites with new movie stills can be found at Hayden News Fix
December 12, 2006 - Diane Lane has not been officially added to the cast yet on many movie sites for Jumper but she was on set in Rome, according to a cast member who posted to the IMDB message board. Steven Gould also lists her with the rest of the cast on his new blog. There is also a podcast for download with discussion of Steven Gould's books, Jumper and Reflex and the movie. Beware of spoilers. Steven Gould Blog Post
December 12, 2006 - Steven Gould, the author of Jumper and Reflex, has joined other authors to contribute weekly to a web blog. The link has been added to the Authors menu in the lower right section.
December 12, 2006 - So just how steamy are the sex scenes in Factory Girl? Guess we'll have to stay tuned. Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere saw the rough cut and gives his opinion on a recent article. More
December 12, 2006 - Factory Girl interview with Sienna Miller. Steamy and explicit scenes? "....it's a movie about the 60s, and sex and drugs and rock and roll were a big part of that." Daily Mirror
December 7, 2006 - Chasing Temptation's release date has been changed to 8-24-06. Moviefone
December 7, 2006 - Crash Bandits buzz. Along with word of the Madison Kid beginning production, there is also buzz that Crash Bandits may also be closer to production. The November 24 news item (below) about Crash Bandits mentioned filming in South Africa. Cinematical is also buzzing on production of the film. More Cinematical
December 7, 2006 - "Okay, so the Weinstein Co. is still screening Factory Girl this week after all -- today (Thursday, 12.7.06, 2:00 pm at Dolby 88 Screening Room) and Friday (1:00 pm at same location)...even though it doesn't matter as far as next Monday's New York Film Critics Circle voting is concerned because the film isn't opening in NYC on 12.29." More Hollywood Elsewhere
December 6, 2006 - Say it ain't so! Jeffery Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere reports some troubling goings-on for Factory Girl. Hollywood Elsewhere
December 6, 2006 - New Movie! "Hayden Christensen is The Madison Kid. Hayden Christensen ("Star Wars" prequels) will play "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth in the biopic The Madison Kid, according to Production Weekly." Filming is scheduled to start April or May in Winnipeg, Canada. More
December 6, 2006 - Phil Helmuth says Hayden Christensen is officially committed to play The Madison Kid. Production Weekly
December 6, 2006 - "Was Edie Sedgwick Just Like a Woman? The whole Dylan-Warhol connection is about to come up in George Hickenlooper’s movie, "Factory Girl," in which Sienna Miller plays Edie, Guy Pearce of "Memento" (in what’s said to be an Oscar performance) is Andy and Hayden Christensen plays a Dylan-like character named Billy Quinn." Fox News - Mid page
December 6, 2006 - Website Update. A new article has been added to the Featured Articles and Invterview section below.
December 5, 2006 - Press Release Source: The Weinstein Company. Create the Best Movie Poster for the Highly Anticipated Film 'FACTORY GIRL' and Win Big at www.factorygirlmovie.net. Press Release
December 3, 2006 - Website update. Co-Star links have been added to the Entertainment News top left menu featuring Hayden's movie co-stars. The Affiliate Fansites section has been added to the top right menu with links coming soon. The News Archives page for October and November can be accessed here.
December 1, 2006 - Madison Kid still in the works. "THERE IS a simple solution for the people who are still hoping to get the life story of Phil Hellmuth, the poker celebrity and Madison native, filmed in Madison." More
December 1, 2006 - The Pressure is on for Factory Girl. "Globe voters will see 'Factory Girl,' but SAG voters?
Kudos snoops have wondered lately: will "Factory Girl" really get out of the gate in time for the derby?" More