January 31 2007 - Junket Report - Factory Girl - Hayden is on location in Tokyo filming Jumper and couldn't meet the press this week but Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce and George Hickenlooper go behind the scenes of Factory Girl with Cinematical for some fyi. Cinematical
January 31 2007 - Factory Girl's steamy love scene between Hayden and Sienna is making headlines today but in comments made at the Santa Barbara Film Festival to Ted Casablanca of E!, Sienna Miller had this to say about the scene in question and sex scenes in general:
"I think the love scenes are never easy...it's never a comfortable thing to do when you have a camera crew," she said of their nearly naked scenes. "It's not at all sexy—at all."
So, what's the secret to making it look hot? "You try to really connect with the person you're in the scene with," she explained. "You look at each other and say, 'This is uncomfortable, let's just do the best we can.' And then you giggle in between takes and go, 'Omigod, this is so weird.' "
"You don't try to get turned on," she continued. "I've never heard of any actor who said they really got horny in a love scene—it just doesn't happen." Source (thanks to Nara for the link)
January 31 2007 - Thank The Powers That Be! We know the main focus of Factory Girl is Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol's Factory but it's nice to see clips including scenes with Hayden Christensen this week on various talk shows. The fans appreciate it. (Check the Date and Events section for the schedule of talk shows featuring Factory Girl this week.)
January 30 2007 - TV Alert - Keep an eye on entertainment news shows like E!, ET, Access Hollywood and Extra this week for clips and stories about Factory Girl. (thanks for the reminder Sophie)
January 30 2007 - Factory Girl (New York) - Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Jimmy Fallon and Mena Suvari were among the cast members in New York for the premiere of Factory Girl on Monday night. Advance screenings were held for the press over the weekend and an all-media event is scheduled for Wednesday. Factory Girl opens in New York and Los Angeles on February 2 and expands nationwide on February 9. According to Film Jerk it will expand to 250 screens.
January 28 2007 - Website Update - The Dates and Events section in the top right column has a list of Factory Girl talk show appearances for the coming week. Get the vcr/dvr ready for some Factory Girl clips.
January 28 2007 - Guy Pearce (Factory Girl) is scheduled to appear on Live With Regis and Kelly on Tuesday, January 30. This show is syndicated so check local listings for times in your area. Thanks to Guy Pearce Fan for the heads up.
January 26 2007 - "Crew member killed on sci-fi film set - Set dresser Ritchie struck by debris - He was loved by everyone on the crew," said a colleague of Ritchie, who was 56. "He had a wonderful, gentle spirit." Lensing on "Jumper," which also stars Hayden Christensen, wrapped in Toronto on Jan. 19. Cast and other crew members are on location in Tokyo." More at Variety
January 26, 2007 - Opening Night Blather - "If you'd seen last night's premiere of Factory Girl, the tragic tale of local lost soul Edie Sedgwick, you'd understand why I took the Durls' advice to heart. While the adorable Sienna Miller was fantastic as Sedgwick, Guy Pearce classic as Andy Warhol, and Hayden Christensen spot-on as Bob Dylan -- the flick was dark, a dizzying glimpse at a wild ride that spirals quickly downward, into a sadly cliched abyss." The Independent
January 26, 2007 - Jumper News - According to the Globe and Mail news of Ontario, local filming for Jumper wrapped in recent weeks and the actors are now shooting on location in Tokyo. Jumper, the $100 million movie from director Doug Liman and based on the novel by Steven Gould, is due to be released in 2008. The article also gives more detail about the Toronto set accident yesterday that ended with one fatality. More from Globe and Mail
January 25, 2007 - Sienna Miller is schedule to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote Factory Girl. You can find her other scheduled appearances a few items down.
Thurs Feb 1, 20007: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
January 25, 2007 - "Tragedy has struck the Canadian set of a new movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Hayden Christensen. A 56-year-old man was killed Thursday when a wall on the set of the sci-fi thriller Jumper fell on him. The accident occurred on a soundstage near downtown Toronto just after 2:30 pm. Set decorator David Ritchie was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. A second man injured when the wall fell was rushed to hospital. None of the stars were on the set at the time." More from Canada.com
January 25, 2007 - "As the Bob Dylan-like troubadour who sings his way into Sedgwick’s heart, Hayden Christensen is the film’s voice of reason. The singer is the only one to see through Warhol’s pretense, challenging his reality with honesty. You could cut the tension in the room with a knife when the singer casually mentions that even his grandmother can stack Brillo boxes in her basement, but that doesn’t make them art.
Even though the singer is never mentioned by name, if it looks like a duck, talks like a duck, and sings like a duck, then it’s probably Bob Dylan. Christensen doesn’t imitate the singer as much as capture his presence." More
January 24, 2007 - UK Factory Girl release has been confirmed for March 16, 2007 by Paramount Pictures UK and The Weinstein Company.
"Factory Girl was shot on location in Louisiana with final filming completed in New York City, where the story is set. The story imaginatively unfolds the comet-like rise and fall of 60s “it girl” Edie Sedgwick, the blazing superstar who came to define both the glamour and the tragedy of our celebrity-obsessed culture." More
January 24, 2007 - From TV Barn - "* Sienna Miller, Phyllis Diller and jazz legend Branford Marsiller give Jay a show that's bound to be a ... sensation." Sienna appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight. Check listing information a few items down.
January 24, 2007 - Santa Barbara Film Festival - Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce help kick off the extravaganza appearing in person for their new film, the opening night entry, “Factory Girl. More
January 24, 2007 - UK Television - The True Stories channel on Sky premieres "Trapped in a Purple Haze" (New and Uncut) starring Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Christensen on February 2, 2007 (22:30).
January 23, 2007 - "Alba and Cruise 'to team up' - 2007 is set to be a busy year for the actress Fantastic Four actress Jessica Alba is reported to be set to star in a new horror movie produced by Tom Cruise......
She is currently working on a number of movies including the sequels Sin City 2 and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Her new thriller, Awake, which sees her star alongside Hayden Christensen will also be released this year." More
January 22, 2007 - Sienna Miller has several television appearances scheduled which will probably include clips and information about Factory Girl.
Ms Miller's scheduled talk show appearances:
Wed Jan 24 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (10:35 PM CT - NBC)
Wed Jan 31 - The Today Show (7:00 AM CT - NBC) (thanks kat)
Wed Jan 31 - Late Night With Conan O'Brien (11:35 PM CT - NBC)
Thurs Feb 1 - Live With Regis and Kelly (syndicated - check local listings for time)
January 21, 2007 - Industry Buzz - "The times they are a-changin': Charismatic "It Girl" Edie Sedgwick peaked briefly in the mid-'60s, first as Andy Warhol's muse, then as girlfriend to Bob Dylan. She died of a drug overdose at age 28." (paragraph 7) More at SF Gate
January 19, 2007 - According to a spokesperson at Paramount Distribution, Factory Girl is scheculed for a March 16th release date in the UK. (Thanks to Hayley C and the Hayden Our Obsession Forum for the news.)
January 17, 2007 - Jumper Rumors - Posted to the IMDB Message Board - The Jumper production moves to Tokyo around the 23rd of January and continues until February 5th and then moves to Baja, California.
January 17, 2007 - Access Hollywood - Sienna Miller Gets Studious For 'Factory Girl' - "I'm excited about it," she said. "I feel like we all worked so hard. It was an amazing project to be working on and to play some one who existed. Guy Pearce is extraordinary and Hayden Christensen is brilliant." More at Access Hollywood
January 16, 2007 - The latest issue of Culture, a UK magazine, has a cover and article about Edie Sedgwick and upcoming movie Factory Girl, showing photos of stars Sienna Miller, Hayden Christensen and Guy Pearce in action. (Thanks for the alert Tannie.)
January 16, 2007 - "Over the long Martin Luther King holiday weekend, gossip websites breathlessly trumpeted a clip from Factory Girl, the upcoming Edie Sedgwick biopic (now scheduled for release in February 2007), showing stars Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen -- who plays the Bob Dylan-ish folk singer -- in a "steamy sex scene," only to take it down after protests from lawyers for its distributor, the Weinstein Company. The film, which has an R rating and is now scheduled to be released Feb. 2, 2007, actually features three nude scenes by Miller." More at Artnet
January 15, 2007 - Vultures Descend on Warhol Movie - "But “Factory Girl” producer Holly Wiersma, who nurtured the movie from embryonic idea, assures me that Miller — an easy target thanks to her roller-coaster tabloid romance with Jude Law — was nothing but professional during the making of the movie and since then." MORE
January 14, 2007 - Catching up on Crash Bandits - Here are two articles of interest that may have an impact on whether we see any activity on Crash Bandits in the near future. Bauer Martinez Studios is the distribution and production company for Crash Bandits.
Bauer Martinez Studios laid off 8 of it's 30 employees in December according to an article from the Hollywood Reporter. "We're going to focus more on productions next year, hoping to produce 2-3 movies," Higgins said. "There were no cuts in the production department." Two movies are already slated for 2007, Ex Games and Under New Management. More from The Hollywood Reporter
Crash Bandits is still in the works according to a December 8th article from Showbizdata although there is still no start date for the movie. Read more HERE
January 14, 2007 - Factory Girl, behind the scenes. The Dupont brothers share insight into the making of Factory Girl in this article at the DAILY MAIL
January 14, 2007 - Higher Ground videos online. I found this site a while back while searching for news and forgot to add it. I don't know anything about the site so proceed with caution if you intend to watch the videos. If you have a comment about the site, please email me. Click here
January 8, 2007 - More pictures of Hayden and Teddy Dunn on the New York set of Jumper here at JustJared.com
January 8, 2007 - Factory Girl final version update from Hollywood Reporter and producer insists Dylan has withdrawn objections to the film. More
January 6, 2007 - Releases 2007 - Transporting us back to Manhattan in the 1960s will be Factory Girl (February 2), about the doomed Edie Sedgwick, model turned muse for Andy Warhol. Early reports indicate a star turn from Sienna Miller as Edie. Guy Pearce does his usual disappearing act into the features of Warhol, and one Billy Quinn, who may or may not be Bob Dylan (the singer has “issues” with the project), is played by Hayden Christensen. Sunday Times Online
January 6, 2007 - The Return of Harvey [Weinstein] - "Now, he says, there may be "a miracle and she pulls out an Oscar thing, but I think the lateness is definitely going to hurt the movie." The Envelope
January 6, 2007 - Madison Kid - In an article dated 12-6-06, the Greater Madison Convention and Visitor's Bureau reported it "is working with the new Film WI office on developing a compelling bid to bring the film production of "The Madison Kid" (or “The Poker Brat") feature film, about Madison native-turned-poker-phenom, Phil Hellmuth, Jr. to Madison......Timing for pre-production and filming is expected to be March 1-July 31, 2007." Read More
January 6, 2007 - Website Updates - Dates and Events section in the right top menu has been updated with timely dates and links. Check back for more. December Archives coming soon. Hope everyone likes the new color changes to the site.
Additions and changes to Forums and Blogs in the top right menu. There will no longer be a separate section for Fan Blogs and Journals in the lower right menu. Google Blog search has been moved to Entertainment News search menu in the left top section.
January 3, 2007 - The Weinstein Company acquires the rights to Bob Dylan biopic. "BOB Dylan might want to call off his lawyers now that the Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to "I'm Not There," the biopic of his life starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore." More at NY Post/Page Six
January 3, 2007 - Factory Girl ends it's limited run in Los Angeles on Thursday. If you are in the area, you still have time to catch a showing of the movie that is sure to get continued buzz for some time to come. Factory Girl expands to more theaters in late January and opens across the country in February.
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
January 1, 2007 - Screen Daily Factory Girl Reveiw - "But the writers have created some wonderful scenes and dialogue that play like truth observed, as when a smug, contemptuous Quinn visits Warhol's Factory for a screen test." More at Screen Daily
January 1, 2007 - No boxoffice numbers yet for Factory Girl - Arty fare finds its niche (Variety) - "MGM also released a raft of pics for qualifying runs on one screen, including "Factory Girl," "Arthur and the Invisibles" and "The Flying Scotsman." Studio did not report numbers for the single-screen engagements." More at Variety