The ‘Flightplan’ star is also set to executive produce the ‘Sopranos’-like show, which centers on a ‘lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate.’
Jodie Foster is going to lend her directing skill to new Showtime drama. The two-time Academy Award winner for Best Actress is attached to direct and executive produce a mob series “Angie’s Body” for the premium cable channel.
Described as a “Sopranos”-like drama, the show revolves around “a shrewd, sexy and, when necessary, lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate,” Deadline reports. “Heroes” and “Jericho” scribe Rob Fresco provides the script and will serve as executive producer alongside Foster and Russ Krasnoff.
Foster and Showtime previously teamed up for 1998′s TV movie “The Baby Dance” in which she took the producing role. The “Silence of the Lambs” actress’ latest directorial stint was 2011′s “The Beaver” starring Mel Gibson. She will next grace the big screen through Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium”.
News of the “Angie’s Body” development comes as Showtime recently announced the cancellation of female-centric show “The Big C”. The Laura Linney-starring drama comedy series will return for a very short fourth and final season in 2013. Mary-Louise Parker’ “Weeds” will also air its last episode later this year.
Jodie Foster is looking to cable TV as a future site for her Oscar-winning talent, joining other big-screen stars who are finding pay TV can pay off.
The 49-year-old actress and director says she is “developing a few things” likely destined for cable, calling the format “a good outlet for what I do.”
“I think I may spend some time on cable,” Foster said at July’s Comic-Con, where she was promoting her next big-screen role: Starring opposite Matt Damon in “Elysium,” writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to his hit Oscar-nominated debut, “District 9.”
Due next March, “Elysium” is set 150 years in the future in a world where Earth is polluted, diseased and overpopulated, so the wealthiest citizens create a utopic habitat in space.
Foster wanted to work with Blomkamp after seeing “District 9,” which she called “a perfect film … the movie I wish I would have directed.”
Foster said she intends to direct again, but hasn’t found her next project. Her directorial credits include 1991′s “Little Man Tate,” 1995′s “Home for the Holidays” and last year’s “The Beaver.”
“It’s a long process,” she said. “Because I do make personal films, they’re hard to get off the ground, especially nowadays.”
That’s why cable might be her next stop, as it has been of late for such big-screen staples as Nicole Kidman, Kevin Costner and Julianne Moore.
“I think it’s a good outlet for what I do,” Foster said. “What I do are personal stories and, in some ways, usually involve family and they have equal amounts of comedy and drama, sometimes an absurdist twist, and they’re very verbal. And I like constructing complex characters and hopefully seeing this sort of tapestry of how they interact with each other over time evolve. Well, TV’s the place for that.”
So would the two-time Oscar winner helm a series?
“Maybe,” she said with a smile. “You never know.”
Source: 2012 The Associated Press.
Jodie Foster has reportedly said she will be there for Kristen Stewart if she wants to “cry her heart out”.
The Hollywood actress has reportedly made contact with the 22-year-old star to offer her a refuge from the criticism she has come up against since her affair with married director Rupert Sanders became public news.
While Jodie does not agree with Kristen’s actions – both in hurting her partner Robert Pattinson and for the effect it’s had on Rupert’s family – the 49-year-old star is a great believer in giving people second chances.
“Jodie told Kristen to take no notice of the media bashing and said if she wanted to cry her heart out to her she’s always available,” a source revealed to Radar Online. “Jodie loved Rob and is disappointed with Kristen for cheating on him. However, she knows at 22, she’s still very young and unfortunately people make mistakes in life.
“She thinks Kristen will learn from this and will only grow into a more mature person because of it.”
Jodie and Kristen formed a friendship when they co-starred alongside each other in 2002 film Panic Room. It is reported that Jodie made a bee line for Kristen when she discovered the world had found out about her affair.
“Jodie is a mother-like figure to her,” the source added. “She certainly has no intention of turning her back on Kristen during such a difficult period in her life.”
There are evidently representatives from most parts of Denmark among the approximately 40,000 Danish fans at last night’s Madonna concert in the park.
But none of them has traveled as far away as world star Jodie Foster, who has also made a quick trip to the East of Copenhagen after the concert.
Several concert-goers said unanimously that the Hollywood actress was excitingly enjoying the concert like most others on the lawn near the front fence. There were no VIP status for Miss Foster, who enjoys herself among the ordinary spectators.
Jodie Foster is best known for her brilliant performance as Clarice Sterling in the legendary thriller Silence of the Lambs in 1991. But besides this wonderful performance, she has also starred in other Hollywood blockbusters as Panic Room, Inside Man and Contact.
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Jodie Foster at Comic-Con? Absolutely believe it. She and Matt Damon will be part of a panel that day for Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, which launched its initial ad campaign at Comic-Con (“this restroom is for humans only”) a year before actually showing footage there that really hyped things up. This is the biggest unknown quantity announced so far, the “we didn’t even know to be excited about it yet” item that could end up being the big-buzz item a la 300 (or, ahem, Sucker Punch).
This news emerged today as Comic-Con continued its day-by-day rollout of what’s in store this year, releasing its schedule for Friday July 13.
Elysium is surrounded on the Sony panel by Total Recall (they gave that a big push last year, and movies about to open seem less interesting to Con-goers) and Looper, which got a great reaction at Wondercon. Screen Gems’ latest Resident Evil sequel, which shared space with Looper and The Amazing Spider-Man at Wondercon, gets a panel all to itself, featuring all the usual regulars from the movies plus Michelle Rodriguez, somehow returning despite being killed in the first film.
Though he spent a few years developing the high profile Halo film that never came to be, director Neill Blomkamp burst onto the film scene in a big way with his stellar 2009 sci-fi pic District 9. Not only did the film include some truly killer effects work, but it was actually about something and tackled social issues like segregation and xenophobia on a sci-fi platform. It’s been three long years since District 9 opened, and fans are eagerly awaiting Blomkamp’s follow-up, the futuristic thriller Elysium. Plot details have been firmly under wraps, but we know that it fits squarely into the sci-fi genre and stars Matt Damon, Jodi Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Diego Luna.
A full synopsis for Elysium has been brought to our attention, giving us a much better idea of what to expect. The film is apparently screening for preview audiences tonight and the ticket includes a fairly detailed logline for the pic. As with District 9, it appears that Elysium will also be dealing with grander issues than space guns and aliens. Hit the jump to read the synopsis. Elysium is slated to open on March 1st, 2013.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ofﬁcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Jodie Foster spoke with MTV News about her Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart. Foster presented Movie of the Year to Stewart and the rest of the Breaking Dawn Part 1 cast at the MTV Movie Awards.
She said: “[It was] totally fun. I’ve been watching all these years. It’s exciting. When I met her, she was 9 or 10 years old. I adore her. I spent 110 days in a very small room with that girl, and I’m just so proud to see what an amazing lady she’s turned into.”
She was also asked about her thoughts on Twilight and said there was “magic” in Stephenie Meyer’s books.
She added: “It’s an amazing thing. There is something behind those books, a magic behind those books that people relate to, ‘The Hunger Games’ as well. My kids read those and gobbled them up. [The books] have started a whole new zeitgeist. It’s sort of changed the world. People got into vampires from ‘Twilight,’ and I don’t think the world will be the same.”
The ‘Panic Room’ stars couldn’t have looked less friendly when they came together on stage. What gives?
When Breaking Dawn, Part 1 was awarded the golden popcorn for Movie of the Year at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, everyone in the audience was excited to see a warm reunion between presenter Jodie Foster and winner Kristen Stewart, who famously co-starred in 2002′s Panic Room. But that’s not exactly what viewers got.
In fact, Kristen didn’t really acknowledge Jodie’s presence at all! There was no hug, or even a handshake exchanged between them. For someone who’s always gotten along to well with her co-stars, it was surprising to see Kristen totally blow one of them off like that — especially because it was so obvious why they asked Jodie to present the award!
What did YOU think of Kristen and Jodie’s exchange? Awkward or not?
Jodie Foster is still “broken-hearted” that she was unable to help Whitney Houston.
The two stars were good friends at one point but fell out. Jodie has never discussed what they disagreed on, but is said to be struggling to come to terms with Whitney’s passing. The singer died in February and it was later found that drugs played a part in her demise.
“[Jodie] is broken hearted that she didn’t do more to help Whitney. They were once very close, but Whitney’s drug use ultimately destroyed their friendship. Jodie is absolutely devastated over her death,” a source told National Enquirer.
“Jodie never forgot their close bond. And as Whitney sank deeper and deeper into drug abuse, she pulled away from a lot of people, including Jodie.”
The actress apparently always thought she would reunite with Whitney at one point. She can’t believe that is no longer a possibility.
“Jodie sent Whitney letters, offering a shoulder to lean on, and had mutual friends reach out to her. Whitney never responded and Jodie eventually gave up. But reconciling with Whitney was always on her bucket list,” the insider added.
“She loved and admired Whitney and now she’s kicking herself for not doing more when she had the chance.”
Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore are among the actresses being pursued to star as the abusive, religious fanatic mother Margaret White in lesbian director Kimberly Peirce’s remake of the horror classic Carrie.
Vulture reports that Chloë Moretz and Haley Bennett are in consideration for the title role, which won a best actress Oscar nomination for Sissy Spacek’s performance in the 1976 film adaptation. Peirce, whose 1999 drama Boys Don’t Cry won wide acclaim and an Academy Award for its star Hillary Swank as transgender Brandon Teena, will helm the reboot of Stephen King’s novel about a teen misfit with telekinetic powers, and has reportedly approached Foster for the role indelibly portrayed by Piper Laurie in the original film. Peirce has also expressed interest in pursuing Moore.