Christmas is here, which means there’s really no better time to revisit Rooney’s incredible performance in Carol. Not only this is my favorite role of Rooney’s – it’s also a movie I can revisit again and again, there’s just so much I take away from each viewing. If you love it half as much as I do, then you’ll really enjoy this update as well. I’ve updated the gallery with Blu-ray screen captures of the film itself, the bonus features and also a whole bunch of hi-resolution posters, stills and behind the scenes photos. Enjoy!
After many months of stalling, delaying, then working, then delaying… well, you get the picture–but thankfully I am glad to say that Rooney Mara Archives is finally open. This site has been a quiet passion project of mine since last Christmas, and since late March I have been working behind the scenes to try and get things prepared and ready. That’s not to say I’ve put nine months of work into this site–quite the opposite, but that is how long it had been sitting with a “coming soon” page that was meant to represent exactly that. But, as many fansite owners can agree, sometimes it’s not always that easy, and more often than not real life occurs.
These past few weeks, I figured enough was enough and it was long overdue that I finally put things into motion and got working on the site again. As of right now, the site is still developing, especially in terms of content. My aim is to make the site as resourceful and detailed as possible–just as the site name suggests, an online archive for Rooney’s projects, photos, interviews and beyond. I have a long, long way to go with achieving that, but this is a start I am content with. Our gallery features over 22,000 photos, many of which are courtesy of the sites two previous owners, Claudia and Stef – both have helped me so much in the gallery portion of the site. Thank you ladies! I have also started to put together a press archive, featuring various print and online interviews with Rooney from throughout her career.
I’d also like to say a big thank you to my host, Hayley for her patience while this site was in creation. And for the lovely header, thank you to Carol of Sin21–complemented beautifully by the customized coding courtesy of Kaleidoscope3 Designs. I hope you’ll enjoy what the site has to offer so far–many updates are on the way in coming weeks and months, so please continue to stop by, check back, bookmark and help us to grow 🙂
DEADLINE – Amazon Studios will release Gus Van Sant’s biopic drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot on May 11.
The pic is based on the memoir by John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who became paralyzed after a car accident at age 21 and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. Jonah Hill and Jack Black also star. It’s one of two Amazon movies the three-time Oscar nominee has next year in addition to the April crime noir You Were Never Really Here. It’s also Phoenix’s second in the spring with Rooney Mara, their biblical pic Mary Magdalene is scheduled to open on March 30.
Van Sant adapted, has screenplay credit and, separately, story credits with Jack Gibson & William Andrew Eatman. Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Steve Golin, Nicolas Lhermitte are producing.
May 11 is Mother’s Day weekend. The only other wide releases on that day are Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party from Warner Bros/New Line and Annapurna’s Richard Linklater dramedy Where’d You Go, Bernadette starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig and Judy Greer.
The first trailer for Mary Magdalene has been released, and it’s a pretty good one. If you haven’t seen it already, you can view it here. Below are two beautiful stills that have been added to the gallery, and the official synopsis for the film courtesy of Film4.
Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.