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Michelle Pfeiffer is back in four films in 2017

Michelle Pfeiffer, who I’ve known for over 20 years and worked with at her production company in the late mid to late 1990’s, has been busy all year filming four back to back projects.  All of that stuff will be coming out in 2017 and it could garner her some award attention.   First up is a little independent film called “Where is Kyra?”, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017.

Sundance who chose the picture for the festival says, “Michelle Pfeiffer plays a very different character with her, gritty, down and dirty, something you never seen her doing before, and it’s beautifully cinematic.”


The movie surrounds, “Mild-mannered, sheltered Kyra, played with intensity by Michelle Pfeiffer, begins to spiral after the death of her mother. Long out of work, the deep-in-debt Kyra struggles to support herself.  As she becomes increasingly desperate and isolated, longing for her mother, she launches a cryptic, last-ditch scheme to keep from being evicted. She also finds solace in another lonely soul, Doug (Kiefer Sutherland), from whom she initially tries to hide her plight, but Kyra slowly ropes him into her deception.” 

 

Robert DeNiro with Michelle Pfeiffer

 

Michelle transforms physically in a piece she filmed with Robert DeNiro for HBO called, “Wizard of Lies”.  It’s based on the true story of Bernard and Ruth Madoff.  Bernie Madoff is considered the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.   Alessandro Nivola, who I worked with on the Julia Stiles picture “Carolina”, plays their son Mark Madoff.   This is the fourth time Michelle has worked with Robert DeNiro, as they both starred in “Stardust”, “New Year’s Eve”, and “The Family”.  It will likely be aired around May 2017, just as we kick off the Summer.

“Wizard of Lies” for HBO

She has also wrapped up a bigger film called, “Mother”, for Paramount Studios with Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem for Director Darren Aronofsky who gave us “Requiem for a Dream”, “The Wrestler”, “Black Swan”, “Noah”, and “The Fighter.”  The film is a thriller surrounding a couple who seems to have the perfect relationship until unexpected guests arrive shifting everything.  The release date is looking to be December 29, 2017.

And that’s not all!

Michelle is currently filming, “Murder on the Orient Express”, with Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, and Judi Dench.   She stepped in as the understudy for Angelina Jolie who dropped out of the Murder film during pre-production due to the rough personal time she’s going through with the dissolve of her marriage.   Ironically, Angelina had stepped in for Michelle for “Original Sin” a film I worked on back in 2000, which was produced by Michelle Pfeiffer’s company and originally called, “Dancing in the Dark”, based on the novel of the same name, “Waltz Into Darkness”.

“Dark Shadows”

This is the second time Michelle has worked with Johnny Depp.  They both starred in Tim Burton’s, “Dark Shadows” in 2012.   Although “Murder on the Orient Express” is currently filming, the release date is aimed for November 22, 2017.

 


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Michelle Pfeiffer is making the rounds on the press circuit in promoting new movie, “The Family”


Michelle Pfeiffer is considered one of Hollywood’s great talents.  With a body of work that spans over 30 years, she has been Hollywood’s sex symbol for just as long gracing People’s Magazine’s most beautiful people several times.  In promotion of her new movie, “The Family” with Robert DeNiro she talks to Ladies Home Journal and explains that she’s glad those days are behind her.

“Having to watch yourself age on a giant movie screen is simply not natural. It can wreak havoc on your psyche,” Pfeiffer, 55, told Ladies Home Journal in its October issue. “Once you get over a certain hump there actually is less pressure [to look a certain way]. You can begin to look great for your age. You don’t have to look young anymore. I’ve moved over to that other side—I’m 55, which is a little too close to 60, but looking great for my age is okay now.”

“My dermatologist said to me once, ‘You know that 10X magnifying mirror that you have in the bathroom? Throw it away’,” she added. “It was the best advice anybody ever gave me. Of course, now my eyes are weaker and I can’t see to put my makeup on without that mirror!”

Another beauty secret, Pfeiffer said, is her vegan diet, which caused her cholesterol to go down 83 points in two months. She also hits the gym five days per week, running and lifting free weights.

“But I haven’t always been healthy,” She admits. “When I was in my 20’s I smoked two packs of cigarettes a day.  I lived on Marlboro Lights and Coca-Cola.”

That was a lifetime ago. When she was in her 40s, Pfeiffer and her writer-producer husband, David E. Kelley, packed up their two children, Claudia Rose, now 20, and John, now 19, and moved from Hollywood to the San Francisco area. The actress also took a break from acting to raise her brood.

“The toughest thing for me has been balancing being a working mom. I learned early on that you can have it all, but you can’t do it all,” she said. “I sacrificed some things in my work to be a better parent—but I also sacrificed some parenting in order to do what I love.”

Scene from the movie, “The Family”

When she’s not acting, Pfeiffer said that she’s happy painting portraits at home. Now that both of her kids are in college, she’s trying to think of new hobbies.

“Besides working a little more, I don’t know what we’ll do. It’s scary, but it’s also exciting to think about,” she said. “Once I get past the shock of having an empty nest, I’m going to be really happy with my newfound freedom.”

Scene from the movie, “The Family”

Scene from the movie, “The Family”

Nine years ago, Pfeiffer took a break from Hollywood. She and her husband, TV writer-producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal) packed up their home and moved with their two children, Claudia Rose and John, to San Francisco.

I started working with Michelle Pfeiffer back in 1996 when I was 22 years old.  After working at her production company, Via Rosa Productions, for several years she dissolved it.  Her reasons were that her heart wasn’t into producing movies.  She wanted to spend more time with her family and kids over having a career.  Her father had instilled a strong work ethic in her and after he passed away she realized she no longer had anything to prove.

“I started putting caveats on everything – like I’ll do a movie only at a certain time of year, or in a certain location – and I negotiated myself out of work,” she tells the magazine.

“If I was going to do something that took me away from my kids, it had to matter.”

“The Family” – Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro

Now that both of her kids are in college, Pfeiffer returns to the big screen this month opposite Robert De Niro in The Family a black comedy about a Brooklyn mobster who enters a witness-protection program.

And despite her looks and status as a Hollywood A-lister, the Oscar-nominated actress admits even she feels vulnerable from time to time.

“I still think I’m going to be fired in the first week of every new job I take,” she says. “Always. In fact, before I even start a movie I’ll try to get myself fired or think of a reason I should quit. I guess it’s fear of failure.”

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Michelle Pfeiffer is back in “The Family” with Robert DeNiro

Michelle Pfeiffer is back in “The Family” with Robert DeNiro.  A Mafia family goes into the witness protection program, but can’t seem to let go of their bad habits.   After a run in with a woman at the grocery store, Michelle Pfeiffer’s character sets fire to the woman’s house.   Coming this Fall 2013.

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Michelle Pfeiffer photo still from the upcoming movie Malavita with Robert De Niro

Michelle Pfeiffer photo still from the upcoming movie Malavita with Robert De Niro.

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Luc Besson directs who also directed films such as, “The Professional”, “La Femme Nikita” and “The Big Blue”.

Robert De Niro plays a mob boss who is married to Michelle Pfeiffer’s character. She has a penchant for setting things on fire.

This is the 3rd movie where Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer have been in together before, except the first two movies they were in together they shared NO screen time. “Stardust” in 2007 where she played a mean witch and he played a flamboyant pirate. Then again in “New Year’s Eve” in 2011 where she played a sad secretary and he played a dying man in a hospital. In both Stardust and New Year’s Eve they never shared screen time, but had met.

STARDUST

NEW YEAR’S EVE

 

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