Virginia has been cast for four episodes of the American science fiction political thriller television series created by Nick Wauters called The Event. The show’s plot centers on the presence of extraterrestrial people who have been detained by the United States Government for sixty-six years and who may now become exposed to the general populace. More information will be posted when it becomes available!
Virginia Madsen had plenty to celebrate this Thanksgiving. Last month, she was an official honoree of Hollywood’s LA Femme International Film Festival, an annual celebration of films written, directed or produced by women, for her achievements during 27 years in TV and film, and also for her recently formed production company’s maiden offering: I Know a Woman Like That, an acclaimed documentary about the lives of women 64 and older whose youthful vigor remains defiantly undiminished.
In March, she will be seen starring opposite Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried in Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s live-action adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. Later next year she’ll be playing Aidan Quinn’s goddess-worshipping wife in the romantic drama The Art of Love. Yet on this evening, the Chicago-born Madsen, 49, has not come to the city’s Sundance Kabuki Cinemas simply to discuss the future, but to revisit her Oscar-nominated turn in Alexander Payne’s 2004 comedy Sideways.
In person, Madsen is friendly, forthright and refreshingly candid about a career that’s had its share of highs – including award-winning performances in Candyman (1992) and the heist drama Artworks (2003) – and lows. Tonight, as part of a Chase Sapphire rewards program that entitles cardholders to participate in unique meet-and-greets with stars of stage, screen and sport, she seems eager to talk about the movie that landed her back in the spotlight, and which has made her a magnet for autograph seekers.
On Sideways, and its effect on her personal life and career:
“It’s a wonderful film, but the fact that the movie was successful, too – what are the odds? These days, it seems like one in a million. Was it the most memorable experience of my career? It was one of them, but it certainly stands out the most in terms of how it changed my life. It brought me opportunities, and I was at a place in my life where I knew what to do with them. I made the right choices. And as an actor, to be given opportunities is so rare.
Here is the first trailer and poster of “Red Riding Hood”. From the director of Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke, comes a film surprisingly a lot like Twilight. This update on the Red Riding Hood tale stars Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez , Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, and Julie Christie.
Red Riding Hood hits theaters March 11th, 2011.
Synopsis: In “Red Riding Hood,” Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents (Virginia Madsen as her mother) have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect and bait.
On November 13th Virginia attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2nd Annual Governors Awards held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, California.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. The Thalberg Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is given to “a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production.” The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given to an individual for “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”
An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas
women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant
high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money
for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women
go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and
become a national media sensation.
When the teenage daughter of a reclusive
family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she
awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will
change her life forever.
A broken family finds their relationships
to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Madsen as Augusta
Director: Sarah Siegel-Magness
Road To Capri (2013)
A full detailed plot synopsis to be
Madsen as Katherine
Director: Boris Damast
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The Wilderness of
A young boy in Portland comes to terms with living without his dad.
Madsen as Abigail Charm
Director: Michael James Johnson
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Anna Nicole Story (2013)
∞Biopic about Vickie Lynn Hogan,
a pretty but plain small town Texan girl who transformed herself into
the voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Anna Nicole Smith.
Madsen as Virgie
Director: Mary Harron
Genre: Drama IMDb ∞ Photos ∞ Trailer ∞ Official Site
∞A cool, classic beauty,
with a vibrant blonde mane and an exuberant flair for the dramatic,
Virginia Madsenis one of Hollywood's most versatile and unique
actresses. Not only did she receive amazing reviews for her Academy
Award and Golden Globe nominated performance in Alexander Payne's hit
film, Sideways, but this Independent Spirit Award-winning actress has an
illustrious resume of roles alongside the most notable and respected
actors in the business.
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