Monday, March 26, 2007

Leo and Kate on the Oscar road

I should have called it then.

As soon as the news surfaced that Sam Mendes will be directing his wife Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road, I thought to myself, "This would be a perfect vehicle for a Winslet-DiCaprio reunion," as it is about a suburb couple in the 1950s struggling with their domestic lives. As I see it (see my article entitled "What will it take to win Kate Winslet an Oscar?"), such a reunion would pave the way for that Oscar that has eluded Winslet and, to a somewhat lesser extent, DiCaprio. With a strong source material and an Oscar-winning director, this seems like the actors' best bet for glory in the horizon (unless the Theodore Roosevelt project comes first). IMDb lists the project as having a 2009 release date.

In other news on Oscar-bound actors, almost-nominee Emily Blunt has been cast as the young Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria, a possible 2009 release as well. Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche is in the Amos Gitai project Disengagement. Whoever lands the role of Margaret Thatcher in the recently announced biopic will likely be a top Oscar contender whatever year the film comes out.

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