As well as Marge In Charge, Isla spoke about her old romance novels, and her appearance at the Oscars this year:
Isla appeared on UK daytime show This Morning earlier today – below is a video of her interview, and I’ll update this post with screencaps and more coverage for you soon…
Venice Film Festival: Lido To Launch Pics From Ford, Gibson, Malick & More As Awards Season Starts To Buzz – Full List
The 73rd Venice Film Festival has set a strong lineup of world premieres including anticipated films from such helmers as Denis Villeneuve, Pablo Larrain, Derek Cianfrance, Tom Ford, Terrence Malick — and in an out of competition slot, the latest from Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge. They join the previously announced opener, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The festival has been dedicated to two recently deceased directors: Michael Cimino and Abbas Kiarostami.
Artistic Director Alberto Barbera has had an impressive run over his past few outings curating the Lido event which increasingly acts as a solid primer/launch pad for awards season (think the world premieres of Gravity, Birdman, Spotlight and more). This year, Barbera whittled down 1,468 features to a selection of 56 total, including 20 in competition.
The first few days of Venice can be expected to be frontloaded with the splashier titles which then make their way to Toronto and/or Telluride, and often onto the awards circuit. The glamourous, yet accessible, fest is a key chance for studios to get conversations started and films and talent in front of the world media. Doing double-duty this year, Amy Adams stars in both Ford’s Nocturnal Animals (Focus) and Villeneuve’s Arrival (Paramount) — both of which were the subject of mega-deals in recent Cannes markets (see below). Natalie Portman will be seen as Jacqueline Kennedy in Chilean helmer Larrain’s Jackie, and stars in Rebecca Zlotowski’s out of competition Planetarium with Lily-Rose Depp. In Cannes, Larrain told me Jackie would not be a classic biopic.
Venice runs August 31-September 10.
VENICE 73 COMPETITION
The Bad Batch, dir: Ana Lily Amirpour (U.S.)
Une Vie, dir: Stéphane Brizé (France/Belgium)
La La Land, dir: Damien Chazelle (U.S.)
The Light Between Oceans, dir: Derek Cianfrance (U.S./Australia/New Zealand)
El Ciudadano Ilustre, dirs: Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat (Argentina/Spain)
Spira Mirabilis, dirs: Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti (Italy/Switzerland)
The Woman Who Left, dir: Lav Diaz (Philippines)
La Region Salvaje, dir: Amat Escalante (Mexico)
Nocturnal Animals, dir: Tom Ford (U.S.)
Piuma, dir: Roan Johnson (Italy)
Paradise, dir: Andrei Konchalovsky (Russia/Germany)
Brimstone, dir: Martin Koolhoven (Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/France/UK/Sweden)
On The Milky Road, dir: Emir Kusturica (Serbia/UK/U.S.)
Jackie, dir: Pablo Larrain (U.S./Chile)
Voyage Of Time, dir: Terrence Malick (U.S./Germany)
El Cristo Ciego, dir: Christopher Murray (Chile/France)*
Frantz, dir: François Ozon (France)
Questi Giorni, dir: Giuseppe Piccioni (Italy)
Arrival, dir: Denis Villeneuve (U.S.)
Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez, dir: Wim Wenders (France/Germany)
Isla’s very first children’s book ‘Marge In Charge’ became available in the UK today, and it already seems to be a massive hit! It’s #10 on Amazon.co.uk’s bestselling books list, and #4 on their bestselling children’s books; with the latter category, it’s #1 on both their Family, Friends & Social Issues and Animals lists. Congrats Isla on this fantastic success!
Buy your copy of Marge In Charge on Amazon.co.uk.
We’ll have coverage from Isla’s promotional appearances today asap…
— Bonnier Publishing (@bonnier_publish) July 28, 2016
Continuing her busy day of promoting Marge In Charge, Isla appeared on BBC’s topical show The One Show earlier this evening. Alongside her book, she chatted about Katy Perry performing at her birthday earlier this year, her old romance novels, and her two upcoming movies. Isla was very gracious on the show, but I don’t think the hosts quite appreciated her sense of humour! 😆 Watch the full show on BBC iPlayer, and find lots of HD screencaptures in our Gallery…
WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON BBC IPLAYER
Isla appeared on Aussie novaFM radio show Fitzy and Wippa this morning (July 28th – Aussie time!). As well as the book, she chatted about her childhood and brothers, her mum and the romance novels they wrote together, and her family visiting her and Sacha on a particularly unfortunate day of the Grimsby shoot – it’s a really funny interview! Listen to it on the link below (we’ll be adding all of these interviews to our Videos section in time)…
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE
Another of Isla’s appearances today was on Aussie 2DayFM radio show Rove & Sam. She briefly mentions Grimsby and considering asking Sacha to voice Marge in the audiobooks! Listen to the interview at the link:
Isla appeared on the Australian breakfast show Sunrise, as part of her promotion for ‘Marge In Charge’. Watch the interview below, and find screencaptures in our Gallery.