To be released on 19th September 2013 in the UK and France. No dates for anywhere else yet…
Posted on June 3, 2013
Liev Schreiber‘s new drama Ray Donovan is to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
The channel has acquired exclusive UK rights to the upcoming series, which premieres on Showtime in the US on June 30.
Sky Atlantic will debut the show – which also stars Jon Voight and Eddie Marsan – in July.
Ray Donovan features Schreiber as the title character, a professional fixer who solves problems for LA’s rich and famous.
Ray’s life – and that of the whole Donovan family – is complicated when his convict father (Voight) is released from prison.
James Woods, Elliott Gould, Dash Mihok, Peter Jacobson, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig and Paula Malcomson also star in the drama.
The show is created and executive produced by Ann Biderman (Southland, NYPD Blue).
Posted on May 29, 2013
LAHORE: Liev Schreiber is a straightforward actor — if he likes the script, he will do it but if the story doesn’t lure him in, he will not be a part of it.
He is currently in India promoting his project, The Reluctant Fundamentalist — a tale of a young Pakistani chasing corporate success on Wall Street — a film he describes as a thriller. It will tickle the viewers’ minds and give them something to think about, he says. The movie is slated for release in Pakistan, finally, on May 24.
“I don’t want to minimise the impact of 9/11; 99% of the reactions to the tragedy seemed reasonable, but there was a level of prejudice,” says Schreiber, giving some background to the issue the movie is based on. “Witnessing some of the decisions that were taken, I think if anything, this film will shed a different light [on this event] and encourage conversation.”
The actor feels Pakistan has been misrepresented to the world — it’s been shown as a dangerous place that shares a border with a terrorist hub like Afghanistan. “I would have liked to visit Lahore because it was the place we represented in the movie,” he says, adding that he is no expert on the country’s political situation and has never visited the land.
“I grew up in Canada, which has a huge Pakistani population and my hometown itself, was about 90% Pakistani,” he admits. “There are thousands of Pakistanis I knew growing up and with whom I went to school with.” He strongly believes that “people are people” and this is why he chose to do this film. “We have to take time out and understand each other; build better friendships and relationships,” he adds.
The film’s director Mira Nair has brought together actors from different ethnicities onto one screen and that is what makes the project special for Schreiber. “When we were shooting in Delhi, the idea that we as actors have an understanding even though we don’t speak the same language, was somehow reinforced in my mind,” he continues. “We do exactly the same things, as far as our work goes.”
“What I found unbelievably comforting is that for actors, there is a common thread regarding culture and about how we go about our work — it excludes political ideals,” adds the actor.
In his shoes
Schreiber doesn’t really need any introduction — he started off his career as an indie actor but went on to be a part of numerous acclaimed movies such as Hamlet, Twilight and the X-Men Origins: Wolverine, to name a few.
He feels that if you want to make a film that will spark a conversation amidst a group of people on that specific topic, then you need to be able to connect with those people on the same level. After that, “the internet can take care of it,” he laughs. “And if no one makes them [these kind of movies], then no one will see them.”
“The global nature and direction that this business is going in, the seamlessness in which films can be shown in the US, then in Pakistan and India at the same time, is fantastic,” he says. “For us, it’s an unbelievably exciting journey. Growing up, I remember we would always hear about the amount of films that were coming out of Pakistan and India and that the industry had doubled the output North America was producing.” He admits it seemed “exotic and wondered what they might be doing different.”
Posted on May 6, 2013
Stage and screen star Liev Schreiber lends his formidable chops to the cast of the forthcoming film THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, also starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland.
“Looks can be deceiving, I am a lover of America,” says Changez (Ahmed), a Pakistani man with big dreams. “You say guilty people hide. So do people who feel hunted.”
“Yes, I am Pakistani. Yes, I am Muslim. But, that is not all I am,” Changez resolutely proclaims at the trailer’s conclusion.
Exploring the volatile political landscape of both pre- and post-9/11 America, THE REULCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST looks to be a particularly applicable film for the topics and issues most needed to be addressed today insofar as racism and racial profiling are concerned.
IFC Films describes THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST as such:
“We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. With time, he begins to hear the call of his own homeland. Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.”
THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST was directed by Mira Nair, based on the best-selling novel Mohsin Hamid. It is set for release on April 26.
View the newly-released trailer for the film below.
Posted on February 27, 2013
Posted on February 12, 2013
Found by our ever-resourceful Roguefury, we now have the trailer for Liev’s TV show Ray Donovan! Due out in 2013 on Showtime.
You can also view it on the Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/RayDonovanOnShowtime
Posted on December 8, 2012
A very happy-looking Liev Schreiber and Vanessa Paradis were spotted on the Brooklyn set of their new comedy, Fading Gigolo, on Monday.
The co-stars, clad in traditional Jewish hair and attire, looked like they were in good spirits ready to tackle their onscreen characters.
As Ode, bearded Liev plays a baseball bat-weilding volunteer for the Williamsburg Shomrim – a licensed neighbourhood watch for Hasidic Jewish communities.
Though not allowed to make arrests, Shomrim volunteers are allowed to detain suspects of crimes like car theft, missing children, and graffiti.
Wearing a yarmulke and the ringlet sideburns characteristic of a Hasidic Jewish man, the 45-year-old was dressed in a customary tallit katan, white t-shirt, quilted patrol vest, black trousers, and loafers.
The role hits close to home for Schreiber, whose mother was born into a Brooklyn working-class household of Jewish Communist immigrants.
The Tony-winning thespian will be spending his Monday evening at the 11th annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway alongside Billy Crudup, Brooke Shields, Sam Rockwell, and Michelle Trachtenberg.
The frenzied event, which happens at the American Airlines Theatre, has actors come together with playwrights to create and stage a 10-minute play within the span of one day.
Meanwhile his beautiful costar, who turns 40 next month, was wearing a knee-length navy blue coat with matching heels.
As the widow Avital, the Catholic-born Frenchwoman covered her normally wavy long locks with a brunette bob wig, also known as a sheitel in the Orthodox community.
It was a very dowdy get-up for the Chanel spokeswoman famed for her chic Parisian style.
John Turturro directs and stars in the film about a book store owner (Woody Allen) who convinces his friend (Turturro) that a fortune can be made by becoming a professional gigolo.
The comedy, due out next year, also stars Sofía Vergara and Sharon Stone and it’s the fifth film for the actor-turned-director.
Posted on November 13, 2012
Posted on October 3, 2012
”Naomi Watts and [real-life partner] Liev Schreiber are homeschooling their son, played by Jeremy Allen White, who’s in Shameless, and they think schooling is about the entire experience, including being hazed, bullied, demeaned,” says Farrelly. ”Besides making him study, they’re torturing him. This is one of my favorites, and so funny.”
Posted on October 1, 2012
Liev attended the première for The Reluctant Fundamentalist with Naomi on 29th August
And also attended a photocall with Kate Hudson for the same film for the 69th Venice Film Festival
Posted on August 29, 2012
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