As a footnote to a list of Top 10: Young Actresses last year I added two names as possible breakout stars, one working in TV and the other a German actress. The German actress Jenifer Ulrich doesn’t appear to be moving to Hollywood any time soonso is unlikely to be the next Franka Potente but Olivia Wilde is looking increasingly like a good call. As well as Tron coming out later this year she is also in two drama/thrillers that are already in post production. In NorthWood set for release later this year and The Next Three Days due out next year. The Next Three Days is directed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis. Haggis previously worked with Wilde on the TV show “The Black Donnellys” having directed some episodes. She also counties to appear in the multi award winning House whose sixth season is currently airing in America.
Possibly the biggest project on her horizon is the comic book/graphic novel adaptation Cowboys & Aliens. Created by Mitchell Rosenberg it is the story of a group of cowboys and native Apache’s who battle against an extraterrestrial invasion of nineteenth century Arizona. The movie is set to be directed by Jon Favreau and will star Daniel Craig as a mysterious gunslinger. The script is provided by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (whose many credits include last years Star Trek reboot and the TV show Alias) and Damon Lindelof (who has spent the last six years working on a little TV show called Lost). The movie isn’t set for release for more than a year and appears to be Jon Favreau’s only post Iron Man II project, this and DreamWorks name suggest it could be big.
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Edited to include some information of the image of Olivia Wilde used above. Something didn’t look right about it so I did a bit of searching on the internet. I found photograph that made me think the one above may be the result of a Tron fan with photoshop! What do you think?
The one below is genuine though, as far as I am aware!
Now Tron: Legacy is out and reviewed here. I thought I would update this post with a few real images from the movie: