By now, you’ve probably already bought your ticket to see the most anticipated movie of the year, Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar (hopefully you’re doing 70mm IMAX), starring Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain. Oh, Jessica Chastain is also in a another movie coming out this year called, A Most Violent Year, but you’ll never know because Christopher Nolan has banned her from taking about it or he’ll sue her tits off. New York Times (via Defamer)
For stars, hitting the publicity trail is a decades-old practice, and for studios it is a standard, and essential, piece of marketing strategy. Initially, Mr. Chandor and his backers — Participant Media and the independent distributor A24 — believed that Ms. Chastain, while blocked from media appearances, would be allowed to attend the screenings and get-togethers that are de rigueur for those seeking Golden Globes and other prizes that pave the way to the Oscars. On that assumption, they arranged to release “A Most Violent Year” in a small number of theaters on Dec. 31, to qualify it for awards in 2015, with a wider opening to follow. But Mr. Nolan and his backers have insisted that Ms. Chastain’s contract forbids even those semiprivate encounters and have not given in to pleas from Mr. Chandor, A24 and others for a waiver. Next week, however, she will be permitted to attend a private tastemakers’ screening at the Creative Artists Agency here.
I’m going to operate under the assumption that Interstellar will be better than A Most Violent Year, because Nolan has only swung and missed on one movie. For real, wtf was The Dark Knight Rises About? Hey, let’s make a 4 hour Batman movie and show Batman for like 5 minutes and brush over the fact that Batman could have punched Bane in the mask like 15 minutes in. Anyway, I can’t really think of a reason why Jessica Chastain can’t promote both films. Will her promoting A Most Violent Year, make Interstellar lose a dollar? Is that what you’re worried about? How much fucking money do you need, Nolan? Scarves aren’t that expensive.