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2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness 

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

2013 Elsa and Fred

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. 

2012 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 

Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war. 

2011 Priest movie

Priest is a 2011 American supernatural action film with Christopher Plummer as Monsignor Orelas

2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an upcoming English-language thriller film that is the second film based on the Swedish novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson with Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger.

Elsa and Fred

Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer head to NOLA



                               Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer film scenes for their movie “Elsa and Fred” on a horse drawn carriage around the Colosseum.

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Paula Zahn talks with actor Christopher Plummer about his long career, focusing on his role in the new HBO movie “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” co-starring Shirley MacLaine, and the upcoming GREAT PERFORMANCES presentation of “Barrymore.”


Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, Oscar winners both, will soon be bringing a little old-Hollywood glamor to New Orleans, as they head to town to work on the romantic comedy "Elsa & Fred." Directed by Michael Radford -- who also wrote the script, based on a 2005 Spanish-language film -- it is scheduled to shoot Dec. 3 to Jan. 17. 

The film tells the story of an aging couple who meet each other late in life, and who -- according to the film's entry -- "discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true." MacLaine will play Elsa, a Fellini-obsessed whirlwind who injects a newfound energy into Fred's life. Plummer will play Fred, who decides it's up to him to make Elsa's lifelong dream come true. 

"Elsa & Fred" is being produced by Matthia Whrenberg, Ricardo Kleinbaum, Jose Levy, Edward Saxon and Nicolas Veinberg for Defiant Pictures. It is one of the newest entries on the latest state-issued accounting of in-state film and TV production activity. 

Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa's terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi




Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine in Closing the Ring (2007)

Rosamund Pike and Christopher Plummer Join Hector and the Search for Happiness

September 7, 2012

Rosamund Pike (An Education) and Christopher Plummer (Beginners) have signed on to co-star in Hector and the Search for Happiness, THR has reported.The pair will star alongside Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz) in the dramedy, which Solution Entertainment Group will be presenting to buyers at the 37th annaul Toronto International Film Festival this month.

Adapted by Peter Chelsom and Maria von Heland from François Lelord’s best-selling novel, Hector and the Search for Happiness centers on a psychiatrist  (Pegg) who searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.Pike will play his devoted girlfriend, while Plummer will take on the role of Professor Coreman, Happiness Studies teacher at UCLA.Chelsom will direct, with production due to commence in January next year.Pike will next be seen in Jack Reacher, opposite Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall, while Plummer is currently filming the Stephen Frears-directed Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.



Christopher Plummer in Hector and the search for happiness

Christopher Plummer's 'Barrymore' goes to cinemas


Christopher Plummer's haunting portrayal of John Barrymore is being given a new audience.Producers said Tuesday that the film "Barrymore" will be shown at cinemas in Canada beginning in May and throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries in October."Barrymore" - a two-person play exploring the life of famed actor John Barrymore - earned Plummer a Tony in 1997. Last year, the actor recreated his performance for multiple high-definition cameras.

It was filmed over seven days on location and on the stage at the Elgin Theater in Toronto. Based on the play by William Luce, the film is directed and adapted for the screen by Erik Canuel.

Plummer recently won an Oscar for the romantic comedy "Beginners."





Christopher Plummer to Star in HBO Muhammad Ali Film


Christopher Plummer in front of the State Education building in Albany in a scene of the film

The film details the legal fight between Ali and the U.S. government when the fighter became a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.

Plummer, in his first deal since being nominated for an Oscar for his work in Beginners, will portray Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan II.






: Christopher Plummer als 'Monsignor Orelas'

Priest is a 2011 American horror film starring Paul Bettany as the title character and Christopher Plummer as Monsignor Orelas. The film, directed by Scott Stewart, is based on the Korean comic of the same name. In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest (Bettany) lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the priest's niece (Lily Collins) is kidnapped by vampires, the priest breaks his vows to hunt them down. He is accompanied by the niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), who is a wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q).



Christopher Plummer in David Fincher’s “Dragon Tattoo”

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Cast on Charlie Rose

15 December 2011 - 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' with director David Fincher and actors Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright & Stellan Skarsgard

Oscars 2012


‘The Girl With Dragon Tattoo’ wins best editing at Oscars 

Los Angeles, Feb 27 Director David Fincher’s “The Girl With Dragon Tattoo” won the golden statuette for best editing for Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall at the 84th Academy Awards.

One win out of five nominations ain't bad, right? The big screen adaption of Stieg Larsson's crime drama was a huge hit with audiences, but not so much with the Academy. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned recognition for best actress in a leading role, cinematography, film editing, sound editing and sound mixing. Out of those options, one would imagine Rooney Mara would take home best actress, but that would be an incorrect assumption. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was awarded a little golden dude for film editing. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pulled some surprises Tuesday morning in its  Oscar nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards, with the 5,783 voting members highlighting specific performances while snubbing the directors behind the films, and in other cases choosing a film and ignoring its stars.

Each of the four acting categories left at least one likely contender off the list in favor of a surprise choice. Rooney Mara scored a best actress nomination for her role in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,"  but her director, David Fincher, was ignored, as was the film in the best picture category. Mara's inclusion meant "We Need to Talk About Kevin's" lead actress Tilda Swinton was left off the list.



International Trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Explores the Partnership 


After releasing a long trailer at the end of last month, Columbia Pictures has released a new, international trailer for the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. That makes three trailers total in the past four months. 

The latest trailer focuses on the partnership between Lisbeth and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as the attempt to solve the 40-year-old disappearance of a young woman at the behest of successful businessman Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer).


Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The mighty acting veteran (oh, Captain my Captain von Trapp!) will play Henrik Vanger, the ailing tycoon who hires Daniel Craig’s Mikael Blomkvist to solve the mystery of his niece’s disappearance. 

Plummer will join the cast that already includes Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellen Skarsgard, Robin Wright Penn and Max von Sydow.David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel goes like this: “Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan.Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.



New The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer 

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opens December 21, and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. As though you didn’t know.

This second trailer offers more of a look into what makes Mikael and Lisbeth tick, and might help assuage fears that the American version can in no way measure up to the Swedish version with Michael Nykvist and Noomi Rapace.The supporting cast for the film includes Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, Julian Sands, Goran Visnjic, and Joely Richardson.

At first glance, it looks amazing. We’ll all see on December 21 if the actual film lives up to its cast and trailers.




Christopher Plummer in Red Band Teaser Trailer for David Fincher's

'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Adds Christopher Plummer To Cast

Oscar-nominated actor will play wealthy uncle of missing girl.


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Dutch actor Yorick van Wageningen (”Beyond Borders,” “The Chronicles of Riddick”) will play Nils Bjurman, the court appointed guardian over Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) when Holger Palmgren suffers a heart attack.





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