Advertisement

Photo Coverage: 'Across The Universe' Premieres in Toronto

‚Äč

Julie Taymor's up-coming film Across the Universe premiered during the Toronto Film Festival 2007 at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada. September 10.

Stars of the film include Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono and Eddie Izzard plus Joe Cocker and Dana Fuchs.

"At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, Revolution Studios' Across The Universe is a groundbreaking movie musical, springing from the imagination of renowned director Julie Taymor (Broadway's The Lion King) and writers Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais (The Commitments), that brings together an original story and 30 revolutionary songs including: 'Hey Jude,' 'I Am the Walrus' and 'All You Need is Love,' that defined a generation?" declare press materials.

"A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, the film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude and Lucy, along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with Dr. Robert Mr. Kite as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy against all odds to find their own way back to each other."

Across The Universe opens in select theatres for an early engagement on September 14; and nation-wide September 21.  For more information visit www.acrosstheuniverse.com

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Evan Rachel Wood


Evan Rachel Wood


Jim Sturgess


Jim Sturgess


Joe Anderson


Nicole Berger and Joe Anderson


Martin Luther


Martin Luther


T.V. Carpio


T.V. Carpio


T.V. Carpio


Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess


Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess


Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess


Jim Sturgess and Dana Fuchs


Julie Taymor


Elliot Goldenthal


Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Dana Fuchs, Elliot Goldenthal and Director Julie Taymor


Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Dana Fuchs, Elliot Goldenthal and Director Julie Taymor


Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Dana Fuchs, Elliot Goldenthal and Director Julie Taymor

Related Articles



Comment & Share

About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


Advertisement
 
Advertisement
Advertisement