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Mischa and Scorsese? IMDb Update

A lot has changed on Mischa’s IMDb page over the last few days – namely two new movies have appeared under Mischa’s “pre-production” status. One is an assassin movie called “For Hire” and the other is a feel-good drama executive produced by Martin Scorsese called “Tomorrow.” As always, please take early IMDb casting announcements with a grain of salt.

Here is the synopsis for “For Hire” which will be directed by Giles Alderson and Martin Owen:

Devoted Dad, Peter Frawley, is the only man alive who knows he’s also Thirteen, the UK’s most successful hit man. When someone takes out a contract on Frawley and kidnaps his son, Thirteen finds himself inadvertently hired to kill himself.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Tomorrow”, written by Stuart Brennan and Sebastian Street, is billed as a feel-good story about five main characters living for the day. THR goes on to mention that the film will look at HIV and soldiers returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder. Casting is currently underway with a production date tentatively set for May. Scorsese’s longtime script supervisor, Martha Pinson, will be making her big-screen directorial debut.

Both of the above titles seem to be British productions.

With some good news concerning the two new movies, comes the possibility of some bad news. Back in January, IMDb added Mischa’s name to the cast list of an action movie called “Homefront” starring Jason Statham and James Franco. Mischa’s name has since been removed from the list. Sometimes this simply means that they’re updating the page to add additional information, but other times it means that the initial listing was incorrect. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see on this one.

Additionally, Mischa is also attached to star in a third movie called “The Cabin at the Lake.” This is from the same people who were originally going to make a movie called “Into the Darkness” with Mischa, but that never came to fruition. Considering that this title is listed under the “script” phase (and has been for a while now), it seems less likely to go ahead – with Mischa on board at least.

Finally, we’re still waiting on IMDb to add a horror movie called “L.A. Slasher” to Mischa’s page as we have visual confirmation of her filming scenes for this.

HauteLook & Mischa Barton Collection

For what I think is the first time ever, Mischa Barton Clothing & Accessories will be available for US customers with sales up to 70% off retail prices on the HauteLook website. If you’ve not heard of HauteLook before, it is a private and limited-time sales website offering special discounts on some of the world’s most coveted brands. All you need to do is sign up at HauteLook and then wait for the Mischa Barton sale to begin on January 20th at 8am Pacific time. Stock is always limited so it’s best to get in quick.

HauteLook does ship to select international destinations so check their help page to find out if they ship to your country. Happy Shopping!

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Statham mystery revealed – Mischa joins Homefront

We’ve been hearing about a mystery project of Mischa’s starring Jason Statham for a little while now, and IMDb has now finally revealed the title. The movie is called Homefront and also stars James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. By the looks of things, Mischa is in a supporting role but it is still very exciting to see her involved in a project with several recognized and well known actors. The movie is written by Sylvester Stallone based on a novel of the same name by Chuck Logan.

IMDb indicates that the film is currently in post-production with release slated for 2014.

Here is the brief synopsis linked with the movie:

A DEA Agent retires to a seemingly quiet place with an underbelly of drugs and violence. When his family is threatened he is forced back into action to save his loved ones and the town.
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Mischa Barton – The Times UK

With massive thanks to Ivonne, here is Mischa’s article from The Times UK.

Mischa Barton has been famous for so long it’s quite a surprise that she’s only 26. She was starring on stage aged 8 and on screen by 11. And ever since winning her role as a bronzed beach babe in the TV teen drama The OC a decade ago, she’s been an almost permanent fixture in the glossy and the gossipy magazines.

We are meeting in Mischa’s Place, her boutique in Spitalfields, East London, which opened in August and is easily spotted because of the paparazzi outside. Inside there are rails of Barton’s own range of boho-glam clothes, handbags and make-up as well as the iPhone covers she designed for Uunique London. At their launch last month she posed with a £189,000 phone cover made from rose gold, pink and white diamonds and handmade Italian leather. Her own designs are a more affordable £34.99 and feature hippyish appliqué florals or a cartoon avatar of Barton herself, all swirly hair and pout.

In the flesh, Barton is just as Bambi-eyed and swishy-haired, but she’s also slightly haunted-looking in the manner of Kristen Stewart.

She teeters out of her taxi in battered leather jacket, skinny jeans and towering diamanté Jimmy Choos and takes me on a guided tour of the shop, proudly showing off the items that she designed herself. “I tend to be quite opinionated about what I do and don’t like. It’s important for me that girls actually want to wear it and enjoy it,” she says earnestly. “I get a kick out of that, I really do.”

Lydia Slater
Published at 12:01AM, January 5 2013

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Her.ie Chats To Mischa Barton

She’s been a permanent fixture on the most coveted FROW’s around the globe for as long as we can remember so it comes as no surprise that 26-year-old Mischa has made the move from style spectator to fashion designer with ease.

Following on from her hugely successful handbag line, the actress has now expanded her design endeavours to include clothing and accessories and last year, opened her first boutique Mischa Barton in uber hip Spitalfields in London’s east end. Here we talk to Mischa about her brand, why she’s decided to embark on a career in fashion and why it’s important to always be in control…

You’ve lived in London, LA, New York (and more recently Dublin!). What city has played the biggest part in the evolution of your own personal style? Can you pinpoint it to one city, or do you think they’ve all had a part to play?

I did most of my growing up in New York, so that’s definitely where the bohemian, indie style quirky look is from.  Work also plays a big part in my style; I can go from skinny jeans, no make-up, and a hoodie, when I’m in rehearsals, to the full 5 star red-carpet glam when I need to.

What made you decide to open up a boutique in London and why Spitalfields? Is the less commercial east end a better fit for your brand?

Spitalfields is cool and very up-and-coming!  It’s one of the oldest areas in London and it’s got a really great history; really interesting and very beautiful.

Your style is quite eclectic, who or what inspires you?

I love fashion, I always have, I look at the new collections, but I don’t always follow trends. I just tend to wear what I like.  I’d like to think I have developed my own sense of style, and as I’ve got older, it has become more defined and consistent.

Mum was a major style inspiration growing up; she always looked amazing, and did London 60s and 70s cool better than anyone.  We collaborate on the MB fashion range, and a section of our first complete collection for MB Boutique is influenced by the original Biba style cool!

Do you design for yourself or do you have a Mischa girl in mind when you are designing your bags and clothing line?

The collection is definitely an extension of my personality, and what I like.  I am very much involved in the design process, and whether I’m on a movie set or a photo-shoot, I seem to absorb inspiration. Travel inspires me, and I love collecting vintage pieces, but it could be movies, TV, or a book I’m reading that brings a certain style to mind.

Working with mum brings a wide appeal to the collection; we have casual chic to more stylish structured creations, and ultimately every piece is quality and highly functional.  The people I design for love unique styling, but they also want their clothes to last, and to feel great.

How closely do you follow catwalk trends? Would you ever design something you didn’t personally like but knew would work commercially?

No, I’m not that influenced by trends, and those I design for are probably looking for something a bit different too.  But, we are very commercial, and the amazing people who work on my collections and bring them to life are really good at pulling trends, and making sure my designs translate to fashion with market appeal.

Lots of actresses/models/former Spice Girls have turned their hand to designing their own line. How involved are you in the process? Would you be happy to appoint a team to look after your designs or are you very hands-on?

I am that person, sitting in a small office just off Oxford Street, talking to our design team about exactly what shape the handbags will be, and the look and feel we want.  On the clothes, I do the mood board stuff, the colours, the fabrics, and the whole visual impact we want to create.

It’s my name and my brand.  I’m not an ace designer yet, on the clothing front. This is our first season ever, and my first very own boutique, so it’s a big step up!  We’ve always looked into having a clothing line, and I said no, because I didn’t want to licence to someone else, and I didn’t want their design team coming in and putting it in K-mart – not that there’s anything wrong with k-mart, it’s just not what I’m shooting for.

Having a London boutique, and having full control is really cool.  As we expand the collection and the stores, I will probably be less hands-on, but what we design will always have my stamp on it.

How far do you want the Mischa Barton brand to go?  Do you see the brand expanding in the next couple of years and would you ever give up acting to focus on designing full-time?

I am an actress, and always will be.  I love designing though, and I want to expand my brand and boutiques.  There has been a lot of interest in the Middle East and China, so who knows?  I’ve got a good team, and I feel pretty comfortable in my ability to do my acting and a little bit of design. The business side of it is not my strength; – I’m the creative, but luckily I have a lot of good business people on my side too.

What’s your failsafe fashion must-have that you always rely on to transform an outfit – is it a structured tuxedo blazer/a really great pair of shoes/ornate costume jewellery?

All of the above; I collect beautiful things, and even though I’m drawn to slinky black and gold for evening wear at the moment, I’ll always accessorise with a touch of colour, and a cool clutch.  I love accessories, which is why I got into handbag design in the first place, and earlier this year I launched my own line of mobile phone covers with Uunique London; glittery and cute, so you can totally change them to match your outfit.

What’s the best style advice you’ve ever been given?

Mum and I agree on the best style advice, (probably why we work so well together), which is to make clothes an extension of your personality, and go with what makes you feel good.  Fit the trends to you, not the other way round.  Find out what’s popular this season, and figure out how it will work for you, – or leave it if it’s just not your thing!

Source: Her.ie

Apartment 1303 3D Box Office – Russia

Mischa’s 3D horror movie Apartment 1303 3D had its world premiere in Russia last week and actually seems to have done pretty well at the box office.

The movie opened in 9th position which would seem pretty low, but it was shown on fewer screens than many other releases. Its total of $685,189 was for the weekend of December 6th-9th inclusive showing on 402 screens with a per screen average of $1,704. Beauty & the Beast 3D opened just above Apartment 1303 3D with $698,984 but that was shown on 502 screens bringing its per screen average down to $1,344. I guess it’s a bit unusual to compare a live action movie to an animated re-release, so let’s move up the list to #6 where Lawless (starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain) opened to $791,898 on 650 screens making its average $1,218. Among other English-language releases, Here Comes the Boom (starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek) opened in fifth with a total of $1,198,034 across 460 screens ($2,604 average per screen) and Playing for Keeps opened in 2nd with $2,022,740 across 554 screens ($3,651 per screen). Although, Here Comes the Boom and Playing for Keeps opened much higher, these titles are backed by large studios and have had international press consisting of premieres and worldwide publicity. Considering Apartment 1303 3D is more or less an indie, I think we can call this opening a success thanks to a respectable per screen average – especially when you consider that it quite comfortably out-paced Lawless per screen.

Making Apartment 1303 3D’s opening even better is if we go back to February 2011 when You and I also opened in Russia. That movie came in 7th but had a weekend total of $411,263 or just $827 per screen. You and I had the added benefit of being filmed in Russia, featuring a Russian band and was backed by a promotional visit including press and a premiere just before it was released. Apartment 1303 3D achieved over double the per screen average with just a trailer and TV spots as the main source (possibly only source?) of promotion.

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Box Office numbers courtesy Box Office Mojo.

Mischa Barton shares exclusive fashion advice with HELLO! Online

Karl Lagerfeld deemed her a ‘fashion role model for an entire generation’ when presenting her with an “Icon of the Year” award in 2008. And her hugely successful handbag line and fashion store in London’s Spitalfields are testament to her fashion credentials.

So HELLO! Online was delighted to have the opportunity to chat to style icon Mischa Barton and get some sartorial tips from the lady herself. And sitting down for a cup of tea with the star in one of London’s most lavish hotels, the first thing that struck me was her beautiful doll-like features that had the entire room transfixed.

Not to mention her lovely, totally down-to-earth manner that instantly put me at ease as we got chatting about fashion tips for HELLO! Online readers. “Wear things the way that you feel the most comfortable,” is, according to the 26-year-old, key advice for the fashionistas amongst you.

“Make clothes an extension of your own personality – that’s definitely how I see fashion,” she said, adding: “Fit the trends to you, not the other way round. Find out what’s popular this season and figure out how it can work for you.”

The actress, who shot to fame in her role as Marissa on hit TV show The OC, was talking at the launch of her line of mobile phone accessories with Uunique London, revealing her brand new designs to fit the iPhone 5.

Wearing a gorgeous cream embellished maxidress, Mischa looked gorgeous as she talked us through the collection, which, emblazoned with her logo and featuring lots of pretty patterns, is cute, quirky and has the star written all over it. Speaking about her collaboration, the star said: “I love accessories and the thing about phone covers is that you can totally change them to match your outfit.”

So is design where she can see her career heading? “No, as I’m still heavily involved in acting,” she replied. “I have just wrapped on a film with Jason Statham and I’m going to start shooting another film in January.

“For me, it’s about doing a mixture of the things I love. Design is something I find quite easy and I enjoy as something as an extension of my personality – I’ve always had a visual eye and I’m very picky about the way things look.”

With filming, splitting her time between London and LA and opening her new store, Mischa has had “the busiest year”.

So we’re keen to find out how the super slim star manages to stay in such great shape. “I run a lot,” she admits. “And I often do weight training, but running really is my favourite thing.

“I try to run every day. If I’m working I have to skip, but I love it. I can get a bit obsessed!”

And she has a healthy attitude towards food and dieting, revealing that: “I do like indulging in some things, but I really like healthy food.

“If I am in a place where I can get healthy food, I much prefer it. I tend to go for vegetarian and vegan foods.”

Finally, we want to know whether living in both countries is tiring.

“It is exhausting, yes, and I rely a lot on Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream as my skin gets so dehydrated with all the flying, but I love being able to live in both places.

“My sister is here in London, I have other family here and I love the culture. But on the other hand, I get the weather of LA and that is where the work is.

“I totally get the best of both worlds!”

Source: Hello!

Interesting point re: working with Jason Statham. So far no solid information has come out on this project.

Mischa’s Uunique


Mischa’s currently in London promoting her new range of iPhone 5 cases in association with Uunique London. I can’t seem to find them in their online store yet, so, in the meantime, check out a preview of the cases along with a stunning promotional photo. The cases will also be stocked at Mischa’s very own boutique in Spitalfields. So if you’re lucky enough to live in London, now is the time to Misch-ify your iPhone 5.


Photos courtesy Heat World

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