Welcome to Matthias Schoenaerts Network! Your newest and first source dedicated to Belgium actor Matthias Schoenaerts. You may recognize him from his break-out roles in "Loft", "Bullhead", "Blood Ties" or "Rust and Bone" for which he won a César Award for Most Promising Actor.

Our aim is to provide fans around the world an up-to-date and comprehensive source for Mr. Schoenaerts with the latest news, high quality photos and in-depth information.

“Far From The Madding Crowd” Teaser Trailer

Fox Searchlight UK released the first teaser trailer of “Far From The Madding Crowd” earlier today. Matthias stars alongside Carey Mulligan in Thomas Hardy’s classic English novel adaption. Fun fact: The novel was first published in book form 140 years ago today, on November 23, 1874. The teaser can be watched below or in our video archive and the high definition screen captures have been added in our gallery.

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Far From the Madding Crowd. In UK cinemas 2015.

Nov 23, 2014
Lindsey

Additional “Suite Française” Stills & UK Release Date

A few additional production stills of “Suite Française” have been released and we have added the ones featuring Matthias in our gallery. Empire is also reporting that the movie will be released on March 13, 2015 in the UK. Matthias stars alongside Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie and many more.


Nov 22, 2014
Lindsey

“Close Protection” Finds International Distributor

Variety is reporting that Indie Sales has picked up the international rights for “Close Protection” – previously titled “Maryland“. The movie is currently in production in France. The first production still was released and we have added it in our gallery.

Indie Sales has picked up international sales rights to Alice Winocour’s “Close Protection,” a French Riviera-set thriller toplining Matthias Schoenaerts (“Rust and Bone,” “The Drop”) and Diane Kruger.

Pic marks Winocour’s follow-up to “Augustine,” which unspooled in Cannes Critics Week in 2012 as well as Toronto.

Penned by Winocour and lensed by cinematographer George Lechaptois, “Close Protection” stars Schoenaerts as Vincent, a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan who is suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He gets hired to ensure security at the luxury villa of a Lebanese businessman, his wife (Diane Kruger) and son on the French Riviera.

“The quality of the script and the great talent of Alice Winocour, not to mention the incredible casting, are making me very confident on the international film’s potential,” said Nicolas Eschbach, founder and president of Indie Sales, which will start shopping the movie at AFM.

“Close Protection” will be completed in the spring. Steohane Celerier’s Mars Distribution will release the movie in France.

At AFM, Indie Sales is also selling Stefano Sollima’s “Suburra.”

Close Protection” is expected to be released in 2015.

Nov 7, 2014
Lindsey

“A Bigger Splash” Part Of Studiocanal’s AFM Lineup

Variety is reporting that Matthias upcoming movie will be part of Studiocanal’s AFM lineup to find distributors.

Max Joseph’s “We Are Your Friends,” with Zac Eron, about an aspiring Hollywood DJ, Luca Guadagnino’s psychological thriller “A Bigger Splash,” with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson, Brian Hegland’s Tom Hardy gangster thriller “Legend” and Stephen Frears’ still-untitled Lance Armstrong movie, with Ben Foster as the cyclist, are all in post-production.

“A Bigger Splash” also hit the Toronto Film Festival market in September and Variety reported the following plot:

Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “A Bigger Splash,” an edgy and contempo twist on the cult Alain Delon-Romy Schneider starrer “La Piscine.” Johnson will play opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.

“Splash” centers on a glamorous couple whose holiday in Southern Italy takes an unexpected turn with the visit from an old friend and his luscious daughter.

Oct 28, 2014
Lindsey

“Suite Française” Trailer

Entertainment One UK released the first (international) trailer for “Suite Française“. Matthias stars in the movie alongside Michelle Williams. The movie will be released on January 23, 2015 in UK cinemas and it’s not been announced when it will be released in the US. The high definition screen captures have been added in our gallery and the trailer in our video archive.

Set in 1940s France and based on the international best-selling work of Irène Némirovsky, SUITE FRANÇAISE follows beautiful Lucile Angellier who awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war whilst leading a stifled existence with her domineering mother-in-law. When Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ homes, Lucile’s life is turned upside down. In the Angellier home, Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno, the handsome and refined German officer who has been posted to live with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and traps them in the tragedy of war.

Oct 24, 2014
Lindsey

“Suite Française” Selected for AFM 2014

AFM announced it’s line-up and “Suite Française” will have it’s world premiere during the festival. Matthias stars alongside Michelle Williams. Variety is reporting the following story:

Michelle Williams’ World War II romance “Suite Francaise” has been set for a “world premiere” at the American Film Market along with 90 other movies.

AFM runs Nov. 5-12 in Santa Monica with over 415 films screening privately for buyers.

“Suite Francaise,” directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel, also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie. Entertainment One financed and produced.

TF1 International is selling international rights. The Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights.

The first screening will be held on November 5th followed by another screening on the 7th according to the official website.

Oct 17, 2014
Lindsey

Video Archive Officially Launched!

We are very happy to announced we officially launched our video archive. You can visit our subdomain videos.matthias-schoenaerts.com. We only added a handful of videos – mostly movie trailers – so far but we are planning on expanding it the coming months. Links and previews can be found below and be sure to check out all our recently added videos page.

Oct 13, 2014
Lindsey
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