A new ‘355’ trailer (trailer #2) was recently released.
EW.com — Waking up naked and hungover on the beach next to a stranger after a booze-soaked one-night stand doesn’t exactly sound like the beginning of a beautiful love story — especially when it leads to getting arrested for indecent exposure. But when it comes to Monday, the steamy new movie starring Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough, it’s time to throw out any assumptions of what a traditional romance looks like. Relationships can start in the back of a cop car!
This is the first trailer for director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ film that subverts expectations of what a movie love story looks like. Stan sheds his hard-edged, scowling MCU assassin persona Bucky Barnes — next seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — to become the laidback and fun-loving Mickey, who meets the older and intriguing Chloe (Gough) at a wild party one night on a Greek island. Their magical weekend of drinking, dancing, and sex in public places plays out like a realistic and exciting fairytale. But when Monday morning rolls around, reality starts to outweigh the fantasy as Mickey and Chloe are reminded there’s not always a “happily ever after” in life.
“I was always excited and interested in love stories but I always wanted to explore when things go wrong in relationships,” Papadimitropoulos previously told EW of his fourth feature film, which he wrote with Rob Hayes. “Why do people become so different at some point when everything started like a dream?”
Papadimitropoulos knows moviegoers have seen the candy-coated, happy ending love stories in films many times before, so he wanted to take an honest look at what really happens with relationships — the good, the bad, and the ugly.
“The rom-com genre gave us some amazing films in the past but then again, you watch them, they’re entertaining, but it’s not true,” he said. “You don’t really believe what’s going on at the end. So we start the film like a romantic comedy but then let the characters develop the way they would in real life and have problems, bottled up feelings, things they hide from each other, skeletons in their closet, and see what happens when the reality of everyday life settles in. It’s great having an amazing weekend but then Monday comes with a reality check.”
Monday premieres in select theaters and on-demand on April 16.
Hey guys! I know it’s been kind of quiet from my end in regards to updates and without diving into details I’ll just say life hasn’t been super nice in regards to having time or motivation to work on the site. However, in my downtime I’ve finally gotten all of Sebastian’s previously released films capped and uploaded into the gallery. You can check those out below by clicking the links to the gallery.
Deadline — IFC Acquires ‘Monday,’ Sebastian Stan & Denise Gough Greece Romancer Set For April 16 Release.
EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ latest feature Monday, a sizzling romance that stars Sebastian Stan (Avengers Endgame and I, Tonya) and Denise Gough (Colette).
When Mickey (Stan) is dragged away from his DJ set by a drunken friend and introduced to Chloe (Gough) one hot summer night in Athens, the attraction between the pair is immediately palpable—so palpable that before they know it they’re waking up naked on the beach Saturday morning. And so it goes that a one night stand on Friday turns into a whirlwind weekend romance that leads to serious conversations when they face the harsh sunlight on Monday morning.
Pic is produced by Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Damian Jones, Deanna Barillari, and Papadimitropoulos at Faliro House. Script is co-written by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Rob Hayes.
‘Monday’ is Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ fourth feature, an official selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and 2020 Toronto International Film Festival that were both hobbled by the pandemic. IFC Films will release the film on April 16th, 2021 day and date theatrically and on demand.
Said director Argyris Papadimitropoulos: “In many ways, the film has become even more relevant in this current environment, as all relationships got challenged during the lock down and Chloe’s and Mickey’s story is a very realistic take on relationships. At a time when things have started getting more optimistic in the world and a summer trip to Greece, crowded parties, people kissing and having fun is something we are all longing for – I believe the timing is perfect to release the film and the fact that it found a home at IFC Films, makes my smile a little bigger.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by President of IFC Films Arianna Bocco with ICM Partners and Protagonist Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.
Variety — Universal’s “The 355,” a female-led heist thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Kruger, has pushed its release date back a year.
The movie was initially set to open in theaters on Jan. 15, 2021, and will now debut on Jan. 14, 2022.
Simon Kinberg directed “The 355” from a script he wrote with Theresa Rebeck. The globe-trotting espionage thriller follows a group of international spies — a brigade that also includes Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing — who team up to stop a potentially world-altering event. Together, the five women form a faction called “355,” a nod to the assembly of female spies that united during the American Revolution. Edgar Ramirez and Sebastian Stan round out the cast.
Universal Pictures nabbed “The 355” after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. The studio reportedly paid more than $20 million for domestic distribution rights.
Like every Hollywood studio, Universal has been forced to shake up the release calendar numerous times during the pandemic. The studio recently moved “Fast & Furious” sequel “F9” to mid-2021, while “Jurassic World: Dominion” was postponed to June of 2022.
A majority of U.S. movie theaters have closed down again as attendance remains flat and coronavirus cases continue to surge. But thanks to a groundbreaking deal forged with major movie theater chains AMC and Regal, Universal is one of the few studios that has continued to release films in recent months. Among the studio’s titles still on schedule for 2020 are the animated sequel “The Croods: A New Age” on Thanksgiving and the Tom Hanks-led Western drama “News of the World” on Christmas Day.
Deadline.com — Legendary has set Sebastian Stan to star opposite Daisy Edgar-Jones in the Lauryn Kahn-scripted social thriller Fresh. Mimi Cave is directing, and Hyperobject Industries’ Adam McKay and Kevin Messick are producing. Production is set to begin in January.
The film’s storyline is being kept under wraps.
Stan will next be seen in the Simon Kinberg-directed The 355, and his work includes I, Tonya, Endings Beginnings, Destroyer and his portrayal of The Winter Soldier in the Avengers Marvel Universe.
Stan is repped by CAA, Brookside Artist Management, Relevant and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Youtube – Join stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger (In The Fade), and Fan Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past) for Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel, moderated by EW’s Devan Coggan, as they discuss this groundbreaking, breakneck new film and the dangers and thrills of launching a new global vision for the 21st century action film.
In the spirit of Bond and Bourne, Universal Pictures’ The 355′ (in theatres Jan. 15) is an action-packed espionage thriller, conceived and produced by Oscar® nominee Jessica Chastain, directed by genre-defying filmmaker Simon Kinberg, and starring a jaw-dropping cast of some of the most powerful female actors in film history.
‘The 355’ also stars Oscar® winner Penélope Cruz, Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramírez.
Universal Pictures’ “The 355,” a woman-led spy thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Fan Bingbing and Penelope Cruz, has released a first trailer for the film, which is set for a theatrical release on Jan. 15, 2021.
The movie follows a team of spies from various international agencies who must band together to prevent brewing conflicts and halt an incident that could send shockwaves through the world. The women put aside rivalries and distrust to form a faction, code-named “355” after the first woman spy in the American Revolution. Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramírez also co-star.
The film’s Twitter account teased the trailer’s release with posters of each of the leads, with Chastain playing Mace, Nyong’o as Khadijah, Cruz as Graciela, Kruger as Marie and Fan as Lin Mi Sheng. The women hail from the United States, United Kingdom, Colombia, Germany and China, respectively. Following the release of the posters, some fans expressed dismay at Cruz’s represented nation, as the actor is of Spanish not Colombian descent.
Simon Kinberg will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Theresa Rebeck. Chastain and Kelly Carmichael will serve as producers for the actor’s Freckle Films, along with Kinberg for his Genre Films. Richard Hewitt (“Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Theory of Everything”) is set to executive produce.
Chastain first proposed the idea for a woman-led spy film while working with Kinberg on “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.” The cast came together two years ago with CAA Film Finance brokering the deal and Film Nation handling international sales.
The high-profile film previously hit a snag in 2018 when Fan was accused of tax evasion and disappeared for months. After admitting to the charges and paying more than $100 million in fines, back taxes, interest and late payment fees, she emerged from hiding and returned to the project, which will mark her first role since the scandal.
Watch the trailer below.
“The third and final EW NYCC panel is “Entertainment Weekly and Universal present Women Who Kick Ass: The 355,” which will go live on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:50 p.m. ET. EW staff writer Devan Coggan sits down with the female stars of the upcoming Universal spy thriller The 355 — Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, and Fan BingBing — to discuss filming explosive fight scenes and undercover espionage. Since no trailer for The 355 has even been released yet, this will really be a sneak peek into the film.
NYCC 2020 will livestream on YouTube from Oct. 8-11.
Netflix Film – ‘The Devil All The Time’ – “In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.”
Here’s a small featurette of Sebastian talking about his role as Lee Bodecker. (Netflix © 2020)
”The Devil All The Time” is now streaming on Netflix.