Category: Film

Oct
11

Press/Video: ‘The 355’ Cast Interview | Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass (‘355’ NYCC Panel)

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.

Oct
06

Press/Video: All-Woman Spy Film ‘The 355’ Releases First Trailer

Variety

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.

Oct
06

Press/News: EW’s New York Comic Con 2020 panels to feature Walking Dead, Black horror, women of The 355

EW.com

“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.

Sep
20

Press/Video: ‘The Devil All The Time’ -Sebastian talking about his role as Lee Bodecker

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.

Sep
19

Press/Photo: ‘The Devil All The Time’ – New stills of Sebastian as Lee Bodecker

IGN ‘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 two new UHQ Stills of Sebastian as Lee Bodecker. (Photo Cr. Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2020)

”The Devil All The Time” is now streaming on Netflix.

Note: It will be added to the gallery at a later date.

Sep
14

Press/Photo: First look: Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough get steamy in honest romance ‘Monday’

EW.COM

Boy meets girl at a party. Boy and girl drunkenly hook up on the beach. After a wild weekend adventure, boy and girl fall in love. We’ve all seen that movie before. But what happens when Monday rolls around and reality pops the romantic bubble? That’s what director Argyris Papadimitropoulos wanted to explore in the dark romance Monday, where there’s no “happily ever after” as the credits roll.

EW has your exclusive first look at the honest take on relationships starring Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough. The steamy image above is the perfect representation of how a relationship can start off so magically and feel so right … before the real world sets in, bringing all its problems and hardships with it.

“I was always excited and interested in love stories but I always wanted to explore when things go wrong in relationships,” Papadimitropoulos says 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?”

The filmmaker drew inspiration from his own relationships as well as what his friends have experienced to create Mickey (Stan) and Chloe’s (Gough) authentic story, which begins at a debaucherous party on a Greek island. “Almost everything that happens in this film is something that either happened or is inspired by something similar that has happened to me or people I know,” he says. “There’s a little bit of me in every character in the film, the things I like about me, the things I don’t like about me, it’s all blended together.”

Papadimitropoulos knows that moviegoers have seen the candy-coated, happy ending kind of love story in films so many times before. That’s why 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 says. “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.”

The filmmaker hopes everyone can see themselves in Mickey and Chloe, in whatever form that may take. “It’s about the truth of relationships, how we can make things work if we want to make things work,” he says. “It’s about how it’s okay to be sensitive and to have emotions and to be vulnerable. You should talk about your feelings because in the summer you have an amazing time, but at some point, winter comes. Day by day, things become more difficult and you need to talk about it or else it will just get worse.”

Working with Stan and Gough to bring Mickey and Chloe’s turbulent, passionate relationship to life was a huge learning experience for Papadimitropoulos as they all collaborated to improv a lot of the dialogue during filming.

“They come from totally different worlds and backgrounds,” Papadimitropoulos says of the two stars. “They worked in totally different ways. But the three of us very early on found our own way, which is something that all three of us have never done. It was taking the best ways we all like to work, and make something of our own rather than borrow from another method. I was amazed and surprised by how easy they made it for me and how ready they were to take risks and try different things and huge improvisational takes. It was an amazing experience.”

For this trio, the harsh light of Monday morning didn’t ruin the magic of their relationship.

Sep
14

Press/Photo: ‘The Devil All The Time’ Poster

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 look at another official poster for the film featuring Sebastian .

Netflix has listed the following release date for ”The Devil All The Time” as follows:

  • SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
Sep
10

Press/Photo: ‘The Devil All The Time’ – Still of Sebastian as Lee Bodecker

IGN ‘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 new UHQ Still of Sebastian as Lee Bodecker. (Photo Cr. Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2020)

Netflix has listed the following release date for ”The Devil All The Time” as follows:

  • SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Note: It will be added to the gallery at a later date.

Sep
02

News: Joel Edgerton, Marion Cotillard, Mark Rylance, Sebastian Stan & Vanessa Kirby To Lead Brady Corbet’s Sweeping Immigrant Drama ‘The Brutalist’

Deadline – Joel Edgerton, Marion Cotillard, Mark Rylance, Sebastian Stan & Vanessa Kirby To Lead Brady Corbet’s Sweeping Immigrant Drama ‘The Brutalist’

EXCLUSIVE: Joel Edgerton (Loving), Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose), Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies), Sebastian Stan (Captain America) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) are among the all-star cast set for Brady Corbet’s (Vox Lux) sweeping immigrant drama The Brutalist, we can reveal.

Also among the impressive ensemble will be Isaach De Bankolé (Black Panther), Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle), Raffey Cassidy (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac).

Co-written with his partner Mona Fastvold, whose latest movie The World To Come unspools this week at the Venice Film Festival, Corbet’s film will chronicle 30 years in the life of a visionary architect named László Toth (Edgerton) and his wife Erzsébet (Cotillard) who flee post-war Europe to rebuild their legacy and witness the birth of modern America. However, their lives are changed forever by a mysterious and wealthy client (Rylance).

The project, which is due to get underway in January 2021, is described to us as an “epic saga and unconventional love story”. The director has previously said the film’s protagonists are both Holocaust survivors and that it will shoot in English, Yiddish, Hungarian and some Italian.

Protagonist Pictures will debut the package with a virtual presentation to buyers during the Toronto Film Festival. CAA Media Finance is repping U.S. rights and arranging the project’s financing.

Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim are producing for Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP), Brian Young is producing for Three Six Zero, Trevor Matthews and Nick Gordon are producing for Brookstreet Pictures, which is financing, and Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, and David Hinojosa of Killer Films are set as executive producers.

The movie will shoot partly in Poland with Madants, who previously worked with Andrew Lauren Productions on Claire Denis’ High Life.

Corbet last directed the Natalie Portman and Jude Law starrer Vox Lux, which debuted two years ago at the Venice Film Festival. His first feature, The Childhood of a Leader, won the Best Director and Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Debut Film at the same festival in 2015.

Corbet said: “Amidst a revamped cycle of populism and prejudice in the 21st Century, The Brutalist is a film which celebrates the triumphs of the most daring and accomplished visionaries; our ancestors. It is the project which is so far the closest to my heart and family history. I so look forward to reuniting with many of our closest collaborators, as well as some exciting new ones, to realise what we all anticipate to be a vital and urgent motion picture”.

Producer Andrew Lauren commented: “Brady’s third feature, The Brutalist, is a continuation of his unique interpretation of major historical moments of the past century. This story resonates for me as the grandson of an immigrant artist, and is unquestionably relevant to the political discourse we are having in America today.”

Joel Edgerton is represented by CAA and Anonymous Content. Marion Cotillard is represented by CAA and Agence Adéquat. Mark Rylance is represented by CAA. Sebastian Stan is represented by CAA, Brookside Artist Management and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern. Isaach De Bankóle is represented by Margrit Polak Management and Peach House. Vanessa Kirby is represented by CAA, Hamilton Hodell, Linden Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham. Alessandro Nivola is represented by CAA. Raffey Cassidy is represented by UTA and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP. Stacy Martin is represented by 42, WME and Agence Adéquat. Brady Corbet is represented by CAA and Three Six Zero Group

Sep
02

Press/Photo: ‘The Devil All The Time’ Poster

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 look at another official poster for the film.

Netflix has listed the following release date for ”The Devil All The Time” as follows:

  • SEPTEMBER 16, 2020