Category: Monday

Mar
12

Video/Press: Love at first sight meets reality in first trailer for Sebastian Stan’s dark romance ‘Monday’

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.

Feb
05

Press/News: IFC Acquires ‘Monday,’ Sebastian Stan & Denise Gough Greece Romancer Set For April 16 Release

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.

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.

Mar
12

News: ‘Monday’ World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival postponed

Tribecafilm.com ‘Monday’, was supposed to have it’s World Premire at the Tribeca Film Festival. Today Tribeca released the following statement.

A Statement from Tribeca

We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community

We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.

Please check www.tribecafilm.com for the latest updates, ticket refund information and details about how we are moving forward.

‘Monday’ – Mikey and Chloe are two Americans living in Athens. Both are romantically unattached when they meet one hot summer Friday. Their instantaneous chemistry leads to a whirlwind weekend and questions about their future when they wake up Monday.

Mar
03

News: ‘Monday’ having World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Tribecafilm.com ‘Monday’, directed and written by Argyris Papadimitropoulos. Produced by Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Damian Jones, Deanna Barillari. (Greece) – World Premiere. Mikey and Chloe are two Americans living in Athens. Both are romantically unattached when they meet one hot summer Friday. Their instantaneous chemistry leads to a whirlwind weekend and questions about their future when they wake up Monday. With Sebastian Stan, Denise Gough.

More information including ticket packages and full program information can be found here: Tribeca Film Festival

Jan
21

First Production Still from ‘Monday’

Check out the first still of Sebastian as Mickey from the upcoming drama Monday which is slated to release this year.

Here is the IMDB description of the film:

Two self-destructive Americans, living across Athens and the Greek islands who plunge into a tsunami of a romance.

Oct
18

Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan & Matthew Gray Gubler Lead Drake Doremus Film

Deadline.com — Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley, 50 Shades of Grey and A Private War star Jamie Dornan, Captain America‘s Sebastian Stan and Criminal Minds veteran Matthew Gray Gubler have been set to lead Drake Doremus’ next movie, which gets underway in Los Angeles this week.

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CJ Entertainment is developing, financing and producing the untitled pic with Like Crazy director Doremus, who co-wrote the original screenplay with novelist Jardine Libaire (White Fur). Protagonist Pictures has boarded international sales (CJ will rep Asia) and will launch the buzzy package at the American Film Market in two weeks. UTA Independent Film Group handles domestic.

The movie is set in present day Los Angeles and follows Daphne (Woodley), a thirtysomething woman navigating love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

Producing the film will be Tae-sung Jeong, CEO of CJ Entertainment; Francis Chung, CJ’s VP Global Co-Productions and Head of U.S. Production; Doremus; and Robert George. CJ’s Jerry Ko is executive producing. Fred Lee, CJ Entertainment’s Los Angeles-based director of development, and Jihyun Ok, CJ’s Seoul-based director of development, will oversee production Adam Mehr of Pryor Cashman negotiated the producing deal on behalf of CJ, while UTA Independent Film Group negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.

“The more time we spend with Drake, the more we realize just how brilliant a storyteller he is, and the confidence talent have in his vision and direction,” Chung said. “Shailene, Jamie, Matthew and Sebastian are actors at the top of their game and to see this quartet unite for our film, with Drake at the helm, gives us great confidence that we’ll have something very special to deliver to audiences.”

Aug
31

Sebastian Stan & Denise Gough To Star In ‘Monday’ From ‘Before Midnight’, ‘The Iron Lady’ & ‘Loving’ Producers

Deadline.com — Captain America star Sebastian Stan and Colette actress Denise Gough are set to star in classy-looking feature Monday.

Produced by Christos V.Konstantakopoulos (Before Midnight) Damian Jones (The Iron Lady) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Loving), Fred Berger (La La Land) will executive produce.

Faliro House and its partners will finance the project. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales. Production is set for Greece this summer with Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Suntan) directing the script he co-wrote with Rob Hayes.

Pic focuses on two self-destructive Americans, living across Athens and the Greek islands who plunge into a tsunami of a romance.

Papadimitropoulos told us, “Many people don’t feel like getting involved in intense relationships anymore. And that to me is so sad. Chloe and Mickey’s story is a very honest look at one relationship, and in it there are elements everyone will recognize from their own experiences. I simply cannot wait to put the amazingly talented Denise and Sebastian in front of the lens and shoot them in stunning settings, places I know like the back of my hand, and work with a team of producers who have made some of my favorite films.”

Papadimitropoulos’s most recent feature Suntan premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival and SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight before winning best film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Hayes is known for his success as a screenwriter and playwright, with his most recent hit This Will End Badly performed in London and receiving critical acclaim.

Stan will next be seen starring opposite Nicole Kidman in Annapurna’s The Destroyer. His credits include Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War and I, Tonya with Margot Robbie. Gough is a two-time winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for her roles in stage plays People Places And Things, and Angels In America, that latter for which she was also nominated for a Tony.