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4 items from 2015


Abbey Lee To Star in "Neon Demon"

29 January 2015 1:54 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Australian supermodel Abbey Lee has emerged as "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn's choice to star with Elle Fanning in his next film "The Neon Demon" at Gaumont and Wild Bunch.

Lee is negotiating to play the role of Sarah, the cool ringleader of a maniacal group of models. Shooting aims to begin at the end of March in Los Angeles.

Lee's face will soon be seen all over the place as she has already filmed roles in George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and Alex Proyas' "Gods Of Egypt".

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Australian Model Abbey Lee Revs Up Acting Career in New ‘Mad Max’

23 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australian actress Abbey Lee won a model-search competition in 2004, and has become one of the world’s best-known fashion faces. Now, she’s broadened her horizons into acting for the upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller.

Holy Grail

Looking to fill a role in the latest sequel to his apocalyptic thriller, Miller reached out to modeling agencies after he couldn’t find an actor he liked. Lee made a tape in which she and her dad performed a Monty Python sketch. “I guess I had something George needed, because he flew me to Australia not long after,” she says.

Passion Play

Lee says her move into film wasn’t planned, but now she’s discovered what she’s been missing. She credits Miller for helping her to make the transition. “I found my passion, and learned where I was meant to be in life,” she says, adding »

- Paul Chai

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Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to join Tina Fey's Taliban Shuffle

12 January 2015 3:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will reportedly join Tina Fey in Taliban Shuffle.

The Game of Thrones star is the "final choice" for directors Glen Ficarra and John Requa's black comedy, reports Showbiz 411.

The film will adapt Kim Barker's memoir of the same name.

It centres around her adventures as a war journalist travelling between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Martin Freeman and Margot Robbie will also feature in Taliban Shuffle.

Coster-Waldau will star as Horus in Alex Proyas's upcoming Gods of Egypt. »

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Interview: Chadwick Boseman Gets On Up to a Big Movie Career

8 January 2015 11:55 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With the Get On Up DVD just out this week, let's take a look at the fast rise of Chadwick Boseman. He'd already headlined one surprise hit (42) when he delivered his first huge performance as Godfather of Soul James Brown. Critics casually and regularly mentioned "Oscar" in their reviews but the precursor awards didn't bite (the Golden Globes forcing that film into Drama when films of its kind usually compete in Musical surely didn't help). But individual honors aside, there's no arguing that Boseman is at the beginning of a big career.

When I sat down with him last year (though less long ago than that sounds) he was unusually cagey about future career plans. Chalked it up to caution, I did, at the time. But cut to a very short time after the interview: News broke that he'd spend at least a couple of years in a form fitting black lycra (?) costume as T'Challa, »

- NATHANIEL R

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