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In Order Of Disappearance Review

26 August 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I’m fairly certain I’d watch Stellan Skarsgård do anything. Train a puppy to roll over? Sounds amazing. Delicately cook a perfect Frittata? I’ll be in the front row. But Skarsgård is at his absolute best when brutal violence is involved, only because of his endearingly maniacal appreciation of a good genre role. Only a few months ago he was able to play a boisterous European mobster in Our Kind of Traitor, and luckily, Hans Petter Moland’s In Order Of Disappearance gives us another Skarsgård role to love with almost no wait in between. A less cartoonish, grief-driven turn this time around for Skarsgård, but more killer Skarsgårdian goodness nonetheless. I thought August was supposed to be filled with crap? Yet here’s another positive review coming out of what might be a record-breaking high for typical late-summer garbage.

Skarsgård plays Nils Dickman, a Norwegian snow-plower whose »

- Matt Donato

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New to Streaming: ‘De Palma,’ ‘Sunset Song,’ ‘Melancholia,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ and More

26 August 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Blood Father (Jean-François Richet)

If this be the movie jail that Mel Gibson is destined to die in, it could be a whole lot worse. Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine, Assault on Precinct 13), works remarkably well as a grindhouse throwback, sporting a screenplay (from Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff, based on Craig’s novel) that’s better than it has any right to be. »

- The Film Stage

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‘In Order Of Disappearance’ Is A Bitter, Bloody Treat For The Black Of Heart [Review]

25 August 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with “A Somewhat Gentle Man,” a […]

The post ‘In Order Of Disappearance’ Is A Bitter, Bloody Treat For The Black Of Heart [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Freeze Frame: In Order of Disappearance

25 August 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

A blond, fair-skinned Swedish actor playing a petit-bourgeois Swede of the old school who resurfaces in the Norway of the overnight economic miracle, the ubiquitous Stellan Skarsgard looks as blank in Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s determinedly revisionist In Order of Disappearance as the snow-covered swaths atop the rural roadwork his Nils Dickman rips through at the helm of his commanding danger-signal-yellow snow plough. The 2014 masterwork is only now making its long-awaited U.S. debut. The color matches the baggy waterproof overalls that keep Nils’s sizable frame dry, and is just about the only hue outside of white visible during […] »

- Howard Feinstein

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Review: In Order Of Disappearance, An Exceptional Scandinavian Thriller

25 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

I think it's pretty hard not to completely adore Stellan Skarsgård. From his achingly perfect performances working with Lars Von Trier to comic book blockbusters like Thor to the original Insomnia, he's one of the great actors of this or any generation. Yet audiences, it seems, sometimes take his talents for granted. Sure, he's received a share of plaudits, but for an actor with such range and sensitivity I think he's deserving of being considered in the absolute upper echelon of performers. Perhaps one reason that he doesn't quite get the respect of some of his peers is that he's unafraid to balance doing art house cinema with mainstream action fare. Skarsgård is comfortable as the everyman as he is the tortured soul, and gives dignity...

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The Lrm Interview: Stellan Skarsgård And Hans Peter Moland On In Order Of Disappearance

18 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Stellan Skarsgård has been one of Sweden’s hardest working acting exports for many years, but his recognition in the States may have reached a new high when he was cast as Dr. Erik Selvig in Marvel StudiosThor in 2000. Ever since then, the Marvel Universe has been keeping Skarsgård busy, but not enough to have him turn down his good friend, Norwegian filmmaker Hans Peter Moland, when he comes to Skarsgård with a role.

Skarsgård plays Nils, a quiet snowplow driver in the middle of a snow-covered section of Norway in Moland’s new film In Order of Disappearance, his main responsibility being to remove snow from a long strip of road that connects the towns. When Nils’ son turns up dead, he starts going after the men responsible, leading him to an outlandish crime lord known as “The Count,” who is also interested in finding those responsible for taking out his men. »

- Edward Douglas

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‘In Order of Disappearance’ Exclusive Clip: Father Avenges His Son’s Murder In Norwegian Black Comedy

16 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though it might seem like Liam Neeson has all claim to avenging a child in the “Taken” series, the Norwegian action black comedy “In Order of Disappearance” proves that there’s plenty more to be mined from such a premise. Described as a cross between “Fargo” and “Taken,” “In Order of Disappearance” follows snow plow diver Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) who discovers his son has died of a supposed heroin overdose. Knowing his son was not a drug addict, Nils starts his own investigation and discovers a local drug gang is behind the crime. Soon, Nils finds the killers and the gang’s leader, but not before being caught in the crossfire between the local and Serbian gangs. The film also stars Bruno Ganz (“The Wings of Desire”), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (“Borgen”), Kristofer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”), and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Berlin Review: »

- Vikram Murthi

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Shia Labeouf-starrer 'Borg/McEnroe' begins shoot

16 August 2016 5:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Further cast announced for sporting biopic.

Principal photography has begun on Borg/McEnroe, which will centre on the famous rivalry between Us tennis champ Jon McEnroe and Sweden’s Bjorn Borg, which came to a head at Wimbledon 1980.

Shia Labeouf will play McEnroe while rising Swedish talent Sverrir Gudnason plays Borg in the film directed by Janus Metz - director of Cannes-winning documentary Armadillo and episodes of the acclaimed HBO drama True Detective.

The part of Borg’s coach Lennart Bergelin will be played by Stellan Skarsgård (The Avengers, Mamma Mia), making his first Swedish production in more than a decade, while Björn’s fiancée Mariana Simionescu is to be played by Swedish actress Tuva Novotny (A War, Eat Pray Love).

The part of Us tennis playboy Vitas Gerulaitis will be played by Robert Emms (Mirror Mirror, War Horse) while McEnroe’s father will be portayed by Ian Blackman (The Bourne Legacy, Hail Caesar!, House of Cards). »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Exclusive Interview: Susanna White for ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’

10 August 2016 2:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hitting the home entertainment markets in a couple of weeks is the thrilling adaptation of John le Carré’s Our Kind Of Traitor. To coincide with the release, we have an exclusive interview with the film’s director Susanna White to share where she talks about her experiences working on the film.

Whilst holidaying in Marrakech, ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregorTrainspotting) and Gail (Naomie HarrisSpectre), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan SkarsgårdThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. Lured into a Russian mobsters plans to defect, the couple soon find themselves thrust between the Russian Mafia and British Secret Service agent Hector (Damian LewisHomeland), neither of whom they can trust.

From the writer of Drive (Hossein Amini) adapting the hit John le Carré novel – the mind behind Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, »

- Paul Heath

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Exclusive: Stellan Skarsgard's Dr. Selvig Not Back for Thor: Ragnarok but Maybe Avengers: Infinity War?

9 August 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While it's been fairly well-known (or at least assumed) that Stellan Skarsgard's Dr. Erik Selvig might not be back for Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok--since it was mainly taking place in space--the actor still thinks he may be called back for Avengers: Infinity War since he has one more film in his contract.

When talking to Skarsgard for his upcoming Norwegian crime-thriller In Order of Disappearance (in theaters and VOD on August 26), he said that he doesn't known anything for sure yet but thinks that it's likely you'll see him in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, if only to finish up his current contract, although he half-joked they would probably have to pay him more money.

Skarsgard's Dr. Selvig was first introduced in Marvel StudiosThor in 2011 and he played a key role in Marvel's The Avengers the next year. He returned in Thor: The Dark World and »

- Edward Douglas

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‘Death Note’: Willem Dafoe Cast As Shinigami In Adam Wingard’s Netflix Movie

2 August 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Adam Wingard’s live-action adaptation of the popular manga “Death Note.” According to Mashable, the actor will voice Ryuk the Shinigami in the film that will debut next year on Netflix.

The Japanese comic, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, follows a student who stumbles across a supernatural notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. He uses this mystical object to destroy those he deems unworthy of life.

Read More: Willem Dafoe Cast in Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project,’ the Writer/Director’s Follow-Up to ‘Tangerine

The film stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi and Shea Whigham. Roy Lee and Dan Lin along with  Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing. Executive producers are Jonathan Eirich, John Powers Middleton, Miri Yoon and Brendan Ferguson.

Death Note” was originally »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Death Note’: Willem Dafoe Cast As Shinigami In Adam Wingard’s Netflix Movie

2 August 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Adam Wingard’s live-action adaptation of the popular manga “Death Note.” According to Mashable, the actor will voice Ryuk the Shinigami in the film that will debut next year on Netflix.

The Japanese comic, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, follows a student who stumbles across a supernatural notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. He uses this mystical object to destroy those he deems unworthy of life.

Read More: Willem Dafoe Cast in Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project,’ the Writer/Director’s Follow-Up to ‘Tangerine

The film stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi and Shea Whigham. Roy Lee and Dan Lin along with  Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing. Executive producers are Jonathan Eirich, John Powers Middleton, Miri Yoon and Brendan Ferguson.

Death Note” was originally »

- Liz Calvario

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Terry Gilliam begins production on 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

1 August 2016 2:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Adam Driver to star in the long-gestating feature, which is set to begin shooting in October; first behind-the-scenes images revealed.

After nearly 20 years in the pipeline, Terry Gilliam has finally gone into production on passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

The director of 12 Monkeys and Brazil has been scouting locations ahead of principal photography, which is set to begin Oct 4.

The cast, which includes The Force Awakens star Adam Driver and Monty Python member Michael Palin, will shoot in the desert landscape of The Canary Islands, the historical city of Tomar, and Lisbon as well as Castilla-La Mancha in Spain.

Co-stars include Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia) and Joana Ribeiro.

The story, which has been scripted by Gilliam and Tony Grisoni, centres on an advertising executive (Driver) who jumps back and forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote (Palin) mistakes him for Sancho »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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John Crowley to Follow ‘Brooklyn’ with ‘The Goldfinch’; ‘Don Quixote’ Possibly Adds Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgård

20 July 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Combine the director of a beloved Best Picture nominee with a recent Pulitzer winner and you have… well, the results have yet to be seen, but Warner Bros. and Brett Ratner‘s RatPac Entertainment (what a vile name) are tapping Brooklyn helmer John Crowley for The Goldfinch, their adaptation of Donna Tartt‘s 2013 novel of loss, grief, violence, and redemption. [Deadline]

This might be the most natural choice among contemporary directors, though The Goldfinch has a much darker undertone than Crowley’s smash hit. Tartt’s epic kicks off with a terrorist attack (upon New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) that spares 13-year-old Theodore Decker and takes his mother, with whom he stays connected through Carel Fabritius’ eponymous painting — an item he stole from the attack’s site. That work follows him through years and years of pain, up to and including an eventual redemption.

The Goldfinch is likely to »

- Nick Newman

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Dafoe, Skarsgard Join Gilliam's "Don Quixote"

19 July 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard have apparently joined the cast of Terry Gilliam's long gestating "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" project which now stars Adam Driver and Michael Palin in the lead roles.

The story centers on an arrogant publicist, who returns to the village where he shot his student film adaptation of "Don Quixote," only to discover the terrible effect his project had on the town, leading to an unlikely adventure.

The casting comes from a listing on the website of production company Entre Chien & Loup which was discovered by Den of Geek. At last report the film is aiming to go into production this Fall ahead of a premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Reportedly Courting Willem Dafoe And Stellan Skarsgard

19 July 2016 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not since 2013’s oddball sci-fi The Zero Theorem has the illustrious Terry Gilliam stepped behind the lens, but that’s all about to change very soon.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Gilliam’s own white whale, has finally started to display signs of tangible progress in recent months, a streak that can be traced back to the casting of the so-hot-right-now Adam Driver. Fast forward a few weeks and both Michael Palin and Olga Kurylenko have closed deals to star, and now production company Entre Chien & Loup have seemingly let slip that Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard are on the verge of signing along the dotted line.

No official statement to relay at this time, but it’s clear that Gilliam’s long-gestating project – one that has been retooled to focus on an arrogant publicist, who evokes old memories by returning to the village where he filmed his student project, »

- Michael Briers

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Willem Dafoe & Stellan Skarsgard Have Reportedly Joined Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

19 July 2016 6:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It really seemed like an inevitability that no one was ready to face outside of Terry Gilliam: the long gestating “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” the cinematic mountain he’s stared down for years, would never be climbed. There’s been so many iterations of the film that have fallen apart it’s hard to keep track of […]

The post Willem Dafoe & Stellan Skarsgard Have Reportedly Joined Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard join ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

19 July 2016 12:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard have been cast in Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, joining Adam Driver, Michael Palin and Olga Kurylenko on the project, which will start shooting towards the end of the year.

The news comes to us from Entre Chien Et Loup via Den Of Geek, as it finally looks like the project will finally come to fruition for Gilliam, who has attempted to bring the story to the screen in the past, most notably with Johnny Depp in the lead role (a production that was documented in the superb documentary Lost In La Mancha).

This will be Gilliam’s eighth attempt at bringing the story to the screen. His original attempt was all of the way back in 1998.

The new version is said to be set in the modern day. Gilliam co-wrote the script with Tony Grisoni and the film’s budget »

- Paul Heath

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote casting update

18 July 2016 9:37 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brendon Connelly Jul 19, 2016

Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard have been cast in Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote...

Though no announcement has yet been issued to the trades, there's now solid word on the casting of Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard in Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote coming right from the source: the website of one of the companies actually backing the production.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a modern-day story which Don Quixote appears to be alive and well and reliving the same story all over again, just with a slightly different supporting cast this time.

We know already that Adam Driver will be playing Toby Grossini, the lead character and Sancho Panza stand-in, and that Michael Palin has been cast as Quixote, the Man of La Mancha himself. Olga Kurylenko is onboard too, playing a role that was, I think, »

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‘In Order Of Disappearance’ Trailer: Stellan Skarsgård Brings Laughs To Norwegian Dark Comedy — Watch

9 July 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“In Order of Disappearance” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival back in 2014, and is finally now arriving to Us theaters this year. Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Hans Petter Moland, the dark comedy stars Stellan Skarsgård as Nils, an introverted and hard-working snow plow driver who receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving of the official report, he soon uncovers that his son was killed by a drug cartel and begins his quest for revenge.

The movie was written by Kim Fupz Aakesonl and also stars Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro and Kristofer Hivju. Upon its premiere, “In Order of Disappearance” received positive reviews.

Read More: Berlin Review: Stellan Skarsgard Is a Killing Machine In Enjoyable Dark Comedy ‘In Order Of Disappearance

IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote in his review that it “cleverly magnifies the way each man is trapped in the mazes of »

- Liz Calvario

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