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Interview with Bella Heathcote for ‘The Neon Demon’

6 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Beauty is everything.

The Neon Demon explores the beauty, sexuality and horror in this unique film from director Nicolas Winding Refn. Jesse, an aspiring 16-year-old model, moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career. She encounters deadly vixens who are jealous of the fresh new face in the industry. As her career blossoms, her rivals plot an insidious plan to eliminate the beautiful competition.

The film stars Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with Bella Heathcote, one of the deadly vixens in the film.

The Neon Demon is currently playing in theaters.

Watch the interview below.

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- Gig Patta

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‘Hap and Leonard’ Renewed for Season 2 on Sundance

7 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

SundanceTV has renewed “Hap and Leonard” — starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams as lifelong best friends mucked in swampy, offbeat misadventures — for a second season. “Hell on Wheels” veteran John Wirth will join as showrunner and executive producer, with Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt, Linda Moran and Nick Shumaker back as executive producers. Purefoy plays Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy fond of Southern ladies, and Williams plays hot-tempered gay, black Vietnam vet Leonard Pine. The show is inspired by the books by Joe R. Lansdale and developed by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici. Also Read: Christina Hendricks Cast in SundanceTV's 'Hap. »

- Tim Molloy

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Nicolas Winding Refn Held Early Talks With Warner For Wonder Woman, Wanted Christina Hendricks For Title Role

28 June 2016 3:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At least on paper, Nicolas Winding Refn isn’t the type of filmmaker one would associate with the superhero genre. That’s not to say the Danish auteur wouldn’t create a compelling end product, it’s just that his movies are often so different, so bizarrely unique that we can’t imagine Refn conforming to studio quotas over how best to handle their costumed heroes.

But low and behold, it seems the Drive and Neon Demon director has at the very least flirted with the possibility of dipping his toe into the genre. Upon doing the press rounds for The Neon Demon, Refn not only revealed his admittedly ambitious desire to one-day helm a Batgirl movie, but also that early on in development, he held talks with Warner Bros. over the possibility of directing Wonder Woman.

Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Cbm), Refn confirmed that he »

- Michael Briers

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Nicolas Winding Refn Met With WB About Directing Wonder Woman, But Wouldn't Do It Without Christina Hendricks

28 June 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Before Warner Bros. had even officially greenlit their Wonder Woman movie, Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives, The Neon Demon) spoke about his interest in directing the picture on several different occasions, maintaining that Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks would be perfect for the lead role. At the time we figured he was just throwing it out there, but as it turns out, Refn did take a meeting about possibly signing on to bring the iconic DC character to life on the big screen. During the latest edition of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Refn laughed off the idea that the studio would ever seriously consider handing him the reigns of the project, but also admits to a "very early meeting" about it. Apparently the director insisted that Hendricks would have to star as Diana right off the bat, and that's as far as the discussion went. Of course, »

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Refn Talks Bond, Wonder Woman & Barbarella

27 June 2016 2:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Drive" and "Only God Forgives" director Nicolas Winding Refn continues doing promotional rounds for his L.A.-set horror tale "The Neon Demon" this week and as part of a new interview with the Happy Sad Podcast, he revealed one bit of sad news.

It seems his proposed TV series remake of "Barbarella" is no longer in the works and mostly because it seems he's moved on from the idea of remaking things and instead will pursue his own material:

"Well, I don't own 'Barbarella,' the estate does, but I decided to be more interested in the 'Neon Demon'. Plus there are other television things that caught my attention [because] I actually enjoy designing it from the beginning. It became…'Barbarella,' it was like 'Logan's Run': certain things are better left untouched. You don't need to remake everything... I'm much more interested in the creative »

- Garth Franklin

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Nicolas Winding Refn is interested in directing a Batgirl movie

27 June 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A few years ago, Nicolas Winding Refn said he'd love to direct a Wonder Woman movie with Christina Hendricks as the Amazonian. Refn may have lost out on directing a big screen take on the iconic comic book character to Patty Jenkins, however the filmmaker recently told Business Insider that he'd still like to helm a superhero movie. God, I would love to make one, it would probably be... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Nicholas Winding Refn Interested in Directing a Batgirl Film

27 June 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Business Insider recently interviewed director Nicolas Winding Refn for his latest film, "The Neon Demon." Refn discussed the possibility of directing a superhero film saying, "God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun. I just don't know when it's going to happen."

He continued, "I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity." When Refn released "Drive" in 2011, he was interested in making a Wonder Woman film starring Christina Hendricks.

Refn thought of other heroines to adapt since Patty Jenkins is directing "Wonder Woman" saying, "What ones are left?" Refn thought to himself, "You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let's get Warner working on it."

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- J.B. Casas

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Film Review: Beauty Becomes Beastly in Uneven ‘The Neon Demon’

26 June 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The Neon Demon” is definitely worth seeing, if only to create an understanding as to what you think beauty is, but the film suffers in its last quarter by taking a turn towards horror. This mix of decisions by director Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) is audacious and maddening.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Elle Fanning is the lead actor, a young girl running away to Los Angeles to become “famous” in the world of modeling. As Refn in an interview with HollywoodChicago.com described it, “an archetype.” Her wide-eyed innocence, in the midst of the competitive bitch-ery, is the highlight of the film. I also liked that she never really was confident with her fast rise, and the palpable embarrassment of her youthful naiveté among women in bra/panties who have to walk in front of people is starkly realized. Refn is definitely on to something, until for some creative reason he decides »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Nicolas Winding Refn would like to direct a Batgirl movie

26 June 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Nicolas Winding Refn is keen to go from female-led horror to female-led superheroes, with The Neon Demon director revealing to Business Insider that he’d like to direct a Batgirl movie.

“God, I would love to make [a superhero movie], it would probably be great fun,” said Refn. “I just don’t know when it’s going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom, creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity. What ones are left? You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let’s get Warner working on it.”

Would you like to see Nicolas Winding Refn directing a Batgirl movie as part of the DC Extended Universe? Let us know in the comments below… »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive Video Interview: Elle Fanning Talks The Neon Demon

25 June 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Neon Demon is the latest effort from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), and it’s a visually alerting feast not only for your eyes but for, er, other things as well. Let’s just say, this one sticks with you.

The story revolves around an aspiring model, Jesse (Elle Fanning), who moves to Los Angeles to fulfill her big dreams. Her youth, vitality and beauty, however, is envied by her fellow beauty-obsessed colleagues (Bella Heathcote, Abby Lee, Jena Malone) – so much so that they will take extreme measures to get what she has. It isn’t long before Jesse finds herself navigating through the shark-infested world, starting out as an innocent but quickly realizing the absolute power she wields with just the way she looks.

Refn’s signature slow-burn technique is played out once again here, mixed with weird, beautiful – and violent – images, while a haunting, »

- Kit Bowen

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Exclusive Video Interview: Bella Heathcote Talks The Neon Demon

24 June 2016 6:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Neon Demon is the latest effort from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), and it’s a visually alerting feast not only for your eyes but for, er, other things as well. Let’s just say, this one sticks with you.

The story revolves around an aspiring model, Jesse (Elle Fanning), who moves to Los Angeles to fulfill her big dreams. Her youth, vitality and beauty, however, is envied by her fellow beauty-obsessed colleagues (Bella Heathcote, Abby Lee, Jena Malone) – so much so that they will take extreme measures to get what she has. It isn’t long before Jesse finds herself navigating through the shark-infested world, starting out as an innocent but quickly realizing the absolute power she wields with just the way she looks.

Refn’s signature slow-burn technique is played out once again here, mixed with weird, beautiful – and violent – images, while a haunting, »

- Kit Bowen

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Interview with Nicolas Winding Refn and Christina Hendricks for ‘The Neon Demon’

24 June 2016 1:47 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Director Nicolas Winding Refn pushes the limits in storytelling and cinematography with The Neon Demon.

The Neon Demon follows an aspiring model Jesse as she moves to Los Angeles, her youth, vitality and comeliness are quickly devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed models who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

The film stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Jenna Malone and Bella Heathcote.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with director Nicolas Winding Refn and actress Christina Hendricks for the film.

The Neon Demon is currently played in limited theaters today.

Watch the interview below.

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- Gig Patta

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Exclusive Video Interview: Christina Hendricks And Nicolas Winding Refn Talk The Neon Demon

24 June 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Neon Demon is the latest effort from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), and it’s a visually alerting feast not only for your eyes but for, er, other things as well. Let’s just say, this one sticks with you.

The story revolves around an aspiring model, Jesse (Elle Fanning), who moves to Los Angeles to fulfill her big dreams. Her youth, vitality and beauty, however, is envied by her fellow beauty-obsessed colleagues (Bella Heathcote, Abby Lee, Jena Malone) – so much so that they will take extreme measures to get what she has. It isn’t long before Jesse finds herself navigating through the shark-infested world, starting out as an innocent but quickly realizing the absolute power she wields with just the way she looks.

Refn’s signature slow-burn technique is played out once again here, mixed with weird, beautiful – and violent – images, while a haunting, »

- Kit Bowen

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Movie Review – The Neon Demon (2016)

24 June 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Neon Demon 2016

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcoate, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves

Synopsis:

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Following its premiere at Cannes, The Neon Demon (the latest piece of art-house cinema from polarizing writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn of Drive and Only God Forgives fame, not to mention several other noteworthy independent films before really breaking out into the semi-public eye with Ryan Gosling led films) was booed, and then apparently received a 16 minute standing ovation from the other audience members in attendance. This needs to be pointed out because the fact of the matter is, reviews (even my own) for a film by Refn are pretty much worthless. »

- Robert Kojder

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 24, 2016)

24 June 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 24. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Free State of Jones

Director: Gary Ross

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jacob Lofland

Synopsis: “In Jones County, Miss., Newt Knight joins forces with other farmers and a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy.”

Independence Day: Resurgence »

- Steve Greene

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‘Roadies’ Ep Cameron Crowe on His First TV Series, Movie Problems & Recasting Christina Hendricks

24 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s little doubt that Cameron Crowe has a passion for music — his character-driven movies have famously celebrated the world of rock, whether by chronicling the life of a young journalist in “Almost Famous” or through the soundtracks woven through “Singles” or “Say Anything.”

Now he’s turning his creative skills to the small screen for the first time with Showtime’s “Roadies,” the story of the crew-turned-family behind the scenes of the Staton-House Band tour. Crowe created the series, working alongside executive producer Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”).

Here, he tells Variety why he decided to make the move to television, why he’s frustrated with the movie business, and why he had to make some tough creative decisions along the way.

How did this project begin?

J.J. Abrams and I both worked at Gracie Films for James L. Brooks, a character comedy hero [of mine], and we made friends back then. He »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Interview with Elle Fanning for ‘The Neon Demon’

24 June 2016 4:05 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The modeling world is dark and vicious.

Elle Fanning stars in this dark thriller horror The Neon Demon as an aspiring runway and fashion model in Los Angeles. As her career blossoms, the modeling life is a terrifying world with beauty and jealousy.

The movie also stars Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves and Abby Lee.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with the Elle Fannie. We discussed on the lure of this dark movie, Valley Of The Dolls and the modeling world.

The Neon Demon is currently out in theaters today.

Watch the interview below.

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- Gig Patta

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Review: 'The Neon Demon' offers sleek and sexy scares with a satirical twist

23 June 2016 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There are, in every generation of filmmakers, certain archetypes that repeat themselves over and over. For example, every generation has its playful prankster, the talented visual artists who are delighted by their own ability to take beautiful pictures of horrible things. I’ll be the first to admit that I am drawn to filmmakers who use cinema as a way of pushing buttons, and I am a fan of the outrageous and the extreme. When I saw De Palma, the new documentary about Brian De Palma and his filmography, it sent me scrambling to watch a number of his older films again. They are so familiar at this point, so well-worn, that it surprised me to see how new they still feel when I took a step back. The next day, I went to a screening of the latest film from Nicolas Winding Refn, and the back-to-back timing of the two films made me laugh. »

- Drew McWeeny

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‘Horror Chase’ clip from Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

23 June 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its Us release tomorrow, a new clip has arrived online from writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, entitled ‘Horror Chase’; watch it below…

See Also: Read our review of The Neon Demon here

The Neon Demon sees Elle Fanning (Maleficent) as an “aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles, where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.”

The Neon Demon will be released in the States on June 24th and on July 8th in the UK , and sees Fanning joined in the cast by Jena Malone (Inherent Vice), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Desmond Harrington (Wrong Turn), Alessandro Nivola (Selma), Christina Hendricks (Drive), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Keanu Reeves (John Wick).

Via Joblo »

- Amie Cranswick

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In ‘The Neon Demon,’ The Real Villain Is Female Competition – Girl Talk

23 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present and future.

Early in the second act of Nicolas Winding Refn’s blood-soaked Hollywood nightmare, “The Neon Demon,” Ruby, the seemingly well-meaning makeup artist portrayed by Jena Malone, gently reminds Jesse, the dewy young model portrayed by Elle Fanning, about the importance of female friendships.

“It’s good to have good girls around,” Ruby coos. Jesse nods in agreement, her body and face still glistening with the gold body paint that sleazy-but-famous photographer Jack (Desmond Harrington) smeared all over her during a particularly racy photo shoot.

It’s a sweet moment. Ruby appears to lean into a maternal role for Jesse, who might need some help navigating her new industry. But soon Jesse balks, firing off a terse comment about not being as helpless as Ruby thinks and stalking away from her apparently concerned friend.

Later, Ruby’s words prove prescient, »

- Kate Erbland

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