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Homecoming: Betsy Heimann on Costuming Godless

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At a pivotal juncture during the Fathers & Sons episode of Godless (2017), the camera tracks into a pink ribbon tied on the back of young woman’s hair; a woman who is suffering from the onset symptoms of smallpox and unlikely to find recovery. Later in the episode we pan across dozens of freshly dug but unnamed graves each with it’s own crucifix. We don’t see the woman again, but on one of the crucifixes is tied a pink ribbon. Such is the power of even the slightest costume and accessory details in Godless, the narrative is informed by their very presence.

Costume designer for Godless was Betsy Heimann. Perhaps best known for costuming Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Almost Famous (2000), she is extremely well respected in the industry. Godless is some of Heimann’s most complete work yet. The western era in question, 1884 in Colorado, is well documented historically.
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‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Star Scoot McNairy Cast In ‘The Parts You Lose’

‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Star Scoot McNairy Cast In ‘The Parts You Lose’
Exclusive: Scoot McNairy is reuniting with his Halt and Catch Fire co-creator and showrunner Christopher Cantwell for The H Collective’s The Parts You Lose, which Cantwell is directing. Currently filming in Canada, the Darren Lemke-scripted film stars Aaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and newcomer Danny Murphy. The dramatic thriller centers on the unlikely friendship that unfolds between a young deaf boy, Wesley (Murphy), and a fugitive criminal who takes refuge in an…
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Nicole Kidman Looks Unrecognizable On Set of New Movie 'Destroyer': Pic!

Nicole Kidman Looks Unrecognizable On Set of New Movie 'Destroyer': Pic!
Nicole Kidman underwent a major make-under for her new role as a gritty detective in the crime drama Destroyer.

On Monday, the 50-year-old actress was spotted on set of her upcoming movie wearing a dark brown bob wig, tinted makeup and a pleather jacket over a black shirt and loose-fitting jeans. The look is certainly a far cry from her red carpet styles.

In Destroyer, Kidman portrays Erin Bell, a police detective who reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace. The film also stars Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford, Scoot McNairy and Tatiana Maslany.

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Kidman shows no signs of slowing down in 2018. In addition to Destroyer and two other movies coming out next year, it's also been confirmed that she and Reese Witherspoon are working on a second season of Big Little Lies.

The first season of the HBO miniseries, based on Liane Moriarty's New York Times'
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Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
In today’s film news roundup, Pedro Pascal joins the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicole Kidman’s “The Destroyer” completes its cast, and Iatse chief Matthew Loeb gets an honor.

Castings

Games of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King.

If Beale Street Could Talk” is adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name about a pregnant Harlem woman whose lover is falsely accused of rape. Production companies are Jenkins’ Pastel company, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which is also financing the film.

“Beale Street” is the first movie for Jenkins since “Moonlight” won the best picture Academy Award. The film marks the first feature under the production pact between Pastel and Annapurna and is also part of Plan B’s production
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell and Scoot McNairy cast in Destroyer

Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman, has just gained several new cast members, with Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) joining Kidman in the film.

Destroyer sees Kidman as Lapd detective Erin Bell in a moral and existential journey. As a young cop she was placed undercover in a gang and years later when the gang’s leader is freed from prison, she has to go back undercover. The film recently cast Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Infinity War). It is unknown what roles Whitford, Kebbell and McNairy will play.

Destroyer is based an original screenplay written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi of Ride Along and will be produced by La La Land’s Fred Berger of Automatik.

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who,
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‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts

‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Netflix limited series “Godless.”]

Scott Frank first conceived of “Godless” because he loved the Western genre. In an interview with IndieWire, he said, “It’s the romance of living in that time, everything from the horses to the guns. There’s a very romantic notion, the kind of surviving through all of that and living out there in those days. A lot of people look back on that and wish we were sort of there again, in many ways.”

“It’s not just the negative aspects, like the violence and sort of the being caught out in the elements. All of that are certainly part of it, but it’s also just the quiet, giant, empty spaces that we don’t have anymore, or we certainly don’t experience every day anymore.”

On Netflix’s limited Western series “Godless,” a sharp-shooter named Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) flees from the gang of outlaws he
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‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts

‘Godless’ Cast and Crew Answer Burning Questions, From Gunfights to Ghosts
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Netflix limited series “Godless.”]

Scott Frank first conceived of “Godless” because he loved the Western genre. In an interview with IndieWire, he said, “It’s the romance of living in that time, everything from the horses to the guns. There’s a very romantic notion, the kind of surviving through all of that and living out there in those days. A lot of people look back on that and wish we were sort of there again, in many ways.”

“It’s not just the negative aspects, like the violence and sort of the being caught out in the elements. All of that are certainly part of it, but it’s also just the quiet, giant, empty spaces that we don’t have anymore, or we certainly don’t experience every day anymore.”

On Netflix’s limited Western series “Godless,” a sharp-shooter named Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) flees from the gang of outlaws he
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’

Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’
Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, and Sebastian Stan.

The project begins shooting next week in Los Angeles from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West will fully finance the film, with Fred Berger of Automatik producing alongside Hay and Manfredi.

Destroyer” follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell, who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Whitford starred in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and can next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s feature “The Post,” starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for Fox. He recently
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Board Nicole Kidman Starring Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Board Nicole Kidman Starring Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined the cast of Karyn Kusama's crime thriller Destroyer, toplined by Nicole Kidman and co-starring previously announced Tatiana Maslany and Sebastian Stan. Shooting is slated to commence next week in Los Angeles. The script is by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with…
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Christopher Cantwell to Direct Aaron Paul’s ‘The Parts You Lose’

Christopher Cantwell to Direct Aaron Paul’s ‘The Parts You Lose’
The H Collective has hired Christopher Cantwell (“Halt and Catch Fire”) to direct the dramatic thriller “The Parts You Lose,” starring Aaron Paul and newcomer Danny Murphy.

The casting of Murphy, who will play the principal character of Wesley, follows a worldwide search for a young boy who is hard of hearing. This project falls under the H Collective’s production deal with Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad”) who will produce under his Gran Via banner with Tom Williams and Paul. The H Collective will fully finance the feature.

The Parts You Lose,” written by Darren Lemke, follows the unlikely friendship that unfolds between a young deaf boy and a fugitive criminal who takes refuge in an abandoned barn on the family’s rural North Dakota farm. After forming a deep bond with the man, the boy must decide where to place his allegiances when the authorities begin to close in on the fugitive.

Lemke previously
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‘Godless’: Mary Agnes’ Romance Wasn’t as Uncommon as You Might Think

‘Godless’: Mary Agnes’ Romance Wasn’t as Uncommon as You Might Think
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Netflix limited series “Godless.”]

Godless” may be a limited series drenched in blood from multiple massacres and shootouts, but creator Scott Frank had a more romantic intention when he began.

“When I first started thinking I wanted to write a love story, all I knew back in 2002 when I was starting this, is that I wanted to write a Western,” Frank said in an interview with IndieWire. “I had no idea what the story would be, I had no idea who the characters would be. Dialogue is really important to me, and I wasn’t sure if I could ever capture the voice, and I didn’t want it to be full of, ‘I reckon.’”

Frank turned to associate producer Mimi Munson for inspiration. She gave him a list of top Western novels to read to capture the voice and also researched real-life events.

“She started talking to me about towns in the Southwest,
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‘Godless’: Mary Agnes’ Romance Wasn’t as Uncommon as You Might Think

‘Godless’: Mary Agnes’ Romance Wasn’t as Uncommon as You Might Think
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Netflix limited series “Godless.”]

Godless” may be a limited series drenched in blood from multiple massacres and shootouts, but creator Scott Frank had a more romantic intention when he began.

“When I first started thinking I wanted to write a love story, all I knew back in 2002 when I was starting this, is that I wanted to write a Western,” Frank said in an interview with IndieWire. “I had no idea what the story would be, I had no idea who the characters would be. Dialogue is really important to me, and I wasn’t sure if I could ever capture the voice, and I didn’t want it to be full of, ‘I reckon.’”

Frank turned to associate producer Mimi Munson for inspiration. She gave him a list of top Western novels to read to capture the voice and also researched real-life events.

“She started talking to me about towns in the Southwest,
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Godless offers a solid, sunlit, star-studded take on the Western's rough comforts

Godless has two major factors in its favor: the sun and the stars. The former glares into the mud-caked eyes of Sheriff Bill McNue (Scoot McNairy), a lawman who’s secretly going blind, then shines down on a field where he collects flowers to place on his late wife’s grave with a brightness that echoes his still-warm…

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Godless: Season Two? Actors Don't Want More of the Netflix Series

Will Godless have another season? Recently, the cast of the Netflix TV show weighed in on the possibility of a second season, via The Hollywood Reporter.The Western drama stars Jack O’Connell as Roy Goode, an outlaw who seeks refuge in a remote mining town run by women. The cast also includes Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Merritt Wever, Jeremy Bobb, Whitney Able, and Samantha Soule.Read More…
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‘Godless’: Jeff Daniels Weighs in on His Infamous Line, ’This Ain’t My Death’

‘Godless’: Jeff Daniels Weighs in on His Infamous Line, ’This Ain’t My Death’
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Godless.”]

The Old West was a lawless place, where nothing was certain except for dust and hardship. On Netflix’s limited series “Godless,” outlaw Frank Griffin was certain about one thing though: how he wasn’t going to die.

“This ain’t my death,” he says over and over again like a mantra. Whether he has a noose around his neck or a shotgun pointed at his heart, he holds onto that unshakeable belief. “This ain’t my death. I’ve seen my death; this ain’t it.”

Jeff Daniels, who portrays Frank Griffin, spoke to IndieWire about that infamous line. “If it were a song, it’d be a good hook,” he said. “You preface that with, ‘Is this it? No, it’s not it. This ain’t my death. I just checked. Didn’t get the feeling that this was it.’ And that’s kind of all he goes on.
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‘Godless’: Jeff Daniels Weighs in on His Infamous Line, ’This Ain’t My Death’

‘Godless’: Jeff Daniels Weighs in on His Infamous Line, ’This Ain’t My Death’
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Godless.”]

The Old West was a lawless place, where nothing was certain except for dust and hardship. On Netflix’s limited series “Godless,” outlaw Frank Griffin was certain about one thing though: how he wasn’t going to die.

“This ain’t my death,” he says over and over again like a mantra. Whether he has a noose around his neck or a shotgun pointed at his heart, he holds onto that unshakeable belief. “This ain’t my death. I’ve seen my death; this ain’t it.”

Jeff Daniels, who portrays Frank Griffin, spoke to IndieWire about that infamous line. “If it were a song, it’d be a good hook,” he said. “You preface that with, ‘Is this it? No, it’s not it. This ain’t my death. I just checked. Didn’t get the feeling that this was it.’ And that’s kind of all he goes on.
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Godless review: Netflix's must-watch Western

Chris Longo Nov 23, 2017

Netflix’s new six-part series Godless is a captivating take on the Western genre. Here's our spoiler-free review...

In the gun-slinging Old West of Netflix’s new six-part series Godless, the most piercing weapon a man could wield is the empty promise of religion. Settlers and profit-seekers might believe in manifest destiny, but in a land ruled by the ruthless, prayers will go unanswered. Absent a higher power, the townsfolk of Godless live in fear of a figure who uses blunt intimidation to his advantage. And there’s no one more up for the task than Jeff Daniels, who plays a gruff, one-armed madman named Frank Griffin.

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The series comes from Scott Frank, who co-wrote Logan, and follows outlaw Frank Griffin as he
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Why Godless and Its Women-Only Town Should Be Your Next Netflix Obsession

Why Godless and Its Women-Only Town Should Be Your Next Netflix Obsession
Your next Netflix binge is here! Godless is the streaming service's newest offering, a seven-part miniseries about a former outlaw, his vengeful ex-partner in crime, and a town inhabited by only women.  The show is worth a watch for a lot of reasons, and according to star Scoot McNairy, one of those reasons is that it's a great show to watch with your family for the holidays. We don't necessarily agree with this due to some seriously questionable content, but hey, we don't know your family.  Another reason to watch is Jeff Daniels in a role we haven't quite seen him play before.  "I was looking at the role and I didn't know how to do it,"...
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‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight

‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the Netflix limited series, “Godless.” For a spoiler-free review, please click here.]

All in all, “Godless” is a relatively straightforward western — and proud of it. Scott Frank’s limited series wears its emotions on its dirty, tattered sleeve, and the nearly feature-length finale wraps things up in a way that’s satisfying in the specifics more so than any big surprises.

Genre staples are met almost as though they’re being checked off a list. There’s a betrayal. There’s a massacre outside of town. There’s a massive shootout in town. There’s a quickdraw duel between good and evil. There are deaths. There are goodbyes. There’s hope.

In comforting fashion, Frank’s western abides by the formulas and format of the classics and draws to mind the great miniseries of yesteryear (namely, “Lonesome Dove”). But what elevates “Godless” beyond imitation are its subtle yet strong modern touches.

Read More:‘Godless’ Review: Merritt Wever Gets a Gun in Netflix
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‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight

‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the Netflix limited series, “Godless.” For a spoiler-free review, please click here.]

All in all, “Godless” is a relatively straightforward western — and proud of it. Scott Frank’s limited series wears its emotions on its dirty, tattered sleeve, and the nearly feature-length finale wraps things up in a way that’s satisfying in the specifics more so than any big surprises.

Genre staples are met almost as though they’re being checked off a list. There’s a betrayal. There’s a massacre outside of town. There’s a massive shootout in town. There’s a quickdraw duel between good and evil. There are deaths. There are goodbyes. There’s hope.

In comforting fashion, Frank’s western abides by the formulas and format of the classics and draws to mind the great miniseries of yesteryear (namely, “Lonesome Dove”). But what elevates “Godless” beyond imitation are its subtle yet strong modern touches.

Read More:‘Godless’ Review: Merritt Wever Gets a Gun in Netflix
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