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Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Too Old To Die Young’: Everything You Need to Know About the Amazon TV Show

Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s newly announced crime series has been kept extremely under wraps — until recently. Refn has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos on his personal Twitter account since before production officially started. He’s announced the high-profile talent making up most of the cast, hyping fans and critics for another wild crime drama to take the small screen. As the genre heightens in popularity for TV audiences, the “Drive” director’s pairing with Amazon derives eager speculation as to what this grisly new drama will look like.

The series has been greenlit with a 10-episode straight-to-series order residing at Amazon. “Too Old To Die Young” takes place in the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles, exploring various characters’ “existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the city of angels.” With shooting having just begun, start getting acquainted with the details surrounding this star-studded series.

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Too Old To Die Young’: Everything You Need to Know About the Amazon TV Show

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Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s newly announced crime series has been kept extremely under wraps — until recently. Refn has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos on his personal Twitter account since before production officially started. He’s announced the high-profile talent making up most of the cast, hyping fans and critics for another wild crime drama to take the small screen. As the genre heightens in popularity for TV audiences, the “Drive” director’s pairing with Amazon derives eager speculation as to what this grisly new drama will look like.

The series has been greenlit with a 10-episode straight-to-series order residing at Amazon. “Too Old To Die Young” takes place in the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles, exploring various characters’ “existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the city of angels.” With shooting having just begun, start getting acquainted with the details surrounding this star-studded series.

Shooting Will
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nicolas Winding Refn

Few jobs require as much work, foresight, and creativity as directing films. As such, people often assume that successful directors are somehow infallible. The amount of talent that it takes to thrive in a business as competitive as the entertainment industry cannot be overstated. However, this does not mean that these directors never experience failure. A perfect example is Nicolas Refn, the iconic Danish director. Refn is best known for his work on Bronson, Valhalla Rising, and Drive. He also created the highly successful Pusher series. He is set to direct the upcoming Amazon series Too Old to Die Young.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nicolas Winding Refn
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Iraqi-exile thriller 'Baghdad In My Shadow' begins production

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Iraqi-exile thriller 'Baghdad In My Shadow' begins production
Exclusive: Switzerland-Germany-uk co-pro’s cast includes Zahraa Ghandour [pictured].

Baghdad-born, Swiss-based director Samir’s latest feature Baghdad In My Shadow, a thriller about Iraqi exiles living in north London, starts shooting on June 8.

Written and directed by Samir, the film will shoot over eight weeks in Baghdad, Zurich, London and Cologne, Germany.

The film is produced by Joël Jent, who also produced Samir’s Iraqi Odyssey.

The film is a Switzerland-Germany-uk co-production produced by Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion with Coin Film and Ipso Facto Productions. The latter’s credits include Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising.

The cast includes Haytham A. Ali Al Jadah (also a professor at the University of Baghdad), Iraqi newcomer Zahraa Ghandour, Kerry Fox, Meriam Abbas, Daniel Adegboyega and Felix Scott.
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Nicolas Winding Refn to Develop Crime Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ For Amazon

Nicolas Winding Refn to Develop Crime Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ For Amazon
After years of directing films like “The Neon Demon,” “Drive” and “Valhalla Rising,” Nicolas Winding Refn is ready to make his first venture into American television. The Danish filmmaker is now set to reunite with Amazon on the crime series “Too Old To Die Young.”

According to Variety, the thriller will be directed, produced and co-written by Refn, and has been greenlit with a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes.

Co-written by Ed Brubaker, who also serves as executive producer, “Too Old To Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles and is described as “being in a similar vein to Refn’s ‘Pusher’ trilogy, which looked at Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. It explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.”

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Nicolas Winding Refn to Develop Crime Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ For Amazon

Nicolas Winding Refn to Develop Crime Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ For Amazon
After years of directing films like “The Neon Demon,” “Drive” and “Valhalla Rising,” Nicolas Winding Refn is ready to make his first venture into American television. The Danish filmmaker is now set to reunite with Amazon on the crime series “Too Old To Die Young.”

According to Variety, the thriller will be directed, produced and co-written by Refn, and has been greenlit with a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes.

Co-written by Ed Brubaker, who also serves as executive producer, “Too Old To Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles and is described as “being in a similar vein to Refn’s ‘Pusher’ trilogy, which looked at Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. It explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.”

Read More: Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Avenging Silence’: Read the Epic & Violent Crime Saga’s
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Amazon Boards TV Crime Series From Nicolas Winding Refn (Exclusive)

Amazon Boards TV Crime Series From Nicolas Winding Refn (Exclusive)
Amazon is teaming up with “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn on new crime thriller, Variety has learned exclusively.

The drama, titled “Too Old To Die Young,” has been greenlit with a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes, according to sources. The show will shoot this fall in Los Angeles.

“Too Old To Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles. The series is described as being in a similar vein to Refn’s Pusher trilogy, which looked at Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. It explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.

Refn will serve as co-writer with Ed Brubaker, who will be an executive producer. Refn will also direct the series and produce it.

Amazon has past ties to Refn, as the company previously released “The Neon Demon,” his recent horror film and fashion satire with Elle Fanning. His
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Synopsis revealed for Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film The Avenging Silence

Nicolas Winding Refn loves a brooding, near silent hero – as seen by his previous movies Drive, Only God Forgives and Valhalla Rising. Well, he looks to be back at it again, revealed by an extensive synopsis for his new movie The Avenging Silence.

Refn, whose most recent movie The Neon Demon debuted last year, is supposedly working on an action spy thriller set in Tokyo, Japan, writing the flick with Bond veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

Perhaps then The Avenging Silence will be his most accessible film since Drive. There is a caveat however; the film’s protagonist is a mute.

The synopsis, coming from the Crouching Tigers Project Lab by way of The Playlist, reads as follows:

The spy was one of the leading spies in Europe. An injury inflicted to his vocal cords during a failed mission six years ago left him mute, forcing him to leave his profession.
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[Media] - "Rogue One" 2 new TV spots

Here's two new TV spots for "Star Wars : Rogue One". Joining Felicity Jones ("The Theory Of Everything") is Diego Luna ("Milk", "Killing Them Softly"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline", "Mississippi Grind"), Donnie Yen ("IP Man", "Blade II"), Jiang Wen ("Let The Bullets Fly", "Devils On The Doorstep"), Forest Whitaker ("The Last King Of Scotland"), Mads Mikkelsen ("Valhalla Rising", "Casino Royale"), Alan Tudyk ("Firefly") who plays a performance-capture character in the film, and Riz Ahmed ("Nightcrawler", "Four Lions"). John Knoll, the Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who currently serves as chief creative officer at Industrial Light Magic, is executive producing the film along with Simon Emanuel and Jason McGatlin. Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To are on board to produce...
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[Media] - "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story " 2 new TV spots

Here's two new TV spots for "Star Wars : Rogue One". Joining Felicity Jones ("The Theory Of Everything") is Diego Luna ("Milk", "Killing Them Softly"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline", "Mississippi Grind"), Donnie Yen ("IP Man", "Blade II"), Jiang Wen ("Let The Bullets Fly", "Devils On The Doorstep"), Forest Whitaker ("The Last King Of Scotland"), Mads Mikkelsen ("Valhalla Rising", "Casino Royale"), Alan Tudyk ("Firefly") who plays a performance-capture character in the film, and Riz Ahmed ("Nightcrawler", "Four Lions"). John Knoll, the Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who currently serves as chief creative officer at Industrial Light Magic, is executive producing the film along with Simon Emanuel and Jason McGatlin. Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To are on board to produce...
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Competition: Win ‘The Neon Demon’ on DVD

A dazzling, delirious descent into the heart of Hollywood darkness from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, The Neon Demon features a powerhouse performance from Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent) as a young model who’ll do anything to make it. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the most talked about film of the year, we have a DVD copy of this hypnotic, controversial and unforgettable classic to give away.

16-year-old aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Signed by a prestigious agency, Jesse quickly finds herself working with some of the city’s top designers and photographers. Make-up artist Ruby takes Jesse under her wing, but Jesse’s innocence and youth make her a target for her fellow models, Gigi and Sarah, who are willing to go to any lengths to possess Jesse’s fresh, young allure, and to take revenge on her for stealing their limelight.
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Nicolas Winding Refn interview: The Neon Demon, creativity in a digital age

Ryan Lambie Nov 1, 2016

Maverick director Nicolas Winding Refn talks to us about The Neon Demon, out this month on disc, and creativity in the digital age...

The breakthrough hit Drive aside, Nicolas Winding Refn's films seldom play nicely with their audience. Only God Forgives, the Danish director's follow-up to Drive and also starring Ryan Gosling, was a garish revenge fantasy set in Thailand but seemingly shot in the depths of hell; released in 2013, it received an openly hostile reception at Cannes.

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Likewise The Neon Demon, another fantastical horror-thriller which depicts Hollywood as a kind of colour-saturated purgatory. Young waif Jessie (Elle Fanning) shows up here with ambitions of becoming a top model; she achieves her ambition, but
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Neon Demon Poster Signed by Five Cast Members and the Director

“You know what my mother used to call me? Dangerous. “You’re a dangerous girl”. She was right. I am dangerous.”

Amazon Studio’s The Neon Demon directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a sumptuous horror-thriller, set in the highly competitive and often vicious world of fashion modeling, where the term “eat their own” takes on a decidedly new meaning. When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has. The film is co-written by Refn (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising), Mary Laws (”Preacher”) and Polly Stenham; and stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent,Super 8), Karl Glusman (Love, Stonewall), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice,The Hunger Games series), Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Gods of Egypt, Max Max: Fury Road), with Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,
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Trailer For Nicolas Winding Refn’s Newly Restored ‘Bleeder’ Re-Introduces The Director’s Second Film

In a few short years, two decades will be between Nicolas Winding Refn and his second feature film, “Bleeder.” While the director’s works before his breakout “Drive” — the “Pusher” trilogy, “Bronson,” and “Valhalla Rising” among them — are mostly easily seen, for whatever reason, “Bleeder” has fallen to the side over time.

Continue reading Trailer For Nicolas Winding Refn’s Newly Restored ‘Bleeder’ Re-Introduces The Director’s Second Film at The Playlist.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Neon Demon Blu-ray

“I can’t sing, I can’t dance, I can’t write… no real talent. But I’m pretty, and I can make money off pretty.”

Amazon Studio’s The Neon Demon directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a sumptuous horror-thriller, set in the highly competitive and often vicious world of fashion modeling, where the term “eat their own” takes on a decidedly new meaning. When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has. The film is co-written by Refn (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising), Mary Laws (”Preacher”) and Polly Stenham; and stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent,Super 8), Karl Glusman (Love, Stonewall), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games series), Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Gods of Egypt, Max Max:
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Dinard festival sets Brexit panel, Claude Lelouch as jury president

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Dinard festival sets Brexit panel, Claude Lelouch as jury president
Competition films include Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and John Carney’s Sing Street.

The programme and jury for this year’s Dinard British Film Festival (Sept 28 – Oct 2) – the annual celebration of British cinema hosted on the French coast – has been revealed.

Presiding over the 2016 jury will be Oscar-winning French writer and director Claude Lelouch (A Man And A Woman), who will be joined by actor James d’Arcy (Master And Commander), actress and scriptwriter Victoria Bedos (La Famille Bélier), actress Julie Ferrier (Heartbreaker), distributor and producer Eric Lagesse (Beijing Bicycle), actor and director Jalil Lespert (Human Resources), actress Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita), producer Colin Vaines (Coriolanus), actor Phil Davis (Notes On A Scandal), and actress Florence Thomassin (Mesrine).

Among the festival’s industry events will be a round table discussion titled Brexit… What next? Following a screening of documentary Versus, The Life And Films Of Ken Loach, proceedings will be led by regular Ken Loach producer
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Spectre: Nicolas Winding Refn was offered chance to direct

David Crow Jul 6, 2016

Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Drive and The Neon Demon, reveals he was offered the chance of directing 007 in Spectre.

If you thought the relationship between Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld and Daniel Craig’s James Bond seemed odd before, just imagine what it would have looked like if director Nicolas Winding Refn had taken the helm of Spectre.

Indeed, well before Sam Mendes agreed to come back and attempt to follow up his gargantuan 007 success in Skyfall, Nicolas Winding Refn was briefly offered the job of directing the 24th James Bond movie. Refn has made a splash in international cinema after his Pusher trilogy and Valhalla Rising. But his biggest commercial success to date is the still hypnotic Drive, a mesmerising film of style and old school cinematic heroism that throbbed to day-glo ‘80s synth beats. That film, along with his subsequent reteaming with Ryan Gosling in 2013’s Only God Forgives,
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The Neon Demon review

Ryan Lambie Published Date Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:38

“When a film makes you gag, and you leave the cinema feeling kinda weird, then that’s a sign that it’s working.” Director and Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox was talking about David Cronenberg’s debut feature Shivers when he said those words in the 1990s, but he could have just as easily been talking about Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.

This is the film, you may recall, that left people wailing and yelling at the screen when it made its debut in Cannes earlier this year. It isn’t difficult to imagine Refn standing off to one side somewhere and smiling at such a seething reaction, because his films are engineered to provoke and prod. You might not like Refn’s movies - which include Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive (his most commercial film yet) and 2013‘s Only God Forgives,
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‘The Neon Demon’ Review: Nicolas Winding Refn Delivers Stylized but Empty Malevolence

‘The Neon Demon’ Review: Nicolas Winding Refn Delivers Stylized but Empty Malevolence
After an auspicious start with small-scale gangster pulp (the “Pusher” trilogy) and stylish portraits of brutal men (“Bronson,” “Valhalla Rising”), Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has turned to the world of wispy ingénue models in Los Angeles for his latest, “The Neon Demon.” His first all-female exploration of humankind’s latent awfulness is no less exquisitely realized or captivatingly violent. It’s also significantly shallower, however, as a pointed commentary on the cutthroat world of fiercely protected beauty and ephemeral hotness. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the cascade of formal, brazen imagery, the way you would a lush,
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From Fetishes to Reo Speedwagon, Here Are 11 Of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Most Provocative Statements

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From Fetishes to Reo Speedwagon, Here Are 11 Of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Most Provocative Statements
“The Pusher Trilogy.” “Bronson.” “Valhalla Rising.” “Drive.” “Only God Forgives.” Even if you’re not entirely caught up on Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s entire oeuvre, you’re probably still aware of the infamous receptions many of them have received. You may have been scarred by the screams and punches of “Bronson” or turned off by the comically absurd violence of “Only God Forgives,” but that’s likely the reaction the director wants you to have. After all, this is the same director who, upon shooting a take of “The Neon Demon,” would call out: “Violence, motherfuckers!”

We’ve been fascinated by Refn’s insane quotes and anecdotes from interviews, so below we have assembled a collection of some of our favorites.

Fair warning: You may find some of these incredulous. Or disgusting.

Read More: ‘The Neon Demon’ Director Nicolas Winding Refn Says Nobody Liked ‘Drive’ At First

Last month,
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