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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before

‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before
The following article contains minor spoilers for “Blade Runner 2049.”

In addition to a pair of memorable performances from Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, cinematographer Roger Deakins’ stunning visual work, and director Denis Villeneuve’s dystopian vision, “Blade Runner 2049” has one more element worthy of excitement: a supporting cast of new and rising stars. Many of them have already made their mark on indie cinema, like the perpetually working David Dastmalchian or the irreverent Carla Juri, while others will likely use Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic as a springboard for even bigger careers (like Ana de Armas, the film’s biggest find).

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It’s only appropriate that a future-oriented world like the one on display in the “Blade Runner” franchise would spawn new stars, but they’ve shined quite brightly before. Here’s where you
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Blade Runner Sequel Adds Sylvia Hoeks

Following the announcement last week that Ana de Armas (Knock Knock) was added to the cast of the Blade Runner sequel, it’s now been revealed that Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks (The Girl and Death, Overspel, The Best Offer) has joined the film’s ranks in a leading role:

Press Release: Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks has been tapped for a leading role alongside Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas and Dave Bautista in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.

Netherlands-born film, stage and television actress Hoeks has starred in numerous
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Sylvia Hoeks Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

Sylvia Hoeks Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel
Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks has been tapped for a leading role alongside Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas and Dave Bautista in Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner” sequel.

Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson made the announcement Tuesday. Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario”) is directing with principal photography scheduled to begin in July.

The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America on Oct. 6, 2017, and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.

Hoeks starred in “Tirza,” directed by Rudolf van den Berg, which was the official Dutch entry for best foreign language film at the Oscars in 2010. Her credits include “Het Meisje en de Dood,” “Duska,” “The Best Offer” and “The Storm.”

Hoeks broke out with the 2007 Jos Stelling film “Duska,” for which she won a Golden Calf (the Dutch equivalent of an Oscar) at the annual Dutch Film Festival.
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Test wins at Kinotavr

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Test wins at Kinotavr
Alexander Kott’s love story [pictured] awarded the Grand Prix and the prize for best cinematography.

Alexander Kott’s Test was the big winner at this year’s Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

The jury headed by Cannes prize-winner Andrey Zvyagintsev awarded its Grand Prix “for the realisation of the dream” and the prize for best cinematography to Kott’s love story, set against the first hydrogen bomb tests in the Kazakh Steppe at the beginning of the 50s.

In addition, Kott’s film received the Elephant Trophy from the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars.

Test is handled internationally by Anton Mazurov’s fledgling Russian sales company Ant!pode Sales & Distribution, which saw its other three new titles by four women directors coming away from this year’s Kinotavr with trophies and diplomas in their luggage:

Anna Melikian’s Star received the prizes for best direction and best actress
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Keanu Reeves eyes Finnish thriller

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Keanu Reeves eyes Finnish thriller
Exclusive: Keanu Reeves has been approached to star in Antti J. Jokinen’s thriller The Criminal about organised crime in Finland and Russia.

Pitching the project at the first edition of the Northern Seas Film Forum (Nsff) in St Petersburg at the weekend, producer Markus Selin of Solar Films Inc. Oy and director Jokinen said that they are speaking to the Matrix star about headlining the crime thriller which is set to shoot next year.

The Criminal is based on interviews conducted with Russian and Finnish felons over the past four years and has the Organised Crime Unit of the Finnish Police now serving as an advisor on the screenplay.

Selin revealed that Ireland’s Subotica Films is already onboard as a co-producer and he is now looking for a Russian company to join the production.

The $16m (€12m) production would shoot in Helsinki, Dublin and St Petersburg in Russian and Finnish with the English actors speaking
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In Bloom wins at Voices

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Co-directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’ second feature In Bloom has continued its successful run of winning prizes by picking the Grand Prix at the 4th edition of the Vologda Independent Cinema From European Screens Festival (Voices).

The Georgian-German-French co-production, which premiered at the Berlinale in February and won the main prize at Wiesbaden’s goEast Festival in April, beat competition from such titles as Salvo, A Caretaker’s Tale and Berberian Sound Studio, to convince the International Jury headed by Hungarian film-maker Bela Tarr.

The top prize was even sweeter for Ekvtimishvili as it came on the same day as her birthday.

It was also the birthday of Polish actress Katarzyna Kwiatkowska who received the award for Best Actress for her tour de force performance in Maria Sadowska’s Women’s Day.

Sadowska told ScreenDaily that it was fitting that her lead actress should now receive what was her first prize for this film, since all of
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Euro Film Academy unveils awards list

Euro Film Academy unveils awards list
London -- The European Film Academy unveiled the 44 movies on this year's long list for the upcoming European Film Awards, scheduled for Dec. 6 in Copenhagen.

The 44 titles come from 27 countries across the continent including four from the U.K.

Joe Wright's "Atonement," Nick Broomfield's "Battle for Haditha," Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" and Steve McQueen's "Hunger" will all hope to make the nominations' list with titles such as Kornel Mundruczo's "Delta" from Hungary and Andrzej Wajda's "Katyn" from Poland vying for a place.

In the 20 countries with the most Efa Members, members have voted one national film directly into the selection list.

To complete the list, a selection committee consisting of Efa board members and invited experts have included 24 other titles.

Over the next few weeks, the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories.

The nominations will then be announced Nov.
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Foreign Film Oscar Noms 2008: The Complete List!

[/link]'s The Band's Visit out of the foreign Oscar picture, Ioncinema.com predicts a four-way race between audience faves PersepolisThe Counterfeiters, 4 months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Caramel. Spain's The Orphanage has the best chance at completing the 5 pack. That said everything else is just a formality. The final five picks will be announced on Jan. 22. The Oscar ceremony takes place Feb. 24.        2008 Foreign Oscar Long ListArgentina: Xxy (Lucia Puenzo)Australia: The Home Song Stories (Tony Ayres) Austria: The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky)Azerbaijan: Caucasia (Farid Gumbatov)Bangladesh: On The Wings Of Dreams (Golam Rabbany Biblob)Belgium: Ben X  (Nic Balthazar) Bosnia and Herzegovina: It's Hard To Be Nice (Srdjan Vuletic)Brazil: The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (Cao Hamburger)Bulgaria: Warden of the Dead (Ilian Simeonov)Canada: The Days of Darkness (Denys Arcand)Chile: Padre nuestro (Our Father) - (Rodrigo Sepulveda)China: The Knot (Yun shui
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Netherlands submits 'Duska' for Oscar

Netherlands submits 'Duska' for Oscar
AMSTERDAM -- The Netherlands got a jump on the 2008 Academy Awards race Wednesday as Holland Film announced that the black comedy Duska, directed by Jos Stelling, will be the Dutch entry for the foreign-language Oscar.

The film, produced by Eyeworks Egmond Film and Television BV, is set to open the Dutch Film Festival on Sept. 26 in Utrecht.

Duska deals with the uneasy friendship between a Dutch film critic (Gene Bervoets) and a Russian tourist (Sergei Makovetsky) who overstays his welcome in the Amsterdam home of his host. Duska will be released by Benelux Film Distributors in the Netherlands.

Helmer Stelling made an impact on the Dutch film scene in 1974 with his debut, the middle-age drama Mariken van Nieumeghen, the last Dutch feature film to play In Competition at the Festival de Cannes.

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