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Seduce. Deceive. Repeat. The first trailer for the upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence has just been released by 20th Century Fox. Directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, the film hits theaters March 2nd, 2018! You can check out the first footage below.
Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, »
Production has begun in Los Angeles with British TV commercial veteran Mark Taylor directing. Producers are Amber Wang (“Rock Dog”), Fj Productions’ Fabio Golombek (“Experimenter,” “Like Sunday Like Rain”), and Brad Billington (“Professional Affair,” “Lethal Cowboy”). »
- Dave McNary
He’s taken one of the most fascinating and unconventional routes with his stardom.
The thinkpiece-industrial complex is running at full speed this spring to update the cinephile community’s consensus of major stars. In case you’re behind, adjust your opinions to reflect the following changes: Reese Witherspoon is still good, Kristen Stewart is now really good, Anne Hathaway is great because her haters were sexist, and Nicole Kidman is underappreciated despite receiving an Oscar nomination this very year.
One star whose evaluation has yet to appear from the hot take factory is Robert Pattinson, who features in two theatrical releases this April, Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (quickly dumped in theaters and VOD over two years after its 2015 Berlin premiere) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. Five years ago, the cultural ubiquity of “R-Pattz” was so enormous that the future President of the United States tweeted about him six times »
- Marshall Shaffer
Like many good stories, this project started with a newspaper clipping. “Finding the Werewolf” L.A.-based co-director-producer Rodrigo Iturralde spotted an article about Gabriel “Larry” Gomez, a Mexican immigrant in the U.S. with the rare genetic disorder of hypertrichosis, aka werewolf syndrome, and showed it to his partner Georgina Gonzalez, then a Fulbright scholar at the USC Peter Stark producing program. Gonzalez sought Gomez out on Facebook, and eventually got a response to meet.
In the course of two years, they established a rapport with the charismatic Gomez whose abnormal amount of hair growth on his face and body has not stopped him from working in Hollywood and starting a family. Being one of the less than 100 “werewolves” on earth has landed him roles in such pics as “Water for Elephants” as well as in TV shows and commercials. Iturralde shot the official video of Gomez’s wedding last year. »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
4 items from 2017
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