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Emily Blunt Is Featured In New Poster And Trailer For The Girl On The Train

18 July 2016 4:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl On The Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

The new trailer and poster for the upcoming film has debuted. Check out the latest preview below.

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson.

Wilson wrote and produced on the first season of HBO’s Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger series, »

- Michelle McCue

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Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel

18 July 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequelAlden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequelJason Gorber7/18/2016 11:44:00 Am

In what even co-directors Phillip Lord and Chris Miller referred to as the “worst kept secret in Hollywood”, the Disney certified, official reveal of the actor to play the young Han Solo in the upcoming standalone Star Wars film occurred on the final day of the Star Wars Celebration fan event in London, England.

Dubbed “future filmmakers”, the event saw the directors of The Lego Movie (Lord and Miller) flanked by Episode 8 helmer Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) as they brought Alden Enrenreich on stage to rapturous applause!

Ehrenreich was discovered by Francis Ford Coppola for 2009’s Tetro and has since made appearances in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and Park Chan-wook’s Stoker but is most recognized for his last role as the bumbling Hobie »

- Jason Gorber

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Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Cannes title 'The Handmaiden'

3 June 2016 5:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of Sarah Waters’ lesbian-themed Fingersmith played in Competition.

Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (Agassi) for the UK.

An adaptation of Sarah Waters’ award-winning novel Fingersmith, it marks the Oldboy director’s first Korean-language production since 2009 vampire thriller Thirst.

The film transposes Waters’ sapphic Victorian potboiler to Japanese-occupied Korea at the beginning of the 20th century and follows a Japanese heiress who falls in love with a female thief.

Q&A: Park Chan-wook talks The Handmaiden

The film played at Cannes last month and saw Park (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, Stoker) return to the festival’s Competition for the first time since Thirst, which won the Jury Prize in 2009 - as did the Korean director’s festival debut Oldboy in 2003.

The deal was negotiated with Justin Kim and Yoonhee Choi for Cj Entertainment.

Cj sold a raft of territories on the drama at Efm in February, including Us rights »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Curzon Artificial Eye acquire Cannes title 'The Handmaiden'

3 June 2016 5:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of Sarah Waters’ lesbian-themed Fingersmith played in Competition.

Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (Agassi) for the UK.

An adaptation of Sarah Waters’ award-winning novel Fingersmith, it marks the Oldboy director’s first Korean-language production since 2009 vampire thriller Thirst.

The film transposes Waters’ sapphic Victorian potboiler to Japanese-occupied Korea at the beginning of the 20th century and follows a Japanese heiress who falls in love with a female thief.

Q&A: Park Chan-wook talks The Handmaiden

The film played at Cannes last month and saw Park (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, Stoker) return to the festival’s Competition for the first time since Thirst, which won the Jury Prize in 2009 - as did the Korean director’s festival debut Oldboy in 2003.

The deal was negotiated with Justin Kim and Yoonhee Choi for Cj Entertainment.

Cj sold a raft of territories on the drama at Efm in February, including Us rights »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes 2016 Review: The Handmaiden, A Breathtaking And Twisted Lesbian Thriller

15 May 2016 5:38 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Following his Hollywood foray Stoker, Park Chan-wook returns to (mostly) home soil for his sumptuous and sensual adaptation of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith. Transposing the novel's setting from Victorian England to 1930s Korea and Japan, when the former was a colony of the latter, The Handmaiden is a deeply engrossing, highly sexual and at times darkly humorous tale of female sexuality brought to life in spectacular fashion. The Handmaiden begins when a conman who goes by Count Fujiwara employs the help of Sook-hee, a lowly pickpocket, to swindle a wealthy, lonely heiress. The plan is for Sook-hee to become the woman's maid and slowly convince her to marry Fujiwara so that he may elope with her and subsequently make away with her fortune. Split into three...

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Cannes 2016: The Handmaiden review

14 May 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Handmaiden review: Park Chan-Wook’s new erotic thriller, inspired by the British novel Fingersmith, goes for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, 2016.

The Handmaiden review from the Cannes Film Festival, May 2016.

The Handmaiden review

Back in 2003, South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook shocked the world with his impressive thriller Old Boy, a film that put him firmly on the map, and since then he has coninued to delight with the likes of the impressive Lady Vengeance, Thirst and his English language debut Stoker. Old Boy won the Grand Prix here in Cannes in 2013, and Thirst was awarded the Jury prize ten years later. In 2016, Chan-Wook returns with The Handmaiden (Agassi as it is known in its native tongue, and Mademoiselle here in France). Can he make it a hat-trick of gongs in the south of France.

Officially playing in-competition and based on British writer Sarah Waters’ crime novel Fingersmith, The »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Handmaiden’

14 May 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” is a bodice-ripper about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a sequestered heiress. His first Korean-language fiction feature since 2009’s “Thirst,” it’s sybaritic, cruel and luridly mesmerizing.

Freely transposing Welsh novelist Sarah Waters’ Victorian-set romantic thriller “Fingersmith” to 1930s Korea under Japanese colonialism, Park initially takes the tale of calculation, seduction and betrayal to heady narrative heights. Before long, however, the director of such extreme revenge thrillers as “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” and “Oldboy” slides back into his own febrile cinematic universe of eroticized torture and misogyny, rather submerging Waters’ theme of female rebellion and liberation. Not that this should impair the film’s marketing potential in any way: Commercial and arthouse audiences alike will either thrill to its stylized potboiler elements or swoon over the opiate »

- Maggie Lee

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[Cannes Review] The Handmaiden

14 May 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Park Chan-wook has often iterated his conviction that vengeance is a topic ripe for infinite cinematic treatments. Following the conclusion of his trilogy dedicated to the subject – Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance – he largely moved on. (Although Stoker did use elements of revenge to drive the narrative along, it didn’t constitute the film’s central preoccupation.) But now he’s back and his thematic ambition is greater than ever. In The Handmaiden, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, the target of his heroines’ vengeance is none other than the patriarchy. Those familiar with Park’s earlier work will know that he’s hardly the most subtle of filmmakers, and his approach to gender politics here is risible, even self-contradictory. His customary prowess as a stylist and knack for constructing and navigating intricate plots, on the other hand, is once again put to good use. »

- Giovanni Marchini Camia

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Cannes: Is Park Chan-wook Playing Games When He Calls ‘Handmaiden’ Cute?

13 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When the director of “Oldboy” and “Stoker” calls his new movie “cute” it is time to ask whether the Korean maestro has lost his mind or is playing some kind of elaborate parlor game.

The parlor setting would be eminently appropriate for Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden,” which plays this weekend in Cannes’ main competition. The film is an adaptation of sorts of British novelist Sarah Waters’ Victoria era “Fingersmith.” Park has relocated the film both temporarily and geographically, to early 20th century Japanese-occupied Korea, a period of decadence and turmoil.

“In order to bring the Victorian setting of the original novel to Korea, it had to be the 1930s. It had to be a time where the hierarchical society still exists, when wealthy people owned personal servants; and a time where psychiatric hospitals, one of the major settings of the film, existed. These only came to being in Korea »

- Sonia Kil and Patrick Frater

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Jessie’s Saturday Night Fright Flick: Chan-wook Park’s Stoker

7 May 2016 6:53 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Movie junkie Jessie Robbins picks a horror film for a Saturday night. Watching movies on a plane, in my opinion, is tricky business.  I always try to find a movie that is not too gory, not too sexy, not too controversial, and that leaves me with some pretty boring options.  The idea is that the…

The post Jessie’s Saturday Night Fright Flick: Chan-wook Park’s Stoker appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Alden Ehrenreich – Who is the new Han Solo?

7 May 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you’ve been living under a rock all day then you might have missed the news earlier, that the forthcoming Han Solo spin-off has found its new Han Solo: Alden Ehrenreich.

Whilst there are probably a small handful of you guys out there who may recognise the actor’s name as the scene-stealer and standout from the Coen Brothers’ brilliant Hail, Caesar! earlier this year, it wouldn’t surprise me if the name got a lot of people scratching their heads. Now, for those that fall under the latter umbrella, there’s no need to worry about just who our new Han Solo is because we’re going to answer that question.

The 26-year-old actor’s name had been in the running for the role for quite some time and a couple of months ago, it was reported that he seemed like the frontrunner from finalists Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor, »

- Awais Irfan

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Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo in upcoming Star Wars spin-off film

6 May 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Would that it were so simple?

If you saw Alden Ehrenreich steal the show from George ClooneyJosh BrolinChanning TatumScarlett Johansson, and Ralph Fiennes, in The Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar!, you'd know that the casting decision for a young Han Solo would be so simple. It's not often that a newcomer outshines a star-studded cast like this one.

The rising star has just officially nabbed the coveted role of the famous Star Wars rebel, and he beat out the likes ofDave Franco, Jack ReynorMiles Teller, and Ansel Elgort. We're ecstatic about this casting news, as Ehrenreich has more than proven himself in his past small roles, from Hail, Caesar, to Stoker and Blue Jasmine.  »

- Adriana Floridia

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Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden Gets a Seductively Gorgeous Trailer

6 May 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Sex and deception have rarely looked this exquisite.

If you love cinema, especially genre cinema, then you love the films of Park Chan-wook. His most popular film, Oldboy, offers up a twisted tale of revenge unlike any other, but it isn’t even Park’s best. That honor goes to his female-led revenge story, Lady Vengeance, or his exciting and erotically-charged take on vampires, Thirst. Honestly, the case could be made for any of his features from Joint Security Area to Stoker — well, any of them aside from I’m a Cyborg But That’s Okay anyway — because the craftsmanship, intelligence, and beauty on display across his filmography are consistently brilliant.

His latest film, The Handmaiden, is set to debut at Cannes later this month, and while a couple earlier trailers have already dropped it’s the latest one that gives you everything you need to realize you need to see this movie. The »

- Rob Hunter

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Alden Ehrenreich Is The New Han Solo

5 May 2016 8:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

There's no official annoucement yet, but is has been confirmed by Deadline that the rumors are true - Alden Ehrenreich has now signed on to play the young Han Solo in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's Han Solo "A Star Wars Story" film due out in 2018.

Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan are penning the script which will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, though unconfirmed, Joonas Suotamo will likey reprise the role he played for much of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Ehrenreich stole the show in this year's "Hail, Caesar!" nad has had key roles in "Stoker," "Beautiful Creatures," "Tetro," and "Blue Jasmine". »

- Garth Franklin

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The Han Solo Movie May Have Finally Found Its Star

5 May 2016 7:22 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The race to land a new Han Solo may finally have come to a close. Page Six, the gossip column for The NY Daily News, just dropped a bombshell stating that, according to sources, Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as Young Han Solo. This Page Six report comes after news recently that Alden Ehrenreich had put a little distance between himself and the rest of the candidates who had thrown their hats into the ring to play Han Solo in a spinoff, solo prequel movie. If this news is to be believed (and we.ll continue to scour the trades for viable sourcing), then it seems like we have a successor to Harrison Ford.s iconic role. May the Force be with you, Alden.    Alden Ehrenreich has a few prestige projects to his name, notably Woody Allen.s Blue Jasmine and the brilliant, moody Stoker. But he really turned heads »

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First Look at Park Chan-wook's Stoker Follow-Up The Handmaiden is Unsettling [Trailer]

5 May 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

When Park Chan-wook makes a movie, I pay very close attention. The Korean director behind Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, Thirst and Stoker (review) among many others, has proven to be a master filmmaker who revels in challenging audiences and his latest appears to be just as interesting as anything else he's presented us with.

Premiering in competition at Cannes, The Handmaiden is an adaptation of Sarah Waters' best selling novel of murder and mystery set in Victoria Era Britain but Chan-wook's version is re-imagined as a modernized Korean tale in which a young woman is lured by a con-man into a con which will see the young woman become the hand [Continued ...] »

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Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Handmaiden’ Gets Evocative New Trailer Ahead of Cannes Premiere

4 May 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While we’ve already received a few trailers for Park Chan-wook‘s The Handmaiden, the best one yet has arrived today. Featuring a rapid, rhythmic pace as we witness a myriad of evocative scenes, it’s a fantastic tease without spoiling much. The story follows a young Korean female pickpocket from the slums who is hired by a charming con man to join an elaborate scam: she becomes the personal servant of a wealthy Japanese heiress and seduces her.

“The film will provide subtle pleasures here and there, because it is a very talkative and charming film with witty lines. It is the most unusual [film] out of my filmography,” Park Chan-wook tells Korea Times.” I chose this piece after Stoker because I was completely taken with the plot. I read the original English novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and it was mesmerizing. The characters were so real and the plot had a shocking reversal. »

- Leonard Pearce

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Watch: More Intrigue Unravels In New International Trailer For Park Chan-Wook's 'The Handmaiden'

21 April 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's been three years since Park Chan-Wook delivered his highly-stylized, but somewhat disappointing Hitchcock-esque "Stoker," but the filmmaker is never one to count out. He knows how to spin a terrific story, pair it with great visuals, and leave audiences with genre stories that are often incomparable. And we're hoping that's what we're going to get with his upcoming "The Handmaiden." Set to hit Cannes next month, the movie is an adaptation of the novel by Sarah Waters, but the setting has been rejiggered so it takes place during the Japanese rule of Korea, with the plot revolving around the title character, an heiress, a con man and a pickpocket. Here's a synopsis from YouTube, but consider it a guide at best: Set in the 1930's in South Korea and Japan. Story revolves around 4 people: a noble lady (Kim Min-Hee) who has inherited a fortune, a swindler count (Ha Jung-Woo »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Park Chan-wook’s Cannes Drama ‘The Handmaiden’ Gets New International Trailer

21 April 2016 5:19 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of our most-anticipated films amongst this year’s Cannes line-up is Park Chan-wook‘s return to South Korea with The Handmaiden. Today brings another new international preview for the period drama from the Oldboy and Stoker director, which is backed by a beautiful score and no dialogue, so nothing is lost in translation here.

Returning to South Korea, he’s adapted Sarah Waters‘ novel Fingersmith, the period crime drama that follows young female thieves (aka fingersmiths). Led by Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Jo Jin-woong , and Kim Tae-ri, Park follows a young Korean female pickpocket from the slums who is hired by a charming con man to join an elaborate scam. She becomes the personal servant of a wealthy Japanese heiress and seduces her.

Check out the new trailer below thanks to Twitch and if you missed the first one, it’s here.

The Handmaiden will be released by Amazon Studios later this year. »

- Jordan Raup

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First Teaser For Park Chan-wook’s Cannes-Bound ‘The Handmaiden’

15 April 2016 4:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the joys outside of just poring over the fantastic-looking Cannes line-up is the amount of footage and images we get from some of our most-anticipated films of the year. Near the top of the list for what we can’t wait to see is Park Chan-wook‘s follow-up to his English-language debut Stoker, The Handmaiden, which will hopefully be released by the end of the year by Amazon Studios.

Returning to South Korea, he’s adapted Sarah Waters‘ novel Fingersmith, the period crime drama that follows young female thieves (aka fingersmiths). Led by Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Jo Jin-woong , and Kim Tae-ri, a batch of images and a pair of beautiful posters arrived yesterday, and today we get the first teaser.

Adapting the story, Park follows a young Korean female pickpocket from the slums who is hired by a charming con man to join an elaborate scam. »

- Jordan Raup

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