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Too Old To Die Young Teaser: Refn Gets Impressionistic in First Look

Having flirted with horror in The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn is turning his focus back to the criminal underbelly in his new Amazon series, Too Old to Die Young. The first teaser trailer for the series has landed and it's an orgiastic collage of impressionistic images set to pulsing synth. Fans of Drive rejoice.  Co-created with writer Ed Brubaker, the series explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters' existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels. Miles Teller stars along with Jena Malone (The Neon Demon), William "Billy" Baldwin (Backdraft), John Hawkes (Deadwood), Cristina Rodlo (The Condemned), Augusto Aguilera (The Predator), Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones), Babs Olusanmokun (The Defenders), and...

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Teaser Trailer For Nicolas Winding Refn's Dark Crime Thriller Amazon Series Too Old To Die Young

The director behind Drive, Only God Forgives, and The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn, is developing a new 10-episode series for Amazon called Too Old To Die Young. This is a dark noir crime thriller that "explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels."

Refn wrote the series alongside Ed Brubaker and as you'll see in this first teaser trailer for the series, it's pure Refn. If you're familiar with his film work, you'll see that he brought his signature dark neon noire style to this series.

The films that Refn has made have been hit and miss for me. Drive is easily his best film, in my opinion. I'll definitely be watching this new series of his. I'm intrigued by this first trailer.

The series stars Miles Teller, Jena Malone, William Baldwin, Celestino Cornielle,
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First Teaser for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Too Old to Die Young’ Sets Miles Teller in a World of Crime

After months of anticipation – and after only being slightly relieved through teasing information from director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Twitter posts, as well as the official account – the first footage from his new, highly-under-wraps Amazon Studios series Too Old to Die Young has finally been released. The first teaser, which is completely void of dialogue, depicts a vibrant world of violence and crime, accompanied by a powerful piece of electronic score.

If there’s anything we can learn from Refn’s body of directorial work, it’s that he feels confident in the crime-drama genre. His hyper-stylized and colorful imagery can be famously found in Drive, Only God Forgives, and The Neon Demon – and it seems like Too Old to Die Young will fall comfortably into his oeuvre.

The series has also gained intrigue thanks to its cast list – particularly Miles Teller, who continues to impress within his grittier roles.
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First Teaser Trailer Arrives For Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Too Old To Die Young’

The very first teaser trailer for the next Nicolas Winding Refn project Too Old To Die Young has arrived online. Said project is a crime thriller set over ten parts which will arrive on Amazon in 2019.

The series will star Miles Teller, Jena Malone, and John Hawkes, and judging things from this first footage, we’re in for an absolute treat next year.

The teaser is set to the synth sound of Cliif Martinez, the composer who has worked with Refn on several of his projects, including the superb Drive. It is made up of a mix of still images and actual footage from the series itself.

The series’ WikiPedia page says that the series “a grieving police officer who, along with the man who shot his partner, finds himself in an underworld filled with working-class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins sent from Mexico, Russian mafia captains and gangs of teen killers.
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‘Too Old to Die Young’ Sneak Peek: Nicolas Winding Refn Debuts First Footage of His Ultra-Violent Amazon Series

‘Too Old to Die Young’ Sneak Peek: Nicolas Winding Refn Debuts First Footage of His Ultra-Violent Amazon Series
Nicolas Winding Refn has offered fans a “Monday Explosion” in the form of footage from “Too Old to Die Young,” his upcoming TV series for Amazon. Following a grieving police officer forced to navigate the kind of criminal underworld Refn has been exploring throughout his entire polarizing career, the crime drama looks to be a continuation of its director’s fascination with candy-coated ultra-violence.

“Dear Friends..! Here’s a Monday explosion,” the Danish writer/director tweeted. “The sneak peek of #TooOldToDieYoung I showed at Saturday’s @Cinespia screening of #Drive. Please follow the continuing production at @Totdytv..!” The nearly two-minute teaser contains a multitude of still images that fans of “Only God Forgives” and “The Neon Demon” are likely to drool over, as Refn’s aesthetic has become instantly recognizable in recent years.

Miles Teller, Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone, and John Hawkes star in “Too Old to Die Young,” which
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‘Too Old to Die Young’ Exclusive First Look: Nicolas Winding Refn Thinks TV ‘Is Dead,’ but His Amazon Show Is the Next Step

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‘Too Old to Die Young’ Exclusive First Look: Nicolas Winding Refn Thinks TV ‘Is Dead,’ but His Amazon Show Is the Next Step
One reason why “Too Old to Die Young” creator Nicolas Winding Refn is live-streaming the production of his TV show is that he thinks television is dead. “The whole concept of television itself is so ancient,” he told IndieWire. “I mean, we don’t have television at home anymore, we have a screen, but we don’t have television. Because why would you want it?”

The “Drive” and “Neon Demon” director said this just a day before heading off on location to continue shooting his upcoming Amazon series “Too Old to Die Young,” which is currently described as tracking an ensemble’s “existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the city of angels.”

While that description may sound vague, Refn has no interest in secrecy when it comes to his set. The show has been in production since last November, largely in Los Angeles, and on a semi-regular basis,
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Gets Under Way With Renewed Purpose

Neither rain, ash nor mudslide will keep the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival from getting under way as scheduled on Jan. 31.

Executive director Roger Durling says he never once considered delaying or cancelling this year’s festival when one disaster after another pummeled the area: Not when ash from the massive Thomas Fire was raining down from the Santa Barbara sky in December and not when deadly mudslides closed the 101 Freeway in the region for almost two weeks leading up to the festival, complicating logistics for an event that has become an important part of the Hollywood awards season calendar.

If anything, Durling says, the disasters strengthened his resolve to proceed as planned.

“There was no hesitancy,” he says. “I understood from a very early age the power of cinema. People want to be together and the festival is a way to do that. It was essential for us to get our act together.”

While the downtown
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Santa Barbara Film Festival to Open as Planned in Wake of Montecito Mudslides

The Santa Barbara Film Festival is moving ahead as planned with its 33rd edition, opening on Jan. 31, in the wake of the fires and flooding that recently devastated the city, leaving 20 victims dead in the Montecito area.

Roger Durling, executive director of the festival, addressed the issue Wednesday in a letter that said, “Many people have been asking me if the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place. My answer is an emphatic ‘Yes.'”

He continued, “How do you do a film festival following the immense tragedy unfolding in Montecito and Southern California? Well — the honest answer is that it is needed now more than ever. Movies have always provided a sense of community. It is an opportunity for people to gather, reflect, experience, feel, and process.”

Durling noted that during the Great Depression, Americans flocked to theaters. “They did not do this because movies can be easily categorized as a distraction,” he said. “Yes
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces 2018 Slate, Will Open with Emilio Estevez’s ‘the public’

Despite the devastating mudslides that overwhelmed the Santa Barbara, California community of Montecito last week — resulting in at least 20 deaths and the destruction of 100-plus homes — the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Sbiff) will go on as usual. A reason to celebrate is “needed now more than ever,” wrote Sbiff director Roger Durling in a letter soon to be shared with festival-goers. He continued, “It is an opportunity for people to gather – reflect – experience – feel – and process,” noting that cinema attendance was strong during the Great Depression.

Launched in 1986, this year’s Sbiff will include films from 58 countries. Numbered among its 45 world premieres is opening night film “the public,” the first feature written and directed by Emilio Estevez since 2010’s “The Way.” Set at a Cincinnati public library, the film follows its homeless and marginalized patrons during a dangerous cold spell. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone (“Neon Demon
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The Goldfinch Movie Gets Jeffrey Wright as Hobie

Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios have added another key member to the cast of The Goldfinch adaptation, with Jeffrey Wright coming aboard to portray Hobie. The Oscar-nominated actor joins a growing cast that includes Ansel Elgort as Theo, Willa Fitzgerald as Kitsey Barbour and Aneurin Barnard as Boris. The adaptation is expected to go into production shortly, so there may be several more casting announcements coming in the near future.

The original novel by Donna Tartt, which won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 2014, centers on Theo Decker, who, at the age of 13, miraculously survives a terrorist that kills his mother. This leads to Theo being taken in by the family of a wealthy friend, after being abandoned by his father. Theo still clings to the one thing that reminds him of his mother, a small painting entitled The Goldfinch, that entices him into the underworld of the art scene.
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First Trailer for Public Library Drama 'The Public' with Emilio Estevez

"We're a public library, we're not a shelter for the homeless." The first trailer has debuted for the latest film written & directed by Emilio Estevez (where has he been all this time?) titled The Public, which is a reference to a public library in Cincinnati. On top of writing & directing, Estevez also stars as one of the managers of the library. When an Arctic cold comes into the city, a group of homeless people decide to hold an "occupy" movement and camp out in the library. The full cast features Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Ki Hong Lee, Richard T. Jones, and Jacob Vargas. This actually seems like a fascinating take on this kind of story. Pretty much every public library in every city has to deal with homeless people, and yet this seems to show how important this place
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Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More

Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More
Our bi-weekly Film Festival Roundup column explores notable stories and news updates from the circuit.

– Slamdance has announced the Beyond and Shorts programs for their 24th edition. The 2018 Slamdance Film Festival will run January 19 – 25 in Park City, Utah. This year, several Slamdance Alumni return with highly anticipated presentations in the Beyond lineup. All films program are made by emerging filmmakers working just beyond their first features.

“The films in the Beyond Program exhibit singular directorial vision while sharing a common commitment to challenge audiences to step outside their comfort zones,” said Beyond programmer, Josh Mandel in an official statement. “These bold and adventurous filmmakers represent the most current voices in American independent film, and will continue to push boundaries in the years ahead.”

This year’s short film lineup showcases productions from 26 countries, including: Canada, Iran, USA, and beyond. Shorts in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Anarchy, and Experimental sections are
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Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’

Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’
The world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s the public has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which kicks off January 31. Estevez wrote, directed and stars with Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams and Jeffrey Wright. The film follows a group of homeless library patrons, who, after learning that emergency shelters are at capacity during a brutal Midwestern…
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Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ to Open Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ to Open Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Emilio Estevez’s “The Public” will open the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Arlington Theatre. Directed, written by, and starring Estevez, the film — which will make its worldwide premiere at Sbiff — also stars Taylor Schilling, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, and Jeffrey Wright.

Gabrielle Union, Christian Slater, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Jacob Vargas, and Michael K. Williams are also featured in the film. “The Public” is set in the Midwest during a brutal cold front, which prompts a group of homeless library patrons who refuse to leave Cincinnati’s downtown public library at closing time when they learn that emergency shelters have reached capacity. As a nonviolent act of civil disobedience escalates into a stand-off with law enforcement officials, issues such as homelessness, mental illness, and drug addiction are explored.

“I’ve long admired Emilio Estevez as an artist, actor, and director. With ‘The Public,’ I feel he
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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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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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How Jena Malone Really Feels About Getting Cut from Batman v Superman

How Jena Malone Really Feels About Getting Cut from Batman v Superman
When director Zack Snyder was in production on Batman v Superman, many were surprised to see photos of the director's Sucker Punch star Jena Malone on the set, since she wasn't announced as part of the main cast. Rumors quickly circulated that she was playing Robin, a.k.a. Carrie Kelley. But it was revealed in Zack Snyder's director's cut that her character was Jenet Klyburn, a S.T.A.R. Labs forensic scientist who helps Lois Lane (Amy Adams) uncover the secrets from that mysterious bullet fired in the desert. When asked if it was "weird" to learn that her entire part had been cut from the movie, Jena Malone had this to say.

"No, it wasn't. I had some scenes. It wasn't-for me, the beauty of working with friends is that someone can call you up and be like, 'I'd love for you to come and do this part for two days.
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Jena Malone Reveals What She Learned By Being Cut From ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

When Jena Malone was first spotted by superfans on the set of “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” speculation about her then mysterious role was feverish. Was she playing Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl? Robin? Well, as we finally learned with the release of the Zack Snyder‘s extended cut of ‘Batman v Superman,’ the answer was much more benign.

Malone wound up playing Jenet Klyburn, a fairly minor character in the DC Comics universe.

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William Baldwin joins the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young

Actor William Baldwin has joined the cast of Too Old To Die Young – the upcoming Amazon series by Nicolas Winding Refn.

Refn is always an interesting director to watch, not exactly a fan of the mainstream, the Danish filmmaker enjoys presenting unsettling imagery and surreal plots for his films.

And it looks like his next TV endeavour won’t be any different, with Amazon’s Too Old To Die Young exploring the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following various killers’ existential journeys in becoming samurai in the City of Angels.

William Baldwin has now joined the cast, linking up with the likes of Miles Teller, Jena Malone, and John Hawkes.

Refn updated the cast via his Instagram, posting a photo of the actors’ photographs with him holding Baldwin’s image while wearing his trademark white shirt and sunglasses.

Refn is set to direct the entire series and Baldwin’s character,
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Review: ‘Angelica’ is an Erratic Psychosexual Victorian-Era Ghost Story

Midway through Angelica, a medium (played by a hammy, bug-eyed Janet McTeer) talks to Constance (Jena Malone) about the ghostly apparition plaguing her and her daughter Angelica at night. “I’m not a man,” she says. “Do not tell me what you know, or what you can prove. Tell me what you feel.” It’s one line out of many writer/director Mitchell Lichtenstein uses in his psychosexual Victorian-era ghost story to make his points about misogyny and sexual repression clear, although his blunt-force clarity ends up strangling away any sense of tension or intrigue. For a film dealing with the unknown of the supernatural, it wants viewers to know as much as possible about its subtext.

Before things started going bump in the night, Constance found herself living out a storybook romance. An orphan with no status or money to her name, she catches the eye of scientist Joseph
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Exclusive: Ghosts Take On an Entirely New Form in This Angelica Clip

Coming to theaters this Friday via Freestyle Digital Media is Angelica, a sexually charged psychological horror/thriller that follows a young couple during Victorian times and the paranormal phenomena they experience during a trying time in their lives. To give you a sneak peek of the film, we’ve got an exclusive clip that shows Jena Malone […]

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