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Caleb Landry Jones joins Tom Hanks in sci-fi drama Bios

Last year it was announced that Tom Hanks is set to star in Bios, a sci-fi drama set up at Amblin Entertainment, and now comes word from Variety that Caleb Landry Jones has also joined the film.

Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) from a script by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, the film will see Hanks playing Finch, an ailing inventor and the last man on Earth who build a robot (Jones) in order to keep his beloved dog safe after his death. As the trio travel cross country, Finch has to teach his creation to become ‘human’ enough to care for his pet, and his dog to accept a new master.

Landry Jones had a busy 2018, appearing in Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, as well as the feature films Tyrel, To the Night and Welcome the Stranger.

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Caleb Landry Jones to Co-Star With Tom Hanks in Amblin’s ‘Bios’ (Exclusive)

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Caleb Landry Jones to Co-Star With Tom Hanks in Amblin’s ‘Bios’ (Exclusive)
Caleb Landry Jones is set to join Tom Hanks in Amblin Entertainment’s sci-fi pic “Bios,” sources tell Variety.

The film follows Finch, the last man on Earth. An ailing inventor facing his own mortality, Finch builds a robot to keep his beloved dog safe. As the trio embarks upon an epic cross-country journey, the scientist must teach his creation to become “human” enough to take care of its charge, and the beloved pet to accept a new master.

Jones will be playing the robot in the motion-capture role.

Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed the Emmy-winning “Battle of the Bastards” episode of “Game of Thrones,” will direct with Craig Luck and Ivor Powell penning the script.

The film will be produced by Kevin Misher, as well as ImageMoversJack Rapke and Jackie Levine, alongside Powell. Robert Zemeckis, Luck, Sapochnik, and Andy Berman will serve as executive producers.

Universal Pictures will distribute
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Interview: Sebastián Silva – Tyrel | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Over the past nine years, writer/director Sebastián Silva has completed his checklist, by premiering a film in all five categories of the Sundance narrative feature program. The winsome The Maid. The surehanded Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus (read review). The disturbing Magic Magic (read review). The polarizing Nasty Baby. Each was more unpredictable than the last. On top of all that, this year’s Tyrel is among his most mature and unique films to date. Ever the provocateur, Silva toys with our expectations, all while crafting an elegantly authentic portrait of toxic masculinity.

Tensions build and dissipate like tides while his camera glides through a mesmerizing weekend of debauchery.…
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Interview: Jason Mitchell – Sebastián Silva’s Tyrel | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Jason Mitchell first caught the mainstream eye in 2015 for his critically-acclaimed performance as an ill-fated rapper Eazy-e in the Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton. Then, in 2017, he delivered a heartbreaking turn as the ill-fated Ronsel Jackson in Mudbound. This year, he stars as Tyler in Chilean auteur Sebastian Silva’s latest Sundance premiere, Tyrel. Tyler is a black 20-something urbanite whose real name you may well confuse with the film’s title. (Tyrel. Tyler. Get it?)

Stuck celebrating the birthday of a friend-of-a-friend in a remote Catskills cabin – as the only black dude – Mitchell gives us an accurate portrait of a millennial outsider, caught between trying to fit in and trying to figure out his own identity.…
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‘Back Roads’ Film Review: Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Follows a Twisty Path

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‘Back Roads’ Film Review: Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Follows a Twisty Path
The dysfunctional family plot of “Back Roads,” which marks the directorial debut of actor Alex Pettyfer, is so twisted that every 10 minutes or so there is a new revelation meant to shock the audience, and this presumably goes back to Tawni O’Dell’s novel, on which the film is based.

The way this story is told also might have something to do with the participation of Adrian Lyne, who co-wrote the script with O’Dell. This is Lyne’s first film credit since the drama “Unfaithful” in 2002, and the particular emphasis on sex feels like it is his handiwork, so to speak.

Pettyfer also stars as Harley, a young man who has had to take responsibility for raising his three sisters after his mother (Juliette Lewis) was put in jail for murdering their father. This information is relayed to us in a slightly awkward title card at the beginning of the film.
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‘Tyrel’ Film Review: Jason Mitchell Elevates So-So Social Satire

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‘Tyrel’ Film Review: Jason Mitchell Elevates So-So Social Satire
The premise of writer-director Sebastián Silva’s “Tyrel” is simple enough: a guy joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party (which also happens to be Trump’s inauguration weekend) with several people he doesn’t know, and he quickly discovers he is the only black man there.

With that in mind, the movie you expect is one that might offer some smart social commentary, a statement on fake woke-ness, or perhaps a thriller similar to Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” Instead, what “Tyrel” offers is one stellar performance by Jason Mitchell alongside a whole bunch of loose ends, half-thought-out commentary, and no answers for the questions the film proposes. The results may leave you confused and quite cold.

Tyler (Mitchell) decides to escape from the crowded home he shares with his girlfriend and her sick mother by heading out of town with Johnny,
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‘Piercing’ Exclusive Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Won’t Be Killed Without a Bloody Fight

‘Piercing’ Exclusive Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Won’t Be Killed Without a Bloody Fight
Nicolas Pesce earned critical acclaim for his directorial debut “The Eyes of My Mother,” a twisted serial killer drama widely regarded as one of the best horror films of 2016, and now he’s back in equally gruesome fashion with “Piercing.” Pesce’s latest premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is adapted from the 1994 Japanese novel of the same by Ryu Murakami.

Piercing” stars Christopher Abbott as a businessman hired to check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting prostitute, played by indie darling Mia Wasikowska with fearless conviction. Unfortunately for the man, the prostitute he chooses to kill ends up being more intelligent, more twisted, and even more blood-thirty than he ever imagined. The supporting cast includes Laia Costa, Olivia Bond, and Marin Ireland.

In his review out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn called “Piercing” a “swift tribute to Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ filtered through Quentin-Tarantinoesque exuberance.
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Jason Mitchell Encounters A Catskills Nightmare In ‘Tyrel’ Trailer

Thanks to the films Straight Outta Compton, Mudbound, and the Showtime series The Chi, Jason Mitchell is one of today’s most intriguing actors. In Tyrel, Mitchell plays a dude who spends a weekend with relative strangers in the Catskills. Tyler is the only non-white guy [...]

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Jason Mitchell finds himself in ‘Whitesville’ in trailer for Tyrel

Magnolia Pictures has released a poster and trailer for the upcoming drama Tyrel. Written and directed by Sebastian Silva, the film stars Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, Caleb Landry Jones, and Ann Dowd; take a look here…

Tyrel follows Tyler, who joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn’t know. As soon as they get there, it’s clear that (1) he’s the only black guy, and (2) it’s going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can’t help but feel uneasy in “Whitesville.” The combination of all the testosterone and alcohol starts to get out of hand, and Tyler’s precarious situation starts to feel like a nightmare.

Tyrel is set for release on December 5th.

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Trailer: ‘Tyrel’, Starring Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, & Caleb Landry Jones

Here’s a trailer for an interesting-looking film called Tyrel, which originally premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival back in January. The film was picked up for the U.S. by Magnolia and will roll out in cinemas from 5th December. Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, and Caleb Landry Jones are amongst the cast of the film.

Tyrel follows Tyler, who joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn’t know. As soon as they get there, it’s clear that (1) he’s the only black guy, and (2) it’s going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can’t help but feel uneasy in “Whitesville.” The combination of all the testosterone and alcohol starts to get out of hand, and Tyler’s precarious situation starts to feel like a nightmare.
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‘Tyrel’ Trailer: Sebastián Silva’s Sundance Thriller Is Being Called This Year’s ‘Get Out’

Normally, when a filmmaker is prepping to premiere at a film festival, they have to decide if they want to do a premiere in the early part of the year or wait until the fall festivals. If you’re writer-director Sebastián Silva, you do both. Silva is coming off the recent premiere of his film “Fistful of Dirt” at Telluride a couple weeks ago, but before that, he premiered “Tyrel” at Sundance.

Continue reading ‘Tyrel’ Trailer: Sebastián Silva’s Sundance Thriller Is Being Called This Year’s ‘Get Out’ at The Playlist.
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Official Trailer for Sebastián Silva's 'Tyrel' Film Starring Jason Mitchell

"Never trust the white man." Magnolia Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for an indie drama titled Tyrel, the latest feature from Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Silva. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and it also played at the Seattle and Sydney Film Festivals. The film stars Jason Mitchell as a guy named Tyler, who joins one of his friends for a party at a cabin in the woods. After arriving, he discovers he's the only black guy there and things start to get nerve-wracking. Also starring Christopher Abbott, Nicolas Arze, Roddy Bottum, Michael Cera, Philip Ettinger, Caleb Landry Jones, Michael Zegen, and Ann Dowd. I saw this film at Sundance and didn't really like it. Though it seems like Get Out, it's more like the anti-Get Out. Have fun. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Sebastián Silva's Tyrel, direct from Magnolia's YouTube:
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‘Tyrel’ Trailer: Jason Mitchell Battles Toxic White Masculinity in Sebastián Silva’s Sundance Favorite

‘Tyrel’ Trailer: Jason Mitchell Battles Toxic White Masculinity in Sebastián Silva’s Sundance Favorite
Jason Mitchell was the breakout star of “Straight Outta Compton,” and anyone waiting for him to get a lead role worthy of his dramatic talents will definitely want to seek out “Tyrel.” The film is the latest from “The Maid” and “Nasty Baby” writer-director Sebastián Silva and co-stars Michael Cera, Christopher Abbott, Ann Dowd, and Caleb Landry Jones.

“Tyrel” stars Mitchell in the title role, a young man who joins his friend on a weekend trip to the Catskills for a birthday party. Tyrel is tagging along as the guest of his friend, and he gets a shock when he discovers he’s the only black guy among the people he’s staying with in the Catskills. Testosterone and alcohol start to mix as the weekend turns wild and Tyler’s world starts to become a nightmare.

IndieWire’s Eric Kohn compared “Tyrel” favorably to “Get Out” after its world
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‘The Chi’: Jason Mitchell Combined Personal Pain and Extreme Dedication to Create One of the Year’s Best Performances

‘The Chi’: Jason Mitchell Combined Personal Pain and Extreme Dedication to Create One of the Year’s Best Performances
Tortured or charming, romantic or angry, Jason Mitchell is convincing in every one of his scenes in “The Chi,” but there’s one challenge he tackles effortlessly: cooking.

“I know my way around a kitchen, man,” Mitchell told IndieWire. “While being a starving actor, I was a cook — for six years.”

As Brandon Johnson, a chef and family man in the Showtime drama, Mitchell has a number of moments when he’s chopping a fine slice of meat or tossing ingredients together in his character’s restaurant.

“I’m originally from New Orleans, so we take our food very seriously,” he said. “Brandon has so much of me in him. It was really cool to be able to take that skill, something that I love so much, and be able to put it on the screen. It was dope.”

Despite the titular Chicago setting, Mitchell said so much of “The Chi
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Jason Mitchell’s Sundance Comedy ‘Tyrel’ Acquired by Magnolia

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the Jason Mitchell comedy “Tyrel,” written and directed by Sebastian Silva.

The ensemble cast includes Michael Cera, Chris Abbott, Ann Dowd, and Caleb Landry Jones, and the film chronicles a cabin party in the Catskills that finds protagonist Tyler (Mitchell) as the sole black man at a weekend getaway full of drunken debauchery. The film world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Magnolia is targeting a theatrical release this year.

Dennis Harvey wrote in his review for Variety: “Think ‘Get Out’ without the horror-fantasy element, but with a lot more alcohol consumption, and you’ve got the gist of ‘Tyrel.'”

“Sebastian Silva continues to upset the apple cart in the most interesting ways with this scaldingly fresh take on being the other,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles.

Silva said, “I’m thrilled and honored that ‘Tyrel’ has found its home with Magnolia.
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Jason Mitchell’s ‘Tyrel’ Sells to Magnolia Pictures

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Magnolia Pictures has picked up the worldwide rights to Jason Mitchell’s “Tyrel,” the company announced Tuesday.

The film stars Michael Cera, Chris Abbott, Ann Dowd and Caleb Landry Jones. A drama about race relations, it premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in January. Magnolia Pictures is aiming for a 2018 theatrical release.

Sebastián Silva wrote and directed the film about Tyler, the sole black man who goes on a weekend getaway trip with his drunk friends.

Also Read: 'Tyrel': Race, Class and Bad Manners Collide in Showcase for Jason Mitchell

“Sebastián Silva continues to upset the apple cart in the most interesting ways with this scaldingly fresh take on being the other,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in a statement.

Silva added, “I’m thrilled and honored that ‘Tyrel’ has found its home with Magnolia. We’re excited to have such a collaborative and creative distribution partner on board so that this film gets seen by as many people as possible. We believe the movie is timely and are hopeful that it will help continue to move the race conversation forward.”

Also Read: 'Straight Outta Compton' Star Jason Mitchell Flips Out on Delta Flight (Report)

“Tyrel” was produced by Max Born, Jacob Wasserman, and Silva. The deal was negotiated by Magnolia co-evp Dori Begley and Svp of acquisitions John Von Thaden with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers. Magnolia Head of International Sales Lorna Lee Sagebiel-Torres and Manager of International Sales Catalina Ramirez will be representing the film at Cannes. International rights are still available.

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Sundance 2018 Programming Breakdown: Big Buys, Actor-Directors, and Hot-Button Issues

Sundance 2018 Programming Breakdown: Big Buys, Actor-Directors, and Hot-Button Issues
Ten months after the Sundance Film Festival debut of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” — which terrified and delighted festgoers at a secret screening last January, en route to a $250- million worldwide box office and growing award season haul — festival director John Cooper and head programmer Trevor Groth talked to IndieWire about their process for finding films for Sundance’s 39th installment (January 18-28) with similar breakout potential, even if the 2018 Sundance slate is less sprawling than its predecessor (104 films vs. 113, culled from 29 countries).

Read More:Sundance 2018 Competition Lineup Boasts New Films from Paul Dano, Reed Morano, Idris Elba, Ethan Hawke, and More

Here’s our breakdown of this year’s thematic trends and hot buys.

African-American stories

“We saw a real increase in [stories told from] the unique perspective and experience of African-American males in American society right now,” said Cooper, citing four of the 16 films in 2018’s U.S. Dramatic Competition alone: “Monster,
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Sundance 2018 Programming Breakdown: Big Buys, Actor-Directors, and Hot-Button Issues

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Sundance 2018 Programming Breakdown: Big Buys, Actor-Directors, and Hot-Button Issues
Ten months after the Sundance Film Festival debut of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” — which terrified and delighted festgoers at a secret screening last January, en route to a $250- million worldwide box office and growing award season haul — festival director John Cooper and head programmer Trevor Groth talked to IndieWire about their process for finding films for Sundance’s 39th installment (January 18-28) with similar breakout potential, even if the 2018 Sundance slate is less sprawling than its predecessor (104 films vs. 113, culled from 29 countries).

Read More:Sundance 2018 Competition Lineup Boasts New Films from Paul Dano, Reed Morano, Idris Elba, Ethan Hawke, and More

Here’s our breakdown of this year’s thematic trends and hot buys.

African-American stories

“We saw a real increase in [stories told from] the unique perspective and experience of African-American males in American society right now,” said Cooper, citing four of the 16 films in 2018’s U.S. Dramatic Competition alone: “Monster,
See full article at Indiewire »

Why 'Mudbound' Star Jason Mitchell Is This Generation's Next Leading Man

Why 'Mudbound' Star Jason Mitchell Is This Generation's Next Leading Man
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Jason Mitchell is apologizing for being tired. The 30-year-old actor is pouring a double espresso into what may be the single blackest cup of coffee ever brewed; he just flew straight from Chicago to New York this morning, right after he wrapped his new Showtime series The Chi about life in the South Side, then got whisked to a photo shoot. Somewhere in there, he managed an impromptu nap. He's been busy and a little burnt out, Mitchell admits as he leans back on a hotel lobby couch,
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