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Jake Gyllenhaal heads to HBO’s ‘Lake Success’

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Believe it or not, Jake Gyllenhaal is yet to make his TV debut, well that is about to come to an end as the Mysterio actor is set to star in HBO’s limited series ‘Lake Success’.

Gyllenhaal will both star and executive produce alongside Riva Marker, which is based on Gary Shteyngart’s book.

The series follows a narcissistic, self-deluded and hilariously divorced from the real world, hedge fund manager Barry Cohen (Gyllenhaal) who flees his family, his past and the SEC on a cross-country bus ride in search of his college girlfriend and a last chance at romantic redemption. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, his brilliant wife Seema struggles to raise their autistic son and begins a tragicomic love affair of her own.

The series is co-written by Shteyngart and ‘Watchmen’s’ Tom Spezialy who will also act as a show-runner.

Also in news – Hawkeye gets his own limited
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‘Lake Success’: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Series Based on Acclaimed Novel

‘Lake Success’: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Series Based on Acclaimed Novel
Jake Gyllenhaal is coming to television. The Oscar nominee is set to star in and produce “Lake Success,” a limited series for HBO based on the novel by Gary Shteyngart, with the author himself serving as co-writer and -showrunner alongside Tom Spezialy. It will be Gyllenhaal’s first time starring in a TV series. “Lake Success” follows Barry Cohen, a hedge-fund manager who leaves behind his wife and autistic son in New York as he embarks on a cross-country bus ride to track down his college girlfriend.

“Gary’s novel is a beautifully executed character study highlighting the depth of human contradiction and complication, set against the timely backdrop of America today,” said Gyllenhaal and co-executive producer Riva Marker in a joint statement. “We are thrilled to partner with HBO, who has consistently been home to some of the most exciting and acclaimed premium content over the past two decades.
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Jake Gyllenhaal To Headline "Lake Success" Limited Series Based On Book In Works At HBO

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Jake Gyllenhaal To Headline
HBO has put in development Lake Success, a limited series based on Gary Shteyngart’s book, with Jake Gyllenhaal set to star and executive produce. The project, which marks Gyllenhaal’s TV acting debut, hails from Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories and Endeavor Content.

Co-written by Stheyngart and Tom Spezialy (Watchmen), who also co-showrun, Lake Success centers on narcissistic, self-deluded and hilariously divorced from the real world, hedge fund manager Barry Cohen (Gyllenhaal) who flees his family, his past and the SEC on a cross-country bus ride in search of his college girlfriend and a last chance at romantic redemption. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, his brilliant wife Seema struggles to raise their autistic son and begins a tragicomic love affair of her own.

Gyllenhaal and Marker executive produce via Nine Stories.

“Gary’s novel is a beautifully executed character study highlighting the depth of human contradiction and complication,
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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Limited Series ‘Lake Success’ in Development at HBO

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Limited Series ‘Lake Success’ in Development at HBO
Jake Gyllenhaal will star in and executive produce a limited series based on the Gary Shteyngart novel “Lake Success” that is currently in development at HBO, Variety has learned.

Should the project go to series, it would mark Gyllenhaal’s first leading role in a television series. He will executive produce along with Riva Marker through their Nine Stories production banner along with Endeavor Content. Shteyngart will serve as co-writer and co-showrunner on the series along with Tom Spezialy.

In the series, narcissistic, self-deluded and hilariously divorced from the real world hedge fund manager Barry Cohen (Gyllenhaal) flees his family, his past, and the SEC on a cross-country bus ride in search of his college girlfriend and a last chance at romantic redemption. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, his brilliant wife Seema struggles to raise their autistic son and begins a tragicomic love affair of her own.

“Gary’s novel is
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Netflix’s Plan for the Egyptian Theatre Will Focus Mostly on Events and Special Screenings

  • Variety
Netflix is close to signing a deal to purchase the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from the American Cinematheque, but that doesn’t mean the streamer will be using the movie palace to run theatrical releases of its films to qualify for Oscars.

At least not in the near future. Variety has learned that Netflix’s primary use of the theater will be for weekday and evening premieres, screenings, panels, and other special events for its films and TV series. Most recently, Netflix events have taken place at the ArcLight Hollywood, NeueHouse, and the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater.

It has also hosted several events at the Egyptian. Netflix plans to do some restoration of the 97-year-old theater and will replace some of its aging equipment, Variety has learned. The Cinematheque completed a $12.8 million restoration in 1998, after it purchased the site for $1 from the city of Los Angeles, as well as a more recent touch-up.
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The Great Lost John Malkovich Interview

Nine years ago, Rolling Stone sent me deep into the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of France, to interview John Malkovich at the home he kept there. He had two new movies coming out: Red, starring him as an LSD-addled ex-CIA agent, and Secretariat, him as a crusty, goofy-clothes-wearing horse trainer. They displayed Malkovich in great classic, loopy form, and both flicks did well. But for whatever reason — the vagaries of the publishing industry, the mercurial whims of the magazine’s editor — the piece never ran. And so there it sat,
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‘Interrogation’: Pat Healy, Melinda McGraw & Michael Harney To Recur On CBS All Access Series

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‘Interrogation’: Pat Healy, Melinda McGraw & Michael Harney To Recur On CBS All Access Series
Pat Healy (The Post), Melinda McGraw (Outcast) and Michael Harney (Orange Is the New Black) are set to recur opposite Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner, Kodi Smit-McPhee and David Strathairn in CBS All Access’ straight-to-series true-crime drama Interrogation.

Co-created by Swedish writer-producer Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, Interrogation is an original concept based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man (Gallner) was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother.

The series’ first nine episodes will be available to binge in any order with each episode structured around an interrogation. The multi-linear approach will give viewers the opportunity to follow their instincts and develop their own interpretations of the facts of the case and ultimately decide innocence or guilt. The season finale will be released at a later date.

Healy will play a criminal defense lawyer representing the young man charged with killing his mother.
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Charlie Kaufman's Netflix Horror Movie Lines Up Stellar Cast

Charlie Kaufman's Netflix Horror Movie Lines Up Stellar Cast
Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing a horror movie?! Kinda. I'll leave that up to you and the final film to decide. But the rundown for I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Kaufman's upcoming Netflix adaptation of Ian Reid's 2016 novel of the same name, has been described as a psychological thriller and horror fiction. So there you go. Boom. And today we have word the horror-thriller has just added Hollywood heavy-hitters such as Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, and David Thewlis to the cast which already includes Jesse Plemons.

Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing the movie which is based on Ian Reid's 2016 novel of the same name. The book follows the tale of a man and his girlfriend, who is thinking of terminating their relationship, going on a road trip to a secluded farm so she can meet his parents. Sounds quaint, right? Nope. Out of nowhere, this young man
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Toni Collette and Jessie Buckley join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix feature ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

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Toni Collette and Jessie Buckley have joined the cast of the Netflix feature ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ along with David Thewlis.

The trio will join the already cast Jesse Plemons on the film which will be written and directed by Charlie Kaufman.

Based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel of the same name the story follows Jake (Plemons), a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Buckley), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.

Kaufman is also producing with alongside Anthony Bregman, Bob Salerno, and Stefanie Azpiazu. Ian Reid will serve as co-producer.

Also in news – Idris Elba enters into final talks to join action-fantasy ‘Mouse Guard

Buckley made her breakthrough in Tom Hardy series ‘Taboo’ and has since become hot property.
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Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (Exclusive)

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Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (Exclusive)
Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, and David Thewlis are joining the cast of Netflix’s film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” sources tell Variety.

Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing the movie, which stars Jesse Plemons. Based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” follows Jake (Plemons), a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Buckley), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.

Kaufman is also producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Bob Salerno, and Stefanie Azpiazu. Reid will serve as co-producer.

The new project reunites Kaufman with his frequent collaborator Bregman, who previously produced “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Synecdoche, New York,” and “Human Nature.”

Collette most recently starred in A24’s
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Tom Sturridge Can Hear The Sobs: The Actor Talks About Off Broadway’s Heart-Wrenching ‘Sea Wall’ – Deadline Q&A

Tom Sturridge Can Hear The Sobs: The Actor Talks About Off Broadway’s Heart-Wrenching ‘Sea Wall’ – Deadline Q&A
On nights when Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal perform the two monologues that make up the Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed Off Broadway double bill Sea Wall/A Life, the British half of the duo silently takes his place on stage as the audience finds its seats. Before the actor says a word, the presence of his character Alex is felt, and a weighty presence it is. Alex will later tell the audience – the play, written by Simon Stephens, is performed by Sturridge as if in intimate conversation with this room of strangers – that people often make a startling observation about him:

There’s a hole running through the centre of my stomach. You must have all felt a bit awkward because you can probably see it. Even in this light. Mostly people chose not to talk about it. Some people tell me that they’re sorry but that yes,
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‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Review: Tom Sturridge & Jake Gyllenhaal Deliver Powerhouse Performances Off Broadway

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‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Review: Tom Sturridge & Jake Gyllenhaal Deliver Powerhouse Performances Off Broadway
In the Public Theater’s double bill Sea Wall/A Life, Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal deliver scorching performances that can stand alongside anything on the New York stage so far this season. The pair – also currently co-starring in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw – might owe their fame to movies, but here again they stake their claim on the stage.

None of which will come as a surprise to anyone who saw Gyllenhaal in his previous collaboration with playwright Nick Payne, nor those who saw Sturridge in 2017’s unsettling 1984. But these performances at the Public are vital enough to seem like a big wave we didn’t see coming.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell with an unfailing feel for detail – a shuffle of papers here, a switch of a light there – the production is divided into halves: Sturridge in Sea Wall first, followed by Gyllenhaal in A Life, monologues connected only by theme and mood.
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Zawe Ashton Almost Quit Acting Before Her ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Breakthrough

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Zawe Ashton Almost Quit Acting Before Her ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Breakthrough
In many ways, “Velvet Buzzsaw” never should have happened for Zawe Ashton. A literal art house movie, Dan Gilroy’s latest explores the intersection of art and commerce as members of the L.A. art scene, from Jake Gyllenhaal’s critic to Rene Russo’s gallery owner, find themselves haunted by a series of paintings. Trippy and original, with bursts of gore and humor, the film has provoked a wide range of reactions since it landed on Netflix two weeks ago. But there is one thing everyone seems to agree on: It announces Ashton as a major screen presence to watch.

Born in London to a Ugandan mother and British father, Ashton has been acting since she was six, when she enrolled at the Anna Scher Theatre School, the same institution where Daniel Kaluuya got his start. She has earned acclaimed for performing slam poetry and writing plays such as
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If You're Confused About Velvet Buzzsaw's Wild Ending, Read This

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This post contains spoilers for Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw.

If you've watched Velvet Buzzsaw, the term "tortured artist" might have a whole new meaning for you. The new Netflix film has it all: killer robots, possessed paintings, and Jake Gyllenhaal as a loquacious, faux-deep art critic who may have a steamy scene or two. And, might we add, its blend of slasher and self-indulgence makes for a treasure trove of hilarious internet memes.

Because the film is about highbrow art, it can get lofty really fast - not only in the intellectual quibbles between the characters but also the cryptic symbolism. Like, why does paint defy the laws of physics and crawl up a lady's body and slap an impression of her onto a graffiti mural? Or why does Toni Collette have an amputation by a giant metal ball? Here are the answers to these pressing questions as we untangle Velvet Buzzsaw's bonkers ending.
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If You're Confused About Velvet Buzzsaw's Wild Ending, Read This

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This post contains spoilers for Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw.

If you've watched Velvet Buzzsaw, the term "tortured artist" might have a whole new meaning for you. The new Netflix film has it all: killer robots, possessed paintings, and Jake Gyllenhaal as a loquacious, faux-deep art critic who may have a steamy scene or two. And, might we add, its blend of slasher and self-indulgence makes for a treasure trove of hilarious internet memes.

Because the film is about highbrow art, it can get lofty really fast - not only in the intellectual quibbles between the characters but also the cryptic symbolism. Like, why does paint defy the laws of physics and crawl up a lady's body and slap an impression of her onto a graffiti mural? Or why does Toni Collette have an amputation by a giant metal ball? Here are the answers to these pressing questions as we untangle Velvet Buzzsaw's bonkers ending.
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/Filmcast Ep. 503 – Velvet Buzzsaw and Burning (Guests: April Wolfe and Dan Gvozden)

David, Devindra, Jeff return to adjudicate a movie-related dilemma. The cast are joined by April Wolfe, host of the podcast Switchblade Sisters, to discuss whether Velvet Buzzsaw paints a good picture. Dan Gvozden, host of the Amazing Spider-Talk podcast, chimes in for an after dark on the Korean drama-thriller Burning. Listen to David’s other podcast […]

The post /Filmcast Ep. 503 – Velvet Buzzsaw and Burning (Guests: April Wolfe and Dan Gvozden) appeared first on /Film.
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The Casual Cinecast Critiques Velvet Buzzsaw!

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After watching the Netflix Original film that's getting all the buzz, The Casual Cinecast were scared to discuss the art critic punishing Velvet Buzzsaw. But you know what? They did it anyways. 

However, before the guys jump into their review, they discuss the things they've been watching over the last week in a segment they like to call "What's On Our Minds!" Justin watched an old favorite in Singin' in the Rain and (news flash) he's still a fan! Chris brings up all the winners and films that achieved notoriety over the last week or so at the Sundance Film Festival! Mike and Chris both watched Best Picture nominee Vice (which Justin discussed last week) and all three give their spoiler-free thoughts on the film and let you know whether or not Christian Bale deserves the Best Actor nomination and/or win! 

Then Mike, Chris and Justin move into their
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‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Review

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, Natalia Dyer, Billy Magnussen | Written and Directed by Dan Gilroy

Dan Gilroy returns with the stylishly abstract and vivid subverted injection of horror in Velvet Buzzsaw. Five years after his breakout directorial debut Nightcrawler and two years after his sophomore Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington starring effort Roman J. Israel, Esq., Velvet Buzzsaw sees him return with his Nightcrawler crew in the likes of on-screen talent of Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, as well as producer Jennifer Fox, editor John Gilroy with cinematographer Robert Elswit. The result is a fabulous esoteric concoction of abstract and high-end pretentiousness. Wrapped in cheap glitz comparable to that of a McDonalds Happy Meal and I adored every single second of it.

Velvet Buzzsaw, from the outside, is an intimidating cluster fuck of abstract imagination and collective abrasiveness. A true and obvious reflection of
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From Birdman to Buzzsaw: how Hollywood captures critics on screen

In Dan Gilroy’s gory Netflix horror Velvet Buzzsaw, Jake Gyllenhaal’s pretentious art critic adds a new dimension to an age-old character

“Critique is so limiting and emotionally draining.” So laments Morf Vanderwalt, the chin-stroking art critic portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal in the new Netflix thriller Velvet Buzzsaw. He then progresses into some highfalutin gum-flapping about “origin and essence”, but the instant memehood of this particular snippet from the trailer suggests that those first words resonate with the critical press back on Earth. To find success as a critic, you’ve got to have skin in the game, and Velvet Buzzsaw flays that skin from the bone in gory, over-the-top fashion. Morf has invested so much of himself in art that he lets it literally kill him, and anyone mad enough to commit their being to the craft of criticism has felt a metaphorical approximation of the same.

Related:
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10 Movies More Messed Up Than Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw, though highly anticipated, unfortunately, falls short in its goal to deliver on either its horror or satirical elements. The film concerns the discovery of cursed art, which brings grave misfortune to anyone who profits from it. Jake Gyllenhaal once again turns in a great performance for his Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy, but the film never lives up to expectations.

Related: Velvet Buzzsaw Cast & Character Guide

You might think that with such a crazy premise and an opportunity to really dig into the pretentious art world, Velvet Buzzsaw would be able to give the audience a little bit more. However, it never quite hits any of the right beats. These are ten movies that are far more messed up than anything in Velvet Buzzsaw.
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