Friday, July 1, 2022

Rachel Montpelier

Trailer Watch: Freida Pinto Schemes Against an Arrogant Bachelor in Period Rom-Com “Mr. Malcolm’s List”

Craving a Regency romance where a bunch of beautiful people flirt, send mixed signals, and hatch plots for marriage, revenge, and/or love? Well, you don’t have to wait for the next season of “Bridgerton” or a new Jane Austen...

Francisca Alegría’s Sundance Eco-Fable “The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future” Secures Distribution

“The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future,” Chilean director Francisca Alegría’s first feature, is coming to theaters. North American distribution rights to the “environmental fable” were secured by Kino Lorber, a press release announced. A theatrical release...

Miriam Chandy Menacherry’s “From the Shadows” Selected for Breaking Through the Lens Program

“From the Shadows,” a documentary about child sex trafficking from Miriam Chandy Menacherry, has been chosen for the Breaking Through the Lens initiative out of the Cannes Film Market. Breaking Through the Lens introduces women and non-binary filmmakers with...

Angela Lansbury Will Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2022 Tonys

Angela Lansbury will soon have a sixth Tony to add to her mantel. The stage and screen legend will be presented with the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the 2022 awards ceremony, Deadline reports....

Cannes’ Vicky Krieps-Starrer “Corsage” Heading to IFC Films, Marie Kreutzer Directs

Vicky Krieps is continuing her Cannes hot streak. One of her upcoming projects, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s “Hot Milk,” was acquired out of the Marché du Film; she’s starring in two Un Certain Regard features, Emily Atef’s “More Than Ever” and...

Nina Menkes Doc “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power” Acquired by Kino Lorber

Nina Menkes’ investigation of the male gaze is headed to Kino Lorber. A press release announced the company has snagged North American rights to “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power.” As Menkes told us, the documentary “exposes the way the visual language of...

Cynthia Erivo to Topline and Produce Refugee Drama “Drift,” Alia Shawkat Will Also Star

Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat are joining forces for a film about migration, trauma, and unexpected connection. The pair are set to star in “Drift,” an adaptation of Alexander Maksik’s novel “A Marker to Measure Drift.” Erivo is also...

“Vida’s” Tanya Saracho Working on a New Show at Starz

It’s been nearly two years since “Vida” took its final bow at Starz, and now there’s word that the network and series creator Tanya Saracho are joining forces on a new project. According to Deadline, Saracho is developing half-hour...

Diversity in Cannes Creator Yolonda Brinkley Launches “Dear Cannes, Do Better,” Calls for More Inclusion

Yolonda Brinkley, the creator of inclusion movement Diversity in Cannes, is celebrating the festival’s 75th edition by urging it to make more of an effort — specifically to “dismantle the patriarchy, embrace inclusion, and select more Black women to...

Watch: Bella Ramsey Shares Her Passions in “Catherine Called Birdy” Clip, Lena Dunham Directs

After 13 years in development, we finally have a glimpse of Lena Dunham’s adaptation of Karen Cushman’s 1994 historical YA novel, “Catherine Called Birdy.” Teen Vogue premiered a first-look clip and spoke to writer-director Dunham and star Bella Ramsey...

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Bob Yari, whose credits include “Crash” and “Yellowstone,” will serve as executive producer on “Fireflies at El Mozote,” one of three films set in...

Sigourney Weaver Plays a Teenager in ‘Avatar 2’: ‘Thrilled to Be Given That Challenge’

“Avatar” fans have known for quite some time that Sigourney Weaver is coming back for the upcoming sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” but...