‘The Office‘ star B.J. Novak is set to make his directorial debut in the upcoming comedy-thriller, Vengeance.
He will also star in the movie alongside Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher and Dove Cameron. In the flick, Novak is a successful, but conceited radio host from New York who flies to West Texas for the funeral of a girl he hooked up with a few times.
While in town, Ben is taken under the wing of Abilene’s brother Ty (Boyd Holbrock), who reveals to him that he believes Abilene was murdered, rather than dying from an opioid overdose. Although Ben doesn’t believe Ty’s theory, he agrees to help investigate the death and produce a podcast about their findings.
Certainly sounds like an interesting premise, and we all know Novak is a smart and talented dude, so this should be a pretty entertaining movie.
In addition directing and starring, Novak also wrote the screenplay. So his hands are all over this. It’s very much his baby.
Vengeance will be released on July 29, 2022 following a festival premiere in June at Tribeca.
We all know Daniel Kaluuya for his incredible acting talent, but now it looks like he’s trying his hand at writing as well.
Netflix has just hopped on board the upcoming UK dystopian thriller, The Kitchen, which Kaluuya co-wrote/produced.
The pic is set in London, 2044, a future where the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits. All forms of social housing have been eradicated and London’s working classes have been forced to live in temporary accommodation on the outskirts of the city. The story follows Izi, a resident of who is desperately trying to find a way out and 12-year-old, Benji, who has lost his mother and is searching for a family, as they battle to survive.
Kibwe Tavares will make his feature directorial debut on the project. He has previously directed a handful of short films, including the award-winning film ‘Jonah’ which starred Kaluuya back in 2013.
‘The Kitchen’ will star Kane Robinson and Jedaiah Bannerman. It will reportedly be filmed in London and Paris and is currently scheduled to be released on Netflix in 2023.
In the meantime, you can watch Kaluuya show off his acting skills in the upcoming Jordan Peele flick, Nope, which is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2022.
How well do you know your neighbor? Screen Media has acquired North American rights to the psychological thriller ‘The Good Neighbor‘ starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
The movie, which was co-written/directed by Stephan Rick, is a remake of the 2011 German thriller Unter Nachbarn.
It watches as a nightmarish evening unfolds when neighbors David (Luke Kleintank) and Robert (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hit a woman on her bike and flee. When her sister arrives searching for the truth, Robert does unspeakable things to protect their secret.
Gotta be honest, that sounds like a solid thriller. For me, all a thriller needs to be is entertaining. I don’t care if the dialogue is bad or the acting is a little cheesy. It just needs to keep me on the edge of my seat.
Screen Media plans to release the film inside theaters in June. It’ll also be released via streaming around the same time.
The studio had this to say about the movie:
The Good Neighbor is a gripping psychological thrill ride. The chemistry between stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Luke Kleintank makes their ‘friend or foe’ dynamic especially memorable.
Are you ready for a new Steven Soderbergh thriller? You better be, ’cause it’s coming! The filmmaker’s latest cyber-thriller ‘Kimi’ is set to hit HBO Max on February 10.
The film stars Zoe Kravitz as a voice-stream interpreter who believes she has intercepted audio of a murder, sending her down a dangerous path as she attempts to solve the crime.
The premise certainly sounds like it has potential. You can see the movie instantly, you know? In addition to Kravitz, this thriller will star Rita Wilson, Byron Bowers, Jaime Camil, and Erika Christensen.
Soderbergh’s most recent film, No Sudden Move, was released last summer to mostly positive reviews from critics. He’s one of the more talented filmmakers in Hollywood, so we’re really looking forward to this flick. It should be an entertaining ride.
Check out the trailer below. As stated above, Kimi will be released on HBO Max on February 10, which means you won’t have to leave your house to watch it!
Later this month, the final season of ‘Ozark’ will be released on Netflix, and for that we are both excited and a little sad. The series has been consistently great for three seasons, so it’ll be difficult to watch it go.
But the stars of the show will live on. Julia Garner, who stars in the show as Ruth, proved to the world that she could act her butt off.
And thankfully, Hollywood is taking notice. It was announced this week that the 27-year-old actress has signed on to star in Paramount Players’ upcoming thriller, Apartment 7A.
John Krasinski and Allyson Seeger are producing via Sunday Night along with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.
Natalie Erika James is attached to direct and co-wrote the latest script with Christian White based off a draft by Skylar James. Alexa Ginsburg is overseeing the project for Sunday Night. Alex Ginno is overseeing for Platinum Dunes. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is being described as a psychological thriller.
Can’t wait to find out more information about this movie. A good thriller is hard to beat, and as stated above, Garner is an incredibly talented actress, so we know she’s more than capable of carrying a film.
We’ll keep you posted as more details become available.
Netflix has been coming in hot with the trailers all year long. They’re pumping out new content like nobody’s business, well, except for the new season of Stranger Things, but whatever.
Their latest trailer release? A thriller titled Intrusion. The home invasion drama stars Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green.
Pinto plays a young woman named Meera who moves into a new, remote home designed by her architect husband, Henry. Not long after the couple moves in, their home gets broken into, leaving Meera traumatized and increasingly suspicious of everyone around her.
The trailer doesn’t exactly spoil anything, but it does make you question her husband a bit. Can she even trust him? Of course, we have to imagine there are several twists and turns.
This flick was directed by Adam Salky, who previously directed the 2015 drama I Smile Back starring Josh Charles.
Intrusion will hit Netflix on September 22, and it should be a fun Friday night popcorn flick. Check out the trailer below…
I’m not sure the filmmakers behind ‘Karen‘ were going for outrageous comedy when they made the film, but it’s clear that’s what they got.
The first trailer for the film was dropped this past week, and it’s made a lot of noise online, mostly from people clowning on just how bad it looks.
‘Karen’ was directed by Coke Daniels and stars Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) in the titular role. The plot is pretty simple. A black family moves to a new neighborhood and is basically terrorized by their white neighbor, appropriately named Karen.
They have described this film as a ‘thriller’ so we’re assuming they weren’t actively trying to make a comedy, which somehow makes the trailer even more hilarious.
Several people on Twitter called out the filmmakers for trying to be Jordan Peele and failing terribly…
No release date has been announced, but we’ll be watching out for one.
We all love a good psychological thriller, right? Well there might be a new one coming up.
It was just announced that Selena Gomez will star in the upcoming psychological thriller, Spiral. Petra Collins is set to direct. She’s a 28-year-old Canadian artist, who has directed a number of music videos, including one for Gomez.
Additionally, Drake is on board to exec produce with Matthew Budman and Sumaiya Kaveh producing through Forest Hill Entertainment.
The story follows a former influencer whose addiction to social media is causing her body to literally fall apart. Phoebe Fisher penned the most recent version with Collins and Melissa Broder penning a previous draft. Given the star power attached, this package should gain a ton of attention as it makes it way around town.
It sounds like an interesting idea, but also a dangerous one. Dangerous in the sense that it could easily go off the rails and turn almost comical.
No word on when production might begin, but we’re assuming sometime this year.
Gomez recently finished filming on the upcoming Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building. It’s set hit to hit the streaming service very soon.
Justin Hartley has become a household name in recent years, thanks to his starring role on the hit NBC series, This Is Us.
But the show can’t go on forever, and so Hartley is trying to make his name known in the feature world as well. The 44-year-old actor is reportedly joining the upcoming thriller feature, A Lot Of Nothing.
Filming is currently happening in Los Angeles right now, so it appears he was a late addition. He’ll be joining a cast that features Y’lan Noel, Cleopatra Coleman and Lex Scott Davis.
In the film, which is described to us as a ‘dark comedy-thriller,’ things spiral out of control when a married couple living in a LA suburb is compelled to take dangerous actions when they discover their next-door neighbor (Hartley) is the police officer that just murdered an unarmed motorist.
So even though he was a late addition, it appears he’s going to be playing a pretty important role in the film.
Actor/producer Mo McRae is making his directorial debut with the film, from a script he co-wrote with Sarah Kelly Kaplan.
Honestly. I’m excited for this project. I knew nothing about it before now, but the premise sounds intriguing. Plus, any mix of horror and comedy or thriller and comedy is an automatic win in my book.
No word on a release date, but it could be as early as this fall.
Filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov directed the thriller film ‘Profile’ back in 2017/2018. It actually premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film festival back in 2018.
But for some reason, it’s just now getting a release date inside theaters. Some people believe that a film sitting on a shelf for two years is a sign that it’s not good, but that’s not always the case. Hollywood is a bizarre place and sometimes things get pushed back for the most mundane reasons.
Profile follows an undercover British journalist in her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself.
The story is based on the 2015 nonfiction bestseller, In The Skin of a Jihadist by a French journalist who was forced to change her name and hire 24/7 security.
And just like the Timur-produced ‘Unfriended‘ film, this movie plays out entirely on a computer screen.
Check out the trailer below. It’s set to hit theaters May 14, 2021.