Another actor making his directing debut? You got it. Fran Kranz is set to make his feature directing debut with the upcoming drama, Mass.
The story is about four parents mourning in the wake of a tragedy. It stars Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs, Ann Dowd and Reed Birney.
‘Mass’ had its world premiere back in January at Sundance where it received mostly positive reactions from critics and the general audience.
Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd) agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’ writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.
There is potential this film could generate some Oscar buzz when it gets released in October by Bleecker Street.
They’re currently planning a limited release, with showings in New York City and Los Angeles on October 8, with a national release set to follow soon after.
Kristen Stewart is an extremely talented actress, and it’s time the whole world knows it. The upcoming ‘Spencer’ drama could be the film that brings her talents to light.
Stewart plays Princess Diana in the film, which is described as a biographical drama, but really it’s more of an educated guess. If there were cameras behind those royal walls during Christmas 1991, what would that have looked like?
For those who don’t remember, Princess Diana and Prince Charles didn’t get divorced officially until 1996, but they separated in 1992 soon after the breakdown of their marriage become public, which means Christmas 1991 was their last holiday together.
This film takes a look at what that might have looked like. Spencer was directed by Pablo Larrain, and co-stars Sally Hawkins and Jack Farthing.
Last year, Stewart talked about how much this role meant to her…
I’ve gotten through two and a half biographies, and I’m finishing all the material before I actually go make the movie. It’s one of the saddest stories to exist ever, and I don’t want to just play Diana — I want to know her implicitly. I haven’t been this excited about playing a part, by the way, in so long.
It looks like all her hard work was worth it. Check out the trailer below. Spencer will hit theaters on November 5, 2021.
Netflix has decided to bless us with the first trailer for Nightbooks, a horror-fantasy film about a young boy who becomes the prisoner of a witch. To prevent a terrible fate, the boy makes a deal with the witch to let him tell her a scary story every night.
Sounds like an interesting premise, right? Perhaps even a familiar one? The film is actually based on J.A. White’s children’s book of the same name.
This flick is being directed by David Yarovesky and was written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. Krysten Ritter, Winslow Fegley and Lidya Jewett star in the movie.
Gotta be honest, the trailer looks a little scary for kids, but maybe I’m just a little baby. I feel like I’d definitely have nightmares after watching it.
Anyway, you can check out the official synopsis and trailer below. It’s scheduled to be released on Netflix on September 15.
Alex (Winslow Fegley) is a creative boy with a strong passion for writing scary stories. But when he’s labeled weird and rejected for what he likes, he swears he’ll never write again. That’s when an evil witch (Krysten Ritter), captures him in her magical apartment in New York City and demands that he tell her a new tale every night if he wants to stay alive. Trapped inside with Lenore, the witch’s spiteful cat watching his every move, Alex meets Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), another young prisoner who has learned how to survive the witch’s wicked whims. With Yasmin’s help, Alex must learn to embrace what makes him unique — his love for scary stories — and rewrite his own destiny to break them free.
Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino is back with a new film titled The Hand of God, and it’s thought to be his most personal film yet.
The movie is set in 1980s Naples, which is Sorrentino’s hometown, and follows an awkward teenage boy going through heartbreak and liberation.
The official synopsis reads:
The Hand of God follows Fabietto Schisa, an awkward Italian teen whose life and vibrant, eccentric family are suddenly upended — first by the electrifying arrival of soccer legend Diego Maradona and then by a shocking accident from which Maradona inadvertently saves Fabietto, setting his future in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
This film is very much Sorrentino’s baby, as it was written, directed and produced by him. Hand of God stars Italian actor Toni Servillo, who previously starred in Sorrentino’s Oscar-winning film, The Great Beauty.
The Hand of God is set to be distributed by Netflix. It’ll hit select theaters on December 3 and then be released on Netflix on December 15.
John Malkovich and Jonathan Rhys Meyers star in the upcoming indie post apocalyptic action thriller, The Survivalist.
The story is about a global pandemic that causes the downfall of society, so just a warning there. We realize some people probably have zero interest in a pandemic-type film after experiencing a pandemic for the past year and a half.
Directed by Jon Keeyes, The Survivalist, is a horrifying thriller that takes place a year and a half after the fall of civilization due to a viral outbreak. A former FBI agent is forced to protect a young woman, who is immune to the disease from a dangerous gang leader hunting her for her blood.
The premise certainly doesn’t sound unique, but the fact that both Malkovich and Rhys Meyers star in it gives us hope that it’s more than your average pandemic flick.
It’s not going to be released inside theaters. It’s going straight to VOD, so take that however you want.
But the trailer is out, so check it out below. It’ll be available to rent come October 1, 2021.
Most of you know Camila Cabello from her singing career, but that could be changing soon, depending on how well the upcoming ‘Cinderella‘ flick is received.
The 24-year-old artist stars in the film, which promises to be a modern spin on the classic story.
Cinderella is about an orphan forced to live with her evil stepmother and wicked stepsisters. In this version, the ambitious protagonist, who goes by Ella, is no damsel in distress. She desires to be a seamstress and one day launch her own dress line — naysayers be damned.
When her evil stepmother bans her from going to the ball, ruining her chances of showing off her custom gowns, Cinderella is greeted by her Fab G, played by Billy Porter.
It honestly sounds like an SNL sketch, but we’re willing to give it a chance. I mean, I don’t think we’re the target audience anyway, so it doesn’t matter what we think.
In addition to Porter and Cabello, this movie Idina Menzel, Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver. It’s expected to debut on Amazon Prime Video on September 3, 2021.
Another ‘Ghostbusters’ film? You got it. A new trailer for the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ film has dropped this week.
The movie, which was co-written/directed by Jason Reitman, is a sequel to the original Ghostbuster films from the ’80s. It’s the fourth film overall in the Ghostbusters franchise.
Set thirty years after the events of the second film, a single mother and her two children move to a small town in Oklahoma, where they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather’s secret legacy.
The movie stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, and Mckenna Grace. Additionally, the original Ghostbusters team (including Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd) will reprise their roles.
A lot of people are looking forward to this flick, hoping it brings life back to the franchise after the 2016 reboot failed to impress the general audience and lost the studio around $70 million.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is set to hit theaters November 11, 2021. Check out the trailer below…
A24 dropped what might be the strangest trailer of the year. The first trailer for the supernatural folktale ‘Lamb‘ was released online this week, and it’s making everyone say, “What the fu…:
The movie stars Noomi Rapace and follows a childless couple in rural Iceland who make an alarming discovery in their sheep barn.
After defying the will of nature in an attempt to heal their pain, they soon face dark and malevolent consequences.
The film debuted at Cannes Film Festival and the critics who have reviewed it have tried their best not to give away too much. They have praised it though, calling it “mesmerizing” and “bizarre.”
Making his feature debut is director Valdimar Jóhannsson, who also wrote the script with Icelandic poet Sjón. ‘Lamb’ is produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Piodor Gustafsson, Erik Rydell, Klaudia Smieja-Rostworowska and Jan Naszewski.
Rapace joined this project back in 2019, and while speaking with Variety, she explained how she fell in love with the script…
A script like this is rare and I directly felt that I had to do it. I’ve never done anything like this before and I can’t wait to start filming and go back to my roots in Iceland.
The movie is set to hit theaters October 8. Check out the trailer below…
John Cena started as a professional wrestler, but now he’s a legit comedy actor. There have been a handful of wrestlers who have made the transition to film, but most have went into the action genre. I’d say Cena is the first real comedic actor to come from the ring.
You can catch him in the upcoming wedding comedy, Vacation Friends, alongside Lil Rel Howery, Meredith Hagner and Yvonne Orji.
The straight-laced couple Marcus (Howery) and Emily (Orji) befriend the wild, thrill-seeking partiers Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Hanger) at a resort in Mexico, and the results lead to a raw and raunchy comedy. Living in the moment, the level-headed couple lets loose and takes advantage of a week of uninhibited fun and debauchery with their new ‘vacation friends,’ but months later the couple shows up uninvited at their wedding, creating chaos in their wake and proving that what happens on vacation, doesn’t always stay on vacation.
Howery plays a great straight man, so it’ll be fun to see him reacting to Cena’s craziness. It’s been a long road to production for this story, which was originally bought by 20th Century Fox in 2014. Back then, Ice Cube and Chris Pratt were set to star.
The comedy is set to drop on Hulu on August 27, 2021.