The Handmaid’s Tale ended with a spectacular episode, closing as the best season since season 1, in my opinion. “The Wilderness” Screen Captures are up in the Gallery:
Elisabeth Moss gave an interview with female cast from The Handmaid’s Tale in May, 24. You can watch here.
Screen Captures from Episode 7 “Home” of The Handmaid’s Tale are up in the gallery.
Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” is finally set to world premiere in competition at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned. The Searchlight title doesn’t have a release date as yet, and Disney is expected to unveil one soon for later this year. The 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival will kick off July 6 with Leos Carax’ “Annette” and a competition jury presided over by Spike Lee.
“The French Dispatch” was already part of last year’s Official Selection and was due to open in theaters in the summer but had its theatrical release pushed several times due to the pandemic. It’s possible something will fall apart, but at this point, Anderson’s film is expected to premiere in the South of France more than a year after it was originally slated to have its red carpet bow.
Anderson’s 10th movie, “The French Dispatch” stars Benicio del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray and Timothée Chalamet, among other stars. There’s still some uncertainty about how many members of the cast will be on the ground in Cannes to present the film. Anderson, however, is expected to be there along with several actors, notably Tilda Swinton who stars in another competition title, “Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
The film shot in Augouleme, France, and is set at an outpost of an American newspaper called The French Dispatch in a fictional 20th-century French city which brings to life a collection of stories.
Anderson isn’t a Cannes regular, but did use the festival to premiere 2012’s “Moonrise Kingdom” which earned a warm welcome before becoming one of his bigger box office successes.
Other U.S. movies in the pipeline for the upcoming edition include Sean Penn’s “Flag Day” in which Penn stars as a conman alongside his daughter Dylan Penn, his son Hopper Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller; and Tom McCarthy’s Marseille-set thriller “Stillwater” with Matt Damon; as well as Todd Haynes’s documentary “The Velvet Underground.”
“We have seen some beautiful American films and the selection will reflect that,” Cannes’ chief Thierry Fremaux told Variety last week. Fremaux also said the summer 2021 edition will look to bring locals into the mix and celebrate moviegoing with more live events and outdoor screenings planned. The full lineup will be unveiled on June 3 in Paris.
A spokesperson for Cannes declined to comment and a spokesperson for Searchlight did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Screen Captures from the latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale “Vows” are up in the gallery.
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News for Elisabeth, more direction roles! Via Variety:
Apple’s metaphysical thriller “Shining Girls,” based on the 2013 best-selling Lauren Beukes novel of the same name, has finally found its directors. The trio is made up of Emmy winner Michelle MacLaren (“Breaking Bad”), Emmy and SAG Award winner Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Mad Men”), and Emmy nominee Daina Reid (“The Handmaid’s Tale). Moss will also be starring in the show, which hails from MRC Television, and Beukes is attached to executive produce.
The eight-parter will be adapted for the small screen and executive produced by showrunner Silka Luisa (“The Wilding,” “To the Bone”). MacLaren will direct the first two episodes of the first season, Moss will direct two episodes and Reid will direct four.
“Shining Girls” follows Kirby (Moss), a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. The series also stars Wagner Moura (“Narcos”) as Dan, a veteran journalist breaking the widening story of a copycat attack. Jamie Bell (“Rocketman) plays Harper, a mysterious loner with a surprising connection to Kirby.
“Shining Girls” is executive produced by Moss through her Love & Squalor Pictures banner, alongside Lindsey McManus. MacLaren executive produces through MacLaren Entertainment alongside producing partner Rebecca Hobbs. Leonardo DiCaprio serves as executive producer through Appian Way alongside Jennifer Davisson and Michael Hampton. Reid and Alan Page Arriaga will also executive produce.
Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment Group, Independent Talent Group (UK), Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, The Spotlight Company; McLaren is repped by ICM Partners and law firm Goodman Genow Schenkman Smelkinson & Christopher; Reid is repped by ICM Partners and RGM Artists in Australia.
Screen Captures from the 5th episode of Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale has been added to the gallery.
DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: (UPDATED with video) “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for,” says the Elisabeth Moss portrayed June Osbourne in the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale as the battle against Gilead’s brutal theonomic regime intensifies.
In fact, the wait is over, kind of.
Hulu is dropping the opening trio of the April 28 premiering fourth season a little early, Deadline has learned.
The Colin Watkinson directed “Pigs” and “Nightshade” episodes, as well as the Moss helmed “The Crossing,” will appear on the Disney-owned streamer at 6 PM PT, aka in just a few minutes. Check out the video unveiling of the news from the cast here:
As in past seasons, the rest of the 10-episode season of the multiple Emmy winning series will arrive weekly going forward.
Another change this year for The Handmaid’s Tale is the move of Joseph Fiennes from Supporting Actor to the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama category for awards consideration.
The Shakespeare in Love alum was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2018 for playing patriarchal predator Commander Fred Waterford. The “Mayday” conclusion of Season 3 of Handmaid’s Tale saw Fiennes’ character and his wife Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) both under lock and key in Canada for human rights violations, in the service of totalitarian Gilead – which is a pretty strong pivot into Season 4.
“Commander Waterford is in a constant battle with June, which sets them on a collision course this season, and Joe in a larger role than we’ve seen him,” Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller told Deadline of the motivation to move Fiennes to the Lead Actor category. “His performance is nuanced and central, and worthy of lead actor recognition,” EP Miller added of Fiennes.
Or as Moss said to me: “You know, you’re only as good as your villains, they say.”
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Good evening, everyone! Hulu released Episode 4 of Season 4 yesterday, and here are screen captures from the first 4 episodes: