In our second and final Profile interviews, I sat down, via Zoom, to the writer, producer & director of the movie, Timur Bekmambetov! We talked about how he set up a meeting between the actress Valene Kane and real-life subject Anna Erelle and his film language, Screenlife, and where do we see it going for the future of filmmaking.
In the first of the PROFILE interviews, I sat down, via Zoom, with the actress who takes the life of real-life journalist Anna Erelle in the role of Amy Whittaker for the movie coming out to theatres THIS FRIDAY!
During our conversation, we got to the heart of the matter with the cold hard facts of what it was like to portray this journalist on-screen and meeting her to find out what she went through to capture the true essence of her story. It’s time to delve into the profile of actress Valene Kane!
On today’s edition of the HOLLYWOOD INSIDER, Dean on the Scene talks to John David Washington. The Morehouse grad got his acting by playing a small role in the biopic “Malcolm X” working with director Spike Lee. Twenty-five years later, he not only stars in the HBO drama “Ballers” but he’s also working with Spike Lee once again in the new Focus Features film “BlacKkKsman”. Based on a true story, the movie follows Ron Stallsworth, a newly minted Colorado Springs detective who sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. I sat down with J.D. to talk about playing Ron on the big screen and playing football again on the small screen.
Beginning Friday, August 25th, Focus Features will stream one of three classic films – The Motorcycle Diaries, The Constant Gardner and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – on Facebook each Friday, as part of the company’s 15th Anniversary celebrations.
Production has begun on Mary, Queen of Scots – starring Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I.
Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne – but Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1…
Written by Beau Willimon and directed by Josie Rourke, Mary, Queen of Scots is slated for a 2018 release.
Atomic Blonde may not be as supple, flexible and dynamic is its lead, but still punches above its head in odd and intriguing ways.
To begin with, the action set pieces feel like they could have been part of a John Wick movie. Then there’s the feeling you get watching Charlize Theron – if she’s not having fun in this film, I will eat my shirt. And finally, there’s the two timelines running parallel to each other.