New Project Movie: “Against All Enemies”

Kristen Stewart To Play Icon Jean Seberg In Political Thriller ‘Against All Enemies’; Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie Also Star

Kristen Stewart is set to play iconic actress Jean Seberg in Against All Enemies, a hot and timely package that’s come together with an all-star cast. A political thriller directed by Benedict Andrews (Una), the story is inspired by true events about the Breathless pixie who in the late 1960s was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO. Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik are producing alongside Kate Garwood and Stephen Hopkins, as well as Andrew Levitas of Metalwork Pictures. Memento Films International is handling offshore sales. UTA and Endeavor Content are repping North America.

Also starring are Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley and Colm Meaney. The original script is by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (The Aftermath, Edge Of Tomorrow 2). The film will shoot this summer.

Seberg, an American actress who spent half her life in France, was a darling of the French New Wave. Because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Mackie), she was also a target of the FBI’s attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement. O’Connell plays the ambitious young FBI agent assigned to surveil her, only to find their fates dangerously interwoven.

Stewart has herself become a darling in France where she has starred in two films by lauded director Olivier Assayas. The Twilight saga alum is the only American actress ever to win a César Award, the country’s equivalent to the Oscar. She scooped that trophy for Assayas’ 2014 Cannes pic Clouds Of Sils Maria. Stewart is repped by Gersh.

Acclaimed stage director Andrews made his feature debut with 2016’s Una. His current West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof stars O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Meaney. Of Against All Enemies, he says, “Anna and Joe’s brilliant screenplay combines the torque and epic scope of a conspiracy thriller with the raw intimacy of a love story. I’m thrilled to be working with such an extraordinary ensemble, led by some of the most outstanding actors working today in Kristen, Jack and Anthony. I can’t wait for the collision of these electric talents as Jean, Jack and Hakim.” Andrews is repped by UTA and Judy Daish.

The producing team chimes in, “We feel unbelievably lucky to have Benedict Andrews’ fierce talent coupled with an astonishing ensemble of actors giving voice to this riveting and frighteningly urgent story.”

France’s Memento Films International is coming hot off its success with Academy Award winner Call Me By Your Name. The company calls Against All Enemies, “a profoundly topical movie, both thrilling and moving. Kristen Stewart will give the depth required for this fearless character, supported by an amazing ensemble cast. It will be an epic tale of conspiracy and glamour. We couldn’t be more excited to be part of this outstanding project.”

Kavanaugh-Jones and Berger partnered in Automatik in 2016 and are currently in production on Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman. They recently wrapped Chris Weitz’s Operation Finale starring Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley, and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s Dreamland starring Margot Robbie.

Metalwork Pictures’ recent titles include Georgetown with Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave and Annette Bening; The White Crow with Ralph Fiennes and Adèle Exarchopoulos; and Farming starring Kate Beckinsale and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

O’Connell (Unbroken) is repped by CAA and Conway Van Gelder Grant; Detroit and The Avengers series’ Mackie is repped by UTA and Inspire; Qualley (Novitiate) by UTA and 360; and Meaney (Hell On Wheels) by ICM. Shrapnel and Waterhouse, who are adapting Pulitzer Prize winning novel Blood In The Water for Amy Pascal, as well as writing Edge Of Tomorrow 2 for Doug Liman and Christopher McQuarrie at Warner Bros, and have The Aftermath starring Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Clarke and Keira Knightley to be released by Fox Searchlight later this year, are represented by CAA and Grandview.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Four Actresses on the Rise, in Minimalist Knits

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Margaret Qualley:
The daughter of the actress Andie MacDowell, Qualley had just finished a stint at New York’s American Ballet Theater and was on the verge of joining a professional company in her native North Carolina when she decided she no longer wanted to be a dancer. “I just realized I was chasing an expired dream,” says Qualley, now 21. She eventually enrolled at NYU to study acting, but left after just a semester, when “The Leftovers,” on which she plays the angsty teenager Jill Garvey, was picked up by HBO. Her latest role, as an activist who goes missing in Shane Black’s neo-noir crime comedy “The Nice Guys,” put her face to face with one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, who gave her some much-needed encouragement. “My first night shooting, I had to run down the windshield of a car, and it was like 12 degrees and snowing and I was wearing a dress that wasn’t exactly thermal,” Qualley says. “But then Ryan Gosling was like, ‘You look like a superhero,’ and I thought, ‘I’ll stand out in the freezing cold for life now. I’m good.’”

Source: The New York Times Style Magazine

Blake Jenner, Margaret Qualley and Tim Blake Nelson Join ‘Sidney Hall’

Blake Jenner, Margaret Qualley and Tim Blake Nelson have joined the cast of “Sidney Hall” starring Logan Lerman and Elle Fanning.

Kyle Chandler, Nathan Lane and Michelle Monaghan also star with Shawn Christensen directing. Christensen co-wrote the script with Jason Dolan.

Jonathan Schwartz is on board to produce through his Super Crispy Entertainment banner with Christensen and Lerman exec producing.

The story follows three stages in the life of the title character, who writes the book of his generation before disappearing without a trace. The film is currently in production in New York.

Jenner can currently be seen in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” and also has “Billy Boy” bowing this year. He is repped by CAA and Atlas Artists.

Along with starring in the final season of “The Leftovers,” bowing this year, Qualley has “The Nice Guys” bowing next month and starts filming the Netflix pic “Death Note” this summer. She is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Harris Hartman.

Nelson was most recently seen in “The Confirmation” and has Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” bowing this fall. He is repped by UTA, Gateway Management Company and Bloom Hergott.

Source: Variety

Reveals how Ryan Gosling put her at ease while filming The Nice Guys

Qualley reveals how Ryan Gosling put her at ease while filming The Nice Guys

Margaret Qualley’s first major movie role is in the May 20 release The Nice Guys, with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. No big deal.

The Leftovers actress costars in the 1970s-Los Angeles-set action-comedy as Amelia, daughter of a Department of Justice employee (played by Kim Basinger) who is missing and in need of protection. Enter Gosling and Crowe, playing a private eye and a hitman, hired by Amelia’s worried mother for help.

As Qualley tells EW, her first day on set with the actors was nothing short of crazy…and cold.

“We were shooting the scene where I jump on the car and then I run down the car and I shoot at Ryan and Russell. It was 4 a.m. and it was freezing and and it was, I don’t know, 12 degrees with a crazy wind chill, and I’m wearing that little yellow dress,” Qualley said, “which is kind of a funny thing on its own — it takes, like, three people to zip that thing up. The guy that made Marilyn Monroe’s dresses made it, which I thought was so cool, so I was not going to complain about not being able to breathe.”

But for a little added motivation and to help take Qualley’s mind off the constraining wardrobe, Gosling had some confidence-boosting words for the 21-year-old daughter of actress Andie MacDowell.

“It was all okay because then Ryan said that I was like a superhero,” she says. “So I was like, ‘Well, all right. This makes up for basically dying.’”

The Nice Guys, co-written and directed by Shane Black, also stars Matt Bomer, Ty Simpkins, and Hannibal Buress. Watch our interview with Qualley above.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

The Nice Guys’s Margaret Qualley Shares What It’s Like to Work…

The Nice Guys’s Margaret Qualley Shares What It’s Like to Work with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

If you’ve ever wondered whether Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe exude the same charm in real life that they do on screen, here’s your answer. 21-year-old actress Margaret Qualley, who stars opposite Gosling and Crowe in the action-packed ’70s-era flick The Nice Guys (in theaters today), says both actors live up to their reputations.

“I don’t know that this will come as a surprise to many people, but Ryan and Russell are both just really giving and kind actors,” Qualley told InStyle. “Plus, they have great comedic chemistry together. I’m such a big fan of them both that I would stick around to watch the monitor while they were filming, even after I was finished with my work. They were real damn funny.”

The Nice Guys is a breakout role for Qualley, who also plays the rebellious Jill Garvey in HBO’s apocalyptic drama The Leftovers. In The Nice Guys, she takes on the role of Amelia, the missing daughter of a Department of Justice employee who requires the protection of Gosling, who plays a private detective, and Crowe, who plays a hitman. As one can imagine, hilarity ensues in scene after scene showing the rescue gone awry. A major benefit of working on the film with funny guys Gosling and Crowe? Crowe’s surprising moves. According to Qualley, “He’s pretty skilled in ballroom dance.”

Source: InStyle