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Viggo Mortensen Explains How ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ Defies Gender Norms

One of the great things about making western movies in the 21st century is that we get to revisit and take a more critical look at a genre that practically defined cinema for many years. We’ve all seen what acclaimed movies like The Power of the Dog can do, but Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of […]

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Vicky Krieps ‘Turned Her Back’ on Hollywood After ‘Phantom Thread’ — and Her Bold Choices Keep Paying Off

Vicky Krieps is no ordinary actress. Paul Thomas Anderson knew that when he hired her to stand up to Daniel Day-Lewis in 2017’s “Phantom Thread.” After that breakout role, the Luxembourg-born actress was inundated with Hollywood offers. She chose to keep herself grounded with her German husband and two children (now 8 and 12) in […]

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Netflix Lands Richard Linklater and Glen Powell’s ‘Hit Man’ for $20 Million

Netflix shelled out a staggering $20 million for “Hit Man,” a (sort of) true-crime comedy from director Richard Linklater and star Glen Powell.The movie, which played to enthusiastic crowds at Venice and Toronto film festivals, has been one of the few notable sales from this year’s fall festival circuit. Netflix also acquired Anna Kendrick’s directorial […]

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Viggo Mortensen on His “Feminist Western” ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ | TIFF 2023

Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen returns to the Toronto International Film Festival for his second feature, The Dead Don’t Hurt, as writer-director since Falling in 2020. While promoting the film with co-star and lead Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), the two sat down with Editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub at Collider’s TIFF media studio at the Cinema Center at […]

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Lionsgate acquires US rights to ‘The Crow’ reboot starring Bill Skarsgård

Release expected in 2024.Lionsgate has acquired US rights to revenge thriller reboot The Crow starring Bill Skarsgård,, Grammy-nominated FKA twigs, and Danny Huston (the upcoming TIFF world premiere The Dead Don’t Hurt).The deal reportedly closed for eight figures although Screen was unable to verify the amount at time of writing. FilmNation represents international rights and […]

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TIFF 2023 Lineup Sets Kate Winslet’s ‘Lee,’ Viggo Mortensen’s ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt,’ and Many More World Premieres

All film festivals face a challenged season ahead as most onscreen talent will be forced to sit this one out due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Just last week, MGM and Luca Guadagnino yanked “Challengers” from the Venice opening night slot and shifted the movie entirely to April of next year.But the Toronto International Film Festival […]

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