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‘The Square’ Helmer Ruben Ostlund on Filming ‘Triangle of Sadness’ With Woody Harrelson During Pandemic (Exclusive)

Ruben Östlund, the Palme d’Or-winning director of “The Square,” did not binge-watch series on a couch during the pandemic. Instead, Östlund, who received the 2021 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award on Thursday, told Variety that he had the time of his life shooting “Triangle of Sadness,” his most ambitious film to date, in exotic locations with […]

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Film News Roundup: Woody Harrelson Starring in Satire ‘Triangle of Sadness’

In today’s film news roundup, Woody Harrelson will star in a satire, Kaitlyn Dever will be honored, and the docs “Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band” and “Before the Plate” find distribution.CastingsWoody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean have signed to star in Ruben Östlund’s upcoming satire “Triangle Of Sadness.”The movie, set against the world […]

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Watch the 2018 Cannes Awards: Live Stream Who Won the Palme d’Or

After more than a week of screenings, the time has come to find out which films will win the major prizes at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, including the prestigious Palme d’Or. The awards will be decided by this year’s official jury, led by president Cate Blanchett. Other jury members include Lea Seydoux, Denis Villeneuve, […]

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Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’

Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, and Roland Moller are set to star in Imperative Entertainment pic “Lyrebird” with Ridley Scott on board to produce.The film tells the true story of Dutch folk hero Han Van Meegeren, who swindled millions of dollars from the Nazis by selling them forgeries of Johannes Vermeer paintings and is […]

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Claes Bang Joins Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Debicki in ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’

Claes Bang (“The Square”) has joined “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” the neo-noir thriller from Giuseppe Capotondi (“Suburra”).The Danish actor joins Christopher Walken (“Catch Me if You Can”) and Elizabeth Debicki (“The Night Manager”) in the picture, which HanWay Films will introduce to buyers in Cannes. HanWay has international rights with UTA Independent Film Group managing […]

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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Pulled From Beijing Film Festival

Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” which just won an Oscar for adapted screenplay, has been pulled from the Beijing Film Festival by the event’s organizers.The festival’s removal of the gay-themed coming-of-age film – first reported by Reuters – comes as Chinese authorities tighten their control over media content. Earlier this month, China’s rubber-stamp […]

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‘Taken’ Helmer Pierre Morel To Direct ‘The New Mrs. Keller’ With Claes Bang Set As Lead

French director Pierre Morel, who directed Liam Neeson’s first Taken installment and most recently the Jennifer Garner-led thriller Peppermint, has been tapped to helm sci-fi thriller The New Mrs. Keller for Lakeshore Entertainment. Danish actor Claes Bang, star of the Oscar-nominated film The Square, is attached as the male lead in the film, which was […]

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‘The Square’s’ Claes Bang to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The New Mrs. Keller’

Danish actor Claes Bang will star in the sci-fi thriller “The New Mrs. Keller” from “Taken” director Pierre Morel.Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Eric Reid will produce the movie, with principal photography commencing this October. Casting is underway for the title role of Mrs. Vera Keller.Lakeshore collaborated with Morel on the Jennifer Garner […]

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The Square review – an archly-entertaining swipe at the art world

A satire on the contemporary art world sits edgily alongside a skewering of male privilege and middle-class altruism in Ruben Östlund’s surreal Palme d’Or winnerThe publicity for Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square features Terry Notary as performance artist Oleg, stripped to the waist, mounting a table at an upmarket dinner and […]

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