Theater helmer Adrienne Campbell-Holt, founding artistic director of New York’s Colt Coeur theater, has been attached to the political drama Contested, to be produced by Kettle Cove Productions. It will mark her feature film directing debut.Read more
In her more than two-decade acting career, Linda Cardellini has earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, co-starred in Oscar-winning films, earned cult TV status and played a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the underrated performer didn’t get the chance to play a leading role in a studio movie until the new horror movie The Curse of La Llorona.Read more
A standalone entry in the growing “The Conjuring” horror universe – Tony Amendola makes a cameo as his priest character from the franchise’s 2014 installment “Annabelle,” but it’s not necessary to have actually seen any other movies in the series to follow this one – it is set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows Anna Garcia (the underrated Linda Cardellini), a social worker and widow struggling to raise two children.Read more
Only three of the 18 films in competition last year were from female filmmakers — Cannes’ best showing since 2011.
The initial lineup for France’s Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled, and there’s good news and bad news for women directors. With the announcement of this year’s lineup, Cannes has a new best since 2011 for female filmmakers … because four will have their work in the main competition at the 72nd fest.
Written and directed by Jennifer DeLia, Why Not Choose Love? A Mary Pickford Manifesto stars Sophie Kennedy Clark as the iconic actress who, known as “America’s Sweetheart.” became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent film era.Read more
“ParaNorman” writer/director Chris Butler creates the most colorful and preschooler-friendly Laika film to date. But he and his team get too thorough in sanding off the narrative’s eccentric edges and smoothing out the stop-motion animation’s literal fingerprints.Read more
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Camila Cabello will make her feature acting debut in a new movie version of the beloved fairy tale Cinderella. Cabello will not only star in the project, set up at Sony’s Columbia label, but also will be integrally involved in the music for the film. Sony is putting the project on the fast track.Read more
Captain Marvel last week official surpassed $1 billion in global ticket sales, becoming he seventh film in the Marvel CinematicRead more
Emma Tammi’s feature film directorial debut “The Wind” opens with a visceral, gruesome and distinctly feminine image: A plainswoman emerging from her frontier cabin, the front of her gown covered in blood and her arms holding a bundled baby.Read more
Set in the late 1800s, the spooky script from fellow first-timer Teresa Sutherland centers on Lizzy Macklin (Caitlin Gerard, “Insidious: The Last Key”), a practical German immigrant industriously building a life alongside her God-fearing husband Isaac (Ashley Zukerman) on an isolated stretch of the Great Plains.Read more