WEEK IN WOMEN: Laysla De Oliveira joins Zoe Saldaña in Taylor Sheridan’s LIONESS -Brandy McDonnell reports

Laysla De Oliveira is starring opposite Zoe Saldaña in the upcoming Paramount+ original series Lioness, from Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan.
Saldaña also is serving as executive producer alongside Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman and her production company, Blossom Films. Lioness is based on a real-life CIA program and follows Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within.

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GUEST OF HONOUR – Review by Carol Cling

Like many of Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s psychological dramas, Guest of Honour focuses on such themes as guilt, repentance and redemption, this time filtered through the sins of a father — and his daughter. Yet as this slice-and-dice script bounces around in time and tone, it sets up thematic revelations that, upon arrival, seem more arbitrary than artful.

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