“Megalopolis” Sells To Major International Buyers Ahead Of Cannes Premiere

May 12, 2024   Comments Off on “Megalopolis” Sells To Major International Buyers Ahead Of Cannes Premiere   Movies, News

Francis Ford Coppola‘s Megalopolis has sold to key independent buyers in Europe’s top five territories, we can reveal.

Ahead of its anticipated world premiere at this week’s Cannes Film Festival the movie has sold to Constantin Film for Germany and all German-speaking territories, including Switzerland and Austria; Eagle Pictures for Italy; Tripictures for Spain; and Entertainment Film Distributors Limited for the U.K. A deal with Le Pacte for France was announced last week.

The movie debuts on Thursday 16th in Cannes with cast Adam Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Talia Shire, Kathryn Hunter, Grace VanderWaal, Chloe Fineman, D.B. Sweeney, and Dustin Hoffman set to tread the red carpet.

Aubrey Plaza to Executive Produce “Emily the Criminal” Series Adaptation

May 3, 2024   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza to Executive Produce “Emily the Criminal” Series Adaptation   News, TV Shows

Aubrey Plaza is expanding her TV empire with an “Emily The Criminal” series.

The actress who led the 2022 Sundance breakout crime thriller will executive produce a series adaptation of John Patton Ford’s film for Legendary Television, an individual with knowledge of the project told IndieWire. She won’t however star in the new series.

“Emily The Criminal” was written and directed by John Patton Ford, who will also executive produce the series adaptation. Ford will also direct the show.

Aubrey Plaza to Star in New John Waters Film “Liarmouth”

April 14, 2024   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza to Star in New John Waters Film “Liarmouth”   Movies, News

Well, after a flurry of rumors, Aubrey Plaza is officially cast in John Waters‘ first film in 20 years: “Liarmouth.”

Waters will write and direct the “feel-bad romance” adapted from his novel of the same name. “Liarmouth” will be Waters’ first film since 2004’s “A Dirty Shame.” Plaza is set to play con artist Marsha Sprinkle, who is described as “a suitcase thief, scammer, and master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the run with a big chip on her shoulder. They call her Liarmouth ― until one insane man makes her tell the truth.”

The feature was first announced in December 2022 with Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned the novel and Steve Rabineau producing. Waters recently provided an update to the project.

“The book was optioned. I turned in the script. They like the script, but we don’t have the money to make it,” Waters told Variety, saying of Plaza, “I’m thrilled that she’s going to [star in it], but we don’t have the money yet.”

Plaza herself told Dazed in 2022 that she emailed Waters “immediately” upon the announcement of the “Liarmouth” adaptation and begged him for an audition.

“You better let me audition for you. I even look like the girl on the cover [of the book he’s adapting],’” Plaza said. “I exclusively only audition for John Waters. He told me I’m on his list, but I want to be top of the list. I want to be the only person on his list. They’ve told me I’m this generation’s Kathleen Turner. I mean, come on — I’m a shoo-in. I need that movie.”

“Megalopolis” Will Premiere in Competition at Cannes

April 14, 2024   Comments Off on “Megalopolis” Will Premiere in Competition at Cannes   Movies, News

Francis Ford Coppola‘s passion project “Megalopolis” will officially premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, according to an individual familiar with the project. The film will debut in a gala slot on May 17.

“Megalopolis” boasts an all-star cast, including Adam Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Shia LaBeouf, Coppola’s sister Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman (Shire’s son), Chloe Fineman, Kathryn Hunter, Dustin Hoffman, D.B. Sweeney, Baily Ives, Grace VanderWaal and James Remar.

Coppola wrote the screenplay in the 1980s and has finally brought the film to fruition, investing over $100 million of his own money into the project.

Last week, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux told Variety that he’d been courting Coppola to bring his latest film to the Croisette after the famed director presented “Apocalypse Now Redux” during Fremaux’s first year at the festival in 1995.

“‘Megalopolis’ is a project that he wanted to achieve for so long and he did it independently, in his own way, as an artist,” Fremaux said. “He built the legend of the Cannes Film Festival and it would be an honor to welcome him back, as a filmmaker who comes to present his new film.”

“Megalopolis” wrapped production last year and, on March 28, screened for the first time before a star-studded guest list of studio heads, distributors and buyers at the Universal CityWalk IMAX Theater in L.A.

While plot details for the film remain vague, with Coppola often calling it an indescribable enigma, the official logline reads: “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius and conflicted love.” The story is reportedly set in an alternate reality version of New York City dubbed “New Rome.”

MTN DEW Lands Aubrey Plaza for Baja Blast Super Bowl Commercial

January 31, 2024   Comments Off on MTN DEW Lands Aubrey Plaza for Baja Blast Super Bowl Commercial   News, Videos

MTN DEW Baja Blast has entered the permanent lineup of the citrus-flavored soft drink brand, which is now pulling out all the stops in promoting the move. Tuesday, officials at MTN DEW not only unveiled plans to air a Baja Blast-centric ad during February’s Super Bowl LVIII, but they also shared the star appearing in the ad. Aubrey Plaza is headlining the MTN DEW Baja Blast Super Bowl ad, showing fans they can also have a blast by drinking the tropical nectar.

In a teaser shared by MTN DEW on Tuesday, Plaza can be seen riding a dragon while saying how much fun she’s having in her signature deadpan tone.

“My Old Ass” Acquired By Amazon MGM Studios

January 26, 2024   Comments Off on “My Old Ass” Acquired By Amazon MGM Studios   Movies, News

Amazon MGM Studios is in final negotiations to acquire Megan Park’s sophomore feature “My Old Ass,” starring Aubrey Plaza and Maisy Stella, following its Sundance Film Festival debut.

The high-concept film — which was produced by LuckyChap’s Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara, with Indian Paintbrush’s Steven Rales — made its world premiere on Saturday night in a sold-out screening at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, UT. The deal is for roughly $15 million. It is one of a handful of high-profile Sundance movies that are fielding offers from several bidders, including “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story” and “Will & Harper,” a road trip documentary with Will Ferrell and his best friend, Harper Steele.

Amazon MGM is targeting a wide theatrical release for the film in the U.S. and Canada, with international territories still to be determined. Like all of its titles, the ultimate home will be Prime Video. “My Old Ass” landing at Amazon MGM comes after LuckyChap’s successful collaboration with the studio on Emerald Fennell’s “Saltburn,” a sexually charged look at the British class system. The critically acclaimed film, which grossed $20 million at the box office, blossomed into a bonafide pop culture phenomenon when it was released on Prime Video.

Described as a “sweet teenage love story, a lively contemporary comedy and a riff on time-travel films all in one,” “My Old Ass” follows the bright-yet-irreverent Elliott (Stella, in her feature film debut), who the summer before college, comes face-to-face with her older self (Plaza) during a mushroom trip. Elliott finds herself questioning her life choices and the relationships around her, while she prepares to leave her childhood home. Percy Hynes White, Maddie Ziegler and Kerrice Brooks also star in the coming of age comedy.

Source: Variety

Aubrey Plaza Joins Film “Honey Don’t!”

January 26, 2024   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Joins Film “Honey Don’t!”   Movies, News

Aubrey Plaza has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy film, Honey Don’t!, starring Margaret Qualley.

Details as to the film’s plot are currently under wraps, though Deadline understands it’s a comedy in the same vein as Drive-Away Dolls.

Source: Deadline

“My Old Ass” Will Premiere At Sundance 2024

December 17, 2023   Comments Off on “My Old Ass” Will Premiere At Sundance 2024   Movies, News

One of Aubrey Plaza’s upcoming movies, My Old Ass will be premiering at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

My Old Ass / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Megan Park, Producers: Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, Steven Rales) — The summer before college, bright-yet-irreverent Elliott comes face-to-face with her older self during a mushroom trip. The encounter spurs a funny and heartfelt journey of self-discovery and first love as Elliott prepares to leave her childhood home. Cast: Maisy Stella, Percy Hynes White, Maddie Ziegler, Kerrice Brooks, Aubrey Plaza. World Premiere. Fiction.

Source: Movie Maker

“Agatha: Darkhold Diaries” Rumored To Have Another New Title

December 13, 2023   Comments Off on “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries” Rumored To Have Another New Title   News, TV Shows

The upcoming Marvel series currently titled Agatha: Darkhold Diaries might have another name change to Agatha All Along. When it was first officially announced, Marvel Studios’ WandaVision spin-off was known as Agatha: House of Harkness. This was later changed to Agatha: Coven of Chaos, and more recently, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. This has not officially been announced yet by Marvel Studios.

Source: Comic Book Movie

“Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” Extends Off-Broadway Run

November 21, 2023   Comments Off on “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” Extends Off-Broadway Run   News

The Off-Broadway production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott has extended its run through January 13, 2024 due to popular demand. The revival of John Patrick Shanley’s play officially opened November 13. Read the reviews here.

The play follows Danny and Roberta, two desperate people in the Bronx that have a chance meeting in a dive bar. What follows is an encounter “so dangerous and so beautiful” that it “redefines the meaning of love.” Abbott and Plaza play Danny and Roberta, respectively.

Jeff Ward is making his stage directorial debut with the production, which features movement by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, scenic design by Scott Pask, lighting design by John Torres, costume design by Arianne Phillips, and sound design by Kate Marvin.

The weekly ticket lottery, offered by TodayTix, opens each Sunday on the TodayTix mobile app at 12:01 AM for the coming week’s performances and closes at noon on the day before each performance. Winners are notified between 1-4 PM on the day before their selected show and have 30 minutes to purchase up to two tickets in the app.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is produced by Sam Rockwell and Mark Berger’s Play Hooky Productions, Seaview, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The play originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1984 at Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown.

Visit DannyAndTheDeepBlueSea.com.

Source: Playbill