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Hilary Swank To Star In Deon Taylor-Directed Noir Thriller Fatale

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has been set to star in Deon Taylor’s noir thriller Fatale.

Fatale centers on a married man who is tricked into a murder scheme by a seductive female police detective. Swank plays the detective. Taylor, whose next film is the Screen Gems’ thriller The Intruder, is directing Fatale and producing with his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace and Obsessed) wrote the screenplay. Dante Spinotti will be the DP, marking his third collaboration with Taylor.

Production begins in Los Angeles next month. Endeavor Content will handle worldwide sales. Roxanne Avent will oversee the production for Hidden Empire Film Group, which is fully financing the movie.

Said Taylor: “Getting tough, smart, beautiful, and perplexing all in one performance is daunting – until you get Hilary Swank, then you breathe easier and things get really exciting. We’re really looking forward to making this movie and letting Hilary do what she does best – command the screen.”

Swank’s latest film, What They Had, opens in October through Bleecker Street. She stars alongside Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Josh Lucas.

Taylor’s upcoming film The Intruder stars Dennis Quaid, Meaghan Good and Michael Ealy and was acquired by Sony’s Screen Gems in a worldwide rights deal. Taylor separately produced with director Jamie Foxx the comedy feature All-Star Weekend, starring Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr. Under his new Dark Circus banner, Taylor also wrapped the Meet the Blacks sequel The House Next Door starring Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Rick Ross, Danny Trejo, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, Andrew Bachelor (aka ‘King Batch’), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.

Taylor’s projects are financed by his longtime business partner and lead investor, Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is the firm’s Managing Principal.

Swank and Taylor are both represented by WME.

Source: https://deadline.com

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I Am Mother set for Adelaide Film Festival

The Adelaide Film Festival (ADL FF) revealed the stunning line up of Adelaide Film Fest FUND projects and additional highlights set to premiere at the festival in October, with sessions now on sale. Together with the recently announced Opening Night Hotel Mumbai Australian Premiere, the first weekend of the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival boasts three of the most hotly anticipated Australian films of the year alongside documentaries, shorts, VR, and the world premiere of the spy thriller TV series Pine Gap.

Cementing its reputation for innovative screen funding, the ADL Film Fest FUND presents the Australian premiere of Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale, direct from its world premiere in competition at Venice, the gala work-in-progress of Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother starring Hilary Swank and Clara Rugaard and the feature documentary, She Who Must Be Obeyed, about the remarkable Freda Glynn.

I Am Mother – Gala work-in-progress screening

Starring two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank and newcomer Clara Rugaard, I Am Mother is a thought-provoking sci-fi thriller that brings a dark and electrifying edge to a unique mother-daughter story. Based on an original concept by West Australian director Grant Sputore, here making his directorial debut, and writer Michael Lloyd Green, the script was one of the most sought after on the 2016 Black List. I Am Mother tells the story of a lonely teenage girl, the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother – a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of mankind. Their unique bond is threatened when a blood-drenched woman (Swank) inexplicably arrives at the bunker, begging for help. Overnight the stranger calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother’s intentions. Produced by Kelvin Munro and Timothy White, co-produced by Anna Vincent and Michael Lloyd Green.

Friday 12 October 6.45pm – followed by premiere party

Tickets are now on sale at www.adelaidefilmfestival.org

The full festival programme, juries and special guests will be announced in September.

Adelaide Film Festival runs October 10 – 21.

Source: https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/

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What They Had at TIFF

Toronto International Film Festival reveals first Gala and Special Presentation titles for 2018. Hilary’s upcoming movie will have gala premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival taking place from September 6 to 16 2018.

Hilary Swank, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster, and Michael Shannon star in this intimate family drama about a woman who returns home to help her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother, while also grappling with her own past.

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What They Had Official Trailer

From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.


Check out captures from the trailer.

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– Movies & TV Series > What They Had Posters
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Watch Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster Audition for ‘Batgirl’ Film

Conan O’Brien continued his streak of star-studded segments in honor of Comic-Con on Thursday, when he opened his show with a sketch featuring a slew of celebrities trying out for the upcoming Batgirl movie.

Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Nick Offerman, Thomas Middleditch, Wanda Sykes, Tig Notaro, Maria Bamford, Kristen Schaal and Nicole Byer all vie for the role, with varying degrees of effort, in the clip.

“Hi, I’m Hilary Swank, and this is my audition right here,” Swank says in her audition, brandishing just one of her two Oscars. Foster later attempts to one-up swank by bringing in a “soldier” prop.

Notaro delivered her lines (which were supposed to be “filled with rage,” a person onscreen prompted her) in a consistent deadpan.

At one point, Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), shows up, reading for “Kyle, the waiter in the diner.” When Offerman attempts to audition for Batgirl and is informed that the production is looking for a woman, he says it was the “same bulls— I got on Ocean’s 8.”

DC Entertainment’s development of a Batgirl movie is back on after one-time writer-director Joss Whedon left the project in February. In April The Hollywood Reporter reported that the project was back on, with Bumblebee scribe Christina Hodson writing a script premised on the Barbara Gordon version of the character.

Watch the video below.



Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/

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2018 French Open : Day Fifteen

Hilary Swank got the VIP treatment as she arrived at the French Open 2018 Men’s Final on Sunday in Paris. The Oscar winner, 43, dressed in a sporty style for the highlight of the tennis season, as she posed with fellow fan Woody Harrelson. The Million Dollar Baby star looked chic in her pale pink polo shirt teamed with tight white jeans. She kept comfy in a pair of studded flat sandals and accessorised with a smart trilby-style hat.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Out & About 2018 French Open – June 10 2018

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2018 French Open : Day Fourteen

Hilary Swank and her beau Philip Schneider took in all the excitement of the Women’s Final of the French Tennis Open in Paris on Saturday. In the spirit of the occasion the 43-year-old actress wore her ‘tennis whites’ – a little white, knee-length dress that she tied at the waist. The couple, who have been together for a year, were at the Roland Garros Stadium in the French capital to see American Sloane Stephens, 25, take on Simona Halep of Romania, 26.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Out & About 2018 French Open – June 9 2018

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2018 SCAD Savannah Commencement

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) welcomed two-time Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank to address SCAD’s largest graduating class on Friday, June 1.

“The world got to know Hilary Swank through her Academy Award-winning roles that touched our souls and lifted our spirits,” said SCAD Founder and President Paula Wallace, “but it’s her multifaceted career – that has expanded into producing and entrepreneurship – that makes her an ideal role model for our multi-talented graduates of the Class of 2018.”

Swank addressed graduates at two ceremonies, one at 9 a.m. and one at 2 p.m., and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters before telling graduates, “Make a choice. Make it happen…All that matters is that you make choices every single day to work toward your dream.” She went on to say, “Don’t worry about how fast or slow you’re going compared to others. Speed doesn’t matter. It’s how present you are in each moment that matters…Any path you choose will likely be long and full of ups and downs, so choose the one that brings you the most joy and makes you feel most alive. And then pursue that goal with all the grit, passion and determination you can muster.”

Swank’s career as an actress, producer, and fashion designer resonates with the more than 100 degree programs offered at SCAD, including film and television, cinema studies, fashion, and luxury fashion and management.

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– Miscellaneous 2018 SCAD Savannah commencement ceremonies