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‘The Alienist’ New Trailer: Cary Fukunaga’s Serial Killer Show Looks Like a 19th Century ‘True Detective’

‘The Alienist’ New Trailer: Cary Fukunaga’s Serial Killer Show Looks Like a 19th Century ‘True Detective’
Those missing their “Mindhunter” fix will be delighted to find another auteur filmmaker tackling the period serial killer genre as excitement builds for TNT’s “The Alienist,” a new series executive produced by Cary Fukunaga and Jakob Verbruggen. A gripping new trailer and poster promises a sensuously chilling drama worthy of the “True Detective” creator. Haunting fiddle music plays over young boys’ parlor games; a horse lays bleeding in the cobblestone streets; and the hunt is on for a nefarious “child killer.” As Fukunaga’s first foray into television after “True Detective,” “The Alienist” will surely pack a fine-tuned punch.

Read More:Cary Fukunaga’s New TNT Series ‘The Alienist’ Gets First Trailer Full of Mysterious Intrigue — Watch

Based on a series of novels written by Caleb Carr, the 1890s-set show explores the origins of criminal psychology and stars Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Evans. Brühl plays criminal psychologist named Laszlo Kreizler,
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‘The Alienist’ New Trailer: Cary Fukunaga’s Serial Killer Show Looks Like a 19th Century ‘True Detective’

‘The Alienist’ New Trailer: Cary Fukunaga’s Serial Killer Show Looks Like a 19th Century ‘True Detective’
Those missing their “Mindhunter” fix will be delighted to find another auteur filmmaker tackling the period serial killer genre as excitement builds for TNT’s “The Alienist,” a new series executive produced by Cary Fukunaga and Jakob Verbruggen. A gripping new trailer and poster promises a sensuously chilling drama worthy of the “True Detective” creator. Haunting fiddle music plays over young boys’ parlor games; a horse lays bleeding in the cobblestone streets; and the hunt is on for a nefarious “child killer.” As Fukunaga’s first foray into television after “True Detective,” “The Alienist” will surely pack a fine-tuned punch.

Read More:Cary Fukunaga’s New TNT Series ‘The Alienist’ Gets First Trailer Full of Mysterious Intrigue — Watch

Based on a series of novels written by Caleb Carr, the 1890s-set show explores the origins of criminal psychology and stars Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Evans. Brühl plays criminal psychologist named Laszlo Kreizler,
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Timothée Chalamet and Sam Rockwell Set for Psiff Honors, Lois Smith Gets Lifetime Achievement Award, and More

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Timothée Chalamet and Sam Rockwell Set for Psiff Honors, Lois Smith Gets Lifetime Achievement Award, and More
As awards season takes over Hollywood, keep up with all the ins, outs, and big accolades with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

-The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Timothée Chalamet with the Rising Star Award – Actor at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in “Call Me by Your Name.” The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Tuesday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 4 – 15, 2018. Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Ruth Negga, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, Terrence Howard, and Adam Beach.

Timothée Chalamet gives a stirring performance as Elio, a 17-year-old on the brink of passion and self-discovery. It’s an intimate and erotic performance that transports the audience to another time and place and stays with us long after we’ve left the theater,” said Festival
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Film News Roundup: ‘Bernie the Dolphin’ Movie Backed by Ambi Group

Film News Roundup: ‘Bernie the Dolphin’ Movie Backed by Ambi Group
In today’s film news round-up, “Bernie the Dolphin” finds backing, Michelle Johnson returns to Hollywood, and Constantin Film picks up rights to “Danger Girl.”

Project Backing

Ambi Group is teaming with Fairway Film Alliance to finance and produce live-action feature “Bernie the Dolphin,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Lola Sultan (“This Beautiful Fantastic”) has been cast in the lead role, alongside Kevin Sorbo, Patrick Muldoon and Stelio Savante. Kirk Harris will direct “Bernie the Dolphin” from a screenplay written by Terri Emerson and Marty Poole.

Producers are Fairway Film Alliance partners Poole and Harris and Ambi principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, as we well as Tony Armer, film commissioner for St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl. Executive producers are Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb with Stelio Savante as associate producer.

Sultan has appeared in more than 20 commercials including the Frito-Lay “Trade you” national spot, which has aired more than 15,000 times. She can be seen next in “Monsters at Large
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Kids From ‘The Florida Project’ Talk About the Shoot — and the Importance of Ice Cream

Kids From ‘The Florida Project’ Talk About the Shoot — and the Importance of Ice Cream
Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Christopher Rivera, the three child stars of Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” stopped by the Variety offices to discuss the poignant coming-of-age drama set in a welfare motel outside Disney World. In the film, Prince plays Moonee, a precocious 6-year-old left to her own devices while her spirited mom struggles to make ends meet, and Cotto and Rivera are her two best friends. Over the course of one summer, this ragtag trio embarks on a series of mischievous adventures, winning over the hearts of everyone on their path, including the motel’s craggy manager, played by Willem Dafoe.

How did you all get cast in this film?

Valeria Cotto: Can I tell you the story? Once upon a time, there lived my mom, my uncle, myself and my siblings. We were walking around a Target store, and Sean [Baker] approached us. And he gave us this business card that had his
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'Matilda' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors

'Matilda' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors
Mara Wilson is imploring people to reevaluate the way they think and talk about child actors.

The former child star -- who came to fame with roles in films like Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street -- recently penned a forceful editorial for Elle.com, in which she got candid about the perverse sexual objectification directed at young performers in Hollywood -- a troubling trend she became familiar with early in her life.

"Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men," wrote the actress, who is now 30.

"At every premiere and awards show, I would see strange men holding photos of me they’d printed themselves, hoping I would sign, and I would, hoping they were going to sell it somewhere and not keep it," she added.

Wilson -- who made
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'Maltida' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors

'Maltida' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors
Mara Wilson is imploring people to reevaluate the way they think and talk about child actors.

The former child star -- who came to fame with roles in films like Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street -- recently penned a forceful editorial for Elle.com, in which she got candid about the perverse sexual objectification directed at young performers in Hollywood -- a troubling trend she became familiar with early in her life.

"Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men," wrote the actress, who is now 30.

"At every premiere and awards show, I would see strange men holding photos of me they’d printed themselves, hoping I would sign, and I would, hoping they were going to sell it somewhere and not keep it," she added.

Wilson -- who made
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‘Loveless’ Wins Cinematography Prize at European Film Academy

‘Loveless’ Wins Cinematography Prize at European Film Academy
The European Film Academy has announced award winners in seven categories, covering a range of work from continental nations in cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, hair and make-up, music composition and sound design.

Mikhail Krichman won the Carlo di Palma prize for cinematography for the “dark universe” and “intense feeling of discomfort” created in “Loveless,” the portrait of an unhappy Russian couple confronted with the terrible consequences of their selfishness for their child.

Robin Campillo won the editor prize for “Bpm (Beats per Minute),” a French 1990s-set chronicle of the Act Up movement, which Campillo also wrote and directed, whose film cutting work shows “the desperate personal urgency” of activists and their protests and “contributes to the urgency of the film in perfect harmony with framing and story.”

Josefin Asberg took the production design prize for Swedish-German-French-Danish comedy-drama “The Square,” showing “great artistic sensibility,” which “creates a world at the edge.” The design
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Blu-ray Review – My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

My Neighbor Totoro, 1988.

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Tim Daly, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, and Lea Salonga.

Synopsis:

The classic Hayao Miyazaki movie My Neighbor Totoro is on Blu-ray (again) in a new Blu-ray plus DVD edition released by GKids, which has taken over home video distribution of the Studio Ghibli films from Disney.

My Neighbor Totoro is a favorite in my household. Of course, it’s a favorite in many households around the world, and its influence can be seen in many places, such as a cameo by a stuffed Totoro in Toy Story 3. My workplace even has a wall adorned with Totoro artwork.

I’ll confess, though, that when I first saw it, I didn’t appreciate this film as much as I do now. I was too focused on the narrative from a Western perspective – that is, I expected a
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Gal Gadot Honored With Palm Springs Film Fest Rising Star Award

Gal Gadot Honored With Palm Springs Film Fest Rising Star Award
Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The fest runs Jan. 4-15.

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, and her performance has been universally praised, resonating with audiences everywhere. Gal plays the immortal warrior so well, and the film’s themes are especially apt for today, empowering all types of people — women and men, young and old—the world over,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.

In the past, the Rising Star Award has gone to Ruth Negga, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick and Dakota Fanning.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” became the highest-grossing film helmed by a woman, as well as having the largest opening for a female-led comic-based film. It grossed
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Elle Fanning In "Vogue"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Elle Fanning ("The Neon Demon") recently named the 'New Face' of the "L’Oreal Paris" cosmetic line, in a recent issue of "Vogue" magazine:

Fanning joins other performers including Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez and Helen Mirren who also represent L’Oreal.

"I can finally let you all in on the mega surprise," said Fanning. "I am officially a #lorealista !!!!!

"Thank you @lorealmakeup for welcoming me into your Empowering and Fabulous family!!!

"I am beyond proud to represent a company that celebrates Women!!! Because We Are All #Worthit”..."

Fanning is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. In 2011, Elle starred in her breakout role as 'Alice Dainard' in the feature "Super 8", for which she received a 'Spotlight Award' at the 'Hollywood Film Festival'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Elle Fanning...
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Ryan Tedder Honored at 5th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala - Presented by Johnson & Johnson

Last week, Save the Children, the leading organization investing in childhood, honored Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic; Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya; and the organization’s philanthropic corporate partner Bvlgari North America.

Genevieve Tedder and Songwriter Ryan Tedder attend the 5th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala

Credit/Copyright: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Save The Children

The event, which took place on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City, was hosted by NBC’s Craig Melvin and featured a special performance by British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis.

Now in its fifth year, the Illumination Gala benefits Save the Children’s efforts to give more children a stronger start in life by helping end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and by supporting early childhood education. In recognition of the occasion, Save the Children celebrated each of the honorees for their
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Jean-Baptiste Babin Tapped as Managing Director of Millimages

Jean-Baptiste Babin, the co-founder of Backup Media Group, has joined French animation powerhouse Millimages as managing director.

Babin announced earlier this month that he would be stepping down from his operational role at Backup Media Group before the end of the year.

At Millimages, Babin will be in charge of spearheading the company’s production, international distribution, merchandising and new media activities. Millimages boasts a library of more than 1,000 hours of TV series and feature films, including “Les Lascars” (both the series and the film), “Didou,” “Molang,” “Corneil et Bernie,” “64, rue du Zoo,” and the feature film “Renaissance.”

Babin founded Backup with David Atlan Jackson and Joel Thibout in 2002, after working in the law firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Allen & Overy, and a stint at Elzevir Films, where he was in charge of business and legal affairs.

While at Backup, Babin participated in the financing or production of more than 400 feature films and TV series. Babin recently
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Rachel Weisz and Mira Nair Award “Suicide by Sunlight” at Through Her Lens Program

From left: Paula Weinstein, R. Shanea Williams, Nikyatu Jusu, Nair, and Weisz. Credit: Through Her Lens

Nikyatu Jusu’s “Suicide by Sunlight” took home the top prize at this year’s Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program. Jury members Rachel Weisz (the upcoming “Disobedience”), director Mira Nair (“Queen of Katwe”), and producer Paula Weinstein awarded “Suicide by Sunlight” full production funding as well as support from Tribeca Studios at a cocktail reception last Thursday. Jusu co-wrote the short with R. Shanea Williams.

“Suicide by Sunlight” follows Valentina, a black vampire who is able to go out during the day due to her melanin.

“We are so thankful that Tribeca and Chanel are supporting urgent and much needed voices,” Jusu and Williams stated. “We are excited to explore the intersectionality of social issues and genre through the lens of black vampires daywalking in NYC.”

Thursday’s reception concluded the intensive, three-day Through Her Lens workshop, which offered project support, one-on-one mentorship, peer-to-peer sessions, and master classes to its participants. “A United Kingdom” director Amma Asante and “Twilight” actor Dakota Fanning were among the master class advisors. Mentors included writer-executive producer Ilene Chaiken (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and producer Effie T. Brown (“Dear White People”).

“At Tribeca we are always looking for ways to empower and support women in our industry. It’s not enough to talk about what needs to be done. We need to actually do it,” said jury member Weinstein, Evp of Tribeca Enterprises. “We have had an inspiring three days with these remarkable women working to hone their projects and pitches. We congratulate director/writer Nikyatu Jusu and her co-writer R. Shanea Williams and thank all the filmmakers and women in the industry who came together.”

The other films selected for the program — Marianne Amelinckx’s “Vuela,” Nicole Emanuele’s “Wingmen,” Myna Joseph’s “No Fault,” and Anna Zlokovic’s “Girl Wants Magic” — each received a development grant at the reception. Overall, $100,000 in grants was awarded amongst the five Through Her Lens films.

“The caliber of all five scripts was hugely impressive as was each presentation. We feel certain that each will be made as the confidence and vision of the filmmakers was apparent and inspiring. We look forward to this full female creative assault to come on the industry,” commented Nair and Weisz. “We selected a project that turned a familiar genre on its head in a unique way, filling it with emotion, drama, and mystery.”

Check out Jusu and Williams’ bios below, courtesy of Through Her Lens.

Nikyatu Jusu is an award-winning Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker. Her screenplay Free the Town participated in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Diverse Writers Workshop and was selected for both the 2013 Durban Film Mart and Film Independent’s Fast Track. Her short film, Flowers, won the HBO short film award and is her third film acquired by HBO.

Filmmaker R. Shanea Williams attended Nyu’s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program and earned her Mfa in 2008. Upon graduation, she was honored with the Venable Herndon Graduate Screenwriting Award for Excellence. Partnering with producer Anthony Davis, she wrote and directed two award-winning short films, Contamination (2013) and Paralysis (2015).

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Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Rosenthal Demand Justice for Sexual Assault Victims at Chanel Tribeca Lunch

Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Rosenthal Demand Justice for Sexual Assault Victims at Chanel Tribeca Lunch
“So I don’t know about all of you, but I’m having a Howard Beale moment,” said Tribeca EnterprisesJane Rosenthal to the women in film who gathered at Locanda Verde on Tuesday for the third annual Tribeca Chanel Through Her Lens Women’s Filmmaker Program lunch. “Like the character Peter Finch plays in ‘Network,’ I’m mad as hell.”

And, as an increasing number of women come forward with stories of sexual assault and misconduct by Harvey Weinstein and other males in the industry, Rosenthal isn’t alone in her anger.

“I was surprised and not as surprised,” Elizabeth Olsen, who’s volunteered at the Rape Treatment Center, told Variety, “because I’m around women and children who’ve been sexually assaulted every week. I think we have a really insane epidemic, and it’s amazing to hear women who feel comfortable or safe enough to speak out.” She hopes it
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Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder Jane Rosenthal Asks Industry Women to ‘Commit to Mentoring the Next Generation’

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Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder Jane Rosenthal Asks Industry Women to ‘Commit to Mentoring the Next Generation’
Jane Rosenthal is mad as hell, but she’s got an idea for how to turn that anger into action. After weeks of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against various bigwigs in the entertainment industry, many of them waged by actresses and female filmmakers, the producer has cooked up a plan to help change the industry and the world. No surprise, it asks for talented and rising women to help each other in a male-dominated business, all for the better.

Rosenthal, who co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival with Robert DeNiro and currently serves Chief Executive Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, today opened up this year’s kickoff lunch for the third annual Through Her Lens: Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program, with some pointed remarks. As she put it, “I’m having a Howard Beale moment. Like the character Peter Finch played in ‘Network,’ I’m mad as hell,” later adding,
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Trailer for TNT’s psychological thriller ‘The Alienist’

TNT have released the first trailer for their eagerly anticipated series The Alienist, which is based on the Anthony Award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr. Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).

The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend
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The Alienist: TNT Releases Trailer and Premiere Date for Thriller Drama

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"I must follow this wherever it goes." TNT has just released a new trailer and the premiere date for their upcoming TV show The Alienist.Based on the book by Caleb Carr, the historical drama “follows the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes.” The cast includes Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, and Brian Geraghty.Read More…
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Head Back In Time With Murder Mystery ‘The Alienist’

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Get ready to head back to the 1890s with murder mystery thriller “The Alienist”. Related: James Corden, Luke Evans, Usher Battle It Out In ‘Sexy’ ‘Late Late Night’ Riff-Off Starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Bruhl, the TNT original series follows criminal psychologist, aka the alienist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Bruhl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) […]
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New trailer and premiere date for The Alienist starring Luke Evans, Daniel Bruhl and Dakota Fanning

TNT has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller drama The Alienist along with a premiere date reveal of January 22nd. Based upon Caleb Carr’s novel of the same name, the series stars Luke Evans, Daniel Bruhl, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, and Q’orianka Kilcher; take a look at the trailer here…

The Alienist is set in 1896, when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped the city. Newly appointed top cop Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist — aka alienist — and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters.
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