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Sophie Wilde, Mike Faist to Be Honored by Chopard at Cannes Festival

Sophie Wilde, Mike Faist to Be Honored by Chopard at Cannes Festival

Challengers star Mike Faist and Talk to Me breakout Sophie Wilde have a date with Chopard during this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The luxury jeweler has selected the actors to receive the prestigious Trophée Chopard, an award doled out since 2001 at the invitation of the house’s Caroline Scheufele as a way to honor cinema’s rising stars. Faist and Wilde will receive the trophies during a glitzy dinner at Carlton Beach on May 17. As previously announced, godmother Demi Moore will take the stage and present the pair with the honors. The winners are selected by an academy comprising previous winners as well as those who have served as godmothers and godfathers at the ceremony. Winners have included Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Niels Schneider, Florence Pugh, Jessie Buckley, Naomie Ackie and Daryl McCormack. Faist can currently be seen on screen in Luca Guadagnino‘s Challengers opposite Zendaya and Josh O’Connor. He next stars in The Bikeriders for director Jeff Nichols opposite Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer and Norman Reedus. His credits include West …

Zendaya Opens Up About Challengers’ Surprise Spider-Man Reference

Zendaya Opens Up About Challengers’ Surprise Spider-Man Reference

Zendaya has opened up about how a nod to one of her most famous works managed to make its way into her new film Challengers. As well as playing tennis-prodigy-turned-coach Tashi Duncan in the hit sports drama, the Euphoria star also served as one of its producers. Early on in the film, Zendaya is heard urging her young daughter to go and “watch Spider-Verse” in her hotel bedroom, referencing the hugely popular animated Spider-Man movies. As well as her roles in Euphoria and Dune, the Emmy winner is perhaps best known for her role as MJ in the most recent live-action Spider-Man films – and the reference to her Marvel past in her latest film wasn’t lost on her. Zendaya in New York last month Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images Speaking to reporters at the film’s LA premiere, Zendaya revealed (via Vulture): “What’s funny is I think [the film] might have been something else [in the script], but that’s what we could get cleared.” “It’s a fun little callout,” she added. Luca Guadagnino previously revealed …

Zendaya’s ‘Challengers’ Battling for M Box Office Opening

Zendaya’s ‘Challengers’ Battling for $15M Box Office Opening

Zendaya‘s romance-tennis drama Challengers is battling to serve up a $15 million opening at the box office but will have enough points to win the weekend match either way. MGM Amazon Studio opened Luca Guadagnino‘s sexy adult drama nationwide, versus giving it a platform release, a bold decision considering it’s more of an arthouse movie than a commercial play. MGM is still predicting a $15.2 million start based on Friday’s gross of $6.2 million from 3,477 cinemas and Zendaya’s huge fan base. Rival studios, however, have it coming in anywhere between $13.5 million and $15 million (heading into the weekend, tracking suggested the latter number). Audiences aren’t embracing the R-rated film to the degree that reviewers did, giving it a B+ CinemaScore. Female moviegoers made up 58 percent of Friday’s audience, while a whopping 76 percent of ticket buyers were between ages 18 and 34. Challengers is performing best on the two coasts and benefiting from playing to an ethnically diverse audience. White moviegoers made up 43 percent of Friday ticket buyers, followed by Latino …

The Cine Files: from Civil War to Back to Black, everything you need to see at the cinema in April

The Cine Files: from Civil War to Back to Black, everything you need to see at the cinema in April

Watch the Civil War trailer and you’ll see the future of God, liberty and America is under grave threat from the secessionist forces of California and Texas. The poster will tell you the same: the United States is falling, and we’re gonna get an incendiary commentary on the dire state of domestic politics. Does production company A24, in its biggest production yet, even know what this is about? Because what you’ll actually get is a battle-weary photojournalist legend (Kirsten Dunst), Cailee Spaeny as her over-ambitious protégée, plus Stephen McKinley Henderson and Wagner Moura as their written-word counterparts, hurling themselves headlong into the belly of this beast to get that ultimate scoop. It’s really a paean to, and simultaneous critique, of those adrenaline-junkie reporters for whom nothing else in life could give them such an explosive high. And as audiences are embedded at the visceral end of the gun barrel, it’s bloody brilliant. Utterly immersive, as intense as being strapped to a speeding bullet, it’s Garland’s best and most fully formed effort yet. Source link

Josh O’Connor’s Swaggering Spring, From ‘Challengers’ to ‘La Chimera’

Josh O’Connor’s Swaggering Spring, From ‘Challengers’ to ‘La Chimera’

You’re right. Prior to this project coming together, I met with Justin Kuritzkes, the writer. I’d just moved to New York and it was just a coffee meeting, just to chat and be introduced. This is Justin’s first feature film, so I was sent the script of Challengers two years before and we met. I was like, “This film is amazing. It’s so beautifully written.” And he said, “Which character do you see yourself playing?” I was like, “Obviously Art. Obviously.” So I was exactly the same as you. But that’s the dream. You always want to play stuff that feels further from you. It’s the bigger challenge. How did it feel watching yourself in that mode? Nice, I think? I don’t know. [ Laughs] Well, first of all, when I first saw it, I was like, “What happened? Where’s it all gone?” I’ve now learned that you can’t just go to the gym for three months and then stop and it’ll be there forever. So that was a good, late lesson for me to …