CHRISTIAN COOKE TO MAKE
EMBERS AS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Lovely Christian Cooke, whom we have last seen in Barkskins epic series and Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence, will star in EMBERS movie
which will also see him as a helmer for the first time. As Screen Daily writes, the movie follows a sexual surrogate who is employed to help a psychiatric patient overcome his intimacy issues after 18 years of high security incarceration.
Cooke will star as the patient, with Ruth Bradley playing the surrogate. The cast also includes David Wilmot, Samuel Anderson, Sam Philips, Judith Roddy and Clare Perkins. It is an unapologetic exploration of sexual surrogacy and its use as an alternative psychiatric treatment. It poses the question, why such intimacy therapy isn’t more accessible. You will also see Christian in That Dirty Black Bag Wild West TV series later this year over at AMC.
|Embers will be Christian Cooke's directorial debut|
FIRST THE WOMAN KING
LOOK AT VIOLA DAVIS
After yesterday's massive session, I have new first photos for you today, this time first look at Viola Davis as General Nanisca in THE WOMAN KING historical movie which arrives to cinemas later this September. Based on real-life events in the Kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries,
this movie tells the story of Nanisca, the General of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter Nawi, who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people
and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for. It will be interesting to see how the film will cover up the historical fact that the Amazons actually sold their subjects to the Europeans as it was very lucrative for them.
|Viola Davis takes the lead role in The Woman King|
|The Woman King will arrive to cinemas this September|
PROJECT GEMINI TRAILER
FOR RUSSIAN SF MOVIE
You can also watch a trailer for Russian science fiction movie PROJECT GEMINI from director Serik Beyseu, which is already out in Russia and parts of
Asia and will start rolling in Europe from February with video premiere in USA, Germany, UK and Australia in March and April. The cast includes Egor Koreshkov, Alyona Konstantinova, Dmitry Frid, Nikita Dyuvbanov, Lisa Martinez, Kostya Samoukov, Petr Romanov, and Viktor Potapeshkin. Set in the distant future, the film is about a space mission sent to terraform a distant planet. However, the mission encounters something strange that has its own plan for the planet. They don't know what it is. Unfortunately, they’ll soon learn that something truly unimaginable has been out there watching, lying in wait for the unwary human scouts.
|Project Gemini opened in Russia this January|