HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Peter Strickland’s film debuted as part of the Midnight Madness program at TIFF.
A24 has acquired the North American rights to In Fabric, writer and director Peter Strickland’s horror film about a woman who buys a cursed gown from a strangely sinister department store outside of London.
A 2019 domestic release is planned. In Fabric had a world premiere as part of the Midnight Madness sidebar at the Toronto Film Festival, and is set to make its U.S. bow on Thursday at the Fantastic Fest.
The film’s ensemble cast includes Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barrett, Steve Oram and Gwendoline Christie. In Fabric tells the story of a lonely woman, played by Jean-Baptiste who visits a London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life.
She’s fitted with a perfect, dark red gown that unleashes a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone that comes into its path.
“I’m very excited to have In Fabric distributed by A24. I love the films they’ve put out and their fearless approach to successfully finding an audience. In Fabric is in safe and loving hands with A24,” Strickland said Tuesday in a statement.
Bankside Films negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. In Fabric is produced by Andy Starke, who also worked with Strickland on The Duke of Burgundy, and is executive produced by Rose Garnett, Lizzie Francke, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Stephen Kelliher, Hilary Davis, Andrew Boswell, Ben Wheatley, and Ian Benson.
The film was financed by BFI Film Fund, BBC Films, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology and Twickenham Studios. Peter Strickland is represented by Ian Benson at The Agency and David Kopple at CAA.
She talks to Paul Flynn about breaking moulds, Star Wars and why she’s happy to be an outsider…
EVENING STANDARD – When she was 15 years old, Gwendoline Christie would frequently skip school to head up to London.
She’d get the train from Worthing, West Sussex — where she lived with her mother, a housewife, and dad, a salesman — and make her way to the stalls in Kensington Market, obsessing over the beguiling selections of nightlife pieces on display at Hyper Hyper. She’d sit and sketch mannequins at the V&A. Hours would be whiled away browsing the rails at Vivienne Westwood. Back home, she’d test herself by covering the credits of fashion magazines to see if she had learned who designed what and why. Discovering Alexander McQueen, she says, was ‘earth-shattering, it just felt like so many of the things I loved coming together and exploding’.
To Christie, from a young age, fashion represented part of a wider life plan. ‘It was a combination of wanting to escape the unpleasant narrative that was being applied to me at school, where I was bullied terribly,’ she says, ‘and loving the transportative nature of the arts. It was about not wanting to live a prescriptive life.’
Christie had heard the word ‘unconventional’ applied to herself so many times, from such a young age, that she adopted a ‘sink or swim’ attitude to fitting in. She developed ideas about beauty every bit as armour-plated as the uniform she’s sported for the past six years as Brienne of Tarth: the character who first turned her into one of the truly iconic faces of the 2010s in Game of Thrones (although at the mention of the word icon, she blurts, ‘Pfffft! Bollocks!’ and mimes ‘Lol’ with two hands shaping the ‘L’s, her mouth forming the ‘O’).
ABC NEWS – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” star Gwendoline Christie will never forget an incident she experienced with Carrie Fisher, her “Star Wars” co-star, and Fisher’s French bulldog.
“Gary Fisher, Carrie’s dog, wandered in and immediately passed wind!” Christie said today on “The View.” “It was quite an intense experience for everyone.”
Christie said the moment happened shortly after she met Fisher, at an interview promoting the film. “That was my introduction!” she exclaimed.
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Gotta be honest, I thought John and Gwendoline would be a bit braver 🙂
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VOGUE – Star Wars mania hits new heights this winter with the premiere of The Last Jedi, the action-packed intergalactic sequel to The Force Awakens, which sees the return of a certain stalwart of the rebel alliance as well as the final swan-song of a dearly departed Princess. To celebrate the long-awaited release, Jason Bell meets the star-studded cast – which includes Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Laura Dern – to shoot a series of portraits exclusively for British Vogue.
She looks like a goddess!
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and their “Last Jedi” comrades discuss the difficulties of new relationships, the joys of villainy and those porgs.
THE NEW YORK TIMES – While they tell tales of Death Stars and daddy issues, the “Star Wars” movies are also stories about duality: how goodness and evil can coexist — on the same planet or inside the same person — and what happens when they collide on an intergalactic scale.
These themes are revisited once again in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the eighth episode in the science-fiction saga that George Lucas started in 1977. “The Last Jedi,” which opens on Dec. 15, is the first to be written and directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper”). It follows the resounding success of “The Force Awakens,” directed by J. J. Abrams in 2015, about two young heroes, a scavenger named Rey (Daisy Ridley) and a renegade stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega), caught up in the search for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
The new film continues where “The Force Awakens” left off, as Rey and Luke are about to meet on the planet Ahch-To, and it promises a further exploration of their relationship to the sullen evildoer Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his nefarious master, Snoke (Andy Serkis). It also features the final performance in the series from Carrie Fisher, who played Leia and who died last December.
At a running time of some two and a half hours, “The Last Jedi” continues the adventures of Finn and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and their adversaries Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). Somehow it finds room for the new characters Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern), and a wide-eyed alien species called porgs.
Like the film they made, the creator and cast of “The Last Jedi” can encompass a spectrum of darkness and light, seriousness and silliness, all in the same conversation. Just days before the movie’s opening, they gathered for what felt at times like a solemn high school graduation and, at other times, like its after-party.
Here, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Ridley, Mr. Boyega, Mr. Hamill, Mr. Driver, Mr. Serkis, Mr. Isaac, Ms. Christie, Mr. Gleeson, Ms. Tran and Ms. Dern discuss their work on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and some of the questions it raises. These are edited excerpts from that conversation.
Audiences have a strong sense of what they think a “Star Wars” film should look and feel like. But Rian, you make films that are personal and idiosyncratic. How do you do that in a “Star Wars” movie?
Also a funny interview from the Dark Side at the end.
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