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Katherine Waterston Circling HBO & Sky’s Jude Law Mystery Drama ‘The Third Day’

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Katherine Waterston Circling HBO & Sky’s Jude Law Mystery Drama ‘The Third Day’
Exclusive: We hear that Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts franchise) is set for a major role opposite Jude Law in HBO and Sky drama The Third Day.

HBO and Sky would not comment.

Produced by Sky Studios and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, The Third Day is penned by Utopia writer Dennis Kelly and produced in association with theater company Punchdrunk International.

In the series, Law plays Sam, who is being drawn to a mysterious island off the British Coast and thrown into the unusual world of its secretive inhabitants. Isolated from the mainland, the rituals of the island begin to overwhelm him, and he is confronted by a trauma from his past. As the line between reality and fantasy blurs, Sam finds himself immersed in an emotional quest that puts him at odds with the islanders and begins to threaten their way of life.

Waterston will play Jess, who Sam encounters on the island,
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Casey Affleck predicts "huge upswing" in quality of independent cinema

Casey Affleck predicts
The filmmaker was in town with his sophomore feature ’Light Of My Life’.

Oscar-winning Us actor and filmmaker Casey Affleck has predicted a “huge upswing” in the quality of independent film in the near future thanks to a new generation of content creators, in a discussion at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) on Sunday June 30.

Despite noting that “there have been better times” than the past 10 years in the independent sector, Affleck said, “the new wave of filmmakers who are now 18, 19, 20 – those kids are making great stuff, and there’s going to be a huge upswing.”

“We’re going
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Vanessa Kirby heads into space for StarDream

The Crown and Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Vanessa Kirby has been cast in the upcoming sci-fi movie StarDream, which is to be directed by Bjorn Runge (The Wife).

According to Variety, the film “follows the story of a spaceship hastily constructed to transport hundreds of thousands of cryogenically frozen humans from a failing planet Earth. When the on-board computer malfunctions, coder Andreya (Kirby) develops an artificial intelligence-based solution that she calls Stephen. But Stephen develops a profound attachment to Andreya, compromising the mission and the future of the human race.”

“To play the leading role in this intergalactic drama needs an extremely sensitive and thoughtful actress who can maintain the balance in her character: I have found that actress in Vanessa Kirby,” said Runge. “It is a tremendous honor for me to work together with her on this film.”

See Also: Casey Affleck, Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby to star
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Vanessa Kirby Joins Sci-Fi Movie ‘StarDream’ From ‘The Wife’ Director Bjorn Runge (Exclusive)

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Vanessa Kirby Joins Sci-Fi Movie ‘StarDream’ From ‘The Wife’ Director Bjorn Runge (Exclusive)
The Crown” star Vanessa Kirby is swapping British royalty for outer space after signing on for “StarDream,” the upcoming sci-fi movie from “The Wife” helmer Bjorn Runge.

Kirby takes the lead role of Andreya in the Silver Reel and Bigscope Films-produced picture, which follows the story of a spaceship hastily constructed to transport hundreds of thousands of cryogenically frozen humans from a failing planet Earth. When the on-board computer malfunctions, coder Andreya develops an artificial intelligence-based solution that she calls Stephen. But Stephen develops a profound attachment to Andreya, compromising the mission and the future of the human race.

Kirby landed a BAFTA for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in “The Crown.” She left the Netflix show after it welcomed a new cast for its latest seasons, appeared in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and has since signed on for Adam Leon’s untitled New York-set feature and Mona Fastvold’s “The World to Come.
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