Screendaily – John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary, War On Everyone, has rounded out cast and booked some key deals with the shoot now underway in New Mexico.
Divergent star Theo James is the latest young talent to join McDonagh’s black comedy, which has begun principal photography in Albuquerque.
Michael Peña (Fury), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and James are starring in the story of two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path…until they intimidate someone who is seemingly more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard).
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Icon are among distributors to have swooped on rights to the anticipated title sold by Bankside Films, with the former acquiring for Latin America, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and a handful of other international territories.
Icon Films will distribute in the UK while Icon Film Distribution is to handle in Australia/New Zealand.
No word yet on a release date, but keep your eyes peeled for this one in 2016.
Additional photos from two portrait sessions Alex did in Sundance has been added:
If you’ve been missing Alexander Skarsgård’s naked torso since the finale of True Blood, never fear. There’s plenty of Skarsgård to be seen in The Diary of a Teenage Girl, one of the highlights of this very sexy Sundance. Diary is the directorial debut of actress Marielle Heller, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel herself. The film tells the story of precocious 15-year-old artist Minnie (newcomer Bel Powley), who lives with her very permissive single mother (Kristen Wiig) in 1976 San Francisco and is in the midst of experiencing a sexual awakening in the very capable and surprisingly not lecherous hands of her mother’s boyfriend, 20 years her senior (Skarsgård, 38). “I just had sex. Holy shit!” is the first line of the movie, narrated from Minnie’s thoughts. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the distribution rights, and Powley, who’s 22 and pulls off an American accent so seamlessly you’d never suspect she’s British, is enjoying the well-deserved heaps of praise and It girl status Cary Mulligan enjoyed back in 2009 for the similar (but more creepy and less naked) An Education. Jada Yuan caught up with the pair as they scarfed down hamburgers to talk unorthodox auditions, onscreen chemistry, and why the ‘70s were the golden age of mustaches.
Additional HQ portraits from “Diary of a Teenage Girl” in Sundance has been added: