“Euphoria” star Hunter Schafer, John Malkovich and Gemma Chan of “Crazy Rich Asians” fame will team up for “Cuckoo,” an upcoming horror movie from Neon.
Tilman Singer is writing and directing the film, which begins production in 2022. Additional cast members include Sofia Boutella (“Atomic Blonde”), Jan Bluthardt, Zita Hanrot and Proschat Madani.
“Cuckoo” marks Singer’s sophomore feature following the supernatural thriller “Luz.” Neon, the financier of the film, didn’t provide a single detail about the movie, except that it falls in the horror genre.
Ken Kao and Josh Rosenbaum of Waypoint Entertainment will serve as producers, along with Markus Halberschmidt and Maria Tsigka of Fiction Park, and Thor Bradwell.
Schafer made her acting debut in the HBO series “Euphoria” alongside Zendaya. Malkovich, an Oscar nominee for “Places in the Heart” and “In the Line of Fire,” has more than 70 film credits to his name, most recently for Netflix’s “Bird Box” and “Velvet Buzzsaw.” He will soon star in Charlie Day’s “El Tonto” with Kate Beckinsale and Jason Sudeikis. Chan had a memorable part in “Crazy Rich Asians” and later joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Minn-Erva in “Captain Marvel” and Sersi in “Eternals.” Up next, Chan is appearing in Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” with Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Harry Styles.
Neon, the studio that distributed “Parasite” in the U.S., recently debuted three movies at the Cannes Film Festival and nabbed its second Palme d’Or winner in Julia Ducournau’s “Titane.” The company’s upcoming slate includes Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated documentary “Flee” and Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana.
Schafer is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Malkovich is repped by WME, Chan by Independent Talent Group, WME and M88. Boutella is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and 42. “Cuckoo” will have additional support from German Regional Fund Film and Medienstiftung NRW.Source: Variety
Actress and artist Hunter Schafer, known for her breakout role as Jules in HBO’s Emmy-winning series Euphoria opposite Zendaya, has signed with CAA for representation.
Euphoria received six 2020 Primetime Emmy nominations, winning three, including lead actress for Zendaya. It’s set to premiere the first of two special episodes December 6.
The first episode, titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” finds Rue (Zendaya) in the aftermath of being left by Jules (Schafer) at the train station and relapsing.
Hunter is also the new face and global brand ambassador for Shiseido. Earlier this year, she was featured in Calvin Klein’s spring 2020 campaign, opposite Justin Bieber, Maluma and Lil Nas X.
Hunter is repped by Untitled Entertainment and attorney Harris Hartman at Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.Source
HBO said Monday that Euphoria will return for not one but two special episodes that are intended to bridge the gap between its successful Season 1 and Season 2, the latter of which has been delayed because of the coronavirus shutdown.
The network said the first of the two planned episodes of the series, for which star Zendaya won the Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy last month, will air Sunday, December 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The second episode does not yet have an airdate.
The first bonus episode, titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” follows Rue (Zendaya) as she celebrates Christmas. It was written and directed by series creator Sam Levinson and also stars Colman Domingo, who appeared in Season 1. Both episodes were produced under COVID-19 guidelines.
Zendaya said on her social media accounts today that she and co-star Hunter Schafer are set to appear in both episodes. “We really missed them. Two special Euphoria episodes coming soon. First one December 6th on @hbo,” the actress said on Instagram. The accompanying photo was of Zendaya’s Rue reflected in Schafer’s eye. In the cryptic shot, Zendaya tagged Schafer, Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and DP Marcell Rev.
The August 2019 season finale concluded with Rue, a recovering addict, falling back into her old habits after she leaves Jules behind on a train to a big city.
Euphoria won three total Emmys last month for its freshman run, also taking home prizes for Outstanding Contemporary Makeup and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for Laberinth.
Zendaya had teased a single bridge episode during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in August, which HBO boss Casey Bloys confirmed on Emmy night would be a “special COVID episode.”
“We might end up doing a little bridge episode,” Zendaya told Kimmel at the time. “I don’t really know how to describe it, but an episode that we can do with a limited amount of people in a safer environment… so we have something to live on until we are able to go into Season 2.”Source
Hunter Schafer was invited by Miranda July to create a beautiful piece of art inspired by her new film ‘Kajillionaire’. You can check out Hunter’s art in our gallery and you can also read more about it and the poem that inspired it below!
Cross-disciplinary artist Miranda July’s latest film, Kajillionaire, is an atypical family film in all senses of the word. The Focus Feature flick follows con artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins), along with their only daughter Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), across a series of heists—scavenging, swindling, scamming and stealing at every turn. In a hastily conceived heist, they meet a stranger (Gina Rodriguez), who soon thereafter joins the family in this offbeat and heart-warming tale.
In honor of the film’s release and the thematic elements present in Kajillionaire, Miranda July has partnered with several LGBTQ+ creators to create visual pieces to complement the film. Flaunt has the privilege to debut pieces from Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Rhiannon McGavin, who created a poem inspired by the film, paired with an original visual art response by Hunter Schafer (Euphoria). The poem is titled ‘Top Note,’ and paints a picture of a world beyond categories like gender or sex, where everyone is free to love and be. See Kajillionaire in select cinemas now.
There’s a tree rooted to this yellow evening bus
for all that it smells of pear blossoms, the crushed
white flowers spread on the workday air
but now I see you by a window with your dark hair
twisted up, leaving the back of your neck
smooth above your collar and surely there, you spritzed
the perfume before going out, the sweet fog tendriled
back to me, swaying on the silver pole, my mouth a touch open
a touch open as it was when I walked with the other little girl
unsupervised to the old orchard for green pears like birthday money
and uncut jade, green pears so full you had to commit
to each bite, a promise, picked from the sun side of a tree
which caught the most sugar, fruit warm
as the July bursting around it and then another,
of course, how she would pick each pear with a twist, delicate
as how she dropped a white mouse in the aquarium of her garden snake
before we came here to these forgotten trees, grown past
their corset grid, the roots tangled and hidden as this day, pulp-drunk,
juice over our faces like a second skin and still the tang
of pears in your mouth like a gulp of wine stolen from the dinner table
and the blooms thick on the breeze around us and you’re
stepping off the bus now, and I’ll never know if your name bends
the sunlight, honey, we’ll never touch
but over your pulse you take with you this sweetness.