HBO has released the official trailer for the HBO Original drama series THE IDOL, which premieres on June 4th.
When it debuted on May 22 at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, the series received negative reviews from critics. It currently has a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Sam Levinson (HBO’s “Euphoria”), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim co-created THE IDOL, which stars Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp.
The series picks up right after Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) last tour is derailed by a nervous breakdown, and she’s determined to reclaim her rightful place as America’s greatest and sexiest pop star. Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a shady past, rekindles her passions. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?
Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son, and Hank Azaria co-star with Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp.
The series is also executive produced by Reza Fahim, Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Joe Epstein, Aaron L. Gilbert for BRON, and Sara E. White. Sam Levinson directed all six episodes of THE IDOL, which was co-produced by A24.
The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp, and Rachel Anne Sennott were filming HBO Max’s ‘The Idol’ today in Los Angeles.
Many are talking about The Weeknd rocking a slick ponytail for the series. Check out social media reaction.
The series, created by The Weeknd and Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, follows a pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.
The series is expected to premiere later this year.
A24 has greenlit The Governesses with Joe Talbot set to helm. Screenplay is by Talbot and poet/novelist Olivia Gatwood (Life of the Party) based on Anne Serre’s novel of the same name.
Lily-Rose Depp (The Idol), SAG Winner Hoyeon (Squid Game) and Cannes Best Actress Award Winner and BAFTA Best Actress Nominee Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World) have come on board to star.
This will mark Talbot’s second film with A24 after his critically acclaimed feature debut The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
The film follows three rebellious governesses who upend the household they work in –– inspiriting the minds of the boys in their care, igniting the imaginations of the bohemian couple who employ them and abandoning their charges for erotic adventures.
The film will be shot in Spain.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures will produce with Rob Richert of Talbot’s Longshot Features and Angus Lamont.
BBC Film will co-finance alongside A24. The project was developed with the support of BBC Film.
A24 will handle the global release of the film.
Depp, Hoyeon and Reinsve are repped by CAA.
From acclaimed filmmaker Nathalie Biancheri (Nocturnal) comes a fascinating exploration of identity, self-acceptance and the lengths we’ll go to for love.
Believing he is a wolf trapped inside a human body, Jacob (George MacKay) behaves like an animal, sleeping in the wild, prowling the outdoors at night. Desperate for help, his family sends him to a remote facility that specializes in the treatment of species dysphoria. At the True You clinic, Jacob meets many other patients who also identify as animals: Duck (Senan Jennings), Squirrel (Darragh Shannon), Horse (Elisa Fionuir), Parrot (Lola Petticrew), Panda (Karise Yansen), Spider (Amy Macken) and German Shepherd (Fionn O’Shea). The gentle Dr. Angeli (Eileen Walsh) works with the group, guiding them through various therapies designed to help them reconnect with their humanity.
The clinic’s director, Dr. Mann (Paddy Considine) believes only the most extreme measures can cure his patients of their delusions. Known as the Zookeeper, Mann forces his charges to undergo increasingly cruel forms of “curative” treatments. Ever the watchful, wary observer, Jacob slowly realizes he’ll need to find a way to break free and escape before Mann can train his sights on him.
The only respite to his growing restlessness is the enigmatic Wildcat (Lily-Rose Depp), a long-time resident of the True You clinic. Roaming the corridors in the dead of night, the two form an improbable friendship that develops into undeniable infatuation, which leaves Jacob facing difficult choices: Can he renounce his true self to remain with Wildcat? Will he ever be able to tame the animal inside?
I had the opportunity to interview Lily-Rose Depp and George MacKay about their upcoming film. We spoke on Species Dysphoria and how they go about picking their roles for a project.
Focus Features in association with Screen Ireland, Eurimages, Headgear Films and The Polish Film Institute presents WOLF. George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, with Eileen Walsh and Paddy Considine. Cinematographer, Michal Dymek. Production Designer, Joe Fallover. Costume Designer, Allison Byrne. Editor, Andonis Trattos. Music, Stefan Wesołowski. Producers, Jessie Fisk and Jane Doolan. Executive producers, Celine Haddad, Stephen Kelliher, Sophie Green, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross. Co-producers, Mariusz Wlodarski and Agnieszka Wasiak. Written and directed by Nathalie Biancheri. A Feline Films production.
Voyagers takes place in the future. The human race is at stake and a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet.
After uncovering disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they’re consumed by fear, lust, and the insatiable hunger for power.
The film stars Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead,Chanté Adams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Viveik Kalra, Archie Madekwe, Quintessa Swindell, Madison Hu, and Colin Farrell.
We had the opportunity to talk to Lily Rose-Depp and Tye Sheridan about their upcoming film. Depp and Sheridan spoke on the current state of humanity. They both revealed if they would go on a space mission to save the human race knowing they would die on the spaceship or stay on earth and live out there last days. Depp and Sheridan also hinted on working in the future with each other.
Voyagers was written and directed by Neil Burger. Lionsgate and AGC Studios present, in association with Fibonacci Films, Freecss Films Unlimited and Ingenious Media, a Thunder Road Films and Nota Bene Films production.
The film is set to release on April 9, 2021.