‘Sing Street’s Lucy Boynton Cast In ‘Gypsy’ Netflix Drama

DEADLINESing Street star Lucy Boynton has been cast in a key role opposite Naomi Watts in Netflix’s upcoming drama series Gypsy.

The series follows the journey of Jean Holloway (Watts), a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. Boynton will play Allison, a 19-year-old patient of Jean’s (Watts). She has recently dropped out of school to support her addiction and is hiding this secret from her mother.

Boynton, who received critical praise for her performance as the aspiring model in Raphina John Carney’s Sundance buzz title Sing Street, will next be seen in Osgood Perkin’s I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, which recently premiered at Toronto, and Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye, opposite Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey. Boynton also was recently cast in Fox’s re-imagining of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh. She’s repped by CAA and United Agents.

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‘Sing Street’s Lucy Boynton Joins ‘Rebel In The Rye’

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Lucy Boynton, the aspiring model in Raphina John Carney’s Sundance buzz title Sing Street, has joined the cast of the J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye. The biopic from Empire co-creator Danny Strong follows the author as he prepares to write his classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. Nicholas Hoult plays Salinger, and Kevin Spacey also stars along with Zoey Deutch, Laura Dern, Brian D’Arcy James and Hope Davis.

Boynton, who broke out as the young Beatrix Potter in 2006’s Miss Potter, is next up in a pair of horror pics: Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter with Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka and Don’t Knock Twice alongside Katee Sackhoff and Nick Moran. She also just wrapped filming Let Me Go starring Juliet Stevenson and Johdi May. The Weinstein Company’s Sing Street bows April 15 in the U.S.

She is repped by Innovative Artists and United Agents in the UK.

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Osgood Perkins’ ‘I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House’ Casts Up

DEADLINE – Ruth Wilson, Bob Balaban and Lucy Boynton have been cast in Osgood Perkins’ horror film I Am The Pretty Thing that Lives in the House. The film is Perkins’follow-up to February, the well-reviewed horror film from the Toronto Film Festival that was acquired by A24 and DirecTV.

The film is about a young nurse named Lily (Wilson) who is hired as caretaker for Helen Bloom, an elderly best-selling author of ghost stories as she lives out her final days in her beloved country home. The only problem is that the home is host to a horrific ghost story of its own.
Principal photography stars Feb. 16 in Ottawa.

Wilson won the Golden Globe last year for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her turn in The Affair. Balaban’s more recent roles include The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom while Boynton returns with her February filmmaker who also penned the script.

Rob Paris is producing and co-financing the film through the recently announced venture with Robert Menzies’s Ottawa-based production shingle Zed Filmworks, and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films. Paris and Menzies are producing and Ghossein is executive producing. Paris Film, Inc. and Zed Filmworks recently joined forces in a partnership with Go Insane Films to co-finance and produce a slate of 5 films over the first 2 years with production based in Ottawa.

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House marks Perkins’ second project with Paris Film, Inc., Zed Filmworks and Go Insane Films following February. their successful collaboration on February.

Wilson is represented by CAA and Untitled, Balaban by Paradigm and Boynton by Innovative Artists and the UK’s United Agents. Perkins is represented by CAA.

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Three Join Indie ‘February’

DEADLINELucy Boynton (Life In Squares), James Remar (State Of Affairs, Dexter) and Lauren Holly (Motive, NCIS) have joined the cast of indie horror pic February. Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka star in writer-director Osgood Perkins’ film about evil goings-on at a prestigious all-girls prep school. Production is under way in Ottawa. Boynton is repped by Innovative Artists and United Agents; Remar is repped by Gersh and Lighthouse Entertainment; and Holly is repped by The Characters Talent Agency and Gilbertson Entertainment.

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