DEADLINE – Ian Bonhôte, a BAFTA nominee for his documentary McQueen, will helm upcoming musician biopic Faithfull.
As we revealed back in October, Bohemian Rhapsody actress Lucy Boynton will star as Marianne Faithfull, the iconic singer-songwriter who recorded 21 albums including the acclaimed Broken English and the more recent Negative Capability. Her publicized romance with Mick Jagger was influential on the Rolling Stones.
Recently the cast took part in a photoshoot and interview with The Hollywood Reporter to help promote their new Netflix series, The Politician.
I have added images of the photoshoot to the gallery, and you can view the interview video below.
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One of Lucy’s future projects is a Netflix original TV series called ‘The Politician’. Little has been known about it, apart from Lucy being spotted filming a little while back. We finally have a release date for the TV series, as well as a poster and some extra news.
The show follows Payton Hobart (Platt) — a wealthy student from Santa Barbara — who has believed since the age of 7 that he’ll be President of the United States one day. First, though, Payton will have to navigate Saint Sebastian High School’s dangerous political landscape in order to become student body president. The goal? Continue his intended path of success by securing a spot at Harvard, but Payton will have to outwit his classmates without tarnishing his own morals or image. The show is set to include dark comedy and satire throughout as Murphy uses The Politician to illustrate what it takes to make one.
It shall be released on the Netflix platform on the 27th September 2019.
I have added the poster to the gallery.
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‘The Politician’: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones Cast In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series
DEADLINE – Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician.
Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks.
The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and executive producers, is described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.
DEADLINE – Lucy Boynton is ready to rock the Queen biopic. The Gypsy alumna will play Mary Austin, the lifelong companion of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) in Bohemian Rhapsody for Fox, New Regency and GK Films.
Londoner Austin was the singer’s muse from Queen’s early years and into the band’s massive success. She and Mercury lived together for years and later split up on good terms. He wrote a number of songs about her including “Love of My Life” from A Night at the Opera, the 1975 album that also included “Bohemian Rhapsody” and moved Queen into the rock echelon.
Boynton was a regular on Netflix’s drama series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts. She also appeared in the features Sing Street and Don’t Knock Twice and has roles in Rebel in the Rye — which opens Friday — and the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express and Apostle. Boynton is repped by CAA and United Agents.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Netflix’s drama series Gypsy will not be returning for a second season. I have learned that the Internet TV network has opted not to proceed with a second installment of the psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts. Netflix declined comment.
The development is somewhat surprising because Netflix had been in conversations with the producers about a second season and the cancellation decision comes after a writers room had been up and running for four weeks, working on storylines and scripts for Season 2.
DEADLINE – Sing 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.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: 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.
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.
DEADLINE – Lucy 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.