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Press: Gaspar Noé’s Climax Trailer: The Cannes Film That’s a Demonic Step Up Movie

 

W MAGAZINE – That the first trailer for Gaspar Noé’s Cannes Film Festival hit Climax is set to the chugging French Disco beats of Cerrone’s spooky classic “Supernature” is sort of a no brainer. The dance floor classic’s cryptically spooky lyrics like, “there’s no place that you can run, the monsters made, we must pray” creep you out even as the chunky baseline commands you to dance. Climax, after all, is at once both a dance movie, a drug movie, and a good old horror film, and it’s absolutely rattling the Cannes Film Festival.

 

The Argentinian director took his inspiration from an urban legend about a New York City dance troupe whose afterparty punch bowl had been spiked with LSD and they all devolved into a troupe-wide freakout. In Climax, Noé transports the setting from New York City to a facility on the edge of a forest; the afterparty is replaced with a planned three day rehearsal; and the punch bowl, chicly, has been upgraded to sangria. The ensuing troupe-wide freakout, however, remains.

 

The film stars Sofia Boutella, the former Rihanna and Madonna backup dancer whose planned mainstream star turn alongside Tom Cruise in last year’s The Mummy was something of a bust, but is quickly making a name for herself as a star of stylish indie fare (she also appeared alongside Charlize Theron in last year’s arthouse-informed spy thriller Atomic Blonde). She plays the group’s leader, but according to the first reviews plot and character aren’t of as much importance as the interplay between actual dance numbers and psychotic freak outs.

 

In the trailer alone, we already see freak outs, bloody hands, a knife fight, a first fight, a fire fight, someone climbing through snow a lot, and other upsetting sites. On the other hand, we also see DJ Daddy, who, at least, seems like he’s having a good time with his wig.

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Video: Inside Fahrenheit 451

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Press: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ First-Look Teaser: Ray Bradbury’s Heat Turned Up For Our Times

 

DEADLINE – HBO Films has released the first look at Fahrenheit 451, the adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel that stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. The premium network is bowing the pic directed by Ramin Bahrani in the spring.

 

Set in a world in which media is an opiate, history is outlawed and firemen are the people who burn books, Jordan plays Guy Montag, a fireman who forsakes his world pitting him in a battle with his mentor Beatty (Shannon). Sofia Boutella and Lilly Singh co-star.

 

As Bahrani said at TCA last month, while Bradbury set his story in the distant future, the movie is set in “alternate tomorrow, right here right now” — Beatty refers to “the Internet of old” in the teaser. He says the story’s themes are even more relevant today in an age when most only read the headlines.

 

Bahrani co-wrote the script with Amir Naderi and executive produces with Sarah Green, Jordan, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen executive produce. David Coatsworth is producer.

 

Check out the teaser trailer above.

 

Press: HBO Films’ “Fahrenheit 451” Based On Ray Bradbury’s Classic Novel Debuts This Spring

 

Directed By Ramin Bahrani; Screenplay By Ramin Bahrani & Amir Naderi; Based On The Novel “Fahrenheit 451,” Written By Ray Bradbury

 

Cast Includes Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Lilly Singh

 

A Noruz Films, Brace Cove And Outlier Society Production; Executive Produced By Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen; Produced By David Coatsworth

 

HBO PR – Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and Michael Shannon (“The Shape of Water,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”; Oscar® nominee for “Nocturnal Anmals” and Revolutionary Road”) star in HBO Films’ FAHRENHEIT 451. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (“99 Homes”) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi (“Vegas: Based on a True Story”), the film is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books. The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO.

 

 

Jordan portrays Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella (“The Mummy,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service”) stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

 

The cast also includes Lilly Singh (“Bad Moms,” YouTube’s “Superwoman”) as Raven, a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans.

 

“I have always loved Ray Bradbury’s prophetic novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’,” says Bahrani. “Two years ago, as I looked at the world around me, it seemed like the ideal time to do a modern interpretation. I am grateful to HBO for helping me bring my vision of the film to audiences with this incredible cast.”

 

The film was shot on location in Toronto. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Kramer Morgenthau, ASC, production designer Mark Digby, costume designer Meghan Kasperlik, editor Alex Hall and composers Matteo Zingales & Antony Partos.

 

FAHRENHEIT 451 is an HBO Films presentation of a Noruz Films, Brace Cove, and Outlier Society production; executive producers, Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen; David Coatsworth produces.

Gallery/Video: A Multi-Talent Styling In The Field For Flaunt’s ‘Eternal’ Issue

 

FLAUNT – Dancer, model, and actress Sofia Boutella is a triple-threat star from Algeria. She has appeared in Nike ad campaigns, won Battle of the Year in 2006 with her hip-hop dance squad the Vagabond Crew (also toured with Madonna and appeared in Rihanna and Michael Jackson music videos as a dancer), and appeared in films like Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond, and, most recently, 2017’s The Mummy.

 

Here, she rocks luxury looks in this feature from our Eternal issue.

 

 

 

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Videos: “Atomic Blonde” Interviews and B-Roll

 

Video: “Atomic Blonde” Official Interview

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