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Anthony Mackie Calls 'Triple Nine,' Marion Cotillard Voices 'A Rigged World' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 11:46 AM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
As if the cast of John Hillcoat's "Triple Nine" wasn't awesome enough with Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Michael Pena, Teresa Palmer and Gal Gadot already on board, well it just got even better.

Watch: First Trailer For YA Adaptation 'The Maze Runner' Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario & Will Poulter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2014 11:01 PM
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The Maze Runner
"It’s really gritty, it’s a lot grittier than I think people are going to expect it to be," "The Maze Runner" and "Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien told Collider last summer about "The Maze Runner." "What’s funny is that, in terms of subject matter, something like 'The Hunger Games' is much more viciously violent than this story is but when you see the movies though, it’s interesting how — I think this is going to surprise people with how dirty and dark it is." But the bigger question is not whether or not it can match the intensity of "The Hunger Games," but capture a similar audience.

Review: Clichés & Frustration Fill 'The Truth About Emanuel' Starring Jessica Biel & Kaya Scodelario

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 9, 2014 7:08 PM
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The Truth About Emanuel
There is a widely held stereotype that the Sundance Film Festival is just dour, depressing films—dramas about addiction and family dysfunction and infidelity and incest and on and on—and outside of the occasional “Little Miss Sunshine”-type breakout, the festival wouldn’t really hold much interest for a large portion of the viewing public. Of course festivalgoers know this is not the case at all, and if you dig deep enough into any category you’ll find a wide array of films from comedies to dramas to science fiction to any combination thereof. Last year’s U.S. Dramatic competition (known for producing past hits like “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Winter’s Bone”) featured a surprising number of comedies, for example, which shows that the programmers are always interested in mixing things up. Unfortunately, if you see enough films at the fest, on occasion you’re bound to get one film that fits the mold of the cliché Sundance film. And in 2013, "The Truth About Emanuel” was one such film.

Watch: New Trailer For Thriller 'The Truth About Emanuel' Starring Jessica Biel & Kaya Scodelario

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2013 11:42 AM
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As we recently featured, close relationships on the big screen between mothers and daughters aren't always the healthiest, but what happens when that daughter isn't even real? That's where things begin with the thriller "The Truth About Emanuel" and a new trailer for the oddball tale has dropped online.

Watch: Full Web Series 'Walking Stories' With Kaya Scodelario & Directed By Luca Guadagnino

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 9:39 AM
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While Luca Guadagnino hasn't helmed a narrative feature since 2009's sublime "I Am Love," he's nonetheless been keeping himself busy. This year he dropped the documentary "Bertolucci On Bertolucci" at the Venice Film Festival and he's helmed a variety of fashion and design-centric shorts including "One Plus One" for Giorgio Armani and "Here" for Starwood Hotels, co-written by Tilda Swinton, scored by Jason Schwartzman and starring Agyness Deyn. Now the director has tackled another mini-project, this time for Salvatore Ferragamo.

Watch: Powerful Trailer For Sean Durkin's U.K. Miniseries 'Southcliffe' Starring Kaya Scodelario, Eddie Marsan & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2013 9:18 AM
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Once again, it looks like we're turning to television to give this kind of rich, layered and complex drama the movies don't always often provide (or not in the abundance we'd like). Earlier this year, many on The Playlist staff sang the praise of Jane Campion's mini-series "Top Of The Lake" (don't be surprised if it crops up on more than one top ten list at the end of the year) and now there's one more mini we have on our eye on, thanks to a powerful new trailer.

Interview: Kaya Scodelario On 'Emanuel & The Truth About Fishes,' Sean Durkin's 'Southcliffe' & Her Return To 'Skins'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 7, 2013 11:01 AM
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Every year (at least in the last few), it seems there's at least one actress who, while already on many radars, comes to Sundance with a performance that launches her to true stardom. Carey Mulligan, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Olsen, Mia Wasikowska and Quvenzhane Wallis all went to Park City as complete or relative unknowns, and left at the top of casting wish-lists. This year, perhaps the most notable Sundance starlet to break out was Kaya Scodelario.

Contest: Blu-ray And DVD Copies Of Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' Starring Kaya Scodelario & James Howson

  • By Kieran McMahon
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  • April 23, 2013 1:00 PM
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After garnering considerable critical acclaim on its full release last year, Andrea Arnold's bruisingly beautiful adaptation of the Emily Brontë classic "Wuthering Heights" will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week. Following her unsettling but highly praised Cannes Jury Prize-winner "Fish Tank" -- a fairly grimy slice of British social realism -- with a romance classic, one already well-served by high-class adaptations, the film was seen in many quarters as something of an odd choice. The result though, to quote our grade A review out of Venice, was "superb," "groundbreaking" and "Terrence Malick-like," confirmation of a serious and formidable talent in British cinema.

Watch: Trailer For 'Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes' Starring Jessica Biel & Kaya Scodelario

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 18, 2013 6:44 PM
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“Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes” made its debut at Sundance in January, and with Sundance London taking place next week, it seems like the perfect time to debut a new trailer for the film. Starring rising British star Kaya Scodelario (who replaced Rooney Mara), Jessica Biel, Frances O’Connor and Alfred Molina, the film tells the story of Scodelario’s Emmanuel, who becomes obsessed with a mysterious new neighbour who bears a resemblance to her dead mother.

'Skins' & 'Wuthering Heights' Star Kaya Scodelario Joins YA Adaptation 'The Maze Runner'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 10:40 AM
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It looks like we weren't the only ones who've had eyes on Kaya Scodelario. An actress we put on our list of 15 Breakout Artists To Watch From The 2013 Sundance Film Festival, she broke out on the UK series "Skins," took small parts in "Moon" and "Clash Of The Titans" and then led Andrea Arnold's experimental "Wuthering Heights." She hit Park City in January with "Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes" (taking over a part originally intended for Rooney Mara), and now she's bagged a franchise to call her own.

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