Taissa Farmiga Set For New Line’s ‘The Nun’; Spinoff of Sister Vera’s ‘The Conjuring’

EXCLUSIVE: The blood lines run deep through The Nun, the Corin Hardy-directed New Line thriller that is a spinoff to its highly successful fright franchise The Conjuring. New Line has just set Taissa Farmiga to star as the young nun alongside Demián Bichir in the film. She is the sister of Vera Farmiga, who with Patrick Wilson play the paranormal investigators who anchor the James Wan-directed The Conjuring.

The Nun takes its form from the steely-looking nun from The Conjuring 2, an image that rears up unpleasant memories for anyone like myself who spent time at the mercy of the sisters in Catholic school. The Nun is the second spinoff from The Conjuring after Annabelle, which is being sequelized after grossing a frightfully high $256 million worldwide. In fact, that film and the two installments of The Conjuring have scared up a collective global gross of $897 million, with Annabelle: Creation coming August 11. James Wan and Peter Safran are producing The Nun, which Gary Dauberman scripted with Wan. Dauberman and Todd Williams are the exec producers. The film already has been dated for release Friday the 13th, in July 2018.

Taissa Farmiga is in production on What They Had, which stars Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank, and recently was in the Warren Beatty-directed Rules Don’t Apply and in the Blumhouse revenge thriller In a Valley of Violence. She is repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

New Project Movie “What They Had”

Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon to Star in Drama ‘What They Had’ (Exclusive)

Robert Forster, Blythe Danner and Taissa Farmiga are also part of the cast.
Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster are set to star in What They Had, a drama from writer-director Elizabeth Chomko.

Blythe Danner and Taissa Farmiga are also part of the film’s ensemble cast.

Unified’s Keith Kjarval (Inland Empire), Bill Holderman (A Walk In The Woods), Bona Fide Productions’ Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger (Little Miss Sunshine) and June Pictures’ Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan (Thoroughbred) are producing the indie, which is set to begin production Wednesday in Chicago.

The story centers on a woman (Swank) who must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother (Danner) wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.

Chomko is an actress and playwright making her screen directorial debut with What They Had. Her script for the film was a recipient Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

“Elizabeth is an exceptionally talented new voice and we are excited to be partnering with her on her extraordinarily moving directorial debut,” said Unified’s Kjarval. “Hers is a very personal story about a subject that affects millions of people around the world.”

Unified Film Fund II is financing the venture. The fund is allowing Unified to produce three films a year with budgets up to $10 million. Ride, directed by Jeremy Unger and starring Bella Thorne and Jessie T. Usher, is the first film from the fund, with Look to the Sky and its topper Sefton Fincham partnering on each of the films.

WME Global is repping What They Had’s worldwide rights. ICM Partners is co-repping the rights.

Swank is executive producing along with the Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones, as well as Levi Sheck and Mike Rowe of Interlock Capital.

Swank, repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman, last starred as a pianist dealing with ALS in 2014’s You’re Not You. She will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky.

Shannon, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in last year’s Nocturnal Animals, recently wrapped the all-star war drama Horse Soldiers. He is repped by CAA, Wetzel Entertainment and Morris Yorn.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

AnOther: Taissa Farmiga on Female Empowerment and Fashion

Alongside exclusive imagery from AnOther Magazine S/S17, Jack Sunnucks speaks to the young actress about her hopes for the future, and why she’d like to give everyone in the world a big hug.

In celebration of the new generation of actresses determined to leverage their fame for the greater good, Ben Toms and Robbie Spencer’s fashion story, published in AnOther Magazine S/S17, featured young women from Rowan Blanchard to India Menuez; Sophie Kennedy Clark to Maddie Ziegler. Writer Jack Sunnucks spoke to each of these women on set, for a series of interviews running over two weeks exclusively on anothermag.com.
Taissa Farmiga got her start in Higher Ground, a 2011 film directed by her sister, the actor and director Vera Farmiga. It was in American Horror Story, however, that she came to wider attention. Series one, Murder House, filmed that same year, saw her terrorised and romanced by a ghost, while Coven featured Farmiga in an array of stylish hats as a teen witch who kills men accidentally when she has sex with them. With her otherworldly looks and voice, Farmiga seems the perfect actress for the kind of curious, haunted roles she’s given. Her next act is to star in an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s cult novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

Jack Sunnucks: What do you think fashion can do to make women feel empowered?
Taissa Farmiga: I think that, before you walk out the door and into the world, you have to feel good. You have to figure out who you are, and I think fashion can help you do that. When you have more of a sense of who you are, you can take on the world.

JS: What do you hope for 2017?
TF: Ah, 2017! I hope that we all try to do a little better than we did last time. I hope everyone tries to help someone else. If we all tried to help someone else, the world would be a better place. I know it sounds… I don’t know how it sounds. But I know if we just cared about one person for a moment instead of ourselves, it would really help.

JS: If you could say one thing to the world what would it be?
TF: Oh man. I wish I could just send everyone a hug. Everyone who needs a hug. Sometimes I need a hug and there’s no one around, and that feeling really sucks.

“When you have more of a sense of who you are, you can take on the world” – Taissa Farmiga

JS: Have you ever got to play someone really evil?
TF: Never! One day I’ll have to. It’s funny, when I used to play videogames with my brother, I’d always want to be the good guy.

JS: Who’s your favourite on-screen heroine?
TF: I’ve seen a lot of Amy Adams recently and I just love her. I love the energy she puts out in person and on screen. She’s smart and she’s classy and that’s something to aspire to be. I like a woman who’s smart and doesn’t have to prove anything.

JS: Do you ever get frightened watching horror films?
TF: Absolutely. I’m an absolute baby when it comes to that stuff. Even reading the American Horror Story scripts when I was in New Orleans, which is a spooky city, and I was in my trailer all alone. Sometimes I’d freak out before we’d even shoot it because I’d be playing the movie in my head. I guess it helps, because if you’re in a horror show you’ve got to feel the fear!
Hair Marki Shkreli for Marki Hair Care; Make-up Samuel Paul at Forward Artists for Marc Jacobs Beauty; Set design Bryn Bowen at Streeters; Photographic assistants Vincent Perini, Geordy Pearson and Kaleb Marshall; Styling assistants Louise Ford, Johanna Burmester-Andersson, Bonnie Macleod and Sabrina Terlink; Hair assistant Kelly Oliphant.

Source: AnOther Mag

‘Teen Titans: Judas Contract’ Trailer Brings DC Classic to Life


Christina Ricci and the late Miguel Ferrer voicestar.
DC’s Teen Titans are ready to show you the greater good.

The first trailer for Teen Titans: The Judas Contract shows off the first footage from the animated adaptation, which was first announced back at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con and sparked a lot of interest among the DC faithful.

The voicecast includes Christina Ricci (Terra) and the late Miguel Ferrer as the villain Deathstroke. Director Sam Liu’s film adapts the classic 1980s storyline from Marv Wolfman and George Perez, which saw a shocking betrayal rock the group.

DC animated movie regulars also in the cast include Sean Maher, Kari Wahlgren, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Brandon Soo Hoo and Stuart Allan.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

August 9 | On the Set of “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” in Co. Wicklow

I’ve updated the photo gallery with 24 photos of Taissa on the Set of “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” in Co. Wicklow, Ireland on August 9, 2016.


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August 9 | On the Set of “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” in Ireland

I’ve updated the photo gallery with 24 photos of Taissa on the Set of “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” in Enniskerry Village, Ireland on August 9, 2016.


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August 8 | On the Set of “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” in Ireland

I’ve updated the photo gallery with 29 photos of Taissa on the Set of “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” in Ireland on August 8, 2016.


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New Project Movie: “We Have Always Lived in the Castle”

‘Captain America’s’ Sebastian Stan to Star in ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ Movie

Marvel universe star Sebastian Stan has come on board the independent thriller “We Have Always Lived in the Castle,” with shooting starting in Dublin.

Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Joanne Crawford and Willem Dafoe are also starring in a Further Films production in association with Great Point Media. Producers are Michael Douglas, Jared Goldman, Robert Mitas and Robert Halmi, Jr.

Stacie Passon is directing from a script she wrote with Mark Kroger, adapted from Shirley Jackson’s horror novel about an isolated family which has lost four members to poisoning and uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Stan will play a distant cousin, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets.

The novel was published in 1962 and was adapted into a play in 1966 by Hugh Wheeler.

Stan plays James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes/Winter Soldier in the three Captain America movies and will appear in “Avengers: Infinity War” next year. He also appeared in “The Martian” and recently wrapped “I’m Not Here” with Maika Monroe and J.K. Simmons.

Stan is repped by ICM Partners, Brookside Artists Management and Lon Sorensen at Sloane, Offer.

Source: Variety