Beyond the luxury yacht parties and free-flowing champagne in the French Riviera, darkness lurks—at least according to a new television drama created by Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Neil Jordan.
Sky Atlantic’s Riviera , launching later in 2017, is a stylish, sun-kissed thriller that delves inside the opulent playground of wealthy elites in the south of France, with all its debauchery, double-dealing, and perhaps even murder.
Riviera stars Hollywood actor Julia Stiles as Georgina, the American wife of billionaire Constantine Clios. When Clios, played by Anthony LaPaglia, is killed in a yacht explosion just a year into their marriage, she tries to uncover the truth about his death. Georgina discovers the extent of her husband’s questionable business dealings and navigates a complex web of deceit and depravity to get to the truth of how he died.
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After nine years, actress Julia Stiles has returned to the supporting role of Nicky Parsons in the upcoming movie “Jason Bourne.” Stiles says her character cares about Bourne and wants him to know about his past before she exposes the secrets surrounding him. The actress also admits she was surprised when her fiance Preston J. Cook popped the question, because she didn’t want to “ruin a perfectly good vacation” by getting her hopes of an engagement up.
The new Jason Bourne teaser not only adds adrenaline thanks to more action and fast-paced editing, it also introduces the possibility of a popular character death. Suffice to say, there may be spoilers in the following theory, so take the time to avert eyes and watch the teaser at your own risk.
Matt Damon has returned as the epic assassin Jason Bourne, when his memory is wiped to introduce a cat-and-mouse game that leaves him unable to trust easily. Fans knew Julia Stiles was returning as Nicky, but the clip gives a little more detail into how the returning ally might play a role.
Iron Hand is the name of the threat and Nicky seems wary of taking it lightly, especially with the countless shooters coming after her and Bourne. During a montage of fast-paced motorcycle riding scenes, a lone sniper takes a shot, which cuts to Nicky flying from the back of the bike to not be seen from again for the rest of the teaser.
While she could overcome her injuries and come back to assist her memory-less friend, the likely concept is that Bourne will now be motivated to investigate this mysterious Iron Hand after the loss of his ally. Don’t forget, Nicky said it’s “even worse than before.”
Jason Bourne also stars Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, and Alicia Vikander. It hits theaters July 29.
Check out the trailer for Julia’s upcoming film, Great Gilly Hopkins. Plus a brand new promotional still!
Based on the book of the same name, “Gilly” Hopkins (Nélisse) is a mean, brash young girl who is headed for yet another foster home. She hates living with different people all the time and just wants to settle in with her birth mother. Gilly doesn’t like the look of her new foster mom, Trotter (Kathy Bates) and decides she is going to hate her for the rest of her life.
But then, when Nonnie (Glenn Close), comes to Trotter’s house and tells her that she will take Gilly home…and that’s when she realizes that she really wants to be with Trotter.
Daniel Alfredson’s claim to fame involves directing the second and third installments of the Swedish “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trilogy. But his forays into English language filmmaking haven’t fared so well. His last outing was the tepid “Kidnapping Mr. Heineken,” which was followed by “Go With Me,” which premiered last September at the Venice Film Festival to a lukewarm response.
Based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr, and starring Julia Stiles, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook, the story follows a young woman who is assaulted and stalked by local logging town thug Blackway. She refuses to leave town, and a posse of sorts comes together to take on Blackway.
Go With Me opens on April 22nd. Check out the first international trailer below, and view the screencaps here.
Julia Stiles first met Leah Siegel—half of synth-pop duo Leisure Cruise and daughter of NPR’s Robert Siegel—back in 2012, when the two of them performed together in Sarah Sophie Flicker and Karen Elson’s The Citizens Band. Siegel ran into Dave Hodge, the other half of Leisure Cruise and a frequent Feist collaborator, at a café not long later. After Siegel and Hodge decided to write and record together, Stiles became the new band’s very first fan. And that’s how the three of them came to film the video for Leisure Cruise’s toe-tappy song “Crime Tip,” premiering today exclusively on Vogue.com.
The video finds Stiles inhabiting the character of a dangerous film noir seductress who happens to be the object of affection of a Scotch-drinking P.I. played by performance artist Jon Morris (of Fuerzabruta). As one might expect, she turns the tables on him, and then the glitter comes out, and things get really weird. Director Michael McQuilken conceived of the script with Stiles in mind, and she didn’t hesitate to take on the part. “A film noir–turns–twisted fairy-tale nightmare? Red lips and gold lamé? Yes please!” Stiles told us by email. “I just wish I could audition to play the tambourine for them.” So do we, Julia. So do we.
As promised the trailer for the new web series Paloma, written and directed by Julia, was released today. You can watch the trailer below. The series will premiere June 7th on the Wigs network, and you will be able to watch it on their YouTube channel. Looking forward to watching the series.