Neil Jordan’s latest foray into TV drama sees him follow up The Borgias with another world of wealth, luxury and depravity. A still from Riviera has landed, offering a first look at its star Julia Stiles.
Fresh from another encounter with Jason Bourne in Jason Bourne, Stiles is centrepiecing the Sky Atlantic drama. She plays Georgina, a Midwesterner who was married to billionaire and art collector Constantine Clios until he was unhelpfully blown to bits on a yacht belonging to an oligarch.
This deadly deed is the catalyst for the gutsy American to delve into her husband’s own shady dealings. Inevitably, she finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into a potentially hostile and morally corrupt world.
“Georgina is the heroine of the piece,” explains Stiles. “The show takes you into the hidden world of the super-rich. It’s glamorous, it’s unpredictable. All is not what it seems.”
Co-starring are Adrian Lester as an art dealer called Robert Carver, Iwan Rheon, AKA Game Of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton (boo! Hiss! etc) as one of Constantine’s sons, and Chocolat’s Lena Olin. The latter is Constantine’s ex-wife, Irina, and presumably a key to helping Georgina unlock her dead husband’s murky past.
Co-written by Jordan and Booker Prize winner John Banville, Riviera will be airing in the UK, Ireland and Italy in 2017.
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.
Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has sold key foreign territories for “Go With Me,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles, Variety has learned exclusively.
The film, co-financed by Electric and Enderby Entertainment, is based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr. and was directed by Daniel Alfredsson from a script by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs.Producers are Rick Dugdale for Enderby Entertainment, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Jacobs and Hopkins.
The film was picked up for all Italian rights by Microcinema. Other newly sold territories include Central Park for Turkey, Cinemania in the former Yugoslavia, CMC Content in Taiwan, Films4You in Portugal, IPA in Thailand and Vietnam, Octo Arts in the Philippines, Shoval in Israel, Tanweer in Greece. Rights were previously sold in Spain, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
The film recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Electric will continue sales at the American Film Market.
Stiles portrays a woman newly returned to her Pacific Northwest hometown who becomes the subject of harassment by an ex-cop-turned-crimelord, played by Liotta. She enlists the help of an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his laconic young sidekick to go up her adversary.
We have also added a new still from the film, to the gallery.