Writer-director returns to the directors chair after 2013’s blisteringly tense thriller Locke, which starred Tom Hardy and just a handful of voices. This time he’s combined the sublime talents of Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway to play ex lovers who hatch a murder plot in Serenity. (Sadly not linked to the 2005 Firefly film if the same name).
After being beaten by her husband one too many times, Hathaway shows up with her son to ask her ex McConaughey, playing a fishing boat captain, to take care of them. With this, she asks a favour in the form of murder. Her plan involves McConaughey taking her husband out on a fishing excursion and leaving him for dead in the shark infested waters. Expected in October, Serenity boasts of a supporting cast including Jason Clarke, Diane Lane and Dijmon Hounsou.
Amy Adams stars in the new HBO series, Sharp Objects coming to the small screen in July. Here’s the first full trailer for mini series based on Gillian Flynn’s novel.
Based on the book of the same name, Adams plays a reporter Camille Preaker from a small town who has recently come out of a brief stay at a psychological hospital and must return home to cover a violent double murder of two girls. Pretty light subject matter as you can see…
From what we can see in the trailer, Camille is battling her own demons, her family as well as trying to uncover the truth of what happened. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée who comes fresh off the set of Big Little Lies, he’s worked Flynn plus a number of other writers to bring all eight episodes to the small screen.
The limited series will air next month on HBO for America, so far no plans to release this in the UK but hopefully this will change. Patricia Clarkson also star as Camille’s mother and Chris Messina as Richard Willis, another detective interested in the case.