Industry News: Suspiria, Widows, Matthew Modine and More!
SUSPIRIA TRAILER ARRIVES: The first trailer for the sexy psychological thriller Suspiria has landed. The film hails from Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, and is an homage to the 1977 Dario Argento movie of the same name. The story follows a young dancer (Dakota Johnson), who discovers a sinister element at her dance company. Tilda Swinton also stars. Via Amazon Studios: "A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up." Suspiria drops November 2nd. (Vulture— Click our Twitter or Facebook buttons to share this link!)
WIDOWS TRAILER DROPS: Do not underestimate Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo. That’s the message in the first trailer for Steve McQueen’s Widows. The thriller from Regency Enterprises and 20thCentury Fox is co-written by the director and Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn. The film follows four women with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husband’s crimes. Widows takes a bow November 16th.
MATTHEW MODINE STARRING IN TEEN DRAMA CHANCE: Stranger Things star Matthew Modine is set to play a baseball coach in the indie family drama Chance. John B. Crye, a distribution exec with Wrekin Hill Entertainment and Newmarket Films, will make his feature directorial debut. The film is based on the life of local baseball star Chance Smith, who committed suicide at age 16 in 2012 after a breakup.
DISCOVERY NABS PGA TOUR GOLF DEAL: Discovery has scored a $2 billion deal to acquire the international television rights to PGA Tour golf through 2030. This is the latest high-profile sports agreement for the network, following its Olympics debut via its Eurosport division. The deal gives Discovery online and TV rights to more than 140 golf tournaments per year.
PENNY DREADFUL & REVOLUTIONARY ROAD PRODUCER PIPPA HARRIS NAMED BAFTA CHAIR: Penny Dreadful and Revolutionary Road producer Pippa Harris has been named chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. She will succeed Jane Lush.