A new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and the first trailer for Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans; A moment of appreciation for movie star Harry Styles and his new mustache; Gia Coppola is directing a documentary about boyband fangirls. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.
More Paul Mescal, Please: The Normal People and The Lost Daughter star — and boyfriend of soft goth alternative music icon Phoebe Bridgers — is in a new Cannes hit film called Aftersun, and it’s just been acquired by A24, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s the directorial debut of Charlotte Wells and it also stars newcomer Frankie Corio. The film takes place in the late ’90s, finding a young father on vacation in Turkey with his daughter while also looking back on their relationship as adults 20 years later.
The Gray Man Trailer: Ryan Gosling sizzles in the trailer for his new action-packed Netflix spy-thriller The Gray Man. He plays Six, an ex-con hired by the CIA to do their bidding as a hitman. But suddenly, he finds himself on the run from a whole bunch of other hitmen, including one particularly deranged, mustachioed Chris Evans. Watch the trailer below, and look for it in theaters on July 15 and on Netflix July 22.
Speaking of Mustachioed Men: Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman star Harry Styles now counts himself among them.
If You Need Further Proof: Or just want to look at more pictures of Harry Styles and his magnificent mustache, Twitter has plenty.
HARRY'S HOUSE IS MOUSTACHE HARRY pic.twitter.com/dDHUXA1y7j
— jade in spain🌷 (@_purplejade_) May 20, 2022
God Bless the Fangirl: Gia Coppola, maker of delicious orange wine, granddaughter of The Godfather director Frances Ford Coppola, niece of fellow director Sofia Coppola, and cousin of Nicolas Cage, is directing a documentary about fangirls of boybands. It’s called superfans: screaming. crying. throwing up. (Yes, it’s all lower-case on purpose.) Coppola is also producing it for entertainment studio XTR as well as Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films through her company Detour, according to Deadline. It’s based on a book by journalist Maria Sherman called Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS.
Mainstream: Here’s our interview with Coppola about her last film, Mainstream, starring Andrew Garfield as an influencer gone mad and Maya Hawke as the woman behind the monster.
Julia Roberts’s Advice to Actors: Is never to take advice from actors. “When people say, ‘What advice would you give to an actor?,’ I would say the first thing I would say to any actor is don’t take advice from actors. It would be the worst thing to do because we all have our unique experience,” Roberts told Variety at Cannes. I highly recommend checking out the rest of the very thoughtful interview.
Hold Your Fire: If you haven’t seen it yet, Stefan Forbes and Fab 5 Freddy’s documentary about a hostage negotiation in 1973 Brooklyn is not one to miss. Check out Forbes’ interview on the Factual America podcast here and Fab 5 Freddy’s interview on our own MovieMaker podcast here.
Second Elvis Trailer: Warner Bros. has dropped the second trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis starring Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge and Tom Hanks, and it delves into the controversial nature of Elvis’s hip-swingin’ early career. I’m very much looking forward to this. Check it out here:
Main Image: The Gray Man (2022). Ryan Gosling as Six. Photo Credit: Paul Abell/Netflix.