At an iconic Richard Neutra house, a dozen stars channeled the spirit of 70s cinema while discussing their personal style, flaws, room-service orders, happy places, movie characters, and much, much more.
HOMETOWN: New York City.
NICKNAMES: Kate and Pony.
STYLE ICONS: Lee Miller, Slim Keith, Amelia Earhart, John Updike, Buster Keaton, James Baldwin, Greta Garbo, Ian Curtis, Bill Cunningham, Lee Radziwill, Lauren Hutton, Humphrey Bogart, Tony Leung in In the Mood for Love.
FAVORITE ACCESSORY: Prescription sunglasses.
FAVORITE FLAW: Extra lumbar vertebra.
FAVORITE ACTORS, LIVING OR DEAD: “My dad” [actor Sam], Geraldine Page, Giulietta Masina, Katrin Cartlidge, John Cazale, Bill Murray.
UP NEXT: The Current War, with Benedict Cumberbatch.
Jonah Hill is already shooting his directorial debut, coming-of-age tale Mid-90s. But he’s had to make a change to one of the leads, with Katherine Waterston taking over for the previously-cast Michelle Williams.
Written by Hill, the film sees a boy named Stevie (Sunny Suljic) learning life lessons in Los Angeles in the 1990s, spending time with his skateboarding friends and navigating the tricky waters of drinking, drugs, sex and peer pressure on the edge of his teenage years.
Waterston is his mother, a co-dependent single mother struggling to make ends meet. And while Williams is no longer aboard, one of her former Manchester By The Sea cast mates, Lucas Hedges, remains attached as Stevie’s older brother.
Hill and Suljic have a history, having worked on Gus Van Sant’s latest, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot. As for Waterston, she was last seen in Alien: Covenant and will appear in Logan Lucky (out 25 August) and the Fantastic Beasts sequel.
The stars hit EW PopFest to show off the new Harry Potter film, and discuss the franchise’s future
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Magic came to EW PopFest on Sunday via sneak peeks at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, presented by stars Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston.
Four clips were shown in total, and the first saw Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander arriving to New York; the second introduced one of Newt’s many beasts to the screen; the third offered a look inside his mysterious case; and the fourth had Ezra Miller – who plays Credence Barebone in the film and was, according to Redmayne, the biggest Harry Potter fan on set – discussing a potential connection between the film and Gellert Grindelwald, a dangerous wizard of the 20th century whom Albus Dumbledore fought with in a duel that made him the master of the Elder Wand.
In addition to the new footage, which was shown exclusively to EW PopFest attendees, Redmayne and Waterson (who plays Porpentina Goldstein) addressed the recent news that there will be five total Fantastic Beasts movies, up from the expected three. “When she said we were doing five, that was news to us… there’s so much that we’re not privy to,” Waterston said of Harry Potter author and Fantastic Beasts screenwriter J.K. Rowling’s recent announcement.
“The thing is that it’s [Rowling’s] imagination,” Redmayne added. “She has such a passion for it and a specific story that she wants to tell and we get glimpses into that, and as Katherine said, it’s insanely exhilarating when that happens. I think Fantastic Beasts the title and Newt and his creatures are a way into this world, but there’s a much bigger story here about good versus evil that she wants to tell, and you haven’t seen much of it in the trailers and the clips of the film. But it’s really a core of the story that she’s telling and it has an epic, epic quality to it. … So I do see that [Fantastic Beasts] is a macro story that could take more time.”
Directed by David Yates, the prequel to the Harry Potter series centers on Scamander (Redmayne) as he gets to New York City in 1926 with a magical case full of fantastic beasts, creatures he must retrieve upon their getting loose. The film also stars Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and more, and flies into theaters on Nov. 18.
Following a breakup with her boyfriend and the death of her father, a young woman retreats to a friend’s remote holiday home, where tensions run high. Dark psychological thriller starring Elisabeth Moss.
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Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston join Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky
Steven Soderbergh has two more reasons to feel fortunate: The director’s NASCAR-themed heist film Logan Lucky has added Hilary Swank to its cast, and Katherine Waterston is also in talks for a role, EW can confirm.
The Million Dollar Baby leading lady and the Inherent Vice actress join a star-studded ensemble that also includes Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katherine Heigl, Seth MacFarlane, and Riley Keough.
Marking Soderbergh’s return to feature filmmaking after a three-year hiatus, Logan Lucky is to tell the story of two brothers trying to pull off a robbery at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
Pre-production shooting began last month at the Coca-Cola 600, and the film is tentatively scheduled to arrive in fall 2017.
Swank’s other screen projects in the works include the courtroom drama 55 Steps and Alejandro G. Inarritu’s TV series The One Percent. Waterston will be seen in the upcoming films Alien: Covenant and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Deadline first reported Swank’s casting, and the Playlist first reported Waterston’s.
EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Waterston, who co-starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, is set to star in Alien: Covenant, the Ridley Scott-directed sequel to his Prometheus. In what will be the biggest role of her career to date, Waterston has been cast as the lead, Daniels.
Scott, of course, had put the 20th Century Fox project on hold to do The Martian, which is in the thick of the awards-season race. Covenant is his next pic. Specific plot details are being closely guarded, but it is believed to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise. But in fact it’s a dark, dangerous world whose the only inhabitant is David (Michael Fassbender), the “synthetic” and survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Covenant is believed to be the first in a conceived trilogy of new films that will link the events of Prometheus with the Scott-directed 1979 classic Alien.
Waterston is next up in the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them with Eddie Redmayne. She also co-starred in Steve Jobs.
She’s repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.