Alice Eve attends 17th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards at Bad Robot on March 09, 2023 in Santa Monica, California.
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Alice Eve attends 17th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards at Bad Robot on March 09, 2023 in Santa Monica, California.
Alice Eve (Belgravia), Shelley Hennig (Unfriended) and Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) have signed on to star in Jon Keeyes’ thriller The Last Girl for Yale Entertainment, which will head into production in Ireland this summer.
In the film written by Charles Burnley, Eve plays a private investigator forced into a dangerous alliance with a killer (Hennig) in order to uncover a quiet town’s grisly criminal underbelly and clear the name of her mentor (Banderas), who is implicated in the crimes.
Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, and Michael J. Rothstein are producing for Yale Entertainment, along with Richard Bolger and Conor Barry from Hail Mary Pictures, and Richard Clabaugh. Executive producers include Jesse Korman and Jeffrey Tussi from Yale, Nick Donnermeyer from Yale’s Great Escape, BondIt’s Luke Taylor and Matthew Helderman, Kurt Ebner, Stephen Braun, Kade Thomas, Jason Kringstein, Scott Levenson, Richard Switzer, Colby Cote, Lee Broda, Aden Darmody, Will Hirschfeld, Luke Daniels, Shaun Sanghani, Tyler Konney, and Grant Johnson. Yale’s recently launched sales banner Great Escape, led by Donnermeyer, will handle worldwide sales.
Eve recently starred in Epix’s limited series Belgravia from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and next will be seen in Prime Video’s drama series The Power. The actress just wrapped roles in the action-comedy Freelance, with John Cena and Alison Brie, as well as the horror film The Queen Mary. Additional credits include Netflix’s Black Mirror and Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
Hennig is known for roles in the horror film Unfriended, the MTV series Teen Wolf and the Netflix rom-com When We First Met with Adam Devine and Alexandra Daddario. She also starred in the Hulu series Dollface with Kat Dennigs and the Netflix series The Woman in the House with Kristen Bell, recently wrapped filming on Teen Wolf: The Movie and can currently be seen starring in the supernatural comedy Gatlopp.
Banderas’ decades-long career has spanned stage and screen, in both the United States and his native Spain. He’s a frequent collaborator of iconic Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar who has starred in a number of his most notable titles, including Pain and Glory, for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, also landing an Academy Award nomination in the same category. He can currently be seen starring with Penelope Cruz in the Spanish comedy Official Competition, is set to return as the voice of Puss in Boots in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and next year stars in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.
Keeyes serves as Head of Production at Yale Productions and has previously directed features including The Survivalist, Rogue Hostage, The Harrowing, Element, Phobia and Doom Room, among others. Other upcoming projects from the filmmaker include the thriller Code Name Banshee with Banderas and Jaime King, and the dramedy Butterscotch.
Other upcoming projects from Yale Entertainment include the recently-wrapped thriller The Kill Room, starring Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Manganiello and Maya Hawke, writer-director David Duchovny’s adaptation of his novel Bucky F*cking Dent, in which he’ll also star, and Brittany Snow’s feature directorial debut, September 17th.
Eve is represented by CAA, Independent Talent Group in the UK, Alchemy Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Hennig by APA, Alchemy Entertainment, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Banderas by NuCo Media Group and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum; and Yale Entertainment by APA.
Alice Eve attends the launch of Galerie Behnam-Bakhtiar and the private view of ‘Human Being, Being Human’ by Farzad Kohan on December 05, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco.
Alice Eve attends The Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England.
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When celebrities hang out with Bustle writers, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Replicas star Alice Eve is leaving her mark in the Bustle Booth.
Alice Eve isn’t afraid of the future, even though her new film, out in theaters now, could reasonably give a person cause for concern. The actor, who also played Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness, Typhoid Mary in Iron Fist Season 2, and starred opposite Chris Evans in his directorial debut Away We Go, essentially plays two characters in Replicas: Mona, a doctor and mother who’s supportive of her husband Will’s (Keanu Reeves) research into a new form of life extension and the “replicated” version of Mona that Will creates after she and their children die in a car accident. It’s an unsettling notion, the idea of being brought back to life in a lab. But Eve, who believes that “the only thing that will avoid our extinction is thinking forward,” isn’t so sure that an advancement like that would fundamentally change humanity.
“This is often the case with evolution. It might not be as big a change as we think. We might suddenly move into replication and be like, ‘Yeah, Grandma’s back,'” she reasons, laughing. “We can kind of adapt. We’re so adaptable as a species.”
Though her credits also include West End and Broadway stage productions, romantic comedies, and period TV dramas, Eve keeps returning to science fiction for this very reason. The questions that films like Replicas raise about “playing god,” cloning, and “the ethics of these things” are personally interesting to her. “I like to think ahead,” she says, rightfully pointing out that the scientific community is already wrestling with these ideas.And, like any self-respecting science fiction buff, Eve is a huge fan of her most recent costar, legendary in the genre for his work on the Matrix films. Working with Reeves is the first draw to Replicas that she mentions, though she had to put some work in when it came to forging a personal relationship with the famously reserved actor.
“He’s a super private guy, and he’s definitely hard to get to know. But also very polite, so it’s not like he’s unpleasant in any way,” she says. “So, it definitely began where we wouldn’t talk, and then I just decided, ‘I’m just gonna tell him everything about my life, because otherwise we’re not gonna be friends.’ And then he became a confidante of sorts, and he was able to express his interests and his questions about romance and his questions about his dating life.”
The young actors who play the couple’s children, meanwhile, were mostly interested in “what Keanu did on his motorbikes and how he did these rides that gave him these scars,” Eve remembers.
On the professional side, the actor recalls adding her input to ensure that Mona didn’t seem to be “serving her genius husband,” but rather was seen as an equal intellect, who advises him from her own position of expertise. Having Mona be a physician wasn’t a point of contention, it seems, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t some healthy discussion on the set between her and Reeves, who’s also a producer on the film. “I would say, ‘I don’t want to do it like that,’ and he would say, ‘I think you should,’ and maybe we would get heated but we never fell out,” she says. “But I definitely held my corner, and I felt that he was supportive.”
Particularly, Eve questioned the way that post-replication Mona responds to hearing what happened to her — she seems to take it in stride. “I feel like I personally would have held more of a grudge and found it harder to forgive, but at the same time, if somebody brought you back from the dead, you’d be a bit like, ‘Damn, you love me,'” she says. In a strange, twisted way, Eve thinks it’s “kind of the most romantic thing you can do.”
“And compromises can be made,” she adds. “If you did bring someone back, and they weren’t completely the person they were or the person you hoped they would be, maybe you might learn to love that person anyway.”
From the heightened near future of Replicas, Eve will be seen next playing someone from our politically and socially heightened present. In Jay Roach’s Fair and Balanced, she plays Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt. And though the actor hasn’t met her real-life counterpart, she did, during her research, “fully immerse” herself in the channel, the behind-the-scenes of which the movie dramatizes. Taking in that much cable news sent Eve, who also recently swapped her iPhone for a “little Nokia” (she only misses Uber and her GPS, she tells me), back to written news, which she finds more inclusive of conflicting viewpoints.
“The news all feels like a movie to me now, even CNN,” she says. “I just feel that it’s bombastic, and so I just watched it like I watch… E News!” The movie will explore not only the fervor that Fox News has stoked in its viewers, but also the company culture under Roger Ailes, the former chairman and CEO who died in 2017, not long after he was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct — and of cultivating a misogynistic working environment — by several women who’d been employed by the network. (He denied all allegations.) The biopic is not a movie for just conservatives or just liberals, however. If viewers are interested in “the people inside” the news behemoth, they’ll find something in Fair and Balanced, Eve predicts, “regardless of how they think healthcare should be run.”
Still, cable news isn’t Eve’s thing. But her Bustle Booth answers reveal what she is into, including Matthew McConaughey movies and random Bill Murray encounters.
ITV has set the core cast for Belgravia. Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs, Living The Dream), Harriet Walter (Law & Order: UK, The Crown) and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, She’s Out Of My League) have all signed on to star in the six episode adaptation of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ novel.
Belgravia is a story of secrets and dishonour amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode.
Rounding out the cast of the series is Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), Richard Goulding (The Windsors), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Adam James (Band of Brothers), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner) and Saskia Reeves (Luther).
The drama series, which is based on the 2016 novel of the same name, is set up at Downton indie Carnival Films. Fellowes himself is adapting the novel for television and he will also serve as an executive producer alongside Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Liz Trubridge.
Epix is co-producing and will air the series state-side. Filming will take place at a range of stunning Victorian locations in London and the home counties, Edinburgh, Bath and Northumberland. Sense & Sensibility helmer John Alexander is attached to direct. NBCUniversal International Distribution will handle global sales. Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) is the series producer.