According to The Wrap, ‘Mainstream’ has been bought by IFC and will be released both in theatres and on demand on May 7.
IFC Films has picked up the North American rights to “Mainstream,” the second film from director Gia Coppola.
Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke star in the film about the dark side of viral internet fame. “Mainstream” first premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and was a selection of last year’s Telluride. IFC will now release it in theaters and on demand on May 7, 2021.
In “Mainstream,” Hawke plays a young woman who thinks she’s found a path to internet stardom when she starts making YouTube videos with a charismatic stranger, played by Garfield. But the dark side of viral celebrity soon threatens to ruin them both. Nat Wolff, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Schwartzman and Alexa Demie also star.
According to The Wrap, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’, Andrew’s new film about televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, will be released on September 24.
Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield’s “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” a biopic about Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, will be released on Sept. 24, Searchlight announced on Thursday.
The film will be based on the documentary of the same name that was directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato from World of Wonder. Abe Sylvia wrote the script for the feature. Chastain is producing alongside her producing partner Kelly Carmichael through their Freckle Films production banner, and Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane through their MWM Studios are also producing. Jordana Mollick is executive producing.
According to Deadline, Andrew is to possibly star in a new ‘Brideshead Revisited’ mini-series for the BBC, directed by Luca Guadagnino.
The BBC is planning the latest reimagining of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel Brideshead Revisited, with Parade’s End producer Mammoth Screen attaching Call Me By Your Name helmer Luca Guadagnino to write and direct.
The Daily Mail reported that HBO and a stellar cast — including Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Garfield — have signed up for the Brideshead Revisited remake, though Deadline understands that this is premature.
Just in time for Andrew’s birthday, The Film Stage has released the first still from ‘Mainstream’ along with a synposis. You can see the still in the gallery and read the synopsis below.
Just above Hollywood boulevard, lives FRANKIE (Maya Hawke) a young woman in her early 20s trying to navigate who she wants to be. With the death of Frankie’s father still lingering, Frankie knows she wants to do something of meaning but isn’t sure how and with the world in a current state of so much content and narcissism, it’s hard to not “compare and despair.” Stuck working as a bartender at a corner comedy club with her best friend JAKE (Nat Wolff) Frankie questions what people today really value.
It isn’t until she has a few cosmic run ins with the mysterious LINK (Andrew Garfield), a man that seems to live life without rules that it inspires Frankie to film him and upload his anti-mainstream rants onto the internet. Together, with the help of Jake, this unlikely band of outsiders rise to internet stardom.
However, it’s hard to stay sane when the pressure of relevancy becomes important and new characters, like manager MARK, (Jason Schwartzman) start making demands to bring in money. To make matters more complicated, Frankie and Link start getting romantically entwined. Frankie watches as Link becomes the epitome of everything he once denounced. It isn’t until Link publicly humiliates a young fan ISABEL (Alexa Demie) and Jake quits the team that Frankie really questions if she is also becoming the monster she helped create.
A love story of being in love with someone who doesn’t love themselves set against the new emerging culture of today’s world.
According to Variety, ‘Mainstream’ will premiere at the Venice Film Festival as part of the Horizons section. The festival will take place from September 2 – 12.
The Horizons section will also see U.S. director Gia Coppola (“Palo Alto”) return to Venice, this time with “Mainstream,” a cautionary tale about the devastating power of social media, according to promotional materials. The cast comprises Andrew Garfield and Jason Schwartzman.
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