Tuva Novotny In Alex Garland Sci-fi Annihilation

Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Annihilation, which stars Tuva Novotny (Dag) alongside Natalie Portman, is now available to stream on Netflix outside of the US and Canada, where it opened in theatres last month. Biologist Lena's (Natalie Portman) husband vanishes during a secret military mission and is presumed dead. But when he returns home ill, she is determined to find out what happened to him. Psychologist Doctor Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) explains that Lena's husband was investigating a mysterious, shimmering region sealed off

Bill Skarsgård To Lead Dark Comedy Thriller Villains

Bill Skarsgård (IT) is set to star alongside Maika Monroe (It Follows) in Villains, a darkly comedic thriller written and directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (The Stakelander). Villains follows a pair of amateur criminals who break into a suburban home, and stumble upon a young girl chained up in the basement. However, the two sadistic homeowners will do anything to make sure that their dark secret remains hidden. Skarsgård is best known for his role as Pennywise The Clown in

Showtime To Remake Nordic Noir Comedy Fallet

Showtime is developing a US version of hit SVT comedy Fallet (The Case), a darkly comedic take on the Nordic noir genre which follows an awkward Swedish police officer and her cowardly British counterpart as they work together to solve a gruesome murder. It won Best Comedy Drama at the C21 International Drama Awards last year. In the original, Sophie Borg (Lisa Henni) is a true Nordic Noir heroine. She is a loner who does not trust anyone, she has all

Amateurs & Saint Bernard To Compete At Tribeca

Swedish feature Amateurs (Amatörer) by Gabriela Pichler, and Danish comedy The Saint Bernard Syndicate (Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet) by satirist Mads Brügger have been selected for the International Narrative Competition at the 17th Tribeca Film Festival (18 - 29 April). Tribeca's Director of Programming, Cara Cusumano, said: "In a year that has reminded us more often of our divisions than our connections, this Festival's program embraces film's unique power to overcome differences – that connecting with stories not our own is the

Ruben Östlund Denied Oscar By Fantastic Woman

At the 90th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square was denied the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film by Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman (Chile), about a transgender singer who faces discrimination after the death of her boyfriend. Ruben Östlund told SVT: "We are fine about it... It's so hard to predict the outcome, so I didn't have any real expectations. I felt that An Amazing Woman was