Skarsgård Reunited With Watson In Chernobyl

Five-part HBO drama Chernobyl will reunite Stellan Skarsgård (Insomnia) with Emily Watson (Apple Tree Yard), who last starred together in Lars von Trier's 1996 Cannes Grand Prix winner Breaking The Waves. Written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman) and directed by Johan Renck (The Last Panthers), Chernobyl follows those who investigated the catastrophic nuclear power station disaster of 1986, reveals how and why it happened, and tells the remarkable stories of those who risked their lives to save others. Energy Minister Boris Shcherbina

Ruben Östlund Joins Beijing Film Festival Jury

Oscar nominated director Ruben Östlund (The Square) has been invited to join an international jury for the Tiantan Awards, the main competition of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival (15 - 22 April). This year's nominees have yet to be announced, but in 2017 the Tiantan Awards received 424 entries from 59 countries and regions across six continents, comprising 274 international films and 150 domestic films with rich and diverse subjects that mirror the festival's core values of Beauty In Variety

Malin Åkerman To Star In Tomas Ledin Musical

During a press conference in Stockholm it was announced that the songs of Tomas Ledin are to be crafted into a romantic musical comedy starring Malin Åkerman (Billions), entitled En del av mitt hjärta (A Part Of My Heart). Malin Åkerman plays Sensuella isabella, a powerful woman who works in Stockholm's financial district. But when she returns to her hometown for a wedding, she enters into a love triangle with an old flame (Christian Hillborg) and his fiancée (Shima Niavarani), and

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