Imogen Poots has joined the cast of the HBO limited series “I Know This Much Is True,” along with Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Juliette Lewis, and Kathryn Hahn. HBO has given a production commitment to the six-episode drama, which stars and is executive produced by Mark Ruffalo. The family drama follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness, taking place against the backdrop of 20th century America. It is based on the book of the same name by Wally Lamb, who is also serving as an executive producer on the project.
Ruffalo stars as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, with Poots playing Joy Hanks, Dominick’s live-in girlfriend. Leo stars as Ma (Concettina Ipolita Tempesta Birdsey), Dominick and Thomas’ mother; O’Donnell as Lisa Sheffer, a social worker at the Hatch Forensic Institute, where Thomas is staying; Panjabi portrays Dr. Patel, Thomas’ newly appointed psychologist; Lewis is Nedra Frank, a self-absorbed grad student hired by Dominick; and Hahn is Dessa Constantine, Dominick’s ex-wife.
Alex Wolff and Imogen Poots have been tapped to lead writer/director Joey Klein’s crime drama “Castle in the Ground“, which is being produced by William Woods via his Woods Entertainment banner and Michael Solomon of Band With Pictures. Production is currently underway in Sudbury, Canada.
The plot follows a teenager Henry who, after the untimely death of his mother, befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor Ana, who embroils Henry in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town.
Andra Gordon of American Entertainment Investors, who developed the project with Woods and Solomon, will serve as executive producer alongside Tom Spriggs, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, George Stranahan, John Hansen, Mark Gingras, and John Laing. The pic marks the first project for from financing company Line 200, who financed the film along with Ontario Creates, NOHFC, and Telefilm.
The post-apocalyptic action-horror is the first English-language film from Japanese auteur Sion Sono. Imogen Poots has joined Nicolas Cage in Japanese auteur Sion Sono’s first English-language feature, the post-apocalyptic action-horror film Prisoners of the Ghostland, which XYZ is shopping in Berlin. Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management have also boarded the project, written by Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai, to produce and fully finance. Described by Cage himself as possibly his “wildest movie” ever — and this after his insane blood-soaked psychedelic 2018 hit Mandy — Prisoners of the Ghostland is billed as an “East meets West vortex of beauty and violence.”
When a notorious criminal, Hero (Cage), is sent to rescue an abducted girl (Poots) who has disappeared into a dark supernatural universe, they must break the evil curse that binds them and escape the mysterious revenants that rule the Ghostland.
The film — slated to start shooting this spring — is being produced by Laura Rister for Untitled Entertainment; Michael Mendelsohn for Patriot Pictures/UPCM; Ko Mori for Eleven Arts; Reza Sixo Safai of Black Light District Entertainment; and Nate Bolotin for XYZ Films.
FX’s “Y: The Last Man” pilot has set its main cast. Imogen Poots has signed on to star in the drama series pilot, which is simply titled “Y,” along with Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland.
Based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the project traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.
Poots will play Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister. She is a tough and confident EMT who nurses a deep emotional trauma that often leads her to cross personal and professional lines.
Poots broke out in the film “28 Weeks Later,” and has gone on to star in films like “Green Room,” “Knight of Cups,” and “I Kill Giants.” Her television credits include Showtime’s “Roadies,” BBC’s “Miss Austen Regrets,” and BBC’s “Christopher and His Kind.” She is repped by CAA and Troika.
Keoghan will play Yorick Brown, the main character from the graphic novels on which the show is based. He is described as a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems who may be the lone male survivor of a worldwide plague.
Keoghan is known for his roles in films like Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” Both roles earned him a spot on Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch” for 2017. He is repped by WME, Management 360, and Troika.
Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg are set to star in Vivarium, a sci-fi thriller from Without Name helmer Lorcan Finnegan. XYZ Films is exec producing and handling world sales which kick off in Cannes next week. Production starts in Ireland in July. This marks Poots’ and Eisengerg’s third collaboration after 2009’s Solitary Man and upcoming film “The Art of Self Defense”.
Poots will play a young woman who, along with her fiancé (Eisenberg), is in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple becomes trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child.
Poots recently starred in Jamie Dagg’s Sweet Virginia and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room. She’ll next be seen in The Art of Self-Defense which also stars Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola. She’s repped by CAA, Troika, and Morris Yorn.
Oscar nominee Eisenberg will next star in Resistance, which shoots later this year. He’s also got Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project in post. Eisenberg is repped by CAA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
Finnegan’s debut feature Without Name, an ecological horror-thriller, premiered in Toronto in 2016. XYZ also handled North American sales on that film.
XYZ’s Cannes slate includes survival thriller Titan, Midnight Screening Arctic and Mandy in Directors’ Fortnight.
Fantastic Films’ Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell will produce in co-production with Belgium’s Frakas Productions and Denmark’s PingPong Film. Vivarium also gets additional support from the Irish Film Board, Wallimage, the Danish Film Institute and Eurimages. It was developed with the support of the Creative Europe Media Programme of the European Union, Film4 and Frontières.
Imogen’s most recent movie “I Kill Giants” directed by Anders Walter and writted by Joe Kelly also starring Zoe Saldana and Madison Woolfe in currently in select theaters and on Itunes! It will be released in April in the United Kingdom, as soon as we know more we’ll let you know! So watch it cause it’s an awesome movie and also to show your support for Imogen! We also added the russian poster for the film (below) and 7 new production stills you can take a look at in the photogallery. Below the list of select theaters in the United States:
Los Angeles, CA | La Emmle Music Hall New York, NY | Village East Atlanta, GA | AMC Conyers Crossing Dallas TX | AMC Hickory Creek Miami FL | AMC Pompano Beach Minneapolis, MN | AMC Apple Valley San Francisco, CA | AMC Deer Valley Chicago, IL | AMC Woodridge Detroit, MI | AMC Southfield Philadelphia, PA | AMC Neshaminy Kansas City, MO | Screenland Armour Columbus, OH | Gateway Film Center
The line between fantasy and reality blurs in the first full trailer for I Kill Giants. Based on the popular 2008 graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura, the film stars The Conjuring 2 star Madison Wolfe as Barbara Thorson, a troubled teenage girl in bunny ears who escapes the difficult realities in her life by retreating into a magical world where she battles monstrous giants. Is she the only one in town who can see the dangerous giants lurking in their midst? Or are dangerous delusions driving her to hurt the people she holds dearest — her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade), her older sister (Imogen Poots) and her well-meaning school counselor (Zoe Saldana). I Kill Giants premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last year, where it earned strong reviews across the board as a fantasy adventure meets coming-of-age drama. Original writer Joe Kelly returns to pen the screenplay with Anders Walter directing. Check out the first trailer below.
“Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) is a teenage girl who escapes the realities of school and a troubled family life by retreating into her magical world of fighting evil giants. With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school counselor (Zoe Saldana), Barbara learns to face her fears and battle the giants that threaten her world.”
The film arrives in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on March 23, 2018.