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Today, Netflix has released the first still from their upcoming film To The Bone, a dramedy about one girl’s battle with anorexia, starring Lily Collins. The image is frightening in it’s depiction of a dangerously thin Collins standing on what appears to be a scale, a simultaneously lifeless and alarmed expression scrawled across her face.
To The Bone is an unconventional film about eating disorders that subverts expectation, largely thank to a cast of heavyweights that put on the charm even in the context of such a heavy subject. Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, and Lili Taylor are among the acting legends rounding out the cast.
Perhaps most exciting is who Netflix has tapped to direct the project: TV veteran and Emmy nominee Marti Noxon, whose previous credits include such smashes as the addictive “UnReal,” the impossibly charming “Glee,” and the eternally classic “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”
The film, out later this summer, is just one in a series of projects being distributed exclusively through Netflix. Most notably in recent weeks, the streaming service has once again proven its relevancy with the hit Selena Gomez-produced drama “13 Reasons Why,” currently Netflix’s most talked-about show on social media.
The new trailer for Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply has been released, and paints a picture of old school Hollywood romance that we can’t help but fervently proclaim we’re excited for. Beatty has been nominated for 14 Oscars, and won for Best Director for Reds (1981).
“I decided when I won a talent contest that maybe I’d give it a go in Hollywood,” Lily Collins explains at the clip opens. She stars as an aspiring Los Angeles starlet who falls for a young man Frank Forbes, played by the gorgeous Alden Ehrenreich. Both characters work for the billionaire filmmaker Howard Hughes, played by Beatty, and are thus forbidden to engage romantically. Naturally, the pair decide to break a few rules.
The all-star cast includes such heavy-hitters as Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Taissa Farmiga, Martin Sheen, Chace Crawford, and Candice Bergen. If this teaser is any indication, Rules Don’t Apply is poised to be the gorgeous, classic moviegoing experience we’ve been in dire need of.
“When you told me the rules don’t apply to me, you know, they don’t apply to you either,” Collins proclaims as the clip ends.
Watch the trailer below.
Rules Don’t Apply hits theaters November 23.
Do I have a treat for you! The trailer for Taylor Lautner’s first-ever star vehicle is here, and if you’re anything like me, you have crippling insecurities. But also, you’re really amped to watch this clip. The movie is called Abduction, and it exists entirely to introduce the world to a post-Twilight Lautner. In that sense, it succeeds mightily. Here’s an actor who will look awkward and forced when attempting to display genuine emotion (note the scene in the car opposite Sigourney Weaver), but will look totally badass when kicking out a window on a speeding train (note the scene where he kicks out a window on a speeding train).
Abduction is directed by John Singleton, and when I first heard about its basic plot, I was intrigued by its creepiness: high school kid sees his face on a missing persons site, realizes his parents aren’t actually his parents. Freaky, right? That’s how this trailer starts off, but it quickly descends into Bourne-lite territory, with shady government types, sniper rifles, and lots of broken glass. It also gives you a good look at future Snow White Lily Collins, who gets to play tag-along here, waiting for her chance to make out with the hero. Again, Abduction exists for two reasons: Taylor and Lautner. And that’s alright with me.