THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Olga Kurylenko will star at the titular character in the crime thriller Jane Millen, written and directed by Cynthia Mort (Nina, The Brave One).
The story centers on Jane (Kurylenko), a seasoned cop battling her own demons. She is put on a suspicious murder case of an affluent couple who got mixed up with the wrong man, and as her investigation takes her down a rabbit hole, affairs, jealousies and dark secrets emerge that threaten to involve her own private life.
13 Films president Tannaz Anisi is producing the pic alongside Karen Kehela Sherwood (A Beautiful Mind, Blue Crush, Inside Man) and former Endgame executive Greg Schenz. Jai Khanna of Brillstein Entertainment Partners is serving as executive producer.
The film, slated to begin production in April, will be introduced to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market by 13 Films, which is structuring the financing and packaging of the project as well as handling worldwide sales.
“Olga’s experience in portraying strong, complicated characters, as well as the depth of her talent, not only inspires tremendous confidence, but also great excitement about what she will bring to this role,” Mort said Tuesday in a statement.
Mort wrote the crime thriller The Brave One for Warner Bros., which earned star Jodie Foster a Golden Globe nomination. Mort most recently wrote and directed the Nina Simone biopic Nina, starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo.
Kurylenko was most recently seen in Giuseppe Tornatore’s La Corrispondenza with Jeremy Irons and A Perfect Day co-starring Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins, which debuted at Cannes in 2015. Her credits include The November Man co-starring Pierce Brosnan, Oblivion with Tom Cruise, Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder and Quantum of Solace opposite Daniel Craig. Kurylenko is repped by WME and Tavistock Wood Management in the U.K.
I’ve updated the gallery with some photos from earlier this week of Olga looking lovely at the Christian Dior S/S 2017 Cruise Collection Show–which was held at Blenheim Palace in London. The event attracted other famous faces including Elizabeth Olsen, Juno Temple and Kate Beckinsale.
Public Appearances > Events in 2016 > Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017 Cruise Collection Show
Public Appearances > Events in 2016 > Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017 Cruise Collection After Party
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Armando Iannucci’s first post-Veep feature film project, The Death of Stalin, has lined up an all-star cast.
Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Dalton, Toby Kebbel, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough are in advanced negotiations to star, producers Gaumont confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Quad Films is developing the project, which is adapted from the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin set during the chaotic days of political infighting that followed the 1953 death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
Buscemi will play Nikita Khrushchev, while Tambor will star as Georgy Malenkov and Dalton as Georgy Zhukov.
I’ve added photos of Olga attending today’s EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London. She looks absolutely beautiful–which should come as no surprise, but it’s always great to see her at high profile events like this. Be sure to check out the photos in the gallery, and I’ll do my best to track down further additions.
In case you haven’t seen them already, Olga is featured in a new editorial for the latest issue of Glamour Italia. I adore this shoot, it’s one of her best recent sessions for me. I’ll do my best to provide further coverage from the magazine as it becomes available.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots in 2016 > Session 001 – Glamour Italia
I’ve added some gorgeous photos of Olga attending the Christian Dior show at Paris Fashion Week on Monday (Jan. 25). Doesn’t she look beautiful? Click the images below to view the full set.
Public Appearances > Events in 2016 > Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture – Christian Dior Presentation
I’ve uploaded some lovely new photos of Olga and her La Corrispondenza co-star, Jeremy Irons attending a photocall for the film today in Rome. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > Events in 2016 > ‘La Corrispondenza’ Photocall in Rome
Four additional stills of Olga in her upcoming film, Momentum have been added to the gallery. Be sure to take a look.
Movie Productions > Momentum (2015) > Stills
I’ve updated the gallery with two gorgeous photos of Olga in a promoshoot for The November Man. Sadly they are not the best quality but if I do come across them in a larger size, I’ll be sure to replace the current versions. Enjoy!
Movie Productions > The November Man (2014) > Promoshoot
I have finally added screen captures of Olga’s role as Headmistress Ellen Kirova in last year’s Vampire Academy to the gallery. Sadly, her part is quite small and although she elevates the scenes that she appears in, there just isn’t enough of her to make the movie worthwhile–for me at least. It’s an entertaining watch, especially if you’re into the book series, but definitely not one I would rewatch again in the near future. However, one thing we can surely all agree on is that she looks beautiful as always. Enjoy the captures!
Movie Productions > Vampire Academy (2014) > Blu-ray Screen Captures
I have updated the gallery with additional stills and posters from Olga’s upcoming film, Momentum–which is due for a likely limited theatrical release this fall followed by a televised premiere on Starz early next year. Can’t wait to see it! Enjoy the photos.
Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.
Over the weekend I began working on the missing photos in our movie productions section of the gallery, and you can now find screen captures from the Blu-ray edition of The November Man–complete with bonus material. The film itself is a pretty standard action-thriller, and unfortunately Olga isn’t given much of a chance to shine (although she does look alarmingly beautiful).
Movie Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Screen Captures
Movie Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Features – Bringing Belgrade to the Big Screen
Movie Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Features – Brosnan is Back
Movie Productions > The November Man (2014) > Blu-ray Features – The Making of ‘The November Man’