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New film: Blonde

Garret has joined Andrew Dominik’s latest project, the Marilyn Monroe biopic produced by Plan B and Netflix. Dominik wrote the script, which is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ Blonde, a novel that reimagines Monroe’s inner life, and the film will also present a fictional portrait of her. Ana de Armas stars and is joined by more than a few familiar faces, among others Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Adrien Brody, Sara Paxton and Scoot McNairy. Deadline broke the news.

The film has been in development for a while and Dominik has dropped some interesting tidbits here and there in the last few years. Here is what he told Collider in late 2017:

What is it about that film and that story that’s made you stick with it all this time, and still want to get it made?
DOMINIK: I think that Blonde will be one of the ten best movies ever made. That’s why I want to do it.

Why do you think that is?
DOMINIK: It’s a film about the human condition. It tells the story of how a childhood trauma shapes an adult who’s split between a public and a private self. It’s basically the story of every human being, but it’s using a certain sense of association that we have with something very familiar, just through media exposure. It takes all of those things and turns the meanings of them inside out, according to how she feels, which is basically how we live. It’s how we all operate in the world. It just seems to me to be very resonant. I think the project has got a lot of really exciting possibilities, in terms of what can be done, cinematically.

Blonde is already in production. You can see the first pics from the set here.

Fear the Walking Dead midseason premiere airs tonight

Fear the Walking Dead is finally back tonight with a new episode. You can catch it on AMC at 9/8c. It’s the first of eight episodes that will air until September 29. The season 5 finale will definitely not be the last we see of FTWD – the show was picked up for a sixth season last month. Here is a preview of the new episodes:

And GeekTyrant has the first picture from Garret’s new zombie project. Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is a zombie adventure film that deals with “a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.”

The film will be released by Netflix (no date in sight yet – they’re expected to film through October). If you’re a zombie seeking employment in New Mexico, you should check this article out.

Deadwood: The Movie airs tonight!

For those who missed it elsewhere, Deadwood: The Movie airs tonight at 8/7c on HBO. I wasn’t sure whether or not to post updates about this because I didn’t see any confirmation that Garret was in it, at least not before this fine interview with Timothy Olyphant from a couple of days ago. (Hey, he could have just been hanging out on the set, in costume, weirder things have happened!)

The film is set 10 years after the season three finale and almost everyone is back. Here is the trailer: