Welcome back Studio Coffee Folks! If you’re looking for a role in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon (and you’ve got the cash) we’ve got the details for you there, along with updates on Bob Odenkirk’s brand new production label.
- The Mandalorian’s Disney Gallery is headed for D+.
- Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. set its return date.
- Sam Raimi made his MCU debut official.
- And we’ve got a list of the best film and TV scores to update your playlist with.
Your audition for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon is coming up
As part of the All in Challenge, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro have offered fans a chance at a walk-on role in their upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese. Not only will they land a part, but they’ll also spend a day on set and have a reserved spot at the movies premiere. The All In Challenge is a recently created auction benefit in which celebs offer up unique experiences to the highest bidder (much like #Creators4Comics), then tap another big name to do the same, with a funds raised going towards organizations including Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry and America’s Food Fund. Watch the announcement for yourself over on DiCaprio’s Instagram.
Joshua Wong’s Invasion short film gets a series greenlight
Invasion, based on the short film from writer/ director Joshua Wong, is preppring to launch as a global series from Endless Media and Hong Kong’s The Laundromatte. The project hopes to being shooting as soon as the COVID situation in Hong Kong dies down. Wong is known for his commercial work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and others, garnering him a handful of awards. For his second directorial outing, Invasion follows a drone invasion of Hong Kong which has suppressed and subdued the entire population through its smartphones. The only ones who can stop the drones are a bunch of kids whose phones are confiscated and a group of technophobic senior citizens.
Bob Odenkirk launches Cal-Gold Pictures production company with Sony
Emmy-winning Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk has launched a production company – and already has a first-look deal cemented with Sony Pictures TV, which backs the beloved AMC spin-off. In a statement, Odenkirk reminisces about how he got hist start in showbiz, noting that writing is his “default mode,” and when he’s not onscreen, it’s likely because he’s over in development hell. Per Deadline, his new project, Cal-Gold Pictures, hopes to be “as unique, distinct, and varied, as Bob Odenkirk’s career itself – all with an eye towards breaking through the clutter… in sketch comedy, drama, and beyond.”
Damian Chazelle’s jazzy The Eddy rolls for Netflix
Whiplash and La La Land director Damian Chazelle is preparing to launch his upcoming Netflix show, The Eddy on May 8. Starring André Holland, Joanna Kulig alongside Amandla Stenberg, Leila Bekhti and Tahar Rahim, the show follows Elliot Udo as he picks his life up and moves to Paris to open a Jazz club. He hits some snags keeping the club open and managing the band – and it doesn’t help that he’s also dealing with the skeletons in his closet or that his partner is up to some shady business. Check it out on May 8.
A content warning for the next trailer: discussion of sexual abuse against children.
Netflix’s next legal doc follows the harrowing story of Cyntoia Brown
Following success (and controversy) around its legal and criminal documentary series, Netflix tries again with Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story. After facing abuse from a young age, 16-year-old Brown shoots a man in self-defense and is sentenced to life in prison. The doc follows her struggle, as well as the decisions made around her by adults trying to help – and take advantage of – her, revealing the gaping holes in the United State’s legal system. Watch it on Netflix on April 29.