thoroughbreds trailer

Two indie It girls are teaming up in the frenzied trailer for Thoroughbreds, a black comedy about wealthy childhood friends with killer instincts.

Starring The Witch and Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy and Me and Earl and The Dying Girl‘s Olivia CookeThoroughbreds also features a posthumous turn by Anton Yelchin as the local hustler who unwittingly gets dragged into the conniving girls’ schemes.

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trust-me-gregg

Most movie watchers now know Clark Gregg thanks to his role as Special Agent Coulson in Marvel films such as The Avengers, but the actor has a career that spans well beyond Marvel’s reach.

A few years ago he wrote and directed an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Choke, starring Sam Rockwell. Now Gregg and Rockwell are working together once more for Trust Me. This film, which Gregg also wrote and directed, traces the efforts of a child star-turned-agent (Gregg) who seeks to sign a teen talent before his nemesis (Rockwell) can poach her.

Below, we’ve got a long scene from the film, in which Gregg’s character makes his pitch to 13 year-old Lydia (Saxon Sharbino) and her suspicious father (Paul Sparks). As you’ll see, there’s likely some influence here from working in the tentpole/franchise side of Hollywood. In general, however, this appears to be something very much Gregg’s own.

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Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols is prepping his third film, Mud, and he’s just added quite a few actors to the cast. Take Shelter star Michael Shannon is on board for a small role, and Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker and Paul Sparks are all set to appear alongside leads Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan in the film that started shooting yesterday in Arkansas.

And if you’re afraid this sounds like just another low-key indie, read on for the director’s description, as he likens the film to Peckinpah directing a story by Mark Twain.

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