DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Margaret Qualley is set as the lead in Maid, Netflix’s dramedy series from writer Molly Smith Metzler; John Wells Productions, Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
Written by Metzler, Maid is inspired by Stephanie Land’s bestselling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. It revolves around Alex (Qualley), a single mother who turns to housekeeping to — barely — make ends meet as she battles against poverty, homelessness, and bureaucracy. Told primarily through her point of view, Maid is described as a beautiful, alive, gritty and inspiring exploration of poverty in America.
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A24 Swoops On North American Rights To Claire Denis’ Next Movie ‘The Stars At Noon’ With Robert Pattinson & Margaret Qualley To Star – EFM
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation on the eve of the European Film Market, A24 has swooped on North American rights to one of the hot indie pics that has just dropped at the market.
In a low-seven-figure deal, the blue-chip buyer has swooped on Claire Denis’ next movie, love story/thriller The Stars at Noon, which has her High-Life collaborator Robert Pattinson and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood breakout Margaret Qualley attached.
Set in 1984 during the Nicaraguan Revolution, the film follows a mysterious English businessman and headstrong American journalist who strike up a passionate romance. They soon become embroiled in a dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies and are forced to try and escape the country, with only each other to trust and rely on.
The project is based on the 1986 novel by acclaimed U.S. writer Denis Johnson. Filmmaker Denis is adapting the novel with Lea Mysius and Andrew Litvack. It sounds like prime territory for the director after movies such as White Material and Beau Travail.
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Scott Cooper To Direct Margaret Qualley In ‘A Head Full Of Ghosts’ For Cross Creek, Team Downey, The Allegiance Theater – EFM
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Scott Cooper is set to direct Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Margaret Qualley in the psychological horror A Head Full of Ghosts. The film is backed by Cross Creek, Team Downey and The Allegiance Theater. Cross Creek is financing, with CAA Media Finance representing U.S. rights and Mad River International launching overseas sales at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Pic is an adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s Bram Stoker Award-winning horror novel, and Cooper is revising the current draft. When 8-year-old Merry’s older sister exhibits signs of an indeterminate and terrifying affliction, the Barrett family slowly tears itself apart. Now, 20 years later, Merry is confronted with her family’s traumatic past when Rachel, a journalist with a similarly haunted past, delves into the case, causing Merry to relive and reconsider the devastating memories of her childhood.
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On Sunday, Margaret attended the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California (February 9). After the event, Margaret attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with her sister, Rainey Qualley.
Yesterday, Margaret attended the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California (February 8). Margaret presented onstage with actress Joey King.
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2020 > February 08: 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Inside