Ethan Coen’s Margaret Qualley & Geraldine Viswanathan ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ To Park At Cinemas This Fall
DEADLINE – Ethan Coen’s Focus Features and Working Title comedy caper, Drive-Away Dolls, will open on Sept. 22. It won’t be a surprise to see this Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan movie among the lineups of the fall film festival trifecta.
Written by Coen and Tricia Cooke, Drive-Away Dolls follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way. Coen also directs. Producers are Coen, Cooke, Robert Graf, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
Beanie Feldstein, Pedro Pascal, Colman Domingo, Bill Camp and Matt Damon also star.
While Focus has domestic, Universal Pictures International will be handling abroad.
Lana Del Rey’s ninth studio album Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd has been released and features a song for Margaret! The 13th track titled “Margaret” (feat. Bleachers) was written by Lana for Margaret’s fiancée, Jack Antonoff. Check out the beautiful song below!
A bonus: around after the 2:40 mark of “Taco Truck x VB,” Margaret can be heard talking in the outro.
DEL REY: September 2022 was the very last song I wrote. It’s a song called “Margaret,” about Jack Antonoff’s fiance [Margaret Qualley]. I was like, “You know what? I want to write a song for him.” – Interview Magazine
and of course …. "margaret" forever …. in song form and all others
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) March 24, 2023
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Ethan Coen looks to have found the leads for his untitled pic at Working Title and Focus Features. Sources tell Deadline that Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan are set to star in the film, which will marks Coen’s first time directing a film on his own after having spent his movie career co-directing and writing with his brother Joel.
As of now, plot and character details are being kept under wraps for the new pic, which Ethan Coen co-wrote with his wife Tricia Cooke. They are also producing with Robert Graf and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
Coen had been meeting with talent for months, with the roles quickly becoming some of the more coveted parts in the biz for up-and-coming actresses. In recent weeks, a shortlist was made and chemistry readings were held; in the end, insiders say Qualley and Viswanathan’s screen tests could not be beat.
The film will shoot this fall.
Qualley has had herself quite the year going back to her acclaimed role in Netflix’s limited series Maid. The part has earned her several nominations including a recent Emmy nom for leading actress in a limited series. On the film side, her pic Stars at Noon premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She also has Sanctuary opening at the Toronto Film Festival next month.
Following her breakout roles in Blockers and Bad Education, Viswanathan has continued to stay busy most recently starring in The Broken Hearts Gallery for Sony Pictures. Up next for her is the Apple pic The Beanie Bubble.
Qualley is repped by UTA, Linden Entertainment and SOWD LLP. Viswanathan is repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, Mollison Keightley Management and attorney Jim Gilio.
The NSFW drama is written by “Homecoming” co-creator Micah Bloomberg and will debut at TIFF 2022.
INDIEWIRE – Once upon a time in a sugar daddy’s bed, Margaret Qualley whipped a wealthy man into shape.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” breakout Qualley stars as a dominatrix sex worker in the TIFF 2022-selected thriller “Sanctuary.” Filming recently wrapped in New York City with first look images available on the heels of the TIFF premiere announcement for this fall.
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Margaret has been nominated for the Emmy‘s Lead Actress in a Limited Series award for her work in Maid! Congratulations to Margaret!
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Margaret Qualley (“Maid”)
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
John Wells Productions, LuckyChap Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television for Netflix John Wells, Directed by
Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
John Wells Productions, LuckyChap Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television for Netflix Molly Smith Metzler, Written by