2022 Aug 09

Margaret to Star in Ethan Coen’s First Solo Directorial Feature

Margaret Qualley & Geraldine Viswanathan To Star In Ethan Coen’s First Solo Directing Outing

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: 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.

2022 Jul 29

“Sanctuary” First Look

“Sanctuary” First Look

‘Sanctuary’ First Look: Margaret Qualley Is a Sinister Dominatrix in Slinky TIFF-Selected Thriller

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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2022 Jul 12

Margaret Nominated for Emmy Award

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
“Sky Blue”
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

2022 May 26

“Stars at Noon” Photocall & Press Conference

“Stars at Noon” Photocall & Press Conference – Cannes

2022 May 25

“Stars at Noon” Screening – Cannes Film Festival

“Stars at Noon” Screening – Cannes Film Festival

On Wednesday, Margaret attended the Stars at Noon screening during the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France (May 25). Margaret was photographed with her Stars at Noon co-star, Joe Alwyn!