John C. Reilly is back on the big screen with an upcoming AI thriller ‘DreamQuil’ film, alongside The Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks. DreamQuil follows the life of a woman whose world suddenly turns upside down when her AI robot clone takes over her identity.
Elizabeth Banks will play the dissatisfied mother, Carol, and John Reilly will play the character of her husband, Gary. This movie will be a cautionary tale as our generation is slowly and steadily getting too dependent on artificial intelligence.
The filmmaker Alex Prager explained, “DreamQuil is a way to bring some humanity back into a world hurling towards automation. While we can’t stop what’s coming, we wanted to show one version of the nightmare playing out in all its absurdity – so we can laugh a little as the horror unfolds. DreamQuil explores my favorite theme of identity, and I think of it as a love letter to Hitchcock and Tarantino set shortly.”
The American filmmaker and contemporary artist Alex Prager will begin her directorial career through this epic AI thriller. She was also nominated for SXSW Grand Jury Prize in 2023 for her short film Run. Production will begin sometime in 2023.
Oscar nominees Vincent Landay, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, and Alison Small will be the film’s producers. UTA Independent Film Group and CAA Media Finance will act as sales representatives of the film.
Talking about the people involved in the production, Oscar nominee Matthew Libatique (Black Swan) will be the cinematographer. The oThe composer will be Oscar-nominated editor Matt Chesse (Finding Neverland) and Grammy-winning music producer Nigel Godric.
Cannes 2023: John C Reilly To Head Jury For Un Certain Regard Section
American actor John C Reilly will be one of the Un Certain Regard Section judges for the 76th Cannes Film Festival. The Un Certain Regard Section is an event dedicated to art and discovery films by young film directors.
Regarding the jury panel, Reilly will be joined by French writer-director Alice Winocour, German actor Paula Beer, French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou and Belgian actor Emilie Dequenne.
John C. Reilly is so excited to be part of the jury panel. He said, “I have had so many life-changing moments at the Festival de Cannes (from my miraculous first trip with Paul Thomas Anderson to celebrating my 50th birthday from the Palais stage!), so to be chosen as the President of Un Certain Regard Jury is truly such an incredible honor,”
He added Festival selected the Festival has fixed many of the films I have been lucky to appear in over these many years, and nothing feels as unique as being invited to this fantastic annual gathering of the very best cinema has to offer the world.
“This year, his year, twenty films have been selected, including eight debut films and six by women filmmakers. John C. Reilly also explained how he looks forward to launching another generation of filmmakers through his contribution as the jury head of Un Certain Regard Section. The event will run from May 16 to May 27, 2023.
Reilly has been involved in a wide range of projects. He has showcased his impeccable acting skills in genres such as comedy and drama. Reilly previously worked in popular movies such as “Days of Thunder,” “The River Wild,” three Paul Thomas Anderson films – “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia” as well as “Thin Red Line” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator.” His films which were screened at the film gala, are Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, Roman Polanski’s Carnage, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, and “Tales of Tale.”
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