Raffey Cassidy knows what she wants.
THE ITALIAN RÊVE – Her career is the outcome of unique projects showing how much heart she puts into what she does: after “The Killing of the Sacred Deer”, “Vox Lux” and “The Other Lamb”, now we find her in “White Noise”, directed by Noah Baumbach, which premiered as the opening film at the 79th Venice Film Festival.
Blocking out the sounds we don’t want to hear, bypassing information we wish to be kept out of, and accepting “disinformation” as the dominant family law: “White Noise” is a movie about big themes tackled with a fun, theatrical tone, a choreographed interplay of warm and cool, light and tragic scenarios, idol-worshipping roles and dynamics of the human society.
Right here, in Venice, we met Raffey surrounded by the sea, broken clouds, and emotions. We’ve chatted with her about how different she felt on that set, while filming “White Noise”, and how important it is for her to be with the people she loves, in order to feel good about herself and be able to give her best.< In a movie about toxicity (in all senses), she plays the rational voice, and she doesn’t forget how vital it is in life not to let fears overwhelm us, but rather believe in fate, without asking too many questions:
“Life happens the way it’s supposed to”.
I watched the movie this movie and I really loved it, it was amazing.
Really? I have not seen it yet!
You haven’t? Well, you’ll see it tonight! I’m sure everyone’s going to love it.
Yeah, I hope! I’ve seen bits, but tonight’s the night – I’ll see it for the first time.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola and May Nivola are in in negotiations to join Noah Baumbach’s next film at Netflix adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise. They join Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, who are also in negotiations to star with Baumbach writing and directing. Netflix had no comment.
The project was the first film announced under Baumbach’s new exclusive deal with Netflix following Oscar-nominated work on Marriage Story, which also starred Driver. The film would be his third overall with the streamer, having also done The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) for Netflix.
Cassidy first broke out onto the scene in the Yorgos Lanthimos thriller The Killing Of a Sacred Deer. She would follow that up as a younger version of Natalie Portman’s character in Brady Corbert’s Vox Lux. She is repped by UTA.
VARIETY – British actor Raffey Cassidy has been in blockbusters (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), prestige TV series (“Mr. Selfridge”) and is busily establishing her arthouse resume, with such films as “Vox Lux,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and now “The Other Lamb,” from Polish helmer Malgorzata Szumowska. An eerie thriller featuring Cassidy as Selah, a teenager who comes of age in an all-female cult holed up in the wilderness led by the Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), the film follows Selah’s development, as a “lamb” in the cult’s flock, to a young woman whose choices lead to freedom. “The Other Lamb” debuted last year at Toronto, but its theatrical run in the U.S. was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. She also starred in “Nightwalk,” a short directed by Szumowska as part of fashion house Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series. Her work with Miu Miu on the short is an extension of her interest in fashion: “Having worked in films and having been exposed to amazing costume designers sparked my interest in fashion,” she says. “You can say so much about yourself through clothes.”
Where are you spending the coronavirus quarantine?
I’m at home in Manchester with all of my family.
How are you passing the time?
I’m taking up the new hobby of learning to play the piano. I’m certain it will be useful!
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‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’: Sally Hawkins, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe & Raffey Cassidy Join Michael Morpurgo Animation
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water), Cillian Murphy (Inception), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Raffey Cassidy (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) are to voice the animated adaptation of War Horse scribe Michael Morpurgo’s novel Kensuke’s Kingdom.
The children’s book tells the story of Michael, who is taken by his family on a round-the-world sailing trip. When a storm strikes he is washed overboard and ends up on a remote island in the Pacific where he struggles to survive on his own. He soon realizes there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive.
Sherlock Gnomes animator Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry (Junk) will direct the adventure story with an ecological message whose script comes from Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man). Bankside is handling sales at the EFM and has previously closed pre-sales in France (Le Pacte), China (DDDreams), Switzerland (Praesens) and Middle East (Front Row Entertainment). Pic is currently in pre-production.
Producers are Sarah Radclyffe (My Beautiful Laundrette) and Lupus Films duo Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding (Ethel And Earnest), Barnaby Spurrier (Somers Town), and Stephan Roelants (Song Of The Sea).
Executive producers are Bill Godfrey, Courtney Pledger and Tim Morris. Associate producer is Anna Webster. Co-producers are Jigsaw Films, Lupus Films, Melusine Productions and Brennus Productions. The film is a co-production between the UK, Luxembourg and Ireland. Development has been supported by the BFI, Film Fund Luxembourg and Ffilm Cymru Wales.