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‘Theater Camp’ Review: Ben Platt in a High-Spirited Mockumentary for Musical Theater Geeks

Acquired out of Sundance by Searchlight, this Christopher Guest-style comedy is an affectionate salute to the outsider kids who find community and shared passion in their love of the stage.

‘Rye Lane’ Review: A Charming South London Love Story Gives the Rom-Com Genre a Fresh Spin

David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah star as two star-crossed lovers on the rebound in a film set in and around the Peckham neighborhood of South London.

Taylor Swift to Make Feature Directorial Debut With Searchlight

Taylor Swift will be making her feature directorial debut with Searchlight Pictures.  The pop sensation has penned an original script, which will be produced by the studio. “Taylor is a once in a generation artist and storyteller. It is a genuine joy and privilege to collaborate with her as she embarks on this exciting and new creative […]

Joe Alwyn Joins Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘And’ (Exclusive)

Joe Alwyn has joined Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos’ next movie, And. Alwyn, who had a breakout role in Ang Lee’s literary adaptation Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, also starred in Lanthimos’ The Favourite alongside Stone. “We are so excited to be collaborating with Joe once again after our extraordinary journey together on The Favourite. He […]

Mekhi Phifer to Star in Searchlight’s ‘The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat’ (Exclusive)

ER alum Mekhi Phifer has joined Uzo Aduba, Aunjanue Ellis and Sanaa Lathan in The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat for Searchlight Pictures. Tina Mabry is directing the film about three best friends dubbed the “Supremes” from a script by Gina Prince-Bythewood, with revisions by Mabry. Phifer currently stars alongside Octavia Spencer in Apple’s Truth Be […]

Chloé Zhao Dives Into TV With Searchlight First-Look Deal

Chloé Zhao is stepping into the TV arena. The Oscar-winning Nomadland writer and director has signed a multiple-year, first-look deal with Searchlight Television. The pact marks a reunion for Zhao with Searchlight, whose film studio distributed the best picture winner starring Frances McDormand. “Chloe is a visionary filmmaker and, since the moment we finished Nomadland, we […]

‘See How They Run’ Review: Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in Lifeless Riff on Agatha Christie

Adrien Brody, David Oyelowo and Ruth Wilson also star in this 1950s-set whodunit, framed against the 100th West End performance of ‘The Mousetrap.’

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Review: Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson Reunite with Martin McDonagh in Vintage Form

Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan also star in this dark comedy premiering in the Venice competition, about the abrupt breakup of lifelong friends, sparking violence, suffering and self-reflection.

Sam Mendes Ties a Love Story to the Magic of Cinema in ‘Empire of Light’ Trailer

Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward emerge from the darkness of their pasts to find love in the bright lights of an English seaside movie house in the teaser trailer for director Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light, which is set for a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.   “Film. It’s just static frames, with […]

Laura Linney, Woody Harrelson, Nico Parker Starring in Laura Chinn’s ‘Suncoast’ (Exclusive)

Academy Award nominees Laura Linney and Woody Harrelson and rising actress Nico Parker, who appeared in the live-action remake of Dumbo, are set to star in Suncoast, a drama written and set to be directed by Laura Chinn, in what will be her directorial debut. Searchlight has boarded the project, which made the 2020 Black […]

Sarah Paulson to Star in, Executive Produce ‘Dust’ for Searchlight

Sarah Paulson is set to star in Searchlight Pictures’ upcoming horror thriller Dust. Will Joines and Karrie Crouse are directing the project penned by Crouse and set to start production in late August. The film will debut on Hulu in the U.S., with additional release plans to be announced. Dust will portray a mother trapped […]

Bowen Yang in ‘Fire Island’: Film Review

The 'SNL' regular stars alongside screenwriter Joel Kim Booster in Andrew Ahn’s Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedy set in the cruisy gay getaway spot, also featuring Margaret Cho.