The Orchard x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Run-of-Engagement Passes to see KINGS starring Daniel Craig and Halle Berry.
Set against a backdrop of rising tensions in Los Angeles during the Rodney King trial in 1992, writer-director Deniz Gamze Ergüven‘s KINGS, stars Oscar winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as citizens of the same South Central neighbourhood.
MILLIE (Halle Berry) is a hardworking, tough and protective single mother with an affection for homeless children. She already has eight children living in her house and will soon bring home another. Her neighbor OBIE (DanielCraig) is the local loose cannon, and the only white man in an area largely inhabited by African Americans, Latinos, and Koreans. With racial tensions running dangerously high, Millie and Obie would appear to be unlikely allies. Yet following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, these two must navigate the gathering chaos in the city to bring Millie‘s kids home safely.
Though KINGS doesn’t focus on the LA riots overall, it does delve into the impact and the fragility of family units during these circumstances. As the current social and political climate begins to mirror the turmoil and tensions of the past, the events depicted in Kings are, sadly, only more resonant today.
TIFF ’17 may be winding down but that certainly doesn’t mean there aren’t any more stars left to spot. While we were so excited about Daniel Craig returning after filming Dream House here a few years back, those hopes were dashed when we received confirmation he no longer would be coming. Academy Award winner Halle Berry however also stars in their new Film KINGS from Mustangs Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The Film centers on a family before and after the violent L.A. Riots in 1992 following the Rodney King trial.
Berry looke gorgeous in a shimmery and sheer black dress, her hair like a high ponytail like a Grecian goddess.
See some Snaps of the Cast, Ergüven and Berry tonight at Roy Thomson Hall. Hover left and right to navigate slideshow.
VVS Films has a ton of stuff coming out later this year and next year, and we were privileged enough to learn about some of their upcoming titles, some of which are also premiering at TIFF ’17!
The reboot of the Franchise that starred Ron Pearlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro now stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and David Harbour. There is not too much information about this title as it was only announced a little while ago but it is hotly-buzzed.
Mile 22 Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg team-up yet again with a new team featuring Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais in a CIA Action-Thriller.
The Happytime Murders Melissa McCarthy stars in this Action-Comedy Thriller about a 80s television show cast of puppets getting killed off one by one.
Adrift Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star in this Romantic Drama about a woman who sails into a hurricane to save the man she loves.
Den of Thieves
The Film stars O’Shea Jackson Jr, Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber in a bank robbery that inevitably takes a wrong turn.
The Foreigner Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in this Action-Thriller where one man is trying to seek vengeance for his daughters death which resulted from terrorism while the other man’s past may reveal the identity of the killer.
TIFF ’17 TITLES
I, Tonya Margot Robbie and Sebastian Stan in the movie about Tonya Harding. This is one of the hotly-buzzed Movies coming to the festival this year as well.
Real-life couple Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz star as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and journalist Virginia Vallejo.
Ben Stiller stars in this Comedy about a father who takes his son to tour colleges and meets-up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life choices.