Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   August 22, 2022

House of the Dragon’s Olivia Cooke shares what makes her happiest, her concept of self care and her experience of working on the Game of Thrones spin-off in our latest episode of What you don’t know about me.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   August 18, 2022

WWDThe actress stars as Alicent Hightower in the “Game of Thrones” spin-off series.

Like you, Olivia Cooke is excited to finally watch “House of the Dragon.”

The British actress, one of the leads of the “Game of Thrones” spin-off series, recently watched the first couple of episodes with a crowd at the world premiere in Los Angeles. While she’d screened the episodes several weeks ago with her mother, Cooke admits that seeing it on a big screen was a more memorable, if daunting, experience.

“I detach from it all, disassociate, and flow through it. Because that’s the only way to get through the madness of it,” says Cooke the day after the L.A. premiere, where she wore a sequined gown by Thom Browne. “But also, it was great for me to sit down and watch the first episode with a big audience and see everyone’s performances on the big screen, rather than watching it on your laptop.” Read More

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   July 20, 2022

All the dragons roar as one. The #HouseoftheDragon trailer has arrived. House of the Dragon premieres August 21 on HBO Max.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   July 05, 2022

SOURCE VARIETYHilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”), Jack Reynor (“Midsommar”) and Olivia Cooke (“House of the Dragons”) are set to star in the upcoming opioid-themed thriller “Mother’s Milk.”

The film, which recently wrapped production in New York, comes from director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who co-wrote the script with Madison Harrison. Prior credits from the director include Sundance Special Jury Prize winner “As You Are,” and the Margot Robbie-starring “Dreamland.” Aside from the three leads, additional cast includes Dilone, Hopper Penn, Norm Lewis and Karen Aldridge.

“Mother’s Milk” follows a journalist who, after the murder of her estranged son, forms an unlikely alliance with his pregnant girlfriend to track down those responsible for his death. Together, they confront a world of drugs and corruption in the underbelly of their small city in upstate New York, where they uncover an even darker secret.

“Getting this film made has been a personal dream of mine for six years and assembling a stellar cast like this is more than I ever could have hoped for,” Joris-Peyrafitte said in a statement. “I’m so excited to bring this story to life with them and my team of amazing producers.”

The film was funded by Shaun Sanghani of SSS Entertainment, via his financing arm SSS Film Capital, with his sales banner The Syndicate handling worldwide sales for the picture. Sanghani also produces alongside Siena Oberman of Artemis Pictures and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Swank executive produces the film with Peter Winther, Brent Stiefel of Votiv Films and Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder and Greg Little of Priority Pictures.

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Swank is repped by Entertainment 360, WME and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Cooke is repped by CAA, Grandview, The Artist Partnership and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Huy Nguyen. Reynor is repped by WME and Sloane, Weber, Offer, and Dern LLP. Joris-Peyrafitte is repped by Grandview and attorney Huy Nguyen.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 22, 2022

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERKelsey Bollig, a rising fright filmmaker who is a fixture on the festival circuit, will make her feature directorial debut with the project.

Olivia Cooke, one of the stars of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, will star in Breeders, a horror project just acquired by Lionsgate that will mark the feature directorial debut of rising fright filmmaker Kelsey Bollig.

Adam McKay, the filmmaker behind Netflix hit Don’t Look Up and an executive producer on HBO’s Winning Time, is one of the originators of the idea and is producing via his Hyperobject Industries banner along with the company’s Todd Schulman.

The logline is being kept locked in the Lionsgate vault, but one source has described the project as a social horror-thriller that is tonally in the vein of Fresh, a dating-gone-wrong thriller starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan that debuted on Hulu in March.

McKay came up with the idea with Brian Steele, who then wrote the screenplay.

Bollig has been kicking sand in the horror playground since she was child, landing her first best screenplay award at the age of 12 for her feature Big Kids Play Manslaughter at the Hollywood Shriekfest Horror Film Festival. She won more acclaim for her first short, Asking for a Friend, which has netted 18 awards to date, including best director at the NOLA Horror Film festival and best horror comedy at the famous Women in Horror Film Festival. Asking for a Friend paved the way for Bollig’s second short, The Fourth Wall, which premiered at Fantasia and then won best horror film at the Nightmares Film Festival, best horror at the HollyShorts Film Festival, and best screenplay at the Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei in Spain. Her most recent short film, Kickstart My Heart, made its debut last week to raves at Dances With Films.

Lionsgate was pleased with nabbing the talent on the rise, with the studio’s president of production, Erin Westerman, stating, “Her films come straight out of a horror sensibility she’s been honing her entire life, and Breeders is a perfect example — it’ll be terrifying and Olivia Cooke is perfect for it. It’s also a thrill to be working with Adam, who originated this idea and will shepherd Kelsey’s project with expertise and a first-rate sense of story.”

The project was brought into the studio by Scott O’Brien, who will oversee it alongside Brady Fujikawa.

Cooke currently co-stars on Apple TV+’s Slow Horses with Gary Oldman and recently appeared in the Oscar best picture nominee Sound of Metal. In the highly anticipated House of the Dragon, which debuts Aug. 21, she plays a character named Alicent Hightower.

Steele most recently served as a producer and the primary writer for McKay’s Ambie-nominated podcast Death at the Wing. He’s written, directed and produced content for Funny or Die, TruTV, Fremantle, IGN and My Damn Channel.

Cooke is repped by CAA, The Artists Partnership, Grandview, and Hansen, Jacobson. Bollig, who recently directed a series of short vignettes that will live between episodes of the latest season of Hunters for Amazon and Monkeypaw, is repped by by CAA, Grandview, and Yorn, Levine. Steel is repped by Hansen, Jacobson.