Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   May 10, 2022

WWDGarrard’s Blaze collection is burning with color, and lands at the brand’s Albemarle Street store in London on May 12.

Actress Olivia Cooke, the new face of Garrard, will make her debut for the British jeweler this week wearing pieces as bright and shiny as candy wrappers from the new Blaze collection.

Cooke — who played Becky Sharp in the ITV adaptation of the 19th-century novel “Vanity Fair,” and who’s appearing alongside Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas in the TV series “Slow Horses” — was photographed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.

Cooke had her breakout moment at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where the offbeat teen comedy “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (in which she played said girl) was scooped up by Fox Searchlight just hours after its premiere and released later that year.

She has also appeared in the horror films “The Quiet Ones” and “Ouija” and the show “Bates Motel.”

Among the Garrard pieces she’s wearing are rose gold and pink sapphire ear climbers with rubellites and pink opals, and a white gold and opal cocktail ring with diamonds, agate and mother-of-pearl. She also sports eye-popping cocktail rings made with tanzanites, aquamarines, blue topaz and turquoise, or with green sapphires, tourmalines, tsavorites and chrysoprase.

The collection lands at Garrard on Albemarle Street in London on Thursday. Garrard, which became the first official Crown Jeweler in 1843, created Princess Diana’s engagement ring, which the Duchess of Cambridge wears today.

For both jewelry designs, Garrard’s creative director Sara Prentice took inspiration from the brand’s Sovereign motif. The design is inspired by the setting that Garrard created in 1910 to hold the Cullinan I diamond on the British sovereign’s sceptre.

Prentice, who took over as creative director after Stephen Webster was promoted to chairman of the company in 2016, created the pin in the shape of a peacock feather with a blue topaz at the center. Garrard said it can be worn as a lapel pin, a hair jewel or a hat accessory.

Prentice’s pendant has blue enamel on one side, while the other side is covered in white diamonds. The pendant has a more spare, contemporary look and comes fixed on its own chain.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   February 04, 2022

APPLEApple TV+ revealed the premiere date and a first look at the keenly anticipated espionage series “Slow Horses,” starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman, which will make its worldwide debut on Friday, April 1, 2022. The six-episode drama, adapted from CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Mick Herron’s first novel in the “Slow Horses” series, will premiere globally on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.

“Slow Horses” follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes. Joining Oldman is a decorated ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (“Darkest Hour”), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”), BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden (“Dunkirk”), and Olivia Cooke (“Sound of Metal”).

The series is produced for Apple by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith (“Veep”). Graham Yost executive produces alongside Smith. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux and Douglas Urbanski also serve as executive producers on the series. James Hawes directs all six episodes and executive produces. […]

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 03, 2021

VARIETYScreen Media has nabbed all North American rights to “Naked Singularity,” a heist thriller with John Boyega and Olivia Cooke. The film marks the feature directing debut of Chase Palmer, best known for co-writing the screenplay for “It,” the 2017 horror blockbuster.

Bill Skarsgård, who played Pennywise in that film, co-stars in the movie along with Ed Skrein, Linda Lavin and Tim Blake Nelson.

Here’s the official logline: “‘Naked Singularity’ centers on Casi (John Boyega), a promising young NYC public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he’s trying to make right. Doubting all he has worked for and seeing signs of the universe collapsing all around him, he is pulled into a dangerous high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client (Olivia Cooke) in an effort to beat the broken system at its own game.”

The screenplay was adapted by Palmer and David Matthews from the PEN-prize winning book, “A Naked Singularity,” which was written by public defender Sergio De La Pava. The film recently premiered in the opening night slot at the San Francisco Film Festival, where it won the audience award for Best Narrative Film. Screen Media will release the film theatrically in August.

“I can’t be more excited that we’ll be getting this film, anchored by John Boyega’s wonderful performance, in front of audiences this summer,” said Palmer. “Screen Media’s passion for ‘Naked Singularity’ was loud and clear from the start and I know we will be in good hands.”

“Naked Singularity” is produced by Tony Ganz, Kevin J. Walsh, Ryan Stowell, P. Jennifer Dana and Ross Jacobson, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dick Wolf, Sebastien Raybaud, Francois Callens, John Zois, Mark Roberts, Tony Pachella, Deborah Roth, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Anton is a co-financier of the film and represents the foreign sales rights.

“We are very excited that Screen Media will be bringing Naked Singularity to theaters,” said Cecile Gaget, president of international production and distribution at Anton. “For a long time, they have distributed unique titles, particularly over the last couple of years. We feel that Naked Singularity is right at home with the great team of Screen Media.”

The deal was negotiated by Seth Needle, SVP of global acquisitions and co-productions, on behalf of Screen Media with Endeavor Content representing the filmmakers.

“’Naked Singularity’ is the perfect movie for this moment,” said Screen Media in a statement. “We’re excited to bring this unique, thought-provoking legal thriller to audiences nationwide this summer.”

Screen Media has been active on the acquisitions front, nabbing the Megan Fox thriller “Till Death” and Jimmy Giannopolous’s mob crime drama “The Birthday Cake” starring Shiloh Fernandez. The company recently released “Willy’s Wonderland” with Nicolas Cage and the acclaimed military drama “The Outpost.”

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   March 24, 2021

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERThe SFFILM’s hybrid event will show 103 films online and at physical drive-in screenings.

The San Francisco Film Festival will kick off its 2021 edition with a world premiere of director Chase Palmer’s Naked Singularity, which stars John Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Bill Skarsgard and Ed Skrein.

On April 9, the film that stars Boyega as an impassioned public defender who stumbles into a drug heist while his reality collapses all around him will stream online and at a drive-in theater. And SFFILM’s hybrid edition this year will close on April 18 with an online and drive-in screening of Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, a documentary that chronicles the origins of the legendary childrens’ TV show Sesame Street and which bowed at Sundance.

San Francisco’s Centerpiece film this year will be Bo McGuire’s Socks on Fire, with a North American premiere for the doc by director McGuire that explores old family wounds between a homophobic aunt and a drag queen uncle. The April 10 drive-in screening will include a drag show featuring local performers and emceed by director McGuire.

The festival also booked a world premiere for Teppo Airaksinen’s Supercool comedy and Tasha Van Zandt’s After Antarctica, which recalls an expedition across the frigid continent. And the SFFILM’s 64th edition has North American bows for Lee Ran-hee’s A Leave; Michal Wnuk’s Overclockers aviation drama; Chloe Mazlo’s Skies of Lebanon, a romancer set against that country’s civil war; The Whaler Boy, by director Phillipp Yuryev; and Captains of Zaatari, a documentary by Egyptian director Ali El-Arabi.

The festival’s pandemic-era lineup includes 42 feature films and 56 short films from 41 countries. In all, 57 percent of the films were directed by female filmmakers and 57 percent were helmed by BIPOC filmmakers.

The San Francisco Film Festival is set to run April 9-18.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   March 08, 2021

DEADLINENaomi Scott (Aladdin), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), and Bel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) are starring in and executive-producing dark-comedy thriller podcast series Soft Voice.

The story follows a young woman (Scott) with a voice in her head that tells her what to do, leading to her extraordinary success. One day, the voice disappears — and a new one takes over.

Heralding from LA-based audio studio QCode, the 10-episode series is created by actor James Bloor (Barkskins). The drama will launch from March 17 on most major pod platforms.

Also exec-producing are Jordan Spence, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger, Rob Herting, and David Henning. Scott and Jordan Spence are producing the project under their New Name banner.

QCode was recently nominated for nine Ambie Awards including Podcast of the Year for drama Dirty Diana with Demi Moore. The company is also starting to turn a number of its audio series into TV and films.

Olivia Cooke is represented by CAA, Grandview, Artist Partnership and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman. Naomi Scott is represented by WME, M88, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Bel Powley is represented by UTA, Curtis Brown Group, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Bloor is repped by CAA, Grandview, 42 and attorney Huy Nguyen.