June 23, 2021 0 comments

Vanessa has been added to a new casting list! She will join Jake Gyllenhaal on the survival thriller Suddenly which will be directed by Thomas Bidegain.

The movie will be the sophomore directorial outing for acclaimed screenwriter Thomas Bidegain, known for scripting films such as A ProphetRust And Bone and Dheepan, which won the Palme d’Or. Bidegain is also scripting the English-language project.

The feature is based on Isabelle Autissier’s French-language novel Soudain Seuls, which follows a couple who become stranded on an island in the South Atlantic and must fight for survival when their dream journey becomes a nightmare. The novel shines a light on the dynamics of their relationship and also holds a mirror up to modern society.
Studiocanal is launching world sales this week and is teaming up with Tresor Films and Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories on the blue chip prospect.
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January 07, 2022 0 comments

EXCLUSIVEVanessa Kirby is Ridley Scott’s choice to play Empress Josephine opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Napoleon in Kitbag, the historical drama for Apple that begins production this spring. She will replace Jodie Comer, who exited the project over scheduling. Her reps are negotiating a deal for Kirby, who is coming off an Oscar nomination for her gut-wrenching performance in Pieces of a Woman.

Scripted by Scott’s All the Money in the World collaborator David Scarpa, Kitbag explores Bonaparte’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, through the lens of his addictive and often volatile relationship with the Empress. Scott and Kevin Walsh are producing for Scott Free. Deadline first broke the news of Scott’s plan to direct the film and reunite with Gladiator star Phoenix in October of 2020, as well as Apple Studios’ commitment to finance and produce the project.
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September 06, 2021 0 comments

Vanessa has, finally, officially created her production company. We first heard of her wish back in September last year (here) and Aluna Entertainment has finally been brought to the light of the day:

Netflix has inked a multi-year first-look deal with actress and producer Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and her production company Aluna Entertainment.

Kirby has partnered with former Film4 Senior Executive Lauren Dark to develop and produce a slate of features with a focus on female-centric stories.
Dark joins newly minted Aluna from Film4, where she oversaw development and production on a number of films. Credits include Florian Zeller’s Oscar-winning debut The Father and Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Prior to Film4, she produced Michael Pearce’s debut Beast starring Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn for which she won a BAFTA with Pearce in 2019.

The London-based production company also teams with co-founder Martin Ledwith and development executive Juliet Kirby.
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June 28, 2021 0 comments

The film is being produced by Oscar winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (“The King’s Speech”), as well as Joanna Laurie of See-Saw Films and Christophe Spadone (“The Father”) alongside Zeller. Film4 are co-financing. Shooting is expected to start in the coming weeks. has joined the cast of “The Son,” Florian Zeller’s follow up to his Oscar-winning feature debut “The Father,” Variety has learned.

Kirby, who was Oscar-nominated for “Pieces of a Woman,” will star in the film opposite Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman. As with “The Father,” “The Son” was adapted by Zeller and Christopher Hampton (“Dangerous Liaisons”), from Zeller’s critically acclaimed stage play. Zeller and Hampton just won the best adapted screenplay Oscar.

“The Son” focuses on Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with new partner Emma (Kirby) and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas. The young man is is troubled, distant and angry, playing truant from school for months. Peter strives to be a better father, searching to help his son with those intimate and instinctive moments of family happiness. But the weight of Nicholas’ condition sets the family on a dangerous course.
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February 27, 2021 0 comments

Vanessa has been selected for W Magazine cover as one of the best performances selected by the magazine. She was photographed by Juergen Teller and a interview follows:

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After her acclaimed portrayal of Princess Margaret in The Crown, Vanessa Kirby gives one of the year’s most visceral performances in Pieces of a Woman, as a mother who loses her child mere moments after meeting her. When a home birth ends in tragedy, she must wrestle through agonizing grief, isolation, and the devastation of loss. For W’s annual Best Performances issue, Kirby opens up about filming that haunting 30-minute birth scene, presenting a movie at a festival during the Covid-19 pandemic, and dipping into an American accent.
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