American actress and fashion icon Chloë Sevigny is one of Hollywood's boldest and most gifted actors. Known for her many indie film roles, Sevigny has garnered much critical acclaim since her 1995 debut, most recently a Golden Globe for her performance on HBO's Big Love. Sevigny is also widely revered for her sense of style, and recently launched her fourth collection for the hip NY label Opening Ceremony.
Chloë Sevigny appears
this season as the sex-
obsessed Shelley on FX's American Horror Story. Wednesdays on FX!
More articles from the UK — Chloë Sevigny is featured in today’sSunday Herald. Check out the terrific Hit & Miss-oriented interview on the Sunday Herald website or digital scans of the feature in our gallery.
Excerpts from the article:
In the second episode there’s an astonishing scene where a naked Sevigny slaps her prosthesis repeatedly. I think it should be obvious by now it’s not Call the Midwife. “I hated that scene. I tried to get them to cut that. I thought they wanted to drag it out for too long. I thought it was gratuitous and unnecessary. I felt sometimes they were pushing it. They wanted to show the penis as much as they could. To be provocative just to be provocative. I didn’t think it was necessary to the story and I ended up getting into a lot of discourse with the producers over it.” Producers usually win in such fights, though. “Yeah they do.”
“I think I was quoted as saying it’s grim up north. But I don’t think I’m the first person to ever say that. I mean the UK is really beautiful. The landscapes up there were gorgeous. But it was just hard for me because I was working on this very intense subject matter, the biggest part I’ve ever played. I was the lead for the first time. I was single so I didn’t have a boyfriend to call and complain or talk about things. I wasn’t having sex. I wasn’t eating any carbohydrates. I was practically starving myself to remain skinny and my frame of mind was just topsy turvy, so I think it wasn’t so much the town. There are definitely worse towns I’ve shot in. Like Shreveport, Indiana [where Chloë filmed 'The Killing Room' in 2008 -- our note].”
“Earlier on in my career I was definitely more driven by the director. I was not as interested in the part and just wanted to work with people that I really respected. Whether it was one line in an entire movie, like Lars von Trier’s Manderlay, I just wanted to be with him again. But now I think I’m more concerned with character. As I’m getting older, to play the smaller roles doesn’t feel as fulfilling. So I’m trying to hold out for the more juicy roles.”
Again, much as the trend has been throughout this year, news on Chloë have died down for the time being. So instead, we thought this might be an appropriate time to start updating the site with some new media that we confess we’ve been sitting on for a while (yes, we’ve been slacking — also, we’ve been out of town).
Today, the media archive has been updated with 9 site-exclusivevideo clips of Chloë Sevigny’s portrayal of military psychologist Emily Reilly in the Jonathan Liebesman-directed indie thriller, The Killing Room, which was released on Region 1 and 2 DVD earlier this Fall. The Killing Room co-stars Timothy Hutton, Nick Cannon, Peter Stormare and Clea DuVall, and depicts a highly controversial secret government experiment on a group of volunteers, unaware of what kind of an experiment they have really signed up for. Hope you enjoy!
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Updates! I just received my copy of Jonathan Liebesman’s psychological thriller, The Killing Room, starring Chloë Sevigny as Emily Riley opposite Peter Stormare, Timothy Hutton, Nick Cannon and Clea DuVall. The gallery has been updated accordingly with 659 DVD screen captures of Chloë as Emily in the film. Video clips of her appearance in the film will follow shortly. Enjoy!
It’s been a while since we had any news on the Jonathan Liebesman-directed thriller, The Killing Room, starring Chloë Sevigny opposity Nick Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Peter Stormare and Clea DuVall. This month, however, European fans of Chloë are in luck as the Region 2/European DVD for the film was released on August 17 2009, and is currently available for purchase at roughly £8 at Amazon.co.uk. I already ordered my copy!
North American fans unfortunately have to wait a while yet, as according to Amazon.com the Region 1/North American DVD is not scheduled for release until October 13 2009. Sorry! The DVD is nevertheless available for pre-order on the website at the price of $14.
Finally, check out the cover art for the film’s US DVD release at our gallery, and watch the trailer for the film, as embedded below:
As most of you will already know, Jonathan Liebesman’s psychological thriller The Killing Room, in which Chloë stars as behavioral analysis expert Emily Reilly opposite Peter Stormare, Nick Cannon, Timothy Hutton and Clea DuVall, premiered yesterday at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The first reviews are already trickling in online, and they are coming in rather mixed, albeit generally favorable.
While the most notably negative review came from Variety, it is also thus far the only film site to have expressed outright disdain for the film, whereas other sources have remained positive on the film and it’s potential as a commercial success. HitFlix also mentions Chloë’s performance, of which they remained appreciative, if not excited. Check out some excerpts from posted reviews below:
The Killing Room doesn’t leaven the punches with anything like a light moment, it’s tougher going. The acting is solid from everyone, with Hutton proving to be the real stand-out. It’s nice to see Sevigny playing a lead, and she’s absolutley up for the challenge. She’s the one who is supposedly the audience’s sympathetic entry point, so several of the choices she makes really push the audience. What would you do? Would you make the choices she does? And even if you wouldn’t, can you understand why she does?
Ahoy, y’all! Jonathan Liebesman’s psychological thriller The Killing Room, in which Chloë Sevigny stars as military psychologist Ms. Reilly opposite Nick Cannon, Peter Stormare, Timothy Hutton, Shea Whigham and Clea DuVall, premieres today at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Photos from the premiere are beginning to trickle in online — fingers crossed Chloë is attending the event!
Update: So far, Nick Cannon, Jonathan Liebesman and Shea Whigham have been spotted and photographed at the event, however as of yet, no sign of Chloë.
Update Jan 17: Unfortunately, judging by the unavailability of photos it would seem Chloë did not attend this event. What a shame!
The most valuable asset any country can attain is control of the human mind.
The people at FirstShowing.net have put up the first poster for Jonathan Liebesman’s upcoming psychological thriller The Killing Room (2009), starring Chloë Sevigny, Nick Cannon, Peter Stormare and Chloë’s Zodiac co-star Clea DuVall. The site also reveals some additional moderately spoilerific details on the film, which are definitely worth a read if you’re interested in the movie. Spoiler-phobes should, in fact, turn away now. From FirstShowing.net:
[Synopsis:] As a group, they are presented with a series of questions and a finite window of time by which each of them must submit a unique numerical answer. Presumably the subject who is furthest from the correct response will be “removed” from the experiment. They soon come to realize that, in this lethal psychological game, the correct answer is not always the right one. Behind the scenes, the mysterious and brooding Dr. Phillips (Stormare) deviously pulls the strings as the most recent addition to his team, military psychologist Ms. Reilly (Sevigny), is emotionally torn by her first assignment.
The Killing Room is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, of Darkness Falls and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning previously. The screenplay was co-written by first-time writer Gus Krieger and Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Nights in Rodanthe). The film will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it will be looking for a US distributor. Expect to hear plenty more about The Killing Room in 2009!
Personally, I am so very excited for this film! Don’t forget to check back with us for more information on Chloë’s involvement in The Killing Room, including reviews and Sundace Film Festival premiere coverage, this upcoming January! Finally, Happy New Year 2009, y’all!
Following the success of Platinum Dunes’ Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, director Jonathan Liebesman flirted with a number of projects including the upcoming Friday the 13th before Marcus Nispel was brought in.
Liebesman ultimately decided to helm The Killing Room by screenwriters Gus Krieger (a newcomer) and Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). The film was shot in Shreveport, Louisiana with actors Nick Cannon, Clea DuVall, Timothy Hutton, Meade Patton and Chloë Sevigny. And, as reported yesterday, Liebesman’s latest – about four folks roped into an extreme psychological research study sanctioned by the government – is a Sundance entry (out of competition).
More news on the upcoming thriller The Killing Room! The Sundance Institute has announced its screening lineup at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, which will run January 15-25 2009 — and The Killing Room is among the announced movie screenings! From the ever reliable Variety:
Tightened to 16 entries from last year’s 24, the Premieres rep some of the higher-profile films at Sundance, often coming with known directors and casts and occasionally with distribution already in place. Premieres section is based at the fest’s largest venue, the Eccles.
The Killing Room, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and written by Gus Krieger and Ann Peacock, about four people who get in deeper than they imagined when they sign up for a psychological research study. Stars Chloë Sevigny, Peter Stormare, Clea DuVall, Timothy Hutton and Nick Cannon.
Let’s hope we’ll have some reviews and photos from the festival in January! Can’t wait!
Apologies for the delay in updates, but things have been downright dead quiet with Chloë these past few weeks. However, we finally have some news. Variety reports Jonathan Liebesman’s drama thriller The Killing Room, in which Chloë stars in an as-of-yet untitled role opposite Timothy Hutton, Nick Cannon, Peter Stormare and Clea DuVall, will screen at the upcoming American Film Market this November! From Variety.com:
A total of 513 films will be screened at the upcoming American Film Market, including 102 world premieres and 375 market preems. AFM runs Nov. 5-12 at its usual digs in Santa Monica.
Films making their world preems include Morgan Freeman-Christopher Walken topliner The Lovely Maiden, from Yari Film Group and also starring William H. Macy; Timothy Hutton-Chloë Sevigny starrer The Killing Room from ContentFilm Intl.; and Forest Whitaker topliner Powder Blue, from QED Intl. and also starring Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta.
That’s great news! Hopefully the screening equals to new photos this November. For more information on the film, please visit IMDb.com; the film’s screening schedule is available at thefilmcatalogue.com. Stay tuned to us for updates!
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