Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Levinson (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley. Only on Netflix July 31.
Haley attended the 14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner hosted by Chanel in New York City (April 29).
I’ve added some photos of Haley attending the Swallow premiere during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater in New York City (April 28).
VARIETY – “The Girl on the Train” star Haley Bennett is in early talks to join Amy Adams and Glenn Close in Netflix’s adaptation of “Hillbilly Elegy,” directed by Ron Howard.
Gabriel Basso is also on board to star.
Based on J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir, the pic is a modern exploration of the American dream and follows three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale law student forced to return to his hometown.
“The Shape of Water” screenwriter Vanessa Taylor adapted the script, with Howard, Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder producing for Imagine Entertainment. Julie Oh and Vance will executive produce.
Imagine has been developing the movie since it acquired the rights in 2017. Netflix boarded the project in January after winning a heated bidding war to finance the $45 million feature.
Bennett most recently wrapped production on Antonio Campos’ thriller “The Devil All the Time,” alongside Robert Pattinson and Bill Skarsgard, for Netflix. She serves as an executive producer and stars in “Swallow,” premiering this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. Bennett next stars opposite Chris Evans and Ben Kingsley in “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” also for Netflix, which will be released later this year.
She’s represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Dave Feldman.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Haley Bennett, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough have been set for The Devil All the Time, the Antonio Campos-directed drama that Netflix will put into production this month in Alabama. They join Tom Holland, Mia Wasakowska, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen and Sebastian Stan, latter of whom was set to star after his Captain America and Avengers: Endgame co-star Chris Evans dropped out over scheduling.
Randall Poster is producing with Nine Stories’ Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, and Max Born.
The Devil All the Time is an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 midwestern gothic novel that Antonio and Paulo Campos co-scripted. In the forgotten backwoods of a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets our protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son, on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action. He interacts with a nefarious cast of characters: a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff in a story that is told across two decades.
Bennett’s recent credits include Thank You For Your Service and The Girl on the Train; Clarke most recently starred in the historical dramas First Man and Chappaquiddick, and Keough’s most recent films are Hold the Dark and The Earthquake Bird.
Annie Marter and Jacob Jaffke are exec producing.
Bennett is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment and Dave Feldman of Bloom Hergott; Clarke is WME, Robert Stein Managment and RGM Management; Keough is CAA and Thirty Three Management.