Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: What was Joey s pitch to you to come on board for The Castle in the Ground? What was it that interested you about the film and the script?Neve Campbell: Well, I think it s a very important topic. The subject of the opioid crisis is very important at the moment. I think over half a million people have lost their lives to the opioid crisis and it s tens of thousands of people a year, still. And I think so few people really realize how easily people can succumb to these medications and how dangerous they can be if not taken appropriately. So, for me that was really important.I hadn t seen Joey Klein s work before, and when it was brought to me, I watched his movie The Other Half. I don t know if you ve seen it, but it s stunning. The performances are amazing and the time that he allows actors to go to where they need to go to and the vulnerability that he gets out of actors is a beautiful thing. Joey himself is an actor, and it s always nice to work with directors who are also actors, because it s a different language, and it s sort of nice to be able to relate in that way when you re being guided.Rotten Tomatoes: Was there something that you learned about the opioid crisis or how people get access to these drugs while making this film that surprised you?Campbell: I watched a bunch of documentaries once I got the film, when I decided to do i
2018 has been a banner year for Claire Foy thus far, having already starred in Unsane and First Man both Certified Fresh and she s looking to keep it going with The Girl in the Spider s Web, due out on November 9. The former star of Netflix s acclaimed series The Crown takes over the role of vigilante hacker Lisbeth Salander in the new film, as she takes on cyber criminals in cahoots with corrupt government officials. Foy sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to offer her Five Favorite Films, gushing over Meg Ryan and Meryl Streep and describing how she would love to live in the world of a Hitchcock classic.The Girl in the Spider s Web opens everywhere on Friday, November 9.
Last season on The Magicians, Quentin Coldwater died to save magic, his friends, and the world. In season 5, Julia, Alice, Eliot, Margo, and Penny must now navigate a world without him, but there s a new threat: a magical apocalypse looms. Grieving and under pressure, the magicians have to get their sh together to save the world without Q.About the show: A group of twentysomethings studying magic in New York discover a real-life fantasy world that poses a great threat to humanity in this drama adapted from Lev Grossman s book series.The series stars Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn. The series is executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Henry Alonso Myers, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions Michael London and Janice Williams.The Magicians premieres on January 15 at 10/9C on Syfy.