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NBC Orders ‘Secret Bridesmaids’ Business’ Adaptation From Keshet, Universal

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NBC Orders ‘Secret Bridesmaids’ Business’ Adaptation From Keshet, Universal
NBC is developing “Ties That Bind,” a drama based on Seven Studios’ Australian miniseries “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business,” from writer Deirdre Shaw (“Jane The Virgin”), Keshet Studios and Universal Television.

Starring Abbie Cornish (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”), Katie McGrath (“Supergirl”) and Georgina Haig (“Once Upon A Time”) alongside Alexander England (“Covenant”), “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business” (pictured) is itself based on Elizabeth Coleman’s stage play inspired by her eponymous book that premiered on Australia’s Seven Network. Keshet International distributes both the format and tape of the series.

Ties That Bind” is set to be a thriller in which three women make a promise to one another that leads them to embark on dangerous secrets that threaten to implode their lives. Facing dire consequences, they must rely on the power of their friendship to survive.

Peter Traugott, president of Keshet Studios, said: “With its well-crafted relationships and cliff-hanger plot, Seven Studios
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Video Movie Review: The Secrets We Keep (2020): A Post-wwii Tale That’s Relevant Today

Video Movie Review: The Secrets We Keep (2020): A Post-wwii Tale That’s Relevant Today
The Secrets We Keep Review — The Secrets We Keep (2020) Video Movie Review, a movie written and directed by Yuval Adler, co-written by Ryan Covington, and stars Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Chris Messina, Amy Seimetz, Lucy Faust, Kadrolsha Ona Carole, Victoria Hill, David Maldonado, Jeff Pope, Ritchie Montgomery, Ed Amatrudo, Miluette [...]

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Film Review: The Secrets We Keep (2020): Revisiting a Past Trauma Leaves Lethal Scars

Film Review: The Secrets We Keep (2020): Revisiting a Past Trauma Leaves Lethal Scars
The Secrets We Keep Review — The Secrets We Keep (2020) Film Review, a movie directed by Yuval Adler, and starring Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Chris Messina, Jackson Dean Vincent, Amy Seimetz, Miluette Nalin and Madison Paige Jones. The Secrets We Keep, directed by Yuval Adler, is one of those films that [...]

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Noomi Rapace on ‘The Secrets We Keep’ and Breaking the Hollywood Mold

Noomi Rapace on ‘The Secrets We Keep’ and Breaking the Hollywood Mold
From director Yuval Adler, the dramatic thriller The Secrets We Keep follows a Roma woman named Maja (Noomi Rapace), who lives a cozy life in post World War II suburbia with her American husband Lewis (Chris Messina). When she unexpectedly catches a glimpse of a man (Joel Kinnaman) that she believes is the German soldier who brutalized her and murdered her younger sister, Maja decides to do whatever it takes to get discover the truth. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Noomi Rapace (who is also an executive producer on the film) talked about how involved …
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‘I Am Greta’, ‘Another Round’, ‘Lockdown The Italian Way’ opening in key European territories this week

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‘I Am Greta’, ‘Another Round’, ‘Lockdown The Italian Way’ opening in key European territories this week
Cinema numbers are shrinking again as Covid-19 cases rise across Europe.

France, opening Wednesday October 14

It has been a complicated few days for French distributors and exhibitors following the introduction of a night-time curfew from Saturday night in Paris and eight other major cities, as part of measures to slow the spread of Covid-19.

The measure, which obliges people to return home by 9pm, effectively wipes out key evening screening slots although exhibitors are lobbying the government for a special dispensation for cinemagoers. A final decision was expected late Friday or over the weekend, but if the answer is ‘no
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‘The Secrets We Keep’ Costumer Talks Key to Character Looks in Post-wwii Drama

‘The Secrets We Keep’ Costumer Talks Key to Character Looks in Post-wwii Drama
In “The Secrets We Keep,” Noomi Rapace’s Maja harbors a dark secret, one she keeps to herself. She plays Maja, a Romanian refugee during World War II, who has set up a new life for herself with her husband Lewis, played by Chris Messina.

She’s settled into her life, but one day, her past and the secrets come back to haunt her in the form of Joel Kinnaman, who plays Thomas. Is he really the SS officer who she holds responsible for her younger sister’s death? He denies it when she confronts him.

For costumer Christina Flannery, her goal on the post-World War II drama was simple — to be as authentic to the period as possible. As a former vintage store owner, Flannery looked at the detail of the period from the stitching to the buttons to dress her characters.

Below, Flannery talks with Variety about putting
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‘The First Time’ With Joel Kinnaman

‘The First Time’ With Joel Kinnaman
Joel Kinnaman discussed his new movie The Secrets We Keep, working with Will Smith and the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel in the latest installment of Rolling Stone‘s The First Time.

Kinnaman kicked things off with his latest film The Secrets We Keep, out now, which he starred in alongside Noomi Rapace. The movie takes place post-wwii and centers around a Holocaust survivor (Rapace) who kidnaps her neighbor (Kinnaman), convinced that he’s the former Nazi who killed her sister.

Israeli filmmaker Yuval Adler was brought in to improve the script.
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“I Was Doing a Page One Rewrite During Pre-production and Well into Production”: Yuval Adler on The Secrets We Keep

“I Was Doing a Page One Rewrite During Pre-production and Well into Production”: Yuval Adler on The Secrets We Keep
Four of the best performances I’ve seen so far this year are all in the same movie, Yuval Adler’s riveting thriller The Secrets We Keep. Noomi Rapace, who also co-produced the film, plays Maja, a Romanian immigrant in post-World War II America who lives a quiet life with her physician husband Lewis (Chris Messina). Their placid existence is upended when Maja becomes convinced that her neighbor Thomas (Joel Kinnaman) is a Nazi who tortured her years before during the war. When Maja kidnaps Thomas and locks him in her basement, the film becomes a morally thorny and extremely suspenseful thriller […]
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“I Was Doing a Page One Rewrite During Pre-production and Well into Production”: Yuval Adler on The Secrets We Keep

“I Was Doing a Page One Rewrite During Pre-production and Well into Production”: Yuval Adler on The Secrets We Keep
Four of the best performances I’ve seen so far this year are all in the same movie, Yuval Adler’s riveting thriller The Secrets We Keep. Noomi Rapace, who also co-produced the film, plays Maja, a Romanian immigrant in post-World War II America who lives a quiet life with her physician husband Lewis (Chris Messina). Their placid existence is upended when Maja becomes convinced that her neighbor Thomas (Joel Kinnaman) is a Nazi who tortured her years before during the war. When Maja kidnaps Thomas and locks him in her basement, the film becomes a morally thorny and extremely suspenseful thriller […]
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‘The Secrets We Keep’, ‘The Nest’, ‘The Way I See It’ And ‘Alone’ Bring Life To Specialty Box Office

‘The Secrets We Keep’, ‘The Nest’, ‘The Way I See It’ And ‘Alone’ Bring Life To Specialty Box Office
The majority of the specialty box office has shifted to virtual debut, streaming and digital-only since theaters have shuttered due to the pandemic, but as physical theaters begin to open their doors, titles have returned to the big screen, slowly pumping life into the long-dormant specialty space.

Bleecker Street’s post-wwii thriller The Secrets We Keep opened September 16 and played in 471 theaters this weekend to the tune of $89,955 with a per-theater average of $191. Its five-day total amounted to a strong $114,722. Directed by Yuval Adler, the film stars Noomi Rapace as a woman who kidnaps a man (Joel Kinnaman) who she thinks committed war crimes and killed her sister, keeping him prisoner in her suburban home. The film is slated to hit VOD on October 16.

IFC Films’ Sundance pic The Nest starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon debuted in 301 theaters across the country, banking an estimated $62,000 with a per-theater average of $206. The film,
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‘The Secrets We Keep’ Is A Timely Revenge Thriller With Hitchcockian Vibes

‘The Secrets We Keep’ Is A Timely Revenge Thriller With Hitchcockian Vibes
On its surface, “The Secrets We Keep,” a story about a European refugee who lives in a remote part of New Orleans, Louisiana, and realizes her abuser from 15 years ago is now in town, could easily sound like another variation on “Death of the Maiden.” Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find a 1960’s thriller that shines a light on some very contemporary issues.

Read More: ‘The Secrets We Keep’ First Look: Noomi Rapace Kidnaps Joel Kinnaman In Post-wwii Revenge Thriller

Directed by Yuval Adler from a script by Robert Covington, the film portrays small town U.S.A as church picnics, American flags, grassy front lawns, and then shovels under those manicured lawns to find buried, war-time secrets.

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The Secrets We Keep | Review

The Secrets We Keep | Review
The Forgiveness of Blood: Rapace Shines in a Loose Regurgitation of Dorfman Play

The strangest aspect of The Secrets We Keep, the third feature from Yuval Adler, is how it fails to credit the source material it is clearly borrowing from, Argentine-Chilean-American Ariel Dorfman’s 1990 play Death and the Maiden, adapted for the screen in 1994 by Roman Polanski and starring Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

Adler, who co-wrote this version with Ryan Covington, changes the setting of post-Pinochet Chile to 1959 United States, wherein a Holocaust survivor stumbles upon the Nazi who raped her and had a hand in murdering her sister.…
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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Antebellum,’ ‘The Nest,’ ‘The Devil All the Time’

New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Antebellum,’ ‘The Nest,’ ‘The Devil All the Time’
Distributors keep changing their minds right up until the day before their movies are supposed to open in one of the wildest release eras in memory, making it nearly impossible for moviegoers to keep track of what’s opening when, and where, and how.

This week’s biggest theatrical opening is a Jim Caviezel movie called “Infidel,” although the distribution company Cloudburst Entertainment never responded to requests for review, so we couldn’t do our jobs on that one without driving to the nearest city where theaters are open, so investigate at your own risk.

Audiences willing to brave cinemas will find some reliable options in more limited theatrical release, including “Martha Marcy May Marlene” director Sean Durkin’s latest, “The Nest,” which is the sort of slow-burn psychological drama that benefits from your undivided attention. Meanwhile, for those seeking from-the-nest streaming options, Durkin’s longtime partner in crime, fellow Borderline filmmaker Antonio Campos,
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‘The Secrets We Keep’ Review: Noomi Rapace Suspects Her Neighbor Is a Nazi in This Anonymous Thriller

‘The Secrets We Keep’ Review: Noomi Rapace Suspects Her Neighbor Is a Nazi in This Anonymous Thriller
about a Romani Holocaust survivor (a flushed Noomi Rapace) who’s trying to make a new life for herself in a Mayberry-like American suburb during the 1950s, Yuval Adler’s “The Secrets We Keep” hinges on a single question that it struggles to ask with the weight it demands and/or answer with the grindhouse-like glee it encourages: Is the friendly-seeming family man whose accented voice she recognizes in town one afternoon (Joel Kinnaman) actually one of the Nazi goons who executed her sister towards the end of the war?

The odds are slim — and memory is a murky body of water even before you filter it through the stuff of historical trauma — but such a twist of fate is hardly inconceivable. The perpetrators of the Holocaust scattered as far and wide as the diasporas they attempted to destroy, and Lt. Aldo Raine wasn’t able to carve a swastika
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Joel Kinnaman on ‘The Secrets We Keep’ and the “Insane,” “Heavily R-Rated” ‘The Suicide Squad’

Joel Kinnaman on ‘The Secrets We Keep’ and the “Insane,” “Heavily R-Rated” ‘The Suicide Squad’
The Secrets We Keep just might be Joel Kinnaman’s most demanding film yet, and that’s saying something for an actor who played Alex Murphy in 2014’s RoboCop, Takeshi Kovacs in Altered Carbon and Rick Flag in two Suicide Squad movies. Co-starring alongside Noomi Rapace and Chris Messina in Yuval Adler’s latest thriller, Kinnaman plays Thomas, a Swiss factory worker in the American suburbs who’s captured by Rapace’s Maja and accused of torturing her family during World War II. For much of the film, Kinnaman is bound and gagged as realistically as possible, which took its toll on Kinnaman.

“I was basically tied ...
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‘Blackbird’ And ‘The Secrets We Keep’ Opens In Theaters, Janelle Monae Thriller ‘Antebellum’ Debuts, Merawi Gerima’s ‘Residue’ Hits Netflix – Specialty Streaming Preview

‘Blackbird’ And ‘The Secrets We Keep’ Opens In Theaters, Janelle Monae Thriller ‘Antebellum’ Debuts, Merawi Gerima’s ‘Residue’ Hits Netflix – Specialty Streaming Preview
As box offices start to test the waters, Roger Michell’s family drama Blackbird starring Susan Sarandon is set to open in theaters and on demand starting today.

Known for My Cousin Rachel and Notting Hill, Michell directs a script by Christian Torpe, who wrote the 2014 Danish film, Silent Heart on which the family drama is based. In it, Sarandon plays Lily who, along with Paul (Sam Neil) invite their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with Als on her own terms. The weekend starts as a loving weekend with holiday tradition but as things unfold, unresolved issues between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska) come into the forefront. Rainn Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Anson Boon join the all-star roster in this ensemble drama.

The film made its world premiere last
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Joel Kinnaman Revels Why ‘The Secrets We Keep’ Was the Toughest Thing Emotionally That He’s Done

Joel Kinnaman Revels Why ‘The Secrets We Keep’ Was the Toughest Thing Emotionally That He’s Done
With director Yuval Adler’s The Secrets We Keep now in theaters and available On-Demand October 16th, I recently got to speak with Joel Kinnaman about making the post-wwii thriller. In the film, Noomi Rapace plays a woman living a quiet life in the suburbs with her husband (Chris Messina) when she recognizes a neighbor (Kinnaman) as a soldier who she believes committed heinous war crimes against her. Seeking vengeance, she kidnaps the man and holds him hostage despite his repeated denials. You can watch the trailer here. [caption id="attachment_929591" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Bleecker …
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The Secrets We Keep Review: Noomi Rapace Relives WWII Horrors in Jumbled Exploitation Thriller

The Secrets We Keep Review: Noomi Rapace Relives WWII Horrors in Jumbled Exploitation Thriller
Returning to the questions of identity that propelled his 2019 spy thriller The Operative, Yuval Adler’s misfire The Secrets We Keep is a violent exploitation film that uses horrors of the Holocaust as window dressing. It ostensibly explores the lingering trauma of Noomi Rapace’s Maja, who suffered a violent sexual assault at the hands of the Nazis during WWII, only to seemingly discover her attacker is living the American dream in the very town that she now calls home. In truth, The Secrets We Keep is a pulpy mess, treating Maja’s emotional scars as a deus ex machina to showcase violent retribution. While perhaps more tonally attuned to depicting the Holocaust’s mass horrors than, say, Hunters, The Secrets We Keep is more caught up playing out Saw-like fantasies of revenge than exploring the subtleties of grief.

Living in idealized 1950s small-town America, Maja, who claims Romanian heritage,
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“Joel sees right through me. Everytime I try to lie or be cool, he goes straight in!” Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman on working together on The Secrets We Keep

“Joel sees right through me. Everytime I try to lie or be cool, he goes straight in!” Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman on working together on The Secrets We Keep
To celebrate the release of The Secrets We Keep, which opens in US cinemas this week, we sat down with two of its stars to chat about the thrilling new drama.

Friends for many years, Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and Joel Kinnaman (The Suicide Squad) were looking for a new project to make together and settled on this tense drama that deals with the fallout from World War II and its effects on those on the front lines. Both said they loved the chance to work together and the nature of the story allowed them to both navigate different spaces as actors and as friends.

In post-wwii America, a woman (Noomi Rapace), rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband (Chris Messina), kidnaps her neighbor (Joel Kinnaman) and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her. Directed by Yuval Adler from a script by Ryan Covington and Yuval Adler.
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‘The Secrets We Keep’ Film Review: Noomi Rapace Seeks Revenge in Familiar Thriller

‘The Secrets We Keep’ Film Review: Noomi Rapace Seeks Revenge in Familiar Thriller
The worst sin of “The Secrets We Keep” is not that it so blatantly and flagrantly rips off Ariel Dorfman’s play and subsequent movie “Death and the Maiden” — although if the Chilean author wanted to sue for a credit, he’s certainly got a case.

The history of art is the history of creators borrowing from each other, whether they call it homage or reference or appropriation. What grates about director Yuval Adler and his co-writer Ryan Covington pilfering so obviously from Dorfman’s work is that they haven’t done anything particularly interesting with it.

Is there potential in changing the setting of “Death and the Maiden” from an unnamed Latin American country to the USA of the 1950s, still reeling in various ways from World War II? Absolutely. Do Adler and Covington achieve that potential? Not in the slightest.

Noomi Rapace stars as Maja, trying her best
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