COLLIDER – The 20th Century Studios adaptation will also stream on Disney+ and Star internationally.
The upcoming 20th Century Studios thriller No Exit has confirmed a release date on Hulu in the United States, and for Star+ and Disney+ internationally. Based on the novel of the same name by Taylor Adams, the film is slated for a February 25 streaming release.
Based on the novel of the same name by Taylor Adams, No Exit follows Darby Thorne, a woman on her way to attend to a family emergency when she becomes stranded in a blizzard. In order to get home, she is forced to make her way to a highway rest stop, relying on strangers to keep her going. However, when she finds a girl who has seemingly been abducted in a van, she is forced to confront the possibility of evil living in one of the strangers that now surround her, and must face a life and death struggle to find who is the kidnapper.
Streaming releases have become not only more palatable for certain releases, but preferred, as they bring the film to a large audience in a time when drawing a crowd into a dark and contained room can be a difficult sell. Indeed, No Exit’s release to Disney’s streaming platforms both domestically and internationally marks an increase in accessibility to films that would otherwise struggle for recognition.
No Exit is directed by Damien Power, who previously directed the 2017 film Killing Ground. The film features a script written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, the writing duo who both worked on the Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp. Scott Frank, who previously worked on the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, produces, and the film stars Havana Rose Liu as Darby, alongside Danny Ramirez, David Rysdahl, Mila Harris, and Dennis Haysbert.
No Exit will be available to stream on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ and Star+ internationally on February 25.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Danny Ramirez is joining Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn in Claire Denis’ next film at A24, The Stars at Noon. A24 had no comment.
Based on the novel by Denis Johnson, the story is set in 1984 during the Nicaraguan Revolution and follows a mysterious English businessman and headstrong American journalist who strike up a passionate romance. They soon become embroiled in a dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies and are forced to try and escape the country, with only each other to trust and rely on.
Denis will direct and also adapted the script with Lea Mysius and Andrew Litvack. RT Features and Curiosa Films are producing the pic, which was originally announced during AFM 2020
Ramirez is fresh off the success of the Disney+ Marvel series, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, where he co-starred opposite Anthony Mackie, playing Marvel character, Joaquin Torres. The actor will next appear opposite Tom Cruise in Paramount’s highly anticipated Top Gun: Maverick. Ramirez recently completed production on the 20th Century Studios for Hulu suspense/thriller, No Exit and also has the Netflix’s dual-timeline drama Plus/Minus opposite Lili Reinhart.
Ramirez is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.
VANITY FAIR – Three years ago Tom Cruise set out to cast a new generation of magnetic, and chiseled, pilots for Top Gun: Maverick, the highly anticipated sequel scheduled to land on Memorial Day weekend next year. After scouring young Hollywood, he found his squad: Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Lewis Pullman, Danny Ramirez, Monica Barbaro (playing the first female pilot featured in the franchise), and Miles Teller.
Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski wanted real stunts with cameras capturing actual flight patterns, so the star curated the training he wished he’d had back in 1986. “In anyone else’s hands, Top Gun is a CGI movie,” says Powell. “Only Tom puts real actors in real planes.” The aircraft were flown by pilots, but the cast were in the cockpit for such long, intense stretches that sometimes they had to do what they had to do: “I peed in the plane a few times,” says Ellis. “I peed in the plane almost every time,” says Pullman. The actors trained for three months in a progression of aircraft, then did maintenance flights for g-force tolerance. “Tom would go first,” says Ellis. “And then we’d have to go up there and try to keep up with what he just did.”
Fans of the original Top Gun’s immortal beach volleyball scene will be relieved to hear that our new heroes find time to play shirtless football on the sand. The younger actors worked out and skipped carbs for months to prep—and did some last-second moisturizing so their muscles would glisten. “I was eventually cut off from the baby oil,” says Powell. After sunset, the cast celebrated with wings, tater tots, and beer, but later learned they had to shoot the scene again. “We were devastated,” Ellis says with a laugh.
Moviegoers everywhere will thank them for their service.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Netflix’s dual-timeline drama Plus/Minus has filled out its cast with Luke Wilson, Andrea Savage and Aisha Dee. Also joining the project is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Danny Ramirez and David Corenswet, who starred in both The Politician and Hollywood for the streamer.
They all join previously announced star Lili Reinhart, who will lead the project as Natalie, whose life, on the eve of her college graduation, diverges into two parallel realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood as a young adult in her Texas hometown, the other in which she moves to L.A. to pursue her career. In both journeys throughout her 20s, Natalie experiences life-changing love, devastating heartbreak, and rediscovers herself.
Wanuri Kahiu, who was behind the popular Kenyan romance Rafiki, is set to direct. April Prosser is behind the screenplay.
Screen Arcade’s Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman will produce, having released sci-fi feature Project Power with the streamer. CatchLight Studios’ Jessica Malanaphy will also produce, with Screen Arcade’s Alyssa Rodrigues and Reinhart executive producing.
Dee, repped by Gersh and Animal Federation, can currently be seen in the final season of Freeform breakout series The Bold Type. Ramirez, repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen Jacobson, will next be seen in Top Gun: Maverick. Corenswet is repped by ICM, Untitled, and Jackoway Austen. Wilson is repped by CAA. Savage is repped by CAA and MGMT.