IFC Films has scored the U.S. rights to the period thriller “The Nightingale” from acclaimed Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”). The film has its U.S. domestic debut at the Sundance Film Festival.
Set in 1825, this follows 21-year-old Irish convict Clare (Aisling Franciosi) who enlists the help of an Aboriginal tracker (Baykali Ganambarr) through the Tasmanian wilderness to get revenge on the abusive commandant (Sam Claflin) who led a gang rape of her and killed her family. [Source: THR]
STXfilms will release its senior-citizen cheerleader comedy “Poms” starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, and Pam Grier, on Mother’s Day weekend in the U.S. – May 10th. Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman, and Celia Weston also star.
Zara Hayes directs from a script by Shane Atkinson with the story about women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. Shooting took place last summer in Atlanta. [Source: Variety]
Breeda Wool (“Mr. Mercedes”) has scored a recurring role on the upcoming third season of Netflix’s 1980s female wrestling dramedy series “GLOW”. Wool will play Denise, a former Showgirl, and the current dance captain of Rhapsody at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino. A full-time Vegas resident, she is desperate to stretch out her career on the stage and provide for her young daughter. [Source: Deadline]
“Smallville” alum John Glover has reportedly boarded the DC Comics adaptation “Shazam” in an undisclosed role. Glover played Lionel Luther in The CW series and lent his voice to The Riddler in the “Batman” animated series in the 1990s. He also had a small cameo in 1997’s “Batman and Robin”. [Source: CBM]