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written by Jasper on August 23, 2023

‘Wilderness’ Teaser & Premiere Date

Prime Video has released a teaser trailer for Wilderness! It’s set to premiere on September 15th. Check it out below and some screencaps of Oliver in our gallery.

Liv becomes the actress starring in Will’s bad dreams after she learns about his betrayal, and her heartbreak is swiftly followed by another emotion: fury. The couple embark on an American road trip Liv’s fantasized about since she was little, from the Grand Canyon on through Yosemite, before ending up with a hedonistic weekend in Las Vegas. For Will, it’s a chance to make amends; for Liv, it’s a very different prospect—a landscape where accidents happen all the time. The perfect place to get revenge.

written by Jasper on May 26, 2022

‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ Official Trailer

The full official trailer of Mr. Malcolm’s List has been released! The film is an expansion of the short film of the same name that was released in 2019. It is set to hit theaters on July 1st! Check out the trailer below, and screencaps of Oliver in our gallery.

written by Jasper on June 17, 2021

Oliver Joins Apple Series ‘Surface’

Oliver is set to star in Apple’s upcoming psychological thriller, Surface! It will also star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, François Arnaud, Marianna Jean Baptiste, and Millie Brady. Filming will start this week. Check out the character descriptions and the synopsis!

Starring Mbatha-Raw as Sophie, Surface is an elevated thriller about a woman’s quest to rebuild her life after a suicide attempt, and her struggle to remember – and understand – everything that led up to the moment when she jumped.

Jackson-Cohen plays James, Sophie’s (Mbatha-Raw) husband and a well-connected and successful partner at a venture capital firm.

James portrays Baden, an undercover cop with a strong connection to Sophie (Mbatha-Raw).

Graynor is Caroline, an heiress and old friend of Sophie (Mbatha-Rawa) and James (Jackson-Cohen).

Arnaud plays Harrison, a colleague and friend of James (Jackson-Cohen).

Baptiste is Hannah, Sophie’s (Mbatha-Raw) therapist.

Brady is Eliza, mysterious woman that connects to Sophie’s (Mbatha-Raw) past.

written by Jasper on February 12, 2021

Oliver Joins ‘The Three Musketeers’ Film Adaptation

The star-studded cast of the two-part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic French masterpiece, The Three Musketeers, was announced today, and Oliver will be playing the Duke of Buckingham! We love perfect casting. The film will be led by François Civil, Eva Green, and Vincent Cassel.

Dimitri Rassam is joining forces with Pathé on a €60 million ($73 million) two-part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic French masterpiece “The Three Musketeers.” The star-studded cast includes François Civil, Eva Green and Vincent Cassel as D’Artagnan, Milady and Athos.

The two sprawling feature films, titled “The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan” and “The Three Musketeers – Milady,” will be directed by Martin Bourboulon, who recently helmed “Eiffel” with Romain Duris and Emma Mackey. Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière (“Le Prenom”) wrote the script of both films based on Dumas’ classic.

Now in pre-production, the pair of films will shoot simultaneously at the end of this summer in France. Germany’s Constantin Film and Spain’s DeAPlaneta have come on board to co-produce and have already acquired rights for Germany and Spain.

The high-profile cast, which mixes veteran actors and up-and-comers, also includes Vicky Krieps as Queen Anne of Austria, Pio Marmaï as Porthos, Duris as Aramis, Louis Garrel as King Louis XIII and British thesp Oliver Jackson-Cohen as the Duke of Buckingham, as well as rising French star Lyna Khoudri as Constance Bonacieux.

The cast for other roles, such as Richelieu, will be unveiled in the coming weeks. The adaptation will also introduce a new character, Hannibal, based on the true story of Louis Anniaba, the first Black musketeer in French history.

written by Jasper on October 06, 2020

Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins ‘The Lost Daughter’

Oliver spoke with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the upcoming The Haunting of Bly Manor via Zoom chat. He also discussed The Haunting of Hill House, his first roles, and more. EW also revealed that Oliver has joined the cast of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, alongside Dakota Johnson, Olivia Colman, and Paul Mescal.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, star of The Invisible Man and The Haunting of Hill House, found himself in a ghost town back in March. It certainly looked like his London home, about a five-minute walk from Covent Garden, just not the one he remembered. It was almost like a veil had been draped over his reality. “During lockdown, it was kind of nuts,” he says on a September Zoom call in between puffs from a vape pen, a silver chain dangling atop a black crewneck. “You were allowed out for like an hour a day to do exercise. Just walking around the center of town, I’d never seen it like that. It just was completely dead.”

The same could be said of his schedule, which also had to be wiped clean as the model-turned-actor found himself tethered to his parents’ home. But it was a welcome change. “I’d been so manic,” he says. “This is good.”

Manic is putting it lightly. Jackson-Cohen, 33, son of English fashion designer Betty Jackson, first went to Australia in July 2019 for his role of Adrian Griffin, Elisabeth Moss’s onscreen tormenter in The Invisible Man, one of the first films to receive an early at-home release this year when the pandemic threw a wrench in Hollywood’s plans. The studio let him wrap production early on the project so he could make a pitstop back in the U.K. to change out his suitcase before boarding yet another flight to Vancouver, where Hill House creator Mike Flanagan set up shop with former cast members Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel for The Haunting of Bly Manor, the second season in this Netflix horror anthology (out Oct. 9). After that, it was back to Invisible Man mode for a press tour, and then… nothing.

In the spirit of keeping busy, Jackson-Cohen tried on many different hats over the first few months of lockdown. One was “DIY man,” he says, sitting at a table that he constructed in front of a wall that he painted. Another was baker, but that fad lasted only a few days. So, he turned to clearing out cupboards. “I found all the folders with all my scripts from Bly. I opened it up and there were all these notes from the kids.” Amelie Bea Smith and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth — who play Flora and Miles, two haunted children in the Turn of the Screw-inspired season — would draw everyone in the cast cards on set. “Ben used to write me these notes: ‘To my friend, Oliver. You win the award of best friend of the day.’ They are just the sweetest, sweetest kids.”

There’s clearly a lot of love in and around this show, even before the little ones joined. Hill House, which premiered in 2018, quickly became an obsession for Netflix subscribers. Viewers were captivated by the story of the Crain family, inspired by Shirley Jackson’s novel, as they each grappled with the trauma of losing their mother during their stay in a haunted house.

Jackson-Cohen portrayed Luke Crain, the heroin-addicted twin brother of Pedretti’s Nell. It was the first time he felt like he could put himself into a character. Not that he’s had a heroin addiction. It was more about Luke’s emotional trauma and childhood that he understood well. ″I’m 6’3” and, you know, big,″ Jackson-Cohen says, slipping into a pretend monster voice to emphasize that last word. ″I think people assume I am a jock or whatever it is that people assume, and I’ve never, ever related to those types of people. I’m actually quite a sensitive, emotional man. So, finding characters to play like that when you are 6’3” and you are seen a certain way is quite a challenge.″

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