Kristen Stewart isn’t the only actress making a splash with a short film at Cannes this week.
House of Cards star Robin Wright premiered her new short, The Dark of Night, in an intimate screening at the film festival Thursday night, and boy, is it killer. The 10-minute black-and-white whodunnit is a cheeky homage to 1930s film noir, centering on a mysterious vixen (Leslie Bibb) who seeks refuge from a storm inside a diner with a skeevy drifter (Sam Rockwell) and mousy waitress (Callie Thorne). But facades quickly fall away and the encounter takes a turn for the amusingly macabre.
Wuv, twoo wuv…it’s still going strong, nearly 30 years later.
Cary Elwes posted on social media Saturday the sweetest 51st birthday tribute to Robin Wright, his co-star in the 1987 cult fantasy film The Princess Bride. The two play love interests Westley and Buttercup.
Elwes, 54, posted a photo of the two sitting in their costumes on their outdoor set, with her wearing the red dress she sported when her character gets kidnapped under a matching puffer coat. The actor sports an olive green parka over his black pirate’s outfit, as well as a cap.
“Happy Birthday Robin,” Elwes wrote. “You were a princess when we met, and now you’re lovelier than any queen. Please join me in wishing her the very best. @robingwright.”
Reese Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard and Spotlight producer Anonymous Content are teaming to produce a timely TV series based on Kate Andersen Brower’s bestseller First Women: The Grace & Power Of America’s Modern First Ladies. It will be directed and executive produced Robin Wright, who plays a First Lady on TV on Netflix’s House Of Cards.
The book, published April 12 by HarperCollins, is described as an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Wright, who won a Golden Globe for her role as FLOTUS Claire Underwood on House Of Cards, is attached to direct the pilot. She executive produces, along with Pacific Standard’s Witherspoon, Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, and Bruna Papandrea. Anonymous Content’s Ashley Zalta and Doreen Wilcox-Little are co-executive producers.
Robin Wright has directed four of this season’s episodes, double the number she did last season. It’s tempting to draw a parallel between her increased creative contributions behind the scenes and Claire’s prominence as a character this year, especially given the events of “Chapter 49,” Wright’s most accomplished directing job yet. Claire has to navigate some tricky emotional territory in this episode, and as both actor and director, Wright is up to the task.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) January 11, 2016
Congrats to Robin nominated for both a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her work on House of Cards.