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Sydney Sweeney Getting Into The Ring To Portray Trailblazing Boxer Christy Martin For Director David Michôd, Black Bear & Anonymous Content; Actress Is “Itching To Start Training” For Role – Cannes Market Hot Project

EXCLUSIVE: The in-demand Sydney Sweeney, coming off hit rom-com Anyone But You and horror pic Immaculate, is shifting gears again as she is set to portray trailblazing boxer Christy Martin in a new biopic which could be a knockout for buyers at the Cannes market where Black Bear will be launching.

Under the direction of Oz filmmaker David Michôd, known for visceral movies such as Animal Kingdom and The King, the currently untitled project will chart the true story of Martin’s rise to become America’s most well known female boxer in the 1990s — the “female Rocky” in the words of the film’s producers. A naturally gifted fighter, her life transformed in 1989 when she met her manager, and later husband, Jim Martin. Breaking boundaries, she became the first woman to sign with iconic promoter Don King, and the only female boxer to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Her charisma, good looks and resilience in the ring won her an avid fanbase and propelled her to become welterweight champion. But behind the well-honed public persona, she tackled personal demons, toxic relationships, and a brutal attempt on her life.

This is ripe material for Sweeney given the Euphoria and White Lotus star’s passion for boxing and MMA. The actress told Deadline: “I grappled and did kickboxing from 12-19 years old. I’ve been itching to get back into the ring, train, and transform my body. Christy’s story isn’t a light one, it’s physically and emotionally demanding, there’s a lot of weight to carry. But I love challenging myself.”

She continued: “Christy Martin not only legitimized female boxing, she overcame gender stereotypes, and fought through emotional, physical, and financial abuse. I’m passionate about the fighting world, Christy’s story shines a light on her incredible rise to the top while showing the struggles of fame behind the curtains. I feel compelled to tell a story about a woman who faced so much adversity and didn’t allow it to defeat her. It’s powerful, and emotional.”

Director Michôd told us: “I have a history of making movies about damaged men and I’d been wanting to make a film about a woman with a ferocious energy inside her. When I came across the Christy Martin story two years ago I knew I’d found it. Her ferocity is intelligible and justifiable and audiences will crave it because of the circumstances she was forced to endure”.

The plan is to shoot this fall in the U.S. Black Bear — which recently teamed with Sweeney on Immaculate — will introduce the project to international buyers at the Cannes market next week with UTA Independent Film Group, AC Independent, and Black Bear co-representing U.S. rights. Additional casting is being discussed by the team now.

This is a promising package in part because there is a level of discovery to the story. Michôd explained about the script’s arc: “The film is about Christy as a young gay woman in small-town West Virginia in the 1990s. She came from a relatively conservative family and wasn’t allowed to be who she was so she used boxing as a vehicle to express herself and her rage. She had to make some dangerous and fundamental compromises in her life, the most important of which was marrying an incredibly dangerous man.”

Script comes from Mirrah Foulkes (Judy & Punch) and Michôd. Producers are Kerry Kohansky-Roberts (Boy Erased) for Anonymous Content, Michôd for Yoki, Justin Lothrop and Brent Stiefel (As You Are) for Votiv, Sweeney for Fifty-Fifty Films and and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear, which is also fully financing. The filmmakers tell us that Martin, the film’s subject, has been collaborating with the team on the project.

“David [Michôd] and I have been saying that this is a female rocky”, said producer Kohansky-Roberts (whose father worked at SI his whole career). “To make the cover of Sports Illustrated was hard enough, to do it as a female boxer was outstanding and she paved the way for so many boxers and MMA fighters to come”.

“Sydney’s performance in Reality knocked my socks off,” adds Michôd. “She has been ferociously sporty since she was a kid and has a taste for the fight game.” The actress is in post on Ron Howard’s starry thriller Eden and Apple’s Echo Valley alongside Julianne Moore.

Michôd’s seminal 2010 crime-drama Animal Kingdom is one of the great Australian films of recent decades, starring Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn and Jackie Weaver. Since then, the filmmaker has gone on to work with Robert Pattinson in The Rover, Brad Pitt in War Machine and most recently Timothée Chalamet in The King. He is in post on A24 and Plan B’s Wizards!

Executive producers include Michael Heimler, John Friedberg, Foulkes, Brad Zimmerman for Yoki, Inc. and David Levine, Ryan Schwartz and Nick Shumaker, who will executive produce on behalf of Anonymous Content.

Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman said: “Black Bear is beyond thrilled to reteam with Sydney Sweeney, who is one of the most exciting and talented actors working today. We’ve also wanted to work with David Michôd for some time, and this material perfectly compliments David’s incredible skillset. Christy Martin’s story is an epic, and our film will deliver everything audiences expect and much, much more. We’re excited to step in to finance the project and produce alongside our incredible partners.”

Sweeney is represented by Paradigm and Stuart Brookman. Michôd is represented by UTA, Alan Wertheimer and Jackoway Austen. Foulkes is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein.

Source: Deadline

May 10, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Articles & Interviews , Boxer Christy Martin




The “Euphoria” star’s rep confirms she is not involved in the upcoming thriller “Day Drinker.”

Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney seemed anything but euphoric to hear reports that she will star in an upcoming supernatural thriller opposite Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp.

The story originated from film critic Jeff Sneider, who wrote in his newsletter “The InSneider” that Sweeney, 26, and Depp, 60, would appear in director Marc Webb’s movie Day Drinker.

Sweeney seemed to respond to the news in a tweet on Saturday. “Woke up to ✨rumors✨ anyways go see @ImmaculateMovie in theaters this weekend!,” she wrote, referring to her latest horror film.

A representative for Sweeney confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that she is not involved in Day Drinker.

The piece about the Sweeney and Depp team-up still appears on Sneider’s website as an “exclusive,” and the post is still pinned to the top of his Twitter account. Sneider also quote-tweeted Sweeney’s remarks, writing, “A non-denial.”

Day Drinker is based on a story by Zach Dean, writer of Fast X and Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War. Set in Spain, Portugal, and France, the film centers on a grieving bartender who meets an “enigmatic stranger,” and explores themes of “love, friendship, and revenge.”

Webb, a filmmaker and music video director, helmed 2009’s 500 Days of Summer and 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and has served as a producer on shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Hulu’s just-concluded Death and Other Details. He is now in production on Disney’s live-action Snow White remake, starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Godot.

Sweeney, meanwhile, is terrorizing filmgoers as a young nun in an Italian convent with a bloody evil pregnancy on her hands. Immaculate features cameos from both of Sweeney’s grandmothers, who enjoyed a nice Italian vacation while shooting it.

Depp’s reputation has taken a hit in recent years after his ex-wife Amber Heard’s accusations of domestic violence and the protracted legal battles that followed. He lost a libel lawsuit against The Sun in 2020 but won his defamation lawsuit against Heard in 2022. He recovered a $15 million award, though a jury awarded Heard $2 million in damages over her counterclaim against Depp.

The actor’s most recent acting credit was voicing Johnny Puff in the animated film Johnny Puff: Secret Mission. So far, neither Depp nor his former costars Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom will officially return for Jerry Bruckheimer’s planned reboot of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

March 31, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Articles & Interviews , Rumours




“Euphoria” Season 3 has been delayed at HBO.

“HBO and Sam Levinson remain committed to making an exceptional third season,” an HBO spokesperson told Variety. “In the interim, we are allowing our in-demand cast to pursue other opportunities.”

The scripts for Season 3 are still being written. The news comes after a report that the show’s third season has been scrapped entirely.

Production on the show’s third season had long been delayed, in part due to the Hollywood strikes and the July 2023 death of Angus Cloud, who played local drug dealer Fez. The show has also launched most of its cast — including Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney and Hunter Schafer — into the upper echelon of Hollywood, making it harder to coordinate production schedules.

In November 2023, HBO confirmed that the show’s third season was expected to premiere in 2025, meaning there would be at least a three-year gap between seasons since Season 2 debuted in January 2022. Due to the length of time in between seasons, rumors had been swirling that Season 3 would take place after a five-year time jump.

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon in January, Elordi joked that Season 3 would have to take place in the future, otherwise it would “seem like a weird bit.”

“I hope it’s soon, or they’re going to have to Benjamin Button me or something,” he said. “I’m going to have a bad back walking down the hallway, you know?”

“Euphoria” also stars Maude Apatow, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Nika King, Storm Reid, Colman Domingo and Austin Abrams. It follows Rue (Zendaya), a teenage drug addict as she struggles to stay sober and readjust to high school after rehab. Though the show has garnered praise for its performances — Zendaya has won two Emmys for her portrayal of Rue — it has also generated backlash over its sexual content and portrayal of drug use.

Source: Variety

March 26, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Articles & Interviews , Euphoria





Portuguese and Spanish language translations for SXSW 2024 Keynotes and Featured Sessions presented by Itaú

Two-time Emmy-nominated actress and producer Sydney Sweeney has become one of the most sought-after talents of her generation, captivating global audiences with her many buzz-worthy, critically acclaimed, and iconic roles.

The inception of Sweeney’s production company, Fifty-Fifty Films, came from the desire to reclaim professional autonomy by identifying and giving wind to projects she finds interesting, challenging, and relevant. Partnering with Jonathan Davino in 2019, Fifty-Fifty Films continues to remain focused on building impactful projects that are inclusive and purposeful.

About SXSW:
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, SXSW features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, professional development and a variety of networking opportunities. For more information, please visit sxsw.com.

March 15, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Immaculate , Public Appearances , Videos





It’s a great day to be on the Web, because we had Madame Web star Sydney Sweeney come play with spiders (just kidding, it was puppies). We asked her all about spidey-stunts, Euphoria goss, and bringing back the rom com. MADAME WEB NOW PLAYING EXCLUSIVELY IN MOVIE THEATERS
Get Tickets: https://www.madameweb.movie/

February 14, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Articles & Interviews , Madame Web , Videos











February 14, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Madame Web , Public Appearances , Videos




Sydney Sweeney attended the World Premiere Of Sony Pictures’ “Madame Web” at Regency Village Theatre on February 12, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.






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Public Appearances > 2024 > February 12 | Sony Pictures “Madame Web” Los Angeles Premiere

February 14, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Madame Web , Photos , Public Appearances





Sydney Sweeney is an Emmy Award–nominated actress you know from breakout hit shows like White Lotus, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Euphoria. Now, she’s taking on the role of Spider-Woman Julia Carpenter in the Marvel Comics-inspired Madame Web, set to release in theaters on February 14th. But how is she with spicy food? Find out as Sweeney takes on the wings of death and discusses rom-coms, the GOAT movie-theater snacks, and the fashion of Euphoria.

January 29, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Videos





Sydney Sweeney (Anyone But You, Euphoria, The White Lotus) stars as Cecilia, an American nun of devout faith, embarking on a new journey in a remote convent in the picturesque Italian countryside. Cecilia’s warm welcome quickly devolves into a nightmare as it becomes clear her new home harbors a sinister secret and unspeakable horrors.

In Theaters March 22

Starring Sydney Sweeney
Directed by Michael Mohan
Written by Andrew Lobel

January 26, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Immaculate , Videos





We are thrilled to announce @SydneySweeney, an international icon of modern femininity, as Kérastase Global Brand Ambassador. As an actress and producer, her unparalleled talent and passion has seen her catapult to the forefront of popular culture.

“It’s so immense for me to partner with such an iconic brand. For me there is something in beauty about being creative, being myself and being a strong believer in my actions. I’m excited to show you what we’ve been up to, it’s très très chic.” Sydney Sweeney.

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January 12, 2024        Posted by MyAnn        0 Comments        Campaign , Videos