Making its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is director Dan Gilroy’s new Netflix thriller Velvet Buzzsaw. This film reunites Nightcrawler stars, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo as their characters Morf and Rhodora are top players in the Los Angeles art scene. They discover a new series of paintings that are all the rave but they quickly realize these stolen paintings are a sinister work of art as bad things begin to happen. With an all-star cast that also includes Toni Collette, Daveed Diggs, John Malkovich, and many more this movie will definitely be a hit. This trailer gives me all of the spooky feels that I never knew I needed until now. Velvet Buzzsaw lands in select theaters and on Netflix February 1st but until then take a look at the trailer below!
In the cutthroat world of fine-art trading and representation, up-and-coming agent Josephina (Zawe Ashton) stumbles across a secret weapon: hundreds of dazzling paintings left behind after an elderly tenant in her building dies. Ignoring the instructions the clandestine artist left to destroy his work, she promptly starts circulating the paintings, which soon attract the attention of the heavy hitters around her—including her boss Rhodora (Rene Russo), art critic (and Josephina’s sometime lover) Morf (Jake Gyllenhaal), and competing collectors, managers, and curators like Bryson (Billy Magnussen) and Gretchen (Toni Collette). Yet as the deceased artist’s portraits gain posthumous acclaim, they also awaken something imperceptible and sinister that threatens to punish those who have profited from his work.
Master of suspense Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) has assembled an all-star cast for this dark, uproarious, and painfully accurate spoof of the art world. With strong supporting turns by John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, and Natalia Dyer, Velvet Buzzsaw invites us into a traditionally insular world that’s suddenly splattered wide open, where art and commerce collide with dire consequences.
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