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Michael Mayer's The Seagull

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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #67. Michael Mayer’s The Seagull

The Seagull

He appeared on the film scene with A Home at the End of the World (2004) and Flicka (2006) and then….disappeared. A full time move towards stage work (Spring Awakening, American Idiot and Hedwig And The Angry Inch), Michael Mayer‘s The Seagull is his big return to the film medium. Production began a while back ago, and if it weren’t for a buzz worthy film acting perfs in other items for Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), perhaps it would have dropped last year, but SPC who recently announced the acquisition of the title probably have a firm strategy in place.

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The movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s piece centers on the fading actress Irina Arkadina’s relationship with her son Konstantin, a failing playwright in love with a young actress ‘Nina,’ portrayed by Ronan. Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham also star.

Release Date/Prediction: SPC might drop this in the fall.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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