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Kit Harington, Naomi Scott, Jeremy Irons Romance Epic ‘Eternal Return’ to Hit Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

“Aladdin” and “Charlie’s Angels” breakout Naomi Scott will star alongside “Game of Thrones” alum Kit Harrington and Oscar winner Jeremy Irons in the epic romance “Eternal Return,” Variety can report exclusively. Village Roadshow Pictures is producing the project and will introduce the film to buyers at next week’s Cannes Film Festival.

“Eternal Return” follows Cass (Scott), a young woman who has resigned herself to a life of emotional invulnerability until she meets Virgil (Harington), a cartographer who makes maps to imaginary places. Along with his partner Malcolm (Irons), a vibrant renaissance man, the pair relentlessly attempts to travel back in time to awaken Cass to love again. The original feature is written and directed by Yaniv Raz (“Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets”).

Jillian Apfelbaum, Tristen Tuckfield, and Nic Gordon are overseeing the project for Village Roadshow. They will produce alongside Scott and Jordan Spence’s New Name Entertainment. The in-house production is one of several that Village Roadshow, led by veteran executive Steve Mosko, has been cooking throughout the pandemic. Though the company has wide brand recognition, Village Roadshow was a passive film financier until Mosko landed at the shop in late 2018. Historically, it has had a hand in older performers like “Miss Congeniality” and “The Matrix” up to the recent Joaquin Phoenix box office juggernaut “Joker.”

With Mosko at helm, as well as lieutenants Apfelbaum and Tuckfield, VRP has focused on dexterity and a creative-first mission. With capitalization from majority owner Vine Alternative Investments, VRP can fully finance its projects and sell directly to the open market. They also remain a robust co-financier.

“We want to be nimble,” Mosko told Variety ahead of Cannes. “Despite what the consumer might think, this company hadn’t produced a movie for 25 years. We shot four this year, and have a ton of amazing stuff on the runway.”

Apfelbaum and Tuckfield have been recruiting rising and established filmmakers to explore both VRP’s intellectual property and original concepts. “We offer optionality to our filmmakers,” Apfelbaum added. “When the time comes, we can sell directly to streamers, to studios, or co-finance these projects.”

The company is already at work on a slate it calls Black Noir Cinema, a joint venture with NBA star Kevin Garnett meant to reinvigorate the inclusion and magic of Black movies from the 1970s. The first, a Pam Grier project called “Cinnamon,” is an official selection of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Also on deck: John Waters’ anticipated return to the director’s chair with an adaptation of his book “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance”; a new installment of “Night of the Living Dead” with MGM; an untitled biopic-ish project from comedian Taylor Tomlinson; and a reboot of the Sarah Jessica Parker classic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” VRP has also been toying with its library title “Kingpin,” the 1996 Farrelly Brothers cult classic starring Woody Harrelson.

Raz, director of “Eternal Return,” is represented by Range Media Partners. Irons is represented by CAA, Harington is represented by UTA and United Agents, and Scott is represented by CAA, M88, Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern and Narrative. Range Select will represent the domestic rights to “Eternal Return.”

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Is ‘Distant’ Streaming on HBO Max or Netflix?

Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, Distant is the latest science fiction comedy film to hit the big screen.

Starring Anthony Ramos, Naomi Scott and Zachary Quinto, the movie follows asteroid miner Andy (Ramos) as his spaceship gets stuck and finds itself on an alien planet. Meanwhile, he connects with Naomi (Scott), a crew member trapped inside her pod, via radio, leading him on a journey to save her.

Where can you watch Distant? Will it be on HBO Max? What about Netflix? Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie:
As of now, the only way to watch Distant is to head out to a theater when it premieres on Friday, Jan. 27. Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait for it to become available to rent or buy on digital platforms like Vudu, YouTube, Amazon and Apple or stream on Peacock. Read on for more information.

Since all Universal Pictures movies eventually make their way onto Peacock, we can estimate when you will be able to stream Distant from the comfort of your home.

Another Universal film, Violent Night, spent just over the 45-day average in theaters (49 days, to be exact) before making its way onto the streaming platform. If Distant follows the same trajectory, you should be able to stream it from your Peacock account by mid-March 2023.

No, Distant will not be on HBO Max because it’s not a Warner Bros. movie. While the company previously released its movies on HBO Max and in theaters on the same day, they have since stopped, and have implemented a 45-day window between the theatrical release and the streaming release.

No, Distant will not be available on Netflix — at least not any time soon, since it will be heading straight to Peacock after its theatrical release. In the meantime, you’ll just have to wait for it to become available on the NBCUniversal-owned streaming platform.

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Naomi Scott on Getting Thrown Out of a Soccer Game, Playing a Princess & Anatomy of a Scandal

Naomi talks about being a Golden State Warriors fan, her husband playing professional soccer, being kicked out of one of his games for cursing at a fan who was berating him, playing Princess Jasmine and a Power Ranger, and her new Netflix miniseries “Anatomy of a Scandal.”

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NAOMI SCOTT Covering our Summer 2022 issue, the actor talks starring in Anatomy of a Scandal and her upcoming roles.

“I think it’s a very complex thing that she’s going through, because she still has feelings for the person who’s caused her so much pain. There’s so much at stake for her. She has all these dreams and aspirations with regards to her job and politics, and there’s a part of her that’s hesitant at first, because admitting that this has happened means that it’s real. And then the added layer of her being on the stand and wanting to remain this strong, perfect witness, not only for her case, but I think in some senses for him…”

Starring in Anatomy of a Scandal, the Netflix adaptation of Sarah Vaughan’s bestselling novel, Naomi Scott takes the stand as rape victim Olivia Lytton. Covering our Summer 2022 issue, Naomi talks about bringing the multifaceted character to life, the reality TV shows that helped her switch off between scenes and her role in upcoming sci-fi movie, Distant.

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‘Aladdin’ Star Naomi Scott is the Face of Chloé’s New Vegan Fragrance

Naomi Scott, known for her roles in Aladdin and Charlie’s Angels, will make her debut as the face of Chloé’s new vegan perfume Nomade in February.

Naomi Scott, the British actress best known for her role as Princess Jasmine in the live-action Aladdin, is making her way into the fashion industry under the Chloé name. In addition to her film successes and volunteer work, the actress of Ugandan and Indian origins is now the face of the Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum Naturale. As early as next month, the new perfume ad campaign starring Scott—who shared all her enthusiasm in an Instagram post—will be revealed to the world.

Chloé is such an iconic brand, and that extends to the fragrance itself. It’s truly a beautiful thing when you can work with a brand you love aesthetically while upholding its ethos.

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The Nomade fragrance by Chloé was born as a vegan perfume option with an array of all-natural ingredients. Scott has spoken openly about having extremely sensitive skin, so it’s no coincidence that she has been chosen as the face behind the brand’s latest scent.

2022 will certainly be a lucky year for Scott. In February, Chloé will debut her Nomade fragrance campaign, while later in the year, she will lead the new Netflix anthology series Anatomy of a Scandal alongside Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, and Rupert Friend.