The novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is by many considered one of the best Australian novels of all time, and earlier this year, Samara could be seen in a TV mini-series based on the iconic story! She portrayed Irma Leopold in the 6 episodes long show, which was released on May 25th, 2018. The show tells the story of what happens when three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900, and stars Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis and Madeleine Madden alongside Samara. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must! Even putting my bias aside, Samara was one of the definite highlights – she really blew me away, and it’s probably her strongest performance yet.
Our gallery now has over 2,000 gorgeous HD screen captures for you of Samara as Irma. The show was visually stunning, so pretty much every screencap is like art – and Samara looked incredible in every episode! I have also updated our iconvault with some forum icons from the show, which you can find here. I’ll try to make some twitter avatars later this week, but I hope you enjoy these new additions for now!
Hester Appleyard purchases an isolated mansion out in the Australian bush to transform into a school for young ladies – a few months later, Appleyard College is a success. On Valentine’s Day, 1900, when students and staff go for a picnic to Hanging Rock, three of the school’s star students and their governess mysteriously vanish. Their disappearance leaves a devastating impact on students, staff, their enigmatic and formidable headmistress and the township at large. Theories abound, secrets are exposed and hysteria sets in, until eventually, the lives of the characters unravel.
As mentioned yesterday, Samara has been cast in a new film titled “Ready or Not”! Below you can read more about the project, which Samara is currently filming in Toronto at this very moment.
Moviehole | A cool-sounding new genre film from Fox Searchlight. Fox Searchlight Pictures issued a presser today noting that principal photography on “Ready or Not” has begun in Toronto, Canada.
The film stars Aussie hottie Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, with Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell. Of the Radio Silence team, Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin are directing with Chad Villella executive producing. The script is written by Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy. “Ready or Not is our kind of horror film. With its sly sense of humor this is a genre movie that will leave you terrified, but with a smile on your face, as you leave the theater,” said Greenbaum and Greenfield. “We’ve assembled an amazing cast and crew who have come together to bring this incredible script to life,” said directors Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin.
“We couldn’t ask for better partners than Fox Searchlight and Radio Silence as we embark on this journey,” said producers Vinson and Vanderbilt. “Ready or Not” follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival. The Radio Silence directing team is comprised of Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin. Script is written by Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy. Tripp Vinson produces via Vinson Films. James Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer, and William Sherak of Mythology Entertainment are also producers. Executive Producers are Tara Farney, Tracey Nyberg, and Radio Silence’s Chad Villella.
Presidents of Production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production DanTram Nguyen and Creative Executive Richard Ruiz are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Hello Samara fans! During our downtime, Samara was in Auckland, New Zealand, to film her upcoming action comedy “Guns Akimbo”. Our gallery has now been updated with high quality photos of Samara at the set – better late than never, right? By the look of the pics, this role will be something unlike anything she has done in the past, and judging by these, she’s going to slay it! The film also stars Daniel Radcliffe, and is about a guy who relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers. I will update you as soon as there’s any new information on the film!
Miles is stuck in a dead-end job, still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova. Unbeknownst to him, a gang called Skizm is running a deadly competition within his city in which complete strangers fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. When Miles is unwittingly enrolled in the game and learns that Nova has been kidnapped, he must overcome his fears to fight the heavily-armed Nix, win, and save Nova.