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From Robert Pattinson as a salty sea dog, to the return of the Peaky Blinders: here are the films and TV shows we can’t wait to watch.

The Lighthouse

In his last A24 endeavour, Claire Denis’ orgasmic epic High Life, Robert Pattinson navigated solitary, sex and fatherhood in deep space. And in his next spin with the buzzy distributors, he takes to the cruel mistress that is the sea – this time with fellow lighthouse keeper Willem Dafoe. The follow-up to his 2015 supernatural movie The Witch, Robert Eggers’ psychological horror The Lighthouse looks to deliver up just as many heebie-jeebies in true black-and-white Hitchcockian style. R-Patz plays a mysterious man “looking to earn a living, on the run” and assists keeper Dafoe in the ominous lighthouse, where the pair drink, embrace, fight octopuses and descend into madness.

The Lighthouse will be released in cinemas on 18 October 2019.

Peaky Blinders S5

“There’s God and there are the Peaky Blinders.” It’s been a year and a half since Tommy Shelby broodily chain-smoked, Polly flounced out of a room after executing a cutting one-liner, and Arthur screamed until the vein in his temple burst forth. We’ve missed the gang. But thankfully, season 5 is back this summer – and if the (literally) explosive trailer is anything to go by, we’re in for a ride. The financial crash of 1929, fascism in Birmingham (spot Sam Claflin as the notorious politician Oswald Mosley MP), and the deterioration of Tommy’s PTSD. In case you needed any more reason to get excited, there have been rumours of This Is England’s Stephen Graham and Julia Roberts (JULIA ROBERTS) joining upcoming season 6 and 7. By order of the Peaky Blinders, get on our screens now.

Peaky Blinders is “coming soon” to BBC1.

Queen and Slim

The buzz surrounding Brit actor Daniel Kaluuya hasn’t subsided ever since his career-making lead role in Jordan Peele’s hit horror Get Out. And his latest lead project along with newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith, Queen and Slim, has already generated Oscars whispers due to its timely release date. A couple’s first date takes a horrific turn after being pulled over for a traffic incident, and the pair go on the run after a police officer is shot. Think of it as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, but with a pulsing racial undercurrent, and a lot to say about police brutality, social injustice and social media.

Queen and Slim will be released in cinemas on 13 January 2020.

Cats

Drink that warm milk. Sprinkle that lavender essence. Because a word of warning, you may struggle to ever sleep again after watching the Cats trailer, which reimagines Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical, in all its bizarre live-action glory. Rocking an all-star cast of Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson and Jason Derulo – faces are CGI’ed onto human-like, limby cats, with mere whiskers barely blending their identities. So, so creepy.

Cats will be released in cinemas on 20 December 2019.

The Hunt

Take The Hunger Games, add a good helping of The Purge, then kickass female revenge tracking à la Kill Bill, and some Sarah Conner salt of the earth action. And maybe you’ll have something close to The Hunt – starring Emma Roberts and Sarah Paulson. The rich are gathering in remote locations and hunting people for sport, until one of the hunted breaks away and starts to pursue those responsible. A game of cat and mouse with overt political and class rage.

The Hunt will be released in cinemas on 27 September 2019.

Words
Maybelle Morgan
SCREEN WONDERS

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