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This week's industry news curated for the working actor

🎬 Welcome to The Reelarc Rundown 🎬

🔸Cannes! In Review.
🔸Josh Brolin has an epiphany behind the camera.
🔸”If” leads the way at the box office. Ryan Reynolds continues his winning streak.

All that and more on this week’s Rundown ⤵️

Industry News

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Josh Brolin isn’t having it

Josh Brolin takes a no-nonsense approach behind the camera for the first time on his Amazon Prime show "Outer Range." In an interview with Esquire, Brolin shared how directing was thrust upon him due to his skills and sensibilities.

“There were a lot of interests that I’ve had through the decades that I never really understood,” Brolin said. “When I directed, I was able to funnel it all into one place without trying to force it. My whole life made sense.”

Brolin emphasized that he’s not quitting acting but enjoys the communal and experimental nature of directing. He also mentioned his disdain for actors who don’t show up to set due to their supposed creativity or sensitivity.

Brolin expressed a longing to create work that transports people without force-feeding a message. Reflecting on his career, he added, “I’m happy with this time. It’s my version of a midlife crisis, and I really like it. We’re moving out of L.A., directing, writing a play, and got a book coming out in November. What matters is manifesting whatever it is I feel, and it’s been a great liberation.”

Box Office Numbers

  1. IF - $34M ($41M total)

  2. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - $25M ($108M total)

  3. The Strangers: Chapter 1 - $12M ($15M total)

  4. The Fall Guy - $8.4M ($66M total)

  5. Challengers - $2.9M ($45M total)

Behind the Screens

Let’s take a closer look at one of the most exciting television watching experiences. Baby Reindeer: probably the most relevant thing you can watch right now.

True stories come with real people, however… and they’re not all happy about it’s success.

What We’re Watching This Weekend

🎥 Thumbs hurt? Toss the controller and watch the story unfold instead. For your video game inspired fix, Fallout on Prime is shaking up some atoms.

🎥 For you sci-fi fans, Dark Matter on Apple tv+ gets the job done.

🎥 If you’re in the mood to hop into a main stay show as it reboots (yet again) Dr. Who keeps on keeping on.

🎥 Think Collin Farrell is underrated? We agree. Catch him doing work in Sugar on Apple tv+. Bonus: Amy Ryan continues to find her way into the interesting projects.

🎥 Shogun is A+++ tv. Two more seasons are on the way. Catch the first season now (on FX) so you can say you knew it would blow up.

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