A modern fairytale—but with zombies. When the sheltered and unsocialized Oliver (Max Harwood) is tasked with making new friends after the sudden and devastating death of his mother, he decides that digging a few up (literally) might be his best bet. However, when he awakens the morning after his excavating escapades, he discovers that his newly acquired friends have mysteriously come to life overnight, launching them all into a series of misadventures as they try to keep their secret safe from neighbors, bullies, and social workers alike.
Photoshoots and Modeling > 2022 > 001
Where are you from?
What’s your favorite thing you’re wearing right now?
The shoes man, just started on ‘em. Gotta start with the best. Fendi is looking after us with this outfit.
What are you reading right now?
Lots of scripts. Lots of good ones, some bad ones. Mostly good ones. I read so many scripts that I find it hard to read books. But I just finished The Wire. Now I’m straight on to The Sopranos.
What would you cook for someone on a first date?
My mum used to make this amazing cottage pie. Basically beef mince with tomato sauce, a bunch of seasoning, ground up potato on top. I call it a Shepherd’s Pie, but I’m always corrected and told it’s not a Shepherd’s Pie. It’s my take on a Shepherd’s Pie.
What was your big break?
It would have to be the After movies. I was lucky enough to work on Harry Potter when I was really young, which is obviously massive, but After was my first big lead role.
What’s a secret you’re comfortable sharing with the world?
There are no secrets I’m comfortable sharing with the world, otherwise they wouldn’t be secrets.
Who’s your favorite photographer of all time?
Remind me of your name again, sir?
Hero was in attendance for the world premiere of The Woman King, as well as other festivities at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday and I’ve added photos from them all into the gallery, along with the Madrid premiere of After Ever Happy and the Soho House Awards.
Events and Appearances > 2022 > August 24: “After Ever Happy” Madrid Premiere
Events and Appearances > 2022 > September 1: Soho House Awards 2022
Events and Appearances > 2022 > September 9: Toronto International Film Festival – RBC House
Events and Appearances > 2022 > September 9: Toronto International Film Festival – “The Woman King” Photocall
Events and Appearances > 2022 > September 9: Toronto International Film Festival – “The Woman King” World Premiere
Events and Appearances > 2022 > September 9: Toronto International Film Festival – “The Woman King” World Premiere Party
The Woman King will be making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s epic, starring and produced by Oscar winner Viola Davis, opens theatrically September 16 in U.S. and Canada.
The Woman King tells the story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, Davis plays General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for.
Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and John Boyega also star in the pic from TriStar Pictures and eOne.
Bythewood directed The Woman King from a story by Maria Bello and Dana Stevens and the screenplay by Stevens. In addition to Davis and Julius Tennon, The Woman King is produced by Oscar-winning Crash producer Cathy Schulman. Bello and Peter McAleese serve as EPs. Sony first showed off the trailer to The Woman King at CinemaCon.
TIFF has yet to unveil its full festival lineup for the 47th edition, which runs September 8-18. The Woman King is the fifth world premiere to be announced for Toronto after Netflix’s Rian Johnson sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story, Clement Virgo’s Brother, the Paramount Players/Paramount+ movie On the Come Up from Emmy nominee Sanaa Lathan and Universal’s Billy Eichner gay romantic comedy Bros.