Any other Maria Bamford fans in the house? Every time I hear the word "amulet" her joke, abbreviated in this post's title, is all I can hear, but maybe that's about to change thanks to the forthcoming horror film titled Amulet. Written and directed by the actress turned first-time-director Romola Garai (probably best known as the middle-chapter Briony in Atonement, aka the one sandwiched between Saoirse Ronan and Vanessa Redgrave) Amulet got terrific buzzy notices out of Sundance, and is hitting theaters (whatever that means) and VOD in just a few weeks, on July 24th. More importantly, most importantly, the film stars God's Own Country's man of the red jumper Alec Secareanu...
... (!!!) as a voluptuously bearded ex-soldier turned homeless person who is taken in by a young woman (played by Carla Juri from the movie Wetlands, which I have never seen it but a friend of mine is a massive fan) and her dying mother (played by the great, always great, Imelda Staunton). We worship the Staunton round these parts! Anyway dreamy homeless Alec is taken in by these two mysterious sickly ladies into their big scary house and All, as the saying goes, Ain't What She Seems. Here's the trailer:
I LOVE Maria Bamford! She has a newish special on Amazon which is terrific - Maria Bamford: Weakness is the Brand
I've always really like Romola Garai as an actress, so I'm excited that she's directing a horror movie
oooh. Yes please
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