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Academy Award Nominee Virginia Madsen signs with Buchwald!

Actress Virginia Madsen has signed with Buchwald. She most recently was a part of the DC Universe streamed series Swamp Thing. Virginia Madsen also has wrapped production on Operation Christmas Drop, opposite Kat Graham and Alexander Ludwig, which is set to premiere on Netflix in 2020. She also appeared in the independent features Her Smell, directed by Alex Ross Perry, opposite Elisabeth Moss and Cara Delevigne, and Yen Tan’s 1985.

Additionally, she is in discussions to reprise her role in MGM’s remake of the Clive Barker cult classic Candyman, with Nia DaCosta directing and executive produced by Jordan Peele. Her film credits include the David O. Russell feature Joy, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, and Bradley Cooper; Burn Your Maps, opposite Vera Farmiga and Jacob Tremblay; Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion; Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker; and the 2004 Alexander Payne film Sideways, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.

On television, Madsen has featured in AMC’s Hell on Wheels, Lifetime’s Witches of East End, and starred in The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair for Epix and Scoundrels for ABC. Virginia Madsen is also represented by Untitled Entertainment.

Virginia Madsen to attend Flashback Weekend Horror Con!

The Flashback Weekend Horror Con is returning to Chicago this coming Aug. 2-4, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. The annual convention is presenting a huge line-up with major celebrity guests and several reunions with Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) toplining a “Ladies of Elm Street” reunion that includes Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Lisa Zane and more! There will also be a Candyman reunion with Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, where Todd will appear in costume with prosthetics created by FX legend Robert Kurtzman.

There are also special events, parties, screenings, and much more. Party at the Murray Bros. Caddyshack. Visit www.flashbackweekend.com for full details.

 

Virginia Madsen responds to Swamp Thing!

It has been some days since the news came down, as cold and quick as the first announcement during episode ten. I’ve sat with this news without responding because I wanted to weigh my words carefully and speak only to you. Like you, I have combed through the many articles and followed as much social media as I could without crying into a bag of fast food. And still, I don’t get it. None of us do. There seems to be enough blame going around so I’m not going to talk about that. And frankly, my opinion will not be heard or make a difference to anyone we like to call “The Suits.” Here’s what’s more important. You. The Fans. The supporters. The ones so loyal who sit and watch and believe in our stories. Any of you who have followed me for all these years and those who are new, know that it’s no picnic working in my business. You know that I am no stranger to disappointment. Man, I’ve had more than my fair share. Once my job is done, I never know what they will do with the show. I learned early on that the MOST important part of film making is film making. I learned to be present. Embrace my coworkers and fully enjoy the experience of working every single day. That’s the best part. And it’s why I’ve done it for so many years. I’ve stayed in a business that many times can treat me badly or disregard me. But I will not give up. I’m going to keep going no matter how many times I feel a bad decision has been made – and in this case – a decision that effected hundreds and hundreds of jobs and local businesses in North Carolina. What an amazing crew we had indeed. We all have disappointment in common. No matter what business we are in or where we live. Another thing we have in common is the ability to strive. And so we shall. Onward!

With gratitude,
Virginia.

Ps. I encourage you to keep watching the rest of Swamp Thing because we all worked very hard to make it the best Thing ever. Also, it’s awesome.

“Burn Your Maps” Trailer!

Burn Your Maps from writer-director Jordan Roberts and based on the short story by Robyn Joy Leff, is in theaters and on demand on June 21. Check out the exclusive poster below!

In Burn Your Maps, an eccentric 8-year-old boy who dreams of being a Mongolian goat herder. As his family deals with issues on the home front, Wes and his mother (Vera Farmiga) set out on a journey across the globe, where they meet a displaced immigrant and a “weird” nun (Virginia Madsen) and try to make their family whole again.

“Swamp Thing” Teaser Highlights a Love Story of a Different Kind!

The James Wan-produced “Swamp Thing” series is headed to streaming service DC Universe on May 31st and you can see the latest promo teaser below Crystal Reed and Derek Mears stars alongside Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Ian Ziering, Will Patton, Andy Bean, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten. Directors include E.L. Katz and Len Wiseman.

“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed). When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

The series, based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, is written by “Ash vs. Evil Dead” writer Mark Verheiden and IT co-writer Gary Dauberman. The series aiming to be scary and rated “R” violent, primarily based on Alan Moore’s run. It will also feature a practical creature suit, which Mears will be donning.